HALL OF FAME: Leo Anibaldi interview from 1992

The foundations of the Techno Sound of Rome were laid by ACV Records, which was a club world’s beacon in the first half of the 1990s. The label saw a number of international producers and DJs emerging, Leo Anibaldi being one of the main players along with Robert Armani, Paolo Zerletti, Riccardo Rocchi, Dave Clarke and others. Along numerous singles Anibaldi produced several fine albums like “Cannibald – The Virtual Language” and later “Void”, a peek to the experimental side released on Rephlex.Anibaldi has remained active to the present day and his most recent EP “Evocation” with a Sebastian Mullaert remix came out […]

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Windom – Tart Tart (Pater Noster PATER002 – 2016)

“Tart Tart” is a remarkable addition to the very young catalogue of Pater Noster, a label from London that emerged with a various artists EP last September. The inaugural release was in my wishlist and even in my hands at the Phonica store, but finally another one was bagged. Whereas the debut was a solid techno collection with provoking artwork and identity that could have created blasphemous connotations, but hopefully not overshadowing the musical side. Pater Noster’s first solo artist Windom comes from Helsinki and across the four tracks he does not feel any mercy when pumping fuel to the floor. First we […]

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2015 wrap-up: Part Two

The second part of Terminal 313’s musical alphabet, to sum up the year 2015. Many of the entries have been covered in the blog posts and some of the mentions are about my long-time favourites who had a strong year.   Murder Capital. Cult electro label from the Hague, nowadays squatted by Gesloten Cirkel which put out two massive EPs last year.   Never On Sunday. The Burden brothers aka Octave One completed a new album in 2015 and simultaneously turned their eyes to the history. Among a couple of reissues of the 430 West classics, N.O.S.’s “Day By Day” was […]

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Qnete – Grey City Anthem (ZCKR Records ZCKR12 – 2016)

Although young Bremen-based artist Qnete missed the train to the “Grey City”, a showcase of local electronic and experimental artists on ZCKR Records, his redemption comes in great manner with the one-sided single “Grey City Anthem” on the same label. A producer acclaimed for the releases on his co-owned Drowned Records and Lobster Theremin, Qnete operates on home turf with an electro monster spanning over 11 minutes. After a proper start with seismic bass and sturdy 808 sequences, another twist is added by acidic flashes closer to the mid-track up to the glorious end. For fans of Gesloten Cirkel, Privacy and […]

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2015 wrap-up: Part One

This is Terminal 313’s musical alphabet to sum up the year 2015. Many of the entries have been covered in the blog posts and some of the mentions are about my long-time favourites who had a strong year. PART ONE: FROM A TO L Ancient Methods. The year of industrial techno’s genre-defining artist culminated with the new moniker Room 506 and “Red Embers”, my favourite track of the year.   Bernardi, Marco. Climbing to the consciousness of a wider audience, the UK producer excelled in 2015 with electro roughness on Brokntoys and dancing clowns on Berceuse Heroique.   Clarence G. After recent Drexciya reissues, the […]

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