Slick-filtered, slide-y sequential techno from longtime San Francisco producer, Michael Claus, stands out in this 8-track 2017 EP on LA-based label 100% Silk. That melodic arp pulls you in deep from point blank and carries those harmonically overlaid synth chords through a nonstop 7 minutes of chug. It takes years of experience and trial-and-error to perfect the emotional weight in a recording of this caliber without taking it over the top. The push-pull effect rinsed from start to finish needs no further waxing on my part – listen for yourself, get lost in it. Find this and the rest of Michael’s Memory Protect release on his bandcamp page.