Komprezzor Versus A​.​R​.​M.

by Komprezzor

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We are very excited to welcome back Komprezzor and his first full length release with us. This album contains 9 tracks that were recorded live, in one take and with all hardware.

When you purchase the FULL album, you will receive a bonus Sample Pack containing loops and one shots from the album.


The exploration of sound has always been a hobby of mine. I remember being able to hear these melodies in my brain even since I found out about the existence of Techno 18 years ago. I was unable to render any of these ideas into the real world until I was introduced to the world of virtual Drum Machines and Synthesizers. At times it was extremely overwhelming as one can get lost in the sea of tools available to today’s producer.

You click a button and “BAM!” an SH-101 emulation is right there in front of you. However after time, I started to get bored with the tactless connection and repetitive task of utilizing a mouse and a few midi controllers. It simply didn't feel like I was able to establish a direct connection with what I was creating. In fact, sometimes it felt more like a job than inspirational creativity.

A short time later I came across an online article from Attack Magazine that hit me where it hurts. The name of the article was, “What Is [Live]? The New Generation of Live Techno.” This article really made me think about what I was doing. Specifically, my process of creating music. And more importantly, What Is Live? Using a laptop or playing the actual instruments my laptop was emulating? I new what path I needed to take.

At that moment, I started saving up some money. Simply put, I went for it and started purchasing gear. A Tempest, Octatrack and the new Roland AIRA line started filling the void. It instantly became more rewarding to be able to record the machines.

I started tweaking existing patches and the creation of A.R.M. (Analog Recorded Messages) was born.

This Album is the work of countless hours over several months. Every track was recorded in real time with some amazing moments and a few hiccups since there is no editing of individual sounds. Everything you hear was recorded in one take by these machines going into a Mackie Mixer and straight into a DAW (for recording purposes only).

Conceptually, I wanted to translate the arrival of this foreign object to our planet. From the point it determines its destination to the arrival on Earth. This is the interpretation of the creative idea hitting my being.

I was approached by Tim Vitek to release music with Grid Based Beats ever since the launch of his label. Tim is someone whom I respect for how balanced his creative side is with his daily life. Most of us simply can’t turn it off. However, his mastering skills and his artistic approach made me feel comfortable with releasing the album on his label. We talked about how to make this project different. We decided a perfect fit would be to release a special sample pack containing loops and one shots taken from songs on the album.
I really hope you enjoy the official first release of A.R.M.


"The machines are crying let them speak "


released September 15, 2015

Written and Produced by Komprezzor.

Artwork by Tim Vitek.

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