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