When I saw this drop in my inbox I absolutely salivated, and a for good reason — both Eomac and Paula Temple are at the top of their game at the moment, and a collaboration between the pair is undoubtedly going to be unreal.
Released on Eomac’s own imprint Eotrax, it begins a new way of working and relasing music for the label. In what will be an ongoing curated collaboration series, artists will be invited to make work together for the label, without restrictions on genre, style or aesthetics. An open environment of collaboration and experimentation which will then be released by the label.
To launch this series Eomac teams up with four different artists over four slabs of vinyl, to be released sequentially over four months. The collaborations are improvised and composed, wild and emotive, unexpected and expected and all of them resulting in music that would never have been made by either artist individually.
As the first release in the series ETX C001 sets the bar very high with two tracks of heavyweight techno. A side track Gestrin is an absolute powerhouse of a tune with broken beats and a collasal synth line bringing Autechre to mind when they had melody. B side track Kralle delivers demonic pummeling techno. Absolutely love the synth line on this – reminds me of Jurassic Park (without all the death perhaps).
It’s an absolute beast of a release and is a classic example of the quality techno there is around at the moment.
Really excited to hear the rest of this series. Further collaborations will come from multi-instrumentalist Seán Carpio and Eomac who have created a dense ecology of feedback, clicks, rhythms and noise. Mexican producer, film director and Motus Records owner Demian Licht and Eomac create celestial music combining choral samples and shifting tempo. Lastly, Kamikaze Space Programme and Eomac’s session takes inspiration from grime, dub, jungle and abstract noise. The whole package will be released digitally in early 2019.
You can preview the tracks throgh the Juno player below.
ETXC001 is released on vinyl on 21 September. Pick up your copy.
Check out our interview and exclusive mix with Eomac from 2012.