Nehuen – Psyops Part One [LR017]

NEHUEN - Psyops Part One

Nehuen is an Argentinian born but Barcelona based artist who is notorious for his abrasive dance floor workouts on I Love Acid, BNR Trax and the Classicworks label he co-owns with Cardopusher. Nehuen’s Psyops kicks off with the excellent title track, which contorts acid and electro into a writhing monster filled with dark energy. The visceral ‘Toxic’ is built on slapping hits and spangled basslines that will tie you in knots as the bumping drums drive things forward. The late-night menace continues on ‘Bailar’, with tight synth arps layered up in robotic forms over clunky drums that are industrial and futuristic in equal measure. Last but not least, the eerie ‘Desire’ strikes a more twisted note with double kicks juddering beneath echoing hits. It’s pure, filthy, brilliant body music.

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Nehuen – Psyops Part One [LR017]

Galaxy Lane – Later That Night [LR016]

If Galaxy Lane’s first EP didn’t send the portals of time and space upside down, then the second EP will throw you down a vortex of hypnotic grooves juxtaposed with eerily erratic rhythms built in outer space. The first of two EP’s to be trusted in the hands of Lone Romantic, ‘Night’ and ‘Later That Night’ will explore the concept of capturing moments in time. Side 2 sets off on an exploration of wild eyed boundary flexing in the shape of ‘Enter The Light’. Pushing the machines to near breaking point whilst just hanging on, it’s a track that shows what can be done when the spaceship is left to drive itself, you can do nothing more than go with it and and see what happens. ‘Snow Day’ is perhaps the perfect way to round us back in. A more calmer, smoother ride, it’s unmistakable polyrhythms soothing the soul and setting us up for the next chapter…

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Galaxy Lane – Later That Night [LR016]

Galaxy Lane – The Night [LR015]

If Galaxy Lane’s first EP didn’t send the portals of time and space upside down, then the second EP will throw you down a vortex of hypnotic grooves juxtaposed with eerily erratic rhythms built in outer space. The first of two EP’s to be trusted in the hands of Lone Romantic, ‘Night’ and ‘Later That Night’ will explore the concept of capturing moments in time. ‘The Night’ will propel the listener into ethereal textures layered over rough and raw beats, as outlined on opening track ‘Deep Space Nine’. If that sets you up for thinking this will be a dreamy ride, ‘Communication’ hits hard at the rear of the spaceship, coming at you with intergalactic bleeps, zaps and back cracking rhythms made for getting down.

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Galaxy Lane – The Night [LR015]

Galaxy Lane – Voyager 1 EP [LR012]

If you were to dash through cross-dimensional portals somewhere on the other end of the multiverse for a routine, there’s good chances you’d be listening to Galaxy Lane’s ‘Voyager 1’ full blast in your saucer. Next in line on Lone Romantic, the mysterious producer from outer-space lands a particularly delectable debut transmission fuelled on wilder-than-wild electro grooves, glitchy radio disruptions and boy, a healthy dose of laser-precise early rave breaks.

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Galaxy Lane – Voyager 1 EP [LR012]

Jensen Interceptor – Mother LP [LR009]

Following six years spent tickling the fancy of quality electro lovers the world over, Mikey Melas AKA Jensen Interceptor has finally got round to recording a debut album. This will come out on the Lone Romantic imprint and it’s a pretty hot collection of cuts, with the Sydney producer joining the dots between ranging, angular peak-time slammers (“Ultramax”, “Drip Freq”), bustling and bass-heavy workouts (“Haze”), bleeping space symphonies (the Sinewave-esque “Dimensional Thought”), Drexciya-style missives (“Ufology”, “Shadow Network”) and more crystalline, melodious affairs (“Mother”). Some of his scene pals swing by to lend a hand, too, with The Hacker and Assembler Code collaborations standing out.

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Jensen Interceptor – Mother LP [LR009]

Vectorvision – The Star Dwellers EP [LR008]

Vectorvision is Brian Bishop, the man has decided to release his first twelve full of electro vibes. His tete-a-tete with the machines produce four electro tracks that share a unique combo of cold, industrial and robotic soundscapes. This will appeal folk that want it darker, that can see the apocalyptic future around the corner and really need a soundtrack to enhance their visions.

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Vectorvision – The Star Dwellers EP [LR008]

Orbe – Hohenheim EP [LR007]

Fernando Sanz has been steadfastly dedicated to the craft of beats and breaks, under the imprint Orbe Records, he has cultivated his own thriving techno community as artist and label head. Sanz forthcoming 3-track ‘Hohenheim’ EP for the Barcelona label, Lone Romantic, keeps the Orbe buzz rolling. ‘Hohenheim’ kicks the record into motion with the resounding thuds of a multilayered big-room kick while bright synths and sharp edged sci-fi machinery climb the walls in obscure and narcotic patterns. ‘Shimano’s Tribute’ is a study in the fundaments of techno that lull the listener with an extended 4X4 intro into a state of high mental absorption, just in time to drop the centre piece of the track, an eloquently ovular stutter sliced percussion sample. ‘Edelweiss’ sets the record on a outward course for somewhere between the hypnotic dance floor bliss of a pre-dawn Sunday morning and the impending angst beholden to glimpsing the dystopian sprawl of civilisation when flying out Monday morning.

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Orbe – Hohenheim EP [LR007]