for the past four years francesco leali kept busy running parachute alongside co-owners manfredi romano and thomas feriero, producing under different monikers and touring the globe as half of cw/a. finally back as clockwork, leali reveals a five track ep featuring some of his rugged music to date. a briery shift into foggier territories where leali explores layered sound-design and broken rhythms, something he had only hinted in his previous work. online entity depicts lealis hindrance with modern societys social networking obsession. in contrast to what these services were actually intended for, leali explains, they seem to have impacted a lot of people negatively, resulting in unnecessary resentments, misinformation and feelings of proximity when these tools can easily alienate you from reality. constantly worrying about how you want people to perceive you is absurd already, but for many of us this constant sharing has become the only way to achieve happiness, to be satisfied. in an era where all of this is getting out of hand its essential to remind yourself of the things that truly shape you as an individual. with online entity i aimed for feelings of release, mutating resentments into something positive - more physical. i imagined it as a soundtrack to an escape from these very situations. the release showcases this approach with five club-ready numbers filled with calculated, pounding drums and gloomy atmospheres, with only rare glimpses of hope scattered throughout. to round things up we mobilised fellow parachute affiliate ayarcana and serbian techno pro lag who both deliver two startling interpretations of escape sequence and rumination.
after first performing together at sonar festival with what was essentially a live version of our respective b.o.a.t.s. and adamant albums, thomas and i decided to expand on these ideas for something more broad and improvisation-centric.
dumb unit returns to the race with a powerful new ep by italian heavyweights clockwork & avatism. revealing their skill at collaboration the four tracks on the archetype ep are a compelling take on the increasingly musical side of techno. both slow and brooding, yet with the direct propulsion needed to move bodies, the archetypes ep is a moody thriller perfect for the warm nights approaching
this is a textured soundscape energized by drums that might sound inspired from the influences of the past but are clearly crafted with sounds pulled from the future. from here we arrive at prisms, an interlude that at first seems relaxed until you realize that with just a combination of arpeggiated synths, percussive elements and noises plucked from the ether you are smack in the middle of a piece of music that somehow wraps its emotion around a moving image that moves you with it.
epical cinematic pop moments, sexy and electronic! on her second album, elena alice fossi, better known as the singer of the italian cult-group kirlian camera, promenades through tinsel town in high heels with her all-girl band spectra*paris. at the edge of pop, glam-rock, alternative and electro, the alluring ladies are spicing up today’s music scene with fresh energy, inviting you to a glittering homage to the glamour of the big screen. with her powerful, versatile and matchless voice, elena alice metamorphoses from innocent girl into grand diva to savage rock singer, gracefully moving through her sonic short films, ranging from spy stories to horror flicks, with distinguished pop-appeal. “license to kill” is released as a regular cd album containing a warholesque, punky bonus dvd and as a strictly limited, lavish fan-box containing a clear vinyl version of the album, a poster, a patch and a classy shape-cd-membership card including an exclusive, previously unreleased track. limited to 500 copies!!
invada veröffentlicht den score zur britischen independent-horror-komödie prevenge. toydrum sind pablo clements und james griffith, die unter anderem auch bei unkle tätig sind. zudem haben sie mehrere soundtracks produziert, darunter für die tv-serie this is england von shane meadows. prevenge erinnert stilistisch an den film sightseers von ben wheatley, horror und britische comedy kommen hier ideal zusammen. Ähnlichkeiten sind nicht zufällig: die filme teilen sich die hauptdarstellerin und den drehbuchautor. der score von toydrum ist düster, elektronisch und passt ideal zu invada.
setting forth is the first release from parisian label and crew, exploration music.
the exploration crew has been very active promoting parties, festivals and label showcases for the past 6 years and has made its mark on the blooming paris electronic music scene inviting artists and labels such as sigha, shifted, avn//ocs, trevino, lucy, truncate, skudge, dbridge, exit records, goldie, youngsta, truss, conforce, dement3d records, moresounds, vakula, henning baer or akkord ... some of which for their very first time in france. the exploration parties have always been about diversity of styles and genres but also about discovering new, upcoming artists and supporting the local scene. the crew is also involved in many local collaborative projects such as rinse france radio or 75021, always aiming to push niche electronic music to a wider audience.
the first release on the imprint is a double vinyl album featuring four artists from the crew. it is an album in the sense that the music has been carefully selected into a seemless 8 tracks and 40 minute journey.
after debuting earlier this year on a collaborative split with max_m for parachute records, italian producer wrong assessment lands on m_rec ltd with his very own 12. disillusionment is a tightly programmed techno tool packed with groove. there’s a warm and almost melodic bass line here, clearly indebted to the detroit groove, but darkened as it has become custom with italian producers and their sound. the loops that develop around it are of the hypnotic kind… the sound that recently made m_rec ltd label of the month on resident advisor. parachute affiliate cw/a (already involved in clockwork and avatism) delivers a prime time remix that transform the original into an aggressive techno anthem. playing intelligently with the elements of the original, the remix delineates a very interesting narrative as it fluctuates between harshness, funk and psychedelia. expect major playtime. on the flip side, ‘persecutory beliefs’ is basically a tribute to all proper techno dancefloors. with tension and tightness, the track revolves around a forward driving ravey refrain perfected for those late night sessions. closing the ep, ‘inner turmoil’ follows a similar path, but gets druggier and more crepuscular as it evolves. like throughout the entire ep, there’s a love for proper 90s techno at play here. dark stuff for late, late nights. is it clear that max_m and his label m_rec ltd have discovered major talent in wrong assessment. expect more great things throughout 2015.
nach seinem gelungenen beitrag auf der letzten -if this is house i want my money back drei--compilation, folgt nun der erste 12- release des belgischen produzenten locked groove auf permanent vacation. die beiden stücke -thesseus- und -meditations in an emergency- überzeugen erneut durch locked grooves elegant reduzierten wie düsteren ansatz, house und techno auf gekonnte weise zu vereinen. zu -meditations in an emergency- gibt es noch einen remix des italienischen produzenten clockwork, der das original in eine vertrackte techno-version aus den frühen 90igern verwandelt.
for over 12 months thomas feriero aka avatism, our friend and label partner, has been staying at home and working on his album. he moved to berlin to work on it and now sadly (for us) yet (gladly) for him he is moving back to milan. poof! just like that. so what did this year entail exactly? well for some of us not much. we got to see him in his studio comfy pants a couple of times (he wears slippers) we heard his studio woes, ate pasta with him, drank beers and of course got to hear his album at every juncture. while this self-imposed exile may have been a little worrisome the result is fortunately spectacular. adamant is a glimpse into how a city shapes a life and how intrinsically life then shapes music.
limited edition of 300 numbered copies - 6 full length tracks including valance drakes remix + dj intros to each side, dspscratch noises, bonus fressh + ahhhh skipless and beat workout skipless breaks curtesy of ¬ae o¬e ... handmade covers featuring artwork by renard perplexe, 33rpm mastered without flat blasted dynamics please use your volume control knob.
limited 12 inch edition of 111 hand stamped and numbered copies.
>andromeda< is the first single for the upcoming debut album by deckard entitled >for a better tomorrow< that will be released on vinyl end of december in germany and early january world wide. it includes the original version, remixes by bit-tuner and demokracy as well as a nice drum & bass remix of >the dawn< by rowpieces.
new volume of the succesful new whist minimal session series! this time the staff put togheter two well known italian djs and four upcoming ones, the result is a release already supported by sven vath, loco dice, magda, metempsicosi italy crew and many others international djs!
GOES NOORD VS. THE REST OF THE WORLD VOL.2 (WHITE VINYL)
12" Vinyl UK28.04.08
the outside agency just wont stay down. just when you thought you were out, they pull you back in. genosha 16 brings us the second installment of goes noord vs the rest of the world. for this super awesome release the outside agency collaborated on a set of awesome dancefloor stormers together with ruffneck, petrochemical, ophidian and fracture 4. all four tracks have their own distinct sound ranging from dark and driving to driving and dark!! this release is guaranteed to have at least one track on it that will totally destroy any dancefloor you may find yourself facing.
this four-tracker sounds fresh today, from the funky bass-heavy stomp of jt’s 'leave your world' and his disco-filter 'simple pleasure' to the early brett johnson remix on h&g’s 'find your love' and tim shumaker’s own farina-favorite remix.
das aus berlin operierende duo tale of us veroeffentlicht auf renaissance seine erste mit spannung erwarte mix-cd auf dem britischen traditionslabel. das duo liefert uns einen exzellenten mix zwischen house, dark disco und techno. mit an bord sind tracks und remixe von u.a. kollektiv turmstrasse, mathew jonson, roman flügel, simian mobile disco, closer musik, carl craig, robert hood, peter dundov sowie exklusive tracks von tale of us. check it out!