Gnosis Of Wolfers (Creme 12​-​81)

by Photonz



Photonz is Marco Rodriguez, a London based but Portuguese producer who has been active for a decade plus. Here he debuts on Creme Organization after impressing with EPs on Ibadan, One Eyed Jacks and Unknown To The Unknown.

His first cut, ‘Gnosis Of Wolfers’ is a raw, knackered sounding house track with glassy melodic tension and slow-jack drums. It’s intense, multi-layered and nervy and keeps you engaged from start to finish. ‘Ceremonial Acid’ is then an airy, spacious affair with heavenly pads and gurgling synths and drums. Loose but atmospheric, it’s a fulsome track that really places you in the middle of Photonz’s sound world. ‘Sad Mania’ is another misty sounding cut with watery droplets, aqueous textures and ramshackle drums rattling below, before ‘Filterhatz’ is a slow and sludgy acid offering with sharp hi hats, filtered 303 lines and lots of wobble.

Lastly, digital only track ‘Basik’ rounds out the EP in brooding fashion, with big retro synths, percolating drums and pinging percussion. There are plenty of unique qualities to Photonz’s work and this EP further confirms that fact.

Audio preview here;

"these are sick"
Objekt (Objekt)

"feeling sad mania a lot!"
Roger Gerressen (OGUN/LLN/FOF/SuddenDrop/FDF/ESHU, Nijmegen)

"Sad Mania!"
Rivet (Skudge Present, Kontra-Musik)

"Proper stuff! Love it!"
Ambivalent (Delft, Berlin)

"Sounding tight"
Ike Release (MOS Recordings, Chicago)

"Sad mania and ceremonial acid sound great, thanks"
John Heckle (MOS Recordings, Liverpool, Merseyside)

"Photonz is one of his kind, good shhh here too"
Dj Simbad (Various / Browsnwood Rec.)

"good ep all round but sad mania and basic are class"
Adam (3brecords, Liverpool)

"not so much for me, sorry."
alex cortex

Erol Alkan (Phantasy Sound)

"Dope stuff! Filterhatz is my fav!"
Truncate/Audio Injection (Truncate, Los Angeles)

"The Penguin rocks again! Killer ep! Ceremonial Acid is the winner for me"
Dimi Angélis (A&S, ANGLS, Traut Muzik) (Dimi Angélis, Amsterdam)

"Wooooohooo. Ace release. Think Ceremonial Acid and Sad Mania are my cuts here but loving the entire record. Thx!"
0x4644 (BLNFM, Berlin)

"filterhatz the stand out here for me"
ASOK (M>O>S, Mistress, Creme, Scenery, Liverpool)

Chrissy (The Nite Owl Diner, Brooklyn)

"Title track floating my boat. Go Marco!"
Neville Watson

"ceremonial acid sounds promising"
Bryan Kasenic (The Bunker NY, Brooklyn)

"booom! fantastic release. Ceremonial Acid service."
Iron Curtis (Mirau, Berlin)

"sad mania is great, love it"
Jan Kinčl Zero (Radio808, Zagreb)

"Awesome EP! Psychedelic, deep, intense, singular... Love it!"
Najem Sworb (Clone, Ai)

"thank you for the music!"

"like filterhatz"
Domenic Cappello (Sub Club)

"not for me"
Ksoul (Ksoul & MuteOscillator, TORINO)

"Beautiful music!"
Francois X (Dement3d)

"not for me this time."
Electric Indigo (indigo:inc)

"Bloody great stuff here ! layered up like my favourite lasagne ! full support ceremonial acid is a stand out"
Blawan (Ternesc, London)

"Bloody great stuff here ! layered up like my favourite lasagne ! full support ceremonial acid is a stand out"
Blawan (Ternesc, London)

"yesss photonz! gnosis of wolfers and sad mania r my faves"
Gingy (Clone, Toronto)

"Curious raw obtuse tracks, liking them a lot though :) Filterhatz is the standout for me"
Paul Mac (Stimulus Records, Essex)

"really like sad mania"
Nuno Dos Santos (Something Happening Somewhere, Utrecht)

"not for me, thanks"
Ben Morris

"not for me"
Roland Appel

"cool tracks"
Laurent Garnier

"'Basik' sounds good, but not really feeling this release. Thanks."
Angel Molina (Sonar Music, Barcelona)

"Love me some Photonz"
Daniel Avery (Phantasy Sound, London)

"I really love all tracks. 'Basik' being my favorite. Great great release."
Massiande (MOS Recordings)

"To be played on specialised electronic music program Full Frequency on RTRFM 92.1 Perth Western Australia. Show is aired weekdays from 3pm til 5pm (GMT+8)"
Craig Hollywood (RTRFM)

"Gnosis Of Wolfers and Basik for me, thx!"
Ben Sims (Symbolism, London)

"Awesome!! Gnosis Of Wolfers and Ceremonial Acid are my favs"
Sandrien (Imprint/Trouw, Amsterdam)

"All around great release. Hard to pick favorite. Full support."
Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show, Rijeka)

"wikked release"
Solenoid (Graphene / Belief System, Berlin)

"interesting sounds here. thanks!"
James Kumo (Metamorphic Rec, Manchester)

"Filterhatz is pretty ace. Thanks."
Dave TTB (TOTHEBONE, London)

"these are all very interesting productions, nice release!"
Romansoff (Raw Tools)

"Not for me!"
Answer Code Request (Ostgut Ton, Berlin)

"love it ! Gnosis and Basik faves"
Tomaz (22tracks, Sint Pieters Leeuw)

"will play this out for sure. thanks!"
Chevel (Enklav / Vae Victis)

"downloaded for r hawtin"
Richie Hawtin (M-nus, Berlin)

"Photonz _0_ !! Gnosis and ceremonial are amazing tracks"
Rogér (Deathmetaldiscoclub, Amsterdam)

"'Ceremonial Acid' and 'Basik' for me thanks"
Circular Rhythms (Scenery)

"cool EP! especially first three tracks"
Chille jr. (Night Moves@Framedfm, Croatia)

"Basik in your glory !"
Giles Armstrong

"rlly nice analog bizniz here. really into filterhatz"
Gerd (4lux, Rotterdam)

"sounds cool! will try"
Voiski (L.I.E.S., Construct Re-Form, Dement3d, Ivry Sur Seine)

"Not for me, sorry!"
Norman Nodge (MDR, Berlin)

"cool electronica - hand"
Slam (Soma Records)

"feeling basik!"
John Osborn (Tanstaafl Records, Berlin)


released March 9, 2015



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