“Dark Design unleashes this forest-dwelling EP, Caipora, into the wild. Also hailing from Melbourne (AUS), Unknown Concept and Jedidiah feed us two outstanding remixes. The original track is cinematic in sound design, contained by spacious textures and trails along with warm analog synths. In contrast to the electronic sounds, there’s a natural balance with world percussion and organic foley. Both remixes lend creative ingenuity to the EP. Unknown Concept brings the heat with his driving, big room prog techno and Jedidiah lays down utterly cerebral psychedelia. This EP is for those lost in the jungle and is the vines between psychedelic techno, progressive and deep house.”
“Now, Here: the most basic points of reference by which we locate ourselves in time and place at any given moment. And yet they are constantly moving, changing. Now is the vanishing point of the present continuously slipping into Then and reaching out to Not-yet; Here just as quickly becomes There. Now and Here turn out to inhabit the abyss of Nowhere in a paradox of reciprocity–much like Heraclitus’ road up being the same as the road down: One is nowhere and now here, at the same time.
The essential elusiveness of Now and Here inspired the music on Now/Here. The ephemerality of sound simply transposes the ephemerality of our being Here and Now into a more literal, more compressed (and more easily observed) key. Sound arises from silence and is now/here; it reverts back into silence and is nowhere. In an endless cycle.”
“Comparto parte de mi trabajo personal, recopilando experiencias de la noche under de montevideo antes de la cuarentena, combinando un fetiche por los sonidos acid combinados con elementos tech y house.
Siempre promoviendo la cultura underground de la región.”
“ODcut 25 is the return of Dubatech on ODrex Music after a while with his own single called Instruct. Presenting us 2 energetic dub techno tracks, Move On & Observer, wich describe his unique and powerful sound.”
“Adrià Duch is back on insectorama. After his track on the echoes compilation part 2, we present his new ep Free Future. Adrià takes you on his journey and dives into the vastness of dubtechno on 3 tracks. 3 warm deep tracks perfect for the cold season and to relax in the difficult time.”
“Following the release of May 2020’s Branches, Martin Stürtzer returns with another dub techno EP, P-Branes. Crafted with analog synthesizers and hardware drum computers, the four tracks are built around deep chords and effects, expanding the world of rhythm-based atmospheric soundscapes.
Of special personal note, esteemed Russian dub techno pioneer and long-time favorite artist, Heavenchord, closes out the collection with a masterful reworking of the track Higher Dimensions.”
“The fifth single in Lamont Kohner‘s ongoing catalog, Dusk Requisite offers a more subdued dub techno atmosphere that eventually opens up under the weight of a watertight bass drum. B-side ‘Hollow’ recalls the greasy city streets that are never very far away from any LK tracks, with the sounds of a subway rave heard through the pipes and grates on the sidewalk, locomotive rhythms echoing the train tunnels themselves, before stepping aside to plant more resonant chords like seeds in the slick asphalt itself.”