Conforce – Conical Surface [TRSD007]

Here’s a new atmospheric techno release by Conforce on his own imprint Transcendent. ‘Conical Surface’ showcases a diversity of carefully selected techno tracks, all with the profound character you can expect from a new release by Mr.Bunnik. Lush pads and interstellar bleeps send you straight into his musical universe again. Performed and recorded with accurate precision for maximum impact.

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Conforce – Conical Surface [TRSD007]

Ersatz Olfolks – Heliopolis EP [TRSD006]

Transcendent Records presents a new immersive cinematic techno release by a French producer who goes under the name of Ersatz Olfolks. Heliopolis is the city of the sun and was the theological center of the greatest sun temple of pharaonic times. The sunrays bring brightness but we also find ourselves in the darkest ominous shades of an eclipse. We were instantly captivated by his contra dictionary sound that is filled with subtle harmonic distortions and sophisticated melodic and evolving modular patterns. Heliopolis EP is a careful selection of works recorded during live sessions.

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Ersatz Olfolks – Heliopolis EP [TRSD006]

Conforce – Hypothetical Future Point [TRSD004]

Dutch artist Conforce is back on his own Transcendent imprint with some filmic and atmospheric tripping techno action. Hypothetical Future Point sends you further into the more ominous and industrial spaces of his alias. Spiritual techno with with a wink to the past. Boris crafts music with attention to detail and blends influences from his Silent Harbour and Hexagon monikers that seems inevitable.

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Conforce – Hypothetical Future Point [TRSD004]

Silent Harbour – Silent Harbour [TRSDLP001]

Originally released on Echocord on 27 August 2012. Transcendent Records finally releases this much wanted ambient techno album by Conforce aka Silent Harbour, completely remastered for vinyl. Boris Bunnik expresses “music for an imaginary deep mental abstract excursion” under the Silent Harbour moniker for Transcendent/Echocord. As his multifarious operations have shown, Boris is a dab hand in the studio, and Silent Harbour is the place to find those machine emissions which would never quite reach the ‘floor. Operating on the cusp of ambient Techno and electro-acoustic music, he shapes sheer scapes from elemental source material, rendering his sounds diffuse until we glimpse hallucinatory tones in the gloaming dissonance. 4/4 anchored rhythms are fractured, percussions sent to scout the perimeters while the vast space between becomes playground to radiant metallic timbres and strafing electronic apparitions. Music for Techno heads to fall into when the kicks are too much.

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Silent Harbour – Silent Harbour [TRSDLP001]

Conforce – Narrative Collapse EP [TRSD-W003]

Known for his more elegant and subtle atmospheric techno music though, Conforce is never afraid of deviating from his safe zone. Sometimes a change of environment can bring new musical influences and shine new light on existing musical projects. There is a small narrative about this release. What happens when you place an island boy in an multicultural harbour metropolitan city? Stuff might get a little bit more rough edged from time to time. A transition from the serene tranquility of the islandic coasts to the impatient impulsiveness rush of the metropolitan city. Narrative Collapse EP contains music created though more impulsive machine jamming. Be ready to get a fix of Rotterdams real danger.

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Conforce – Narrative Collapse EP [TRSD-W003]

Hexagon – Hidden Territories EP [TRSD003]

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A new four track EP by Hexagon aka Conforce on his own imprint. Making deep imaginary techno music with otherworldly authentic atmospheres without any concessions. The title track sucks you into desolate interstellar territories paying hommage to 606 rhythms with emotive strings on top that determine the total atmosphere of this killer advanced electro cut. Human meets machine in it’s purest form. Pitch Black leans on accurate programmed heavy broken percussive patterns and is the most functional track of the EP. Functional but it’s haunting atmosphere lifts this to a different dimension. Continuum dives deeper into sonic territory with a mysterious stealth missional vibe caused by it’s unpredictable sparkling crispy effects and mysterious pads. Systematic Repetition leans on pulsating modular bleeps and dubby basses and is the most techno orientated cut of the whole EP.

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Hexagon – Hidden Territories EP [TRSD003]

Conforce – Travelogue EP [TRSDW002]

Stepping up for the second release on his own Transcendent label, the unstoppable Conforce offers up four more tracks of studiously deep and moving music that is as filmic as it is atmospheric. His Travelogue EP features four cuts that continue ion the Dutchman’s fine tradition of fusing moods and grooves in submerged and aqueous ways. Up first is ‘Phase7’, with little sounds scurrying across dollops of thick bass synth. Eventually a deep and subliminal rhythm emerges to float you through the deep abyss and little rays of light shine though to light the way. ‘Informatica’ is laced up with nervy, edgy pads and distant siren sounds as well as hunched percussion and ambient soundscaping. It’s heady and physical at the same time and really comes from another sound world entirely. On the flip, ‘Coast to Coast’ has more human charm and melody to it but still wallows in the deepest oceans, with supple and subtle rhythms and tons of detail all fizzing about and firing your every synapse. Finally, Zero Eight Five toys with spangled synth lines, feint percussive impressions and lots of gloopy bass to transfix you in a hypnotic headspace.

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Conforce – Travelogue EP [TRSDW002]

Caron – Dualism EP [TRSD-W001]

Transcendent starts a white label (hand stamped) series besides the regular label output. The first release is by Leeuwardens finest electronic music veteran Marcel Caron, hailing from the North of the Netherlands. He presents two carefully crafted dark haunting uncompromising ambient techno tracks. Prepare for an ultimate dystopia of dark hardware electronics. Including two Hexagon (aka Conforce) remixes for the different hours.

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Caron – Dualism EP [TRSD-W001]

Hexagon – Blue Hour EP [TRSD002]

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Having made a name for himself as a heavyweight ambient, electro and techno producer as Conforce and Versalife, Boris Bunnik is now ready to release his second release on his Transcendent imprint. The label started to expand his musical vision, and is focusing on deep and abstract mental sound excursions, also by future talents from the local scene in Holland. After stepping out of his own on the Red Shift EP, the producer delves even deeper into the unknown, into a world of filmic soundscapes, evocative sonic imagery and spacious abstract worlds. Forever keen to harness his studio technology, Bunnik comes up with a coherent but versatile mini-novel under his Hexagon moniker. Cold, but with a soul shimmering through the carefully crafted synthetic sounds.

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Hexagon – Blue Hour EP [TRSD002]

Hexagon – Red Shift EP [TRSD001]

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Having made a name for himself as a heavyweight dub, ambient and techno producer as Conforce, Versalife and Silent Harbour, Boris Bunnik is now branching out into label ownership with a close friend. The imprint will be called Transcendent, will be vinyl only and aims to focus on “deep and abstract mental sound excursions.” The first release is a four track EP from Hexagon, a producer who first appeared with a bonus 12″ that accompanied the release of Conforce’s Escapism album. Now stepping out on his own, the producer delves even deeper into the unknown, into a world of filmic soundscapes, evocative sonic imagery and spacious abstract worlds. Opener ‘Red Shift’ is ripe with intrigue and mystery, like the intrepid explorations of a spacecraft into the deeply unfamiliar whilst ‘Interference’ takes us into the bowls of a spaceship where robots seem to be spinning drills, computers bleep under their work load and all the while a thin and occult drone lingers in the background. ‘Fractional Wavelength’ is a nebulous world of more machine mechanics, this time glued together with a rubbery bass boom every so often, before ‘Permutation’ is the sound of an alien lab in full flow.. liquid drips, glassy tinkles and metallic sparks all send your mind into overdrive as you try to fill in a visual picture of this very real sonic world.

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Hexagon – Red Shift EP [TRSD001]