SC-164 – Transmitter Park [SUBAPICAL04]

SC 164 - Transmitter Park

Greg Schappert returns to Subapical for another EP as SC-164. Best known for his Donor alias, his SC-164 project is making waves by skewing the boundaries of electro and veering into techno and industrial. For his 2nd release on Subapical the New York-based artist offers up 5 tracks of precise, gnarly electro that follows a trail through many curves and turns.

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SC-164 – Transmitter Park [SUBAPICAL04]

Donor / Truss – Aber [MRECLTDGS005]

Cover art - Donor / Truss: Aber

Despite the watery divide between them, Brooklyn-bound Greg Schappert and London-based Tom Russell have fostered a production partnership as Donor / Truss for the last six years, emerging today as one of technos more robust and hardworking duos. For Grey Series 05 they don the Donor / Truss moniker once again after a spell apart, proving themselves as accomplished and unpredictable as ever with the fully formed ‘Aber’. On the A-side swampy techno is bruised with house in “Spacial”, turning soupy on the sluggish and barely rippling “Beneath”. Fidgety “Ease” then does an about turn on the B-side before plunging headlong into swollen substrata stuff on the close.

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Donor / Truss – Aber [MRECLTDGS005]

Heiko Laux – Re-Televised Re:Vision [THEMA034]

Throughout the ’90s and early 2000s, the Missile imprint was responsible for releasing a slew of blistering techno cuts from production heavy weights DJ Hyperactive, Inigo Kennedy, Frankie Bones and DJ Slip. In 1998 the label released Heiko Laux’s Re-Televised EP, which 15 years later has earned itself a repressing on New York imprint Thema. It has commissioned two 2013 remixes in Donor and Truss, the labels New York connection and Stroboscopic Artefacts boss man Lucy. Haux’s original may lack the weight of their modern day reworks, but its stone-crunch kicks certainly don’t lack punch. Donor & Truss share the B-Side with Haux’s exemplar, creating a quintessential ’90s infinity loop, intermittently injecting a rough samples from “Re-Televised”. Lucy’s remix remains loopy also, only adding dour and industrial atmospherics, unsettling children’s voices and Strobo’s trademark low end.

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Heiko Laux – Re-Televised Re:Vision [THEMA034]

Donor / Truss – Endo [TPT0486]

DONOR/TRUSS - Endo (Front Cover)

Transatlantic duo Donor / Truss return on Perc Trax, with a four tracks release. ‘Endo’ represents a new peak for the Donor / Truss sound with each individual section working as both a self-contained track and a quarter of the entire Endo experience. Together the 4 parts join together to make a complete piece of music, stretching across 23 minutes and 2 sides of vinyl.

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Donor / Truss – Endo [TPT0486]