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Silent Servant, Jealous God 03

With his new Jealous God label it seems like Mendez is ready to take his well-established sound and step outside of it: dissolving it, reshaping it, and bringing it into new territories.

Silent Servant / Santiago Salazar, Mi Alma

Silent Servant’s split 12″ with Santiago Salazar offers two beautifully sinewy techno sides, both imbued with differing shades of melancholy and bite.

LWE’s Top 10 Downloads (From the Second Half) of 2012

For LWE’s fourth year-end column, staff writer Michael C. Walsh collects ten essential downloads from the second half of 2012.

Silent Servant, Negative Fascination

Negative Fascination won’t end Silent Servant’s Sandwell District associations entirely, but it’s unquestionably a statement of independence, both from the group and from capital-T techno more generally.

Tropic of Cancer, Permissions of Love

While Permissions Of Love maintains the droning sonics familiar to Tropic of Cancer fans, the slight modifications to their sound are noteworthy improvements.

LWE Interviews Function

As Function emphasized repeatedly during this candid chat with LWE’s Jordan Rothlein — a conversation touching on New York and Berlin, the allure of vinyl DJing, and some tantalizing hints of what his debut solo album may hold — his story is one of continual evolution.

LWE Reflect On Our Favorite Podcasts

In celebration of our fast approaching 100th exclusive podcast, LWE’s staff has taken a look back at the first 99 and showcased some of our favorites so far. What’s more, we’ve made all of the podcasts featured here available for download for one more week.

LWE Podcast 63: Silent Servant vs DVS1 is archived this week

LWE’s 63rd podcast comprised two independently mixed live sets by Minneapolis-based collaborators Silent Servant and DVS1. Be sure to add it to you collection before it’s archived this Friday, September 30th.

Mokira, Time Axis Manipulation Remixes

On this three-part 10″ series for Kontra-Musik, Mokira’s shift towards dubbed rhythms is ideally suited to being remixed by Silent Servant, Echospace, and Redshape.

LWE Podcast 63: Silent Servant vs DVS1

In anticipation of their performances at Oktave’s debut party at Smart Bar on November 5th, Silent Servant and DVS1 teamed up for a thrilling and unique DJ set.

Win 2 tickets to see Silent Servant and DVS1 @ Smart Bar

Chicago, have we got a treat for you. To celebrate its arrival on the Windy City techno scene, the Oktave collective is throwing one hell of a debut party at Smart Bar on November 5th. Kicking things off with a bang, Oktave is bringing Sandwell District founder Silent Servant and rising Midwest star DVS1 — […]

Various Artists, Sandwell District Sampler Single One/Two

With two new multi-artist sampler singles, apparently appetizers for their forthcoming collective album, Sandwell District reveal even more depth to their artistic vision.

Silent Servant/Santiago Salazar, La Noche/La Minoria

The second installment from the vital Historia Y Violencia label tracks two further impeccable emissions from Messrs Mendez and Salazar. For “La Noche,” Silent Servant again digs deep into the vault of Basic Channel rhythms, weighing in with a concrete textured, knuckle scraping journey through some very gritty terrain. Obviously Silent Servant’s Sandwell District camp buddies have been rubbing off on him; the punishing, cruel as winter tones matched with luckless, dead end chords sounding every bit as menacing as an early Downwards release. While there is an ascendant trajectory propelling the chords, their path is narrow and ultimately circuitous, destined to travel the same bleak pathways time and again.

Santiago Salazar/Silent Servant, Santuario/Lo Profundo

[Historia y Violencia] Imagining hitherto un-thought of couplings can be an amusing pastime; animals being able to cross species breed; chessgammon, the new board game for the weary pawn; vodka ibuprofen mixers, the preventative refresher. Of course they can prove to go horribly wrong too; “Alien Vs Predator” and a McCain/Palin ticket, just for example. […]