The latest in a series of collaborations from veteran techno producer Speedy J sees the Dutchman, A.K.A. Jochem Paap, teaming up with the equally long-established Chris Liebing of Germany. You may expect two such experienced hands to create something special but instead the result is a relentless, and relatively eventless, exercise in tough, minimal techno.
While this will no doubt work fantastically at 3am on a sweaty underground club dancefloor, out of context it could be compared to the sound of a pneumatic drill stuck in an industrial tumble dryer. Kick drums punch and pummel their way throughout, the hiss of synthetic cymbals rises and falls as repetitive synth stabs are tweaked to build the tension but both Trezcore, and the slightly less abrasive but equally monotonous flipside Drippelzimmer, offer precious little else in the way of excitement.
This all makes for pretty unforgiving listening and is a far cry from Paap's boundary-pushing work for Warp's Artificial Intelligence series of the early nineties.