Today we premiere a track from techno legend, Paul Birken. Birken has put together an analogue techno bomb for Gombocs first release on wax.
Paul Birken has been putting out wonky techno classic’s for the best part of 25 years. Release’s such as ‘Speaker Freakin” & ‘Surfin’ Superior’ helped launch his 12 inches into the hands of some of techno’s most coveted and technical DJ’s. Paul still receives heavy support from the likes of Sunil Sharpe, Jerome Hill & Bas Mooy.
More recent releases on ‘Mord’, ‘Earwiggle’ & ‘Don’t’ have helped solidify Birken’s name to a newer generation. Birken still holds down his classic style of hectic, machine driven style of bleep techno.
This release marks the first release on 12 inch, for Argentinian label, Gomboc. The label have been throwing out, high octane techno since 2017 and have been home to artists such as Lars Huismann, Nico Moreno, Umwelt, D. Carbone, Joe Farr, Takaaki Itoh, Lag & more.
Birken shares the release with some of techno’s most influential names for the Gombocs first vinyl release. The release will be home to Thomas P. Heckmann, Jerome Hill, Martyn Hare & Paul Birken himself.
“Four legendary artists that influenced not only us but probably thousands of people. With their own signature sound, each track resembles a unique style. From Acid, to Rave and just pure machinery communication.”
Birkens track, Poaching Pickled Parcels, is a distorted piece of machine paradise. Screaming synths lye at the forefront of the track while a pounding a kick drum does its damage. The track is complete with shuffling analogue percussion that simmers in and out of sections of the track. A true hectic piece of hectic dance music, from the king of mayhem.
You can pre-order the release ahead of its release tomorrow here.