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  • Release Date 2015-12-04
  • Label Disko404
  • Catalog DSK03
The first 'digital only' release on disko404 Records is by zanshin, also known as our
long-time friend and fellow Gregor Ladenhauf, a native of Vienna, who must be regarded a
heavy-weight producer in his own right.
His work as Zanshin must be seen rather as an all-encompassing idea than a mere
musical alias, under which he put out two EPs - The Humdrum Conundrum and Swings &
Roundabouts - rounded off by his debut album, entitled Rain Are In Clouds (all three of
them via Affine Records). Gregor, moreover, together with his buddy Daniel Kohlmeigner
forms the duo Ogris Debris with which they put out a series of EPs for imprints like
Nurvous, Compost Black Label, Affine or our own disko404 imprint. Apart from these
foremost musical activities, Gregor is one half of the artist duo depart, for which he,
together with Leonhard Lass, creates immersive audio-visual productions for the art space
as well as that void we generally address as the Internet.
For his current EP on disko404, entitled Gordian Nod, Zanshin continues his bass-heavy
dancefloor deconstructions and bangs out 4 free-form tracks that will entrance dancefloors
in 2033 as much as they will now: "Gordian Nod" opens with a simmering and intricately
evolving synthline that picks you up only to drop a broken, half-stepping beat unto your
neck and never quite let you out of its immediate grasp - subdued euphoria battles anticlimactic
forces that push you forward but never quite through the thickness of this vast
and unrelenting production. "Feature Bug" is a jazzed-out and utmost percussive cut that
reminisces about tribal excursions of the past whilst instilling a very based zeitgeist which
flows and ebbs over you in washes of arpeggios from outer space. "Feathered Bug" seems
to start off where the former track never arrived, a dubbed-out counter-part sort of so that
sporting an ambiance never seemed more reflective and innate than on this one. "A Room
Full Of Missing People" closes this rhizomatically organized structure of an EP with an
ever-progressing synthline that enthralls listeners and the cosmos alike. The future never
felt as ancient and compelling as here.
disko404 is a long-established music and promotion collective based in Graz, Austria,
pioneering dance music from UK Funky/House to Jungle/Footwork to Leftfield
Experimentalism in the region and beyond. Since 2012, disko404 Records has released
music by Footwork Frenzy's Franjazzco, Sun People, Simon/off, Nubian Mindz, Ogris
Debris, IZC and most recently fontarrian.


Gordian Nod