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Archive II
CBS 13
13 Aug 12
Techno
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Hang Up - (6:20) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sweetback - (7:11) 126 BPM
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Review: Dave Huismans swiftly follows on from that incendiary 50 Weapons 12" with an equally explosive return to the Clone Basement Series. One of the first names to contribute to the series back in 2009, both "Hang Up" and "Sweetback" find Huismans eschewing the jagged, garage flecked drill techno dynamism of last year's "Take The Plunge" for some of his "most banging, straight-forward club material to date". The lead track is bristling with uneasy liquid funk, heavily diced Hancock vibes cascading around the buccaneering drum patterns with glee. "Sweetback," meanwhile, creeps out from the murky depths, driven by dust battered kicks and gnarly, sinewy analogue twists - there's no greater philosophy at work here, it's simply dark techno for dark rooms.
Archive III
CBS 018
06 Jul 15
Techno
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Cheater (VIP) - (6:34) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Funkstation - (5:46) 117 BPM
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Us - (6:55) 124 BPM
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Them - (8:04) 122 BPM
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Review: Dave '2562' Huismans returns to Clone Basement Series for the first time since 2012, with another installment of the ongoing Archive series. As usual, there's plenty to enjoy, with opener "Cheater VIP" - much sought-after since he dropped it in his Boiler Room set last year - providing the near perfect fusion of funk-fuelled techno rhythms, metallic percussion and industrial textures. "Funkstation" is an altogether creepier, deeper proposition, with sinewy strings and discordant horn samples complimenting a sludgy groove. The rolling intensity of "Us" ups the creepy stakes even further, helped, in no small part, by some particularly ghostly cymbals.
The Colundi Sequence - Volume 1
CCD 14COLUNDI
01 Jul 16
Techno
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UK74R1512110 - (4:54) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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UK74R1406090 - (5:55) 134 BPM
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UK74R1517030 - (3:34) 134 BPM
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UK74R1516030 - (3:13) 160 BPM
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UK74R1512130 - (5:16) 134 BPM
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GBBVT1337152 - (5:24) 134 BPM
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GBBVT1337062 - (4:36) 132 BPM
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UK74R1510069 - (5:20) 134 BPM
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UK74R1512120 - (4:09) 134 BPM
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UK74R1408054 - (6:13) 132 BPM
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UK74R1513070 - (3:12) 140 BPM
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UK74R1516090 - (3:34) 160 BPM
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UK74R1517050 - (4:17) 134 BPM
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Hydrophobic Effect - (6:41) 134 BPM
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UK74R1409047 - (4:35) 134 BPM
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UK74R1516160 - (3:00) 152 BPM
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Played by: Herva
Review: Some years back, Aleksi Perala joined forces with Rephlex co-founder Grant Wilson-Claridge to invent a custom musical scale, The Colundi Sequence, which boasts 128 frequencies "chosen via experimentation and philosophy". Perala has been using this as the basis of his attractive electronic work for some time, self-releasing 15 EPs of tracks since 2014. This epic, triple-vinyl album gathers together highlights from the previously download-only series - all with deliberately obtuse titles, made up of letters and numbers - and accurately showcases the depth and diversity of Perala's work. Clone is calling it "spiritual techno", and that's an excellent catch-all description for a set that variously touches on Motor City futurism, IDM, electro, dub techno, ambient and Rephlex-esque "braindance".
Peaches
CBS 11
20 Dec 11
Techno
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Peaches (Coronation) - (4:52) 128 BPM
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Peaches (Freestone) - (5:10) 126 BPM
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Peaches (Melting Flesh) - (5:48) 127 BPM
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Peaches - (5:00) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: For those with no concept of the studio intricacies that go into producing music, there are certain artists whose traits ensure their productions constantly fascinate. Mr kick drum Blawan certainly falls into that category. The London based Barnsley lad has enjoyed what some people might call a rip roaring 2011, scoring success after success on whatever label is lucky enough to house his music as well as starting his own label initiative with Pariah in the shape of Works The Long Nights. Given the increasingly bezerk techno nature of Blawan's material, it seems natural that one of this year's most consistent imprints in Clone would seek him out for some magic. And Peaches is up there with Blawan's finest work, smartly following Untold's debut on the Basement Series with four track based variations on the fruit every bit as devastating as the Hemlock boss's 12". Those trademark burrowing rhythms and indescribable drums sounds are present throughout each track and you get the feeling Blawan has as much fun making this sort of music as we do listening to it.
1 Bar FU
CBS 025
16 Jun 17
Techno
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1 Bar FU - (5:09) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Dominion - (5:06) 126 BPM
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1 Bar FU (TOOL) - (5:56) 123 BPM
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Review: Cadans aka Jeroen Snik returns to Clone Basement,having made his debut or that label back in 2015. Since then, the Dutch artist in London has released on Tripeo and Wolfskuil, but the Clone empire seems like his most natural environment. The title track is a raucous affair, with drums rolling over a jittery, shaky rhythm as a repetitive vocal plays away in the background. It's raw, noisy and extremely funky. On "Dominion", he opts for a straighter approach, as a murky jacking rhythm and cheese-wire percussion prevail. Cadans completes his second release with a looped, tool version of the title track, where the vocal sounds more high-pitched.
State Of Mind EP
CBS 05
06 Apr 11
Techno
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Spoiled - (6:18) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Vulcan - (7:14) 120 BPM
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Spoiled (XDB Reshape 2) - (6:56) 120 BPM
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Spoiled (XDB Reshape 1) - (6:33) 125 BPM
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Review: Clone and Conforce seem like such a perfect fit and the latter's debut on the former's Basement Series does not disappoint, delivering some of his darkest sweatbox rattlers to date! "Spoiled" drips with jerky acid menace, with heavy strains of synthesized horror filling the spaces between dizzying bouts of percussive rain. It's this staccato approach to rhythmic execution that proves utterly thrilling. "Vulcan" twists itself inside out, beginning in stripped down fashion with rasping hi-hats providing the rhythmic thrust which is gradually strangled by the death grip of the raw emotive machine funk narcosis that steadily rises to the fore. Finally XDB comes through with two variants on "Spoiled" with the relentless percussive shower of the first remix a nice contrast with the more guttural acid poise of the second.
24 EP
CBS 12
13 Mar 12
Techno
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Grain - (6:45) 129 BPM
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Be There At Night - (6:24) 126 BPM
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24 (Gesloten Cirkel remix) - (6:02) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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24 (original mix) - (6:31) 126 BPM
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Review: After the conceptual nature of Escapism, the recent Delsin album from the perma-brilliant Conforce, Mr Bunnik returns to the Clone Basement Series with the totally essential 24 EP. Recently the focus of a must read feature on the new breed of Dutch techno via our sister site Juno Plus, this release finds Conforce in deadly form approaching the art of the genre from different, equally sharp angles with precision results. Opening with "Grain" Bunnik pounds spectrally charged vocal groans with unrelenting layers of percussive intent and the increasing gurgle of analogue malfunction, whilst "Be There At Night" is looser in feeling, as jacking rhythms threaten to slip out of time amidst the intermittent granite thick rave stabs. On the flip recent Moustache Techno signee Gesloten Cirkel remixes the title track "24" shifting the dubby wormhole shuffle down a gear or two and introducing some delightful string plucked sensuousness.
Lautschrift
CBS 03
08 Dec 09
Minimal/Tech House
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Lautschrift - (6:45) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Regelschrift - (5:14) 127 BPM
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Nano - (9:46) 127 BPM
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Lautschrift (remix) - (5:12) 123 BPM
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Umlaut2
CBS 01
06 Aug 09
Techno
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Umlaut2 (new version) - (6:12) 126 BPM
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Umlaut2 (First version) - (6:09) 126 BPM
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Umlaut2 (Levon Vincent NY Basement mix) - (7:56) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Oblique
CBS 08
23 Sep 11
Techno
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Plonger - (6:19)
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Oblique - (6:56) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sonderbar - (5:44) 128 BPM
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Briser - (6:53) 123 BPM
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Great Northern Diver
CBS 09
28 Sep 11
Techno
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Great Northern Diver (original version) - (5:49) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Great Northern Diver (No Bass mix) - (5:29)
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THING - (6:21) 136 BPM
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Bo-Dyned - (4:48) 120 BPM
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Review: Clone stalwart Dexter maintains his sumptuous run of form this year with the Great Northern Driver EP. The title track's booming bass drum and chirruping sonic elements draw a line between vintage electro and modern UK bass ala Julio Bashmore. Those of you with inferior soundsystems can indulge in the less throbbing delights of the 'no bass' version. Although the world probably doesn't need another Amerie sampling track, Dexter's deep, dusty revision is probably the best we've heard - indeed we'd go as far as to say it's downright excellent. Finally, the droning low frequencies of "Bo-Dyned" round off an essential release.
Time & Space
CBS 06
12 May 11
Techno
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Time & Space (2011 rub) - (5:41) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Time & Space (iriginal version) - (4:17) 124 BPM
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Time & Space (Duplex Southside remix) - (6:30) 124 BPM
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Time & Space (Duplex Northside remix) - (6:09) 124 BPM
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Review: Dutch producer Gert-Jan Bijl aka Gerd's Time & Space is one of those 90s techno tracks that manages to evoke feelings of euphoria and foreboding. Unearthed by Gerd on a DAT tape during a spring clean, its mixture of turbo-powered hoover bass and the lost innocence of the vocal samples casts it in the same mould as Suburban Knight's classic "The Art Of Stalking". The 2011 remix is more jacking and makes a play of eerie, nightmarish chords instead of the purring bass, while Dutch colleague Duplex opts for a different approach. Remaining true to the original version, both his Southside and Northside remixes are powered by the kind of pre-hardcore nocturnal bass that will give you nightmares. The latter just about shades it in the spooky stakes with Duplex messing with the original vocal sample.
Knob Explotation
CBS 15
18 Nov 13
Techno
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Knob Explotation - (7:09) 126 BPM
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Freak Funktion - (6:18) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Gerd dons his Literon guise for some hard-hitting, no-nonsense techno. As anyone who is familiar with the insane Machines release on Fortek is aware, the Dutch producer is just as adept at creating tough rhythm tracks as he is at making sensuous deep house. On the title track, he delivers a hammering, relentless groove, the dense drums and driving arrangement opening up to reveal an insistent, looped vocal snatch. "Freak Function" is redolent of late '90s techno, its tribal, steely drums riding an incessant filter. But while Exploitation sees Gerd pursue a tougher approach than usual, he can't escape his house background and "Function" also contains a breathy vocal sample.
Echo 8
CBS 020
18 Mar 16
Techno
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Echo 8 - (6:04) 127 BPM
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Wokabeat - (6:03) 127 BPM
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Meckwiki - (6:04) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Say How - (5:34) 127 BPM
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Review: Back in 2009, Fachwerker Mike Denhert was employed by Clone to launch their robust, no-nonsense Basement Series with the Umlaut2 12" which packed a memorable Levon remix. Denhert's entered the Clone Basement several times since then, this 12" is his fourth for the series! The title track sets the tone, with steely percussive hits and razor-sharp stabs riding a swinging, funk-fuelled groove. "Wokabeat" is deeper, darker and more obviously bass-heavy, with Denhert adding skipping cymbals as a neat contrast. Arguably best of all, though, is closer "Say How", whose cut-up vocal samples and sweaty rave stabs perfectly compliment his tracky, locked-in, snare-heavy techno groove. There are few surprises, but all four tracks hit home hard.
Stupid Things I Do
CBS 16
18 Aug 14
Techno
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Stupid Things I Do (new school mix) - (6:29) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Stupid Things I Do (old school mix) - (7:23) 129 BPM
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Percussion Workout 1 - (3:59) 130 BPM
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Percussion Workout 2 - (8:36) 134 BPM
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Review: Having struggled to find his niche during the early part of his career, things started looking up for Randomer when he popped up on Numbers back in 2011 with the bombastic blends of acid house and techno that made up his impressive Real Talk EP. Since then, he's impressively flitted between techno and bass music, and here delivers an all-out techno assault for Clone's occasional Basement Series. There's a real no-nonsese feel to the relentless kick-drums and cut-up vocal samples of "Stupid Things I Do", which comes in "New School" and "Old School" mix formats (the latter including some looser techno breakbeats, and thus being our pick). The EP also includes two formidable percussion workouts, which deliver driving drums and booming basslines.
Concierge/Woodwork
CBS 021
01 Jul 16
Techno
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Concierge - (6:16) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Woodwork - (5:04) 120 BPM
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Review: Rohan Walder clocks in for this third Randomer outing on Clone's Basement Series in as many years, with Concierge arriving as the Londoner's first 12" transmission of 2016. The template is pretty much laid down now for the Basement series and there is always some real gratifying techno to be found from those who step up to contribute. Title cut "Concierge" finds Walder's well-documented talent for crafting unique drum patterns really come to the fore on a dramatic, meaty production and sits well next to the more bugged out B-side. "Woodwork" is, in a word, trippy, leading out like Felix Da Housecat's "Kickdrum" before veering off down a wormhole of crazed percussive notes and mangled samples that gets increasingly crazier as it progresses - we really need to hear this one on a big system wow.
Randomer & Cadans EP
CBS 019
12 Oct 15
Techno
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Angry Fiddle - (4:57) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lottarump - (5:11) 128 BPM
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Review: In which the acclaimed UK producer Rohan 'Randomer' Walder gets together with Cadans. Despite only having one previous release to his credit, we can assume that the division of labour is equal on this joint venture. "Angry Fiddle" sees the pair drop cavernous, pounding drum patterns, riffs so abrasive they could bleach a mould-encrusted bathroom and a high-pitched sample that could be the fiddle referred to in the title. "Lottarump" isn't quite as forceful and its buzzing riffs and cut-up vocal sample suggest that the pair like to walk on the lighter side of the bass-techno spectrum.
Renow EP
CBS 14
03 Jul 13
Techno
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Renow - (6:29) 126 BPM
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Some - (6:18) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Noice Noise - (6:18) 128 BPM
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Millisecond Pulse - (6:42) 129 BPM
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Played by: Cassy
Review: Recent editions of the Jack For Daze series from producers such as Roman Flugel or L-Vis 1990 have demonstrated Clone are more than willing to work with producers outside of their usual remit if the figurative shoe fits. The label's Basement Series has however remained resolute in its focus on gnarly, mind warping techno from the underground. Thus, a debut on the Clone Basement Series for Najem Sworb makes perfect sense; the intriguingly named producer from Strasbourg is hardly an established name, yet this is rendered somewhat irrelevant when you come into contact with the four tracks on this Renow EP. Sworb's production style is best described an overwhelmingly rugged take on techno that feels like Mike Parker's Geophone explorations transported to outer space.
Nargy EP
CBS 17
29 Sep 14
Techno
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Kuebiko - (7:51) 129 BPM
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Nargy - (7:01) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Qwerty - (6:03) 131 BPM
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Review: Tripeo is the pseudonym for Dutch producer Darko Esser and the project focuses on heads down, stripped back techno. Certainly, this release for the Clone mini-empire pulls no punches. "Kuebiko" is a deranged affair; its analogue howls and squeals spiral to the surface and threaten to rage out on control but for the sinewy sub-bass that holds the arrangement together. On the title track, Esser deploys a buzz-saw bass over a relentless, pumping rhythm, while "Qwerty" offers an even more thrilling interpretation of dance floor functionality. Claps roll in like thunder, heavy drums crash and grind and a pulsing, punishing bass drives the arrangement.
Rush
CBS 07
06 Aug 12
Techno
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Rush - (7:22) 131 BPM
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Tntus - (6:31) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The name Alden Tyrell will be more familiar to long term advocates of the Clone Empire rather than those who might have been introduced to the myriad of Dutch labels in recent times by EPs from Untold and Blawan. That's mostly because the Dutch legend hasn't exactly been active of late in the old releasing records game, preferring to slip out the odd remix or concentrate on mammoth tasks like remastering the back catalogue of Drexciya for Clone. Those not so familiar with Tyrell could do worse than change that by starting with the two heaving slabs of monolithic techno that make up this mammoth contribution to the Clone Basement Series! There's a touch of Fachwerk to the growling tunnel-like groove of "Rush" which is offset by the rising key stabs which no doubt helped influence the title, while the excellently named "Tntus" sounds like it would consume your every last sense in the perfect environment - a dark, cramped basement with little light and plenty of speaker racks.
Little Things Like That/Bachelor's Delight
CBS 10
22 Nov 11
Techno
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Little Things Like That - (5:12) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Bachelor's Delight - (5:42) 135 BPM
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Review: Hemlock boss Untold surfaces on the evergreen Clone imprint with this absolutely blinding EP for their Basement Series. Much like Trago and Bok Bok collaborating, the sight of one of the UK's premier producers on one of our favourite Dutch label makes for exciting times. "Little Things Like That" is resolutely booming techno music, effortlessly stepping up the gears of dancefloor menace towards a subway sized juggernaut of rasping, finely sculpted pressure. Up next, "Bachelors Delight" merges the bassier excesses of Untold's background with a 4/4 flex, dipping the expertly syncopated drums in a sub bass swamp lifted from the harsher end of 2step. This is music that was made for the Basement Series and naturally gets a BIG TIP from us!
Not For Me
CBS 023
21 Nov 16
Techno
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Incident - (5:57) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sorrow - (5:35) 120 BPM
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Doubt - (5:12) 122 BPM
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Sights Of The Schieweg - (6:55) 117 BPM
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