Last year Frankfurt-based imprint Die Orakel, run by Robert Johnson’s musical curator Oliver Hafenbauer, launched a dystopian triptych series named ‘Orakel X-Files’. The first string of releases shed a different light on Orson Wells, Christopher Rau and Pablo Mateo, who plunged themselves into the realms of avant-garde techno.
Having released the first of the series, Orson Wells returns to Die Orakel with a three track banger named ‘Presents Frankfurt Bass‘ – ranging from spacey downbeat breaks to futuristic electro. Our pick “Park Jit” showcases electro in full power: a twangy vocal introduces the waspish bassline bouncing on a pokey acidic synth. Vanishing digit sounds bestow the track with spatiality, letting the machines in control of the stretching kick. “Park Jit” could easily turn the Robert Johnson upside down when the light is already out and Francesco del Garda is at the decks.
Presents Frankfurt Bass is out now via Die Orakel, order a copy from Clone.
A: Park Jit
B1: The Message
B2: Frankfurt Tek