Klartraum – E Remixes Pt 2

June 14, 2016 in Singles

Klartraum E Remixes Pt 2 LucidflowIn the ‘blue corner’ of tonight’s techno twosome we have this remix EP from the mighty Klartraum, AKA Helmut Erbritsch and Nadja Lind. Released in 2014, Klartraum’s E album was released as a series of four EPs, and now they’re taking a similar approach with the obligatory remix ‘album’, with this the second set of rerubs to hit the street.

There are five tracks in total. Our old friend Rishi K is up first with his take on Sky Fall, a laidback deep house groover built with warm-ups and poolside loungin’ in mind. Lucien Foort’s Mayhem Modular Remix of Dark Space Night is an unhurried techno throbber with gnarly sawtooth bass and a hint of acid, while Jon Donson’s rub of Drama Queen , with its 2001: A Space Odyssey samples, takes us into twitchy, minimal territory.  The Vynyard Dub Mix of Flight To Berlin is sparse dub techno taken to the Nth degree, bordering on flotation tank territory with its crackling white noise and mournful trumpet, while finally Nadja and Helmut give us their own Cinematic Mix of Sky Fall, which here becomes an ever-evolving 10-minute feast of lolloping, understated drums, squelchy organic bass, tinkling ivories and synth atmospherics a-gogo.

All good, but Rishi takes the gold for me.

Out: Now

About: This comes as ever on Klartaum’s own Lucidflow label, who you can find (as ever!) on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

Giuliano Rodrigues – Same Effect

July 31, 2014 in Singles

Giuliano Rodrigues Same Effect LucidflowFour tracks in a total of five mixes make up this latest from the ever-checkable Lucidflow.

If you’re not a fan of Lucidflow’s trademark style of deep, dubby and minimalist (though not not necessarily ‘minimal’) techno, then it has to be said there’s not much here to change your mind…  a microscopically more tech-housified refix of the title track by Jon Donson notwithstanding, this is archetypal Lucidflow fare through and through. But if twitchy drums, dubwise b-lines and production cavernous enough to drive a juggernaut through are your idea of a good time, then I strongly suggest you grab a-hold of this, sit back with a conically-shaped cigarette and enjoy…

Out: This week

About: Find Lucidflow online here, here and here.