Skulls at large again. Planet Core Productions’ (PCP) hardcore machinery plays with breakbeats but manages to create even darker and gloomier atmosphere than in their usual kickdrum-infected rave monsters. The tracks do not suffer under self-imposed speed limit and relative slowness makes them even harder. “Black Blood” is massive: startsRead More →

MasCon – Tongemisch (Snork Enterprises Snork109) Distorted “Passion Master” is a tool of choice for rush-hour DJ sets, reminding of robust UK sound on 1990’s Tresor. Hints to the M-Plant in “Extrakt” – all in all good functional techno by the German label. Patrick Siech – Tales from the CryptRead 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 →

A page covering my 2nd hand purchases (Part 1) Legend: purchase month/year: artist – title (label cat no. – year) – price (condition) Second-hand techno vinyl   10/2023: Monoformia – Zoids 1 / Plug & Play (Sävel – SAV-001) €30.00 (VG) Sävel was a label from Helsinki that operated onlyRead More →

The year 2017 without a release from Marc Trauner aka Marc Acardipane would have been utterly disappointing, because under his guidance the significance of 2017 for Planet Core Productions brotherhood was spelled out already decades ago when German hardcore was born in Frankfurt area. Now Trauner’s double pack under The Mover moniker hasRead More →