out for a while: Ellen Allien – Alientronic [BPitch Control]

 

Artist:
Ellen Allien

 

Title:
Alientronic

 

Label:
BPitch Control

 

Cat#:
BPX001

 

Release Date:
17th May 2019

 

Format:
CD, vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Empathy

02.
MDMA

03.
Bowie In Harmony

04.
Love Distortion

05.
Electronic Joy

06.
Exit To Humanity

07.
Free Society

08.
Stimulation

 

Press Info:
From beyond our universe, the Alientronic invasion arrives on Planet Earth

One of the great ambassadors of Berlin techno, Ellen Allien presents her brand new album ‘Alientronic’. This is a body of work rooted in the city where it was recorded, Ellen’s home and the place where she discovered techno sparking a love a air that will burn for infinity.

‘Alientronic’ was recorded during the cold winter months in Berlin at the end of 2018, a time when creativity hits a peak in the city. Sub-zero temperatures and dark nights keep the artists locked away indoors, finding time and space to journey inwards and tap into the deepest recesses of their creative energy.

The album represents an artist who is brimming with ideas, years of experience breathe life into Ellen’s work – it’s re ned, yet liberated, informed by the past but very much looking to the future. Ellen disseminates classic techno and acid tropes through her visionary lens, vocals are looped and warped, tough beats slam down as stirring pads coax us into an emotive realm and we’re privy to a spellbinding other world full of mysterious exotic allure.

Is it a hallucination or are the electroterrestrials already here among us?

 

Listen:

 

Videos:
“Bowie In Harmony”

“Love Distortion”

 

Special:
“Crack Mix 255”

 

Related Release:
EP “Alientronic (Remixes)”

 

Recommendations:
Boston 168’s EP “Drops In Heaven” on Bpitch Control
Boston 168’s EP “909 Therapy” on Attic Music

 

Buy CD:
WOM
Bleep
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Bpitch Shop
Ellen Allien @ Bandcamp
Deejay
HHV
Juno Records
Decks
Rough Trade
Hardwax
Phonica Records
WOM
Bleep
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Ellen Allien @ Bandcamp
Beatport
Traxsource
JunoDownload
Hardwax
more soon

 

Booking:
BPitch

 

Websites:
Ellen Allien
BPitch Control

 

© Photo By Marie Staggat

out for a while: Cassegrain – Addax EP [Warm Up Recordings]

 

Artist:
Cassegrain

 

Title:
Addax EP

 

Label:
Warm Up Recordings

 

Cat#:
WU55

 

Release Date:
22nd February 2019

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Addax

A2.
Markhor

B1.
Nubian Ibex

B2.
Arabian Oryx

 

Press Info:
Cassegrain are in the house. With this four tracker, they make techno with a signature that sets them apart from the rest and we are really glad to have them onboard.

Addax opens fire with a textured fast groove, with delayed filtered hits over a relentless continuous rhythm. Intensity grows until the drums disappear shortly to come back in full force in the closing minutes. A dance-floor destroyer for peak time moments.

Markhor starts with processed beats that are soon followed by analogue percussive hits creating an hypnotic mood. More layers of synths are added to the main groove electrifying the feeling and making an alien exercise of modern techno.

Nubian Ibex keeps the pace fast and focused on the floor. A similar recipe here, continuous grooves, synthesized bleeps and an intelligent arrangement. Noises and abstract textures share lines with sharp hi-hats and percussion all with a characteristic sound, not from a standard sound palette.

Arabian Oryx closes the EP, slowing down things slightly, approaching liquid dub soundscapes but with the tension that Cassegrain always manage to bring to their productions.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Specials:
“R-Imprint Podcast 050”

 

Recommendations:
sampler “Wiring Harness” w/ Cassegrain track on Voltage
Border One’s EP “Restive” w/ Cassegrain remix on Escapism
Magna Pia’s “Daiauna” on Feral Note

 

Buy Vinyl:
Warm Up Recordings @ Bandcamp
Deejay
Decks
Juno
HHV
Red Eye Records
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Warm Up Recordings @ Bandcamp
JunoDownload
Beatport Classic
more soon

 

Booking:
Source Artists

 

Websites:
Cassegrain
Warm Up Recordings

 

© Photo By Yacoub Chakarji

out soon: P. Lopez & Octavio – Corpus EP [Counterchange Recordings]

 

Artist:
P. Lopez & Octavio

 

Title:
Corpus EP

 

Label:
Counterchange Recordings

 

Cat#:
COUNTER012

 

Release Date:
26th July 2019

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Corpus

02.
Vapor

03.
Multimensions

04.
Monoamine

 

Press Info:
I visited beautiful Asunción in Paraguay for just 24 hrs in the summer of 2017. I was invited to play at Sequence club (sadly since shut down) alongside BNJMN and local activist P. Lopez. There I met a handful of dedicated and super-talented producers, spearheading a small but creatively rich techno uprising. P. Lopez and his studio compadre Octavio (LPZ records) are two of the leading forces in the Asunción / South America scene and I’m proud to present this four track EP on Counterchange. Smouldering, heavyweight burners recorded and mixed by two long-serving artists with great skill and passion.

– Ed Davenport, June 2019

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
soon

 

Specials:
P.Lopez – “Upperberry Vibrations”

Octavio – “Work In Progress”

 

Recommendations:
Inland’s EP “2122” on Counterchange Recordings
Inland’s EP “Coriolis” on Counterchange Recordings
Magna Pia’s “Incantations” on Counterchange Recordings
compilation “Co-Ops Vol.2” on Counterchange Recordings
compilation “Co-Ops Vol.1” on Counterchange Recordings

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
P. Lopez & Octavio
Counterchange Recordings @ Resident Advisor