LP / Rectangle Astral Records (Treue um Treue) / 2013
lim. to 250 copies
ANTONI MAIOVVI, CORNFLAKES 808, MAKiNA GiRGiR, OJALA PUDIERA, PACHA
KING feat. JOTA, SABLE ET SCIURE, TEATRO SATANICO, TZII feat. SAMANTHA C.
After “Todesblei Salonfähig gemacht” and “Retours d’Acide”, here comes
the third volume in TuT/RuR’s tribute compilation series, this time on
Rectangle Astral. When, at the end of the 80s, the wave of Techno washed
over Europe, it not only revolutionized the world of music at large….
it also created a multitude of local genres and subgenres, some of which
became universal references, while others remain little known to this
day. In Valencia, on the Spanish Riviera, one did not only move to the
hardcore rhythms of Mákina in those days. As early as 1989, Julio Nexus
and his label Megabeat, later joined by German Bou and Nezkabel Records,
began to produce the first records of what was to become “El Sonido De
Valencia”. Influenced by Synth Pop, New Wave and EBM, the Sound of
Valencia is an unidentified object in the story of techno music: with
its baroque synthetic saxophones, its Spanish Twin Peaks samples, its
subtle electro beats and its almost kitsch melodies, it has little in
common with the 140+ BPM hardcore Tekkno happening everywhere else at
the time. Today, almost 25 years later, it is high time to pay tribute
to a mostly forgotten and totally underrated scene, which had
nonetheless an everlasting impact on many South-European ravers. High
time to „remember the future“, with nine contemporary reenactments of
the Valencian magic.