Francesco Clemente & Heinrich Dressel – Il Faro [MR026]

Francesco Clemente and Heinrich Dressel cross the sea of sounds where everything is permitted. The outcome is an album that’s rich in fascinations, and divided in two parts: in the first one the Canadian composer plays some suspended and gentle sounds, while in the second one Dressel brings the listener to an eternal struggle between darkness and light, comfort and despair.

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Francesco Clemente & Heinrich Dressel – Il Faro [MR026]

The Midnight Episode – The Midnight Episode [OMLP008]

Over the course of its intermittent output, Gunnar Wendel’s Ominira label has cultivated a reputation as a platform for intriguing cross format output that sits in the fuzzy nether regions between house and techno, complementing the Leipzig-based producer’s own work as Kassem Mosse. Typically for the label, Ominira’s first full length album release comes right out of left field with a long player from The Midnight Episode. With just a handful of prior releases to their name, there’s definitely an element of mystery and intrigue to the project from Nicola Cunningham and Karl ‘Kaneda’ Skagius, with the self titled eleven track set fully living up to its billing as a “selection of dark and glittering late night tunes drawing on the legacy of British horror”. Fans of Demdike Stare’s Tryptych series will definitely enjoy this.

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The Midnight Episode – The Midnight Episode [OMLP008]

Anom Vitruv – Nihil [TABR025]

Anom Vitruv continues to go against the tide with his second Mini LP on Tabernacle Records. It’s been almost two years since anonymous producer Anom Vitruv first appeared on Tabernacle, with a self-titled debut 12″ that effortlessly joined the dots between a myriad of crusty, hardware-heavy house and techno styles. This second outing for the label – like the first, a kind of mini-album of untitled tracks – continues in a similar vein, variously exploring bleep-heavy dream techno (“Track 1”), distorted experimental textures (“Track 6”), intoxicating Arabic techno (“Track 5”), spooky but melodic futurism (“Track 4”) and distorted post-electro (the standout “Track 3”, which sees cascading, 8-bit melodies riding a hissing wave of fuzzy drum machine percussion).

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Anom Vitruv – Nihil [TABR025]

Stellar OM Source – Heartlands Suite [ZORN012]

Christelle Gualdi’s second vinyl release as Stellar Om Source from 2011. The LP compiles little masterpieces from the same time period when her acclaimed “Trilogy Tapes” collection was released. With influences ranging from new age to experimental electronic music Christelle creates a wonderful and carefully layered album.

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Stellar OM Source – Heartlands Suite [ZORN012]

VA – Obliged To Space [FLR008]

Flight Recorderl – home to modern interpretations of other European genres of dance music – Italo, New Beat, and EBM, in conjunction with Radio Oscillations, brings together a collection of music by those producers inspired by these ‘krautrock’ pioneers of the early to mid 1970s on Obliged to Space – a heartfelt and beautifully written love letter to those cosmic sounds of the 1970s. Tracks from Rude 66, Phantom Love, Antoni Maiovvi, Alessandro Parisi, Ian Martin and others.

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VA – Obliged To Space [FLR008]