Silent Servant

In Memoriam

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Juan Mendez aka Silent Servant is a figure in techno history that needs little introduction. As a member of the Sandwell District collective and the label’s art director he collaborated on works that were responsible for a global focal shift in the genre as their label adapted and challenged the paradigm of minimal techno, taking influence from other sources such as dub, post-punk, and even classical minimalism. But Mendez’s relationship with music goes back much further than these seminal releases. With In Memoriam, Silent Servant’s latest release on Tresor Records, Mendez writes a deeply personal memoir of a 30-plus year career spent exploring and absorbing the shadowy side of music; a carefully crafted elegy to people, places, and times past and the lasting effect they have on the present. Across the four tracks, Mendez pays tribute to the earliest Detroit techno and electro, the Belgian EBM movement and the wave music that followed, the monumental dub techno sound from Berlin, and the harder, abrasive sound of the UK at the turn of the last millennium; exploring and referencing the genres that informed his later work. Each track name gives a hint to the timeframe he is revisiting and re-contextualising as the E.P. repurposes the styles that exerted an influence on him. This E.P. represents a pure distillation of Mendez’s memories whilst also cementing his place in the current and future sound of 21st century techno; aware of where we came from but focused on where we are heading.

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Genre

Techno / Electro

Release Date

02.12.2023

Cat No

tresor362

Tracklist

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Track 2
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Track 3
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Track 4
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Electro
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12"
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17.95 €
Optimistic decay EP L.I.E.S.
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Electro
12"
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17.95 €
Optimistic decay EP L.I.E.S.
Experimental Electronica
LP
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25.95 €
Negative Fascination Hospital Productions
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Electronica
LP
Silent Servant
25.95 €
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Techno
12"
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10.95 €
Negative Fascination Extended 12" Mxs Hospital Productions
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Techno
12"
Silent Servant
10.95 €
Negative Fascination Extended 12" Mxs Hospital Productions
US Techno
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12"
Silent Servant
14.95 €
Hypnosis In The Modern Age Vol. II L.I.E.S.
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Techno
12"
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Silent Servant
14.95 €
Hypnosis In The Modern Age Vol. II L.I.E.S.
Techno
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12"
Silent Servant
8.50 €
Hypnosis In The Modern Age Sandwell District
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Techno
12"
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Silent Servant
8.50 €
Hypnosis In The Modern Age Sandwell District
Dub Techno
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12"
Silent Servant
8.95 €
Negative Fascinations Sandwell District
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Techno
12"
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Silent Servant
8.95 €
Negative Fascinations Sandwell District
US Techno
12"
Shawn Rudiman
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Techno
12"
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Autonomic Pilot Tresor
tba
12"
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12"
Datashader
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UFO95
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2 x 12"
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15.00 €
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2 x 12"
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Ambient
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2-LP
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Electronica
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Breakbeatz
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Bite Before You Bark Remix TempoDubs
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Techno
12“
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Electro
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Various
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Remember The Future Part Two To Pikap
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Electro
12“
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Various
15.95 €
Remember The Future Part Two To Pikap
Pop
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LP
Little Dragon
29.95 €
Little Dragon (Reissue) Peacefrog
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Rock / Pop / Indie
LP
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Little Dragon
29.95 €
Little Dragon (Reissue) Peacefrog
Pop
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Little Dragon
29.95 €
Ritual Union (Reissue) Peacefrog
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Rock / Pop / Indie
LP
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Little Dragon
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Ritual Union (Reissue) Peacefrog
UK Garage
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Various
15.95 €
Undeniable Grooves Pt. 8 2TUF-4U Records
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House
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Various
15.95 €
Undeniable Grooves Pt. 8 2TUF-4U Records
Techno
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12"
Silent Servant
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In Memoriam Tresor
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Techno
12"
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Silent Servant
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In Memoriam Tresor