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.
Genre: Deep Techno
Our first release of 2013 is one sure to please the Dub Techno and Deep Techno crowd. Gblanco brings his own brand of Dubby Deep Techno to the label. Stiff drum sounds with delayed deep techno chords bring a style all his own. With tracks like Kinkley, he brings a dubby sound that melds with stiff drum sounds to create a deep sound like nothing else. The release ends with a Deep Ambient tune and then aspect. brings his own take on the track Yukonder to finish up the release. Smooth dubby sounds with stiff drums. A release sure to please.
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.
Satoi joins the label with a 3 track EP full of Deep Techno and a single ambient tune. His style of Deep Techno is quite different than what you’d expect, with vibrant melodies at times like on the track Hate Us. His atmospheres are very lush and static at times as well like in the first track Hinder. An artist to watch in the coming years is Satoi and with his first release, he really shows off what he can do.
Following the success of the first installment of CFM’s Futur[e]cho series, a plan for a sequel was soon put into motion. The rules remain the same, produce a track of dub or deep techno for listeners to enjoy, and the artists this time around have not let us down. Along with Coppice Halifax and Anton Mayer… Soap, Textural Being, ISA and DeepWarmth make second appearances, but are joined in 2012 by the likes of Zzzzra, Ocralab, Martin Nonstatic, Kogyo, Seth B and AXS, making the second installment of this ongoing series a very strong compilation both in talent and in substance. Futur[e]cho 2 expands on the sonic equations of the first by introducing tech-house and more ambient elements to the show, but largely the compilation remains true to its original purpose of showcasing current and upcoming forces in the worlds of underground techno and electronic music.
Our latest release on the label comes from new artist Sck, who brings us a spacey deep techno release. The feel of the release is best summed up by Sck himself:
I was always attracted to something cosmic, mysterious and unattainable in our world. I tried to convey my thoughts and feelings into music. I suggest to listen and to think about issues such as … Are we alone in the universe? Who besides us? Welcome to the unknown …….Welcome to cosmo…….