the new york downtown producer/composer returns with his first new album in 3 years!
eighteen: the year of release, 2018. eighteen: the age at which i first used a synthesizer. in creating eighteen i worked independently in the studio, initially building up tracks with synthesizers and found sounds recorded in my daily comings and goings. after working with the tracks over a period of months, i shared them with a few musicians, who added their own instrumental layers. though working independently, we all shared a similar working process: working in our personal recording spaces, as opposed to larger recording studios.
bruno pronsato returns with his new album, a face wasted on the theatre, written & produced in collaboration with the israeli musician, yonatan levi.
pronsato and levi have been collaborating intermittently since 2014, with levi adding bass guitar to tracks on both pronsato’s us drag lp from last year and 2016’s ndf ep, cruel is the color, as well as contrabass on a track on pronsato’s archangel lp from 2014.
written in the afternoons and between two different studios in berlin’s prenzlauer berg, the album spans eight tracks, with yonatan levi playing on bass guitar on six of them. it also features guest appearances by downtown composer/producer peter gordon and israeli saxophonist yonatan yudkowitz on “bring me a kill.”
incl vilod version ( vilod = ricardo villalobos & max loderbauer)
key selling points :
javiera gonzález returns with the beat is on, the second release in her ongoing collaboration with tobias freund (tobias./nsi). recorded between santiago de chile and berlin, with vocals (improvised in one take) by javiera gonzalez, and music by tobias freund. on the b-side, ricardo villalobos & max loderbauer deconstruct freund’s arrangement, before reshaping and elongating it to fit their vilodian framework. produced by tobias freund
bruno pronsato’s debut album as archangel, the bedroom slant, released in 2014, saw the producer update the style he has developed over the last decade on labels such as hello?repeat, perlon, dfa and thesongsays, and in the process, manifesting his love of pop, rock and post-punk in his music for the first time. on this ep, selected tracks from the debut album are reworked by dean blunt, peter gordon & oliver coates. the vinyl release includes a downloadcode.
bruno pronsato returns with his first new artist album in 6 years. entitled us drag, it’s the follow-up to 2011’s critically acclaimed lovers do— lauded by pitchfork as a “striking and massive statement,” and decorated with a 4.5/5 rating by resident advisor. the new record, which finds the ex-punk rock drummer exploring dense, interlocking rhythms and unorthodox tuning systems, was recorded in berlin during the second half of 2016, and features a collaboration with liars’ frontman angus andrew. after the vast, complex arrangements of his previous albums, the 9 recordings on us drag are relatively more upfront and direct, with a particular focus on bells, tuned percussion and the sequential circuits six-trak synthesizer (used to create many of the album’s synth parts). pronsato’s ongoing collaboration with yonatan levi continues, with the israeli bassist appearing on the album’s second track
new peter gordon lp: performed by love of life orchestra and produced by jeff jones the jedi master, with peter gordon. artwork by kit fitzgerald. album duration: 40 mins. comes with cd & cd booklet, download codes for wav, flac, mp3 files + dsd (sacd) files & video extras including live concert footage.
bruno pronsato presents his new project, archangel - his first solo release in 2 years. this single highlights the developments that have occurred in the pronsato sound in that time, and features bruno himself on vocal duties.
performed by love of life orchestra and produced by jeff jones the jedi master, with peter gordon. artwork by kit fitzgerald. album duration: 40 mins. comes with cd & cd booklet, download codes for wav, flac, mp3 files + dsd (sacd) files & video extras including live concert footage.
for fans of: dfa, perlon, lcd soundsystem, warp, domino, ricardo villalobos, excepter, peter gordon the bedroom slant is the new album by one of electronic music’s most vital and innovative producers, bruno pronsato, under his new archangel moniker.