[SOP 035-1417] Hidden Rooms – Pattern
There should be a Hidden Room in every house – and definitely every techno-minded household should have a copy of this fine collection: Eleven tracks culled from the five Hidden Rooms EPs that have appeared on Spirit of Progress and ZUUR between 2013 and 2017 – plus eight digital-only bonus cuts.
Re-encounter the streak of HR techno bangers that come in flawless sound quality with an analogue feel: Firm beats, melodic hooks, washes of acid sounds – you know the drill. “Pattern” as a whole is as topical as you could think it up for 2017, with a perfect balance of underground grit and slick groove perfectly in sync with the techno Zeitgeist: A fine anthology of the Hidden Rooms project, which is more than just a sidekick to Maurice Pinkster’s The Relic and Cubic Nomad aliases, but proven as much a serious concern as those.
While the scarce CD is an attractive collector’s item in slick minimal design, the digital version contains remixes for the likes of Carnage & Cluster, Energetic-X and Bombardier, collaborations with Toysfornoise and The Peoples Republic of Europe a.o., so let’s talk about value for money!