The Sentinel

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Faust – T-Électronique

Faust, reformed 90’s style, but without Peron; this is a lovely bit of wayward motorik avant-rock from the legendary krautrokcers that finishes of the 1999 album ‘Ravvivando’.

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Can – Mother Sky

A huge motorik monolith from the Cologne Krautrock darlngs. A classic track from the 1970 album ‘Soundtracks’.

“I say madness is too pure like Mother Sky”.

News From Babel – Devils

Krause bolstered by creepy bassoons on this light yet sinister piece from their 1984 album ‘Sirens and Silences/Work Resumed On The Tower’.

Gang Of Four – I Found That Essence Rare

Much imitated but never bettered, here’s Gang Of Four with some sharp New Wave/Post Punk off of their classic 1979 album ‘Entertainment’.

Dark Energy/Suburban Knight – Midnight Sunshine

Classic Detroit Techno from UR man James Penningtom a.k.a Suburban Knight. This was originally released under the Suburban Knight moniker on a UR EP from 1994 called ‘Dark Energy’. It has been re-released on a collection of tracks from Pennington under the guise of Dark Energy titled ‘Collided Energy’, released in 2007. This track is in keeping with the classic Motor City sound; lush, warm, yet driving and pulsing Techno. The story behind the title of the track was revealed by Pennington  in an interview with Kodwo Eshun.
His grandfather was fighting as a GI in Germany in the second world war. One night the German shot flares into the sky which he stated lit up like a midnight sun.

Repeat – Hurricane Felix

Primo UK Techno from the “supergroup” Repeat; made up of the two guys from Plaid, Dave Hill, and Mark Broom. All of these guys collaborated to varying degree’s with other monikers for Baby Ford’s ifach label, and the lo-fi, minimal sound that dominated that label is present on this track from the band’s 1995 album ‘Repeats’.

Porter Ricks – Anguilla Electrica

Like floating through dayglo static, or a multicoloured lightening storm; this opening track from Porter Ricks’ latest on Tresor, also titled ‘Anguilla Electrica’, sets the listener up for a stunning chunk of Dub Techno.

Dapayk Solo – Right Here With Me

Daypak solo a.k.a Maerk Bois a.k.a Niklas Worgt gives us some sultry Tech-House that he released on his 2008 EP ‘Acid Pornofski’.

Om – Unitive Knowledge Of The Godhead

Psych Doom executed in a way only Om can; from their fantastic 2008 album ‘Pilgrimage’.

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