First Listen: Henning Baer – ‘Coarse’ (Fuse Music)

Over the past twenty years, Brussels club Fuse has opened its doors to many of electronic music’s most celebrated artists. From Motor City innovators Juan Atkins and Carl Craig to Aphex Twin and Bjork, the cast of characters in Fuse’s history is extensive.

Priding themselves as a stronghold for quality techno, the institution has recently expanded its influence to that of a record label, with the aim of releasing cutting-edge new music that aligns with the booking policy at the club.

With previous efforts from Spanish producer Psyk and Belgian duo GoldFFinch, the label presents another transmission of high-end contemporary techno, this time enlisting Grounded theory co-founder and DJ resident Henning Baer, for the four-track 32-Bit EP.

Following releases on the likes of Sonic Groove and Boddika’s Nonplus Records, 32-Bit finds Baer aim squarely for the floor – constructing relentless rollers, full of unforgiving stomp and gritty textures.

Closer ‘Coarse’ sees Baer strip the surfaces, providing a window into the murky underbelly of his sound, as harsh metallics and unsettling tones are what’s left lurking in the swamp – stream in full below.

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Henning Baer’s 32-Bit EP is out July 6 on Fuse Music. More info here.

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