Posts by binalog

    Review by Santino Fernandez on Technobass

    "Binalog Frequency returns with a 5-track sampler from "MetaMan", the artists's upcoming full-length album, here available as a sort of "kickstarter" type fundraiser for what will be a 4 panel digipak CDr album. A man who resembles more of a machine, never stopping on what is now years of non-stop music delivered with ingenuity and class; and under many psedonyms, back again with some of his best work yet.

    First off on this collection is "Photons", a Detroit inspired jam with a funky bassline that is soon met by soothing pads that begin to move as the Techno beats roll in. Reminiscent of the works of Kraftwerk, the song begins its playful mood about halfway through as gleaming arpeggios add a bit of groove to this fantastic song.

    Next up we find "Impact", which is a bit reminiscent of the works of Radioactive Man, or even Octagon Man, with complex percussive arrangements, and here a pounding 4x4 beat that really steps up the funk in style with the power of the 909. Sawtooth bass synths gently filter in and out, as mind-melting swirls collide with dazzling sequences....tune!!!

    "Infinity" comes up next, also dropping the Techno beats in, which unfold after a bizarre intro, leading you into an even more bizarre arrangement of punishing bleeps and percussive elements that get you moving with lots of energy. "Praxis 1" on the other hand, starts with a beautiful piano, as soothing synths decorate the background. In time, spellbinding sonic interactions weave into a mischevious tune full of innovative programming, that straddles between the line between a bit of Tech House, and Techno, done with class and determination.

    Lastly, we have "Esoteric Calibrations", the Electro Funk tune of the record, full of charming pads, and luminous sequences that dance around a funky sawtooth bassline as pulsing tones add some depth...ace song! Very well done.

    This 5 song sampler is meant to be an early release of some of the songs that will accompany the up and coming album, which will be funded by sales from this publication. Support now by visiting the label's Bandcamp page, and do your part in helping what will be a fantastic album come to fruition...you won't be disapointed!"

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    Special Bandcamp-only sampler from my forthcoming album "MetaMan". Mixes are more or less different than the ones included in the album. All proceeds from this release will be used to finance the physical version (professionally duplicated CD-r with full artwork on 4-panel digipak). This EP is available for purchase until the album comes out (end of May); then it will be deleted.

    https://binalogfrequency.bandcamp.com/album/metaman-sampler



    Review by Santino Fernandez on TechnoBass:

    Binalog Frequency returns on his iconic imprint Binalog Productions with "Forward", an 11-track album full of Funk, versatility, and vision....the kind of vision that can put things into forward-motion! Let's go. The album opens up with "Chamber Of Bleeps", which lives up to its name with glitched out beeps and bleeps that sneak around from every direction, as warm and alluring synths create an aura of beautiful emotive energies. Next up is "Aneemal", which is a ferocious Techno jam with punishing grooves, delirious saw tooth pulses, and relentless sequences that really get you moving. Midway the song will really surprise you as it changes up completely introducing warm and crushing bass tones coupled with lush synths that inspire as much as they mesmerize.

    "Another World" comes up from behind with spaced out modulations, analog bass syncopations, and piercing drones as the zaps begin to gallop. This Electro Funk jam quickly gets into 909s driven with fury as gleaming pads adorn the space between with profound soulfulness. Beautiful tune! If you haven't had enough yet, hold on tight as we kick into warp speed with "Refraction", an elegant powerhouse with beautiful melodic stabs and slight glitchiness that really creates a unique landscape of sonic majestry. As the spaced out and funky "Mad Lab Funk (Bad Lab Punk)" begins to descend into ambient layers while retaining the classic Electro Funk grooves, "Encounter" falls upon spooky territory as the deranged sequencing in this track gets going thanks to the cowbells and zaps, coming upon "Accelerator". Perhaps the most refined of the whole album, yet by no means taking away from any of the other masterpieces, instead complementing the collection with visionary programming and careful composition that is done with quite a bit of wit.

    "A Million Yeears" starts to cool things down yet maintains the tempos over 135 bpm, as delicate pads layer behind pulsing bass tones and shimmering percussive arrangements. "Arteefact" delivers as described by bringing in bizarre elements that together make up a rhythmic and soulful tune, leading us to the next oddity "Alien Lab". This wonderful space jam is reminiscent of some of Mandroid's work, with an unforgiving lazer bassline, met by melancholic stabs as window-shattering drones make their fly-by atop the arrangements. Last but not least we take a listen to "Deeparture", a mesmerizing anthem with delicate composition, that while short-lived makes a fantastic outtro to this incredible album.

    Binalog as a label (Binalog Productions) has been in business ever since the beginning of the so called "Digital Revolution", providing release after release with many of the hottest artists of the past 10 years, but also giving its founder, mastermind Evan Zacharopoulos aka Binalog Frequency, a platform in which to grow and expand to the many styles of Electro. At this point, nearly 10 years in the making, and what we have seen is an artist evolve and become one of today's most influential Electro artists, making the same fate for his label and the artists that have had the opportunity to grow with it. Diligence and determination are two things that if kept in close balance, will lead to the opening of horizons in ways sometimes we couldn't have imagined, this has been true for Binalog and its leader Binalog Frequency. Stay tuned, much more is in the pipeline, because if we dare say so....the label is just getting warmed up! :)

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    Preview the new single by Bionic Breaker on Rockers Lane Soundcloud

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    Coming soon at rockerslane.bandcamp.com

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