***** 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 →

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 →

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 →

The first part of the 1998 in review can be found here.              Michael Knight – Knight Ryder (Devon Records) A recent aftermarket purchase and unconscious realisation of a teenage dream, because Ed DMX’s electro release is a tribute to the Foundation’s heroes with whomRead More →

 Buy vinyl / DL from Bandcamp Buy vinyl from Juno (UK) Buy vinyl from Hard Wax (DE)   A techno flagship breaking the silence It was a mid-nineties trip to London when I picked up both parts of Air Liquide’s “Abuse Your Illusions” and since then these two slabs of vinylRead More →

Present Tense by Glass Knot Buy cassette from Bandcamp Buy digital from Juno DL (UK)     Human experiments on clubbers With Danish roots and operations in Berlin, Foul-Up label has been around for a few years and most recently brought to us notable electro oeuvres from Galaxian and BeastieRead More →