Thoughtstream is a truly delightful album recorded by St. Petersburg-based duo Dices + AEM, spanning some 11 tracks recorded over the duration of 2015 by the Udacha and Gost Zvuk affiliates. Influences from early sequence-based electronics and vintage space rock abound throughout Thoughtstream, paired up with a diverse rhythmic approach that is quite reminiscent of the Aquarian Foundation album that Going Good put out a few years back.
DJ Dex aka Nomadico has written and produced 10 new unreleased tracks for this double LP 'The Code Switcha'. It features a range of tempos and sonic dynamics; from the slow burns of 'RTD 60' and '909 Soto Street' to the full on energy of 'Machine Learning for Homeboy' and 'HustLA'.
Second time around for B12's superb sophomore set, the dystopian, sci-fi themed "Time Tourist". On its initial release in 1996, the album was marketed as a 22nd century "educational soundtrack" to the "primitive past" (I.E the late 20th century). It's a theme entirely in keeping with the original ethos of Detroit techno, and it's no surprise that the accompanying music offered a typically "Artificial Intelligence"-era slant on the Motor City sound, re-imagining the work of the Belleville three as a killer suite of ambient techno, intelligent techno and dreamy ambient cuts.
The latest release by Musique Pour La Danse is a reissue of a rare and cult record, Super Nova's Planetary Invazion EP. It is part of a 4 EP reissue series of Nate Krafft's music under several aliases (Super Nova, Naquil). Originally released by Infra in 1996, this is an off-kilter EP that should be filed under techno / electro / Detroit but that also goes beyond these categories.
Percussions Pour La Danse was a collaboration between North American born jazz & contemporary-dance instructor Tony Kenneybrew and French musician Jean-Pierre Boistel. Tony, a Washington native who had studied, taught and danced professionally since the age of 12, found himself in France in the late 80’s. It’s here that he linked up with like-minded musician Jean-Pierre; who had recently returned from a 6-month trip to West Africa. A trip that helped refine his craft that begun in the early 70’s.
Is this LIES release of the year? Produced by Born Free's Samo Fosberg in collaboration with Max Stenerudh from Stockholm creative collective Top Nice, Dream Of The Walled City is a conceptual soundtrack for a movie script themed around Kowloon Walled City, the densely structured seven acre plot of land that stood tall for over nearly centuries before getting demolished in 1993.
Crotocosm is an occasional collaboration between Jordan Czamanski (Juju & Jordash) and Willie Burns of WT Records. The tracks on Setting The Scene For An Island Battle were recorded together live in Amsterdam and Brooklyn over the last 21 years and are some of the most experimental pieces that we have heard from either producer yet.
An album born from a state of mind, from the artist’s slow progress toward places he has never seen but used to dream of every night. Eleven tracks instinctively escaping predefined orders yet often digging in the past, trying to recreate History’s missed alchemies and unrecorded beauties.
- Abstract \ Experimental
Techno \ Ambient
Leftfield \ Minimal
Downtempo \ House
Electro \ Industrial
Synth-pop \ Rhythmic Noise
Breaks \ IDM
Modern Classical \ Tribal
New Age \ Dub Techno
Noise \ African
Acid Rock \ Jungle
Jazzdance \ Drum n Bass
Synthwave \ Acid
Swamp Pop \ Drone
Deep Techno \ Sound Collage
Krautrock \ Deep House