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.

ETUILTD010 Various Artists – Decade Dubs

With the 10th release of our colored vinyl series we bring you the Decade Dubs. Bristol based new artist El Choop opens the edition with pulsating chords and synths in his track Unknown Landscape. Italian producer Hydergine takes you on a psychedelic mind trip with his energetic deep techno track Blue State Of Mind.

The flip side starts with Etui Records label head Insect O. With his dirty chords and wired echoes he is telling you the mystic story about the Ancient Architects. And finally Monomood returns to the label and proves his musically diversity. A mellow brass and a deep bass will give you goosebumps while dancing on the afterhour or just sitting in a smokey jazz bar.

The artwork is done by graphic designer and musician Daniel Madlung aka Dandytracks. It´s based on a photo of the Sea of Sand at Indonesia´s Mt. Bromo volcano, taken by Insect O.