***** Bartosz Kruczyński – Baltic Beat II (Growing Bin Records GBR019 – 2019) The record sleeve promises agri ambient: scattered straw balls in a serene rural landscape under fluffy clouds, in a beautiful day at the harvest peak. This adorable view painting pictures from my childhood creates the first impressionRead More →

Exactly when Gary Martin’s absence became almost unbearable and the only relief (not financially) was to join the stampede for Teknotika’s back catalogue, the artist reports back with a telling four-tracker on his home label. Since mid-2010s “Post Techno Life” and “Miriam”, four years have passed and the wait forRead More →

Heiki (pronounce ‘hey-key’) Sillaste, frontman of the Canadian 1980s/1990s industrial group Digital Poodle, can look back to about 50 releases under different monikers. After two previous albums “Dub Museum” and “The North Shore” – the latter with dreamSTATE -, which delved into dubbed out and ambient electronics, it seemed thatRead More →

Rod Modell’s compositions as DeepChord on the self-titled label, appearances on Silentes or echospace[detroit] are landmarks of mysterious lush textures, not seldom with ambient notes in meditative dub techno. Modell’s new album is exactly the opposite of all that – fast-paced, thriving, abundant set of tracks for the floor. WhenRead More →

Harmonious Thelonious is a tour guide to the amazing world of native polyrhythms, steering a perpetual percussion machine to exciting locations around the globe. In a new expedition for London’s The Trilogy Tapes, Middle East serves as a source of inspiration for Stefan Schwander’s project that is able to impressRead More →

When listening to the first track “Maandub” (translates ‘touches down’), immediate neighbourhood of Chain Reaction and Deepchord would be the right shelf position for the new record by Rando Arand. Providing a tranquil flow of dub techno with a pinch of microhouse and glitch, the artist connects to the mildRead More →

About three years after the group’s second EP on Athens based Lower Parts, Anopolis collective has launched a self-titled label with five new tracks rooted in the essentials of electronic music. In the Greek scene and beyond, Anopolis from Thessaloniki could be called a supergroup with members like Drum MachineeRead More →