Turbo Recordings harpooned and skinned one of it’s white whales, Gesloten Cirkel. Gesloten Cirkel’s banger credentials are unimpeachable.
Gesloten Cirkel – 185 [SOM54]
Powerful Ep from Gesloten Cirkel. Comes with banging The Exaltics remix. Cult techno maverick Gesloten Circle sure knows how to rewire brains with his fizzing, caustic concoctions. This new one on Solar One Music is another case in point. Right from the off on ‘Halfman’ he is laying down jacked up drums, coruscated baselines and flashes of metallic synth that bristle with energy. ‘185’ is a twitchy, acid laced electro workout with robot vocals bring the cyborg funk and The Exaltics remix then hits harder and deeper on stiffer bass. There is still time for two more jams on the flip – the dystopian acid-electro of ‘Quiker’ and stark industrial electro of ‘Sequence Slip.’
Ratsnake – Just A Genesis [005PNBGC1RAT]
Ratsnake aka Gesloten Cirkel presents “Just A Genesis” on the Place No Blame label. An conscious, meditative presentation of single take recordings from recent years. A sequence showcasing the development of techniques and styles that have been touched on and explored through other projects and releases. For the artist and label, this collection of songs represent a timeline of actions and reactions, transforming dusty old memories into perceptible realities in their own right. At its core, this album explores the confines between society and alchemy, and they form part of an ongoing research into the science of idea generation and external reflection.
Gesloten Cirkel – Bad Manners 7 [BM7]
Gesloten Cirkel with some raw, partly New Beat leaning, acidic Techno / Electro EP for Bad Manners.
2020 was a tough year for almost everyone and definitely a year to forget for our scene. Events and gigs canceled, venues closed, artists lacking a way to earn a decent living and club culture facing a threat like never before.
In the midst of these events were several people / organizations who tried to ease the pain, offering out some comfort by releasing music to people for free or by pay as you want download. This was always done, but this year I noticed that more and more artists are doing this.
Here is a selection of albums and compilations I came across this year and that I think is worth mentioning again.
Gesloten Cirkel LIVE @ HÖR (Berlin) 01.07.2020
Ratsnake – Acidophile [FREE DOWNLOAD]
New Gesloten Cirkel release on his bandcamp via his Ratsnake alias. On Acidophile, the enigmatic producer delivers four acid tracks fresh our the studio. Released as a pay-what-you-want download through the Gesloten Cirkel Bandcamp.
Ratsnake – ПЛЕДЖЕ [FREE DOWNLOAD]
New Gesloten Cirkel release on his bandcamp via his Ratsnake alias. On ПЛЕДЖЕ, the enigmatic producer compiles six tracks fresh our the studio and a bonus live version. Oozing in raw synthesis, fiery acid lines and classic hardware drum sounds they both embody a sound that is the elixir of life for the true analog freaks. Released as a pay-what-you-want download through the Gesloten Cirkel Bandcamp.
Intergalactic FM Festival 2017 @ The Hague 13-16.04.2017
Gesloten Cirkel – M012 [M012]
Gesloten Cirkel is back. Jams from Russia.
Gesloten Cirkel – M011 [M011]
Gesloten Cirkel from Russia is back. No more words.
VA – Test Pilot Volume 2 [V027]
Contributions by the likes of Panama Brown, Roberto Auser, Gesloten Cirkel and I-f staple hit by Tandy Ogmo.
Gesloten Cirkel – Submit X [M-X]
Returning to Viewlexx sub-label Murder Capital, Gesloten Cirkel is ready to serve up a full-length album, Submit X. Russian mystery man Gesloten Cirkel has caused quite a stir with his releases on this label as well as Moustache Techno Series and Berceuse Heroique – it is often weird, twisted music that fuses acid and techno and electro into brave new forms. This new album continues in that tradition across ten new cuts. Right from the off Gesloten Circkel spits out the jams – opener ‘Zombiemachine Acid’ is built on a corrugated bed of beats, has slapping percussion and a sharp acid line. After the same track without the acid line comes ‘Submit X’ with its into fractured, loopy sounds and layered up vocal snippets. For unsettling, dark and droning ambient check ‘Stakapella’, or the same sketch with a distant electro beat on ‘Stakan’. ‘Chatters’ is then a grimy post punk electronic track with whirring melodies, malfunctioning synths and plenty of dirt in its make-up and the latter part of the album touches on more paranoid electro, nagging and unsettling techno and whip-snapping acid tracks. Truly unique, esoteric and idiosyncratic, this album is as unpredictable as you would expect from someone like the enigmatic Gesloten Cirkel.
Mark du Mosch – Bay 25 [DKMNTL014]
Mark du Mosch is a Rotterdam based producer and DJ who has earned the highest amount of respect in the Dutch alternative music scene in the past couple of years. The reason is simple: he dares to go beyond the obvious, his raw yet emotional signature sound being distinctive, versatile and stunningly creative. Expect perfectly executed analogue bliss from a craftsman who is slowly yet steadily making his way into the records bags of global house and techno connoisseurs. From Russia with love; Moscow based cult producer Gesloten Cirkel kicks it up a notch with his rough-and-ready take on ‘Living Up’. Wailing synths, piston hi-hats and an everything but straight-to-the-point bassline make for an epic esoteric house jam.
Gesloten Cirkel – Hole [BH002]
The second release on Berceuse Heroique with 1 track by Gesloten Cirkel, remixed by Transportation AAD (Boddika and DRKSTRL) who construct a UK mix of sci-fi atmospherics and spooky, bubbling sheets of sound, with a chopped, asphyxial vocal sample signature Boddika and triple helpings of false-bottomed Metalheadz-style bass.
Gesloten Cirkel – Juno Plus Podcast 38
Conforce – 24 EP [CBS012]
After Conforce’s tight album release on Delsin and other concept projects he did he/we went wild with this one and selected some tracks we just want to play out loud in a club from vinyl (incl. a killer remix by Gesloten Cirkel for the title track). At first sight these tracks dont have much in common… and probably still not for the second listen, but we didnt really bother for this one. It will be a standard in our dj box for the coming months with 4 tracks that all have a bit of a different groove and a different mood. Grain, Be There At Night, 24 and 24 remixed by Gesloten Cirkel. This is probably as versatile as a Clone Basement release can get.