morphine records continue to unearth recordings from philadelphias synth pioneer, charles cohen. two beautiful drone/ambient/jazz pieces on this one (recorded live in 1989), exposing the sonic genius and dexterity of cohen alongside the astounding possibilities of that highly desirable synthesizer of his! tip!
morphine continue to take us there, this time iranian producer, sote, with a full album. studies in techno patterns and aesthetics from a maximalist musical perspective without employing orthodox beats.
morphine continue to expose more destructive electronics from the u.s. underground... 4 bare bones tracks that owe as much to grimy techno as they do to the late 80s industrial pioneers ... right on point... tip!
tarawangsawelas are a musical duo from bandung, mainly performing a contemporary version of tarawangsa, the sacred music from sundanese west java. here they are joined by their teacher and maestro, pak pupung supena, together with, pak jaja, on sekalipon. wanci is a minimalist, cosmic album composed with a careful modern interpretation of one of the most mystical and spiritual genres in indonesia. a gorgeous and infectious six track album. tip!
french composer and multi-instrumentalist pierre bastien delivers the latest entry into morphines increasingly diverse catalog. active for over four decades, bastien is best known for building automated orchestras, and his most recent lp, machinations, was released on aphex twin s rephlex label in 2012.
for this latest work, bastien recycled components of his silent motors live set and assembled new mechanical organisms—using amplified meccano parts, motors, fans, rattles, paper, and nails—to generate rhythmic scaffolding. live instrumentals, from prepared trumpets to the african kundi harp, javanese rabab, sanza, electric harpsichord, bass, drums, and gongs, were then superimposed on top.
morphine presents water above sky below now from pioneering american composer pauline oliveros and ione. an experimental musician and educator, oliveros is the creator of the deep listening practice highly attentive full body audition. she is joined on the album by author, improviser of spoken word and sonic vocals ione, artistic director of the former deep listening institute founded by oliveros.
morphine continues to excavate the far reaches of sound with a new full-length offering from experimental indonesian duo senyawa. fresh from burning down berlins ctm (again), this formidable live act go to the studio and summon the javan spirits, with rabih beaini at the controls. big tip!
final part in the charles cohen trilogy on morphine records. featuring various works made for dance & theatre productions between 1976 & 1988. eleven tracks in total - lovingly spread over double lp and featuring some of the most beautiful material of the series. another essential purchase. tip!
morphosis morphine records boldly step into the archives of one of philadelphias best kept underground secrets: synth composer, charles cohen. this excellent release beholds seven key tracks (recorded between 1979 & 1988) that go into uncharted polyrhythmic / ambient / cosmic territory....tip!
morphine label boss, morphosis, presents the music of electronic composer, charles cohen, kicking things of with these two deadly interpretations of dance of the spirit catchers. masterful and essential! tip!
highly destructive four track ep from the irrepressible, container (spectrum spools), on morphine records. totally deadly, stripped back and direct. following 12inchs from shake shakir, hieroglyphic being, madteo & metasplice, this one is also going to blow up heads...very loud tip! artwork by maria kassab
jamal moss is back on morphine, although you wouldnt think it by the sound of these painfully out-there tracks.both tracks clock in around the 13 minute mark and head deep into total-nutball territory. clued up sickness again on this excellent label. tip!
SENSATIONAL - DONATO DOZZY / HIEROGLYPHIC BEING REWORKS
12" Vinyl NL24.05.12
corking new remix 12inch! spacepops (originally released on doser009) getting some special treatment from donato dozzy - one of our heroes from the more psychedelic & percussive side of the techno world. the track hints towards club use while luring ears into the avant garde through seductive tweaks of the ems synth, freak inspector, from madteos infamous memoria album, gets a total re-mash by jamal moss aka hieroglpyphic being- left to brew for a few years in the morphine curing closet and now at optimum maturity for its release. two masters of their respective games meeting over the sides of this 12inch with more in common than wed previously imagine tip!
spaced out new material from morphines ra.h, coming with a new edge but in a recognizable style. the ep is powerful mix of dub roots, jacking beats, vocal rings, retro drum machine presets and effects used in strong but simple form. moving into wave territory at times with a firm nod towards the upsetter, scratch... time is one thing. space is another.