lazybones is the debut ep from a new character in town, gene on earth. he awakens in the hazy sunlight of his own world, heading towards the horizon on the road to everywhere and nowhere all at once. once a monochrome existence, he s found himself now in submerged in a vivid technicolour dream world. wherever it leads, he ll find out soon enough.
die zweite veröffentlichung auf ninih ist ein paket mit persönlichen geschichten von amsterdams eversines, die die sounds des ninih-labels wirklich faszinieren. er fertigt meisterhaft dicht geschichtete und grübelnde soundscapes in der gesamten ep, spricht begeisterte zuhörer an und begeistert dancefloors. Übertragungen tiefer, wirbelnder, kosmischer synthesen koexistieren mit ominösen eindringlichen echos, während verzerrte akkorde in und aus dem fokus geraten. waffentechnische experimentalelektronik springt in einer flut harter tritte wie ein raumschiff durch ein asteroidenfeld, bevor es wieder auf ätherisches tempo drosselt.
oh süße melancholie. jascha hagen ist zurück für laut & luise und nimmt alles in den griff. a touch of cold water erzählt von minimalismus und bewusstsein, sorgfältig platzierten und gut definierten elementen.
light in the attic’s japan archival series continues with kankyo ongaku: japanese ambient, environmental & new age music 1980-1990, an unprecedented overview of the country’s vital minimal, ambient, avant-garde, and new age music – what can collectively be described as kankyō,,,,, ongaku, or environmental music.
repress 2018 .. with the benefit of almost zero british press attention, clubroots selftitled debut cd gained quite a cult following last year, with plenty of enthused chat on message boards like dubstep forum, while both mary anne hobbs and rob booth commissioned clubroot mixes for their respective (and much respected) radio shows. his sound is often compared favourably with burials more atmospheric sequences, and with a similar air of annonymity characterising his public (non) profile, he seems already to be attracting an audience who betray a certain obsessiveness in their listening habits
how much do you really know about nina kraviz? shes a russian techno dj, an accomplished producer, one of dance music’s breakthrough names of the last five years. true enough, but theres so much more to her story than that. shes one of electronic musics most interesting characters, someone who has stuck to her musical guns since day one, someone who has wide-ranging roots that run deep in the past, yet shes also the embodiment of the future. her signature sound is a raw blend of house and techno with a very acidic feel. if that feels very now, kraviz has a lot to do with it, which is why she was asked to mix the latest instalment of !k7’s landmark ‘dj kicks’ series.
the first vinyl release on abandoned audio, the new sub-label from 31337 records, ezekiel honig‘s ‘a film of string & wood‘ continues his form of refracted, geographically oriented, electroacoustics. sitting in a background of field recordings and incidental real-world objects, textured piano and horns act as cement for chunky, yet subdued rhythms that fall over themselves and snap back into place. warm, looming tonal progressions remain incredibly intimate and focused while retaining an expansiveness of space, a perfect metaphor for honig’s music on the whole – personal and specific while intersecting with something more universal. throughout its five tracks, ‘a film of string & wood‘ stretches and pulls its melodies, weaving them through each blocky snare, each bassy kick drum phrase, with a heart and mind that hearkens to a different time, memory-tinged with a nostalgia for a moment that is yet to pass. pressed on sturdy 180 gram vinyl and featuring artwork/design by ezekiel honig.
BEYOND THE CLOUDS / BEYOND THE SEQUENCE LIVE IN JAPAN
12" Vinyl UK18.08.16
* beyond the clouds* was recorded from a live session near the heart of detroit using hand crafted modular synthesizers, analog devices and custom made effects units. remastered by ron murphy @ nsc mastering, detroit, usa shortly before he passed away, his memory will live in our hearts forever. in this live version of cv313s classic, the modular recordings were separated, dissected in the mix and dubbed out with a litany of analog effects. during this performance there was a mystical element in the air, strobe lights, vaporous gas and electric dreams. a connection felt with the dancers, a groove beyond a groove, it is that magical essence of japan. this was a night to remember, recorded live in tokyo with love. during the closing moments, the ghostly ambiance faded, the smoke cleared and beyond the sequence was born. remastered by bazza @ alchemy studio, london. uk
(2018 repress) re-release eines absoluten warp-katalog-highlights: das legendäre * the other people place* album (2001) von james stinson, eine hälfte der detroiter formation drexciya, der kurz nach veröffentlichung verstarb. * lifestyles of the laptop café* , mit seiner atemberaubender schönheit, wärme und emotionalität, gehört zu den beeindruckendsten meilensteinen des detroit techno-genres und inspirierte spätere deep house-werke von omar s, jus-ed und moodymann sowie moderne uk/us bass-künstler wie actress und kyle hall. schwarzes doppel-vinyl mit download-code.
route 8 back to his techno project q3a dropping some heavy grooving tracks! a year after his last release on delsin, the talented hungarian producer is back with four more cuts of techno and electro excellence, club tracks that ooze atmosphere and intriguing details. the nameless place kicks off with a tense and tangled techno track that is urgent and slick as is hurries on through damp underground caverns. the very end of you completely flips the script and is a slow motion bit of dub. with only sparse kick drums, the focus is on the cavernous pads that smear in huge arcs as watery droplets and heavenly chords add to the brain soothing effect. temple of retribution is back to techno, this time with loose, jumbled percussion and clipped drums cantering along at high speed. again it s roomy stuff with no real edge, the deva station drops into house mode, wriggling drums and distant vocal cries finished off with some classic detroit keys. it s a high tech, soulful track that closes out a diverse and devastating ep.
earlier this year daphni (aka caribou, aka dan snaith) released a very special fabriclive mix made up of 23 original, unreleased daphni tracks and four new daphni edits to widespread critical acclaim. today he has followed up with the announcement that he ll be releasing a new full-length album, joli mai, on 6 october (nb vinyl coming later.) comprised of extended versions of the tracks from the mix as well as new, unreleased track vulture
maciej banasik has been releasing plenty of music as mb as well as docetism since 2012, but this release on silent season marks the first time the prolific artist s music has been committed to wax. in true silent season style the mood is consistently haunting, leading in with the foggy pulse of dentario enneaphyllidis fagetum i before the second part of the piece heads off into pure swelling drone. querco pinetum i is a different kind of droning techno that comes loaded with cinematic poise, but it makes for a natural partner to the a side. the second part of that piece drifts into calming field recordings of birds and shapeless synth swells of a truly majestic nature.
double vinyl release, including download code and 12x12 inch foto book.
for the past two years, nils frahm has been building a brand new studio in berlin to make his 7th studio album titled all melody, which will be released on january 26th, 2018 via erased tapes, before nils embarks on his first world tour since 2015.
since the day nils first encountered the impressive studio of a family friend, he had envisioned to create one of his own at such a large scale. fast forward to the present day and nils is now the proud host of saal 3, part of the historical 1950s east german funkhaus building beside the river spree. it is here where he has spent most of his time deconstructing and reconstructing the entire space from the cabling and electricity to the woodwork, before moving on to the finer elements, building a pipe organ and creating a mixing desk all from scratch with the help of his friends. this is somewhere music can be nurtured and not neglected, and where he can somewhat fulfil his pursuit of presenting music to the world as close to his imagination as possible.
terekke drifts gracefully onto music from memory with a long player of looping ambient pad pressure. big tip! the recording of improvisational loops began in 2012 during yoga classes at body actualized center in nyc. in the spirit of past new age or minimal music, it aims to open up a space within the room giving the listener a chance to explore inward or outward. it was recorded using a digital synthesizer, reverb, and looper. terekke, january 2018
biosphere is the main recording name of geir jenssen, a norwegian musician who has released a notable catalogue of ambient electronic music. he is well known for his works on ambient techno and arctic themed pieces, his use of music loops, and peculiar samples from sci-fi sources. his 1997 album substrata was voted by the users of the hyperreal website in 2001 as the best all-time classic ambient album. the hilvarenbeek recordings are based on field recordings from the dutch farm biologische boerderij t schop in hilvarenbeek. the work was commissioned by incubate festival in tilburg.
emile facey (plant43) has been at the forefront of electronic for more than twelve years. during that time the british producer has released on a host of seminal labels, expanding his style and sound in new directions. although plant43 is typically classified as a purveyor of electro, behind those driving rhythms and steely percussion a tenderness has always been present, an emotion expressed in lilting melodies and complex harmonies. it is these melodies and harmonies that come into focus on plant43s debut ambient album. on from deep streams is a rich and textured tapestry of synth work, a soundtrack that organically unfurls from nightime woodland walks and city stargazing to mindful solitude. the eight tracks offer the listener a calming journey into stillness, an excursion through gentle audio currents and a moment to pause and take in an inspiring vista of sound. recorded over the space of 3 months, this album gives the quiet, the subtle and the sometimes underappreciated centre stage whilst casting light on yet another side of emile faceys ever-evolving musi