Sonic Infusion

Reformatted

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Talk about splitting hairs. German techno institution Pascal F.E.O.S. records a techno album just one or two notches below the usual pummeling of his recorded output, and it requires a new name to delineate it. Still, it's impossible not to like his Sonic Infusion project, with its upbeat Detroit techno beats and pristine production work. The graceful breakbeat of "Computer Controlled" glides in to open this album that remains politely within the speed limit. Even the more bumping "Believe in Me" only drives the adrenaline meter up to half. This is F.E.O.S. using his grace instead of force to get bodies onto the dancefloor. The already successful single "Reformatted" appears in both its original form and with an exclusive General MIDI remix that turns the classic progressive cut into a breakbeat jam for all occasions. The biggest stretch found here is the extended saxophone groove of "Saxism," which combines a deep sax solo over a light electro beat. F.E.O.S. might be playing a different position, but Sonic Infusion is still the same game. And it is a game that the producer is very good at. Techno made for dancing.