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IN THE BAG OUR FAVOURITE RELEASES OF THE MOMENT
MARTIN GOODWIN [ORBITANDO] ATMOSPHERIC TECHNO
NOTHING IS REAL [DIFFERENT EXHIBITION] DARK TECHNO
BERKEL [EDIT SELECT] ATMOSPHERIC TECHNO
REPART [KVLTÖ RECORDS] ATMOSPHERIC TECHNO
VARIOUS ARTISTS [INFORMA RECORDS] ATMOSPHERIC TECHNO
LOGIC MOON [ARCHIVES] AMBIENT
ODDITORIUM STRANGE, BIZARRE, AND DAMN INTERESTING
POLYGONIA [BAMBE] EXPERIMENTAL
KORINAMI [SEPHORA [ Ξ ]] BRAINDANCE
KATATONIC SILENTIO [DELSIN RECORDS] BRAINDANCE
GOLDEN RELEASE A SPECIAL MENTION
Have you already played “Magnolia”?
FERGUS SWEETLAND [HAYES]
If we’ve been very touched by the Scottish projects this week (Repart’s + Deepbass remixed), our minds got totally hijacked by the high level of dopeness in the present EP. Experimental but groovy, tense but trippy, with an incredible balance between the dark and light forces, the release plays a hot game of tension. The varied percussions are minimal yet spectacular, with smart vocal implementations, contributing to the high temperature of the music.
Behind the EP is Fergus Sweetland from Melbourne, a “good old DJ”, who is not old, but who has a long experience behind the decks. Founder of Bomphcast, podcast and label, he nourishes an obvious intimate link with the sound, diffused in his numerous gigs. As a producer, he released some humble techno mainly on HAYES. Yet it’s for us his 2021 album “Magnolia“, deep and experimental, which revealed his artistic force, confirmed in “Thank you, brain”. Thank you, Sweetland!
FROM THE VAULT RESURRECTING A DOPE RELEASE FROM THE PAST
NOTE: First, out of gratitude, we surprise the artists who have accepted to be our guest writers from the 44th to the 63rd selection, by sharing what we humbly consider to be their top work.
If you are looking for a more recent work; coming out soon:
Have you already watched this incredible mix by the maestro?
DINO SABATINI [PROLOGUE/OUTIS]
Not sure why, in 2012, Prologue’s owner Tom Bonaty only selected 3 tracks of the album for the vinyl edition (tracks #6, 8 & 9): probably a bug linked to parallel universes. Happily, Sabatini came back on his own label in 2018 with a full-length vinyl version, a fundamental collection piece, as suggested in our recent historical chart.
2012 was such a golden time: imagine that “Voices From the Lake” and “Shaman’s Paths” both came out in that year and revolutionised hypnotic techno, the first one while injecting Japanese nature into the aesthetic, and the second one for writing the codes of downtempo tribal techno. Both albums forever marked the Italian saga, and had in common a talented sound engineer: a certain Neel…
One of our favourite activities in HTC is to badger Sabatini into producing “Shaman’s Paths 2”, but the maestro belongs to the family of “true creators”; “those who build and are followed”, so for the future, we’d better bet more on a new fusion of genres from him than on a come back to 2012. Yet we remain nostalgic about when our dear Italian Shaman, inspired by The Sacred Drums Of Burundi and a Pacific tour, created our all-time favourite album…
Last year, Sabatini honoured our “music recommendation” series with his participation: it was in our 46th selection.