KR3 first EP is an intricate labyrinth of sounds, curated by Japanese techno pioneer Takaaki Itoh with an additional remix by Claudio PRC. “Mutual Recognition” is a work of insistent raw elements that interweave with hypnotic segments, creating a sense of bewilderment. The A side keeps listeners on the edge with its insistent wobbling and repetitive sounds. Similarly, the B side builds a sense of high intensity; Stinging synths and mental hi-hats interact consistently, resulting in a mesmerizing conversation.
Takaaki Itoh returns to Kin-Ben and his latest EP for the label is an outstanding piece of mesmerizing techno, accompanied with two remixes by Svarog and Kvest.
a deeper sea
hear me sigh
finds the one
Spanish techno outpost Grey Report welcomes Takaaki Itoh to join the fold and share some vinyl space with the Adriana Lopez. Itoh’s tracks adorn the A side, dealing in appropriately monochromatic workouts that keep the synths icy and cold and the rhythms ever snaking forwards, dodging the pitfall of becoming sluggish while laying down an appropriate amount of weight at the same time. Lopez meanwhile has a touch more colour going on with “Between Thoughts” and “Metodo” while adhering to the demands of cyclical techno.
The arrangements are compiled by a selected group of producers focusing mainly on rhythms made for building. We wanted to merge the idea along side true innovators of modern architecture and the thought process it took for reinvention during those times.