It's been a hectic 18 months for Marcus Intalex, as his raw, upfront take on techno continues to win him new fans. This release for Martyn's label will do him no harm. 'Shank' is a stepping affair, its broken beats tripping over acid and its bass plunging unexpectedly. But it's the two straight cuts that will ensure he remains one of the most popular new names in techno. The title track is all dense tribal drums and effective filters, while the eerie string stab on the relentless 'Spin Away' is nothing short of unforgettable.