This is the first time the outstanding experimental techno producers Lucy and Rrose have teamed up under the collaborative moniker \”The Lotus Eaters\” to announce their debut album \”Desatura\” that sees the project return to Stroboscopic Artefacts and explores very interesting \”themes of physical density, emptiness and space,\” according to the press release. Also defines their style as a synthesized sound and feedback as fundamental sources to generate both textural and percussive elements. The ten-track LP will be released on vinyl, CD and digital this October.

The two techno producers have previously released collaborative EPs titled The Lotus Eaters in 2016 on Lucy\’s label Stroboscopic Artefacts and 2018 on Rrose\’s Eaux, but this announcement is special because has finally make The Lotus Eatear an oficial collabs that will premiere as a live act at ADE this autumn.

The LP will be available as a double 12″, on CD and digital formats and is available to preorder here.

Overview:  Lucy and Rrose, now coming together as The Lotus Eaters, have established themselves separately as techno artists who are just as comfortable operating in the uncharted area of experimental music. Running their own labels (Stroboscopic Artefacts and Eaux, respectively), they have gained a cult following, both influencing and challenging the direction of techno. Their first collaboration took the form of mutual remixes. Lucy remixed Rrose, taking on his modern classic “Waterfall” while Rrose remixed Dadub for Stroboscopic Artefacts, and shortly thereafter contributed an extended EP as part of SA’s Monad series. Eventually, the idea of working together became inevitable. Several intense sessions in Lucy’s Berlin studio followed, using mainly analog hardware. These sessions gave birth to a new project, starting with two EPs signed Lucy and Rrose, called “The Lotus Eaters” (SA) and “The Lotus Eaters II” (Eaux). With the “Desatura” album, the first release signed under the project name The Lotus Eaters, their common work is refined further, also becoming a live act which will debut at ADE (Amsterdam) 2018. With “Desatura,” Lucy and Rrose explore themes of physical density, emptiness, and space, creating sonic objects which can be rotated and viewed from multiple perspectives. Eschewing the typical instrumentation of techno, the duo use synthesized sound and feedback as fundamental sources to generate both textural and percussive elements. A sense of tension and weight emerge from sources that cannot be easily pinpointed. The resulting album forms a complex narrative from a paradoxically simple and restrained set of sound sources. A mysterious and profound accomplishment.

Desatura [SALP007 – SACD010] — The Lotus Eaters
catalog number. SALP007 – SACD010
format. 2×12\” lp | cd | mp3 | wav
release date. Oct. 5th, 2018


Track List.

01. Anchor
02. Marrow
03. Diamond
04. Decanter
05. Eat Eat Eat
06. The Idea Of North
07. Under The Benches
08. Foul Winds
09. A Third Man
10. And Then There Were None


Preview.

New music my friends! Stroboscopic Artefacts\’ label boss Lucy is set to release a concept EP which will mark his return on SA\’s main brunch after 6 years. ‘Dyscamupia’ is out March 15th on 12” and digital formats. 


I had the chance to listen to one of the upcoming release tracks \”A1 – Lucy – Dyscamupia (Forward)\” and i had to say that like the sound of the waves in the sea, the atmosphere sound in these track is like describing how you can feel the power and the energy of the sea in the sound of the waves bursting, and its actually a quiet sound, quiet between the dark and powerful in the day, i think this is a great description to this wonderful producing style of Lucy in this release, slow beats but dark rhythms. 

Listen to A1 – Lucy – Dyscamupia (Forward) [SA034] on Soundcloud: 


Following his acclaimed ‘Tarkomania’ EP to kick off the Totem series, ‘Dyscamupia’ presents an introspective, multisensory techno triptych revolving around the core sequence of Albert Camus’ classic existentialist novel, ‘The Stranger’. Lucy offers 3 variations that he has produced in very different tempos (120, 130 and 140 BPM) each of them translating a particular step from the story.
Overview. Six years on since his latest appearance on the label’s main series, Stroboscopic Artefacts boss Luca Mortellaro, aka Lucy, returns with ‘Dyscamupia’ – an introspective, multisensory techno triptych revolving around the core sequence of Albert Camus’ classic existentialist novel, ‘The Stranger’. Also known as the ‘killing of an arab’, this pivotal moment in Camus’ seminal book – which also inspired The Cure their song ‘Killing An Arab’ back in the day, is here evoked through three variedly intense, deep and hypnotic techno variations – flexing from 120 to 130, onto 140 BPM – each of them translating a particular step in the author’s minute, focal-shifting depiction of the unknown man’s murder on the beach.

Embodying Meursault for a minute, Jason Snell lends his voice to the narrator and his inner demons, casting a strange, ominous spell on the club and its crowd. Willing to explore and dig up further into the textural wealth and crucial warmth of organic sounds and synthetic treatments, Lucy made wise use of the binaural microphones technology during the vocals recording process, greatly enhancing the immersive force of his compositions to create thoughtful, dystopic narrative bubbles that stand in their own right.

The first number, ‘ Dyscamupia (Forward)’, happens before and right until the actual killing – hence time flowing at a metronomic, heartbeat-like tempo; the second cut ‘Dyscamupia (Pause)’ takes place right after the nameless man’s death, when the narrator enters a kind of existential ‘pause’ and a whole new flow of consciousness begins; the third sequence, ‘Dyscamupia (Backward)’, plumbs the depths of the action itself as played backwards, like an equally hazed-out and dizzying reminiscence of the sad encounter’s mechanism. Don’t let its seemingly conceptual framework fool you though, like most of his past output ‘Dyscamupia’ also aims to bring dancefloors to a steady simmer, whilst maintaining Lucy’s ascending momentum towards an all-round genre-busting, thought-provoking apex.

Cover Artwork.

Artist. Lucy 

Title. Dyscamupia
Format: 12” / Digital

Label: Stroboscopic Artefacts 
Cat. No: SA034 
Release Date: March 15, 2019

Tracklist.

A   / 1. Dyscamupia (Forward) 
B1 / 2. Dyscamupia (Pause) 
B2 / 3. Dyscamupia (Backward)

Label.



All tracks (w) & (p) by Lucy AKA Luca Mortellaro
Voice on all tracks by Jason Snell
words by Albert Camus’ “ The Stranger”
mastered @ Artefacts Mastering Studio, Berlin
graphic concept by Ignazio Mortellaro [OA]
Ⓟ & © Stroboscopic Artefacts 2019
Cat. No. SA034 – all rights reserved

We always like anniversary releases, they represent always the good efort, development and evolution the good record labels aspire. Well, this is not the exception, we choose for today’s post to share some really big news, Stroboscopic Artefacts is turning 10 and we would like to introduce you to a great project Lucy aka Luca Mortellaro has been putting together for this occasion, featuring music from long time collaborators and new artists that have been releasing on the imprint: Adriana Lopez,  Alessandro Adriani, Ben Klock, Caterina Barbieri, Chevel, Denise Rabe, Donato Dozzy, Efdemin, James Ruskin, L.B. Dub Corp (Luke Slater), Lotus Eater (Lucy and Rrose), Lucy, Rrose, Serena Butler, Shifted, Xhin, Zeitgeber (Speedy J and Lucy).
As a result of good working, consistancy and of course the best actitud to create the quality music, Lucy’s Stroboscopic Artefacts will release ‘X – Ten Years Of Artefacts’, a 13-track compilation album curated by the label head to celebrate the 10th anniversary. The record will be available as a 3×12” pack and digital formats on November 15th. here is the preorder link from the SA site: https://stroboscopicartefacts.com/shop/x-ten-years-of-artefacts/
On this release, Lucy delivers a solo track but also collaborations with Rrose as Lotus Eater and with Speedy J as Zeitgeber. Shifted, Efdemin, L.B. Dub Corp (Luke Slater), Rrose, James Ruskin, Denise Rabe, Adriana Lopez, Chevel, Alessandro Adriani and Serena Butler also feature on the compilation with fresh compositions. Despite the different perspectives of each artist, the tracks seem unified by the label’s mission: redefining modern techno.
The album will be later complemented by a special remixes EP, with four new reworks of pivotal back catalogue material from the label which are original tracks by Donato Dozzy, Caterina Barbieri, Xhin and Ben Klock. And from fall 2019, Lucy and an incredible cast of Stroboscopic Artefacts artists will begin an extended club tour to mark the anniversary including venues such as Funkhaus, De School or Village Underground – dates attached below my signature. Read below for full details and this album tour dates. 
 
Listen to C2. Lucy – The Goat God [SA10YEARSLP] on Soundcloud:

Overview. Stroboscopic Artefacts releases ‘X – Ten Years Of Artefacts’, a 13-track album curated by Lucy, the nom de techno of Luca Mortellaro. It celebrates ten years of his label by boldly confirming its raison d’être: a continual redefinition of modern techno.
‘X – Ten Years Of Artefacts’ is a various artists album in which the label’s key artists respond to its tenth anniversary with fresh compositions. Artists with divergent perspectives and MOs are equally at home expressing themselves. These tracks’ timbres, tempos and moods differ greatly yet—somewhat improbably—they seem together, ideologically unified.
The album will be later complemented by a special remixes EP, with four new reworks of pivotal back catalogue material from the label (Donato Dozzy, Caterina Barbieri, Xhin and Klock). And from fall 2019, Lucy and an incredible cast of Stroboscopic Artefacts artists will begin an extended club tour to mark the anniversary.
On ‘X – Ten Years Of Artefacts’, Mortellaro features solo as Lucy, in collaboration with Rrose as Lotus Eater and together with Speedy J as Zeitgeber. (Rrose also appears alone with “The Myth of Purity.”) Shifted, Efdemin, L.B. Dub Corp (Luke Slater), James Ruskin, Denise Rabe, Adriana Lopez, Chevel, Alessandro Adriani and Serena Butler each feature, representing a group of singular artists whose relationships with the label range from years to months—Stroboscopic Artefacts’ past, present and future must exist simultaneously.

Back in September 2009, Lucy released “Why Don’t You Change / Dub Man Walking,” the first record from Stroboscopic Artefacts, which began a discography that, ten years later, is almost unparalleled in its ambition and vision. Put simply, Mortellaro wanted to create something that didn’t exist. Stroboscopic Artefacts would be respectful of, and indebted to, the great techno and electronic music artists of the past but would develop new paths forward for the label and the genre. The label refused to perpetuate the established dichotomies of electronic music—between the dance floor and home listening, between club music and experimental music, between the past and the future. It took risks knowing it wouldn’t always work. But within a year or so of the label’s inception, it was obvious Stroboscopic Artefacts’ approach had captured imaginations far beyond its Berlin base, showing us that the boundaries of techno are often constructs of limited imagination. The label pursued constantly evolving methods of releasing music. It created concept-driven series like Monad, Stellate and Totem, establishing frameworks that would give freedom in limitation. Standout albums by Lucy, Xhin, Dadub, Zeitgeber, Chevel, Kangding Ray, Lotus Eater and Alessandro Adriani were deeply considered longform presentations. With this new album, remix EP and tour, now is the moment for Stroboscopic Artefacts to look fondly at its past while drawing breath, reenergised, and hinting at new chapters.

‘X – Ten Years Of Artefacts’ tour dates: 
12.10.2019 Elysia, Basel (Efdemin, Lucy, Serena Butler)
25.10.2019 999, Warsaw (Denise Rabe, Oake live, Zeitgeber)
02.11.2019 Pal, Hamburg (Alessandro Adriani, Lucy, Shifted)
09.11.2019 Village Underground, London (Lotus Eater, Lucy, Rrose, Shifted)
16.11.2019 Mondo, Madrid (Kangding Ray, Lucy)
22.11.2019 Ankali, Prague (Lucy, Rrose, Silvia Kastel)
29.11.2019 Stereo, Montreal (Lucy, Yotam Avni)
06.12.2019 Warehouse, Chicago (Denise Rabe, Lucy)
07.12.2019 Analog, New York (Alessandro Adriani, Denise Rabe, Lady Starlight, Lucy)
18.01.2020 De School, Amsterdam (Lotus Eater, Lucy, Rrose)
Cover Artwork.

 

Artist. VA
Title. X – Ten Years Of Artefacts
Format: 3×12” LP / Digital
Label: Stroboscopic Artefacts
Cat. No: SA10YEARSLP
Release Date: November 15th, 2019

Tracklist.

A1. Lotus Eater – Tripholium
A2. Shifted – K Pop
B1. Efdemin – Entropie
B2. L.B. Dub Corp – Look Shiny
C1. Rrose – The Myth of Purity
C2. Lucy – The Goat God
D1. James Ruskin – From Here On
D2. Denise Rabe – Paralysed Spheres
E1. Zeitgeber – Double Down
E2. Adriana Lopez – It All Adds Up
F1. Chevel – Va Lavorar
F2. Alessandro Adriani – Two Journeys
F3. Serena Butler – Giubia

Label.

Other Credits. 

Mastered @ Artefacts Mastering Studio, Berlin Graphic concept by Ignazio Mortellaro [OA] ℗ & © Stroboscopic Artefacts 2019 Cat. No. SA10YEARSLP – All rights reserved http://www.stroboscopicartefacts.com

We definitely are huge fans of Ruskin’s unique sound, we have some news you may like it if you are a fan too.  Lets begin with ANEW, who is the secretive alias of an artist duo whose roots are deep within the European and US club scenes.

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m the most recondite places where disco, house and tech house melodies inhabit, to where electro, techno and modern sounds emerge, Living Techno presents the Volume one of the new Living Techno Essentials series. (more…)

Heads up, Berghain / Panorama Bar resident Efdemin is next on Stroboscopic Artefacts\’ Totem series, a unique set of releases pressed on transparent 10” vinyl that \”aims to meld the artistic resonance of each forthcoming release into an emblematic representation of the sounds that are to be presented\”.

Efdemin, real name Phillip Sollmann, has developed an extended discography on labels such as Dial, Curle or his own Naïf label with recent releases as the CD-mix compilation on Curle earlier this year and his collaboration with PAN’s Konrad Sprenger and Oren Ambarchi for Ostgut Ton’s sub-label A-TON. 

Following EPs By Luke Slater as L.B. Dub Corp and the label head Lucy, the Berlin legend presents 3 cuts that illustrate different perspectives of the same idea. ‘Wrong Movements’ will be out on December 7th. Efdemin also make his appearance in the Stroboscopic Artefacts showcase at ADE 2018.

Listen to Efdemin\’s Wrong Movements (Circles) full track: 


Overview: Stroboscopic Artefacts returns with another strong addition to its Totem series, a unique set of releases pressed on transparent 10” vinyl, capturing the essence and effusiveness of multidimensionality of club culture. Bridging the gap between the worlds of sound and material objects, Totem is a series that aims to meld the artistic resonance of each forthcoming release into an emblematic representation of the sounds that are to be presented, clearly within the grooves seen and heard on the 10”. Stepping up for the third release in the series is Berlin legend Efdemin — bringing a three-track journey that is unequivocally enduring and flexible for journeys on-and-off the dancefloor.
While each track shares the same title, the textures and traits are different — with the A1, “Circles” setting things up with pertinent percussion and staccato synth lines; as Efdemin sways towards another side with “Left” — a heady, hedonistic thumper with exuberant melodic bursts; followed by a therapeutic sequel with “Right” — closing out the release with a melange of spacious efficacy, something the Berlinbased producer has been known for throughout his near-two-decade career. Between releasing for the likes of Ostgut Ton, Curle, Dial, and his own imprint Naïf; Efdemin takes on the challenge of Totem’s conceptual subjugation and subverts it with his emotionally honest take on a stimulating and subdural sonic experience within three parts. Narratively dense and expertly-paced, the Totem series carries on with another outer-worldly insertion to its catalog.

Cover Artwork.

Artist. Efdemin
Title. Wrong movements.
Label. Stroboscopic Artefacts
Release date: December 7th, 2018
Format. Vinyl 10” / Digital
Cat#. SATOTEM003

Tracklist.

A1 / 1. Wrong Movements (Circles) 

B1 / 2. Wrong Movements (Left) 
B2 / 3. Wrong Movements (Right)

All tracks (w)&(p) by Phillip Sollmann Graphic concept by Ignazio Mortellaro [OA] ℗ & © Stroboscopic Artefacts 2018 Cat. No SATOTEM003 – all rights reserved www.stroboscopicartefacts.com info@stroboscopicartefacts.com 

Updating the blog, as usual, bringing the good news, specially when it comes to fantastics sounds. The bomb is that Kangding Ray launches label \’ara\’ with new EP \’Predawn Qualia\’ that is due to May, 2019. Between a mixture of delicacy and hypnotizing sounds, the release denotes a very deep style, a story to tell, basically four tracks made from the nature and melodic modern music, spatial and relaxing techno of course.

Listen to this sonic delight and enjoy the track A1 – Predawn Qualia by Kangding Ray:

Overview. ara is a new record label curated by David Letellier, a.k.a Kangding Ray.
ara is a platform for recording artists with unique sonic identities that seeks to induce deep emotion through sound; focusing on singular artistic endeavours, created with patience and dedication.
While rooted in electronic club music, ara will not follow any prescribed sonic path:
it will explore a palette of diverse sound worlds who evolve through parallel series of curated releases. Each series will represent either a concept or a particular musical direction, which will be mirrored by its own design approach.
Since releasing physical records is increasingly becoming an irrational choice, each record will be irrationally produced as an hand-made work of art, involving procedures and techniques such as manually-applied ink, brushed acrylic paint or tape. Each edition will be individually numbered, recognisable as a part of a whole, while being slightly different by nature.
The first release, by label curator Kangding Ray, will be the first step of this journey: organic, emotional club music, for the body and mind.
Kangding Ray’s ‘Predawn Qualia’ EP will be followed by Adiel’s EP on June 21st.In 2019 releases from Hydrangea, Refracted & Voiski will also follow.
Over the past few years Kangding Ray has been releasing on labels such as Raster-Noton and Stroboscopic Artefacts. Recently his new collaboration project ‘Neon Chambers’, together with Sigha, has gained global attention since the premiere of their mind-bending live show at last year’s edition of Atonal Festival in Berlin. They are now preparing a selection of eagerly anticipated festival shows during this summer, including Sonar Barcelona, Dekmantel Amsterdam, Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival and Forte festival.

Cover Artwork.


Artist. Kangding Ray
Title. Predawn Qualia EP
Release date. May 17, 2019.
Label. ara
Format. Vinyl / Digital
Pre-Order on Bandcamp available :
12\” 180g Black Vinyl (Limited edition of 500, numbered )
kangdingray.bandcamp.com/album/predawn-qualia-ep

Tracklist.

A1 / 1. Predawn Qualia
A2 / 2. Stone Sober Brushstrokes
B1 / 3. Orcan Tears
B2 / 4. Trade On Azul

Label.







All tracks Written and Produced by David Letellier / Kangding Ray Cat. No. ARA001 – All rights reserved ℗ & © 2019 ARA

Efdemin (born 1974 in Kassel, Germany as Phillip Sollmann) is equally at home in very different circles. In the world of art as much as in the techno realm, and he does the splits effortlessly and without overstretching it. Due to his output and particularly his constant and remarkable DJ presence he surely is one of the most independent, versatile and inspiring characters in today’s club scene.

Having come a long way from the character defining Hamburg (with the cornerstones that are the Golden Pudel club and his DIAL family) via a university stay at Vienna (music and performing arts) Efdemin has been a mainstay during the days and nights at Berghain since his arrival in Berlin around 2005. He runs the record label naïf and works as a sound and visual artist under his given name Phillip Sollmann.




Posts in which it appears:

Efdemin next on Stroboscopic Artefacts\’ Totem series!

There are few musicians who manage to explore the convergence between techno and experimental music as successfully as David Letellier. Known as Kangding Ray, he has been composing, producing, performing Live and DJing for almost a decade, releasing his music mainly on RasterNoton and Stroboscopic Artefacts. 

The aesthetic domains of these two labels epitomizes Kangding Ray’s unique sound – one that tests boundaries, evolving tirelessly in its exploration of texture and rhythms. 

Letellier’s foundations in rock and experimental music give his sound a vitality and a distinctiveness that has won fans the world over, from discerning avant-garde music listeners, all the way to devoted clubbers. KR has also been known for remixing artists such as Battles on Warp, Ben Frost on Mute, Oscar Mulero on Warmup or Inigo Kennedy on Token. 

His collaboration project “Neon Chambers”, together with Sigha, has gained a lot of attention since the premiere of their mind-bending live show at last year’s edition of Atonal Festival in Berlin. They are now preparing a selection of eagerly anticipated festival shows during this summer, including Sonar Barcelona, Dekmantel Amsterdam, Nowa Muzika and Forte festical, paving the way for what is set to become an era-defining record. 

Throughout his career and a number of critically acclaimed releases, Kangding Ray showed his ability to keep a genuine artistic approach, while delivering powerful club-leaning tracks and beautiful cinematic soundscapes. He never ceased to explore and push further the envelope of his sound, slowly building a raw and visceral universe, focused on the ritual of collective dancing, and the emotional response to sound.



Perc is one of modern electronic music’s reference points: an internationally touring DJ and live act, founder of the renown Perc Trax label and one of the most respected producers in techno today. From his earliest releases in 2002 to his current position as one of the most forward-thinking individuals in techno Perc (aka London based Ali Wells) has continued to challenge and innovate as his recognition has grown.

As a performer Perc has taken his sound across the world to such seminal clubs as Berghain, Fabric, Tresor, Fuse, Space Ibiza, Concrete, Unit in Tokyo and to festivals including Awakenings, Glastonbury, Mayday, Reaktor, Unsound, Dour, Soenda, 10 Days Off, Extrema and many more. 

His podcast for Resident Advisor’s scene-leading mix series is Perc at his very best and a perfect example of his fusion of bleeding edge techno and classic noise and experimental influences.

After a run of singles on scene leading labels including CLR, Stroboscopic Artefacts, Drumcode, Ovum and Electric Deluxe Perc’s debut album \’Wicker & Steel\’ was released in 2011 where the move to the full-length format brought him to a new level of respect. Following launch parties in New York, Tokyo and London the album picked up a stream of plaudits from the expected dance-press coverage to crossing over into the UK national newspapers. Perc spent 2012 and 2013 diversifying with projects ranging from focussed dance floor EPs to experimental releases including a collaboration with industrial legends Einstürzende Neubauten, whilst a run of remixes saw him turning in interpretations of artists including Factory Floor, Daniel Avery and Surgeon.

In case anyone thought Wicker and Steel was a lucky first stab at the album format 2014’s ‘The Power & The Glory’ changed all that, with the album reaching a wider audience than ever before. In the second half of the year Perc Trax celebrated its tenth birthday with a double album featuring Perc\’s first commercially available mix CD plus three vinyl EPs featuring tracks from the compilation. 

Throughout 2015 Perc continued to play gigs across Europe, South America and Australia. He also found time to return to Perc Trax for the politically charged \’Gob\’, his first full EP for the label in three years. 2016 mainly saw Perc focus on his collaborative projects, sharing space on vinyl releases and DJ booths with Truss, Randomer, Ansome and Adam 

X. 

2017 saw Perc reach a new heights as his \’Bitter Music\’ LP not only launched an extensive world tour but also produced the biggest track of his career in the shape of the infamous \’Look What You Love Has Done To Me\’, one of the most played techno tracks of that year. After remixing his way through 2018, he is now ready to release his first original release in two years with \’Three Tracks To Send To Your Ghost Producer\’ set for release in March 2019.

Great news, Ostgut Ton’s sublabel A-TON is set to release two new albums from Luke Slater’s mid 90’s alias The 7th Plain; Chronicles II & III as well as a complete box set of Chronicles I-III are all due out on December 14th.

A-TON was was launched in 2016 with The 7th Plain’s Chronicles I, which established the label as a platform for archive, ambient and art-repeated releases. Much like Chronicles I, Chronicles II & III dig into Luke’s elusive back catalog to deliver a combination of previously released and unheard material. Chronicles II include tracks off of My Yellow Wise Rug and The 4 Cornered Room + 4 exclusive new tracks “Silver Shinhook”, “Wand Star”, “I Think I Think Too Much” and “JDC”. Chronicles III is fully comprised of tracks from the General Production Recordings label catalogue.

Luke Slater is one of techno’s most prolific enigmas, in constant exploration of the deep space of the imagination. Active since the late 80’s and releasing under a myriad of monikers on some of the genres most groundbreaking labels like Peacefrog, Mute / NovaMute, and his own Mote-Evolver as well as in more recent days on Ostgut Ton and Stroboscopic Artefacts. Dont miss the chance to get this trmendous release, stay tuned.

*Exclusive: A-TON just shared the exclusive new track \’JDC\’ on Bandcamp, listen below to it, also anyone who preorders the album will receive the track to download.

Chronicles by The 7th Plain

Overview: In the afterglow of rave’s white heat, the mid-90s were a period of going as far out in all directions as possible – and Luke Slater’s The 7th Plain tracks were certainly about exploration of the deep space of the imagination. Cosmic, analogue, orchestrated, they still represent some of the most emotionally intense music ever to come out of the techno realm. Whether built on percussive frameworks or sweeping nebulas of dissipated sound, Slater’s synthesizers still sing space-travelers’ tales compellingly and beautifully. 

For this reason, Ostgut Ton sublabel A-TON launched back in 2016 with The 7th Plain’s Chronicles I, establishing itself as a platform for archive, ambient and art-related releases. This first eight-track compilation was split between classics from the albums My Yellow Wise Rug and The 4 Cornered Room on the one hand and previously unreleased tracks on the other, with the goal of providing a different, remastered framework for Slater’s futuristic visions from the past. 

Now, with the release of Chronicles II and Chronicles III , as well as a special edition vinyl boxset, the journey continues further into outer and inner space. Like its predecessor, Chronicles II is divided between previously released material from the aforementioned albums, as well as four unreleased future classics: “Silver Shinhook”, “Wand Star”, “I Think I Think Too Much” and “JDC”

In contrast, Chronicles III is made up solely of music from the General Production Recordings label catalogue and stylistically skews less toward percussive techno-funk and more toward free-form broken rhythms – though tracks such as “Lost”, “Time Melts” or “Millentum” stand strong as hybrid pillars of both. 

Ultimately, when listening to all three parts of Chronicles , it’s apparent that 7th Plain music is cut from the same emotional cloth, one related strongly to the backroom, the chillout, the after-party, the solo headphone voyage. These weren’t and never should be considered separate zones from the dancefloor. 

In other words, as Luke Slater puts it, in the mid-90s, they were “ part of the night, part of the experience… where ideas could be shared. ” And like Global Communication, Mira Calix, The Future Sound of London, the Artificial Intelligence

generation, Slater\’s 7th Plain was a response to those hallucinatory, spiritual, but still social spaces at the heart of underground communities – and the magic is still strong in it. 

Aside from the special vinyl boxset (6×12“ LP), which includes Chronicles I – III , limited edition stickers, an essay by Joe Muggs and a complete download code. All releases are available individually on CD, 2xLP and for the first time in digital formats.


Cover Artwork.


The 7th Plain | Chronicles I | A-TON CD01/LP01 
Tracklisting CD*, 2xLP*, Digital (* incl. Download)

Tracklist.

1. Boundaries 
2. Extra (The 7th Plain Remix) 
3. Grace 
4. Surface Bound 
5. The Super 8 
6. T Funk States 
7. Slip 7 Sideways 
8. Chords Are Dirty 
The 7th Plain | Chronicles II | A-TON CD06/LP06 
Tracklisting CD*, 2xLP*, Digital (* incl. Download)

Tracklist.

1. Silver Shinhook 
2. Astra Naut-E 
3. Wand Star 
4. Convex 
5. I Think I Think Too Much 
6. JDC 
7. To Be Surreal 
8. Big Field 

The 7th Plain | Chronicles III | A-TON CD07/LP07 
Tracklisting CD*, 2xLP*, Digital (* incl. Download)

Tracklist.

1. Time Melts 
2. Reality Of Space 
3. Excalibur\’s Radar 
4. Millentum 
5. Lost 
6. Think City 
7. Shades Amaze 
8. Seeing Sense
Label.

All tracks produced by Luke Slater @spacestationzero UK, except “Slip 7 Sideways” written and produced by Luke Slater and Alan Sage. “Extra” original written and produced by Ken Ishii, ℗&© R & S Records, published by R & S Records, used by kind permission, remix and additional production by Luke Slater. Mastering Chronicles I by Tim Xavier at Manmade Mastering, Berlin 2016, all tracks mastered from the original 1/4 inch and DAT tapes.  Mastering Chronicles II & Chronicles III by Kassian Troyer at Schnittstelle Mastering, Berlin 2018, all tracks mastered from the original 1/4 inch and DAT tapes except “To Be Surreal”. Artwork: Viron Erol Vert | Layout: Yusuf Etiman 

If you are looking for dark and heavy sounds, a lot of energy accumulated and definitely a range of background catchy noises ready to blow your head completely, you\’re in the right place. On many occasions we had the joy of listening to Roberto Espinosa live, A dj and producer of Honduras who certainly knows what it is the true meaning of heavy techno and has spread the virus all over Central America; so it is very easy for us to catalog Espinosa as some of the finest and most groundbreaking artists today in Techno.

So it\’s very good news that Prestigious Erphun\’s Brood Audio Label and the home for some of his more darker and experimental productions that includes a great Artist like Roberto Espinosa, representing Central America and bringing the darker side of techno to techno heads all over the world! Great! 















Artist: Roberto Espinosa 
Tittle: Brood Audio Podcast #101 
Release date: 10-12-2013
Genre: Techno, Dark
Source: WEB
Type: Set

Tracklist:

1. Measure Divide- BLK (Brood Audio)
2. Gregor Tresher- System X (Drumcode)
3. Audio Injection- Kats (Illegal Alien)
4. Exium- Time (Oscar Mulero remix) (Nheoma)
5. Mick Finesse- They Sex Machinas (Perc remix) (Perc Trax)
6. Jerome Sydenham- Black Ice (Apotek Records)
7. Traversable Wormhole- Where 2D Meets 3D (Chris Liebing remix) (CLR)
8. The Spaceape, Martyn- Is This Insanity? (Ben Klock remix) (3024)
9. Ducerey Ada Nexino- 004_Soup Pt. 2 (Scalameriya remix) (Genesa Records)
10. Erphun- Diatomic (Monoloc remix) (Sleaze Records)
11. Ricardo Garduno- Esta En Tu Mente (Espinosa’s Malcriado remix) (Abstract Mechanisms)
12. JP Montesino- Viaje Número Uno (Pfirter remix) (MindTrip Music)
13. Drumcell- Frame Shifter (CLR)
14. Rebekah- X-36 (Brood Audio)
15. Nicolas Bacher- Silence Is Golden (Pornographic Rec’s)
16. Dadub (Lucy remix)- Death (Stroboscopic Artefacts)


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It was time that we write a review of a heavy material, dark, industrial sound, dangerous measures. Finland master of dark industrial techno, Tuomas Rantanen just get very heavier with his latest upcoming release \”Nychthemeron in Madagascar EP\” coming out the September 23rd, 2013 on City Wall Records. This EP is one of those we really recommend, of course, if you can handle dark noise, industrial backgrounds and a very deep insane atmosphere.


\”City Wall Records is a 100% independent download label. We aim to release electronic music that has individual depth and character while ensuring every production is painstakingly tweaked to possess optimum audio quality.\” Word to that, definitely this ep is well done, the sound quality and endless amount of energy surprised me, surely these 4 track will blow up your mind and body in the most dark dancefloors.  There is not much to say after reading the release info, just something important, Get this amazing material on september 23rd, 2013, you will not regret of this industrial madness. 

Review: 9.5/10 Release date: september 23rd, 2013

Release Info:

Nychthemeron in Madagascar EP follows on from Nychthemeron in Galapagos EP, it continues Finnish techno composer Tuomas Rantanen’s epic exploration of how our auditory environment is subtly yet dramatically changing from a natural state to an industrial state.
Two hundred and fifty years ago there were very few non-organic rhythmic sounds, it was a mainly natural sound environment, but now we are constantly surrounded the rumbling, grinding and roaring of engines, the droning tones of computers and the bleeps of mobile phones. So in this strand of his music Tuomas is reflecting on these changes, he also has a separate strand which is looking at the concept of cyborg and the influence of cybernetics on individual and society at large, for more on that his 100th release, the album Robot Construction is out now on City Wall. His other works to date on City Wall have received widespread recognition from the likes of Cari Lekebusch, Mark Anxious, Dave The Drummer, Angel Alanis, Lucy (Stroboscopic Artefacts) and Ryuji Takeuchi to name a few.
Morning in Madagascar
The gentle tick of the clock and Madagascar awakes, altogether a bright and lively place in the morning which is well reflected in classic chugging Rantanen beats and tonal percussions. Yet beyond the power and colour are edgy ambiences and dark string glides which suggest other forces also have an agenda.
Day in Madagascar
Beautiful warmth with a fresh air vibe yet those anxious agendas just cannot be shaken off. Day in Madagascar has a consistently driving vibe that revolves around a tough downward facing stomper kick and what seems to be an ever evolving rhythmic groove. However, it is when the ride drops that deeper energy is found.
Evening in Madagascar
Ahh! The church bells are calling! The focus is sensitively shifted slightly left from the banging drums onto the cultivated centre piece which is best described as a unique tapestry of patterned chimes and ringing tones. But of course this is Rantanen world so even if gently distracted the beats are still strong and the bass still rumbling!
Night in Madagascar
And this is how the night comes. A hard steady beat with a roaring fire of a bass that together pulse in the pitch black blaze. The tribal droning flute feels like a snake charmer that is eternally keeping its subject in a perpetual unsuspecting trance, meanwhile the ethereal soundscape fluoresces a calming moonlit glow.

Artist: Tuomas Rantanen

Title: Nychthemeron In Madagascar EP
Label: City Wall Records
Format: Digital
Cat. #: CW077
Release Date: September 23rd, 2013
Distribution: Believe
Domain: http://www.citywallrecords.com/

Tracklist:
01. Morning in Madagascar
02. Day in Madagascar
03. Evening in Madagascar
04. Night in Madagascar


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Xhin (pronounced as \”sheen\”) has been crafting ominous cuts of cutting-edge electronic music since 1997. Building a forte in sound design, he is best described as a sound futurist. His identical rhythmic structure and compositional techniques which incorporate elements of techno, tight sub bass, ambient and IDM delivers a hint of chaotic soundscape amidst artistry. A Singaporean by birth and residence, he independently released \”Xycle\”, a self-promotional ep that made the industry to stand up to take notice, in early 2003. He then followed with his debut album, \”Supersonicstate\” the following year.

In 2006, his talent has been discovered by a German independent record label Meerestief. With a remix that he has done for Dublin\’s Five Green Circle\’s track entitled Ronan\’s BBQ has created a storm over Europe. Praised, supported and charted by heavy weights from the world of electronic music. Then in 2009, Xhin has found a new home. He joined Berlin\’s then new techno label, Stroboscopic Artefacts to release his dark, intense and experimental side of things. From the results of his new releases for the label, he has done it again. Heavy rotation from the big boys like Speedy J, Luke Slater, Ben Klock and many more to mention. This will be yet again the beginning of an old new direction for him to explore and experiment sounds even deeper for his future releases.

So what\’s new and exciting coming out of his bag? A long awaited 3rd album since his 2nd one entitled Greyscale for Meerestief is set to be released on Stroboscopic Artefacts some time in late 2011.

Artist: Xhin
Tittle: Kana Broadcast 006
Rls date: 18-08-2011
Genre: Techno
Source: WEB
Type: Set

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\”Not every artist so easily conquers the various battles that arise throughout their career and emerge with a fresh wave of constructive energy and purpose. We’ve got no doubts Jonas Kopp falls into that category and the past two years have been somewhat of a renaissance in an ever evolving disposition. Releases across Ostgut Ton, Stroboscopic Artefacts, Perc Trax and Ilian Tape have all been the direct result of 9 years of perseverance and with his first LP in the pipeline, chaos perfidiously seems to materialise briefly in the periphery.

Closer to home, his own label Traut will be the medium for what’s going to be a heavily consistent release schedule comprised of Shifted, Perc, Brendon Moeller as well as supporting the growing pool of talent from his base in Buenos Aires. That in itself should displace ones attention, though if we were to assume impetus, this weeks broadcast should do a portion of it justice.\” 


Jonas Kopp Interview for Kana Broadcast.

Artist: Jonas Kopp 
Tittle: Kana Broadcast #030 
Rls date: 07-03-2012
Genre: Techno, Deep
Source: WEB
Type: Set


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Biography:
From his earliest demos to his current position as a key figure in the global techno scene, Perc (aka Ali Wells) has taken the established forms of the music he loves and twisted them into something new and fresh.

Building up successful relationships with scene-leading labels such as Drumcode, Ovum, Kompakt and CLR whilst unleashing a strong run of releases on his own Perc Trax label has seen Perc’s influence and support grow even further. With each release his sonic experimentation has taken another leap forward without losing sight of the dance floor.

2009’s ‘Throb’ on Ovum and ‘Submit’ on CLR brought Perc his first support from the key Berlin tastemakers and his 2010 releases including ‘BCG’ (Perc Trax) and ‘Monad V’ (Stroboscopic Artefacts) have made him an essential artist for those with an interest in techno that refuses to conform to preconceptions. 2010 has ended on a high with a trio of releases for Perc including his third EP on CLR, a collaboration with Italy\’s Modern Heads on Stroboscopic Artefacts and a split 12\” with rising star Sawf on Perc Trax.

As a DJ and live act Perc has covered all of Europe plus multiple tours of USA, Canada, Mexico, South Africa and Japan. Personal highlights for Perc\’s touring include a back-to-back set with Oliver Ho in Tokyo, his debut at Tresor in early 2010, being part of the Drumcode tent at Dance Valley in 2008 and playing on the same bill as Richie Hawtin and Speedy J at 2008’s Electric Deluxe Queen’s Day party at Melkweg, Amsterdam.

2011 will see the release of Perc\’s first album, another tour the USA and Canada and his debut at Berghain.

Artist: Perc  
Tittle: Anatomy Mix 12 
Genre: Minimal Techno
Date: April 2011
Type: Set.

Tracklist:

1) Vagon Brei – The Dark Corridors – Further
2) Cabaret Voltaire – If The Shadows Could March – Rough Trade
3) Emika – Count Backwards (Marcel Dettmann Vocal Edit) – Ninja Tune
4) Francesco Tristano – (Tantra Development by Moritz Von Oswald) – Deutsch Gramophon
5) Emika – Count Backwards (Marcel Dettmann Remix) – Ninja Tune
6) Ed Davenport – More Red Lights (Dub) – NRK
7) Rumenige & Loktibrada – Kulenty (Sandwell Mix) – Antidandruff
8) Sigha – The Politics Of Dying – Our Circular Sound
9) Perc – Wooden Art (Modern Heads Jumplex Remix) – Stroboscopic Artefacts
10) Kassem Mosse – Workshop 12 A1 (Vocal Tool) – Workshop
11) Peter Van Hoesen & Donato Dozzy – Elekra – Time To Express
12) Frozen Border – FB07 A1 – Frozen Border
13) Mike Dehnert – Teilfolge – Delsin
14) D\’Marc Cantu – No Control – Creme Organization
15) Sawf – Unrhythm (Marcel Fengler Remix) – Perc Trax
16) Exaltics – Creep Over – Bunker
17) Perc – Porter – Blank Records
18) DJ Koze – Don\’t Feed The Cat – Kompakt
19) Forward Strategy Group – Tayo Olowu – Perc Trax
20) Endless – 00165 – Electric Deluxe
21) Perc – Tokyo Blank – Blank Records
22) Karl O\’Connor & Peter Sutton – Guiltless – Tresor
23) Casual Violence – Maybe We Are – Aftertaste Recordings
24) Abstract Souls – Subway (Claudio PRC Perspective Remix) – Stroboscopic Artefacts
25) Anodyne – Talon – Earwiggle
26) Cabaret Voltaire – Partially Submerged – Rough Trade 

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With ‘Wordplay for Working Bees’ Lucy creates a blueprint, not just the departure point for the full length format according to Stroboscopic Artefacts, but he also lays down new possibilities for the techno album. Refusing the obvious 4/4 route, Lucy traverses the widest possibilities of electronic music. ‘Wordplay for Working Bees’ encompasses IDM that leans towards drone, puckering, dub-filled techno and ambient in its most oblique forms. The beloved character of Lucy’s DJ sets, the way he layers tracks to find unique timbre and tone, is reflected in his studio approach. Lucy’s debut album results in the most delicate and delicious juxtapositions, as the unexplained and unexpected tangle together in the ear.
The search for hybrid structures begins with ‘Thear’. Through Stockhausen’s words Lucy hints at a manifesto: Whenever we hear sounds we are changed, no longer the same. The record is textured with riddling vocals –be it the slither of a UN summit speech to heard on ‘Eon’ or the wisps of Le Corbusier on ‘Gas’— and none are used with idle intent. Just as on ‘Eis’, where the samples appear to be engaged in discussion but the thread of their argument is lost in the granular synthesis, the tracks are abstracted enough to provoke your own interpretations and critical judgements. The vocals’ inclusion gives rise to questions, and the ambiguity of ‘Wordplay for Working Bees’ creates an architecture that facilitates debate.
It’s not just escapist or hedonistic dance music, but a concerted, dissonant effort to challenge the listener’s preconceptions. David Toop’s Sinister Resonances can certainly be heard.
This mood of provocation with no certain resolutions is a fitting description of ‘Es’. It’s a track with a long half life; it resonates, poised and pertinent. ‘Es’, the German for ‘it’, is an apt title for the indescribable mood where the ecstatic meets the melancholic. It’s hard to know what this ‘it’ is, but ‘Es’ transposes it perfectly.
Amid these ambient, dubby tracks it’s rare and also somehow exotic when the 4/4 techno of ‘Bein’ does emerge. Equally ‘Torul’, which sounds as if it samples the swinging of a meat hook, has the potential to be devastating on a big sound system. To close the record ‘Ter’, with its pattering percussive-line full of hypnotic persistence, is a stunning ending. It seems to be the sound of melting ballerinas.
As a body of work it’s cohesive and impressive, a result of Lucy’s process. With the release of the very first vinyl on Stroboscopic Artefacts he began laying down the inital sounds for the album. Over the label’s first year he worked across all eleven tracks. In a way the record charts the development of his sound and the
strengthening identity of his record label. It’s certainly not a portrait of the artist, it’s a landscape. Composed as it is of field recordings from parks, streets and Lucy’s apartment, it’s difficult not to see this as –at least in part– a depiction of Berlin. ‘Wordplay for Working Bees’ is certainly influenced by the sounds coming from
Berlin’s clubs, galleries and forgotten pockets. Lucy holds a mirror up to the Hauptstadt, only to distort and redefine its reflection. The abstraction and processing of the album’s subject matter has a painterly quality and it’s evident that in creating ‘Wordplay for Working Bees’ Lucy slaved with technology to master it so brilliantly.
Co-mixed and mastered by Artefacts Mastering, Berlin.
Words: Clare Molloy
Released by: Stroboscopic Artefacts Release/catalogue number: SACD001 Release date: Mar 4, 2011 


Artist …… : Lucy
Title ……. : Wordplay For Working Bees
Genre ……. : Techno
Label ……. : Stroboscopic Artefacts
Source …… : WEB
Quality ….. : 320kbps avg / 44.1KHz / Joint Stereo
date ….. : 04-03-2011

Tracklist:
1. Thear 1:11
2. Tof 3:46
3. Bein 9:21
4. Gas 6:12
5. Lav 6:25
6. Eis 2:50
7. Torul 3:59
8. Eon 7:30
9. Es 5:09
10.Mas 9:21
11.Ter 4:57

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History of Rocco Caine:

Rocco Caine is definitely an “art obsessed” producer and DJ and, who knows, maybe one of the most art oriented in the German electro and techno scene. His passion for all kinds of arts started to appear very early and already in young age his main interest was to find in painting, sculpture and of course, and above all, in… music!

As a kid, he plays different instruments, but then discovers the power of computer-aided sounds. This discovery was to change everything! From there on, his focus went on getting to know the different genres of electronic music and to experiment new things using all his creativity, knowledge in music and notes and mixing it with a natural sense for trends… it doesn’t take long for him to find his own way and style, a style unmistakably inspired by the techno sound he most loves. The Rocco Caine sound was born!  

His work is having success almost straight away. In fact, from the very beginning many of his tracks are performed in the best clubs around the world by famous DJs such as Laurent Garnier, Len Faki, Joris Voorn, Trentemoller, Anthony Rother, Gary Beck, M.A.N.D.Y, Joachim Spieth, to name just a few. Nevertheless his enthusiasm and perfectionism push him to go further, so he decides to learn about the techniques and technologies that go with the production of sounds and tunes on a professional level, giving birth to an amazing and absolutely unique mastering technique that from then on will become part of his work. The result of that new challenge is clear: Every single track signed Rocco Caine is recognisable not only by his “cainish style”, but as well by a plainness and precision that don’t abolish the deepness and intensity of his frantic bass line and still transmit the heaviness of dub and techno beats! That’s the identity-kit of the unique “Rocco Caine sound”! A sound that has a constant growing number of fans in front and behind the mixing tables and that led to really interesting projects with great names of the german and international scene: Heiko Laux (Kanzleramt, Neuton, U-Turn), Justin Berkovi (Harthouse, Terminal M, Perc Trax), LOD / Luis Ortiz (Klitekture, Sinergy-Networks, Calima)…  

After a few label collaborations such as Feet Symphony (where he was co-founder), Hörgut Records as well as events and Gocaine, a techno project that he started with AndK, his friend and alter ego in terms of interpreting sounds, Rocco Caine makes Leutral Recordings to his “home base” and finally starts his own vinyl label called Cronlog in 2011. The years 2010 and 2011 so far have been extremely productive with numerous tracks on both labels: Corpus (including a remix by Matt Star), Urbach, Eject, Sonar (with a remix by Heiko Laux), Hornist, Fatand50 (and a remix by Estroe \”Phat\”) which reaches the 22nd position of the Beatport charts and gets re-released on Get Physical Music, a remix for Martin Brunner called Is It What, Ahoi Schaum, Schopenhauer (including Justin Berkovi’s remix), Icon (with a Sawf Dub rework), Batch, etc… The list is already long and there is much more to come!

A few more massive tracks and remixes by Rocco Caine that have been released over the past years are: Alex Young – Reminimalized (remix by Rocco Caine), Christian Fischer – Drop In (remix by Rocco Caine on Definition Records), Ladies On Mars – Stop Lying To Me (remixed by Rocco Caine), Rocco Caine – Hornist (on ZYX), Koefer & Strube – Febrile (Rocco Caine’s \”Endorphin\” remix on Whirlpoolsex Music), Rocco Caine – Acapulco (played by Xenia Beliayeva), Gocaine – we love Daktari (re-released on Sinergy-Networks) Rocco Caine – Titan that reached rank 18 on the Juno Charts.  

DJing is one other passion… 4 decks and the desire of an endless dancing night will take the “night owls” on an amazing sound journey in which the only stopovers are the surprising sonorous effects and the experimental rhythmic breaks that melt together with lightness and virtuosity… Rocco Caine simply invites to an odyssey in the meander of light, sound and darkness…  

But above all, what makes Rocco Caine unique is his modesty that he’s never lost over the years… his philosophy is and remains quite effective: Don’t fly too far up, but go as far as you can and if you can even a bit further…!  

Text by Nathalie C.





Artist: Rocco Caine (Leutral)
Tittle: Top 10 May 
Genre: Techno/Tech House
Rls date: 07.05.2011
Source: WEB


Tracklist:


Mike Dehnert-Framework
Kalden Bess – Aka M0h & Kimono – Face Your Destroyer – Patch Park Remix
Mike Wall – Forms of Dusk (Daegon Remix)
Rocco Caine-Urbach Original Mix
Traversable Wormhole – Closed Timelike Curve (Marcel Dettmann Remix)
Modern Head & Perc – Mendax (Stroboscopic Artefacts)
Audionatica & Fictionizer – Space (Alan Fitzpatrick Remix)
Jonas Kopp – Z Reticulus
martin brunner-is it what rocco cain remix



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