Hailing from New York, covert producer richard_p is an artist who has decided to keep his real name undisclosed for “purely ambiguous reasons.” Releasing his EP Daseinloosely translated as ‘presence’ in German—via the Pastel Void label, this mysterious producer’s techno is heavy, shrouded in mystery, and highly conceptual. EP cut “modal_logic,” contains an atrociously tough 4-by-4 underlining that is accentuated by the wide variety of burgeoning soundscapes and emphatic yet minimal bass tones. The spoken word scattered throughout is either spoken word from richard_p himself or passages taken from the philosophical work of Martin Heidegger, “Being and Time.” You can download “modal_logic” for free below, with Dasein available over at Pastel Voids’ bandcamp here.