voodoo down returns to the compilation series that started it all: possible side effects vol.1, released in late 2012, was the first release on the brooklyn-based label and marked the inception of a concept ep series that would come to define the labels sound. featuring an a1 cut by german journeyman producer stl and rounded out by the label founders’ eclectic techno styles, pse vol. i was the perfect vehicle for the producers still working to carve out their own individual aesthetic. now with a dozen releases under their belt, the founders l estasi dell oro, nconduit and 12 x 12 have returned to their roots and this time recruited the prolific berlin-based producer deadbeat for volume three of the series. like the first two volumes, its a slightly chaotic mix of beefy dance floor tools and heady experimentation. the separate personalities shine through more than ever on this release. vdr always striving to keep things interesting.
I LOOK UPON NATURE WHILE I LIVE IN A STEEL CITY (2LP)
12" Vinyl NL02.03.15
after a stunning three part compilation released in the second half of 2014, dutch label field is back with another album project, this time from american producer christopher ernst, aka l estasi dell oro, who also records as penalune and is co-founder of the voodoo down label. before now, ernst has proved himself to be adept at crafting deep and atmospheric, excellently ambient techno on a range of labels. varying his tempos and textures, he does acid, raw stuff, tough beats and more industrial grooves. across this new 8-track album, all this and more is explored in captivating fashion. this is an expressive and expansive modern techno album from l estasi dell oro that is perfectly at home on the always interesting field label.
written & produced by christopher ernst,mixed by stefan goldmann new yorks l estasi dell oro has become quite a phenomenon on the vinyl underground through his releases for voodoo down & his own flaneur audio imprint. the principles of what exactly makes his tracks pretty irresistible are brought to ultimate focus in iscariotic lips / reverse & repair: multiple layers of noisy bits, shuffling time signatures around until you lose all orientation. 5 over 4 over 3 bend your mind in several directions all at once
eyes of my eyes returns with 002, presenting three original compositions by uncanny valley artist jacob stoy. l’estasi dell’oro marks his presence again with one new work of his own to complete this musical pathway to the outer cosmos.