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Out now on 12" vinyl and digital formats.
Buy at http://perctrax.bandcamp.com/album/the-nicest-way
Tommy Four Seven ‘SICK! 5/5’
Dave Clarke ‘No Icons is a fantastically dark entanglement of industrialism and tension, well played.’
JD Twitch ‘Somehow missed this one. Heard 33000 bells on the radio last night. It's mega!’
Terence Fixmer ‘Really good ep… I can imagine it as a soundtrack for movie.. great soundscape. Music made with the heart. 33 000 Bells is a beauty.’
Go Hiyama ‘I think this is not style. this is world. Thanks. 4/5’
Untold ‘This ones strictly for the lively gang. 4/5.’
Moerbeck ‘Very cool ep!!! Thx!’
AnD ‘Thanks for sending, No Icons is sounding heavy!
Yuji Kondo (10 Label / Semantica) ‘33 000 Bells is awesome. Love it and artwork. Very good release from Perc Trax. Thank you.’
Motor ‘I’m all over this. Thanks’
A1. No Icons
B2. 33 000 Bells
Parisian techno enfant terrible Mondkopf makes a rare excursion away from his fast rising ‘In Paradisium’ imprint to deliver an EP for Perc Trax, a label that clearly shares Mondkopf’s love for the experimental, the industrial and the distorted.
Across these three tracks the French producer applies an overdriven, fuzz-heavy aesthetic to symphonic broken beat techno. Think Ancient Methods or Perc at their most uncompromising but then expanded in every direction; heavier bass, sharper highs and an orchestral edge that is epic without ever coming across as contrived.
Both ‘No Icons’ and ‘Ruins’ lurch out of the blocks with the trademark jagged Mondkopf rhythms before finishing on horn and choral outros. The former of which has a touch of the pagan, medieval sound last heard across Perc’s own ‘Wicker & Steel’.
Closing off the EP is ’33 000 Bells’ a more experimental piece based around echoing synth hits and reverberating top lines creating a piece that perfect highlights Mondkopf’s ability to seduce with melody as well as brutalise with rhythm.
Release/catalogue number: TPT057
Release date: Feb 8, 2013