Extrawelt - Breaking Bricks EP
Release Date: 7th November
180G cyan blue 12" vinyl with Laser-etched tracklist in double sleeves and a deluxe PvC wallet with flap. The outer sleeve is embossed with die cut over-sized centres, 2 spot uv stickers and a cyan metallic foil stamp.
Halocyan plunge deeper into their 'Originary Technicity' series which has already featured an EP by Hackman backed up by remixers including Timo Maas and KiNK. For their latest offering, the L.A coterie have enlisted the talents of the legendary German duo Extrawelt backed up by championed master of machines Ulrich Schnauss.
Having released several EPs through Cocoon as well as 12"s on James Holden's Border Community, Kompass Musik and Traum Schallplatten, Extrawelt have evinced infallible consistency across their back catalogue and have long been regarded an eminent and influential force in the world of experimental Techno.
Their contribution to the Originary Technicity series comes in the form of two excursive pieces beginning with 'Breaking Bricks' which sets jutting percussive knocks under a sheet of shimmering hats and pellucid clicks and shuffles. A thick and purposeful bass patterns drives through the mix and propels progress towards a shift into a patch of interwoven melodies that render the sort of saccharine dystopia that fans of Extrawelt will be familiar with.
‘Splendid Nausea' then blooms behind nifty sound design and gently flexing pads before a persistent pulse emerges and sets things flickering out of focus. A seasick bass line emerges pushing a dark, plodding mood along until the close before Domino and Pedigree Cuts contributor, Ulrich Schnauss then steps in to bolster the package with his own spectral take on Breaking Bricks. Steadily building a wall of undulating pads propelled by frazzled circuit signals, Schnauss rounds off another addition to the Originary Technicity series which comes as yet another rich and cohesive package from the ever-reliable Halocyan."
a1. Breaking Bricks
b1. Splendid Nausea
b2. Breaking Bricks (Ulrich Schnauss Remix)