Orion 70 – “Book of Rhythm” – [Deepblak]
Orion is AYBEE’s (Armon Bazlie) moniker doing everything he loves about techno using this name. These tracks have beauty and mechanics, inter-dimensional tentacles and wonderment rippled inside the avant-garde productions. It borderlines with industrial techno, but is not sterile, neither future-shock centric. The drum machine beats take a back seat where the rhythms are created by generator-like synth pulses. The EP is a prime example of how techno as an electronic art is still thriving and developing in 2016, finding new avenues. This Oakland native now resides in Berlin where many techno artists end up — that’s their Silicon Valley.