Schrödinger’s Box found a true audio delinquent when they discovered Rapha. Resident at Alphabet Club in Tel Aviv, this is a musician who creates tracks with a punk attitude and a painted acid smile. The co-founder of Chateau Royal arrives with four blistering numbers for our box. After the pounding percussion and 303 smears of “Ivanka”, this sidewinder synthesist unfurls the brooding darkness that is “Transform.” Lighter tones pierce the gloom in the carefully crafted “Visionia” before The Exaltics lands for some deep and dreamy electro with an incredible remake of “Voyager101.” Rapha’s original of “Voyager101” closes the 12”. Rasping rhythm patterns cut a path for rich dauby analogue bars in this stripped-back, late-night close.
ADSX / Hanoben jump from Berlin to Rimini sul train degli Acidio. “Sina’s Freund” is all fidanzato v 303 303 303. “Werner’s Spiel” acido bumbles, taglia and incolla. “Elvira’s Katzenfisch” inno elettronico Krautrock. Synth anthem. Infine, Mund. Punk slap. Basso. All join hands with…ACEEIID!!
Gesloten Cirkel with some raw, partly New Beat leaning, acidic Techno / Electro EP for Bad Manners.
Undersound Recordings announce the first cassette release on the label. The tape contains a 27 minutes live jam session by Wedding Acid Group, recorded at Ballacid Studio in 2016. This rare recording was made to check and memorize the patterns for live situations, jamming on analog machines, such as Elektron Monomachine, Mutable Instruments Shruthi 1, Cyclone Analogic TT-303 and Roland TR-909. The tape allows to listen to the recording uninterrupted, from beginning to end, with which the energy of WAG comes into full effect.
Lerosa returns to Lunar Disko with another excellent EP, taking us on another jaunt through the interstellar synth world of Leo Rosa. A 5 track EP which also features another distinguished remix from fellow Roman, Marco Passarani.
Cignol with some rich electro on the new Nocta Numerica release.
Morphology return to Cultivated Electronics with the follow up to their 2017 EP ‘Mind Stealers’ (CE023). ‘The Dark Wheel EP’ marks their fourth EP for Sync 24’s label. Morphology are Finnish duo Michael Diekmann and Matti Turunen. Formed in 2009, Morphology fuse early electro sounds with haunting melodies to create a deep blend of atmospheric future funk, and their new EP ‘The Dark Wheel’ is no exception, as they deliver four tracks of faultless production technique, warm synths and crisp drum-work.
Following his Red Pyramid EP, L.F.T. returns to Mechatronica with fearless visions, Nils Fock on vocals and a cold-blooded Dollkraut remix on the flip.
Caron debuts on Shipwrec with a four tracker of sheer quality. Off-kilter percussion introduces the breathy pads and grandeur of “Ancestry,” a piece of dreamy chords and acid undertones. The haunting “Common Sense” follows. Drums stagger next spectral vocals in this chilling electro piece. A similar stalking note continues on the flip with the 303 soaked “Lost.” A steady kick offers a bedrock from which looming keys, bitter squawk and dancefloor paranoia take hold. Hopeful shades arrive with the brilliance of “Ruins.” From industrial percussion and metallic rinses, a deep and intricate finale forms to bring “Shattered” to a terrific close.
For the 4th edition in ZwaarteKracht’s acclaimed series, Arsonist Recorder invites 3 dedicated fellow producers with some serious firepower to share their sounds on the label: Parand, originally from Iran, via London now living in Berlin, Dark Prophet from Belgium and Serge Geyzel, from Berlin.
The raves at Same Bitches have not changed much since back in March 2014 at OHM, Berlin. Every second month on the first Saturday at noon sharp the residents Handmade, Ron Wilson, Derek Plaslaiko, VCO and Manuela Mayoral play each a three hour set and after everyone is through the Dj who warmed up goes into the next round continuing the running order with the usual ending in a full on back-to-back orgy. The occasional special guest never gets announced, it is mainly the same bitches in charge. After seven years it has come to the point of expanding the realm and the crew decided on releasing a record. The tracks of the first Same Bitches record featuring Handmade, VCO, Ron Wilson and Derek Plaslaiko represent their diverse yet homogenous sound of the parties and arrive just on time for their anniversary in March. Hopefully soon the party can continue and we can all enjoy the music and dance together again…
The 10th compilation on the label, Cold Readings, brings together an array of international producers. Greek sound designer Pera Sta Ori returns to the label with the trippy Passive Concealment, followed up by Foreign Sequence bringing his own brand of shiny electro.
Omnidisc regular Shokh closes the A side with the head-down-take-me-back-to-the-rave Torotam. Opening the flipside, Weith returns with the breaks excursion Cognitive Dissonance and Scarlit Port wraps up the EP with the jungle-fuelled Layla’s Acid.
A monstrous introduction to the brutally dystopian soundscapes of Leipzig based Liebknecht aka Daniel Myer and Rinaldo Bite.
The birth of Mindri, a new Pinkman sublabel run by Afra & Marsman. The first release by Pluto Junkies, a collab project between Ernestas Sadau, Rapha & PRZ goes straight into the alley of mind bending and stomach swirling releases. Drenched in 90’s retro-futurist electro spirit, Flying Spaghetti Monstership is what you would call a secret weapon at a rave. Fuelled with ferocity and seasoned with nostalgia, it feels like hedonist nights and forgotten conversations in crammed basements.
Rotterdam’s local player Gamma Intel returns to Pinkman with his signature slowbeat electro bizz. Menacing with militant kicks and filthy curling baselines that go straight to one’s stomach when ingested, ’Generatie Desinteresse’ inspects the blasé youth of the concrete jungle. Inspired by the boundless pursuit of pleasure, numbed minds & ever-changing cities, the six tracker takes you to the place where anxiety is always lurking for its prey, even if the veil of indifference sets the simmering turmoil off the heat for a moment.
Gnarly acid techno from coming from the Planet Rhythm basecamp.