Jayson Wynters – The Affect Heuristic [147DSR]

WYNTERS, Jayson - The Affect Heuristic

Delsin welcomes Jayson Wynters into the fold for a four-track EP that embodies techno as a vibrant, expressive artform with the ability to uplift. On The Affect Heuristic, Wynters strides forth with an electrifying machine language, calling to mind the feverish, psychedelic tweaking and layering of visionaries like Dan Curtin and Lee Purkis (In Sync). Across four tracks, Wynters pivots between distinctly Motor City-indebted funk, springy electro-techno and vivid, immersive soundchasms.

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Jayson Wynters – The Affect Heuristic [147DSR]

VA – Back Up: Mexican Tecno Pop 1980-1989 [DE285]

VARIOUS - Back Up: Mexican Tecno Pop 1980-1989

On Back Up: Mexican Tecno Pop, Dark Entries brings us 10 divergent tracks of Mexican electronics from 1980-1989, full of skittering analog drum boxes and saucy synthesizer hooks. 8 of these songs were culled from the 2005 CD-only compilation Backup: Expediente Tecno Pop on AT-AT records. Also included are two previously unreleased cuts. This release marks the first time many of these songs will have appeared on vinyl; it is also the first ever vinyl compilation of Mexican New Wave and post-punk. While synth pop and obscure electronics from Europe and the United States have been extensively documented, much less attention has been paid to such offerings from the periphery. Back Up serves as a vital document of Mexico’s flourishing DIY scene in the 1980s, surveying a wide range of styles and moods. By using home recording techniques, the bands featured here were able to circumvent relying on the expensive studios of the era. Tracks by Avant Garde, Vandana, and Silueta Palida mine the kind of dreary-but-infectious wave that long-time Dark Entries fans will celebrate. Meanwhile, Volti and Artefacto offer a floor-ready pop sound that has echoes of NY freestyle, with Latin percussion and boxy beats. But darker turns are present as well, with Decada 2s New Beat-inflections and electro experiments of Syntoma and their side project Escuadrón Del Ritmo.

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VA – Back Up: Mexican Tecno Pop 1980-1989 [DE285]

Flood – Still Want You [KROF02]

FLOOD - Still Want You

After his first record “Alamogordo/The Optimist“, Flood is back on Hanover’s “Kein Rauch Ohne Feuer“ label with his second EP. Following the heavy, hard-hitting debut, the new record now explores a more 80s-inspired sound between italo disco and electronic body music that despite its playfulness doesn’t lack the clarity and straightforwardness of Flood’s older productions.

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Flood – Still Want You [KROF02]

Ani-Roy – Tilt [PLA041]

ANI ROY - Tilt

When Aniruddha Das (DSPSSSSD) and Gary “Roy” Stewart (Dubmorphology) met at Trent University in the mid-80s, they started on a life-long friendship and musical collaborative partnership that continues today. While Das went on to acclaim as part of Asian Dub Foundation, Stewart is an artist and experimental sonic musician, producing projects featuring sound design and immersive works, for the likes of Tate Museum. In 1990 they took their first steps in a recording studio, mixing the early influences of Acid House with their interest in drone and sound effects, to create to two pieces, Tilt and Fari 116. Recorded as improvisational jams and dubbed live to the mixing desk, they were pressed as very limited white labels. Archival testaments and simply great music, here remastered and reissued some 30 years later by Platform 23.

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Ani-Roy – Tilt [PLA041]

Andrew Weatherall – Vol. V [DISDAT005.1]

WEATHERALL, Andrew - Vol V

DISDAT returns with its 5th release by a true pioneer, Andrew Weatherall. There is not much to say that has not already been said about the Governor, so we will just give our respects and let his music do the talking. On the B-side Rhadoo’s remix is built on a mellow and powerful bassline, sprinkled with sounds oddities, and micro textures which keeps the mind occupied while the body surrenders to the groove.

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Andrew Weatherall – Vol. V [DISDAT005.1]