Multidisciplinary project Stone Techno has released its third compilation, 'Triclinic', in advance of its first ever festival taking place next week at Europe's largest coal mine complex, UNESCO World Heritage Zollverein.
British artist Matthew Herbert sampled rocks and coal seams from the site to create a new sample library for Stone Techno, creating soundscape of the underground world.
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The project wants to embrace the history of the German Ruhr Area in which the festival will take place on July 9 and 10 - known as 'the Ruhrpott' - whilst looking into the future, nodding to techno as a genre which the project say "stands for upheaval and modernity".
"The multidisciplinary Stone Techno project is in its core worldwide unique: science and museums crossing paths with contemporary electronic music culture and embracing the industrial history of the Ruhr Area," explains curator Ahmet Sisman.
"The heart of the project is the sample library. Sampling, creating and releasing music made out of million years old inorganic materials lends audibility to the ongoing transformation process of global mining history."
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Emphasising the minerals sourced from the Ruhr Area as a "boundless source for creative inspiration" for those involved with Stone Techno, the project has shared that alongside a digital release which dropped yesterday, there will be a special Vinyl Collectors' Box available in Autumn via The Third Room.
It'll feature four 12-inch transparent vinyl in each, plus a "special goodie", with more to be announced in due course.
For now, you can access Stone Techno's 'Triclinic' compilation digitally now. Check it out here.
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Adiel - Adihell
Ahmet Sisman & VNNN. - Inorganic Transformation
Ben Sims - Stone Cold
D. Dan - Nightshade
James Ruskin - Hanging Wall
Julia Govor - Standing Alone
KiNK - Pots and Pans
Lady Starlight - 1 X 1
Lokier - Surface
Luke Slater - Grooving In A Cave
Megan Leber - Luster
Out Of Place Artefacts - Staublunge
Perc - Metamorphic
Setaoc Mass - Survival
Sterac - Noise Mechanics
Tommy Four Seven - Quarz
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