With the release of his debut self-titled 12", emerging artist Grebenstein joins the ranks of recent Downwards label signees making bleak, industrial techno variants loaded with sinister atmospherics, hazy ritual portent, and low-slung, smoking, cold wave riffs.

Beyond basic information circulated with the release of Grebenstein in late 2014, very little is known about the enigmatic producer (born Jan Grebenstein) behind the record; the four-track offering has drawn comparisons to the roiling sonics of labelmates Samuel Kerridge and OAKE, with its broken beats likened to those found throughout Downwards founder Regis' landmark In a Syrian Tongue LP. Already appearing on bills headlined by established experimentalists such as Diamond Version, Emptyset, and Grischa Lichtenberger and presenting a live set in support of OAKE's recent album, Grebenstein looks to be off to a promising start.

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YAAM III, Sat 24.01.2015, 23:00

Franz Bargmann, OAKE, Grebenstein, Zamilska, Shaddah Tuum, KerriOake