Wed, 27 Mar 2013  /  Post a comment
This acclaimed debut album spearheaded the fusion of modern techno and EBM. In particular the tracks "Warm" and "Rage" both combined the raw and dark atmosphere of EBM with the energy of driving techno.
This special Planete Rouge EP series kicks off with the re-release of two classic tracks taken from Terence Fixmer's first album Muscle Machine, which was originally released on DJ Hell's International Deejay Gigolo Records in 2001.
This acclaimed debut album spearheaded the fusion of modern techno and EBM. In particular the tracks 'Warm' and 'Rage' both combined the raw and dark atmosphere of EBM with the energy of driving techno.
On 'Relapse Volume 1' the re-mastered original versions of these two tracks are accompanied by remixes from Sandwell District's Regis and Planete Rouge's own Alexey Volkov.
Regis (Karl O'Connor) hands in a sinister, looped-up version of 'Warm' replete with ghostly samples and a dizzying groove, while Alexey Volkov turns his hand to 'Rage' delivering a deep, thumping remix that plays with frequencies and a squelching bass.
The release also features artwork by gifted visual artist, Pierre Debuscherre (www.pierredebusschere.com).
Look out for more in the 'Relapse' series, coming soon to Planete Rouge.
Sun, 13 May 2012  /  Post a comment
Title track Dust launches the EP into an immediately throbbing groove, rung through with the dissonant clangs of the genreâ€™s cold, machine-obsessed heritage. This hydraulic homage is succeeded by Overshadow â€”a closer inspection of technoâ€™s cogs and wheels that sees Volkov tinkering with its parts over 9 minutes of cumulative atmospherics.