Jensen Interceptor – Mother LP [LR009]

Following six years spent tickling the fancy of quality electro lovers the world over, Mikey Melas AKA Jensen Interceptor has finally got round to recording a debut album. This will come out on the Lone Romantic imprint and it’s a pretty hot collection of cuts, with the Sydney producer joining the dots between ranging, angular peak-time slammers (“Ultramax”, “Drip Freq”), bustling and bass-heavy workouts (“Haze”), bleeping space symphonies (the Sinewave-esque “Dimensional Thought”), Drexciya-style missives (“Ufology”, “Shadow Network”) and more crystalline, melodious affairs (“Mother”). Some of his scene pals swing by to lend a hand, too, with The Hacker and Assembler Code collaborations standing out.

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Jensen Interceptor – Mother LP [LR009]

VA – From The Dark Volume 1 [CE026]

Sync 24’s Cultivated Electronics rounds off 2018 in style with the “From The Dark” Series. 3 x V/A LP’s showcasing some of the leading lights of modern electro alongside some solid newcomers. Focussing on the spookier side of the genre FTD brings in the various shades of darker electro tones from across the Globe. Volume 1 kicks off the series with with some super dark selections from Sync 24 & Alienata, Australia’s hottest electro exports of the moment Jensen Interceptor and Assembler Code, Seattle Electro Veteran 214, CE newcomer Rico Casazza, Radio Matrix Boss & Tresor resident Delta Funktionen, Caught London Sleeping Head Honcho Stratowerx, Delsin & Clone affiliate Versalife and Berlin based CE newcomer Exterminador.

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VA – From The Dark Volume 1 [CE026]

Dopplereffekt – Athanatos [LSR022]

Detroit electro legends Dopplereffekt return to Leisure System for their fourth release on the Berlin based imprint. Athanatos is named after the angel of the planet Mercury in ancient Greek mythology, but that isn’t so much the theme. Here the duo again explore subjects related to genetic conditions and chromosomal influences that define mortality across the EP’s five tracks. After the brooding sonic landscapes of the title track , it’s classic Mitchell & Nhan all the way on the majestic electronic funk of “Hayflick Limit” while devilishly enchanting slow burners like “Telomere” or “Mitosisin” lock you in with their hypnotic grasp. Raster-Noton founders Carsten Nicolai (who did the artwork) and Olaf Bender are said to have collaborated with the pair on this release.

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Dopplereffekt – Athanatos [LSR022]