Imagine if you will, the Midwest in the 90s. A UFO lands discreetly on the roof of a warehouse in the middle of the night. As beats pulse through the walls, two extraterrestrials lounge on the hood of their saucer, vibrating to bass frequencies. As the sun rises, these explorers return home, and give their people the gift of techno. After a few decades of evolution, those alien jams might sound something like Chicago's Dar Embarks. Their latest record, the Cypher EP, channels the spirit of the rust belt's formidable musical lineage into four sci-fi stompers. This is Kenneth Zawacki & Dan Jugel's second release as Dar Embarks following Fleer, a double disc for Still Music. As Juzer, alongside Beau Wanzer, Dan Jugel has also released on The Corner and Dog In The Night.