Passing by: Textural Being, Stray Theories, Horizontal Excursions & Applescal


Textural Being – Transmission EP


Our local Portland dub-techno mastermind, Textural Being has released this lovely three-track EP on German label Tiefenrausch, also available on vinyl (dub-techno fans know how hard it is to find decent music of this type on wax). Whilst ‘Safe Places’ is his typical, floaty gorgeousness, ‘Transmission’ pics up the pace a little; perhaps appealing to the DJ’s out there and ‘Descend’ is a thoroughly deep, slow and submerged affair.

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Stray Theories – We Never Left


Combining cinematic instrumentation with lush ambient soundscapes, Stray Theories hits drama smack bang on the head, and this release featuring remastered tracks of old and new is nothing short of exceptional as usual. I picked the image above whilst listening to his album – enough said. Beautiful.

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Horizonatal Excursions – Legacy EP


It’s been a while since Roger Martinez has released something on his Horizontal Excursions guise (don’t forget his Places Series EP). This EP however, seems to be built more around song structure than any of his previous work; featuring arpeggiating synths, loops and intense climaxes, sprinkled with subtle samples, and all lovingly wrapped in those luscious soundscapes we love HE for. Roger has a track on the next ASIP vinyl/comp coming soon which will knock your socks off.

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Applescal – Hyp 192 (Mix)

Pascal’s isolatedmix was heralded as one of the best by many, skilled in track selection and perfect key matching. No surprise to find the same great selection and techniques on this mix – an upbeat electronic journey providing a nice lift as summer comes to a close for many.



01. Long Arm – Sleepsafe (ft I.V.A. & Ruslan Gadzhimuradov) [PMC]
02. Télépopmusik – L’Incertitude D’Heisenberg [Capitol]
03. Deft – One Eye Open [Self Released]
04. Sau Poler – Juun [Atomnation]
05. Gidge – I Fell In Love [Atomnation]
06. David August – Forgive Me If I Bleed [Diynamic]
07. Arcade Fire – Morning Talk Supersymmetry [Her]
08. I-D [Atomnation]
09. Olaf Stuut – Libre (Applescal Remix) [Manual]
10. Dntel – Anywhere Anyone [Sub Pop Records]
11. Portable Sunsets – Light Switch [Atomnation]
12. Postiljonen – Supreme (Niva Remix) [Self Released]