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The Lost Archives

by M. Rahn

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Leerlauf 06:32
Stream 07:28
Silo 05:46
Iron Flowers 08:11
Regenesis 08:08
Changes 03:02
Terminal 05:33


'Since the early 90s, Matthias Rahn from Frankfurt has guaranteed an exquisite blend of minimalist techno, dub, and ambient. After releasing several albums and EPs on various labels such as Trapez, Konvex-Konkav, Neurotron Music, or Night Drive Music between 2001 and 2017, his debut for Seasides on Postcards was released in 2018 with 'Paradise is Closed'.

'The Lost Archives' is, as the title suggests, a collection of musical jewels that were created between 1998 and 2008 - 5 of them are previously unreleased.
Even though 'The Lost Archives' is a compilation, it functions as a very homogeneous, timeless album, the tension of which ranges from pulsating dub techno to breathing ambient passages.

For those who are already familiar with M. Rahn's work, a valuable addition - for all those who want to discover him, the right opportunity to get to know his world.'
- Eckert Stieg

'‘The Lost Archives’ consists of tracks that Frankfurt-based electronic music artist M. Rahn recorded over a decade-long period between 1998 and 2008. Five of the tracks in this collection have never been released before, and the previously available material is organised in a way to make a coherent album, not an odds’n’ends exercise.'
- www.normanrecords.com

'[...] These tripped out ambient miniatures admit cyber-like pulses and beat-laden interferences that give a cold icy groovy feeling to the ensemble. Post-techno loops and layered textures that listeners of IDM music won’t be disappointed by. The musical purposes questions our perception of time, memory, space and movement like a wakeful dream. A precise, concise and kinetic post-ambient release that operates a cross between abundant, effective thrilling looped pieces by The Orb, Yagya, and Wolfgang Voigt.'
- www.igloomag.com

'[...] The Lost Archives bestehe aus Tracks, die über die Jahre entstanden seien, bloß nie veröffentlicht wurden, weil – tja – man habe sie halt vergessen. Kruder und Dorfmeister grinsen wie zwei Buben im Pelz. Schon wieder ist was aufgetaucht! Im Gegensatz zu den 90ern in Wien, pritschelt es bei Rahn auch heute wie damals mit dem „Toaster“. Die Pads schmieren, als hätte man Nutella über vegane Butter gestrichen, Plastikman mit Orangensaft gesoffen und am Frühstückstisch nochmal Gas … gegeben. So deep, so dark, man will nie mehr auf den Dancefloor!'
- www.groove.de

'[...] Les loops se font entêtants, entrainant l’auditeur dans une odyssée dub techno, alliant éléments ambient à la The Orb et réverbes profondes héritées des sound systems de Basic Channel. Malgré les années qui nous séparent de leur création, les tracks n’ont rien perdu de leur puissance d’attraction et de leur efficacité ensorcelante. Très fortement recommandé.'
- www.silenceandsound.me

'[...] Post-techno loops pulsanti e divagazioni acidule, non troppo distanti dalle scorribande soniche di Orb e Future Sound Of London.
Circolari miniature in sospensione aggraziata, intrippose quel che basta (anche se il club oramai è vuoto, le luci spente e il vento soffia forte e gelido dalle finestre rotte).'
- www.kathodik.org


released February 27, 2021


written and produced between 1998 and 2008, compiled using previously released and unreleased material (tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 10) by Matthias Rahn

photography by Denys Nevozhai

artwork and packaging design by Sven Laux

mastered by Sebastian Mehl

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