by John Bush
Dimension Intrusion alternates minimalist stompers like "F.U." and "Train-Trac" with more melodic, contemplative material. The latter made Hawtin a perfect match for the other producers in Warp's Artificial Intelligence series (B12, Black Dog, Polygon Window). Despite his direct Detroit inspirations -- exemplified on the requisite automobile track "Nitedrive" -- Hawtin encounters familiar territory on Dimension Intrusion's more downtempo tracks: "A New Day," the title track, and "Into the Space."