Various Artists

96-16 #3 EpPurchased

Concluding their trio of releases celebrating 20 years of PLOINK, Thomas Urv and Miss Mostly’s Norwegian techno imprint presents music from Skatebård, Kahuun, +plattform, Dormund, Henrik S and Espen Lauritzen. Launched in 1996, PLOINK has been a core brand in Norwegian techno for two decades now, booking the likes of Jeff Mills, Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Carl Cox, Radio Slave and Richie Hawtin, as well as launching a record label that champions Scandinavian artists. With the likes of Prins Thomas, Mental Overdrive, Nordenstam, Mind Over MIDI and label founder Thomas Urv appearing thus far, 96-16#3 is the third and final instalment in the 20-year celebratory releases. One of Norway’s well established electro/techno artists over the past 15 years, Skatebård begins proceedings with the sinister ‘Kapitalsystemets Belastning‘ featuring menacing bass and otherworldly synths, before Bergen’s Kahuun demonstrates a concoction of keys, effects and atmospherics with ‘Sherlock’. Next, Kristiansand’s +plattform, who’s just launched his Graatone imprint, introduces powerful kicks and eerie drones in ‘Reluctant’, making way for the percussive and rhythmic ‘Helle Farben’ from analogue-loving duo Dormund. Faarikaal Records founder Henrik S’ ‘Phobos’ then ventures into sci-fi realms with spacey aesthetics and echoing stabs until Krill Music boss Espen Lauritzen ties up the release with the intricately produced ‘Tromsø’.
1. Kapitalsystemets Belastning Skatebård 00:07:06 1.20 USD
Main artist Skatebård
Composer Bård Aasen Lødemel
Performers Bård Aasen Lødemel
Producers Skatebård
2. Sherlock Kahuun 00:04:58 1.00 USD
Main artist Kahuun
Composer Kai Stoltz
Performers Kai Stoltz
Producers Kahuun
3. Reluctant +plattform 00:05:04 1.00 USD
Main artist +plattform
Composer Stian Balducci
Performers Stian Balducci
Producers +plattform
4. Hele Farben Dortmund 00:04:58 1.00 USD
Main artist Dortmund
Composer Karl Fraunhofer
Performers Karl Fraunhofer
Producers Dortmund
5. Phobos Henrik S 00:05:27 1.00 USD
Main artist Henrik S
Composer Henrik Syversen
Performers Henrik Syversen
Producers Henrik S
6. Tromsø Espen Lauritzen 00:05:24 1.00 USD
Main artist Espen Lauritzen
Composer Espen Jose Lauritzen
Performers Espen Jose Lauritzen
Producers Espen Lauritzen