“Various Hearts Year One is our way of celebrating our first anniversary on the label. This compilation is to thank everyone for the great support they have given us during the first 12 months of the project’s life.
This compilation includes an unpublished track by each of the label’s member artists this first year.
Each of the artists that the label represents is an a independent sound from others, a different sound, a special and unique sound.
This compilation is not based on genres or styles, it simply represents a little of each of the artists on this Label this first year.”
“Israeli physicist/engineer, One Million Toys, propels us into the unfamiliar with The Box EP. From start to finish of this journey we’re confronted with cleverly constructed contrasts. Compositionally, we’re sent into orbit with euphoric builds-ups then hurtled back to earth with knife-edge drops. Texturally, it’s torn between the overtly digital and the soothingly organic. Overall, it’s a compelling mix of synth-techno, house and electronica that will coax you into a timeless abyss, matched perfectly with Unknown Concept’s (AUS) profoundly elevated remix of the title track.”
“Donü opens the dance with a deep track with a dub and catchy sound. Perfect to introduce Dykore, who once again shares his brutal and melodic universe with us. A violence that we find in the track of the latest resident to date, Nuage Rose, violent and dark with a touch of spirituality that follows perfectly with the track of MLSN. A hypnotic sound with dark tones and its characteristic subdued kick. The duo Pleije comes to close this release with a percussive and refreshing track, in their purest style and which finishes in the most beautiful way this sharp and gripping release. A Various Artists under the sign of sweat that is just waiting to be shared again.”
“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.”
“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.”
“The Doctrina Natura’s project was born at the end of 2017, with the need of experiment with instructive, organic, hypnotic music, a sound intimately linked to nature. Ambient, experimental, slow techno rhythms and the influence of ethnic sounds, is what best captures this project.
This album represents fantasy and mythology through sound. Reading a book is imagining stories through words. In music, those words are transformed into sounds; this is a story to be told through the sounds.”
1. The Sinister Never Deceives 04:01
2. Dutch Polder Techno 05:53
3. Vamparch 05:49
4. Your Life Goals Are Slowly Slipping Away 04:33
5. Color Techno For You and Me 05:33
6. We Shampoo Your Dreams 04:09
7. Arcade Breeze (Living in the Rain) 05:08
8. Dune is a Great Movie No Matter What People Say 04:38
9. Buying ZIPdisks in Memphis 03:56
10. Where You Want to Go 05:52
11. In the Dominion of Melchezedik 06:05
12. Acing the Test 04:18
“A collection of moments from the past translated into spontaneous live recorded tracks.
Most of the titles get inspiration from the invisible, like emotions, thoughts and music, things that are able to shape the world also if it’s something we cannot see.”