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
attention b- stock- cover with seam split (on the border) - 2nd album by vril on delsin records. a deep excursion for mind and body, combining his trademark dub techno grooves with experimental ambient trips
​,,​,,introducing paris-based contemporary sculptor and music maker erwan sene joining the exponential unknown precept roster. gathering pieces thought of as little narratives for his debut release, not without a bit french irony around the concept of work, i heard you laughing wavers towards mechanical repetition and something more outdated at times. purposely slowing down the tempo to fit the apparent redundancy of an industrial environment and its steadily running engines. an eroded atmosphere of sorts, analogous to the smokestacks emanating from factory chimneys. accentuating the ambiguity of a wild thought which is hard to grasp. despite its machine-driven aspect, sene primary questions the difficulty to manage one s life stuck in a primitive mindset, making intuitive associations in a grid pattern. carbon copy music for the tangled minds out there, leaving room for nothing but sedated feelings.
om:nia is a record label for artists we believe in to release a wide variety of music, everything from psychedelic jazz to drum & bass, threading a flow and feeling which will connect all the sonics together.
our first release is by one of our favourite artists and genius musician, stl. we spoke to stephan in great length about our concept and idea for the label, after some time he sent us these specific tracks. manoeuvring along dubby and dusty grooves, with dreamy melancholic ambient textures and a epic 17 minute -untitled dubscape-. this record is as much to dance too in a club as it is to listen too at home.
file under: mystical, ambient, dub, house, adventures
limited 2018 repress on smoke blue vinyl.
on the heels of his critically acclaimed debut full-length >bad vibes<, shlohmo embarks deeper into darker realms on his latest venture self-described as night time backyard noises, >vacation< builds on the aesthetic shlohmo established with mixes for fact and fader, in which broken cassette tapes and warped found sounds melded into melodic beats packed with veiled emotion and latent mystery. from >the way u do< verges on r&b pop, to the enigmatic >wen uuu<, which simultaneously pulls at the heartstrings with a quavering vocal sample while churning forward in a passionate, indisputable groove, and the pastoral >rained the whole time<, which takes cues from the ubiquitous burial, this is a poignant set of originals. a stellar cast of remixers: nicholas jaar, teebs, airhead, salva and groundislava, contribute to take >vacation< to the next level.
MUSLIMGAUZE RE-MIXES (LP IN RED & BLUE HAND SCREEN PRINTED SLEEVE)
12" Vinyl UK06.04.17
repress alert: continuing to do great service to reissue culture, emotional rescue this time look to the nigh-on insurmountable back catalogue of late manchester-based producer muslimgauze, whose influence can be tangibly heard in the likes of shackleton. suns of arqa were equally enamoured with fusing the haunting qualities of middle eastern music with other styles, in their own case dub, and so their selection to remix a whole host of muslimgauze tracks made perfect sense. now the engrossing and otherworldly jaunt through distant lands enjoys a plush new vinyl release on which to truly enjoy the mixture of soothing and savage sounds.
*the shakes* is matthew herberts first album under the name herbert since 2006s dark orchestral disco fantasy *scale* (k7!). the album deals with intensely personal issues such as raising young children against a backdrop of an increasingly unstable world and, amongst other things, utilizes the sound of used bullets and shells from ebay as part of its soundscape. herbert himself suggests that the record can be seen as a treatise on how *music helps to motivate, provide respite and divert us from the challenges of the everyday* and that it is *electronic music for the soul*.
the double vinyl lp comes in gatefold sleeve and includes a download code for the full album plus 4 bonus mixes.
deadly groovin monster! slow tempo tracks for body & mind, featuring the swedish pairing of dorisburg and efraim kent, and esteemed japanese selector dj nobu, offering a rare original production, on the a-side. the flip have a beautiful cut from iori, called upon once again. completing the set is italian duo naturalelectronic.system. with an awaited classy production.
stasis005 is another vinyl issue of elysia crampton s digital work, following stasis003, the bound adam 2011 7inch. it is the first pressing of the light that you gave me to see you, originally released under the name e+e. the arrangements were conceived between 2011 and 2012, and the l.p. was finally assembled in 2013, while the artist was homeless in los angeles, california. this edition also includes a previously unreleased bonus track, troll song, which originates from the same period. as with bound adam 2011, the art is by felix lee, and the master is by brandon hocura.
having worked with the likes of don cherry and laurie anderson, there s little doubting the credentials of ramuntcho matta. emotional rescue have tapped him up for some truly outernational jams that sport african percussion, skronky jazz tones and an engaging minimalism that s hard to resist. the fretless bass and exotic animal cries of -ecoute- are especially appealing, while the squelchy sound design in -o clapo- may well do funny things to all who hear it. it s a startlingly original record that serves as a perfect introduction to a lesser known figure in leftfield music with a great heritage behind him.
dutch producer and live act conforce is back with autonomous , a fifth artist album and the latest in his long relationship with delsin records. conforce is boris bunnik, a producer who explores the deepest realms of dub, house, techno and electro under many different names. his conforce alias is where his most club orientated material comes from and this new nine track album finds the transcendent label boss producing dark syntheses inspired by his hometown and harbour city, rotterdam, and its automated industries. a masterfully conceptual album that really paints a vivid picture of a harbour as heard from deep down in the depths.
copenhagens echocord colour returns this mid november with brendom moellers magic city ep, featuring four originals from the new york based artist. brendon moeller has long been a purveyor of authentic dub-infused techno since stepping onto the scene via his 2006 sweetspot / humpback ep via echocord and has since gone on to release on reputable imprints such as third ear, kimochi sound, delsin’s ann aimee, mule musiq and of course his very own steadfast. here though moeller makes a welcome return to where it all began with some fresh material for echocords colour sub- label. caravan takes the lead on the release and in typical brendon moeller fashion were treated to densely layered dub chords, throbbing subs and expansive atmospherics whilst robust drums drive the composition along. magic city’ follows and ups the energy levels even further with pounding industrial drums layered underneath billowing dub stabs and eerie drones. ‘magic city in dub’ follows and as the name suggests offers up a reduced take on the composition, dropping the tempo and shining light on the billowing echoes of the original whilst stirring in some off-kilter rhythsm and additional processing for good measure. lastly,departure closes the package, with haunting synth drones, bumpy rhythms and murky vocals wandering throughout the seven-minute composition
die inspiration für sein neues album -mirapolis- bezog der französische produzent rone seiner leidenschaft für den filmklassiker -metropolis- sowie seinem wunsch, kultregisseur michel gondry zu treffen, der für rone das albumcover entwarf. das ergebnis ist ein cineastisches meisterwerk, an dessen entstehung eine vielzahl von prominenten gastmusikern teilnahm, darunter john stanier (battles), bryce dessner (the national), die französische death-metal-band vacarme band, avantgardist gaspar claus, us-slam-poet saul williams, baxter dury (sohn des legendären ian dury), die israelische elektronikerin noga erez sowie blonde redhead-sängerin kazu makino.
2018 repress with tripple gatefold cover + unique time stamp + double sided 12inch inlay . >raw as fuck autistic star trek 1987- misty forests- x-files,- detroit unicorn futurism made on cheap ass digital & analog crap synthesizers recorded in a ragtag bedroom studio on a teac vhx cassettedeck in dolby c with an unintelligible yet soulfull vivacity< legowelt
restive plaggona recently released a brand new studio effort - a full-length album featuring 10 original tracks and a remix from ancestral voices, with a dark and melancholic twist, as the title of the project might imply. connected by a commonality of despair, nostalgia and desolation, restive plaggona elevated these elements into its maturity. at its core, each track has a soul-stirring significance, and is embalmed by titles that fringes on a political dimension.
steve pepes danza moderna takes cues of all manuel cascones musical experiences (from no wave to weird pop, from sound scores to abstract ethno music and even children music) and puts them inside the big container called dance music trying to demolish some of its automatisms. the result is seven tracks that feel too alive to enclose them in a genre. music thats playful and transcendental at the same time, with the kind of natural and effortless feel thats so hard to achieve
for russian electronic music, mikhail chekalin is not only a major character, who has affected the scene’s establishment and development, but also a kind of symbolic figure. his music has been praised by many in the west - from journalists and critics of all kinds to frank zappa and karlheinz stockhausen, while in moscow chekalin’s name was excluded from the official cultural agenda for a long time: he was accused of propaganda of foreign pro-western aesthetics and up until the end of the 80’s wasn’t allowed to release his works or travel abroad. this, however, didn’t interfere with him recording dozens of innovative electronic compositions and contributing greatly to the development of unofficial soviet art in general - for example, providing sound design for the famous exhibitions of twenty moscow artists on malaya gruzinskaya or arranging the first audiovisual performances on a specially constructed light organ.
however, just like all great artists, mikhail himself prefers to focus not on personal achievements, but on creativity. i don’t have a biography - only a discography - this quote of the author may become an entry point of sorts into the compilation presented. this archival collection of works recorded within the period from 1978 to 1987 are chekalin’s multigenre experiments ranging from spatial music (in essence, ambient’s precursor) to more contemporary synthesizer and post-symphonic compositions.
ATMOSPHERE EP (180G, VINYL ONLY, SILKSCREEN PRINT COVER)
12" Vinyl, 180 g D23.07.18
atmosphere ep is rising suns fifth release on fauxpas musik and we can say quite safely that steffen laschinski fueled a few identifiable obsessions over the years for those familiar with his work. it probably wont feel like uncharted territory when theyll hear the title-track. vinyl tastes better
k.a.c.z.m.a.r.e.k”, from the title to the sounds, is intended to be a more personal project for paul ritch – indelibly closer to the confluences of sounds that he hears embodying the spirit of kaczmarek. he drives the mind’s eye deep into the inner-ear with the album’s spacious opening tracks, only to leave your head bobbing with the extraterrestrial rhythms that emerge as the main body of the album. moody and foreboding, loaded with the scattered, staccato and broken beats, more ovular than linear in composition and ranging from vaporous-ambience to hyperventilating grooves, the nine tracks on this album defy categorisation. the “k.a.c.z.m.a.r.e.k” album will give the listener a deep well to return to. the vinyl release will be a fittingly rare issue – only 100 numbered copies are going out, while digital releases will run parallel. keeping with the dark and cryptic theme of the first releases russian artist, sasha sime, is back for his third kczmrk cover design
focusing on low-slung idm, acid and atmospheric electro with nods to krautrock & ambient sounds, steve hy-lands attraktta project gets an extended outing on the film label. across eight beautifully produced tracks, hyland - one of the founding members of ai records and subsequently concrete plastic, explores vibrant synthesis and intricate drum programming, with the music arriving at a sweet spot between home listening material & club-ready workouts for more intelligent dance floors. eschewing straightforward synth sequences in favour of blissed out - almost disharmonious sonics, hyland trans-mits a curious psychedelia on his debut lp. sounds pitch and warp organically, buoyed up by saturated low end and punchy drum machine percussion. there remains a decidedly accomplished precision to the work, though - with the music bearing all the hallmarks of an artist of some considerable experience - testament to the british pro-ducer & label heads 19 years working in the industry. a colourful, exquisitely composed lp that riffs on a timeless production aesthetic with considerable style, echo principle is a fantastic entry into the film records discography.
certain feelings, visions, and sounds recur to us as if in dreams. flashes of recall, hints of remembrance, suggestions of what could have been, or what may yet still be. a spark — a glimpse — a glimmer. we gaze into the abyss, fearless, the abyss gazes back, familiar. cognition — recursion — immanence.
left hand path presents the second full-length lp, idol collapse, from forests 森,林,. written by jon du, kuo-hung tseng, and zun long in taipei, taiwan. eight songs in 36 minutes that unfurl like a flower and expand like a mushroom cloud, designed for utter osmosis and total absorption. the helix twists, the loop is closed. the cycle begins anew.
mastered by mark pistel at room 5 studios, san francisco, california. produced in a deluxe gatefold vinyl edition with artwork by wang yu and design, layout by nathan rickard and allen chiu.
lock yourself into the beat, but don’t become prisoner to it. the techno pioneer jeff mills understands that only too well. in his quest to liberate himself from the tyranny of the sequencer, mills couldn’t wish for a better partner than the father of afrobeat.
recorded and mixed at imw, march 1992. re-issued 2018 by yozmaz. re-mastered and cut by keith at curve pusher, london. many thanks to robin allinson, the music preservation society crew and all the members without whom this wouldnt have been possible.
the raptures luke jenner ventures firmly into the dance floor, this time in full force, on glittering jewel, the brooklyn-based producers debut ep under his meditation tunnel guise. red axes come through with an unclassifiable, stripped-down reinterpretation of fire fly, the perfect pair to deconstruct and re-contextualize the original material.
vinyl only, strictly limited, no repress.
gatefold cover, design by bus.group, artwork by reiche.
this year s nachtdigital record follows the path we started to explore in 2017: to combine artists who are close to us, each given the specific task to tell a story in up to 24 minutes (which is pretty much the maximum you can press on one side of a vinyl record) - with complete artistic freedom.
external assessment vs. self-conception by robag wruhme: people always think, im that serene and quiet guy, but actually i’m quite a noisemaker. could be that the majority of the material he put out in recent years, most notably the thora vukk album, led to the overall apprehension of robag being the virtuoso of everything subtle, enigmatic and tenderly melodic. well, thats far from being a misconception, but still just one side of the coin. the other side is embossed with his most current productions, consolidated to a double ep, captioned with the enchanting name wuzzelbud ff. wait a second wuzzelbud devoted fans will instantly prick up their ears. we’ve heard that before. back in 2004 robag wruhme released his first longplayer named wuzzelbud kk. as theres no such scenario robag might be running out of stream-of-consciousness turned nonsense titles for his music, this must be a vocabulary intersection linking the early days of his career with its status quo. and it is. wruhme presents wuzzelbud ff as the stylistic follow-up to his debut album, showcasing a sound he commits has been neglected for too long. wruhme cuts to the chase: i wanted to put out some straightforward music for the dancefloor, something for the primetime. well, for the primetime of my sets, at least.
voigtmann’s debut album ‘sublunary’ is assembled from a wealth of elements and directions glued together by claus’ own way of sculpting and arranging sounds. in the spirit of a true album he spans an arc of tension from earie ambient via house to techno and breaks under his unique blanket of deepness. ‘the result is what happens when gentle craziness, selfishness, and honesty meet with unrestricted freedom of producing’
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
manchester s ourtime music return with something of a electronic masterpiece ! after a 14 year hiatus, salford s elusive cosmic composer returns to his sonic insomniac guise with a debut lp of the finest underwater electro & crisply rendered electronica as always, super limited !!
breaking down the boogaloo, study all we can do. conquered panic & bored with style, manucure might be too wild. but everything should be fine wine despite the evident warning. hum hum, sing, rap, simply dance with the mad yogi discernment. sleek or bazerk, bump with the jerk or ride a bike with angels, hustle on broadway! you will need two copies, if you want to blend your psychic power to romance with direct note access. monotonous for stereo tonus chic! peep with hummus connecting lakes & sleepy volcanoes, incognitoes
1/2 gott is the new project of sneaker from dresden/berlin and scannoir from zurich, who share their love for ebm and synth pop not only when djing but also when producing. in several nights and with the help of a decent group of instruments, they have evoked a series of tracks that can certainly be subsumed as new swiss wave. the first record is entitled 1/2 gott and will be followed by gott in the foreseeable future. the result is music that sounds as if the iron curtain had never fallen. although sneaker likes to step to the microphone, he leaves the vocals to scannoir, who gives the perfect counterpart for the menacing beats with his deep laments. the tracks are little masterpieces in the matter of repetition with whipping drums and off-beat percussions. however, they cannot disguise their hymn-like gesture. this must be the sound of a sunrise over the industrial area.
after the great success of his new-classsical album voyage de la planete last year marc romboy releases a special 7inch single according to the album. and once again as he experiments with his sound pushing the boundaries between classical and electronic music to create both an emotional and atmospheric experience. the title track voyage de la planete was especially taped at the robert-schumann-saal in düsseldorf to create a highgrade recording of each classical instrument. the difference between a studio roon and a concert hall is remarkable. another highly acclaimed track, la lune et letoile comes along with an outstanding piano only version which improves once again that less can be so much more.
contactless debuts on uttu with 4 electro cuts for the head, the whip and the club. taking inspiration from boombass, electro-electronix, the lead track static takes you on an electrosoul journey to the beyond, updating the motor city template with fresh styles. cybernetik jerkin is a prime slice of hi speed funk, sure to get those feet workin and jerkin’. robot wreckin crew introduces the most bad-assed cybernetic b-boy crew around, with added flavour ready for the sub-woofer in your trunk, whilst e.p. closer downpour twists the program even further to include drum and bass influenced melodic elements over steady electro beats. 4 cuts guaranteed to inject emotion into our increasingly automated society!
the metallic compilation danzas electricas is back for a second volume ! curated by sacha mambo, it presents only artists from nowadays and takes distance from the edits to push original and weird electronic music of close artists friends from dresden, copenhagen, berlin, prague, lyon and hamburg. some of them are already relatives of macadam mambo : konsistent, wosto, heninspace eva geist or sacha himself and it introduces new acts : ekstern (nixxon & spacelex), service, houschyard or sauerstofff to present a good mixture of kraut, punk, industrial tracks, which never fall into dark.