www.stroboscopicartefacts.com Spring is here, and we couldn’t be happier. The first notes of warmth and elongated evenings, presaging those joyous summer nights and lost moments. As you anticipate those times, however, first enjoy the treats of Stroboscopic’s full spring hamper. First up is the news that Chevel is back on the label with One Month Off (SA022). It is an EP built around the abstract themes of construction, beginning with demolition and ending on perspective.
Second, Lucy’s busy schedule has continued. His new full-length, Churches Schools and Guns, which builds on the experimentation of 2011’s Wordplay for Working Bees, is now released. To support the release of the album Lucy recently played a 150-minute Boiler Room Day Session from his PhiLSynth synthesizer shop in Berlin. You can also absorb Lucy’s thoughts on the album through four different interviews – held with Vice (DE), Soundwall, Midweek and Kana.
Third, other label producers have been busy. Kangding Ray has been in conversation with Seek Sick Sound, and also delivered a dark and soulful mix for Secret Thirteen. Dadub, meanwhile, have been chatting to SWQW – to whom they also provided a beautiful and abstract 45-minute set. A full hamper, then, for the early buds of spring. Enjoy.Words: Ben Clay
The third release for Stroboscopic Artefacts in 2014, SA22 is the new cut from Italian producer Chevel. ‘One Month Off’ is an EP built around the abstract themes of construction, starting with demolition and ending on perspective. . Listen
This, Lucy’s second solo album, pushes forward from his debut full-length, 2011’s Wordplay for Working Bees, and firmly establishes him in a league of his own. Over the past few years Lucy’s label, Stroboscopic Artefacts, has became a watchword for techno’s vanguard – providing a platform for new artists pushing at the genre’s boundaries and a harbor for some of the most experimental work from names you already recognize. Order + Listen
A une semaine de la sortie de son album, on vous livre l’interview de Kangding Ray réalisée lors de sa venue au Palais de Tokyo pour la soirée Cracki x Tresor Berlin en septembre dernier. Read
Le duo italien Dadub (mené par Daniele Antezza et Giovanni Conti) a profondément marqué l’année techno 2013. You Are Eternity hante encore nos nuits avec ses appels d’airs immenses, ses beats scalpels et sa propension à tout avaler pour mieux nous étouffer. Read
Lucy’s progress as a producer has followed that trajectory, moving from relatively straightforward dancefloor-driven material to deeper, murkier places. Churches Schools and Guns continues on, a collection of 12 tracks that sound – more than anything else – like the act of searching. Order
To start the year 2014, Stroboscopic Artefacts bring you SA021 – a remixes selection of tracks from Lucy’s forthcoming LP Churches Schools and Guns. In presenting four of the album cuts in altered impressions, SA021 helps the label keep on re-examining the timbres, tones and textures of techno. Order
‘Unpredictable and exciting are two words for much of what you get on SA. And that most definitely applies to Zeitgeber the album as well. You’d expect nothing less from two of the most talented producers in the techno world. The culmination of 18 months of work, Zeitgeber is an album that is a collaboration in the best sense. Two artists urging other to new heights and new sounds.’ Order Listen
In each of its four releases, Stroboscopic Artefacts’ Stellate Series has presented two tracks by four unique producers. The result is a set of records which feel beyond standard musical frontiers and reach deep into reserves of artistic inspiration. With restricted availability Stroboscopic is offering all four Stellate records for a very low price. Order
From Cabaret to Techno: 1904-2012, a century of Berlin music. Music has been just as central as art, film and architecture in the formation of the German capital’s unique identity, although too often neglected by Berlin’s historians and biographers. In Berlin Sampler, Théo Lessour plugs the reader into the city’s musical life – tracing with verve and savvy over one hundred years of musical works made-in-Berlin and the events that shaped them. Order
This 52” documentary tells the story of an underground movement, from its beginning until now. It is mostly focused on Paris and Berlin: Two different cities, two different tales, but techno grew up in both, from secret underground parties to huge clubs, from a small faceless movement to an etablished business, and from vinyl to digital. The documentary features those in the scene who kept it true to its original spirit. Features interviews of many artists including Lucy. Order