This is his 5th album for Touch. FE3O4 – Magnetite was recorded in Berlin between 2011 and 2012. In contrast to the dark vistas of his most recent releases, FE3O4 – Magnetite oscillates between the two poles of silence and noise. Using his signature sources which range from radio signals to sine wave generators, Mika Vainio creates a unique emotional journey that moves from the serene to the unsettling, always challenging the listener’s comfort zone.
The first release on this new imprint, Hush, is coming from DVS1. Smooth minimalist techno tracks rooted in the best detroit traditions of minimal techno!
Mathew Jonson presents “Learning To Fly”, his second release on Minus, following 2004’s “Decompression” EP. “Learning To Fly” is a 12 minute sci-fi exploration that achieves that mark of classic electronic music production, working just as thrillingly for personal listening as it does when experienced as part of Jonson’s transcendent live performances.
Second release on Syndrome Z label, with some excellent chord-ish / Detroit techno from Shifted. The EP is closed by a Szare remix.
Brand new Zooloft, coming from Giorgio Gigli. ‘Skulking In The Shadow’ represents an epidermal future, similar to the actual present, ruled by oldness and decadaence. A crowded future under rain and partial darkness, where just cars lights can give some brightness to the chaotic traffic, where grey skies are furrowed by flying cars. People speaks a mix of languagges: french, japanese, spanish and many others. They dress up in many different ways and this seems the only way to communicate. They move around as an unique conformed mass with interior solitude.
New release from Oscar Mulero on the Portuguese label Labrynth.
Minilogue’s 10″ series returns with Jakata, a stripped down, driving techno with dark atmospheres, bleepy fx and a killer bounce.
Deep blue tripping & stripped down killer techno from Dasha Rush.
The sixth installment of the Something In The Sky Series from Jeff Mills.
Stripped down motorik techno from Italy’s Francesco Baudazzi aka Obtane. Obtane is a part of a new breed of Italian techno producers who in counterpart to the raw, minimal (and I don’t mean M-nus minimal) techno being championed by Berghain, have created something even more sparse, crude, and menacing.
Darker stripped techno tracks that are actual lost tracks from ’98, now being released with remixes of Sandwell District, Silent servant and CH-Signal.
New release on Ben Klock’s label, 3 tracks of just raw techno with a timeless attitude.
New Phase release on Token some solid pumping DJ tool techno.
Robert Hood delivers 2 devastating remix cuts of the great Deep Blue Meanies track from Juju & Jordash’s recent album.
Number 13 on Time To Express presents three tracks. ‘Hope In Honesterror’ delivers 11 minutes of epic techno. Broad strokes of panned bass rub shoulders with driving percussion, slowly morphing into a tight groove. ‘Northeast’ is intensely claustrophobic, a white noise adrenalin rush pushed forward by a relentless kick drum pattern. Glacial soundscapes struggle in the background to free themselves from all-encompassing compression. ‘Extract’ is build on a minimal set of sonic ingredients, warped and filtered to maximum extend. The result is an inventive, raw and funky roller.
Tadeo continues his home brewed Cyclical Track series with a third set of deeper Detroit-influenced techno. ‘Parfrasis De Discontinuidad’ pulls off a slick Mills tribute defined with Latin carnival whistles and lush floating interstellar synth bleeps. ‘Oasys’ builds a sinister a stranger sci-fi techno groove and the majestic ‘Indiferencia Ante La Situacin’ reminds of Terrace or Black Dog.
Patrick Specke enters the floor with some smiling excursions of deepness on Hello… Also a late night groove remix by Delano Smith!