“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.”
“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.”
“Musica est scientia bene modulandi… A search of the sensitive soul through the mystical and mathematical qualities of sound. Soundscapes based on exploration on both, the human and the spiritual levels. Music not as an answer but as a question.”
“M Sipho May founder & podcaster of Underwater Exploration a series podcast from South Africa 🇿🇦 , Dub techno is something more than just sounds for us, it is something very deep, allowing to find the way into the depths of perception and touch the soul, allowing to discover something hidden inside of us, to be alone and meditate or just discover something new. It can be so very much in the dub techno and sometinng special and individual for each of us. We invite you to make with us a trip to the uncharted corners of your consciousness.”
“Andersworld, the Broque debut of Marie Wilhelmine Anders, is already an extremely multi-faceted work of art, which combines club music, storytelling and a curious approach to classical and electronic instruments in a virtuoso way, resulting in an album that always rests harmoniously in itself. As if the influences and facets weren’t diverse enough, the follow-up Andersworld Remix album takes that to the next level: across eleven remixes, eight artists stemming from a close yet extended circle of friends sharpen the electronic and club-oriented dimension of Maries songs. The first half dozen of tunes emphasise the straight bassdrum, leading to such fantastic dark dub techno dramas such as the dark yet euphoric Max Cavalerra remix of ‘Escape At Bedtime’. In a similar direction heads Tis alias Synthese, who reworks both ‘High (The Wind)’ and ‘Playing Instruments’ into fairly elegiac tunes driven by dubby grooves. Marie’s voice and piano dabs enliven Rene Wright’s remix in between techno and house, while US-based Jonathan Santarelli and Stefan Kranz transform ‘Summer Sun’ respectively ‘Keepsake Mill’ into dreamy yet deep trance epics. Finally, Mar io, Max Cavalerra, Rikaar and the wonderful Morgen Wurde get more experimental and created floating ambient tunes, where in particular the latter turns Marie’s voice with the help of time stretching and much love for the detail into a beguiling ambient drama for eternity. To describe our new release as a mere remix collection would be pure understatement: held together by Marie’s outstanding source material and Thomas Lutz‘ cover art, Andersworld Remixes represents a collective piece of art, which further deepens as well as broadens Maries original invention that is the Andersworld.”
“This is chapter 2 of the echoes compilation.
Chapter 2 comes with 21 tracks by artists from all over the world who cover all facets of dubtechno. That is pure dubtechno there is nothing more to say.
Relax, lean back and enjoy the journey through space and time and lose yourself in the vastness of the echoes in this cold season.”