komisch welcomes a new act for its ninth release. tricaustic is a collaboration between longstanding dublin techno djs sunil sharpe and jon hussey, and they bring their experience to bear on these raw and distinctive techno tracks
(shawn o sullivan remix) having recently sent his blacknecks collaboration into early retirement, bleaching agent is now focusing his considerable talents on this solo project. were delighted that he has chosen to put out more material on komisch.
having recently released a stunning ep for rob booths electronic explorations label, dublin-based producer, real name matt flanagan, drops three killer tracks on below ground, the nineteenth komisch record.
this is christian liscos first ep. its rhythms and beats are tough and robust, its early 90s techno melodies are irresistible, the acidic bleeps also redolent of early dance music and liscos arranging is
sev dah makes his debut on komisch with three unique club tracks. the mysterious producer has been making waves with releases on naked index and gynoid, but he has reserved his most individualistic music for komisch. lead track otit revolves around a surging, powerful bass and subtle metallic percussion. its a prelude for a doomy synth line that gives the track an intangibly eerie feeling. on the flip, disciple is led by heavy claps and a more stepping rhythm, but the lunging bass and eerie synths ensure that itll have maximum impact in a club. >tension< also travels a less obvious route thanks to its offbeat rhythm. but its beats are stomping and the dark, churning filter, coupled with sev dahs haunting synths, means its getting support acoss the board
following his release on peter van hoesens time to express late last year, sp-x drops his third ep for komisch. fans of >signal path experiments< and >field lines never end< will not be disappointed as the brussels - based producer serves up three more slices of uncompromising warehouse techno. lead track <the escape< has all the sp-x hallmarks - rock hard beats, thundering claps and a swinging groove that underpins eerie riffs and clanking metallic drums >stalker< reveals a more musical slant to sp-xs sound. it starts off with unsettling riffs, but soon the rolling drum-led arrangement changes tact and provides the backdrop for a growling chord climax. there is a similar concession on >attack pattern< bruising doubled-up drums and that unmistakably snappy sp-x percussion combine with subtle snare rolls to create a peak time arrangement. but once again an insistent chord sequence gives it the edge over functional techno. make sure to hunt this killer release down
komisch welcomes another new artist to its fold for its last release of 2011.p.god aka paolo dioguardi hails from naples in italy. still in his 20s, he makes music that belies his youth and neptune iv sounds like the work of a veteran producer. lead track approaching an ocean planet sees grainy, dense beats and hypntoic bleeps take the lead, but hovering above the arrangement, tethered to the reverberated, doubled up claps, are ghostly, eerie chords. the title track adopts a similar approach, with bursts of metallic percussion underscoring spacey pads as p.god drops a droning, tunneling rhythm track. finally, geometric shadows on iced surfaces sees the young producer opt for a deeper approach. this time the chords envelop a purring groove, but the same sense of understated menace is still audible thanks to the austere hats and bleak subsonic bass. capturing jeff millss estoeric side and the hypnotic magic of sleeparchive, neptune iv is a real techno journey!
now hes back with three glorious deep techno tracks that mark the start of an interplanetary trilogy for the label. lead track >exopshere< takes up where his komisch debut left off, with foreboding, dub-tinged chords building into a menacing climax and swarms of driving, razor sharp percussion keeping the arrangement focused on the dance floor. on the flip, >deep end< sees parallel exploring more esoteric sounds, with swirling, layered chords underpinned by dubbed out drums, heavy claps and hissing percussion, like an update of classic sterac material. >analogue city< brings a mellow end to the release. deep pads and ghostly sounds hover above a warm, splurging bassline that recalls underground resistance in mellow, tripped out mode. if youre looking for the classic sounds reinterpreted for contemporary techno dance floors, then make sure to get an audience with the >cosmic observer<.
following the success of his debut ep, komisch is delighted to put out the next instalment from sp-x. like his first release, the three tracks on field lines never end capture the essence of contemporary techno - austere and functional, yet deeply resonating. field construction starts with crackle of a broken power cable accompanying brittle percussion and a juggernaut rhythm, before dank filters, distorted riffs and a combination of doubled up claps and hissing hats bring the track to an irresistibly dark climax. internalize follows a similar path, but straight away sp-x plots a more ominous course, with a muffled filter making way for jarring riffs, a grubby acid line and killer claps. last but certainly not least, flux is constructed using dense rhythms, deadweight, iron bar beats and a howling siren riff that sounds like it came from beyond. all the while, sp-xs rasping, firing percussion weaves in and out. these are deadly effective techno tracks, streamlined for use on big speakers - but dont take our word for it, try them out yourselves!
big with ben klock, surgeon, luke slater, ben sims, len faki ,.. komisch is honoured to release the debut ep by sp-x. this upcoming producer contacted the label via myspace to send in a demo, and we were blown away when we heard it.combining lean, snappy percussion with evil bass sounds, sp-x also brings slamming, skipping beats and insane filtering to each track
support from: surgeon, ben sims, luke slater, deetron, len faki, efdemin, technasia, mike dehnert, cio d or, ryan elliot, arne weinberg, vince watson, dan curtin, marcel hesse, franco cangelli, philip sherburne, perc, forward strategy group, matt o brien, the parallel. with a string of eps on prologue, mote evolver and komisch , samulis hypnotic tracks are seducing dance floors and djs alike. >kosmos< is samulis biggest track to date, with blasts of dry ice percussion and thumping, heavy beats underpinning a solemn voice intoning the tracks title. eerie sounds take >kosmos< to the outer limits, but kemppi keeps it rooted on the floor with a resonating bassline. >massa< meanwhile, is a raw warehouse number, its gained bassline and crashing cymbals playing host to an evil acid line that threatens to spiral out of control. peter van hoesen dissects and reconstructs >massa< using an intricate, stop-start arrangement and lithe, stop-start rhythms dipping and building until a heavy kick drops four minutes in. meanwhile >suunta< sees samuli back where he started, a heavy sub-bass and skipping percussion married with eerie vocals and atmospheric sound scapes. from his mind to ours. this is samuli kemppi at his best.
the third komisch release is by the parallel. with a string of digital releases to his credit, this talented new producer now makes his vinyl debut.
>abyss< gets down to business,as spacey textures melt into billowing chord sequences, underpinned by spiky claps and intricately woven pitchbent percussion. by the time the massive kick arrives, the seduction is complete.
>mind reverse< is focused on the floor, its stomping beats and metallic, robotic synths becoming increasingly more claustrophobic until the track breaks into a ghostly breakdown.
big with: dave clarke, surgeon, kirk degiorgio, peter van hoesen, serge (clone), samuli kemppi, cio d or ...
big with: norman nodge, surgeon, dave clarke, peter van hoesen, mike parker, ben klock, marcel fengler, laurent garnier, hell, vince watson, ben sims, cassy, slam, dan curtin, ...
with releases on labels like ostgut, time 2 express and prologue, the finnish producer is one of the leading lights in the new wave of european techno. samuli gets straight down to business on orbiter. based on chugging, insistent drums, the listener is led to a place where repetitive droning sounds, pitched up percussion and robotic bleeps dominate. if ever there was a soundtrack lose your mind to in a dark room, then >orbiter< is it. >metal space< is more considered, but its no less effective. berlin producer mike dehnert rounds off the ep with an excellent, deeply textured take on >metal space<.