Post Tagged with: "Charlton"

V/A :: When The Rich Wage War, It’s The Poor Who Die (Poverty Is Violence)

A heady range of sounds are explored on a compilation that grits teeth, journeys into the machine, seeks out the shadows and will go in directions few would have expected (myself included.) It’s interesting to see two separate labels follow a particular path. You’d be forgiven for thinking Charlton and Nick Dunton’s Poverty Is Violence […]

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Klankman :: Information Overload EP (TH ± Tar Hallow)

Five shrapnel pocked pieces of twisted metal, painted black, make up Information Overload. Some artists mellow with time, especially in the world of techno. The hard lines begin to softened, the angles turn to curves and the approach melts just that little bit. Maarten Epskamp does not fit this narrative. Under his Klankman moniker the […]

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Charlton :: Charlton (TH ± Tar Hallow)

This grizzled and gory style of techno isn’t new, it’s born out of post-punk and industrial nastiness; an age of pit closures and regime change. But it’s interesting to hear it as a response to the world around us. TH ± Tar Hallow, arrived in record shops in aggressive fashion. Inner sleeves grimaced, heavy black […]

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Searching for a Synthline in Singapore :: Midnight Shift

Midnght Shift is trying to push underground music in a land where the EDM is on the rise. Last March Lee Kuan Yew, aged 91, died. His death led to national morning. The first prime minister of the city state of Sigapore had passed away. He left behind a country described by the world bank […]

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Charlton :: Forgotten (Mord)

Raw and raging, Forgotten is a red throated roar. Teeth gritted, eyes clamped and fingernails in palms from the Berlin resident. Charlton is the nom de plume of Belin based Charlton Ravenberg. Techno is his style, the straight up kind. For Mord music he’s served up three helpings of beat laden electronics, driving rhythms with […]

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Drvg Cvltvre :: The Right Knife In The Right Back (Poverty Is Violence)

The EP is very drum focused and other sounds are reined in by either percussion or static. But on several listens the subtlety is laid bare. Koreman creates distant and distressed atmospheres. A bleak and brutal answer to Poverty is Violence’s call. Poverty Is Violence. A phrase that calls to mind graphic images. War zones. […]

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