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New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 6/24 -Aroy Dee, Harvey, RVDS, Disco Nihilist, NDATL, Kate Simko + more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, June 24, 2011 11:33pm | Post a Comment

AROY DEE
Beauty And Life 12"
M>O>S Recordings

Aroy Dee presents his 8th release on his own M>O>S Recordings label -- dreamy, floaty melodic techno with a heavy remix from Morphosis. The track "Beauty" is reminiscent of his label's first release, a basic dreamy, melodic house track. On the B-side we find man of the moment Rabih Baeani aka Morphosis dropping a solid, heavy remix that puts things into perspective.

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LOCUSSOLUS
Locussolus (180g) DLP
International Feel

The Uruguay-based label International Feel, prominently featured in many best of 2010 shortlists presents their second, massively-anticipated album from the Disco Administrator himself, DJ Harvey and his Locussolus project. This album shows Harvey's full vision, all together in one place, for the first time. To complete the journey, there are also amazing remixes from Andrew Weatherall, Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas, The Emperor Machine, Time & Space Machine and Harvey's own dubbed-out reworkings. This is Harvey's "Tales from The Nocturn" if you like -- a journey through night-town.

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New 12" Electronic releases at Amoeba LA - Marcel Dettman, Roman Flugel, Kate Simko, T++, Marek Hemmann & More

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, May 5, 2010 10:17am | Post a Comment


MARCEL DETTMANN
Dettmann 3LP
(Ostgut)

This is the debut long-player by Berghain's resident DJ, producer and remixer Marcel Dettmann. Intrinsically tied to the myth that is Berghain by now, the attached label Ostgut Ton and at the same time with the regeneration of no-frills, cleansed and powerful electronic music, Marcel Dettmann managed a daring feat: the production of a truly absorbing and veritable techno album. Spread out over these tracks, Dettmann transports the raw energy, the rough aesthetics and the simple grace of techno. A Berliner-by-choice, the difficult format doesn't bog him down. Neither does he give in to exhausting finger exercises that try to supersede his learned trade, nor does he confront the listener with hasty or brutal tracks that would rather feel at home pressed on a 12" in a DJ-case. Tracks like "Reticle," "Drawing," "Captivate" or "Silex" seem like the convergence of his striking efforts and discography up until now. You get contemplative moments with almost-weightless layers of sound that get used like melodies or chords, rotating with condensed, intensified and sappy snatches. Rigour and austere beauty go hand-in-hand. Surprisingly enough, with a genre that is aware of its own history, Dettmann never falls prey to the dangerous and seductive nature of nostalgia. However, Dettmann sounds as fresh and self-contained as techno nowadays can be. And more so, it once and for all establishes its eponym as a genre mainstay. However described or classified, his music is a successful meditation about the art form we call techno.

Listen to "Captivate" here:


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