Industrialism (Koehler's Six Sided Storm mix) (7:50)
Review: Having previously appeared on Transcendent back in 2014, Caron returns on Russian label Mosaique with a fearsome slice of distorted techno futurism for the darkest of dances. "Liquid" is a lithe and limber workout full of grubby percussion and gutter-dwelling synth lines that makes for the perfect lead track on the record, while "Industrialism" sits in stark contrast with its airy, metallic electro machinations hitting a strangely breezy note. Kind Human Being takes "Liquid" to task with an atmospheric remix that plays on Kraftwerkian themes to create a robotic but funky slice of electronic unease, and then Koehler whips "Industrialism" up into a rowdy frenzy of mean-tempered leads and broken rhythms.
Review: Having cut their teeth on crucial releases for Lux Rec, Pinkman, Broken Dreams and more, Savage Grounds come to Mosaique with more of their dark, spiky industrial and minimal wave deviations. The pair are more than qualified, with Daniele Cosmo being the Lux Rec boss and CCO being a veteran of the punky underground techno scene. This latest release matches up to what they've achieved so far, with "Schnell Ausser Kontrolle" especially standing out with its chunky, forward-thrusting synth hooks matching edginess with catchiness in a most artful of ways. There's plenty of lo-fi experimentation going on, not least on the dystopian gurgle of "Parasomnia", to keep all denizens of the night shocking out under the moon.
Review: Russian label Mosaique has thus far carried some serious heat from artists like JASSS, Caron and Savage Grounds, and now they're shifting their nightmarish electro tendencies back to the various artists format of their Universe series. Umwelt leads the charge on this second installment with the eerie machine snarl of "Fallen Empire", followed up by two versions of the devilish "Sleep When You Die" by Moralez & The Horrorist. Alessandro Adriani is first up on the B side with the driving, noirish techno pulse of "Cosmic Transmissions," and then Morah rounds things off with the squelchy, spiky workout "Track 5".