July has come with many outstanding records, one of them is the first of four releases of the Stone Techno series, which is a collaboration between the world-famous Ruhr Museum and The Third Room collective. The EP entitled ‘Hexagonal‘ begins the series featuring tracks from Efdemin, Oscar Mulero, Nene H. and Ahmet Sisman. This is undoubtedly a remarkable production full of unique soundscapes, atmospheres and rhythms. Full details below.
This might sound at first sight a bit confusing. What do have stones and techno music in common? Well, the answer is very simple and yet fascinating.
Our home base, the Mischanlage (mixing plant) located at UNESCO World Heritage’s Zollverein in Essen, was built from raw materials that originate from the Ruhr Area: stones and minerals. Its irresistible atmosphere and aura are radiating such an undeniable attraction for all visitors around the world. In exactly this mixing plant, different types of coal from the mines of the Ruhr area were mixed to a maximum quality by means of a huge hopper system.
Alongside with Dr. Achim Reisdorf (Geologist at the Ruhr Museum Foundation) and Kurt Gluck (Ohm Resistance) we came up with the idea to sample the sounds of those natural raw materials and creating a huge sample bank. All the sounds were processed by The Third Room Studios with high end analog gear to create the best sound quality possible.
This sample bank was made available to a fine selection of artists such as Dax J, Efdemin, FJAAK, Hadone, Inhalt der Nacht, Jamaica Suk, Matrixxman, Nene H, Oscar Mulero, RØDHÅD and many more so that they can crave inspiration from these sounds gathered hundreds of meters from the ground and marking an historical era of the modern industrialized society. We wanted to bring these different aspects together and creating an interdisciplinary music project resulting in several releases with unique soundscapes, atmospheres and rhythms. Enjoy the journey!
Each release is limited to 300 copies (180gr marbled 12” Vinyl, Full Cover Print). As part of the Stone Techno release series there will be also a collaboration with Arte Concert and the Mutek Festival.
Title. Hexagonal EP – The Third Room | Stone Techno SeriesCat #. T3R002
Format. Vinyl / Digital
Label. The Third Room
Release date. July 2nd, 2021
A1 / 1. Efdemin – Steinbeisser
A2 / 2. Oscar Mulero – Primary Elements
B1 / 3. Nene H. – Aufprall
B2 / 4. Ahmet Sisman – Behind Concrete
Distributed by Triple Vision
Mastering by Ahmet Sisman (The Third Room Studios)
Graphic Design & Art Direction by Jan Petry (Humain Studio)
Cat. No. T3R002 – All rights reserved
℗ & © 2021 The Third Room
Press pics by:
1. (Efdemin) Yasmina Haddad
2. (Nene H.) Kasia Zacharko
3. (Oscar Mulero) David Molina
4. (Ahmet Sisman) Katharina Schäffer.
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