LAMP003 - Jan '13
Garben Eden describes himself as a 'dance floor inspired electronic musician'. No surprise then that his debut on Lampuka explores this environment but on both the lighter and darker sides of the 4:4 camp. Tracks are brimming with what are often experimental sounds, yet with solid grooves and production techniques throughout. GE has definitely honed his own recognisable quality and his live sets are keeping the toes tapping in his home city of Düsseldorf, but with recent releases on Anton Zap's Ethereal Sound and US imprint Ecstasy Records alongside Vakula on remix duties, Garben Eden is clearly crossing some musical borders.
The A1 track 'Romantic Archive' treats the listener to a bouncy keyed riff, memorable chords and delicately placed vocal snippets. Chugging things down on the remix is Tusk of Tusk Wax fame who gives the track a cosmic element and down tempo groove, making subtle gaps in the journey to tip his cap towards the original track's features. 'Komm' on the B side is a chord and strings affair infused with playful and almost baroque style analog bass line. 'Night Poser' drags us into the wee hours whether we liked it or not with trippy tremolos and triplets - further testament to the
LAMP002 - Dec ’12
Promising new imprint Lampuka Records returns with their second release, an excellent deep techno four tracker from Swedish producer Pistol Pete, featuring a remix from label head Raimo.
The EP kicks off with the carefully sculpted "Garlic Express", lush pads compliment this hazy mid-paced burner and take you on a journey of aquatic techno soundscapes. Paired on the a-side is "Can't Won't" further showcasing Pistol Pete's talent in deep atmospherics, but this time intertwined with a faster pace and low end in abundance.
On the flip "Aelska Inget" shows the producer's contrasting moods - a rougher, tougher and deceptively slow jam, that's rich in textures and percussion with a low-slung groove. A definite departure from
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