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  • dylan ettinger ‎– composed by dylan ettinger – not not fun

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    Being Boiled is a Human League cover. Originally written by Martyn Ware & Ian Crag Marsh. Lyrics by Philip Oakey. Engineered by Drekka.


  • dylan ettinger – cutters

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    The debut LP from, Dylan Ettinger, tredges similar ground to recent releases on Not Not Fun and his own El Tule label, but turns it up a notch or two ands throws down for the ultimate Midwest dance-off. An ode to bicycle riding, “Cutters” is a party needing an empty barn. Disheveled beats and whirling casio exploits find a home painted in electrosonics and totally dial in. This is a ride for sure.

    Hints and silent winks toward Perrey & Kingsley (“Fallout” anyone?) can be heard through the cracks, but Ettinger is definitely sailing his own cosmic sea. The hooks come from out of nowhere, unexpected but wholly welcome as they quixotically etch themselves into your brain. You won’t look back once you’ve been completely enveloped inside the springtime haze. “Cutters” is meant for riding – hop on your bike and go. Underwater keys illuminate your path as this effervescent soundtrack unfolds. Again, the minimal pop influences sculpt these tracks into sounds that may be lost in the city but are definitely dreaming of the ocean.

    Ettinger has definitely arrived (on two wheels, no less) and wants to sing you into a better, sunnier place. Echo-soaked worldless vocals welcome you home along side bubbling synth melodies. You won’t be pummeled by the beats, but you will drown with them. “Cutters” will run you ragged, work your muscles into the ground. Truly. It’s a good time to be alive.

    Vinyl only. Edition of 150 copies. 


  • dylan ettinger – pattern recursion – moon glyph

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    Geometric minimalism is an inherent component in synthesist Dylan Ettinger’s latest release, “Pattern Recursion” – a collection of side-long scapes produced using solely square wave forms. A work as indebted to concept, as it is enabled by it, Ettinger’s square precession is largely based on his connection with analogue machines–specifically, a Moog Rogue, Korg Poly 61 and Funkhouser 1. In turn, “Pattern Recursion” is machinist music for the 21st century, replacing mammal intuition with mechanical ingenuity to create a wholly new definition of “computer musick.”


  • dylan ettinger – new age outlaws – nnf

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    2009 was a bomb year for Bloomington’s finest, D. Ettinger Esquire: grips of great tapes, a slaying single (“Smokin’ b/w Miami Heat”), plus a stack of cracked magic from his label, El Tule. Thumbs up. 2010 is shaping up to be boss too, with an LP on Digitalis, and now this 50 minute opus, New Age Outlaws. A patient, layered, crypnagogic odyssey through a dystopian parallel universe metropolis glittering with towers of neon and cabalistic pawn shops (run by sharks like Rico) and outside-the-law loners down on their luck (enter Gordon), this is Ettinger’s weirdest and most baroque soundtrack to date. Wonky, echoing synths pitter-patter arpeggiated messages of retro-futuristic melancholy and blade runner blues while primitive drum machines pulse and whirr under the muted blur of the city. Repeated listens reveal strange secrets, hidden plotlines. Allegedly this is the end of Ettinger’s post-Moroder/robot sleaze/soundtrack era, so who knows what the future holds. Whatever it is, we’ll be there. Pro-dubbed tapes in cases with two different screen-grab cover designs. Edition of 200.
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  • dylan ettinger – botany bay – nna

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    This tape plays like the soundtrack you might hear at a night out on a Studio 54-themed dance vessel in the far reaches of the galaxy. Eddie Murphy and Alf are there, buying drinks for some three-breasted siamese twins while you slam your sixth canister of toxic nectar. Pass out on the Bay


  • dylan ettinger – lifetime of romance – nnf

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    Heartland synthesist Dylan Ettinger follows up 2010’s widely lauded New Age Outlaws imaginary cyber-soundtrack with a stark, dark, and intensely different collection of misshapen new wave weirdnesses, Lifetime Of Romance. Recorded at a proper studio, and written over the course of a year, the seven songs of Romance reflect a heavy influence from the fringier strains of bummed out quasi-industrial synth-pop in the vein of Fad Gadget, certain Cabaret Voltaire, early Human League, etc, but dragged through his own warped, wonky filter. The approaches vary radically, from abandoned factory dirges (“Sport And Superstion,” “Maude”) to dubbed-out man-machine paranoia (“Disparager”) to bouncy sine-wave robot radio singles (“Arco Iris,” “Blue and Blue”) and general electronic workshop exploration (“18.0”). It’s always to be heralded when an artist braves terrain they haven’t traversed yet, so it’s a kick to hear Ettinger’s secret circuitry language channeled into the pop architectures of twisted synth-wave melancholia for the first time. Another engaging step by an always intriguing American original. Black vinyl LPs in jackets with synthesizer trio cover photography by Michael Anderson. Edition of 600.