Panthera Krause joins the Lobster Theremin stable with a mid-summer trip into the heart of the sun. Drawing on a plethora of classic house influences, Krause weaves these into a style which is a at once recognisable yet uniquely his own, production-wise drawing as much from the MPC-led West Coast beat scene as the European house approach.
a1. Panthera Krause - Rules
a2. Panthera Krause - Rewo
b1. Panthera Krause - Them Flutes
After releasing one of Lobster Theremin's biggest EPs in the shape of 'Rules', we're please to finally see Panthera Krause back in the Lobster den with a trippy, head-spinning white label of lucid house and acid.
Drawing from a spectrum of electronic-island tropes blended with early 90's rave, Krause develops the chunky MPC-led sound of that first EP by adding layers of shimmer synth work, clanging piano samples, intergalactic acid processing and proper brain-churning drones from beyond the purple sea.
b1. John Doe
Lobster Theremin debut yet another young Berlin talent in the form of the electro and new wave future-son Privacy. Drawing on a rich heritage of Detroit and Dutch staggered soundworks and beat engineering, Privacy's debut is a spectral reminder of the power of the swung beat with roaring synthesizer mechanics and industrial leanings all present and correct.
a1. Privacy - Chemical History
a2. Privacy - New Wake Trace
b1. Privacy - Always On
b2. Privacy - Endless Shallows
Channeling the spirit of Chicago, Detroit and New York in a dash through long-buried catacombs to find the lost pads of yore, Qnete imbues his sound with melodies so jacking yet so yearning that they belie his young age and short discography.
Melancholy moods come and go like waves of a fever, leaving us confused and isolated, yet somehow comforted by the overriding desire and optimism left over. A release for the secret lovers, the lost individuals and anyone who's ever been caught dancing in the dark alone.
a1. Qnete - A Luv Jam
a2. Qnete - I Might Be Wrong
b1. Qnete - Dresden
The spirit of US house genres raises it's head once again, fuelled by a raw, scorched-earth production aesthetic coming from the deepest lair of the Italian producer. Expect hyper-filtered acid techno, crunching drum-work and heaving, bleeping beat downs.
a1. One Last Shot
a2. Sky (Rough Mix)
b1. Richard's Revenge
Detroit young gun Rawaat finally steps up with his debut vinyl release for Lobster Theremin. Having carefully honed an inimitable sound that caresses the left-facing corners of house, techno, ambient and beats, this marks the start of what promises to be a very special year for the Mid West talent. Rawaat's own DIY tape imprint, Crisis Urbana, simultaneously provided the breeding ground and outlet for ideas and a collective mentallity that is beginning to define a new wave of Detroit producers, and listening to their discography it's immediately clear where those tape-saturated, cut-and-paste jams found their roots.
a1. Rawaat - Caverns of Reflection
a2. Rawaat - Exp 2
a3. Rawaat - Motion Sensor
b1. Rawaat - Day Laborer
b2. Rawaat - Day Laborer (HS Recast)
Release Date: October 2021
Complet label owner and Berlin based DJ and producer Ray Kandinski has been making serious moves over the last few years, both through his ear for curation and his rich, intricate sound design. Inspired by a pool of influences, including; jungle, footwork and house - Kandinski believes the beauty of dance music can be found in its subtlety and range; which can be heard deeply running throughout his debut EP for Lobster Theremin.
Title track ‘Garant’ takes place in a quasi-rainforest beckoned by nature's call. The type of good-natured music that sounds inspired by the evolving world around us; locking us in a groove that could happily last forever.
A ray of sunshine shines through sparse breakbeats in opening track ‘95’, before ‘No love’ follows with a slightly more clubier affair, while still maintaining it's blissful edge through the use of lush and dynamic synth work. ‘Healing’ then closes the A side with it’s minimal grooves, both hypnotic and understated; light refracting from one medium to another in a colourful display of blue and green.
The B side makes its entrance with ‘Zonin’ a choppy house cut with a point to prove, before demonstrating his artistic versatility in ‘The Mack’ blending his way into an electro mutation laced with ravey stabs and punchy drums, combining various influences from around the globe.
A2. No Love
B2. The Mack
Available: 16th April 2021
Budapest producer Route 8 follows up his exceptional debut EP for Nous with an excursion into the depths of his private production world on ‘Dry Thoughts EP’. Hazy summer pads drift over tight, rhythmic drum patterns and crystal synth lines with skittering rhythms and jacking interludes providing a further study into his analogue, machine-led style. A proper trip into the unknown!
a1. Route 8 - Pacific Paradise
a2. Route 8 - I Can't
b1. Route 8 - Dry Thoughts
b2. Route 8 - Withoutyou
Available: Q2 2021
Repress of this special four-track white label of emotive dreamscape house and heady techno. Expanding on the ideas and themes he explored on last years' Dry Thoughts EP, Route 8 slides fresh out of his New Age synth shell for 2015, adding crystalline electro and tool-room clattering house to his emotionally charged sound palette.
a1. The Sunrise In Her Eyes
a2. This Raw Feeling
b1. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
b2. Ash Dub
Lobster Theremin gets it's first 10" release on the White Label series via Farbwechsel boss and Opal Tapes releasee, S Olbricht. Having amassed a discography of murky, unsettling house and techno culled from the belly of the machine, Olbricht makes his LT debut with four slices of womb-recorded house and scruffy beats on 'A Place Called Ballacid'.
a1. S Olbricht - Fi
a2. S Olbricht - Veuns
b1. S Olbricht - RPSTS
b2. S Olbricht - IIX1
Having broken the barrier for murky skewed house with his 2014 white label 'A Place Called Ballacid', Hungarian scene founder S Olbricht returns with a full album on Lobster Theremin that channels his distinct brand of thumping, sludgy techno, weaving through repetitive drone-laden ambient and Hague-esque escape soundtrack house.
'For Perfect Beings' is a sound-palette tour de force, pickin' 'n' mixing tempos and tonal balances that shift throughout each track and side of vinyl. Which strangely starts on a 12" LP slab and ends with a pseudo 'bonus' 10" two track experiment.
c1. Ovacrwded (fast)
c2. Ovacrwded (slow)
Available: 22nd January 2021
Saturday Night Rush make their Lobster Theremin debut with a heavy and unique four-tracker of sub-heavy breakbeat and deep house, following up their acclaimed 2019 ‘Open’ EP for There Is Love In You.
‘Relief’ EP draws influence on a spectrum of classic house sounds along with a ton of UK influence, with bass-driven breaks meeting rave ready piano stabs, garage drums, and luscious deep synth patterns all colliding on one killer 12”. Title track ‘Relief’ is full bassline wobble riding under ravey breakbeat house; Unite is ethereal, classic house music from the dreamworld of deep house past; ‘Wicked Dub’ rides the proto-garage vibes across an off-kilter UK house template; lastly, ‘Real Headz’ is proper house music flavours. Steeped in Detroit and New York influence with a hefty dose of London for good measure. A suitably classic closer to the EP.
b1. Dance Wicked
b2. Real Headz
Release Date: July 2021
Following the release of Twisted Heads comes Slacker’s most complete work to date. The artist's debut LP - What Would I Do With Saturn - arrives on Lobster Theremin and demonstrates Slacker’s killer ear for capturing the cross-sections that exist within UK sound; floating between the artist's drum & bass upbringing and introspective, world-building electronica.
A1. deep in the forest, a sacred pool
A2. As I Fear the Ground Opening
B1. One Hundred Ideas
B2. My Own Moon
B3. The New Face Of England
C1. Nothing Is Enough
C2. myth of visibility
C3. Void Hopping
D1. Prisoner Of The Sun
D2. Summer of '18 ft. Guy Liner
D3. let these waves wash upon you
Snow Bone follows up his acclaimed debut Remote Viewer EP with a warehouse-shaking 12" for the Lobster Theremin Black Label series. Having set the tone with red-lining techno cuts such as the relentless 'Remote Viewer' and EBM-aping 'SHO 5537', this time Snow Bone's on a much more straight up tip.
a1. Snow Bone - Mystic Vision
a2. Snow Bone - Dutch Hater
b1. Snow Bone - Lost In Machine Code
b2. Snow Bone - Lost In Machine Code (Manse Remix)
Release Date: August 2016
The green moon rises over the freshly scorched post-apocalyptic Earth, as one last droid emerges from the mass wreckage of the last crumpled city. That droid is Neon X.
Snow Bone returns to LT with another ferocious four-track EP, following on from his Remote Viewer EP, Mystic Vision black label and Black Patterns LP from last year.
Tape-driven techno never got it so hard.. This time driving the desk with stress-pelting rave alarms, scuffed & crunchin' city-escape bass lines, scattered snare-morphed-into-laser modular experiments and hissed-up mix-downs to melt any and all sound systems.
a1. Neon X
b2. Love Is A Stranger
sonofdistantearth finally releases his debut Parachute EP, exploring a raw and textured blend of techno ideas drawing from the epic melodic techno of US artists such as Levon Vincent whilst evoking the desk-crushing saturation of the very same East Coast noise-techno scene.
a1. sonofdistantearth - Gaza2
a2. sonofdistantearth - Idyll
b1. sonofdistantearth - Koan
Steve Murphy turns in a rough and raw four-tracker featuring the blazing piano cut 'Eyes Behind The Door' knocking knees with deep house/techno banger 'Relax' on the A-side.
The B-side sees Steve operate on two different levels - 'Tram' takes a very Shari Vari-esque drum beat and loads it with a buzzing electro synth-line and shattered hat explosions, while 'Try It' plunges the depths of the soul on a seriously trippy deep house excursion.
a1. Steve Murphy - Eyes Behind The Door
a2. Steve Murphy - Relax
Tentacles Loop #1
b1. Steve Murphy - Tram
b2. Steve Murphy - Try It
Tentacles Loop #2
Firing straight outta the heart of Belgium comes a long awaited batch of euphoric, internet-curdled club missiles from Supreems.
Having been sat marinating on Youtube channels and Soundcloud streams alike for a good 24 months, al three tracks have taken on even more pertinence and depth, coming at the end of a fractured and startled year of world events.
Diving straight in, Untitled is a siren-sounded race into the heavily shadowed inner sanctum of a dark, skyscraper plagued city. All crushed drum work and soaring, burned-out Juno lines.
Flipping over, PGesus wraps stepped 'n' skittering electro drums around a dusty, processed core of punctured acid and cascading glacial synth melodies. Like slowly melting ice on a pulsating warm body.
And lastly an ode to the love we lost. A slow-building euphoric house excursion in the shape of Us Together. An ever-lasting memory, or a dream, or maybe both, tied together by a forever nostalgia and retained in the mind and heart until the embers and the lights have gently gone out.
For Victor Arts.
b2. Us Together
Steve Murphy presents his new acid and industrial-tinged techno project, The Night Flyer, on Lobster Theremin's cryptic black label imprint.
A fear-addled chill seething down the spine and a machine-grinding, acid terror-bird emerging from the deep night, The Night Flyer is an expectedly dark take on the seedier end of technoid nightmares, while hanging a distinctly cold (wave?) atmosphere over cobbled, crushed analogue structures.
'All Wrong' romps along with a tweeting-to-growling 303 stuttering over an undulating, jugular bothering drum pattern, with a pitched down sleazy refrain hollering into the night from an abandoned telephone booth. Crowbar electronics, new wave drum cracking and pure evil electro vibes emanate from B1 'The Girls Shoot To Kill', while title track 'The Night Flyer' channels a lucid, modular-aping Terrence Dixon electronic gloop over a shadow-chasing Roland workout.
a1. All Wrong
b1. The Girls Shoot To Kill
b2. The Night Flyer
Release Date: December 2016
A slow burning showcase of slowly evolving sonic substances and memories; a dense fog on a barren land steadily revealing the artefacts and objects hidden behind rocks and beneath the shadows; a static art piece hanging for months in a gallery rarely visited, allowed to decay into a beautiful immersive, solitary existence.
This release is mastered and cut by Rashad Becker in two parts, pressed onto heavy 180g wax with an LSS logo hand-stamped centre, encased in a black matte silver screen-printed sleeve, including a B&W matte A6 postcard insert.