Review: Audiomatique are happy and proud to present "The Trentemoller Chronicles". This new double album is not a new studio album, but an overview of Trentemoller's impressive body of work. "The Trentemoller Chronicles" include Anders' personal selection of his best songs and remixes, which have only been available on vinyl or on compilations, as well as some new and exclusive songs. This is an essential piece of minimal/tech house.
Review: Three years on from his last full-length outing on Perlon, Japanese techno maverick Fumiya Tanaka returns to the admirable Japanese imprint with an eccentric set bristling with off-kilter dancefloor treats. His particular take on minimal techno is far more rubbery, synthesizer-rich and funky than many of his peers, a trait that makes his glitchy but elastic club cuts stand out from the crowd. Highlights across the three slabs of wax include the bleeping, dub-wise peak-time weirdness of the title track, the sub-heavy jazz/minimal techno fusion of "Breakthrough", the Villalobos-gone-wild flex of "I Want To Be A Human Being" and the squelchy, loose-limbed goodness of "Birth Of The Respect Club".
Review: On this second album from his Ancient Moons project, Damian Lazarus has decided to switch focus. Whereas the outfit's debut album, Message From The Other World, combined global music influences with Lazarus's usual tech-house rhythms and a touch of psychedelia, Heart of Sky is much more heavily influenced by the Crosstown Rebels' chief's rarely discussed soul boy roots. Of course, the beats and basslines still largely stick to the powder house script, it's just that this time they come accompanied by starry-eyed soul vocals, 1960s dream pop influences, bold piano flourishes, gospel choruses and, on rare occasions, smoky trip-hop aesthetics. As a result, it's undoubtedly a much more "human" album, and one with far more crossover potential than its predecessor.