are you vogue enough? after contributing her mesmerizing lyrics to sinfols crystalline , barbara ford now debuts on anagram with her first solo ep titled sound of the siren. from her tense storytelling on the title track, brilliant contrasting elements on fashion week and fast paced power grooves on treason and amotan, barbara makes it very clear why she made herself a part of the anagram family with this stellar contribution to the dutch labels discography.
front left records founder elad magdasi is next to appear on sinfols anagram label with four stirring cuts entitled liquid dreams this june. originally hailing from tel aviv, magdasi moved to berlin in 2013 where he has immersed himself in the scene whilst honing his craft in the studio. primarily a platform for his own productions, he launched front left records in 2015 and later debuted on anagrams phasing faces va in 2017 alongside anetha, d?vide and sinfol. he now returns to the label with a four track release of his own. liquid dreams opens the release with a mesmerizing spoken word sample, twinkling melodies and layered atmospherics whilst sporadic hats rattle throughout. thudding kicks, escalating synths and quivering bass then combine together in water damage before moving into the mesmerizing silver lights, which conjures up an otherworldly aesthetic courtesy of arpeggiated notes and crashing cymbals. lastly, never let go exhibits a cacophony of elements such as crystalline chords and a meandering bassline that generate a heightening suspense from start to finish.
amsterdam based label anagram readies label co-founder sinfol s first solo release in three years entitled pull back . the release, which features four passionate tracks, sees the light of day in the beginning of april. since the launch of anagram three years ago the label has put out a steady flow of releases from artists such as anetha, octual, stefan vincent, elad magdasi and haze. however, the imprint has also acted as the main platform for sinfol s own productions. blurring the line between various subgenres, the dutch artist is an eclectic one and meanders between acid, house, techno and more. the chords and arpeggios set the mood in life off measure where robotic elements rise to meet them, carving the way for result with its oscillating tones, clap fueled percussion and three-o-three licks. pull back is packed with a thunderous energy that s intertwined with sinfol s soulful vocals and ethereal synths, before swaying into deep house territory with exhale . the track s rolling bass, broken drums and twinkling melodies round off the latest instalment on the rising amsterdam label off in a graceful manner.
PHASING FACES (EFDEMIN, LAPIEN, RYAN JAMES FORD AND POPULATION ONE REMIXES)
12" Vinyl NL21.12.17
anagram label follow up their phasing faces releases with remixes from efdemin, lapien, ryan james ford and terrence dixon under his population one moniker this december. released earlier this year, phasing faces was a two-part series featuring anetha, elad magdasi, mathame and maukook, not to mention label founders sinfol and octual. anagram have now tapped up four reputable names for a heavyweight remix package, dial regular efdemin, fast rising mdr and answer code request act ryan james ford, dutch producer lapien aka one half of delsins artefakt, as well as renowned detroit artist terrence dixon appearing as population one. ostgut tons efdemin opens the package with his immersive remix of sinfol trembling, incorporating pulsating drones, echoing effects and ethereal synths. anethas acid train then gets reimagined by shut founder ryan james ford - the canadian combines thudding kicks with mesmerising atmospherics as metallic percussion skips throughout. adding further depth to the release, rekids and mistress recordings artist lapien remixes elad magdasi two floors to generate a smooth aesthetic complete with serene nuances and soulful vocal coos before rush hour and metroplexs population one ties everything together with a deep house reinterpretation of octual dark sky.
new years deal - stefan vincent brings the heat with his first solo ep for anagram, titled a way out. the ep opens with she will keep an eye out on catastrophe: a stunning modernist take on classically composed ambient music
sinfol readies a two-part release on his anagram label featuring anetha, elad magdasi, octual and more. curated by amsterdam s sinfol, volume 1 of phasing faces will feature himself alongside italy s davide, berlin s elad magdasi and parisian producer anetha. meanwhile volume 2 will see core anagram artist octual helm the package, joined by mathame, who s appeared on krill music and souvenir music, as well as maukook who s also known under his dj playstation moniker. sinfol s dark and ominous trembling lays down a cacophony of sounds whilst a mesmerizing voice operates on top. the ethereal and rhythmic ono from da?vide then introduces soaring synths and various spectral nuances before work them records producer and blocaus resident anetha s acid train lives up to its name with an infectious 303 and raves stabs. tying things together, front left records elad magdasi s two floors closes off the release in an epic manner with thudding kicks and otherworldly melodies.
traceless, the new collaborative release by sinfol and octual, the two artists who shaped the sound of the label with their distinct grooves. the 6th installment is an ep full of warm, spiraling and acid-tinged lines, spherical percussion and foggy rhythms. mystical and pristine but with a subtle summer funk around the edges.
octual s debut ep has arrived. a pangalactic melodic journey that crosses various spaces, under guidance of throbbing basslines, galloping hi-hats and enthralling pads. four tracks that showcase depth of sound and mood.
following a distinguished debut ep on anagram in 2014, marking a promising start for rising artist and one of the label s owners sinfol, comes a compelling and vicious remix edition by two frenchmen with alternative styles.
co-label owner sinfol, returns to anagram providing us with four distinct techno cuts that dip into the realm of dub. with this release, sinfol shows his ability to travel through various emotions and soundscapes while staying true to his own distinctive modern take on grooves.
for the second release anagram called upon 3 compelling artists, exploring their vibrant auditory pieces. one of the most talented artists in the dutch scene, stefan vincent, joins the label on anagram002 together with their own sinfol. furthermore, they welcome octual, the newest addition to the anagram family.
new dutch label anagram brings some stellar techno tracks! great debut release from both the label and artist, rooted on the best detroit minimal techno traditions. powerful techno tools full of tension, ranging from funk driven grooves to more trippy vibes. timeless release!