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92ND SELECTION – A new one every Monday

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IN THE BAG
OUR FAVOURITE RELEASES OF THE MOMENT


MIRRORLAKE
[SECUENCIAS TEMPORALES]
DEEP TECHNO

AL WOOTTON
[BERCEUSE HEROIQUE]
TRIBAL TECHNO

UNDVELD
[SELF-RELEASED]
GREY AREA

GSSG
[MODERN MINIMAL]
DRONE-ISH TECHNO

FOOK YUE
[INFORMA RECORDS]
ATMOSPHERIC TECHNO

KANGDING RAY
[SPAZIO DISPONIBILE]
PSYCHEDELIC TECHNO

ELECTROMAGICA
YES, A CONTRACTION OF “ELECTRONICA” AND “MAGIC”


ZARA
[ANIMALIA]
ACID ELECTRONICA

MATTIAS EL MANSOURI
[ANIARA RECORDINGS]
MELODIC ELECTRONICA

PHEEK & JOS LOK
[ARCHIPEL MUSIC]
DUB ELECTRONICA

GOLDEN RELEASE
A SPECIAL MENTION


“Alcyone” follows the first release, by label owner Tempo himself:

VARIOUS ARTISTS
[HUBLOT RECORDS]

Lyon in France is an industrial city recognised for its prestigious titles as the “world’s gastronomic capital” and the “European cultural capital.” Additionally, its rich heritage includes being the birthplace of cinema, thanks to the Lumière Brothers, and its thriving rock scene. 

Sure, when joining us, you didn’t sign up for a geography lesson…

However.

“Industrial”, “excellence”, “culturally centred”, “cinematic”, “charismatic”, do you sense the magical vitamins running in the local artists’ veins?

Lyon is home to exceptional projects, including Ultimae, Monochrome, CWR, Lett, Virtual Forest, Rdg tribe, and you may now add Hublot‘s string to the bow, after the release of “Alcyone”, pretty phenomenal. 

It’s simple, the VA is “excellent” in its design, from the production to the mastering, “delicious”, “cinematic with industrial tones”, subtly “charismatic”.

See, ain’t just geographical…

FROM THE VAULT
RESURRECTING A DOPE RELEASE FROM THE PAST


“Porter Ricks” is originally the father in Flipper (1964 TV series)

PR’s last release (2017)

Köner’s last release (2020)

PORTER RICKS
[CHAIN REACTION / TYPE / MILLE PLATEAUX]

From 1996, can you believe it?

Out on Basic Channel’s slightly more experimental sub-label Chain Reaction, “Biokinetics” resulted from a sonic dialogue between awarded ambient composer Thomas Köner and techno sound engineer Andy Mellwig, who, together, form the duo Porter Ricks.

Some of the track titles and the perceptible oceanic pressure evoke the Atlantic slave trade, where dub music emerged, straddling two continental cultures. Outside of its dubby flavour, the album is a perfect illustration of Robert Hood’s definition of minimalism: “It is a creation of rhythm inside a rhythm inside a rhythm, with an effect of trance”. It is also a monument of hypnotic techno, from its flawless balance between serenity and complexity.

“Biokinetics” is considered one of the foundational works of these three aesthetics, alongside Hood’s “Internal Empire” from 1994, Monolake’s “Hong Kong” from 1997, Plastikman’s “Consumed” from 1998, Exos’ “My Home Is Sonic” from 2001 and other essential historical masterpieces.

* Page’s cover picture: Oye Kreuzkoelln in Berlin, a record shop from a member of our community.

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