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Inhabit the Machines: UK techno veteran Neil Landstrumm runs down 12 crucial pieces of hardware from his studio

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  • published
    6 Nov 2013
  • words by
    Tom Lea
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    Neil Landstrumm
    Sneaker Social Club
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Neil Landstrumm has been around the block.

Since the mid-1990s, the Scottish producer has been pushing a hardware-driven brand of burnt-out techno that’s seen him become an unintentional poster boy (to the so-called ‘wonky techno’ movement), alienate his fans (his last album for Tresor, 2001′s She Took A Bullet Meant for Me, is either sacrilege or a classic, depending on whom you ask) and explore grime and dubstep (mostly notably on Planet of Assassins and his other Planet Mu work) from an outsider perspective before it was the done thing. The most recent move in Landstrumm’s career sees him sidestep from Mu to Sneaker Social Club for a new album, Dragon Under

To toast the album’s release on November 11 (you can preview it here), Neil took FACT on a tour of his studio, detailing 12 of his most important pieces of gear and explaining the role that they played in Dragon Under. 

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