montreal’s minimal techno veteran pheek offers up a milestone vinyl release for the onset of this spring season. lumo ep offers four vibrant dance-floor compositions, each delving into its own labyrinthine mindscape, leaving no stones unturned in an ethereal garden of listening. lumo invites us into exotic, sprawling atmospheres- crafted with excessive care and the unmistakable studio-finesse that pheek has become known for. lovers of drums will be assured troves of bass-heavy, broken-beats and skittering, jazz-infused patterns which delicately tease and tantalize as they appear and flicker out. seasoned prowess in sound-design allows pheek to convey eerie, forgotten landscapes with periodic, lushly rising elements to bath the listener in unexpected lightness and thrilling serenity. lumo will surely tantalize even seasoned listeners as it melts heavily saturated layers of depth over unexpected arrangements. the result is a stunning interaction at the crossroads of minimal house and techno, nudging the listener toward sturdy grooves while simultaneously introducing new pathways on the way to ever-increasing depth.
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more than often, musicians feel that releasing music is giving birth to a baby but no one knows better than women. stefny winter realizes a dream by putting out a collection of meaningful tracks, all made in various important moments of her life. more so, some of the tracks were made while she was pregnant, making this project even more special to her. coming from the 90s as a dj who would juggle between styles, stefny explores with no compromises or time stamp, her various tastes through time. >wind walker< becomes a savory collage of music that wont really stick to standard styles but will become familiar to any ears. limited color-vinyl pressing (one transparent, one white/grey marbled).
as a label who encourages exploration and collaboration, it was with great excitement that we received the new project of these guys. mainly, at first because you find here the perfect amount of atmospheric elements with sustaining rhythmic. both tracks fit in many situations, from building excitement and tension to creating a very special moment, using beautiful voices. in those two cases, both tracks here fit perfectly. while the title brings the idea “everything is lost”, this ep has everything ready to bring hotness to clubs.
pineland is the duo made of budapest s giash with montreal s pheek, both craftsmen of immersive, organic, groovy techno. while they ve never met, they offer an extremely efficient workflow that lets them pursue their love for making beautiful and colorfull rhythmics. while their first dub project was release on only material matters (uk), they ve been overwhelmed with positive feedback that made them burst into more creative juices, coming up with a very personal ep, named grounded
sardinian born, berlin based producer hubble is known to create implicitly ethereal moods. his way to keep people off guard as well as making a musical commitment through long excursion is unique to him. on this ep titles la rencontre (eg. meeting), he crosses paths with his romanian friend tulbure.
the phrase *feux follets* from which archipel 105 draws its title, comes from the latin ignis fatuus, and translates as will-o’-the-wisp. the etymology reaches back to old folktales in which ill-intentioned spirits would cast an atmospheric glow at night, in order to lead weary travellers astray. today, the term refers to ghost-lights - artificial light reflections caused by decomposing organic emissions. anyway you choose to understand it, this music contains the mysterious and unattainable. feux follets are meant to depict an elusive (and perhaps also illusive) ambition. a tense equilibrium colours the constant, foundational sounds with aleatory movements. the compositions are detail-oriented, and boldly explore their tangential elements.
theres no secrets here, archipel always dreamed to feature move d on a release, one day. that said, theres questions here but to say this release is more than a milestone, it is also the conclusion of many hopes made together a fine vinyl release named silent voices ep it features move d along with montreals finest new talent, dj hear who both worked out 3 magnificent, melodic, yet very hypnotizing tracks. ranging from unidentified techno to spaced out momentum builder, these tracks arent for the faint at heart dj, but you can expect gratification for the floor reaction to an automatic immersion into another world
enigmatic artists from eastern europe had a ace in their sleeve when they came out with the project of suburbs. they come up with the most mystical sound for their first ep on archipel under “plaeisii.” the strange classical texture swirl with a very lush rhythm that at first, appear to be extremely predictable but then, as you listen carefully, you get caught up on the most capturing pattern. the main song as well as amorf both are music for the soul and will be played in very special moment that will have people close their eyes to enjoy the shifting mood.
surprise guest from russia, vakula, hops by with a forgotten collection of tunes that almost meant to be for archipels new release. after compiling, what he describes as, some of his deepest tunes, vakula launches a spatial mental trip with 5 tracks that screams deepness. certainly inspired by detroits movement, people like theo parrish or moodymann, this ep touches shorts excursions of bright, simple melodies layered over lush percussive textures that swirl gently to put the listener in a awaken meditative state.
it’s with a lot of excitement that archipel’s boss himself releases a vinyl extract of his album’s favorite tracks. while the album which consist of 2 cds, we thought some of the works would fit well in the hands of collectors who would push the tunes in their quirky sets. the opening track, titled “big trouble in little cave” is one that could haunt a techno party in berlin where in the breakdown, things just go out of control and while you think you can’t take anymore, the music takes you back to earth. tests have proven to be used with care, reports indicate some people reacted with a lot of noise. “dérape totale” is perhaps a cross of four tet releasing on raster noton. awkward combo indeed but the strange structure on top of weirdly arranged percussion is set to catch your attention and draw you into an inner journey. with the chance of having manchester’s dncn join him for vocals, pheek goes with his first interpretation of what a pheekie-pop tune could be: fun, intriguing and catchy! >follow the flow< is the closing track and is one build tension with surprising exploding percussion clashes on top of melodic waves.
limited white label release. 100 copies only. ever!! from luxembourg but now living in berlin, marc neyen delivers his first album esmeralda on archipel. this vinyl ep is an extract of two of the most touching tracks of his lp. children s corner is a song where marc shows his acute sense of expressing emotions through his jazz training he received in amsterdam. the song might remind you of villalobos or pronsato, but marc finds his personal interpretation to make this smooth, warm tech house song perfect for any moment where you need introspection in a bright way. i move alone shows marc s ability to guitar playing where he brings techno to whole new world with gentle melodies follows tech house grooves
ltd new years deal - jin choi returns to archipel to release his second 12inch in archipels vinyl series entitled -dig your own out-. just as masterful as his first archipel 12inch, jins second coming is surrounded by an aura of warmth and is highly jazz influenced providing the birthing ground for his fervently smokey textures. lost and found initiates with warm rhythms and a gentle chord pulse which grows into a sunny melody whose beams set alight slowly drifting chains of saccharine smoke. >hurtlocker< features sultry acoustic guitar and piano melodies at its core which are woven tightly and hypnotically into an expertly stitched dance of subtle textures which wind about each other into the small hours of the morning. >dig your own out< continues on a similar path with a gentle piano melody which is rhythmically set just so in an atmosphere of early morning mist and streams of heady rhythmic waves which are constantly in subtle states of change while they bring with them in tow an ardent series of gently warped textures.
detroits eric johnston who has already brought archipel a remix of marc neyen and an ep on kalimari now brings us a superb four track 12 inch entitled >silly girl<. this whole package is a highly rhythmic affair which while darkly tinted remains very funky. >stop calling me< is the most percussion oriented of the pieces and instantly sucks you into its very well thought out labyrinth of sky high rhythms which are layered just so and double dipped in liquid funk while >labrador< strips things down a little more and wraps you in blankets of warm and rubbery groove. >worth it< carries on with the perfect shuffle and utilizes a wonderful blend of warmth and funk which take hold of your mind and feet with an unrelenting grip while it ebbs and flows, building a heated story as it progresses. >munted< could be three pieces in and of itself but blends them all expertly into one single solid storyline which takes you through mazes of juicy percussion and excellently placed, darkly hued, very deep chords.
after releasing the excellent >wormhole< on japan excursion joint 3, the most talented stefny gives us her debut solo archipel 12 inch, >echinodon<, featuring remixes from bruno pronsato and isomer transition.
this package, by all means, is set to infinitely clutch and grab ahold of many a mind. >echninodon< is wonderfully fanged, each maxilla locked and loaded, ready to capture the entirety of the minds resources and set it into intricate motion. it possesses a hypnotic prowess of such a level which makes it difficult if not impossible to shift ones attention away from it. if lucid dreaming is possible while one is awake, waking dreams within wakefulness, this is sure to cause just such a condition to arise, leading to deliciously formed headscapes where every scene is endlessly novel and created out of the finest of mental interior brushstrokes and every individual shade and colour is endless in its depth.
without much need for introduction, archipel welcomes the talent of minus niederflur who bring with them the darkly blinding >lumen ep<. a lumen is a unit used to measure the perceived power of light and this ep is most definitely very powerful and certainly can be perceived as such. this is where the line between something as intangible as light is crossed and becomes tangible as one would feel an intense and warming heat which goes so far as to manifest itself as something with mass. title track >lumen< is the focused, convex lens, knife edge point of light which focuses a small portion of the suns energy so densely it could initiate many a blaze. >masse< is as dense as the most solid of gems and radiates dark light like heavy water and is sure to corrupt any geiger counter within its radioactive reach while >flor< stacks itself as high and wide as it can go, building further and further upon itself, and just as one would think it could build no further, it rotates itself back to within and further densifies, an inescapable sort of density of which one is eternally locked pleasurably within. >flucht< raises one into the blackest skies of night and flies hour after hour through blood orange clouds filled with the atmospherically scattered light from what was temporarily civilization below but is now just a memory shaded in the delight of being closed within the phosphorescence of late night fog.
new years deal - returning to present the third in archipel s excursion series is label boss himself, pheek, and his partner in aural beautification of the world, stefny, who both bring their passions together to form japan excursion joint 3 .
throughout the entire record is a pleasurable, weighted atmosphere that has a peculiar glow all its own which feels like it could bead up into a phosphorescing condensation, dripping down dark concrete walls.
colognes jin choi who has previously released on mathias schaffhäusers label ware has found his way to archipels doorstep and now brings us the exceptionally well written and produced >close to the heat< ep... black vinyl edition
limited advanced coloured vinyl edition!!! colognes jin choi who has previously released on mathias schaffhäusers label ware has found his way to archipels doorstep and now brings us the exceptionally well written and produced >close to the heat< ep
with it s eleventh 12 release, archipel brings you >en legere suspension vol. 2< the second group of remixes of label head pheek s full length en legerere suspension, this time featuring franklin de costa, lee curtiss and marc neyen.
with labelboss pheeks album >en légère suspension< being loved by many for its eloquent detailing and organic, electronic psychedelia, we are happy to bring you a collection of remixes of select tracks from the album. for the remixing purposes, archipel called two favorites to compile a colourful mix between warm afterhours and peak time music. >aye aya ashawa< gets treated by mathias kaden and molded into an exotic, humid cloud of hypnotic, densely layered quasi-tribal percussion with the original vocal presenting itself in a very visual hypnagogic manner. the excellently driving and hypnotic >orage solaire< gets put through the wringer by tim xavier who highlights the hypnotic nature of the original and darkens the tone a little more into a jittering, pulsing aural storm.
archipel brings in two of its friends from uk, newcomer sozadams and moes ferry superstar croatian luka & lazo, for its fifth vinyl outing >tahiti excursion vol. 2< on which soz takes the a side and luka & lazo take the b side both bringing the dirty warehouse funk. soz starts things off with >broken thought< which is a thumping, sweaty late night floor mover which is sure to bend limbs in ways never witnessed before. >liars chair< is a slightly slower pusher which twists and melts along through corroded vocal snippets and dark polyrhythmic moments. luka & lazo take the same attitude of dark funk from sozs a side journey and shred it into a million pieces. >the safe< is a warmer tinged funk but still keeps things moving and grooving while >mood mode< jacks along and rips up a world of digital fabric. archipel keeps up the quality with ease and this is yet another piece of aural evidence to prove it
jean-patrice remillard aka pheek hatches a new album making it his sixth, appearing on his own imprint archipel musique. pheek reinterpreted his concept of electronic music by utilizing flavourful blends of techno embedded with funky undertones, minimal, idm, and tech house. specially blended rhythms enriched with bottomless emotion, entices the senses to explore the unknown, but in a playful manner. while his last albums gave him a name for ambient and delicate music, >en légère suspension< will take everyone by surprise demonstrating subtle techniques of dance floor music
archipel label boss jean-patrice remillard is happy to bring you his debut 12inch, >lignes et directions.< this strong, heady and electrifying release is pheek at the top of his game, constantly pushing the psychedelic envelope to new heights. beginning with >orage solaire< a strong acidic presence is felt with shatter fragments of pineal crystals ready to shock you into a state of suspended post-apocalyptic atmosphere
with white raven, pheek continues his explorations into electronic spaces both cavernous and microscopic. composed of the flotsam and jetsam of synthesizers stored underground in a secret cave for techno spelunkers, white raven is an exploration into spaced-out sound that is as alien as it is mental. minimalist rhythms of microsonic particulates appear and disappear in silence and echo, synthesizers hum and disintegrate, dissipations of static agglomerate themselves into robotic assemblages, controlled bursts of feedback romp and resonate against sliding musical scales. once again, pheek defies current crazes.