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V.A. - Forms of Hands 13 - CD

Format CD
SKU S115326
Release Date May 6, 2013
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Number 13 in the HANDS encyclopaedia: The secret of a long-term success is to embrace evolution, yet remember your roots. This is what the 2013 label festival compilation accomplishes again, with a tasty mixture of established acts like WINTERKÄLTE, ORPHX, GEISTFORM, XABEC and NULLVEKTOR, promising newcomers like PHASENMENSCH, KAIBUN or YURA YURA and a popular repatriate: AH CAMA-SOTZ. And while rhythm?n?noise remains its backbone, the label?s sound appears more diverse than ever. Packed to the brim with 14 tracks by 14 acts, this is simply essential (again).

2013 sees the HANDS family return to the impressive shaft tower of Bönen. On stage, more acts than ever before: Seven concerts on each of the two festival days ? and this compilation CD is the event?s legacy. As always, their contributed tracks appear in the lineup?s running order:

The opening act in 2013 is KAIBUN, tuning in to ?Radio Outcast?, a bouncy industrial techno track representative of their debut album, followed by also newcomer PHASENMENSCH with a clean and crisp 4/4 dance floor tune with an extended, ultra-atmospheric break used for some ?Introspektion?. Then come the repeat offenders: WIELORYB with their crunchy rhythm?n?noise and HEIMSTATT YIPOTASH with a genre-defying, stumbling electro track with earworm string samples and shredded spoken words. XABEC has announced to call it a day as a live act, he says farewell with a mock ritual piece merged with an EBM-ish melody. Barcelona-based GEISTFORM hit it harder than on their recent album, ?Fotonic? has a tough rhythmic foundation, almost hardcore style, on which they pile their trademark analogue fuzz. Then it?s welcome back AH CAMA-SOTZ, who gives us ?The night is cold and the air is clear?, a cinematic, almost comforting electronic ambient piece.

The first act for day 2 is YURA YURA, newcomer from France, with a strong contemporary rhythm?n?noise track with melodic undercurrents, whereas LE MODERNISTE sports a relentlessly rough and noisy attitude. The already established act TALVEKOIDIK also debuts at the FOH festival in 2013, he paints the acoustic portrait of a ?Rainy Dawntown?, with fragile atmospheres and beautiful piano lines. HYSTERESIS keep inventing new micro genres: ?Bitcrush? is ?chiptune meets guitar riffs vs. rave stabs? in a rhythmic pace accelerating from halfstep to total overdrive.
NULLVEKTOR delivers a bustling rhythmic piece with lots of little details hidden among the noise, while the Toronto based ORPHX? ?Exit Strategy? is much in their recent style of industrial-infused dub techno. In the end, it?s left to WINTERKÄLTE to put the icing on the cake: ?Structure 13?, unmistakeably WINTERKÄLTE, just strangely different, foot-tapping, with an irresistible shuffle beat, pushing their drum?n?noise into new territory.

If you?re into quality electronic music with an edge, there is only one thing left to say, (and that?s for both, festival and compilation): Enjoy!


1.KAIBUN . Radio Outcast
2.PHASENMENSCH . Introspection
3.WIELORYB . Synthesis If Worlds
4.HEIMSTATT YIPOTASH . Scattered Disc Objects
5.XABEC . Demolition Ballet
6.GEISTFORM . Fotonic
7.AH CAMA-SOTZ . The Night Is Cold And The Air Is Clear (We Say Goodbye on this day version)
8.YURA YURA . Laika
10.TALVEKOIDIK . Rains Dawntown
11.HYSTERESIS . Bitcrush
12.NULLVEKTOR . Wiederholung
13.ORPHX . Exit Strategy
14.WINTERKÄLTE . Structure 13

V.A. - Forms of Hands 13 - CD

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