Who doesn’t love a little creepy, throwback ambient techno?
Last year I began recording songs as Timewitch, a project that focuses on leftfield / experimental techno drenched in early 90s synth nostalgia. Now the debut Timewitch album is finally available!
Here’s the promo copy:
The eponymous debut of Minneapolis-based left-field electronica artist Timewitch is a love letter to the freakier frontiers of early 90s synth music. Borrowing from the freshman releases of IDM legends Aphex Twin, mu-Ziq, and Autechre, Timewitch’s eponymous album pays homage to the absolutely bonkers soundtracks of early 90s occult exploitation videos that continue to haunt and delight to this day.
In 1998 I recorded a song called Jeweler’s Dive. It was one of only a few jazz-inspired drum and bass tracks I made during my loungy, loungy period of the late ’90s. An edited version enjoyed a mini-celebrity on Terminal Beats, a compilation released by indie jungle Chicago outfit Forte Recordings. (Old school ruffians will remember Midwest legends 3D and Snuggles.)
So far the Class of ‘93 mixtape series has payed homage to those early rave genres we all know and love: hardcore breakbeat, techno, trance, jungle, acid. This time the focus shifts to ambient, a genre that enjoyed a brief spotlight in the early ’90s, both in and out of the rave scene, and easily deserves a mixtape of its own.
Don’t worry if you’re stuck at at desk job while your brain is stuck in the 90s — you can still have a rave in your headphones anytime you like! These old-school electronica mixtapes will take you back to where it all began.