Twelve EP

by The Exaltics

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    "German producer and Solar One Music co-founder Robert Witschakowski has kept to a rapid clip on the release front, surely to the delight of his followers. Twelve is his fourth solo EP of 2014—the third from his most prominent alias, The Exaltics—and it comes in the midst of an ongoing trilogy on Clone West Coast Series. The EP marks the project's debut on another Dutch label, Shipwrec, and as usual, acid-fried techno and electro rules the day.

    The soft pads and shrill melody of "The New Beginning" make it the most uplifting thing here. But even after a long, almost soothing drop in the middle, a forceful 303 lead returns to make sure the track doesn't get lost in the clouds. "Coroded" and "Downwards" are sterner 4/4 cuts that are stylistically similar, each with ghastly tones sounding off among a mass of tough drums and swarming acid riffs. There's a difference of about 10 BPMs between them—the former is a little slower and funkier, while the latter is a straight-ahead rush.

    Completing the record is a "Downwards" remix from Dutch producer Unit Moebius Anonymous, who makes a shorter loop out of some of the original's acid, and opts for slightly cleaner percussion. Otherwise, a couple of steadily modulated, beeping and buzzing synths—rising high, then diving down low—are the main feature here, making for a more mind-bending affair when compared to the original's physical heft"
    (review from www.residentadvisor.net/review-view.aspx?id=15264)

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German producer and acid head The Exaltics is back with a new EP on Shipwrec that comes with a remix by Unit Moebius Anonymous and terrific artwork by Jaco Putker. Real name Robert Witschakowski, The Exaltics is co founder of the Solar One Music label and has turned out a steady stream of EPs and LPs on labels like Trust, Creme Organization and Clone West Coast Series until now, always coming on strong with a dense techno style. Opener 'The New Beginning' continues in that tradition where electro drums are run through with racing acid and more serene and tender synths colour in the backdrop. 'Coroded' is a much more bulky and brutal techno affair with tough drums that roll up and down, even angrier acid lines and plenty of industrial percussion. Final original 'Downwards' is even quicker and more abrasive and barely allows you to catch your breath with its hurried kick drums, ripping 303 and frankly manic, metallic hi hats. The Unit Moebius Anonymous remix is suitably tough and teeth clenching with paranoid sirens, gun like percussion and a true sense of unstoppable force. Serious techno for serious heads, this is an arresting EP that it is impossible to ignore.


Taken from igloomag review: igloomag.com/reviews/exs-the-exaltics-double-solar-one-shipwrec

Twelve is on the other side of the spectrum with four cuts making it to the Shipwrec camp. In the last few years Witschakowski has been layering his sound with Acid rumblings, the 303 scream coming to the fore for “The New Beginning.” Lush, subtle chords are contrasted by a hail of squawk. Crisp beats cut through this storm, beautiful calms and warming winds standing aside fearsome electric currents. “Corroded” is much harsher affair, as the name might suggest. Hope is compressed, oscillator dials flail as a wrenching piece of black eyed anger will see walls melt. Some of those mellower lines from These Days are present, but they are engulfed by bitter machine tweaks; none more so than the Industrial rage of “Downwards.” Engines roar, pistons hammer and wires boils in this mechanical man eater. If that weren’t enough, the legendary forefathers of derelict dockyard Acid aggression are on hand. Jan Duivenvoorden was a member of Unit Moebius and has kept the group’s spirit alive as Unit Moebius Anonymous. A festering, putrid and moreish remix of “Downwards” is the finale, Duivenvoorden taking the primal power of the original and turning it in on itself.

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released February 18, 2015

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