Head Front Panel – HFP 14 [HFP014]

Proper banging techno by Head Front Panel aka John Heckle. Relentless analogue techno tracks rooted in the early and mid 90’s styles. Intense, atmospheric, bass heavy, percussive, raw techno gems for the dancefloor. Includes beautifully crafted + absorbing ambient interludes. A definite nod to Jeff Mills 90’s Axis / Waveform Transmissions.

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Head Front Panel – HFP 14 [HFP014]

VC-118A – Shift Register [TABR036]

Over the last few years, Dutch electronic misfit VC-118A has delivered a number of killer EPs and 12″ singles, each packed with sharp-edged electro, spacey techno, and industrial-strength analogue house. Shift Regsiter is his second full-length excursion and offers an expansive and hugely atmospheric journey through his trademark sound. Naturally, there’s much to admire across the 14 tracks, from the woozy, spaced-out electro-dub of “Input Mode” and the sparkling IDM of “Serial Data Transmission”, to the ultra-deep throb of “Radiation Curve”, and the hard-wired dancefloor bounce of the Drexciya-like “Apex”.

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VC-118A – Shift Register [TABR036]

Unknown Artist – I’m Afraid It’s Not Fresh #2: Two Heads Are Better Than One [TABRC002]

Tabernacle Records just launched a new cassette series called I’m Afraid It’s Not Fresh. Part 2 includes 2 italo tracks in cocoa brown cassette, clear case with full colour printed manila J-card inserts.

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Unknown Artist – I’m Afraid It’s Not Fresh #2: Two Heads Are Better Than One [TABRC002]

Jeremiah R. – Callisto [TABR033]

Tabernacle Records is exploring the outer reaches of Detroit-influenced techno, electro and ambient. Their latest outing is coming from Jeremiah R. Beginning with the floatation tank-in-space ambience of “Chorus”, Calisto sees the producer laying down a whopping eight cuts that variously touch in Drexciyan electro, Artificial Intelligence-era IDM, and hard-to-define hybrids that confirm the intergalactic potential of electronic music. Interestingly, the music is roughly equally split between horizontally inclined, beat-less explorations, surging dancefloor workouts, and the kind of mid ’90s home listening fodder that sits somewhere in between.

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Jeremiah R. – Callisto [TABR033]

passEnger – Hybrid Science EP [TABR032]

The Tabernacle imprint continues on its mission to provide dusty and lo-fi excursions through soulful techno. This time courtesy of Turin’s Andrea Di Maggio aka passEnger. “Correlated Motions” is a dark peak time affair of metallic reverberations and sinister atmospherics. “Protong Genetics” captures you in all its deepness complete with otherworldly oscillations and emotive circuitry. On the flip there’s “Epta Waves” which gets on a Drexciyan electro tip, convincingly and brilliantly while final track “Uranus Unknown” features the lushest analogue strings that will absolutely hypnotise and draw you in unlike anything else you’ve heard recently.

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passEnger – Hybrid Science EP [TABR032]

Boneless One – Untitled [GYRORIDE001/GYRORIDE002]

Ride The Gyroscope is a new effort from Tabernacle, the UK label known for its ramshackle hardware workouts. The newly established offshoot will launch next month with material from Finnish artist Boneless One. Rotating around the harder edges.

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Boneless One – Untitled [GYRORIDE001/GYRORIDE002]

The Hieroglyphic Being Experience – Methods Of Transfer Book I [TABR031]

Few would argue there isn’t an old school spirit hovering around Glaswegian label Tabernacle.The next Tabernacle release includes are two original improvisations taken from a Hieroglyphic Being Live recording, and two versions from John Heckle, one which samples the live recording and one inspired by it.

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The Hieroglyphic Being Experience – Methods Of Transfer Book I [TABR031]

VC-118A – Propulse [TABR030]

The merciless Tabernacle imprint returns with another new artist and another collection of fine, thrilling house-techno hybrids in the label’s trademark style. In all honesty, VC-118A is actually Holland’s Samuel Van Dijk, an artist whose been quietly releasing music under a number of different aliases including Mohlao and Multicast Dynamics. This latest project is a little grittier and more lo-fi than compared to his other ones, where tracks like “Propulse” and “Central Zone” possess a glitchy, minimal tone in a slow-tempo electro coating. On the flipside, “Virile Frame” is a hypnotic and a whole load housier, while Lost Trax remixes “Propulse” into a raging, pseudo-acid monster.

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VC-118A – Propulse [TABR030]

Head Front Panel – HFP #9 [HFP009]

Brilliant energetic techno tracks with 90’s aesthetics. Last one in the Head Front Panel series according the label. Head Front Panel has demonstrated the sheer diversity one can achieve within techno if you are as talented as Merseysider John Heckle.

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Head Front Panel – HFP #9 [HFP009]

Head Front Panel – HFP #8 [HFP008]

Should you desire techno that sounds like it’s sampled an ongoing laser battle in some sci-fi B movie, head straight for the opening track on this eighth edition of the Head Front Panel series from Tabernacle. The track is overflowing with laser like samples, expertly EQed into some form of forward momentum over tumbling kicks and malfunctioning modular synthetics. Following this, “Track 2” will appeal to anyone that is an advocate of the recent Population One material whilst the full on thrust of the third track may sound familiar to those that lock into the Hessle Rinse show. To close matters there is a touch of the Sun God about the final track, though the execution is done with a dash more clarity than you get from Jamal Moss.

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Head Front Panel – HFP #8 [HFP008]