Pilgrims Of The Mind – Elsewhere: Further Excursions (1994-1995) [EVRE009]

Further excursions of one of the most dedicated producers of Vancouver in the early 90s: Pilgrims Of The Mind. Three tracks coming out of the sweet sonic brew that was cooking on the West Coast at the time: elements of techno, ethno, downtempo and general smoked-out trippyness abound.

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Pilgrims Of The Mind – Elsewhere: Further Excursions (1994-1995) [EVRE009]

Wolfey – Powell St. Blues [EVR034]

Appearing on Echovolt for the very first time, Vancouver-based producer Wolfey offers up a four-track excursion that draws direct inspiration from the often-rainy climate of his sleepy home city. “Powell St. Blues” E.P. is a dance record of rare emotional depth that sees the Canadian bring out an impressive amount of warmth and soul from the machines he uses to make music. Drawing inspiration from early house and techno producers out of Chicago, NY and Detroit, Wolfey likes to work with a small selection of synthesizers, drum machines and outboard effects processors – only using the computer to record, edit and mix-down long multi-track takes and improvised jams. The resultant tracks bristle with vivid detail and texture while evoking distinctly hypnotic and alluring atmospheres.

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Wolfey – Powell St. Blues [EVR034]

Aquarius TX – Monica Groove EP [EVR032]

UK duo at the forefront of the 4core scene, pushing to recreate the sound of acid summer ’89. Particularly influenced by European pool parties, ATX combines house music with classic acid and floated euphorics, intended to submerge listeners in hot waves of summer daze. Featuring the “Breaky Baby MixX’ by Dj Normal 4 on the flip-side.

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Aquarius TX – Monica Groove EP [EVR032]

K100 Signal – Following / Implosion [EVR026]

Two dark, adventurous and intense mid tempo mind benders by the mysterious producer K100 Signal…The signal was lost along ago. A “slowtard” rhythm surfaced. as you get deeper into alignment you discover the deconstructed beats from another decay. K100 Signal is an elusive project produced in the pitch black code of indulgence…

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K100 Signal – Following / Implosion [EVR026]

VA – Mosaics [EVR010]

Echovolt’s lost and found 10th release is finally out. A beautiful mosaic of six tracks produced by new and old friends hailing from six different parts of the world. From the no-reason unreleased Terekke’s “Sun Salutation” remix, the new Greek producer but old friend of us under the (for the time being) name “Old Man Talkin'”, the first hip hop jam ever released on the label by West Coast’s “Tlim Shug” to the mysterious one-off alias of Sydney’s “Indreamz”. However, this compilation could never be more complete without our new loves that are Australia’s Hugo Gerani (aka John Tanner) and Shea from overseas both of them to be seen in future solo releases!

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VA – Mosaics [EVR010]

Electric Sound Broadcast – Lovesteady EP [EVR024]

For the first release in 2017, Echovolt draws from the Canadian continent to bring an EPfrom mysterious producer from the west coast. An inventory of thoughtful cuts bringing dubby motifs, early Italian house elements, and moody synth-work. A diverse expansive 12″ presented with an all around deep, straight to tape sound quality.

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Electric Sound Broadcast – Lovesteady EP [EVR024]

Kane Ikin – Sensory Memory [EVR022]

Sensory Memory’ marks the second installment on Echovolt’s brand new series of mini-albums that has opened them up to more experimental fare. Kane Ikin is an experimental musician from Melbourne. Drawing from an isolated upbringing on the south coast of Western Australia, he creates music influenced by science fiction, broken synthesizers and endless horizons. Equal parts narcotic and kinetic, “Sensory Memory’ is built as an exploration in the genres and sounds formative to Kane’s sound.

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Kane Ikin – Sensory Memory [EVR022]

Templeyard Studios – Messages From A Better Destiny [EVR021]

Echovolt expands its remit with the launch of a new series of mini-albums with the first edition coming from Templeyard Studios, a recently formed project of Berlin-based Greek artists Miltiades and Goolyk. Met for the first time in Berlin in 2014 and pretty soon started sharing sonic ideas and researching how they could affect the human brain, using hardware sound equipment.

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Templeyard Studios – Messages From A Better Destiny [EVR021]

Colonel Abrams – You Got Me Running [EVRE004]

“Music Is The Answer”, Colonel Abrams’ landmark 1984 debut release, was mot his first stab at stardom. In fact, earlier the same year he’d recorded a series of dubbed-out demos with Boyd Jarvis at Timmy Regisford’s apartment. Here, those demos – mastered from dusty eight-track tape – get a public airing for the first time. Despite their vintage, all three tracks still sound phenomenally soulful and futuristic, as if all three men were laying down a blueprint for deep house (albeit with the addition of the delay-laden drums that were such a feature of NYC productions during the period). “You Got Me Running”, in particular, is superb, with Abrams’ putting in a superbly impassioned but bittersweet vocal performance.

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Colonel Abrams – You Got Me Running [EVRE004]

TLIM SHUG – Surf Dude EP [EVR018]

TLIM SHUG, a new artist dwelling in cassette tape sounds, 303 drums, and thick pads, he doesn’t fail to deliver atmosphere and capture just the right feel with his tracks. With a unique name and even more unique sound, this is an artist you should definitely keep your eye on.

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TLIM SHUG – Surf Dude EP [EVR018]

Paradise Box – Reel Nitty Gritty EP [EVR016]

Fresh from his outing on Inkswel’s Hot Shot Sounds label, ex UK now Melbourne based artist Paradise Box brings four freeform Nu Groove style excursions to Echovolt, flipping the quintessential house acapella on Reel Nitty Gritty into a Burrell Brothers style banger. The other tracks touch on Virgo Four, Mr Fingers and classic WBMX style hardware soul, making a virtue of idiosyncrasy and showcasing the fallibilities of the human touch. The whole EP harks back to an era where having limited means meant that loose and expressive soulful endeavor was pursued over high production values and rigid conformism.

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Paradise Box – Reel Nitty Gritty EP [EVR016]

Harvey Sutherland – Edges EP [EVR015]

Melbourne synthesist Harvey Sutherland brings four stripped-back rhythm tracks to Echovolt Records for his debut 12″. Features a long edit of ‘Q3’ from last years limited cassette release, plus three new original cuts. Developed and refined from Sutherlands improvised live show, the ‘Edges E.P.’ glides between the sparse melodic funk on Sunday Flower to the tightly-wound house shuffle of Speaking Your Language. The title track rounds out the B-side – a long rollicking hardware jam, all Juno brass and marching band snares.

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Harvey Sutherland – Edges EP [EVR015]

Crystal Maze – Black Orchid EP [EVR014]

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Cultured Greek outlet Echovolt serves up its second EP of the year and this one comes from Amsterdam techno pair Crystal Maze aka G-String and Marco Antonio Spaventi. ‘Black Orchid EP’ contains two slow techno jams that go deep and long plus a shorter kind of otherworldly beat less sound design. There are times that the production places plenty of focus on melody and other moments that terrified synth sounds conjure an uneasy sense of terror that then turns into trippy, loopy techno rhythms. There’s plenty of warmth, atmosphere and invention in all three tunes here, and together they make the ideal combination for both club use and heady listening.

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Crystal Maze – Black Orchid EP [EVR014]