Contaminated Material makes a fitting introduction for anyone unfamiliar with the electro sounds of Mas 2008. In the spirit of Model 500, Kraftwerk, and AUX 88, this mysterious collective on the Detroit-based Twilight 76 label presents four songs that sum up everything wonderful about electro. Everything one can ask for in a solid electro EP can be found here: the speak-and-spell robotic lyrics ("I'm a Rhythm Machine"), some transcendental synth tones ("Meine Freunde Sind Elektrisch"), some booty-shaking beats ("The Journey to the 4th Dimension"), and some modulating synth rhythms ("Straight Into the Future"). The way Mas 2008 applies each of these clichés to different songs also adds to the appeal of this record, providing for an eclectic range of electro for the listener to sample.
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