Acronym and Korridor have made names for themselves via meticulously molded ambient techno releases with emotional sound design. The latter, real name Fabian Kempe, released his debut album via Northern Electronics earlier the year; the former co-founded the label and has appeared on it several times.
"Sscending," available to stream below, was originally conceived in 2015 during a period in which these two electronic musicians quietly collaborated, but the composition was shelved and never saw the light of day. Instead, the duo released a small batch of cassettes which featured other collaborative works. Now, three years later, "Sscending" is finally available via a remastered vinyl edition by German cassette-based reissue label Vaagner, featuring the never-before-heard track on the B side plus two re-issues drawn from these tapes, one a 15-minute track that swerves through melancholic ambient pads juxtaposed against industrial, drone, and noise elements, the other a moving ambient techno piece that slowly fades into a brooding ambient soundscape.
Vaagner aims to track down rare and illusive cassette releases and work with the artists behind the music to have it remastered and released on vinyl, making the music available to a new audience that may not normally have come into contact with the cassette release. The reissues feature full cover artwork, a printed insert, and a download code—which often marks the first proper digital edition for the release. The label launched earlier this year with a double-vinyl version of an OAKE live recording, Live In Marseille.
The vinyl edition is limited to 300 copies.
Untilted EP will arrive November 30, with pre-order here and "Sscending" streaming exclusively in full below.