VA – Planet Rhythm Presents Tar Hallow [PRRUKLTDTAR]

Planet Rhythm teams up with Rotterdam techno operation TH Tar Hallow and releases a collection of tracks by artists that have frequently appeared on the cult label. Deep down westcoast electronics by respected artists such as Klankman, Charlton, labelboss Thanos Hana and Rhyw. Klankman opens up this 4-track VA with the ominous ”Can Not Use that Command On Overlapping Selections”. Berlin based Rotterdammer ”Charlon” follows up with the heavy arps and outgoing drums of ”Profiler”. Thanos Hana opens up the B side with the tough techno cut ”The Injury Pattern” and berlin based ”Rhyw” closes down the varied slice of vinyl with the moving ”MKFBTB”.

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VA – Planet Rhythm Presents Tar Hallow [PRRUKLTDTAR]

Charlton – Intelligent Life [MORD008]

Doing their own thing with a host of less-familiar names, Mord has worked tirelessly over the past couple of years to establish a distinct sound within more techno-minded realms. Charlton returns with a second release for the label that brings a range of moods to bear on his looped-up style, kicking off with the Robert Hood-isms of “Vulnerable” with its nervous cyclical chimes, before “Stand Behind A Line” burrows a little deeper into throbbing machine rhythms with acid overtones thrown in for good measure. “Unforgiven” opens things up with a mammoth, distorted square wave synth line that flinches not once in its quest to devastate the dance. “Simple” thing brings some 303 action back into the mix but balances it out with a dense base layer of industrial grunge to make for a nice and dirty ass-shaker.

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Charlton – Intelligent Life [MORD008]

VA – From The Lab To The Club Part 1 [MT007]

MindTrip introduce a new V/A series, featuring four of the most challenging and interesting artists from the techno scene; each one of them contributing music which will alter mind perceptions, entitled ‘From The Lab To The Club’. The A-side of Part 1 features Markus Suckut with his trademark deep and trippy sound providing a perfect opener, ‘Sarin’. Jesse Jakob makes his first appearance on MindTrip with the hypnotic ‘Black Bells’. Label owner Pfirter opens the flip side with the mighty ‘Angular Momentum’, alongside burgeoning dutch techno producer Charlton, taking the trip into an even more intense analogue listening experience with the track ‘The Quantum Complex’.

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VA – From The Lab To The Club Part 1 [MT007]

Charlton – An End To good Manners [KRL007]

Appearances from Charlton Ravenberg are few and far between, with just seven releases since 2006 including a few shared spots alongside the likes of Regis and Djorvin Clain. This turn for ever-growing Argentinean techno imprint Krill Music showcases a sturdy approach to the techno blueprint, keeping things dynamic and fluid while making sure it smacks where it ought to. “Beyond Misery” is something of a smoke screen with its housey groove and minimal bleep demeanor, but “The Aggression Scale” soon puts paid to this with abrasive acidic swirls of atonal melody and a mean-tempered rhythmic thud. “Know Yourself” takes things deeper with some intricate percussive detail in a cyclical arrangement, while “If They Don’t Realize” lets the drum machines fit and start around a dubbier kind of techno throwdown.

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Charlton – An End To good Manners [KRL007]

Charlton – Slow Down Basterd [ M_RECLTD04]

Charlton Ravenberg is the dutch artist who signs the 4th M_Rec Ltd’s vinyl. In this EP he has 4 tracks…where it shows its full potential. In tracks such as ‘Basterd’ and ‘Slow Down’ creates trip slow and hypnotic… in tracks like ‘Backwards’ and ‘Forwards’ trips are a little more techno with Detroit school influences. It’s a release that will sure know more about the label and the artist for its modernity and its substance.

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Charlton – Slow Down Basterd [ M_RECLTD04]