Mord, the record label of Dutch techno mainstay Bas Mooy, has delivered the latest edition of a six-year-running a compilation series. Herdersmat part 30-33 comprises 18 dark techno tracks from up-and-comers and established names alike. It released in digital and vinyl format January 20th.
Perhaps the most recognizable name on the tracklist is SHXCXCHCXSH; the Norrköping, Sweden duo kick off the effort with the well-executed “EAUOAI.” Italian duo Tapefeed deliver “Unshackle,” the arguable standout of the compilation for its corrosive textures and intentional composition. Also included on Herdersmat part 30-33 are tracks by Kaiser, Go Hiyama, Antony Doria and Operator, among others.
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Bas Mooy launched Mord in 2013, inaugurating the label with Radial‘s Linea Recta EP. Over the years the label has given a home to such artists as W.I.R.E., Sleeparchive, Oscar Mulero and Neil Landstrumm.
Herdersmat part 1-7 came out on Mord in 2015, and its 28-song tracklist included music by Rebekah, Lag and Ontal, among others. The numbering and frequency of the series is apparently irregular; part 8 came out in 2016, part 9-15 in 2017, part 16-18 and part 19-22 in 2018, and part 23-29 in 2019.
Herdersmat part 30-33 is available for purchase in digital and vinyl format on Mord Bandcamp.