Tiptop Audio (they made sampler modules) have branched out into a record label. And here’s there label sampler. Inevitably there’s a lot of synthing going on here. But a broad range of approaches, from some dark techno by Blawan to the more minimal sounds of Surgeon.
The one that really captured my attention was Angle (Piero Fragola and Thomas Pizzinga) and their track FM. This takes a more Detroit approach to things with light synths marching across the track, allowing it an interplay with European electronica and little hints of cosmic disco.
If you liked that here’s another track from Angle:
Blurb: Tiptop Audio is proud to introduce a new project for 2015: Tiptop Audio Records.
In the recent years musical productions have seen a remarkable return to the use of hardware through analog synthesizers and digital control interfaces. This trend has proven so strong that it prompted a rebirth of modular synths in a new format (eurorack). Tiptop Audio has made a name producing sophisticated but easy to use modules, designed to form a complete system that is especially effective for dance-oriented productions and live sets.
Tiptop Audio Records selected for its first issue some of the most groundbreaking artists using such systems, to present a range of artists who, through their tracks, explore the landscape of dance music in a very fresh perspective. These are the artists who inspire the Tiptop team to make more innovative devices, which in turn make new music (a nice feedback loop).
The release will initially come as a double vinyl edition, with a cover painted by the artist Matteo Giampaglia, and a digital download version will follow. An original video teaser will introduce the compilation, then other videoclips of the individual tracks will be realized by exciting new visual artists.