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]

ASC – Loop Research [TRM002]

ASC - Loop Research

Trauma Collective returns with four cuts of decidedly hypnotic and abstract techno from ever-prolific ASC. Rounding out the last decade with a string of stand-out releases on his own imprint, Auxiliary, the San Diego producer brings his cerebral sonic aesthetic to the fledgling Madrid label. “Loop Research” showcases a singular artist unbound by tempo and at the top of their game.

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ASC – Loop Research [TRM002]

Konduku – Mantis 03 [DSR/MTS03]

KONDUKU - Mantis 03

The third installment in the Delsin Mantis series comes from Dutch producer Konduku. The three tracks on this 12” are a masterclass in subtle soundsystem music, matching his intricate drum programming and enlightening ambient textures with the primal energy of early bleep and bass.

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Konduku – Mantis 03 [DSR/MTS03]

VA – DEADCERTBLACK002 [DEADCERTBLACK002]

EFFE, Marco/ARNAUD LE TEXIER/WILLIAM ARIST/QPHORIQ - DEADCERTBLACK 002

DEAD CERT. Records is a label linked to the deathtechno.com website ran by Jack! Who? in the UK. The second installment features individual tracks from a selection of handpicked artists. Featuring known and established artists, but also those breaking into the industry. This EP contains quality cuts from Marco Effe in Berlin, Arnaud Le Texier in London, William Arist from Uruguay and QphoriQ who is based in Russia.

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VA – DEADCERTBLACK002 [DEADCERTBLACK002]

Mike Storm – Absorbing Other Stars [ASD002]

Axis Records introduce a new element in their online shop. The Axis Online shop will now offer music in a curated form to feature exclusive works of various artists that are considered masters of their craft and style of Techno Music. This one is coming from Mike Storm master from the underground scene of Alkmaar in the Netherlands. Until this day, he still produces his tracks without any edits or total recall, just straight forward recordings directly from machines only. Mike Storm is mainly inspired by the Sci-Fi sound. The thinking process of his sound are created effecting emotions and leading to action. Sometimes there are actions we can’t control and therefore each creation is a unique process. Thoughts are created and disappearing like stars and planets. Mike Storm translate these thoughts and emotions into music sequences and it influences the mental state. Building sequences and sound development become a natural process.
Mike Storm – Absorbing Other Stars [ASD002]

Takaaki Itoh – Mutual Recognition [KR3002]

KR3 first EP is an intricate labyrinth of sounds, curated by Japanese techno pioneer Takaaki Itoh with an additional remix by Claudio PRC. “Mutual Recognition” is a work of insistent raw elements that interweave with hypnotic segments, creating a sense of bewilderment. The A side keeps listeners on the edge with its insistent wobbling and repetitive sounds. Similarly, the B side builds a sense of high intensity; Stinging synths and mental hi-hats interact consistently, resulting in a mesmerizing conversation.

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Takaaki Itoh – Mutual Recognition [KR3002]

Radio Slave – Radio Silence Part One [REKIDS158]

Rekids label boss Radio Slave ventures further into unknown territory in a three-part sophomore album entitled ‘Radio Silence’. The UK artist delivers his latest body of work in the form of his ‘Radio Silence’ album, which will be dropping in three parts. The first chapter features perhaps the most leftfield tracks we’ve ever heard Radio Slave product. There’s a rawness to the album, which is in part due to the fact each track was recorded live and without edits, using hardware and Ableton as the main sequencer. Across the seven tracks, Radio Slave hone’s in on a sound that’s haunting and hypnotic.

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Radio Slave – Radio Silence Part One [REKIDS158]

Cio D’Or – Fluidum III [SEM120]

Cio D’Or returns to Semantica with a new brand conceptual mini-LP. Self-styled “sound architect” and “music creator” Cio D’Or has been strangely quiet since releasing a ‘special edition’ of her “All In All” album back in 2016. Comeback EP “Fluidum III” is a fine collection of alien electronic workouts that sound like they were created via modular synthesis. What we get is six tracks built around watery sounds, swelling electronic motifs, spaced-out noises and occasional quirky rhythms. While some of the tracks – particularly “Climate” and “Celestial II” – boast deep but weighty kick-drum tracks in the techno tradition, for the most part the tracks are sparse, alien and devoid of dancefloor intent. The results are consistently alluring, albeit in a strange and spaced-out way.

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Cio D’Or – Fluidum III [SEM120]