Diametric by ARMEC is nuance-rich and emotional, enter the microworlds of subtle melodies, pads and sci-fi drones that ooze both melancholy and hope, and will appeal to anyone into electro, IDM and techno.
This new vinyl EP shines a light on rising artists, each track providing a unique take on the genre. Sweden’s Veronica Green, known for releases on Crobot, Touched and more, delivers the moody and majestic ‘Deeper’, full of lush mystical melody. Hatch offers ‘Depresse Mode’, with granite-tough beats and freaky frequencies, Dave Flint (of Flint Kids) gives us infectious dancefloor acid, and the great Errorbeauty & Serge Geyzel also break out the 303s for a brooding workout.
Arkada #002 - Under his brand new moniker Autosim, long time UK activist and half of the infamous duo Cultek along with Phil “Sync24” Bolland, Rob Smith (Cultivated Electronics, Scand), takes control of A side. On the flipside, Serge Geyzel, an emerging talent based in Berlin, Germany, counterstrikes with dark “In Between”, a harsh yet tense piece of Electro characterized by Electronica influences, space melodies and a straight to the dancefloor bassline. An efficient slaughter, mental and luminous at the same time. (Credit, Electric Kingdom)
Arkada #001 - Here comes a one-of-a-kind wild tune, hypnotic and inspired at the same time, built up by three Electro renegades early influenced by Punk Rock, classical music, plus lots of early electronics. (Credit, Electric Kingdom)
'Spoke Duster' is a sprightly one, echoing the first wave of British electro and techno progenitors, before the word electronic was used freely, liquid music edging into the conclusion of 'Journey's End,' which completes the journey back into Irdial and b12, when there were few of the current divisions around."
Intersteller Communications Vol. 1 is rooted in electro, but the growth of these roots is somewhat erratic. Electronica is undeniably present, at times some of the more splintered hip-hop sounds of Skam or Prefuse 73 appeared.
Karsten Pflum, mysterious "Nemo Loon" EP still fits well in the playful club-friendliness and "thinking-man electronica" that have become synonyms with Karsten Pflum's discography. The EP take at the dubstep sound, from the staccato beats of the opening epic of "Nemo Loon III" to the acoustic drums of "Nemo Loon I"
Dogcatcher blows Karsten Pflum into space! The EPs is boiled down rhythmically dynamical energetic creativity, with a good sense for matching mesmerizing soundscapes. It is combining extreme ambiences with hard complex rhythm programming and treatment.
STREET LIFE Part 2 is more pure Future Bboy music with punching kick drums, Alien melodies and crunchy glitches for that unmistakable ADJ sound aimed at making you dance while getting in your head simultaneously. ADJ always looks to the future but with nods to his past of 808 electro music.
STREET LIFE Part 1 is pure unadultered Future Bboy music with punching kick drums, dirty acid and characteristic glitches added to the mix for that unmistakable ADJ sound aimed at making you dance while getting in your head simultaneously and ADJ always looks to the future but with nods to his past of 808 electro music.
Slaphead Faun offers poppy melodic lines, psyched drill n' bass, old-school IDM and experimental electronica. It is a timeless dish of old and new tunes, a dish that altogether adds a new flavour to your ears. Poignant and seductive, like shadows in the dark.