It’s the beginning of Autumn and leaves are beginning to fall, so we thought we’d start a new series of monthly features compiling our top tracks of the month, in the format of a YouTube mixtape for you to listen to and share with your friends.
As the wintry weather slowly begins to unfold, here’s our first melting-pot of both heavy and delicate, sensuous yet hard-knocked sonic madness to warm up your hearts. Let’s celebrate September’s finest!
Visually, we couldn’t think of anyone better to provide a pictorial hook than Caravaggio’s “San Gerolamo“. Combining utterly sublime composition and chiaroscuro to provide a musical paradox for the best tracks of September 2014.
Below we’ve provided a brief summary of each track:
After the beautiful ‘Mothercave’ LP, Traumprinz returns on Giegling with a gem of a plate. “Don’t cry, even when the road is hard.” Anthem.
Aphex Twin. Period. > Read the IA review
Stomping techno killer from the man behind ‘Koch’. Best album of the year. > Read the IA review
Gunnar Haslam has stepped up his game quite seriously in just a year of activity and Ataxia No Logos proves if needed that Morelli definitely has a sixth sense for unearthing exciting new talents.
Obscure and hard-hitting material in pure Rrose style. Syncopated, stunning machine.
A perfectly orchestrated piece of bubbling atmospherics and forward-thinking electronic music. If you haven’t a nice life, at least you have Roman Flügel. > Read the IA review
All good in the hood. Moiré’s sensuous soundscapes on full effect. A sonic medusa’s stare. > Read the IA review
SHXCXCHCXSH, son of YHWH. Unpronounceable techno goodness. Lord have mercy on us. > Read the IA review
A sizzling and limping Super-computer Golem brought to life. Airhead’s on fire.
Superb tracks from one of the most daring producers out there at the moment. Both moving and danceable, Hoax Eye is a beauty.
Excellent album from Ital all the way. An alliance of intelligence and sensitivity spoken in binary codes. Essential.
Remember 2001: A Space Odyssey? Monkeys throwing a bone in the air, black monolith and half-primal half-hi-tech crossover ? Well, monkeys would have rocked that tune if only they had invented the ghetto blaster first.
Shuffling techno and mellifluous soarings from Andrea. Finest club material.
What will burn. I think he’s talking about your turntable.
If Bruce is just getting started, what will we become. Leg-slicing bass seasoned with brick-hard kicks. Body’s aching.
Objekt sounding like Aphex on steroids crossed with some old-school funky, distorted bass-lines. Insane mix.
Marquis Hawkes’ one and only groove science at its best. A tunnel you won’t wish to see the end of.
Tripeo’s entry in the Clone Basement Series doesn’t disappoint. A pure techno brain-melter supported by a swing from hell. Most-asked-for track in his recent sets finally made available. Hurray!
Form and Void. The title says it all. An industrial storm, clean and sharp. Implacable.
The Detroit legend Omar S is back with an high-on-acid, unflinching ride. Always on point!
Artwork by Caravaggio ‘San Gerolamo’ (1605-1606).
1. Traumprinz – All The Things
2. Aphex Twin – minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]
3. Lee Gamble – Motor System
4. Gunnar Haslam – Dunsinane Hill
5. Rrose – Drowned by Sight
6. Roman Fluegel – We Have A Nice Life
7. Moiré – Attitude
8. SHXCXCHCXSH – This Hmming Raverie
9. Airhead – Macondo
10. Call Super – Hoax Eye
11. Ital – Endgame
12. DNGLS – Vultura (Original Mix)
13. Andrea – Draine
14. Orphx – What Will Burn
15. Bruce – Just Getting Started
16. Objekt – Ganzfeld
17. Marquis Hawkes – Tunnel
18. Tripeo – Nargy
19. Kwartz – Form And Void
20. Omar-S – This Muthafuk’ka