Slow Fade

Daniel Avery has just released a new 4 track e.p. Plenty of hazy, calming white noise, FX, ghostly synths and echo-laden drums. Like walking through fog and then coming out of it. A new album, Song For Alpha, comes out in April and if Slow Fade is anything to go by it will be very good indeed.




Daniel Avery turned in at NTS Radio on January 2nd and played an hour of tunes. This starts off gentle and beatless, gradually gathering pace and turning up the heat. He’s going to be back on a monthly basis. Expect drones, washes of synth noise, minimalism and techno.

Kurt Baggaley- Remembering Infinity
Uon- Kissing
Second Woman- IE/P
Aphex Twin- Xepha
Volruptus- Alien People
Iona Fortune- Kun
Versalife- QU/AD
Anthony Linell- Separated From Other Bodies
Opuswerk- Extensum
JK Flash- Exit Stance
Cassegrain- Decagon

All The Right Noises

Frankfurt’s Roman Flugel has been a resident on the German electronic and club scene since the early 90s. His head was turned by a Chicago house compilation his older brother gave him and he hasn’t looked back since. In 2016 he released an album, All the Right Noises, a record that went some distance from acid techno and trance, exploring a more ambient and contemplative sound- synths, ambient noise and analogue drum sounds. The title track is a perfect example.

All The Right Noises

In 2014 he remixed one of the tracks off Daniel Avery’s debut album, turning an already pretty tripped out modern techno track into an even more tripped out modern techno track. A masterclass of machine groove.

Techno Saturday Night

Drew was waxing lyrical about the pleasures of Daniel Avery’s Drone Logic album yesterday¬†and then I found this, a very recent two hour shift he put in at NTS Radio. Two hours of what I hear you ask? Techno. Mainly wonderful, glorious ¬†techno.

Sunday Evening Slowdown

This live set from Daniel Avery has just come online, recorded on a Sunday evening at London’s Brilliant Corners. This isn’t the taut and intense techno he’s known for but an hour and a half of slowness, shoegaze and ambient- Fuxa, Michael Rother, My Bloody Valentine, early New Order and Autechre included.

Mechanical Sky

I’m a big fan of Daniel Avery. His music is proper techno, minimal and purist machine music with human feeling, pristine production, superbly well constructed, full of tension and release. If you missed his Drone Logic album from 2013 you should go and investigate forthwith. This is a new one from a DJ Kicks mix compilation.


Beyond The Wizard’s Sleeve’s album The Soft Bounce has been getting regular listens round here, loads of good stuff on it. The title track has been remixed by Daniel Avery and it sounds like this…

Insistent techno drums and percussion with some droney keys and pulses. Uplifting and gently euphoric.