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have really been getting into some techno lately, largely inspired by this thread. old Detroit faves, wild Hague + Italian 90s acid, some new things

there are some great records in that L.I.E.S. etc (Sandwell, Bio Rhythm, Cititrax) techno/ebm/industrial/noise aesthetic. probably not news to any real techno people.

one of the most amazing things I've heard in a while, random lone Belgian genius ca. 1990 at the nexus of EBM/New Beat, rhythmic noise, industrial, + harsh techno, "analog dancecore" as he calls it. a record that just seems impossible, like the Charanjit Singh acid raga record.
good that ta

padraig (u.s.)

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downwards ofc tho I'm sure you're aware of them...
ya I'm familiar with Mika Vainio, Surgeon/Regis, etc, tho have only listened to bits + pieces, especially of the former. Morphine looks promising.

some other labels I noted to check out - Contort Yourself, Knekelhuis, Sign Bit Zero, some things on Trilogy Tapes

I'm cool with noise or rhythmic noise here + generally but definitely more into the techno/EBM thing, you know like danceable industrial v abstract industrial

also into hard techno but only in a specific way, like all the anonymous pounding Berghain stuff does nothing for me

interested in stuff like this basically

padraig (u.s.)

a monkey that will go ape
one of my favorite Jack Smooth/Basements Records related tracks

mentioned Den Haag. Liberator acid also good tho sometimes gets a bit silly or too 90s tranceish. have listened to some blinding Chris Liberator mixes tho.

Mills, Hood + early UR of course.

into relentlessness combined with dark pulsing sexiness of EBM.

padraig (u.s.)

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hate liberator acid personally, you can't jack to it so what's the point?
getting out of your head and having it large, what else? trades the groove for the hammer. different kind of jacking. some people don't like both kinds tbf.

riding/running/etc around a big city, especially blazed, Liberator style mixes are pretty fantastic

I mean this is undeniable



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As you all know I'm not much of a one for techno but I've been hypnotised by this album today.

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Lush sense of textural heft to it all, like sticking your hand into a patch of long grass and gripping the soil.

But not like that.


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I feel like yu could become a techno head you just need to send me a list of techno you like and I can work from there.

Have you listened to that Rrose mix I linked you about 10 months ago? deeply textural and soily, but not necessarily detroit melodicism.

let me check if I still have it on my dropbox.

I haven't listened to the Karen Gwier album but it seems to be the journalists choice atm so I'll let the hype simmer down before i tackle it. otherwise I'm bound to come into it with maybe unconceived preconceptions.

Do you like dancehall corpsey? some of the late 90s/early 00s stuff is quite techno in its execution.

here's the Rrose mix for you. Rrose - 2012.07.02 [320k].mp3?dl=0


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I like this Karen Gwyer one; the second half with that squelchy modular (?) lead.

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