Spain’s Warm Up Recordings presents us with a nice dark EP of throbbing techno from Jeroen Search.
Presentism is an intense study of acid techno, with 4 tracks of unrelenting electronics. Pulsing with underground energy, Jeroen seamlessly blends deep ambience with the club atmosphere, forging a unique and dank sound that begs for repeated listens.
You can purchase both a digital version as well as a copy on wax (while available, only 2 left at the time of this posting) via the labels bandcamp page.
Argentinian Label Concepto Hipnotico brings us a EP of twisted techno by O. Lopez Beat. 4 tracks of throbbing, acid-infused techno to get your week started right. Purchase the EP via bandcamp.
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
A brief yet satisfying EP from Dijuma & Gaston Volpe, put out by Argentinian Label Concepto Hipnotico. Grab the digital album via Bandcamp today.
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
Surrender is the latest EP from Québec bedroom artist Alexia Avina. Much like her previous work, this project is glittering with mellow brilliance. Achieving a vibe somewhere between melancholy and hopefulness, its quite a satisfying listen. You can grab the EP at your chosen price via Bandcamp.
And if that wasn’t enough, thanks to Moon Boy Records, you can purchase the project on a split Cassette, featuring a bonus B-side EP from Desert Bloom.
released April 12, 2017
written, recorded, and produced in my bedroom in separate spontaneous bursts on my rc-50.
special thanks to nick scho, tibo, mikael tobias and eric seguin for the ableton tips and tricks.
Depth of Sadness is a new EP by Downtempo-Techno artist Jeremy Davies, better known as SLOWNOISE. This 4 track project was just released by Cold Tear Records of Lithuania, whom always seem to release quality tunes. This brief yet brilliant project is equally satisfying as it is relaxing, like a nice meal and a good beer. Well rounded synths and electronics balance perfectly with relaxed and subdued rhythms, with each track holding an energy of its own. Currently the EP is only available for download via Cold Tear Records Bandcamp page.
released August 22, 2016
Written, produced & performed by Jeremy Davies
Mastered by Steph Graham from Masterco
Cover art photography by John Palmer
Orange Milk Records recently dropped a new tape of glowing future-funk goodness, Waterbed, from producer Tendencies. This is a 6 track project full of energy and awesome beats. Not shy on the use of vocal samples, it makes this a very poppy and listenable tape. Packed with wicked bass-lines and catchy melodies, this one is definitely worth a listen. And if you like it, you can grab a copy on Tape as well!
Favorite Track: 3. Waterbed
Brandon Smith’s Tendencies project shines through a lot of 2015’s Vaporwave overload with some of the heaviest and most heart-pounding grooves I’ve heard in the Future Funk sub-genre. The music is beautifully trapped between poles: hi-fidelity disco shimmer and YouTube digital grit, 70s and 80s material Product placement excess and early 21st century intangible commodity explosions, side chained sample madness against a clear and distinct producer and songwriter’s ear.
released October 9, 2015
ARCHIVES has another pleasant release for us in the forms of Sanguine by aspect. This small release packs a great feeling into its 4 tracks (3 versions of the track Hk, as well as the title track, Sanguine). This is one solid EP, currently available via Bandcamp.
Favorite Track: 3. Hk. (Dub)
Our long time favorite artist, Sage Taylor, debuts on Archives with a full EP under his latest project ‘aspect.’. You should know him for being the man behind some of the greatest dub techno and ambient releases of the last years as Textural Being or Parallelism. ‘Sanguine’ expands his color palette with a joyful atmosphere filled with lush chord lines and includes also three different versions of the addictive Hk.
released August 4, 2015
Written and Produced by Sage Taylor.
Mastering by Alexandre Lehmann (Zzzzra).
Archives / 2015
I have been a fan of the chilled out sounds of Dublicator and Federsen from the days of Thinner netlabel, so I was very excited to find this little release pop into my feed. This 6 track project consists of Dublicator reworkings by the likes of Brickman, Federsen and Textural Being. This is a great relaxed little album, so if you enjoy it be sure to check out Dublicators full-length to get some context on these great remixes.
Favorite Track: 2. Infected Energy (Textural Being Reshape)
Originally released by ZeECc.