Tag Archives: dark techno

TL 1011 | Rex Ramsa | Stamina Charge

Available for purchase at Bandcamp.

Rex Ramsa is an industrial-inspired hard techno project rigorously delivering the most demanding metal-tech psychic-stamina experiments.

Engrossed in recording material for Full Moon Film in 2006, Karl Mohr took pause to let off steam with his minimalist hardcore machine-music effort Droid Charge: punishing techno tracks manipulating timbre and tempo wildly across a palette of dance floor destruction. In 2017, Mohr reframed Droid Charge as Rex Ramsa. The original album has been renamed and re-mastered for release on Tape Life Records.

Encapsulating soulless abstract art techno, noise and hardcore dance music, this debut from Rex Ramsa is dedicated to blatant, caustic, mechanical expressions: clone non-music for a non-audience devoid of aesthetics and empathy. A volcano of dirty and ugly minimalism, Stamina Charge is not for the faint of heart. Some reactions to Stamina Charge: “Daft Punk in an angry mood on a bad day.” “Percussion carpet-bombed by the Droid Army.” “A karate chop to the throat!”

With a specific focus on driving human biorhythms into accelerated states using tempo manipulation and sonic bombardment, this fracas can induce heightened physical effects and anxiety. For fans of: hard hypnotic schranz, extreme electronic, rhythmic noise and the UK dark techno scene.

released December 09, 2018

ALL TITLES WRITTEN, PERFORMED, ENGINEERED,
EDITED, MIXED, MASTERED & PRODUCED BY KARL MOHR.

SELECTED RECORDINGS FROM 2007
PUBLISHED BY MULTIBEAT MUSIC (SOCAN) AND
REMASTERED FOR TAPE LIFE RECORDS IN 2018.

COVER PHOTO BY FIVETOMIDNIGHT.
RR LOGO BY ANTHONY HALEY.
COVER DESIGN BY SITUATSI.

TAPE LIFE RECORDS / TL 1011
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: TAPELIFE.COM/TL1011
℗ 2018 TAPE LIFE RECORDS
© 2018 TAPE LIFE RECORDS
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MADE IN CANADA.

tags: hard techno, acid house, techno-industrial, industrial techno, dark techno, electronic, schranz, gabber, hardcore techno, rotterdam, ebm, harsh, noise, industrial, extreme electronic, speedcore.

TL 1007 | Karl Mohr Audio-Yo | The Heck 2017 Edition

Available for purchase at Bandcamp.

Tape Life presents the seventh Karl Mohr Audio-Yo album, The Heck 2017 Edition. This twentieth anniversary re-release has been meticulously remastered and features updates to the original 1997 track list. Featuring material recorded 1993-1997, the critically acclaimed The Heck was a future-forward album of Mohr’s best work; the 2017 Edition sounds fresh and relevant two decades later. Claiming “100% Electronic Thrills,” the album is mostly instrumental, with Mohr’s vocal work sparse against the mad sample collages and towering techno architecture. Equally influenced by rave culture and industrial music, this eccentric and daring milestone reissue is recommended for fans of dancefloor-oriented electronic music.

released March 12, 2018

ALL TITLES WRITTEN, PERFORMED, ENGINEERED,
EDITED, MIXED, MASTERED & PRODUCED BY KARL MOHR.
04 WRITTEN BY KARL MOHR/ERIK MOHR.

SELECTED RECORDINGS FROM 1993-1997
PUBLISHED BY MULTIBEAT MUSIC (SOCAN) AND
REMASTERED FOR TAPE LIFE RECORDS IN 2017.

PHONED-IN VOCALS & INSTRUMENTS ON 04 BY ERIK MOHR.
VOCAL SAMPLES ON 11 BY RACHEL SMITH & RYAN CORRIGAN.
COVER PHOTOGRAPH BY HELI TUOMI. DESIGN BY SITUATSI.
SPECIAL THANKS: S. ABIAD, QUEEN’S STUDIO D, M. GAREAU,
R. CORRIGAN, J. FOWLER, B. DEGAZIO, S. SKRATT, E. MOHR,
V. MARCONE. BPM VALUES ARE APPROXIMATE AND MAY DRIFT.

TAPE LIFE RECORDS / TL 1007
FOR MORE INFO VISIT: TAPELIFE.COM/TL1007
℗ 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS
© 2017 TAPE LIFE RECORDS
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MADE IN CANADA.

tags: alternative, techno, dark ambient, industrial, electronic, techno music, dark techno, ambient techno, industrial techno, tech house, rave, DIY synthesizer, jungle, electronica, Canadian