We have the great pleasure of premiering a track from of one techno’s most instrumental figures, Robert Hood under his Monobox alias. This comes as part of Regenerate album which is due for release tomorrow on his infamous imprint, M-Plant.
Robert Hood began his Monobox alias in 1996 and has since released an album and various EP’s under the monarch. Today we premiere the track ‘Blackwater Canal’ which comes as part of his seven track album which features classic minimal grooves from the proclaimed founder of minimal techno.
Robert Hood: “Monobox was an alien project. I read this book when I was probably around 13 or 14. It was this ominous black box that came from some other universe, and it was just sort of hovering over the planet, over a cornfield somewhere.” For the return of Monobox, Hood has envisaged that the vessel has been lying dormant for 40 or 50 years and is now beginning to rise up again, or regenerate.
We premiere ‘Blackwater Canal’ which is minimal tribalism at it’s very finest. Polyrhythm infused percussive grooves are combined with the classic deep and pounding Robert Hood kickdrum. Soulful vocal stabs are matched with sweeping synths and pads, that are synonymous with the Detroit sound. It’s deep, banging, funky, soulful and summarises everything we love about Robert Hood.
You can preorder the album here.