AKRA - TunnelVisionAlmost exactly a year ago, Nick Woolfson, under the Akra alias, inaugurated Teng with Akrasounds Vol.1. Seven releases later and the imprint has carved itself out a respectable corner in the realm of atmospheric house. "TunnelVision" sees Akra revisit murkier atmospheres for the first time since last year's "Dust To Dirt." Setting doleful synths over a mild beat, the opening hints at temperate techno, before dramatic chords vivify the mood, making for the producer's most striking track to date. Matthias Voigt, returning after his outing as Mias Void on the fifth Teng release, modifies the track for the peak time crowd through thick kicks and a romping bassline. Iron Curtis sticks closer to Akra's template, throwing in chants and acid tweaks that cover it in a slightly freakish film. The impassioned core remains, however, seeing out an altogether gripping release.
'Launched in 2012 by Nick Woolfson (Mock & Toof), TENG is an electronic
music record label releasing on both 12'' Vinyl and Digital formats.
Label head Woolfson's aim is to release a series of 'AKRASounds' EP's
under his newly formed AKRA guise as well as releases from close
associates, delivering deep, experimental and ethereal music, influenced
by the classic and contemporary sounds of house and techno.
Since its launch TENG has picked up support from a variety of highly
influential artists such as Chicago Damn, Ame, Tazz, Norm Talley and Mr.
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