Following a string of release on Berceuse Heroique, She Lost Kontrol and Mannequin in 2018 – Black Merlin lands on Oliver Hafenbauer’s imprint Die Orakel with a
Needless to say George Thompson has been on fire as of late. If you check in on a regular basis at your local record store you’ll have noticed his omnipresence both on the shelves and in a flurry of DJ bags altogether. After a host of compelling transmissions on Island Of The Gods, Berceuse Heroique and Jealous God, Black Merlin takes back his magic wand for a two-track brain melter on Rotterdam’s finest Pinkman.
On ‘Hipnotik Tradisi’ Black Merlin navigates away from the clichés of “postcard soundtracking”, putting on what Segalen once defined as an exote’s view, effectively implementing the “Hindu mechanism” – a process by which the conscious being finds himself face to face with his own self, rejoicing in his diversity rather than assimilating completely.