Drumlore is proud to present Syndicate, the follow-up to producer Søren Nordström‘s Deep State. What are these strange transmissions from this secretive organization? Expect a hypnotic, mysterious, and minimal techno-trance fusion equally suitable for dance floors and headphone listening.
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].
Søren Nordström returns to Drumlore with his full-length debut album, Deep State. Building on the deeply hypnotic style first heard on Protogenesis, this release examines the shadowy machinations of the surveillance state through haunting minimal and dub techno rhythms and eerie ambient soundscapes.
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.
Protogenesis marks the debut of Toronto-based producer Søren Nordström on Drumlore, Ektoplazm’s techno-oriented sublabel. This release showcases five deeply atmospheric journeys to the borderlands of progressive trance and techno. From calculating mechanical grooves to warm waves of bass, Søren outlines the contours of his emerging style with a wide range of approaches.
Critical Density (126 BPM)
Inflation (127 BPM)
Protogenesis (122 BPM)
Steam (125 BPM)
Leviathan (126 BPM)
All tracks written and produced by Søren Nordström.
Mixing and mastering by Dan Driscoll.
Additional editing and artwork by Alexander Synaptic (more).
Released by Drumlore [DRMF08].