2018 repress coming in! finally - the great new cleric release arrives! solid, dry club techno with 2 locked grooves to boot. london based artist cleric originally started sending us over material a couple of years back. as his sound developed and improved more scope was created to start looking at putting together his debut first release on eartoground. we feel this is his best release to date and have very much enjoyed putting it together.
after a storming soma debut at the tail end of 2017, cleric returns with the “silent kingdom ep”. this typically intense and raucous new release features an epic vsk remix on the flip. another hard hitting and astute release from one of the uk’s brightest talents.
involve records presents a brand new various artists ep compilation with four of the most exciting names in the techno scene. non others than truncate, cleric, setaoc mass and victor santana submit a must-‐,,,,,,have 12inch with some proper -‐,,,,,,acid-‐,,,,,, techno infused tunes. a strong team that brings the solid vibe together in the 19th record of the label.
crg007 bring back cleric for his 3rd solo release on the label.
manchester-based producer cleric continues to grow through his own clergy imprint with the label’s 7th release, “rules of reality”. the ep is an exercise in fully-focused. highly-distilled techno purity, leading first with a perpetuating drum groove offset against an icy stab on “unwritten future”. next, “unspoken rules” channels the same minimalistic aesthetic into a more hypnotic mood, driving deeper down into a land of introspection with tension-laced percussion and hovering chords, whilst “unwanted arrival” exhausts the pressure with its mind-comsuming acid pattern, followed by the more exposed, cinematic “beatless mix”.
with a constant slew of quality releases jorden hodgetts has not only become in demand internationally, but keeps holding a vital spot on the figure roster. his unyielding tracks as cleric proudly wear their manchester heritage on the sleeve, and this bold ep makes no exception. exploring various angles of the city’s musical lineage, cleric creates a sound scape that seems industrial and yet futuristic. as broken and straight rhythms repeatedly alternate over the course of this record, the mixes implicate both force and elegance, thanks to clever pacing and immaculate sound design. whether it be narrow, bleeping stompers, epic wide-screen breakdowns or intricately assembled percussion - across this fresh and dynamic ep cleric further sharpens his profile, not only revealing his roots but even more importantly his individual vision.
from the storming energy of opening cut the key of night all the way through to the deepertripping solar fields its a must-have ep for >those who know<. young uk based producer cleric has established himself not only as a bonafide new talent and key player in the international techno world, but also as a prolific artist on figure. now well known for his crisp, deadly club tracks and rich melancholic ambient studies, in this fifth single for the label he explores his hard-hitting yet luxurious sound ever further. whats immediate about the four tracks on offer here is clerics extremely powerful, yet masterfully controlled bass frequencies. coupled with his addictive, smart and dark 90s-reminiscent synth hooks, we are left with an array of stomping, percussive weapons primed for expansive spaces and killer sound systems.
continuing uk producer clerics double-header on figure, figure 65 offers up 4 more brand new tracks from the sought after young talent. following on from his wonderfully diverse collection of tracks on figure 64, clerics skills continue to shine in this second chapter. after a beautifully sensitive chord-led introduction in the form of >shifted reality<, showing off some rare after-hours vibes from the cleric studio, we hit the peak time once again with >plexus<. a stripped and perfectly balanced moment of percussive dj tool glory, all we need are claps, kicks and fx to get the room working overtime!
the first installment in a double issue of brand new cleric productions drops with figure 64. the young british producer has released a handful of 12s over the last few years, issuing forth a bold, club targeted sound with a keen ear for clarity and full-spectrum sonics. now we are treated to a wide ranging and impressive new wave of work, over 8 tracks on 2x12s, from cleric on figure. taking us head first into the action, >avoid the subject< presents a crazy dystopia of arpeggiated synth bleeps, dancing and filtering around a heavy trademark cleric drum barrage. at once recognisable, part-insane and part-paranoid funk, its a strong statement to start the ep.
end of dayz is back with this powerful release by aiken. the original tracks are hard times that is a driving techno madness track, and impatient more hypnotic and deep, but intense as well. the remixes come from the hands of cleric and jared wilson. the first one is a destroyer techno bomb and the second is a 90 s flavored house gem. supported by: laurent garnier, nx1, dj deep, benjamin damage, thomas hessler
cleric hails from manchester in the north of england and describes his precision designed, heavy techno tracks as a means to translate emotion to others to transport his intuitive feel for timing, tension and sound engineering to listeners far and wide.
blacksilk s fourth release features the emerging italian producer unconscious. four relentlessly sophisticated electro tracks infused with a taste of ebm constitute the framework of this record. unconscious stands out as a refreshing surprise, enriching the complex structure of his work with a powerful dark veneer. a remarkable remix by violet poison is an added value, both the artists hailing from a country where the vatican s influence still pervades every level of social and public life, molding a pervasive hypocritical morality.
edit select 37, part 2 of the ascend remix series which features matrixxman & cleric versions of the classic cut. add to that a brand new artist to the label, belgian dub techno maestro andre brehme and an epic new track from edit select himself and we have four tracks of the highest quality techno for your ears to enjoy.
originally released as a b-side in 2007 on figure’s then-sublabel podium, len faki’s ‚my black sheep’ was one of those rare tracks that unpredictably take on a life of their own. a veritable underground hit, it not only came to define the sound of len faki at that time but for many became equally synonymous with the state of the scene in berlin around that time. now that ten years have passed since then, we felt it was about time to finally treat the sheep to a fresh shave
repress! without special edition print of the cover artwork! infrastructure regularly works with up-and-coming artists on cover artwork. respected young swiss artist julian charriere provided the iconic greyscale cover for post scriptum s debut lp (inf-020), and london based photographer guy archard s work featured on campbell irvine s reunion of two bodies maxi-ep (inf-018). now the celebrated british fine-artist robert ncnally has been invited to submit original artwork for facticity. selected by jake and dinos chapman to show work at the prestigious flowers gallery in london, and commissioned by damien hurst to provide work for his private collection, robert s incredibly detailed large scale pencil drawings are attracting serious interest in the modern art world. mcnally s cover image was selected from a series of works based on adapted antique post cards. its anti-establishment, censorship-related overtones are clear to see, as is the stark use of contrast - thick layers obscure the fading original, re-appropriating it.
infrastructure regularly works with up-and-coming artists on cover artwork. respected young swiss artist julian charriere provided the iconic greyscale cover for post scriptum s debut lp (inf-020), and london based photographer guy archard s work featured on campbell irvine s reunion of two bodies maxi-ep (inf-018). now the celebrated british fine-artist robert ncnally has been invited to submit original artwork for facticity. selected by jake and dinos chapman to show work at the prestigious flowers gallery in london, and commissioned by damien hurst to provide work for his private collection, robert s incredibly detailed large scale pencil drawings are attracting serious interest in the modern art world. mcnally s cover image was selected from a series of works based on adapted antique post cards. its anti-establishment, censorship-related overtones are clear to see, as is the stark use of contrast - thick layers obscure the fading original, re-appropriating it. setting the tone for this carefully compiled collection of new music, rich in subtexts and sub-genres, a special edition print of the cover artwork will be included in the first 500 copies of facticity.
recondites debut on the dystopian label. four tracks feature the whole range of creativeness from this extraordinary producer. or as the groove-magazine puts it into words: from borderline-idm (liberia) to trance-not-trance (cleric), industrial-beat (ec10) and john-carpenter-house (equilibrium) - it has it all. the many shades of techno!
excellent value for money pack from the first two releases combined. really cool originals by a thousand details and astronomical telegram and big remixes by orphx, casual violence, stanislav tolkachev and more.
it has been almost 2 years since our inaugural vinyl release, but after a long gestation period, the 2nd reaktivate vinyl ep is finally here, and we hope the wait was worth it. we certainly feel very proud of it and are aware of what it has to live up to, after having one of the tracks from rktv001 going as far as landing a slot in pangaeas fabriclive 73 mix-cd.
ldnwht. london white - new london based vinyl only project, great 2nd release comp. feat. superb cut from audio injection...
solid feedback and support so far from: ben sims, shifted, surgeon, henning baer, norman nodge, boris (ostgut ton), jeroen search
following the extraordinary outings of his 2010 debut 12 inches on phantasy sound (summertime our league / havai), and an album and mini album in 2009/11 respectively (weekend / preparing a voice to meet the people coming) on perdizes dream/glue moon, sao paolo based babe, terror returns with knights ep his visionary take on modern sampleapsychedelica or wdm (wrong dance music) as he describes it, composed under the influence of the cadence of life. this heady stew of unsettling aural landscapes and lush, cinematic stories, have earned him the admiration of the new yorker, said the gramophone, the guardian, coke machine glow and uncut as well as the likes of arto lindsay, four tet, james holden.
this isnt your average piece of vinyl as well as >five killer tracks of skewed house / hynogogia<, it features etched illustrations around the edge and in the centre. oh, and listeners have to play it from the inside out – i.e. the stylus needs to be placed in the middle of the record…