Rating: 8/10 After strong releases on Viennese label Trust and his own imprint Micron Audio, Detroit’s Stingray313 strikes again, now in collaboration with DJ Haus for the Unknown To The Unknown label.A1 is for speed racers as it runs like on 45 and offers wild breakbeat staccato with deutsch vocoder.
Rating: 9/10 Sandwell District is rocking again, one year after gorgeous “Feed-Forward” album, and with Rrose’s second single expands the catalog with another push of turbo-charged techno. A signing of 2011, Rrose delivers two taut cuts, starting with flashlights and subtle drones in “Shepherd’s Brine”. Dramatic breaks and evil synth
Rating: 10/10 Close the door and enter the relaxation chamber with oil massage and fish therapy. Manuel Fogliata a.k.a. Nuel operates a spa of sounds to purify minds and bodies. After a couple of technoid releases, most recently for enigmatic Aquaplano Limited series, it’s quite unexpected to hear the Italian
Rating: 9/10 Pff…dff…zhlkk…ghzz. A rational mind has spoken and composed fourteen interpretations on the theme “Uni”. Despite built on metallic loops and particle noise, the album sounds very sterile, coming like from a whitewashed, even clinical environment.Among the tracks you find experiments with Balinese bells and asymmetric sound channels, will be
Rating: 9/10 Good thing about record stores is that you end up buying artists that you consider “unknown” until the act of purchase. San Proper did not ring any bells until listening moments at Rush Hour Amsterdam, now it seems to be among best releases of this month. Home spinning confirmed
Rating: 9/10 KPLR has enslaved technology to conduct high-end acid experiments with punishing repetition and whirling EQ-effects. It’s pure unlimited programming that systematically avoids looking into the books of current techno idols. Occasionally the tracks remind of early Bunker output like Acid Planet, but those looking for bass-driven 303 slammers