“Zephyr EP houses a complete Russian take-over from the likes of Spintribe and LAVR. Sprintribe reinforces their particular, crossbreed of retro progressive techno intertwined with African rhythms and funky house that sounds like it’s the result of robotic dinosaurs getting down. On remix duties, LAVR provides us with textbook, zenonesque precision. From his space station, he commands cinematic breaks, dark stabs and fluid grooves. Zephyr EP is well-rounded in its broad approach to the underground, psychedelic sound.”
“From EXP Records we want to release this free compilation EP for these isolation days, and for all those people who support us day by day as well. as those who want to discover us, for all those listeners and djs interested in our artistic approachl based on techno and experimentation. 12 artists who have collaborated with the label, some tracks that have already been released previously as well as inedit tracks, we believe that these days music is one of the best ways to keep safe and to thank you for your support.”
“Cascades – This album is a compilation of my very first experiments in Ambient Dub Techno music. I have found solace in Deep Dub music lately.
This music is an expression of my new found passion. Heavily inspired by Monolake’s ‘Cinemascope’. Hope I rightly captured the mood.”
“Masquerades is as fresh as a daisy and yet comes from a time when masks were not yet primarily perceived as life-saving protection against novel viruses. The EP actually approaches the topic from a completely different angle: the everyday play with roles, expectations and the escape from exactly those, e.g. the urge to dive into nameless anonymity. Our long-time companion Tim Susa negotiates the topic through five tracks, which are very down-to-earth and straightforward in a very traditional and authentic way. Whereas his production is as digital as it gets, all tracks feel analogue and get comfortable in the most diverse of sets. While ‘Swan’ floats in dreamy dub techno spheres, ‘Dentist’ and the title track ‘Masquerade’ remind in parts of Cobblestone Jazz-epics like ‘India in me’. ‘Owl’ waves enthusiastically to Gez Varley’s G-Man project lurking in the distance and ‘N?’ gives free rein to its playfulness, while the Kernel Existence remix of ‘Masquerade’ comes across as very dark yet functional. As different as the tracks may seem at first glance, there is an honest and deep techno sound underneath the multi-faceted surfaces, which inspires without any superfluous gimmicks.”