Ralf Hubert is a contentious genius. Uncompromising and innovative power characterize the path of the ambitious exceptional artist, who has not only made friends in the music circus with his extreme, sometimes slightly arrogant manner. But above all there is still only musical perfection, to which Hubert subordinates everything else. And so also "In A Mirror Darkly" (thematically and musically recognizable as a direct successor to "Wanderer On The Edge Of Time") is challenging enough to beam all tasteless sound mathematicians to the brink of bliss in several headphone sessions for some weeks. Mekong Delta's furious (partly instrumental) techno thrash ("The Armageddon Machine"!, "Inside The Outside Of The Outside"!) is repeatedly broken up by outliers like the dark-symphonic "The Sliver In God's Eye" or the classic study "Introduction". The only drawback: singer Martin LeMar (Tomorrow's Eve) threatens to sink into the instrumental whirlwind again and again. But that's what you're used to from Mekong Delta.
Top track: The Armageddon Machine