Optimo Trax presents a 4-track EP from Germany’s Mathias Schober, head honcho of Berlin’s Lossless label. As always we prefer to let our artists do the talking. Here’s what Mathias has to say about this release -
The idea behind all tracks on the EP was a simple setup of drums and one synth that would do a main sequence/sound, yet there’s a lot of detail in all of them. ‘In A Certain Way’ features a 808ish beat with a main sequence coming from a tiny monophon synth called Atmegatron - 8Bit love, it turned out being much more music than I thought it would be when I set everything up.
‘But What Rules Are Made For’ is the same setup but the sequence is a 101 and so are all the washed out fx synths. On ‘Is To Break Them’ I went a different route, I had the dub, delayed stabs synth first as I was messin’ with my Moog and a Space Echo - which btw is used on every single track I release, if you haven’t noticed yet.
So I was trying to build something around those stabs in order to fit the track to the others and so I ended up with another sequence coming from my Moog. As there was still space on the record, I decided to add an ambient version of ‘Is To Break Them’, I love the ambience on this track. I hope that my love for dub sounds is obvious enough on these tracks. Happy I found such an excellent home for the EP!
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Artist Mathias Schober Label Optimo Trax Music Format General Vinyl Music Format Specific 12" Genre Techno Release Date 3 Nov 2017 Track 1 Position A1 Track 1 Title In A Certain Way Track 1 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/OT031/ot031-certainties-01-in_a_certain_way.mp3 Track 2 Position A2 Track 2 Title But What Rules Are Made For Track 2 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/OT031/ot031-certainties-02-but_what_rules_are_made_for.mp3 Track 3 Position B1 Track 3 Title Is To Break Them Track 3 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/OT031/ot031-certainties-03-is_to_break_them.mp3 Track 4 Position B2 Track 4 Title Is To Break Them (Ambient Version) Track 4 Preview URL https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/usolnaudiopreviews/OT031/ot031-certainties-04-is_to_break_them_ambient_version.mp3 Track 5 Position No Track 5 Title No Track 5 Preview URL No Track 6 Position No Track 6 Title No Track 6 Preview URL No Track 7 Position No Track 7 Title No Track 7 Preview URL No Track 8 Position No Track 8 Title No Track 8 Preview URL No Track 9 Position No Track 9 Title No Track 9 Preview URL No Track 10 Position No Track 10 Title No Track 10 Preview URL No Track 11 Position No Track 11 Title No Track 11 Preview URL No Track 12 Position No Track12 Title No Track 12 Preview URL No