November 10, 2014
After last year's well-received Tariffa, a killer excursion on L.I.E.S, electronic explorer Torn Hawk (AKA producer Luke Wyatt) returns to more familiar territory with his second full-length for Valcrond Video. While the attention to detail, and particularly melody, that marked out Tariffa is present, it's masked in all manner of curious, clandestine effects, industrial rhythms and mutant noise. At times, 10 For Edge Tek comes on like a latter-day Steve Reich with drum machines and effects units; at others, it's more akin to early '80s noise albums or droning techno. Such wild swings and leftfield intent makes for a fascinating listen, furthering Wyatt's credentials as one to watch.