Review: Dutch producer Aleks makes the leap to the album format for the ever-crucial Organic Analogue label, showcasing the breadth of his smoky sound from the gorgeous ambient opening track "Void" to the deep tracking tech-dream of "Gone Home". There are some spicier moments to be head, such as the rugged workout "NTH" and the upfront, rolling house thrust of "City Break", but these moments are still smoothed out by a fog of woozy processing, lingering pads and dusty FX that give the whole record a somnambulant quality that feels right at home amongst the standout material that Organic Analogue is rightly celebrated for.
Review: Organic Analogue broadens its remit on this killer boogie inflected diversion from Italian producer Croza. Where the label has been often associated with deeper techno and electro, it sounds right at home exploring the Moog bass licks and snappy drum programming that pours like a fine wine out of every track. "Night Heat" is the perfect lead track, all steamy synth throb and funky guitar licks, while "Feel" turns up the pressure with a proto house burner that would have set the Paradise Garage alight. Also look out for a rare appearance from AD Bourke, who cruises on to the record to deliver a blissed out version of "Night Heat" for the smokiest of sundown situations.
I Can See It In My Dreams (Orgue Electronique remix) (6:04)
Review: The ever-impressive Organic Analogue returns with another crucial excursion into seductive hardware jams from the deeper end of the electronic gene pool. Marvis Dee is an alias for Dutch electro champ Jeremiah R, and finds the promising upstart on impeccable form. There's something seedy in the air on killer opening jam "Alpha", while "Dipper" makes no bones about its classic, Drexciya-informed electro intentions. "I Can See It In My Dreams" is a wistful trip into Chicago house territory, which Orgue Electronique dutifully remixes in his warm, effervescent manner. With "Intervention" and "Cygnus" taking a deeper direction it's a record with depth to match the other excellent releases on OA, and one of the strongest sleeve designs we've seen in some time.
Review: Following acclaimed releases by Jeremiah R and HVL, Organic Analogue is proud to present an extensive new release from a true underground hero of UK electronic music, DJ Guy. The tracks on the Structures 12" prove that the same spellbinding atmosphere, swooning melodic content and crafty arrangement flex is as present in Guy's contemporary work as it is in his earliest tape rips. Elements of Drexciyan electro and UK ambient techno can be felt throughout, but they're delivered with an equal dose of ingenuity that is all his own. As well as his plentiful techno output, Guy equally turned his hand to some crucial experimental jungle over the years. Rhythms 94/99 harks back to the era of Black Secret Technology, Plug and Depth Charge, all phased, diced up amens and dreamy pads that form a link to Guy's 4/4 work while once more demonstrating how on point his productions were at such a seminal time. The tape they have put together contains ten tracks recorded by Guy between 1994 and 1999 as well as an additional remix by White Peak that draws upon all the tracks for source material.
Away From Everything We Know (Reflektor remix) (5:21)
Away From Everything We Know (5:17)
Space Venture (5:08)
Nothing Exists (5:06)
Review: The Organic Analogue label return with a second 12" release, having arrived in quite impressive fashion with The New Wave EP from Jeremiah R (you all remember that angular Heinrich Muller remix from Gerald Donald right?) HVL is the nom de plume of Tblisi producer Gigi Jikia who over the past few years has racked up an impressive clutch of releases for Voyager, Rough House Rosie and Housewax and is on superlative form with the Away From Everything We Know 12". The mood is largely reflective across the four original HVL productions with "Space Venture" a highlight upon first listen and the record is made all the more special by a remix of "Away From Everything We Know" from Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker's rarely seen alias The Reflektor.
Review: REPRESS ALERT: Organic Analogue have been on fire this year with a sound ranging from the sleek boogie of Croza to the immersive after hours techno of Aleks, and this might be their strongest release to date. After delivering the first release on the label, Georgian artist HVL returns with a tribute to his home club Bassiani, unfurling an immersive, smoked-out sound that captures the atmosphere of Tbilisi's most infamous venue. From the dusky electro of "Daisi" to the rolling, acid-flecked breaks of "Under Libra," the whole album oozes atmosphere and sophistication, tapping into a fertile thread of head-massaging techno that ranks amongst HVL's finest.
Review: Last seen entering The 5th Dimension on an highly limited CDr album for Wil-Ru Records, the shadowy Rotterdam-based figure known as Jeremiah R inaugurates the new London label Organic Analogue Records in fine style with The New Wave EP. For fans of that classic Detroit electro style, it's pretty hard to find a fault with anything about this record; Jeremiah R's original productions are rife with that full bodied yet celestial feel that all good electro contains, whilst the main Gerald Donald is present in Heinrich Mu?ller form for an excellent remix. Furthermore the 12" comes housed in some superlative Hand screen-printed front & back cover from Benedetta Sodini, the illustrator responsible for those killer Apron Records sleeves.
Review: With their DJ Guy release creeping onto all the right radars, Organic Analogue continue their mission to represent the most vital movements within the world of fuzzy machine funk. This time they've turned their attention to MNLTH, also known as Rephlex recording artist Dave Monolith (also responsible for the excellent Photodementia series). Laser 80 is packed full of soul stirring electro styles, from the haunting lilt of "Q Express" to the upbeat piano rave splashes on "Ziberterai". This is truly advanced stuff for anyone who loves a bit of braindance.