one of the best album in 2018 - skee masks endless search and fascination for fresh music, weed and burgers channeled into his own vision of sound. enjoy the ride through his second album, a detailed experimental universe of a young dedicated hustler. 2lp vinyl + dl code
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.
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
>a blink of an eye< is the long awaited successor with 10 tracks of future funk. ranging from the nastiness of >jump bugs< to the fragile beauty >ray & claire< its classic syclops all the way. produced by maurice fulton.
the journey continues. clone records continue with the re-issue series of the early catalogue of one of the most groundbreaking and influential techno acts ever. raw, uncompromising music made with soul and creativity that has always been the trademark of drexciya. this is the 4th release in the series and contains arguably some of their rarest and most astonishing tracks such as black sea, mantaray, hydro cubes and depressurization.
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.
formed in 2015, vanishing twin came together to make an exploratory record that marries oblique english pop with a palette of arkestral sounds. having previously released a string of conceptual cassettes under the name orlando, founder cathy lucas named the group after her vanishing twin, an identical sister absorbed in utero, when they were both still a cluster of cells.
the new album including 10 new tracks out september 4th 2017 worldwide on vinyl & cd on jam. we believe music shouldn not be explained or overanalyzed. we would rather avoid too many useless words. just press play and listen to it.
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.
honoring the roots and wires of detroits 909 and 303 sounds, flavio folco blends elements of hip-hop, electro, breakbeat techno, futuristic soul and funk music committed to the edge of post-acid house styles. an audio injection into the body-mind as we wave through the polyrhythmic ensemble of molecular beats and crisscrossed percussive patterns. on remix duty deadbeat who needs no introduction, and indigo raw ’s mirus.
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
max graef and julius conrad are ratgrave. electronic p-fusion from earth. recorded over a period of 3 years in different locations. stop wars and investors.” all tracks written, produced, mixed and performed by julius conrad and max graef additional efx by ludwig l. made on earth, recorded over a period of 3 years in different locations. stop wars and investors.
platform 23 presents the 2nd collection of songs selected from the alternative funk series released vox man and vp 231 records. originally appearing in 1985 across 1 vinyl and 2 cassette albums these cult collections have long been in collectors (and bootleggers) sights and finally see the first official reissue. as with volume 1 (pla023) the series covers the weird, wonderful, esoteric, exotic and quirky sound and puts them in a reset context that immediately gives clarity of the originals curation.
bucharest duo vinyl speed adjust return to visionquest. four tracks of the crystal structure/vsa bossmens signatur grooves, back & forth builds on the introspective motion and reputation of their previous visionquest eps retro and carpe diem: off & on is a tight weave of heavy atmospheres and swelling basslines, blue notes takes us up a gear thanks to a bassline that bumps with authority and a maze of rhythmic layers. deeper again we hit two more mystic moments: noek is deep, direct and driving while late shuffle flips the coin for a smouldering farewell. like all vinyl speed adjust eps it leaves you wanting more.
rekids regular markus suckut drops his third album entitled heaven is a state of mind this september. when not helming his own imprints, sckt and pattern research, the dusseldorf artist has been releasing on rekids since 2015 and is now a core member of the labels family. earlier this year saw the arrival of new life ep, a mesmerising release exemplary of the producer’s knack for making imaginative house and techno complete with a compelling groove. no stranger to the long player format having released two albums previously, markus suckut returns to radio slaves label with a quality nine-track album. from the word go suckuts album demonstrates his versatility as a musician, initiating with a beatless intro named escape, before breeze comes into play with its skipping percussion and loopy atmospherics. crunchy snares and crystalline synths make up suns out whilst future is not always bright drives forward with its sultry low-end, ethereal pads and sci-fi bleeps, leading into take a break and its medley of elaborate drums, living up to its name. above the clouds is comprised of intricate notes and soothing chords whilst the machinelike orchid features electro inspired melodies, contrasting to the albums title track, heaven is a state of mind, with its bumpy bass and warping textures. wonderland (version) is a ghostly acid cut which suitably closes the album
in 2015, tresor records welcomed shao yanpeng as the first chinese artist to contribute to the label’s catalogue. shao is based in beijing, china, where he has been making electronic music since 2002, and pursues his career as a producer and sound designer. tresor records is now proud to present shao’s new long player, doppler shift. meticulously built compositions, feverish synth journeys and suspenseful ascensions make up the signature sound of shao’s work, at times contemplative and expressive at others. doppler shift releases on 180g. vinyl lp, incl. a download code giving access to all titles plus 3 bonus.
new label alert! the inaugural release from the new la- based label, lemak records, has arrived. with a focus on new and upcoming talent as well as our favorite veterans, the label slides through hard and fast breaks, slowed down & spaced out minimal, with some electro-inspired heaters in-between. with a new label also comes a new collaboration. featuring music from the ferngully express, the latest project from miami stalwarts kyle parker (sports records) and goiz (red ember/metamorphic recordings), the ferngully express ep includes a selection of tracks that intertwines the two artists in a variety of ways. this first releases hits the spot for a lover of minimal, fast breaks, and some electro inspired bangers. a well-rounded release that offers music for any occasion, we hope you close your eyes and enjoy the the ferngully express ep. always with love, lemak records.