Dreiklang – Diving Alone EP

Lets talk about the upcoming Diving Alone EP on vinyl concept label Dreiklang, who are delivering a triumvirate of enigmatic deep techno cuts via Hydergine’s sumptuous original mix, with reworks from Okinawan David Mancuso protégé Iori and JS Zeiter – owner of Manchester’s essential Vinyl Exchange store.

Dreiklang welcome Italian native Hydergine on their fourth record; continuing with the label’s triangular remit of three juxtaposing interpretations per vinyl-only release. The aqueous tones of original track Diving Alone fluctuate hazily around one another, with dampened thumps and diluted synths uncovering a carefully crafted murky mystery. Japanese producer Iori provides the first remix; upping the tempo and twisting the meditative textures with a sound honed through two years living in Berlin, not to mention a pivot towards immersive sci-fi ambience on 2016 album Cold Radiance. Iconic UK dub techno pioneer JS Zeiter takes the baton on the flipside, having released his Turning Point EP on Hydergine’s Ranges label in 2017. Known for his engrossing Basic Channel influenced productions, Zeiter here dips dreamily above and below the waterline.

Diving Alone is released on Thursday 26th October.