SNTS – Intro II [SNTS]
As Patria – The Mystery [Semantica]
Claudio PRC & UNC – MDXLIV [TGP]
Ness – Diagnostic Imaging [Prologue]
Luigi Tozzi – Ambrosia [Outis]
Wunderblock Vs Arcuation – Lotto (Deepbass Remix) [Wunderblock Records]
Giorgio Gigli & Ness – Resin [Planet Rhythm]
Reggy Van Oers – Tetra [TGP]
NX1 – 06_017 [NX1]
BLNDR – Movement Strobe (Evigt Mörker Interpretation) [Hypnus]
Claudio PRC & Ness – Icore (Dino Sabatini Remix) [Outis]
Mixed by Claudio PRC, Berlin 2015, released for Erfunden, artwork by RFNDN, photo by Amor Haru.
Dark and contemplative release by Claudio PRC and UNC (aka Dubit) for TGP number 005.
New shapes and forms seem to be rising from the surface of The Gods Planet. They are the dark, angular and yet enticing creations from the minds of TGP founder Claudio PRC and ascending talent UNC, and they represent the debut of a promising collaboration between the two techno explorers. Claudio PRC, despite his still young age, is already an established name in the scene, after several releases on Prologue which helped define the modern hypnotic techno sound, now extending his singular vision to labels like Trolldans, Semantica and Outis along with TGP founder Ness. As for UNC, an italian like Claudio, the alias represents the more dancefloororiented expression of someone who´s already been turning a few heads as Dubit, owner of Berlinbased label Several Reasons, who, amongst others, recently released the intimate and adventurous album and visual project, “Fragmenti”.
The two tracks in this release are formally explicit in their intentions : Claudio PRC and UNC are in exploratory mood and they sound hungry in staking their territory clearly, but the rhythmic thrust of the compositions is as important as creating context. MDCCXVIII sets off from a bed of sound effects, drones and electro acoustic flourishes which could be a track in itself, before a progressively more ferocious broken rhythm, almost tribal in nature, and a frantic staccato bass seem to raise us from the surface where we started and hurl us across the air into a full flight punctuated by dramatic quasiorchestral stabs. The track creates a veritable vortex before settling us down again on land, yet in unknown territory. MDXLIV constitutes the 2nd half of the EP and the offbeat rhythmical patterns are present again yet in a more domineering position, this time pierced by nocturnal pads, the buzzing sound of frying circuits and urgent clanging percussion, lending the track an industrialized vibe, like a onceperfect machine in a state of distress.
All in all, this release shows new facets of both it´s creators and raises intriguing questions. Claudio PRC and UNC are defying the listener as much as defying and questioning themselves. In pure sonic terms, these tracks transport you into a futuristic setting, but they seem to warn us of the dark side of progress. In any case, both producers seem more than willing to be a guiding light for the listener, into that obscure yet strangely compelling unknown. If this release is any indication, the voyage to get there will be a fascinating one. (Nuno Mendonça)
Claudio PRC & UNC – MDCCXVIII
Claudio PRC & UNC – MDXLIV
TGP 005, May 2015
Mastered by Soluxion Lab, artwork by Luca Licciardi.
Affin artist Reggy van Oers is working on his very own sound since a while. Pristine is his third 12″ in this series, after Evasive and TRC. Techno with sensors for details and a special kind of deepness. The remixes from Claudio PRC and Deepbass underline this attitude in a congenial way.
Reggy van Oers – Pristine
Reggy van Oers – Pristine (Claudio PRC Remix)
Reggy van Oers – Shunned
Reggy van Oers – Shunned (Deepbass Remix)
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“Pristine (Claudio PRC Remix)” W&P by Claudio PRC, Berlin 2015.
An excursion into early Greek and Italian electronic music. Fascinated by Futurist aesthetic and early electronic music, the two artists, Claudio PRC, from Italy, and Kondaktor, from Greece, led by a strong affinity and passion for experimentation, comparing the two important realities that have had a strong influence in the evolutionary processes of contemporary music, researching and mixing some of their favourite pieces that have marked the history of music of the two countries.
Luigi Russolo – Corale E Serenata (With Antonio Russolo)
Iannis Xenakis – Diamorphoses
Bruno Maderna – Notturno
Anestis Logothetis – Fantasmata
Luciano Berio – Thema Omaggio A Joyce
Michael Adamis – Piece Two
Maurizio Bianchi – Cold Tape
Panos Alexiadis – Noumenon
In what looks to be one of the strongest remix line up’s of 2015 so far, Svreca has enlisted three eminent names to rework the two-track Sorunda 12″ by Abdulla Rashim & Axel Hallqvist. The record from 2013 remains the sole release for Hallqvist, who also featured on Rashim’s Aksum EP from the same year. Due for a release later this month, Sorunda Remixed will be the third release for the always reliable Semantica in 2015 following EPs by British electro producer Plant43, and Svreca’s engulfing Narita EP which was the Spaniards first solo work since the one-sided Bondegatan collaboration with Rashim. Succeeding 2014 releases by Varg and Acronym, Svreca’s label continues to forge a connection with the emergent sounds coming out of the Northern Electronics camp by commissioning a remake from Korridor for the track “Skog”. Italians Donato Dozzy and Claudio PRC supply two typically deep techno remixes – with the former’s suitably titled Cave Man remix – while Svreca unveils a rework of the track “Sorunda” which never made it to the original EP. (Juno Plus)
Abdulla Rashim & Axel Hallqvist – Mark (Donato Dozzy Cave Man Remix)
Abdulla Rashim & Axel Hallqvist – Mark (Claudio PRC Remix)
Abdulla Rashim & Axel Hallqvist – Skog (Reimagined By Korridor)
Abdulla Rashim & Axel Hallqvist – Sorunda (Svreca Remix)
“Mark (Claudio PRC Remix)” W&P by Claudio PRC, Sardinia 2015.
After the latest podcast of its series, Outis Music choose for its next release sardinian artists Claudio PRC and Ness. Both known for their previous collaborations, also as The Gods Planet, and for their solo projects, they keep the journey into remote sides of techno music. The affinity between concepts of their TGP project and Dino Sabatini’s philosophy leads them to make their contribution to the label. “Icore” is an obsessive and straight 4/4 track, where a hypnotic and synthetic arp floats into visceral and noisy atmospheres. Beside the original, italian artist Nuel give his dry and wild version as well label boss Dino Sabatini complete the EP with a very deep and transcendental remix.
Claudio PRC & Ness – Icore (Original)
Claudio PRC & Ness – Icore (Nuel Remix)
Claudio PRC & Ness – Icore (Dino Sabatini Remix)
“Icore” W&P by Claudio PRC and Ness, Sardinia 2015. Mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Distributed by Word And Sound.
Ambient / Experimental / Techno compilation with more than 70 min of music by various artists on two tapes inside an handmade cardboard cover.
As Patria – Belisama
Antonio Vázquez – Nebenan
Ntogn – Träl
Shaded Explorer – Förlorat Småstad
Fjäder – Vingar
Gigi Masin – Vienna
Commodity Place – Tentacle Rape
DiY Project – #01
Deison – Subsurface
Claudio PRC – Zona D’Ombra
Mørk – Resonant Mutism
Tom Adams – North
“Zona D’Ombra” W&P by Claudio PRC, Sardinia 2015. Mastered at Evasion Room Studio. Photo by Matteo Spangaro.