Originally recorded between 1974 and 1978 at Industrial Records studio in London ‘The Space Between’ album was first released as a 90 minute cassette in 1980 on Throbbing Gristle’s Industrial Records label. It wasn’t until 1991 that it was again released by Mute Records on CD. Although tracks from ‘The Space Between’ have appeared on numerous compilations since its release, the album has never been available on vinyl until now. This new vinyl edition on Optimo Music, now retitled ‘The Spaces Between’, doesn’t include all the tracks of the original album but has been enhanced and remastered from the original two-track master tapes and has new cover artwork especially for this release.
On March 10, Clark will release a new 12″ for Warp titled ‘Superscope’. Today, we premiere the video for it, which was produced by Adoxo‘s Vincent Oliver and centres around the use of an oscilloscope that was discovered in a skip — “a type of electronic test instrument that allows observation of constantly varying signal voltages — in this case a stereo audio signal.” The technology is also used on Clark’s new Phosphur live show. [Source]
Machinedrum’s ongoing story has always been an interesting (if frantic) one to keep tabs on, and last year’s concept-heavy Vapor City LP pulled through his myriad influences (house, jungle, footwork, techno, to name a few), and stretch the mind of the listener in as many directions, too. As a continuation of the Vapor City concept his next EP on Ninja Tune, Fenris District, features a banging Rustie remix. [Source]
After spending most of 2013 focused on building the Oktave brand in Chicago, Jeff Derringer returns to production with the release of the ‘Closer’ EP on Prosthetic Pressings. With this record, Jeff’s sound evolves into the steely, hypnotic territory of his live performances. Both originals, ‘Further’ and ‘Closer,’ delve into sonic textures and ambient tones not yet heard in Jeff’s music, while still keeping focus on the heavy, syncopated beats that have become his trademark.
On the A side is ‘Further,’ a moody floor filler that features moprhing analog synth pads and filtered claps, centered around an alarm-call synth lead and cascading hi-hats. ‘Further’ is sure to be a highlight of the late night/early morning sets of the underground. On the flip is ‘Closer,’ a darker affair, all scratching noise and foreboding background textures. Halfway through the track a burst of melodic distortion takes over the break and brings the track to its conclusion.
On remix duty is Black Asteroid, who takes the original version of ‘Closer’ and brings it all the way out to the sonic edge, honing in on the darkest corners of its sonic palette before dropping in a deadly 4/4 kick. Be prepared for a techno adventure the likes of which only Bryan Black can deliver.