144 | tim susa – 1982

Tim Susa’s sound on his recent album is as personal as its title, which marks the year of Tim Susa’s birth. His debut album 1982 seem to be no less than a monument, dedicated to his very personal journey through techno history. It is unmistakable that Tim’s heart beats especially for the heyday of dark shuffled techno throughout the 90s. Produced on a mix of analog and digital devices, the tracks revel in the sound of dancefloor legends like Dave Clarke, whose Red series seems to reminisce more than once on the album, Luke Slater or Gez Varley. The latter’s minimalist proto-anthem „Quo Vadis“ seems to resonate again and again, too. Like Tim, the tracks seem to feel most at home on dark, foggy and strobe lighted dancefloors. Moments of deepness keep popping up though, as tracks like “A Feather” show, that reach already out into the current millennium. In a similar vein, the wonderfully industrial-tinged electro beats of „Leaf Blower“ spread a lot of industrial dancefloor confusion without having to resort to a straight bass drum. In between retrofuturism, history lessons and techno old school, 1982 always manages to simultaneously look ahead and make you want to go back in time.


  1. synthopia
  2. a feather
  3. lysithea
  4. wolking around
  5. leaf blower
  6. old blacksmiths see saw
  7. sour grapes
  8. miss conscience smitten
  9. toes
  10. thelysit
  11. doriain
  12. tong
  13. Download .zip-file

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JU / UPPERBERRY Dope =) – NORI / CLUBBERIA, DISK UNION, INTER FM, TIME OUT TOKYO, WAX POETICS JAPAN, BNANA.JP, POSIVISION, nice one!! – MARC O’NEIL / SONUS FM / NIGHTPLAYERS / NIGHTLPRECORDS nice sound – AURELIO CIANCIOTTA / WICKED STYLE full support… – MARKANTONIO / 1605, ALCHEMY, IMPACT MECHANICS, LOOSE RECORDINGS Downloading for Markantonio, thanks for the music ! – LIQUID SKY / SONUS FM / FILTERED VISIONS well done – MAETRIK / MACEO PLEX / MOTHERSHIP, DUMB UNIT, CROSSTOWN REBELS, TREIBSTOFF Downloaded for Maceo Plex/Mariel Ito, thanks for the music! – DAVID STRAUSS / EX BERLINER ! – CARL CRAIG / PLANET-E dl 4 erno thx! – JOHN DIGWEED / BEDROCK RECORDS downloading – SLAM ORDE / SOMA RECORDS Thanx – HARRY RUFFNER / NOICE! Nice work – MIXMAG ASIA / MIXMAG ASIA some great tracks here – ILARIO ALICANTE / COCOON RECORDINGS, ALPHAHOUSE, BOSCONI, PRISM Downloading for Ilario Alicante, thanks for the music! – THE FUSED WIRELESS PROGRAMME / THE FUSED WIRELESS PROGRAMME That’s better… – STEVEN GOSZMANN / RADIO FUNKWERK, MUSICLOVERZ so gooood – RICHIE HAWTIN / MINUS downloaded for r hawtin – LARS TUNCAY / PERSONA NON GRATAM MDR1 excited – DAVID ABRAVANEL / CDM LINK love the Gez Varley comparison – he’s a massively underappreciated techno hero for me! – DUBIKS STAFF / DUBIKS We will support, Spin on Connectfm (Tracks of the Week) podcast & Dubiks Spotify Playlist – RODERICH FABIAN / BAYERISCHER RUNDFUNK phoney – BARRCODE / BACKSEAT MAFIA So infectious from start to finish. Look forward to promoting in future mixes. Thanks. – ROB ZILE / BRAIN FOOD RADIO (KISS FM) / BRAIN FOOD RECORDS great deep tunes – STUART BRUCE / CHAIN DLK Downloading for possible review on ChainDLK.com – STÉPHANE CHAMBORD / RADIO RESONANCE („DEEJAY ACADEMY“ RADIO SHOW) Un album agréable car éclectique. Repérages : Lysithea / Wolking Arround / Old Blacksmith´s See Saw – RIYAZ KHAN / VIBE 105.5FM nicely crafted release ! – NOAH PRED / THOUGHTLESS, BIOTOP, HIGHGRADE Nice one, looking forward to a deeper listen – thanks. – PATRICK SELZER solides Techno Album – PHILIP DOWNEY / SWOON, PASTLESSONFUTURETHEORIES BLOG like synth, feature, lysithea, working, conscience, theo, tong, could try some on radio. – LUKE STOKES / WLUW ABSTRACT SCIENCE, DEEZAL RECORDS A feather – WALTER PUYET / MAXXIMUM.FR good – CHRIS LOXTON / FIRE superb music – DMUX / TRANSCULENT RECORDINS/ SUBSENSORY RECORDINGS Nice range of quality sounds here. Thank you for the great release. – ERIC LOUIS / DEVILISH AFFAIR Synthopia for me – G02 / HXAGRM RECORDS Nice release, thanks! – MIKE HERON / BTE RECORDS, BTE PODCAST great tracks! – VIALOCAL / AUDIOPHILE DEEP, SNKE OF SUNCLOCK, VIALOCAL RECORDINGS, SCIENCE CULT Thanks a lot for the promo, much appreciated! – ANDREY SIROTKIN / CYCLIC NUMBERS Leaf blower and Toes are niiiiice! – VICTOR SANTANA / DJ MAG ES Good Music. Wolking Arround is for me, Gracias. – ERICK GASCA / CLUB FURIES It is certainly a very personal album, full of knowledge and feelings. Many sounds, many atmospheres, many atmospheres: sweet, happy, wild, powerful, raver, clubbing, nostalgic. A whole range at our disposal. Sensational. Supported. Thanks for sharing your music with us. – TEN IN NAME / TEN IN NAME Very nice album! Especially like „Theolysit“. Thanks! – CHRIS MAICO SCHMIDT AKA MIKE S. / EVOSONIC RADIO GMBH I integrate the tracks into our live stream automation at Evosonic Radio. – SIMON IDDOL / AUDIOPORN CENTRAL, MOARRR nice one – LUPE CARRAZA / GREATEST HITS INTERNATIONAL yea – TAKKYU ISHINO / KOMA MUSIK cool techno album – BOYD SCHIDT / SMOG SERIES Tim Susa – Old Blacksmith´s See Saw – DANIEL TROBERG / DUBLAB, ELEKTRON, ERASE MUSIC sounds awesome – CITY OF HUNGRY GHOSTS / BEAT IMPRINT solid – WERNER NIEDERMEIER / BIOTOP, AYEKO, RUE DE PLAISANCE, BROQUE Nice album. Synthopia amd Miss Conscience especially! – JON FREER / FREER SOUNDS Nice and varied! – DOWNER/SCHIST / 99.9 BAY FM/THOUGHTLESS MUSIC/NEW KANADA Solid release from Tim Susa, providing a transdimensional mind-warp of an album! ‚Lysithea‘ stands out at the moment but from A to B this one flows… – MIX FEED / MIX FEED AGENCY Solid album!! thank you – WESLOCHAN / WESLOCHAN RECORDINGS/WESLOCHAN TECHNO SESSIONS Theolysit gives the Richie Hawtin vibe LIKE – ATHEB / RAUSCHZEIT mild but wild mixed cure against music sickness – varied, faster, slower, is there any beat at all?, electronics&tech – I like this a lot, 4/5 tracks #3, #5, #7 & #8 r my favs :)