highly anticipated by both fans and music critics. fossil archive 003 is a blanket of techno adulation. full of sky-high feeling through its warm and expansive energy. ‘perisphinctes’ which received a radio exclusive on b.traits’ bbc radio 1 show in august. marks itself as part of the vanguard of modern techno. purposely incompatible with the masses. it clearly lends itself to the underground. pushing its charisma in the direction of the label’s earthy vociferation. with its driving montage. its monolithic kick and general depth. it holds its own in any given setting. evoking a weighty hospitality of sound. ‘tiziani’ supplements bleak with feel-good synth exertion. straying from the conventional framework of techno. this is a stripped back. atonal portrait of effectual techno culture. without confusion. this unblemished and wholesome howl of voice brings with it a rich. affable buzz. perfectly suiting both the big room and more intimate homely surroundings. for roberto. this far-reaching release imposes on none and invites all to clinch its hauntological embrace. and with previous releases gathering support from the who’s who of techno. it’s sure to do just that.
both roberto and his own fossil archive label continue to go from strength to strength. roberto has consistently delivered at dj bookings that have seen him return time and again to the likes of tresor and fabric. while the label has fast become a favourite in dj boxes and amongst techno heads. the label closed 2016 on a high with its first set of remixes from two techno legends. sterac and rolando. and now for the first release of 2017 roberto is thrilled to draft in the refined skills of fachwerk’s roman lindau. roberto has of course released on fachwerk in the past and been featured on the bill on more than one occasion when the berlin label have taken over berghain. so roman is a fitting and very welcome addition to his uk imprint. teaming up for ‘nerinea trinodosa’ on the a-side. roman and roberto’s production styles complement one another perfectly on this solid peak-time offering. bringing a depth and power that continues the fossil archive dedication to raw and unfaltering beats. roberto then goes it alone for ‘triage’ on the b-side. a track which was already featured on alan fitzpatrick’s recent fabric mix cd. with its tough tribal sound and deep bass. there’s some serious funk in the groove. completing another essential release from the fossil archive camp.
as 2016 rolls through. so does fossil archive with its 4th release since its highly acclaimed beginnings in february 2015. with fossil archive’s previous release featuring as “tune of the month” on mixmag’s november 2015 techno page. this next two-part ensemble sees two very different tracks leave you with little doubt that fossil archive remains inspired to be at the forefront of all things techno.
with a firm nod to the community. revered techno aficionado. roberto reveals the launch of his new record label. fossil archive and its first release *prolecanites gurleyi*. roberto has already built quite the discography with previous releases on fachwerk. affin. artform and be as one. as well as establishing himself as a dj with gigs at the likes of fabric. berghain and tresor and recently took time out from his busy schedule to talk to marcus barnes for the independents blog.