boris brenecki and darko kolar (aka katran) regroup as ontal for a horo ep that combines their instinctual brutality with a deeper probe into their penchant for experimentation. lead track ikari’s flickering storm unfurls a rhythmic rage that rolls over you like a turbo-charged synapse exciter. at its peak ikari feels as if it’s about to explode into shards of jagged, forged synthesis, but pulls itself back from the brink to reignite its hostile oscillation. r-amen bends the famous breakbeat over a concentrated twin-drop, peak-time 130bpm eruption, while vigilante is a punishing machine, built to instil palpable tension. in blinding form, headless horseman takes apart ikari and reconstructs it as a hyper half-step technoid stepper, complete with a guttural drop reminiscent of the more advanced strains of 170bpm music.
boris brenecki and darko kolar (aka katran) regroup as ontal for a horo ep that combines their instinctual brutality with a deeper probe into their penchant for experimentation. lead track ikaris flickering storm unfurls a rhythmic rage that rolls over you like a turbo-charged synapse exciter. at its peak ikari feels as if its about to explode into shards of jagged, forged synthesis, but pulls itself back from the brink to reignite its hostile oscillation. r-amen bends the famous breakbeat over a concentrated twin-drop, peak-time 130bpm eruption, while vigilante is a punishing machine, built to instil palpable tension. in blinding form, headless horseman takes apart ikari and reconstructs it as a hyper half-step technoid stepper, complete with a guttural drop reminiscent of the more advanced strains of 170bpm music.
pi02 is the contribution of the serbian duo, ontal, to the pi electronics series. the ep delivers 3 original tracks and a remix by the legendary duo orphx from montreal, canada. expect hard hitting percussions and stormy bass lines, like boris and darko on their nastiest and most destructive day. orphx reinterpret pi02.1 with an exceptionally produced remix offering an industrial-noisy flavoured beast to greatly compliment the three original tracks. pi electronics returns with its second release and new faces in the label’s growing roster.
eclectic limited, an eclectic production sub label dedicated exclusively to the vinyl production, celebrates its first release. this production is a split ep which launches 4 explosive tracks. 2 original pulsations by kenny dahl and entropia techno department remixed by ontal in an extraordinary earthquake deep industrial versions. the techno darkest side has been glorified by these four tracks releasing pure electronic energy. this is an exclusively vinyl eclectic limited production in a limited edition.
ontal series is back with it’s second (ontal #2) output which includes a collaboration between dronelock and ontal called “svest” accompanied by a powerful tribal remix from the main man behind mord records - mr. bas mooy. the flipside starts with an industrial ebm track called “mehanizam” and ends with “lesion”, an acid techno/noise mutation that ontal performed in their live sets for the past few years.
dark industrial edged techno. heavy industrial rollidge on the freshly minted black carpet label from the netherlands. bringing the first release as an v/a of four artists not shy of letting it rip for the 5am raving posse.
• a very limited vinyl sampler here for the cd album * the topics*
• the latest from the strong collaborative force that is dronelock & ontal
• full 12 track, 16 page digipack cd release will follow mid november !
ontals work excites many conflicting emotions. exuberant, convoluted and theatrical plots define the watchwords attached to the serbian duo. they represent one of the most paradigmatic examples of how industrial/techno can still offer a wide range of pleasant surprises. a visceral understanding of the scenic rhythm space vs. void establishes a metamorphic composition in short of an almost baroque sensitivity. always moving around an unstable fringe of intuition-rules-over-eclecticism, together with an attitude of total irreverence against the old aphorism, but keeping at the same time an incredible discipline of sophistication, produce a situation where anything touched by them have to be immediately placed at the top of the evolution line of the electronic music. “pietà” simply shows this feeling at their best.
the third chapter of shadow story is another collaboration between its joint label owners, dronelock and ontal who show once again that their symbiotic relationship is a meeting of like-minds and distinctive production techniques.
nice price deal !!! dronelock and ontals joint label venture shadow story is a base for the dark, industrial exploration of sound that all four corners of the british/serbian double duo employ as their modus operandi. having collaborated previously on the *4 razors* ep via duality, the foursome unite again on *continuum*, the second shadow story release. a 4-track vinyl outing that has already garnered dj support from surgeon, it comes bolstered by remixes from uk techno veteran paul mac and recent r&s signing lakker.
the first two tracks that were ever made after the formation of ontal in 2011 are opening the first release in the ontal series. however, the b side contains 2 versions of a collaboration with a well-known noise sculptor and one of ontal s influences - 2nd gen.
the first release on overdraw contains tactical, heavily armed and armoured tracks from serbian-based duo - ontal. with an imaginary background on the battlefield, the 3 original tracks and a ruthless remix from tomohiko sagae will take a part of your spirit and have all your senses alarmed.
pink fluid is not an italian edm duo by the same name but the new band of jon tye & pete fowler who form the core of seahawks! as ransom note once called it: a partnership born of a psychedelic guide to monsterism island - the soundtrack to pete s illustrations, toys and figures - cemented by gigs playing records by boston, steely dan and fleetwood mac at the big chill bar, fuelled by a passion for vintage music-making machines, and given a name after a weekend spent in sailors outfits at bestival. from tracks synthesised around aor samples, seahawks now record pretty much as a full band - which includes members of hot chip and the horrors. so, what happened to pink fluid… ? jon: the first pink fluid release pipe dreams’ is coming up on prins thomas horizontal mambo imprint, we don’t know when but we know it will be beautiful when it does… and it does now! pipe dreams is an 8 track, 32 minute mini album of sheer, almost translucent, beauty. mambo hq 26.7. 2017 horisontal mambo is a new sublabel by full pupp /oslo
following their atalanta-12inch, stockholm-based farbror resande mac returns to horisontal mambo with this extended ep of b**earic bliss. through releases on labels such as aficionado, back to the balearics and is it balearic they ve carved their own niche in the tropical music climate we northeners like to embrace. although it s hard to to escape the use of the dreaded b-word it might be the most fitting label still. anyway, we love it and we hope you do to.
oh the joy of leaving you with this mystery. noone really knows exactly who the pilgrims of peace are or how their music ended up in our hands. but this dubbed out 2 tracker is so smoking hot we dont really care, the music will take you there. prins thomas.
hq limited 12inch with translucent pp sleeve, black inner amd 30x30 cm poster inlay. theres not much known about farbror resande mac but them hailing from stockholm, sweden and having released a couple of eps on aficionado and back to balearics. frm do masterfully crafted, slow paced (pacific) coastal sound with all the ingredients for making you long for more. steady bass pulses, mechanical percussion, punctual punches make waves from underwater to hyperspace - seductively deep and almost see through light. or how our dear friends from mighty testpress.org blog would put it: an idealized promise of the only true cure.atalanta and vi oever manhattan compliments frms first full length album, coming in the autumn here on horisontal mambo horisontal mambo is a new sublabel from full pupp.
horisontal mambo is a new sublabel from full pupp. although horisontal refers to laying down and mambo is an exotic cuban dancestyle, there will likely not be any ambient mambo records coming out on horisontal mambo.
produced somewhere between a basement in brussels and an attic in the outskirts of paris, back when tape reel to reels, primitive rhythm boxes and analogue synths still carried a vague promise of the future, this music translated a certain atomic paranoia fuelled by the cold war industry. lo-fi music, abrasive, high pressure, dense, clipped to the max, like it was intended to punish any woofer that gets between it and the air.
die zehn dub reworks von songs aus finks letztjährigem meisterwerk -hard believer- sind inspiriert von fin greenalls neuer heimat berlin und sein immer wieder aufkeimendes interesse an elektronischen produktionen. der englische singer/songwriter war bereits in den 90er jahren ein gefragter club-dj und electronic-produzent, bevor er mit seinen bandkollegen guy whittaker und thim thornton mit der band fink durchstartete und die welt erobert. auf -horizontalism- gelingt fink ein wundervoller musikalischer nachschlag zum album -hard believer-
• mastered and cut by bo kondren at calyx, berlin, may 2014
• limited to 300 copies, includes a4 insert
• resilience bounce back from set back
resilience returns from under the floorboards with the second release following geographic relocations from the core crew. having met london-based artist paper dollhouse at a gig in the north of england and become friends over a shared love of jungle, post punk & techno she passed us a selection of unreleased ambient pieces.
second chapter on horizontal ground from your favourite misleading named artist. a restless paranoid journey through your deepest fears, into the abyss, heading straight to a complete catharsis. there is no way out from the cerebral maze of alienation.
samuel kerridge is a new kid on the hg/fb bloc, delivering a more experimental dubby techno sound again something different from the boys at fb. this release also sees the start of a change in artwork direction lead by mr john mendez
after a short hiatus, kelvin andrews world famous creative use stable for his own and likeminded producers (like mark e & mark seven to name but two) secret dj weapons is back to the fray with another dancefloor sureshot. this is a very limited sampler 12 from the forthcoming creative use cd compilation.
the trio of moritz von oswald, max loderbauer (nsi / sun electric) and sasu ripatti (vladislav delay / luomo), with a third album, this time enriched and expanded by guitar contributions from paul st hilaire (also known as tikiman), and double bass courtesy of marc muellbauer (via ecm). horizontal structures is palpably a more open, more expressive album than the previous studio recording, vertical ascent. there is more contrast, more light and shade. st hilaire and muellbauer add fresh drama and swing to the intimate tonal and rhythmic interactions of the core grouping. the coherence of the five-piece is remarkable, the boundary between acoustic and electronic undone.
dj skirt has been present on the uk techno scene for well over a decade . although her route has been far from straight forward, she originally hails from texas, there is no doubt that her influence and sound have been shaped by the birmingham techno renegades surgeon and regis. drones,hushed vocals and fractured beats combine to give us an unsettling glimpse of the future sound of her adopted home, birmingham.