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The Jericho Remixes
   
Swordplay (Hypnoskull vocal remix) - (4:27) 122 BPM
   
Twelve Stones To Divide Jordan's Sand (Qual remix) - (4:58) 63 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
In Silence (Die Selektion "In Stille" remix) - (4:52) 64 BPM
   
Walking On Cursed Soil (OTHR remix) - (6:36) 126 BPM
PS 09
23 Jul 21
Coldwave/Synth
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No Photos On The Dancefloor
Various
   
9-10-Boy - "Robocop" - (5:55) 130 BPM
   
Alec Empire - "SuEcide" - (6:33) 127 BPM
   
Futurhythm - "Phuture" - (3:55) 136 BPM
   
Vainqueur - "Lyot" (Maurizio remix) - (7:09) 138 BPM
   
MMM - "Donna" - (5:55) 131 BPM
   
Kotai + Mo - "Black Acid" (part 1) - (6:07) 130 BPM
   
Sleeparchive - "Elephant Island" - (6:34) 132 BPM
   
Monolake - "Alaska" (Substance mix II) - (6:20) 127 BPM
   
Heartthrob - "Baby Kate" (Plastikman remix) - (8:01) 125 BPM
   
Ellen Allien - "Go" (Marcel Dettmann remix) - (8:09) 127 BPM
   
Klockworks - "Sean" - (6:39) 124 BPM
   
Efdemin - "Acid Bells" - (5:51) 124 BPM
   
Wax - "Untitled/W30003 B" - (7:01) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Rodhad - "Energomash" - (7:13) 128 BPM
   
Ancient Methods - "Else" - (6:34) 128 BPM
   
Dasha Rush - "Outer Space" - (3:56) 154 BPM
   
Avalon Emerson - "The Frontier" - (7:35) 125 BPM
   
Barker - "Cascade Effect" - (6:58) 136 BPM
   
Modeselektor - "Kalif Storch" - (6:15) 125 BPM
   
FJAAK - "Breathe" - (4:51) 131 BPM
Review: To accompany Heiko Hoffmann's photography book of the same name, Above Board has compiled some of the best tracks to feature in Berlin clubs from the early 90s to nowadays. No Photos features the dramatic Detroit techno of 3MB's "The 4th Quarter" , while Mijk van Dijk and Tanith's 9-10-Boy project and Alec Empire's "SuEcide" capture the wide eyed rave of the early 90s. The compilation also features signature Berlin techno tracks - ss any record more closely linked to Hardwax/Berghain than the Maurizio Remix of Vainqueur's "Lyot"? -while the hypnotic bleeps of Sleeparchive's "Elephant Island" is a true minimal classic. Like the book, No Photos is expertly curated and executed.
ABPLP 006
25 Jun 21
Techno
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Various Artists 1
   
Ancient Methods - "Cradle The True Side Of Reality" - (6:50) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
OTHR - "Damage Your Pain" - (5:44) 128 BPM
   
Phase Fatale - "Cursing Losses" - (5:26) 125 BPM
   
Roman - "Break The Matrix" - (5:50) 133 BPM
KHIDIVA 001
19 Apr 21
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Eternal
   
Eternal (Ancient Methods Autumn mix) - (8:22) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Eternal (Ancient Methods Mild Pitch mix) - (6:02) 123 BPM
   
Eternal (Ancient Methods Distance mix) - (6:18) 123 BPM
LINDA 003
08 Oct 18
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The Jericho Records
   
Walls - (3:30) 156 BPM
   
Twelve Stones To Divide Jordans Sand - (4:55) 125 BPM
   
The City Awakes - (3:35) 126 BPM
   
Treason Creeps In - (5:22) 122 BPM
   
The House Of Rahab - (6:18) 128 BPM
   
Array The Troops (feat Regis) - (6:25) 116 BPM
   
The Seven Shofars (feat Orphx) - (4:45) 159 BPM
   
Crack And Collapse In The Storm Of Lights - (5:52) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Swordplay - (4:51) 122 BPM
   
Omen's Duty - (5:14) 122 BPM
   
I Am Your New King (feat King Dude) - (5:45) 128 BPM
   
Moonset (feat Cindytalk) - (1:19) 140 BPM
   
Walking On Cursed Soil (feat Prurient) - (10:17) 126 BPM
   
In Silence - (1:54) 160 BPM
AM 0
21 Sep 18
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Bunkerterror
   
Vatican Shadow - "Monotheism And Zarqa" - (5:31) 129 BPM
   
Ancient Methods - "Immured In Supreme Beliefs" - (7:08) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
HOS 486
27 Oct 17
Techno
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47008
   
Ancient Methods - "Systems" - (6:34) 120 BPM
   
Oake - "Anaximenes" - (5:54) 128 BPM
   
VSK - "Breaking Symmetry" - (5:55) 130 BPM
   
Tommy Four Seven - "Dromod" - (4:14) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Tommy Four Seven's eponymous imprint returns with more bleak and dystopian techno tools of industrial strength grade. Featuring the always ferocious Ancient Methods and the wonky drones of "System", Berlin duo Oake hypnotise you into submission as always with their esoteric imaginary soundtrack entitled "Anaxamines" before Italian producer VSK delivers the EPs finest moment on the rather Surgeon sounding broken techno stomper "Breaking Symmetry". The man himself T47 closes this fine EP out with the shredding body bash of "Dromod" that's mangled up amongst metallic textures, grinding sub bass and generous servings of clipped distortion; business as usual!
47008
23 Feb 17
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The First Siren
   
Remember Me - (1:50) 159 BPM
   
Born Of Ashes - (7:02) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I Am Blazing Sound - (6:19) 126 BPM
   
Now Come Closer - (5:57) 125 BPM
PS 01
20 Jan 17
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The First Siren
   
Remember Me - (1:50) 159 BPM
   
Born Of Ashes - (7:02) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
I Am Blazing Sound - (6:19) 126 BPM
   
Now Come Closer - (5:57) 125 BPM
148482 3280297
20 Jan 17
Techno
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Eschaton II
   
Deus Irae - (7:34) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Those Who Obey - (4:33) 123 BPM
   
Answer My Prayer - (6:05) 127 BPM
   
No Other Gods Before Me - (5:50) 88 BPM
Review: Eschaton are back everyone: look out. The infamous collaboration between Ancient Methods and Orphx have decided to reign in terror once more on Belgian imprint Token so be prepared: this one is a one way ticket to hell and back! Starting out with the body bashing broken beat assault of "Deus Irae", they then serve up the slow burning post-apocalyptic anthem "Those Who Obey". "Answer My Prayer" definitely sounds more like Michael Wollenhaupt than anyone else: this is techno-doomcore like only he can create. Finally the hellish drone of "No Other Gods Before Me" ensures one seriously white knuckled duvet ride for you tonight!
TOKEN 61D
06 May 16
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La Saignee/Metaphysik
   
A German Love - (6:04) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Built On Scars - (5:55) 123 BPM
MP 202
08 Apr 16
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La Saignee - Metaphysik
   
A German Love - (6:04) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Built On Scars - (5:55) 123 BPM
145977 0742426
08 Apr 16
Breakbeat
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Turn Ice Realities Into Fire Dreams
   
Guided By The Force Of Compassion - (5:48) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Protection Had To Be Given - (6:35) 129 BPM
   
This Is All I Could Do - (6:17) 126 BPM
   
My Ice Baby - (5:09) 123 BPM
Review: It certainly has been Michael Wollenhaupt's year. Since going solo with the Ancient Methods project without Conrad Protzmann, collaborating with Regis as Ugandan Methods and remixing everyone from Powell to Bourbonese Qualk; he's more active than ever and the music speaks for itself. For his latest release on the Hands imprint, Wollenhaupt unleashes more of his epic war techno which collides head on with gothic, industrial and extreme metal aesthetics. "Guided By The Force Of Compassion" has all the hallmarks of his sound: buzzing, distorted melodies, pounding tribal beats and doom-laden atmospherics. "Protection Had To Be Given" and "This All I Could Do" are similar to his Pogo Im Saurebad/Korpersaure '91 remixes for Powell with their oddball compositions stuttering and crashing about the place before some demonic synth roars, executed amazingly well. Finally "My Ice Baby" takes things down a notch but comes across even more sinister as it glitches and scrapes back and forth, dancing in its own filth and static, accompanied by a disturbing, pitch shifted
HANDSV 071
09 Oct 15
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Ohne Hande (The Remixes)
   
Ohne Hande (Maschinendub) - (7:41) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ohne Hande (Acapella) - (1:46) 160 BPM
   
Ohne Hande (Fundamental mix) - (8:12) 127 BPM
   
Ohne Hande (Pogo Im Saurebad Plural mix) - (5:29) 160 BPM
AW 1
04 Sep 15
Techno
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Eschaton EP
   
Age Of Iron - (8:01) 128 BPM
   
Kali - (5:22) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Seven Signs - (7:01) 127 BPM
   
Degenerate - (4:08)
Review: When it comes to techno, can it get any more serious than a collaboration between Ancient Methods and Orphx released on rock hard Belgian label Token? Well yes, as soon as you hear the music is does. "Age Of Iron" sounds like the sub-aqueous dub of Rich Oddie exchanging blows with an armoury of Ancient Methods percussion, while "Degenerate" is proper, rigid and heads down techno funnelled through a tubular filter. "Kali" features the same type of rolling rhythm, stop-start loops as what's heard throughout Regis' early work, only the frequency spectrums are sculpted to form a musical production, even though this is industrial techno, while "Seven Signs" croaks, clinks, and jangles like shackles scraping against concrete, sounding like something designed for dungeon clubbing - and, we might add, it's worth powering through the sonic malevolence for the drum breakdown alone.
TOKEN 38D
27 Jan 14
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The Black Ideal
Various
   
Ancient Methods - "Guardians Of An Eternal Bliss" - (4:56) 154 BPM
   
Saaad & Mondkopf - "Last Love" - (6:16) 119 BPM
   
Polar Inertia - "Antimatter" - (6:26) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Shifted - "Untitled" - (2:58) 159 BPM
   
Casual Violence - "Beauty Mode" - (7:24) 129 BPM
   
AnD - "Reinforcement G" - (7:21) 131 BPM
   
Svreca - "Linear" - (6:30) 128 BPM
   
Violetshaped - "Black Wisdom, White Witch" - (5:32) 93 BPM
PRECEPT 001
24 Jun 13
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The Black Ideal
Various
   
Ancient Methods - "Guardians Of An Eternal Bliss" - (4:56) 77 BPM
   
Savad - "Last Love" (with Mondkopf) - (6:16) 59 BPM
   
Polar Inertia - "Antimatter" - (6:26) 60 BPM
   
Shifted - "Untitled" - (2:58) 79 BPM
   
Casual Violence - "Beauty Mode" - (7:24) 65 BPM
   
AnD - "Reinforcement G" - (7:21) 66 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Svreca - "Linear" - (6:30) 64 BPM
   
Violetshaped - "Black Wisdom, White Witch" - (5:32) 93 BPM
Review: Parisian publishers Unknown Precept mark their impressive first steps into the musical realm with a compilation of crepuscular techno rather aptly called The Black Ideal. This eight track release houses new material from a dark body of both well established and emerging techno acts and forms an intriguing bond with the debut issue of The Monograph, a new magazine dedicated to electronic music. Ancient Methods and Shifted strip their productions of beats, opting instead for overdriven sound design, while Violetshaped, Svreca, and hard hitting Manchester duo AnD push their drums and compressors to the limit. The emerging Casual Violence blend strings with a cluster of horrific ambient-noise, while last year's prolific ambient and drone pairing Saaad team up with fellow Frenchman Mondkopf for the cavernous "Last Love". Parisian producer Polar Inertia weighs in with the rest of the French contingent on the slow-burning "Antimatter".
43444
24 Jun 13
Experimental/Electronic
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Seventh Seal
   
Knights & Bishops - (5:18) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kings & Pawns - (5:06) 124 BPM
   
When All Is Said & Done - (5:24) 124 BPM
   
Castling Becomes Inevitable - (4:18) 124 BPM
Review: It's been three years since Ancient Methods' last EP on their own label, with the duo in the meantime becoming a solo project. The now mysterious solitary act delivers a four-track EP entitled Seventh Seal, which in comparison to their earlier output, sees Ancient Methods ease up on the ear-serrating sonics that first garnered them the attention of hardened techno lovers. It does however still pack the industrial weight and displays of menacing grooves the project is known for, most notably "Knights & Bishops". Following a similar chess themed motif, the percussion of "Kings & Pawns" swings and scrapes like a medieval weapon, while church hall chants and machine gun drum patters play major roles in "When All Is Said & Done" and "Castling Becomes Inevitable".
AM-7
14 Jun 13
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Seventh Seal
   
Knights & Bishops - (5:18) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kings & Pawns - (5:06) 124 BPM
   
When All Is Said & Done - (5:24) 124 BPM
   
Castling Becomes Inevitable - (4:18) 124 BPM
Review: It's been three years since Ancient Methods' last EP on their own label, with the duo in the meantime becoming a solo project. The now mysterious solitary act delivers a four-track EP entitled Seventh Seal, which in comparison to their earlier output, sees Ancient Methods ease up on the ear-serrating sonics that first garnered them the attention of hardened techno lovers. It does however still pack the industrial weight and displays of menacing grooves the project is known for, most notably "Knights & Bishops". Following a similar chess themed motif, the percussion of "Kings & Pawns" swings and scrapes like a medieval weapon, while church hall chants and machine gun drum patters play major roles in "When All Is Said & Done" and "Castling Becomes Inevitable".
137084 9266400
14 Jun 13
Techno
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Exstinctio Conscientia
   
Kareem - "Zealots" (Kareem Interpretation) - (7:05) 134 BPM
   
Ancient Methods - "Zealots" (Ancient Methods Interpretation) - (5:23) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ancient Methods - "Dammerung Der Parhelia" (Ancient Methods Interpretation) - (5:26) 118 BPM
   
Kareem - "Dammerung Der Parhelia" (Kareem Interpretation) - (5:58) 126 BPM
Played by: Concrete DJz, Sawf
FS-01
26 Oct 12
Techno
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Exstinctio Conscientia
   
Kareem - "Zealots" (Kareem Interpretation) - (7:05) 134 BPM
   
Ancient Methods - "Zealots" (Ancient Methods Interpretation) - (5:23) 129 BPM
   
Ancient Methods - "Dammerung Der Parhelia" (Ancient Methods Interpretation) - (5:26) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Kareem - "Dammerung Der Parhelia" (Kareem Interpretation) - (5:58) 126 BPM
134726 9480316
26 Oct 12
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Fifth Method
   
AM-5 A1 - (9:06) 128 BPM
   
AM-5 B1 - (5:28) 128 BPM
   
AM-5 B2 - (6:03) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
AM-5
01 Oct 12
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Second Method
   
AM-2 A1 - (6:42) 130 BPM
   
AM-2 A2 - (5:40) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
AM-2 B1 - (5:18) 133 BPM
   
AM-2 B2 - (5:26) 130 BPM
AM-2
27 Sep 12
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First Method
   
AM-1 A1 - (2:57) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
AM-1 A2 - (6:32) 120 BPM
   
AM-1 B1 - (5:21) 122 BPM
   
AM-1 B2 - (6:21) 128 BPM
AM-1
27 Sep 12
Techno
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Third Method
   
Else (Ugandan Methods mix) - (6:36) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Else (radio edit) - (6:34) 128 BPM
   
White Flames - Burning (reprise) - (7:48) 128 BPM
AM-3
27 Sep 12
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Fourth Method
   
AM-4 A1 - (6:29) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
AM-4 B1 - (5:56) 130 BPM
   
AM-4 B2 - (5:18) 123 BPM
AM-4
27 Sep 12
Techno
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Fourth Method
   
Am-4 A1 - (6:29) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Am-4 B1 - (5:56) 130 BPM
   
Am-4 B2 - (5:18) 124 BPM
136973 7007579
27 Sep 12
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Ballistic 3
   
Illusions - (5:08) 132 BPM
   
Illusions (Fanon Flowers remix) - (6:33) 125 BPM
   
Death Tree (Ancient Methods Rearrangement) - (5:46) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Death Tree - (5:48) 131 BPM
Review: Delusions go against the grain with the third Ballistic release. Unlike the majority of tunnelling techno, this is harsh and visceral, with screeching riffs and concrete beats laying the bassis for "Death Tree". Needless to say, Ancient Methods deliver an intense take on "Tree", with blasts of dark noise and panel-beating riffs complementing an upfront but curiously supple metallic rhythm. "Illusions" is more esoteric, as eerie soundscapes and a man speaking in German about 'identity' float in over austere broken beats. Fanon Flowers's take on "Illusions" is less upfront than usual, with heavy claps and a dubby bassline supporting a lurching rhythm.
BALLISTIC 003
03 Sep 12
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Cardiac Dysrhythmia
   
Proarrythmia (Adam X mix) - (7:06) 128 BPM
   
Mitral Regurgitation (Adam X mix) - (6:58)
   
Mitral Regurgitation (Ancient Methods mix) - (5:52) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Proarrythmia (Ancient Methods mix) - (5:08) 128 BPM
SGD 1041
19 Jul 10
Techno
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