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out soon: Terence Fixmer – Force EP [Ostgut Ton]

June 21, 2017
 

Artist:
Terence Fixmer

 

Title:
Force EP

 

Label:
Ostgut Ton

 

Cat#:
O-TON 106

 

Release Date:
28th July 2017

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Force

A2.
Sidewalk

B1.
Melting Planets

B2.
Striking Patterns

 

Press Info (English):
Having remixed Depeche Mode and DJ Hell as well as releasing a new Fixmer/McCarthy single with Douglas McCarthy (of Nitzer Ebb), 2017 has already proven to be a productive year for Terence Fixmer. With the new Force EP, the Berghain resident follows up on 2016’s Beneath The Skin EP (O-TON 97), offering four stylistically different but congenial Techno scenarios for club use.

The record’s eponymous track on A1 doesn’t think twice: the initial signal horn starts as sudden as the staggered kick drum rhythm, reoccurring throughout the cut’s 6-minute playtime while sustained and oppressive screams from a synth, extra multifaceted EBM percussion and synth drones add to the overall sombre atmosphere of “Force”. The musical vibe distinctly changes with “Sidewalk” which puts more focus on synth melodies – like its predecessor a Techno cut per se, but with a stronger accent on hypnotic motifs.

On B1 “Melting Planets” emphasises the kick: clocking in slightly slower than the other three tracks – at 122 bpm – the bass drum here sounds extra vivid, ever-present and spot-on, just as if Terence was playing the drum kit sitting right next to you. With additional percussion and swirling melodies “Melting Planets” is a lulling, mesmerizing meditation in Dub Techno. “Striking Patterns” on B2 links to the best moments of Force EP’s A-side, combining bone-dry bass drum hits and distinctive brazen, banging noises, pulsing synths pads and sizzling surface sounds.

 

Press Info (German):
Nach Remixes für Depeche Mode und DJ Hell sowie einer neuen Fixmer/McCarthy-Single mit Douglas McCarthy (von Nitzer Ebb) hat sich 2017 bereits als produktives Jahr für Terence Fixmer erwiesen. Mit der neuen Force EP folgt der Berghain-Resident seiner 2016er Beneath The Skin EP (O-TON 97) und offeriert vier stilistisch verschiedene doch stimmige Techno-Szenarios zum Clubgebrauch.

Das titelgebende Stück dieser Platte auf A1 fackelt nicht lange: das initiale Alarmsignal beginnt so unvermittelt wie der die gesamte 6-minütige Playtime des Stücks prägende, versetzt angeordnete Kick-Drum-Rhythmus. Langgezogene, beklemmende Schreie eines Synths, facettenreiche EBM-Perkussion und Synth-Drones tragen zur insgesamt düsteren Stimmung von „Force“ bei. Der musikalische Vibe ändert sich deutlich mit „Sidewalk“, das stärkeren Fokus auf Synth-Melodien legt – wie „Force“ ein Techno-Stück per se, aber mit deutlich hypnotischeren Motiven.

Auf B1 betont „Melting Planets“ die Kick: langsamer als die drei anderen Stücke – um die 122 BpM – klingt die Bassdrum hier besonders satt, stets präsent und auf den Punkt, als ob Terence das Drumkit direkt neben einem sitzend spielt. Mit weiterer Perkussion und wirbelnden Melodien ist „Melting Planets“ eine lullende, faszinierende Dub Techno- Meditation. „Striking Patterns“ auf B2 knüpft an die besten Momente der Force EP-A-Seite an, knochentrockene Bassdrum-Schläge und markant-metallische, hämmernde Klänge, pulsierende Synthflächen und brutzelnde Oberflächeneffekte kombinierend.

 

Listen:

 

Special:
“Container Podcast [26]”

 

Recommendations:
album “Depth Charged” on CLR
EP “Empire” on Planete Rouge
Remix EP “Aktion Mekanik” on Ostgut Ton
EP “Beneath The Skin” on Ostgut Ton
Fixmer/McCarthy’s EP “Chemicals” on Sonic Groove

 

Buy Vinyl:
Ostgut Ton Shop
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Ostgut Ton @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Booking:
Ostgut Booking

 

Websites:
Terence Fixmer
Ostgut Ton

 
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out for a while: Welt In Scherben – Eisen Im Feuer [Aufnahme + Wiedergabe]

June 16, 2017
 

Artist:
Welt In Scherben

 

Title:
Eisen Im Feuer

 

Label:
Aufnahme + Wiedergabe

 

Cat#:
a+w XVIII

 

Release Date:
May 2017

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Hexenjagd

02.
Eisen Im Feuer

03.
Leichentanz

04.
Herzschlag

 

Info:
“Thomas P. Heckmann Musikprodukt”

 

Listen:

 

Special:
Thomas P. Heckmann – “at Unpolished 2017”

 

Recommendations:
EP “Body Architect” by Blush Response on A+W
EP “Cutpurse” by Codex Empire on A+W
EP “Rimorsum” by Melania on A+W
EP “Dahinter Das Gesicht” by Schwefelgelb on A+W

 

Buy Vinyl:4
Aufnahme+Wiedergabe Shop
Deejay
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Aufnahme+Wiedergabe @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
THomas P Heckmann
Aufnahme + Wiedergabe

 
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out now: Melania. – Rimorsum EP [Aufnahme+Wiedergabe]

May 15, 2017
 

Artist:
Melania.

 

Title:
Rimorsum EP

 

Label:
Aufnahme + Wiedergabe

 

Cat#:
a+w XVIII

 

Release Date:
May 2017

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
01.
Confirmatio

02.
Confirmatio
(Codex Empire Remix)

03.
Confirmatio
(Katran Remix)

04.
Evolutio
(Rich Oddie Remix)

 

Tracklist Digital:
01.
Confirmatio

02.
Confirmatio
(Codex Empire Remix)

03.
Confirmatio
(Katran Remix)

04.
Evolutio
(Rich Oddie Remix)

05.
Evolutio

06.
Almega

 

Info:

 

Listen:

 

Special:
“@ Rituals x Sucide Circus (08/09/2016)”

 

Recommendations:
EP “Body Architect” by Blush Response on A+W
EP “Cutpurse” by Codex Empire on A+W

 

Buy Vinyl:4
Aufnahme+Wiedergabe Shop
Deejay
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Aufnahme+Wiedergabe @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
Melania.
Aufnahme + Wiedergabe

 
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out now: Black Asteroid feat. Zola Jesus – Howl [Last Gang Records]

May 10, 2017
 

Artist:
Black Asteroid feat. Zola Jesus

 

Title:
Howl

 

Label:
Last Gang Records

 

Cat#:
PITCHBLACK001

 

Release Date:
14th April 2017

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
A1)
Howl

 

Press Info:
Bryan Black – the techno producer who cut his teeth as a sound designer and keyboard tech for Prince at Paisley Park Studios and who formed one half of acclaimed duo MOTOR – shares today “Howl” featuring Zola Jesus. This is the first taste of what is to come from “Thrust”, his forthcoming album as Black Asteroid, due this summer on Last Gang Records.

“Howl” is accompanied by a video directed by Sebastian Mlynarski, who says he wanted it “to be minimal and to feel like one vast landscape. I wanted the aerial footage of Iceland to mirror Zola’s face and to allow her gestures and motions to read topographically. I want the viewer to experience Zola as just another component of nature and not in any way a separate entity from it. We make up the landscape while alive and literally become one with it when we die.”

More About Black Asteroid:
While working for Prince, Black proceeded to create his own music- some of the most alien techno records released on labels such as Mute and Kompakt. These records caught the ear of Martin Gore from Depeche Mode. Soon after, Black was on tour with Depeche Mode with his band MOTOR, and recording songs with Martin Gore at his home in Santa Barbara.

In 2011 after years of recording and touring with MOTOR, Bryan wrote “Engine 1” to start a new chapter- returning to his techno roots in the boldest possible way. Black asteroid set about making techno from a new perspective, in a traditional song structure format. The first EP “Engine” was quickly signed to CLR records, became an instant hit, and was a precursor to what soon became known as industrial techno.

The fashion designer RICK OWENS picked up on what was happening, and used black’s music for his runway shows in Paris. The two quickly became friends and collaborators. Their next collaboration comes in the form of the debut album from Black Asteroid, coming in 2017 on Last Gang records.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Video:
“Howl”

Video created by Sebastian Mlynarski

 

Specials:
Black Asteroid – “Pitch Black Mix 003”

 

Recommendations:
“Black Acid EP” on Electric Deluxe
“Soothe My Soul” by Depeche Mode incl. BA Remix
“Grind EP” on CLR
Black Asteroid’s EP “Black Moon” on Pitch Black

 

Buy Digital:
iTunes
Google
7Digitial
Amazon

 

Booking:
Dynamix DJs for Black Asteroid

 

Websites:
Black Asteroid
Zola Jesus
Pitch Black

 

© Photo of Black Asteroid By created by Matthew Reeves
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[Video]: Goldfrapp – Systemagic [Mute]

April 25, 2017
 

Artist:
Goldfrapp

 

Title:
Systemagic

 

Label:
Mute

 

Related Release:
album “Silver Eye”

 

Websites:
Goldfrapp
Goldfrapp (German)
Goldfrapp @ Facebook
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 

Video: