Hear Vatican Shadow’s New Mix Of Crushing Noise And Industrial Techno For Berghain
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Hear Vatican Shadow’s New Mix Of Crushing Noise And Industrial Techno For Berghain

Vatican Shadow Discusses Why Nostalgia Gets In The Way Of Making Good Music

Dominic Fernow's contribution to the long-running mix series is accompanied by a 2xLP of exclusive tracks.

Last month, we tipped you off that Dominic Fernow (A.K.A. Vatican Shadow) was set to release the newest instalment of Berghain’s long-running mix series.

That mix has finally dropped today, and it’s available both to stream and as a free download. It coincides with the release of the accompanying 2xLP Berghain 09 EP, containing 13 exclusive tracks commissioned for the mix.

Featuring works from avant-garde pioneer Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Japanese noise icon Merzbow—a nod to Fernow’s immersion in industrial music traditions—the mix at once shirks typical techno standards while maintaining devastating dance floor potential. Coated in grey-scale atmospherics and a bleary-eyed hypnotism, it’s an exemplar of the musical potential still to be mined within the cross-polination of techno, industrial and noise.

Download the mix via Soundcloud. You can pick up the 2xLP via the Ostgut Ton web store here.