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Scalable Supervision by Olan!

0x01 Records boss Olan! builds on his label's early success with another fierce EP of robust club tracks.

Scalable Supervision by Olan!. Photo by 0x01 Records Photo by 0x01 Records

This is the eighth release on Olivier Zurkirchen's vital label and one that proves the boss will not settle for any particular style. It follows earlier releases that have got support from DJs across the board including Marcel Dettmann, Radio Slave, and Maceo Plex. Zurkirchen himself has a master's degree in jazz piano and composition and is a talented live musician who gets real meaning out of his modular synth setup. After sporadic releases on various labels under a range of pseudonyms, he is now focused on 0x01 Records.

"Deducing Function" opens in brain-frying fashion. Frazzled synths and stomping drums add up to a stark warehouse techno banger. The excellent "Capability Enhancement" is a jungle workout with precision drum programming and lithe, dynamic bass under ever more expressive synths.

There is a mysterious and unsettling feel to the hardcore techno of "Cosmocalypse," with its sawtooth synths and unrelenting energy. "Scalable Supervision" shows off Olan!'s mastery of his modular setup as the track fizzes with dystopian energy, twisting synths, and blistering techno bass. The closer "hey wie geiz" means "hey how are you” and is a play on small talk. The pitched-down voice sings "Figg mis Läbe" which means "fuck my life," and adds extra darkness to the hammering drums and trance-inducing synths.

Olan! - Scalable Supervision
Release Date October 2021
Label 0x01 Records

Tracklist
1. Deducing Function
2. Capability Enhancement
3. Cosmocalypse
4. Scalable Supervision
5. Hey wie geiz



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