London Modular Alliance is a collective that lies somewhere between a shop and a cult. From their base in the former industrial warehouses of Hackney Wick, London Modular have been designing their own cases, working out practical ways of chaining multiple synths for live performance, selling units from their shop front, and taking themselves on the road to run workshops and gigs. Doing what they do best here - and what they do best is making electro (and occasionally techno) of great power and intensity. They set all their synths racing on Galaxy Exploration, a collection of tracks that show good variation. For every heads-down, Wip3out-style chugger like ‘Remainder’ or ‘Nuclear Roller’ there’s a cut that balances out the tough low-ends with thick, wistful pads. We even get the group’s interpretation of Eski-techno in the form of Galaxy Exploration’s opener ‘Private K-Hole’.