out now: Sinessence – Thrillseeker [Calyx Records]

Artist:
Sinessence

Title:
Thrillseeker

Label:
Calyx Records

Cat#:
CR033

Release Date:
09. April 2010

Format:
CD & digital

Tracklist:
01. Between
02. It Has Began
03. Sadist
04. White Room
05. We Come And Go
06. The Murmur Of The Wind
07. Vacuum Silence (Club Mix)
08. Become One
09. Thrillseeker (Recherche)
10. Cut
11. Hero
12. The Cursed Center
13. Even
14. Superlative Black
15. Nihilism
16. Rummelsburg

Info :
The band Sinessence that consists of two sound engineers from Berlin, Sten and Ryko, as well as the Paris djane Lili, thrives on the different musical backgrounds of their members.

The band, founded by Sten in 1997, bears some resemblance in sound processing to bands like Mentallo & the Fixer, Skinny Puppy or Front Line Assembly, which comes from Sten’s musical roots. Beside his main band Sinessence, Sten is also involved in other ambient-, industrial- and pop projects, and for a few years he was a member of Terminal Choice.

Ryko comes from the noise/industrial sector and he colours the production style with noise attacks and square-edged melodies. Lili’s heart beats for Front 242 and Oldschool electro/E.B.M. So the band’s own motto arose: “Phat hooks on screaming sounds with noisy flavour”.

Their debut CD “Thrillseeker” is full of powerful beats, careful arranged sounds and a fascinating intricacy. But also the texts are convincing because the willing listener can frequently discover a message – a band which has to tell something. The much variable vocals and versatile vocal lines complete the Sinessence sound perfectly. The sound isn’t obtrusive, but it is smoothly absorbed by the consciousness of the listener. So they achieve something that a lot of releases in this genre are lacking. A self-willed but own sound that will emerge for the patient listener bit by bit and gives hope for a new generation of electro heroes.

As an appetizer for their fulltime album, Sinessence released their digital-only single “Between” in December 2009. It contains exclusive tracks – like the French song “Noir Blanc” or the remixes by Supreme Court and Dismantled. The video of “Between” already got a lot of attention before the single was available. The threesome have played live on several festivals like “Planet Myer Day”, on their own concerts in Germany, Poland and France, and as support for bands like Fixmer/McCarthy, Solar Fake, Haujobb, Sero.Overdose, Painbastard or Rotersand.

But Sinessence didn’t only convince on stage, they also satisfy the scene of their quality by providing their own sound and highly acclaimed remixes. So, in January the long awaited album of the electro legend NITZER EBB was released, including an exclusive Sinessence remix of the song “Once You Say” whose backing vocals were contributed by Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore. But also other acts, such as Solitary Experiments, Mezire, Mechanical Moth or Leather Strip, were impressed by the quality and put a Sinessence remix on their new album release.

Listen:

Buy:
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Websites:
Sinessence
Calyx Records

new MOTE: Submerge – Black Mamba EP (MOTE016)

Artist:
Submerge

Title:
Black Mamba EP

Label:
Mote-Evolver

Cat#:
MOTE016

Release Date:
05. April 2010

Format:
12″ & digital downloads

Tracklist:
01 Black Mamba
02 J-XX

Info :
Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver stands tall amongst its peers as the labels’ consistently high quality output maintains their current run of form. With standout cuts from scene legends Cari Lekebusch and Ortin Cam still fresh in the memory and a stunning EP of ultramodern techno from Finland’s Samuli Kemppi about to drop, the label is pricking up ears with its varied and highly impactful repertoire.

One of the most exciting new techno artists to emerge out of USA in recent times, Submerge (AKA Orlando Solis) has built his reputation on being an eclectic and innovative producer capable of blending all styles of techno to create his signature sound. Currently drawing praise for his recent 2012 EP on his own Impact Mechanics label, Submerge is flying the flag for a new wave of producers bringing fresh energy and ideas in to the techno scene.

Title track Black Mamba leads off the EP with a bang. Bristling with energy and intensity, this is a standout peak-time cut that combines pounding beats, pulsing acid stabs, futuristic phaser effects, chopped up vocals and a riveting breakdown.

On the flip J-XX shows another side of Submerge?s production palette with its steady, building arrangement making for a more linear vibe. Crunchy beats and swirling effects add a feeling of rawness to compliment the tense powerful groove.

Listen:
“Black Mamba”

“J-XX”

Buy:
Juno.co.uk (physical)
Deejay.de (physical)
DJShop.de (physical)

Websites:
Submerge
Mote-Evolver