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out now: Thomas Hessler – Push EP [Index Marcel Fengler]

August 22, 2016
 

Artist:
Thomas Hessler

 

Title:
Push EP

 

Label:
Index Marcel Fengler

 

Cat#:
IMF08

 

Release Date:
26th September 2016

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Push

02)
Rise

03)
Reflections

04)
The Hope

 

Press Info:
Thomas Hessler returns with his second full EP for IMF, with four tracks further establishing the on-the-rise German producer’s talent for sleek, agile techno. EP opener Push is the record’s most intense cut, brimming with a powerful intent that’s barely contained by the track’s dramatic surging synths. It’s followed by Rise, which matches its rhythmic urgency to an escalating melody that teases while it builds towards its cathartic ‘house lights up’ moment. The record’s B1 track, the aptly-titled Reflections, is the EP’s most contemplative, with an unwavering pulse underpinning a subtle rising-and-falling melody that always threatens to burst into technicolour before dipping back into darkness. Finally, EP closer The Hope may be optimistically named yet is conversely the track most likely to incite dancefloor panic, with a drum rhythm that bucks like a rodeo bull, to which your best course of action is to hold on tight and enjoy the ride.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“The Hope”

 

Special:
“Invite’s Choice Podcast 393”

 

Recommendations:
“Perception EP” on Index Marcel Fengler
sampler “Unit EP” with Hessler track on Index Marcel Fengler
“Gravity” by Thomas Hessler
“Outburst” by Thomas Hessler

 

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out now: Marcel Fengler – Kyu EP [Index Marcel Fengler]

June 14, 2016
 

Artist:
Marcel Fengler

 

Title:
Kyu EP

 

Label:
Index Marcel Fengler

 

Cat#:
IMF07

 

Release Date:
July 2016

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracks:
A1.
Kyu

B1.
Shitau

B2.
Zen

 

Press Info (English):
Strength lies in calmness – and vice versa. Marcel Fengler offers three new inspirited and detailed musical pieces that protrude from the club context just as well as cater for your home stereo, picking up on the diverse musical moods defined by his debut album Fokus (Ostgut Ton, 2013) while concentrating on intertwining sound aesthetics.

With “Kyu” laid out on the A-side, this new 12″ starts off with a delicate yet muscular floor-pleaser – its subtle 4/4 rhythm is counteracted by lush claps on 2/4, but the true finesse comes in form of its varying rhythmic details, crisp hi-hats and underlying, subtle melodies, most notably the twirling organ trills, sustained synth pads and alienated shout outs.

“Shitau” on B1 picks up on these introverted and adoring musical moods with more organic bell percussion and swelling synth layers adding a more cinematic touch to the complex rhythm patterns—then pausing for a short dreamy break, gaining speed again before culminating in a grand finale. “Zen” follows up with intimate string arrangements until Fengler varies the tone and tempo with tribalist percussion and a lush kick drum.

This EP is an ideal companion, whether you’re pruning your bonsai or branching out a club set.

Remark NovaFuture Blog: This EP was originnaly set up to be released on Ostgut Ton.

 

Press Info (German):
In der Ruhe liegt die Kraft – und umgekehrt. Marcel Fengler bietet hier drei beseelte und kleinteilige Musikstücke, die im Clubkontext ebenso herausstechen wie auf der heimischen Anlage. Aufgegriffen werden die unterschiedlichen musikalischen Stimmungen, die schon sein Debütalbum Fokus (Ostgut Ton, 2013) ausmachten, wobei sich hier auf ineinandergreifende Klangästhetiken konzentriert wird.

Das über die A-Seite ausgebreitete “Kyu” eröffnet diese 12″ mit einem zarten und doch muskulösen Floor-pleaser – dessen hintergründiger 4/4-Takt von satten Claps auf der 2/4 konterkariert wird. Die wahre Finesse findet sich aber in Form variierender rhythmischer Details, knackigen Hi-hats und darunterliegenden, raffinierten Melodien, am auffälligsten die wirbelnde, trillernde Orgel, die langgezogenen Synth-Pads und die verfremdeten Shout outs.

“Shitau” auf B1 greift diese in sich gekehrte und anrührende musikalische Stimmung mit organischer Glockenperkussion auf, die anschwellenden Synth-Layers verleihen dem komplexen rhythmischen Muster eine cineastische Anmutung – dann Pause für ein kurzes, träumerisches Break, nur um wieder Fahrt aufzunehmen und im großen Finale zu gipfeln. “Zen” folgt darauf mit intimen Streicherarrangements, wobei Fengler hier Ton und Tempo zugunsten tribalistischer Perkussion und einer üppigen Kickdrum variiert.

Diese EP ist ein idealer Begleiter, zum beschneiden eines Bonsai ebenso wie zum ausbreiten eines Club-Sets.

Anmerkung NovaFuture Blog: Diese EP sollte ursprünglich auf Ostgut Ton erscheinen.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Kyu”

 

Special:
“Dekmantel Podcast 074”

 

Recommendations:
album “Fokus” on Ostgut Ton
EP “Sphinx” on IMF
EP “Thwack” on Mote-Evolver

 

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Booking:
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Websites:
Marcel Fengler
Ostgut Ton

 

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out now: Zenker Brothers – Pollioni [Index Marcel Fengler]

May 28, 2015
 

Artist:
Zenker Brothers

 

Title:
Pollioni

 

Label:
Index Marcel Fengler

 

Cat#:
IMF06

 

Release Date:
June 2015

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1
Night Hustler

A2
Bias

B1
Karma Lounge
[feat. Philipp von Bergmann]

B2
Neunkeu

 

Press Info:
Munich’s Zenker Brothers arrive on Index Marcel Fengler for the first time with Pollioni, a four-track EP that captures the unique style that has brought the duo acclaim over a string of releases for Tresor and their own Ilian Tape label since they combined their considerable production talents as a dual force in dextrous, charismatic techno.

Each of Pollioni’s tracks eschew the standard four-four in favour of insistent beat patterns that service a maelstrom of rave era-indebted synths and tumescent basslines, working themselves into grooves with their own personality and once again showing the Zenker ability to forge techno that rises above the standard DJ tool style into something more characterful and lasting.

‘Night Hustler’ opens the A-side with a swinging, low-end-heavy groove that opens up for a sinister melody in the its second half. It’s followed by ‘Bias’, which builds rolling tribalistic drums around a slowly rising degraded synth line. B1 ‘Karma Lounge’ mines similar territory in the duo’s collaboration with Ilian Tape colleague Philipp Von Bergmann, before ‘Neunkeu’ closes the EP by establishing its place in the continuum with its hardcore stabs and a sci-fi acid backbone.

 

Listen:

 

Special:
“Resident Advisor Podcast 348”

 

Recommendations:
IMF04 w/ Marcel Fengler, VRIL, Thomas Hessler & Echoplex
IMF01 by Marcel Fengler himself
IMF02 by Echoplex
IMF05 by Somewhen

 

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out now: Somewhen – Dain EP [Index Marcel Fengler]

March 19, 2015
 

Artist:
Somewhen

 

Title:
Dain EP

 

Label:
Index Marcel Fengler

 

Cat#:
IMF05

 

Release Date:
30th April 2015

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A
Dain

B1
Aula

B2
XJ

 

Press Info:
Index Marcel Fengler unearths another Berlin-forged gem with a debut release for Somewhen. Following an impressive pair of EPs on his own Sana imprint, label boss Marcel Fengler was quick to invite the newcomer to the IMF family. Following a pair of head turning performances on line-ups alongside Fengler at his Berghain home, the time has come for IMF 05 to bring Somewhen’s talents to wider attention

A-side cut ‘Dain’ is a stripped down techno trip engineered for dancefloors at dawn: a siren call to the club’s most battle hardened heads, its subtle machinations will prove deadly in the right DJ’s hands. Over on the B-side, ‘Aula’ is the EP’s more unpredictable beast, its rougher rave edges rounded off by a rich bass synth and enigmatic vox pads that give the track an unsettling air as it nears its conclusion. XJ closes the EP with an insistent slice of acid with Somewhen’s own playful modern twist.

 

Listen:

 

Special:
“Invite’s Choice Podcast 219”

 

Recommendations:
IMF04 w/ Marcel Fengler, VRIL, Thomas Hessler & Echoplex
IMF01 by Marcel Fengler himself
IMF02 by Echoplex

 

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Websites:
Somewhen
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out now: Various – Unit EP [Index Marcel Fengler]

October 30, 2014
 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Unit EP

 

Label:
Index Marcel Fengler

 

Cat#:
IMF04

 

Release Date:
November 2014 19th January 2015

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1)
Marcel Fengler
Scion

A2)
Thomas Hessler
The Escaper

B1)
Echoplex
The Relapse

B2)
VRIL
Thronwagen

 

Press Info:
The Index expands into its fourth chapter with a rich collection of tracks from key label artists Marcel Fengler, Thomas Hessler, Echoplex and VRIL.

Label co-ordinator Marcel Fengler drops ’Scion’ on the A1, a non-typical, deeper House-influenced jam with a floating, mind-melting soft-focus. Abstract, crafty Techno meets classic Sunday-afternoon vibes in this unique offering.

After his wonderful 4-tracker on IMF003 promising talent Thomas Hessler continues his run with the melodic and stark journey track, ‘The Escaper’. What is initially shrouded in mystery and melancholy soon opens up into a funky, US vs. UK-styled workout, snapping snares and reduced percussion driving the meandering synth theme.

Echoplex, who graced IMF002, also returns with a suitably trippy and percussive number, entitled ‘The Relapse’. Building into a bleepy, freaky, acidic killer, complete with some cleverly deployed rave-vocal samples, filtering in and out of the fluffy aesthetic, the long-serving Polish master is still on top form.

Going for impact and stand-out sound design, VRIL offers ‘Thronwagen’ – a mesmerising arrangement of synth layers, classic Techno stabs and overlapping themes. Already well-known for his powerful drums and bottom end control, this more musical piece goes a long way to showcase some of the German producer’s many other talents.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
Thomas Hessler – “The Escaper”

Marcel Fengler – “Scion”

 

Videos:
Vril – “Thronwagen”

Echoplex – “The Relapse”

Thomas Hessler – “The Escaper”

Videos created by the29nov films.

 

Specials:
Marcel Fengler – “Invite’s Choice Podcast 200”

Thomas Hessler – “NovaFuture Blog Mix February 2013”

Echoplex – “Live @ Berghain Club 2011”

VRIL – “Live at Stattbad Wedding 2014”

 

Recommendations:
“Perception EP” by Thomas Hessler
“Sphinx EP” by Marcel Fengler
“The Soft Reaction EP” by Echoplex
vinyl “Berghain [05]” incl. Vril track

 

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Websites:
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