Federsen & Tomas Rubeck – Dewpoint EP

Federsen returns to Fifth Interval for another sublime installment of dance floor friendly dub-techno. Dewpoint is an altogether tighter affair when compared to the label’s first release, Point Reyes.

The drums are taut and razor-sharp, propelling the listener effortlessly through a dense fog of ferric clouds, swelling to fill the outer-reaches of the echo chamber. A highly polished metallic production style that can be compared to some of Andy Stott’s early and classic works.

Tomas Rubek remixes Dewpoint for the B-side, remaining faithful to the original track’s structure but viewing it through a tinted lens. Dewpoint’s chords become iridescent, kick drums fall into a straighter pattern and are backed by further dusty percussion, shifting the original into spheres inhabited by the likes of Rod Modell and Fluxion.

Various – Aliēnus (Grounded In Humanity)

Best compilation of 2015 so far and likely to be of the whole year. Essential purchase.

GiH proudly presents our new label, “aliēnus”. The first reference is a various artists compilation that introduces the concept of human decay in dystopian megacities. Humankind is a foreigner in the third planet of the Solar System and the ultimate responsible for its terrible ostracism in no other than this miserable creature’s consciousness.

“…Human consciousness is a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself. We are creatures that should not exist by natural law…”

Tracklist

1.P. Laoss – Grinding Noise
2.Dublicator – Dawn (Sleepy Dub)
3.img_02 – Grey Pattern
4.Federsen – OSC2
5.HVL – Behind Frontier Fields
6.Wil – Tripolar IV
7.Regulus Rex – Universal Rhythm
8.J.S.Zeiter – State (JS RMX3)
9.Pellarin – September
10.Gblanco – The Self Illusion

[Dub Techno Vinyl] P. Laoss – Rephrasing Dub (+ Federsen Remix)

After his big success with Waehlscheibe 003, P. Laoss returns on the Swiss label with another Dub House masterpiece. The German producer has once more switched on his reverb and delay gear and created a wonderful record full of fluffy chords, gentle pads and heavy basses. Federsen from San Francisco has taken the crispy deep original and turned it into a broken beat stunner brimming with dubby crackles, noises and delays – all created with his analogue machines. As always all tracks have been mastered by Above Smoke at the Hole of Dub studio.

Tracklist

1. rephrasing dub
2. federsen remix – i dont care
3. i dont care
4. never thought

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[Dub Techno Release] Federsen – Point Reyes / 50 Hz

We reviewed the vinyl release of this last year and I rated ‘Point Reyes’ as one of my favourite tracks of 2013. The vinyl version sounded perfect! Now Federsen has released the digital version for all the non-vinyl fans on the Fifth Interval bandcamp page. Federsen has also told us that 002 will be released soon, so keep an eye out for that.

Essential Purchase for any Federsen fan’s, ‘Point Reyes’ is simply stunning.

Kicking off the new Fifth Interval label, San Francisco based dub techno producer Federsen heads up the premier release.

The title track is a hazy dub techno trip filled with washes of tape delayed chords and crisp snares while the B1 track – 50Hz is a far more broken affair, 140 BPM gear comparable to the likes of Deadbeat and Strategy.

For the final track, Isodyne (one half of Forward Strategy Group) shakes up 50 Hz, slowing it down to an incredibly weighty 115 BPM, finalising an excellent release with something for discerning DJs of all tastes.

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Tracklist

1.Point Reyes 08:21
2.50 Hz 07:13
3.50 Hz (Isodyne Remix) 06:00

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[Vinyl Release] Federsen – Point Reyes / 50 Hz

2 Federsen releases in the last few months…..we are being spoilt by the man. All the long time fans of this blog will know how much I adore Federsen’s music, I give high praise to everything he puts out and his last few eps and his last album For Future Times & Beings have all been spot on! I even placed his track On The Surface in my top tunes of 2012, so ye you get the point.

This is Fifth Interval’s first release and they are welcoming us with open arms. 3 tracks feature on this vinyl, the Isodyne remix is very nice strips it down low with a wonderful use of vocal.

Point Reyes & 50 Hz are straight up deep, trademark Federsen is written all over this….well the drum in 50Hz are definitely something new ive heard from Federsen and I do remember him saying he wanted to experiment with his time signatures and patterns. It all comes together beautifully, short glimpses of beauty transcend back into a deep, minimal journey.

Lastly, and saving the best till last, Point Reyes……Ah I feel back at home now, this really is trademark Federsen, simple, beautiful, zen-like dub. I feel Federsens sound is becoming more and more defined, each time I hear a new dub techno track from him, I can almost instantly recognise if it’s a tune by him and its something, I think, not a lot of artists achieve.

Kicking off the new Fifth Interval label, San Francisco based dub techno producer Federsen heads up the premier release.

The title track is a hazy dub techno trip filled with washes of tape delayed chords and crisp snares while the B1 track – 50Hz is a far more broken affair, 140 BPM gear comparable to the likes of Deadbeat and Strategy.

For the final track, Isodyne (one half of Forward Strategy Group) shakes up 50 Hz, slowing it down to an incredibly weighty 115 BPM, finalising an excellent release with something for discerning DJs of all tastes.

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