[THEMA040​.​1] Strength In Numbers (Part 1)

by Norm Talley, Damien K. Sahri, Oskar Offermann, Donor/Truss

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The first installment in the vinyl edition of the Thema compilation Strength In Numbers finds the New York label reaching into its deepest corners to deliver four psychoactive cuts for the most discerning of DJs and dancers alike to lose themselves in.

Norm Talley has been a mainstay of the Detroit electronic music scene since the mid 90s, and the sublime, pad-enriched tones of “Space Talk” perfectly sum up the mysterious soul he has made his name on. Damien K. Sahri shares the A side with Talley, and despite being a newer talent previously seen on Little Helpers and ADltd, his slender and immersive “Everything” joint stands up to comparison with the caliber on this record.

Oskar Offermann has been busy building a career around releases on his highly-regarded leftfield techno imprint White, and with “Riseouse” he excels in channeling unusual sound sources into a tense and unnerving atmosphere that flies under the radar of obvious dancefloor tropes. Donor / Truss too understand how to get under the skin of the listener with a storied background in minimal techno for the likes of Perc Trax and M-Rec, and with the dubby undulations of “Discern” the Brooklyn-London duo provide the perfect distillation of their uncompromising style.

Text by: Oliver Warwick


released November 10, 2016



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Thema Recordings Brooklyn, New York

Based in Brooklyn & Berlin, Thema Recordings, Thema Digital & Chronicle Records were started and run by Lenny Posso since 2006. Each label specializing in deep explorations within Techno, House, & Experimental dance music from various unique artists around the world. ... more

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