134 / 3dtorus: mind insert

‘Mind Insert’ was chosen as the single for the simple reason that I found it to be the catchiest track of all 11 I produced to be released as the album ‘Rain (On Your Charade)’. To me it is as well a good example for why I think the whole album to be Post Techno. It definitely is techno if you look/listen at each element solitary – but together they do not appear as Techno. Yes, I have quite a strict idea what Techno is and what it sounds like, which is mainly because I experienced it during the 90s when it still was just raw and rough loopbanging all night long. Of course this still exists, but also nowadays all possible kinds of electronic music come under this label, which I took as a reason to show my love and respect for the origins by tagging this Post Techno. I´m very grateful for the epic remix by Heskin Radiophonic. It shows the track in a completely different context/light which also works fine!

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130 / 3dtorus: Impact Winter EP

3dtorus writes: The ‘impact winter ep’ was fully produced before the ‘one source ep’ was even released. It mirrors a whole lot of emotions from happiest excitement to heavy anxiety and the last attack of winters depression.

I threw off tons of pressure by producing it – pressure of a half-year-lasting search for a musical home. I had sent the ‘one source ep’ to 38 different labels…maybe you get the point of ‘pressure’.

I had visualized my music to be released by someone and I reached this landmark!

A big loving shout to everybody supporting…before and after!

Enjoy my second release – the ‘impact winter ep’!

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129 / V/A: A Tribute to Kurt Cobain

In March we set a Cauldron challenge to our roster of artists, and the public to commemorate the legacy of Kurt Cobain. In the 20 years since Cobain’s passing he has inspired generations of artists across many genres. This compilation features music that covers everything from industrial electronica, to algorave to ambient drones.

In setting the challenge, we stipulated this could have been anything from a Nirvana cover to a song inspired by his lyrics. The track should have been the length of a rock song (between 2 and 6 minutes) and had to include vocals. This tribute is the result of that experiment.

For more information on The Cauldron project, click here.

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125 / Catrin Noise: Remember

Catrin Noise is a singer-songwriter from Bosnia and Herzegovina. She collaborates closely with Plavi Podrum on writing and producing the songs. Remember is a socially engaged song, originated in the harsh reality of an impoverished country (Bosnia) and its uncertain future. It’s a search for hope, rebellion, action, that often ends with a return to oneself. The refuge is found in the personal life. The song is written by Catrin and produced by Plavi Podrum. The remix is produced by 3dtorus.

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124 / 3dtorus: one source ep

This debut EP from 3dtorus buzzes with classic analogue synthesis and acid squelches, but takes them in a very different direction. This is deep psychedelic kosmische music, the tunes evolve, diverge and reproduce, sucking the listener in. The music puts you right on the dancefloor, fully submerged in your own isolation tank.

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