Paul Moore – Hollow Inside

May 8, 2016 in Singles

Paul Moore Hollow Inside LucidflowTypically fine deep/dub techno shenanigans here from Klartraum’s Lucidflow label.

In its Original form, Hollow Inside itself is a sparse, minimal-leaning affair with lingering chords, fragments of female vocal and, if I’m not mistaken, some wood-block percussion. S’cool, but label boss Nadja Lind’s tuffer, lightly prog-tinged refix is probably the better bet for dancefloor play.

There are then three more tracks to choose from. Lightflow is a smooth, late-night headnodder with barely-there crowd/party noise and warm synth washes, while Out Of Focus is decent but fairly par-for-the-course stripped, twitchy fare. The standout of the whole EP for yours truly, though, is Evolve, which treads similar ground to Lightflow but turns the dial marked ‘dubwise’ up several notches.

Classy stuff as ever from the German stable.

Out: This week

About: You really should know where to find Lucidflow by now, but just in case, here they are on Soundcloud, on Facebook and at their own website.

Nadja Lind & Paul Lorraine – Velocity EP

September 10, 2015 in Singles

Nadja Lind & Paul Loraine Velocity EP Wolf TrapThe second TIWWD appearance in just four days from Ms Lind here, as she teams up once again with UK techno dude Paul Loraine on an EP for Wolf Trap.

Two tracks and four mixes in total. Nadja and Paul’s original version of Velocity itself is a chuggy, melodic, deep tech-house cut with an understated but definitely hip-shaking bassline, crisp hand percussion and breathy female vocal snips, while the accompanying Vince Watson remix opts for more urgent, almost tribal percussion and surging synths. On the flip, Left Of Centre is deep, dark and bassy in its original form, with an eerie, John Carpenter-ish synth riff that’s counterpointed by some funky Hammond stabs. Animalz’ remix of the latter completes the EP, a more heads-down n’ driving pass built for 3am techno floors.

It’s all a bit tougher and more floor-oriented than the deep, dubby stuff on Lucidflow that we know and love Nadja for, but good stuff nonetheless.

Out: This week (er, I think – it just says ‘September’)

About: Find Wolf Trap on Soundcloud and Facebook.

Nadja Lind – Nadja Lind & Friends Pt 2

September 6, 2015 in Singles

Nadja Lind & Friends Pt 2 LucidflowAnd speaking of female German providers of all things deep, techy and sumptuous, here’s Nadja Lind of Lucidflow/Klartraum fame with a five-track collaborations EP which, as the eagle-eyed among you may have spotted, follows a similarly themed EP released back in March 2014.

Saharan Night is up first, a slow-building, moody prog-tinged cut credited to Nadja and Brendan Moeller. Holographic Universe (with Deep Spelle) is a considerably darker, more driving techno slab, while G-Man collab Verboten is a sparse, cinematic affair with disembodied vocal fragments and shimmering synth squiggles sitting atop crisp, rolling beats. Omar Salgado lends his talents on Circo Loco, an uncompromisingly minimal throbber, while finally Ms Lind and UGLH team up for the housier Feeling, complete with familiar female “I feel it!” vocal sample.

Again… every bit as good as we’ve come to expect, nuff said!

Out: This week

About: This comes of course on Lucidflow, who you can find here, here and here.

Nadja Lind – To Death

July 7, 2014 in Singles

Nadja Lind To Death Cubism RecordsNadja ‘Klartraum’ Lind takes a break from Lucidflow business-as-usual here to serve up a three-track EP for Mark Gwinnett and Saytek’s Cubism imprint.

To Death itself is up first, which starts with boompty beats and jazz flourishes in a Carter-esque stylee, before slowly building into something a little more wonky, off-kilter and techy. Nightliner is more in the deep, dubby techno vein we perhaps most readily associate with Ms Lind, before Sahara sees her back in pounding dancefloor mode, with a track that wouldn’t sound out of place in one of Saytek’s own famous live sets.

It’s still Nightliner I’m digging the most, though.

Out: Today

About: You can find Cubism on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

Feyser – Snape EP

June 28, 2014 in Singles

Feyser Snape EP Im-MoralTo kick us off tonight we have this four-track EP of deep, dark and crunchy techno/tech-house vibes from Lucidflow sub-label Im-Moral.

Snape itself is an understated, chuggy techno cut that manages to sound ‘cinematic’ and ‘dancefloor’ at the same time. Egghead is a a more house-leaning affair with treated organ/piano chords and heavily reverbed bass sounds, Take Modify (credited to Feyser & Vilence) is another small hours workout that’d work on house and techno floors alike, while finally there’s Intellectual, a broody, atmospheric slice of dub techno.

Good stuff as ever from the Berlin stable, with Intellectual just nudging it for me and Egghead a close second.

Out: This week

About: Can’t seem to find an Im-Moral website but the parent label can be found here, here and here, while you can hear an hour-long mix of Im-Moral material by label boss Nadja Lind at Samurai FM.

Brickman – Reborn EP

May 12, 2014 in Singles

Brickman Reborn EP LucidflowWe kick off tonight in deep techno pastures with the latest from the always on-point Lucidflow and young St Petersburg-based producer Brickman.

Reborn itself is an atmospheric, slo-mo affair that sounds to these ears a little like cosmic disco on serious downers, while label co-owner Nadja Lind comes with a beefed-up remix that’s more obviously suited to dancefloor play. Resonant is a twitchy, minimal-leaning cut with cavernous production and lots of industrial micro-sounds, but by far the standout for me is Pacific – a beautiful slab of dreamy, dubbed-out bizniss underpinned by crisp 4/4s that’d work well on deep house and deep techno floors alike.

Out: This week

About: Find Lucidflow on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

Counrad – Shiver EP

April 26, 2014 in Singles

Counrad Shiver EP LucidflowWe kick off tonight with a six-track EP from Klartraum’s label Lucidflow.

No time right now to go into the minutiae of each track individually, but overall I think it’s fair to say we’re in slightly glitchier, more minimal-leaning territory than Lucidflow’s usual deep dub techno vibes. That said, it’s a fairly subtle distinction and if you’re a fan of the label generally you’ll find plenty to enjoy here, with Trauma and label co-owner Nadja Lind’s remix of Crushed the standouts to these ears.

Out: This week

About: Find Lucidflow on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

Nadja Lind & Friends – Lucidflow Vinyl VLF005

March 30, 2014 in Singles

Nadja Lind & Friends VLF005 LucidflowLucidflow continue their new vinyl EP series with this four-track slab from label co-owner Nadja Lind and, er, ihre Freunde.

Nadja’s own solo offering Berlin All Day Long is up first, a slightly chunkier, clubbier cut than you might normally expect from Lucidflow with plenty of dancefloor stomp (albeit admittedly in a 5am, not a peaktime kinda way) and some killer jazzy keys. Next up, Chris Lattner remixes Nadja’s Drifting Elements, his mix being a sparse, dubwise affair with cavernous production, enormo-pads and whispered/spoken French female vox. Brendon Moeller teams up with Ms Lind for Saharan Night, a broody cinematic landscape of a track that gets freakier as it progresses, while finally Nadja and Quintin Christian give us Place Of Bliss, which operates in late-night, smoker-friendly territory… albeit in a more twitchy, paranoid kinda way than the title would have you believe!

Quality deeper techno sounds as ever from Lucidflow.

Out: This week

About: Find Lucidflow on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website. This is the label’s fifth vinyl release, but you probably guessed that from the EP title!

Klartraum – E1

February 28, 2014 in Singles

Klartraum E1 LucidflowFinally for tonight we have this five-track EP from those ever-dependable purveyors of quality deep techno Klartraum, coming of course on their own Lucidflow label.

Tiger Ride [Club Ride], up first, is a twitchy, glitchy affair with snippets of male vox, while Sweetness is a more melodic number with sweet-sounding synths and shuffly percussion. It’s the next two tracks that are the killers, though. Mirage is the kind of dark, industrial dub techno small mice would make if left in a huge cavernous warehouse with a bunch of synthesizers and some strong sedatives, while Shy Guy leans so heavily to the dub side of the equation that it’s really ‘technofied dub’ rather than ‘dub techno’, if you see what I mean. Rounding out the EP is Tiger Ride [Cinematic Ride], an only slightly more melodic take on the opening track.

Like I said though, it’s Shy Guy and Mirage that you need to check for here.

Out: This week

About: Find Lucidflow on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

Oh yes, and I should also mention that this is the first in a series of ‘E’ eps that will be released over the course of the year: according to the hype sheet, “The E stands for Enneagram, a model of human personality that allows you to describe or to find out through which lens you see your reality.” Make of that what you will!

Klartraum – Secret Moon Remixed

November 16, 2013 in Albums

Klartraum Secret Moon Remixed LucidflowLucidflow is undoubtedly one of my favourite labels right now… but if you’ve yet to discover the delights the German imprint has to offer then this album’s the perfect opportunity to do so, as label owners Klartraum (Nadja Lind and Helmut Erbritsch) get remixed by a Pretty Bloody Stunning array of underground talent.

Ian Pooley, Saytek, Big AL, Harlem Knights, Mirza-Zadeh, David Alvarado, Vince Watson, G-Pal, The Messenger, Riccicomoto and Alexi Delano – all names that should be familiar to regular TIWWD readers – are among those doing the honours on the 19 remixes of nine original tracks served up here. Between them, they stir dubby techno, deep, groovy house and the odd excursion into minimal/ambient pastures into as fine a 2 hours and 15 minutes of music as you’re going to hear this week. This month. Possibly even this year. Corrie’s wonked-out afterhours remix of Sell Your Soul deserves a mention cos it had yours truly bouncing around the living room on my own like a loon last night… Harlem Knights’ rub of Universe is pretty special, too… but frankly the whole album really is quite STUPIDLY good.

So buy it.

Out: This week

About: You can find Lucidflow on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.