Dual is an impressive debut from Teutonic producer Ben Mono on the superb Compost imprint. His name may sound like a dodgy infection, but once you get past the faint whiff of pretension, Dual is a chilled, sophisticated excursion through nu-jazz, broken beat and electro-infused funk. While all the tracks will elicit enthusiastic nods of approval, Mono is at his best when he simply lets the groove do the talking. His complex polyrhythms and stark melodies express his musical manifesto more eloquently than mere words ever could. Mono ist sehr gut!