Plainly raw music from Hanover
With their new label "rauh" (German for "raw"), the duo Session Restore provides the evidence, that contemporary forms of Techno and Dubtechno link to harsh, dry and loopy patterns and thereby follow the tradition of Techno. On closer listening though it reveals music of fine arts with melodic parts and hypnotically notes, which omit any form of gaudiness. rauh is tradition of electronic music with a new livery.
A long-cherished lifetime dream is coming true by launching the label. Both label owners, whose experiences with electronic music date back to the harder Techno days before 2000, draw on many different inspirations from varieties of electronic music. In their own productions it is reflected in old and dirty seeming sounds.
The estimation of this big pool of experiences of the last decade also finds its expression in releasing tracks exclusively on vinyl. A statement for the appreciation of artistic synthesis of a record. On the one hand as a result of all tracks of an EP automatically again must be bought instead of just single, charted tracks. But also by again having music proverbially available and also the visual effect of a record slides back to centre stage instead of getting dusty on a hard drive. In this manner Techno has recourse as a cultural aspect and not as a fast food Mp3 entrée for the momentary satiation of a necessity.
Words by Martin Camphausen