The first release on the new Hypnotic techno label KR3 is a mini-compilation of four club bangers that symbolises the inception and evolution of a vortex – concept that is also embodied in the label’s logo. KR3 001 is a highly powerful release that seduces the listener into a labyrinth of twisted thoughts; a notion that has been widely embraced and evoked by all the artists who have contributed with their participation to the genesis of the label. Tracks by Steve Bicknell, Zadig, Giorgio Gigli & Lunatik and Iori.
Dreiklang welcome Italian native Hydergine on their fourth record; continuing with the label’s triangular remit of three juxtaposing interpretations. The aqueous tones of original track “Diving Alone” fluctuate hazily around one another, with dampened thumps and diluted synths uncovering a carefully crafted murky mystery. Japanese producer Iori provides the first remix, while iconic UK dub techno pioneer JS Zeiter takes the baton on the flipside.
Label owner, Christian Gerlach recruited the young and very talented Alfredo Mazzilli, which already showed his skills with his latest releases on Edit Select Records or Planet Rhythm. In the EP, which is dedicated to the Babylonian gods, Alfredo takes us into worlds of sound that reminds us of a run through the jungle and arrivals at mighty temples.
A Personal Voyage Ep These walls have made us the beings we are. They have listened and echoed, our words, our creed, our hate. These walls have tied down the souls of us; they made us insane, hysterics, in observing defenceless, uncredulous that there was not, any reaction. We can only halt us, after having used up our nails, over these walls now rough because of our shouts, our burned hopes, by our passions damned; by our minds, dinned. None could ever help us, because as slaves we feel and now we are, of these cursed walls and of these walls damned that, however still give a sense, to our cold life.
Known and admired for its rich and moody ambient and techno output, Field Records is presenting a brand new LP from Iori. His mesmerizing ambient excursions come under the title of Cold Radiance, and the album features eight tracks that suck you right into his world. Each track here is a long and absorbing affair that slowly unfolds and pulls you right into its grainy core. There are dark, texturally rich tracks that are full of menace as well as more heavenly, suspensory and angelic ambient offerings.
Field Records is to release a 2CD compilation of music from the labels artists old and new entitled simply, Collection. The imprint keeps up the Dutch tradition of releasing deep, Detroit-inspired electronic music with high-class contributions from various artists. Built on minimalism and modesty, the boutique label has expanded into a consortium for quality since first emerging in 2008. Artists such as Conforce, Delta Funktionen, DJ Sprinkles, Steffi, Mark Du Mosch and many other assured talents have all appeared on the label before now with sounds that range from deep, classically include house to more rough edged and raw techno. It’s much the same case on this expansive new two CD release, which will also be offered up as 3 x vinyl sampler. Across both CDs, established artists rub shoulders with more recently emerging talents and plenty of coherent and creative ground is covered in the exclusive new tracks. Things start off with the grainy ambiance of Sons Of Melancholia’s ‘Theme From The Lake’ before the likes of Delsin’s Unbroken Dub serves up a crawling bit od dubbed out techno, Acronym explores finely planed techno minimalism and Polar Inertia gets all heady and industrial on their ‘Sonic Outlaws’ contribution. Disc 2 starts off with lumpy ambiance before evolving through broken beat pieces, streamlined and stripped back techno and frazzled acid workouts. As a listening experience from start to finish this compilation works perfectly, too, because it never repeats the same trick. Featuring an exquisite selection of tracks by talented artists as well as contemporary favourites, Collection functions as a blueprint of the sound of the Field records label, delving into new geographical and musical territory in style.
Phonica welcomes back Iori for its 7th Phonica White release. Vril and Raimo offering remixes of previous Iori tracks. Occupying the whole of the a-side, “Wave” is Iori at his best; just under nine minutes of no nonsense techno. Raw and dark material built around a strong syncopated beat, layered trippy flourishes and a hypnotic groove that sucks you in until the last bar. On the b-side are Vril and Raimo remakes.
Iori comes back with his second vinyl release for Prologue and has fulfilled the mission with a masterpiece of pure Techno. Three deep, energetic, driving tracks and a typically hypnotic baselines based on Iori´s unique style.
Ambient and Dub Techno dramas from Hamburg’s Edoardo Zerbinati. ‘Forest Echo’ is his debut album and scopes deep, rolling, atmospheric Techno scenery summoning the mystical aura of mid-late ’90s electronica. This 12” sampler of the full length, 10-track CD album, includes also a remix by Adbullah Rashim.
After 2 digital releases on Prologue, Iori comes back with his first vinyl release and has fulfilled the mission with a masterpiece of pure Techno. Three deep, energetic, driving tracks and a monster baselines based on Iori´s unique style.
Time To Express returns with number 14. The A side track ‘Elektra’ sees Italian techno maestro Donato Dozzy team up with Peter Van Hoesen. With ‘Barreleye’ Dave Twomey aka Tr nch and Iori Asano take up the B side.
With Iori we have a young up streaming talent from Japan as a new member of the well known Prologue Community engaged to provide us profound deepness and sustain rhythm tunes. His Unknown Place EP comes with three versions of hypnotic, thrilling tracks, Unknown place starts with a straight forward beat decorated with fascinating percussions, Magnetic as the dub expedition and Dial to close with a hypnotic and outstanding trip into electronic space. Follow the spirit to an unknown place!