The prolific dub techno producer will release his second album for Echocord later this year.
Sven Schienhammer has made his mark on the dub techno scene in a very short time, amassing a staggering amount of releases on labels such as Styrax Leaves, Meanwhile, Quietus and Shoreless since early-2007. His Cauldron Subsidence album (named after the collapse of volcanic craters due to magma movements) will see him return to Kenneth Christiansen's Echocord imprint, following on from the release of last year's Unusual Signals LP.
The record sees Schienhammer continue in the tradition of his previous work, with the pulsing dubby chords that have become his hallmark appearing throughout. The forthcoming album seems to have a slightly more dance floor bent, however, with most tracks carrying a more propulsive sound than the work on Unusual Signals. Mixing up the percussion throughout gives the album a little more depth, with Sven darting between tribalism ("Magic Potion," "Profound Experiences"), snare workouts ("Obstacles"), Rhythm & Sound-esque dub reggae ("Pandemonium"), and even a swinging steppy cut in the form of "Transmitters."
01. Absolute Level
02. Deep Rooted
03. Profound Experiences
04. Fall Into Oblivion
07. Magic Potion
Echocord will release Quantec's Cauldron Subsidence on October 12, 2009.