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Sculpture

Glome Organ

Sculpture

Glome Organ

Discombobulated Avant-Techno fried with a knowing sense of psychedelia.

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Farmers Manual

Biomagic 2

Farmers Manual

Biomagic 2

Incredible mid-90's material from Farmers Manual, sonic radicalism with an air of punk-fuelled nihilism.

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PETE SWANSON

Misery Beat

PETE SWANSON

Misery Beat

A deafening style of bunkered Techno sharing much in common with Prurient's Vatican Shadow.

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KPLR

Cirkuit rn #2

KPLR

Cirkuit rn #2

Tantalising taster for KPLR's forthcoming album on Digitalis...

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Alberich

Night Goggles

Alberich

Night Goggles

Harsh, visceral noise-techno from Kris Lapke for Prurient's Hospital Productions imprint.

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Vatican Shadow

Schwarzkopf Arc Of Triumph

Vatican Shadow

Schwarzkopf Arc Of Triumph

Dominick Fernow's most electronic project sounding like a scuffed and f*cked Joyrex-era AFX production.

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DIAMOND CATALOG

Magnified Palette (Liz Harris Remix)

DIAMOND CATALOG

Magnified Palette (Liz Harris Remix)

Sumptuously screwed shoegazeXtechno implosion from Liz harris aka Grouper.

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ASTRAL SOCIAL CLUB

Splashdown

ASTRAL SOCIAL CLUB

Splashdown

Demented Acid session from Neil Campbell's amazing Astral Social Club.

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patten

Ndi bem

patten

Ndi bem

Chopped and glitched up to high heaven - but its grooves are true.

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General Magic & Pita

Dope Fridge

General Magic & Pita

Dope Fridge

Seminal first ever release on the Mego label, made out of samples of a fridge...

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Powell

09

Powell

09

Brilliant debut converging ideas borrowed from the likes of Nitzer Ebb, Suicide and Mika Vainio.

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Laurel Halo

Heuristic Gag Factor

Laurel Halo

Heuristic Gag Factor

Gyroscoping beats and atmospherics in a 3D hyperspace...

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LEYLAND KIRBY

The watcher and the watched

LEYLAND KIRBY

The watcher and the watched

Deconstructed techno somewhere between Vangelis, Armando and John Carpenter.

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CUTICLE

Towel

CUTICLE

Towel

Unstable post-dancefloor wares from Jeff Witscher (Rene Hell), Daren Ho (Driphouse) and Brendan O'Keefe.

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This time on 14tracks:

“14 tracks: from the outside looking in”

This week we take another look at Techno's outer limits, bringing together all manner of destroyed, out-of-time, washed-out and fragmented warehouse appropriations made by producers free of the constraints of beat-count and structure. We already dipped-in a few months back with "14tracks Of Psychotic repetition", but we now fully submerge ourselves in a sound which has slowly come to define 2011. We start with the pioneers and 1995's seminal Fridge Trax from General Magic and Pita, a singular piece of conceptual reproduction which still sounds as brilliantly out-of-sorts as it did almost two decades ago. Fellow aural agitators Farmers Manual pick up the challenge with their 1996 opus "No Backup", before tracing ley lines out and back into the 21st century as we drop in on Pete Swanson and Dominick Fernow, two gifted producers from the noisiest extremities of the scene who made their names with the Yellow Swans and Prurient projects respectively. Patten, Sculpture, Diamond Catalogue (with a little help from Grouper) and KPLR drag us further out into a fog of fractal shapes and non-linear arrangements, pulling us deeper into a beautifully opaque future where genre, definition and precedent count for nothing...

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