Alex Suarez is part of a new breed of producers based out of Brooklyn carving out their own unique sound experimenting in the world of raw primordial electronics. Under the name Cienfuegos, he has prior releases on Brooklyn's Primitive Languages imprint as well as the France's Unknown Precept label-with his new "Lost in God's Country" ep we see him debut on the New York centered Bank Records.
Through the four tracks Cienfuegos harkens back to the time of early industrial music, not far off from the early transmissions of SPK or even hinting at sounds akin to E.g. Oblique Graph. Suarez has a knack for developing textures and tension in his music sewing it all together with plodding rhythms and the occasional creeper vocal. Heavyweight stuff coming most highly recommended.
a1. Slippping Venus
b1. Entre Amigos
This up and coming producer is already a legend amongst the crew of techno freaks in Brooklyn. With previous releases on local imprint Lovers Rock, and releases slated for Proibito and Exotic Dance under the the aliases DJ Python and DJ Xanax, DJ Wey aka Brian Pinyero has contributed a massive 12” to BANK Records. The A Side “Song for Masahiro” is dedicated to Masahiro Ueda, a DJ and friend who graced the BK scene by way of Japan. It’s a bass heavy tune with melodic pads floating in the forefront amongst the occasional cheering sample. It's perfect for either opening or closing a set midsummer. In contrast, the B Side opens with “Flow On.” With its distorted kicks, relentless claps and hypnotic bells one could imagine hearing it on a nightmarish carnival ride...fit that into a set. The record ends on an electro tip with spaced out pads, backwards samples and classic electro style drum patterns. Distinct in sound and diverse in approach, don't sleep on the homie DJ Wey.
a1. Song For Masahiro
b1. Flow On
Nick Klein and Maoupa Mazzocchetti recorded some wild jams while touring together last year for an Unknown Precept label showcase. Combining noisy sounds with live melodic synth riffs as well as a jacking 808, Klein and Mazzocchetti made some harsh left-of-center techno. With time signature and tempo changes mid-track, this music has a zero fucks given attitude. Recorded in Berlin. Hand stamped 7 inches manufactured in the USA. Quality music for your soul!
Shipping Nov / Early Dec
By way of Zagreb, Croatia meet Strahinja Arbutina. His music is a mixture of Noise, Techno and Industrial. Add a 303 with an occasional Memphis rap sample and you can start to describe his music. Its not that simple, he also doesn’t shy away from Hardcore and the absurd. Whether pushing boundaries in his mixes or tape releases, you can be sure Strahinja is going to be releasing quality music for years to come. Highly Recommended!
a2. Podmukli Acid
b1. For Shirtless Dudes Only
b2. I Have So Much To Offer
Via App and BANK team up for her second EP, Secret Rotation. Prepare for angular tones and her characteristic manic drum patterns. Her style can be disruptive at times, and her approach to production intends to test listeners and DJs alike.
b1. Desert Acid
b2. Living Decoration
b3. Rogue Nerve