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Ambient Review

Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Geradewohl

German electronic music pioneer Hans-Joachim Roedelius has an interesting history. Born in 1934 he was an unwilling member of the Hitler Youth (membership was compulsory for boys over ten) and was a child actor in Nazi propaganda films. After the war, finding himself trapped on the eastern side of the Berlin Wall, he was imprisoned for two years following an unsuccessful attempt to cross to the west. Eventually, he managed to escape into West Berlin and formed the Zodiak Free Arts Lab with Conrad Schnirtzler.

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Acid Review Techno

Fear-E – Grey Skies In A Dear Green Place

Dark Entries – Release: 28th February 2020

Previously known for releases on Dixon Avenue Basement Jams and Super Rhythm Trax, Glasgow based Fear-E makes his debut for the prolific and quality label Dark Entries. Expect six tracks of solid grooves for the floor.

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Audio Premiere

PREMIERE: Arsonist Recorder – React

Specimen Records give us an exclusive full track preview from their upcoming SPECTRO-017 EP.

Hailing from Belgium, Arsonist Recorder – who has previously released on his own ZaarteKracht imprint – takes the label strongly into electro territory, after a series of more four to the floor type releases.

If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the vinyl on Bandcamp.

Spectro-017 releases on February 28th on Specimen Records.

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Audio Mix

Electro Essentials – February 2020

This month’s hottest electro new releases expertly curated and blended by our own electro and techno aficionado Jeran Portis. Highlights include selections from the hardest working man in the electro business right now, Assembler Code and Paris The Black Fu appearing in collaborations with The Exaltics, and Luxus Varta as Techmarine Bottom Feeders.

Tracklist:

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Electro Review

Carl Finlow – Descent

Craigie Knowes – Release: 2nd March 2020

More masterfully deep electro musicality marks Carl Finlow‘s third release on the mighty Craigie Knowes. The same spacey timelessness that was to be found on previous releases can be found here. Expect some hi-tech soul of the highest order.

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Electro Review

The Exaltics & Paris The Black Fu – We Exist

Solar One Music – Release: 24th February 2020

On a planet destroyed by an environmental apocalypse, mysterious figures scour the landscape searching for the souls of the last remaining survivors.

Dark dystopian electro with a sci-fi comic storyline. Masters of the genre, The Exaltics, team up with Mack Goudy Jr. a.k.a. Paris The Black FU from the mighty Detroit Grand Puhbas and Techmarine Bottom Feeders.

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Industrial Minimal Wave Review

Crash Course In Science – Jump Over Barrels

Some classic tracks almost don’t see the light of day. This track was recorded in 1981 but wasn’t released until 2009. To modern ears, sounding like a crazy Donkey Kong arcade bass over a raw jacking house beat, Video Crash mixed with industrial rock. But who was Carol?

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Electro Review

Assembler Code – Write Pulse EP

Cultivated Electronics – Release: vinyl out now, digital TBC

Super fast and super funky electro of the type we just can’t get enough of.

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Electro Review

Om Unit – Submerged

Submerged – Release: January 31st 2020

Posted because of the first track “Patterning”, an interesting hybrid of 160 breaks, Sheffield bleeps and an electro bassline straight out of the Aux 88 playbook.

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Electro Review

Ara-u – Black Hole EP

No Static / Automatic – Release: 28th February 2020

Title track “Black Hole” is the one for us. A steady paced slow-building sci-fi electro transmission with a spiraling synth line like you’re on the edge of a black hole.