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Xhin’s Debut Album “Sword” Released

Arguably the most highly anticipated techno album of 2011, Sword, Xhin’s debut album on Stroboscopic Artefacts is finally out (on 11/11/11)! As I’ve mentioned before, a proper techno album requires an extremely delicate balance for multiple contexts of listening: the club, at home, and everything in between. Sword demonstrates Xhin’s profound skills as a sound designer and his breadth of electronic influences and visions. Xhin guides us on a journey through the void. It is aggressive and at times violent, but a constant reminder of “the dance floor as a place of common refuge.” Sword plants a strong footing for not only Xhin as a breakout talent of 2011, but for Stroboscopic Artefacts as well. Well done.

The Secret Closet
Fox and Wolves
You Against Yourself
This Is What You Drew While You Were Half Asleep

While the tracks are being put up as I write this, enjoy the previews through Beatport for now.

Weekend Techno Fix From Labrynth, Electric Deluxe + Stroboscopic Artefacts

I’m a very happy man today, as 3 of my favorite techno labels have all recently put out some fantastic releases. (I’m working on getting individual track links so enjoy the samples for now)

Julien H Mulder – The Chamber EP [Labrynth]
Dark, apocalyptic, reverb heavy bass… very chamber-like. Relentless big room techno for peak-hour Berghain.
Stuck In The Chamber
The Third Eye



Workshops Vol. 01 [Electric Deluxe]
2 of techno’s current strongmen, Phil Kieran & Jochem Paap (AKA Speedy J), have teamed up to create some incredibly droned-out and throbbing dub techno.
Paint and Chemicals dept. (Original Mix)
Paint and Chemicals dept. (Dub)
Wood and Organics dept. (Original Mix)
Wood and Organics dept. (Dub)
Paint and Chemicals dept. (Bonus Mix)

Lucy – Monad X [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
From SA’s release description: “Lucys Monad X plays with Pythagoras’ vision of X as the numeral that perfectly envelops the entire nature of numbers. But Monad X is anything but a benign portrait of creation.” Translation: really awesome.


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