much needed re-issue of this psychedelic detroit rooted 4th release on the (312) label which only surfaced as a 50 unit run back in the spring of 2018. magda + t.b. arthur + ectomorph s bmg are blotter trax 2.0.
2019 repress with alternate label-art. miami rooted electronica with strong pads, big strings and precise rhythm programming. a powerful record that offers an insight in the early works of seattle based chris roman and his unique twin peaks signature style.
the well known miami based artist once again joins forces with the frustrations department to drop one of his best outings ever. these experiments go deep. way deep. melancholic melodies drowning in running tape delays wobbling analog pulses that seem to come from beyond the aquatic triangle. blue vinyl pressing
and then the log lady said: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. yet there are those who open many eyes. eyes are the mirror of the soul, someone has said. so we look closely at the eyes to see the nature of the soul. sometimes when we see the eyes those horrible times when we see the eyes, eyes that that have no soul then we know a darkness, then we wonder: where is the beauty? there is none if the eyes are soulless.
frustrated funks limited vinyl series drops another crazy slice of experimental electro wax. gary kempston, brother of clatterbox, and co-owner of the z-bop label has been on frustrated funks to-do list for a long time.we have been running his music though the frustrated funk quality control for some years and now the time is right to drop this amazing collection of tracks. goliath has his own fresh and unique sound palette and his music is miles away from anything else.all nicely packed,highly limited hand stamped and numbered colored vinyl. grab one before its gone!
4 takes of electromagnetic waves that are constricted to travel trough different sequences. this is the universe of der zyklus, the evolution and experimentation of electro physics that never seem to stop. highly recommended
3 tracks ranging from uptempo rocking dancefloor tools, with dark driving basslines and clitchy sounds going all over the place, to a more advanced experimental sound score... you know the deal... no bull-shit.. just serious hydraulic electro-techno trakz for the mental weak
during the mid-nineties, david kempston secured himself a considerable following while recording releases for the seminal uk labels clear and evolution/universal language. he went on to produce music under various guises including the solid house sounds of cartel productions and his darker electro alias clatterbox. now its 2011 and time seems right to put out a collection of tracks that we have been sitting on for quite a while. 2 very strong and razor sharp electro tracks of the highest order + the main track desolate void, an experimental drone that comes in various different takes through out the ep for a healthy dose of unpleasant frustrated funk atmosphere. this is the first ff release in a new quality series of limited hand numbered and hand stamped colored vinyl 12 inches. highly limited, so act quick!
2017 repress come with a new label art ... uk based emile facey joins the frustrada familia bringing a heavy, ice cold and highly emotive 3 track ep. much in the vein of erp and the likes but with a sharper sounding more abstract approach. this makes plant43 a unique and welcome addition to the frustrated funk label. highly recommended!
2017 repress!! new collectible ff release alert by e.r.p. aka convextion aka gerard hanson.. the man with the tear-jerking string electro-techno, maybe even better known for pioneering texas rooftop alligator wrestling. highly recommended!!
when the flowers bloom at the awakening of the season. with translucence shining like liquid stars decked out in glorious hues of pink, purple and blue. when the trees grow and the birds fly out. when they gently beat their wings, gliding upon the blue canvas of the sky. you get touched by the sounds and the beauty of it all. it lights that fire deep within you... reedale rise shows us the way of things,.. as it was then, and still is now.
the in 1986 produced mks-50 synth is a rack-mount version of roland corporation s alpha juno. it has the same synth engine and architecture, but with added features like 16 programmable chord memories, the ability to store velocity, volume, panning, de-tune, portamento and other similar parameters within each patch you create. the optional pg-300 gives traditional slider type control of all editable tone parameters which include dco (digitally controlled oscillators) lfo, bend, env, pulse, waveforms, noise, pw/pwm, high pass filter, vcf (filter) with freq/env/res/lfo/kybd, vca envelope, chorus, and more. adapta delivers a project based on this legendary mks-50 synth. tracks created with technology from the past, aimed for the future. what we call,.. techno!!
an anachronism is a chronological inconsistency in some arrangement, especially a juxtaposition of person(s), events, objects, or customs from different periods of time. the most common type of anachronism is an object misplaced in time, but it may be a verbal expression, a technology, a philosophical idea, a musical style, a material/textile, a plant or animal, a custom or anything else associated with a particular period in time so that it is incorrect to place it outside its proper temporal domain. frustrated funk welcomes heinz kammlers teleportation process detected while in progress itpdwip project to its roster.
while the drama continues and we keep fighting the demons of our daily struggle,.. a man from another place locked himself down in a black lodge, conceiving new material to share with the world. 214 isnt just a number, its music from an extradimensional place, high up the north bend mountains. frequencies coming from a red room, filled with electronic circuitry parallel connected to our inner soul. lyle at dawn is chris romans third offering for the frustrated funk familia. setting the pace for more to come, as we connect to the shipwrec multiverse for a full album release to follow shortly after this mind bending ep. you have been warned
collision with the past, part ii the drama continues. a set of immersive and moving experimental techno outbursts by our man boris bunnik aka conforce. conceived to reach beyond your emotion circuits, send shivers down your spine and make your neurotransmitters shake. true beauty doesnt come from the unavoidable music industry promotion cosmetics. real music should reach your soul, and can only be explored through direct transmitted waveforms. from our frustrated minds to yours.
harbour city 2014. sometimes people from different environmental backgrounds cross paths with one another through similar interests, and they notice that they have more in common then a certain taste in music alone. boris bunnik (aka conforce) is hailing from the small scenic dutch island terschelling, that can be seen as the complete opposite environmental background as the dirty streets of rotterdams south side that drew the first guidelines for frustrated funks watchword: mad drama from everyday life.
while nowadays underground music hits are being selected and pushed through applications that analyze and calculate the amount of followers, friends, likes, hits, posts and traffic on social media, music is getting more and more isolated from its original function, being prostituted by companies that dont even listen to the actual content itself.
valuable set of sought after tracks for those who know.. from the early detroit days, before techno was techno.. programming (original 12-inch version), joy one mile(original 7-inch tp version), techno world (previously unreleased on vinyl), this is my beat (original 12-inch version). discogs insanity so to speak...
THE ULTIMATE COLLAPSING REMIXES (COLOURED 10 INCH)
coloured 10" Vinyl NL25.07.13
we got a remix pack for the vita (infinity) project on a nice collectable limited transparent blue, smokey marbled vinyl 10. remixes are done by non other then heinrich mueller, ovatow and versalife as hexagon. also included on here is the beautiful and really deep vita original the ending that will be exclusive for this release. check em out. enjoy the cold summer or whatever..
boris bunnik goes under many aliases. numerous smaller projects, some huge faceless projects but mostly known and well respected for his conforce project. as versalife he found his way to the clone familia for his night time activities project, and around this same period we just managed to pull out the best suitable tracks for frustrated funk. versalife is electro-techno in its purest form. deep and intense analog rhythms with crisp percussion patterns slightly touching the more experimental side of things. this ep is a nice balanced mixture of industrial drone material to more classic sounding electro with versalifes own signature strength. highly recommended as always!
next up on frustrated funks limited vinyl series is italian producer and visual artist federico leocata. this young producers sound aesthetics can easily be compared with dataphysix style of production with its snappy, minimal and dark characteristics (who knows what their real connection might be). but when looking a bit further federico manages to create a world of its own where unpleasant, obscure and sinister sounding tracks bring you in a dark imaginary world of ropes, burning leather and foggy torture chambers. this is the second ff release in this series of limited hand numbered and hand stamped colored vinyl 12s.first come first serve.
santiago salazar (dj s2) from underground resistance, los hermanos, galaxy 2 galaxy and ican productions fame found a new home for his finest slide tracks. the ur projects ingredients are a pure analogue electro-techno-funk hybrid with slip and sliding samples and topped off with tweaked 303s for good measure. frustrated funk now releases 4 of s2s best slide tracks from the period 2007-2010. so, put your skates on, get on the floor and get ready to slide and bounce to this absolutely amazing ep. we cant get enough of this!
finally here it is.. the long awaited limited 12inch to accompany the stoi storoni zerkala project from heinrich mueller and victoria lukas. you know the drill.. comes in limited silkscreen printed packaging. dont sleep!
marco bernardi was an obvious choice for who got to do the first album on frustrated funk. representing his most delicate compositions ranging from freaky minimalistic electro trickery to the sweetest and intense excursions in the field of what they use to call intelligent techno . we simply picked out his best moments along the line and put it all together for this brilliant presentation. with this piece of art we show again that we don t give a shit about new styles, trends and hypes. we just want to deliver a very sweet package that you will still be playing and cherish in 15+ years from now. this deluxe double vinyl album will be sweetened with hand stamped label art, hand made screen printed sleeves and pressed on pretty pink transparent vinyl to make this package extra special. enjoy!!
a project from spain that was delayed cause we simply lost contact with the artists at the point of signing. the duo seemed to have strong bonds with a spanish clique of the notorious central american gang ms-13. sadly enough, the main producer is in lock-down for a crime committed in the us and therefor we never had the chance to finish this project. it will now be released (finally) as part of the limited when insanity slips in series with a handnumbered screened printed sleeve. the music is pure electronic chaos (think ultradyne). pure analog terror from a project that already ended before even getting signed.
strange move.. not really a suitable project for fr i hear you think.. well.. not much pack in this one so yeah that s true.. but, for this one we have twice the dose of drama and lives struggle to compensate that for ya. this will be part of a limited series called when insanity slips in with special hand made sleeves. so don t sleep and make sure you get your dose.
a limited edition follow up on the we bring mad drama ep (frustrated funk 001). including tracks by detroits silicon (heath brunner), glasgows marco bernardi and rotterdams frustrated figures. great techno-ish electro tracks for the frustrated and the mental weak
how much frustration can you handle... this is frustrated funk in full effect. raw frantic haunted and hydraulic electro tracks by uks biggest techno talent. straight to the point mixed up machine madness for the mental weak.. check
drama from everyday life.. you know how shit goes.. its a struggle. for this new 12 we asked shad t. scott from miami to do his thing. he came up with a beautiful dramatic and melancholic 4 track release that is a bit different from the usual fr sound.. but hey.. you can find drama and frustration in all forms and shapes