Kial 5 from the prolific and secretive Umek is a percussive techno collection in miniature. With four unnamed tracks and a Pole-like minimalist release title, Umek carries himself with decency and restraint like a quick-footed assassin. Unfortunately, while you're obliged to move to the quick beats, all four cuts are essentially variations on a single IDM theme and could certainly have been combined to leave you with something wholly inventive instead of merely interesting.
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AllMusic Review by Dean Carlson