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Super.Trigger is an absolute trove of percussive tensions and frequency-driven finesse and deals mainly with the basic principles of any modern music: rhythm. Frank Bretschneider takes his, never simple, but all the more heartfelt relationship to rhythm and its complexity to an intense inventory and, this time, works less out of suspenseful abstract sounds, than out of grooves. There is a real sense of perpetual evolution and coiled tightness to the pulsating rhythmic programming, while the subtle sheets of noise that fill the void behind the beats compete against the rhythm and their own sonic purity for a higher state of energy -- a constant flux of tension and release. Super.Trigger comes again in Bretschneider's signature style of ultra-clean bleeps and bouncing machine beats with terseness and precision, and a preference for high-voltage sounds halfway between noise and tone. The combination of programming, composition and construction is connected with his very idiosyncratic aesthetic of digital sound: controlled and objective. The whole follows simple mechanical states -- on/off, up/down, soft/hard, slow/fast, loud/quiet -- and is characterized by the absence of any romanticism. Still this return to the elementary, the fundamental, does not diminish the music to dancefloor functionality; instead, Bretschneider always stays emphatically musical and manages to generate sophisticated and complex rhythm-structures, which respectively induce minimal deviations in frequency and timing relationships to generate a surplus of funk. In all, Super.Trigger is Bretschneider's most straightforward, clear and compact work yet. Frank Bretschneider works as a musician and composer in Berlin. Since 1996 he has published a number of albums for Raster-Noton, such as Rhythm and EXP (R-N 108CD). Super.Trigger is essentially a collection of various studio improvisations and was created between 2012 and 2013.