Last year, label regulars Marcel Dettmann, Kobosil and Norman Nodge each served up different versions of Fixmer's 2003 outing "Action Mekanik Theme" for a special Ostgut remix package. Just over a year on, the Frenchman is back in focus at the Berghain-affiliated imprint, this time with his first full solo EP on the label—Beneath the Skin. The four-tracker promises a mixture of dark, pounding techno, acid modulations and ambient soundscapes, in what the label describes as a representation of "the various musical facets of a Klubnacht."
Fixmer has been active under various guises (such as Eisbär, Cyborg, Gemini 9, and Scanner) since the early '90s, occupying his own niche that combines industrial, electro, techno, and EBM sounds into one cohesive whole. He's also well-known for his collaborative work with Nitzer Ebb's Douglas McCarthy—a pairing that you can catch in concert at Berghain on September 8 (following a solo live set by Fixmer on August 13).
Beneath the Skin will be released on August 19. Stream snippets below.
A1. Beneath The Skin
A2. Trace To Nowhere
B1. Devil May Care