Diestelman EP

by B. Ashra

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Acid - Techno - Minimal - Trance

remastered 2019

Twenty years after the Diestelman EP by B. Ashra was released on vinyl by the label "Corrosive Media", the remastered EP is now also available in digital format.

Trance - CD of the month RAVE LINE 06.99

B. ASHRA's "Diestelman" is danceable for a long time with its just under 130 characters and yet it gives off such a strange calm that it just seems weird. Very, very slowly, the 303 and percussion sounds accumulate and take you away. This spectacle lasts 11 minutes, in which one can only be a will-less object. Quite aloof brilliant  Askja

Artist: B. Ashra
Title: Diestelman EP
Catalog#: SBKWDIGI011
Label Code: 24806
Format: EP Digital
Label: Separated Beats
Released: 29.03.2019
ISRC: DEHE10700441-444
UPC/EAN: 3615937916330
Total Playtime: 34:12 min.
Genre: Acid Techno | Minimal | Techno | Trance
Bandwebsite: www.b-ashra.de
Mastered by Bert Olke @ GL Audio Berlin
Artwork: Marc Olke

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Discogs: eklektizyste April 29, 2012

Definitely underrated and underpriced. It's a timeless 12" with warm and edgy analogue sounds, that only to some extent fit the former categorization of "Acid, Psy-Trance" listed above.

Sure, the A-track "Diestelman" (nice title, btw, as a German I'd like to know how that came about) justifies those drawers: Its second part is a pretty acidic affair, the 303 is sawing despotically and by this belittles the track a lot, as it basically shifts "Diestelman" from "foot" to "brain", that is to "druggy brain". If the first part's great pulsating rhythm continued undisturbed and had been enriched with only sparks of Acid and some little variations, it would easily work over the whole eleven minutes and much more be my cup of tea.

The B-side leaves those drawers clearly and pulls the whole release more into the that blurry direction of "Techno/Deeper House". B1 "Way to Everywhere" clings a bit to the rhythmic structure of "Diestelman" and offers an interesting alteration and opening of arrangement throughout, the ideas used here could have made two tracks. B2 "Pull" is one of that warm and slow, positively monotonous builders with a trancey drift, quite a mighty one.

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german:

20 Jahre nachdem die Diestelman EP von B. Ashra bei dem Label „Corrosive Media“ auf Vinyl erschien gibt es die remasterte EP nun auch als Digital Version.

Trance - CD des Monats RAVE LINE 06.99

B. ASHRA´s "Diestelman" ist mit seinen knapp 130 Anschlägen noch lang tanzbar und trotzdem wird hier eine derart seltsame Ruhe verströmt, daß es einem glatt unheimlich erscheint. Sehr, sehr langsam akkumulieren sich die 303 - und Percussion _ Sounds und tragen einen weg. 11 Minuten dauert dieses Schauspiel, in dem man selbst nur noch willenloses Objekt sein kann. Ziemlich abgehoben brilliant. Askja

Mushroom magazine Juni 1999

Vor ein paar Monaten habe ich schon sehr interessiert über B. Ashra geschrieben und moniert warum die Sachen schon älter sind und ich gerne wissen möchte was da wohl jetzt produziert wird. Nicht wegen alt, sondern wegen derbe neugirieg. Diese Maxi ist prima. Track 1 "Diestelman" kommt, Midtempo mit sich entwickelden Acid-Einflüssen und hört fast frech auf. Auf der B-Seite haben wir die trax "Way to evereywhere" & "Pull". Da erkenne ich den Zusammenhang zu früheren Sachen, Ambient und Groove. Meine Neugier ist nicht befriedigt, da ich immer noch nichts über B. Ashra weiß (das wird sich wohl geändert haben, falls Du auf dieser Site gelandet bist, hoffe ich - B. Ashra) Außer: hin und wieder im Line-Up einiger Parties. Watch out! (Alpha)

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