WL//WH Weekly Electronic Music Tips

Weekly Electronic Music Tips –  SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER #39-23

photo: Mark Steinmetz

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Tehran Night #402 // ZAATAR زَعْتَر [Deep House Tehran]                                                                                             

Inspired by the Post-punk and EBM sounds from the late 80s/early 90s, MoroccanBelgian DJ and producer based in France, Zaatar captures the public on a captivating journey from light to darkness, an oscillation between joy and melancholy, sometimes punctuated by Oriental melodies, spanning between Italo, EBM, Synth Wave, Coldwave, Indie Dance, Trance, Disco and beyond.

  • Ukrainian ethnic /breaks /acid /house /electro producer giv3mekiss “Balkan” from “Maria de Freak” EP [DURKA.VOL.]

A heady infusion of frantic and rustling spastic breakbeats, heavy buzzing basslines and exotic high angst vocal distortions, swarming and spinning in frenetic droning frequencies, to rise and fall with intoxicating euphoric anticipation into an everlasting groove of Balkan dancefloor bliss.

  • Toronto-based old school /jungle /house /breaks /drum & bass artist, Terror Tone – “1nce Again” [9D5Dance]

Toronto-based newcomer combines crisp and bouncy old-school Jungle, sinister and sneakily droning basslines, secretive vocal clips, and creepy oppressive atmospherics, to churn with disturbing yet compelling effects.

  • Seattle/Chicago ambient /drone /minimal /modern classical /piano long-distance music collaboration (aka Tyresta), Nick Turner & Hang Ruan “All Embracing” off the upcoming CD album “Flowers Bloom on a Withered Tree” [Polar Seas]
  • Ambient /drone /soundscape /space music collaboration between Reunion Island-born Kévin Séry and MinneapolisPast Inside the Present label head Zach Frizzell, aka From Overseas & zakè “Faraway” from the 2xLP 12″ album “Demain, dès l’aube” [Past Inside the Present]
  • Melbourne-based ambient /minimal /modern classical /tape loop /cello /piano Australian artist and composer, Lisa Lerkenfeldt “Stairway to the Interior” from the upcoming album “Halos of Perception” [Shelter Press]
  • Fairhaven, Massachusetts ambient /experimental /neo-classical sound artist William St Hugh “Outline of Being” from the upcoming album “High Upon the Serpent Mound”
  • Italian ambient /experimental /electroacoustic composer Lorenzo Bracaloni, AKA Fallen “Opaque” off the album “All The Dreams We Forget are Tiny Flowers burnt by the Endless Golden Flow of Time” tape/10″ [Móatún 7]
  • Ann Arbor, Michigan ambient /experimental /evi sound artist Justin Walter “New Pads” from “Destroyer” LP [Kranky]
  • Norway/Germany ambient /drone /modern classical /experimental collaboration between Jostein Dahl Gjelsvik (Pjusk) and Uwe Zahn (Arovane), aka Pjusk & Arovane “Svev Theme” from the album “Svev” [Polar Seas]
  • Johannesburg-born, New York-based ambient /downtempo /dub /techno producer Brendon Moeller “Exodus” from the album “Pathway” [Constellation Tatsu]
  • New Zealand ambient /IDM /downtempo /electronic sound artist Modniy “Neem” from the album “Music for Perennial Planes”
  • Los Angeles based ambient /drone /experimental /psychedelic multi-instrumentalist (Hala Strana, Ulaan Khol, Ulaan Markhor, Ulaan Passerine, etc.), Steven R. Smith “Owling Harp” from the cassette EP “Arroyo Tree Complex” [Worstward Recordings]
  • Chicago krautrock /jazz /psychedelic /improvised analog synth electronic musician, Jeremiah Chiu “Brush with Thin Air” from the cassette album “In Electric Time” [International Anthem]
  • Brooklyn, NY Experimental /Electronic project from house-techno producer, Chase Smith (W.T. Records, Apartment, is/Was), & documentary filmmaker, Christa Majora, aka brainwave research center “Guajillo” from the second LP “Mosaic”
  • Runcorn, UK ambient /hauntology /Radiophonic /experimental /electronic /synth project of musician Gordon Chapman-Fox, AKA Warrington-Runcorn New Town Development Plan “Comparing The Properties Of Stone, Brick And Concrete” from upcoming V/A “The Stone Tape – Analysing A Ghost By Electronic Means” cassette compilation [Hidden Britain Tapes]
  • Vancouver, BC IDM /ambient /analog synth /electronic artist and musician Jamie Tolagson (member of Vancouver Island’s MMR Collective, and Hotham Sound label founder), aka Mount Maxwell “Sky Eye” from the upcoming album “Littlefolk” [We Are Busy Bodies]
  • Portland, OR-based, Pakistani-born experimental /ambient /drone /psychedelic /folk multi-instrumentalist (member of Grails), Ilyas Ahmed “Little Devil” from the LP “A DREAM OF ANOTHER” [Geographic North]
  • Lithuanian ambient /ritualistic /psych /jazz /techno experimental collaborative project of multi-instrumentalist Marijus Aleksa, DJ/Producer Manfredas Bajelis and their friends from Vilnius and beyond, aka Santaka “Xdrum” from “Xram” EP 12″ [Radio Vilnius]
  • Romanian psychedelic /cosmic /krautrock /tribal /electronic Bucharest-based duo Khidja “Oil” from upcoming debut album “Transmissions Part 1&2″ [Malka Tuti]
  • Düsseldorf, German kraut /tribal /chug /psych /downtempo /electronic solo project by Kreidler member Detlef Weinrich (aka DJ Sport) aka Tolouse Low Trax “Ossia Dub (ft. Eva Geist)” from V/A “All Trades – Volume Two” compilation [Emotional Response]
  • San Francisco-based kraut /psych /experimental /analog electronic group Gravité “Reptile” from the third LP “3” [Höga Nord Rekords]
  • Colombian ambient /minimal /tribal /psych /deep techno artist Zemög “Kapajojoro” from the album “Daxita” [Danza Nativa]
  • Oslo, Norway ambient /trance /psych /deep techno producer Per Christian Berg, aka Hydrous – “Cascade (Forest On Stasys Remix)” from “Infinite” EP [Navigare Audio]
  • Vilnius-based, Lithuanian acid /wave /breakbeat /techno /electro producer 5ZYL – “Symbols” single
  • Paris‘ ambient /EBM /Industrial /techno /electronic artist SUBSTENCIA “Kairos” single [self-released]
  • Berlin-based Electro /New Wave /Dark Disco live project by producer Kalipo and DJ/producer couple Local Suicide, fronted by Greek native Dina P., DINA SUMMER “Darkness” off upcoming V/A “Curses presents Next Wave Acid Punx DEUX” compilation series [Eskimo Recordings]
  • Melbourne based soundtrack /EBM /techno /electro producer Brixx “Crash on Highland Ave (Alpha Sect Remix)” from upcoming conceptual album “Erotomania” [SYNTHICIDE]
  • Late 80s/early 90s Geneva based, Swiss EBM / industrial duo (later trio) Deo Cadaver – “Blind Oracle (Instrumental Version)” from the forthcoming digital compilation of unreleased tracks and instrumentals “Zombie Radio (19871993)”
  • Mexico City‘s EBM /industrial /techno producer, Datura Inoxia “Soledad”
  • Russian Acid /EBM /Electro /Minimal Electronics /Industrial producer, LVRIN ”The Ghetto”  from V/A – “Northern Nightmares III” (UNR012) cassette compilation [Up North Records]                                                     
  • Colombian experimental /synth wave /electro /EBM /techno Dj-producer Faunes Efe, AKA Filmmaker “Chrome Dominion” from upcoming vinyl 12″ album “Machinations” [Wave Tension Records]
  • Scottish lo-fi /acid /post-punk /EBM /electro hardware-focused project of Mike Smith (aka Crossover Network), E.L.I. – “6ft Holes” off the cassette album “Built To Thrill” [Pinkman Broken Dreams]
  • Berlin, Germany EBM /industrial /techno duo Schwefelgelb – “Vakuum” from upcoming EP “Ich Bin Wach” [n-PLEX]
  • Berlin-based rave /industrial /hard techno duo David Frisch and Mathis Mootz (aka The Panacea), New Frames “Piss In Yr Mouth (feat. Eva Vuillemin)” from “Scherben” LP [BITE]
  • French rave /hardcore /industrial /techno producer and DJ, ØRGIE “Disappeared In Deep Pain” from “THE ENTITY” album
  • French trance /techno DJ-producer Jeremy Bonnet, aka Hadone – “Euphoria” off V/A “The World Of Monnom Black III” 3xLP compilation [Monnom Black]
  • Paris, French disco /electro /electroclash /indie dance dJ-producer Captain Mustache “About Love (feat. Speakwave)” from “The Super Album” LP [Kompakt]
  • Berlin-based rave /leftfield /techno Icelandic duo, Bjarki – “Tears In Berghain” off “Tears In Berghain” EP [NIX004]
  • French acid techno duo Kill The Void “Fuckin Freak” from “Suck Your Idols” EP [Vvoid Club Records]
  • 1985 German Synthpop classic Boytronic – “Hold On – My Boy Roy Edit” [ Wrong Era‘s A Ufo series]
  • Russian EBM /acid /industrial /electro /techno Dj-producer and Mosaique Records label head Alexander Moralez, AKA Moralez “Optical Illusion (Vondkreistan Remix)” from the EP “The Arm Remixes” [Mosaique Records]
  • Ukrainian ambient /IDM /breaks /synth /psych /electro producer Poly Chain “Tryton” from the upcoming “SMART-155” EP 12″ [Mechatronica]
  • Veteran Xiamen, China-based, Bulgarian experimental /industrial /electro dark mastermind Petar Tassev (aka Sam Lowry), aka MANASYt “In Deep Tongues” from “Zero Plague” EP [Specimen Records]
  • Kazan industrial /breaks /electro /drum & bass / electronic DJ-producer Fobos Hailey “Discrete 4” from “Reduction” EP [Tripalium Corp]
  • San Francisco-based rave /electro /breakbeat /drum and bass producer and Dionysian Mysteries label head, Buzz Kill “American Psycho” off upcoming V/A “FNS004” compilation [Fear No System]
  • Krakow-based techno /industrial /EBM /mutant electro producer Olivia – “Are You Happy?” off “Sen” LP 12″ [Dalmata Daniel]
  • London-based experimental dark ambient /breaks /house /glitchy /techno producer Machine Woman – “Heavy Cream” off “When Elegance Becomes Violence” EP 12″ [Delsin Records]
  • UK ambient /funk /breaks /drum & bass producers Seba & Paradox “Volt” from “Volt” EP 12″ [ILIAN TAPE]
  • Rupa – “Ayee Morshume Be-Reham (Mr Right Now edit)” from “REPHRASE COLLECTION 2023” [HARD FIST]
  • Shamanic Acid Psych Techno new collaborative project of Italian producers Oltrefuturo and Treasure Island, aka Future Island “Vocal Shifter (Original Mix)” [Playground Records]
  • Guadalajara‘s indie dance /dark disco /chug maestro Iñigo Vontier “Oh Yeah!” from V/A “Darkside Disco” compilation [Optimo Music]
  • Vienna, Austria/Rimini, Italy 80s disco collaboration, Leitstrahl & Alberto Melloni – “Automaton Lover Feat. Furór Exotica” off “Azimuth” EP 12″ [Bordello A Parigi]
  • Los Angeles-based Nu Disco / Indie Dance /Dark Disco producer Idoru “Trust You (Darlyn Vlys Remix)” from upcoming “Trust You” EP [Polaris]
  • Berlin-based indie dance /cosmic /dark disco collaboration, Franz Matthews & Berny – “What’s Behind (Alejandro Molinari Remix)” off “What’s Behind” EP [ROAM]
  • Guadeloupe-born French house /indie dance /electronic DJ and Producer Mala Ika – “An die Tür klopfen (Malou 52)” off “An Die Tür Klopfen” EP [Pets Recordings]
  • Dutch electro /trance /Italo disco producer Lennart – “Fatale Recall 12 (Point Of No Return)” [Ritmo Fatale]
  • Leipzig, Germany house /indie dance producer and JEAHMON! Records head, Marc DePulse – “E-Matchin” (Original Mix) [JEAHMON! Records]
  • London-based breaks /techno /house /indie dance duo Dusky – “Wildfire” from the upcoming “Life Signs Vol. 1″ EP 12” [Running Back]
  • Brännö, Swedish acid house /indie dance /psychedelic disco /electronic producer and When Disco Goes Wrong co-owner Janne ’Högt I Tak’ Berglund, aka Högt I Tak “Acid Fever (Man2.0 Remix)” from “Acid Fever” EP [When Disco Goes Wrong]
  • Italo/Russian downtempo /psych /slow trance /tribal techno production duo A-Tweed + Andrey (of Radial Gaze), AKA Oblako Maranta – “Analog Garbage – Dub version” from “Trance Beckenbauer” EP 12″ [THISBE Recordings]
  • Frankfurt am Main slow techno /downtempo /tribal /breakbeat /psych /wave /trance /electronic producer Tassilo Vanhöfen – “Schweres Wasser” from V/A ” Estado De Golpe lll” compilation [Sonidos Subterraneos]
  • Greek ambient /techno /indie electronica /electropop producer born Petros Manganaris, aka Echonomist & Avangart Tabldot feat. Alexandros Miaris – “Secret Places (Club Version)” from the album “Secret Places” [Innervisions]
  • Vilnius trip-hop /psych /breaks /downtempo /house producer and singer Hairdressa “Anything Like Us (Pletnev Remix)” from the album “Somehow It Feels Important” [Electric Shapes]
  • Paris-based ambient /acid /techno /indie dance /psych /trance /downtempo producer Zaratustra – “Tribal Quest (A-Tweed Remix)” off upcoming “Tribal Quest” EP [Quixotical Records]
  • French ambient /experimental /psych /downtempo /electronic /trance C.Ysme & Alexandra – “Madzar” from V/A “Nebula Aranea #3” cassette compilation [Bella Ursa Recordings]
  • Paris bass /tribal /breaks /electronic collaboration, Siu Mata & Amor Satyr “Phowa” from “Nechung” EP [WAJANG]
  • Berlin-based breaks /trance /house /progressive techno side project French producer Benoit B (aka Terra Utopia and Banlieue Records head), Blu:sh “Miss Fonction” from “Felt Cute” EP 12″ [Kalahari Oyster Cult]
  • NameYourPrice Edit 012 // Super Sound Global [Les Yeux Orange]
  • Berlin-based Canadian/Australian prog /breaks /techno /house /garage /trance production duo D. Tiffany and Roza Terenzi, aka Tapestry Of Sound “Whip It Up” from “Tapestry Reloaded” EP [Step Ball Chain]
  • Melbourne-based New Zealand-native breaks /trance /acid /house /techno producer Ruby Kerkhofs, aka Nice Girl “I Am Emotional” from upcoming “UPP” LP 12″ [Public Possession]
  • Ann Arbor, MI dub techno /footwork /electronic producer Iannes “Skitter” from upcoming “Tune II” EP
  • Bordeaux-based dark ambient /experimental /electronic sound artist and Kalamine Records label head, Zumaia “Xtur9” from the album “Xtur” [Kalamine Records]
  • UK/New Zealand experimental /drone /noise duo of Gary Mundy (from Ramleh, Broken Flag Records and Breathless guitarist) and Benedict Quilter (Psychick Witch), aka Kleistwahr and P Wits “II” from the album “Poles Apart” [NO Label NZ]
  • Toronto, ON ambient /drone /electronic sound artist Daniel Field, aka Kilometre Club “Falling In Places” from the album “How To Unravel” [We Are Busy Bodies]
  • Warwick, UK ambient /drone /electronica project of Barry Cooper, aka Legacy Systems “From Inside The Cold Hive” from “Another Ambient Winter” album
  • New York/Chicago ambient /cosmic /drone /psychedelic duo of Mike Horn & Joel Berk, aka Seawind Of Battery & ragenap “Into Spaces Unknown” from the cassette album “Chaos Life Preserver” [Eiderdown Records]
  • Thessaloniki, Greece ambient /psychedelic /techno /electronic solo project of John Vagenas (bassist and vocalist of Naxatras), aka Ni Moya “Last Days, Last Nights” from the second LP “Reverie” [Same Difference Music]
  • Spanish ambient /drone /modern classical /experimental /improv /electronic duo, Rupert Clervaux & Dania “II” from the album “Acción y Destino” [OOH-sounds]
  • UK veteran electronic producer/musician (one half of The Grid and Beyond The Wizards Sleeve), Richard Norris “Alban Elfed 1″ from long-form ambient drone album “Music For Healing – Equinox 10”

photo: Jane Evelyn Atwood