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Bill Converse

7 of 9/Ahead

Texas Underground
Bill Converse was one of last year’s most impressive emerging artists, unleashing an EP and album’s worth of freeform, acid-tinged techno for Dark Entries. This release, on the fledgling Texas Underground, hints at a different approach. '7 of 9' could even be Converse’s attempt at making deep techno, as chord stabs unravel over steely drums. The highlight though is ‘Ahead’. Featuring the kind of rattling rhythm and dense drums that prevailed on his first two records, Converse unveils a melancholic melody that burns with unstoppable intensity.