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Urhaug - 7,3 05:09


In 2016 Thomas Urv and Miss Mostly’s Norwegian techno imprint PLOINK dropped its "96-16" trilogy of releases, celebrating the brand’s 20-year anniversary.

“We started out as a techno club concept in rock/art/student venues in April 1996 following years of promoting parties in warehouses, old factories, as well as outside in the woods, mountains and fjord-islands around Bergen,” explains Thomas Urv. “Since then PLOINK has presented a long list of international artists to club nights around Norway to share the stage with upcoming local talent and in spring 2014 we evolved into a label. Our main goal, apart from having fun, is to push Norwegian techno talent abroad."

The 96-16#1 package inaugurates with Oslo’s Prins Thomas editing Tromsø legend Mental Overdrive "Hellbent II" for a decadent cut featuring sinister drones and dusky atmospherics. Urhaug, also known under his house alias Tobii, demonstrates tantalising melodies and a chugging bassline in "7,3" before PLOINK veteran Nordenstam takes things into a rhythmic direction in "Haustfarger" using shuffling percussion, bouncy toms and spectral synths. Christian Tilt, then drops the mesmerising "Ord" boasting industrial stabs, a throbbing low-end and cosmic effects. Tying it all together, fresh Bergen talent Hutmacher concludes the release with a cacophony of grooves, samples and echoes in an arcane number named "Doppeltgänger".


released February 22, 2016

A1 written, produced, and mixed by Per Martinsen
A2 written, produced, and mixed by Tobias Sørensen Urhaug
A3 written, produced, and mixed by Andreas Nordenstam
B1 written, produced, and mixed by Christian Tilt Riise Hellesøy
B2 written, produced, and mixed by Jørgen Sulen

©PLOINK 2016, PL010NK
All rights reserved, planned outside EU, executed within.


Original image: "Brudeferd i Hardanger" by Tidemann & Gude (1848)
PLOINK in the sky with Diamonds by Stig Inge Woldseth
Design by Delikatessen
Mastering and lacquer cut by Mike Grinser @ Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin

This release production is generously supported by the Municipality of Bergen and the Arts Council Norway.


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PLOINK Bergen, Norway

PLOINK is a techno label from Norway launched in 2014. By January 2021 we have 27 releases in store! Artists we've signed so far include CementO, Chiraya, Christian Tilt, Dortmund, Espen Lauritzen, Fraunhofer, Henrik S, Hutmacher, Joaquin Ruiz, Kahuun, KSMISK, Mental Overdrive, Mind over MIDI, Nordenstam, Priq, Roeglin, Saftronic, Skatebård, Thomas Urv, Urhaug, Vakum and + plattform. ... more

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