With determination and courage, Maxime Denuc set up a challenge between computer and organ. More exactly, in May 2021 the musician from Belgium steered electronically the organ in the St. Antonius-Kirche in Düsseldorf. Offering various forms of modern classical with an urban twist, “Nachthorn” would not sound out of placeRead More →

“Waves Of Silent Whispers” is Lauri-Dag Tüür’s second ambient and IDM album, after “Polar Night Jet” in 2020. The new one landed in my inbox already in June 2022. Though not forgotten, it spent most of the year underneath the ever-increasing pile of unfinished business. Instead of white nights inRead More →

Texas is an electronic music superpower, that’s the message of the newest compilation on Gavin Guthrie‘s label that unites artists across the US state. ‘Underground’ is not a catchphrase, as the 14-track digital selection really reflects the raw and engaging sound curated by Texas Recordings Underground. Marcos Cabral, opening theRead More →

***** Fadi Mohem – MOHEM 01 (MOHEM 01 – 2022) Did Fadi Mohem ignite a new club trend by offering something many may have subconsciously anticipated: Dub techno for peak times? Without interruption, the school of Basic Channel has been present in electronic music, either in worshipping sessions of theRead More →

A new arrival on Persephonic Sirens is a precious one: Giorgi Kolbaia aka Downwell from Georgia is not holding his horses and delivers four armor-clad workouts. After well-received 2019 debut on the Spanish label Oráculo Records, the artist from the Caucasus joins the acclaimed industrial techno label, doing it withRead More →

For a change, Detroit’s electro eminence Keith Tucker delves into the world of techno, applying his Optic Nerve alias for an EP of kaleidoscopic sounds. Consistently paced at 140 BPM, the four-tracker “Fragments” opens with the dynamic dash “Linear Motion”, which recalls Kraftwerk’s Tour de France themes. Darker shades appearRead More →

Dopplereffekt’s magic has been accompanying us from the mid-1990’s, when the extraordinary Dataphysix releases by Gerald Donald aka Rudolf Klorzeiger and Kim Karli appeared with sterile mechanics and a bit of sleaze (“Pornoactress”). Since then Dopplereffekt has remained Donald’s core project, in recent years in collaboration with his wife MichaelaRead More →

Woody McBride’s label empire Communique is reporting back with a number reissues. Having started with my long-time wantlist member “Lovers” by Modal, excellent house reductions from 1996 on Sounds. label, the spotlight turned to the label head’s classic “Basketball Heroes”. Also seeing the daylight are two releases by Timeblind, aRead More →

**** Konerytmi – Muotiviesti (Eudemonia 012 – 2022) For a change, prolific electro artist Konerytmi gets dressed in disco outfits and animates the crowd with nonchalant synth-pop on the A-side. After hanging out with neon-clad soccer moms (“Turun Palloseura”), “Ikuisesti Nuori” seeks eighties sweetness with a bubbling 808 and “Uimaranta”Read More →