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Label:
Hemlock Recordings ‎– HEK012
Format:
Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM
Country:
UK
Released:
Sep 2011

Hemlock 012 (UK 12″)
Nautiluss x Lord Skywave: Ultraviolet
A) Ultraviolet
AA) Bleu Monday

As stated by Hardwax: “Hemlock’s striking with upfront leftfield-ish UKF/UKG mutations – Highly Recommended!”

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Nautiluss ‎– αlpha
Label:
Turbo ‎– TURBO 123
Format:
Vinyl, 12″, EP
Country:
Canada
Released:
30 Apr 2012

Tracklist
A1 Mixed Numbers 4:12
A2 Sabbath 5:10
B1 Cloud City 5:10
B2 Spidercrawl 3:44

“Graham Bertie’s debut as Nautiluss last year on Hemlock seemed to place him in the “bass music” camp, but his debut for Tiga’s rejuvenated Turbo is straight techno. Indeed, “Mixed Numbers” ticks all the boxes you’d expect from modern, industrial-influenced techno: white noise-soaked chords shooting out from a steam-powered engine, suspended hi-hats, and skronky melody, it’s a persuasive take on musclebound Ostgut styles. “Sabbath” seems to work from the same template, letting that central synth riff snake out just a bit more amidst chiming motifs and metal-on-metal collision.

Betraying his non-techno roots, “Cloud City” limps on a broken beat as it butterflies its repetitive motif, splaying it out and flattening it before building it back again. Doing the broken thing one better, “Spidercrawl” is essentially “Cloud City” with a knife stuck in its joints, filter-happy and staggering in pseudo-dubstep fashion. With each progressive track on Alpha Nautiluss lets in a little more light and melody, and that’s what makes his particular brand of techno so exciting. It’s a North American take on German techno that works within orthdoxy but does its best to transform and mutate within those confines.” – Resident Advisor

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Nautiluss ‎– Habitat
Genre:
Electronic
Style:
Techno, House
Year:
2012

Tracklist
A1) Depth Charge
A2) Surfeit
B1) Sunder
B2) Stygian

“Nautiluss’ first EP for Turbo was like a breath of fresh air precisely because it was a blast of noxious, suffocating smoke: filter-happy techno tools that could stand their ground with the most ruthless of Luke Slater tracks. Already a veteran but new(ish) as Nautiluss, Toronto-based Graham Bertie is as restless as ever, and follow-up Habitat is the pleasantly baked morning after for alpha’s bacchanalian exploits.

“Depth Charge” is appropriately bassy dulcet techno, and its woozy melody matches the slovenly, almost drunken percussion. Lacking the savagery of his last release, it nevertheless shares in the same wonderfully on-the-fly sound manipulation that made his earlier work so appealing. (Just listen to the chords on “Surfeit,” which slither close to the ground like they can’t lift their legs any higher.) It’s that thick midrange shared by the whole EP that makes these tracks feel almost like droning techno ragas. “Sunder” attempts to lift the mood a bit with a perky organ melody and overzealous handclaps. It’s cancelled out by the slurred speech of “Stygian,” with a droll chord progression that feels completely out of tune as a restless rhythmic framework tries to make sense of the chaos.” – Resident Advisor

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Nautiluss ‎– Solstice Ep
Label:
Audio Culture ‎– ACLBL010
Format:
Vinyl, 12″, EP
Country:
Netherlands
Released:
09 Dec 2013
Genre:
Electronic
Style:
House, Techno

Tracklist
A Solstice
B1 Corvus
B2 Neptune

“Atmospheric, swinging Techno EP” – Hardwax

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