Techgnosis Records and Drumlore invite you to explore the vast spectrum of modern techno music with Techgnosis Vol. 1, compiled by Ben Rama. From the dark and psychedelic to the more melodic and hypnotic, with glimmers of old school acid aesthetics and a minimal attitude, this compilation features nine stand-out tracks from producers across the globe.
Dr. Strangefunk & Zepha – Broken Magic (125 BPM)
Zentrix – Hub Thumper (128 BPM)
Alic – Corrupted Audio (131 BPM)
Flembaz – Huwass (126 BPM)
Ben Rama – Memeplex (128 BPM)
Aerodrömme – Agoraphobia (127 BPM)
Xenoscapes – Nocturnal Experimental (126 BPM)
Søren Nordström – Tin Foil Hat (129 BPM)
Quirk – Infrastructure (126 BPM)
Compiled by Ben Rama.
Mastering on tracks 1 and 3–8 by Sonic HQs Freiburg, Germany.
Mastering on track 2 by Charles Michaud, Preference Mastering.
Mastering on track 9 by Dan Driscoll.
Original photography and design by Alexander Synaptic (more).
Released by Drumlore [DRMF11] and Techgnosis Records [TGNR001].
In the fall of 2010, Ben Rama unveiled his ideal vision of progressive techno with his debut release, The Invisible Kingdom. Over the course of the next year he solidified his reputation in the Montreal electronic music scene with captivating and energetic live performances. Drumlore is proud to capture the spirit of these times with Live In Montreal, a polished recording of Ben Rama’s peak-time set at a Zenon Records label party on October 14th, 2011. Featuring tracks released on Drumlore and Digital Garden as well as several unreleased gems, this set expresses the essence of Ben Rama’s emerging sound: deep and powerful progressive techno rhythms with nuanced melodies and atmospheres drawing equally from the realms of dark and light.
Barbelith (128 BPM)
Broken Keys (128 BPM)
Welcome OM (129 BPM)
Next Level (128 BPM)
Totems (129 BPM)
Incognito (129 BPM)
Gypsies & Jezebels (129 BPM)
The Way Out (129 BPM)
Time Sluts (128 BPM)
After years of relentless experimentation Ben Rama makes his formal debut with The Invisible Kingdom, a 4-track EP released on Drumlore, a Canadian techno netlabel. Originally from the East Coast, Ben Rama recently moved to the electronic music mecca of Montreal to further dedicate himself to his craft. Drawing upon the finest elements of techno, minimal, and progressive, this release is a precision-crafted gem loaded with heavy grooves, intricate rhythms, and nuanced melodies.