Surgeon ‎– Fixed Action Pattern / Token ‎– TOKEN 46
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Fixed Action Pattern
Token - TOKEN 46 - 12"
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Token followers can rejoice that now, 2014, Surgeon finally makes his official debut on the label. Fixed Action Pattern comes as prequel to Aphelion, a forthcoming compilation of new and exclusive material. Aphelion will differ from last year's Token Introspective mix CD by providing a collection of bespoke productions from Token regulars and like-minded artists who were commissioned by label owner Kr!z to bring their individual and complimenting sound to the Belgian imprint's all-consuming 48th release. Following this Surgeon 12", Rødhåd will release his second record for Token before the final unveiling of Aphelion. 

Anthony Child has appeared on Token once before in 2008 remixing Grovskopa's Sex & Violins, and while regularly supporting the label's music in his DJ sets, it's been a long awaited six years for UK techno's most trusted producer to resurface on an imprint he's helped inspire and influence. Surgeon's two-track Fixed Action Pattern certifies Token's credentials as a titan power in the world of no frills, industrially hardened techno, and this 46th release since the label took shape in 2007 follows this year's Vaudeville LP by Inigo Kennedy, Orphx and Ancient Method's relentless debut as Eschaton, Ctrls' fifth EP for Token, more quality output as usual from Ø [Phase], and Christian Wünsch & Oscar Mulero's second release for Kr!z as Spherical Coordinates. 

Combining distorted drums similar to his earlier works on Dynamic Tension with a rusted synth progression Inigo Kennedy enthusiasts will inherently gravitate toward, "Fixed Action Pattern" is a bona-fide, rhythmically broken, Surgeon classic. For a second option Child provides a spatial dub version Lee "Scratch" Perry would produce had industrial techno been his thing, sequencing a loosened variant of drums disjointed by the injured swing of its tempo, cloaked in the lonesome moans of a distant fog horn, subtle feedback loops and splashes of space echo.