Archive for the Techno Category
The willpower to guide the eye to the dreamlike. A profound devotion through research and music. A continuous trip the one into sound. and by whom decides to undertake it, made to build a productive space where a creative need finds its expression.
Aleksi Perala with the last installment of the Sunshine series! Beautiful and bright modern electronix based on the Colundi musical tuning system. (quote Dj Rephlex; ”the frequencies were chosen via experimentation and philosophy, each relating to a specific human bio-resonance, or psychology, traditional mysticism or belief, physics, astronomy, maths, chemistry.”) […]
‘Saboten’ serves sweetly off-kilter synth dissonance and cranky old skool drum machines stitches with zig-zagging 303s; ‘West World’ embarks a psychedelic sorta melodica and 303 trip ruffed up with clacking Linn drums; and ‘Cycle Blue’ sloshes forward in hypnotically dreamy motion.
Touched Music and Furthur Electronix two forward thinking labels have merged together to put out exclusive compilations. Putting some of the best music in the electronic genre in one place. This is part 2.
Ellen Allien launches her UFO Inc. label with an EP that features the epic ‘UFO’ which has been on heavy rotation in her DJ sets all summer long. Between ‘UFO’ and the hard-hitting acid belter ‘Korpermaschine’ on the flipside, the ‘UFO’ EP perfectly captures the energetic hardware sound of Allien’s […]
Originally released in 2013; Clear red vinyl edition. 2nd Drop Records release Seven Lies, the debut album by Felix Manuel, aka Djrum (pronounced “Drum”). Its sounds are inspired by the rawness of urban London, influences of Portishead, DJ Shadow, and The Cinematic Orchestra, jungle, minimal techno, classic house, broken beat […]
Berlin mainstay Ricardo Villalobos delivers the Mandela Move EP, a four-track EP of freshly stripped-back dancefloor movers saturated in brilliantly clever, unorthodox, and masterful sound design. Arriving as the second release on the Deset label, Ricardo Villalobos offers his incredible production talents to the blossoming Italian label, already heavily desired […]
Double LP version. 2019 remaster. Twenty-five years after its initial release, Tresor Records present a remastered reissue of Robert Hood’s Internal Empire album, originally released in 1994. A master work, then and now, the ongoing importance of this album is indisputable, essential both to techno and to Tresor. It is […]
To understand where “The Attic” came from, we have to go back to one of my oldest memories: watching Der Phantastische Film on German tv. The movies that left the deepest marks on me were the ones that zoomed in on the possible bad sides of technology and predicted the […]
The hyper-chromatic music of Matt Cutler marks him out as a true impressionist, as Lone, he drizzles brightly coloured melody through his tracks with all the reflexive skill of a master painter daubing inks and pigment across paper. On Cutlers fifth Lone album, Reality Testing, released on R&S, he sends […]
Buttechno explores minimal techno via a psychedelic filter of his own design. Gently modulating, dubwise, fun-spirited and most of all, funky bangers from deep inside MCK.
Four-track EP from veteran Hamburg producer Christoph De Babalon. CDB has tirelessly explored the intersections of breakcore, illbient, and drum and bass. “Shakes and Shivers” fixates itself on deceptively playful grooves with eerie, night bus-to-nowhere atmospherics whilst opening cut “Harakiri” manages to distort familiar jungle tropes into something even die […]
Zauberberg — Wolfgang Voigt’s most fundamental (and foreboding) release under his alias GAS and perhaps of all in his untold discography — finally stands alone once again and is released in the way its original splendor. Originally released in 1997 on the iconic Frankfurt imprint Mille Plateaux, and then reissued […]
Lowtec, the man behind Workshop and Out To Lunch, famously takes his time to make electronic productions that are, in turn, out of time. Over the course of his career he’s released tracks that could have been made yesterday, years ago, or a decade into the future. With Avenue 66 […]