TITLE: Consortium EP
LABEL: Taapion Records
CAT n°: TPN003
Remixers: Sterac // Shlømo
RELEASE DATE: 17th November, 2014
Admittedly, i didn’t know a great deal about the parisian techno artist PVNV before this release landed on my desk this week, and for those thinking the same thing, you shortly will. To say that the third release on his Taapion label left me speechless is a complete understatement. It’s not often that i listen to an EP or track for that matter on complete repeat for hours, let alone days, but thats when i know I’ve come across a piece of gold.
Taapion 003 is every bit majestic at is it deep, emotional and with an underlying current of gentle brutality. Intrasolaar is the pick here. Its like angels have descended from the universe, here to reassure you that life is grand and everything will ultimately sit in its right place. Step away from the cognitive and its a masterfully crafted slice of heady deep techno. Deep pads and the accompanying bell patterns playfully intertwine a wide space alongside the intricately woven rhythm section.
The release receives extra treatments by Sterac and Shlømo – the latter being Taapion’s other label owner. Steve Rachmad’s clean stripped versions gives the release a certain club feel, well crafted and clean in production as you’d expect from the powerhouse dutchman. Fellow parisian Shlømo, provides an interpretation thats the standout of all three remixes here. Straight, effective tension building with a direct focus on a very well crafted rhythm pattern.
Don’t sleep on this release. Due out next month.
A1: PVNV – Consortium (Original mix)
A2: PVNV – Intrasolaar (Original mix)
B1: PVNV – Consortium (STERAC remix)
B2: PVNV – Intrasolaar (Shlømo remix)
BONUS DIGITAL: PVNV – Consortium (STERAC Deep mix)