DIET OF GERMS
founding member and co-creator of ‘aiwo rec.‘ dj normal 4 delivers second circle’s eleventh release to date with the ep ‘exoticz’ . . raised close to düsseldorf in the ruhr area, normal 4 grew up amongst a landscape of dusty factory skeletons and abandoned machine complexes in a formerly thriving industrial conglomerate. bringing his signature sound of broken industrial dreams mixed with escapist rave fantasies, normal 4 delves into the archives with two tracks ‘kalaidoka’ and ‘aeo’ recorded around 2011/2012, alongside a new track ‘la arabia’. produced at altstadt studio mülheim an der ruhr, with normal 4’s good friend anke preuß on guitar and vocals, ‘aeo’ is given the remix treatment by phillip otterbach on the ‘aeo (ottertasia mix)’. on the b side the synth freak out ‘kalaidoka’ is followed by ‘la arabia’ which rides the breaks into a dusty moonlit desert rave.
12" lp NL
great collab of sofa / houschyar / okay temiz
BLUE BOX SESSIONS
phat analog mid-nineties produced tracks
second circle welcomes giuseppe leonardi
fifteenth output of second circle
SIN EXISTENCIA (LP)
indonesian psychedelic music
A BRIDGE BETWEEN LOVERS
dazion returns with his second release
ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES
EARLYMAN DANCE EP
second circle is proud to announce it’s tenth release to date with a new ep from l.a. producer benedek. earlyman dance was recorded at benedek s studio in koreatown, los angeles and fuses mechanistic rhythms and synth work as well as live percussion and trumpet played by friends chris parise and anthony calonico. . with five vibed out compositions of coyote jazz, dance floor fusion and canyon bangers earlyman dance is an ode to the urban and natural landscapes of la, late night noir and early morning sunrises, accented with benedek s signature chord progressions, bouncing bass lines, meticulous drum programming and dubbed out trumpet.
MYSTERY DUB EP
music from memory’s sister label second circle returns with their first release of 2018, this time with a 4 tracker ep from french producer and antinote via melody as truth affiliate d.k. aka dang khoa chau. titled mystery dub, this new record features two percussive house cuts on the a side with two more evocative compositions on the flip. recorded in his studio in the 11th district of paris, the release showcases a wide yet characteristic palette of sounds and textures the parisian artist has been sharpening over the years: atmospheric/hypnotic strings, warm pads, dreamy landscapes and spacial rhythms.
returning with another debut release, second circles eighth record to date comes this time from young viennese musician giuseppe leonardi. performed on an array of synthesizers and experimenting with spoken word and vocals from various local singers giuseppes tbc ep take us on a dance through the catacombs and out through the jungle floor with ritualistic rhythm and haunting song. whilst at other moments giuseppes horizontal ambient pieces leave us gazing out on the shores of a distant half-remembered planet.
coming from the sound system scene in geneva, androo began to produce 80-90s infused digital dub as a teenager. his interest in jazz, new wave, dub and house gently collide in his studio a place he sees as a laboratory of experimentation here everything is mixed, dubbed and recorded live at the console. with this first ep release on second circle androo s music reveals a desire to avoid categorisation whilst displaying a clear love for percussive rhythms and emotive melodies. big tip! second circles first release of the summer features an ep of tracks by young producer androo from switzerland. having released on the sparring partner label which he co-runs with bony fly, androo has another release imminent on his second imprint poly dance .
DONT GET ME WRONG EP
young dutch producer releases his debut ep with 4 productions featuring the vocals of ebu gaye mada and ljubiša arsenović,,,, (paya).. big tip!
THE EDGE OF SPACE / PLANETARY DANCE
2016 repress - following on almost 5 years after their first release *journey to the centre of the sun* on esp institute. 2 big excursions from a couple of very well respected heads. featuring the label’s very own tako reyenga (red light records, music from memory) and jonny nash (melody as truth, land of light) these two tracks were cut from a weekend of sprawling space-jams recorded in jonny’s north london home in 2012 and until recently were thought to be lost.
second circle returns with their first release of 2016, this time with an ep from australian producer tornado wallace aka lewie day. . following up on releases for the likes of beats in space, esp institute and delusions of grandeur, wallace takes a step to the left with his first record made in his new home of berlin. recorded earlier this year, the release presents a trio of oddball house excursions which are at times deeply spatial and hypnotic and at other moments heavily percussive and almost tribal.