EDLX.032 Catapult - Hans Bouffmyhre - EDLX.032
Back in April last year Hans Bouffmyhre joined the EDLX family with â€˜Hypnosisâ€™, a driving three-track EP and tool package that saw the Sleaze man get deep and loopy. Now the young Glaswegian is back with more heavy hitting slabs of his â€œno nonsenseâ€ type of techno.
Hans Bouffmyhre, real name Stephen Gorrie, is definitely one of the harder working twenty-somethings in the scene today. Since turning to production in 2007 he has released a frightening number of records for labels like Perc Trax, Viva Music, Soma, and 8 Sided Dice; all the while keeping abreast of a busy gig schedule and manning his just as prolific Sleaze Records. In that time his discography has coursed through technoâ€™s many variants, but minimalism and a purest aesthetic have remained steadfast traits throughout.
On â€˜Catapultâ€™ Gorrie plays to his strengths, turning in four blends of tension-building techno crafted with all the poise and subtleties weâ€™ve come to expect from him. â€œCatapultâ€ is the EPâ€™s teasing opener before Gorrie plunges ever further into the aching, growling belly of the beast. â€œMesmericâ€ is as itâ€™s name suggests, heady hypnotism in itâ€™s wildest form. â€œPulsingâ€ slams â€˜Catapultâ€™ into sweaty peak time with pistons and alarm bells, leaving â€œSecret Strobeâ€ to keep this dystopic party marching well past dawn. We said â€˜Hypnosisâ€™ was dark; â€˜Catapultâ€™ then is verging on evil.