50Weapons begins its finale with the first of 11 12″s, catalog numbers 40 through 50, featuring a 50Weapons artist on one side and another artist, chosen by the first, on the B-side. “Narr Day” is the first tune ever made by one of Berlin’s key electronic acts; all the flavors of the early days are combined in this minimal ambient techno tune made of the three main ingredients: a bass, a drone, and a kick drum. Cosmin TRG uses the dark drone of “Narr Day” as the base for his modular-synthesizer-enhanced rework of the track. Dark and trippy techno for the head.
The Romanian Cosmin TRG presents the second release on his label Fizic featuring 2 new dirty physical techno tracks.
‘Fizic’ is the next natural step for accomplished techno producer Cosmin TRG. Having released on an influential array of labels in the last few years, the Romanian is now branching out on his own with an imprint that will serve as a further extension of himself, his sonic preferences and his interest in artistic imagery. Releasing esoteric techno aimed largely at the dancefloor and purely from his own studio, Fizic releases will come accompanied with Cosmin’s own photography as well as occasional videos. Coming in both vinyl and digital format, the label serves as a combination of a need for a more personal, dedicated approach, a desire for artistic freedom and is born from ‘a slightly egocentric tendency, with the sole purpose of creating unique, high quality audio-visual products.
The second part of my review of 2013 is dedicated to the best events and performances I attended this year. Part 1 includes the preferences of the hipodrome blog’s followers.