L.I.E.S. Records Various Artists compilation “How Sick Do You Get When You Look At Yourself?” with tracks from 51717, Bad News, Beau Wanzer, Chupacabras, Daniel Holt, December, Delroy Edwards, Entro Senestre, Innsyter, JT Whitfield, Krikor, S. English, Teste, TV.OUT and Willie Burns.
Connecticut’s Jon Beall, recording as Entro Senestre, makes his debut for Dekmantel. Beall has taken his signature vintage flavors of techno and electro and pushed them into news spheres of the frightening, combining chalky, continuous drum tracks with an ear for emotionally challenging melodies. Championing timeless electro-techno that breathes real soul, this four tracker does Senestre proud and alters a dynamic EP that is ear-piercing and contemplative, nifty and evocative.
Jon Beall finally follows up “La Caccia” with an even deeper and more diverse record. Great versatile release touching deeply rooted techno, bass, house and electronix. Another winner on WT Records.
Willie Burns and Entro Senestre team up for their second release on L.I.E.S. under the Daywalker + CF moniker. Picking up right where last year’s release left off the title track, Supersonic Transport, turns out to be their most dancefloor driven effort to date as it does exactly what the title states, moving in beautifully epic territories throughout its almost 8 minute course taking you where you need to go. The b-side turns the floor vibes down a notch, as both tracks are left alone to breath in their own worlds, each with equal space and unique sonic character. Ace release from these guys.
Entro Senestre makes his L.I.E.S. debut with the two track ”Siamese Connextion” EP. Root Canal sounds just like the title, a painfully executed techno/electro track. Starting with a blown-out stuttered kick pushing air coupled with synths and melodies that wouldn’t sound so far off in an Ultradyne song crushing the listener. Siamese Connextion is a completely different animal clocking in at 9 minutes with lush chords and melodies, building up and breaking down, providing perfect early morning modern house sounds.
White label ‘blink and you miss it’ business from LIES… Willie Burns and Entro Senestre in this out there duo guise, previously unveiled on Gerd Janson’s ‘Musik For Autobahns’ compilation.
WT Records makes another turn. This time aiming back at the dj. A beautiful and functional 3 part vinyl dj series: DJ Muscle.. No posers. 3 records with 3 catalog numbers. Each part has a full color jacket & label art by Marion Guillet. The series starts with slow mo freaked out Pink Floyd makes dance music from Serbia and moves on to space disco, freaked out emotional outsider house, and all the way back to wild African influenced electro dance beat. Hand picked by label head and music lover, Dj Speculator aka Willie Burns, the 3 part series will be a solid addition to any djs record bag and good enough to satisfy the collector as well.
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For Greece’s Echovolt Records sixth outing Entro Senestre offers four slamming neo-underground dance tracks. This promising newcomer weaves his own thread of melodic techno, Chicago and deep house tailoring a fine sophomore release.
Analog is in. If ever there was a consensus across lines in dance music it is this new religion of the raw. Every week a new storm of analog based productions is unleashed, records giving loyal salute to the forefathers of house and techno, whether it be the jacking sound of early Chicago, the alien visions of Detroit’s finest moments, the captivating trance of Basic Channel or the innovative deep house explorations of NY and well beyond. This much is certain: our gaze is focused backwards. But does this fascination have the integrity to turn forward again with the revisiting of these anachronistic methods, to employ the time-tested warmth & inherent funk of old-school studio gear and update it’s use to realize the potentials of latter day electronic music?
With W.T. Record’s latest release from totally unknown newcomer Entro Senestre, we find a definite answer in the affirmative. “La Caccia,” the title track from this innovative new E.P., redefines & repositions the relentless repetitive insistence of early house & techno, imparting it with a definitely haunting, post-apocalyptic vision of four-to-the-flour experimental reiteration. Favoring the simplicity of direct expression over intricate over-production, “La Caccia” demolishes its way through 3 decades of dance music & continues trudging forward undeterred, creating a new classic of ancient means without relying on the base “minimalism” of early dance music, refusing to sell itself short with the dogma of “rawness” that has encouraged much inane gimmickry. With the impeccable application of Senestre’s muddy, moody chords, simple-yet-devastatingly-effective percussion, and sheer momentum-building, “La Caccia” (re)convinces us that there are still ancient secrets of yore, beautiful mysteries hidden amongst the dying rubble of the past that can be re-animated, revived & retuned to deliver a stunning blow of exceptional creativity & direct visceral appeal that sets this breathtaking work above the rest.