After 49 vinyl releases and 9 cd albums in 9 years, Echocord announces their anniversary project, Echocordcd010 and the vinyl releases Echocord 50.1 + 50.2 + 50.3. Echocord celebrates this with 10 exclusive tracks by 10 of our finest artists over the last 9 years. Exclusive tracks by Fluxion, Quantec, Deadbeat, Onmutu Mechanicks, Brendon Moeller, Luke Hess, Resoe, Stephen Hitchell, Fenin and Mikkel Metal. All tracks are powerfull dubby tracks that will suit the dancefloor, but also perfect for the homelisteners.
Onmutu Mechaniks is an alter ego of the prolific Arne Weinberg for Echocord. To date it’s given us two 12″s of loners techno soul, a vibe he expands and asserts with ‘Nocturne’. From the dub stasis of ‘Catatonic’ he guides us on an inward trajectory with the heavy breathing shuffle of ‘Aspiring To Aspire’ and continues an internal spiral with the soundtracky space of ‘Lupos Moon’, recalling the bleakness of Demdike Stare’s spare grooves. Down the line and the sleep-techno of ‘Neutrino’ only keeps consciousness because of its metronomic woodblock, before ‘When You Return’ inhabits the blue zones of Signer or Fluxion and ‘Across The Styx’ pulls the rhythmic anchor to drift in placid dub lagoon. With ‘Nocturne’ Arne proves he knows how to sooth and salve heads with elegance and substance, resulting in a sumptuous listen from start to finish.