(10 inch clear vinyl) firmly entrenched in techno s haziest alcoves, every new record from denise rabe is as punishingly hypnotic an experience as it aims to penetrate the deepest laid of your cerebral zones.
berlin-based pascal hetzel returns to caduceus records with a new slice of gritty industrial-tinged techno and finely tuned sound design. “noxious stimulus”, the ep’s title track, is a heavy peak-time filler with a mesmerizing bleepy modular sequence on top of rough monochrome beats. on her remix, rising talent denise rabe cranks up the paranoia and turns “noxious stimulus” into an unrelenting pitch black grinder. “pain tolerance threshold” starts off as hefty with yet another dose of metallic atmospheres and crushing modular sequences, until a bright pad appears out of the dark. proper techno goodness for the wee hours in your favorite warehouse. pressing on smokey green marbled vinyl.
the x vinyl series continues with label head florian meindl at the helm with the upcoming release metaphysics. synonymous with deep, dark techno, florian does not disappoint with this 4 track ep, enlisting in demand producer and rabe label boss denise rabe on remixing duties. playing live with his modular synth set up, florian began working on the concept for what would become these three original tracks while playing shows over the last month. the live jam character can clearly be felt in the first two tracks metaphysics and holomorphic function. florian s original bell s theorem has a deep melodic structure. with denise rabes interpretation, the track is contorted through some serious distortion pedals and broken beat to match her dark take on the synth line. the outcome is an impressive piece for one of those never ending nights in concrete walled rooms with oversized loudspeakers.
“i’m not at all sorry, now that he’s dead,
he took my cheese and ate it in my stead,
he’s punished by fate - god, you’ve avenged me.”
“the fox and the raven” is the maiden release for denise rabe’s self titled label, conceived to be the channel thru which her personal, unfiltered, haunting sound will find it’s body and voice.
exemplifying this with the 3 cuts on “the fox and the raven”: driven, hypnotic, techno with a chasing sense of urgency, balanced with eeire lamenting melodies, perfectly fitting the tales of lore chosen to illustrate each release like a volume in an odyssey.
concluding this chapter, a limited pressing of 300 reproductions serigraphed, embossed and scented, echoing how like fables, music, occupies a tangible moment in the listeners life and space.
denise rabe, one of the strongest members of our crew is back on the label with a stunning follow up, oneirology is the scientific study of dreams, 3 tracks that explore this dynamic in depth, completed by an impressive remix from the swedish misterious duo shxcxchcxsh. sonic hyperbole.
we present you the debut of denise rabe on arts collective, impressive music from this rising star, penumbra is energetic, romantic and solid. this release becomes gold with the special rework done from rrose.
ressort imprint comes up with the second v/a to celebrate the tenth release entitled more cuts on loving part ii. this release comes with a deeper touch to it than the first, much heavier v/a. music crafted by friends for friends - a truly heartwarming story.
the 3rd release by mutewax, various artsts 03, shows no signs of letting up. normally playing live, lyon-based pascal roeder smoothes out the rough edges with gentle yet subversive rhythms in “101,” a posh production that hints at what’s to come on his next mutewax ep. mutecell’s “vimana”, like the word itself, embodies multiple meanings at once - the track’s inherent mystery oscillates between emotion and intellect, ancient and modern, serene stillness and a bold drive into the unknown. relocating from denver to berlin, chad kaska, aka daegon, reinvents himself on his first vinyl release, “double speak.” the energetic track fights its way forward, advancing steadily against an antithetical undercurrent, finally assimilating it into its double-crossing rhythm. the founder of “hide & seek” in berlin, denise rabe hits hard out of the gate with her first vinyl track, “loaded.” building up energy, the track finally detonates and expands in phrenic waves across the dance floor.