#TBT: A. Balter – You’re a Fish (Original Mix) [Digital Structures]
I first heard this oddly unique deep techno track in 2011 on Hybrid Soundsystem’s Nocturnal Radio May 2011 mix, and it immediately became special to me. I had all but forgotten about it until 2013, when wandering around Budapest alone at night, I happened upon a party in Széchenyi Thermal Bath, where this track was dropped and I proceeded to, as scientists say, “lose my shit.” The wonky, almost discordant rubber-band-like sound resonated with me in the strangest of ways over the slow-building 8 minutes of moody tensions. Melancholic, crawling notes in the breakdown with almost psychedelic, atmospheric synth builds lead to an amazing vibe when the beat finally drops back in at 4:49. I’ve heard it in a few sets since then, which pleases me, since a track this original and interesting shouldn’t be forgotten.
Release date: 5/16/2011
Linkage: Buy on Beatport