Freddy Fresh – 1996 [EAR028]

Freddy Fresh returns on Earwiggle to provides some choice material from the year 1996, remastered and ready for modern consumption. We start with the tunneling acid tour-de-force of ”Abraxas”, that first appeared on Freddy’s ”Analog Space Funk” album on Analog, followed by a similarly spaced out (yet previously unreleased) track of the same period, ”Aerial”. Originally released on Cari Lekebusch’s Hybrid label, ”Logical Grooves 1” is prototype supernatural techno on an almost morbid tip, while ”Barogue” is a classic Freddy Fresh cut to wrap up (fittingly taken from his ”Accidentally Classic” album on Harthouse), where weighty Mr. Fingers style chords play over an epic and deep-building exotic soundscape. ”1996” marks a special snapshot in time – when Freddy Fresh did ‘out there’ techno in a way that no-one else did, techno that we believe will always stand the test of time.

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Freddy Fresh – 1996 [EAR028]

VA – Eel Behaviour: Conger [EAR020]

To celebrate reaching our 20th release, we’re launching a series of 6 compilation EPs named ‘Eel Behaviour’. Starting with a bang through the haunting mechanical acid of Delta Funktionen’s ‘Alternate Reality’, it’s followed by the uplifting broken techno of ‘Flesh’ from exciting new London-based talent Imogen. Autumns enters a more tense area with the slow and dense EBM-flavoured ‘Recovery’ while a barrage of weird, vocal-infused beats from Bristol’s Giant Swan, brings the record to a chaotic end on ‘The Sun Inside Jaden Smith’.

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VA – Eel Behaviour: Conger [EAR020]

Dez Williams – The Angel Maker EP [EAR004]

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Dez Williams with a new release on Earwiggle. Starting with the melting frequencies of ‘Underground Persistent’, acid is in control, combining swingy 808 drums and masterful Detroit strings to a searing acid-line that keeps going and going. Switching things into more straight-ahead acid territory on A2, ‘Untitledacid 6’ has pretty much one intention and that’s to jack hard. ‘Freedom’ on the flip is a dense techno workout that joins a strong looped vocal and distorted percussion to swamping sound fx, in a rough but funky way. This time an expert pad progression brings the track to an unexpected but fitting finale. Finally, and showing what a complete supremo he is where dark floor-friendly electro is concerned, Dez turns in a blistering cut of sci-fi electro with ‘Courtesy Call’.

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Dez Williams – The Angel Maker EP [EAR004]