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At the disco there is a mentasm... You will find me there..." So begins Cornwallis' "At The Disco", a robot-voiced spoken word oddity released on Power Vacuum in 2015. Power Vacuum is all about the mentasm: the mental orgasm, the moment when psychoactive electronics remould your grey matter into discombobulating new shapes, and when silliness, surreality, and playful aggression flip the sensible order of things upside down. To celebrate its 25th release, the UK label--brainchild of veteran producer & performer Milo Smee, aka Bintus & Kruton--offers a sweeping survey of the sound it's developed since 2012, binding together disparate strains of rave DNA and uniting hard dance veterans with a new generation of devotees. Three cassettes feature a trio of label associates mixing tracks from the catalogue. Jerome Hill tackles techno, from tonking old-school flavours through to scalpel-sharp industrial steppers; Mark Broom charts a dark, winding and sometimes whimsical path through electro; and Smee himself shows off Power Vacuum's breadth. Few labels hold onto a consistent aesthetic whilst ranging so far, from the blunted New York hip-hop of Sensational & Kruton to the turbocharged terror of Duran Duran Duran. The accompanying 6-track V/A EP pushes the label's sound onwards. Following the usual Power Vacuum M.O., its cast of eccentrics and recluses aren't exactly famous, but they've been around the block a few times and they know what they're about. Cranky, esoteric Techno forms the core of the release, from Chicago's Beau Wanzer, Croatia's Robert Merlak (as Remainder) and Glasgow's DAIYE aka Dave Shades. Finnish-Russian Mustatunturi offers up a panic-inducing drum machine cascade in "Usva", and the duo Nitro Cosmetic deliver curdled cosmic disco. Perhaps strangest of all is Benzedrine Nightmare's "Ultra-Sox", an absurd and bewildering slow-jam miniature made according to strict procedural rules. The place where fierce discipline and utter nonsense collide: that's Power Vacuum.

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Genre

Techno / Electro

Release Date

10.03.2021

Cat No

POWVAC025

Tracklist

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Track 3
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Track 4
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Track 5
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Track 6
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Tech House
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12"
Various
10.95 €
Muna Musik 010 Muna Musik
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House
12"
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Various
10.95 €
Muna Musik 010 Muna Musik
tba
2-12
Various
25.95 €
Occupants V1 Science Cult
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2-12
Various
25.95 €
Occupants V1 Science Cult
tba
LP
Various
33.95 €
Sky Dust Drifter Forager
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LP
Various
33.95 €
Sky Dust Drifter Forager
Soul
LP
Various
23.95 €
Lowriders - Sweet Soul Harmony from The Golden Era Ace
Preorder
LP
Various
23.95 €
Lowriders - Sweet Soul Harmony from The Golden Era Ace
Indie / Alternative
2-LP
Various
33.95 €
Rough Trade Counter Culture 2021 (Eco-friendly) Rough Trade Shops
Preorder
2-LP
Various
33.95 €
Rough Trade Counter Culture 2021 (Eco-friendly) Rough Trade Shops
tba
12"
Various
14.95 €
Diamonds in The Night Vol. 4 Bordello A Parigi
Preorder
12"
Various
14.95 €
Diamonds in The Night Vol. 4 Bordello A Parigi
Electro
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12"
Bintus
10.95 €
"Rag It!" Power Vacuum
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Electro
12"
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Bintus
10.95 €
"Rag It!" Power Vacuum
Techno
3-Cassette
Mark Broom / Jerome Hill / Milo Smee
22.95 €
POWVAC025 Mixtape Pack Power Vacuum
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Techno
3-Cassette
Mark Broom / Jerome Hill / Milo Smee
22.95 €
POWVAC025 Mixtape Pack Power Vacuum
Techno
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12"
Parasols
9.95 €
Diaz Power Vacuum
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Techno
12"
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Parasols
9.95 €
Diaz Power Vacuum
Bass
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12"
Amish Boy
9.95 €
Nice Try Donnie Power Vacuum
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Bass Music
12"
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Amish Boy
9.95 €
Nice Try Donnie Power Vacuum
Bass
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12"
Amish Boy
9.95 €
Laika Test Project Power Vacuum
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Bass Music
12"
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Amish Boy
9.95 €
Laika Test Project Power Vacuum
Techno
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12"
Scalameriya
8.95 €
Enhance...Stop! Power Vacuum
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Techno
12"
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Scalameriya
8.95 €
Enhance...Stop! Power Vacuum
Wave
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LP
L.F.T.
19.95 €
Salz Mannequin
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Rock / Pop / Indie
LP
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L.F.T.
19.95 €
Salz Mannequin
Techno
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12"
Luca Lozano
12.95 €
Outer Space EP -repress- Super Rhythm Trax
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Techno
12"
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Luca Lozano
12.95 €
Outer Space EP -repress- Super Rhythm Trax
Electro
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EP
Japanese Telecom (aka Dopplereffekt / Der Zyklus)
12.95 €
Japanese Telecom Ep Clone Aqualung Series
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Electro
EP
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Japanese Telecom (aka Dopplereffekt / Der Zyklus)
12.95 €
Japanese Telecom Ep Clone Aqualung Series
Wave
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LP
Cardinal & Nun
18.95 €
Dancing In The Evil L.I.E.S.
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Rock / Pop / Indie
LP
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Cardinal & Nun
18.95 €
Dancing In The Evil L.I.E.S.
Techno
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12"
Giant Swan
14.95 €
Do Not Be Afraid Of Tenderness (Ltd.) Keck
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12"
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Giant Swan
14.95 €
Do Not Be Afraid Of Tenderness (Ltd.) Keck
Techno
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12"
Various
11.95 €
POWVAC025 Power Vacuum
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Techno
12"
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Various
11.95 €
POWVAC025 Power Vacuum