Joyhauser have been a stand-out act in the years subsequent to their 2017 inception, leading the resurgence of timeless Belgian techno and breeding it with contemporary sensibilities. With countless hit records to their name, the illustrious duo now make their welcomed return to their staple techno home, Terminal M, to deliver their brand new 3-tracker, the “Crawler” EP. Out now across all streaming platforms, the peak-time worthy opus marks another seminal addition to their back-catalogue.
Title track ‘Crawler’ kicks off the EP with a cerebral, commanding ambiance. Quickly introducing a pounding bass and relentless glitch-like sound effects, the searing offering brings forth a raw intensity like no other. With rhythmic, high-energy acid techno sensibilities, the cut showcases a fusion of warped instrumentation and brooding synths that deliver a transmissible fire into listeners’ eardrums.
Up next is ‘Love Servant,’ immediately pulsating with hard-hitting, thumping kicks. The percussion is brutally violent, transcending into an unyielding, frenetic rhythm. Heavy elements are paired alongside delicate affections and light sounds, creating the perfect soundscape to deliver an adrenaline rush and keep the dance floor in a groove.
Rounding out the 3-tracker, ‘Polymoon’ takes the reins with an oscillating atmosphere, serving psychedelic, twisted synths at the forefront. Kicking into high gear, reverberating drums follow, establishing the flow to be felt ahead. Pulsating elements float around the track, giving the hammering rhythm a spacey atmosphere. Forming the perfect dichotomy between palpitating instrumentation and metallic echos, the closing cut channels a cathartic ending to Joyhauser’s latest monumental offering.