out soon: Monya – Straight Ahead [HANDS]

 

Artist:
Monya

 

Title:
Straight Ahead

 

Label:
HANDS

 

Cat#:
HANDSD281

 

Release Date:
04th September 2019

 

Format:
CD & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Listen

02.
Widerstand ist Pflicht

03.
Nachdenken

04.
Straight Ahead

05.
Schachmatt

06.
Benjamin

07.
Listen
(S.K.E.T. Remix)

08.
Gegen die Wand
[feat. HUREN]

09.
Excursion with Sergej

10.
Search of a Compromise

11.
Outro

 

Press Info:
HANDS welcomes Monya, and we think it is a match made in heaven: Berlin-based producer, remixer, Djane, live act and Corresponding Positions label boss Monya is an inimitably dili- gent and authentic artist, and she‘s not afraid to call her style what it is: Industrial techno. „Straight Ahead“ is her second full length album, the first to be released physically, and it makes best use of the format, a milestone for the genre in its seemingly effortless combina- tion of rhythmic force and sweeping sounds.

Within the global techno scene, Monya is surely known all over, with her career now stret- ching over a decade and a list of supporters, remixers and collaborators including the likes of Perc, Steve Stoll or Ethan Fawkes (to name just a few). And it is especially through her label Corresponding Positions that she pursues her passion for the innovative, the fresh and the outcasts.

that said, „Straight Ahead“ sports an abiding techno aesthetic with a continuous rough edge: What makes you „Listen“ more effectively than a bold mixture of wailing feedback noise and rhythm? Add some sturdy bass, and get a succession of raw and ready bangers: The highly political „Widerstand ist Pflicht“, the paradoxically titled „Nachdenken“ the self-explanatory title track, the earworm „Schachmatt“ and the extra distortion of „Benjamin“.

From there, diversion is granted: Now label mate S.K.E.T. remixes the opener in his recent 90s-flavoured fashion (one may say „rave“ here), and „Gegen die Wand“ features the vocals of David Foster aka Huren, some punk attitude for you! „Excursion with Sergej“ and „Search of a compromise“ appear comparably minimal and more experimental, before the „Outro“ closes the circle, returning to the album‘s noisy beginning.

The sound of „Straight Ahead“ is as timeless as it is cutting-edge, and not trying sound immodest: Straight ahead brilliant.

 

Listen:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Schachmatt”

“Widerstand ist Pficht”

“Nachdenken”

“Benjamin”

“Gegen die Wand” [feat. Huren]

more soon

 

Special:
“Archaic Podcast 242”

 

Recommendations:
Monya’s “Political Revolution EP” on RND. Records
Monya’s “Steine Im Weg EP” on Corresponding Positions
Orphx’ “Pitch Black Mirror” on HANDS | Sonic Groove Records

 

Buy CD:
HANDS @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
HANDS @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
Monya
HANDS

 

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