On June 9th, PollerWiesen Festival will hit again Revierpark Wischlingen park in Dortmund, for a journey through various genres on 4 Stages (Main, Beach, Hilltop and Hidden).
Some recommendations from our side:
13:00 – 15:00 MATRIXXMAN (Beach Stage)
15:00 – 17:00 IDENTIFIED PATIENT (Hidden Stage)
16:00 – 18:00 JOB JOBSE (Hilltop Stage)
17:00 – 19:00 LENA WILLIKENS (Hidden Stage)
18:30 – 20:00 DJ STINGRAY (Beach Stage)
19:00 – 20:00 GIANT SWAN live (Hidden Stage)
20:00 – 22:00 NINA KRAVIZ (Main Stage)
You can check the complete line-up here.
Deep percussive techno drones by Kobosil.
The second volume of Berlin institution Ostgut Ton’s ten year anniversary release. This particular volume features Berghain resident and label mainstay Marcel Dettmann offering us “Encode II”. Once again this is A grade techno by one of the modern greats. Regular guest at the club and Dial artist Efdemin serves up “Unten Links” a driving and adrenalised groove based around a nice arpeggio, rapid fire woodblocks and evil samples. New addition to the family Kobosil gives us “Saldae” a restrained yet furious stomper with doomy strings and sonar blips.
Berghain young gun Max Kobosil gives us his debut album. We Grow They Decline is surprisingly more restrained than you’d expect from Kobosil given his reputation as a DJ and of course those pretty fierce EPs he released previously on MDR and Unterton. Most tracks on here are slower, deeper and reflective takes on the techno sound and show a sense of maturity in this emerging talent’s studio prowess. Kobosil delves even deeper into Ambient and Industrial soundscapes. Drawing influences from Musique Concrète via Electronic Body Music towards present-day Techno, the tracks combine gritty textures with melodic hints and contrasting bleak off-beat rhythms with Drone passages.
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Berlin’s Kobosil made his debut on the Ostgut Ton off-shoot, Unterton, back in 2013 and the 12″ was received with mighty praise both within our headquarters, and from the techno community as a whole. He has now earned a spot on Ostgut’s main catalogue with the 91 EP – surely named after his year of birth. On the A-side, “Avernian” grumbles and punches its way through heavy kick drums and a sea of distortion, but “Athtar” ditches the beats and heads down the inevitable ambient-drone wormhole. Flip onto the B-side and you’ll find the alien-like sounds of “Konvergent”, alongside the more straight-laced slice-and-dice techno of “Per”.
Its been zehn years, ninety-two 12”; EPs, twenty albums, fourteen DJ mixes, seven Unterton releases, two compilations, one 7 single and one cassette. Within this time, Ostgut Ton has grown as a label not only in terms of catalogue numbers and musical variety, but also in terms of experience, professionality and as a musical haven for Berghains and Panorama Bars residents.
This latest record seems to mark Kobosil’s first self-released record. “Head” is an intriguing opener, eschewing rhythms for simmering modular pulses, which grow into the seasick metallic clutter of “1018818”. More conventional techno fare can be found on the finely tuned acid minimalism fo “A15” and the artificial marching sounds of “polyheme”, but even these are pleasingly strange in the manner we’ve come to expect from Kobosil.
A new name we’re all enjoying meeting is Kobosil, and after a release on Ostgut Ton sub-label Unterton, Max Kobosil appears on Marcel Dettmann’s MDR, not a bad endorsement at all. He delivers six tracks, all of which are good, and starting with the gloomy broken-techno-beats of “Ein”, it moves into the confused computer bleeps of “Asle”, with the A-side concluding with a Giorgio Gigli-sounding “V762_Cas”. On the flip we’re met with the toxic and at some points middle-eastern sounds of a snare-skittery “Path”, while “Oath” is a dirty techno bomb. Finally there’s the industrial ambient “There” score with similar atmospherics to his aforementioned Unterton 12″.