VA – X: Ten Years Of Artefacts [SA10YEARSLP]

Stroboscopic Artefacts releases ‘X – Ten Years Of Artefacts’, a 13-track album curated by Lucy aka Luca Mortellaro. It celebrates ten years of his label by boldly confirming its raison d’être: a continual redefinition of modern techno. X – Ten Years Of Artefacts’ is a various artists album in which the label’s key artists respond to its tenth anniversary with fresh compositions. Artists with divergent perspectives and MOs are equally at home expressing themselves. These tracks’ timbres, tempos and moods differ greatly yet—somewhat improbably—they seem together, ideologically unified. The compilation features tracks from Lucy, Rrose, Zeitgeber, Lotus Eater, Shifted, Efdemin, L.B. Dub Corp, James Ruskin, Denise Rabe, Adriana Lopez, Chevel, Alessandro Adriani and Serena Butler.

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VA – X: Ten Years Of Artefacts [SA10YEARSLP]

Signalweiss – Feelings [FRACT008]

Fracture has always tried to support upcoming and interesting newcomers, people they believe in. Chevel is one of them, and in 2014 came his first EP for Fracture under his alias Signalweiss. He returns now for round two. In 4 years, he has managed to establish himself as a prolific and talented artist with a steady stream of records. Chevel is an artist who likes to mix things up, always striking an interesting balance between experimentation and more dance floor oriented tunes. With “Feelings” and “Forbona”, he creates quite abstract but still effective dance music. It is for the club, but it is not mindless bangers. In the hands of Pablo Mateo, “Forbona” turns into a more mental piece of techno. All in all, this new Fracture release provides great tools for the smarter selectors out there.

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Signalweiss – Feelings [FRACT008]

VA – Flowers From The Ashes: Contemporary Italian Electronic Music [SALP006]

‘Flowers From The Ashes’ is the latest multi-artist project to bear the acclaimed Stroboscopic Artefacts imprimatur. There is a sensibility of decadence and corroded grandeur etched within its four album sides, reminding us that historically ‘decadent’ times have nonetheless resulted in some of the boldest acts of individual and collective creativity. Like the ‘floral’ theme that has remained a consistent feature of S.A.’s graphic presentation, the music here equally presents fragility and intensity in a way that really drives home this visual metaphor for good, while still holding out the promise that similar creations will be seeded in the near future. Though many of the artists involved have set of residence outside of their native Italy, all contribute here to make a captivating portrait of a shared spirit and cultural memory. Tracks from Silvia Kastel, Andrea Belfi, Marco Shuttle, Ninos Du Brasil, Alessandro Adriani, Chevel, Lucy, Lory D, Caterina Barbieri and Neel.

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VA – Flowers From The Ashes: Contemporary Italian Electronic Music [SALP006]

Chevel – Blurse [SALP003]

Chevel (a.k.a. Dario Tronchin) now makes his LP debut for Stroboscopic Artefacts. Over the course of his young career, Chevel has gained a mastery over several compositional elements: Polaroid-like slow melodic fades, sharp ricocheting beats, and simply making one’s headphones feel like a viable means of physical transportation. Despite Chevel’s keeping the sonic toolkit and overall atmosphere consistent from track to track, there is a rich variety in the emotional affectivity on display here. The net effect is like a dream state that leaves strong impressions even though one can’t pinpoint exactly why they are doing so.

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Chevel – Blurse [SALP003]

Achterbahn D’ Amour – Odd Movements The Remixes [ASD024]

Achterbahn D’Amour’s machinefunk opus, “Odd Movements.” gets reworked with 4 sonically diverse remixes. Detroit don Marcellus Pittman kicks things off with a massive, unsettling flip of “Holy Roman Empire.” The Italian producer Chevel is up next with a virtuosic take on the LP’s title track. His cubist, artfully restrained version ends with over a minute of icy techno snap. Convextion, as well, chooses to hold back for maximum impact, infusing the moody “Passagen” with subdued electro bounce. Finally, SW. imbuesthe duo’s “Konigstr” with dubbed-out breakbeat pressure, occasionally allowing the original acid line to seep through a skittering rave rhythm.

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Achterbahn D’ Amour – Odd Movements The Remixes [ASD024]

VA – The Sound Of Brenta Part 1 [MUSCLE003]

Including tracks by Lucretio, Steve Murphy and DJ Octopus, Chevel, Caio and Madi Grein. 5 tracks of gritty house music by the members of the Riviera project, showcasing the suburban sound that has been flourishing from the muddy banks of the Brenta river.

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VA – The Sound Of Brenta Part 1 [MUSCLE003]

Chevel – A Loveable Inciter [VVR006]

Italian techno artist Dario Tronchin a.k.a. Chevel making his debut on Vae Victis. “A Loveable Inciter” is a 5 tracks ep which blends elements from the last 4 yrs of Chevel’s work in the studio. “Now and Them” and “Black Forest” were recorded by Dario early this year, “Reteach” and “Basic Electricity” were written in June 2011 while Teens belongs to one of Dario’s first recordings and it’s dated 2009. All tracks were recorded on tape.

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Chevel – A Loveable Inciter [VVR006]

Riviera – SR11 EP [MUSCLE001]

RIVIERA - SR11 EP (Front Cover)

Muscle Records is a label for upfront dirty dance music. All tracks are conceived naturally and recorded on tape, so an elemental and honest approach is required to fully dive into Muscle Records sounds. Riviera is a band formed by a bunch of young talented gritty analogue junkies, most of which has already released on a couple of disrespected labels. The band first jams were recorded on parching tape in a sultry warehoue close to the Brenta’s muddy banks with a noisy dockyard of transistors delights.

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Riviera – SR11 EP [MUSCLE001]