From Brazilian netlabel Microforma comes this brief yet satisfying 4-track by Monophonia titled MPH EP05.
Clinical is presentation from the naming to the artwork, this one allows the sound to be the driving focus. Without the clutter of other forced interpretations, we are presented with 4 deeply satisfying minimal techno works – can we call them tracks? At almost 2 minutes a piece, these can be more perceived as the most exquisite loops you’ve ever experienced. Post-Techno indeed, short enough for fleeting attention spans, but addicting enough that you want to come back once it’s over. Rich and wholesome synthesizers construct microcosms in an instant, only needing moments to latch onto the host and inject the memory of eons…
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.
Raw, cavernous sounds brought to us by Lava Church.
Favorite Track: 10. American Basement
Fantastic Vaporwave from NEW FIGURE VARIETY
The fourteenth volume in the ever-expanding Twilight Sessions series from Bing Satellites
Pre-order your copy now, this gem drops February 2nd! Lo-fi ambient from Japanese film composer and multi-instrumentalist, Masaya Ozaki. Part of the incredible eilean records lineup.
Good morning internet fiends and music lovers! Today I have some lovely sounds cascading towards me and my steaming cup of coffee; the latest split cassette release from Little League Records, OUR SEASON by Lost Trail and Plains Druid.
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