following their much acclaimed surprise debut. vermonts sophomore longplayer presented another set that rewards deep listening (allmusic) and a mix of simplicity and richness whose result is a feeling of spaciousness and a thrilling sense of weightlessness (xlr8r). stripping away even more percussion than on its predecessor. ii saw marcus worgull and danilo plessow zooming in on ambience. texture and sonic cohesiveness. allowing each electronic voice to come into focus (pitchfork). now. ii remixes puts the beat back into the mix. thanks to iconic artists dixon. i:cube and wassermann who each develop their own irresistible groove out of the immersive source material. as one of the albums most highlighted cuts. dschuna gets the royal treatment by innervisions head and internationally revered selector dixon who proves his strong command of the dance floor with a hypnotic ride that surrounds the soaring sounds of the original with tribal esque vocals. the instrumental version drops the chants. but retains the enchantment. all elegant rhythm and gorgeous strings. versatiles i:cube. legendary producer and dj in its own right. brings a distinctly parisian touch to the spectral skorbut. whose sci-fi-imbued widescreen aura gets reimagined as laser-gun-wielding space funk machine. meanwhile. wolfgang voigt aka wassermann condenses paradigma’s roaming synths into pulsating trance swells on his stomping krautramatrik mix.
REALM OF CONSCIOUSNESS PT. III (4X12 COLOURED GOLD VINYL)
coloured 4x12" Vinyl D04.07.18
the third realm of consciousness compilation on tale of us afterlife recordings is the label s most complete statement so far. the full spectrum of the label is on display here. as they continue to push the envelope with a high-quality and diverse selection of artists.
peaktime goodness built for the dancefloor. >k5000< expect some manipulated beats with an amazing drive ending up with a climax of snares. this has all the right ingredients to make it another einmusik classic. we defy anyone to stand still when this one drops >ehrfurcht< has more epic proportions with delicate and subtle layers of melody washing around a threathening bassline... one hell of a mental track
limited pressing on green vinyl! artworkcovers leider auf einer kantenseite defekt (zerschlagen) - attention: artworkcovers are broken on the border
remixes by stephan bodzin and guy mantzur and roy rosenfeld. being the starter tracks of the 10 yrs systematic compilation stephan bodzins sungam and marc romboys hypernova have caused a massive stir around the globe. after the release of the transparent yellow vinyl of sungam its now time for part 2 of this three part series and this is a remix edition of hypernova. it comes along with a remix of. who else. stephan bodzin himself and a new interpretation of israels techno poster boys guy mantzur and roy rosenfeld who have just released convincing music on imprints like bedrock. kompakt and trapez. and not to forget the bonus track. the obligatory beatless synthapella which is not to miss.
REMIXED AGAIN (OLIVER DEUTSCHMANN. FREDDY FRESH & ASOK REMIXES)
12" Vinyl D11.07.17
the second volume of the bld remixed series is here. once again. original tracks previously released have been revisited by artists that support the label since the beginning. in such good shape nowadays. oliver deutschmann delivers an outstanding remix of acid on mars pushing the limits of warehouse techno & jackin house faded with warm & hypnotic detroit chords and space-pads. as the name indicates. minneapolis legend freddy fresh delivers an ethereal mix of before deep full of nostalgic dreamy synths reminding us of his 1995 return to phantazia vibes. last one is coming from prolific asok bringing a raw and banging rework of be apart based on 808 electro beats & breaks combined with a crunchy bassline.
pt.ii sees tale of us collaborating with ovend. a french producer whose only prior output is a pair of eps for amandra s ahrpe label. mathew jonson. hunter/game and keith carnal are also among those making their afterlife label debut. while recondite. woo york and aether are back after previously appearing on the label.
BLINDED BY THE SUN (INCL. MANO LE TOUGH. MATTHEW HERBERT & DAVID HOLMES REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK27.06.17
hot on the heals of phil kieran s first blinded by the sun album remix project which featured roman flügel and andrew weatherall remixes. hot creations return with a second remix package. mano le tough. matthew herbert and david holmes all contribute to create a set of flawless cuts and a superb second remix package.
david holmes under his unloved alias concludes the package with a cinematic remix of think too much. overflowing with emotion. it makes the perfect conclusion to a stellar release. also from belfast. holmes has been composing music for over two decades. winning his second ivor novello award in 2016.
innervisions continues their collection of hidden gems which drop into their sets every now and then. dipping them into colors of great variety. this double ep marks the 10th edition of the secret weapons series.
patrice bäumel returns to afterlife with two instantly-recognizable. cosmic excursions arranged for big room impact. building on the far-and-wide success of glutes last year. bäumel delivers another singular take on the afterlife sound.
repress with basic art! dreamy synth songs for island trips and dark club nights - nous klaer presents their first various artists compilation. 12 tracks spread over 3 vinyls. with all label regulars as well as new additions to the imprint.
over his twenty year the hacker has traversed a spread of styles. from frosted electro to raging techno slammers. -midnight bliss- shows another side of this multitalented artist. warmth flows from the title piece. clean rhythm patterns are spiked by synthlines as liquid melodies are swirled into a carefree cocktail that simply radiates. -heavy duty disco- takes over the flip and runs headlong into speakers. the hacker builds a track of generous proportions. textured keys weave through columns of toms and snapping beats before bruising basslines descend for a late night encounter of formidable intent. without doubt. a future classic from a classic creator.
for this release we present patrick chardronnet s masterfully crafted cover version of jean-michel jarre s unforgettable classic oxygene part ii that dares dive into the beautifully ethereal moments we find ourselves in when lost in sound. it s techno that spans genres and defies age and era. with lush dreamy sonics. warm rolling drums and a plot that unfolds into an impassioned story. patrick chardronnet turned a timeless piece of music into an instant techno classic. and to commemorate this one we are releasing it as a special coloured vinyl with exclusive artwork making it a must have for every dj and music lover.
magdalena s -elementum ep- is her first full ep on diynamic music. the 3-tracker marks the beginning of a busy summer season for her. the opening track -mountains of es cubells- pays tribute to ibiza s after party culture – which occurs in private houses that open when the clubs close. out in the warm air and sunlight. and a very intimate atmosphere. the protagonist s verdict -i think tonight i see ibiza like it was 25 years ago- sums it up perfectly. -nautilus- is a dreamy melodic house cut. ethereally swerving through a sea of hypnotic percussions and brassy synth elements.
closing off the record is -radialis-. a brooding and gloomily minimalistic techno tune.
renaissance are back with the second instalment of their 25th anniversary ‘the remix collection” project. for the follow-up to solomun’s immense reworking of age of love. renaissance have bagged more techno royalty in the shape of italian duo tale of us. to take on the huge task of remixing another iconic 90’s classic.
unless you re too young to know or have been living under a rock for the past twenty years. there s little chance that you haven t come across marc romboy s music in one way or another. the systematic recordings boss has had many irons on the fire since establishing his first imprint. the now defunct le petit prince - gathering an untold number of releases on labels as diverse as ovum. innervisions. rebirth or 20:20 vision in his two decades of intense activity. tracing back to 1994. when he used to rummage through the crates of delirium - the primitive incarnation of kompakt (closed and revived under its new name in 1998). the friendship between romboy and the kompakt family has largely withstood the test of time. after losing touch for a few years. romboy and michael mayer would resume contact during a festival in the south of france - a reunion that eventually led to systematic joining kompakt s distribution catalogue a couple months later.