État de L’art

by Sans-Fin

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HANDS welcomes Leipzig-based DJ Hells: After three well-received albums on the Raumklang label he joins the HANDS roster with his most upfront release yet. Positioned right between modular, techno and ebm inspired dance floor appeal and armchair listeningcompatibility, this is truly state-of-the-art electronic entertainment.
“Etat de L'Art” brings on nine rhythmic tracks with an engaging flow of melodic backdrops and subtly nuanced sound design, plus remixes by _Hottek and now-labelmate 16pad Noise Terrorist. The track titles of “Etat de L'Art” all refer to parts of machinery, and truly everything works like a well-maintained factory. Clocking in between 6 and 10 minutes, all tracks get the space to breathe, to unfold a signature identity. The overall theme is a juxtaposition of the mechanic (the beat) and the organic, melodies and atmospheres. Defying genre classifications, Sans-Fin presents warm, analogue sounding electronica with a variety of references: The fluttering melodies of the opener “Connexion Équipotentielle “ meander into a steady proto techno dance pulse, unexpectedly there pops up a New Beat-style hook in “Course de Piston”, “La Bague-Joint” even cites electro pop, and “Étre en Panne” closes the album on a beautiful introvert note. Overtime: _Hottek splashes out a grinding bass for “Tuyau de Guidage”, and 16pad Noise Terrorist gives “Cadencer Son Pas” from San-Fin’s previous album a grainy breaks makeover.
Historically aware, yet fresh and unique, “Etat de L'Art” promises 80 minutes of quality time!

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released April 26, 2019

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HANDS Dortmund, Germany

HANDS - label for electronic music and art since 1990. HANDS is a pioneering label for contemporary electronic music, presenting artists from all over the world. The covered genres extend beyond the core business of Rhythm'n'Noise into the areas of IDM, Drum & Bass and Breakcore, Minimal Techno, Ambient, Electronica and Sound Art. ... more

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