Dead week here in the states has come to a close and next week, it’s all really going to hit the fan. To kind of “celebrate” the occasion, I’m going to post about another dub techno piece. I’ve said this multiple times in the past with dub techno, but I’ve found it to have been a fantastic choice in regards to what to study/work/work out to. Jens Thomas (aka Monomood) delivers with three tracks, each spanning over six minutes, that give a good sampling of what he can do. “Absolute Control” probably has the strongest resemblance to a Basic Channel track which i no surprise, especially considering Thomas is based out of Berlin. “Nina,” the opening track, is similar to contemporaries such as Goran Geto and Vytis and “Coming Home” has some resemblance to a Brickman track. If you like dub techno, you’ll probably like this and I say… this piece of vinyl has a strong resemblance to the sun… Check out Love, Dub & Machine Wars below via the Bandcamp player and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

After his vinyl debut “Oktrosis” on Etui Monomood spreads ones again his love for techno. In the same way the paradox title “Love, Dub & Machine Wars” may confuse on his new EP the sounds will take the listener on a diversified travel through his essential techno style.

„Nina“ shows Monomoods sensitive and thoughtful perception of electronic dance music. Deep chord sounds and a wonderful dreamy pad are making your eyes water not only on Sunday mornings at a festival.

„Absolute Control“ on the b-side is presenting a quite different manner. Deeply rooted in the techno business of the end 90′s, Monomood can’t deny his origin. What you can always hear in his energetic DJ Sets now has found its way on a record – peak time Techno with a raw attitude.

With „Coming Home“ Monomood closes the circle and claiming dub techno-rhythms are meeting a highly fragile pad construction finding its home somewhere between desperate euphoria and blissful melancholy.
released 10 August 2012
Written and produced by Jens Thomas in 2012.

Mastered by SALZ Mastering. Vinyl manufactured by Celebrate Records / Cometomusic. Yellow / red marbled vinyl limited to 300 copies.

Price $9.68

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