Kosmogonik – Polyverse [PRTR21]

KOSMOGONIK - Polyverse

Polyverse is the new debut album of the very exciting and fresh sounding Kosmogonik from Bucharest, Romania. Nine driving and atmospheric tracks that vibrate all the way from heavyweight techno to cosmic ambient.

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Kosmogonik – Polyverse [PRTR21]

Ebi – Space Teddy Collection [TM-XS001]

EBI - Space Teddy Collection (reissue)

Ebi was a pseudonym used by Susumu Yokota who was a Japanese techno and ambient composer, producer and house music DJ. Transmigration presents now a one double LP of 2 previously re-issued EPs by the Japanese artist. This is Susumu Yokota’s vision of techno – house, lovingly collected in collaboration with Space Teddy and the Yokota family.

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Ebi – Space Teddy Collection [TM-XS001]

Shirazi & Jarno – Late Night Thoughts EP [FE002]

SHIRAZI/JARNO - Late Night Thoughts EP

Fluid Electronics returns with a new collaborative EP courtesy of Dutch veteran Jarno, the man behind Trouw’s infamous Below evenings, and Fluid Electronics’ co-founder and owner Shirazi, back in full swing after a ten-year break from production. The EP features remixes from Amsterdam’s Love Over Entropy and seminal Rotterdam-based duo, Duplex.

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Shirazi & Jarno – Late Night Thoughts EP [FE002]

Sterac – Asphyx [DSR/STC1]

STERAC - Asphyx (reissue)

Steve Rachmad’s richly melodic strain of techno has resulted in a huge body of work he has been growing since the early 90s. His sound is the perfect distillation of machine soul – dubby atmospherics and crisp, danceable dynamics balanced in perfect unison. Amsterdam’s Delsin Records gathers together some of the Dutch techno figurehead’s most important, sought-after works in a new EP series, all remastered from the original DAT tapes from Steve’s archives. His flagship Sterac project is present with Asphyx EP, featuring four absolute classic Sterac works dating from 1995.

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Sterac – Asphyx [DSR/STC1]

Heerd / Noah Skelton – Stomping Grounds 006 EP [SG006]

HEERD/NOAH SKELTON - Stomping Grounds 006 EP

The Romanian label Stomping Grounds is putting together their first split EP. The release shareds graciously between Romanian duo Heerd and Irelands Noah Skelton. Starting off with the acid-edged peak timer “Hellrot”, going through the atmospheric depth and hypnoticism of “Kamaals Groove” and “Persistence”, the EP is neatly finished with a healthy “Balance” of rolling hats and percussion.

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Heerd / Noah Skelton – Stomping Grounds 006 EP [SG006]

AX15 – Moon Landing [METIER003]

MÉTIER is the new label from Jack! Who? and his UK based deathtechno.com project that is set to journey into deep, dreamy, dub, techno, acid, electro and ambient that will surprise and delight from release to release. AX15 is a new alias of the veteran Alex Dolby. “Ascension” is a wonderful, bleeping cut that uses uplifting chords and modular licks over soft drums to create a lighthearted, ethereal atmosphere. The second track “Orbital” uses a spacey funk to turn the energy up to a level. Delayed electronic sound effects and abstract synth parts make up the main hook of this understated masterpiece. Closing this release with “Moon Landing”, a track that instantly takes off with a classic electro beat from pulsing, acid stabs and crushed claps. Fuelled by astronaut vocal samples, there’s a moody vibe locked into the stellar groove.

AX15 – Moon Landing [METIER003]

Conforce – Wavetable EP [SNG008]

CONFORCE - Wavetable

Conforce signs ”Wavetable” to Sungate – an energetic and diverse four-track EP produced using mostly wavetable synthesizers. These chord-driven tracks showcase a sophisticated danceable approach with proper groove. Rotterdam techno in its purest form.

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Conforce – Wavetable EP [SNG008]

XDB – Inspiron [DIALLP044]

XDB - Inspiron

For almost three decades now Kosta Athanassiadis aka XDB has been involved in the constantly changing world of dance music. His curiosity and dedication to electronic music spiral deep into the depth of House Music and Techno and where ever he appears he generously shares his unique knowledge in this field with equally dedicated crowds. Now he presents “Inspiron” actually his debut album, coming out on Dial.

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XDB – Inspiron [DIALLP044]

Steven Rutter – Riddle Me Sane [FS027]

RUTTER, Steven - Riddle Me Sane

B12 was originally a duo before Steven Rutter took over the alias as a solo artist, but after a string of, he decided to start producing under his own name. Steven Rutter kept his sound the same, but shed the skin of B12 to mark a new point in his musical career. Battling with personal demons, the B12 sound had become dark and introverted, and the Steven Rutter style keeps that same moody atmosphere, while adding upbeat rhythms and more jovial chord progressions without losing focus of the core sound that’s made his music so influential. “Riddle Me Sane” is the third album Steven Rutter has done under his own name. Cosmic melodies and sci-fi influenced textures with dystopian sound design, the thought provoking album paints pictures of alien landscapes, while its down tempo grooves also have the key elements needed for the dance floor.

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Steven Rutter – Riddle Me Sane [FS027]

Feral – Woodland [HYPNUS028]

FERAL - Woodland

Hypnus shares another vinyl relic by adept veteran Feral. ‘Woodland’ takes us on a trip through his immaculate craftsmanship and inimitable sound, lacing contemporary minimalist deep dub techno with tribal psychedelia. Feral consistently carries a thread of spirituality throughout his work. Embodying the sound of deep techno through his passion for audio engineering, hardware experimentation and fascination for percussive instruments, as well as an affinity for the shamanic becomes apparent when we swirl in tribal timbres and rhythms.

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Feral – Woodland [HYPNUS028]

John Shima – Space Cadet EP [SUBWAXE-X-C-BLUE]

SHIMA, John - Space Cadet EP

John Shima with 4 tracks of deep & warm Detroit vibes. He’s in fine form on this surprise outing for Subwax’s Excursions series, effortlessly moving between the emotive, melodic bliss of “Evergreen”, where lilting lead lines spar with dreamy chords and a hybrid electro/deep sci-fi techno groove, the poignant, pitched-down deep electro beauty of “Moodswing”, the deep space breakdowns and tactile chords of “Space Cadet”, and the intergalactic electrofunk haziness of enveloping closing cut “Street Soul”.

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John Shima – Space Cadet EP [SUBWAXE-X-C-BLUE]

Ohm & Octal Industries – See You At Dawn EP [VM003]

Vade Mecum returns with yet another amazing release, bringing forward four fresh tracks signed by Icelandic artists Ohm & Octal Industries. Titled See You At Dawn EP, the 12 is designed with deep and spacious dub techno rhythms, perfect for introspect’.

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Ohm & Octal Industries – See You At Dawn EP [VM003]

Exos – Indigo [FIGURELP05]

Indigo is Icelandic artist’s Exos fourth studio album, arriving almost two full decades after his last LP. In the meantime, the seasoned producer has never stopped to refine his production style, mastering an aesthetic that feels at once minimalist and yet richly detailed. Spanning the organic and the electronic, drawing from early dub techno blueprints and comprising the beauty of his austere homeland. From this Exos expands an absorbing atmosphere, sustaining the primal power of nature within compositions that hold an exalted presence yet never go over-board, instead, they gently push along even in their most intense moments thus vastly transcending the pure club context. The albums thirteen tracks are a sonic bliss to indulge in, each element is crafted so meticulously and balanced with care against its counterparts. Whether the luminous, spaciously glowing opening tracks “Reincarnation” or “í Skjoli Naetur ”the then-ensuing hypnotic techno-trips of “Sælureitur” and “Quad arcanum Leticia” and finally the deeply satisfying, dubbed-out backbone of the album’s main body – a series of Exos’ signature-style dub-techno cuts that he has been perfecting now for over 20 years. Seeing it all mesh together in this concentrated form, it’s the picture of an exceptionally experienced producer pushing himself beyond any limits to achieve his greatest feat yet. When the fog clears and the last tracks slowly roll out, the record leaves as smoothly as it had entered, allowing for reflection and contemplation of one of techno’s most exhaustive LP-efforts yet to date.

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Exos – Indigo [FIGURELP05]