Thursday, April 30, 2009
mnml ssgs mx26: ancient methods
i think perhaps the best introduction to ancient methods, comes care of hardwax:
third method - mindblowing extreme funky industrial techno with drone atmosphere - TIP!
second method: ultra heavy & industrial / noisy atmospheric techno killer cuts - TIP!
you get the idea? if i hear hardwax say 'TIP!', i pay attention, so when i saw these records on the weekly mailout i began investigating and soon discovered their description is very accurate...
ancient methods consists of 2 guys based in berlin. there has been a bit of mystery surrounding them, but from what i can see basically for them it is all about the music and this is their priority, rather than creating an anti-brand through anonymity. so far they have put out 3 eps on their on label, each generating a lot of buzz, and rightly so. beyond the fact they are some of the most beautiful slices of vinyl i've ever seen (check this pic of AM02), these records are some seriously heavy gear fusing industrial and techno sounds. think some of the old downwards stuff and you'll start getting an idea. powerful, distinctive, uncompromising techno at its very best. so it should be pretty clear by why i approached ancient methods for a mix...
boomkat's description of ancient methods' music perfectly sums up what you can expect from their mnml ssgs mix: 'pitch black techno war funk'. just a warning. this mix is pretty fucking destructive. be prepared... for me this is techno at its very best - raw and powerful, without sacrificing quality or care.
mnml ssgs mx26: ancient methods presents 'fashion is not a part of it'
much respect to the ancient methods boys both for this mix and what they are doing. you can find more info about them at their myspace. later in the year we can expect the 4th method, as well as a split ep on RSB. and if you happen to be in the UK on 27 june, i would strongly suggest heading to leeds where they are playing at detatched.
ok, now go find yourself a dark room and a strobe light, it is time for some fucking techno.