Cititrax Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
Birmingham's very own techno journeyman and legend Regis has some rare live tapes set free. Live in N.Y.C. features freshly unearthed recordings which took place at New York's Film Academy in January 1997. Transferred from tape by James Ruskin and mastered by Veronica Vasicka. The limited-edition 5-track record is on 160-gram clear red vinyl and comes in a gloss sleeve. 10" EP on Cititrax.
The Cititrax label flexes its roster-muscles here with the second in its sampler series. They are right to show off, as they have the hot talents of Silent Servant and L/F/D/M on their side, not to mention Chinese producer Tzusing. There are 999 copies of Cititrax: Trax Volume Two out there, pressed to clear red vinyl.
Suburban Hunting is where Broken English Club brings together his disparate interests into a coherent whole. He uses the inspiration of musics like grindcore and noise (one of the tracks is named after a Napalm Death tune) to make brutalist, mostly danceable electronic music. Double 12” set on black and clear splatter vinyl, in an edition of 999 copies.
Cititrax: Volume One is the first of four compilations showcasing the label’s latest and greatest. The sampler features tracks by Amato, which is a new project by The Hacker, uncompromising Chinese youngster Tzusing and Berlin-based New Yorker An-i to name a few. Each artists puts their own original stamp on dance music.
Broken English Club
A strong four-tracker from Oliver Ho a.k.a Broken English Club. Bleak, propulsive and dripping with sweat the Scars EP manages to make an industrial post-punk aesthetic simultaneously cold as ice but with a human warmth. Not dissimilar to the early promise of Daniel Avery. Out on limited edition clear vinyl on Cititrax.
Silent Servant / Broken English Club
'Split EP' is a pretty self-explanatory title for this EP of aggressive fun-time electronic music. On one side you've got Silent Servant, the overlord of spooky techno himself, and on the other stands Broken English Club, who also makes techno of a rather cerebral industrial fashion. Cititrax clearly thought that they sounded similar, or that they'd look adorable in a press shot together, and made this split EP happen. The techno heads rise and speak.