Martyn & Steffi go to greater lengths to commit to wax, an absolutely flooring full-length in Evidence From A Good Source. Enveloping hallmarks of Martyn's past in drum & bass and post-dubstep with Steffi's highly attuned house and techno outings on Ostgut Ton, they have forged an electronic LP that does the near impossible, and functions as a set of front of the bag DJ weapons, while perfectly setting itself to fit nicely into the home listening crew's techno shelves.
Evoking a strong early 90s informed Berlin Detroit techno alliance, Doms & Deykers have crafted an album designed to zero in on each producer's strongest sounds and creates a truly timeless record, for our money could have come out on Transmat back in the day, but carries a strong lineage with the austere cold yet funky (as in it can really do the damage on a big system) dub techno of Maurizio.
The strength of Evidence From A Good Source lies in the duo's decision to not follow the usual techno album blueprint - a few bangers separated by a handful of ambient interludes to show depth and break up the flow - but by compiling a ten tracker (more on the digi) of five-minute minimum pads, breaks and chord-heavy star gazing tracks destined to fill floors from club to club.
From the instant classic To all Family and Friends rolling bass bubble rigorously refurbishes the rolling breakbeat sound of Tactile era Black Dog, to the echoing oil spill bassline sweeping through Evidence from a good source. Taking in cues from each producer's move towards harder sounds, they explore 808 Cubik trance on Some People Think Television while Sweet Sanctuary looks towards the classic Martyn pads of his Apple Pips & Revolve:r output, adding some sweeping, melancholic strings to create a perfect broken beat end of the night set closer reminiscent of Steffi's game changer Manic Moods.
While it is a techno LP through and through, the variety and selection of the styles Doms & Deykers push forward mean Evidence From A Good Source maintains a solid flow throughout, while yielding surprises in and amongst its DJ friendly output. A truly immersive album that will appeal to the house and techno crowd, while drawing a strong parallel between its hi-tek associates; Shedding The Past, Appleblims' Dubstep Allstars 6 & Music For The Uninvited.