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 the most remarkable for me.
Ontario Hospital (O/H). Richard Oddie from Orphx and Dave Foster aka Huren are two Canadians from techno’s rougher side who completed their first joint EP on Opal Tapes. “All Flesh” from the Inner Surface’s top-end compilation “Replicants” was among the very best techno tracks of 2015.
Pattern Burst. Feeling a kindred spirit in the outstanding electronic music blog from Glasgow. A fine combination of historical knowledge, expert opinion and brilliant drafting, plus several uploads of mixtapes from the archives.
Qnete. A young producer from Bremen is still very much in the starting blocks, but has completed a couple of fine releases on ZCKR and Lobster Theremin.
“Rumpukone”. Making a nod to the “Me and My Rhythm Box” from the 1982 film “Liquid Sky”, the title track of Syncom Data’s EP was a manic experience.
Semantica Records. Despite of vast back catalogue still putting out great tunes: Svreca’s “Narita”, Plant43’s new EP and Donato Dozzy/Retina.it split single offered great moments.
The Trilogy Tapes. Getting better with every year, a very open-minded and innovative label from London. No further explanations needed when boasting a roster with Rezzett, DJ Spider & Marshallito, Ekman, Chemotex. And Omar Souleyman!
Ultradyne. Two secret activists of the Pi Gao Movement released with “Resurrection: Return from the Abyss” extremely absorbing EP for the year’s best dark electro.
“Variation 2” (Eomac Remix). Almost missed out that Array Access release on Ressort Imprint until I discovered the Eomac rework.
“Where Am I?”. Estonian cult group Hüpnosaurus was sighted on Wicked Bass and Porridge Bullet and at a couple live performances.