Energostatic Records of Kiev brings us a phenomenal little project from Marc Atmost / Atmeo, The Tales of the Sagebrush Wind.
Only 3 tracks long, this little EP is simultaneously packed with pulsing energy and relaxing vibes. The long-form tracks fluctuate and evolve between textural ambience and hypnotic rhythms. Such as the first track, which takes a full 8-minutes to ramp-up to a serious groove, only to be whisked off into the aether. All in all it is quite satisfying, and I certainly wish it were a longer project! You can grab the digital download via Bandcamp.
“If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.”
stasis043 “Marc Atmost pres. Atmeo – The Tales Of The Sagebrush Wind”
Written, produced and mastered by Marc Atmost / Atmeo.
released May 19, 2017
If you buy one techno album this year, make it Dub for Helly, a new compilation record benefitting dub-techno artist Helly Larson and his Brain Cancer Journey. Through the power of crowdfunding and the music community coming together, there are hopes to raise 30,000 EUR to help Helly conquer this epic battle with the help of a Private Clinic.
You can download the album or donate more via the albums Bandcamp page, or alternately you can donate money directly via GoFundMe.
Lars Helbig aka Helly Larson -Dub Techno and Deep House artists –
needs our help. Born near Dresden and now living in Cologne. Helly was diagnosed 6 Months ago with brain cancer. His last chance to win the fight is to go to a private clinic, which costs around 30.000 EUR.
In addition to his crowdfunding campaign the community of artists around him has started this compilation to provide him with some good music, positive vibes and of course to help him to get the money he needs to survive.
Helly Larson has been producing music for more than 15 years now and contributed his releases to the people around the globe on labels like LucidFlow, Plastic City, Sofa Sessions, Etui Records and many more. Ibiza is a second home for him and his wife, where they play regular dj-sets at Ibiza Live Radio.
This compilation is a way to say THANK YOU HELLY AND STAY STRONG! All money goes to Helly Larson’s Brain Cancer Journey Fund.
Not a new release but worthy of mention and recommendation, Microscopy by Sven Laux is an exercise in micro-house that is simply a pleasure to drink-in. Only 5 tracks long, its a great little tease that leaves you wanting more. Highly recommended, grab the Digital Download via Bandcamp.
Whoever said “good things come in small packages” must have been talking about Sven Laux’s microcomposition. A leader in this new wave of music, Laux’s is a particular breed of minimal that you have to think about to truly understand. Listen at a distance, and it’s the kind of skittering beats that have earned Laux titles like “micro symphonist.” Listen closely, and you can hear every intricate cog turning. Ever a lover of the obscure and the weird, Laux swings from animated min tech to moments of languid ambience with ease, as evidenced in his latest effort, KSR034. The five-track release under Klangscheiben Records pairs peculiar samplings and interjections with those signature clicks, beeps, and small sounds. Micro symphony, indeed.
released January 26, 2014
rohs! records brings us a dank little release from Andrea Porcu (Label Founder), a collection of “Textures”. Only 3 tracks, but satisfying to the core. Grab the EP today via bandcamp at your chosen price.
Written, produced and mastered by Andrea Porcu.
[Original photography by ~Brenda-Starr~]
released April 23, 2013
Echogarden consistently pushes great deep/ambient techno in the form of both releases and their regular podcast series, ECHOPOD. This mix is a live-set by Girių Dvasios, containing over an hour of mesmerizing dub-techno. Listen now via Soundcloud.
[ECHOPOD 026] by Girių Dvasios
Artist: Girių Dvasios
Title: ECHOPOD 026
Style: Dub Techno
❁ This is a live set by Girių Dvasios ❁
Girių Dvasios is a Dub Techno, Electronic dub and ambient music project started in early 2009. The name of the project means “The Spirits of The Woods” in Lithuanian. The sound of Girių Dvasios is inspired by ancient Baltic culture and the nature of this area. A big inspiration and influence comes from thick forests of Lithuania. Every Girių Dvasios track has a Lithuanian name, which is in one way or another related to nature.
Beautifully understated techno from I.conik and Askance Discs Label.
Askance Discs starts his 2017 with a great work made by I.conik.
In this EP, dub and techno have entered a long-standing love affair.
It’s a reciprocal relationship that plays on the similarities and differences between the warmth and depth soul of dub, and precise, mechanistic frost techno.
I.conik has combined these two styles, so simple, but really different, getting a great result.
released April 28, 2017
Struggling through hump-day?! Well give yourself a break with this dank re-release from Russian Techno Producer Kontext.
Acid Pasta EP was originally released February 21st, 2010, with some tracks being produced much earlier than that, however the project has aged quite well. Kontexts twisted vision of techno is robust on these 4 tracks, utilizing alien sounds and truly unique production on top of classic grooves.
‘Acid Pasta EP is not a brand new piece of work. It’s a best part of personal skill improvement I worked on at home studio in years 2005-2006. I wanted to find out if I could create something totally different from drum’n’bass and downtempo that I used to produce then. Something more about minimal 4×4 techno/house kinds of music.’ Kontext
Download the project now via Kontexts bandcamp
What better way to start both the Day and Week than with some truly satisfying deep tunage.
Etoka Records brings us this latest project from producer duo Mykja titled “Climate Change”. The album contains 7 tracks of focused dub-techno with a nice atmospheric quality (pun-intended). Mykja does a wonderful job mashing together distinct synths with percussion that is both relaxed yet filled with a sense of urgency.
The title is no happy accident either, as the duo describes – ‘Climate Change’ is formed to describe the relationship between man and nature, our impact on the environment that causes global change effect.
You can download the digital album, or purchase a Limited Edition Cassette via Etoka Records Bandcamp Page
Fresh from Berlin’s Avian Label is this collection of hypnotic tracks by 400PPM. Locked Grooves is a collection of experimental techno loops constructed by Shawn O’Sullivan. The release itself is 10 tracks of raw, relentless electronics, with satisfying jagged edges. I would even dare to call this a Punk interpretation of techno, with the often distorted tones buzzing from track to track, as well as the startlingly short track lengths (most tracks barely breach the 2-minute mark!).
All in all, its a breath of fresh air in the oft-over-produced techno scene. You can scoop the digital album for free now via Avians Bandcamp.
Fresh from rohs! Records out of Germany (though, not fresh to the universe), originally released in 2015, Periferica is an experimental techno album by Tears Of Change.
Periferica is a deep, churning project with a brutal yet mellow urgency. The sound is a unique juxtaposition of throbbing kicks and buzzing bass, combined with some haunting atmospheres. What results is a satisfying blend of energetic acid and high-quality textured ambience. Some of my favorite parts of this project were the most dissonant, where the sounds seemed to be combating each-other within the track!
For a limited time you can order a Compact Disc of the Album, or download the digital files, via the rohs! Records Bandcamp.