Strong, searching, sentimental techno from Sydney. Alba is actually the duo formerly known as Albatross, responsible for that Life Aquatic 7 inch from last year. This time they’re releasing through new Sydney-based label Plastic World, which has some ties to Future Classic, I believe. I say sentimental but that doesn’t mean Alba’s tunes are lacking in thrust, just that it’s not as determinedly greyscale and machine-like as some of the other techno going around this town at the moment. The 12 inch features two originals plus remixes by Jimmy Edgar and Rick Wade.