ekoplekz returns with his fourth album for planet mu, in the shape of 10-tracker “bioprodukt”. the unique lo-fi, woozy sound of bristol’s nick edwards stays intact while he veers towards the nineties for inspiration: the bleep and bass sound of the north of england is one touchpoint and the acid gurgles of the 303 are another.
featuring just two tracks, the entropik ep sees ekoplekz stretching his sound towards breaking point, each track extending well past the ten minute mark, slowly evolving yet with a sustained intensity, strength of purpose and emotional impact that ensures that neither outstays their welcome.
in the beginning, ekoplekz promised wncl recordings that, should he attempt to make any tracks for the club, he would get in touch. good to his word, the artist formerly known as gutterbreakz aka nick edwards has delivered this 6 track beast. it does rather beg the questions – which clubs has he been frequenting? and how do we get on the guest list?
nice price deal !!! following critically acclaimed releases with mordant music and further records earlier this year, ekoplekz delivers his first album for punch drunk.
dispensing entirely with notions of accessibility and dancefloor friendliness, >intrusive incidentalz vol.1< is a 12 track collection of dark, oppressive atmospheres and violently unstable interludes, developed through studio improvisation and inspired by childhood memories of terrifying electronic soundtrack music from the 1970s, yet combined with a post-dubstep sensibility and a sense of dread informed by the social, economic and political climate of life in 2011. a bleak retro-futurist fantasy, or oblique soundtrack for a broken britain? the truth probably lies somewhere between the two.
bristol based sound artist works with electronic hardware recorded to cassette. although known for his release on punch drunk, this is a recording of his 1st gig, 45mins of totally fried & directionless pulses, bleeps, and atmospheres. screen print sleeve.
300 hand-numbered copies for the world, each sheathed in individually hand-painted sleeves. no repress, means no repress. punch drunk, bristols esteemed electronic music imprint, celebrates its 20th release with a strictly limited edition 12 inch single. this double a-side is also the official debut release by shadowy bristol-based experimental electronic musician ekoplekz. as such, it represents something of a departure for the label, for here is an artist who shuns modern digital production techniques in favour of primitive analogue devices, lo-fi cassette recorders and a spontaneous, improvised approach to composition. taking inspiration from >radiophonic< soundtracks, early dub reggae, krautrock and post-punk d.i.y. experimentors like cabaret voltaire, throbbing gristle and robert rental, ekoplekz is intent on introducing a new generation to the kind of raw eruptions of sound that first gave birth to the uks electronic underground over 30 years ago.
the vinyl factory is proud to present an 18-track vinyl edition of µ20, spread across three 12inch records. for a label thats existed in an orbit of its own, on very independent terms, its remarkable that planet mu has survived 20 years. pushing buttons from idm and breakcore to dubstep and grime, and lately footwork, mike paradinas’ (µ-zip) label has a strong history of joining the dots betweens genres by supporting idiosyncratic artists from label stalwart venetian snares to kuedo, machinedrum, boxcutter, vexd, falty dl, luke vibert, ital, jlin and mr. mitch to name just a few. µ20 is a living document of that history. a colourful and adventurous ride across the roster, the compilation features contributions from the current decade as well as some of the old guard, dipping back to the late nineties and early 2000s for a range of noisier, knottier track