out for a while: Henning Baer – Shatterproof [Manhigh Recordings]

 

Artist:
Henning Baer

 

Title:
Shatterproof

 

Label:
Manhigh Recordings

 

Cat#:
MANHIGH005

 

Release Date:
13th November 2017

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Angel Dust

02.
Bliss

03.
Critical Distance

04.
Magnetic

05.
Never Ending

06.
MIL-STD 461

07.
Code Buster

08.
Drama Sky

09.
All Over

10.
Burning Chrome

11.
Vermillion Red

 

Press Info:
As the head of Grounded Theory and MANHIGH, Henning Baer has since 2009 presented his downcast, experimental interpretation of modern electronic music to wide critical acclaim, establishing his forceful presence on Berlin’s scene with immaculate curatorial skills and equally imposing DJ abilities. His discography so far, concentrated on Adam X’s legendary Sonic Groove imprint and his own K209 and MANHIGH imprints, amongst others, keeps step with his formidable reputation and wide-ranging tastes, moving across the spectrum of hard-edged, aggressively modern techno. With ‘Shatterproof’, his long-germinating debut album for MANHIGH, he offers for the first time his unified vision in extended format, a varied exploration into the outer limits of the genre. At its centre a work of dark minimalism, he sets and maintains the pensive tone on ambient pieces like ‘Angel Dust’, ‘All Over’, and ‘MIL-STD 461’, which foreground the exploratory electronics that maintain their presence throughout. The corroded textures of the sounds, enveloped in decaying reverb, bring life to pieces like ‘Never Ending’ or ‘Bliss’, which sit between rhythmic interludes and the stricter dancefloor material found on the remainder of the album. Once he shifts into techno, he does it unremittingly, from the uptempo fury of ‘Code Buster’ and ‘Burning Chrome’, whose starkness only heighten the tension, to denser pieces like ‘Drama Sky’ or closer ‘Vermillion Red’, where the cavernous impacts of drum hits punch holes through beds of seesawing synthesizers. Shatterproof like its title suggests, Henning Baer’s first album unifies and strengthens the work of an artist whose legacy is already assured.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“All Over”

“Critical Distance”

“Code Buster”

“Vermillion Red”

 

Special:
“Curated by DSH #017”

 

Recommendations:
“Drop Out EP” on Sonic Groove
“Seltene Erden EP” on Sonic Groove
“In Pursuit Of Myself” on Sonic Groove
“Fighting The Dogs” on Manhigh
“Pittsburgh Left” on Manhigh

 

Buy Vinyl:
Man High @ Bandcamp
Deejay
Decks
Hardwax
Juno
HHV
Red Eye Records
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Man High @ Bandcamp
Hardwax
JunoDownload
Beatport Classic
WhatPeoplePlay
DJTunes
iTunes
Googe Play
more soon

 

Booking:
Triangle Agency

 

Websites:
Henning Baer
Manhigh Recordings

 

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