Results tagged “techno”

Intrusion: Intrusion

Echospace’s last vinyl release was Intrusion. Steve Hitchell kindly gave me a preview of an upcoming CD version. According to Hitchell, this is deeply personal material produced in the early nineties but once thought lost. To me, “Intrusion Dub” feels like a step forward, incorporating reggae elements with short bits of horn amidst the usual techno beat and low bass rumbles.
Jul 13, 2008 in Reviews: Dub Techno

Stephen Hitchell

Soultek, cv313, Echospace, and Intrusion.
Jul 8, 2008 in Features

Gas: Nah und Fern

There’s no overstating Cologne artist Wolfgang Voigt’s influence on electronic music. His Mike Ink and Studio 1 releases helped shape minimal techno, while his Gas project laid the groundwork for abstract dub techno. Voigt also launched Profan and is an owner of Kompakt. It’s no wonder his four out-of-print Gas albums have been fetching large sums on the second-hand market.
May 18, 2008 in Reviews: Techno

Claro Intelecto: Warehouse Sessions Vol. 1-5

The fifth and final installment of Claro Intelecto’s long-running series (which is soon to be compiled on CD) is the most modern and minimal record of the bunch.
May 15, 2008 in Reviews: Techno

Deepchord: Vantage Isle Sessions

While I wasn’t blown away by the vinyl release of this a year ago, the CD version has grown on me, especially since it makes great driving music. The other day on an afternoon trip to Albuquerque, I cranked up these mixes, and the combination of road noise and puttering chords was perfect.
May 1, 2008 in Reviews: Dub Techno

VA: Viewpoints Chapter One

This first compilation on Arne Weinberg’s label is a wonderful introduction to overlooked artists crafting techno in the Detroit style.
Apr 23, 2008 in Reviews: Techno

Yard: "Detrit"

Yard takes his fascination with surface noise a step further on this new 12-inch. “Detrit” is a crunchy, crackling techno track with a slow-building melody.
Apr 22, 2008 in Reviews: Techno

VA: Depth Perceptions Vol. 1

Despite the recent glut of dub techno records, it seems I still can’t get enough of the sound. This compilation is the first release on Detroit-area Pronounce Records. Most of the artists are new to me, but they have all perfected the art of crafting deep tracks with reverberating chords and slow, heavy bass.
Apr 17, 2008 in Reviews: Dub Techno

Robert Hood: Fabric 39

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a DJ mix. Robert Hood should need no introduction. He collaborated with Mike Banks and Jeff Mills on the first Underground Resistance and Axis releases, then founded M-Plant in 1994 to focus on minimal techno. Fourteen years later, minimalism is finally mainstream in club-land.
Mar 14, 2008 in Reviews: Techno

Claro Intelecto: Metanarrative

I’ve enjoyed this album often over the past few weeks.
Mar 6, 2008 in Reviews: Techno
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