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OL: Dismeteo

Russian producer Ol steps up on LA-based imprint Motion Ward with seven deeply absorbing tracks that ride the line between ambient and dub techno, creating a coherent microverse of leftfield electronics.

Bambounou: Whities 021

‘Whities 021’ in its effervescent minimalism and steadiness is more meditative and regular compared to some of Bambounou’s quirkier, flashier and club-ready works, a kind of surprising and counterintuitive move considered that Whities is certainly not a label afraid of pushing the boundaries of experimentation.

Perko: NV Auto

Perko’s ‘NV Auto’ sounds fresh in a way that’s somehow true to the Glaswegian label’s DNA and has consistent elements for it to be considered one of this year’s finest debut releases.

Objekt: Cocoon Crush

‘Cocoon Crush’ pushes the boundaries of experimentation even further than his previous releases did, and that without ever falling in self-referentialism or redundancy. Speaking of what goes on across ‘Cocoon Crush’ may be quite a challenge at times for the reason that – as happens with the most futuristic forms of art – what’s on display here is new to the extent that a new lexicon would be required.

Forest Drive West: Apparitions

Following two extended players on Livity Sound in 2017, plus a string of equally solid releases on Hidden Hawaii, Rupture, Appian Sound and Dnuos Ytivil, London-based producer Forest Drive West steps up to deliver his debut long player on Peverelist’s iconic Bristol-based record label.

Various Artists: Kulør 001

Composed of some of Copenhagen’s most promising techno producers including IBON, Schacke, Sugar, Repro, Rune Bagge and Funeral Future, ‘Kulør 001’ is the inaugural compilation from Courtesy’s new record label, Kulør – whose name literally translates to ‘Colour’.

Various Artists: Studio Barnhus Volym 1

Studio Barnhus Volym 1 is a quintessential representation of Studio Barnhus quirky, carefree and joyful sound – nothing less than a treasure for the lovers of the Stockholm label.

Heathered Pearls: Detroit, MI 1997 – 2001 Remixes

Heathered Pearls gathers an impressive cast to re-visit two of the tracks contained on the original release ‘Detroit, MI 1997 – 2001’ – The outcome are six excellent jams, so different from one another that you would hardly notice they all come from the same source at first listen.

Project Pablo: Come To Canada You Will Like It

Kicking off his new label, Verdicchio Music Publishing, Montreal’s Project Pablo steps up with his inviting debut LP, ‘Come To Canada You Will Like It’. Even though each track is deeply enjoyable on its own we’re talking about a solid work where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and where each track acquires full meaning when interacting with the other ones.