Uncertain Landscape (Part 2)
12th October 2020
vinyl & digital
Manuel Di Martino
Jamaica Suk’s 17-track, quadruple-volume ‘Uncertain Landscapes’ series continues with its second part, bringing five tracks of uncompromising cutting-edge techno.
NovaMute artist Nicolas Bougaïeff kicks off with the rasping sounds of ‘Nocturne 1’, a tense juggernaut of a track. Sheet metal textures clash up against eerie FX the most throbbing of kick drums, with a twisted, distorted feel to the breakdown.
Keith Carnal’s ‘Infringement’ injects rhythmic bleep patterns into its chattering percussion, creating an almost dubby feel that’s contrasted with an urgent energy. Well-timed filtering adds to the tension.
The warped wiggle of Helrad’s ‘Groove Addicts’ comes next, with intense machine energy filtering up from the depths. A manic cacophony of detuned bleeping creates a heavy, relentless feel over the succinct beat.
Insolate’s ‘Sanchin’ rocks a pulsating bass chug that underpins washed-out textures and synth delays, with rasping metallic sounds washing over the track in the second half while the shuffling percussion keeps ticking away.
Manuel Di Martino channels some classic Detroit vibes in the chattering clap & snare patterns and rolling groove of ‘Runout’. Resonant tones blip, loop and pitch-shift in hip-shaking fashion to give the feel of a classic Jeff Mills set in action.
Full Track Streaming:
Nicolas Bougaïeff – “Nocturne 1”
Insolate – “Sanchin”
Keith Carnal – “Infringement”
Nicolas Bougaïeff – “The Upward Spiral Mix”
Keith Carnal – “@ DRLD Livestream 18-08-2020”
Helrad – “Helrad_Limited_Podcast_001”
Insolate – “Korpus 9 Radio Episode 023”
Manuel Di Martino – “DTMIX198”
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s remix album “Higher Up The Spiral” on Mute
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “The Upward Spiral” on Mute
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “On The Grid EP” on NovaMute
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “Permutation Djinn” on NovaMute
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “Cognitive Resonance” on NovaMute
“Projections” by Nicolas Bougaïeff & Marcus C. Maichel on Denkfabrik
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “Dust (Remixes)” on Mesh
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “Dust” on Mesh
Keith Carnal’s “SEC NDº 003” on SEC NDº
Keith Carnal’s “Retrofit” on SEC NDº
Keith Carnal’s “Enabler EP” on ARTS Records
Insolate’s “Order Is Chaos” on Out Of Place]