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Voices of Space

by Joaquin Ruiz

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Mantrack 03:36
Genesick 05:08
Reset 05:28
Satellite 04:02
Challenged 05:35
Times 06:02


Buenos Aires-based producer Joaquin Ruiz returns to Norway’s PLOINK with his debut album, "Voices Of Space", featuring ten ethereal tracks.
Argentinian artist Joaquin Ruiz has continually challenged the senses with twisted releases on labels like Blackrod, Affekt and Hardtools, which have garnered support from Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Ben
Sims, and Dax J. He now returns to Thomas Urv and Miss Mostly’s Bergen-based techno label for his most impressive body of work yet.

"Voices Of Space" opens with an enticing stereo landscape, lush with bubbling samples and subtle percussion, "Hypnotic Alert" moves by upping the energy with tight kicks and eerie synths when
"Mantrack" then finalises the A-side with soft keys and distant melodic flurries. On the flip, "Nuclear Substance" kick starts with propulsive drums and chiming tubular-like sounds until "Altered System"
adds in cantering sub-frequencies and rapid snares, providing a cavernous feel to the mix. Next, "Genesick" gives a sense of spatial progression with fleeting plucks and white noise before "Reset"
initiates a more club-focused shift with acid stabs, field recordings and splashing cymbals. "Satellite" readjusts the aural journey with casting pads and computerised bleeps that lead to the harrowing
rhythms and celestial chords of "Challenged", ahead of "Times" that beautifully concludes the album with sharp risers, zappy effects and low-swung beats.

Supported by the likes of Jeroen Search, Young Male, Thomas Barnett, Amanda Mussi, SLV, Bleak, Jamaicka Suk, Arnaud Le Texier, Korea Town Acid, Valya Kan, DJ Mag, MNMT, Radio Partygroove (Lost In The Sound), PHEVER:Radio, 50:HERTZ Radio (Deep FM NL / Diesel FM
USA), Nice Radio (France), cjsw.com, It Sounds Future, Different Grooves, Living Techno, Dance Wax and more.


released August 28, 2020

All tracks written, produced, and mixed by Joaquin Ruiz

©PLOINK 2020, PL027NK
All rights reserved, planned outside EU, executed within.


Illustration by Miss Mostly
Design by Delikatessen
Mastering and lacquer cut by Mike Grinser @ Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin

This release production is generously supported by the Municipality of Bergen (NO)


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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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