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Time to celebrate for Filtro: The 20th release since its inception is a milestone for a label that has put Mexico on the map for intelligent productions and glitchy electronica. In perfect style, „Histeresis“ collects new tracks by those artists, whose contributions have determined the face of the outfit over the past three years: El Lazo Invisible presents moody cuts ups, Bifidus almost danceable ambient click house, while the middle part of the sampler focusses on blending tingling melodies with hiphop (Rivel; „Back Again“) and Aphex-Twin-like naive breakbeats („Dodekafucked“ by Subnor). With its constant charges between uptempo movements and relaxed pieces, this is a perfect soundtrack for late-night conversations by the lava lamp. With some long compositions complementing the poignant and shorter tracks, Filtro cements its claim for an open-border policy and the idea that the flow of a mix intensifies with the integration of different styles – perfectly demonstrated by the hypnotising digidub trance monster „Photon“ by Japanese artist Absolute Time (he already had an EP out on Filtro last year): Almost ten minutes long, it penetrates an invisible nerve with wave after wave of sequencer rushes. Keep watching this man, keep watching this label!
www.filtro.com.mx

„We like everything“, Archipel from Canada claim and they've got two new EPs for free download to prove it. First up, there's “L-Msaria B-Lglass, the latest outing by Ten and Tracer, nom de pluie for Jonathan Canupp. Five tracks with Dutch titles, translating to „Business Woman“, „Artist“ or „Dove Milker“ and apparently rather chosen for their strange spelling and sound than their original meaning (on the other hand, what do I know?). Canupp builds groovy tracks from static, crackles, little noises and deep dub basses, switching between open moods („Duivenmelker“) and more hermetic, nightly ambiances („The Forked Stick“) - and his release is both a closed, yet diverse offering.
Marc Neyen, meanwhile, shows that there truly is no terra incognita when it comes to electronics. Hailing from Luxembourg, this trained Jazz musician takes listeners into a slightly surreal land of reverbed claps, shredded vocal samples, vintage groove machine utterings and minimal arrangements. Definitely something for the more adventurous among us: Tracks don't always end where they started here and on a work which goes by the title of „Crumbs“, even a track name like „Support the Cookie Monster“ blends in nicely. Available in superior quality at Beatport, while there is a free of charge version at a slightly lower birate to be had directly from archipel.
www.archipel.cc

As a big fan of „Twin Peaks“, an artist by the name of Laura Palmer can hardly disappoint me. And yet, „Background“ deserves praise for more than just that. The label says it right, when claiming that these three tracks plus a remix by Marko Fürstenberg „are centered around a dark dub theme and follow a basic pattern of an opening dose of minimal dub atmospheres followed shortly with the alliance of strong techo beats and bass lines that develop their own cosmos and fill the sonic headroom with many 3D sounds and effects.“ Thanks to the slow but steady metronome, they are great examples of a style that is danceable, yet chilly and makes for great listening music as well. Laura Palmer builds her (his?) pieces from the close interaction between the constituent elements rather than from archetypical stop and go techniques or long build-ups, parsing the dub theme in different percussive parts. Outwardly simple, the pieces slowly turn around themselves like a caleidoscope, creating manifold associations. Fürstenberg's reworking is faithful to this principle, while taking the sensation of falling down an eternal, spiralled pit to the extreme.
www.thinner.cc

By Tobias Fischer

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