VRIL debuted on the Delsin-label with his excellent Vortekz EP early in 2014, which came after releases on his family-label Giegling and also Semantica in previous years, and was followed up by the Torus LP, a double 12″ on Giegling affiliate Forum. Now he’s back with his second full length. One day VRIL sat down in his station and suddenly a Portal opened. Thru a kind of timehole infinitive moments passed by. Luckily he was able to capture a few of those to share with us. The Portal closed. Nothing was left, no questions.. only this LP.
In May 2014, Icelandic Producer Yagya Will Release His Fifth Album, Sleepygirls, Across Three Slabs Of Vinyl And One Mixed Cd On Dutch Label Delsin. Its A Deep, Spacious And Dubbed Out Affair That Stays Locked At A Pleasingly Sedentary Tempo Throughout.
Delsin founder Marsel Van Der Wielen revives his Peel Seamus alias for a debut album proper. The leading Dutch techno label began in 1996 with a cassette-only Peel Seamus release, Publik Draft, which Van Der Wielen primarily distributed through early online channels of communication. There was a small flurry of 12″ releases from the project around the turn of the century, but for a long time Peel Seamus has been quiet. Now Van Der Wielen has gathered together tracks from his archives, mostly written and recorded circa 2000, to present the Peel Seamus debut album proper, Susurro. Rooted in the classic Detroit and European techno that Delsin’s identity is forged on, it’s a deep, rich listen laden with heart and soul to match the mechanics of Van Der Wielen’s chosen tools – a masterclass in expressive electronics and a fascinating insight into the musical DNA behind one of the world’s finest techno labels.
Samuel van Dijk releases his third album as VC-118A on Delsin Records. It dives deep into the sonic narrative of VC-118A –who is also known as Mohlao– and mixes up his unique sounds with evocative musical imagery. An album that goes from sparse, mysterious grooves to shiny underwater electro to frazzled and distorted techno via absorbing passages of ambient and overdriven machine workouts. It marks his first original work on Delsin, having released his distinctive brand of electro and techno on Frustrated Funk, Radio Matrix and Tabernacle before now.
Gunnar Haslam returns to Delsin with his third EP on the label. ‘Cacique De Poyais’ counts thirteen intriguing minutes of rumbling low key grooves. It’s dark and shadowy, full of menace and the sort of elongated bit of deep techno hypnosis to take you in on yourself. Backed with dance floor jams ‘Port Sommeil’ and ‘Azote Du Guano’ that both bring spangled synths and wonky drums for a perfectly loose sense of rugged and abstract rhythms.
Delsin’s first reissue album of 2019 is the album ‘Repeats’, an important techno and IDM record from collaborative outfit Repeat, which originally landed on A13 in 1995. Nineties collective Repeat started out as Mark Broom, Andy Turner and Ed Handley, with Dave Hill joining in later on. Ed and Andy, of course, also recording as Plaid and also still members of Black Dog Productions, with whom they recorded albums closely before and after this one. The result is a hard to categorise album that breaks all the rules and draws on IDM, techno, ambient, house and electro to make for nine tracks of atmospheric analogue music that still sounds fresh and in a world of its own.
Conforce Is Back On His Home Label With Four More Of His Richly Detailed And Hugely Atmospheric Techno Tracks. Its His First Release On Delsin Since Latest Album Autonomous Back In 2017 And Finds Him In Typical Underwater Techno Territory. Celestion Kicks Things Off With Smeared Pads And Rubbery. Dubby Drums Instantly Setting A Hypnotic Groove. The Serene Ambience Makes It Feel Like Youre Deep Down In The Ocean And Various Deft Sonic Details Drift By The Keep Things On The Move. Vessel Is Another Fathom Deep Track With Supple Drums Undulating On The Sea Bed As Beams Of Synth Light Things Up From Above. Theres Melancholy In The Pads That Brings A Rueful Vibe. While Zephyr Is More Troubled And Turbulent Thanks To The Wet. Gurgling Synths And Darker Bass Sounds. Aerial Rounds Things Out With Heavyweight. Rumbling Kicks And Ominous Energy That Keeps You On Edge. Despite The Presence Of Beautifully Celestial Keys. As Ever . It All Makes For An Absorbing Trip.
Ambient and dub techno types probably know this all too well, but Rigning is one the lushest albums of its ilk. Unfurling as one piece in 10 movements, it is ideal as a melancholic, minimalist accompaniment to slow nights indoors, both solo or with loved ones.
As well as releasing as Versalife, Hexagon and many other monikers, the Dutchman is best known for his serious deep and underwater tracks that are part dub, part ambient and part techno. Opening up this new EP is title track Depth Over Distance. Driven by buried deep kick drums, up top are thin lead lines that leave trails like beams of light as ticking percussion and more widescreen synths flesh out the airwaves. Plateau is less spacious and has more detail in its midst including clacking hits which reverb off into the distance, supple and subtle bass notes and a general sense of aqueous fluidity all characterise this brain soothing bit of music. On the flip, Rendez Vous is more directed at the dancefloor with big drums, cold and edgy chords and gentle acid lashings. It’s vast in size and scale once more, and drives along with a sense of muted menace. Finally, Closer is another airy and cavernous bit of ambient music that is sombre and serious. Swathes of echo and reverb make for an immersive, underwater soundscape once again and close out the EP in devastatingly emotive style.
New long player from Manchester s Claro Intelecto. Entitled Exhilarator . the 13 track album marks a return to action for the esteemed producer. A cinematic album of icy techno. weighty bass and poignant melody. From plaintive keys and slow motion drums awash with melody to corrugated industrial drums that don t let up. this is a diverse album in both mood and texture. Moments of ambient celestial beauty exist next to breezy and summery grooves while skewed and sludgy acid sits next to serene underwater dub. Stewart s mission to step outside his usual self has resulted in another landmark electronic album. Killer release!!!
Dutch producer and live act Conforce is back with Autonomous . a fifth artist album and the latest in his long relationship with Delsin Records. Conforce is Boris Bunnik. a producer who explores the deepest realms of dub. house. techno and electro under many different names. His Conforce alias is where his most club orientated material comes from and this new nine track album finds the Transcendent label boss producing dark syntheses inspired by his hometown and harbour city. Rotterdam. and its automated industries. A masterfully conceptual album that really paints a vivid picture of a harbour as heard from deep down in the depths.
A year after his first release on the label, German deepsmith Sven Weisemann is back with a sophomore effort entitled Separate Paths. Down for his moody outings on labels like Mojuba and Telrae, this new four track affair continues to mark out the man behind it as a master of atmosphere.
‘Dopamine Antagonist’ is way below the surface, with soft drums encouraging you to get loose as radiant pads smear and stretch in all directions. The groove seems to float in mid air and subtle melodies drift by like half remembered thoughts. ‘Cascading Lights’ is another warmed and dubbed out affair, but this time with a gentle electro lilt that is filled with the promise of an early morning walk on a spring day. Exquisite synth work makes it an emotional affair, but then ‘Maori Octopus’ drops back down into a reserved and insular dub techno groove that is delicately detailed with little rays of light, watery ripples and tiny traces of electricity. Head music that also makes your body move, the EP closes with ‘Separate Paths’, a nearly beatless, slow motion affair that suspends you in an underwater cave and showcases Sven’s knack for intricate and cinematic sound design. It may only be four tracks long, but this EP truly takes you on a journey somewhere far away from this world.
Dutch live-act and DJ duo Artefakt prepare their atmospheric debut album on renowned techno imprint Delsin this February. Known separately as Robin Koek and Nick Lapien, the pair first appeared on Field Records before follow up releases on Prologue, Delsin and Konstrukt. Individually Nick has been making waves under his Lapien moniker, dropping productions via Fred P’s Soul People Music, Finale Sessions, Rekids and DVS1’s Mistress Recordings, whereas Koek’s intricate sound design work has been performed globally at the likes of Toronto, Viseu, New York, Ohio, Berlin and Amsterdam. True to their distinct mesmerising aesthetic, the album commences with a suspenseful number named ‘Kinship’ that combines sweeping pads with ominous tones. Pattering drums introduce ‘Tapestry’ before ghostly notes are brought into the equation, leading into ‘Entering The City’ with its rumbling low-end and soaring harmonies.
Two years after Sleepygirls, Icelandic producer Yagya (aka Aðalsteinn Guðmundsson) is back with another album on Delsin. Entitled Stars And Dust, it features 10 more tracks of hugely atmospheric music that encourages you to get horizontal. Guðmundsson has been making music for years both solo and as part of the Thule Musik collective. He is an album specialist who has worked as Yagya since 2002 and has put out six albums since then. They come on labels like Force Inc and Sending Orbs and manage to be both absorbing and detailed yet suitable for relaxing background listening. His style is patient and slow burning and finds him marry moving melodies and soft synths, gentle grooves and deep moods into captivating and cerebral soundtracks that really take you on a trip.
In June 2014, Icelandic producer Yagya will release his fifth album, Sleepygirls, across three slabs of vinyl and one mixed CD on Dutch label Delsin. It’s a deep, spacious and dubbed out affair that stays locked at a pleasingly sedentary tempo throughout.
Since 2002 the definitive member of the Thule Musik collective has been crafting lush electronic albums under his Yagya alias and always manages to find pure bliss and beauty and his simple, nature inspired soundscapes. He deals exclusively in full lengths and to date they have come on labels like Sending Orbs, Force Inc. and Subwax Bcn.
The album is a fine fusion of tropes from Yagya’s earlier albums, features jazz instrumentalists that improvise beautiful melodies over monotonic, almost drone-like, techno beats and also uses live recordings of Japanese vocals, saxophone and guitar to counter the repetitiveness of the rhythms.