Co-founding the Shitkatapult imprint (along with fellow producer T. Raumschmiere) back in 1999, producer Sascha Ring himself burst onto the European techno scene that year in his own right, dropping his IDM-indebted debut Multifunktionsebene under the handle Apparat. That particular section of the record store ballooned soon after, as the prolific Ring dropped forward-looking full-lengths on an annual basis (see Tttrial and Eror or the evocative Duplex), culminating in his 2007 breakout, Walls, which heaped strings, cinematic filigrees, and strains of the human voice atop his beats. Touring in support of a new two-disc set of remixes, Things to Be Frickled, Ring both gives and receives in kind from folks like Swayzak and Telefon Tel Aviv, and tracks both twitchy and sumptuous will no doubt figure into his set tonight.
Sun., May 25, 9 p.m., 2008
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on May 20, 2008