The Exaltics & Heinrich Mueller – Dimensional Shifting [SOM051]

Four years after their almighty collaboration on “Project STS-31 (Hubble Telescope Series Vol.3)”, Solar One Music’s cofounder Robert Witschakowski and half of Dopplereffekt duo Gerald Donald return with another cosmic album of their instantly recognizable trademark. Featuring ten detailed and luminous cuts of beautifully crafted emotional music, with deep narrative over tough machine groove, the opus takes you on a moody trip across craggy soundscapes made of abrasive tones, crossing the red line between tight-strapped melodic waves, subaquatic underground electro, and intricate structures. Expect nothing but stripped down layers mixed with chunky synthetic bass lines and stellar melodies over pounding 808 drums on this future classic tinted with nostalgia. Built as a journey through unknown territories, much anticipating “Dimensional Shifting” oscillates between moments of bravery on the dancefloor and moody sequences, keeping intact the aesthetic signature of the Jena-based electro emissary and the legend from Detroit.

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The Exaltics & Heinrich Mueller – Dimensional Shifting [SOM051]

Galaxy 87 – Landing on Mars [BP008]

The first 2020 release on SolarOneMusic’s sublabel Between Places comes from Galaxy87 a duo from Italy. One half of them regular release his music under the CEM3340 moniker for Curtis Electronix. The other one is Nicola Loporchio aka Cosmic Garden, founder of Cosmic Rhythm. Perfectly produced deep space electro with bubbling 808 beats and basslines. Start your engine of your spacecraft and follow the message of Galaxy87.

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Galaxy 87 – Landing on Mars [BP008]

Bitstream – Communion EP [FR054]

Adapta and Uexkull find themselves becoming affected by recurring nightmares and visions of strange alien beings including greys, blue doctors and bugs. Eventually they’ll have to confront their frightening visions,.. real or not… Spheric electro cuts with dark, cinematic feel.

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Bitstream – Communion EP [FR054]

MSRG / Reedale Rise – Aquatic Experience [HE-01]

Welcome to Aquatic Experience on Electronic Leatherette sublabel Heretic Electro. Sonic studies of Drexciya still alive and continues in 2020. MSRG and Reedale Rise will dive you through aquatic technologies of modern electro music. Enjoy the experience and don’t forget to fill feedback forms after leaving your deprivation rooms.

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MSRG / Reedale Rise – Aquatic Experience [HE-01]

Leite Dos Santos – Exoteric EP [USR014]

Undersound Recordings opens the new decade with an electro EP from Leite Dos Santos, alias of an unknown producer. This EP fuses old and new school electro vibes, all tied together by emotional melodies and undertones. The record opens with two broken tracks: ‘Codex Alexandrinus’, a classy track with the highest pace of the EP and the dreamier ‘Texto Sagrado’. On the flipside, the producer switches to a 4/4 formula with ‘Tanakh’ and ‘A Cidade Santa’, closing the EP with melancholic pads over arpeggiated saw basslines.

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Leite Dos Santos – Exoteric EP [USR014]

DJ Maaco & DJ Overdose / Grischer – When Cities Collide VII [RHR007]

Maaco from Detroit and Overdose from RotterHague had some time in the studio together and here’s what came out, somewhat old somewhat new somewhat slew. Grischer from Cologne takes all the girls home, and makes them program beats.

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DJ Maaco & DJ Overdose / Grischer – When Cities Collide VII [RHR007]

E.R.P. – FR014X [FR014X]

Under the E.R.P. alias, Gerard Hanson has been making some of the finest intergalactic electro known to humankind since the tail end of the 1990s. His catalogue is meaty and some of his older, out-of-press records are now frustratingly hard to find – hence this tidy double-pack from Frustrated Funk. It includes all three tracks from Hanson’s 2007 label debut, “Vox Automaton” – the body-popping brilliance of the title track, the Drexciya style underwater trip of “Nerve Play” and the deep electro lusciousness of “Parfume Persuasion” – as well as the trio of cuts originally released on the “Alsoran” from the same years. These are arguably even better, with the melodious, cinematic and futuristic title track, and wonderfully poignant “Irma” standing out.

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E.R.P. – FR014X [FR014X]

Jared Wilson – Roland Acid Again EP [USR013]

Undersound returns with a four tracker of restless acid sketches with one of our favourite contemporary Detroit producers, Jared Wilson. As the title “Roland Acid Again” suggests, the EP is a homage to the classic synthesizers that defined electronic music. The EP kicks off with “Always Something” and “Roland Acid Again”, where acidic lines are interlaced with signature Roland drums to convey different moods. Side B showcases a more reflective side of Wilson’s sound, with “Peanutbutter Halloween Saltmix” and the more direct “Nov 27” which closes the EP with its squelchy melodies.

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Jared Wilson – Roland Acid Again EP [USR013]

Mandroid – We Are Elektronik – Electric Eclectics Ghost Series [FUND018EE030]

Fundamental Records’ electro music project called ”Electric Eclectics” comes with the additional ”Ghost Series”, that literally fit perfectly in the remaining space of the ”Electric Eclectics” box. Each record is a picture of the electro music released in the line that Fundamental Records has us accustomed. Talk about the music itself is something that Fundamental Records try to avoid in each release, if you want to know why you only have to check the project Music for The Other People Place to find out more about their philosophy.

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Mandroid – We Are Elektronik – Electric Eclectics Ghost Series [FUND018EE030]

T/error – Unspeakable Cults – Electric Eclectics Ghost Series [FUND018EE029]

Fundamental Records’ electro music project called ”Electric Eclectics” comes with the additional ”Ghost Series”, that literally fit perfectly in the remaining space of the ”Electric Eclectics” box. Each record is a picture of the electro music released in the line that Fundamental Records has us accustomed. Talk about the music itself is something that Fundamental Records try to avoid in each release, if you want to know why you only have to check the project Music for The Other People Place to find out more about their philosophy.

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T/error – Unspeakable Cults – Electric Eclectics Ghost Series [FUND018EE029]

Area Forty_One – Nocturnal Passions Part III [DSR/E9]

Three years have passed since the latest outing from Area Forty_One. The low-profile Dutch producer makes a welcome return to Delsin with four of his intergalactic explorations. It’s the third and final part of his Nocturnal Passions EP series on the label and once again a fine spaced-out collection of ambient, deep sea techno, downtempo grooves and icy electro blending into cinematic soundscapes. It’s an absorbing and thoughtful entirety, ticking all boxes for fans of deep and powerful electronica.

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Area Forty_One – Nocturnal Passions Part III [DSR/E9]

Ectomorph – Stark [IT002RE]

Essential electro-techno classic. This is the second record from Ectomorph and second record for the label Interdimensional Transmissions, from 1995. This is the first time it has been repressed in over a decade, and its been done using the original masters — coming from 2 wizards of Midwest Mastering. The A side was mastered by Mark Richardson at Metropolis (who later founded Prairie Cat Mastering) and the B side is complete with lock grooves cut by Ron Murphy. Manufactured in Detroit!

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Ectomorph – Stark [IT002RE]

Franck Kartell – Science Fiction EP [BP007]

Deep space electro by French producer Franck Kartell. Known for his releases on labels such as “Bass Agenda Recordings”, “Transient Force” or “New Flesh”, just to name a few. This time he makes his debut on Between Places the sublabel of SolarOneMusic. Enjoy his journey into dreamy electro and sience fiction worlds.

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Franck Kartell – Science Fiction EP [BP007]