Slagmann – Krysalis [TALISMANN007]

Slagmann is the new collaboration between producer Talismann and music ensemble Slagwerk Den Haag. Their first album ‘Krysalis’ is an adventurous synthesis of hypnotizing rhythm patterns, organic soundscapes and captivating scenography – or, as the artists themselves like to call it, a “ritualistic experience.” Sometimes dreamy and dark, euphoric and explosive at other times. This mesmerizing cross-pollination between ritualistic percussion and drum machines will lure you into the murkiest depths of electronica and classical minimal music. For the visual identity of ‘Krysalis’ Slagmann works together with visual artist Heleen Blanken. Who is responsible for the scenography of the live show and capturing the cover image.

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VA – Dekmantel 10 Years 08 [DKMNTL10YEARS08]

As they continue to celebrate turning ten, Dekmantel has lined-up another Various Artists release. With a common language of abstract, modular techno Donato Dozzy and Peter van Hoesen are no strangers to each other’s music or studios. ‘Storta’ has that psychedelic tribal aesthetic that has come to define their most recent live-hybrid performances. Deniro drives a soulful, journey to an intergalactic world that was shaped by the Gods of Detroit. Talismann, aka. Guy Blanken, aka. Makam, is the much travelled Dutch producer with a specialty for hypnotic drones, and apocalyptic rhythms. Talismann makes his first foray onto the Dekmantel imprint with ‘Aciano’, a haunting series of raw acid, and prophetic beats. ‘Sexual Frustration’ by Matrixxman, is a continuation of the American producer’s ever-growing relationship with Dekmantel.

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VA – Dekmantel 10 Years 08 [DKMNTL10YEARS08]