Wunderblock Band

About

Wunderblock is an electronic music project from Moscow, Russia. Three masterminds met up to create something new, all adding their different spice to the soup. Michael Teploff is known for his Ill Doggy releases on Salo Records, Berlin and as one half of Multipliar (the other half being Anton Kubikov a.k.a. SCSI-9) on the infamous Cologne imprint Trapez. Here he has teamed up with producer and multi-instrumentalist Igor Ivanov and DJ Vladimir Kochenov to push his own limits.

The result coming out of this creative pool is not only proof of outstanding handicraft skills, but also the combination of several disparate sources of influence, far beyond the expected minimal heroes. Pioneer composers within art music as well as film scores and visual artists have all played an indirect role in forming the Wunderblock sound - an eclectic mix of minimal techno, house and dub with a touch of ambience and a jazzy feel. The use of not only synths and drum-machines, but also live instruments like acoustic and electric guitars, live percussion and wind instruments, adds to the organic flavour.

Wunderblock team:
Igor Ivanov, Michael Teploff, Vladimir Kochenov, Michael Chernev, Alexey Smirnov.

Discography

[LABD217] Wunderblock / Arcuation - Schwarzkommando EP

Wunderblock / Arcuation - Schwarzkommando EP - Cover

Tracks:

  1. Wunderblock - Imipolex G
  2. Arcuation - Stopkran (Wunderblock Remix)
  3. Arcuation - Stopkran (Original Mix)
  4. Wunderblock - Schwarzkommando

Tracks 1, 4 are composed & produced by Wunderblock (Michael Teploff & Vladimir Kochenov).
Tracks 2, 3 are composed & produced by Arcuation (Michael Chernev).
Track 2 is remixed by Michael Teploff for Wunderblock.
Recorded at Principi Di Musica, Moscow, Russia in 2013.
Mastered by Pat Coefficient.

Label: Labrynth. Cat.No.: LABD217. Format: Digital. Out 11 April 2014.



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[WR004] Lazyfish / Wunderblock - Re:Works

Lazyfish / Wunderblock “Re:Works” Cover

Tracks:

  1. Lazyfish - My Toys (Wunderblock Remix)
  2. Lazyfish - Minima(Wunderblock Remix)
  3. Wunderblock / Arcuation - Red (Lazyfish Remix)
  4. Lazyfish - Cantinua (Original Mix)

Tracks 1, 2, 4 are composed & produced by Alexander Potekhin.
Tracks 1, 2 are remixed by Michael Teploff.
Track 3 is composed & produced by Michael Teploff & Michael Chernev, remixed by Alexander Potekhin.
Recorded in Moscow, Russia, in 2014.
Mastered by Energun in Minsk, Belarus.
Artwork by Lazyfish & Magicbelka.

Label: Wunderblock Records. Cat.No.: WR004. Format: Digital. Out 28 March 2014.

The Moscow-based producer Alexander Potekhin a/k/a Lazyfish is known not only for his outstanding and experimental works for such labels as Trapez or Kanzleramt's sublabel K2O, but also as one of the best sound designers of Native Instruments software company. Actually his innovative developments for NI Reaktor or Traktor have an influence on the sound of the whole electronic music world from the late 90's till now...
Now we have a compilation of some techno remixes on him from Wunderblock, and also Lazyfish remix for an old Wunderblock / Arcuation track "Red" and his original dub track "Cantinua".

Played and supported by Laurent Garnier, Josh Wink, Xhin, Eric Cloutier, Freddie K, Electric Indigo, Ness, Drumcell, Takaaki Itoh, Ryuji Takeuchi, Scam., Energun, Kwartz, Scalameriya, Arnaud Le Texier, Concrete Djz, Angel Molina, Rivet, Chris Colburn and more...

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[WR003] Wunderblock - Menthol Destruction

Wunderblock “Menthol Destruction” Cover

Tracks:

  1. Menthol Destruction (Original Mix)
  2. Menthol Destruction (Acrobdubedit)
  3. Gibakho
  4. Shaboldope

Composed & produced by Wunderblock (Igor Ivanov & Michael Teploff).
Track 2 and 4 are co-produced by Vladimir Kochenov.
Recorded at Principi Di Musica, Moscow, in 2013.
Mastered by Michael Hank in Berlin, Germany.
Artwork by Magicbelka.

Label: Wunderblock Records. Cat.No.: WR003. Format: Digital. Out 24 February 2014.

The third release by Wunderblock's label offers a dark psychedelic techno trip on the edge between irony and madness.

Played and supported by Oscar Mulero, Tommy Four Seven, Luke Slater, Ben Sims, Norman Nodge, Inigo Kennedy, DJ Hyperactive, Developer, Takaaki Itoh, Tom Bonaty, Deepbass, Héctor Oaks, SNTS, Drumcell, Submerge, Moerbeck, Juho Kusti Karhunen, Ness, Ryuji Takeuchi, Unam Zetineb, Patrick DSP, Kwartz, Lakker, Dr.Hoffmann, Mas Teeveh, ad.lib, The Clairvoyants, Javier Orduña and more...

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[WR002] Wunderblock / Arcuation - Mangup

Wunderblock “Mangup EP” Cover

Tracks:

  1. Curve Mirror
  2. Elle-Burun
  3. 101
  4. Mangup

Composed & produced by Wunderblock & Arcuation (Michael Teploff & Michael Chernev) in Moscow and Kimry, Russia, in 2013.
Mastered by Michael Hank in Berlin, Germany.
Artwork by Magicbelka.

Label: Wunderblock Records. Cat.No.: WR002. Format: Digital. Out 13 January 2014.

Mangup is a mountain in Crimea, Ukraine. This is a local point of spiritual practice and, esoterically said, "a Place of Power". Wunderblock in collaboration with Michael Chernev a.k.a. Arcuation present a sound interpretation of their own spiritual experience on Mangup: an adventure from the hypnotic techno mover "Elle-Burun" (Hellenic Cape, turk.), through dubby breaks of "Curve Mirror" and "101", to the peak of the title track, "Mangup".

Played and supported by Chris Liebing, Norman Nodge, DJ Emerson, NX1, Tom Bonaty, Deepbass, Ness, Max_M, Exium, Etapp Kyle, Attemporal, Arnaud Le Texier, Juho Kusti, Victor Martinez, Kwartz, Tadeo, I/Y, Steve Kuehl, Ryuji Takeuchi, Javier Orduna, Vincent de Wit, Hector Oaks, SNTS, Cio D'Or, Joton and more…

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[WR001] Wunderblock - Red Oktober

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Tracks:

  1. Red Oktober (Rumbadub)
  2. Wood People (Acrobdub)
  3. Red Oktober (Arcuation Dub)

Composed & produced by Igor Ivanov, Michael Teploff & Vladimir Kochenov.
Track 3 is remixed by Michael Chernev a.k.a. Arcuation.
Recorded at Principi Di Musica, Moscow, in 2013.
Mastered by Michael Hank in Berlin, Germany.
Artwork by Roman Sht. & Magicbelka.

Label: Wunderblock Records. Cat.No.: WR001. Format: Digital. Out 22 November 2013.

Red Oktober is related to the terrible and bloody events in Russia’s history – Great October Revolution (1917) and the subsequent Civil War. So the music of that EP shows those dark, disturbing and depressive moods that are coming around the Russian society nowadays too… Red Oktober (Rumbadub) is a dub techno monster with dark swirling textures and deep stomping bass drum. Wood People (Acrobdub) with its breaky dub techno beats and subliminal harmony continues to build the pressure. And the dub-ambient remix of Red Oktober by Arcuation (very talented but little-known producer Michael Chernev) is becoming the true psychedelic culmination of the EP…

Played and supported by Norman Nodge, Inigo Kennedy, Tom Bonaty, Deepbass, Ness, Claudio PRC, Dimi Angelis, Cassegrain, Max_M, Exium, Henning Baer, Angel Molina, Eric Cloutier, Arnaud Le Texier, Juho Kusti, Steve Kuehl, Thomas Hessler, Mattias Fridell, Ryuji Takeuchi, Nihad Tule, Javier Orduna, Vincent de Wit, Hector Oaks, SNTS and more…

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[FR018] Wunderblock - ESOD EP

Wunderblock “ESOD EP” Cover

Tracks:

  1. Bonbon (Dachadub)
  2. Easy Time
  3. ESOD (Purimix)
  4. ESOD (Chris Manura Dark Energy Mix)
  5. Sheezzy (Squezzy Mix)

Written & produced by Igor Ivanov & Michael Teploff in Moscow & Kimry, Russia, in 2012.
Track 4 is remixed by Chris Manura.
Mastered by Michael Hank.

Label: FormResonance. Cat.No.: FR018. Format: Digital. Out 01 October 2013.

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[FTD028] Wunderblock - Melange EP

Wunderblock “Melange EP” Cover

Tracks:

  1. Melange Part 1
  2. Melange Part 2
  3. Melange Part 3
  4. Melange Part 4
  5. Melange Part 5

Written & produced by Igor Ivanov & Michael Teploff in Moscow & Kimry, Russia, in 2012.
Track 4 is co-produced by Alexey Smirnov a.k.a. Tonik.
Mastered by Marcus Schmidt.

Label: Farbton Records. Cat.No.: FTD028. Format: Digital. Out 1 September 2013.

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[KTMD006] Wunderblock - Rain

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Tracks:

  1. Rain Part 1
  2. Rain Part 2
  3. Rain Part 3
  4. Nef
  5. Melting

Written & produced by Igor Ivanov in Kimry, Russia, in 2012.
Mastered by Michael Teploff.

Label: Ketama Records. Cat.No.: KTMD006. Format: Digital. Out 13 May 2013.

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[FR013] Wunderblock - Dreemov Jazz

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Tracks:

  1. Exodus Part 1
  2. Exodus Part 2
  3. Dillinger is Dead
  4. The Fall
  5. Diamond Smoke
  6. Volga Dawn Part 1
  7. Melosong
  8. Breathless
  9. Volga Dawn Part 2
  10. Atma

Written & produced by Ivan Dreemov (a.k.a. Igor Ivanov) in Kimry, Russia, during 2010-2011.
Recorded & pre-mastered by Michael Teploff.
Mastered by Michael Hank.

Label: FormResonance. Cat.No.: FR013. Format: Digital/CD. Out 22 March 2012.

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[HR007] Wunderblock - Hawt EP

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Tracks:

  1. Hawt
  2. Pivot
  3. Hawt (Vadim Lankov Remix)
  4. Dopedub

All traxx composed & produced by Wunderblock (Igor Ivanov & Michael Teploff).
Track 3 remixed by Vadim Lankov.
Mastered by BarBQ.

Label: Human Resources. Cat.No.: HR007. Format: Digital. Out 05 February 2012.

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[FTD023] Wunderblock - Eskimos EP

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Tracks:

  1. Eskimos Pt1
  2. Eskimos Pt2
  3. Eskimos Pt3
  4. Eskimos Pt4

All traxx composed & produced by Wunderblock (Igor Ivanov & Michael Teploff).
Mastered by Marcus Schmidt.

Label: Farb-Ton Records. Cat.No.: FTD023. Format: Digital. Out 09 January 2012.

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[FR007] Wunderblock - Become Free EP

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Tracks:

  1. Become Free
  2. Kaffel Rmx
  3. Buddy
  4. Safari Dub

All traxx composed & produced by Wunderblock (Igor Ivanov, Michael Teploff & Vladimir Kochenov).
Mastered by Michael Hank.

Label: FormResonance. Cat.No.: FR007. Format: Digital. Out 23 February 2011.

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[ER121] Wunderblock - Rio EP

Wunderblock “Rio” Cover

Tracks:

  1. Rio (Free Love Mix)
  2. Rio (After The Carnival Mix)
  3. Rio (January Heat Mix)
  4. Rio (Spring Spirit Mix)
  5. Rioutro

All traxx composed & produced by Wunderblock (Igor Ivanov & Michael Teploff).

Label: Erase Records. Cat.No.: ER121. Format: Digtal. Out 09 July 2010.

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[ASTOR006] Wunderblock - Act!

Wunderblock “Act!” Cover

Tracks:

  1. Act 1
  2. Act 2
  3. Octopussy
  4. Cleo
  5. Act 3 (Where Is The Baas?!)

All traxx composed & produced by Wunderblock (Igor Ivanov, Michael Teploff & Vladimir Kochenov).

Label: Astor Bell. Cat.No.: ASTOR006. Format: Digital. Out 05 May 2009.

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The concept & the logo by Roman Sht.