Plughugger.com Review: Minimal Techno Revolution 1
These loops quickly erased my initial grumpiness regarding the amount of drums: we are talking about seriously high quality loops here. [...] the sounds are placed in well thought out places and leaves room for the swing and other instruments to breathe. If you've ever cursed yourself for making your beats too action-packed - this is the remedy. This is of the best collection of kick-free loops I've heard in a long long time. [...] Interestingly, many of these loops come in a couple additional variations, which as always is highly useful when creating more complex arrangements. [...]
A nice surprise is the SID folder which contains Commodore 64-esque 8 bit drum samples which broadens the sound and feeling of this library in a nice way. These samples well compliment the sounds of the rest of the library. [...]
The live recorded sounds quickly became my favorites. These snippets of giggles, zippers and doors shutting have been processed in a very clever way so have a feeling of being half real - half synthetic. Brilliant stuff.
Conclusion: I can't think of anything better than Minimal Techno Revolution right now. The skills of Oliver Schmitt when it comes to drum loops are considerable and he truly masters the art of creating sparse and highly intelligent loops that both inspires and leaves room for your own drum sounds, which is a rare combination. On the whole, a very good library for anyone who needs to get back to techno.