Pre-order of Despite Everything. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
releases August 15, 2017
$5USD or more
Record/Vinyl + Digital Album
12" vinyl version of our OMEN002 release.
Includes digital pre-order of Despite Everything.
You get 1 track now
(streaming via the free Bandcamp app
and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the
complete album the moment it’s released.
The highly-anticipated EP, 'DESPITE EVERYTHING', written and produced by Italian techno artist, AYARCANA, with remixes by London based producer, MANNI DEE, along with Berlin based producer, HUREN, is finally here. This is the second release for OMEN Recordings, once again archiving the dark sounds and malignant spirit of techno.
AYARCANA produces using hardware to seize his rough and brutal sound. He delivers sonic tones that can be hard percussive workouts, but at the same time providing sensual energy to his music. His title track, “Despite Everything” dives in with steady kicks, strong bass lines with static and distorted melody lines that will surely be a dancefloor favorite. The triplet patterns in the lead voices capture the listener right away to take them on an auditory journey of unforgiving and relentless sounds. The second track, “Direct Realism” starts with analog screams and cries while broken-beat drums fasten it all together. The chugging tempo combined with suffering aural voices makes you feel like you are in an unknown dark place.
MANNI DEE leads by example in creating mechanical and haunting synth work. His remix of “Despite Everything” interprets the dark audio language and delivers a different approach to add to this moody ride. Though the noises created are minor in tone and melancholic, there is a dark soul that breathes life into this track. Steady hi-hats combined with sorrowful melodies make this remix very unique.
HUREN spearheads the industrial techno movement with his remix of “Direct Realism” that starts with machines churning and simmering only to boil up to a tight 4X4, hammering track that is brutal and stomping. Distorted and thrashing winds will pummel you to the floor in an unforgiving way. This powerful mash-up is guaranteed to keep the energy high.
This EP is off to the industrial races entrenched with agitation and agony, but maintains its intensity throughout the album. All tracks on this EP muscle together in a tenacious way that will push speakers to their limits. This audio story seduces you in and tells you dark tales of exploration of the soul. Its alluring sounds put a spell on those who get caught in its spider web of noises that make this record demand attention.
releases August 15, 2017
Artwork by Sean Conner
Mastering by Dietrich Schoenemann