Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Moby - Mere Anarchy (Officical Video)

Things are getting intense with Moby's latest video, taken off his forthcoming album "Everything Was Beautiful, And Nothing Hurt" which is due for release in early March, 2k18.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

NO MORE - What About Us? (Official Video)

NO MORE are paying homage to Mark E. Smith of The Fall who passed away recently. And what a tribute this is!

Repeat Eater - DeSync 1

Positive, playful AcidElectro at its very best - there's nothing not to love about this tune!

Monday, January 29, 2018

Various Artists - My [MHz]

Going back to the year 2005 with a review of "My", a six track compilation EP released via the now seemingly defunct MHz-label which was handed to us as a very belated promo copy earlier this year. Released as limited run of 100 copies all housed in a small woolen knit-bag we see artists like the infamous Klangstabil, Priester Kunst, Sascha Müller, Screening, Dai and Ukuphambana all making a contribution to this six-track comp which explores a musical range including intense Noize / Death Ambient-crossovers as to be found in Klangstabil's "Super2", minimalistic Rhythm Noize / Clicks'n'Cuts in Priester Kunst's "Rauschgebet" and a stripped down, seemingly electroacoustic Ambient / Electronica fusion in Sascha Müller's "Electron" whilst the flipside offers a beautiful take on free floating ChillOut with Screening's "Pits", explores distorted, dubbed out Leftfield Folk / Indietronics accompanied by Phonk-driven electronic rhythm signatures for advanced dancefloors of the future with Dai's "Body Tek Trash" and finally employs a dark'ish, swampy Rhythm Industrial attitude in Ukuphambana's "Ungral Disastro" which might be a minor hit in alien underground parties up to this day. Good stuff from a distant past!

Tape packaging on Instagram!

T2 feat. Powerdress - Goodtime 1

A massive Bassline / Niche banger, this! We can see punters getting wrecked by pure sub power only.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Cyberchump - Sweet (After The Burn)

Our statewise friends will be back with a new album this year! This is good news and seeing the diving deep into sparse, minimalistic, crystalline Ambient realms on their first outtake from the longplay piece is quite a promising sign of forthcoming greatness. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Sascha Müller / Dr. NoiseM - Hard Wired 4 [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]

Soon to be released as sequel no. 4 in the labels ongoing 'Hard Wired'-series is a new split release on Dr. NoiseM Tapes, this time bringing together Sascha Müller and Dr.NoiseM - which is basically the same person using different aliases whilst sharing a split tape with himself. As usual fully wrapped in soldering wire and weighing in a massive overall playtime of 5 - !!! - minutes a.k.a. 150 seconds per side this limited to 15 copies underground cassette tape release brings us a slice of a warped, seemingly randomly generated pulse combined with swampy Ambient tones and sci-fi sirens on the Sascha Müller-side whilst the Dr. NoiseM side gravitates more towards a scientific, yet distorted transmission from outer space taken from a classic 70s sci-fi B-movie. Lovely. 

Cassette artwork on Instagram!

Gintas K - Acousma Light [GK Rec. 001]

Incoming from Lithuania is "Acousma Light", the latest album by Gintas Kraptavicius - better known as Gintas K to followers and fans of the countries experimental music scene - which has been put on the circuit via his freshly launched imprint GK Rec. as the the labels very first release. Following the principles of  Pierre Schaeffer's 'acousmatic music', a term derived from Pythagoras' ancient lecturing methods, in which a sound source is not to be seen via a concert or listening session the Lithuanian artist presents a menu of nine so-called episodes, all subsequently numbered and following a certain principle of sonic deconstruction and recomposition. Without going into detail on each and every episode presented it seems like the source material, in parts based upon beautifully floating strings, is - over the course of each single track - slowly, and digitally, decaying, shattering and falling into granular, highly compressed and overtly dry bits and pieces, creating a chaotic, yet not necessarily fully un-organized wall of fast moving slivers hitting the listeners ear as an overwhelming, unfiltered maelstrom of artificial, probably MAX MSP-generated sonic events, partially interrupted by beauteous static Ambient breakdowns like in the 17+ minutes long "Episode 3" which even caters hints of heavenly melodies and Electronica within its second half. With "Episode 4" we're even getting into more humoristic sonic realms following in array of computer tones evoking thoughts of of playful little robot discovering and messing around with tonal scales, "Episode 5" presents and eerie, hauntingly warped transmission from an interdimensional outerworld whilst the approx. 13 minutes of "Episode 7" take small-grained, multilayered digital chaos to a next level for lovers of Noize (Not Noize), Glitch, Clicks'n'Cuts and other hypermodernist, post-millenial genres alike. Fascinating stuff in here! 

Friday, January 26, 2018

Heal - Espace D'Incertitude [Sound On Probation Promo]

Scheduled for February 16th, 2k18 via Sound On Probation is "Espace D'Incertitude", the latest album created by Laurent Perrier under his Heal-moniker, a longplay piece split into two sides, each of them dedicated to a certain brand manufacturing modular systems - Buchla and Mutable. With five tracks on the Buchla and four on the Mutable side the artist uses and abuses their specific devices and takes us on a journey with "Post Pesto", exploring a musical field which, despite being fully electronic, evokes memories of Classical art music and formal dances, "Numero D'Etape" keeps up the playful repetition whilst gravitating more towards classic Electronica / IDM vibes, "Terrain Vague" keeps things clean and, in an abstract way, Electro related whilst presenting a swirling, horrorscore worthy bassline, "Par-Devers" drifts into hypnotic, sub-aquatic realms of click- and glitch-driven Ambient / Electronica and "Fer De Lance" presents spiralling fountains of repetetive, slowly evolving synth modulations. For the Mutable side we see "Monologue" serve an array of sparse, yet beautiful pads catering to the needs of all Ambient lovers worldwide, "Hysterese" fuses warm Ambient structures with crystal clear synth tones, reprocessed femal vocals and calming, ruminant guitar layers whilst "Paids D'Evidence" brings a majestic, slightly vintage (Neo)Cosmic feel into play whilst electroid tones cater a rhythmic foundation before "Stridule" finally waves goodbye, kinda picking up where the album started and presenting another formal, defined structure for dancing although being more playful in terms of modulations and tonal variety.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Deep - Alpamare

One of the most beautiful Dark Ambient / Drone / Post-PostRock-infused journeys we've ever come across, brought to us by Augsburg's legendary band outfit Deep.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

baze.djunkiii Chart Haul 01/2018

01.02.2018 baze.djunkiii @ Beat Boutique / Hamburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / Liquid Sky Berlin]

file under: House / DeepHouse

doors open: 9 pm

Beat Boutique
Max-Brauer-Allee 219
22765 Hamburg

Sascha Müller [Super Six Records Extra 061]

Fresh on Sascha Müller's very own Super Six Records Extra-label is the imprints 61st instalment, a new untitled twelve track album opening with "Solid", a sweet, friendly and playful piece of spiralling ElectroPhonk from outer space whereas the follow-up "System 100 Part 02" picks up some irregular transmissions from unknown origins, "The Move" gets things moving with a proper ClubTechno approach and swinging shakers, "Traumwaschgang" presents an Adolf Noise-reminiscing journey into TripHop and kitsch-dripping organic sounds whilst abusing jazzy ChillOut vibes and some tongue-in-cheek German samples and "Turbulance (Electro-Mix)" takes us back to Sascha Müller's High-Head Records days, reviving one of his hit tunes from back in 2002. With "Waldläufer" we're entering a sonic realm drawing influences from the retrofuturistic space age with multi-layered, psychedelic echo/synth sequences, sirens and irregular claps depicting a full on acid trip steering towards and intense climax, the "E-Connection" deals with some modest Acid modulations and a stripped down, yet pumping Intelligent Techno feel over the course of approx. 5 minutes, "System 100 Part 03" explores sparse Dark Ambient / Death Ambient territories and "Untitled" embarks on a beautiful vintage SynthAmbient journey towards a neon-lit city built on retrofuturism and melancholia. Furthermore the "CompuRhythm" brings on haunting Future Tribal for robotic raves, studying the "Deep Field" unveils static crackles and cosmic signals from a world far far away whilst the concluding cut "Manager" gets knee-deep into raw, minimalistic Detroit Techno for a maximum dancefloor hype. A collection of tunes a little different from Sascha Müller's usual, more dancefloor-focused output but therefore thrilling and refreshing for a reason.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Repeat Eater - Snake Dance *Edit

Although the overall sound quality on Soundcloud sucks after their switch to 64kbps encoding this tune is still a blueprint for masterly crafted Electro. Check!

Monday, January 22, 2018

Hainbach / Coarses - Moss And Blight (Music Video)

Beautiful Ambient for Mondays melancholia.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Molecular - Warmest Regards [Hiddenseer 002 Promo]

Put on the circuit as the second release of the relatively fresh Hiddenseer label in early November is "Warmest Regards", the new album effort created by the ever fluctuating Molecular project which is - for this longplay piece - comprised of founding members Pete Simonelli and Lynn Wright alongside Simon Goff, Algis Kizys and Sam Ospovat. Based on a foundation of violin, bass and drums the trio caters a menu of seven tracks, providing an intimate feel of PostRock-infused improvisation and organic warmth, all recorded live in session at New River Studios in London after a week-long tour through England. Although the track titles are not given on the promo sheet we've received what  comes across in this fusion of tense, dreamlike musical mastery and intense poetry is a feeling of having missed a great session fueled by Spoken Words and organized chaos, partly influenced by genres like highly psychedelia-induced ProgRock, a feel of FreeJazz and whiskey-fueled, late night Beat Poetry for all those who live their lives up to the expectations of every night, every night that could be a very last one in the late of a nightbound creature.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Pauline Anna Strom - Trans-Millenia Music [RVNG Intl. Promo ]

Relatively fresh on the circuit is "Trans-Millenia Music", a compilation album released via the great RVNG Intl. imprint which focuses on the works of the electronic music / synth pioneer Pauline Anna Strom who recorded and composed the tracks to be found on this album in the time from 1982 to 1988. Published originally on three full length vinyl albums and four cassettes self-released by Pauline Strom this album, which was first announced on these pages in late October, caters the first official overview on the artists work, a 13 track selection starting with "Freedom At The 45th Floor" which is a floating, organic precursor to all Ambient music whereas the slightly New Age-influenced "Virgin Ice" could've been making its way into the catalogue of Berlin's legendary Inter-ference Records throughout the first half of the 90s. With "In Flight Suspension" the Bay Area-based artist dives deep into spiralling Synth purism, "Bonsai Terrace" - hence the name? - brings a solemn, slightly Japanese overall feel to the table, "Energies" is a well-tripping, spaced out affair for advanced extraterrestrial dancefloors and whilst being on a "Mushroom Trip" we're encountering outer-dimensional entities, heavenly strings and space-time-altering sound warps, all leading towards a strange, yet captivating dancefloor smash. Furthermore "Cruising Altitude 36,000 Feet" is more of an experimental, subaquatic effort from which a beauteous, yet repetetive melody emerges, the "Spatial Spectre" provides a feel of eternal, danger-heralding twilight, a tune as a perfect match to function as an epic soundtrack to ancient battles and gruesome bloodshed, "Warriors Of The Sun" provides more of a rural, naturalistic, yet not tension-free feel and the crystalline "Rain On Ancient Quays" trickles down tenderly on a beautiful late summer afternoon. Experiencing the "Morning Splendor" we're exposed to frolicking fountains of vary-speed Synth goodness of a unique kind which might've drawn some influences from Classical music when created, "The Unveiling" presents more of a light-hearted, vernal and romantic attitude incorporating free floating piano melodies alongside carefully layered strings and synth pads before the final cut named "Gossamer Silk" offers a vibrant etude to all piano lovers out there. What a great flashback into the early days of electronic music production!

Album artwork on Instagram!

Otako - Magnum E.P.

An excellent piece of junglistic goodness just put on the circuit via the Jigsore-camp. Wheel and come again!

Friday, January 19, 2018

Ikonika feat. Jammz - Sacrifice (Official Video)

Transferring Grime / R'n'G into a retrofuturist setting - this is what this epic video does!

Martina Lussi - Selected Ambient [Hallow Ground]

New on the Swiss-label Hallow Ground is "Selected Ambient", the album debut of the Swiss composer Martina Lussi who, knowingly or unknowingly, partly borrows her album title from a legendary Aphex Twin album or at least evokes associations to the alltime classic and reference album for many that followed. On this longplay piece the artist presents an array of four tracks named after precious gemstones starting with "Sodalith", a floating, rippling excursion into and blueprint of classic Ambient presenting some irritation in terms of serving slightly wafting guitar movements from a Psychedelia-driven world whereas the follow-up "Achat" caters fascinating, yet haunting sub movements paired with ear-piercing, metallic atmospheres and an overall eerieness which is once again broken by inward looking, spatial guitar plucks, bits of distant, subaquatic percussion and unexpected tonal warps whilst later, and for no obvious reason, adding a straight, club-based 4/4 foundation to the otherwise freely morphing layers of sound. Furthermore we see "Citrin" fusing muffled, ever shifting crackles, seemingly field recorded bits and a repetetive, warm and embracing Post-PostRock attitude from which a frosty vintage synth spiral unfolds before "Opal" caters a solemn amalgamation of pure Ambience and stripped down Electronica-resembling loop structures which unfold clear and undisturbed to make this final cut our favorite choice on this album.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Pinkcourtesyphone - Indelicate Slices [Room40 Promo]

Put on the circuit via the Australian Room40-imprint on November 10th, 2k17 is "Indelicate Slices", the latest full-on album created by Richard Chartier under his artistic moniker Pinkcourtesyphone. Without much information to draw from on the press release we're diving straight into the musical delivery by the Los Angeles-based artist which opens with a "Romantic Threat" which is more of a threat than romantic in its three minute spanning score'esque and futuristic attitude whereas "Lure / Beyond Exactly" provides a spatial journey into Dark Ambient led by slow, hypnotic pulses, evil-worshipping drones and ominous clicks whilst the albums 24 minutes spanning main piece named "Minimumluxuryoverdose" starts with a thundering electric buzz which transforms into a fretful low end modulation accompanied by static crackles and cutting winds recorded on distant planets whilst spiralling, spooky lights flicker and shine on a faraway horizon without being able to dissolve the tunes overall feel of total de- and isolation for a reason. The "Date Of Loss" fuses cold, screeching sonic psychoterror with solemn, ecclasiastical contemplation, "Above Chandeliers" weighs in a long exploration of  Deep Listening Music presenting a feel of unrest and inherent fear alongside beautiful athmospheric strings and a quite unexpected, romantic end sequence whilst the short skit "Problematic Interior (Den)" is more of an excursion into a dystopian future tribal scenario and the final cut "In Voluptuous Monochrome" caters more electrical buzzing, expertly arranged bass waves and a hint of ancient dangers lurking in the dark, unexplored corners of our universe. A close to perfect album, this.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Ze-Ka - Ghost Planet [Opa Loka Records]

Released via Opa Loka Records in late 2017 is "Ghost Planet", the latest - and first ever - album created by the French cellist and composer Jean-Philippe Feiss under his newly introduced artistic moniker Ze-Ka which is more oriented and driving towards a world of dark, ambient'esque synths and other electronics as perfectly showcased by the brooding, slowly moving opening track "Fission (Tribute To The Liquidators)" which, according to the press release sheet, is kinda inspired by the Tchernobyl disaster - a remark totally relatable to when referring to the tunes dangerous, yet alienating hum and desolate feel dissolving into more uplifting, naturalistic structures towards the end. Following up is "Gold River", the albums 24+ minutes long main piece, which literally is redefining the meaning of time-defying Ambient beauty and slow harmonic movements through its sheer existence alone whilst "Landscape" caters an array of dry, almost scientific sounding eclectrical bass pulses paired with static crackles, panoramic string layers and single oscillating synth tones as a rhythmic foundation. With "Red Forest" we see Ze-Ka return to his Tchernobyl driven inspiration providing a melancholia-infused cello effort of multilayered complexity evolving towards a darker, danger-inducing tonality and partly even threatening atmosphere later on whereas the final cut "Oceans" caters to the needs of Ambient / Deep Listening aficionados having a thing for unstable, slightly off-kilter rhythm signatures and crackly, solemn and contemplative textures. Highly recommended!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Bug - Calamitas [Interstellar Records 043 Promo]

Put on the circuit via Interstellar Records in mid-October 2k17 is "Calamitas", the latest full on album serving catered by the Austrian band outfit known as Bug which has been making waves, or better: unleashed hell'ish maelstroms of deadly noises, for almost two decades now. And with their newest effort they're marching forward on their path of destruction. A production that provides a hard hitting wall of sound, furious drums, angry vocals and brutal, yet precise guitars brings on a 38 minutes tornado of fire and fury that'll be a pure pleasure to fans of Metal and NoiseRock although tunes like "Arbeitsunwill" in parts even evoke, although way distorted, memories of genres like Alternative Rock  whereas "Fuck Me Blind" brings forth a classic Hardcore attitude and "Best Days Of Our  Lives" lives up to the promise of thundering DeathRock like nothing else. Brutal, noise-ridden, good.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Sascha Müller - The Dark Side Of The MS-20 [Defenestrated Records]

Going back into time and rewinding things back to year 2007 we're taking a look at Sascha Müller's three track CDr-release "The Dark Side Of The MS-20" today which actually was put on the circuit as a limited to 30 hand-numbered copies only run via the US-based imprint Defenestrated Records which ceased operations in 2010. Providing a menu of three untitled tracks the first, and main, tune of approx. 14 minutes length brings forth an echo-heavy, subaquatic take on electronic experimentation which certainly is made to accompany a heavy, reality warping journey into the land of psychedelic drugs and ghostly entities from the multidimensional outerworld followed by 153 seconds of pure static Noize in form of slighty rhythmic, atmospheric crackles and a 5+ minutes excursion into deep, Ambient-driven bass pulses fused with scientic bleeps and sweeps from a highly retrofuturist future which make this last of the three tunes the most fascinating one out of the triple featured on this collectible mini album for sure. If you're still able to find a copy a decade after its initial release you should grab one.

Dr. NoiseM - Black Noise 02: Suicide [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]

Literally fresh off the cutting table is part two of Dr. NoiseM's 'Black Noise'-series, entitled "Black Noise 02: Suicide" which surely caters to the needs of collectors of ultra-limited Noize and HarshNoize releases. With only 10 - sic !!! - hand-cut and hand-numbered releases ever put on the circuit worldwide we see the artist provide two futuristic journeys into a realm of clean and buzzing sci-fi, mid-frequency focusing Noize which, in parts, even seems to cross over into Rhythm Industrial territories without providing a proper beat structure for dark souls to dance to and at times even provides score'esque qualities due to its dark and haunted atmosphere. Harsh, rare and heavy!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

DJ Taye - Trippin' (Official Video)

Juke meets HipHop. Next level shit. Full support. Fo' real.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Various Artists - Children Of Harsh [Gerpfast Raw Tape Division]

Albeit already being released in April 2k17 this massive Noize overkill cassette tape was handed over to us only a few days ago. Put on the circuit by the Indonesian underground imprint known as Gerpfast Raw Tape Division as a hand-numbered edition of only 25 copies worldwide this heavy and hard to get by compilation features a a total of 50 - sic!!! - artists of which the majority hails from Indonesia like Theo Nugraha, Grintabachan, Rhinoplex Vigil and many more but also sees contributions from places like Germany, Australia, United Kingdom, Siberia / Russia, United States, Italy and other countries, with each and every artist providing a Noize / HarshNoize outburst of approximately one minute length to this album. This said, it's surely impossible to review every single track in detail but if you're a fan of the genre and insane sonic ultraviolence as well as a collector of underground tape releases this one will cater to your needs for sure, serving an international dish of Noize created by the likes of Dr. NoiseM, A Raja's Mesh Men, Ghost Skull, Harsh Noise Movement, I Eternal and numerous other ambassadors of audible warfare.

Tape artwork on Instagram!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Various Artists - Diggin In The Carts: A Collection Of Pioneering Japanese Video Game Music [Hyperdub]

Coming up on vinyl via Hyperdub on February 16th, 2k18 is "Diggin In The Carts: A Collection Of Pioneering Japanese Video Game Music", a musical follow up and compilation inspired by the Red Bull Music Academy documentary of the same name. Featuring a large bunch of a total 34 tracks curated by both "Diggin In The Carts" writer Nick Dwyer and Hyperdub head honcho Kode9 we're taken deep into a fascinating and unfamiliar world of early electronic music that was to be heard via entertainment systems like Famicom, Super Famicom, MSXturboR and other consoles or home computer devices popular in Japan throughout the 80s and early 90s. With too many 8bit and 16bit hits on here to review them all in detail our recommendations come down to Konami Kukeiha Club's epic "Opening" taken off 'Cosmic Wars' which is an epic, tension building hit in its own right, fusing both Grime'esque elements and Miami Vice-influences in less than 70 seconds, the deep, melancholic beauty of Manabu Saito's "Telepathy" taken off 'Chatty', the highspeed overdrive sequences of "BGM 3", a Konami Kukeiha Club contribution to 'Motocross Maniacs' or the epic Synth drama provided by Tadahiro Nitta's "An-Un 'Ominous Clouds' - Xak II" as well as the buzzing melodic energy catered by Hiroto Saitou's "Main Stage BGM 1" off of 'Time Cruise II' or the Cold Wave-reminiscing structures of Tadahiro Nitta's "Metal Area" which is featured in 'Illusion City' just to name a few. Highly recommended, this - not only to video game collectors and their affiliated friends.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Manga St. Hilaire - Pen Game 2 Freestyle

Another classy contribution to the Grime freestyle game. We're in!

Sascha Müller - 8k Techno Vol.3 [Sascha Müller Music]

Coming in via Sascha Müller Music these days is the December-released third sequel of the artists "8k Techno" series which, once again, caters two LoBit Techno tracks on floppy disk - this time put out as a limited and hand-numbered edition of only 17 copies worldwide. Whilst "No10_A3" weighs in a heavy, lo-fi pump alongside eerie, ecstatic modulations and an overall spookyness of sorts we see "Ready For It (Drum Version)" rolling on a harder tip, bringing forth more of a dark'ish, alienated MonoAcid-attitude for all lovers of proper 8bit music. Music as underground as underground can be!

Floppy artwork on Instagram!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

3CloneB - True War EP [Psychocandies 063]

Coming up on the Psychocandies label on January 25th, 2k18 is 3CloneB's newest three track single named "True War EP" which sees the producer coming up with the opener "Kanbarra", a bubbly take on melodic, spiralling Acid accompanied by soft, ever moving pads to create a great, Trance-inducing vibe. The second one on here is "Katapult", an uplifting take on floating AcidTrance for all hardcore positive ravers whilst the concluding "On Range" is bringing on bouncy, happy and playful AcidTechno with a hypnotic, yet uptempo Intelligent Techno twist for advanced underground nightclubs. This last one should be on heavy rotation for years for a reason.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Sextile - Albeit Living [Felte 044 Promo]

Released via the Felte-imprint somewhen throughout 2k17 is "Albeit  Living", the sophomore album created by Sextile who've already been featured on these pages with their killer track "Ripped" a few weeks prior to this post. Opening their new ten track journey with "One Of These" we're directly drawn into a heaving mass of Wave and Goth fanatics getting off to the harsh, highly energetic vibe of the tune whereas "Who Killed Six" brings more of a distorted Garage Rock meets PostPunk feel to the table with its anthemic, scream-a-long attitude before "Floored" is an echo-heavy, dark'ish effort sporting raw flogging snares and a screaming, horror'esque athmosphere which is reminiscent of Tropic Of Cancer's uber-hit "Be Brave" and "Mental" serves a Punk-influenced mental mayhem with harsh, aggressive sounds smashing everything into bits within seconds."Sterilized" keeps up with the dancefloor friendly, uptempo vibe for the punk'esque creatures of the night, the stop-and-go vibe of "Das Cat" might also be appreciated by an Indie-loving audience, "Situations" explores more Wave-heavy territories, "Crisis" seems to be the albums most accessible and therefore hit single-like song albeit being heavily distorted and wall-of-sound infused whilst the final cut "AVC" is based on marching drum machines and a cold electronic vibe paying homage to NuBeat, Industrial and Acid for the darkest hours on the dancefloor. Proper interesting stuff, this.

Monday, January 08, 2018

baze.djunkiii Charts 01/2018

01. B12 - Electro-Soma [Warp Records]
There's not many words to describe this classic. One of the most important Ambient / IDM / Intelligent Techno albums of all time, dating back to 1993 and part of the legendary "Artificial Intelligence"-series, is now back on the circuit, remastered and about to amaze and awe a new generation of electronic music lovers as well as those who missed out on this masterpiece when it was originally released. Essential!

02. DJ Bwin - Trinity [Hundert 002]
The second release on the German Hundert-imprint which made it into my box for its A-side track "Herodot" only - a great piece of slo-mo Future Jungle for heaving bass music, and especially UK Garage, floors featuring a hypnotic, minimalistic main motif and well familiar vocals samples for all the real bass headz out there whilst the flipside caters to the needs of UK Hardcore / Darkside lovers as well as to those being in love with deepest Detroit Techno for a reason.

03. Leroy & Angela Aux - Grain In Vain [Schamoni Musik]
See review for details...

04. AB 2088 [CPU7-003 Whitelabel]
This mysterious stamped whitelabel 7" caters two deep and masterly crafted pieces of floating, fascinating Electro for advanced Ambient floors and Space Night sessions. Pure minimalism meets pure underground for those in the know. Excellent stuff.

05. Twin Peetz - As We Do (Vinyl Version) / Sascha Müller - Terre De Dub 1 [Sascha Müller Music]
See review for details...

06. O3 - Trashumanica [Sofa Music]
See review for details...

07. Sugai Ken - UkabaUmorezU [RVNG Intl.]
See review for details...

08. Marco Resmann feat. Deep Aztec & Black Soda - Babylon Side [Watergate Records 044]
See review for details...

09. Round Two - New Day [Main Street Records]
Classic tune is classic. Another great fusion of proper DeepHouse, soulful GarageHouse vocals and elements of DubTechno amalgamated by the Basic Channel / Hardwax camp over 20 years ago to a timeless effect. Still good and finally in the box.

10. Null + Void - Cryosleep [HFN Music]
The debut album by the Brooklyn-based Swissman Kurt Uenala a.k.a. Null + Void, formerly known as Kap10Kurt and widely recognized as long time collaborator with Depeche Mode, serves a nice range of ten tracks, covering quite a variety of styles from ethereal SynthPop to clean and classy Electro and highly dramatic, partly even score'esque bits like the stunning instrumental workout "Come To Me" which, to us and alongside the eerie and epic vocal anthem "Hands Bound", is one of the most outstanding tunes on this longplay piece which also features bits of masterly crafted Ambient / (Neo)Cosmic alongside more uptempo-flavored tunes. For namedropping reasons one can look forward to hear the likes of Dave Gahan, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Big Pink and Shannon Funchess contributing to this album as well.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Repeat Eater - 1-2-3-4

A massive underground banger for all illegal warehouse raves out there.

Friday, January 05, 2018

12.01.2018 baze.djunkiii guest set @ 90s Rave Radio / Ems-Vechte-Welle 99.3FM

Transmission starts @ 11 p.m. GMT+1

Terrestrial transmission on frequency 99.3FM in and around the Emsland-region of Germany.

Click here for internet stream!

Sascha Müller [Super Six Records Extra 060]

Fresh from the vaults of the man known as Sascha Müller is his latest album on Supersix Records which caters another set of twelve new tracks, starting with "Metabolism", a raw and slightly oldskool'ish piece of sawtooth Techno sporting heavy drum dynamics and a bubbling, slightly trancey Acid line which fall together as giving the track a feel oftentimes evoked by early Italian productions in the first half of the 90s. The next up is "My Definition" which comes down to a deep, thrilling and tool'ish bit of primetime focused Detroit Techno weighing in an ecstatic, soft and beautiful stab sequence whilst "Nervensystem" perfectly captures the sound of rolling, psychedelia-infused Trance for late 2017 and "No Drugs" brings on banging HardTechno to the table again, a style that went way underground throughout the recent decade or so, a theme continued by the hammering "Operation Hanoi" on a way more brutal and heavily distorted tip which is catering some hard as fuck military style snare rolls for off their feet ravers. With "REM" we don't get no sleep either whilst drifting along multilayered waves of hypnotic Intelligent Techno, the "Revenge Of The Computer Gods" is getting back into war-themed, forward marching HardTechno territories with a bit of a gooey, acidic side dish, "Rock The Beat" comes on hard, banging, yet clean and with a more Rave oriented twist, hyper ecstatic synth melody and a DarkRave / Gabber-resembling overall feel before "Rocksonic" gets more tribal'esque, playful and percussive in terms of dry, hypnotizing and razor sharp Tech vibes and a classy mid 90s feel. With "Schalldruck" things slow down a little for small, strobe-lit illegal Techno-driven basement workouts that go on for days before adding a sweet'n'cheesy motif that surely adds an unexpected angle to the tunes course, "Schaltkreis" explores frolicking AcidTechno territories to a well spiralling effect and the the final cut "Schatten" is on an experimental, multi-layered percussion tip for all those being into raw, unprocessed anti-grooves and a dark, primetime Techno excess for a reason.

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Gregg Kowalsky - L'Orange L'Orange [Mexican Summer]

Released via Mexican Summer in mid-November, 2k17 is "L'Orange L'Orange", the first full on solo album created by the American composer Gregg Kowalsky in about eight years. With the Ambient and (Neo)Cosmic-resembling opener "L'Ambience L'Orange" which has already been featured on these pages Kowalsky leads us into a sonic world he describes as his most uplifting and blissful work up to this very date, a carefully crafted ode to the orange sun shining brightly over states like Florida or the city of Los Angeles to which the artist relocated a while ago. Perfectly matching the warm, organic tone of the albums artwork tracks like "Tuned To Monochrome" with its playful yet beatlessly floating rhythm signatures resemble the lazy, time-perception bending feel of hot summer afternoons under a bright blue sky and a burning sun, the "Tonal Bath For Bubbles" weighs in a slightly improvised Ambient feel whilst being transmitted to this world from another dimension and "Pattern Haze" combines deep, static Ambient with a decent, yet present foundation of Clicks'n'Cuts before the "Ritual Del Croix" provides more of a misty overall vibe incorporating all sorts of fascinating noises from afar whereas the final cut "Blind Contour Drawing For Piano" takes a different turn and combines the warm orange feel of this theme-based album with beautiful Piano Ambient improvisations. Defo one for die-heart fans of the genre... and classy lounge music for your favorite high end cafe.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Visible Cloaks - Keys (Official Video)

Another beautiful journey into hyperdigital realms, guided by Visible Cloaks and their team of motion graphic designers.

Monday, January 01, 2018

Frisco - Yeah (Freestyle)

Frisco delivers pure fire on a Lewi B production here. Madness.