‘The Last Day Of Pompeii’ is a compilation of hidden gems by Retina.it -most of them released via Chicago’s Hefty Records in early 2000- and few unreleased coming as a double EP. The records will have inserts presenting 2 halves of Karl Brullov painting from 1830 (that gives the name to the project). On the backside of the insert there will be anecdotes and pictures from the archives. Midgar want to pay tribute to the Pompeian duo, whose life has been entirely dedicated to music. The project ‘The Last Day Of Pompeii’ talks about their origins, early history and relationship with Hefty Records.
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Midgar delivers a new release by Wata Igarashi. Ciphers EP is a rich assemblage of deep sonic excursions showing throughout a strong coexistence of organic and virtual elements. The record opens with ´Ciphers´, where a fast paced sandy groove is driving high on drones via sparking ambiances. Second track, ´Hailstones´ is basically a beat knocking its way outside, under a heavy hi-hat hail, slashed by snares and haunted by holographic spirits. On the B-side ´Lucifero´ carries a mellow but powerful mood, sounds like a morning star that gradually transforms into a supernova, is definitely the more dancefloor oriented cut of the release. Closing the vinyl, the slow-footed ´Cocytus´ is the complete opposite of its previous track, because of a cold, grave rhythm, treated like a windswept tree.
Midgar introduce a newcomer for the third release. A great debut for the maltese Cloned, delivering not less than 6 cuts with Sapphire 1990 E.P. The record, way more straightforward and groove centered than the previous Midgar outputs, opens with Sapphire 1990, track that sounds like very nostalgic memories from a timeless rave.
Ruhig debuts on Midgar with a deeply atmospheric EP. Crumbled beats, gloomy synths and meticulously crafted bass lines are the order of the day here, resulting in some incredible introspective techno! The Midgar imprint continues to explore the themes found in it’s first release whilst evolving to embrace a warmer, heated sound.
A diverse and elaborate EP from the seasoned producer Wata Igarashi to launch new imprint Midgar Records. Composed of four tracks exploring the depths of deep techno and house, Junctions is a restless concoction of halfway beats, which lays on background of pulsating noises and sound experimentations. Fluctuating between machine stuttering techno and dusty acid-laced house.