title: Stiff Little Spinners Vol. 9+10
release date: 24/11/2017
distribution: Broken Silence / wordandsound / The Orchard
label: Hold Your Ground
format: 2×12” vinyl / digital
A1 Ben Böhmer – Wechselwerk
A2 Antoni Sierakowski – Forest Spirits
A3 Piotr Bejnar – Indian Summer
B1 Thomas Atzmann – Rockæt
B2 Trummerschlunk – The Visit
B3 Gimmix – Ruby
C1 Kalipo – Blaue Stunde
C2 Krink – Jupiter
C3 Dylan Cameron – Public Space
D1 Joney – Rainman Syndrome
D2 Simon Dübell – Angular
D3 Deorbiting – Anta Baka?
This is the end, my friend. 10 LPs, 24 different artists, 61 tracks, almost 7 hours of music. With Stiff Little Spinners Vol. 9+10 we will release the last two volumes of the housey techno compilation series as a double 12” vinyl on 24/11/2017 via Hold Your Ground, Audiolith’s new sublabel.
The intention of Stiff Little Spinners was always to keep the party going and most of all to keep it interesting. With every new release, we introduce new artists and almost always new genres – shoo-bi-doo house, rumble tec, abrasive electronica, stress ambient, you name it! Stiff Little Spinners Vol. 9+10 showcases new and known talent from Hamburg to Berlin via Warsaw and Texas.
The first side of the four starts with Ben Böhmer and Antoni Sierakowski who get straight on it and pick you up with around 124 bpm and loopy hypnotic perfect deep house. We then slow down a little with Piotr Bejnar who gives us a dreamy slow-jam masterpiece that can only be described as the intonation of a summer longing daydream. The first side is definitely for the MDMA kids amongst you.
Side two starts off with Thomas Atzmann, who seems to only produce progressive house operas these days. This nine minute epos will take you on a trip through time and space, it tells a story of tension and precariousness. This leads us to Trummerschlunk who will tease his modular synths until you can’t differentiate what’s in your head and what’s real anymore. Gimmix picks you back up with almost classic house and a slightly wobbly-wonky bassline, so you don’t end up k-holing or anything! The second side is definitely for consuming ketamine to.
The third side of the compilation begins with old friend Kalipo who produces unnerving trancey techno to loose yourself in. Next up is Krink, mixing six or seven percussionistic sound elements with looped melodies and then taking them away from you and giving you more as he pleases. With this we move into the most technoid part of the compilation with Dylan Cameron. The analog production is maximal techno and the erratic third side is most definitely for the connoisseurs of the pure and unadulterated amphetamine.
We continue with Joney, as always he is hard to pin down to a specific genre. Jungley slow tec? Moody break house? Maybe it is techno, that is walking through a swamp. Next up is Simon Dübell with maximal electronica and a hint of 2006, but just the right amount for happy memories of being a carefree teenager doing two to three pills. This side is definitely pills by the way. In a way Deorbiting take us back to the beginning, slightly shamanic, boomy, but happy and ready for pure ecstasy. It’s all a circle, just like life, bla bla bla… Come party with us like it’s the last time. We promise it won’t be, though!