Guyer’s Connection – Pogo of Techno



Tibor Csébits and Philippe Alioth aka Guyer’s Connection,  swiss minimal wavers released this gem “Pogo of Techno” from their debut album “Portrait”  back in 1983.

We are happy to say that the label Minimal Wave just announced the reissue of this album and that the release date is for September 16th, 2014.


We liked the colors of the album. “Pogo of Techno” epitomizes by excellence the richness that synths and drum machines can offer but also the beauty of forward thinking. It’s interesting to see how minimal synth music opened the gate to a myriad of new genres but also the nostalgic impact that it still maintains in our unconscious..

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Brian Not Brian – Holywell Session (Krokodilo Tapes, 2014)



With no visitors and my mind too washed out with drugs to read, I found the time passed terribly slowly. There was a careful hierarchy of activities for the patients in Holywell: creative writing and pottery for the most biddable, painting for others, but the hard cases, of which I was now one, had to be content with watching Give My Head Peace through the fog of antipsychotic medication.

“And the drugs had a whole raft of unpleasant physical side-effects. I had muscular spasms, an agonising tightness in my neck and back and uncontrollable twitching in my face. The medication induced a sense of restlessness that could find no outlet. It was intolerable to sit for any length of time. I ate standing up so that I could keep moving, and I spent hours in my cubicle shifting from foot to foot, trying to console myself by singing – more like muttering – songs under my breath. There was a whole number of them in there, inside my head, intact, that I couldn’t remember ever having heard before.”


“A sixty minute mixtape from Brian Not Brian: peerless selector, fellow traveller, and co-founder of the Going Good label (Cloudface, Aquarian Foundation, Anom Vitruv). Spans spooked, careworn techno-primitivism, blues from under the floorboards, “inappropriate ambient”. Proper.”


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R Hiele – Elephant Seals


Roman Hiele, producer from Antwerp, released  few months ago his new track         “Elephant Seals”.

We liked the purity of this track. It’s interesting to see its lyrical approach.           Undoubtedly, the diversity of sounds enhances our listening experience.

Each sounds is carefully added to the next one in order to create this ethereal atmosphere, in which the notion of time becomes illusory..

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1. Who are you?


2. What do you do?

I am Chief Alchemist at Deepblak Recordings.

3. Where do you often create/produce?

At home.

4. When?

Whenever the feeling hits.

5. Why do you play music?

Don’t have a choice.

6. When did you start making music?


7. Which track defines you the most?

Manuel Göttsching – E2E4

8. How would you describe your own music?

I don’t let you do that. ;-)

9. Any track of the moment?

Deflon – Smoke (Alt Take).

10.What influences your work?


11.What’s your academic background? Are you an autodidact?

I learn from everything and everybody.

12.Favorite designer?

Santiago Calatrava.

13.Favorite book?

Animal Farm.

14.Favorite classic movie?

Close Encounters Of The Third Kind.

15.Favorite music label?

Trick question lol?

16.Your dream collaboration?

Brian Eno and Sun Ra.

17. Are you analog or digital?


18.Which soft wares/tools/ instruments do you use/play?

I use everything too many to name. They all have things they do well, and you can mix and match them together based on the project your working on. So I try and keep it fluid.

19.Describe your creative process?

I try and Live… then translate and transmute that emotion into sound.

20.When are you the most prolific (creatively)?


21. Any favorite record stores? (Real/virtual)

Bass Cadet Records, The Record Loft, Qtip Records, Hard Wax, Fashion Killers (All in Berlin)

22.What’s your life philosophy? (Optimistic/pessimistic)


23.Do you have a healthy lifestyle?


24.How do you manage your time effectively? (Job/hobby)

I try to ignore time and feel…

25. Any secret skills?

I talk to Trees.

26. Any future plans?

I will find out when I get there ;-)

27.What’s your life motto?

Keep Living.

28. Any “mot de la fin”?



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Snow Bone – Neon X



R.Hare aka Snow Bone, producer from London, just released his new track “Neon X”.

We liked the disillusion of this track. The duality between the acid rhythmic drive and the analog synth touches is psychotic. We also liked how the sharpness of the percussive lines is simultaneously exhilarating and deranging ..

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Snd – travelog

ujsk Mat Steel and Mark Fell aka Snd, producers from Sheffield, released their new edition of their  99’s third EP “travelog” on  the Mille Plateaux label.

We liked the purity of “travelog”. The minimalism of this EP, slightly created by the micro pulses is assuredly building the dynamism of the ambient atmosphere. We liked how the relation between the sounds and the listener is built on trust and patience. Snd, never deliver everything at once, each track is deliberately constructed and interdependent to the next one.. The consistency and expertise of the six tracks is a pure delight; we highly recommend you to listen to this as well..


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Caribou – Our Love



Daniel Snaith aka Caribou, producer based in London, released few days ago his new track “Our Love”.

We found this track nicely done. We liked how the infectious rhythmic drive along with the vocal is creating an immersive environment. The freshness of the vocal turns it into a functional part of the track. We also appreciated the diversity of sounds and the consistency of the track enhanced by the bass lines..

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