an old hero at int hq, andy meecham(bizarre inc, big 200, chicken lips etc.) released his debut for internasjonal recently. no we with vol.2 of a 2 part series entitled 2500?. all synth noodles and doodles written, performed and produced by andy meecham and one rework by wolf m³ller prins thoma
andy meecham returns once more under his emperor machine guise with a freshly delivered 4 track vinyl ep of experimental peak time & back room jams on his brand new label vertical tones. side a1, we play perfect & a2 dry down the middle sees a return to the vintage analog sonics & dusty warped house sound of emperor machine made with love on the mpc. side b1, back to the electronics and modulars with got to warm ride a mid 80s style re-edit of the original unreleased 15 min track b2 leggwork an electronic disco funk cut thats sees andy with his multi-instrumentalist head on locked in a solo jam session full of original llama farm flavour
an old hero at int hq, andy meecham(bizarre inc, big 200, chicken lips etc.)releases his debut for internasjonal with vol.1 of a 2 part series entitled 2500. all synth noodles and doodles written, performed and produced by andy meecham and one rework by yours truly.
as headman gears up to release his sixth album it appears he is having something of an identity crisis... is he headman? or is he, as his mother named him, robi insinna? either way, he is one of disco s most daring of producers and, monikers aside, anything he releases is well worth your attention. especially this first sampler from the album 6. a collaborative affair, each track sees him teaming up with kindred spirits and friends to forge new groove paths and re-position old references. -work- takes a kraftwerkian recipe and stretches it like a well made pizza dough, -barbarism- dusts off the cosmic guitars for an enlightened star-gazing session, -der- sits happily between black strobe and jeff wayne while -sleep red- cruises towards dfa city limits in a cowbell escalade. each one of them will have you hankering for the album. guaranteed.
andy meecham is a man of many musical incarnations and has been since the early 90s. following on from projects like the now dormant bizarre inc and revived dub-disco duo chicken lips, it is as the emperor machine that he explores his most experimental sounds. to date there have been three full length albums on dc recordings after the project was initially started with the idea of creating music using just one synth, the roland sh-3a. the results lay out the staffordshire mans love of vintage synthesisers for all to see, and combine tough edged disco beats with more cerebral cosmic melodies into alluring soundscapes that bend your mind and drive your feet. as well as a slew of 12s and lps, the emperor machine has also turned his hand to remixes of giants like moby, daft punk and royksopp, and has previously taken a live and inspiringly psychedelic incarnation of the project to clubs and festivals across the planet.
listeners who are familiar with the ex-bizarre inc and chicken lips man s previous material will know exactly what to expect from andy meecham s latest record. the staffordshire-based producer wears his penchant for vintage analogue synthesizers firmly on his sleeve, creating a melange of hard-hitting disco beats and throbbing cosmic melodies. entitled space beyond the egg, the album sees meecham exploring a few new territories, with the swinging kananana even featuring a catchy vocal hook, marking it out from his previously instrumental solo material. prepare yourself for plenty of strutting and shuffling percussion as well as mindbending synth workouts that should send you firmly into space when the record drops in june.
title track kananana is a searing pop oddity replete with murmurous vocals and swinging guitar licks. it ebbs bit by bit into the mind of the listener, gradually imbuing a weird sense of vacant bliss alongside a swelling emotional charge - this is a new strain of mutated pop genius!
rounding off the emperor machines vertical tones and horizontal noise era before ushering in new material - this new 12inch returns to the sordid pop genius that is no sale no i.d. and here singled out for a remix by none other than simian mobile disco.
if ‘convenanza’, released in february, was a distillation of all andrew weatherall’s influences in one place then ‘consolamentum’ takes that instinct a step further. here he invites friends old and new to rework the tracks from convenanza in their own style.
the double vinyl release includes a download code.
futureboogie open their 2015 account with this killer slab of sophisticated twisted disco from lonely boy, aka joshua heath. the californian producer has a track record for finely crafted house music on labels like miguel migs’ salted music and the inland knights’ drop music. his lonely boy moniker has yielded music for culprit and winding road, and this fbr release comes backed with an epic remix from the emperor machine.