Various Artists

Uncanny Valley: Five Years On Parole – what’s happening

Believe it or not but Uncanny Valley looks back on five years of releasing records this summer. There was a bit of discussion on how to celebrate this occasion properly. Instead of just turning into the typical Greatest hits-routine the label heads Albrecht, Carl, Conrad and Philipp decided to look back and forth. So, besides a record that unleashes four tracks from the vaults of these five years there will be a record with new material too. Here’s “Uncanny Valley: Five Years On Parole – what’s happening”!

Chinaski is a great artist to open this record as his solo EP for Uncanny Valley is in the making. His dreamy “Angel Heart” has already caused a stir on many dance floors with its enthusiastic synths and bittersweet melodies. Dérive on the other hand is a good example for another accompanying factor that was important for Uncanny Valley: collaborations. This time it is UV artist Sneaker and the Greek synth genius June that created the wonderful Krautrock inspired synth odyssey “Schicksalhafte Begegnung”.

Like Chinaski there is also a solo EP from Panthera Krause for Uncanny Valley at the ready. His pumping “Coochie” is a first foretaste of what is to come. A versatile track that has everything an open-minded listener of Dance music is looking for. Iron Curtis completes the EP with “Ensuite”, an Acid driven piece of Electronic music that is just as old school as it is vigorous.

Besides lots of other artists, it was former Dresden and now Berlin based artist Paul Waak who had a formative influence on all the visual aspects of Uncanny Valley. Sure thing that he was the man to create the artwork for both records in true Paul Waak style.