Atheus, Compile [Silent Season – SSCD09, 2011]

I simply had to write something about Silent Season! A label that is yet another new acquaintance to me, hailing from British Columbia, Canada (and you may think, rightfully; what is the meaning of all these geographical references on resurface.se?) Well, for one thing it may have to do with the fact that resurface.se is… Continue reading Atheus, Compile [Silent Season – SSCD09, 2011]

Retina.it, Randomicon [FlatMate Music – FLT002, 2011]

Largely based around self-manufactured modular synthesizers the fourth Retina.it album release sees the light of day or is it the darker inner workings of an ancient machine? Minimal, experimental in nature and decidedly techno ‘Randomicon’ is the second release on newly started Barcelona based FlatMate Music label. In the spirit of randomness (which is supposedly… Continue reading Retina.it, Randomicon [FlatMate Music – FLT002, 2011]

Biotron Shelf, Cloud Bands and Arabesques [Boltfish Recordings – BOLTLP012, 2011]

‘Biotron Shelf’ is Murray Fisher’s and Wil Bolton’s collaborative project and as any returning reader would surely know Murray Fisher records as Mint and Wil Bolton as Cheju and together they run the record label Boltfish Recordings. The first Biotron Shelf release was ‘33 Minutes North’ on U-Cover’s CDR series in 2006. Two years later… Continue reading Biotron Shelf, Cloud Bands and Arabesques [Boltfish Recordings – BOLTLP012, 2011]

Iuengliss, Blank Matter [Plastic Sound Supply – PSS012, 2011]

‘Plastic Sound Supply’ is the name of a friendly label hailing from Denver, Colorado in the USA. Although not unknown to me this is still the first release being written about at resurface and I must confess it is due time, because their latest offering is also their twelfth release: Iuengliss’ debut album ‘Blank Matter’.… Continue reading Iuengliss, Blank Matter [Plastic Sound Supply – PSS012, 2011]

Sabi, Glued on Thin Memories [Boltfish Recordings – BOLTLP009, 2010]

A very competent and well-executed album released on the relentless and yet very friendly Boltfish Recordings’ label in 2010. This 15 track album opens up with a classic take on electronic beats born on the other side of the Atlantic and may not be groundbreaking for 2011. However, the workmanship is most definitely there and… Continue reading Sabi, Glued on Thin Memories [Boltfish Recordings – BOLTLP009, 2010]

Teho Teardo, Soundtrack Work 2004-2008 [Expanding Records – ECD31:10, 2010]

After the release of Pq debut album ‘You’ll Never Find Us Here’ and following a period of quietness. This surprising second album appears on Expanding Records in 2010. It was released just a mere month or so later (AUG2010). As would be expected (it’s Expanding after all) it is another excellent debut album, this time… Continue reading Teho Teardo, Soundtrack Work 2004-2008 [Expanding Records – ECD31:10, 2010]

Pq, You’ll Never Find Us Here [Expanding Records – ECD30:10, 2010]

After being quiet for a period of time a new release on Expanding Records finally arrives (JUN2010)! And it is another debut album and it is as many times before a high-quality piece of music. Reflecting the undeniable and dramatic changes in the near past, this is appears to be a CD release only (no… Continue reading Pq, You’ll Never Find Us Here [Expanding Records – ECD30:10, 2010]

Seba, Return to Forever [Combination Records – CORE060, 2008]

It is completed and ready for release (AUG2008) “Return To Forever” is the long awaited debut album by the prolific drum’n’bass producer known as Seba. After a long string of twelve-inch releases on various labels his discography contains labels known and respected all over the World including his very own Secret Operations. In short the… Continue reading Seba, Return to Forever [Combination Records – CORE060, 2008]

Various Artists, One Point Two [Rednetic – RN012, 2007]

One Point Two is the most natural name for the sequel of the first Rednetic compilation One Point (you guessed it) One that saw the light if day in 2004 and was the second release ever on this not that old thriving yet successful label. There’s little point in denying it this compilation is very… Continue reading Various Artists, One Point Two [Rednetic – RN012, 2007]

Ludvig Elblaus, Flannel Poet [ELECTRONIC DESERT – ED003, 2007]

Scandinavian producer Ludvig Elblaus explores the possibilities of setting machines free to create their own music without human intervention judging by his titles, he probably gets them to make them up as well. But on a hands-on, upbeat track such as “Hitta hem”, whose stiff forward momentum and manic irregularities recall such John Baker classics… Continue reading Ludvig Elblaus, Flannel Poet [ELECTRONIC DESERT – ED003, 2007]