Tripeo – Anipintiros (LP) album previews online – release date april 13

Dutch DJ, producer and Wolfskuil label boss Darko Esser is to self-release his sophomore album, Anipintiros, in April 2014. The eight track album comes four years after his debut and is his first as Tripeo, the techno leaning alias he has been working under most often in recent times. The album will be released on vinyl, but will also be available digitally, only as a complete bundle, from

Working as Tripeo has reinvigorated Esser, who under his own name has been producing his unique take on electronic music for a decade now. “It was liberating to have another persona take over,” says the man himself. “I have been so inspired and productive ever since that I woke up one day with the thought ‘I’m ready to do another album’ and started straight away that day.”

Tripeo music is aimed squarely at the dancefloor, and there sure are some full blooded cuts on the album, but so to are there concessions to the listening experience, meaning deep, dark passages and more leftfield experiments helping tie the whole thing together into one cohesive and coherent whole. “Like all albums, this is a very personal statement,” explains Esser. “It’s just me trying to translate the overwhelming inspiration I feel right now into sound. That, and making the record as diverse as possible without losing the purist identity of Tripeo.”

That identity shines through right from the off on the album, which has been made using a knowing blend of both soft and hardware. ‘Anipintiros #1’ is a firmly rooted, rubbery slice of deep techno that works you into hypnosis and comes detailed with plenty of otherworldly ambiances. From there, Tripeo explores gallivanting techno run through with celestial pads on ‘Anipintiros #2’ and tripped out, ever shape shifting and dusty minimal sounds on ‘Anipintiros #3’.

‘Anipintiros #4’ channels the widescreen and pumping techno of Detroit’s finest whilst ‘Anipintiros #5’ is a more industrial and muscular track of the sorts that would sound perfect in the bowels of Berghain. ‘Anipintiros #6’ is one of the busier and more kinked techno rhythms with punchy drums and fax machine like melodies, before ‘Anipintiros#7’ thumps with real acidic menace and ‘Anipintiros #8’ hums and hisses, spits and stutters like the suitably epic and melodic comedown you need after such a captivating ride. Everything on the album, though, is backed with serene synth work and an otherworldly sense of alien spirit that runs through all great techno.

There is plenty to get lost in throughout Anipintiros and it proves once again that Esser is someone able to coax far more feeling out of his machines than most.

Artist: Tripeo
Title: Anipintiros
Catalogue number: TRILP1
Format: 2×12” LP vinyl only
Releasedate: 13th of april
File under: Techno

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