VA – Arts V: Disc 5 [ARTSBOX001DISC5]

SHLOMO/SUBJECTED/TRUNCATE/DEAD FADER - Arts V: Disc 5

Originally released as a box set and now available as individual records. The label has become synonymous with quality and consistency with a wide range of timeless sounds from Techno, House, Dub Techno, Electro, championing some of the most respected names in the scene and pushing the youth and putting this same youth at the very top of the chain, the label philosophy keeps rotating on a different level of orbits trying to reach always the best result and never be influenced by anything in the scene. This EP includes tracks by Shlømo, Subjected, Truncate and Dead Fader.

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VA – Arts V: Disc 5 [ARTSBOX001DISC5]

Truncate – DTW 2 LAX [TOKEN098]

TRUNCATE - DTW 2 LAX

Truncate arrives on Token. David Flores’ raw, jacking sound refines the best bits of modern production whilst staying true to the core proponents of the Techno genre. His upcoming appearance on the label shows him in great form, channelling classic sounds in an elegant, reduced fashion.

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Truncate – DTW 2 LAX [TOKEN098]

Audition – Sync EP [ADT02]

 

AUDITION - Sync EP

Audition is now back with another hard-hitting, no compromise EP. Things kicks off with Sync a prime time banger track, while Altered Vision has a more soft side to it with its squelchy synth lines while remaining very playable. On the flip side, The Dictator goes back to more relentless rhythms and heavy sequences, and the EP ends up with In Substance with its ghost-like melodies.

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Audition – Sync EP [ADT02]

Orbe – Psy Visionary [ORB011]

ORBE - Psy Visionary

‘Psy Visionary’ is the latest outing by the long going Spanish techno producer ORBE. On his self titled imprint he’s been pushing futuristic and hypnotizing techno sounds since 2014. His latest collection of tracks is a full solo effort and comes as an expansive 4LP vinyl box exploring a wide universum of techno. Atmospheric and spaced out booming techno trips spread over 16 heavy cuts to showcase ORBE and his visionary sounds.

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Orbe – Psy Visionary [ORB011]

Jeroen Search – Protocol Omega EP [FIGUREX23]

SEARCH, Jeroen - Protocol Omega EP

Dutch mainstay Jeroen Search is a true genius of building linear grooves, either subtly breathing or powerfully bouncing. Minimalistic, hypnotic loops simply introduce the varied 5-track EP, followed up some by some heavyweight acid-house punchlines. The flip makes its name, changing course again in order to head deeper for a more heads-down exploration of the bleep-space nebula. Sitting firmly nestled in the center of the record, Magnet Tapes is that endless loop suspended in time and space, slowly working its way into one’s consciousness with every repetition. Search cleverly captures this moment to introduce some sounds beyond the structure of track and loop, challenging our conception of music yet playfully igniting the mind’s imaginations.

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Jeroen Search – Protocol Omega EP [FIGUREX23]

Terrence Dixon – From The Far Future Pt. 3 [TRESOR321LP]

DIXON, Terrence - From The Far Future Part 3

A master in letting shapes find their form, Dixon allows the listener to wallow in recurring scenes. Lost Communication Procedure, Found In Space and Remarkable Wanderer etch a sound world of choral vibrations and cinematic dirge. Where gaseous clouds scrape the natural sonic pastures of such environments, the hypnotized listener staggers a drunken step, moving sideways by 0 or 1 or -1 into new scenes. Not least an expert in industrial abstraction, a human silhouette permeates Dixon’s sound. His ethereal storytelling portrays the heart-rending romance of Unconditional Love and unearths in I’m Away In Detroit monologuing moodscapes recalling our GPS voice assistants. Out of Darkness initial recalls Kraftwerk’s Geiger counter, as from pure signal data and feedback spells an unceasing locomotive wormhole. Hazy, dense grooves drive across bleak city scenes in We Can Rebuild Him, into the raw vibe of Framework and the rude stabs of Spectrum of Light. The varying presence of Dixon’s work is one of his textural signatures, at arm’s length, brushing right within, and far out. The bumping mood of Earth Station is one such moment, close enough to isolate the diving bass somewhere within, simultaneously from afar it becomes positively gravitational.

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Terrence Dixon – From The Far Future Pt. 3 [TRESOR321LP]

VA – Fuga II [TOKEN97]

VARIOUS - Fuga II

Token returns with the second instalment of Fuga. Spread across eight tracks once more, the release continues in the same vein as its predecessor presenting a collection of reduced techno recordings in equal parts atmospheric as they are functional. Fuga II provides a continuation of the motifs and constructions explored in the first entry, advancing them to some degree and introducing new characters to Token, whilst maintaining a sense of cohesion within the series itself, and the label as a whole.

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VA – Fuga II [TOKEN97]

Unkle Fon – 47 Ronin EP [KORYU007]

UNKLE FON - 47 Ronin EP

The next release from Koryu Budo brings one of the pivotal figures of the Madrid underground techno scene on board, Unkle Fon. Musically speaking, Manuel started as a guitarist and soon evolved into studio engineer, label owner, club promoter, record shop owner (Ater Cosmo), social agitator… and adventurous character that reflects in his productions all his knowledge of the dancefloor.

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Unkle Fon – 47 Ronin EP [KORYU007]

Morganistic – Fluids Amniotic L​P [MOTELP06]

MORGANISTIC - Fluids Amniotic (remastered)

As Morganistic, Luke Slater only released a handful of cuts-but among those was the album ‘Fluids Amniotic’, still widely praised today as a benchmark techno long-player. Regularly featuring in the sets of Hood and Mills, Morganistic’s dark, rumbling minimalism was, as the album title suggests, the sonic equivalent of being trapped in the murky, viscous fluids of some sinister alien womb. Slater unearthed the original DAT and reel-to-reel tapes and got them remastered by Matt Colton at Metropolis. Fluids Amniotic will get re-issued both on vinyl and digitally for the first time in 25 years.

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Morganistic – Fluids Amniotic L​P [MOTELP06]

Robert Hood – Mirror Man [REKIDS168]

HOOD, Robert - Mirror Man

Detroit pioneer Robert Hood joins Rekids label with a new album entitled ‘Mirror Man’, showcasing his innate knack for crafting paired back but intricate rhythms that deliver punch and soul. Opening with the cinematic ‘Through A Looking Glass Darkly’, the album quickly flows into precise, powerful four four. There’s mesmerising cuts such as ‘Fear Not’ with its throbbing bass and spectral vocals, the twisted and off-key ‘Run Bobby, Run’, not to mention muscular tracks designed to light up dancefloors like the machine driven ‘A System of Mirrors’ or the mesmerising ‘Face In The Water’. Hood also breaks things up with downtempo and mind-bending interludes, including the tranquil yet spooky ‘Black Mirror’ and the beatless and murky ‘Freeze’. Each of these are aural feasts that demonstrate his vast musical pallet. From start to finish ‘Mirror Man’ is an education in finesse from one of techno’s most heroic artists, landing on one of electronic music’s most important labels.

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Robert Hood – Mirror Man [REKIDS168]

Israel Vines – And Now We Know Nothing [IT046]

ISRAEL VINES - And Now We Know Nothing

Debut album from Israel Vines on Interdimensional Transmissions, a futuristic fusion of UK bass, post-jungle breakbeats and techno with the rhythmic flex of Detroit Electro. Across its nine tracks, Vines channels the spirit of undulating UK techno and bass — think Bristol and London — into a form and shape all his own, indebted to his American Midwestern roots. Rolling beats, uncommon rhythms, and club-floor sensibility paired with a polyrhythmic touch.

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Israel Vines – And Now We Know Nothing [IT046]

Human Space Machine – Cycle EP [DLEP03]

HUMAN SPACE MACHINE - Cycle EP

De Lichting shines their light on one of their core members, Human Space Machine. The Amsterdam centered collective known for their forward-thinking live sessions and highly praised compilation series now presents the third edition in their run of solo projects. Over the course of three tracks, HSM explores the rich territories in between moody breakbeats, mesmerizing percussion riffs and drifting house. Its a well-varied collection capturing a wide range of moods that makes this a well-deserved and right on time solo outing from a producer that shows his true musical diversity.

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Human Space Machine – Cycle EP [DLEP03]

Eric Fetcher – Krell Lab Pt. II [KEY020B]

FETCHER, Eric - Krell Lab Part 2

This is the second part of the conceptual double EP by Eric Fetcher. “Krell Lab” is a full journey into a deep interpretation of the evergreen basic of techno by one of the most solid techno producers. His sound is accurate in every detail, a mix of past, present, future… high level of techno.

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Eric Fetcher – Krell Lab Pt. II [KEY020B]

Johannes Volk – The Lost Capsule [ASD008]

In a distant future a spaceship crew passing the gate to an unknown civilization. The first contact takes place via telepathy, but fails due to a mental breakdown of the spaceship crew. The telepathic conversation left irreparable damage to the swarm intelligence of the unknown civilization as well and it is classified as a hostile attack. Thereupon they flee and fight their way through the unknown surroundings of the alien planet. With their remote control they are able to get their spaceship back and leave the planet. A technical defect on the spaceship causes them to drift away into infinity, but after a few weeks they reach a time journey sector and manage to activate a time portal back home. After 7000 years they return home and they have to find out that their home planet no longer exists. The only thing they can find is a lost capsule… the new album of Johannes Volk on Axis Records.

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Johannes Volk – The Lost Capsule [ASD008]