Ace, full-on techno, frosty and dreadful. Station is a ring-modulated grinder with slashing FX; Krone ups the tempo, percussion, menace. Reben is stomping, swinging, dubwise; Die Werke darker, unhinged, funked out.
Nicola Cunningham and Karl Skagius, evoking and extending the sound-world of classic British Horror. A very special late night listening experience!
Key Wolfgang Voigt from 1994, heralding an awesome run of Profan releases. Fountainhead German techno.
Lively, varied EP of slithery emissions, school of Actress. Zonked but grooving, glazed with sex. Is that Raymond ‘Juicy Fruit’ Jackson? The Walrus Of Love? A come-hither? A smack bottom?
Label co-founder Paul Regimbeau’s dread, stately blend of noise, beat-downs, industrial techno, black metal. Shot through with silence; studded with organ, chanting, trumpet. Hades… pretty grim, evidently.
Moritz from Basic Channel and Rhythm And Sound, alongside Vladislav Delay (Chain Reaction) and Max Loderbauer (Sahko): a dream crossing of classic Berlin techno, On-The-Corner Miles, Larry Heard and Can.
Guests Carl Craig and Francois K bring a fresh, pulsating energy and rough urgency to the bristling, live trio sound, deeply dubwise throughout, with startling splashes of Sun Ra in the effects.
At its most open, shifting and expressive to date. For all the music’s complexity and deep coherence, freedom is the key. At times it grooves hard; at others it’s lush, romantic. With Tikiman and Marc Muellbauer.
At its darkest and most driving. The group is clear and unanimous — this is their best yet.