From Vivarium Recordings comes a blissful and contemplative new release by Halogen Star titled Antimatter Mirror. A followup to Aprils Elysian Ascension – this 10 track project dances around the concepts of minimal ambient techno and vapordrone – never overstaying its welcome in any particular vibe.
There is quite the impressive subtlety in Halogen Stars music, making close and repeat listens incredible rewarding. Delicate synths and textures do their best to sneak past you the first time, revealing themselves and all their glory only to those who inspect close enough!
Kaiseki Digital presents us with a beautiful EP from producer Hate Without Love. The 4-track project has a heavy nostalgic vibe – almost as if the whole thing is being viewed like old home videos from a projector.
Tracks washed in rounded synth tones and soaring vocal abstractions, there is a big vibe within to enjoy..
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
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.
Welcome Beauty Sounds hits us with another twisted masterpiece in the form of Claymation Playstation. Otherworldly melodies are the backbone of this diverse album, which is a relaxing journey perfect for any afternoon session.
Favorite Track: 12. Water Room
Marijuana-midi-mixtape. Non-sample blunt vapor island escape for your wildest dreams to blaze up in. Claymation Playstation is a plastic beat tape consisting of original weed midi funks to listen to on shuffle and repeat. Peace.
City By Night Records brings us this stunningly beautiful EP by Soular Order. At 6 tracks it leaves you wanting more, but that’s not always a bad thing! Brilliant tracks here, highly recommended listen.
Incredible compilation commemorating Dream Catalogues 100th release. A truly amazing feat and an outstanding album to boot. The tapes are sold out for now, but they may re-print them, it is still available for download though!