enter into a meditative, dream-like state with this heart-melting 7” from leipzig-based australian talent, and one half of senate, carmel. let the soft, melancholic synths pull you in like the heavy tide as you drift further and further into a lucid haven.
cirez d is back again with three massive big room anthems on his mouseville imprint. straight out of the stall dare u builds and builds layering a pounding kick, soaring synths and rumbling bass enticing you in with each build up and subsequent drop, before repeating it all again to added effect. a2 - the glitch has an industrial and sinister feel to it, combining a rapid-fire bass and metallic sounding percussion before opening up into a melting pot of arps and sonic glitches. ‘black hole closes out the e.p drawing you in with a swell of synths, an unrelenting bassline and a killer kick pattern to send your mind into overdrive. with early support across the festival circuit, this is a three track weapon fit for any discerning djs arsenal.
rezonal proudly presents its second release, delivered by the mysterious eastern renaissance. this 5-track ep combines deep grooves and relentless rhythms to push the listening experience past the regular, club oriented sound. five thematic tracks melt together as one consistent work. eastern renaissance presents his credo, which is disturbing, crude, dark and tense, but has beauty hidden deep within.
limited 2018 repress on smoke blue vinyl.
on the heels of his critically acclaimed debut full-length >bad vibes<, shlohmo embarks deeper into darker realms on his latest venture self-described as night time backyard noises, >vacation< builds on the aesthetic shlohmo established with mixes for fact and fader, in which broken cassette tapes and warped found sounds melded into melodic beats packed with veiled emotion and latent mystery. from >the way u do< verges on r&b pop, to the enigmatic >wen uuu<, which simultaneously pulls at the heartstrings with a quavering vocal sample while churning forward in a passionate, indisputable groove, and the pastoral >rained the whole time<, which takes cues from the ubiquitous burial, this is a poignant set of originals. a stellar cast of remixers: nicholas jaar, teebs, airhead, salva and groundislava, contribute to take >vacation< to the next level.
bade records launch the first vinyl release on the label, with a four-track ep by label co-founders brothers black and tape fear.2x2 series 1 is a split vinyl, showcasing the individual styles of the duos. brothers black kick off the a1 with extrasensory, a shimmering tool with luscious, uplifting pads and a looping lead. their second contribution on the a2, late night call, is a driving euphoric weapon, perfect for the early hours of the morning. on the other side, tape fear showcase their unique sound for the first time. jump system, the lead track, provides a complex blend of old-school breaks, euphoric pads and vocal samples that will be received well in any setting. turn that thing off offers something different with a fierce 808 groove and unsettling acid lead, perfect for the early hours.
widely acclaimed techno pioneer nicole moudaber has delivered the release of her adoption ep, a two-track production on nicoles own mood label which sees the dynamic producer tackle two tracks from one of the most important innovators of dance music since the 90s, moby. first up she offers a uniquely dark and twisted rework of like a motherless child, pitching down moby s vocals to create a deep demonic sound,verging into a range of immersive textures. on the flip side moudaber spins a heavy and grinding feel on her remix of mobys mere anarchy (taken from 2018 album everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt). moudaber packs the mix with haunting melodies, with the subtle use of orchestral sounds adding a hypnotic feel to the release.an event promoter, record label founder, radio host, and one of the most passionately followed dj/producers in the world,nicole moudaber is a one-woman army marching her muscular take on techno all over the globe.
after the success of the latest release from label boss john dimas with his debut album ”one against time” elephant moon is back with a 3 track ep from the mysterious y&e featuring a very special remix from uk legend 100hz.
mit test-file erscheint auf ostgut ton eine doppel-ep mit sechs neuen stücken des berghain- residents der ersten stunde. für sich genommen weisen die stücke klaren sessioncharakter auf und folgen einer intuitiven herangehensweise für möglichst freien einsatz zwischen club und kopfhörer. „test-file“, „torch“ und „error (1st take)“ sind auf linie mit dem für dettmann markanten minimalismus, eher beat-experimente – hier mit pulsierenden synths, dort mit stärkeren effekten, breakiger und röhrender anmutung und bei letzterem mit betonung des sessioncharakters im titel, blubbern und gluckern bei 132 bpm. die zweite einheit stellen „ascending“ und „metalloid“ dar: eine gewisse kälte, härte, geräuschhaftig- und grobkörnigkeit, dennoch songcharakter wahrend. am markantesten ist das eingängige “autumn77”, das neben groovendem, funky house-beat und warmen harmonien schon über titel und vocal dettmanns ganzes referenzsystem absteckt.
exos joins forces with gotshell a.k.a alessan main, the great ambassador of the colombia electronic music scene for the fifth release on x/oz. the pair met in colombia made the decision to make music together. over the next weeks they travelled together in colombia getting inspiration from the colombian spirits. the pair also teamed up with maayan nidam for a true jungle remix to go along with four original tracks with sounds that originate and fluctuate with the deep spiritual entities of colombia.
lewis fautzi legt eine ausgeklügelte ep für bpitch control vor, die sich der subtilen kunst des techno-minimalismus verschrieben hat. der portugiese strebt unbeirrt der zukunft entgegen, indem er seine musikalischen einflüsse unter einem groove vereint. die vier tracks auf »deep illusion« zeichnen sich gleichermaßen durch komplexität und härte aus und sind also für djs maßgeschneidert, die selbst zu peak-time-zeiten noch etwas wagen wollen.
next on noorden is white afghani with his debut release »kaleidoscope ep«. the up-and-coming producer from cologne drops a dancefloor focussed five tracker between leftfield flavoured breakbeat and ambient leaning big room techno.
into the light is launching a parallel and limited series with contemporary material from both greek and international artists. first stop is the album postclub prism by the german producer cass. offering ten gorgeous ambient pieces about light and romance. since 2012, niklas rehme-schlüter aka cass. has released albums of varying styles, from the rather organic and loop based ambient pieces on loops & farewell sketches and the red atlantic ep on throne of blood in 2017, influenced by 80s pop sonics, to the more balearic and percussive recordings on the sound of glades together with wolf müller in 2016. on his new record postclub prism cass. explores his affinity to calm and atmospheric ambient music at the threshold to the reverberant sound of club music.
die drei stücke auf white flowers bringen ein feines amalgam aus schnell verzehrter ekstase, frischem herzschmerz und zitterndem trost hervor, alles auf dem scheitelpunkt von euphorie und verletzlichkeit. der essay des titeltracks führt in tiefe, streicherreiche minimal-techno-terrains, während die träge stimme von kev kharas dem instrumentalbild eine weitere dimension verleiht und es zu einer klassischen kompakt-affäre macht. betont club-freundlich hebt demacs felix den groove mit einer mitreißenden mischung aus synthie-glitter und 303-bässen hervor, bevor die ambient-version von white flowers alles auf eine ruhige, melancholische note bringt. eine stimmungsvolle geschichte von verlust und sehnsucht, weinerlich und jubelnd zugleich, ist white flowers ein track, der die emotionale bandbreite vom dancefloor auszuloten vermag.
it doesn t get much bigger than this: adam beyer links up with green velvet and drumcode s outstanding rising star layton giordani for a debut collaboration. some musical partnerships feel fated. both fans of one another s work, for years adam beyer and green velvet had discussed writing music together. in turn, beyer s protégé layton giordani had admired the chicagoan s work for as long as he could remember. when the 25-year-old found himself playing alongside the green mohawked legend at belfast s shine, the spark and subsequent friendship was immediate. with the links now set in place, it was only a matter of time before the trio s creative chemistry would manifest musically. ‘space date was conceived organically and birthed quickly. propelled by green velvet s trademark vocal hypnotism, the triumvirate combine to craft a pumping intergalactic slice of techno laced in melody that s highlighted sets by beyer at awakenings, ushuaia and also edc vegas when green velvet dropped it to a raucous response. the track is complimented by rome future , the product of a year-long series of productions between beyer and giordani. deftly combining crisp drum work, catchy vocal effects and a powerful bassline melody that gives the track an almighty kick, it will be familiar to many who ve followed their sets over recent months.
auf seinem neuen album -r.u.r.- lässt der berliner produzent djedjotronic den kalten maschinen warme herzschläge folgen und umgekehrt. aufgenommen in einem basement in südfrankreich, besitzt -r.u.r.- eine techno-futuristische thematik über moderne isolation, robotik, ki, simulation und cyborgs, während es musikalisch hinweise auf ähnlich gelagerte produzenten-legenden wie cybotron, if, the hacker und ivan smagghe (zu seinen glorreichen dj-tagen im pariser pulp) gibt. der aggressivste dancefloor-moment ist zweifellos -take me down- mit douglas mccarthy (nitzer ebb) on vocals, ein industrial-arpeggio-monstertrack.
following induction’s liturgical hymns remixes ep, ravage is proud to announce the next release on their white series. it’s a various artists release, containing tracks produced by artists who are very close to the label. hence, it’s title: familiar affairs.
external assessment vs. self-conception by robag wruhme: people always think, im that serene and quiet guy, but actually i’m quite a noisemaker. could be that the majority of the material he put out in recent years, most notably the thora vukk album, led to the overall apprehension of robag being the virtuoso of everything subtle, enigmatic and tenderly melodic. well, thats far from being a misconception, but still just one side of the coin. the other side is embossed with his most current productions, consolidated to a double ep, captioned with the enchanting name wuzzelbud ff. wait a second wuzzelbud devoted fans will instantly prick up their ears. we’ve heard that before. back in 2004 robag wruhme released his first longplayer named wuzzelbud kk. as theres no such scenario robag might be running out of stream-of-consciousness turned nonsense titles for his music, this must be a vocabulary intersection linking the early days of his career with its status quo. and it is. wruhme presents wuzzelbud ff as the stylistic follow-up to his debut album, showcasing a sound he commits has been neglected for too long. wruhme cuts to the chase: i wanted to put out some straightforward music for the dancefloor, something for the primetime. well, for the primetime of my sets, at least.
here you have the third installment of our pole group 50 milestone release, closing the trilogy in both vinyl and digital formats. all tracks have been made in common, each of the label foundational members have work sound parts that in a second process have been assigned randomly to others to work with them, in a creation loop that becomes somehow the true essence of the label. you ll never know who is making what, it s just oscar mulero, exium and reeko in essence and mixed up.
the sheep s fall ep is the latest result of dahraxt s freaky mind keeping that path of harmonic doughty techno rhythm with 90s nostalgia, already shown through previous releases on his own imprints jtseries and picnic34. the release seeps a clear message: the most dangerous thing in life is an incompetent that has been given the chance to rule the world.
following the hugely appreciated reissue of stanislav tolkachev “why are you so frightened” we proudly present “catacomb saints”. two songs written during the same period as “yes, today” and “imago”, originally planned to come out in 2011 but halted due to a severe traffic accident in label manager rivet’s life followed by years of hospitalization. but times are brighter now! we hope you enjoy this quite weird and simply singular 10” by the eastern genius that is tolkachev
music and photography by stanislav tolkachev
dedicated to alexey dekanov 1985 - 2012
mastered by benny liberg
manufactured for kess kill
the global skywatch family have been discovering evidence of geoengineering on a scale never before seen and have decided to take a stand. for the foreseeable future we will be releasing audio recordings painstakingly designed to protect your mind and body from government control. we understand the risks involved in doing so. if you don’t hear from us for an extended period, know we have most likely been taken, and continue fighting the good fight in our place. may this first offering bring you peace from the madness of the modern world.
nach ihrem vielgelobten debütalbum “penelope one” 2017 auf optimo music veröffentlicht die londoner künstlerin penelope trappes nun ein limitiertes 7”+cd bundle als teaser zum nachfolger “penelope two” demnächst auf houndstooth. dabei setzt sie ihren intimen und geisterhaften ambient-gothic-romantizismus gekonnt fort. während sie auf dem bonustrack “i can hear you...” von ex-wire-frontmann colin newman begleitet wird, liefert der enigmatische, serbische produzent abul mogard ein 13-minütiges drone-remix-meisterwerk des titeltracks ab, das exklusiv auf der cd erscheint.
la rioja in spain may not be thought of as a hotbed of avant garde techno and electronica, but psychoskunk has been quietly issuing an uncompromising salvo of proudly underground releases since as far back as 2004. error etica, an alias from label boss victor martinez, is at the controls for this tenth vinyl release on the label, and he s sounding as proudly left of centre as ever. diatonic scale locks into an insistent groove, but the real magic of the track lies in the grubby notes punching their way around the drums, capped off with artful distortion that gives a wonderful bite to the production. tetratonic scale keeps things fuzzy but blows the rhythms wide open for a more poised, patient kind of techno incantation. r2pis remix of the track meanwhile clamps it back in order with a stern beat and a slow-release minimalism guiding the evolution of the track.
planet jarre - 50 years of music from the godfather of electronic music. 4x 180gr vinyl in deluxe hardcover vinyl-book with downloadcode included. contains 41 tracks, including brand new “herbalizer” and “coachella opening”.
AND THE LIGHT BEAMS WILL GUIDE THE WAY (2LP, VINYL)
2x12" Vinyl NL14.09.18
after two years unearth noise returns with a second dosage on lfi. and the light beams will guide the way arrives as a double lp with one disc from unearth noise and the other from his collaboration with vocalist myrh, together they are dreamspeak. unearth noises solo works delve into familiar territory. at times reminiscent of his debut on the label -prayer and resonance his signature, dense and mesmerizing sound world develops on this second outing, harnessing a frenetic energy that dissolves like devil dust. dreamspeak create a transcendental experience that beguiles listeners one that is equally as haunting as it is enchanting
boogie box launched in style last year with a release from the mighty stl, and now they re revisiting that strong first step with a clutch of smartly selected remixes from some deep cover operators. juniper drops two dubs of -haze & kraze- that press squashed synth pressure, found sounds and splattering fx into tight but funky grooves with a distinctly nocturnal feel. fold s dub of -hide & seek- spaces things out beautifully, taking a crooked, steppers approach that works wonderfully with the source material. jonas friedlich s own dub of -hide & seek- takes a dustier path through the undergrowth, completing a package of truly non-conformist techno that chimes with stl s own outsider spirit.
one of firecrackers founding fathers returns once more, this time shoving two fingers up to current dj conventions smashing out a 150 bpm electrofunk hybrid. on the flip, two deeper cuts traversing ambient wormholes and reflecting that classic linkwood sound. ultimately, a miscellany of unique, syncopated weirdo sounds, barely orbiting the outer regions of dance music or, depending on how you look at it, three timeless cuts designed for the dance floor, the sofa and all points in bethween.
a new duo launches by the name of ghost vision. joining forces with an introspective, uplifting debut slice on kompakt, the pair are two well-known figures thomas gandey aka cagedbaby, member of matom alongside matt edwards, and daniel mclewin, half of uk-based production duo psychemagik. fruit of these blissful moments when no imaginary wall obstructs the vision and the stream of consciousness gives up to the entrancing magic of the creative flow, saturnus is an upright mano a mano between two musicians and their gear, unchained from all preconceptions and biases, real (machine) talk as the hip-hop heads would say.
as well as manning his own label duro, theus mago can be found slinging out heat on turbo, kill the dj and more recently ombra. the mexican producer returns to home turf for his latest transmission, serving up one original track with two killer remixes. -inertials- is a rowdy beast in its original form, tapping up a breakbeat roll, dirty wave synth stabs and plenty more sonic debris for a cut that spans a whole lot of styles and makes them gel together seamlessly. inigo vontier takes the original and makes it into a bone-rattling drum track to batter the crowd into submission very late on in the dance. jamie paton takes a different approach on the b-side, weaving a little tenderness into the mix with some elegant synth lines that offset the raw bite of the drums beautifully.
remixes by antigone, rod, agents of time & kris wadsworth) following the release of amandras acclaimed dame de bahia album last year, obscura now presents 4 interpretations provide varying takes on amandras originals.
07042016 (LIVE AT ST.PAULS ANGLICAN CHURCH, ATHENS)(LP)
12" Vinyl UK13.09.18
07042016 (live at st.paul s anglican church, athens) is the debut album of modal analysis, brought by the greek experimental band of mmmd (also known as mohammad). nikos veliotis and ilios are currently performing as the mmmd duo, with further focus on deep monolithic sounds, low frequencies, inter-modulations, dark textures, and distant folk nuances through custom made instruments (cello & electronic bass) and software. the release carries parts of the mmmd live performance at st.pauls anglican church in athens, recorded on the 7th of april 2016. the concert was hosted by fasma festival, on the opening day of its 2016 edition.
the secret seapony debut ep with 4 pieces of varied cuts. joined by hillevag dwellers: afrahis jj, tom ace & ulli. introduced with scattered morse codes pumped into deep turquoise oceans from the acidic dubmarine. chiming lost triangles of bermuda-trance w/ solid squared tb 303-bubbles and deep ms10 waves. b-side greets nature with an uplifting melodic percussion session lead by jjs solid dxing and playful muranidaes. last cut comes with full blesselse and merges into a bliss trip w/ tom ace & ulli. norwegian seapony power!
very cinematic, tunnel visioned & on-going arpeggiated synth-techno in two versions by stiletti-ana (half of jesse from last years twotinos lp on keys of life). a-side with steady kick and feedbacked percussions riding through a deep, analogic, cloudy and live drummed landscape. b-side highlights the scope with no drums, except the ever lasting cymbals.
solar phenomena continues a high quality and high rate of releases after eps from the likes of stl and fluxion with a new one from mystica tribe - the musical alias of tokyo-based producer, taka noda. here he draws on everything from dub, soul, bass music, rhythm and blues and will always freak you out with his unusual sounds.
this excellently absorbing ep starts with “love is all right”, a fusion of asian percussion and reggae drums that is high tempo and funky. the bright steelpan sounds offset the razor sharp percussion and make for a sunny dub that will get any crowd going. the same fusion vibes continues but in more blissed out and slow motion fashion on “lawn track”, the beautiful cosmic psyche-out that is “ash” and supple space journey that is “voyage” with its intoxicating melodies and loose, tumbling percussion. this is unusual but essential music from an exclusive talent.
tech-droppers fronts a coil of six acidic, harmonizing, well programmed, whizzing and straight to the bone dance punchers. the string of snappy snares, rainy cymbals, steps of cuts & drops, as well as the sequenced balance of high flying chords, rolling rhythms and solidly sectioned stabs keeps all tracks absolutely straight to the point.
first lp in new series from finland, this subdue jazz drone album has the quality of dusk, but is never darker than the nordic summers. atonal & forceful at times, still padded and invitingly warm, it has 4 classy pieces that enjoy being on the fringes while slowly capturing the ear when organs drone, the tr-808 thumps, the percussive double bass and the saxophone layers fog of melodic growing waves of groove.
deeply rooted & slowly explosive, estonian andres lõo slides from loud guitar skanks to rumbling toms, all capturing periods of dub, jazz, folk music and the drama of an orchestrated band surrounding the estonian seto peoples musical background. b-side carries a generously beautiful xylophone, played, recorded and manipulated gently. both sides highly polarizing his debut album skeletons on rock (laton, 2009).
highly revered techno dj/producer ilario alicante has unveiled his brand new luce ep, consisting of four fresh tracks on cocoon recordings. recognised as a dj of the highest order whilst playing at berghain when he was still only 21, ilario continues to go from strength to strength. an integral member of the respected cocoon family, ilario alicante has become a regular at cocoon ibiza, elrow and dc10 during his career so far. made up of the titled track luce, a cosmic production packed with synth-laced flutters, and the more dancefloor-ready scelta ilario showcases his eclectic nature across the release. using a high tempo through the shudders of cocoon, the italian rounds off the ep with the deeply atmospheric sensa with the latters rattles adding an intense nature to the production.
debut double lp album from blakk harbor the greek berlin based artist and sound designer behind native instruments, angelos liaros. soaring drones, dark ambiences and expertly crafted sound design. “madares” title derives from the actual dune mountains of crete. this moonlike landscape a sacred land of ancient ceremonies and the main inspiration for the album concept, cover and artwork. percussive samples and drones are created from traditional custom cretan instruments (lute, skin drums, lyra, tsabouna) & world instruments (tibetan bowls, gongs, dungchen horns) granulized to death drones through modular synths and hardware samplers. a black hole soundtrack that sucks you in tearing the fabric of space and time. enter a ritualistic occult trip to the unknown. limited to 250 copies on double vinyl with download code included, no separate digital release.
strongly limited to 500 copies
one of stephan and marc s biggest tunes ever, kerberos comes along with brand new remixes. diynamic s solomun teams up for the first time with johannes brecht and their debut convinces with driving beats, fresh sounds and a composition of synth lines which won t leave your brain anymore. on the flip side you can find two versions by andré hommen, who has been responsible for countless club weapons on labels like objektivity, poker flat and these eyes plus dublin s poster boy matador who recently delivered a master piece with his legendary remix of oxia s „domino“.
fromtheoldtothenew was originally released in 1996 and is the second full length on peacefrog from steve ‘stasis’ pickton. growing up as a teenager in east london, break-dancing and writing graffiti with b12’s mike golding, steve pickton’s musical education moved along a familiar path, from hip-hop to electro and onto techno. schooling himself in music theory and purchasing a sampler pickton set about making his own music.
infuse027 marks label head enzo siragusa’s debut solo ep on the imprint. for the occasion, he finally releases ‘little angel’, a track close to his heart which was debuted on his bbc radio 1 essential mix at the end of 2016. embellished with swinging drums, and gentle soaring pads, it s a feel-good masterstroke of deep house. on the flip is romania’s cristi cons on remix duty, who keeps things deep but adds a subtle attitude that builds throughout, all while paying homage to the original.
fans of the berlin based nils frahm are by now familiar with his beguiling live shows where more often than not fellow touring artists are encouraged to join frahm on stage – the likes of rachel grimes, rob lowe of balmorhea as well as label colleagues peter broderick and Ólafur arnalds have all obliged with fascinating results. it will come as no surprise then that nils frahm, an accomplished composer and producer who signed to erased tapes in 2009, has extended his collaborative live musings to encompass the recording studio, working for the first time with noted cellist and fellow berliner anne müller to produce 7fingers.
with their first collective release frahm and müller have built a world where modern classical and electronica collide creating an intoxicating and delicious collection of songs. primarily a pianist nils frahm provides evidence with 7fingers that he can effortlessly turn electric throwing in loops, samples and glitches to accompany and showcase müller on cello. anne müller, a renowned musician noted for her work with the wolf-ferrari-ensemble, phillip boa and recent tours with agnes obel, proves an amp musical partner for frahm.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
second edition of the peace feast industries 20 year releases - with tangling & whirling synths run over arpeggio based themes and dynamic compositions (as well as sound level!). a-side runs with bongo percussions on a disco tempo and the b is up-in-tempo, for a heftier ride - (slightly xmas-sounding arpeggios, if santa was on acid that is).
the first release on standards & practices since the widely acclaimed remixes of talker’s “battle standards” ep (by surgeon / regis / broken english club) from late last year, “live from frankfurter strasse” represents the first recorded collaborative effort from jonathan krohn (stave, also 1/2 of talker) and jan grebenstein (downwards, horo).
limited edition on white vinyl.
rough and ready machine tracks from brazilian producer/december collaborator innsyter (la club resource). cyn002 picks up where coletivo vandalismo left off, channeling that same wild, diy bedroom studio spirit across nine individual recordings. opening with sprawling synth motifs fighting against a steady rhythm track, desintegrado sounds like an industrial dub punk trying to channel early cluster or moebius and strangely succeeding. the rest of the lp treats us to vaguely drexciyan, subaquatic electro (bries) and twisted lo-fi minimalism with bonus eerie monologue samples (superficial love). the one recurring theme on magnetic healing is innsyter s clear love for mournful, post-punk inspired melodies. it comes across loud and clear on almost every track yet never sounds tired. things eventually draw to a close with the hopelessly romantic new wave instrumental forest shaman - a short ballad for all those weary-eyed party-goers who stuck around til the sun came up!
the first release on standards & practices since the widely acclaimed remixes of talker’s “battle standards” ep (by surgeon / regis / broken english club) from late last year, “live from frankfurter strasse” represents the first recorded collaborative effort from jonathan krohn (stave, also 1/2 of talker) and jan grebenstein (downwards, horo).
standard edition on black vinyl.
lp + cd with live recordings by icelandic ghostigital & finnbogi pétursson from reykjavik’s legendary bar sirkus & gallery i8, as well as danube festival, krems/austria plus an exclusive radio hit. all tracks are recorded from extremely loud concerts with on-site ultra low frequency installations. sonically this is classic – avant garde – electronic improvised noise & experimental music.
nils frahm, born in 1982, had an early introduction to music. during his childhood he was taught to play piano by nahum brodski – a student of the last scholar of tschaikowski. it was through this that nils began to immerse himself in the styles of the classical pianists before him as well as contemporary composers. today nils frahm works as an accomplished composer and producer in berlin. in early 2008 he founded durton studio, where he has worked with peter broderick and dustin o’halloran amongst other fellow musicians.
the three instrumentals, which make up his debut release wintermusik are piano led pieces, coloured with occasional celeste and reed organ parts. the record’s equal measures of sorrowful refrains and uplifting passages, combined with a real intimacy that makes for an album you’ll want to return to again and again. the songs were originally intended as a christmas present for friends and family, hence its winter release on erased tapes. the vinyl release includes a download code.
p.e.a.r.l. is launching the fifteenth installment of his falling ethics series with two versions of a serious club destroyer that has been released on the label back in the early days of falling ethics. sorrows has been reflipped to a 2018 version that is sounding modern, large and in sync with the current aesthetics in techno music. while this version can be located on the b-side, on the a-side we find a larger than life cub version (karl o conner & simon shreeve) that will definitely turn some heads over the next few months. reworking classics is not always needed but in this case, it’s a welcome addition completely in harmony with the times.
ellen allien prepares to release her first ever solo ep outside of her bpitch control imprint and has chosen a label she avidly admires, boddika s nonplus. as a dj, producer, bpitch control label founder and organiser of the regular we are not alone parties in the city and elsewhere, ellen allien was not only there when the techno sound of berlin was moulded in the basements of squats all over the capital but continues to be a tireless advocate of all aspects of this culture more than ever, as indicated also by her international vinylism event series. take a stand , her debut release for boddika s nonplus records, is as much informed by all those experiences as it is by the relentless hope and passion that have driven ellen allien ever since she stepped up to the decks of the infamous fischlabor in the early 90s. take a stand is a three-part statement about (and for) the here and now...
donor, the brooklyn-based artist, known for his releases on stroboscopic artefacts, semantica and prosthetic pressings, steps up on sublunar with a brand new ep. the record consists of three original cuts plus a remix from the key figure in the legendary no way back parties and the bunker ny resident patrick russell.
a new ep from amsterdam based producer daniel jacques, titled last jaar, will follow up the exclusive ep from mysterious japanese producer shinichi atobe from 2016. last jaar will be released on jacques’ own jadac recordings record label and on this ep, he is bridging the gap between house, techno and r&b music.
jude greenaway joins analogical force with e.oneseven ep . some might already know scanone from past releases on combat recordings and yellow machines. intricate breakbeat treatments with crisp electronica melodic edits, twisted future hardcore and london-bred basslines...the sound of scanone in 2018. on the b-side the conner brothers reappear after a long silence as bitstream, to twist re-turn into the darker dystopian side. fans of solid underground music take note
deep driving & pounding dubbed techno where e-gzr’s chorded patterns are all segued with its simple palette of wavering eq’d beats & sonics. each separate track is like a dub of the previous one and the basic skeleton allows some kicks to hide while others punch the sound system to a 3d outlet box. or in short: solidly banging 4 tracker by e-gzr. loud & heavy cut, beware of needle weight!
“instead of rain i bring a hat” is a long-distance collaboration between the uk’s aaron moore and norwegian erik k skodvin. it developed gently, taking its full form over the space of nearly 6 years. the vinyl release includes a download code.
hello leif mueller on shtum. pleased to meet you. especially with such a strong debut release. everything is starting with the no-nonsense-techno track teleshop which is designed for big room pleasures. on wo ist meine playstation 4? things get a little more psychedelic without losing the straightness you need to get lost in the dance tunnel. cairo is a lesson in keeping goose bumps alive with its up and down galloping synth stabs. to cool things down, the stuttgart based producer drops nightcleaner, a quietly starting ambient affair that evolves into a little acid monster.
seit seinem start 2011 setzt der londoner online-radiosender nts (mit filialen in los angeles, shanghai und manchester) dank coolness, eklektizismus und diy-ethos neue maßstäbe im rundfunkbereich. Über 200 radio-djs aus aller herren länder sorgen für underground-dance-vibes, zusätzlich wird das programm regelmässig durch prominente gäste bereichert. der april 2018 gehörte dem britischen electronic-duo autechre, das an vier donnerstagen vier livesets mit komplett neuem material mit einer gesamtdauer von acht(!) stunden bestritt. dieses wird nun in form von deluxe-tonträgerformaten erhältlich, die alle auf ihre erstauflage limitiert bleiben werden. dreifaches 12 inch vinyl in bedruckten innentaschen in extra breitem cover-sleeve, inklusive download-code.
another year on the hitd calendar, another stunning new solo release with brian case plays paradise artificial. this third album somehow manages to compile and condense the best bits of its predecessors, and the magnificent viridian, glacial universe developed by case since the beginning of his solo ventures is brought to the forefront. the chicago artist centres his elusive, dehumanised compositions around two simple, minimal elements. using just vocals and synths, he has created a simultaneously modern and post-apocalyptic soundtrack, where music exists as the final traces of the footsteps of humanity. pressing on translucent yellow vinyl.
hq art with gatefold+graphic novel label project from russian dj and rhythm composer julia govor. jujuka is a multidisciplinary art project and record label that involves rhythm composer and dj julia govor and london-based illustration duo le.blue. the project is about music, short narratives, true stories, comics and illustration, where the artists behind the project want to go beyond what the conventional record label offers. every piece will be unique, told through music and stories composed and written by julia, accompanied by artwork and comics illustrated by le.blue.
italian legend francesco farfa debuts on memento with “synchronicity 13”, with remix honours and duties left to m.r.e.u.x. and the analogue cops. farfa s long-lasting original track is a dancefloor skyrocket designed with skilful craftmanship. the humonguos drums and the driving bass line stockpile the explosive potential of a synthetic flock of sound, eventually becoming unwordly bloops pierced by evocative strings. the analogue cops rework the evocative potential of the original with a raw jacking grab in their “dance of the condor remix”, anchoring a biting kick drum and an highly corrosive acid bass. finally, m.r.e.u.x delivers his “green trip mix”, a very effective minimalistic reinterpretation, built on pounding rhythms and hypnotic sequences.
ceremony in the stillness is the new album from a-sun amissa - released september 14th via gizeh records and consouling sounds. for its fourth full-length, a-sun amissa plunges deeper than before. guitars come to the fore. heavy, distorted chords are present from the off, complemented by desolate ambient passages of sound. the claustrophobic atmospheres remain but combine with a new density and sonic experimentation to present a huge leap forward in structure and composition
in 2016, after reissuing two bruce haack albums, haackula and electric lucifer book ii, telephone explosion began speaking with ted pandel (bruces lifelong friend and business partner) about working on the 1970 masterpiece the electric lucifer. it turned out there was another matter that he wanted to discuss: finding a final resting place for the bruce haack archive.
cabaret du ciel was an electronic research project based on atmospheric ambient and harmonic textures. luigi morosin explores electric guitar soundscapes while andrea desiderà, fascinated by synthesizers, navigates into melancholic notes. eu based label manufactured by late-night rec. melodic, cold, pop, hybride sentimento diffuses music for atmospheres. the ethereal side of synthesizer sound.
autre fell asleep in a gondola and awoke in the krankenhaus. this is his first offering for the esp institute. side as everybody in the past is sharp techno aimed for the alleys of your mind gritty, driving, and melodic combinations of blown-out drums and classic electro riffs that relentlessly sprint for a good 4 minutes before a squelching arpeggio and angelic solo kick in tugging the heartstrings and lighting a beacon for those noble morning dancers lost at the front left speaker, channeling from the deep. on side b, frigo completely dismantles any expectations you might have after listening to its predecessor. an undoubtedly seductive samba rhythm comprised of distant snares, rim shots and cowbells holds together an aggressively active bassline, a steel drum harmony and synth solo that crawl all over like a funky worm. this track is truly something special, a gift for the prodigious selector when dropped in the deserved context, it has the potential to unlock unprecedented levels of euphoria. these two songs are as fluid as a paintbrush yet precise as a scalpel.
bucharest duo vinyl speed adjust return to visionquest. four tracks of the crystal structure/vsa bossmens signatur grooves, back & forth builds on the introspective motion and reputation of their previous visionquest eps retro and carpe diem: off & on is a tight weave of heavy atmospheres and swelling basslines, blue notes takes us up a gear thanks to a bassline that bumps with authority and a maze of rhythmic layers. deeper again we hit two more mystic moments: noek is deep, direct and driving while late shuffle flips the coin for a smouldering farewell. like all vinyl speed adjust eps it leaves you wanting more.
limitierte nachpressung als transparentes vinyl! sam prekop ist als sänger und songschreiber von the sea and cake vielen ein begriff. darüber hinaus ist er auch fotograf und maler. er veröffentlichte 1999 und 2005 zweil soloalben, die pop-songs mit afrikanischen und brazilianischen einflüssen enthielten. auf -old punch card- geht er nun ganz andere wege. er hat songstrukturen über bord geworfen und sich von music concrete und elektonischer musik beeinflussen lassen. den bbc radiophonic workshop, nuno canavarro, raymond scott, david behrman und freie improvisationen nennt er als einflüsse für sein neustes album. -old punch card- enthält keine stimmen, keine gitarren und keine beats. die limitierte lp enthält einen mp3-download-coupon und die cover sind ebenfalls handgemalt.
when looking for music to be released on magazine, our guideline has always been energy. the key question remains the same: does the artist have something important to say? does it have a sense of urgency? alex played us these tracks while visiting the magazine studio in cologne earlier this year and we were consumed by unadulterated rage. this is anything but a conceptual release, alex has not released this kind of music before. a side of alex manifests itself through these techno tracks, that most might not have known before. brutal yet beautiful, furious yet fragile. a berlin native who shaped his sense for techno by striving through his hometown and its infamous raves, alex is now one of the prominent protagonists of that scene – not only when regularly playing at berghain. the ep harnesses this experience perfectly, fully preserving the energy of the creation process by recording directly to tape. most productions may have suffered from this primitive method of locking sound into position, but not these tracks from a techno master.
phaedrus is the monikor of dutch dj and producer joris kamma who currently resides in seattle. drawing from multiple techno and house influences in the early nineties, joris developed his own unique aesthetic best described as deep and quirky sounds always combined with a strong groove. for this special transfusions release, joris has crafted 4 minimal yet powerful techno weapons that are sure to bend the minds and heighten the energy of the crowd in the way that only perfect techno can. simply put, this is classic techno at it s finest!
medical records presents the eleventh release in our transfusions 12- singles series. guilt, the collaborative project of new york city based artists, oliver chapoy and nathaniel young, is the result of 2 recording sessions during the spring of 2017.
following sterling entries from derek carr, john shima and mihail p, distant worlds reaches out to perseus traxx for a demonstration of the emotional heft and utopian optimism that classic techno promises in its most compelling moments. this is relatable, familiar territory, but executed with finesse beyond the reach of the average producer. a new mystery is bathed in swirling synth tones as elegant as they are moving, while simulacra places a bold square wave riff front and centre for an impactful deep techno meditation. circumstantial reframes the same rich melodic approach in a frantic chassis of snapping beats darting around the grid with playful glee, and then the map is not the territory applies the same logic to a mystical but rhythmically charged trip into the netherworld of machine soul.
an absolute neck twister that majestically blends acid house, uk bleeps & west coast style hip-hop with refined, delicate & grimey production techniques. it s a smile & groove attracting cross-over fit for house/techno as well as r n b/hip-hop floors. b-side takes the tempo up, electro-fying & advancing beat programming, while portioning dark, well harmonizing & climaxing sections of melodies. simply an ace & elegant sex tags mania power move.
chris liebing veröffentlicht sein neues album “burn slow” via mute!
“burn slow” ist ein 10 stücke umfassendes album, das mit miles cooper seaton (akron / family), mute-labelmate polly scattergood (ondeadwaves), cold cave, aleen und natürlich gary numan eine ganze reihe an gastsänger*innen bietet. das album ist ein minimalistisches elektronisches epos und zugleich der beginn eines neuen kapitels für liebing, der als dj eine langjährige autorität vor allem in den bereichen schneller, harter techno ist. weltbekannt für seine einzigartigen dj-sets, gehört chris liebing zur speerspitze des deutschen techno in performance, produktion, distribution und aufführung. seine sets wurden an anderer stelle als sonische reisen zwischen dunkelheit und licht beschrieben, immer bleiben sie weit abseits des musikalischen mainstreams.
die lp erscheint als schwarzes doppel-vinyl im klappcover inklusive downloadcode.