126 | counterfly – retroversion

Counterfly is sticking to a seemingly slow but steady release routine of one EP per year, including the occasional exception from the rule. After “Glazed” (2016) and “The Invisible Journey” (2017), we are proud to introduce the third release of our Italian buddy Lorenzo on Broque, who, from his Berlin exile, has created six fairly special new tracks. “Retroversion” is continuing the eclectic approach of the previous EPs, which always managed to bridge styles and sounds which otherwise would hardly appear in the same track. But, different to his prior releases, the warm and jazzy sounds have shifted into the background and only make occasional appearances, giving way to a darker and more industrial vibe. If one may want to use some old-fashioned stereotype, you could say that, after several years, the roughness of Berlin has finally won the upper hand over the sunny Italian homeland. In fact, the massive and distorted echo spaces of tracks like “Beaten Path” remind of Scuba’s long lost SUB:STANCE nights at Berghain, bridging between dub(step), techno and industrial. Surely, Lorenzo’s roots emerge occasionally, for instance, in the form of piano chords in “Back To Logic” or through playful electronica melodies in “Retroversion”, but it’s fair to say that this is not only Counterfly’s darkest but also his most mature release.


  1. retroversion
  2. back to logic
  3. under the shell
  4. flattened
  5. beaten path
  6. nobody hates parks
  7. Download .zip-file

artwork by Counterfly.
mixed by: Ale Pasquali (tracks n. 1, 2), Stefan Betke (tracks n. 3,5), Giovanni Ferliga (track n. 4), Counterfly (track 6).
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some feedback:

JOHN DIGWEED / BEDROCK RECORDS downloading – KEVIN JAMES / EXCLAIM CA, BADD PRESS Thanks, K. – MATTHIAS SPRINGER / MFSOUND, DIAMETRAL thanks – ELECTRIC RESCUE / SKRYPTOM, REX CLUB, ASTROPOLIS nice one !!! thanks – ANDREW WOWK / IN THE MIX, PULSE Amazing futuristic beats. I love this guy. Will play on my radio show – RIYAZ KHAN / VIBE 105.5FM like the leftfield electronics, dynamic atmospheres and intricately weaving rhythms – G02 / NXT RECORDINGS, NXT GRAVITY Nice release, thanks!! – MATTIA BESSERO / THE-ZONE.IT Thanks for the music! Support from The-Zone Radio! – BROTHER’S VIBE / RECOVERY TECH, SOM UNDERGROUND, KITTBALL, MOON HARBOUR Many favs here, nice works! – CARL CRAIG / PLANET-E dl 4 c2 thx! – DRO CAREY / BRAINCAMP, GRECO-ROMAN, HUM & BUZZ, TEMPAR SOUND, THE TRIOLOGY TAPES Cool, eclectic tracks here. Favourite is Flattened, thanks! – AURELIO CIANCIOTTA / WICKED STYLE full support – MARK EG / MEGAPOLIS 89.5FM, ALLEN & HEATH Superb! – CLARK DAVIS / DISTRICT66 / KAPUTT / WALL MUSIC / HAMBURG nice EP.,will try….thx – XIMO NOGUERA / NXT RECORDINGS, NXT GRAVITY Great release, thanks – RODERICH FABIAN / BAYERISCHER RUNDFUNK controverse – JAMIE STEVENS / BEDROCK, CHAMELEON RECORDS, MICROCASTLE Flattened is cool. Some really creative stuff here. – LERI AHEL / MUTANT DISCO RADIO SHOW AIRED ON PIOONER DJ RADIO, SPACE RADIOFM, MIXPEOPLEFM, DINAMOFM ETC Love „Under the shell“ – ROB HALL / SKAM superfly – CANNIBAL INK / EMERALD & DOREEN RECORDS, NEIN RECORDS, ROTTEN CITY RECORDS, MELOMANA, OMBRA Nice – JOENINE / THIRST4BEATS.COM such a good label expect a playlist very soon – CHRISTIAN TJABEN / BYTE.FM ok – T-SCALE / LOOSE LIPS Quality release! – GREGORY LION / CAVE CARLI RADIO playlist on cavecarliradio.com – MARC O’NEIL / SONUS FM / NIGHTPLAYERS / NIGHTLPRECORDS nice tracks