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The Mental Universe

by Artefakt

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After a fine first EP on the label in 2105, Dutch duo Artefakt are back on Delsin with The Mental Universe. This four track EP again finds Robin Koek and Nick Lapien showcasing their knack for spellbinding grooves of voodoo techno, absorbing ambient and frictionless drum programming after other outings on the likes of Prologue and Field Records.

'The Mental Universe' opens things up with a spaced out, deep rolling and atmospheric groove, 'Tidal' then suspends you in ambience as alien life forms scurry by and celestial pads keep you hanging and 'Mirage' is a vast and cavernous space with smooth drums and smeared pads making for a truly sensitive and expansive techno track. A rework of the same cut finds Artefakt layering up even more spine tingling pads that lend the whole thing a zoned out and heavenly feel. Once again, then, Artefakt impress with their unique take on emotive techno.


released October 10, 2016



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Artefakt Berlin, Germany

There is no antidote for the future industry. Artefakt represents techno rooted in aesthetics of decayed tape, musique concrete and squatting partys. Resonances of machinethinking.

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