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LWE Podcast 147: Anstam is archived this week

LWE Podcast 147, contributed by Anstam, was an unforgettable mix of slow techno, breakbeat, and jungle. Be sure to add it to your collection before it’s archived this Friday, November 1st.

LWE Podcast 147: Anstam

Little White Earbuds got in touch with Anstam to find out more about his approach to production, the other mediums of art he promulgates, and the soft-synths he creates to make his tracks more challenging to produce. He also provided us with the ultimate in our regular series of podcasts for the year, our 147th exclusive and one that you won’t soon forget.

Little White Earbuds January Charts

01. Helium Robotos, “Jarza” [Running Back]
02. Anstam, “Statical” [50 Weapons]
03. Kornél Kovács, “Down Since ’92” [Studio Barnhus]
04. Alex Jones, “Stamp!” (Dan Berkson’s Effortless House Remix) [Hypercolour]
05. Jubilee, “Les Clochards” [Hidden Recordings]
06. Wincent Kunth, “Relove (Edit)”
[Marcel Dettmann Records]
07. Pittsburgh Track Authority, “Untitled”
[Pittsburgh Tracks]
08. Ethyl & Flori, “Shelter” [Secretsundaze]
09. Robag Wruhme, “Donnerkuppel” [Kompakt]
10. B.D.I., “Decoded Messages of Life & Love” [Rush Hour Recordings]

Anstam, Cree

Anstam are apparently a pair of brothers from Germany who seem to value anonymity and quality control, infrequently releasing the austere records bearing their name. “Aeto” and “Brom,” their first two 12″s, are notable for industrial atmospheres featuring beats familiar to fans of Warp, Skam, Rephlex, etc. However, Anstam’s music isn’t wholly encompassed by a 90s sound, as they’ve been likened to contemporaries like Distance and Vex’d. The similarities are cosmetic though, as the records aren’t specifically operating within the constraints of dance-oriented music. Nonetheless, they do tap into nostalgia of bygone electronica and encourage sound system brutality.