life is complex and since the only way out is through, complexity demands to be embraced. as a label dedicated to bringing two unique minds together for each record, inkblots has always aimed at uniting kindred spirits by making their differences audible. with two contributions each by berlin’s irakli and stanislav tolkachev, the fourth instalment of haiku’s imprint makes no exception. instead, it might be its most exceptional offering yet. just like the principle of the rorschach test at the conceptual core of the label, the musical perspectives offered on inkblots 004 are minimalistic at their base but open up a pathway into two complex musical minds.
haiku’s raw waxes label is delighted to welcome the famously unconventional stanislav tolkachev with a new track ep of experimental techno and idm sounds. entitled champions breakfast and with brilliant artwork from german benedikt rugar, the releases features six cuts, one of which is a previously digital-only track landing here on vinyl for the very first time.
following the hugely appreciated reissue of stanislav tolkachev “why are you so frightened” we proudly present “catacomb saints”. two songs written during the same period as “yes, today” and “imago”, originally planned to come out in 2011 but halted due to a severe traffic accident in label manager rivet’s life followed by years of hospitalization. but times are brighter now! we hope you enjoy this quite weird and simply singular 10” by the eastern genius that is tolkachev
music and photography by stanislav tolkachev
dedicated to alexey dekanov 1985 - 2012
mastered by benny liberg
manufactured for kess kill
after exploring georgian soundscapes, the intergalactic research institute for sound is honored to reissue stanislav tolkachevs blue mood. first released on aftertaste recordings in 2008, this masterpiece is in the institutes opinion one of the most impressive work of the ukrainian artist. for the occasion, stanislav created the artwork for the record in order to complement or maybe represent an idea behind the release. the institute plans to ask artists to deliver also a visual on top of their sound communication on the label. limited copies of blue mood will include a photography of tolkachev’s artwork. absolute limit, which finds itself on the b side, is a brand new track by tolkachev. as usual he delves deeper into abstract and distorted techno, delivering a truly mental cut.
september marks the return of mindtrips don on his imprint with a dark, intense and musical exploration, followed by a signature remix by ukranian icon stanislav tolkachev. rise of the white dwarf welcomes you into a trippy journey. double existence goes into a darker dimension of broken patterns and modular jam. they want to fool us is a clear statement by pfirter who delivers a raw, stormy techno track that keeps a melancholic twinge, while stanislav tolkachev makes his long awaited debut on mindtrip with a psychedelic, strong and driving interpretation of this original piece.
once again krill music takes command of the shuttle towards another sonic dimension, a complicated journey to the limits of sound where mesmerising melodies act like the songs of sirens, through obscure and dense jungle foliage where the sunlight is rare and the night reigns. so with seat-belts fastened, onto the latest release...
STATICS / GOLDEN RATIO (INCL. STANISLAV TOLKACHEV REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK07.12.15
just 6 months after his debut release on the label, weekend circuit invite alderaan back at the helm of techno. alter ego of buenos aires artist franco de michele already revered by some of the industry greats presents statics / golden ratio a manifestation of progressive and dynamic techno, with stanislav tolkachev taking the b side. hailed as one of live technos notorious artists, stanislav makes his first appearance on the london based imprint, presenting an abstract take of ever intense, rolling techno for the remixes. with previous releases on the likes of semantica & m rec ltd, tolkachev, originally from ukraine comes as no newbie.
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.
WHAT ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT, LITTLE DUCK? (10 INCH)
10" Vinyl NL02.10.15
black vinyl, russian imprint gost zvuk announces a new 10 inch sublabel instrument with a release by ukranian techno veteran stanislav tolkachev. a-side comes with an amazing ambient trip, while classic tolkachev sound is represented on the b-side with a 9-minute techno banger. the aim of the label is to provide professionals with everlasting soundscapes thus transforming records into real instruments. this metaphor is further expressed through artwork with stamps of real working tools, chosen by the artists themselves..
theres a lot of techno out there but none of it sounds like stanislav tolkachev. in the past few years the prolific ukrainian producer has molded his love for old school techno with enormous doses of experimentation and tension.
supernova is a platform designed to edit material timeless, original and devoid of any influence. supernova are totally against the music everywhere, made here by that, every idea is unique and unrepeatable. for us, the idea this above the sound. dont pay attention to fashion or trends. art to be art, not be conditioned, it must be pure and honest. have the opportunity to create our fancy, be free and original, that is art, that is supernova.
its a fact: plector 005 strikes back with a full techno analogue ep. as a starter on the a side, noticed for his ep on m_rec ltd and his featured track on plector lp003, stanislav tolkachev delivers two linear, energetic , greasy techno as he used to do. no loops, no break, just heavy beatz to hit the dancefloor in a dramatic way. a perfect weapon to not miss your target. for the main course, we can find fran hartnett, well known for his it was written in vapour track and the great number of remixes he did on various labels. he stays faithfull to himself with this two trackers side. astonishing breaked techno at its best. ideally to start a big party! as we said, since plector become a reality: just techno, no compromise at all
shades rises from the minds of korova. the aim is at drawing new nuances in the immaginary spectrum of techno, to get the hearing closer to the sound of those hidden mechanical shadows. shades lives on dark visions and primitive rhythms, but nevertheless trusts in a future controlled by a lightning plot between humans and technologies.
modularz 8.2 by developer & stanislav tolkachev is the second part of the 8 series with a special remix by british producer shifted. 8.2 gives a clear view on the versatility of modularz and dives into a deeper approach of late night hypnotic chord driven techno in its purest form. the modularz 8 series as been well-received by online press and print publications and also hugely supported by the elite techno talents of the world.
krym mryk, a young record label based in crimea, was started by stas karpenkov with a diy approach. it all began when stas approached ildar zaynetdinov (gost zvuk records) with music of his own. back then, ildar used to host the radio gost broadcast, presenting new electronic music from russia, and stas s music made it onto the air. eventually he issued a 7 inch with his music in november 2016, thus starting a label of his own. and now he comes back with a new techno/ambient 12 inch includes a remix by stanislav tolkachev.
the spanish techno imprint celebrates the release of their first long lenght with this compilation featuring tracks by some of the most prominent underground techno artists among some new talents including works from: christian wünsch, datura dilema, developer, dinamite, kalter ende, stanislav tolkachev, unkle fon and vertical spectrum. the sound palette focuses on danceable numbers, but also include some broken beats and industrial touches showcasing the diversity of their catalogue.
argentinian born, barcelona based producer flug steps up for the next in the suara series. aptly named rave his hard-hitting techno weapon has an air of the rave days to it, marrying classic hoover synth sounds with an industrial kick perfect for those big room drops. three remixes of the original come via matrixxman, coyu and stanislav tolkachev each providing their own glitched out, rave heavy interpretation, offering up three different paths to dancefloor destruction.
for our fifth release we invited four of our favorite producers to take turns in remixing ken karter’s latest ep on our label. stanislav tolkachev, inland, alfredo mazzilli and array access all managed to apply their own characteristic sound, resulting in a remix ep that could not be more versatile.
helrad limited is a scottish-based electronic dance label and has been created by helrad for releasing underground techno tracks. the pivotal aim is to provide and focus the efforts on selecting top quality pieces of production. the first release is produced by the label owner helrad and containing one track and 2 loop based dj tools with dope and atmospheric analog synth sequences. also, three stunning and fantastic remixes produced by some of the best producers in the underground scene. legendary techno veteran and techno maestro steve stoll , who recently produced on nina kravitz ’s golden trip records, delivered a storming and powerful dark, proper techno remix with a tremendous and massive effect on the dance floor arena. stanislav tolkachev ,techno pioneer from ukraine who has recorded on top-notch labels, such as semantica and mord records, handed over an experimental and psychedelic minimalistic dj friendly remix with magnificent modular analog synth sequences which can easily flirt with the crowd’s mind. hans bouffmyhre , sleaze records owner and established artist within the worldwide techno scene deliveres a top class remix with his unmistakable bass drum, in addition to an organic arrangement and epic ethereal pads and chords.
repress 2017 - geophone presents a very special various artists ep. the a side is a hypnotic monster by voices from the lake called “reptilicus , a science fictional techno masterpiece. on the b side, shifted delivers a powerful remix of the mike parker track “mnajdra , a floor destroying heavy hitter. the ep closes wth a unique and moody contribution by stanislav tolkachev titled “heartbeat” which demonstrates the versatility and emotional depth of this talented artist.
iarltd004 it s a va remix sampler, featuring some of the best remixes illegal alien records has released on digital format, including remixes from audio injection, jonas kopp, stanislav tolkachev and jose pouj.
that night, we answered a regular call, something about crazy loud noises coming out from a basement. while driving to the area all i could think when i first heard the bass stomping was: “man, whatever, this doesn t even sound like music to me.” and we were at least a 100 meter away from the source of the sound. when we got there, after knocking several times on the door, we decided we had more than enough probable causes to bust in. after a warning, we kicked the door open. what we saw inside was a five feet tall woman jumping around in that cacophony. we screamed and she ignored us, my colleague then panicked and shot her with his taser several times – she then simply pulled the probes out of her body shouting moments moments – and continued to jump around..
back for the second volume of ground fault-interrupt, a compilation series launched last year by the london based imprint inaugurated by michael wells, which has developed into a respected destination for enthusiasts and hardsteppers alike. remaining in a state of evolution, weekend circuit continues to celebrate all that s raucus and right, split across a 2 record release. returning to the label are jeff rushin, pearl, developer, alderaan, and iy, stanislav tolkachev, and antonio de angelis while par grandvik makes his debut. this double vinyl compilation is a mix of pulsating, essential, bottom heavy, and ultimately diverse techno.