Morphosis – The TEPCO Report (Morphine Records DOSER 011 – 2012)

There might be many artists being inspired by devastating atomic spill at Fukushima. First I can think of Biosphere and “N-Plants”, a recording project about Japanese nuclear power stations, which in fact started before the disaster and was completed after the nuclear fallout had settled. Now Lebanese native and Italian resident Rabih Beaini AKA Morphosis has a new single out called “TEPCO Report”, making a clear reference to the gloomy events a year ago. For his own label Morphosis has managed to produce two perfect cuts that sonically describe the drama happened and in the same commemorate people and places […]

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Vapauteen – Weld (L.I.E.S.008.5 – 2012)

Don’t be misled by jazzy saxophone on the label, the record is inspired by industrial noise and welds anything that can be welded. Now when Adam X resides in Berlin, Vapauteen takes the responsibility to radiate the hardest sound outta Brooklyn. “Weld” is a mean and ugly stuff for strobe orgies, with machines screaming like orks in pain. “Measure” adds some bubbling lines to throbbing bass, like Green Velvet used to have in earlier days, and “Mediate” digs deeper with a hypnotizing acidified and heavy loop. If you like Ancient Methods or Traversable Wormhole, this is the one. L.I.E.S., or […]

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Plant43 – Dreams Of The Sentient City (SEMANTICA 41 – 2012)

Plant43 appeared on one of Semantica’s five year anniversary compilations and returns now with a four-track electro EP. Most of the new material exhibits the melodic and placid side of electro, starting with “Neon”, good for nocturnal downtown cruising in a light drizzle. “Stellar Nursery” embarks on a space mission in more upbeat mood, expressed by blooming arpeggios and subtle disco bass, all resulting in a hefty dose of analog harmony. After futuristic dreaming and little melody played in “Metamaterial Cloaking”, the gates are smashed open in “Fluid Reasoning” for a turbocharged cavalry, whereas Plant43 is not afraid adding some […]

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Vedomir – Vedomir (Dekmantel DKMNTL 009 – 2012)

The release is due in April 2012 Increasingly I have the feeling that Mikhaylo Vityk’s Vakula phase was a preparation for the real thing. Vakula’s productions showcased his talent, but his house tracks were somehow too dry for me – until Vedomir entered the stage. Already “Orthodox Ambient”, released at the end of 2011 on Dekmantel, was a strong one and now, proving his musical maturity, the Ukrainian presents on the same label the first Vedomir LP in April.„Jump In The Past“ is a perfect start with Michael Knight bass line and slinky chords. The ride goes on with „Musical […]

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Developer – Trade Beliefs (SEMANTICA 39)

Rating: 9/10 Developer is not holding back his horses in his first release for Spanish label Semantica, expected in the first half of March. Seasoned scene insider Adrian Sandoval lets the engines roar and embarks on the trip with awesome title track “Trade Beliefs” which illustrates the yin and yang of techno. Starting with gigawatt-bass assault, it hosts a metallic dub sequence from the mid-track, before morphing morose hiss and boom into atmospheric layers and strings. The same track can be played twice during a night, either during peak hour or closer to chill out phase.Slightly more relaxed mood in […]

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