Koln, Germany’s new-electro duo Third Electric powered are Gregor Lutterman (Rootpowder) and Andreas Bolz (Bolz Bolz). The set released stark, minimal, decidedly un-retro-sounding 808-structured electro motivated by early German, Detroit, and NY artists. Although they are involved with two CD produces up to now (Electrecord 100, independently Electrecord label, renamed Electrochord in 1998; and Electrecord 2000, released via Studio room K7), the majority of their materials has made an appearance in 12-inches form on the price of roughly several per year since Electrecord formed in 1995. Though timbrally restrained, paths such as for example “126.96.36.199.,” “Tele-Funken” and “Soft Defeat” are not simplistic, evolving gradually through complex rhythmic patterns and ultra-clean, frequently dark digital textures. Furthermore with their Electrecord/Electrochord materials, Lutterman and Bolz also released even more straightforward techno on the Formic Information label and also have added songs to compilations from Technology Town, Spelunk, and Detroit label Ersatz Sound (house to Le Car). Bolz Bolz also released several solo 12-ins, including “32nd Lesson” on Ersatz Sound as well as the “Music” remix 12-in . on Electrecord/Electrochord sublabel, Globe.