Sixth record from danish NORD Records, and its Bookworms delivering some analogue sounding tracks in the vein of L.I.E.S.
Ekman makes his TTT label debut with some crushing electronics. The Entropy EP finds Roel Dijcks expanding his palette further. There’s a sense of abstraction throughout all four tracks here, with notions of rhythm only loosely adhered too, with the overwhelming sonic pressure of “?0” and “Dissipation” offset by the lighter title track. Closer “?S” veers into the crawlspace between the insectile sound design of Mike Parker and the lysergic hardware manipulations of Hieroglyphic Being.
Two sureshots for the acid-proof dancefloor by Naif. On side A, Gunnar Haslam who delivers a blinding acid-journey of a rare kind with the track Overcomplete. Roman Flugel serves a re-release of one of Acid Jesus finest jams: Radium (with Jorn Elling Wuttke).
‘Merck 274350’ With its propulsive mechanical basslines, industrial-strength percussion, and a Germanic vocodered mantra, this Teutonic Panzer Tank of a track takes absolutely no prisoners – an electronic matter of fact statement inspired by the passing of time, fate, circumstance, and synchronicity. Holland’s misanthropic high priest of psychedelic, doomy, dark house & techno, Drvg Cvltvre, delivers a trippy interpretation, turning the track into a lysergic love letter to this iconic chemical catalyst, maintaining the dynamic bassline of the original but adding a nagging 303 line to deliver an explosive 3am dancefloor device. One Step Closer to Heaven begins with a metronomic, rhythmic New Beat stomp and a nagging insidious synth refrain that recalls the more electronic side of New Order. Muscular synth riffs then drop in and out of the mix, taking the track into dark EBM territory and ramping up the pressure before the influences of Giorgio Moroder and Cerrone come to the fore, propelling the track into a rapture of hypnotic celestial electronic disco.