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Transparent Sound - No Call From New York

Having disappeared for a bit off the electro radars from a while, Transparent Sound resurfaces on Electrix with a brand new release of their trademark (their fifth on Billy Nasty's imprint), even more synthetic than their latest EP, "Punk Mother Fucker", published last year on Pressure Traxx.

 

Caron - Connected Circuits

Following its inaugural release and still mighty "Universe" compilation, Russian label Mosaique founded by Moralez and Murzin proudly presents its second output in the form of an EP from the likes of Caron. The mysterious producer signs here his debut on the electronic scene with two tracks ranging from Electro to Techno styles.

 

V/A - Mechatronica 2

German label Mechatronica run by Casper Mejlholm, Federico Benedetti and Daniel Boubet returns this month with its second release to date, in the form of another successful vinyl compilation, and featuring a plethora of highly demanded artists such as Dez Williams, Umwelt, Dmitry Distant & Igors Vorobjovs, and Fleck E.S.C.

 

V/A - Ten Year Electronics

London based Cultivated Electronics celebrates this month its 10th birthday the best way possible, with the release of "Ten Year Electronics"; the final chapter in the imprint's series of compilations featuring the label owner Sync 24 and the current creme of electronic producers.

 

Jean-Michel Jarre - Oxygene 3

First off, let me say I am incredibly excited about the return of Jean-Michel Jarre to music. Not that he had ever gone anywhere, but it had been a while since we had heard new material, which became a reality after the launch of the popular "Electronica" series, which featured everyone from the late Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream, to the iconic Vince Clarke.

 

V/A - To Andreas Gehm

Andreas Gehm left us a few months ago and his loss remains painful for many of us. After the release of the "Boxx EP" in June, Midnight Shift Records established in 2011 and based out of Singapore, wished to publish a tribute to this fantastic German producer who's gone away too early. The present compilation pays homage in the best way possible to the master of the 303, offering a refined selection of eight club insanities from both emerging and heavyweight producers.

Kronos Device - Kill Switch

Attention all humans: our satellites have intercepted three signals in the form of a menacing threat from the depth of the Galaxy. Indeed, after too long a silence, the duo composed of Phil "Bass Junkie" Klein (Battle Trax, Breakin', Audio Illusion) and Simon "The Dexorcist" Brown (SMB, Control Tower, Fdb Recordings) returns to planet Earth on a mission to make you dance.

V/A - Signs Of Decay 2

German label Solar One Music returns this month with chapter 2 of "Signs Of Decay", a series of limited vinyl compilations featuring some of the best current Acid and Electro producers. Succeeding to The Exaltics, Helena Hauff, Drvg Cvltvre and Ekman available on Vol.1, the brand new artists selected here, The Hacker, Legowelt, Chris Moss Acid, Impakt and Crotaphytus, have nothing to envy to their predecessors.

 

Paul Blackford - Anthology Volume Two

Six months after Volume One, Atlanta based Body Control Records presents the second chapter in a series of four releases of the massive Paul Blackford Anthology. No need to introduce this versatile talent from U.K. anymore, author of a dense and colorful sound, melting advanced electronics with solid 90's influences (please refer to my previous review if you want to know more about him).

CANVAX - Cosmophilia

If you are into classy, yet forward thinking Techno music, then this new and exciting vinyl release by "CANVAX" (Body Control Records), titled "Cosmophilia", and available as a 9 track double LP will surely please your senses.