V.V.A.A. – Struments 005 [STRUMENTS005]

The free will of Struments has led them to concentrate in one 12inch the encyclopedic knowledge of Marc Pinol, a duo of kids that present themselves as T.A.L., and the responsible for all that, Spastor, that appears in a remix signed by Florian Kupfer. Lliure Albir sounds as if Pinol was dazzled by the light of a lantern in a chill out while Paranoid London resound in the next room. In his remix, Palms Trax bet on tom toms and certain tribal groove, adding soft eighties keyboards, deep atmosphere, speeches and dub deliriums that perfectly fit in the freak universe of Pinol. Florian Kupfer remix made of Spastor’s Death In La Paz: a hit made in the German musician style whose groove is created by a fold in the sound and the apparent imbalance it has with the bass drum. If after this dawn breaks, it will not be small thing. T.A.L. are guided by a retro-spatial pulse to open a fan of sounds that expands and contracts threateningly, and delicately form what looks like an EBM hit stripped of the hammers.

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V.V.A.A. – Struments 005 [STRUMENTS005]

Florian Kupfer – Post Present [PRIVATEPERSONS003]

Florian Kupfer returns with a three track EP on Private Persons. This 12inch tells us the story of the beginning of Florian’s career – his travels, dreams and of course love. Title track ‘Post Present’, recorded for the first time five years ago get’s its first cut into wax. Eerie, other-worldly voices reach over a kicking, distinctively Kupfer-esque rhythm track. ‘ I Can’t Love Life Without U’ is a dub drive through retro-futuristic heartbreak and ” an ambient tip into the subconscious.

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Florian Kupfer – Post Present [PRIVATEPERSONS003]

Griessmühle Weekend Ahead

This weekend we are heading again to Berlin for a quality and diverse music cure. It’s been 2 years already since our last visit to the techno city, so we will try to make the best of it, as always.

This time will be a first as we will spend out entire weekend in the same club. Griessmühle has lined up some great artists this weekend, so we decided to make it our home until in the late hours of the Monday morning.

Friday night we will have Bleak, Johannes Volk and Savas Pascalidis in the techno room and DJ Overdose and Hakim Murphy for some electro and acid in the second room.

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Saturday is the main night for us when the things start to get deep & sick. In one room we will have L.I.E.S.’ Florian Kupfer and AN-i aka Lee Douglas from Cititrax and our personal favorite June. Doug Lee played last November in Bucharest and we were raving, so we have great expectations. In the other room house and techno will be spinned by Zadig with his new side project Kern Space Adventures, Daniela la Luz live and Tallmen.785.

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Griessmühle Weekend Ahead

Alex Cortex – Multi [BAR003]

Cortex means the nerves in brain used for thinking. On fishing boat this part of brain can sometimes stop working due to lack of sleep and repetitive noise of sea. Alex Cortex is clever man who thinks much about music and also names because ‘Spike Train’ is actually a science word for what nerves do. This confuse simple fishermen at first because this track does not sound like a train, more like when you drive very fast and noises outside your window vanish fast into the distance so that you experience much in a short time. But does not matter as we like the sound – drums on this one are snappy and funksome with big deep bass and a lot happening to occupy nerves. As well as original there is nice mix from Florian Kupfer which is very much simpler and has loud scary kicks which are like the 90s gabber music but actually nice to listen to. ‘Multi’ EP also has ‘Time Texture’ which is maybe not so much a track for dancing to and sounds more like frog blowing bubbles in x-ray machine. Perseus Traxx takes this tune and adds a big descending electro bassline so frog can journey to centre of earth. People who wish techno to tingle head nerves and then forget about head nerves because body nerves are working should buy this record.

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Alex Cortex – Multi [BAR003]

Florian Kupfer – Explora [TCLR003]

Florian Kupfer aligns with Fotomachine’s prospering Technicolour label and delivers four cuts that should be filed under ‘all killer, no filler’. First up “Explora (Slave)” gets all up in your face with its retro techno stomp but the chugging minimalist epic that is “Headpiece” is grinding, beatless affair. On the flip we have “Brute Force” which trances you out with its sinister analogue synth arpeggio; so simple but utterly effective. Finally there’s “Schpel” another experimental and atmospheric cut that is haunting as much as it is riveting.

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Florian Kupfer – Explora [TCLR003]

Raw M.T. – Planet G EP [UNRLTD002]

Raw M.T invite us on a trip to Planet G – a far-off netherworld populated by dystopian grooves, icy synthesizer melodies, weightless chords and stripped, deep space grooves. The journey begins with the first untitled track, a picturesque combination of raw drums, looped, Tangerine Dream style synth lines and spacey electronics. It’s closely followed by the restless ride cymbals, ultra-deep beats and drifting pads of “Track 2”, before “Track 3” signals a sense of impending doom via reinforced kick-drums, creepy chords and metallic percussion.

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Raw M.T. – Planet G EP [UNRLTD002]

Florian Kupfer – This Society [LIES045]

Florian Kupfer is back with a new ep diverging from his previous efforts and delving interesting results. Nasty one from this very talented young upstart. This Society turns out to be a massive floor board ripping cut in a similar to old Acid Planet or Bunker tracks, no bells and whistles just bare bones warehouse mayhem. Resistors teases in start/stop fashion throughout pushing to the point of no return and never getting there leaving the listener in limbo. Finally, taking up the entire b-side, Reach Another System is an autistic 909 driven piano track in the most unconventional sense which implodes upon contact.

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Florian Kupfer – This Society [LIES045]

VA – L.I.E.S. Presents Music For Shut-Ins [LIES041]

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A collection of hits, misses, new loves, and future head scratchers running the gamut from floor ready beat tracks (Legowelt) to post chill out room bleep-hop (Daywalker & CF) to industro-wave anti beat experimentation (Svengalisghost) with no restrictions or limitations. As with last year’s American Noise compilation, disc one revists prime cuts from the nearly 30 releases the label will have released by the end of 2013, while disc two compiles unreleased tracks exclusive to this cd. A document of the immediate energy surrounding these musicians here and now, maybe one can call it club music for people who hate going to the club? or simply “Music for Shut Ins.”

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VA – L.I.E.S. Presents Music For Shut-Ins [LIES041]

Florian Kupfer – Florian Kupfer [LIES014.5]

Debut release by new artist Florian Kupfer. On this four song 12 inch we’re taken through a wild journey of a man and the story of his machines. Very emotional and human feeling, these lovingly saturated tracks move through the worlds of techno and house in subtle, unassuming fashion though totally distinct in their own right as each song possesses its own personality regardless of the man/machine relation.

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Florian Kupfer – Florian Kupfer [LIES014.5]