Clearer light, darker darkness ... It is impossible to properly appreciate the light without knowing darkness." If Jean-Paul Sartre had been asked to describe the music of Italian duo Mind Against, there is a good chance that he would have ended up quoting himself. The music produced by brothers Alessandro and Federico Fognini – in keeping with the other artists that have released material on the excellent Life and Death label (including Recondite and Stephan Bodzin) – is somewhat bipolar. Juxtaposing heavy kick and bass with light synthetic arpeggios, Mind Against’s hypnotic techno takes the listener on a gripping journey to the heart of a cyclical sonic spectre, from which nobody emerges quite the same.