Danish producer Anders Trentemoller completes a fairly major crossover move with Into The Great Wide Yonder, transitioning from his roots as a dancefloor-focussed producer and in-demand remixer all the way into mainstream pop. Don't be too alarmed by such a notion though, this move has been on its way for a while, with his first mix CD, Harbour Boat Trips dropping plenty of hints towards a predilection for more indie-ish, shoegazey fare. Even so, Trentemoller remains a formidable maker of beats, and there's still a driving kick drum at the core of the album's narrative.
Belgium's advanced techno label Token presents a bold electronic sculpture from Inigo Kennedy backed with a heavily functional remix from Marcel Dettmann. 'The Shard' could almost be an outtake from a Chris Clark album with exuberantly dynamic IDM production concealing a complex rhythmic engine at its core. On remix detail, Dettmann charges the dance with elegantly brutal kicks and fractured elements of the original sprinkled like tangy crystals on the dancer's muscle.
Topping a newly re-energised M-Plant schedule, Robert Hood pays tribute to the 1971 film 'The Omega Man' with a re-imagined techno soundtrack - a brand new album from the master. The original film featured Charlton Heston as a last-man-on-earth figure, sequestered in a penthouse in LA, guarding life-saving serum by day and chased by zombies at night. It originally featured a jazzy easy-listening score courtesy of Ron Grainer, but Hood felt it needed a stronger and more urgent score that better represented his view of the movie.
Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1972-83. Killer first double pack from the awesome new Soul Jazz compilation, featuring tracks from every major luminary of the Krautrock scene from Can to Faust to Neu! to Popol Voh, La Dusseldorf, Harmonia e
Fantastic second double pack from the awesome new Soul Jazz compilation, featuring tracks from even more major stars of the Krautrock scene, from Tangerine Dream to Cluster to Amol Duul, Ash Ra Tempel, Ibliss, Popul Vuh etc etc. Again tracking the origina
Carl Craig's first ever recording, 'Neurotic Behavior', at long last hits vinyl once more in its original and unadulterated, beatless version. Gargantuan electronic synthesizers and Bladerunner style soundscapes take you on a surreal and indeed 'real' tec