The talented & secretive Miami-based producer named ARNOLD STEINER [aka AS1] is back with a new project on his own electro label Transient Force. The « Songs for Venus » album is a concept-album built around the different type of NEBULAS displayed into the galaxy. Indeed, each title track refers to a specific interstellar cloud of dust. In accordance to that topic, the « Songs for Venus » album highlights a large diversity of well-produced electronic sounds & melodies such as : Ambient, Drone, Electro, Dark beats and of course Electro Bass music. On that project, you will find back the classic AS1’s signature and also some new interesting directions via his experimental ambient tunes. The album-concept is as well catchy as solid and has a no non-sense in its entire listenning. Therefore if like us, you think SCI-FI electro music is currently too focused on Robotic sounds and not enough on Galactic music you will really enjoy this awesome album, the pure spacey electro vision is inside. Highly Recommended!
ARNOLD STEINER – Bubble Nebula
ARNOLD STEINER – Ring Nebula
[Release Date 10-16-12 – Digital]
More on the TRANSIENT FORCE website
The Netherlands-based producer LEGOWELT has just released his new album entitled « The Paranormal Soul » on the sub of CLONE Records : Clone Jack For Daze. Involved in music since the end of 90s, LEGOWELT has always been watching by a part of the audience as a pure underground genius however also as a too-repetitive producer by another part and ignored by the last part… Despite his undeniable musical talent, he’s never succeed to do a real gathering on one of his project (excepted may be via his EP « Pimpshifter »). However this new material is going to change that. On the «The Paranormal Soul» album, the immersion is easy & lively according to a production more catchy but always so solid. Therefore that way could seduce a more large audience and highlights the LEGOWELT’s unique signature as powerful one. The entire track list is really good and at the opposite of its time you won’t have to zap any track (…it also hard to choose or to extract just one tune as the favorite). The atmosphere is deeply inspiring & inspired. Some sounds will remind you like a specific souvenir without be able to put a name of an artist on it but rather a style or a period; so we find back some reminiscences from old House, New-Age, Synth Wave, Rave, Acid and all the components of electronic music. A really enjoyable combo! Don’t pass through the best LEGOWELT’s album, « The Paranormal Soul » is definitely a masterpiece and will mark this year and more.
LEGOWELT – The Paranormal Soul – Preview
[Release 11/12/12 – 2X12″ – CD]
More on the CLONE website
The solid electro label CULTIVATED ELECTRONICS is back to its roots by releasing a new series of compilations entitled « World Electronix ». For reminder in 2007, the first one releases were a series of 3 vinyls introducing CULTIVATED ELECTRONICS as a very promising imprint. And since its beginning this UK-based label has succeeded in maintaining a such quality every time on Vinyl. The 4-tracks EP « World Electronix Volume 1 » has just been released and features some main creative minds from Electro scene. The first tune signed by the talented SILICON SCALLY is an amazing abstract Hi-tek production dedicated to dystopia lovers. The Madrid-Based producer BORIS DIVIDER provides his classic Sci-Fi signature on a track well-produced as its usual. Then, there is a new collaboration between SYNC24 & DEIXIS (both respectively running CULTIVATED ELECTRONICS & ABSTRACT FORMS label). That’s certainly the good surprise on this EP sounding like a promosing connection. On the last cut, the duo MORPHOLOGY produced a dynamic & very catchy track including some riffs sampled straight up from DOPPLEREFFEKT’s production. Therefore that track should talk to a specific nostalgic audience. In conclusion, this entire 1st installment of the series is hot, diffusing Electro music in its pure classic weird forms. Recommended!
SILICON SCALLY – Deodexed
[Release Date 10-15-12 Very limited 12″ (Single press) & Digital]
More on the CULTIVATED ELECTRONICS website
Hell yeah! The producer that I’ve always seen as the craziest in electronic music is back on Antizer0 label with a new album entitled « A-Zone Telemetry ». Best known by the underground scene for his prolific work under his moniker HEADNOAKS, DEPUTY-78 is a very unique artist disturbing all the stereotypes about the too academic ElectroTechno productions coming from Germany. A new project signed by that fella is always a surprise, indeed DEPUTY-78 is one of those rare producers to explore each time some new unsecured areas with a real futuristic approach. In a way, his productions can be judged as not really well-structured musically; however it seems that “missing” part give him a more deep experimental production with no boundaries. I mean DEPUTY-78 takes more risks in his music than the most kind of established musicians. So, the new DEPUTY-78’s advanced album « A-Zone Telemetry » is a post-dystopia creation in its finest abstract form, full of tensions provided by the Hi-Tek sounds along with some reminiscence of DUB music captivating your thoughts. That U.F.O worth all the attention of the audience who take cares to the no non-sense music. Highly Recommended!
DEPUTY-78 – Ahwww Shdz
DEPUTY-78 – U shoot 1 of my Soldierz
DEPUTY-78 – Aquatic-h2zer0
[Release Date 09-26-12 – Digital]
More on the ANTIZER0 website
13 years after the masterpiece « Resurfaced », SCAN 7 is back on the Berlin-based TRESOR Records along with a new ep entitled « The Resistance ». Loyal to the original Techno music & to his committed thoughts, the leader of SCAN 7 aka TRACKMASTER LOU has produced a solid 3 tracks Ep. Spreading some militant lyrics, the title track of this vinyl sounds like SCAN 7 has put a magic 90s production out of the UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE‘s mothballs (U.R label was the one that launched SCAN7). Honestly this tune would warm the souls who still miss that time. The 2 others tracks ‘in & out Groove’ & ‘Why not’ are in a way more interesting dropping some 313 atmospheric dark groovy beats. And as the SCAN 7’s usual, his kinda enthusiastic tunes are well made to be played by DJs. With 2 brand new vinyls this month (the other one is the great « Mental Reaction » on Dtrt Undrgrnd™) TRACKMASTER LOU seems to have officially gotten his favorite RX5 machine out again for the best. Therefore we really hope « The Resistance ». EP will announce an entire album on the same imprint, their early underground connection was one of the most important for the foundation of Detroit Techno (2nd generation). Highly Recommended!
SCAN 7 The Resistance Preview
[Release Date 09-20-12 – 12″ & Digital]
More on the TRESOR website