ztrl continues our journey with the warping of frequency and a magic touch. his productions invite you to dive from high up in the spectrum and into the lowest depths. take a breath below the wave as you brush against the texture and rhythms he creates, as though you are invisible and central in the sound. soft harmonies tickle and sneak around the core, holding you in fascination and thought.
baertaub’s newest release wolke welcomes you with bazalt, a very tight and sharply shaped minimal techno track designed to awake your senses one by one from head to toe with small noisey cuts and bits that show their faces at certain times to draw a sonic geometrical map. next up is a relatively darker track rather than rain which again features those alien bits and is enriched with an unexpected and grande synth melody that somehow fits perfectly with the dark mood and alienating sound of the track. b side opens with the ztrl remix of bazalt which focuses on that witty geometrical face of the track and lifts it to an upper level with slowly building beats and hypnotizing loops. the ep closes off with the title track, wolke, which follows a very interesting trajectory: a tense sounding chord line is softened by a groovy bass and dubby touches and percussive samples which in the end provides an unexpectedly feel good ending to a positively minimal ep.
2014 was a busy year for ztrl and tape hiss alike. we’ve been enjoying the support of numerous music-addicts, record collectors and djs for which we are massively grateful. this is exactly why we are going back to where it all started and bringing you a new ztrl release. the tracks which are featured on jelen (’now’ in english) ep work well on their own yet they form a cohesive sound when put together. each track on the release is universal as we can think of them as dj tools in a good sense or as slowly building independent compositions. it’s up only to the djs how they wish to use them.
the first release is always a big milestone for any label. in our case the first one (astrac ep) is also a long anticipated one, the title track waiting to be released for a long time. so far there is nothing ordinary about ztrls career as he had a big fan base without a single release or a dj gig. as a result of his ongoing inspiration by ricardo villalobos and encouragement from a:rpia:r s petre inspirescu among others he sharpened his producer skills which yielded astrac ep, another 2013 release on pluie/noir recordings compilation (pluie/noir year one) and an independent release on soul.on records titled >soul two< which was also remixed by the hungarian laurine frost. on top of his producer activity hes an avid record collector and a regular guest on uks rejam radio show, hes also done a podcast mix for the romanian nightclubber webzines unknown 500 series.
the 2nd release of soul.on records and 1st ep release of ztrl with remix from laurine frost. hypnotic and ethnic sounds of techno, minimal and experimental. 180 gram, vinyl only release, limited copies. it is the second part of seven souls collection.
the untold stories offer up their next double pack collection on their trademark transparent yellow and black vinyl. for chapter v they welcome some new artists into the label with jerome.c, jarz=polors, volta cab, and md wallholz, all featuring for the first time. this combined with some superb works from franco cinelli and untld regulars ztrl, ivan lopez, pheek, and jonas sella: makes for a memorable album of highly identifiable music, with varying vibes from the street knowledge track by volta cab to ztrls one perfect for summertime afterhours, altogether another very enjoyable collection.
tvir is a vinyl only label based in ukraine. translated from ukrainian tvir means composition. our third ep comes from amin ravelle. on a-side we have two original works, truly deep atmospheric sounds with aquatic minimal house rhythms, perfect for afterhours. b-side includes remixes from ztrl, a hypnotic version with some groovie pad lines perfectly combined with elements of the original track. mariin s versions showcases a strong beat with powerful bass lines, a real dancefloors killer. the artwork for the ep is inspired by ukrainian folklore influences.
THE UNTOLD STORIES: CHAPTER 2 (YELLOW & BLACK VINYL 2X12)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl UK16.03.15
chapter ii of the the untold stories, begins with the beat circle, a new project of denis kaznacheev and ol, an epic work of attitude, an anthem for a new beat generation, filling the whole aside with groovy sliding bases, crisp clean cut claps, eccentric electric interactions, rich moments of imagination: decaying tones come as if some great engine then arrives to take the dancers further on their journey.
first vinyl is translucent yellow, 2nd solid black.
the untold stories: protagonist series. records dedicated to the stories of some venerable but unsung historical figures. the first of the protagonist series was created by sil, and gives a glimpse into the spirit of the first such figure: tadeush konrad. sil, the pseudonym of kirill sylantev, who is more widely known for his work in the duo easy changes, now begins solo productions. for the untldpro series his work dedicated to tadeush konrad is of confident vibe, with much swing and rich with soulful flashes from times past. this work is then remixed by ztrl and hubble. first comes the ztrl remix, with energetic bass and a wealth of tones interrelating to great hypnotic effect. then on the b-side hubble s remix, an extended work, a floating journey of warm organic sounds, concludes the story and the spirit of tadeush konrad.
the first va release on project london records. we continue to support new artists this time a 4 track release from some of our european friends. ztrl (hungary), alsi (romania), anestie gomez (greece), rack & three angles (france). vinyl only, limited 300 copies, never repressed, hand stamped.