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Fit For Purpose: Shawn O’Sullivan talks up his debut LP on Avian as 400PPM

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, there’s very little chances your ears are still virgin from Shawn O’Sullivan’s shape-shifting modular techno and primal synth eruptions. We caught up with Shawn to discuss his multi-faceted self, creative process and inspirational figures.

Ashes To Ashes: Verge talks up debut EP for Avian ‘Emblematic Ruin’

Avian are on the cusp of releasing their next instalment, an eight-track drone/dark ambient affair courtesy of Irish newcomer Andre Gough aka Verge. Titled ‘Emblematic Ruin’, Gough’s debut makes for a compelling break from 4/4 functionality and other beaconed, trussed-up audio terrains.

Pris talks up ‘Love, Labour, Loss’

Following up his promising debut album, Pris returns this fall on Avian with the all-consuming ‘Love, Labour, Loss’. We caught up with the UK-born, Berlin-based producer to find out more about the making of his new release, as he reveals more on the duology’s raison d’être and his growing appetite for production. Stream the dark and wild ‘Feral Calling’ within.

Best Tracks of 2014

2014 has been a year of outstanding releases. From first order, accomplished musicians to new coming talents, it’s time for us to unveil the best tracks of the year.

Shifted: Arrangements in Monochrome (Part 1 & 2)

Shifted’s commitment to relentless, uncompromising sound is distinct, and as these EPs prove, the results are thrilling. There is a slight sense that they’re serving as a transition to the next Shifted full length, but their clarity and intensity is a reminder of the potential still held in dark, hard, techno.

SHXCXCHCXSH: Linear S Decoded

‘Linear S Decoded’ delivers a compelling combination of melody, dark sweat box thump with a touch of breaks, spectral sound design and, for the most, properly spelt song titles.

Sigha: The Purification Loops

The Purification Loops is 100% pure Sigha material, its strongest element is the power to keep everything as minimal as possible. Sometimes we easily forget how outstanding techno tunes are born: now we have an extensive manual to remember.

400ppm: AVN011

A1. Non Nocere
A2. Occupational Exposure
A3. Lean Manufacturing
B1. Piquette Plant
B2. Monoculture
B3. Evitandus

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