the burrell connection is somewhat a resident with craigie knowes, he lived in the same flat in glasgow with label boss max when he started the label in 2015, he featured on the first release, he contributed to second fundraiser album, hes also played half of the parties at their glasgow home, la cheetah club, and travelled with the craigie knowes dj team to wow crowds around europe. but enough of the history, this is now - the burrell connections debut ep with the imprint, hyper/orbit. hyperactive techno and breaks blended together, emotive pads, 808 basslines and that ever-creative and homage-paying sampling ability that the burrell connections noble followers have come to love. its scotlands poster-boy at his finest. diversity is the key to longevity.
in his long career as a pioneer of sound, the advent has become a legend in every sense of the word. back with a new offering for our revamping of thema recordings, dorian blue is the sound of an artist who truly hasn t lost their stride. never afraid to bend around genres and cliches, he throws the whole of dance music history into a blender. as he is known for, the advent breathes new life into different versions of his tracks, with back-splitting electro to 909 workouts that will leave your feet throbbing for more. we here at thema are honored to work with such a master to help get us in touch with our roots. play it loud, play it fast.
are you vogue enough? after contributing her mesmerizing lyrics to sinfols crystalline , barbara ford now debuts on anagram with her first solo ep titled sound of the siren. from her tense storytelling on the title track, brilliant contrasting elements on fashion week and fast paced power grooves on treason and amotan, barbara makes it very clear why she made herself a part of the anagram family with this stellar contribution to the dutch labels discography.
3024 is back with a quintessentially unique and current take on the hardcore continuum with a brand new various artists ep featuring music by label head martyn, advanced percussive science by yak, midsummer melancholy by baltra and avant-techno by the manchester/berlin duo juniper.
classic norken/delsin ep from 2000 repressed. original release text: lee norris became known with his releases as metamatics, through the now defunct clear-label and is running his label neo ouija nowadays. this ep hosts four tracks continuing the style of his previous norken releases. four tracks consisting of very soulful sounds and smooth melodies together with more forward beats or more sophisticated break beats. best to be compared with music from artists like by john beltran, carl craig and his own metamatics of course. beautiful things!
1/2 gott is the new project of sneaker from dresden/berlin and scannoir from zurich, who share their love for ebm and synth pop not only when djing but also when producing. in several nights and with the help of a decent group of instruments, they have evoked a series of tracks that can certainly be subsumed as new swiss wave. the first record is entitled 1/2 gott and will be followed by gott in the foreseeable future. the result is music that sounds as if the iron curtain had never fallen. although sneaker likes to step to the microphone, he leaves the vocals to scannoir, who gives the perfect counterpart for the menacing beats with his deep laments. the tracks are little masterpieces in the matter of repetition with whipping drums and off-beat percussions. however, they cannot disguise their hymn-like gesture. this must be the sound of a sunrise over the industrial area.
index:records is moonstruck to announce the 12” release dorsal, by berlin based artist, vase. dorsal is a genre bending output that combines the carefully layered sound of ambience with rhythmic ingenuity. the tracks aviolet and kinto balance in the eclectic techno realm with a nod to a time when idm was taking form. the organic grooves on the ep suit many settings, from big industrial spaces to soft forest beds.
“cliché’s principle” exhibits the two-sided aura of an artist long familiar with the cultivation of diy ethos: an effortless expulsion of playful immediacy and the unfolding of a musician well versed in unpretentious composition. lucy cliché’s five track ep for fleisch records is a jacking romp through 120-125bpm electro/new-beat, swooning through downcast ambience, lobotomised vocal samples and sweat-drenched hardware rhythms.
lucy’s musical oeuvre piles high, as a figure in the sydney underground for the past 15 years she has always explored sounds that playfully antagonize the status-quo, the dysfunctional no-wave approach of her band naked on the vague and the manipulated tape ambience of half high echo throughout cliché’s principle in the form of chorus buzzed synth chords, abstract drones and ethereal evocation. while there is the strong presence of a live veteran at work behind the machines, cliché’s principle holds five tracks produced purely with the intention of paving the dance-floor.
following up on their acclaimed 2016 album, “pitch black mirror”, the canadian duo return to sonic groove with four new tracks based on their improvised live performances. these are dance floor tracks with an experimental edge and a pervasive sense of dread, emphasizing the project’s decades-long commitment to fusing techno and industrial music in unique ways. elements of ebm, electro, and rhythmic noise blur together as serpentine basslines twist through shifting layers of percussion, and modular dronescapes morph into agonized voices of suffering and defiance. another powerful weapon from the orphx arsenal.
known for his strong live performances, swedish producer celldöd creates music for the body as well as the soul: his influences range from punk, industrial and dub music over to acid house, techno and ebm. that new five track banger ep is dealing with subjects such as sadism, masochism, unhealthy relationships, and the fact that the good never prevails. but if the world is going to hell, we can at least dance on the way down. let us move, together. in darkness.
positive centre marks the 5th release on his in silent series label with 4 tracks of weighted mechanical workouts that feature his honed atmospheric style with brooding scenery and sharp percussive accents. isolated loop takes a crunched and spat out growl of an acid synth and blends it with ever developing drum machine patterns as a weaponised techno tool. tension arm builds on this with sharp percussion piercing over a hard edged bassline and atmospheric scenery. idle roller is a deep, sub-aquatic rhythm journeying to parts unknown with subtle switch in rhythm keeping the momentum going through this textured sound world. sum tolerance fractures open with stretched sounds of otherworldly instruments, sludge laden beats and humming bass pressure.
it was like a bird of rarest-spun heaven metal or like silvery wine flowing in a spaceship, gravity all nonsense now – anthony burgess, a clockwork orange after their lps “ike yard” (also known as “a fact a second” factory america, 1982) and nord (phisteria and desire, 2010) ike yard delivers their last album “rejoy” on noiztank, 2018 as the culmination of their recent years reinvented sound. as the perpetual flag bearers of the cutting-edge post-punk spirit, the nyc- based band shows muscle in a lp fully loaded with abrasive synth pads, scrap metal percussions, and whispered vocals. following the previous criteria of “sacred machine” 2017, it is worth to remark the inclusion of external vocals in the pieces “sister m” and “beyondersay”, which feature yuki osaki and maya. the nine tracks move through different atmospheres, tensions and moods that would perfectly represent a new contemporary soundtrack of the s. kubrick film “a clockwork orange”, a major influence and source of inspiration for the group this time around.