After a series of EP, the Netherlands based producer DELTA FUNKTIONEN has just released his anticipated debut album on the great label DELSIN Records. As the nice cover design reflects « Traces » album is built as a collection of random pieces, tracks are some sophisticated explorations with no necessary related directorship excepted to be very well produced. The result of the “random package” make a lovely & solid composing. Although DELTA FUNKTIONEN is more known as a techno producer, this hybrid album sounds more electronic combining electro, techno, acid & house influenced by the 90’s Detroit & Chicago productions, so it’s a big album dedicated to music lover. The great DELTA FUNKTIONEN productions don’t push necessary the boundaries however it stays pretty authentic. The sounds are Atmospheric, deep, groovy & freaky at the same time and this album has got that thing captivating that isn’t really easy to describe with words… so let’s the music do the talk. Hotly Recommended!
here’s the video clip of the track entitled : Onkalo
DELTA FUNKTIONEN – Traces – Album Preview
[Release Date 07-09-12 – 2X12″ & Digital]
More on the DELSIN RECORDS website
The UK electro pioneer SCAPE ONE has just released a new album entitled « Sensory Data » under his alias TAU SAGITTARII (It’s the original name of a star in the southern zodiac constellation of Sagittarius). This brand new identity represents his minimalist ambient production related to astronomy. Therefore if like us you was checking on every SCAPE ONE’s releases his great down tempo & spacey tunes, here is the project you are attending for. SCAPE ONE has token the leap with an entire album and the results is as expected. Very addictive!
The experimental «Sensory Data» album can be approached in 2 ways, you can re-build a story based on the titles & on the dreamlike sounds; the script would be an advanced humans’ trip in the heart of galaxy. However you can get this project in more abstract way and just let your mind float. The entire atmospheric track listing is really solid, and the time could acclaim this project as an underground masterpiece in its purist approach. We have to mention also it’s always a pleasure to listen SCAPE ONE behind a synthesizer. At the same occasion, this lovely album is a good introduction of the new Croatia based label MEHAИIKA run by HRVOJE [the half of UKV]. Hotly Recommended!
TAU SAGITTARII – Sensory Data – Preview Album
[Release Date 07-04-12 – Digital]
More on the MEHAИIKA website
…Back in 90’s with a great documentary to re-watch :
Director : DOMINIQUE DELUZE [FR] – Production : Les Films à Lou – La Sept/ARTE
// Film Released in 1995 // Time : 60 min
Featuring : a lot of underground producers & pioneers from Berlin, Detroit, London, … : KRAFTWERK – JUAN ATKINS – DERRICK MAY – KEVIN SAUNDERSON – BLAKE BLAXTER – MAD MIKE – SVEN VATH – LFO – AUTECHRE…
Most of Electro lovers are still angry about genres like Electro-Clash and Electro-House stealing the name & the sense of the original “ELECTRO”. To be honest, i haven’t got any problems with those illegitimate children, my only one regret about Electro music is its unofficial separation with its wife the Techno music.
I really missed the time when productions represented the hybrid combination called “ElectroTechno” (more relevant via the sounds than the denomination), the finest masterpieces were clearly produced & played during this period (1982-2002). Currently 80% of producers who did the 2 styles wouldn’t to be ranked in ‘Electro’ box and claimed only the greatly esteemed ‘Techno’ word & affiliation. Since the beginning of 00’s, according to my point of view, I feel like the Underground Electro scene doesn’t seem to get over this divorce and keep trying to survive in the shadow (repeating sometimes the same old formula while forgetting some of the main ingredients …therefore boring the devoted listeners). In addition, the new straight-electro-producers seem a bit close-minded, not very interested by any other type of music and especially not by their “ex-soulmate” the TECHNO which is still very rich in musicality. Therefore the “modern” Electro music is often poor & not universal…
However I’m not saying Electro music is dead, good exceptions make my day every day. But I’m pretty sure if Electro was still connected with Techno, ELECTRO/TECHNO will be on the front jiggling the floors & the minds. (To be realistic, this gathering isn’t going to happen again because Techno music lives well in its own way)
Anyway, I don’t really want to conclude on something negative or positive, I just wished to share my opinion
…and now let’s the music takes control with this masterpiece for remind the (unforgettable) powerful connection:
AUX 88 – Electro Techno
Taken from the classic “Electrotechno” 12″ released on Direct Beat – 1996
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The Vienna based label TRUST is a very unique underground imprint speaking forthright to the avant-garde of the electro niche. Indeed, their no nonsense releases are focused on the weird electronic music (related to Detroit sounds) and produced in that truthful futuristic way. Therefore some listeners feel confused by that unusual aesthetic however their release fusing abstract design & sophisticated tunes are really tasty breaking out of old electro patterns in order to push this type of music to its high-level; and all that with the help of finest & regular producers.
After the 20th release signed by STINGRAY313, it’s actually the UK Electro Break producer CLATTERBOX who returns on « TRUST Label with a new ep entitled Semi-Automatic ». This project contains 4 killer tracks, 2 original mixes and 2 remixes : the 1st produced by CREEPY AUTOGRAPH an alias of the talented JIMMY EDGAR & the 2nd remix is signed by LOK44 aka DANIEL POLIG (who runs Pomelo Records). Each tune of this ep makes sense dropping some hybrid vibes with a singular kind of groove and about CLATTERBOX, he seems to be in his best creative ability. Therefore the “Semi-Automatic” vinyl is simply another outstanding release coming from this label. Recommended!
Here’s the video clip of the title-track : Semi-Automatic
CLATTERBOX [UK] – Semi-Automatic E.P Preview
[Release Date 04-31-12 – Vinyl & Digital]
More on the TRUST website