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Handsome Club's favorite electronic albums of 2012

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, December 27, 2012 05:46pm | Post a Comment


Vedomir

Vedomir
Dekmantel

Mikhaylo Vityk released a slew of records under his Vakula moniker this year, but the album released by Dekmantel by his Vedomir guise really stood out. Slow burning, haunting shit from the Ukrainian producer.

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Robert Hood
Motor: Nighttime III
Music Man

Raw minimal rhythmic funk music.

Purchase Motor: Nighttime III










Voices From The Lake

Voices From The Lake
Prologue

Collaboration between the Italian duo of Donato Dozzy & Neel, beautifully crafted atmospheric techno album.

Purchase Voices From The Lake










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Jordan's highly subjective, in-no-particular order, top 10 (or 11) electronica releases that made the world a better place in 2012.

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, December 27, 2012 12:35pm | Post a Comment


Paranoid London
Paris Dub 1
Paranoid London Records

Not all hardware acid jams are created equal. The vocals by Paris Brightledge (best remembered for "It's All Right," with Sterling Void) put this one over the top.

Purchase Paris Dub 1










Fudge Fingas
Mass X
Firecracker Recordings

Russian producer Vakula released a large quantity of stunning music in 2012, not least of which was his sparkling, dubbed-out version of this Fudge Fingas tune- and the Juju & Jordash remix on the flip ain't bad either.

Purchase Mass X








Petar Dundov
Ideas From The Pond
Music Man Records

A pristinely produced album fusing Dundov's melodic techno with an updated take on the sounds pioneered by the likes of Tangerine Dream.

Purchase Ideas From The Pond

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New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 12/14 Soundstream, Marcellis, Trevino, Portable, Electric Street Orchestra, and tons more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, December 14, 2012 03:17pm | Post a Comment




Soundstream
Julie’s Theme 12”
Soundstream

More cut up disco house madness.

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Marcellis
Workshop 16
Workshop

Warm, intimate, sub heavy, psychedelic tripping House bombs.

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Trevino
Forged 12"
Klockworks

Next up on Ben Klock’s Klockworks imprint is from Trevino aka Marcus Intalex with 3 tracks of dark techno.

Purchase Forged here:









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New 12"s at Amoeba Hollywood, 11/19 - Anaxander, Ike Release & Hakim Murphy's Innerspace Halflife project & much more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, November 20, 2012 12:16pm | Post a Comment

Anaxander
Dirty South of France 12"
Love What You Feel

Following up his killer cut "Moons of Jupiter" from LWYF-003, Anaxander is back on Love What You Feel with a full EP of his crazy French twist on house and techno. Titled "From the Dirty South (of France)", this record will solidify his standing as one of underground dance music's up and coming stars. Rocking out his distinctive arrangements and flexing his feel for mixing classic house sounds with modern production aesthetics, Anaxander shows great poise across the diverse cuts on display here.








Innerspace Halflife

Astrodynamic 12"
Episodes

Following successive solo outings on EPISODES, Chicago-based producers Hakim Murphy and Ike Release come together as Innerspace Halflife for the 'Astrodynamics EP.' Cold, raw, and cosmic. Limited quantities.

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Funkineven
Cha 12”
Apron

Whereas "CHA" is a slice of proto-techno which goes heavy on the unfiltered analog bass & galloping drum machine beats, B-side "DRACULA" is a stuttering 303 acid jam reminiscent of the brilliant "ROLAND'S JAM". Pressed on red vinyl.

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New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 11/5 - Joey Anderson, Fishermen, Professor Genius, Norm Talley, Jus Ed, Andy Stott, Hakim Murphy...

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, November 7, 2012 04:19pm | Post a Comment



Joey Anderson
Earth Calls 12”
Deconstruct

New Jersey’s Joey Anderson with some heat on this hand stamped 12” from Levon Vincent and Anthony Parasole’s Deconstruct imprint.


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Fishermen
Fishermen 12”
Skudge presents

"Skudge is proud to present the first release in a new series called Skudge White. Fishermen is a new project created by Martin (MRSK) and his friend Thomas. Inspired by the sea."

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Steve Moore
Panther Moderns 12”
L.I.E.S

Massive new ep from Steve Moore which hits hard straight from the get go, as the title track Panther Moderns sees Moore moving into bleaker, mid-tempo musical territories with this brutally haunting, sparse, yet, funk ridden cut. Beyond Tykens Rift is the light at the end of the tunnel with its melodic and uplifting techno/new age leanings while the b-side's Ancient Shorelines I., which opens with heavy arpeggios and a plodding kick, creates desolate landscapes of still to be discovered planets as the song's dramatic narrative unfolds. 

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