presenting envelope. album written, produced & mixed by milan w. and pressed on 180g vinyl, by ekster. coming out on the 6th of june 2018, with foil-stamped cover-drawing by gerard herman. mastered & cut by helmut erler at dubplates & mastering.
han swolfs turns our senses to more classic and jazz infused pieces, improvised almost entirely on winged piano. gazebo compositions can be considered a resting point after hans more energetic electronic releases and grasps back to his roots. inspired by a video-work by jef cornelis, han translates moods and impressions of memories of his youth and his relation to the artist using a technique similar to ecriture automatique. each note sprouts inspiration for the next one and composes the full story with uppers and downers. belgian duality in its bloom for this summer release. . written and performed by hantrax. mastered at dubplas & mastering berlin. pressed on (180g) 12inch black vinyl with a video still cover taken from de koninklijke serres van laken 1877-1902 made by jef cornelis in 1974. packed in a silk-screened transparant over-sleeve.
presenting the new ssaliva release on ekster: we never happened. 180g vinyl packed in a pantone printed outer sleeve with drawing by charles-henry sommelette. comes with printed inner-sleeves and silk screened plastic oversleeve. i am a vessel. a muffled mass. a bulk. extent. a womb. i move. so i am neither here nor there. always somewhere in between. to give substance to this frame, i carve out a piece of me. sometimes a shape, sometimes a form. into this space i pour the siege of me: words, pictures, you. so we can become me. viscosity and temperature dictate the time it takes. when it is done, i break the mold i am. i take the cast inside and place it by the others. choose one and take it home.
*very limited repress of this excellent release* tcf (aedrhlsomrs lauecehrofn) is an ordered list of elements of finite possible plaintexts, finite possible cyphertexts, finite possible keys, and the encryption and decryption algorithms which correspond to each key. if ‘my last vinyl’ becomes ‘ym alst ilnyv’, what might seem like a trivial simple rearrangement scheme reveals another key to tcf’s practice. special packaging *comes with high grade tea*
presenting hieles soundtrack to the film saints, by dieter deswarte. eleven tracks on this 10 inch vinyl. specks of land in the vast infinite sea, islands have long fascinated the human imagination. distant and isolated worlds offer possibilities of escape and create fears of entrapment. the tiny island of saint helena is so remote, it lies a five-day boat journey from the nearest mainland.
the world outside resonants metallic. its activity humming calm harmonics. i am in stasis. liquified. receiving alien signals. unseen universes translated into sound. notes bend like light reflected in a curved, hard surface. sine waves as my sinews stretch
presenting elko b.s debut on ekster: i bambini di basilisco. 12 tracks pressed on 180g vinyl with pantone printed inner- & outer sleeves and silk screened plastic over-sleeve. includeds download code. special again from the ekster crew. tip!
exo2 is a delicious selection of exotics that will grow on you the more you water them and give them the fresh grounding of your soul. may we kindly invite all listeners to adjust their velocity and let the music take over for there is a tantalizing glimpse of another world to be explored in each rhythmic harmony.
this record can easily be classified as library and will probably find a spot on the shelf with viberts nuggets, the strange world of bernard fevre and carpenters assault on precinct 13. listening to these tracks moves your senses back and forth through time, from 80s sci-fi back to raymond scotts early 50s experiments. the perfect soundtrack for bedrooms, late night dinners and greenhouses ed dmx contributes to a tradition in musical history, a richly vivid trail in which composers influence each others harmonies and ways of writing tunes, like an endless ping-pong game between minds and individuals but at the same time between continents and places throughout the world.
ritmische bezinning shows hieles journey into his world of lucid, hard to pinpoint electronica that keeps on evolving into more individual styles with each release. exactly on the verge of what is expected and pleasantly surprising, hieles layered compositions prove to be material for the experienced listener. off-key triumphalism underwater sonar, detuned disrupted vocoder commands, plangent, tranquilized, insane communication, variation, ringtone experiment sexy exploration, for three in the morning shades of cronenberg, existential fear alien funeral dirge overrun by noise in the machine, colonising other plains, clicking alien tongue. - a. kaye
ekster is thrilled to present it’s first compilation album pressed on a double black 12inch 180 grams vinyl. featuring polysick, hiele, hantrax a.o. shut your eyes for a moment and listen to the music of exo. the day is fully awake and yet it seems the whole world is sleepy. it is this feeling of sultry drowsiness tinged with passion that is evocative of all that is exo. this record, effortlessly, will accompany you on an imagined journey through a schizophrenic land- and soundscape, where reality surpasses every exotic fiction.
ekster is thrilled to present eks006, be me, by belgian electronic composer ssaliva. this 13-track album pressed on black 12 inch 180 grams vinyl will be released in an edition of 300 with printed inner sleeves & silk-screened transparent over-sleeves. download cards included. mastered by frederic alstadt at angstrom mastering. cover photo by françois boulanger & graphics by victor robyn.
ekster records from belgium delivering some beautiful moody electronix once again! limited to 200 crystal clear crystal clear copies in a beautiful silkscreened pvc cover. including digital download code!