96-16 #3

Concluding their trio of releases celebrating 20 years of PLOINK, Thomas Urv and Miss Mostly’s Norwegian techno imprint presents music from Skatebård, Kahuun, +plattform, Dormund, Henrik S and Espen Lauritzen.

Launched in 1996, PLOINK has been a core brand in Norwegian techno for two decades now, booking the likes of Jeff Mills, Juan Atkins, Derrick May, Carl Cox, Radio Slave and Richie Hawtin, as well as launching a record label that champions Scandinavian artists. With the likes of Prins Thomas, Mental Overdrive, Nordenstam, Mind Over MIDI and label founder Thomas Urv appearing thus far, 96-16#3 is the third and final instalment in the 20-year celebratory releases.

One of Norway’s well established electro/techno artists over the past 15 years, Skatebård begins proceedings with the sinister ‘Kapitalsystemets Belastning‘ featuring menacing bass and otherworldly synths, before Bergen’s Kahuun demonstrates a concoction of keys, effects and atmospherics with ‘Sherlock’.

Next, Kristiansand’s +plattform, who’s just launched his Graatone imprint, introduces powerful kicks and eerie drones in ‘Reluctant’, making way for the percussive and rhythmic ‘Helle Farben’ from analogue-loving duo Dormund. Faarikaal Records founder Henrik S’ ‘Phobos’ then ventures into sci-fi realms with spacey aesthetics and echoing stabs until Krill Music boss Espen Lauritzen ties up the release with the intricately produced ‘Tromsø’.


06. jun. 2016
Label Ploink
Katalognr. PL012NK
PPD 60,-
File under:
Electronic & Experimental
1. Skatebård – Kapitalsystemets Belastning
2. Kahuun – Sherlock
3. +plattform – Reluctant
4. Dortmund – Helle Farben
5. Henrik S – Phobos
6. Espen Lauritzen – Tromsø