Release January 2019
Release January 2019
Artists & Title: St. Joseph – Simple Things ‘Album’
Label: Assemble Music
Format: 12″ Vinyl
St. Joseph – “SIMPLE THINGS” album (Assemble Music 08)
Artists: Neneh Cherry / Villalobos & Loderbauer: Vilod
Format: CD Album, LP, Mp3
Four Tet’s sparse, apocalyptic production practically demands Yeezus comparisons. But then again, Cherry was singing over sparse, brutal, state-of-the-art rap sonics nearly a quarter century ago.“ – Stereogum
In October 2013, Neneh Cherry made an exciting announcement. She was coming back with her first album of solo music in 18 years. A collaboration with RocketNumberNine produced by Kieran Hebden and featuring a guest appearance by Robyn – Neneh shared the eponymous track ‘Blank Project’ in December 2013. To start the New Year, Neneh has revealed a completely new original track ‘Everything’ as well as a remix of the track by the iconic techno producer/DJ Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer. For Neneh fans eager to hear the new material live, she also announces an intimate European tour for February and March, including club dates at London’s Concrete and Berlin’s Berghain.
Artist & Title: Silent Servant – Negative Fascination
Label: Hospital Productions
Date: Sept 2012
Format: 12″ Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, White
A1. Process (Introduction)
A2. Invocation Of Lust
A3. Moral Divide (Endless)
A4. The Strange Attractor
B1. Temptation & Desire
B2. A Path Eternal
B3. Utopian Disaster (End)
Distributed By – Boomkat
Mastered At – Air Mastering
Lacquer Cut at – Air Mastering
Executive-producer – Karl O’Connor
Mastered By, Lacquer Cut By – Matt Colton
Written-By, Producer – John (Juan) Mendez*
All songs recorded in the Harbor City of San Pedro California.
Final mix and edit was executed in Berlin.
We are mutations of the modern age. Freedom is at will always and forever.
900 vinyl copies of Negative Fascination were pressed in total, with the first limited number being on white vinyl (this entry).
DJ Jus-Ed is 50ty and Lookin’ Good!
Artists: Dj Jus-Ed
Format: CD Album, File
Released: Sept 2012
1. Marylandjam dtp
3. The Favor
4. All I Want To Do (Part.2)
5. PJ-255 GV Room
6. Becky’s Jam (Part.2)
8. Techno Dance
9. All I Want To Do
10. GV 255 Lazy Boy
11. Project #14
Daniel Stefanik – Confidence
Label: Cocoon Recordings
Artists: Daniel Stefanik
Format: 12″ Vinyl / CD Album
Released: Sept 2012
1. Daniel Stefanik – Entrance
2. Daniel Stefanik – Light On
3. Daniel Stefanik – 1996
4. Daniel Stefanik – Port Of Transition
5. Daniel Stefanik – Distillery
6. Daniel Stefanik – Bend The Rules
7. Daniel Stefanik – Dazed And Confused
8. Daniel Stefanik – Keep On (Version II)
9. Daniel Stefanik – Confidence
10. Daniel Stefanik – Prelude (Vinyl Only)
11. Daniel Stefanik – Elektron Storm (Vinyl Only)
12. Daniel Stefanik – Rush (Vinyl Only)
13. Daniel Stefanik – Basement Valut (Vinyl Only)
Daniel Stefanik is one of The Techno and House newcomers of the last years. His carefreeness as a DJ behind the decks and his likeable appearance are literally distinctive for a new generation of young, down-to-earth producers from Germany, which are the result of the influence of Väth, Villalobos and Hawtin on the one side, and solid but hedonistic House on the other. Whereas many producers nowadays have dedicated themselves to only one musical direction, the influence of Kerri Chandler, Chez Damier or Kevin Saunderson is clearly noticeable in Stefanik’s music. His longplay debut for Cocoon Recordings is a mirror of all these influences and yet it’s so up-to-date and contemporary like only few other Techno and House albums today.
As the name already suggests, “Entrance” is the gate to Stefanik’s club world, the door into the night and to the dancefloors of the hedonistic but nevertheless gloomy metropolises of this world. “Entrance” breathes influences from Detroit and Underground Resistance. Not again this pseudo-deep Loop House, or even another definition of Minimal, but a production with depth and substance, however, without cramping or wanting too much. The perfect start of a long, cool night – the sound that opens the gates to another world. “Light On” targets the beat for the first part of the night and follows an almost East German approach, if you like. House music like it’s been served by Marvin Dash or Dub Taylor for many years: no hands-up attacks and no overproduced U.S. influences from New York, but slightly raw with an eye for the essentials: the kicking beat and the atmosphere from 1 a.m. on.
“1996” is the next hint of Stefanik’s influences and references. Dave Clark and Slam say hello from the background and also the Detroit House scene around Jeff Mills and his early AXIS productions can be recognised here. The kicking 909, the demanding beat and the gloomy-like filters don’t sound like Germany at all. And with “Port Of Transition”, Stefanik consequently follows the path he took before. Breakbeat elements melt together with Detroit beats and arpeggios into a timeless mix. In a blind test, it is rather impossible to allocate this track to a certain time period. This is a proper universal weapon for all the Techno DJs of this world. “Distillery” is a short break, going back to more feeling and layers of sound, and back to more House beats – the sound that has been characteristic for one of Leipzig’s best clubs for many years. House with a bang, so to say, not too happy, not too greasy. The perfect soundtrack to let yourself go into a night that has just begun, to become one with the club and to leave daily life behind you. A very successful homage to East Germany’s most important club over the last twenty years!
“Bend The Rules” leads the listener on his journey away from Leipzig and to Berlin, into its long Panoramabar nights and its hypnotic, almost trance-influenced dance marathons, where the slowly rising sun is channelling its way through half-closed shutters and the sweat-soaked, smoky air. “Bend The Rules” is the club and music karma of such nights – condensed into one single sentence. Anything goes, everything is possible and nothing sticks to the common rules.
Of course, being an eyewitness of these nights with the respective music and atmosphere sometimes lets you end up a little out of it and a little dopey – in other words: “Dazed And Confused”. The soundtrack for a long walk home, when the club has extracted all your energy… You walk through the Berlin sun and the chilling morning air, yet bathed in sweat – or simply down to the river where the next party is already starting… coming back down… close your eyes without sleeping… DAZED AND CONFUSED!
This is where the transition to eternity is created, to the never ending party, to just carry on. And there’s no hedonism needed from the early morning until noon, only the atmosphere is what counts! This very special mood in between the brisk wind, the blazing sun and people that have been seemingly with you for the whole night. “Keep On” puts all this in a nutshell: a beer in your hand and the after hour dancefloor in focus – Stefanik got it exactly! The last track, “Confidence”, represents the final chapter of a long and varied night, the soundtrack for Berlin in the year 2012, full of Detroit and House classics, and full of quotes from almost 20 years of House and Techno history. And with pride and confidence, Stefanik can be 100% sure that he succeeded in making this album exactly what he had in mind: capturing the soundtrack of a generation – or better: of a lifestyle. With “Confidence”, Stefanik releases us on our way home in a very relaxed mood. By taxi, by train or by foot, this is the self-discovery of a Techno raver heading home, off the party and right into recreation…
The next weekend is bound to come.
Nicholas Desamory – Like You
Format: 2 × 12″ Vinyl, LP, Album
Released: Jul 2012
A1. Move Your Assets
A2. I Want To Be Like You
B1. All The World
C1. Outsourcing The Strings
C2. All The Prestty Flowers
D1. Shopping For Free
D2. Sold Out
Nicholas Bussmann has shed his skin once again, now transforming into Nicholas Desamory to release >Like you< – a House album of such warmth and rough elegance, it will leave the scene all excited.
Comes as double 12 inch vinyl in gatefold cover, including code for free MP3 download of the full album.
Moritz Von Oswald Trio – Fetch
Label: Honest Jons Records
Format: 12″ Vinyl, CD, Album
Released: 18 June 2012
The Moritz Von Oswald Trio operates at the bleeding edges where musical lineages collide. Feeling for the shared heartbeat that pulses through dub, techno and jazz, it seeks out points of contact before exploding them outward into hypnotic explorations of rhythm, texture and tone. After two previous studio albums and one live album through Honest Jon’s, the Trio — Moritz von Oswald, Max Loderbauer (NSI / Sun Electric) and Sasu Ripatti (Vladislav Delay / Luomo) — returns with Fetch, their most fully‐realized voyage yet into these in‐between worlds.
At once umbilically connected to and completely distinct from all the musics that they draw from, the Trio’s subliminal musings on the connections between musical forms are expressed by Fetch as a series of beguiling contradictions. Rigid vs. fluid; playful vs. deadly serious; machine vs. human; sensual vs. austere: all of these seemingly opposing forces are allowed to intermingle across four longform tracks, sometimes played off against one another, occasionally brought together in tense unison before springing apart once again. This is crackling, charged music — electronica performed live, the players’ neural impulses flowing into their instruments. Fetch further cements the Moritz Von Oswald Trio’s status as a unique voice in modern electronic music — as supple, intuitive and alive as the most exploratory of jazz.
Recorded in August 2011, Fetch finds von Oswald, Loderbauer and Ripatti in a darker and more driving mood than on previous albums. Joined by ECM’s Marc Muellbauer on bass (from second album Horizontal Structures) and Tobias Freund (for the first time since debut Vertical Ascent), to add live effects in real time, they laid down the foundations swiftly, with the entire recording completed in around four hours. Later, instrumental overdubs were added by Jonas Schoen (flute, bass clarinet, saxophone) and trumpeter Sebastian Studnitzky.
Order on Honest Jons Records
Conrad Schnitzler – Zug (Reshaped And Remodeled by Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer)
Format: Vinyl, 12″ – Cd, Album
Released: 14 Mag 2012
A: Zug – Aktion Mix [19:21]
B: Zug – Sorgenkind Mix [14:09]
1. Zug – Aktion Mix
2. Zug – Sorgenkind Mix
3. Zug – Reshaped By Pole
4. Zug – Remixed By Borngräber & Strüver
5. Zug – Cassette Concert by Gen Ken Montgomery
All music composed by Conrad Schnitzler ‐ Ricardo Villalobos ‐ Max Loderbauer
published by Studio.Wannsee / flowing.de
Original mastering: Loderbauer & Villalobos ‐ CD mastering: Studio.Wannsee
Pole Mix mastered by Kassian Troyer ‐ borngräber & strüver Mix mastered by Pole @ Scape mastering
Cover artwork: Christian Borngräber ‐ Cover photography: Jens Strüver