the debut ep release from amduscias (the evil doppelganger of an already known producer) presents a selection of tracks woven with british folklore and occultist connotation taking the fringes of uk bass music into a dark twisted new pasture, bass and beats ready for the dancefloor but equally horrifying to the headphone listener - skewing techno and dubstep to its farthest reaches.
be yō,kai’ is the collaborative project from techno duo minilogue’s sebastian mullaert , fellow swedish composer douglas holmquist and celebrated illustrator/animator kristofer ström . uniting music with art and the moving pic ture, ‘facefist’ leads a multimedia experience through a trio of mesmerising audio/visual trips - two films (‘facefist’ and ‘facemissed’) featuring japanese anime-inspired shape-shifting creatures and a third more abstract, alternate vision/soundscape( ‘facekissed’).standalone track ‘facetwist’ is a more propulsive version of leadtrack ‘facefist’.this debut release will be landing as a rare treat from hypercolour offshoot space hardware with a limited run of vinyl. art flourishes when the freedom, flow and creativity intersect. often a direct response to resistance, art transcends borders and the physical to allow transmission of the soul, emotion and consciousness.
based in bristol, space hardware is a project headed up by hypercolour boss jamie russell that is rooted in an appreciation of p-funk and the outermost hemispheres of soul and disco. so far the imprint has released material from glenn astro, blacksmif, deft and placeholder and, continuing to shapeshift with each new 12-, the next in the series comes courtesy of apollo and delsin affiliate bakradze. also operating under his gacha and winter flags aliases, bakradze is an artist who uses his own live instrumentation, an mpc and classic korg synths to build rich and woozy melodies that he anchors down with technical rhythm structures. his message from home delves deep into this framework and is packed with a serious degree of flair. astute sound design, balmy guitar tones and loose, natural drum patterns pepper an eglo-esque sound in another fine addition to the space hardware catalogue.
space hardware is a bristol based imprint aiming to outlet left-of-centre slices of celestial electronic music. the next release comes courtesy of the essen based space cadet glenn astro who follows up a slew of eps on big bait records, odd socks and copenhagen s tartelet. the whole ep is brilliant, and as powerplay we choose the last track on the ep, clara parker s -uncertainty- remixes by astro hismelf. piano driven song, with broken beats, on the uk garage type.
following on from deft earlier this year and the inaugural release for this label from placeholder in 2012, space hardware returns with a new ep from blacksmif. born yemi olagbaiye, he is a producer who has received hearty props from mary ann hobbs, fact mag and radio 1 for his strange and wonderful sounds on labels like blah blah blah, paradise club and tom middletons sounds of the cosmos. dutchman and klakson co-boss dexter also turns in a remix to complete this package.
the man with a hand in hypercolour, hypeltd, glass table, losing suki and sneaker social club has such an inexhaustible enthusiasm for all forms of electronic music that he is starting a new label! space hardware is jamie russells latest project and comes to fruition with the inaugural sounds of placeholder, an artist russell unearthed one afternoon on soundcloud. the labels mo is simple: to release spaced-out headphone music for the rave generation, where this debut ep consists of two original tracks from the mysterious placeholder, plus a tidy remix from uncanny valleys jacob korn.