It comes as no surprise that Gardland, the Sydney techno duo we’ve covered extensively before, has chosen to record this debut LP in the desert. Gardland’s unchartable minimal techno focuses on blank space, like a planet left at its default setting, unthumbed and unmanipulated by god hands. On the evidence of ‘Syndrome Syndrome’ though, they’ve started to populate it. The track is unusually intemperate, haunted by a gathering storm that’s vaguely reminiscent of Hunter-Gatherer labelmate Gareth Psaltis.
This debut album, which is also called Syndrome Syndrome, releases October 29 through RVNG International. Pre-orders are open. We’re probably gonna have a bunch to say about it, be forewarned.