next up on out-er is inland, aka ed davenport, an artist who has long been a friend of the label and whose powerful techno sound is a perfect fit. his three originals come with a remix by tresor and tiercel artist bnjmn.
since its launch in 2013, bright sounds has established itself as a label bridging the gap between the dancefloor and more experimental sounds, releasing eps by the likes of shlomo, tilliander, burnt friedman or more recently conforce. on its eleventh release, the label welcomes ben thomas aka bnjmn with “final network” ep, the uk producer based in berlin and releasing on tresor, delsin, counterchange or more recently on his newly founded imprint: tiercel. the ep opens up with “reticuli”, an ambient techno journey into a forest of otherworldly sounds. “neurocity” comes next with its rattling sounds met by disorienting and spooky melodies. on the b-side “cloaked” starts off with bare kick and congos before waves of drones add textures producing an eerie atmosphere. the title track closes this ep, slowly building to create an ecstatic floating mood, leaving you longing for more as it gently fades away.
bnjmn presents body reflections pt.2 - the second step in his new, subdued and intricate sonic direction. the highly textured ambient dance music that characterized the first chapter released earlier this year seamlessly continues onto this new reference. each track on the ep introduces symmetry and rhythm in the form of organic percussion. whether lethargic and ethereal, blanketed with discordant melodies and arcing synth lines, or, more dance-oriented - with sophisticated interplays of percussive elements looping over soft harmonies. body reflections pt.2 is deeply illustrative of bnjmn’s ainity for creating nuanced and delicately balanced layers, and a culmination of his vast experience.
after kicking off the year with body reflections pt.1 on tresor, berlin-based, bournemouth-born ben thomas aka bnjmn is back with new label tiercel. as an outlet for floor focused tracks he kicks off the imprint with paean - 2 slabs of atmospheric, hypnotic, sci-fi techno plus an ambient excursion in true otherworldly bnjmn fashion.
tresor’s newest release features bnjmn on body reflections pt. 1. the four track ep captures a uniquely subdued mood that resides at the nexus of ambient dance music, and that integrates seamlessly with tresor’s penchant for restrained and dub-inflected techno. each track on the ep introduces symmetry and rhythm in the form of organic percussion. “overskies- and “enceladus- are more lethargic and ethereal, each blanketed with discordant melodies and arcing synth lines. -hadal zone- is more dance-oriented - here, a sophisticated interplay of percussive elements loop over plaintive vocals and soft harmonies. “syzygy- then brings the ep to a techno-focused close with driving kicks, oscillating synths, and repeating minor chords. body reflections pt. 1 is deeply illustrative of bnjmn’s affinity for creating nuanced and delicately balanced layers, and a culmination of his vast experience.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
bnjmn s exceptional back catalogue, straddling gorgeous synth-laden house, experimental techno and textural ambient diversions, spans 2 lps on key dutch labels rush hour, and numerous eps for delsin, alongside 12 s on his own brack imprint. the prolific british producer now follows up his recent ‘droid single on delsin, which featured remixes from close colleagues cassegrain and ed davenport s inland alter-ego.
delsin s dance floor focussed inertia series taps up berlin based producer bnjmn for his droid ep. it s a whirring fusion of wild synths and thumping drums. it s tough and direct and, as ever, is filled with unusual sounds and textures. remixes on the flipside come from cassegrain and inland.
dutch powerhouse creme organization started a brand new label entitled jericho one. the man behind the first ep is berlin based brit bnjmn, who has released on label like delsin and rush hour and has a strangely melodic, lo-fi sound. opener skur is a hurried techno jam with frosty textures and bleak industrial vibes. it sets the vibe for the total feeling of the ep which is way more floor facing compared to bnjmn s earlier productions. this is a truly out there and wild ep that once again finds bnjmn experimenting on the outer fringes of the techno world in his own unique, distorted way.
limited to 300 copies. support from josh wink, luke slater, dvs1, pfirter, marco bernardi, markus suckut, ambivalent, ben sims, marcel fengler, randomer & mosca.
brack, the new imprint from uk-born berlin-based producer bnjmn, is back in quick succession with another strong transmission from the label boss. after plunging into dirtier, darker sonic waters on the pitchfork-tipped brack001, chromed continues the descent. while the propulsive rhythms and skilfully stacked samples remain intact, these 4 tracks are imbued with subtler elements that become more apparent with repeated listens. drums don’t just bang, they scrape, stab and shudder, and the typically mesmeric synth-lines are swathed in analogue hiss and seething low-end. idiosyncratic aural details have always been a specialty of the young producer, but here they rise to the fore. the rapidly flourishing sound world that is brack comes more into focus, and it appears it is even more intricate and musically rich than on first glance.
from ben thomas aka bnjmn comes an entirely new and different project, brack. following a string of excellent releases for the likes of rush hour and delsin, the berlin-based british producer has launched his own imprint. its inaugural release promises to simultaneously satisfy long-time listeners, and throw them for a loop.
after making waves with early and idiosyncratic eps on labels like rush hour and astro:dynamics, singular uk talent bnjmn now steps up to make his debut on delsin with six tracks of experimental and inventive noise and techno. coil opens his account with screechy, unnerving synths squeals, imposing and throbbing pads and super deep kick drums that come at you from miles below. it s a hugely textured and spine tingling affair before the ambiance of berth comes rippled with glassy and alien little melodies. merge has turbo charged drums hiding beneath more unsettled synth based noise that sound sernee at the same time as being paranoid. on the flip, and suddenly makes your hairs stand on end with is gothic celestial glow and slithering synth patterns, blown is a damaged and degraded bit of icy, thumping and reverb heavy techno and azure ends on a brain soothing, chilled out ambient high. these are the sort of truly unique and magically textured tracks you would expect from a producer like bnjmn, and mark a fine debut on delsin.
nach veröffentlichungen auf rush hour, delsin oder stolen kisses meldet sich bnjmn mit einer brandneuen single auf technicolour zurück. -iv- beinhaltet drei eher technoide tracks, die seine experimentelle seite bestens präsentieren. inspiriert wurde bnjm von brian eno und aphex twin.
for its second kiss, stolen kisses reached out to bnjmn, one of 2011s most promising artists. with nimble synth melodies that leap over burbling sub-bass with the grace and poise of ballet dancers, >nightvision< quickly distinguishes itself as more accessible but equally detailed as the tracks on the uk producers breakthrough album, >plastic world<. it is paired with a remix by fellow uk producer andy stott, a core member of the modern love family. fresh off his revelatory >passed me by< 2x12, stott drags >nightvision< into his lair to refashion it as a gritty, slo-mo beatdown. his sonic gremlins gnaw new textures into familiar progressions and set off sub-bass clusterbombs, daring djs to unleash the remix on a sizable sound system.
we are pleased to announce the debut release of a young producer from the uk, bnjmn. his adventurous electronic sound is one we haven t heard in a while, and excited us on first listen. while on one hand his music has a traditional sound (early 90s uk), bnjmn does create a world of his own due to the versatility in his productions. it is this versatility that creates an exciting hybrid sound, therefore pushing the envelope and making it sound very current, future even
another motive launches its record label with an ep from finnish producer roope karhunen aka mirage man. mirage man has crafted a unique sound exploring a hypnotic and seductive aesthetic within house and techno. the a-side opens up with ‘hiss & hers’ , a soothing-narcotic take on techno with overtones of dub and ambience. followed by a hard-hitting ‘harmoni’, layering crisp drum machines and ethereal synths within a magnetic groove that evolves from raw to rich. the b-side embarks with ‘healing’, composed of shuffling rhythms and subtle streams of warm synth pads that grow into an esoteric climax fitting several styles within one. closing the ep is ‘harmoni’ remix by bnjmn taking the essence of the original and folding it into a kaleidoscope of fractured rhythms and surreal sounds that collide to finish the ep off with a bang
fields of light is an ambitious compilation release containing 6 tracks by bnjmn, aroy dee, lerosa, metropolis, perseus traxx and tr one, that focuses on other qualities than the usual style-similarities
in preparation for the release of kirk’s full length album later this summer, far out recordings dishes up a second instalment of tasters and remixes from a cadre of new label recruits and recent collaborators furthering the kaleidoscopic sambatek template of deep and dark techno meets brazils renowned rhythm. following on from the success of volume one in the sambatek remixes series, volume two offers an even more diverse take on kirks effusive productions seeing bnjmn (uk), spatial (uk) and argentinas jonas kopp step up to the plates.
the music of barcelonian producer mistakes are ok is quite a mystery for us. its strange, adventurous and enigmatic, impossible to define with genres or styles. maybe thats the reason why we like it so much, or maybe its simply that we find it utterly captivating... incl rmxs from kassem mosse, downliners sekt, bnjmn....
17 years after first releasing a cassette ep from label boss marsel van der wielen under his peel seamus guise, delsin has now hit the landmark category number of 100. truth is, taking into account choice re-issues and specials such as the recent house series, there have already been scores more than 100 releases.