A - The Goose That Got Away
B - Tinderbox
Since releasing the third volume in his white label 12" series back in 2013, Objekt (AKA Berlin-based Brit TJ Hertz) has become one of techno most in-demand talents. Here he returns to where it all began with volume four, in the process serving up a pair of certified late night treats. "Needle & Thread" sees him doff a cap to Paul Woolford's Special Request project, cannily combining typically Berlin-style techno elements - trippy noises, extended chords, weird effects, and so on - with punchy blasts of hardcore style breakbeats. The beats remain broken on UK Funky influenced flipside "Theme From Q", where vintage MK style melody motifs ride crunchy drums, fizzing electrofunk synth squiggles and mind-altering sub-bass.
A - Needle & Thread
B - Theme From Q
TJ Hertz’s first original release since 2014’s critically acclaimed Flatland LP comes in the form of Objekt #4, a continuation of his club-focused white label series and a tribute to the sadly now defunct Basement Q, a formative and beloved haunt in Berlin’s Schöneberg district which quietly but profoundly shaped the musical identities of Hertz and several of his contemporaries until its final closure in 2012.