Terrence Dixon – Minimalism Re:Vision with Mike Huckaby, Silent Servant, DVS1 Remixes (THEMA033 – 2012)

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The year 2012 has been marked by Terrence Dixon’s domination, as we have seen a rush of releases by him, particularly the excellent new album on Tresor. Most recently a glimpse to the history books has been offered by Delsin when they reissued two Population One tracks. Now comes another blast from the past when US label Thema has dusted off a seminal release from 1995 and offered it for reinterpretations. “Minimalism” was a statement when issued by Utensil and from the original four-tracker not surprisingly the A2 cut has been selected for the remixes by three US artists. Mike Huckaby, […]

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Drexciya – Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller III (Clone Records C#CC024cd/lp – 2012)

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Release date is in January 2013 Clone Records becomes once again the center of the electro-loving world and drops the third instalment in the “Journey Of The Deep Sea Dweller” series. For long, the seminal Detroit electro act Drexciya hasn’t needed any introduction and the upcoming package features again a number of excellent tracks signed by the master of underwater sonic journeys. Eerie intro “Smokey’s Illegitimate Report” from the “The Return of Drexciya” is a perfectly fitting opener for the release containing of mix of harder floor-oriented and dreamy tracks from Drexciya’s extensive back catalog. Covering both the rougher side, represented by “The Countdown […]

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Ancient Methods vs. Kareem – Exstinctio Conscientia (Fondation Sonore 001 – 2012)

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Berlin duo Ancient Methods, purveyors of the pitch black techno war funk (Boomkat), join forces with Zhark mastermind Kareem for a dream-team of industrial techno. Ancient Methods have been a flagship of the genre for the last couple of years, but special shouts  go to Kareem – nice to see him back and well in form again. Expecting the post to deliver the vinyl soon, I’m pretty convinced “Exstinctio Conscientia” is a striking debut of the French label Fondation Sonore. A1 Zealots (Kareem Interpretation) 1-2 B1 Dämmerung der Parhelia (Ancient Methods Interpretation) 1-2Buy vinyl

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Edanticonf – Planet EP (Silent Season SSV03 – 2012)

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Release date is 26 August 2012 Out out British Columbia operates Silent Season, a platform for mostly smoother and dubbed-out electronics. Now the Vancouver outlet embracing wilderness deserves further attention with “Planet EP” by Italian composer Edanticonf. It’s a follow-up to the artist’s ozone-filled album “Forest Echo” and features two original tracks with dancefloor potential picked for the clear transparent vinyl. Especially “Planet” is a stimulating cut and somewhat surprising rework comes by Abdulla Rashim. The Swede, instead of adding droning techno elements to “Planet”, resorts to a gentle dub excursion in Inca edit. Planet EP [SSV03] // Ltd 12″ EP […]

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Hauntologist’s new career as Modular Cowboy

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Essential news about a fine techno producer. After a creative pit stop Jay Ahern pulls out several new tracks to launch a new imprint Modular Cowboy. Most recently the Irishman made his mark with the Hauntologist series of tripping electronic explorations and before that shook techno floors under the Add Noise guise.The debut release of Modular Cowboy reanimates Ahern’s another project, Cheap And Deep, with reworks of hypnotic monster “Words, Breaths And Pauses” by Berlin’s own Norman Nodge and by Swedish kontra musicians Jonsson & Alter. A special mention goes to “Beautiful”, acid-infected mind blast with female declamation. It’s not limited […]

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