The Vision


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Gyroscopic stands today as the first full glimpse at the style of hard techno employed by Detroit artist Robert Hood, referring to himself here as the Vision. The record includes several songs with near mechanical qualities. Whereas fellow Underground Resistance partners Mad Mike and Jeff Mills tended to lean towards the use of synthesizers to add elements of emotion to their respective styles of techno, Hood prefers to focus almost exclusively on harsh rhythm and intensity for Gyroscopic. Each of the songs makes heavy use of loops, transforming sounds into a form of percussion. This tends to result in a harsh, syncopated, and, ultimately, inhuman sound. Anyone interested in heavily arranged, aggressively programmed rhythmic loops may enjoy this record, but for most it's simply too mechanized -- even for techno.

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