Suitably for an album scheduled for November, “Sublunar Tides” is carrying the melancholy of fallen leaves when Plant43 revisits familiar deepness in a new album. The artist has conceived another set of attractive compositions, which offer home listening pleasures and also work in a suitable club environment or even inRead More →

Various unknown artists and various sounds of techno on this five-tracker, clocking almost 30 minutes of playtime. A good reason to return to the label, after covering the fifth release in the STAUB series. Most hypnotic is the opener, a stimulating builder that reminds of Jay Ahern’s works with syntheticRead More →

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 tapeRead More →

Although partying and club going was very limited in 2020, there were several tracks that would have worked on the floor or were just neat tunes for humming along. Distinctive in hindsight, to be remembered in a blind test in a few years time and ‘catchy’ in a good sense.Read More →

Hardly any daylight penetrates the depths of “A Warm Place”, which is furnished with low frequency roars of unknown species. So begins Tomas Jirku’s new album “A Philosophical Enquiry Into The Synesthetic  Experience Of Touching The Sublime”, as the full title reads on the sleeve. Released on Canada’s Silent Season,Read More →

In the early 90’s, Electric Indigo was as a vital player in the techno scene between Vienna and Munich and her acid and techno sets were integral part of the legendary Ultraschall club. Now in 2020, the sound of the Austrian-born musician travels in comparatively different paths, which actually isRead More →

Not sure if there’s any empirical evidence that during the pandemic people’s preferences turned to ambient music. Might be, because of its mostly relaxing nature and I have to admit that a number of the genre’s new releases have sparked my interest, either as arrivals in my collection or findsRead More →

Appearances could be deceptive. A Bandcamp release with three long tracks of about 45 minutes in total and abstract photo artwork by Hannes Unt, “Polar Night Jet” looks like another journey in the fields of ambient. It’s confirmed by the first tones of the opener “Arcus Cloud”, when gleaming soundRead More →

The sound of Rotterdam may have changed over the years but Black Merlin’s new release for the city’s Pinkman imprint carries the same nasty mechanics we know from hakkuh days. Even when in “SFORMATOR 2” the BPMs are modest, compared to the Terrordrome days, its daunting dark tribal makes meRead More →