the follow up to shawns timespan album for pittsburgh tracks is the next planet over an ep featuring four new tracks from pittsburghs synth maestro. the ep opens with works on paper, which is like a cross section of shawns acclaimed improvised live techno sets. the collection continues with last light on and switching rails two deep, driving synth numbers that are the product of shawns interaction with the beautiful surroundings of pittsburgh and its midwestern grit. finishing the ep is one more sometime a rare downtempo excursion propelled by synth bass and lush atmospherics. the follow up to shawns timespan album for pittsburgh tracks is the next planet over an ep featuring four new tracks from pittsburghs synth maestro. the ep opens with works on paper, which is like a cross section of shawns acclaimed improvised live techno sets. the collection continues with last light on and switching rails two deep, driving synth numbers that are the product of shawns interaction with the beautiful surroundings of pittsburgh and its midwestern grit. finishing the ep is one more sometime a rare downtempo excursion propelled by synth bass and lush atmospherics.
deeply concerned with the here and now versus sister label was/is electro archaeology, is/was delivers the goods once again with this various artists 12- zeroed in on the pittsburgh scene. you can feel the steel city tension reverberating in naeem s edgy beatdown -forward facing-, while hits only takes things in a slightly cleaner, modernist direction that aligns with some of the uk soundsystem interpretations of electro that have emerged in recent years. shawn rudiman takes control for the b side with two jams that tip their cap to the veteran producer s long and accomplished career, but they sound as fresh as anything else on the record too. -derelict- is a gnarly, bloated banger of a track, and -asimolar- takes the route towards cybotron, kraftwerk and the truly foundational version of electro in all its lysergic glory.
the album is titled timespan and is by the veteran pittsburgh artist shawn rudiman and will be released on november 24th worldwide on 2xlp and digital. the album is a carefully curated journey through almost 20 years of shawn s music productions. the tracks collected here--the majority of which have not been heard outside of shawn s studio--showcase a producer with seldom matched knowledge of studio techniques, while also hinting at his world renowned live performances. having access to a vault of hundreds of unreleased compositions, we believe this is an important step in documenting shawn s contribution to pittsburgh and american dance music. * artist statement: -all of these tracks are simply snapshots of my life moments. they go from base-level warehouse to more cerebral sophistication. so, take them as such. timespan sums it up well. some songs are almost 2 decades old, some are fresh. it s a paragraph written with words that have years between them. somehow they still all sort of make sense together.- - shawn rudiman
unleashes a cloudburst of a groove in *letting go* & creates a portal track perfect for dipping into moodier house or techno territory. synth lines modulate & heave as heavily as thunderheads, drums skitter & pulsate across a night sky.
eagerly awaited art debut by pittsburgh techno artist shawn rudiman. a key part of pittsburgh funky take on the detroit blueprint, rudiman has been blowing minds with his live shows for years - and now he brings some of that energy and diy approach to sound-making to uks finest dance label art. the original mix is a perfect example of rudimans direct, live mix approach to recording - resulting in an energetic effect perfect for the dancefloors. remixes come courtesy of frank mueller & john selway. both of whom take the original on a melodic journey with twists and turns galore. another special release and well worthy of being arts first limited edition anniversary release to celebrate 20 years of releasing the best in underground dance music.
fresh on the heels of his cache records release, technoir audio welcome back shawn rudiman to the imprint. this time around, mr. rudiman supplies us with 4 tracks that range from blisteringly dark, bass-driven groove material to spiritual anthems for lost futures. in this release, as we have seen from rudiman in the past, he shows not only the ability to handle the energy of the floor, but also to invoke the spirit, body and soul.
a new ep from shawn rudiman with the beautifully complex >artificial soul<, dancefloor groover >skin on skin< and funktastic vocal number >we are electric<. shawns versatility, depth, and soul shine in this very limited hand-stamped release.
shawn rudiman (known from technoir, matrix records, and most recently minimal soul records) appears as new artist on cache with amazing deep dub monstertrack, and finest detroit techno flavours.
cache records new single features highly underrated talents of shawn rudiman, usa. nearly 20 years making music, a true professional delivers.
deep atmospheric dubtechno on the a side, with appeal to dancefloors and homelistening.
b1 >no limits< is finest classic detroit techno, b2 a beautiful ambient/ electro number.
why this release has a classic sound feel you may ask? simply because its not a computer production. real instruments have been used and the human elements clearly show.
to those of you who know your techno, shawn rudiman should be a well-known name. a prolific producer, he has nevertheless always kept his quality control on a tight leash, and releases on 7th city, technoir audio, integrated, dust science & matrix (amongst others) have brought him a reputation of being one of the finest producers around of contemporary detroit style (aka melodic) techno. a nice taster on the last minimalsoul release (sashimi hi) has hence led on to a full ep, and its classic stuff...tough beats and esoteric but catchy melodies all tied up with an expansive production ethic make for a great listen, and (perhaps unusually with this style of music) for a great dancefloor experience too!
ltd represshuge detroit-inspired compilation from the austrian label. features tough tracks from old hands shawn rudiman (finest blend, matrix, technoir, dust science) and dj t-1000 (tresor, pure sonik, submerge) alongside relative newcomer loner.9 (detroit techno militia) and seasoned producer wave effect (la synthesis), luxuriant full colour glossy sleeve!