Mad Zach originally hails from Santa Cruz, California, but has recently moved to Berlin to pursue his career further. Zach’s newest release, Kräftig, meaning “strong” in German, lives up its name. Attention to detail throughout this release may not be apparent to the average listener at first (of course none of our readers are average), however if you fully immerse yourself into these tracks, it becomes clear there is so much more taking place. Echoing synths, subtle trippy vocal samples sitting in the back of mix all add to a very unique sense of space, as if Zach is playing these tunes in a massive cathedral. The highlight here is “CyberLab”, a synthetic opera of pitched voices and entrancing bass sure to please bass heads and Shpongloids alike.