Lukid – Nine

Finally a sign of life from London-based producer Lukid, who we haven’t heard from since 2012’s Lonely At The Top album on Werkdisc (and what happened to those promised new Glum releases?) The new record is called “Crawlers” and will be out on September 29 on the Liberation Technologies label. First glimpse in that video by Nic Hamilton. Hungry for more!

Bandshell – Landfill

It’s been a while that techno transported this image of machine-made music that it had in the eighties, when producers like Juan Atkins combined the industrial music worker ethos of Kraftwerk with the sci-fi romantics of movies like Blade Runner. It were producers like Darren Cunningham or Jamal Moss that brought back some of that and with it my early fascination for techno.

Following his excellent debut on Hessle Audio, the UK’s Bandshell is a name to put on that list as he proves with his new release on Liberation Technologies. The video directed by Nic Hamilton gives us a first impression of his forthcoming Caustic View EP, which will be out at a yet undisclosed date.

Old Apparatus – Mernom

Old Apparatus and their Sullen Tone label have been personal favourites of 2012 for a variety of reasons. They’re one of the few artists whose anonymity is actually surrounded by some mysticism, which has not only to do with their type of sound, but also with the visual style found on their website and the striking cover artwork of their last four EPs. Here’s some true artistry defined by its work, not just another producer hiding behind a mask for the thrill of it.

The track Mernom is taking from the latest 12-inch Harem, which you can find on Bleep or Boomkat.