Darkish drum and bass, medium tempo. Not for the dancefloor but for headphones. Could be sci-fi but I’d rather think of cityscapes than empty space.
Tale Of Us – Endless
Cinematic ambient with neo-classical instrumentation, dreamy electronics, and the occasional rain.
Township Rebellion | Marc Holstege – SVT184
Tripping melodic mid-tempo techno and tech-house.
I have a feeling that I became a sucker for something that’s too mainstream with listening to all these Koletzki and Township releases. But I feel like it’s 2008 again and Kalkbrenner is new. Although these releases are from 2016-17, so I’m late to this party. Well, like I was late to the Kalkbrenner party, too, by just stumbling upon him after Berlin Calling came out. And there was Kah-Lo just recently as well. It shows that I’m usually a late adopter for dance music. Except that I’m getting more and more fond of trance, that has to be something different being in a revival time frame. You cannot be late by a few decades. (Or can you?)
Harmed – From Day One
Ranging between metalcore, melodic hardcore, and mathcore. It’s like a little boy brother of Meshuggah who is still listening to some Slipknot and post-hardcore emo stuff. This album is acutally from 2017, I just came across this now because of a new single (Metacortex), which is way more all-out industrial infused metal, but both their earlier and new songs are fantastic. I wonder, which will be the future direction once a new record is out.
Wulfband – Revolter
It’s a more agressive tone of EMB but not like TBM, more like going towards the industrial metal of Ministry or something electropunk.
Oliver Koletzki – The Arc Of Tension
Deep-tech house with an ambient vibe. Soothing and conveying energy at the same time. Great for work.
Sampa The Great – Birds And The BEE9
Neo-soul, hiphop, world music. Full of positive energies.
Baasch - Grizzly Bear With A Million Eyes
The track Fall makes me feel like it’s a maculine version of a Björk song. Not just because there’s a male voice but in all other musical aspects, too. Otherwise nice and calm album, male vocal pop meets downtempo electro.
Dollkraut - Holy Ghost People
Krautrock with the mood of the Only Lovers Left Alive soundtrack. I got back to this one a few times befor posting. (Usually this doesn’t happen because of hesitation but when I don’t want to remove something from my Play Later list because then I come across it a few more times.) Also, nice album cover.
Belief Defect – Decadent Yet Depraved
Wow, this is intense, surprising, deep, a journey. Apocalyptic bass heavy rhythmic noise with an industrial feel to it. Bites with sharp teeth and consumes with acid. And this is a debut album, taking off at Raster – not bad, not bad. Reminds me of when Diamond Version was new.