Released 1st March
Much needed re-issue of this psychedelic Detroit rooted 4th release on the (312) label which only surfaced as a 50 unit run back in the spring of 2018. Magda + T.B. Arthur + Ectomorph's BMG are Blotter Trax 2.0... Beware..!
Release Date - 29th March 2019
Inner Surface Music is proud to present the next release from Ewa Justka. Ewa Justka is one of the most exciting new experimental artists on the scene for the last few years. She has been paving the way with her unique take on techno, noise, experimental and power electronics. Not only satisfied with making music but also a designer and maker of excellent DIY synthesisers, effects and sequencers under her Optotronics company.
‘Jelly Tits Everywhere’ kicks off proceedings with a contorted acidic workout, 303 baselines are wrapped around distorted, swung drums creating elasticated envelopes before the hardcore kick drum pummels us into submission at a frenetic tempo. ‘Oh How Edgy’ drops the tempo but retains the intensity this time Ewa´s approach strips everything back to the backbone of the groove creating a deeply hypnotic techno track that sucks you into a whirling vacuum.
‘You Are Really Repeating Yourself Indeed (KRTM Remix)’ KRTM is another young artist who has been pushing his harder edge techno sound of the last two years. His remix does not disappoint he delivers a powerful version of ‘YARYI’ with a remix thats pushes both his love for hardcore and the Belgium rave sound. ‘You Are Repeating Yourself Indeed’ hyperactive and twitchy synth lines weave and play off each other in this twisted workout. Instantly drawing the listener closer as the track builds and builds to a monstrous crescendo of mutated acid.
a1. Ewa Justka - Jelly Tits Everywhere
a2. Ewa Justka - Oh How Edgy
b1. Ewa Justka - You Are Repeating Yourself Indeed (KRTM Ravemix)
b2. Ewa Justka - You Are Repeating Yourself Indeed
Release Date 22nd March 2019
Following the first chapter of Andy Mac'sDiving Birdseries, Idle Hands welcomes Italian producer Piezo into the fold with an EP that harks back to the smoky, dubwise ambience of some of the label's earliest releases.
Luca Mucci was a Bristol resident for a few years before returning to his native Milan, carving out an identity for his Piezo alias with a slew of dubstep-focused EPs on labels such as Artikal Music and Subaltern.
While on an Idle Hands skirmish stateside and playing on NY radio, one of The Kelly Twins dropped "Lume" and remarked on how 'Idle' it sounded, sparking the process that led to this record.
You can sense a link the early Kowton records on EP opener "Opeq", all monochromatic textures and taut, slow-stalking rhythms, but here those facets are interspersed with a unique melodic elegance that offsets the moody immersion of the track, eventually blooming out into an effervescent slice of slow-motion house music.
"Novemiluano" meanwhile displays Mucci's capabilities in handling broken beats, exercising a devastating restraint without compromising on presence or energy in crafting a stunning piece of meditative soundsystem music.
Pushing that foundational dub principle of space and minimalism even further, "Lume" closes the record out in stunning style with an intimate, glacial stepper that champions minute detail as much as looming gaps in the sound. With a peppering of micro-sampling atop a deathly bassweight march, it's a finely pointed arrow aimed right at the heart of Idle Hands, and we couldn't be happier to be releasing it.
Release Date: 15th March 2019
SC-164 is a new label based out of Brooklyn, NY, run by Greg Schappert aka Donor.
The Channel series is set to include a run of electro and experimental EPs under his SC-164 alias. For the second installment, he presents inventive, rough-edged future music with no signs of human life, and it's utterly thrilling.
The first track is a blizzard of frosty, serrated synths and hard drums that are designed for dance floor destruction. 002-002 continues this way, an intergalactic face-off, with laser synths firing across the face of jittery, punch drum programming. Textured and raw, it's pure and powerful machine music. Next up, 003 layers up ghoulish white noise and synth bleeps that are brilliantly bleak and dystopian. The closer is a roaming electro cut, with menacing bass and groaning synths taking you to the heart of a stone-lit frenzy.
Release Date: 15th March 2019
Pushing his sound further into leftfield-leaning horizons and textured atmospheric reliefs, Pfirter highlyanticipated debut long-player 'The Empty Space' finds the Argentinian-born, Barcelona-based producer steering across shape-shifting sonic rapids with poise and panache. Inspired by a fractal of elements including physics, sci-fi and Lovecraftian flicks, amongst many other things.
'The Empty Space' is a record that revolves around the experience of the voyage itself rather than the destination, throbbing with a vital pulse that acutely transcends all categories and genres, as Pfirter adroitly recombines techno's DNA into something truly and definitely his own. From the false quiet of gloomy lakeshores and riverbanks to post-industrial cityscapes, through barren no-go zones and tiny basements packed to the rafters, welcome into Pfirter's personal "empty space".
This is MindTrip!
01. When You Let Go
02. The Empty Space
03. Note To Self
07. Life 1d
09. A Different Reality
10. Truth Matters
11. I Am
Release Date - 29th March 2019
Primarily known as Codex Empire, Mahk Rumbae slides his Antechamber project over to Horo for an EP of crushing, relentless stagger-tech.
Following on from his s/t Antechamber debut for Instruments Of Discipline, Rift sees the artists minimalist brutality refined into an even more dominant language. From the nightmare grinds of Dagger Complex and Rift to the sinister rhythm of Repudiation and the conjuring ambience that emanates from Arch of Hysteria, the Rift EP offers an intimidating assemblage of doom laden sonics. The limited vinyl edition of this release is a 10" cut onto a 12" plate.
a1. Antechamber - Dagger Complex
a2. Antechamber - Repudiation
b1. Antechamber - Arch Of Hysteria
b2. Antechamber - Rift