Unbalance – Unbalance #10 [UNBALANCE010]

Seven years ago, Unbalance created his own label as a base for his musical ideas; a platform to play around with the conception of what ”techno” is and would be alongside his own creative progression. Come to present day and the label is now at its ninth release, reaching a point where the line of accumulated experiences must be drawn in the sand — and the experiences of previous projects and releases lead to venerable conclusion. Enter Ten, an album of internalized strife that was created during a period of big changes in the artist’s life. Between enduring personal experiences, his creative output veering between his straightforward club eccentricities and subdural sensibilities; Unbalance cultivates a symbiotic link between sounds played and sounds portrayed — whilst paying tribute to the essence of groove, vibration and the hypnotic unknown that exists to balance the scales. This album will be the final point in the label’s journey into the depths of multifaceted techno music.

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Unbalance – Unbalance #10 [UNBALANCE010]

VA – Mona Series Part 1 [MONA001]

With their first release the team behind the Moscow clubbing institution has aimed to recreate the atmosphere that has made the club such an important part of the Russian techno movement. Featuring Oliver Deutschmann, Unbalance, Recid & Anastasia Kristensen.

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VA – Mona Series Part 1 [MONA001]

Unbalance – Unbalance#6 [UNBALANCE006]

Alexander Matlahov’s self-released series of 12″s sees the sixth installment the Russian producer is diving into grainy industrial textures and restrained menace. “Devastation” worms its way into a streamlined cycle with the usual Unbalanced style of intricate rhythm, using vast sweeps of unsettling tones to steer the energy in the track. “Advent” is a decidedly warmer affair that exudes melodic warmth with rich layers of synth and a heart-rending string line. “Long Waiting” however sees a return to more icy tones with another detailed and dub-infected beat.

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Unbalance – Unbalance#6 [UNBALANCE006]

Deflecting – Panic EP [TGIPSY001]

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The word “techno” has had many different connotations to date. For some — it’s a simple rhythm pattern created on a drum machine, for others — a beautiful legend from Detroit. Furthermore to some this is the future, while others perceive it only as the past. For the new Moscow-based label “Techno Gipsy” it is an uncanny amalgamation of all these feelings and emotions, which can only accommodate such a big word with only five letters. This the debut releasel with Roman Lindau and Unbalance remixing Deflecting.

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Deflecting – Panic EP [TGIPSY001]

Johannes Volk – The Second Resistance [DOLLY013]

Firm yet seductive Detroit-rooted techno tracks by Johannes Volk all with his trademark 909 drum programming and hypnotic synth- & basslines, perfectly connecting past with the present. Deep, raw, stomping, grooving, rocking and no-nonsense. Featuring an even deeper & rawer remix by Unbalance.

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Johannes Volk – The Second Resistance [DOLLY013]

Exploit – Anabolism EP [MUX007]

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Mutex stands for “Mutual Exceptions” – the basic idea behind all the releases on Mutex Recordings. Exploit, Seph and Unbalance showcase their vision of that out-of-the-way sound where splendid deep house vibes turn into earnest loopy techno.

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Exploit – Anabolism EP [MUX007]

Matt Star – Casionation [MUSIK009]

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After a longer break Mainakustik is back with a release by the labelowner himself, Matt Star. He delivered two melodic oldskool flavoured technotracks called ‘Casionation pt.1 + pt.2’. Its also the teaser to Matt’s upcoming LP which will be released in spring 2013. The EP comes around with a Unbroken Dub remix.

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Matt Star – Casionation [MUSIK009]

Unbalance – Sand EP [MUXD007]

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One of the deepest techno musicians out there Unbalance returns to Mutex Recordings with an incredible sound collage. His “Sand EP” is going to take you on a long journey through the unknown Siberian soundscapes. Dutch veteran techno producer Jeroen Search supplied two remixes of “Dependence” with some jacking 909 rhythms and spooky synths to add more dancefloor tension to the sound of this marvelous EP.

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Unbalance – Sand EP [MUXD007]

VA – OHWL#Ten EP1 [OHWL#TEN-EP1]

Two years after the first vinyl release in 2010, Other Heights is proud to announce the tenth vinyl release, which will be as 3 seperate EP´s. The first EP introduces 3 new individuals: Gaust, a new face in the Belgian techno-scene, and Pehr Genlogue and Kretipleti from Sweden. The most familiar face will be Unbalance, who delivers the closing track for this northern & truly oustanding techno EP!

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VA – OHWL#Ten EP1 [OHWL#TEN-EP1]

Roberto – First Principles [AFFIN114]

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Roberto on Affin. The title track deals with straight beats but integrates warm chords, what a great mixture of techno & house. On with a gorgeous dubby and sub bass-branded Unbalance “First Principles” remix. “Silvertown” represents a Roberto typical high-class chordish techno track while “Going Fast Nowhere” is working on a drum sequences combined with pitched vocals.

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Roberto – First Principles [AFFIN114]

Unbalance – Fluid EP [MUX005]

Mutex Recordings are back on wax with Fluid EP from Unbalance. His music is an incredible collage of everything you love in techno: thick groove, Detroit-styled chords and spooky futuristic effects. Jonas Kopp and Manzel, on remix duties, complete the release.

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Unbalance – Fluid EP [MUX005]

Unbalance – Unbalance #3 [UNBALANCE003]

Russian producer Unbalance continues to present his own vision of the many differing strains of techno for the third in an ongoing series of hand stamped clear twelve inches. On the A Side, “Legacy” jitters with peak time intent, as granite like textures collide rhythmically with the insistent jagged syncopation, with Unbalance deftly judging when to adopt an increase in pressurised poise. In comparison “Euphoria” commences in the deepest recesses, with the saturated bass throb becoming ever more viscous as the track bumps along, craftily accruing intricate sonic details which lend the track a woozy hypnotic narcosis. The mood gets drawn ever further down on the final, sludgy sounding “Violet’s Night” where fractured textures battle it out with the rattling percussion amidst swarms of cricket like atmospherics.

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Unbalance – Unbalance #3 [UNBALANCE003]

Unbalance – Unbalance #1 [UNBALANCE001]

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More uncompromising techno sounds from Russia as Unbalance starts his newly minted label of the same name with this triple header arriving on strictly limited, hand stamped clear vinyl. “Rhythm Slave” sets the tone, wasting little time settling into a heavily pressurised groove of throbbing acid oscillations and glowering bass movements, shards of percussion bouncing off in rhythmic fashion. The screw is tightened to breaking point, at which Unbalance drops some pneumatic hi-hats. Coincidentally, the track adopts a druggy, knackered sound akin to Andy Stott when played at the wrong speed. Turn over for the sci fi freakery of “Deep Journey” which eschews the locked groove dynamism of the A Side for a descent into a thick soup of growling mechanical textures. “Meteor” operates somewhere between the previous two productions, as skipping syncopation drives through the desolate industrial soundscape.

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Unbalance – Unbalance #1 [UNBALANCE001]