Our first Cd release is from the man who wears many hats, but keeps gracing our label with remixes and appearances in the Futur[e]cho series. Coppice Halifax brings 5 tracks of Deep Ambient Techno that also fuses in the feeling of Drone. Call it what you will, this is sure to please fans of the label, and if you don’t already know who Coppice Halifax is, a new artist to dive into.
Genre: Ambient Techno
The style of Orkus is one that changes quite a bit, but always retainssan ethereal sense about it with floating high pads, and driving beats. A chillout vibe can be gotten from most tracks on the release, most notably with the track Relax. Airport brings in a sense of Jazz to the mix while overall this is a chilled out Techno and Deep House release sure to please all who listen.
A collection of DeepWarmth remixes that showcase the vast styles of his remixing skills with 6 of his remixes. Starting off with an Owen Ni remix of the DeepWarmth track Status, the release then kicks into gear a chill vibe with the bp4 remix melting into a remix of the Coppice Halifax track Leaf Cloak, giving it a view of the Night before diving under the water for a spaced out remix of Tides pt, 1 from Textural Being along with a rainy evening remix of Experience. After ending with 2 Drone style remixes for Coppice Halifax, with a flare for Techno, and Zander One with the only fully Ambient remix to date to round things off.
By way of introduction, Portland, OR, producer Sage Taylor offers bp4, a floating dub techno track to demonstrate the new alias… Or, that’s how it began, anyway. A few months, several emails and many remixes later, an album is born. Calling on multiple sources of talent spread across the far flung corners of the world, Sage has gathered an impressive list of remixers, including: Mandrasigma, Rabbit Rabbit, Zander One, Katsura, Substak, Fingers in the Noise, Zwei Kreise, Desove, Warmth, Coppice Halifax and The Downgrade Complex… And as a bonus, at the end, are two alternate mixes by aspect. himself. It’s an album for rainy days and headphones… One to get lost in.
The 2014 edition of Futur[e]cho has arrived. 12 artists, 12 unique snapshots of today’s Dubby and Ambient Techno scene. Kicking off the Compilation this year with his signature wall-of-noise take on the genre is The Downgrade Complex, one of this year’s new faces alongside Heisa, Oliver Dombi, SkiFi and Liquid Level. The journey is punctuated by a handful of seasoned F[e] veterans, and it all comes together to bring you one blissed-out deep journey. While this year’s compilation doesn’t have the length of 2013’s offering, it packs an equally great punch, and now is available for you to listen to.
After two years of releases in the Futur[e]cho series, the series returns once again with its longest release yet. Getting somewhat away from the goal of the series, pairing lesser known artists with bigger names in the scene, last years release got away from that. This years release has a bunch of artists you’ve probably not heard of that need to be heard along with some bigger talent you’ve already heard of. This years release also instills more Ambient Techno than Dub Techno, but there is a good mix of both styles on the release. This year’s release features several of the artists that have appeared on both releases, returning artists from the very first release in the series along with new faces. The series strives to get people who might be interested in either Dub Techno or Ambient Techno into both. Enjoy the sonic soundscapes that encompass what is Futur[e]cho 2013.
DeepWarmth is back on the label releasing an album from his early days titled Sound of Night. This album has some of his first shots at making Ambient Techno and you can hear the sound evolve on tracks like Floating Night which starts off with a deep pad and a rhodes hit and ends up with a subtle kick going off into the distance as the song ends. For those who are into the smoother side of Techno Sound of Night melds Techno beats with The ambient sound that defines a lot of what DeepWarmth is.
Pobedia joins the label with a release that brings stylings of Quantec and Ohrwert with his own touch. 8 tracks of lush chords and subtle basses for a great Dub Techno and Deep Techno release. His subtle chords and basses make for a deep and chill Dub Techno release that is perfect for night time listening or for a weekend doing things around your place.
DeepWarmth returns to the label for the second time with another release. This time around he’s diving into the slower side of Dub Techno while still keeping his same style as heard on DW/TB: Split EP. The Delayed snares are still around, but less present and the smoothness is more apparent in this release. Though he ends out the release with a slight change in style with Released Air. More Ambient Techno than anything, its slow build is not one to be missed. He’s also joined by 2 label mates, Coppice Halifax and Textural Being, who give their interpretations of 2 tracks on the release. If you’re a fan of Dub Techno, this is sure to please.
Eight months after the split EP with DeepWarmth, Textural Being makes a return trip to Cold Fiction Music with an EP of all new tracks. The tone here is similar to the tracks from the split, but more careful attention to detail and composition was spent on the tracks in this EP, resulting in something denser and darker that listeners can really get lost in. A small, four track bonus EP is included with the release, containing tracks by AXS, Zzzzra, Anton Mayer and Blamstrain, re-envisioned by Textural Being. The original version of Zzzzra’s track stop by Entropy Records can be heard here: http://entropy-records.com/