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by Etapp Kyle

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Silas Kirschke
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Silas Kirschke Minimalistisch gehaltener, solider Techno. Geschickt platzierte Elemente vereihen jedem Track Individualität und tiefe. Klasse gemacht, für DJs genau richtig. Favorite track: Alpha.
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szinzan One day, I want to go out in the night in the forests on the mountains, in the afternoon, with this song playing on my speakers, and lie down. That's it. Just lie down and stare at the sky, with all the wilderness around me in its myriad shades, and probably just lie down there forever. I want to to forget everything, and go on a trip which takes me to alternate dimensions. I just want to break away from this mundane existence. And this song is nirvana.

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  • 12" | o-ton 107
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    A1. Alpha
    A2. Quantum
    B1. Source
    B2. Ritual

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Alpha 07:00
Quantum 06:37
Source 05:55
Ritual 07:16


Etapp Kyle | Alpha | o-ton 107

Etapp Kyle’s first full Ostgut Ton EP release sees the Ukrainian-born, Berlin- based Berghain resident emphasizing the connection between spaces, while avoiding Techno’s overt intergalactic clichés. By partially linking to his Continuum EP (Unterton, 2016), the results are four tracks of pristine, sci-fi minimalism, propelled by Ambient synths and percussive explosions in distant skies – more utopian than dystopian.

Opener “Alpha” establishes the cosmic theme from the get go, with chord swells and a whirring, phasing spacewind panning across the stereo image. While a subdued kickdrum gets things started, it’s the rhythmic interplay between dynamic high-hats and halled-out rimshots that guide the track through space. From there, “Quantum” on A2 strips the voyage down to a glowing, unwavering arpeggiated synth line, interspersed with twisted, high-pitched bells and updated 909- esque snare patters.

Etapp Kyle’s deep, bleepy minimalism continues with “Source” on the flipside, where morphing hats and an atmospheric two chord progression lay the foundation for an interlocking array of rhythms. On closer “Ritual”, things take a different turn entirely, as a dirge-like drone resounds across a colossal sonic expanse. Eventually, ASMR-inducing vinyl crackle and miniscule syncopated rhythms fill in the galactic details. A booming, tribal timpani completes the kick-drums in each measure, while shakers hold a groove.


released September 8, 2017

all tracks written and produced by Etapp Kyle

artwork by Matteo Greco

more info and soundclips: ostgut.de/label/record/202


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