radioactive miami bass experiments - slime-coated dubby techno - nervous electro - and beautifully melodic, selectively not-ambient electronica. the second record on nascent san francisco label left hand path comes from bay area artist c.l.a.w.s. who offers up four cuts that chart a pathway through techno s outer reaches, a perfect platter for the intrepid at-home listener and essential fodder for the adventurous dj.
comes complete with full colour artwork sleeve and handmade paper insert designed by the artist.
certain feelings, visions, and sounds recur to us as if in dreams. flashes of recall, hints of remembrance, suggestions of what could have been, or what may yet still be. a spark — a glimpse — a glimmer. we gaze into the abyss, fearless, the abyss gazes back, familiar. cognition — recursion — immanence.
left hand path presents the second full-length lp, idol collapse, from forests 森,林,. written by jon du, kuo-hung tseng, and zun long in taipei, taiwan. eight songs in 36 minutes that unfurl like a flower and expand like a mushroom cloud, designed for utter osmosis and total absorption. the helix twists, the loop is closed. the cycle begins anew.
mastered by mark pistel at room 5 studios, san francisco, california. produced in a deluxe gatefold vinyl edition with artwork by wang yu and design, layout by nathan rickard and allen chiu.
left hand path is proud to present its fourth release - ice pick, a beautifully aggressive four track techno ep from bay area troublemaker michael claus. following acclaimed releases on jacktone and 100% silk and his unforgettable remix on our last record by nackt, ice pick plays with (and against) modern movements in underground techno to satisfying effect. while michael s previous releases featured a gorgeous dub-infused atmosphere, ice pick steps towards a more militant sound. its eponymous title track is described perfectly by its name - a lethal rhythmically compelling club track primed for the peak of a late-night dj set. for each has the listener ascending an endless staircase of arpeggios, chased by raw electro beats. hexes is introspective, reinforcing michael’s talent for writing sublime melodic hooks. the record’s closer acid 46 is a bonafide dance floor stomper built around an undulating, coruscating acid riff, giving it a kaleidoscopic bay area twist.
my cube is cube’s first vinyl lp and it is a multifaceted, kaleidoscopic listen, containing a multitude of moods and atmospheres. it sounds like the west coast’s answer to container, and will appeal to fans of aussie synth-punks total control just as much as it will to fans of regis, silent servant, and their seminal downwards record label.
san francisco label left hand path’s latest record is a contemporary techno opus, featuring four tracks, each with a distinct sound and feel, designed to set off a dancefloor and invigorate your stereo.