A selection of most exciting records from August. Switzerland’s Aisha Devi, replacing her Kate Wax alias with the real name, impresses with hardcore-inclined experimental EP “Hakken Dub/Throat Dub” on own Danse Noire imprint. Seasoned techno pal Surgeon still in strong form, dropping “Fixed Action Pattern“, a two-tracker of infectous grooves and deep drones.Read More →

The resurgence continues: After some bits of new material in recent years, industrial techno’s iconic figure Kareem unearths his legendary Zhark imprint with a stunning four-tracker to reaffirm his talent in the field of harsh grooves and noisy frictions. Kareem’s tracks have a strong floor appeal and despite of ghastlyRead More →

Early in 2014, not many might have noticed Valved’s “Blood On The Controls”, a limited-run cassette album on Trensmat’s sub-label Nute. Valved, dedicated to industrial disaster sci-fi techno, has now found a fertile ground for further body and mind manipulations when Trensmat drops a noisy 12-inch of remixes, featuring industrial techno stalwartRead More →

When interviewed by the Tea And Techno blog, Zhark Recordings co-founder Kareem reflected upon the twists and turns of the label, saying the seventh release opened an entirely new direction. After Zhark07 people started shaking their heads, because the EP’s sound did not follow the label’s minimalistic Detroit approach. The culprit for thisRead More →

Release date is in June 2014 “Paris / Berlin” descends to places where the strobe lumens are in stark contrast to surrounding darkness. This is techno underground, researched and explained in recent one-hour documentary “Paris / Berlin” by Amélie Ravalec, a French film maker and scene activist. She runs withRead More →

Haunting and anonymous figure of Headless Horseman reappears in convincing manner with a new batch of tracks. One can’t get closer to the destruction when the label’s fourth installment opens with “Legend”, which is a forcefully chopping cut sounding like symbiosis of the wildest exploits by Ancient Methods, Kareem andRead More →

Aldebaran is ‘an orange giant star located about 65 light years away in the zodiac constellation of Taurus‘, but Alabrahamis and Oxakindiss are just linguistic inventions from the mind of cryptic Violet Poison. The artist’s arrival on Repitch after the EPs on self-titled label and Bed Of Nails is not aRead More →