Monomood – Unexpected Perceptions [ETUILTD011]

It’s been a while since Etui last dropped a vinyl release (ETUILTD010 was excellent, check it here) and they are back in spectacular fashion! Like almost everything Etui put out, I’m tagging this under the Dub Techno Blog Stamp of Approval! Essential Purchase!

Monomood returns to his dubby roots with his fantastic laid back and atmospheric EP Unexpected Perceptions on Etui Records. Remembering the frost and darkness, the first track Wjnter can’t hide it’s origin. Cold chords and warm synths are creating the unique feeling of gloomy days in winter.

With Spuukj Dub on the flip you get a reduced echo-tool with haunting vocals and complex delay structures. Finally Monomood layers some pads and reverbs in the last track Dronje before breaking up the tune with a stunning piano & string combination. Goosebumps.

[SV​-​10] Mr. Cloudy – Inspired

Incredible new release from Mr Cloudy and Space of Variants. Certainly a duo that also delivers top quality dub. Essential listening.

Inspired is the illuminated state of consciousness. Four tracks are smoothly mutating looped and dub delays already you are shrouded! Direct assertive drums confidently go forward like an icebreaker and reverb delays mixing with the hissing old tapes atmospheres. Recorded in the spring days, fixed when the consciousness traveled through otherworldly.

release by Space Of Variants 2017 / Russia

Sven Weisemann – Separate Paths EP

A year after his first release on the label, German deepsmith Sven Weisemann is back on Delsin with a sophomore effort entitled Separate Paths. Down for his moody outings on labels like Mojuba and Telrae, this new four track affair continues to mark out the man behind it as a master of atmosphere. Grooves floating in mid air and subtle melodies drift by like half remembered thoughts. Head music that also makes your body move. It may only be four tracks long, but this EP truly takes you on a journey somewhere far away from this world.

Smooth – Contemporary Past

A massive journey into deep Dubtechno, close to 3 hours of sound exploration.

On his sixth album, german producer Smooth lays the musical path from noisy, Ambient influenced spheres to Detroit influenced textures and soundscapes.

Inspired by earlier releases of labels like Echochord, Echospace Detroit or Chain Reaction, this album nicely blends all styles together into one meditative and hypnotic musical experience.

16 tracks are waiting for your personal exploration!

Royer – Documented (MÖRK012)

With a skillet of brooding, deep & melodic releases in his wake for the Lobster main label, Moomin’s Closer imprint and an exceptionally beautiful self-released tape, Royer returns to the Lobster family with a clutch of super deep, dusty, planes-of-light-through-the-curtain house music that channel a nostalgic optimism into it’s brooding & humming elemental core.

From the fading melancholy memories of clqsse22 (simple version) and it’s more bubbling & swaggering ‘sunday lit reffaaax’ counterpart, to the sunlight rays cutting and refracting from the facets of d’orr22. Each track finds it’s own slot on the spectrum of deep, warm house music.

Closer healyrslfw_lee nods to the more beat-oriented Royer works, heavy sampling a playful short piano loop and cutting in spoken word segments. As a rare Lobster digi extra we also get ‘day of’. All stripped back grooves and stodgy MPC percussion lounging around a cloud of early morning haze.

Heavenchord – Strolling In The Night EP

We are about techno and specially deep & dub techno from time to time. Here is a new and complete EP written by Heavenchord in the very end of 2016.

Dope soundscapes and mindwalks in deep Russian forest for those who knows.. Will definitely be included in mixes for MixCult Radio and other podcasts.

Track Strolling In The Night is free for download.

Mike Schommer just released his entire back catalogue on Bandcamp!

Mike Schommer (co-founder of deepchord records) is back! After 15 long years he is making music again and has something planned this year! Very exciting stuff and to celebrate he’s put his entire back catalogue on bandcamp!