Cologne's queen of hypnotic minimalism lays down a trippy warm-up session on this week's RA podcast.
She may have only found international recognition in the latter half of the past decade, but Cio Dorbandt is a veteran of the electronic music scene. Throughout the '90s, she could often be found spinning records at Munich's Ultraschall club, which became a popular spot for German clubbers during the country's techno revolution, before deciding to hone her vision of an ideal club night with her own Nachtwind parties. At the same time, Dorbandt began to produce under the tutelage of techno stalwart Richard Bartz, and moved to Cologne to be closer to the labels that embraced her emotive and melodic take on the minimal techno sound.
The demise of both Karmarouge and the Zurich-based Motoguzzi imprints left Dorbandt looking for a permanent home to house her work, and in a way she's gone full circle by allying herself with Munich's Prologue label, who issued her Die Faser full-length at the tail end of last year. Its mix of hypnotic but rhythmically driving techno and tripped-out ambience distills many of Dorbandt's electronic passions into one consciously narrative whole, and the same could be said for her RA podcast.
Cio D'Or - Autumnwinds - RA podcast exclusive
Murcof - Rostro - The Leaf Label
Xhin - Seed - Stroboscopic Artefacts
Milton Bradley - Somewhere Beyond My Illusion - Prologue
Heartthrob - Valentine - M-nus
Monolake - Zero Gravity - Monolake
C-Olvrin - Walk at Night in the Misty Woods - Unreleased
Monolake - Infinitive Snow - Imbalance
Margaret Dygas - 37 min to 7 - Non Standard Productions
Milton Bradley - Uncontrallable Desire - Do Not Resist The Beat!
Monolake - Observatory - Imbalance
Terence Fixmer - Electric City (Function Rmx) - Electric Deluxe
Perc - BGG (Milton Bradley / Bejond The Silence Mix) - Perc Trax
Xhin - Key - Stroboscopic Artefacts
Murcof - Memoria - The Leaf Label
Milton Bradley - Sector X - Unreleased
Cio D'Or - Organza (Milton Bradley Rmx) - Prologue
Monolake - Ionized - Monolake
Milton Bradley - Last Flight To Cologne - Do Not Resist The Beat!
Donor - Remainder - Stroboscopic Artefacts
Marcel Dettmann - Silex - Ostgut Ton
Sleeparchive - Infared Glow - Sleeparchive
Xhin - B-Link - Stroboscopic Artefacts
Obtane - Twilight Observer - Unreleased
Perc - BGG (Milton Bradley Critical Level Mix) - Perc Trax
Cio D'Or - Goldbrokat (Donato Dozzy Techno Rmx) - Prologue
Cio D'Or - Goldbrokat - Prologue
Cio D'Or - Goldbrokat (Donato Dozzy Ambient Rmx) - Prologue