Detroit techno‘s detractors will argue that the music is stuck in a time warp circa 1995, and to some extent they‘re right. After all, the sound is still reliant on the trademark components of jerky funk patterns, sweeping synths, and lush strings. However, the new wave of Motor City-inspired European producers, of which Vince Watson is one, impress with their interpretation and advanced production techniques. While most of the haunting, downtempo material on Sublimina wouldn‘t be out of place on Carl Craig‘s 1995 long player Landcruising, Watson‘s expert craftsmanship and super-rich use of sounds makes it as technologically advanced as the sleek new One-Series BMW.