Two original acteurs of the Berlin-Detroit techno alliance borne in the 90s reassemble in this new collaboration. Rich dubby moods, lusciously crafted sonic details from deep jazz haze of 'Electric Garden', skipping rhythms of 'Footprints' to quirky covert spacefunk of 'Treehouse' and 'Mars Garden'. Stunning stuff.
This label is featured in Update #091:
Boards of Canada, Siriusmo, James Holden, Morphosis
Halfway through the year, post-summer solstice and supermoon, a flurry of stunning releases emerge; Boards of Canada's long-teased and hugely anticipated new album, a new direction in James Holden's impressive sophomore album, a new collaboration between two more...
This label is featured in Update #089:
Cosmin TRG, Holden, Minilogue, Kangding Ray
No use complaining about April's weather anymore, but we certainly didn't complain about the month's new music with great releases by the likes of Cosmin TRG, James Holden, Minilogue, Kangding Ray, and !!! improving our time indoors. Also don't miss our more...
The ever-elusive Sleeparchive project makes its second foray on the Tresor label, with four slices of biting, minimal techno in the tradition of Detroit greats. Ultra reduced techno functionality, '1', '2' and '4' stealthier haunts, with bleepily encoded psychological warfare, '3' a veritable beast, pounding ferociously. Awesome.
Twelve years since Terrence Dixon's debut album on Tresor paid a personal homage to the art and ancestry of techno, the Detroit native returns with the next episode. There is no denying the heartfelt intensity of this record, the dark galactic soul of the Motor City reveals itself in all complexity. Top-runner for techno album of the year.
This label is featured in Update #085:
Vladislav Delay, Madteo, Kris Wadsworth, Raime
In a month not short on excellent club-ready releases it was the wealth and quality of experimental electronica recordings that surprised us most. From Mouse on Mars' bastardly bass music mutations over the jazzy timbres of Nicolas Jaar's 'Don't Break My Love' more...
This label is featured in Update #073:
The Best Albums of 2011
As the old year draws to a close, we recap the finest musical moments of 2011. For this update we have selected our favourite full-lengths of the year, and we are making all of these indispensable albums available to you for a special price until January 15, more...
This label is featured in Update #072:
Elektro Guzzi, Marcel Dettmann, Sepalcure, Surkin
If you are based on the planet's northern hemisphere like we are, chances are you're either looking for a melancholic soundtrack to the greyness outside or some cheerful music to counter its adverse effects right now. Either way, this month's releases more...
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This label is featured in Update #063:
Mark E, Vladislav Delay Quartet, Tiger & Woods
The past month of May provided us with a release schedule almost as erratic as the weather, but sticking to our monthly essentials should keep you on the safe side in terms of musical quality. Outstanding artist albums from Mark E, Dominik Eulberg and more...