Rod Modell's 2019 album saw the producer shift away from his foggy midtempo signature sound. »Captagon« is a fast and minimalist record, but still unmistakably Rod Modell.
In repetition and barely noticeable change, Modell resculptures perceptions. His sound-design echoes cinematic ethereality, where ferric artefacts slam against percussion, rusty delays filter observation - the resulting web is a complex, radiating ambience that etches a natural ebb and flow. Where Modell’s recent releases had indicated a priority for ambient sounds, this new album extends Modell’s essential vision within techno. Closing track »Air-Port« shows Modell at his most crucial best - an ethereal colossus of sub-bass weight and morphing geometry.