lithuania s greyscale returns this december with ohrwert’s “fidelis / blavus”. backed with remixes from xdb and grad_u.
greyscale was launched in 2012 by lithuanian producer and dj grad_u. and photographer rima prusakova. set up as a platform for material from grad_u and close friends whilst prusakova’s black and white analogue photography provides the visual identity of the label.
the original mix of “blavus” opens the ep. perfectly setting the tone with murky. ethereal atmospherics. billowing dub echoes. modulating percussion and thunderous drums before dubtechno stalwart xdb strips things back a little with soft touches of the originals airy drones tucked away in the depths whilst choppy stabs and dynamically unfolding analogue rhythms wander throughout.
the second original from ohrwert opens the flip-side. upping the energy levels slightly with hooky stab-sequences. filtered delays and hypnotic melodies running alongside a sturdy percussive foundation. lastly to round out the release grad_u reworks “blavus” into a more groove-driven workout. employing shuffled hats. looped dub chords and bumpy sub-bass hits throughout.
mastered at the legendary dubplates & mastering in berlin.
undoubtedly a prolific artist at various points in his career. arjen schat revives his ohrwert alias for its first ep in three years with the first release for local traffic. the dubby tendencies of this particular project shine through in abundance on -tornus- with its voluminous reverbs and shimmering delays. all guided by a steady-ticking set of drums. throughout the ep the production values are impeccable. perhaps shining through the most on the blissful closer -weallian- which layers up melancholic synth tones into a beautiful configuration and rounding it out with an instinctive bassline for a heart-melting end result.
field records fourth ep features differentiating interpretations on contemporary techno music by the likes of ohrwert. duplex (!) and delta funktionen. what can we say... another exciting and fresh techno release from the northern parts of the netherlands.
new release on millions of moments by a unknown artist (or maybe not so unknown?). all we know is that this is delivered to us under the name of ohrwert). comes as no info orange labels and has 4 deep. deeper dubby techno tracks cut into the delicious black vinyl by the people of dub plates and mastering in berlin.
amazing dub monster! the opening chapter of greyscale vinyl incarnation. two surface variations by grad_u. accompanied by perfectly crafted remix by a longtime friend ohrwert. perfect combination. 180g white vinyl.
dna sequence vol.1 - finest ambient/dub-techno compilation from the gih - foundation. featuring artists like octal industries. ohrwert. coppice halifax . dubatech. biodub. octex and more... cdr edition in recycled board case. limited stock available. no digital and no re-issue