It has been 4 years since I made the last ‘review of the year …’ or ‘best of … ‘ list and it was not planned for 2017, but looking back at last year somehow the music scene shifted in a good way. From the music point of view, I think we are living better times now, we can see a revival of the old school electro and acid house, afrobeat is still hot, EBM is going strong.
Shtum is very happy to welcome Inga Mauer to the family. The Russian born but constantly travelling artist delivers the goods in form of four dust-dry and psychedelic Techno tracks that celebrate the obscurities. Starting with “Dno” she sets the tone with an anthem for dark skies and basements. “Silences” is captivating with its dysfunctional sounds. After the whirling dance of “My Flights Without You” you can’t help but feel a little dizzy. And “Dystopia” feels like hypnotic Techno with a punk attitude.