Sunday, September 29, 2013


Another artist I discovered through various compilations and remixes, most notably his remix of Mr. Cloudy's "Serenity". It had this haunting, impenetrable ethos to it and I continue to get lost in it every time it plays.

His remixes are prominent on the works of well known dub techno artists such as Mr. Cloudy and Grad_U among others as well as appearing on such important dub techno labels as Entropy Records and ZeECc.

Dubai EP (2010)

Link (insectorama 037)

Out Of The City (2010)


You can also purchase the CD version and support the artist


Soundcloud link


And, in case you want more, here's a teaser compilation of some of his remixes. Check out the originals from which they came, track them down and follow the other artists involved. If you've spent any time here a few of them should look (and sound) quite familiar. It's a glorious journey.


Friday, September 27, 2013

Thrumcast 007 – Silent Season

Another mix of Silent Season tracks, this one from the label head, which includes tracks from some of their latest releases.

Dive in


Label information


Monday, September 23, 2013

Planet P Project - The G.O.D. Trilogy

While I am always in the pursuit of new music, sometimes something from the past drops and it's an instant gotta have...this is one of them.

If you're familiar with Planet P Project nothing more needs said. From Tony Carey's website:

This will be a very nice package, consisting of: G.O.D I (1931), II (Levittown) and III (Out in the Rain), PLUS a never-released, newly mastered CD of the notorious 'Go out Dancing' demos, which until now have only been available in the dark corners of the internet as mp3 bootlegs. 

There will be extensive Notes for each cd, as well as a DVD interview, on which I shall expound on Dog and the Universe, with some added commentary by Bolt. I will include ALL the G.O.D. material, including alternate takes, outtakes, alternate vocals and solos, and pretty much everything that's in the drawer. 

New and Very Cool Artwork is in the works. ORDER AT, and I'll send you payment information. SHIPPING DATE is 1. December, 2013, so they'll be there for Christmas. The price is 89,90 euros + shipping, which is 6,90 euros to Germany and 7,90 euros to the rest of the world. The presale, autographed package will be limited to 300 pieces.

GET EM WHILE THEY'RE HOT. TC; Bolt, 31. August 2013 Bergen, Norway

Pumped. And broke. But pumped.

P.S. For those who don't know, there is a new Planet P Project album that was just released. Info can be found

Sunday, September 22, 2013


Another artist whose music stands out from the plethora of dub techno compilations out there. Much like Anders Peterson's work as Relaxpych I listened to many a dub techno compilation and would be drawn to certain tracks and it would end up with this artist named Spaceci.

I have not found out too much about him as his label output is not much but I did find a full album release that I am trying to track down (shipping across the ocean puts it out of my price range). Much more atmospheric and spacey than the usual dub techno fare, I've put together a compilation as a teaser sampler.

You can hear a lot of his stuff on soundcloud


Definitely pay attention and, as always, support when you can.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Massive Remixed

The past few years have seen reissue after reissue and remastering upon remastering of albums (even going full retro on vinyl) from this period of time. Even from artists who had all but disappeared are emerging with new albums. It's the new classic rock. This musical trajectory meets the definition of a juggernaut and Massive Attack is but caught in the maelstrom. Don't get me wrong, MA is awesome. Just listen to their music.

But let's face it, they have become a serious profit center, preying on that nostalgic vein of those still basking in the glory days of the 90s and wealthy enough to afford this stuff (and it is, after all, the stuff that we are paying for). The 90s are now it.

The electronica thing which emerged from the underground and began to pick up momentum in the 90s is now ubiquitous and, as with anything popular, far too often derivative. I recognize 90s gems in car commercials (and we're not talking Volkswagen here). My age group is now in the corporate world and is feeding viewers their nostalgia recontextualized for material gain. Irony indeed.

So, in honor of the latest limited edition get it now so you can sell it later offer from VF, here are a few hidden gems buried in the other "sold out already marked up and overpriced" offerings.

P.S. Don't sleep on this one either.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Vytis - Deepchord Avenue (2013)

Not sure if this is a tribute to Deepchord (with a name and sound like this how could it not be?) but it seemed a fitting drop on the day that the echospace bandcamp page went live.

Hard to stand out in the dub techno universe when any knob twiddler skilled with Ableton can drop some chord progressions and bass lines and call it dub techno but every so often an artist rises above the din. Vytis is one of them. Every release he puts out is quality and he continues to refine his craft. 

This from the Cold Tear Records label, one of the best dub techno netlabels out there, run by label owner Giriu Dvasios, who, like Vytis, comes highly recommended. 

Info and download

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Echospace - Bandcamp Is Now Live

It's live:

To look forward to: New releases, pre-sale information and a plethora of merchandise coming including t-shirts, DVD sound library, Sound Bank Library for Yamaha DX/TX instruments and digital exclusives! There will also be an email blast going out with links to FREE live recording courtesy of the label. If you haven't subscribed to the newslist you can do so by sending an email to: Please include newslist in the subject line and you'll be added. Thanks again for your patience and support! Blessings to all.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Star Dub

Similar to the Knowone mystique - at once intriguing and annoying - I think you'll like these.

Some nice dub techno that'll make your ears rumble.  


Sunday, September 8, 2013

A.P. ‎– The Ghost Sounds Of Everyday Life

Ok, so I came home from The Big D to find this in my mailbox. For those who have been here for a while you should recognize the name Anders Peterson. I stumbled across his works back around 2008 on the Shapes and Phases compilation when I began a full immersion into the dub techno universe. I had that comp on repeat and was always blown away by the tracks under his moniker Relaxpych.0 and 00.

Not sure when I first reached out to him via email but I have been in communication with him ever since. I have purchased most every release from him directly and the Discogs entry on his mastering work is currently at 15 pages. Everything he works on is a touchstone to the deeper musical world.

A few months ago I had asked him about another release of his that was listed as scrapped at the last minute. He informed me he was working on a limited edition vinyl box set that would include these tracks and some other rarities and outtakes and asked if I would be interested. As you can imagine, I most certainly was.

I can tell you that as much as the old model of music distribution is crumbling, new opportunities are being created for both musician and music fan alike. Without a hint of braggadocio, this is one of six copies produced. It is one of the prize jewels in my collection and would never have come about in the "old model" of music distribution.

So I am grateful to Anders for producing this beautiful work of art and highly recommend you check out not only his music but his 15 pages of mastering credits at discogs.

Get out there, uncover and help be a part of bringing new music to come to be, even if you don't make it.

The Ghost Sounds Of Everyday Life (the link to the discogs entry is at the bottom)


Doug Hream Blunt - Gentle Persuasion

Trust me on this one...

Listen to this track:

Read the story:

And do what you need to do to seek out a copy of the album. This is the kind of artist you want to support.