out now: Lawrence – Timeless [Cocoon]

 

Artist:
Various – mixed by Lawrence

 

Title:
Timeless

 

Label:
Cocoon Recordings

 

Cat#:
CORMIX035

 

Release Date:
19th August 2011

 

Format:
CD & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Lawrence
Floating

02)
Melchior Productions
Zukunft in English

03)
Chez Damier & Stacy Pullen
Forever Monna

04)
Soul Capsule
Overcome

05)
Smallpeople & Rau
Life Aquatic

06)
Schatrax
Overcome

07)
RVDS
Another Track

08)
Morphosis
Silent Screamer

09)
Aril Brikha
On & On

10)
Delano Smith
My Life

11)
Baby Ford & The Ifach Collective
Ambo

12)
Isolée
Thirteen Times An Hour

13)
Pigon
Koto

14)
Mike Dehnert
Beatmatching

15)
Robert Hood
The Realm

16)
Roman Flügel
Brian Le Bon

17)
Plaid
OI

 

Info :
Being Germany’s Gateway to the World, the port city Hamburg always had a special affinity to America. So, it’s not surprising that Peter M. Kersten aka Lawrence has a deep musical and spiritual relation to the Detroit Techno aesthetics for more than ten years now. His label Dial Rec, which he runs together with Carsten Jost, stands more than almost any other European address for the value-conscious cultivation of high-quality melancholy Techno. After seven albums under his producer aliases Lawrence and Sten, Kersten now continues the perfection of his sound vision also as a DJ in a congenial way.

“Timeless” is far away from the dictate of the dogmatic obligation to currentness that DJs have to face nowadays, but celebrates electronic dance music as a timeless sensual component. With instinctive certainty, Kersten covers 16 years of living club history without ever losing the sight of the acoustic ‘here and now’, or even becoming the slightest bit anachronistically nostalgic. Instead, under his sensitive hands, milestones of minimalized Deep House like “Forever Monna” by Chez Damier, Ron Trent and Stacey Pullen (1995) or the 1999 club hit “Overcome” by Thomas Melchior/Baby Ford come together with contemporary and intensive hommages to Detroit Techno like Smallpeople & Rau’s “Life Aquatic”, Delano Smith’s “My Life” or Pigon’s fantastic Dub Tech romance “Beatmatching” from the 10-Years-Anniversary compilation of Dial Rec in a wonderful way. Besides that, the mix features such well-known names like Aril Brikha, Isolée, the Ifach Collective and Robert Hood, before Roman Flügel sets a wistful final chord with “Brian Le Bon”, a track based on Duran Duran’s masterpiece “Save A Prayer”, and Plaid finishes the mix with the crystalline “OI” from their classic album “Not For Threes” (Warp).

Lawrence’s mix literally breathes the serenity of a light-flooded Sunday morning somewhere between a modernist city and a wood glade, and thus gives his global artistic approach a suitable dimension.

 

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Amazon UK (CD)
Amazon US (CD – Import)
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Websites:
Dial
Cocoon Recordings

 

out now: Phil Kieran & Jochem Paap – Workshops Vol. 1 [Electric Deluxe]

Artist:
Phil Kieran & Jochem Paap

Title:
Workshops Vol. 1

Label:
Electric Deluxe

Cat#:
EDLX018

Release Date:
8th September 2011

Format:
Vinyl & digital

Tracklist:
01)
Paint And Chemicals Dept.

02)
Paint And Chemicals Dept.
(Dub)

03)
Wood And Organics Dept.

04)
Wood And Organics Dept.
(Dub)

05)
Paint And Chemicals Dept.
(Bonus Mix)

Track 5 is digital-only bonus.

Info:
“Workshops” is a new experimental series of releases by Phil Kieran and Jochem Paap (aka Speedy J).

The idea behind this project is to explore the recording techniques used in the middle of the 20th century and dating right back to the mid 1950’s. Famous inspirational places like ‘BBC Radiophonic Workshops’ in England and ‘Philips Lab’ in Holland have seen some of the most innovative production techniques, experimenting with the first use of stereo, modular synths, found sounds and reel to reel tapes. The end result was always something space age and promisingly futuristic and still to this day fresh sounding, crisp and exciting.

Phil Kieran and Jochem Paap have decided to use this inspiration to effortlessly accomplish marrying the past, present and future in an innovative mix of old ideas with new. As Phil Kieran explains: “We want to try and create our sound source from a vintage palette, and then take it into something very high tech, we recorded some of these first ideas at Jochem’s studio in Rotterdam. I feel like we are only scratching the surface and I am so excited to really dig deep with this idea”.

The first Issue of ‘Workshops Vol.1 EP’ consist of three flowing tracks with an inimitable organic and atmospheric appeal.

A1: ‘Paint and Chemicals Dept. Dub’ is the most dance floor focused of the bunch. A dense and hypnotic bass drum blended with sublime layers of echoing soundscapes.

B1: ‘Wood and Organic Dept’ starts off with a pendular bass which melts with drippy spaced out sounds to create a blissful audiocity through vintage sounds and time.

B2: ‘Wood and Organic Dept. Dub’ the heavy cousin of B1 which leads back to the dancefloor with its raw industrial frequency build-ups and an uncompromising massive bass drum.

The digital only passengers of ‘Workshops Vol.1 EP’ completes the picture:- Paint and Chemicals dept’ adds a trippy analogue feel to the A-Side. Whereas ‘Paint and Chemicals dept digital bonus’ is the fraternal twin evoking a deeply `Kubrickesque’ atmosphere with its virtuoso sound dispersion.

A perfect start for this promising new collaboration between two wizards of music knowledge who share a vision about pushing music with technology!

Listen:

Unofficial Video:

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WordAndSound (vinyl)
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Websites:
Jochem Paap aka Speedy J
Phil Kieran
Electric Deluxe

out now: Marcel Dettmann – Translation EP [Ostgut Ton]

Artist:
Marcel Dettmann

Title:
Translation EP

Label:
Ostgut Ton

Cat#:
O-TON 52

Release Date:
19th September 2011

Format:
Vinyl & digital

Tracklist:
01)
Barrier

02)
Translation One

03)
Translation Two

04)
Planning

Info:
One of the founding members of the Ostgut Ton family, Marcel Dettmann recorded his debut 12″ for the label alongside Ben Klock with “Dawning” some five years ago. Now after a stringof highly praised releases, his debut album “Dettmann”, and a handful of uncompromising records on his own MDR label, we arrive at this new EP for his home label.

Launching us into the space-race, “Barrier” documents those tense moments of discovery as we reach into new territories. Dettmann’s unique textured sound design sets the scene before diving into “Translation One” – a frantic, quivering and snaking snapshot into the kind of Techno the producer stands for these days. Metallic bass spins sideways, while evermodulating percussion drives forward.

The sinister sci-fi tones of “Translation Two” warble and jive in glorious syncopation as a systematic heavy kick and hat program works the bass frequencies and rhythmic zones. Open and spacious, its meandering theme hangs deliciously between paranoia and positivity.

In “Planning” Dettmann further explores his inclination for intricate, tripping synth patterns. A staggered, wonderfully immersive theme builds from delayed staccato notes in a classic analog sequence, underpinned by rumbling dub bass pressure.

Listen:
@ here

Videos:
“Translation One”

“Planning”

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Hardwax (vinyl)
Juno (vinyl)
deejay.de (vinyl)
decks.de (vinyl)
boomkat.com (vinyl)
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djshop.de (vinyl)
music-head.de (vinyl)
normanrecords.com (vinyl)
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Websites:
Marcel Dettmann
Ostgut Ton