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 aÂ fantastic choice in regards to what to study/work/work out to. Jens Thomas (aka Monomood) delivers with threeÂ tracks, each spanning over six minutes, that giveÂ 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 andÂ I say… this piece of vinyl has a strong resemblance to the sun…Â Check outÂ Love, Dub & MachineÂ Wars below via the Bandcamp player and see what you think of it. Cheers!
After his vinyl debut â€śOktrosisâ€ť on Etui Monomood spreads ones again his love for techno. In the same way the paradox title â€śLove, Dub & Machine Warsâ€ť may confuse on his new EP the sounds will take the listener on a diversified travel through his essential techno style.
â€žNinaâ€ś 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.
â€žAbsolute Controlâ€ś on the b-side is presenting a quite different manner. Deeply rooted in the techno business of the end 90â€˛s, Monomood canâ€™t deny his origin. What you can always hear in his energetic DJ Sets now has found its way on a record â€“ peak time Techno with a raw attitude.
With â€žComing Homeâ€ś 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.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive