the *yes, i m elastic* ep is the latest coup from brooklyn-based artist physical therapy. expertly fusing gritty analog techno with playful, eccentric quirkiness and tweaked out samples of the artists own voice, the release marks physical therapys first release on fifth wall. j. tijn remixes.
the new 12 inch vinyl, from new york-based fifth wall records returns to the labels warehouse roots. the record includes three tracks of slime-covered techno punishers from german duo dualit as well as a live tape-manipulated remix by increasingly prolific brooklyn based artist p.o.i.
hound scales latest batch of tracks looks forward, and the shit they see is not to their liking. tearing down and rebuilding, the effect of world war on romantic relationships, committing horrible acts with your mind. ruff pod, humanoid huey p, clock deux vaux aux, dj oddzone, android wekua, horace andromeda, half-reptilian husalah, soylent greenaway, mood ii mach iii, twice un-dead bill ayers, ur squadron, and a wax statue of dieter roth are the heroes here so mother fuck mark wahlberg
after releases on dont be afraid and astro:dynamics, as well as a contribution to fifth walls no person is an island v/a charity compilation, berlin-via-london producer alis returns to hound scales and divvorces fifth wall imprint with the apache ep. the a side is home to her two original productions: *apache*, a waterlogged, wind-blown journey through arcane, genre-bending techno, and *modus*, a more direct outing with an acid line that could take the paint off your mothers car. two sweltering reinterpretations of *apache*, one by brooklyn tunesmith ital and another by fellow fifth waller matrixxman, populate the b side.
teenaged nezha is the debut 12 inch from recondite duo handsome head, on hound scales and divvorces fifth wall records. the ep consists of two walloping 150 to 155 bpm originals, accompanied by two pulsating henning baer remixes and a cantankerous, machine-like version from hound scales.
vanessa (a dreamer) is the second 12 inch from brooklyn-based artist divvorce on fifth wall, the imprint he founded last february with hound scales. drawing influence from such pretentious sources as franz kafka, the early work of darren aronofsky, and a solitary walk through the streets of paris during fashion week, the ep consists of two compact slices of techno(?) and two remixes. first is the meandering, dreamlike *wander 7*, followed by the truculent but jubilant *roquentins release* and finishing with remixes by fellow fifth wall artists physical therapy and unklone.
femen is the second ep from hound scales on fifth wall, the brooklyn imprint he runs with divvorce. a dedication to the powerful women that have sculpted his life, the release sees the artist setting out to create the story of their impact on him by distilling these and other major influences into a techno format. the result is two originals blending amen-style jungle rhythms with collapsed industrial squeals, each with its own sense of beauty clawing upwards towards the surface.on the remix front, japanese producer and 10 label head honcho yuji kondo delivers an incredibly complex, layered interpretation of *a clique of tough women*, while mira and opal tapes affiliate bleaching agent pits the elegiac chords of the original *throated* against a repeated, mangled vocal motif, imbuing the remix with nostalgia while remaining an effective dancefloor instrument.
support includes marcel dettmann, norman nodge, sunil sharpe,tommy four seven, perc, and, forward strategy group, sigha, darko esser, mosca, shadow dancer, and sinden.
brooklyns fifth wall records presents designated #41, the debut release from the enigmatic leeds-based unklone. three originals and a remix from clouds, all subtly, masterfully crafted warehouse fare. support from ben sims, nick hoppner, skream, tommy four seven, randomer, and more.
the xx files ep is the latest from matrixxman, co-owner of the soo wavey imprint and formerly known for his work with 5kinandbone5, on brooklyns fifth wall records. the release culls influences from late 80s/early 90s dance music with particular nods to classic detroit techno and wbmx-era chicago house, and remixes come courtesy of londons ill life and irish producer myler.
irish producer myler presents the fatland ep, a collection of two originals and two remixes that marks the fourth release for burgeoning brooklyn imprint fifth wall. the original *blue madams* is a percussive slab of techno that drills away with tribal crunch, while *glad bags* sounds like a wonky take on a 70s horror soundtrack. on the remix front, berlin-based vault series affiliate moerbeck provides a lascivious techno/house hybrid in his take on *blue madams*, while londons metrist seems to channel an eccentric warehouse-dwelling baboon in his remix of the same.
the case (nabis) ep is the debut effort from brooklyn-based hound scales, releasing on his own fifth wall imprint, which he runs with fellow brooklynite divvorce. the two originals and two remixes are driving but subtle and textured techno. remixes come courtesey of icee hot co-founder ghosts on tape and swiss producer isolated lines. support from george fitzgerald, locked groove, sei a, goldffinch, tiga, sinden, xhin, troy pierce, moerbeck, totally enormous extinct dinosaurs, breach, randomer, hackman, and more. the title track case (nabis) was featured in george fitzgeralds essential mix for bbc radio 1. coverage by xlr8r, resident advisor, mixmag, earmilk, hyponik, and more.
the used experience ep marks the debut release from brooklyn-based producer divvorce and second release for the fifth wall imprint, which he helms with fellow brooklynite hound scales. a collection of four originals and two remixes, it is equal parts warehouse grit and colorful house and techno. remixes come courtesey of rush hour/skudge records-affiliated artist mrsk and tectonic-afilliated artist grenier.