The new album from Amon Tobin’s Two Fingers project, ‘Stunt Rhythms’, will be released 1 October 2012 on Big Dada! All info, pre-order and a FREE DOWNLOAD here: http://bigdada.com/twofingers.
WRONG is a film by Quentin Dupieux. The WRONG soundtrack by Mr.Oizo & Tahiti Boy, out soon on Ed Banger Records.
Naked Lunch Records 199 with James Hammer and Aaron Litschke’s track Drowning featuring a Luis Flores remix!! Due out July 19th 2012. James Hammer is a techno producer and DJ from Minneapolis. He has produced quality techno for labels such as Relief Records, Naked Lunch, Mixtape Records, and Reldz Recordings. His releases have been supported and charted by the likes of Dave Clarke, Ben Sims, and Adam Beyer. He currently has several releases and remixes in the works.
The third single from VCMG is coming out digitally as an exclusive to Beatport, everywhere else two weeks later on August 20, 2012. “Aftermaths” will feature remixes from LFO and Alva Noto among others and the 12″ vinyl is set to be released on the same day. Here is the full tracklist as listed on Martin Gore’s personal web site:
- Aftermaths / Original version
- Aftermaths / Alva Noto remix
- Aftermaths / Christoffer Berg remix
- Aftermaths / Gesaffelstein remix
- Aftermaths / LFO remix
- Aftermaths / Vince Clarke remix
Neat three-tracker from Pariah, showing himself to be one of the more smart and evolved producers to have emerged in the wake of dubstep. ‘Rift’ is really nice, dynamic steppers techno that’s designed to lock your dancing clogs down while still exploring the weirder reaches of your headspace – some really spooky, unsettling drones and synth pulses wafting between the pistoning drum hits. Wicked. ‘Signal Loss’ is beautifully produced, building in velocity and intensity with real style and assurance, but for our money suffers from its undeniably Burial-like deployment of amorphous sampled vocals; ‘Among Those Metal Trees’ brings us right back on track, completing an EP that’s essential tackle for bass-hounds and has us nicely excited for the forthcoming LP. [Source]
Closing the EP is ‘Before I Go’, possibly Perc’s most introverted track to date, as melancholic piano and organ chords are tainted by an uneven percussion break and a fog of industrial dirt.
[via Bryan Black]
A second round of remixes of Luke Slater’s seminal “Function 4″ release under the Planetary Assault Systems guise will feature Marcel Dettmann, Lucy and Shifted.
The track, first released on long-running UK imprint Peacefrog back in 2000 on the Coad Warrior 2 EP, was reissued last year by Slater’s own Mote Evolver label, with the original cut accompanied by remixes from Chris Liebing and Marcel Dettmann.
The second remix package representes the various shades of European techno with Stroboscopic Artefacts boss Lucy (real name Luca Mortellaro) turn in two variations, while Berghain fixture Dettmann has another crack with his “bass dub” remix and the still mysterious British producer Shifted rounds off the package with his own version. [Source]
Forward Strategy Group present Labour Division, their debut album that follows a string of releases on Perc Trax, their own eponymous label, Stroboscopic Artefacts and Dynamic Reflection. Since their early days releasing on net labels to their current position amongst Europe’s most respected techno outfits the Leeds/Edinburgh duo of Al Matthews (Smear) and Patrick Walker have always done things their own way. Drawing on their vast knowledge of electronic music’s history Patrick and Al produce music where notable reference points are fused with new ideas to create their own distinctive sound.
Labour Division finds the Forward Strategy Group at their most melodic but also their most brutally uncompromising. Throughout the album the tracks shift between a range of atmospheres and timbres which in turn guide the listener though a number of different listening states, holding their attention and encouraging active listening rather than the passive, barely-there engagement often induced by less adventurous electronic albums.
The first five tracks aim to grab the listener’s attention from the very first bar, whilst the tracks making up the second half of the album go deeper the listener, introducing more immersive sounds that hint at influences far beyond the realms of dancefloor techno.
Album opening ‘Ident’ surprises from its opening moments, being more melodic than you have ever heard the Forward Strategy Group before. The track harks back to the synth workouts of the 1980′s but coated in a layer of industrial grime that sets out an aesthetic that runs through the rest of the album. Mandate and Elegant Mistakes both revolve around the kind of semi-broken rhythms which have been a characteristic of both the Forward Strategy Group’s output and that of the Perc Trax label of late. The former track builds up layers of delayed stabs and whilst the latter has echoes of classic UK hardcore as the distinction between drum sounds and processed human voices begins to blur.
From then on the duo serve up a blend of metallic percussion and reverberant stabs, effortlessly switching from widescreen soundscapes to razor sharp exercises in minimalism. Metal Image and Industry & Empire trade on their depth whilst Cultivar rounds off the album hinting at post-punk guitar textures without you ever being sure if your ears are hearing live instrumentation or not.
As you reach the end of the album it is clear that this is one of the rare occasions when a collaboration is exactly that, a meeting and melding of the history and skills of two individuals to create a cohesive album that is the key moment for the Forward Strategy Group so far and opens up endless possibilities for their work after the album.
[via Bryan Black]
Clark announces the release of Fantasm Planes. The six track EP is due for release on September 4th. It is a counterpart to the recently released Iradelphic, featuring new variations on key album tracks as heard in his recent live shows; this includes three reworks of album tracks and three brand new tracks. The title track was premiered on KCRW last month, during a guest DJ set from Clark on Garth Trinidad’s show. Fantasm Planes sees Clark exploring the harder, more dancefloor orientated side of his work, and was partly inspired by his recent new live show setup, which involved heavy, psychedelic synth improvisations, infectious beatwork and more upfront, melodic sequences. [Source]