x5 myths forgotten by day following his return with 12inches on vakant and boddikas nonplus throughout 2017, avatism lands on parachute with 4 90s-inspired emo-trance breakbeat summertime anthems for people who despise summer. vinyl comes with a digital download featuring a track we couldnt fit on the record because we are not good with maths.
british left-field artist dead fader returns to parachute. the new lp, jenny 153, runs out across nine tracks and operates at the fertile juncture between classical and club music compositional structures, and examines the crossover points between the two disciplines.
john cohen aka dead fader first arrived on the label in 2016, with it works 1 - a brace of warping, high energy electronic music compositions that while largely unclassifiable in genre, maintain a gloriously vibrant, emotive sensibility that owes much to early idm excursions, and the more abstract tenets of the krautrock genre. that said - the artist cites anything from kanye west to bach and back again as informing the decidedly experimental and potentially confounding work - and his latest offering for the milan based label continues to riff on this open ended mesh of influence to great effect. the original material is buoyed by a formidable remix package, featuring downwards affiliate jk flesh - who turns in a caustic reinterpretation of fyi, roly porter of vexd and tri angle fame, who takes on raw food, and planet mus konx-om-pax, whos reimagining of life cycle closes out proceedings. its an admirable line up, in keeping with the aesthetic concerns of cohens excellent lp - and the chosen artists turn in respectful but wholly personal work - making for an excellent addition to growing parachute discography. parachuterecords.
south london ordnance debuts on parachute. the british producer marks his first release of 2017 with parallel window, a four track ep featuring three wrought-iron originals and remix from token & blueprint affiliate, sigha. driven and direct, the music marries rolling low end with high energy drum machine percussion and wide angle highs - for the most part eschewing anxious, heads-down austerity in favour of a more uplifting, trancelike approach - spread across multiple bpms. despite the heady, crushed finish - shifts in tone are subtle, developing over prolonged periods, with careful modulation drawing sounds in and out of the sonic hinterland sporadically to create a comfortable atmospheric balance between peak-time dance-floor urgency and hazy mid-set moments. on his remix, sigha hones in on this sentiment - lifting the caustic lead bassline from parallel window and augmenting it with trademark cavernous low end, skittering highs & a rolling lead arp to create a hypnotic, half-time dirge.
after a prolific career releasing on platforms such as audio assault, token, perctrax, stroboscopic artefacts and the huehelix imprint go hiyama is back with an astounding piece of work that dictates its own path. ‘i am goodbye’ graces us with wondrous sound-design and drum patterns that are just as menacing as they are intricate. based on the concept of denial this full-length takes a steep dive into what here at parachute we cherish the most - individuality. steering away from what are his canonic approaches to producing he chooses to leave behind sequencers and synths to further explore the nature of instruments such as piano and vibraphone as well as an array of field recordings. the end result is remarkable proof of the concept behind this album, interpreting denial in an unusually positive course of action allowing him to explore areas of sound he had previously never visited. a definite highlight here at parachute and an exemplary release to kick off our 2017 schedule. the year couldn’t have started any better! ‚i am goodbye’ is designed by atilla fidan and released on lp
parachute is proud and excited to release art rock unit starfuckers legendary sinistri lp, remastered and pressed on vinyl for the very first time since its original version in 1994 on underground records. formed in 1987, starfuckers is an italian avant-garde band primarily from the 1990s, considered a notable part of the experimental rock scene and one of the more out there acts during their active tenure. originally inspired by 80s post-stooges noise and new york city no wave, starfuckers eventually carved their path to their own distinctive sound by following in the footsteps of xenakis, john cage, maderna and stockhausen — all without ever abandoning their own attitude and raw personality. an incredibly important record for us here at the label, sinistri feels just as fresh in 2016 as it did in 1994.
dead fader - john cohen is surely one of the most overlooked voices making electronic music today. his approach to making honest and emotive electronic music has pushed the boundaries in recent years and challenged so many concepts and traditions within the music industry and scenes. but also without loosing sight of a bigger picture and finding a balance between emotions, technology, politics and expression.
born in canada, fatima camara was raised in a large portuguese family where traditional song and dance were as integral to her family gatherings as food, laughter, and wine. before we sleep, her debut album, is as a collage of the diverse musical influences that have defined each chapter of her storied life: bass guitar lines wrought with the new wave sound that marked her formative adolescence, drums that echo the electronic music she migrated to during her early adulthood in toronto’s dance music scene, and an overriding melancholy that signals the conflicted feelings she has when considering the thin layer of dust that has collected upon her chair at the family dinner table since she made her move to berlin.
,,,apart from music, fatima appreciates happy accidents, blended horizons, and unlit corners.
it s with great excitement that we present luca affatatos very first opus dedicated entirely to chairs, one of humanity s most groundbreaking inventions. affatato, otherwise known as bop, has been mastering the art of sitting since 1976. while we have yet to truly understand the musical preferences of such notorious objects ourselves, luca seems to know. melding post-punk, minimal wave, melvins, mike patton and boards of canada all into one big hissy, distorted mess, music for chairs is sure to please sitting tools worldwide.
for the past four years francesco leali kept busy running parachute alongside co-owners manfredi romano and thomas feriero, producing under different monikers and touring the globe as half of cw/a. finally back as clockwork, leali reveals a five track ep featuring some of his rugged music to date. a briery shift into foggier territories where leali explores layered sound-design and broken rhythms, something he had only hinted in his previous work. online entity depicts lealis hindrance with modern societys social networking obsession. in contrast to what these services were actually intended for, leali explains, they seem to have impacted a lot of people negatively, resulting in unnecessary resentments, misinformation and feelings of proximity when these tools can easily alienate you from reality. constantly worrying about how you want people to perceive you is absurd already, but for many of us this constant sharing has become the only way to achieve happiness, to be satisfied. in an era where all of this is getting out of hand its essential to remind yourself of the things that truly shape you as an individual. with online entity i aimed for feelings of release, mutating resentments into something positive - more physical. i imagined it as a soundtrack to an escape from these very situations. the release showcases this approach with five club-ready numbers filled with calculated, pounding drums and gloomy atmospheres, with only rare glimpses of hope scattered throughout. to round things up we mobilised fellow parachute affiliate ayarcana and serbian techno pro lag who both deliver two startling interpretations of escape sequence and rumination.
cw/a are producers thomas feriero and francesco leali, known for their releases and remixes on parachute, r&s, decca and vakant, their work as avatism, clockwork, opus 3000 and house ov leaves, crushing live shows around the globe and running parachute alongside dj tennis since 2013. with ringleader the duo return with their first original productions since their debut full length, last years critically acclaimed words unspoken, acts undone. inspired by global trends towards orwellian mass surveillance and cyber espionage, ringleader aims to be an audible interpretation of big data, ubiquitous connections and the acceptance of corporate and government spying. grim and mechanical by nature, the six tracks — named after leaked codenames of government tools used to watch on citizens — work as a soundtrack to the destruction of privacy: a cold reflection on this aspect of society and its implications.
the vinyl ep includes a downloadcode.
“the earth was incessantly covered in ice, it’s landscape an immense, frozen desert. boulders and sand washed to the valley, crushed under the glaciers’ enormous weight, leaving nothing but the hardest rock behind.” neunau draws inspiration from natural phenomenons, sculpting his indelible and furious expression into materials: a ritual guided only by the rhythm of his own heartbeat. composed exclusively of sounds recorded at the ancient forge museum in bienno, in the middle of one of the largest valleys in the central alps, neunau presents an experience that goes beyond simple listening. his tools — water, iron and microphones — are used to transport the listener through time and place. a true voyage through forgotten ritualism and symbolism, these extracts aim to grind contemporary dance music to its barest essentials, making long-lost times ours again.
fabric safety apparatus vol. 1 is the first in a new series of club-oriented selections presented by parachute. featuring exclusive music from the likes of italian industrialist ayarcana, label co-founders avatism and clockwork, meze, metrist, m_rec boss max_m, south london ordnance and wrong assessment, it is due to be released this summer. fabric safety apparatus vol. 1 comes in a 2x12inch package designed by kero
after their debut on vakant we present you cw/as next offering, day of riddance. feeling right at home on parachute with its lack of genre-defining ties, the record features 3 road-tested live extracts alongside remixes from stroboscopic artefacts head honcho lucy and ilian tape boss dario zenker. cw/a is the live project from long-time friends and studio partners thomas (avatism) and francesco (clockwork) originally a live amalgamation of their solo material, it eventually evolved into a broader, more dynamic improvisa- tion-centric performance focused on experimenting around the outskirts of techno, jungle and electronica. we hope this release gives you an insight on both our vision and cw/as: a barrier-trashing wall of sound that goes from live settings into the studio and back.
for our second release in our catalogue we are proud to present a neoteric collaboration between two artists that have blended their respective musical styles to forge a three track extended play that thoroughly underlines our notion of proposing forward thinking aesthetics on one side we have wrong assessment, a young milanese artist that combines gritty synth lines with rumbling drum patterns whilst on the other we have m_rec boss max_m, a well known and experienced purveyor of the genre that delivers his undeniable touch and contribution to the ep, locking down a solid conception of their take on techno this three-tracker dictates a path that takes you from the spacey synths you find on the a sides toe tag where the two artists join forces, to the truly captive nature of max_ms nose out all the way to wrong assessments scaphoid that sums up the three tracks with a dashing rhythm through a percussive use of synthesis