diametric. is pleased to welcome imugem orihasam to the rooster of artists. having released for labels such as sistrum, statik entertainment and nsyde amongst others, the japanese producer has built a strong reputation amongst lovers for fine, well thought out and interesting electronic music, ranging from house to techno. his first release for diametric. adds another facet to his portfolio as these three tracks are harsh industrial-infused dark and funky techno cuts, with an experimental edge.for this release detroit based producer and member of aux 88 keith tucker aka optic nerve has blessed us with a remix and delivered a stunning funky dj friendly remix of grain. deep futuristic melodic detroit techno. 300 hand-numbered limited vinyl copies only. no digital distribution.
valanx is the new project of arne weinberg. after deciding to stop releasing under his own name, the project is focusing on his new-found passion for electronic music beyond the techno productions he is best known for. this first album is the result of liberation and recovered inspiration in the studio, and the ability to express musical experimentation without boundaries. this is how arne weinberg sounds in 2012. valanx stands for edgy, dark, sinister and thoughtful electronic music without limiting rules such as club compatibility, crowdpleasing or certain expected structures, tempos or sounds that confine most of todays musical genres. everything is possible, expect the unexpected. 300 limited lp copies - no digital distribution.
the second album by valanx called >ejecta< (18-diam.) gets the remix treatment. four artists, each with their own unqiue sound, have reworked their favourite track of the album and gave the music their own twist and sound. the exaltics turns >beyond doubt< into a dark brooding metallic industrial beast with a strong and dominant sub bass line that will damage your speakers.crc, one half of the finnish electro masters morphology creates a trippy psychedelic techno epic on his take of the track >chasm< and showcases a masterpiece of drum programming and creation of atmosphere. on the flip, >trail of conjuration< gets the remix treatment by admx-71 aka adam x. his version takes the tribal aspects of the original and turns it into a dark industrial techno drenched track that immediately lets you think of an old abandoned warehouse drowned in strobe light and fog and a massive rave taking place.last but not at all least it is louis haimans turn and he creates a wonderful deep dub techno track out of >legion v2<. the sub bass and deep chords are whirling and will hypnotize the listener with endless echoes and reverbs. 300 handnumbered limited vinyl copies only. no digital distribution
aksutique is the moniker of matthias springer for his deep ambient techno, dub techno and downbeat productions. matthias has released several productions over the years, ranging from techno to chill out music under different names. the notch fields ep is the first vinyl release for aksutique and features 3 tracks of aquatic dub influenced deepness that sucks you right into its maelstrom of endless echoes, synth swirls, noises and reverberated chords. “echolot” for example is a pure intense submarine cinematographic infinite journey that takes you into the depths and never lets you free again. the record features an additional dark and electronic rework by valanx aka arne weinberg that drenches the original in eerie voices, electronic sounds and deep bass. not for the faint hearted.
sheffield based john shima joins the diametric. family. after a series of digital releases in the last years it is a tremendous pleasure to release the very first vinyl 12 inch of john on diametric. his music could be easily described as the logical progression of the legacy of famous uk acts such as b12, stasis or nuron, but that would be only half the story really. john mixes very emotional and deep techno with intrinsic and delicate rhythmic structures, in parts even harsh sounding bitcrushed percussions, and idm influences together to his very own special blend. now we can already hear the stupid comments from the haters saying that his music doesnt sound new and like the next big hype but the simple answer is: even if so, who gives a f#ck? it is great electronic music and diametric. certainly hopes you enjoy this record and are blown away like us.300 handnumbered limited vinyl copies only. no digital distribution.
diametric. is pleased to announce the return of morphology with a release of four new deep electro/techno tracks. being praised as one of the finest electro acts in recent years, this new 12 inch showcases why this praise is so well deserved by the finnish duo. michael diekmann and matti turunen deliver their mix of superb machine funk electro beats and melancholic deep synth work in perfection here. b1 track >herschel crater< will cause some serious frenzy on the dancefloor with its straightforward beats and dark sequence that respectfully nods towards the sound of drexciya. dont sleep on this one, it will go through the roof.
300 handnumbered limited vinyl copies only. no digital distribution.
after the successful release of the expert escapist 12inch on diametric. in late 2010 and the inclusion of the track nanomal on last years music man mix cd by marcel dettmann, our purveyor of straight no nonsense techno mr. kevin m. kennedy returns with four new slices of dancefloor techno. if you like your techno edgy and direct in your face, this is the record for you. hailing from columbus, ohio, usa, kevin has already released on shake’s frictional label and on the detroit based xplor label (as sleep engineer) and others, and is a very welcome part of the diametric. family now. 300 handnumbered limited vinyl copies only. no digital distribution.
300 handnumbered limited vinyl copies only. no digital distribution. our new tracks from tangula, featuring the track >jebisu<, played by derrick may on his bbc radio 6 mix, which was supposed to be released on transmat. >the gorbals (endtime mix)< and >disaster strikes< are clearly for the dancefloor and have a driving force, whilst retaining emotional and deep facets. >imbalance< is a dark brooding techno track that is reminiscent of early 90s uk intelligent techno such as stasis, b12 or black dog. expect some sinister synth stabs and chords with sparse melodic elements. clearly a track for the forward thinking djs out there. last but not least >jebisu< finishes off this release with functional percussive elements and deep detroit techno inspired melodic synth work
keith tucker is back for his second release on diametric. as optic nerve. again he delivers an ep full of trademark optic nerve funk and futurism, combining deep techno with haunting vocals and machine rhythms. from the fast paced opener >virtual depth perception< to the deep and otherworldly >retina display scan< this record showcases all the beauty of the optic nerve universe. included are the 3 dimension interludes plus the acappella version of >virtual depth perception<.
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arne weinberg delivers a very personal record allowing the listener to enter his emotional world. the title track >chrome< is a dark and sinister piece of deep techno full of nocturnal sounds and textures, driven by a pulsating bassdrum and rolling snares. one of the darkest tracks he has ever written.
limited to 300 hand numbered vinyl copies only. no digital distribution.
kevin m. kennedy aka fbk is escaping. escaping from the everyday struggles of life in columbus, ohio, usa. one of his escape routes is his music and when you listen to his tracks you can feel why. his music is emotional to the core, no matter if its powerful and heavily funky techno such as >flying hybrids< or dark and sinister straight electro like >chosen path<. every single sound and rhythm is pure fbk and will cause a frenzy on the dancefloor. having released on shakes frictional label as fbk and on detroit based label xplor as the sleep engineer, kevin is not a newbie in the techno circus. diametric. is proud to release the first new record from the expert escapist since 1997. why he remained below the radar for so many years is a mystery. fbk will have further upcoming releases on frictional soon. no digital distribution. limited to 320 handnumbered copies. save the vinyl.
the second release on diametric. continues to form the sound of the label with music by tangula, a project by a well known artist around the deep techno scene.
as both, the artist and the label, agree in the fact that techno should be faceless, the focus is not on names and faces here. listen to the music and enjoy a release full of deepness, melodies, melancholy but also driving beats, funk and futurism.
pure techno with balls.
again this release is limited to 300 hand-numbered vinyl copies with special manufactured artwork.
no digital distribution.
diametric is a new glasgow based record label which aims to put the word underground back into electronic music and give back something special to the techno and electro community. the label is strictly vinyl only. each release will be very limited and packaged by hand to give the label a personal approach for all true underground techno heads out there that still appreciate the spirit of true techno and electro.
the first release is a dream come true project for us, as we are proud to present a 12 inch by detroit legend optic nerve aka keith tucker, part of the famous electro duo aux88. keith is recording under several monikers such as optic nerve, k-1 or alien fm since the very early nineties and has built his own unique style of electro and techno music out of detroit. the >reassimilation ep< showcases keith at his best, deep driving techno with that extra bit of funk that most of todays productions are missing. we are very sure these tracks will devastate the dancefloors.
abrade is the re-issue of a very limited tape/cassette release of the same name, self released by submersion in 2012. now made available again on high quality glass mastered cd with additional remixes by mon0, optical frameworks and valanx. various layers of field recordings are at the core of submersion’s work and are complimented by chords and sounds drenched in delays and reverbs. his approch on dub and dubtechno is unique and matched by the care and effort he puts into his sound design and recording process. the additional remixes feature a wide variety of styles and broaden the musical spectrum immensely, but retain the natural characteristics and sounds of the original source material and make this album a beautiful selection of music for dub techno and ambient aficionados.
150 manufactured limited cds in recycled cardboard packaging
opfer is a new project by dutch artist ian martin and belgian artist sebastien crusener and monument is their first album. ian martin needs no introduction to fans of adventurous electronic music. his versatile style allowed him to release on illustrious labels such as bunker, abstract forms or further records. sebastien crusener has provided all source material in form of field recordings for their project and ian modelled a abstract, minimal and dark ambient album that showcases a bleakness and almost disturbing coldness but yet makes you feel safely encapsulated in a world of comfort and strange beauty. additionally sebastien has kindly provided some wonderful poetry that gives you more insight into the world of opfer. dark ambient at its best. 150 manufactured hand numbered cds in slim line dvd case. the first 100 copies include a limited sheet with poetry by sebastien crusene
known for his diverse releases on labels such as bunker, panzerkreuz, further or shimmering moods ian martin has developed his very unique own brand of electronic music. to categorize his music is difficult which adds an immense appeal to his approch on his releases. clairvoyant is no exception to this. it is an uplifting and beautiful album based around three of ian s favourite synthesizers: waldorf microwave i, ensoniq esq-1 and korg m1. ian describes this album as an emotional collection of tracks with a lot of fantasy. this description sums it up very well and diametric. is very pleased to be able to present this album. please join us and dive into the fantasy world ian has invited us in. 150 manufactured limited cds in recycled cardboard packaging. digital release to follow 5-6 weeks after initial release.
helge tommervaag aka mind over midi (silent season / beatservice) presents his third album for diametric. and it is a beautiful return. with over 30 years of experience the norwegian ambient music composer is on top of his game. deep map is a wonderful album that is immersed in majestic melodies and atmospheres. where his last album for diametric. monolog fascinated by a high degree of darker moods and a more minimal and drone inspired approach, this new masterpiece shines a lighter and more melancholic light. epic pads are forged together with field recordings and unusual found sounds to create a beautiful deep ambient album. 150 manufactured limited cds in recycled cardboard packaging. digital release to follow 5-6 weeks after initial release.
avery welcome return to the label release schedule by belgian artist sons of melancholia. after having released his debut album * beauty is imperfection* on diametric. in 2014 and a very successful contribution to john beltrans compilation * music for machines* for delsin records shortly after, it is with great pleasure to present the second album *silencer*. david nizet has created another beautiful body of work, giving us another glimpse into his melancholic world. yearning beautiful pads and strings are combined with eclectic beats and percussion patterns. deep bass pulses provide the foundation for refined melodies and experimental rhythm structures. the album transports a feeling of hope, despair and the urge for completeness and you can feel the honesty and integrity of davids music throughout. yet again an album that fans of early 90s electronica and ambient techno will love. check it out. 150 manufactured cd’s in recycled cardboard packaging
sheffield based john shima returns to diametric. with his isomorphic project and presents his debut album * memory weave*. the album was crafted in johns studio in the second half of 2014 and is again focusing on modular synthesis experimentation with a strong focus on musicality. the album features a wonderful mix of electronica, idm, early warp era deep electronic exploration and electro, and will be a great addition to any collection of fax records, rising high or likemind. the details and atmosphere created by john are sublime and showcase his skill and experience in creating electronic music with a message, soul and emotion. for fans of b12, early autechre and higher intelligence agency etc.
150 manufactured hand numbered cds in slim line dvd case. digital release to follow 5-6 weeks after initial release
a new artist in the diametric. roster is delivering his debut album as sons of melancholia. being a long time contributing artist in the techno scene, david nizet, better known as ozka, has put his heart and soul into this album. it is an album of sheer beauty and pure emotions and will enchant you with its honesty and rawness in places. the music is a mixture of harsh metallic percussive elements, abrasive sounds and breathtaking moody strings and pads. the clash of these elements makes this album so special and we at diametric. hq believe that this will indeed become a classic electronic music album. for fans of early autechre and 90s idm music such as beaumont hannant, stasis, likemind and b12 but also with a nod to nowadays artists such as vatican shadow for example. 150 manufactured hand numbered cds in slim line dvd-case. digital release to follow 5-6 weeks after initial release.
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helge tømmervåg aka mind over midi blesses diametric. with his new album >monolog<. after the success of his first album >components< for diametric. in 2011 he is taking us on another journey through his universe of deep meditative soundscapes. >monolog< is a much darker affair, taking us out of his melodic realm that was >components< into a much more minimal ambient world full of noises, echoes, reverbs, warmth and droning beauty. the album presents mind over midi in a different light and it is the perfect soundtrack for the long dark and cold evenings of autumn ahead of us. 200 handnumbered manufactured cd copies in slim line dvd cases. no digital distribution
valanx is the new project of arne weinberg. after deciding to stop releasing under his own name, the project is focusing on his new-found passion for electronic music beyond the techno productions he is best known for. this first album is the result of liberation and recovered inspiration in the studio, and the ability to express musical experimentation without boundaries. this is how arne weinberg sounds in 2012. valanx stands for edgy, dark, sinister and thoughtful electronic music without limiting rules such as club compatibility, crowdpleasing or certain expected structures, tempos or sounds that confine most of todays musical genres. everything is possible, expect the unexpected. 150 limited cd copies - no digital distribution.
newcomer ophion make their debut on diametric. hailing from the uk, the duo has been working on their musical vision for some years but only recently have started to go public with their music. their debut album features a wide selection of ambient and electronic music. built on field recordings, all tracks are based on the urge to create a space for your mind to get lost in. the duo calls their music sonic sculpturing and this fits perfectly to what you could expect here. finest melodic ambient with a dark edge. as a special, the album ends with a sensational epic 18 minute remix by ambient man of the moment brock van wey aka bvdub. his remix of staring into the heart of the sun is an utterly beautiful trip. thanks to brock for contributing to this project with such heartwarming passion and emotion. 200 limited manufactured cds copies only. no digital distribution.
helge tømmervå,,,g aka mind over midi is a long time contributing artist from norway. his work ranges back to the 80s when he started as a member of synthpop group toc. in the 90s he released a series of techno and experimental records and albums under his solo guise mind over midi. with the years he slowly moved away from his techno productions and experimented with ambient soundscapes and dub influenced electronic music. >components<, his first album for diametric., is a wonderful trip from start to finish and a lesson in ambient music. the concept behind this album is helges love for 70s electronic sequencer music and krautrock such as tangerine dream, amon dü,,,ü,,,l or klaus schulze combined with the sound of the 21st century. he creates a superb melange of tantalizing sounds and atmosphere that will keep you spellbound forever. for best listening experience we recommend headphones. 150 handnumbered limited cd-r copies only. no digital distribution.