The inaugural Basic Channel release as Cyrus
serves as a rather jarring introduction to the massively influential and unfortunately defunct Berlin label. The record's title track seems almost locked in place, repeating the same blurry looped sounds for minutes on end. The tiny alterations in the loops go almost undetected as the listener attributes these minute changes more to hallucination than anything. Jeff Mills
remixes "Enforcement" on the flip side, bringing a stronger sense of traditional techno flavor to the song while still making it sound like a style all its own. The third track, "Recall," isn't nearly as noteworthy as the two versions of the title track but is welcome as a nice addition. While it is true that Enforcement
sounds a little more primitive and amateur than succeeding Basic Channel releases, it sets a precedent for genre rewriting creativity that remains common to the small, eclectic canon of nine groundbreaking releases.