Unit Moebius (live)
Berlin based producer Xosar and her beguiling sound is a mix of unnerving atmospheres , keenly bolted onto raw techno tempos and haunting dark grooves. Already snapped up by super credible labels like L.I.E.S., Opal Tapes and her own Gyrocyre, Xosar has turned out a steady stream of well-received singles and a debut full length. What’s more, forthcoming material may surprise some people, as it marks some thing of a stylistic shift for this tasteful techno talent. Influenced by experimental sounds, horror soundtracks, black metal, lofi electronica and hypnotizing techno, Xosar says “my goal is to harness the energy of emotion and convey it through music to resonate within the depths of human existence, conjure emotion, and heighten consciousness levels.” Her live set is an accomplished, laptop-free one: taking in multiple drum machines, sequencer-samplers and effects, Xosar manipulates sound into dark, brooding and mysteriously ghostly shadows of techno and much more
Starting as Europe's only true answer to Underground Resistance, the godfathers of the Hague's industrial techno/planet rock scene, evolved gradually from deep alienating lo-fi acid house and crazy rigid jack trax (mixing the best of the detroit and chicago styles) to hard pounding dark industrial techno, freaky techno funk pop and mean minimalistic machine music. Raw primitive production and sound (the first 7 albums were recorded on a nearly-broken cassette recorder - it was all they had!), very diverse in style, but always with that typical twisted, paranoid and fucked-up drive, a bad sweaty groove that feels like a mindfuck.