United States imprint CMND CTRL has been steadily making a mark by featuring a large range of top talent from around the world such as Gaetano Parisio, Pfirter, ORBE, Alexi Delano and The Persuader which is a moniker for Jesper Dahlbäck. The label head B. Riley has just released on Nicole Moudaber’s MOOD too, so it’s clear to see he is making some strong connections and becoming one to keep an eye on in the coming years.

For CMND CTRL’s sixteenth release they have welcomed the American-born now Berlin resident Tim Xavier and after recently supplying a remix, he is introducing himself as Positive Conundrum. It’s unclear at this moment whether Tim’s new alias is to be a one-off stand-alone project and somewhat of a concept album, or if his plans are to expand into a more consistent release schedule.

We are told the eponymous album has received stellar support from DJs including Charlotte de Witte, Sven Väth, DJ Rolando, Alexander Kowalski, Marco Bailey, Rødhåd, Luigi Madonna, Answer Code Request, Jonas Kopp, Truncate and many more.

Some track highlights for us included “Angle of 13.42 Arc Minutes” with a swirling organ and Detroit sounding stabs, also “1 and a 2 Back to my Roots” has a tribal influence with raw, hypnotic percussion, robotic vocals and a mean, pulsing hook.

There a couple of outlying styles adding more depth to this LP, such as the broken beat, electro style of “Atmo Roller” that crafts an ominous suspense and “Morning Things Over” that dives into a ‘90s, IDM throwback with droning synths and spacey, melodic tones.

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