under the surface of the sea, immersed into the deep, where light is just utopic... waiting till the end of tempest. tensal comes back with his second ep to the berlin based imprint ownlife. subaquatic saga is the confirmation of the cyclical sound, the exahustive development from one of the producers who synthesized this genre in a better way in the last years. this time, he decomposes his usual formula showing new directions of his particular vision of the future sound of techno.
-hepta- is the greek word for the number seven. significant, full of knowledge and symbolism, these metaphoric fields are associated since the beginning of ownlife. it is also the title of the new release on the platform. this time, as it happens regularl
next out on the ownlife imprint, a remix ep of what so far has been one of the most acclaimed releases from the label, the collaboration between leiras and svreca titled “the bridges i burn”. four well-known names to the electronic music scene has been invited to infuse their own characteristic sound onto the original tracks of own009. first out covering the a side is spanish reeko who skilfully plays with the rhythm tones, the main bleep synth sounds and his unique and particular way of texturizing the layers. a2, signed by british volte-face, gives the perfect balance between sounds and silence in a mysterious spaced out interpretation of “tilling ceramics”. flipping the record you will find new york veteran producer shawn o’sullivan under his 400ppm moniker, developing the structure of the track in a smooth way, melting the modular synthesis with the atmospheres found in the original version. last to contribute with his unlimited talent is swedish acronym, ho delivers an intense, tribalistic, spiral-maker remix, wrapping up this four tracker in the best possible way.
a prison of predictions is the first lp from the ownlife label (excepting seld series, focused in pressing back gems from two decades ago) and also by the person behind it. leiras.
on it, the producer showcases a compendium featuring the characteristic sound of the platform, pushing ahead cyclical techno together with tracks that evoke the persistence of remembrance. echoing the preterit sound of sandwell district and renewed sound formulas from almost two decades of uk electronica. ambient brush strokes outline soundscapes surrounded by analogue sounds that share space with more direct and snappy songs. a scape on the frenetic side of electronica with an idm-leaning end closes the equation.
substantiating his versatility as a producer with the label’s previous 10 titles and undoubtedly confirmed on this record, leiras offers a consequent closing for the first stage of ownlife, which finishes on this point in order to look for new sound structures for the next transmissions.
this lp has been created in berlin during the last months using mixed recording techniques with the purpose of conceiving a narrative thread that gives coherence to the release, without doubt an inflection point in leiras’ discography.
“art and science can only develop with the free and mutual influence of the contemporaries. respecting always, everything that the past bestowed upon us.”
after a short hiatus, ownlife’s tenth release has been revealed. presented as crossover, this project merges the ideas of the artist behind it. well known producers in the scene due to make their appearances in other renowned imprints. hardware jams, sharp arrangements and out of the four-to-the-floor land excursions, are some of the characteristics of this episode, where the combination of preterite reminiscences with the actual formulas, achieves an interesting balance in both sides of this new maxi-single.
first collaborative ep from the ownlife chronicles. the point between the mind behind semantica records, or what is the same. svreca. joining forces with the label owner. leiras. another four tracker shaping the cyclical, repetitive and deep sound characteristic from the series.
*when we all were one... when we were able to build something that could still stand forever, contemplating the passing of time with dignity*
leiras returns to his mother platform, ownlife, on his favorite format. four tracks that play with sharpness: influenced by cyclical ebm techno to the darkest and primitive acid. *ruins of dignity* is a look into the psyche of men, a tribute to our ancestors capacity of symbolism and abstraction.
hidden truth is an open window to the occult knowlegde, an initiation into the hermetic wisdom. jonas kopp delves into his characteristic sound. direct, mental and mechanic in equal parts, the fifth release of this series comes full of classic and atemporal techno structures.
a separate lineage is the brand new ep on ownlife label. this release retrieves leiras usual footprint sweeping through different intensity levels and soundscapes. genetics supplies the right amount of energy to open the record while no partial truth evokes a rougher sound reminiscent of the 90s. a separate lineage is a showcase of contained pressure, guiding the listener into a hypnotic state. the final track, dry ocean, rounds out the ep as it dives deep into an otherworldly sonic plain.
tensal is the first guest artist of the ownlife imprint and opens the year 2015 with a piece of authentic techno in all its forms. four initiatic cuts that re-define the sonorous shades of this label. ritual i is a return to the rough sound of the late 90s, no concessions, pure effectivity for the beginning of the record. the a side is completed with the more hypnotic part of the ep. a deep track, dry and minimalist with the elements needed to create the mystical atmosphere which floods this reference. ritual iii is absolute energy. a constant and atmospheric progression is perfect to create an impact on the dancefloor, maintaining tension to the end. the last track opens the door of the emotional side of the artist and represents a contribution of light to ownlife. a cut of dusty textures and delay tones. a landscape of stabs with a flawless structure for smoky clubs with low light.
this ancestral bones - title of the second release of the berlin-based label ownlife. it features two original tracks of leiras and a remix by one of the key-names in the electronic music-scene, the multifaceted peter van hoesen.
ownlife refers to the tendency to enjoy being solitary or individualistic, which is considered subversive in the chaotic future, according to the sience fiction novel 1984 written by george orwell. it is also the name of a new project focused to the mental and hypnotic techno sound. ownlife premieres with leiras debut, beginning of visions with three original tracks and two remixes from one of the leading figures of the electronic music scene in berlin, sleeparchive.