Reeko ‎– Submitted To Involuntary Treatment

Inceptive ‎– INC LP 001
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March 2, 2019

Progressive industrial techno. Multi-part stompers that move through various sections, build, fall, build, drop and leave one with that ever-essential sense of devastating rhythmic pump that this genre - when it's at its best as it is here - excels in. Really wish this had a digital re-release. While I'm sure Juan felt he had said enough in this genre as he's since moved on, it's a shame that he didn't follow this with another album in this style. Again, essential industrial techno from its peak era. "The Penitence" might be the ultimate expression in ritualistic dark rhythmic techno power non from BMB.


September 28, 2011

One of the greatest techno releases committed to vinyl, ladies and gentlemen, let me apprise you with Reeko’s first and thus far only album "Submitted to involuntary treatment", released on Inceptive Records, daughter of the well known and respected Surface imprint.
Causing acute aphasias from the start, mr. Juan Rico leaves the listeners with no doubts as to what the album will sound like. It’s not really a demarcation dispute as far as the boundaries of techno go, however, Reeko’s instantly recognizable, dexterous, haunting and psychogenic on-going aural hostilities leave little else to be desired.
With tremendous propelling power, we are given a taste of some of the most exciting industrial techno ever written. Dark atmospheres, bass lines two whip cracks away from shattering your skull, sinister, ominous sound effects slowly yet steadily causing a hysterical mental institution in your head, and large block rocking beats balancing between straight up four on the floor artillery and dense, foggy off beat percussion.
See, Reeko isn’t out there to reinvent the wheel, the man knows what he’s good at, he sticks to it, and pretty much skins the competition with ease, when some should come or dare challenge.
From the entire gang associated with this sound who were around at the time, Reeko is one of the few who dropped a proper full length, and judging by its immense quality I can only say that I am kind of sorry others didn’t follow.
The Birmingham camp, Oscar Mulero, Chrstian Wunsch, Takaaki Itoh, Grovskopa, Loktibrada, Rumenige, and who else not – if you have a soft spot for any of the above, you will find yourself addicted to this album in no time.
Final verdict: you should probably listen to this one more than you already do, because the way things are going for techno, it seems like it is going to be a long while before something as good hits the shelves again.
If you dig this style, and don’t own a copy, to say the very least, you are missing out on more than I could bother to jot down, and best proof of that I can give you is my own predicament – I am on the lookout for a second replacement copy of this magnificent and highly sought after double pack.