Juan Atkins’ Infiniti project combines raw tactility and puristic elegance with Skynet, where slinking grooves mask chaotic frequencies and roughly-hewn structure.
Alongside fellow Detroit legend Terrence Dixon who appears on several tracks, Atkins exposes the life and emotion in machines, outputting a biomorphic atmosphere of industrial soul. The ongoing importance of this album is indisputable, essential both to techno and to Tresor.
This is the sixth release on Eye Teeth, the techno sublabel of Interdimensional Transmissions, by Berlin’s Pascal Hetzel. This EP effortlessly merges a modular and hardware approach to music making while fusing techno, industrial and electro influences. The opening cut “Incognizance” is a near perfect blend of all his influences, while the EP closer “Reformation” mixes these ideas into an energizing very techno take on electro feelings. We love this EP and really look forward to new music from this promising artist.
Last year, Spanish analogue freak Do Or Die impressed with debut album “Alien GF”, a nine-track romp through intergalactic acid, techno and electro pastures. “Imposible Materia” offers up his first new material since and is similarly impressive. Head first for “Lost”, a bustling, all-action affair rich in fizzing riffs, weird noises, classic Motor City chords and wiggly acid lines, before losing yourself in the hypnotic, minor key motifs, broken techno beats and unsettling stabs of “DX100”. Sci-fi loving acid freaks will devour the psychedelic TB-303 lines, rumbling Michigan bass and punchy drum machine hits of opener “Conciencia Sucia”, while closing cut “In Time” offers a warm, groovy, tactile and suitably shuffling conclusion to another superb Do Or Die release.
Musique Pour La Danse presents this LP limited edition reissue of The Purple Universe, an album originally released in 1993 by Swiss duo Synectics (Marco Repetto & Stefan Riesen) on legendary braindance label Rephlex. Bearing CAT number 06, this early release is one of Rephlex’s best-kept secrets. The 2 x LP edition includes 3 tracks from the CD version, never available on vinyl before.
For the tenth instalment of Undersound Recordings we present a split EP from Dominic Dammer, under his MNVR and Omni Causa aliases. Dominic runs mindcolormusic, a collective active from 2010 releasing IDM and electro tinged music in tape and vinyl format and has been djing since the mid 90’s. The A side from MNVR presents a deeper approach with two emotional techno tracks whereas B side from Omni Causa takes a moodier turn with broken electro jams.
Julian Perez on fire, Camina O Revienta EP features 2 pounding dance floor bombs and a nice laidback track for early mornings.