Review: Technova

(Hydrogen Dukebox)

Technova is David Harrow and this is the follow-up to his Dirty Secrets (2002).  The seduction-speed EBM is seasoned with sexually charged lyrics delivered by Amazon transvestite Vaginal Davis.  Taking it slow allows room for subtle, attenuated melody, a feature often missing from merely utilitarian techno.  The CD version has two bonus tracks: “Bitterest Pill” and a cover of Joy Division’s “Atmosphere” with Harrow himself delivering the tracks via Vocoder.