after some studio time getting used to new equipment, the duo salz have have made a journey with >nefelibata< into massive basslines and acoustic drums bringing together what they call the >dubbing< of sounds from the original which they instantly fell in love with. the reshape of >silk< is an exclusive vinyl version in a more classic salz style as we know it, although it has been benefitting from the new equipment.. sounding in their own words: >more electronic<.
tim kossman gives his debut on telrae with a vibrant and personal 2-track release. >at the core< makes moves gentle and with poise. tims sound aesthetic is a nice balancing act of tough >vertical sounds< and >horizontal floating< sounds. the tension he creates is breathtaking and to the point, never random. kossman is also good for some surprises, so expect a challenging composition here. >slower than zero< by its title, defines the style of the flipside entirely. meet the other face of tim kossmann, chilled out- slow motion- heavy dub electronica at its best! we totally embrace this song!
birgan is an recording artist from rome /italy. there is not much known about him. his original >essia< is an analog production with bits of symphonic sounding sounds interaction with the much louder spheric bubbles of sound. the remix comes from the echologist aka brendon moeller known fro his releases worldwide. he leaves his traces of acid in a remix that builds up the tension while he plays. using repetition and constant changes on another level he manages to keep the remix soulful.
der hintergrund für das release geht auf ein kunstwerk von jens standke zurück der in köln damit in diesem jahr seine abschlussarbeit an der khm bestritt. es geht um die fertigung von >vinylaktiten< (vinyl tropfsteine). aus ca. 140 schallplatten erstand jeweils eine skulptur bei der wellenformen auf das vinyl per fräsung in separate formen übertragen wurden und ihre tonrillen optisch abgetastet wurden. der optischen tonabnehmer nahm über 800 sounds ab. salz hat sich aus der fülle an klängen bedienen dürfen und hat mit sehr viel aufwand sounds destilliert und bearbeitet und so in eine form überführt wie sie im kontext von dub techn. sinn macht. sie haben somit aus den fragmenten wieder ein ganzes gefertigt, man könnte von musikalischen recycling sprechen, gäbe es diese kunstform. das kunstprojekt von jens standke hat salz enorm inspiriert und so dürfen wir uns auf ein einzigartiges ergebnis freuen welches den verlauf vom musikalischem rhythmus bis zum rauschen beherbergt. das stück trägt den namen, >technofaktur dub< auf der rückseite veröffentlichen wir zum ersten mal auf vinyl einen dub remix den salz für minilogue aufgenommen haben.
new talent andrea cichecki releases her debut on telrae. based in berlin, andrea has been recording music for some years, and started djing 13 years ago.. organizing a lot of party s in the underground scene and got inspired by great music and meeting great people. apart from music she works artistically in many fields such as photography, graphic design and illustrative artwork.
-freundlich ii“ is the follow up of freund der familie’s -freundlich- 12“ which was released in 2014 on telrae. the a-side track -mash up- is a deep setup of electronica. somehow futuristic, alienated and claustrophobic. it could it be the soundtrack for
the second release we do with french artists upwellings aka vincent raude who is professor of modern art at the academy of brest and has been recording music since 1996. his ep comprised two tracks. a-side >dubbin at the strobe< feat. michael zerang shows a nice interaction of drums and sounds developing a profound deep mood. drum parts were recorded in chicago by michael zerang, a real jazz legend who played a lot with peter brötzmann and joe mcphee, hamid drake. the flip side >lighthouse dub< has the aura of an place which is extremely isolated. the sound is at times extremely pulled back and melancholic and holds a sentiment that reminds us a bit of joy divisions >we are the young men<. the track undergoes a transformation beatwise when going more uptempo.
ovc is from chicago where he has been producing, and playing out electronic stuff in one form or another for like ten years including a lot of gigs and some residencies for example in sonotheque. but it s only the last three or four years hes gotten into the deeper side of techno and recently into the deeper/dubbier techno style, his music is a little raw as he does it all in hardware just live to two-track. he weaves together deep narratives out of a collection of blinking sequencers and drum machines, always assisted by a generous dose of reverb and delay. ovc releases with us on telrea the first 3 tracker we have done. all 3 tracks being on the calmer side of electronic music, rich in depth of sound and motion.
the munich born sound architect has released 13 eps, two long payers and numerous mixes in her distinctive extravagant and charismatic style. her music includes techno productions as well as -music for theater-. we picked up on cio when she moved to cologne several years ago and appreciate her as an exceptional human being and as a tastemaker. this is the second release she has done with us. her hypnotic djs sets enchant clubbers around the world, from berlins berghaim to people in tokyo. her track >off< describes a biotope in which two different poles gently collide. rooms of reverb meet orchestral sounds meet acoustic clicks, in a process of an ongoing motion, where there is no beginning and no end. the flip side highlights >and on< shows white horses amids the waves of sounds. this track could be an electronic soundtrack to a day at an isolated beach in the indian ocean. enjoy.
this 10 inch contains 2 unreleased vinyl versions in extended mixes that can make your day. the merits of van bonns releases on telrae, trapez and on van bonn records you can find in his new release -unbound-. the attractiveness of repetition has made its way into this ep... and it was a good choice. we kick off with -king-, a track which is a cross breed of a stubborn beat and a dub techno feeling showcasing a melodic intermezzi that flies in and out with a mind of its own. more minimalistic than most of the tracks you know from him, it includes unexpected half baked sounds you would not expect from van bonn. on the other hand the epic 10 minute monster -distinct- is a real dub techno giant and a soundtrack at the same time... with beats that take you by the hand.
freund der familie have been in the dub techno scene for a long time and they certainly have delivered very fine releases on their own label and a superb remix for sven weisemann on our label telrae. so this is their first solo 10 on telrae. -pacifier- is a brilliant sonic experience. a sun drenched and lucent sound landscape becoming a trip. -freundlich- is the straighter and tighter track and a beat machine by all means. enjoy two acoustic journeys into sound by our friends.
2014 repress !! salz have done another rework for telrae we are really happy with and on the flip side there is a remix from the cologne artists joerg mueller who has remixed salz stainless dub.with very much attention for the sound. joerg develops sounds for cars as a profession.
upwellings is vincent raude, a professor of modern art at the academy of brest who has been releasing dub and reggae music since 1996 and has written music for contemporary dance and theater. he created his dub project lower groundz in 2004 where he experimented with reggae and in 2008 started his dub techno project upwellings under which he realized several 1s. his music was supported and charted by people like cio d or, laurent garnier, alexkid and more. upwellings music shows a great deal of recording knowledge and love for the details of electronic music. his a-side track zu zurich has a classic dub techno surface but we believe the skillful complexity on many levels will have us listen to this track many many times. there are things to discoverin >zurich< one might say. so it is no surprise that the flip side track >lower ground< shows more reggae influences which he uses in more abstract ways, employing vocal splinters he masterfully embeds in his recording.
BAUMGARTNER (INCL MARKO FUERSTENBERG RMX) (10 INCH)
10" Vinyl D04.10.13
the >baumgartner< release marks the third solo ep by van bonn after his >maserung/schwerpunkt< and >onwards< on telrae in 2012. so it was high time for another solo release with him. his new track is again a timeless classic, gracefully flowing without much of an interruption, it is his most melodic release up until now. the track is nevertheless very much detached in style from what van bonn has released solo and together with stefan gubatz on telrae. the track is at ease and at the same time connects to a feeling of melancholy. marko fürstenberg wrote the remix on the flip side transforming the original into a tight and bass heavy dub track. marko breaks with the flow of the original and creates a much more rigorous dance flloor rocker that introduces one element after the other. this is not for the weak and for bass lovers only!
2014 repress! sven weisemann returns to telrae after his very successful elapse/ light sway with another stunning performance, showing he is a master of creating interactions of sounds perfectly embedded in space and time. elusion is like a sleeping day that awakes slowly, by the hour, in small steps it pulls itself up but then.. folds up as if there had never been the promise of a new day. >freund der familie< are hailed in berlin as one of the upcoming top talents and let us say this... they deserve the praise. their remix is an overgrowing wave of sounds that incorporates nice distortion and grows on you till you cannot do without it.this is a perfect flip side to sven weisemanns original, playing the game in a different way.
for telrae 010 stefan gubatz teamed up with van bonn. the a side track marathon reflects on the more up-tempo beat tracks on telrae. it starts where stefans transistor ended, keeps a tight beat but its crunchy chords erupt like lava in a bowl of milk. the flipside track burnout works with a heavy pounding bassline but is defined by a rather airy, ambient like soundscape with many modulations and a broken tricky beat..
the new vinyl release by stefan gubatz features unreleased new dance floor versions of his tracks >byte and scratch< and >offshore< (which had originally appeared as electronic versions on cd) which appear now exclusively for the first time on the telrae vinyl 10 inch series as reworks. >byte and scratch rework< generates a subtle form of urgency which slowly step by step takes possession of yours and does not loose its grip till the very end. stefan has reworked the original for the club, has kept many details in the process of the sound shaping while on the other hand has changed the arrangement and dominance of key sounds very skillfully. he has transferred a piece of electronica into an intense piece of dub techno. >offshore rework< is the counterpart of >byte and scratch rework< being much more ease and repetitive... more in the fashion of some of stefans 10 releases on telrae before
van bonn returns after his release maserung on telrae in april 2011. van bonn has been in the studio a lot since then and has worked on a number of tracks that are highlighted here. onwards i is an excursion into sound. it starts with sounds that interact in a subtle way but then as if by magic, suddenly it rises to a much higher energy level, almost pulling you by the hair. chords now kick in with the full force of brutality, like the strikes of london’s big ben and then you’d think the track will just burst. van bonn makes another turn before he lets the drums break loose. it seems as if van bonn is taming the brutality and direction of his electronic machines. abstract now meets the concrete and whoever wins the fight is up to the listener to decide. the first remix comes by raffaele attanasio who has had considerable success with der pianist and i m a jazzman and has collaborated with trapez ltd artist mihalis safras, a. trebor (trapez), as well as claude young, nic fanciulli and has shown his versatility throughout the last 3 years. juan atkins recently featured raffaele attanasio remix of no mans land by a. trebor in his charts.his remix for van bonn keeps up a strong beat programming right from the beginning. a beat monster so to speak is alive from the beginning and kicking. the track is written in a style that shows expansion and contraction and through that shows an organic breathing quality.
ltd telrae collection! incl telrae001 to telrae010 on black white marbled vinyl, a bonus blue splatter vinyl from salz incl martin schulte remix, every release and the whole collection will be shrinked ... timeless dub techno archive to listen on and on
2014 repress !! we think we do not have to introduce sven weisemann, but for all of you who are not familiar with his work... sven has released on top labels such as delsin, smallfish, echocord, liebe detail and maybe the label he is mostly associated with is mojuba records, which is based in berlin. his release for telrae starts with elapse a track so detached from everything and at the same time so earthly, it gains that mystic touch some trax radiate. it is again a timeless track on telrae what we think is a quality we strive for. light sway seems harder at first but turns out to be more melodic and light than elapse and so the title fits it just right!
played by: monika kruse, hernan cattaneo, luciano, butch, deepchild, hermanez, orde meikle/ slam, florian meindl, claude vonstroke, agoria, hot chip/ felix, paco osuna, noah pred, tom leclercq, taster peter, filthy rich, danny tenaglia, paul nazca, intu:itiv, gareth williams/ raw hedroom, nick warren, jules de pearl , martin landsky, juho kahilainen, dave twomey/tr nch, j_ditschler, josh, claudio prc, deepbass, blind minded, arjun vagale, alex tepper ...
MASERUNG / SCHWERPUNKT (10 INCH LTD TO 200 COPIES)
10" Vinyl D18.03.11
ltd handmade cover ... telrae welcomes soundseeker, noise controller,full time musician, van bonn. he has written two tracks for telrae. both of them are constructed like a theatre play.. each tone is intentionally-on purpose- generated and set in its propper place to create a symbiotic effect... which you realise once you give them time to interact… and create something which might be just one element in a chainreaction. van bonns definition of techno dub. you could say van bonns has written the most abstract release so far for telrae and you could be right. the two tracks are not written for functional reasons, but are very functionel for the ones that seeks for similar feelings such as, deepness,landscapes of sound or just snapshots in which time stands still. these tracks come from far away to be discovered by likeminded people. dive into the world of van bonn.
stricly limited to 200 copies in a special handmade cover! the salz duo delivers with their a-side a dub remix of 20 toes which turns out as a gentle and sunny dub version with no stunts necessary. amazing quality in sound and recording makes this a pleasure to listen to. the remix works in favour of a long evolving wave of sound on the flipside their dub mix of backroom is much more on the tougher side of things with broad and bold basslines and tough chords. this is definitely something for the detroit fans among us and makes a connection to feeling in sound
salz is back!! very special handmade cover which is stricly limited to 200 copies!! the cologne duo salz, has written history with their unigue interpretation of dub techno for over 13 years. their work has been highlighted through numerous 12s on their own now deceased label salz. they have remixed alexander robotnik, philippe cam, thomas dolby and recently minilogue, piemont, thomas bjerring, deepchild, riley reinhold etc. what makes salz remixes so special is their opproach to deconstruct and transform the original through tape delays and spring reverbs into something genuine new. no artificial flavorings being added. on this limited 10 inch you can witness for the first time on vinyl one of their best up to date remixes! timeless music for connaisseurs. music for the gay moments in life