saint petersbergs serene release the at the zenith ep on uber.this is a beautifully crafted 3 track ep of lush ambient electronica. equally at home soundtracking summer sunsets or winter sunrises this quietly hypnotic ep continues ubers high standards
mountain ash is an alias of producer lusty zanzibar. when the track portmanteau was sent to uber they immediately picked up this slice of hynotic experimental loveliness. layer upon layer of emotive synths and a pulsing arp help you drift towards a beautiful climax. coyote slow the pace a little keeping the hypnotic pulsing arpeggio and add some lazy beachside drums, percussion, a few pianos and kalimbas creating a beautiful beach bar shuffler. brooklyns finest zoovox create a subtle analogue rework staying close to original but adding their own delicate vibrations. drift away into the sunset.
shining bird frontman dane taylor serves up a beautiful piece of mellow beach pop, drenched in antipodean sunshine. this is made for sipping cold drinks under palm tree shade or swinging hammock dreams. the flip sees balearic commander in chief leo mas and his ever present colonel fabrice deliver a truly stunning piece of balearic chug. deep ambient textures capturing the essence of a smiley sunset. happy happy. uber hitting the balearic nail on the head once more.
the mysterious dream lovers arrive on uber with the super mellow brasil. a tropical reggae disco tinged balearic shuffler, all loose percussion and soft guitars. reminiscent of studio in their heyday. abel from the redlight records crew dims the lights and strips the og back. layback and feel the sunshine on your eyelids. the second remix comes from maciek sienkiewicz of very polish cut-outs. a quirky almost off beat stripped back version bringing out the guitars and adding extra synths pads. uber warming us up with some balearic heat.
uber recordings latest release see the legendary bing ji ling make an appearance. see me through featuring the sweet vocals of diane birch is a sunkissed slice of california soul. a beautiful heartfelt love song oozing quality
bonnie & klein can often be found cruising round labels like music for dreams and leng, imparting tender touches of balearic finery for those who like to cruise on the slinkiest of 80s flavoured jams. they re on cracking form for this return to uber, kicking off with the sultry -tones of ballad-, which gets a subtle beefing up from drifts projects on the remix. -pretty lake- is the cut for those who want to achieve pure transcendental bliss by way of canned slap bass and sustained chords, and then -snowdrifts- finishes the ep off with a thoughtful piece shaped out by sweet piano and stirring strings.
ubers latest offering is a sublime 5 track ep from french producer shelter. sailing on a black sea is a drifting piece of ambient electronica. late night stargazing on the deck with the waves gently lapping on the shore. sad beach continues with the layered textures with a little more of a percussive feel. through the desert land is shimmering mesmerising journey through the dunes with loose congas soft guitars and a hypnotic jews harp. seaport theme continues the coastal vibrations but with a touch of bounce and uplifting choral vocal stabs and louche pads. finally water plain closes the journey with kalimbas and xylophonic melodies and the contining theme of phosphoescent seas and soothing synth sounds. a very accopmlished slice of beach bar balearica destined for sunsets around the med for years to come.
uber bring the new mushrooms project ep. a slight diversion for uber into the cosmic afro infused musical stylings that the mushrooms boys are masters. madrugada s tribal energy is reminiscent of tony esposito or tullio de picopo. the italian afrobalearic groove that we at uber love so much. the big boobs is a slower more contemplative track, still holding onto the percussive feel but with hints of the east. i suspect the title is influenced by last summers trip to the great outdoors in birmingham. finally we come to the epic musical journey that is african obsession. continuing the fine italian tradition of tribal dance music this is a tight superbly produced trip into afrocosmiche. 15 minutes of hypnotic beauty. uber hitting the spot again.
after a strong first release contort yourself returns with events at the fatal party which comes over more as a description than a title, brimming with a bubbling sense of tension and fear. hamburg duo fallbeil kick things off in impressive style with a crunchy acid monster which twists and turns followed by two killer proto-techno cuts from legendary french industrial band die form from their 1985 tape hurt. here we find ourselves in a unsettling scenario with metallic voices scowling over clanging machines and guitar feedback in an unhinged way. the mysterious slugbug (l.i.e.s./russian torrent versions) starts the flip with goback, a creeping acidic beast moving unstoppably forward as a reverberating voice ripples throughout. any calm is then shattered by ibm a.k.a. jamal moss whose remix of die form hammers home a tough seven minutes of mangled synths, bubbling acid and thundering drums. a highly recommended, intense journey.