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Ambient House Review

DJ Soch – The Power of Poetry

Distant Hawaii – Release: 3rd July

Chic beachwear vibes on this 5-track EP from DJ Soch. Blending ambient pads, 707s and resonating marimba tones to create some classy deep house grooves.

Lobster Theremin · HAWAII022 // DJ Soch – The Power Of Poetry EP

Assuming we will be able to dance outside sometime in the near future, this one will be in our daytime crates.

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Ambient Review Techno

Soviet Space Research Institute (SSRI) – ARPA Spatial Industries Commercial

Line Explorations – Release: 26th June 2020

Dark arpeggiations and occasional splutters of analogue drums, in this conceptual 4-track offering from Soviet Space Research Institute.

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Electro Experimental Review

Datassette – Void Fill Product

Bandcamp: Out Now

16 tracks of pure dopeness from Datassette on this self-released LP via bandcamp.

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Electro Review

Various Artists – Carebot$

Bass Agenda – Release: 15th May 2020

Over 100 artists from the full spectrum of the electro scene have come together thanks to the work of Bass Agenda Records to create a fundraising compilation for the benefit of NHS Charities Together and Médecins Sans Frontières

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Review Techno

JTC – Wells Orbit (Rojava Aragon)

Bopside – Release: 10th April 2020

The paradox of techno music is that it exists in some kind of timeless zone of existence where past, present and future merge into one. A music that was about exploring the future is now entering its fourth decade. Like all explorations of worlds-to-be they often reveal more about the times that they were composed in then a future yet to be.

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Ambient Review

Lee Evans – Aphasic Forest

Human Pitch – Release: May 8th 2020

Lee Evans (not the comedian) provides a glimpse into the microcosmos via the means of modular synthesis, in this delicate collection of generative compositions on Human Pitch records.

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Minimal Wave Review

Antenna – Alejandro / Wuthering

Perhaps Kate Bush and Lady Gaga cover versions may be unexpected on the pages of Flatland Frequencies but our long time favourite Antenna has done an excellent job with these reimaginings. Trademark crunchy lo-fi 909 beats fuse with crystal cold digital chords making an irresistible package that sits somewhere on the intersection of coldwave, techno and house music. This self-released EP is available through Bandcamp as a pay what you feel download.

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Review Techno

Anti-Patriot – Ideology

Sonic Mind – Release: 17th April 2020

Four tracks of thoughtful, hard and overdriven techno grooves in that distinctive Kalamazoo style.

From the press release: “The artist, known only as Anti Patriot lives everywhere and nowhere in particular. In fact no one knows where he/she is from. What we do know is they don’t agree with a lot of things their country does, from its leaders to the mass media and even some citizens, especially in these modern times”

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Electro Review

Assembler Code – Generator EP

Censor.Music – Release: 20th March 2020

We can now reveal the two mystery tracks in our Electro Essentials – February 2020 mix. Both were from this now released EP from Assembler Code. Track titles are Monochrome and Generator.

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Ambient Review

Stephen Prince – ‘The Corn Mother: Night Wraths’

A Year In The Country – Release: 16th March 2020

Eerie electronica, characterised by distant synthetic messages and spindly environmental noise. The latest offering from A Year In The Country, continues with earthy drones and odd folklore in both it’s sound design and accompanying Novella.