Sandwell District Shutters Its Doors, Offers New Mix

Sandwell District, one of our favorite underground techno collectives of the past five years, has decided to stop releasing new records, sharing the following statement on their Tumblr:

Beginning the 31st of December, 2011, regular audio communications from Sandwell District will cease. All vinyl artifacts have been decommissioned. There is a possibility of future, albeit irregular, print communications with audio accompaniment. However, details–and indeed content–is uncertain at this moment in time. The Sandwell experiment will exist through live actions–which will continue to expand into new sonic territory–in addition to audio/print installations as previously witnessed in New York, Los Angeles, Gdansk, Bialystok, Berlin and London.

Stasis is death.

See you on the other side.

Lest anyone think Sandwell District won’t live up to their “stasis is death” promise, one of the group’s members has already posted a killer mix that may or may not hint at their next creative move, including s/t-approved cuts from John Maus, Cabaret Voltaire, Throbbing Gristle, Aphex Twin and Death In June. Grab it below…

(Sounds) Quarterly #1 // 2012

Black Time – A Boring Day For The Boredom Boys
Cabaret Voltaire – Protection
The Satyrs – Yesterday’s Hero
Eric Random – Fade In
Front – Polaroid
Powell – The Ongoing Significance Of Steel And Flesh
Delia Derbyshire & Barry Bermange – Falling
Stephen Mallinder – Cool Down
Sandra Electronics – Clean Air
Snowy Red – Sinkin’ Down
Karl O’ Connor and Peter Sutton – Paralyzing
Vatican Shadow – CIA Contractor Freed Over Pakistan Killings
Young Hunting – Embers From The Pyre
Malaria! – Kaltes Klares Wasser
The Vivids – Mt Radiant
Ike Yard – Night After Night
The KVB – In to the Night
Regis – Blinding Horses
Sandwell District – Untitled B
John Maus – The Crucifix
Minny Pops – Secret Story
Throbbing Gristle – Exotica
Avrocar – Maiden 39
In Trance 95 – 21st Century European Temptation
Raime – You Will Lift Your Frame Clear
Throbbing Gristle – United
Sandwell District – Untitled A
HTRK – Slo Glow
Aphex Twin – I
Death in June – Crush My Love