Ground Fault Interrupt Vol 2
31st May 2016
2×12″ & digital
Azul & Oro
Antonio De Angelis
Back for the second volume of “Ground-Fault-Interrupt”, a compilation series launched last year by the London based imprint inaugurated by Michael Wells, which has developed into a respected destination for enthusiasts and hardsteppers alike.
Remaining in a state of evolution, Weekend Circuit continues to celebrate all that’s raucus and right, split across a 2 record release. Returning to the label are Jeff Rushin, PEARL, Developer, Alderaan, and IY, Stanislav Tolkachev, and Antonio De Angelis while Par Grandvik makes his debut. This double vinyl compilation is a mix of pulsating, essential, bottom heavy, and ultimately diverse techno. __
Par Grandvik and Jeff Rushin start sounds off on side A, “The Act” is a dusky concoction of church atmosphere and clean percussion, giving “Graphite” the platform to continue with an abyssal measure of agile percussion.
Side B enters with P.E.A.R.L.’s “Azul & Oro” – an exposed hyper-dash kick drum, chopping between closed and open hi-hats throughout to keep an ever elastic momentum, leaving Developer and “Lost Moments” to follow with this echo immersed, high-casualty workout of pertinent techno articulation.
The 2nd vinyl is just as downreaching and subaqueous as the first, with Alderaan’s “Sequel” immersing you in ambient decadence with an industrial lean. IY’s “Nara” further trips you out with an instinctive feel and likely energy of highs and lows.
The D side is inward techno at its best, reaching out to the ominous and misanthropic of society. “Framing” is a drone of slow pace drive, suitable for only the strongest in techno. “Anomaly” embodies tradition and experimentation. Distinct and abrasive in its energy, this track feels deeply personal and all atmosphere.
This meticulously arranged LP is devoid of convention, manifesting itself beyond planet-sized thinking and highlights the labels ongoing artistic vision.
Pär Grindvik – “@ Bacchanale Festival, 19.09.2015, Montréal”
Jeff Rushin – “Ohm Podcast 37”
P.E.A.R.L. – “Ravage Podcast 007”
Developer – “Invite’s Choice Podcast 251”
Alderaan – “Second Wave Podcast 009”
I/Y – “Blocaus Podcast 23”
Stanislav Tolkachev – “Addicted Podcast #10”
Antonio De Angelis – “Archaic Podcast 101”
Weekend Circuit @ Bandcamp