Echogarden Compilation #3

For our annual and third Echogarden Compilation we asked for your contributions and once again your participation was overwhelming! We have been thrilled!! Thank you so much!!

We received over 80 great tracks from artists all over the world and we enjoyed listening to all these tracks. It wasn´t easy to decide which tracks to choose and which will find its place on the compilation. For a fair selection process we didn’t watch out for names and popularity but listened to all tracks with closed eyes.

Finally we came up with 22 tracks, available as digital download and on 2 CDs. We hope you love this Dub Techno selection as much as we do!

A special thanks goes out to everyone who took part in this project. Thank you for all your awesome tracks, whether they made it on the compilation or not. Thank you thank you thank you!!!

We are also grateful to “Salz” and his wonderful mastering. Specially when it comes to Dub Techno, mastering by Salz is a real masterpiece:

Downscope – Field Sonatas

The isolating and brooding minimal nature of these compositions somehow reminded me of the feelings I felt listening to one of the first records from my childhood; Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonatas by Rudolf Serkin. Soft and serene, yet dismal and melancholic at the same time.

Using an ensemble generator module for string and polyphonic instrumental effects I ventured to create these foreboding sonatas. The modulated waveforms that vibrate like a string section were then run through various effects pedals and translated via magnetic particles of analog reel to reel tape.

As the final Downscope installment of 2016 I’m happy to end the year with Field Sonatas and its final crescendo of “Waldstein,” which offers a warm balance between light and dark, where dissonance is delight.

Bjika – EP 001

The first EP from a fresh new artist, setting the scene with a deep selection of 3 tracks rolling at 114 bpm. Having spent the last year developing a sonic palette and stretching the boundaries of the audio canvas, this is the first in the series of EP’s aimed at blending and bluring between the lines. The forthcoming material will vary in both tempo and texture depending on the areas being explored. A versatile artist of many aspects, definitely one to keep an eye on.

GOS MUSIC STUDIO Winter Flakes Volume II

We let ourselves be influenced by the inexorable passing of time. As the snowflakes fall to the ground, let time dissolve our thoughts, and make them water. This compilation is a path to dissolve the mind, to meditate, and let your heart beat. Eleven artists from around the world, from Italy to Australia, with a stopover in Greece, America, Germany …. the music has combined these human in a collective work, the distances are shorter, the weather continues to will flow, but the music remains.

Roberto Clementi – Avesys EP [PETS075]

Out with old, in with the bold… Pets prepare us for a fresh new year start with an early-ears peak at what they have in store for 2017. It starts right here with a techno maestro who – thanks to a deep stash of thoroughbred beats on Soma, Hypercolour, Echocord and Kontra – shouldn’t require much of an introduction: Roberto Clementi.

Resident at Harmonized – one of Italy’s finest underground club institutions – here we find Roberto analysing his role at its fullest flex: the range, versatility and subtlety and the almost important need to master all shades of the night: the ability to set the scene and prepare the countdown, knowing when to play the lead and knowing how to bring things home with respect to the dancefloor who make the party every single trip.

Coppice Halifax Releases Retrospective Album Spanning 10 Years Of His Work

So much good music!!!

Coppice Halifax, originally a Milieu side-project, has now aged a decade. After a full year of painstaking selection, editing, sequencing and mastering, VAPORIZED FOREST INDEX is finally complete. A beginner’s guide to the dense subtropical forests and the sprawling Atlantic seaside. Writing and assembling this collection has felt surreal and almost predetermined, as the track selection ended up numbering 33, while I am in my 33rd year. Three discs, as well – themselves grouped according to the general peaks and valleys of the Halifaxian oeuvre – spanning four hours of material from 2006 to 2016.