Wolf Müller & Niklas Wandt – Instrumentalmusik von der Mitte der World [Growing Bin Records]
The first release of 2018 from Growing Bin Records pairs Salon Des Amateurs resident Jan Schulte, under his Wolf Müller alias, alongside percussion extraordinaire Niklas Wandt. The results are quite simply, mind bending. Graceful, elegant – Instrumentalmusik von der Mitte der World takes you on a voyage through the undergrowth of an unkempt but well loved garden, intoxicated by the dizzying sensations sprouting up from all around.
John Tejada – Dead Start Program [Kompakt]
Twenty two years down the line and John Tejada still quite clearly has at least one finger firmly on the pulse. Across his fourth album for Kompakt Dead Start Program, appear a variety of shades of the brand of minimal techno upon which he has come to be associated with. At times dark and brooding, at others quietly ecstatic – Tejada and his music remains playfully enigmatic throughout.
Keysha / FG’s Romance – Stop It! / What Is Love Today? [STROOM]
Belgian label STROOM kick off their annual series of Valentine celebratory records with a two-track, 12″ reissue. On the A-side, Keysha’s much sought-after slow-burning groover ‘Stop It’ finally see’s a new pressing, having previously existed only as an extremely rare maxi-single. On the flip, FG’s Romance’s equally alluring ‘What Is Love Today?’ rounds off the record in both delightful, lusting fashion.
Primitive World – White On White [Ecstatic]
Inspired by Constructivist artist Marlow Moss, the latest LP from Primitive World preaches the gospel of her non-figurative approach to art. Abstract and brutal, White on White, which includes photographs and texts relating to Moss and her work, blitzes through a host of formless, throbbing musical oddities. Engrossing in it’s sparseness, the album’s mechanical synth-work and savage percussion kept us on the edge of our seats from start to finish.
The Pilotwings – Pour Faire Pleurer Les Chômeurs [Brothers From Different Mothers]
BFDM continue their recent run of good form with label regulars The Pilotwings delivering their fourth EP to date on the French label. Combining trance, house and broken beats like only they can this EP stands up to any of their previous output – perhaps even surpassing them. Long may this fruitful alliance continue…