Various – EP 2 (Inner Surface Music INNER006 – 2013)

Inner Surface, UK techno label set up by Tom Dicicco and AnD, continues the series of various artists EPs with a set of internationally acclaimed artists from the harder end of the spectrum.The engine is cranked up with rubbing rhythms and processed whispers by Japanese artist Yuji Kondo, applying thick filters in “Tilt” for a sound-alike on his recent tracks out on Par Recordings and Fifth Wall.“Roksan” by Tom Dicicco grows into a medium-paced offbeat mess with submersible signals while D.Carbone from the Naples-Berlin axis praises the drums and bleeps in eruptive cut “Asynthetic” and Spanish act NX1 concludes with […]

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George Paar & Yuji Kondo – Man No Shadow (Par Wax PRW 06 – 2013)

Uruguay might be an exotic spot on the global techno map but because of George Paar, the founder of Par Recordings, it’s not a quiet place. The Montevideo resident has been running the label since 2011, as a publishing platform of his own tracks along with guest contributions from Ness, Patrick Krieger, Conrad van Orton and most recently Giorgio Gigli.Now hard-working Yuji Kondo from Japan has joined the label head in “Man No Shadow EP” for the sixth vinyl release. The A-side sees Paar’s furious programming in mechanical and intense “Modern Inception” and the embrace of cold-hearted machines continues in “Dwelling […]

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L’estasi Dell’oro ‎– Kingdom For A Kiss (Berceuse Heroique ‎BH 004 – 2013)

Berceuse Heroique CEO Kemal has hauled Flaneur Audio and Voodoo Down Records operative Christopher Ernst from the US to a grueling trip on the nonconformist label from London.The invasive two-tracker fills close to 30 minutes of our miserable life, starting the A-side’s filthy noise and haunting voices united under the banner of rusty cogwheel. Built on a neverending sequence, the A-side is akin to analog rumble in techno about 20 years ago.Nothing biodegradable on the B-side either, when masters of distorted acid techno, Unit Moebius Anonymous and Shitcluster, are rising from the stinky sewers of The Hague. About 14 minutes of […]

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PVS – The Fugitives (M_Rec Ltd M_RECLTD019 – 2013)

Release date is in November 2013 Italian artist PVS aka Marco Piovesan who has formerly appeared on Gynoid and H.omevvork, premieres on Milan’s M_Rec Ltd with four tracks for the DJ bag.A-side’s pretty simple “Arsenal” is from the 2013 club techno manual: cold signals and synthetic haze surround the PVS original and the remix by Danish producer CTRLS, a member of Sonic Groove act Northern Structures, comes with less atmospheric mood and bits of distortion.Massive playtime can be predicted to B-side’s “Intercellar”. PVS’s track is built on a fluid and hard-edged rhythm with nasty fire alarm in the back. Wicked […]

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Terminal 313 Mix: Border Disorder Vol. 1 (self-made)

Offering a cross-section of electronic styles, “Border Disorder Vol. 1” is a living room recording covering several new and unreleased tracks along with some older fare. Introductory sounds come from Sweden with Ulwhednar‘s macabre experimentalism “V” and “Aksum 2” from Abdulla Rashim‘s new journey in lunar dust. “Ivy” by These Hidden Hands gets remixed by Vatican Shadow and “Robirds” from Fabrizio Lapiana‘s second “Antimatter” release is reworked by fellow Italian Claudio Fabrianesi. After Subsist’s Yuuki Sakai cybernetic tribal, Perc delivers with “Overbite” a tight industrial-minded cut from mini-compilation “Replay” on 10 Label. In the same hardline faction sits D. Carbone, represented […]

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Eomac – Hither, Pappy EP (The Trilogy Tapes TTT013)

The EP with an animation bloke on the sleeve has been around for a while but still deserves a closer look. Eomac is a project by Ian McDonnell from Dublin, also one half of Lakker, and most recently acknowledged for a release on Berlin’s Killekill. Now the Eomac’s EP is a worthy addition to the catalog of The Trilogy Tapes, an innovative and exciting label from UK. All starts with a bittersweet flashback of the era of pest control outfits and adolescent Prodigy and Altern 8, with rolling “Hither, Pappy” where a loudly yelling MC is hailed by cheering stadium […]

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Various – Replay (10 Label TEN002EP – 2013)

10 Label’s “Mu EP” was a memorable release because of intriguing lineup and a seagull portrait on the black-and-white cover. After a two-year hibernation the Japanese imprint has now summoned a group of international artists to the second mini compilation titled “Replay”, once again sporting a tasteful sleeve design.The EP’s straightest and most throbbing cut is “Overbite”, an anesthesia-free treatment by the screeching machines guided by London trooper Perc and expectedly close to Perc Trax’s industrial can(n)ons. Of different kind is “Subject Of The Stenographic Figure”, a calm and crackling Gothic indietronica by the Blackest Ever Black artist Dalhous.A surprising appearance by the big […]

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Kit Clayton and Christian Dixon reveal Tujurikkuja

A track called “Ahmak” by Tujurikkuja gained the first spot in Rrose’s November Top 10 for RA and raised questions about the artist’s identity. It got the special attention of Estonians because a local cult sketch group bears the same name, tujurikkuja meaning mood-spoiler. But it’s not a joke as Terminal 313 found out in a brief conversation with a person behind the act. “Essentially it’s an ambient noise project between myself and Christian Dixon (Death Sentence: Panda!, Murder Murder, Earth Jerks)”, said Kit Clayton, a renowned electronica and experimental artist having earlier released on Scape, Phthalo, Background and other labels. “An album is in […]

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Various – In The Dark: Detroit Is Back (Still Music stillmdcd011 – 2013)

Release date is in November 2013 Led by the luminaries like Rick Wilhite and Marcellus Pittman, the compilation “In The Dark: The Soul Of Detroit”, paradoxically released on a label from Chicago, was a high-resolution snapshot of Detroit’s deep house in 2005. After last year’s reissue of the album, the fall of 2013 sees the arrival of the next installment, again on Jerome Derradji’s Still Music. It comes as a triple vinyl and double CD, the latter containing a larger selection of tracks. Considering Still Music’s preference for soulful and dynamic dance tracks, the CD1 is unsurprisingly filled with sizzling […]

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