My first contact with I-Robots was a compilation with 1980’s italo smashes like “Spacer Woman”, “Penguin’s Invasion” and others, which well substituted a painstakingly expensive mission of acquiring the originals on wax. Behind I-Robots and Opilec Music is the Italian Gianluca Pandullo whose mission is to unite sounds from different
Here are Terminal 313’ snapshots of the previous month, expected to become a more or less regular section of the blog. Techno of the month: Air Protection Office – Untitled (SEMANTICA 128) After much-awaited reissue of Ed Chamberlain’s 2013 EP, Semantica’s consistent delivery of great sounds continued with a tape
***** Datafreq Vs. Hozerz (Paper+Sound Paplus6 – 2020) What sounds like a mystery entry from the catalogue of Definitive, Toronto’s nineties imprint with yellow labels, is actually a collaboration of Dave Rout, Kris Helstrom and Heiki Sillaste – all seasoned artists from the Canadian metropolis. When looking at the array
***** Various – Carebot$ (Carebots) (Bass Agenda BA105 – 2020) A cavalcade of electro artists, virtually a Who’s Who of the genre have been summoned by UK’s Bass Agenda, for a good cause of supporting NHS and Médecins Sans Frontières. Before embarking on this charity mission, the label head Andy
It would be pure guessing who would take responsibility for “STAUB005” as it’s credited only to unknown artists. The fifth of STAUB mini compilations is again curated by Berlin’s event series of the same name, which tends to practice blind-date nights in the sense of not releasing any advance line-ups.
A set of familiar and novel flavours is now up for grabs from ‘schmergasbord’, provided by a sublabel of Serotonin Records. Leaving the electro repertoire to the parent, Schmer is on a techno mission in the six-tracker “Serious Bidness”. We are driving off with the label’s co-founder John Selway who