Z@p – Brutalismo EP [MOJ12]

The 12th release from Nicolas and Edunre Lutz’s My Own Jupiter is coming from Uruguayan artist Z@P. Fernando Zapico delivers faintly foreboding futurist techno whose sci-fi inspirations are clear to hear. A-side “Brutalismo” sets the tone, with paranoia-inducing analogue bass, creepy synth stabs and swirling electronic textures rising above a punchy drum machine-driven groove. “We Control The Sound” is notably denser and a little darker, with sturdier beats, moodier chord sequences and a bone-chilling breakdown.

listen

Z@p – Brutalismo EP [MOJ12]

Do or Die – Impossible Materia [MOJ09]

Last year, Spanish analogue freak Do Or Die impressed with debut album “Alien GF”, a nine-track romp through intergalactic acid, techno and electro pastures. “Imposible Materia” offers up his first new material since and is similarly impressive. Head first for “Lost”, a bustling, all-action affair rich in fizzing riffs, weird noises, classic Motor City chords and wiggly acid lines, before losing yourself in the hypnotic, minor key motifs, broken techno beats and unsettling stabs of “DX100”. Sci-fi loving acid freaks will devour the psychedelic TB-303 lines, rumbling Michigan bass and punchy drum machine hits of opener “Conciencia Sucia”, while closing cut “In Time” offers a warm, groovy, tactile and suitably shuffling conclusion to another superb Do Or Die release.

listen

Do or Die – Impossible Materia [MOJ09]