quartz rec kicks off the new year with >a man lost in time< by fragmentor. the italian, japan-based producer is a resident at mind off, tokyo, and recently started his own imprint follow the flow with a jonas kopp ep for which he delivered a stunning remix. here, he delivers two thumping acid tracks: >a man lost in time< comes first, bleeps and hisses unraveling on a booming kick, followed by >blowtorch< with its escalating frenzied acid lines on the b side. >synthetic rain< the ambient cut closing this ep illustrates even more that fragmentor is a master in creating slowly building atmospheres full of twists and eerie sounds and a producer to watch for. >a man lost in time< will be released on grey vinyl limited to 200 copies on january 21st 2019.
the beginning of the opus gives us clues indicative as to what will come. it immediately plunges us into an electrifying, occult atmosphere counterbalanced by an ethereal outro marking the end of our journey, taking us home. the vinyl hottan is a series of hypnotic tracks that delivers a message to our unconscious, every aspect of a this ep reveals to us what is most profound.
a creak retimed is a collection of tape reworks of howlround’s original soundtrack from a creak in time directed by steven mcinerney, featuring adaptations and reconstructions by tom white, merkaba macabre, dan hayhurst, ian helliwell and howlround.
repress! for its eighth release, berg audio is proud to present >directions<, a various artists featuring pioneers as well as some of the most talented producers from the new generation. the incredible eight tracks compilation is accompanied by juli jahs stunning reinterpretation of polands >hotel forum< located in krakow. 2x12”- 180g, gatefold - a must-have item for any vinyl collectors!
“the final sickness”, originally released in 1993, is another the mover masterpiece and its ten tracks transmit a crunchy thick and cold tone. edging to a rather industrial side of the techno spectrum, the pcp-spirit is carried throughout the release. every piece plunges to the bottom of darkest depths without remorse, leaving no space for the mild-mannered music lover. an eerie blend of hefty, yet intellectual 909 beats and chewy analog synths unite this collection of gems. haunting sequences, spooky effects and tough drums create an extraordinary venture for your deepest senses! if you’ve been into productions by the mover and planet core productions, you may just experience the pinnacle of his intensity with the final sickness. it can’t get more pcp than that!
amazing full cover version. involve records continues delivering some of the most exciting techno tunes. this time, label boss regal presents his first collaboration with one of belgiums most aclaimed talents, amelie lens. two original tracks and two remixes from the next generation of techno titans. four cuts that shape an ep that is about to became an instant dancefloor killer.
ltd 2019 repress - debut album from blawan, possibly one of the finest techno records you ll hear this year ... physically and mentally draining in the best way possible, wet will always dry is maybe the most complete statement from blawan to date, and as such should be ignored at your peril. this becomes evident from the album-opening “klade,” a dizzying, tumbling flight of pure energy over overlapping fields of electrified menace. this sets the stage for “careless,” which retains the hazardous, crackling atmosphere but dials back the intensity just enough to make room for a new feature, blawan’s eerie and disembodied vocals.
ltd 2019 repress , black vinyl- the next acid record and the thirs installment of the acid seduction series is finished ! this time influenced by heckmann s japan tours, friends, fans and the ever on-time high tech train shinkansen :-) and a very nice coincidence, the train we took to kyoto one day was called nozomi 303 !
ltd 2019 repress , heckmann returns with this ferocious double a side to afu limited !two raw and relentless tracks to kick ass and bring the noise back to the floors !energy loaded analogue madness...enjoy !
ltd 2019 repress , black vinyl - for all the acid that is coming out through this so-called -acid revival- i was somehow missing the good old hook of the 90s acid-techno tracks. after countless requests to do some new acid again it finally clicked with me and i had this - in my opinion - great acid hook to jump along to for the acid to the future track. i really love this one and it could ve been big in the 90s i guess...so hopefully this will click with the listeners also today :-) acid funk and acid jaxx pretty much speak for themselves and are funky groovin acid tracks with a more modern touch mixed with the old vibe flavour. machine banger is definitely on the harder side and was done for ferox this is acid... nothing else- va compilaton on kobayashi.hands up and have fun... we love and release on vinyl !
ltd 2019 repress , black vinyl- heckmann returns with his trademark hard-beat-strong-sequence ebm-industrial-techno style and gets a very strong support by vsk remixing one of his tracks speak silent to me !
limited 2019 repress , black vinyl- no need to say much about thomas p. heckmanns silent breed project, that turned, twisted, smashed and rocked big time in the 90s and into the new millenium ! acid fucker is still a must at every decent acid rave, sync in crashed the dummies of the german trainspotters