Phraktal – Paradox – Recommended Techno

Phraktal - Paradox

Phraktal  – Paradox – Recommended Techno

In the ever-evolving landscape of techno, Dublin-based artist Phraktal emerges with a striking release that transcends conventions. Presenting “Paradox,” a two-track offering that seamlessly weaves together the realms of Minimal and Peak time techno, all while breathing new life into the genre.
Phraktal’s command of the studio setup is nothing short of masterful, a fact that becomes evident as the tracks unfold. With a background that includes appearances on Repressure from Amsterdam and his Dublin-based label Bakroom, Phraktal’s prowess is grounded in experience and innovation. His previous work, notably “Shogun,” garnered support from luminaries such as Carl Craig, John Digweed, and Maceo Plex, setting the stage for the anticipation surrounding “Paradox.”

The title track, “Paradox,” is a journey into the depths of techno’s experimental side. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Jeff Mills and the Cocoon imprint curated by Sven Vath, Phraktal fuses raw and distorted elements into a cohesive sonic tapestry. The result is a tightly woven composition, where rolling elongated pads interplay with stuttered vocal effects and are punctuated by the sharp and distorted stabs of synthesizers. The influence of movie soundtracks, particularly those by Orbital like “Event Horizon,” is palpable, infusing the track with a cinematic quality that engages the listener on multiple levels.

Adding to the release’s dimension is the throbbing bouncy interpretation by Teqnov. A sonic journey in its own right, Teqnov’s take on “Paradox” breathes fresh life into the track, amplifying its dancefloor potential while retaining its essence. The remix stands as a testament to the malleability of Phraktal’s original work, adaptable yet always rooted in its experimental spirit.
“Paradox” encapsulates Phraktal’s sonic vision, where Minimal and Peak time techno meld to create a tapestry that’s both intricate and intoxicating. With influences ranging from esteemed techno pioneers to cinematic soundscapes, Phraktal’s release is a homage to the genre’s history while carving a distinctive path forward. It’s a testament to the artist’s dedication to pushing boundaries, making “Paradox” a must-listen for anyone seeking techno that’s as thought-provoking as it is groove-inducing.


1. Phraktal  – Paradox

2. Phraktal – Paradox (Teqnov dub)




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