Samuli Kemppi – Parallax Of One Second EP [MRECLTD017]

‘Parallax Of One Second EP’ is Samuli Kemppi’s third outing on M_Rec Ltd, after the full ‘Cyclic Model EP’ and remix inclusion on Ben Gibson’s ‘More Than Milk’, and sees the Fin plundering the astronomic theme once again with stellar sci-fi precision. On the A-side: “Extragalactic” opens with swirling technoid vistas, on a wonky robo-dance floor in a future imaged long ago. Warbling chimes and tweeting astro-creatures continue to plague “Astrometric Precision”, bleating at one another on our serene shuttle through the cosmos. The B-side then takes a decided plunge with tougher piston sounds and grittier textures on “More Than Parsec” as our journey becomes more wild-eyed, concluding in the keyed radio-distress signals and itchy hats of “Less Than Planck”. I guess we’re never getting home wherever that may be, but this new universe isn’t so bad after all.

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Samuli Kemppi – Parallax Of One Second EP [MRECLTD017]

DJ Hyperactive – 25 Hours [DROID017]

Droid Recordings presents a new 12″ from DJ Hyperactive, whose jacking Chicago sound has evolved over the years into a deeper sound that maintains his signature infectious drive. On “25 Hours,” an undulating, bassy synth line builds into the machine-voiced partier’s dream of “25 hours in a day,” before the track takes off with neck-breaking snare and clap combos and proceeds to rebuild. Raíz pulls the track from the depths to deliver something more brash and energetic. There’s more at play here, with the 3-note riff tweaked throug the track’s duration, and the words “25” looped through a series of insistent, smashing snares. In the final mix, newcomer Markus Sucket follows his recent remixes of Xhin and Pfirter with an unexpected and idiosyncratic interpretation. Tonal elements are drawn into the lower registers, while the vocal sample slithers around the mix. The syncopated elements of the original surface with in an alternative mode, dark and driving.

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DJ Hyperactive – 25 Hours [DROID017]

Dax J – Dreamscape EP [MONNOM001]

The 1st release from London label Monnom Black is a vinyl only affair that sees 3 original tracks from EarToGround’s Dax J with a remix from UK techno legend Mark Broom. A set of peak time weapons. Planet X, tough driving beats and hard soundscapes that lead into soothing echo chords. Mark Brooms remix keeps it in the same vein, peak time, hard hitting drums and driving bass in typical Broom fashion. The traditional sound of Alpha Rhythm strips things back with huge subs and eerie piano riffs, big kicks drums and gentle chords. The amen infused Dreamscape finishes off the EP with its old school rave vibes.

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Dax J – Dreamscape EP [MONNOM001]

A Vision Of Love – Lessons In Hate (Part One) [AVN010]

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Avian010 sees the first installment in a series of SM techno tools from London based archivist and profligate ‘A Vision Of Love’. Fusing analogue gear and a passion for classic, second wave Detroit music, with found sounds and degraded film & radio excerpts, the series leans on contemporary culture as much as the current techno landscape.

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A Vision Of Love – Lessons In Hate (Part One) [AVN010]