Steve Moore – Untitled [LIES134]

NYC Synth master Steve Moore makes a welcome return to L.I.E.S. with his first EP on the label since 2012. Through these four tracks Moore creates a world with simplistic stripped down beauty, often using one synth and a drum machine to effectively construct alternate realities, as heard on the opener Broken Kills. This continues on the b-side opener Eigengrau, while Future 86 and Future 99 take a more dramatic komische influenced soaring arpeggiated approach.

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Steve Moore – Untitled [LIES134]

VA – Ten Years Of Phonica LP [PHONICALP001]

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Phonica announce the arrival of  their celebratory compilation marking ten years of the shop. A triple LP pack, where some of their favourite artists produced a track for an eclectic yet cohesive compilation, which will hopefully go some way towards sonically unfolding the ‘Ten Years of Phonica’. The triple LP features tracks from: I:Cube, Trevor Jackson, Raudive, Discodromo, Joe Claussell, John Morales, Henrik Schwarz, Massimiliano Pagliara, Iori remixed by Steve Moore, Juju & Jordash, Legowelt & In Flagranti.

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VA – Ten Years Of Phonica LP [PHONICALP001]

VA – L.I.E.S presents American Noise [LIES018]

After two years of existence, New York’s L.I.E.S. Records has transformed itself from a bedroom label into one of the more interesting and diverse labels in the world of modern underground electronic music. Disc one, of this double cd compiles and documents some of the labels early moments showcasing out of print tracks by Legowelt, Terekke, Steve Moore, Two Dogs in a House, and Bookworms to name a few, showcasing the broad yet cohesive spectrum of styles the label has worked within. The second disc is comprised of almost all new and unreleased material from the labels current pool of talent, with tracks by the likes of newcomer Delroy Edwards, Mutant Beat Dance’s Beau Wanzer, cult figure Terekke, early label contributor Marcos Cabral and more. Through and through this compilation captures where the label has been and where it is going in the future.

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VA – L.I.E.S presents American Noise [LIES018]

Shock – Heaven [VR006]

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Shock is a passionate dance and pop group from the Bay Area, CA. “Heaven” is Shock’s debut single, which features a hypnotic house groove, a primal bass line, and shimmering guitar layers. Terri Loewenthal’s mysterious and seductive vocals are complemented by novel production from Dan Judd and the alluring guitar work of Michael Taras. Sleek and inviting, “Heaven” is laced with a romantic melancholy reminiscent of the classic disco and house eras. The “Heaven” 12″ features remixes by Shock’s friends: The Beat Broker, Hatchback, and Steve Moore. These versions perfectly compliment the original and expand the music into complete universal harmony.

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Shock – Heaven [VR006]

Steve Moore – Zen Spiders / Lwaxana [FT014]

New Yorker Steve Moore on Future Times with two deep slow cosmic house tracks. “Zen Spiders” heads for the Outback with cresting waves and eureka moments set against a blinking synth sculpture. On the flip, “Lwaxana” turns slow motion into no motion at all as the track hovers and forms into a cloud, at sleaze tempo.

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Steve Moore – Zen Spiders / Lwaxana [FT014]

Steve Moore – Panther Moderns EP [LIES010]

MOORE, Steve - Panther Moderns EP (Front Cover)

New ep from Steve Moore which hits hard straight from the get go, as the title track Panther Moderns sees Moore moving into bleaker, mid-tempo musical territories with this brutally haunting, sparse, yet, funk ridden cut. Beyond Tykens Rift is the light at the end of the tunnel with its melodic and uplifting techno/new age leanings while the b-side’s Ancient Shorelines I., which opens with heavy arpeggios and a plodding kick, creates desolate landscapes of still to be discovered planets as the song’s dramatic narrative unfolds.

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Steve Moore – Panther Moderns EP [LIES010]

Professor Genius – Hassan [LIES007]

Composing an entire electronic album around the notorious 15th Century Cult Of Assassins, New Jersey based producer Jorge Velez, better known as Professor Genius, has created a unique and ambitious piece of work, under the guise of “Hassan”. Largely based around layered atmospheric Arabic-styled synth work and sparse percussion throughout, Hassan employs an entirely electronic palette to bring listeners into a secret world filled with darkness, drama, triumph and chaotic dissonance. The release includes also remixes by Steve Moore, Marcos Cabral and Steve Summers.

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Professor Genius – Hassan [LIES007]

VA – Vibe 2 Compilation [FT011]

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The Future Times posse returns with an extended family for the newest installment in their “Vibe” compilation series. This DJ double pack includes tracks both rugged and pristine, from Alexis Le-Tan, Steve Summers, Tom Noble, L.I.E.S. remixed by Max D, Juju & Jordash, Confused House, Steve Moore, Hunee and Swimmers & Gang.

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VA – Vibe 2 Compilation [FT011]

Steve Moore – Zero-point Field EP [LIES003]

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L.I.E.S. is back with another offering from the underground, this time by Steve Moore. He delivers two tracks of epic, heavily synth-driven, nu-age techno which shifts between moments of light, darkness and the grey area in between, slowly morphing as they progress onward.

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Steve Moore – Zero-point Field EP [LIES003]

Maxime Dangles / Steve Moore – Speicher 67 [Kompakt Ex 067]

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The glory days of SPEICHER resound in our ears once again – its time for techno to take a front row seat in the rave cathedral. Destination: future unknown. This is what the disco kids will certainly scream for as they now start to yearn for darkness in their dance. The perfect storm – a cold fusion of peak roar techno that is 100% classic SPEICHER.

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Maxime Dangles / Steve Moore – Speicher 67 [Kompakt Ex 067]