Deutsche trio killing it on a new LIES BLK. Sandro Stebnitz, Manito Rotschild, and Dieter Flegel met in the late-nineties in Oldenburg Germany while working on the loading dock of the Leifheit Housewares shipping division. Through their monotonous days of shrink wrapping ovens and loading palettes of stainless steel cookware onto tractor trailers, the trio would often relay tall tales to each other simply to pass the time. One such delusional fantasy was that the trio would one day ditch their warehouse jobs and start a band not unlike their mutual hero, Gary Numan. Their fantasy became somewhat of a reality when Dieter gained access to various pieces of musical equipment when his uncle Hans came upon a sudden and untimely death. Unphased by this tragic event, Dieter rallied up his small group and hit the garage, practicing and recording every evening in hopes of making it, just like Gary did. Here we have on record, the only document of their time in the makeshift studio, a 15 minute electronic jam simply titled “Sketch 1”.
Person of Interest, highly sought after and could be lurking in the shady corners under Brooklyn’s JMZ line. On his L.I.E.S. debut we get soupy remnants of what could be called garage house, pieces of high octane techno, and one slow burning grisled tooth number to close this three track EP out. A strong showing and undoubtedly one to keep your eyes on.
For their latest trip into the analogue unknown, Jamal Moss’s Mathematics imprint has turned to John Heckle cohort and occasional Tabernacle type Mark Forshaw. The producer duly delivers an impressively varied and superbly imagined quartet of cuts, heavy on snappy analogue percussion, stargazing synths and icy, out-there atmospherics. There’s some deep but driving underwater techno in the shape of the claustrophobic “Sessions”, a clanking exercise in drum machine love (the intense but woozy “Tolls of the Unexpected”), a deeper, slower tempo trip into melodic analogue deep house territory (“Analog Kicks”), and a acid-flecked jack-track with distinct Detroit techno overtones (“Neptanus”).
Underground Sounds Volume 2 from PLan B Recordings, featuring four tracks by DJ Spider, Phil Moffa, Daikini9 and Hakim Murphy.