Silicon Scally – Dormant [CPU01011011]

SILICON SCALLY - Dormant

Silicon Scally is the most prolific of Finlow’s alias projects, and on Dormant, the third Silicon Scally release for Sheffield’s Central Processing Unit, Finlow constructs four pieces of thrillingly futuristic broken-beat electro. These tracks never stand still, their little cells of synth and percussion always evolving. When combined with some stomping drum programming, the final result is an EP which has that rare balance of endless danceability and genuinely innovative production. It’s the sound of a master creator letting loose while also managing to keep everything in the pocket, a marvel of moving parts.

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Silicon Scally – Dormant [CPU01011011]

VA – Exit Planet Earth: Oxygen [EPE02]

The second release in the Exit Planet Earth compilation vinyl series features four exclusive tracks designed for space travel, including the first ever collaboration between Keith Tucker of Aux 88 and Carl Finlow. The resulting track ‘Coder’ is an electro masterpiece. The more established electro pairing of Jensen Interceptor and Assembler Code hit heavy with ‘Red Cell’ while Voigtmann brings the bass to space with ‘Subtopia’. The record is rounded off beautifully by Cignol with Detroit infused string sections and harmonies on his ’51D’ track.

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VA – Exit Planet Earth: Oxygen [EPE02]

VA – CAREBOT$ (raising money for the NHS and Médecins Sans Frontières)

“The international electro and techno producer community has come together to raise money for two charities doing vital health work during the Covid-19 crisis – NHS Charities Together and Médecins Sans Frontières. The project began in April this year. The resulting release is an essential compendium of techno and electro featuring some of the most respected creators working in the genre including The Hacker, Radioactive Man, Anthony Rother, Delta Funktionen, John Selway, Carl Finlow, Kronos Device, and more than 120 more!”

VA – CAREBOT$ (raising money for the NHS and Médecins Sans Frontières)

Carl Finlow – Apparatus [VIS317]

Carl Finlow returns with a double vinyl 8 track album on 20/20 Vision. ‘Apparatus’ is a forward thinking album that reflects Finlow’s return to live touring with many tracks hitting harder and darker, pushing his electro sound into new directions and soundscapes. The album means business from the start, kicking off with the title track, ‘Apparatus’, a no-nonsense assault on the system with fast tight drum programming, heavily vocoded vocals and powerful synths. The pace continues on the record with ‘Bind’ and ‘Carbon Deposits’, Structure’ but there are also pure electro cuts like ‘Differential’ and moody grooves in ‘Ampere’ and ‘Viroids’.

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Carl Finlow – Apparatus [VIS317]

Silicon Scally+ Telephasycx! – Cymatics Operator [RM002]

Silicon Scally is one of many monikers used by Carl A. Finlow. In this record he has turned up the crazyness with this special Electro EP where the daintiness and the aggressiveness are mixed making an unique work of this artist. Dramatic melodies and blasts of energy, sometimes faster as usual but with his impeccable style. Telephasycx! is an experimental electronic duo. They completed this album with 2 heavy tracks with an electro aesthetics. Distorted and robotic voices sometimes making a social protest. Splintered breaks, sharp sounds and dissonances make up the main musical spectrum of this work. “Cymatics Operator” meets the expectation of the most demanding Electro lovers who like to explore outside of the usual territory.

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Silicon Scally+ Telephasycx! – Cymatics Operator [RM002]

NonZero! – Matrix Equation [TB036]

Touchin Bass is backfilling missing catalog number TB036 with the multitalented guitarist and drummer, mathematician and multidisciplinary improviser Maria Gamboa Perez. Under the NonZero! moniker, Perez brings ‘Matrix Equation’ to the fore; a heavy 8 track EP with electro aesthetics from none other than Carl Finlow. Perez combines elements of rage, chaos, tension and anguish to form a visceral style. Her musical terrain and talent is shaped by dissonance and NO art. Splintered beats and a foreboding sense of tension give way to a more DJ friendly logic of instinctive introductions and codas of gradual builds and breakdowns as Finlow further reworks the results to great effect.

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NonZero! – Matrix Equation [TB036]

Carl Finlow – MIDI Archeology Box Set [FR019]

Fundamental Records presents a limited to 250 copies 7×12″ vinyl record box, that includes: 4×12” with tracks by Carl Finlow, 2×12” with remixes by Radioactive Man, The Exaltics, Cygnus, Jensen Interceptor, Morphology & Sync 24, Mr. Velcro Fastener, Hardfloor, ADJ and an extra 12” from the remix contest with a selection by Carl Finlow of his favorite remixes by Brice Kelly, Relaxant, Varaz, Dibu-Z and N-Ter. Also in the box is a high quality black T-Shirt silkscreen printed: ”Electro Music There Is Only One Truth”, info-sheet about the project, silkscreen printed in white over a black paper, personally signed by Carl Finlow, and direct access to midi data, including Ableton Live project files and individual samples. All packed in a really nice stackable wooden box. Please note that because there are so many tracks on this release, our soundclips only represent a small portion of all tracks available.

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Carl Finlow – MIDI Archeology Box Set [FR019]

Carl Finlow – Electronic [VIS312]

20/20 Vision starts the new year with a testament to true talent that Carl Finlow shows with such explosive, forward thinking music. The title track ‘Electronic’ delivers trademark Finlow vocoder work over hard hitting electro beats and immaculate synths. ‘Side Effects’ is a no holes barred journey into the dark side of EBM while ‘Vortices’ creates a trip for the dance floor. The EP is finished with ‘Flaw’ complete with beats that would make the late great Prince proud while firmly rooted with layers of electronic trickery.

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Carl Finlow – Electronic [VIS312]

Carl Finlow – Boolean EP [CKNOWEP12]

Carl Finlow’s Beckoned EP was the first EP on Craigie Knowes back in 2016, since then he’s seen a string of releases under various guises on some of the world’s most prolific electro labels. The Boolean EP is stacked with 5 UK electro tracks that embody a lifetime dedication the genre, untouchable technicality and superior sound design. This record is a trip through clouds of stellar dust with the power to rumble any dancefloor exposed to its radiation.

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Carl Finlow – Boolean EP [CKNOWEP12]

VA – Global Surveyor 4 [DE-025]

The German label Dominance Electricity presents Phase 4 of the Global Surveyor various artist album series (launched in 1998). Featuring heavy-weights of the international Electro genre such as Anthony Rother, Hardfloor, Silicon Scally aka Carl Finlow and Heliopause (a project of Germany’s Dynamik Bass System & Detroit’s Keith Tucker of AUX 88) and many more, this carefully selected collection includes a total of 24 productions out of 13 countries / 5 continents ranging between clubbish acid power, deep space cruiser, playful kraftwerkesk melodic downtempo and ambient synth magic.

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VA – Global Surveyor 4 [DE-025]

Carl Finlow – Electricology 4 [ELECTRIX007]

Electrix Records launches its 2016 schedule by welcoming back after almost 3 years the always impressive, Carl Finlow. His ‘Electricology 4 EP’ once again shows why he’s a master of the genre. From the tough and funked-up ‘Lateral Thoughts’, speckled and melodic ‘Hyperloop’, squelching, bassy ‘Suspect Reanimation’ and sinister, beat-driven ‘Latext’, right through to the playful ‘Atomic Level’ (a bonus track for the digital release), the EP shines, with a stamp of high quality running though its core.

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Carl Finlow – Electricology 4 [ELECTRIX007]

Sync 24 – Life Scenes EP [ELECTRIX003]

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Electrix label comes with a release from Sync 24 aka Phil Bolland, comprising two new cuts from the Cultivated Electronics / Scand man, alongside remixes from The Exaltics, Carl Finlow and Fleck E.S.C. Immediately setting the tone, Sync 24 delivers some classic old school Electro flair on his original tracks, with ‘This Life’ featuring dark vocals and a moodily melodic synth line, while ‘Night Scenes’ has a melancholy emotion sweeping over the cutting beats and deep bass.

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Sync 24 – Life Scenes EP [ELECTRIX003]