Sandwell District’s David Sumner a.k.a. Function presents his much anticipated debut album ‘Incubation’ on OstGut Ton in March. Voiceprint (Reprise) is one of nine tracks on an album that tackles ambient synth-led soundscapes and techno in both deep, melodic and driving, relentless forms. Voiceprint (R) – a reprise of the album’s kick-less opener – seemingly represents the latter but Sumner works in an enough of the original’s flourishes to widen its appeal to even the more delicate of club-goers.
Life and Death’s recent label of the month feature for RA revealed some new exciting music from the relatively young imprint, we’d highly recommend a read/listen. This particular track by ‘Mind Against’ had the whole office intermittently raising their heads to ask; ‘what we listening to again’? Emotional stuff.
Buy it here.
I think it’s fair to say that tracks which start with a four minute breakdown are fairly rare. Those that do exist are usually pitched in the SHM-esque, utter noise/shite/makes me want to hurt those involved bracket. Soma’s latest is the former without getting anywhere near the latter; a little tougher than I would usually blog about, but quality through and through.
Speaking of James Blake (as I’m pretty sure we were not all that long ago), the next release on my little Tenth Circle label project sits within a similar vein of electronic music. Hailing from Scotland, Reuben’s own haunting, Blake-esque vocals combined with deeply atmospheric production values create a melancholy slice of downtempo techno that simply melts the heart…for me at least. Check it yourself here.
The EP it’s taken from is out on vinyl 25th July with the digital dropping 10th August.
Exone have been on a lovely little run of form of late. Last year’s Vowels EP was – at least in my view – one of the most original pieces of techno of 2010, and now they’ve followed it up with a similarly forward-thinking release from Justin Nabbs. Released this week (I believe), this is dark, bouncy techno at it’s infectious best.
Despite sounding and naming some of his tracks like he’s from the German Mecca of techno, Youandewan aka Ewan Smith is actually from deepest, darkest Yorkshire, and at a mere 22 years of age is fast becoming a legend. His new EP is typical of his deeply restrained production style, and ‘Jigsaw’ is possible the pick of the four tracks that feature, although to be honest they’re all superb. Here it is…
You can check out the full EP and also buy it right here - I highly encourage you to do both
This track has been around for while now but is a true example of internal emotion being expressed in electronic music. Detroit’s Pirahnahead, head honcho of Whasdat Music, talks from his deep sub conscience on this musical gem which simply builds and builds. Turn the lights down and the music up.. A true piece of inspiration awaits