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Approved: Benjamin Damage

By | Published on Monday 21 September 2015

Benjamin Damage

Back in July, Berlin label 50Weapons announced that it will close later this year, after reaching its target of 50 single releases since launching a decade ago. That final single will come from founders Modeselektor on 18 Dec, but the label’s very last album release comes this week in the form of the third LP from producer Benjamin Damage, ‘Obsidian’.

He says of the record: “‘Obsidian’ is a collection of fragmented memories from all the music I’ve ever liked, distorted and restructured into a full length techno record. A purely personal project and the end of an era with 50Weapons”.

And it definitely is a great finale long player for the label. As he says, it’s a techno album at heart, but it’s more than that too, drawing in influences from all over dance music and twisting them into his own sound. Damage has certainly come a long way since his first release with Doc Daneeka just five years ago.

Check out the final track on the final 50Weapon album (though hopefully not the last we hear from Benjamin Damage), ‘Trickster’, here: