“For years, Morgen Wurde has been creating cinematic soundscapes that are dark yet romantic and reminiscent of the forces of nature, which appear to humanity in many ways, sometimes calm, majestic and engaging, sometimes unaffected, threatening and repellent. After all, the music of the Kiel-based artist always revolves around existential emotions in the face of the unfathomable wonder of existence. Intense psychedelic soundscapes also characterize the sound of Tis whose tracks exude an incessant drive through unstoppable minimal yet deep techno grooves. The work of the Hamburg-based artist has taken on epic proportions under various project names featured on his own labels, formerly Verform Records and now Roo Records. The mysticism and stoicism of these approaches find expression on their joint EP Zeitigt. Embedded in atmospherically dense deep minimal techno beats, sublime acoustic sounds from two further artists give this EP its signature sound: elegiac vocals by Maria Estrella Aggabao and haunting violin playing by Georges-Emmanuel Schneider. The voice of Las Vegas-based Maria Estrella is enthroned here as an ethereal angelic instance, animating ‘Sinkt’ and ‘Birgt’ with their emphatic mood. In his work, violinist Georges-Emmanuel Schneider wanders between free improvisation, modern and contemporary classical music, he also likes to create genre-bending sounds through sound effect units. On this EP, he introduces the spectrum of three instruments – acoustic and electric violin and the rare Stroh violin -, giving ‘Weiß’ and ‘Weist’ a unique atmosphere. Finally, Tis rounds off the EP under his moniker Synthesis with a slimmed-down mix of ‘Weiß’, smouldering darkly in the deepest corners of the echo chamber.”
“Set your controls to the heart of the supernova. Gemini Revolution finds brothers Dedric and Delaney veering from their duties in Monta At Odds and into the uncharted star-field. Their album Supernova Remnant yields expansive results — kosmiche tones and analog textures blending into an intense brand of ambient extraction. Throughout Supernova Remnant, Gemini Revolution masterfully execute a push/pull effect with layers of sound, planting a feeling of time’s motion stuck in place.”
“Slow sketch vol. 1: Reflections of the ambient community presenta el trabajo de cuarenta artistas y proyectos que comparten nuestra reflexión sobre el mundo que nos rodea y recogen el testigo de nuestra propuesta para ofrecernos su calidez y sensibilidad a través de las máquinas.”
“Robotron is back with a new alias Noisesculptor. We can say ‘Nomen est omen’ – the EP brings uncompromising industrial stamping, noise-collages, apocalyptic vision of a post-war, future factory where only robots create metal parts for the endless lines of spaceships – all of this in a distant solar system. Asymmetric, dark pieces, remind you of Autechre at some points. A mature EP from Robert.”
“Omas FGT is one of the heads behind french label Plex Records. Omas has released once on his own house (plx001), plus a couple of loose tracks and remixes on compilations throughout Plex’s catalogue. Two years later and he has three other releases: ‘Frequency Modulation’, a five tracker on Telescope – built using only frequency modulation synthesis, and ‘Silver Bullet’ parts I and II on switzerland’s Psycle records as a collaborative project between the two labels. Both released this year. I hear that ‘Silver Bullet’ has been highly acclaimed by electronic music fans.
Martin Heinrich, named after the famous German chemist and professor, is no different from the usual Omas FGT style: Dark, echoing and rough on the edges IDM beats with a slight sense of melody and over-synthesised sound sources. This is a five tracker and spreads around 24 minutes with various edgy moods, some into beat deviations and others into more ambient surroundings, all to be filed under experimental. Enjoy!” – Pedro Leitão