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Juno Recommends Techno April 2019

Juno Recommends Techno

Juno Recommends Techno

Juno Recommends Techno April 2019
7 May 2019
Cat: SSV 15. Rel: 29 Apr 19
  1. Spring Ray (11:33)
  2. Spring Ray (Deduction) (15:08)
  3. Spring Ray (outtake) (11:33)
  4. Spring Ray (Reshape) (11:13)
Review: Toki Fuko has quietly slipped out some high-grade ambient electronics over the past 10 years, but this double-vinyl drop on the ever excellent Silent Season represents some his most striking work to date. In line with the label's aesthetic, gauzy dub techno atmospheres prevail in the main, as thick billowing clouds of chord drift over submerged, stripped down rhythms. There is also space for other moods to infect the process though - there's a laconic 90s chill-out room groove to "Spring Ray (Outtake)", which then gets reshaped as a pattering percussive meditation on the EP's closing mix. Stunning, immersive approaches from start to finish.
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out of stock $17.28
Cat: BASLP 02. Rel: 22 Apr 19
  1. Eyes In The Sky (6:10)
  2. F12 (Korg Patch mix) (6:32)
  3. Alien Discotheque (5:46)
  4. Badskit (3:03)
  5. Satovlia (1:55)
  6. Repeated Eye Contact (0:43)
  7. Bilateral Symmetry (6:07)
  8. Dabalsikhshiruli Rkheva (6:40)
  9. Noboru's Arp (5:12)
  10. Nabolara (8:21)
Review: After the stunning Ostati album released on Organic Analogue last year, Georgia's HVL is back with a new album on the label for his home turf, Bassiani. As a resident of the infamous Tbilisi club, he knows innately how to communicate the vibe of one of the world's most widely discussed techno clubs, only this time he's taken a slightly tougher stance. "Eyes In The Sky" has a fierce, paranoid acid edge, while "F12 (Korg Patch Mix)" gets into freaky, cerebral techno territory. There are intriguing interludes and skits, and plenty more dancefloor heaters delivered with an inventiveness that once again affirms HVL's status as one of the brightest talents operating in the loosely defined field of deep techno.
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out of stock $15.70
Cat: VOAM 001. Rel: 29 Apr 19
  1. Rek (6:09)
  2. Kind Of Green (7:21)
  3. Salz (6:20)
  4. Newt (6:07)
Review: It's been a fair old while since we last heard any new material from Blawan and Pariah's hardware-based Karenn project. In fact, "Kind Of Green" is the duo's first collaborative release for almost five years. They start in suitably forthright, floor-friendly fashion via "Rek", a dense, full-throttle techno assault rich in buzzing, mind-altering motifs, before wrapping spacey sounds around metallic percussion hits on the noticeably deeper title track. Those looking for devilish intensity should check the dark and intoxicating "Salz", while closing cut "Newt" is a pleasingly sparse and out-there chunk of mid-tempo modular madness.
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out of stock $11.00
Cat: TRNT7 2. Rel: 29 Apr 19
  1. Track 1 (5:15)
  2. Track 2 (5:20)
Review: Raw analog acid tracks. Special record store day limited edition RED vinyl.
 in stock $10.22
Cat: IPSO 003. Rel: 22 Apr 19
  1. The Lights (6:40)
  2. The Lights (dub) (6:54)
out of stock $11.00
Cat: CRTL 009. Rel: 29 Apr 19
  1. TTTRT (8:19)
  2. Dand (5:59)
  3. AJ025 (7:39)
Review: Eliaz is emerging out of the Slovenian underground with his debut EP on Cartulis Music, swiftly following up an initial appearance alongside Z@P and Alex Picone on a Subwax Record Store Day special. His sound brims with confidence, using a bold palette of zippy high definition techno motifs and riding beats that scream for a big dancefloor. The A side is given over to the rich and punchy "TTTRT", while there's plenty of swing and swagger to be enjoyed on the sprightly "Dand". "AJ025" finishes the EP off with a rougher style that plays on some seriously twisted acid lines to devastating effect. Classy peak time business from a promising new talent.
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out of stock $8.90
  1. ZHF (Poppers mix) (4:42)
  2. ZHF (Gale mix) (5:13)
out of stock $10.47
Cat: POWERHOUSE 10010. Rel: 08 Apr 19
  1. Higher The Break (6:48)
  2. Virtual Girl (4:29)
  3. Depth (5:06)
  4. What You Want (5:37)
  5. Set Me Free (6:24)
  6. Hardcore (4:10)
Review: Given that it's been five years since Shed man Rene Pawlowitz last put out a Head High record, this expansive new EP feels like a genuine event release - in techno circles, at least. Interestingly, he seems to have packed away the banging, piano-driven techno thumpers of old, instead delivering a quintet of cuts that explore a wider range of interconnected old school influences. "Set Me Free", for example, sees the experienced producer wrap rush-inducing chords and distant female vocal samples around a deep but booming, hardcore-influenced groove, while closing set "Hardcore" sits somewhere between vintage UK rave music and the polyrhythmic exploits of Livity Sound and Hodge. Other highlights include the off-kilter, head-in-the-clouds shimmer of "Virtual Girl" and the ghostly broken techno snappiness of "Higher The Break".
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out of stock $15.70
Cat: THL 006R. Rel: 14 Oct 19
  1. Seveneleven (7:30)
  2. Seveneleven (Closedonsundays mix) (4:32)
  3. Seveneleven (Sanaramalonger mix) (8:29)
  4. Seveneleven (Ozzy mix) (5:18)
Review: REPRESS ALERT: Thule are back on the Icelandic techno reissue trip, this time returning to a serious classic from Sanasol (Yagya & Thor) that originally came out in 1997. This particular, highly sought after, gem leads in with the majorly heady house throb of "Seveneleven (Original Mix)" which piles the dubby processing and lush melodics on heavy while still retaining a sense of airiness to uplift the soul. By contrast, the "Closedonsundays Mix" focuses on a tough but crooked beat and that undulating bassline for a completely different flavour. On the flip, the "Sanaramalonger Mix" returns to the mellower flow of the original but with a more submerged finish and some pronounced dub stabs. Then the "Ozzy Mix" finishes the package with a minimal take that prefigures the upsurge of dubby clicks n' cuts laptop beats that would explode in the years to come. Essential tackle for all deep techno explorers.
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out of stock $8.90
Cat: ACPV 1818. Rel: 29 Apr 19
  1. Buried Deeper Within (5:19)
  2. Impact (The Cursed Earth mix) (5:53)
 in stock $8.12
Cat: GOSU 009. Rel: 08 Apr 19
  1. Final Form (8:33)
  2. Bodysee Index (7:21)
  3. Weapons Online (7:13)
  4. OFL (7:53)
out of stock $11.00
Cat: AX 079DC. Rel: 02 Sep 19
  1. As Soon As (3:45)
  2. G-Star (4:39)
  3. If (We) (3:41)
  4. Cycle 30 (Loop 4) (5:07)
Review: "Looking back in hindsight to the activity and accomplishments of Axis is with much pride - to witness the relationship between the music and listener evolving to this point. The Director's Cut reissue project is about manicuring detail. It's about a rare opportunity to enhance what we've done so that the relationship strengthens for the long term" - Jeff Mills
out of stock $11.26
Cat: FS 017. Rel: 08 Apr 19
  1. Controller (4:56)
  2. Drimmits (5:45)
  3. The Way To Go (6:47)
  4. Nova Deep (6:47)
out of stock $11.00
Cat: DWT 006. Rel: 22 Apr 19
  1. After The Rain (6:04)
  2. Artificial Paradise (5:37)
  3. No Such Thing (6:48)
  4. Scattered Minds (5:27)
Review: Erell Ranson has got some serious credentials behind him. The French producer has been releasing music for over ten years, landing on a range of underground labels that more recently include Barba Records, Subwax Excursions and Nightflight. On this release for UK label Distant Worlds, he matches the vibe of label mates John Shima, Derek Carr et al with a gorgeous set of emotive, yearning techno reflections that call to mind the early UK scene pioneered by B12, Baby Ford and others. This is thoughtful, heartfelt stuff that works both as distinctive dancefloor material as well as intimate home listening fare.
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out of stock $8.90
  1. Right Here Right Now (album version) (6:31)
  2. Right Here Right Now (Camelphat remix) (8:24)
  3. Return To The Valley Of Right Now (4:08)
  4. Right Here Right Now (Friction & Killer Hertz remix) (4:15)
  5. Right Here Right Now (Friction One In The Jungle remix) (4:09)
out of stock $18.84
  1. Damon Wild - "Constant Search"
  2. Ben Sims - "Vicious Cycle"
  3. Steve Bicknell - "Chapter Of Self"
  4. Tadeo - "X Marks The Spot"
Review: The brilliant Chronicle has been quiet for a minute, but comes back in fine form with this keenly curated various artists 12" that re-affirms the label's vision of cerebral, deep and driving techno. Damon Wild shows his tender side on the gorgeous, immersive "Constant Search", while Ben Sims brings a tougher palette to bear on peak time percussive belter "Vicious Cycle". Steve Bicknell summons a fearsome, metallic dervish on the monolithic "Chapter Of Self", and Tadeo takes things bleepy, loopy and uplifting on "X Marks The Spot". It's a 12" of stunning modern techno from start to finish.

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 in stock $7.33
Cat: TRESOR 309. Rel: 29 Apr 19
  1. Frost (5:59)
  2. Sleep Cycles (0:09)
  3. Sleep Cycles (0:10)
  4. Sleep Cycles (0:09)
  5. Sleep Cycles (0:10)
  6. Sleep Cycles (0:11)
  7. Sleep Cycles (0:09)
  8. Wood (4:42)
  9. Trust (5:06)
out of stock $8.12
Cat: SA 003. Rel: 22 Apr 19
  1. Sensitive Person (6:01)
  2. Who You Are & Who You Want To Be (6:38)
  3. Unthinkable Destiny (6:59)
  4. Nothing To Do With Me (4:47)
Review: 2019 is proving to be a busy year for French deep techno producer Erell Ranson. With the Artificial Paradise 12" freshly dropped on Distant Worlds, he also steps up to Subconscious Algorithms to join Derek Carr and Norken in exploring genuinely interesting avenues of machine soul. There's an electro flavour to "Sensitive Person", and a subtle house pulse to "Who You Are & Who You Want To Be," while "Unthinkable Destiny" snaps with a sharply rendered rhythm underneath illustrious synth shapes. "Nothing To Do With Me" finishes the EP in a consistent style, making this a complete package with four refined jams for those who like their techno to hit in the solar plexus.
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out of stock $9.69
Cat: TP 11. Rel: 08 Apr 19
  1. ASZ (4:14)
  2. Your Utopia (4:28)
  3. Matsumoto Shinkansen (5:13)
  4. Tears At A Safe Place (5:24)
  5. Spirit Of Tsukiji (5:06)
out of stock $11.79
Cat: SR 006. Rel: 29 Apr 19
  1. Vortex 135bpm (5:48)
  2. Vortex 150bpm (5:11)
out of stock $8.37
Cat: IDEAL 186. Rel: 15 Apr 19
  1. 2P02 (7:44)
  2. 7Y02 (6:41)
  3. 3P03 (5:21)
  4. 4R01 (7:09)
  5. 5R02 (10:44)
  6. 6Y01 (8:40)
  7. 8G01 (8:14)
  8. 9G02 (10:02)
  9. 1P01 (5:40)
Review: Jean-Louis Huhta is a long-standing veteran of the Swedish underground, from roots in punk and industrial through to an illustrious if somewhat low key life in techno. His Dungeon Acid alias heralded a return to the fundamentals of machine music, and gets more intriguing with every release. This self-titled album on iDEAL gives a wonderfully widescreen impression of his style, where atmosphere and textural individuality are just as important as the beats. At times the electronics are joyously weird, as on unhinged acid burner "7Y02", and elsewhere a more exotic, head-nodding melange emerges. Just stick on "4R01" and find yourself transported to a most curious, utterly wonderful synthetic tropicalia.
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out of stock $29.59
Cat: MONNOM 018. Rel: 22 Apr 19
  1. Chaos Come To Conquer (5:51)
  2. Tenshun (6:22)
  3. Speedball (5:44)
  4. The Drome (SE1) (5:08)
out of stock $10.47
Cat: PCSS 01. Rel: 29 Apr 19
  1. City Sleeps (7:11)
  2. Very Being (5:58)
  3. Lost In You (6:13)
  4. Three Tears (feat Andrew Fagan) (6:44)
Review: Few will be surprised to learn that former Deepchord member Mike Schommer explores deep and dubby pastures on "City Sleeps", his first solo release for almost a year. Interestingly, though, the title track cloaks his usual spacious dub techno rhythms in morning-fresh flute lines and hazy female vocals. There's a similar level of melodious positivity at the heart of "Very Being", too, with cascading piano lines and eyes-closed vocalizations tumbling down over a loose-limbed dub techno groove. "Lost In You" sees Schommer move closer to jaunty digi-dub territory, while Andrew Fagan hook-up "Three Tears" places Balearic style Spanish guitar solos atop a locked-in, Rhythm & Sound style rhythm track.
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out of stock $9.96
Cat: GVLP 001. Rel: 08 Apr 19
  1. Kill Your TV (4:43)
  2. Warhead (1:46)
  3. War Is A Racket (5:49)
  4. Enemy Of The State (5:36)
  5. Repeat Offender (2:01)
  6. 1984 (4:50)
  7. Photon Sex Bot (5:17)
  8. The Vector Symbology (5:43)
  9. Doomsday Council (5:38)
  10. Necro Nebula (6:51)
  11. Alien Implant Removal (3:34)
  12. Stagecraft Psychosis (1:38)
Review: The mighty DJ Spider lands on Green Village after delivering a 12" to the Jersey City label a couple of years back. Spider's deadly combination of the weird and tough is whisked into a canny blend on this record - the synths have a warm, melodious quality that complements his crooked drum craft, not least on sterling opener "Kill Your TV". "Warhead" is a muscular payload of flanging techno, while "1984" aims for psycho-acoustic devastation with its own arsenal of ranging tones. The smell of war is in the air, with politically charged samples to boot, but Spider's vibrant production skills lift the whole experience to make it all the more impactful, and indeed memorable.
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out of stock $9.41
Cat: MOTE 056. Rel: 08 Apr 19
  1. Wind Runner (6:59)
  2. Sling Jockey (6:36)
  3. Charged Totem (5:06)
  4. Magma (5:58)
Review: Inaugurated by Luke Slater (as L.B.Dub Corp) and ASC in 2011, 'Parallel Series' has continued to host split releases from the likes of Shifted, Samuli Kemppi, Bas Mooy, Chris Finke, Developer, Truncate, Sev Dah, Jeff Rushin, and more. For its next instalment, Brighton based producer Rene Wise returns to Mote-Evolver having debuted on the label last year. 'Wind Runner' features a relentless bassline and substantial kick, married to swooping industrial textures generating abstract rhythms, before an arpeggiated bass melody joins ghostly vocals in 'Sling Jockey'. Both tracks are choice cuts picked by Luke Slater who's been hammering Wise's demos in his sets throughout the last year. Making his Mote-Evolver debut, Billy Turner distributes sharp oscillating frequencies with syncopated drum hits in 'Charging Totem', then 'Magma' erupts dangerous modulating stabs whilst ethereal reverb evolves into a cacophony of intense energy.
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out of stock $9.16
Cat: TTT 079. Rel: 06 May 19
  1. Samba (9:27)
  2. Memo (12:46)
Review: Alex is a brand new alias from the artist regularly known as Baba Stiltz - a Swedish producer whose quirky, off-kilter house and techno releases are rarely less than brilliant. His first Trilogy Tapes outing is suitably impressive. The real killer is "Samba", an inspired nine minute workout in which he layers deep, woozy electric piano motifs, sun-kissed chords, child-like vocal samples and rich bass atop a swinging, samba fired techno beat. The deeper and more bass-heavy "Memo" is even more epic; a near 13-minute journey through sparse, crunchy, hypnotic and dubbed-out minimal house rhythms and exotic, snake charmer solos. In other words, it's another top-notch EP from a producer who genuinely can do no wrong.
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 in stock $14.41
  1. Transmutation
  2. Transmutation (Kirk Degiorgio remix)
  3. Transmutation (Aubrey remix)
Review: London based Rico Casazza has been sliding out warm, harmonically rich techno for over 10 years now, shoring up on labels such as Bonzai Elemental, Archipel, Stock5, Cartulis Music, Variance and more. On his latest release, which lands on sterling techno imprint Murge Recordings, he's channeling the spirit of Detroit in a plush spread of warm and expressive synth shapes. "Transmutation" is strong in its original configuration, but it's also propped up by some classy remixes from big hitters. Kirk Degiorgio steps up first with a tense, darkside techno workout for the peak of the night. Aubrey then pings things up into a trippy, heavy-rolling workout drawn from the freakier end of the spectrum.
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out of stock $7.33
Cat: SPTM 002. Rel: 15 Apr 19
  1. XTC (4:40)
  2. Neurotic (5:45)
  3. Trip To The Underworld (5:30)
  4. Re-Active (5:46)
out of stock $12.83
Cat: TRESOR 32. Rel: 15 Apr 19
  1. Master Builder (3:32)
  2. Master Builder (Sandman Option) (4:04)
  3. Quartz (6:29)
Review: The unstoppable techno juggernaut himself, Robert Hood is back on Tresor with some of that minimal machine music he basically defined back in the 90s. "Master Builder" is a masterclass in proper minimal techno, using a thrifty set of tools to make for utterly immersive, time-slipping techno. The subtly shifted "Sandman Option" mix of the track moves the position of the looping bleeps to create a different groove around the steadfast kick - juggling the two could be a lot of fun for creative DJs. Providing a different flavour on the flip, "Quartz" brings some bolder synth strokes into the mix, winding up with the quintessential Detroit track.
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out of stock $9.16
Cat: 134 DSR. Rel: 22 Apr 19
  1. Haedron (8:49)
  2. Scorched Earth (7:41)
  3. Muon Transverse Momentum (6:40)
  4. Quantum Phaser (7:59)
out of stock $9.69
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