As far as breakout techno musicians go around these parts, Gouseion's (Cassidy DeMarco) a more than worthy successor to the Copy throne. The cuts off this debut have both a melodic immediacy and seriously interesting, complex layering. It makes for something bound to lure scene outsiders and electronic heads alike to the same claustrophobic, intensely possessive world of grubby analog tones and heart-attack bass stutters. This track adds a sliced-up vocal sample (a deep voice cut into nths), coloring the whole thing kinda ominous: more of a sense of threat than Copy's sense of melancholy. It's good stuff, nay, great stuff. DeMarco's at the top of my list of people to watch in Portland techno musics.
Photo: Did I mention DeMarco can capture unsuspecting souls with his eyes?