schwarzes doppel-vinyl in bedruckten innentaschen im gatefold-cover
die beiden ambient/krautrock/avantgarde-meisterwerke -plight & premonition- (1988) und -flux & mutability- (1989) entstanden ende der 1980er im can-studio bei köln. bestehen aus jeweils zwei überlangen tracks und gelten als klassiker ihres genres. an den aufnahmen waren neben sylvian und czukay auch die beiden can-musiker jaki liebezeit (an beiden alben) und michael karoli sowie marcus stockhausen. trompeter und sohn des berühmten komponisten karl-heinz stockhausen. beteiligt (letztere nur an -flux & mutability-). der re-release auf grönland erscheint in chicen doppelformaten mit neuen linernotes des renommierten britischen journalisten david topp. beide alben sind nicht bestandteil der jüngst erschienenen holger czukay-retrospektive -cinema- und seit ihrer original-veröffentlichung damals auf venture/virgin records und limitierten reissues anfang der 1990er in japan und uk nicht mehr erhältlich gewesen.
copenhagen label music for dreams release yet another brilliant debut album. this time by the danish duo dalholt & langkilde. the album has a wonderful warm summery vibe. with slick smooth production. hypnotic groove baselines. live guitars & vocals
finally. copenema drops on vinyl. this special limited-edition vinyl ep especially for those summer beach bar vibes. the ep includes the much loved te faz bem which became a balearic classic in ibiza last summer after dj harvey regularly played it at his residency ‘mercury rising at pikes.
aspecto humano is back! and comes with a big fish. mick wills makes magic again with his cuts and transforms two tracks of the past in two superb master pieces. from glorious italodisco to a hypnotic industrial. one track by side. mastered by (glorious too) alden tyrell and pressed on red vinyl. hymns...
this time it’s about a best possible quality re-release of the christian bruhn soundtrack for the japanese anime series -captain future-. as -thank-you- for your contribution you’ll get a limited edition blue & white coloured vinyl record set + a lot more dope stuff. fucking awesome... sooooooo collectible! - double lp - halfspeed mastered / dubbed by christian bruhn - 19 songs incl. 4 previously unreleased bonus tracks - gatefold cover colored vinyl
following up from last years ep on pleasure unit the folks from miskotom deliver a lovely 5 tracker for our other imprint pleasure wave following on from g marie and jonny ..the guys(guy and girl) carry on in much the same vein but drop gears ever so slightly for some more sun drenched tropical sounds. the opener hyena s laugh could be wally and larry jamming with the locals on kong island. senoi takes you on the back of a pick up truck and transports you from the coastal town and out onto the dusty tracks and into the night for a ride through the jungle and onto the other side. 10th day is all about cocktails by the infinity pool in the secret resort and soaking up that late afternoon sun. kuai can che is all twilight era maze tougher drums and chimes with those floaty synths. seeing us out is final cut kopiek lying back on the boat as you leave the island and it all becomes a tiny dot on the horizon...float on.. file under tropical. balearic. beach sounds.
albrecht la brooy s analogue attic imprint returns this may with a solo project from one half of the duo. alex albrecht. under his newly formed melquiades guise... the past few years have seen albrecht la brooy steadily hone their unique spin on house & techno via self-released gems & acclaimed projects on night tide. voyage records and butter sessions. culminating with the release of their debut long player tidal river on apollo/r&s earlier this year . this solo material from alex s new alias (soon to be debuted on scissor & thread) takes a more dancefloor orientated approach. the material recorded live. retaining an improvised feel and managing to capture the surreal and mysterious atmosphere of the australian bush. combining atmospheric field recordings. jazz tinged double bass-licks and bright piano elements. all woven together with the label s trademark intricately programmed rhythms. the bluff ep is an engaging. mesmerising and addictive addition to the label s already well-loved output...
a perfect summer record. white magic was the lauded cd-only debut album by sorcerer (californian dan judd. one half of windsurf with hatchback). just in time for spring/summer. be with records present the first ever vinyl issue. lovingly remastered by the esteemed simon francis. cut reassuringly loud on to heavyweight double vinyl and presented in a deluxe gatefold jacket with freshly commissioned artwork throughout from original designer rich robinson. this limited edition of 500 copies is sure to fly.
a continuation of his kaleidoscopic sun-dappled cosmic-disco. neon leon was the much-loved cd-only album by sorcerer (californian dan judd. one half of windsurf with hatchback). just in time for spring/summer. be with records present the first ever vinyl issue. lovingly remastered by the esteemed simon francis. cut reassuringly loud on to heavyweight double vinyl and presented in a deluxe gatefold jacket with freshly commissioned artwork throughout from original designer rich robinson. this limited edition of 500 copies is sure to fly.
beath presents his debut album -dreams from last night-. a conceptual album in which the spanish producer brings us closer to different sounds that would be part of any day in a luxurious tropical paradise. the 8 tracks included in the vinyl would revolve around the smooth funk with a clear influence of the sounds of the 80s. in addition. the artwork of the album includes the cover illustration by the japanese designer yoko honda.
no doubt. -sistema lunar- is the masterpiece work to date of la s producer rigopolar. the best giorgio moroder hedonist style is totally present here but with a modern approach that makes of it an absolute instaclassic capable of burn up any dancefloor of the planet. this is a truly gem for any important collection. it arrives on 12″.. maxi-single ep format and produced in a one-off truly limited edition of 300 copies lacquered pressed on 180 gr. high quality solid yellow vinyl. all tracks have been specially remastered for long cut vinyl by eric van wonterghem
must we keep believing reality is something real. or is it time to embrace the tickling blood that keeps us intrigued and rising into eternal heights of surreal magnificence? we always were born confident. that you would be more than a splatter of dust on our mother earth. the collective returns with their 6th release. welcoming new music in the post-disco-punk-wave spectrum from parma italys csk. berlin newcomer dame bonnet. bogotas live duo the postmodernism forms and a giant collaboration between damon jee and alvaro cabana: holographic planes (spain/france).
desert island edits isn t just another re-edit label. but an outpost to turn forgotten disco. italo and balearic gems into brand new extended versions and modified remakes from the talented and elusive carlos cezaro. desert island edits no. 1 starts on a high with cezaro s mj s vacation which transforms rock with you into a 21st century balearic groover. warm chords. dreamy brass and a hypnotic bassline. this one has the right ingredients to move anyone from poolside to dance floor. over on side b. carlos takes on the 80 s soul classic sexual healing and constructs a low-slung groover with lush rhodes keys and ethnic hints. perfect for those lazy sunsets and warm evening sessions. keep an eye out for future limited releases from desert island edits as well as beach parties and guest appearances from ibiza to bali. spreading the desert island love throughout the globe. limited hand-stamped numbered copies...
the russian act galaté.e is responsible of some of the best syntwave and synthpop tracks of the past decade. -ré.trospective ep- selects the best of the best of their stunning minimal beats with impossible synth arpeggios surrounded by french poems. there s not much more to be said. it s galaté.e .... it arrives presented on 12″. ep format and produced in a one-off truly limited edition of 300 copies lacquered pressed on 180 gr. high quality solid black vinyl. all tracks have been specially remastered for long cut vinyl by eric van wonterghem.
following the screaming ghosts collection highlighting the music of c cat trance. emotional rescue and malka tuti return with the first of two eps where the band s music is given over to a selection of artists. friends and collaborators for reinterpretation. re-editing. replaying and remixing to provide a modern outlook on the bands mixture of east meets west musicology.
volume 2 of retakes of c cat trances unique post-punk meets world beat brings the collaboration between malka tuti and emotional rescue to a close. here again. the label s call in a selection of heads to re-envisage a modern vision of the music to present a perfect representation for today.
compiled by sofa. the second instalment in his recent series ties together eighteen artists. each venturing down their own musical path. to produce an audio atlas that transverses not only styles but also cultures and continents.
disparate musicians come from far and wide have been brought together across two slabs of beautifully mastered vinyl and. somehow. someway. found a jittering. skittering and juddering balance.
two dark. adventurous and intense mid tempo mind benders by the mysterious producer k100 signal. 300 copies then gone. tip! the signal was lost along ago. a slowtard rhythm surfaced. as you get deeper into alignment you discover the deconstructed beats from another decay. k100 signal is an elusive project produced in the pitch black code of indulgence.
british trip-hop pioneers morcheeba return with their first new album in over five years. the band have released 8 albums that have sold in excess of 10 million records in their career. “blaze away”. their positivity-packed ninth album. marks both a fresh start in its organic approach and a return to the joyous genre-mashing of their early days. with featured guests roots manuva and benjamin biolay. there was no template for its ten. extraordinary. future-facing songs. no self-imposed limits on style. no themes to be adhered to or rules in place to break.
black vinyl pressing.
danny mclewin (psychemagik) and jamie cruisey have a new label of original signed artists called spirits. the first release is from mexican hotness lokier of she made monster and jason greer aka the machine. one of the californian undergrounds best kept secrets. they met in 2015 at a festival in london and after spending a few days together. became musically obsessed with each other. that summer. as jason bounced around europe. he stayed with lokier in barcelona for some weeks and after long night walks. some tapas and absinthe bars they came up with their first ep together.
after putting out kito jempere s well received sea monsters album last year. hell yeah now serve up another selection of remixes of it. accomplished musician jimi tenor. plus miskotom and max essa all contribute before a 7inch. also taken from the album. lands later in summer. first up is jimi tenor. the legndary finnish musician who has released on warp. collaborated with tony allen and has his own band as well as occasionally playing sax with kito jempere band at live gigs. he flips puzzled into five minutes of stripped back and moody electronics with plenty of his own flute playing in the track. busted drum sounds. spooky sci-fi synths and scattered hits make it woozy and late night and utterly absorbing. miskotom—a newly emerging pair made up of mik and his wife andra. both based in vilnius. lithuania with credits on pleasure unit and balearic —then reimagine ampa as a beatdown but of deep house with trudging drums staying low and shimmering synths drift out in all directions. crunchy hits bring a subtle sense of funk and reverb drenched vocals bring a heavenly feel to the soul drenched grooves and summery keys. then comes max essa. the japan based brit who is a regular on this label as well as the likes of is it balearic?. his first remix is a huge one that is sure to soundtrack many a boat party this summer. it s a gorgeous rework of ampa that puts achingly blissful vocals front and centre as low slung bass and slowly turning drums sink you into a pan-pipe laced reverie. secondly. essa offers a dub reprise that removes the vocals and places all the focus on his churning drums and new age grooves. this is another perfect package of masterfully electronic horizontal sounds.
out 2 is a project from jeremy campbell and r. zanzibar. who have previously worked together on albums for l.i.e.s. and lectric sands under different aliases. they sound right at home on emotional response. channeling the influence of 1980s new york dancefloor hybridization into six original tracks and their counterpart dub versions. its an impeccable tribute to the forefathers of new / no / minimal wave with the right kind of funk rubbed in the groove and ample space in the mix for all the live dubbing the style demands. moving is a surefire death disco party starter. dancing hovers in a beyond the grave island boogie reverie and some airs red there heads out into exotically enhanced territory without losing that nyc grit. it s a marvelous record. with the dub versions adding new dimensions to the music rather than simply repeating the same tricks sans vocals.
it’s the return of the sexual vigilante sex judas and his trusted sidekick ricky. this time in full album mode. norwegian producer tore gjedrem of ost & kjex fame. channels his love of comix. bohemia and fascination with human vice. the unspoken. the red light districts. the alleys of the mind into his alter ego.
sth. notional was a short-lived project that manifested in one album back in 1992. originally released on japanese label zero corporation. yawn yawn yawn focused primarily on various balearic-friendly mixes of the title track and some other scattered pieces. and now they ve received a much-needed spruce up from archeo recordings. the dream. another reality versions of yawn yawn yawn are laid back to the extreme. revolving around delicate instrumentation and occasional threads of speech and singing. there s a mellow beat behind the g-tar cannyon mix. and the thankful mix brings a weightier groove to the table. with the other tracks adding to this utterly smooth. early 90s shake. and spread across three discs. this is the holy grail reissue collectors have been waiting for.
emotional rescue begins the first in a series of reissues looking at the music of guitarist carl weingarten and his multiphase records label. starting at his highly sought after collaborate album with walter whitney. dreaming in colors. with an early interest in photography and super 8 film leading to a degree in cinema production. weingarten s other. self-taught. love was the slide guitar. taking its blues roots and merging them with his visual arts background created a unique painting in sound style of playing.
dj. producer and rex club resident molly presents the third ep for her rdv music imprint. drawing on talent from across her native france. featuring fellow parisian aleqs notal (clek clek boom. sistrum) and 1977. as featured on syncrophone s for those who know imprint. while each side and artist offer their own distinctive flavour. percussive. classy late-night house music is the main course ideal for late nights under dim red lights.aleqs notal pays tribute to the timeless appeal of spinning analogue wax throughout opening track. sweet rotation a simple hymn to the essence of house music. bubbling gently on bright keys and woozy basslines. hands on follows. offering a more nocturnal angle on this enduring aesthetic. reducing the energy but enhancing the atmosphere even further. both on-record and across any packed dancefloor.the more southern sensibility of 1977 brings drumwork to the fore. weaving an exotic. patient tapestry of bubbling. alluring synths and analogue feedback across two confident. percussive jams. while vodoom indulges in tension and intrigue. ep closer jdlf is pure. unwinding pleasure. across which each of 1977s influences and instruments are offered freedom to breathe and evolve.with this installment of emminently classy and supremely confident house. rdv music continues to prove itself as one of the most worthy musical institutions on the contemporary parisian scene.
slow motion s 38th (!!) release comes courtesy of berlin-based gallo who you may know as part of balearic gabba soundsystem. joining the family for his debut solo release gallo drops the tempo for three deep-cuts of blissful balearica. backed up with an acidic. chugging re-rub of faron from fabrizio mammarella which is perfect when the sun goes down. orange stripe arrives just in time for summer. how to get the most of this track: combine it with blissful and dreamy beach-excursions or with a sunset aperitivo. this 38th release has -future classic- written all over it.
diving bell recording co. is excited to announce “silent science”. the debut solo release from b•r•a•u•n. ben braun has spent the last decade as one half of the synth-pop duo mackintosh braun. releasing three albums with the band. with “silent science”. b•r•a•u•n continues down the path he paved with mackintosh braun and brings his music even further from the eighties influences that first sparked his inspiration. the concept began for braun as an awareness of the personal freedoms that he had sacrificed to live in the comforts of new technology. a longing for a more simple life pushes and pulls this album from past to present. from undeniable dance hooks. to sleepwalking chill-out. we meander our way from disco naps to lucid slumbers.
DISCONNECT (MARVIN & GUY AND ZOMBIES IN MIAMI REMIXES)
12" Vinyl NL04.05.18
we re very happy to present the second and last 12- with remixes from undo s -disconnect l.p-. after iñigo vontier. cabaret nocturne and dimitri veimar s excellent remixes of -autómatas- and -computer friends- now it s time for marvin and guy and zombies in miami with two outstanding reworks of -the arptist- and -disconnect-. the fantastic italian duo marvin and guy take on -the arptist- is an 11minutes lisergic journey through magic pads. sparkling arpeggios and distorted guitars. on the flip zombies in miami work there magic on -disconnect- using the original pads and undo s voice to create a totally new track with their own trademark. the 12 limited edition comes wrapped in a beatiful cover by david imbernon and mastered by yves roussel.
her majesty s ship is proud to present this never happened . the latest album from hugely talented french-american singer and producer yan wagner.
this always inventive and off kilter artist has had many top releases on labels like kitsune and has worked with the likes of the legendary arnaud rebotini and etienne daho. he also has a side project. the populists. is producing the first album of calypso valois and wrote the soundtrack for the short film victoria by mathilde marc. someone who plays events like sxsw and montreux jazz festival. wagner s playful disco-pop tunes always find their way into the emotions of those who hear them.
wed like to introduce you to this giant of musical endeavour. the colossus of rio. as hes known. for eds sweetly agreed to be our point man on all matters smooth for this latest tstd collection. where we take a dive into an often overlooked side of brazilian music: brazilian soul. funk and aor. the 180 gram double vinyl is housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
beautiful pieces of music from kev sheridan. let the emotions take over!
maeve are thrilled to welcome long time friend kev sheridan to the label for his debut release. kev is one of the most talented musicians they know and its an honor for them to release his first work to the world. this project has been developing over the past few years and now this record showcases the deep musicality and talent kev has.
in recent times alex pletnev has been making his mark on the musical stratosphere with an array of works from from cold wave edits. through gorgeous adaptations of african and world music to tribal techno originals. he joins us as pletnev for aztec code / daywalker. a 12inch combining his abundant influences to take us to bizarre. far-off places.
after the soft landing of banoffee pies records latest sub label venture otaku. the imprint continues following the theme of subtle compositions with the second edition. this time from swedish born vilhelm with mermaid porn. a five tracker starting with an aquatic feeling on the title track mermaid porn with bubbling effects rolling into the a2. entitled kirchner with more with positive and patient melodies. standing to attention in the spaceships cafeteria. the a side comes to a close with always in costume. the b side opens with saturday bossa - drums inspired by the brazilian music wave of bossa jazz with a slight twist. the b2. track. skopje blends off beat percussions with a cutting snare and a more electronic 4/4 direction. the general expression being. music for home. with love from banoffee pies. x
the first release of wataj recordings sees the light with -paesaggi immaginary-. a hypnotic bassoon invites you to look at the lost landscapes through a small slit. while in a parallel reality flutes. bells. flying carpets and percussive rhythms are about to seduce the viewer
adesso. the new sublabel of disco segreta. is proud to open his catalogue debuting with the first gino pavan album in 40 years! -absolute- is a full-on contemporary electronic -concept album-. entirely written. composed and played by gino. eight tracks. where gino explores the multiple dimensions of the concept of the absolute. experimenting on guitars. synthesizers. electric sitar and percussions. on a 30 minutes journey into darker territories. with every sound originally crafted by gino in his studio. and a compilation of videos created as a visual companion for each track. -absolute- sheds a light upon the music he always wanted to release. revealing his erudite background as a musician/composer.
after more than 30 years. halfway ritmo in collaboration with early sounds. will release unpublished recordings (1982-1989) from former tangerine dream and iggy pop s drummer klaus krüger. advanced dance combines a sweeping mix of krüger s handcrafted acoustic drums and distinctive electronic sounds of the late berlin- school years. creating a unique blend of advanced polyrhythms. krüger achieved a balance between creativity and classic drum patterns giving birth to an unconventional and avant-garde type of music that could be easily defined as a precursor of techno. his progressive mentality led him to delve further into the tape collage technique and unique ways of triggering his drums. it was a whole new world of music - sustained by his artistic surroundings. which included collaborations as well as friendships with other influential artists such as david bowie. martin kippenberger and helmut newton. in the time of german division. the pulsating west berlin became a melting pot of creativity and international encounters. advanced dance is the result of the blazing heat feeding the unstoppable thirst of discovery which characterized that generation. creating tunes that transform the listener s experience into one blissful moment amidst beautiful confusion.
really swing goes wider with a new 12- series. head honcho quiroga delivers three track dedicated to magician and eminence of misdirection dariel fitzkee and italian master composer alessandro alessandroni.
cup and balls the title track is an elegant disco cut blending latin bass. guitar and percussion. creating an emotional texture in its rhythm and serenity that became an astonishing future jazz tune with a leading bassline.
on the flip side ciao fischio an homage to maestro alessandroni drowning lush rhodes melodies over funky breaks and intricate bassline. while citta di mare is voyage through eighties atmosphere that became a soulful and sensous tune full of heavenly piano licks and warmth synth leads.
pure ddr-groove! the exorcist is a gothenburg-based trio consisting of osynlige mann. pontus and petrus - members from bands as uran. tentakel and ultra satan. hoga nord invites you to their soundscape with their full length debut album the exorcist gbg: everyone could be an informant. the cold war is alive. dark cabaret. spy-theme-mode. david lynch-electro. italian horror. easily put - this is kinky organic acid-funk for all of you looking for a gateway - but know you have to stay.
archeo recordings chart a course for the balearics with this laid back delight of overlooked italian island grooves. tony esposito is a long-serving singer-songwriter. and two tracks from his 2004 cd viaggio tribale get a vinyl cut here. dove ce luce gets a special. 90s tinged remix from lucaeffesunset. antonio nicola brunos storia della terra mia is the first of three unreleased tracks from this little known lucan artist. striking a curious note with folk undertones and a sunny disposition. ther s a more dramatic tone to danza e ridanza. which takes on an almost talking heads-esque quality for the b version that closes this high quality 12inch from the ever reliable archeo camp.
the mushrooms project are well known for their sleazy mid-tempo laid-back percussive style. a sound that immediately resonated with rising stars and newly signed label mates earthboogie. specifically it was ‘dubby bolas’ from the italian duo’s 2016 album ‘rivea corymbosa’ album that really excited earthboogie and equally. the mushrooms were fans of the afro disco sound the londoners displayed on their debut track ‘route ten to interzone’. the mutual appreciation led to this remix project and now. released exclusively for record store day 2018. their complementary productions styles collide with great effect.
danyb (of best-selling busted edits fame) returns with the next intergalactic instalment of jupiter dance... spring-boarding from the jupiter dance radio show. which takes a regular tour through the lesser known avenues of synth pop. space disco & italo here we have another three worked up renditions of awesome international obscurities yugoslavian synth pop a la league unlimited orchestra from the early 80 s shares a side with some wigged out italian synth-pop prog-rock. while the a reworks and overdubs a japanese locomotive synth shinkansen for strobe-lit commutes...
chris schwarzwalder strikes again for denature records. this time with a 5 tracks ep: catjammer. the track of the same name as well as -slow down- produced with feathered sun lead singer jo.ke have this unique slow and melancholic groove. on the other side setup and the list will take you to darker and hypnotic places. the ep ends with leaves which sounds like an invitation to an endless ballad into the sunset.
never afraid to get their hands dirty. the frigio faithful have gone crate diving for their latest haul of treasure. the material for ecdisis vol.1? lost tracks from the past. patted down. spruced up and given a couple of shots of whiskey by juanpablo. dunkeltier and. a new member of the family. vinilette. from barcelona. vinilette is a dj and producer who isn t afraid to pull a musical punch or two and she is in fighting form with her two offerings.
first up. the 1986 ebm stomper -god save the king- by son of sam is revamped and reconstructed into a psychedelic rollercoaster of crashing cymbals. spiralling samples and bruising bars. the clock is being turned further back. this time belgium s new wave punk outfit arbeid adelt! are the source material with their 1987 track -help (me ik stik)- muscling up on a diet of raging rhythms and splintering guitar strings. the head honcho. juanpablo. meets up with an old member of the family dunkeltier (aka dj sneaker) to finish our journey. the pair travelling back to 1983 to catalonia and the prog-jazz musings of pegasus. -perseguido por el rayo- is tuned up and transformed into an electronic bomb. addictive grooves and hooks are polished with beats getting a shot in the arm for a hauntingly sinister piece of disco deviance.
baptiste letertre is ringard and comes from rennes. britanny s biggest city with a strong electronic music culture. ringard has a label called dance around 88 because he was born in 1988. ringard released 8 vinyl records. -lacrima rossa- is his first 12- outside his own label so it s a great pleasure for us to have him on board. ringard music is deep but raw. woolly. melancholic yet emotional. think soulful techno. steamroom slo-mo. warehouse heat and euphoric minimal. morphine electronics at its best with amazing strings and killer frequencies like lobster theremin meeting boards of canada in a fantasy balearic island. in french. ringard means tacky or outdated. it has never sound so cool being ringard!
finnish band jesse makes unsentimental and innovative music. what you hear on “fluids”. released as a 12 inch picture disc album on hoga nord rekords. is the sounds of four creative brains’ journey into the music universe of the future. their music is influenced by earth and space - jesse’s astral and cosmic disco is prospective. totally boundless. and vibrant of life and blood. the production sounds luxurious and helps the psychedelic qualities to shine through the sound.
this self titled creation from avop sets us in a mystical island of utopia. these eternal paradise grooves sends our imagination to levels of sophistication and next world fantasy. lucid drums. unknown atmospheric melody. jupiter dream pads. star light twinkles. exotic worldly strings. silky bass lines. vibratious reverb. the masterpiece we have all been waiting for.
tartelet records is 10. to celebrate a decade in the cut. they re out a home run of new material from label mainstays & fresh signings in 2018. to kick things off. the label is enormously proud to set free endless light –– a new record from oakland newcomer space ghost.
coming on like a brainchild to dam funk & mutant beat dance. ghost s sound falls off the shelf between a number of distinct reference points: lone s early tropical synaesthetics. the modern funk of funkosphere. the intimate tapes out of ppu. in a sea of soundcloud copycats. he s a revelation.
endless light is a record with an open hand: an instantly appealing sound from a new producer with a highly-tuned ear. born of his collection of antique synths & drum machines. the space ghost experience channels a deep heritage of 1980s funk minimalism & analogue boogie. velvet pads. hood-rat sleaze & heaped spoonfuls of soul.
delicate wash. a new label for edits. is run by anonymous vinyl enthusiasts craving to deliver the gems for all the discerning djs and collectors out there. these gems are cut and polished following very high quality standards! this debut release is a synth-heavy selection. with a definite cosmic vibe throughout. in short: ultimate killer edits. four diverse and at the same time perfectly matching tracks that are sure to be ace cards in your arsenal.
a lot of inigo vontier s early material was confined to the digital realm. but now the mexican dj and producer is starting to get recognition on wax for his heady brew of old methods and a taste for the freakier end of the party spectrum. this 12- for mexican label calypso leads in with the strangely unsettling but strident -wirikuta.- before the snappy surge of tightly wound tech variation -marakame- comes leaping into ear shot. -maxa- marks out its own unique space with a heavy broken beat excursion. leaving it to dreems to ruminate on -wirikuta- for a closing remix.
rudy returns to faze action records with an all-new collection of atmospheric and evocative tropical sounds. last august saw the release of the by nature ep that encapsulated the steamy and exotic textures of the balearic sound. this time. midnight safari takes up where on the beaches of formentera. where the last ep left us. this time setting sail on a midnight safari with marimba s and chugging rhythms underpinning sophisticated piano melodies. following this we drop anchor and appreciate the evening breeze of in the air with its haunting cello. endless drifting arpeggio s and tropical percussion with a hint of north africa. reach backless points the way squarely to the dance floor with chunky drums and synth bass. synth hooks galore and that piano solo that launches into starry evening skies. it s back down to earth with the settled quiet bass guitar harmonics of windchimes before heading into the more soulful and synth melodic territory of solar plex.
the second release in no bad days’ sister imprint no bad edits comes from montréal upstart unknown mobile. who first caught our ear with a lovely debut on asl singles club. here. he looks to the 1980s for inspiration. channeling that decade’s confidence and colour with three shimmering reworks. the a-side’s “dream state” matches its namesake. evoking a busy fourth world market scene. with pipes. bells and flutes chiming away in happy harmony.
on the flip. “programmer” is a slab of excitable and effects-slathered fusion funk. as if a computer has sprung to life and begun to dance. the 12” wraps with “valerian slip”. where unknown mobile folds the strands of silk from a free-form windham hill deep cut into a new shape. every bit as smooth as the original but with a nagging groove to underpin it.
first album of the talented eva geist. a journey into the deepness of her enchanting music. a world full of fantasy. this is probably one of the most singular. surprising and brilliant electronic project in the genre at the moment. and amazing artwork by the genius maria torres
STEAL CHICKENS FROM MEN AND THE FUTURE FROM GOD (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl D26.03.18
shakarchi & straneus inhabit a secret place in the universe of music. one existing at the intersection of scandinavian poplands. hisingen forest raves and outernational placelessness. faik shakarchi and daniel stranéus famously started making beats together in the gothenburg tapas-joint coat check where they both worked as clerks. their now 10 years old friendship is the story of legends. their sparse vinyl output the secret love of deep house 12inch enthusiasts round the globe the warm. vibrant sounds found on those records a stark contrast to the stripped-down effectiveness of their marathon dj sets. frequently heard within the more nefarious examples of gbg nightlife.
bobby van putten s the planty herbs project has been reveling in the edit world since 2010. although his output is frustratingly scattered for those who appreciate his tender touch. now though you can revel in the splendour of a full 12-track. double vinyl album that truly shows what putten is made of. from the mellow soul food of nothing lasts to the laidback hip hop funk of downgrade. the dusty house experiments of akustika to the poppy overtones of follow me now. this is the sound of an artist with a rich musical gift and a soulful instinct.
strange valleys. the 2018 full-length from starving daughters. is a progression as well as a shift in sound from the la band s already-stellar previous releases. make no doubt about it that the sound of progressive rock and psychedelia still play a big role here but there s certainly a greater influence from library music on the new lp. the starving daughters vinyl impressions blog. led by chris tillotson of the band. shared the music of chris s collection of which many were library lp s. these records seemed to have seeped into the mind. body. and souls of the whole band on this strange valleys lp. everything from the instrumentation. the attention to melody. to the track-length shows the large appreciation they have for library music. that being said. this moog-heavy. psychedelic-prog-funk. california-themed record is certainly unique and adventurous. winding through the exotic roads of strange valleys is certainly a trip well worth taking over and over again.
dudi004 is this wonderful 9 track record (4 remixes + 5 originals) by aporia. the singer with the angel-like voice and the marvelous synthesizer melodies from new zealand. lean back and dive into wonderland. these tracks are smooth like baby skin. trippy synths and balearic gentleness or as aporia describes it supernatural. synthetic. tropical rock n roll. furthermore. we include 4 fantastique remixes by lits801. aussteiger. cosmic palms and s&w.
a new year means new musical horizons here at the bordello. curses formed his sound in the distortion and sweat of back alley dive bar bars amidst the crash of guitars and the audible gulp of beer. hints of disco and wave balance this rougher edge. smoothing down those creased lines for a style that adheres to no boundaries. -pedal to the metal and don t look back- is a perfect introduction to curses multifaceted sound. beats orbit burbling bass and brash strings in a work of dreamy hypnotics. -knife in teeth- comes from a similarly shadowy lair. dark bars are further inked by industrial percussion in a track born on the factory floor to strict ebm parents. terr takes on -pedal to the metal and don t look back- and does the original proud. bass rumbles to the tune of a guttering engine before lighter notes take hold. murky currents are cleared by bright synth blasts in this uplifting remake. the bird of paradise closes the ep with his psychedelic take on -knife in teeth.- drums take on a more sinister tone as tribal rhythms give rise to jungle imagery and the immediate threat of what might lurk behind those supposedly innocent sounds.
especial specials and deek recordings return with the second vinyl sampler of the covered in gloria album. as before. deek s bullion pulls together the label s alumni and homies a gamut of talent and styles feature. from suzanne kraft. minor science. sultan shakes. eyedress and geller & kaya.
the inimitable cc:disco! has partnered with hyped underground label soothsayer to curate the first in a collaborative series of compilations entitled first light. soothsayer presents first light: volume 1 compiled by cc:disco! is due for release in february 2018 digitally and on vinyl. australias reigning champion of tasteful electronic music. cc:disco! has procured exclusive tracks from emerging and undiscovered artists across genres such as boogie. balearic. funk. disco and house with each sound piquing her interest. culminating in a finished product that would undeniably slot into a cc:disco! set. her mission statement? less chin stroking. more dancing. it captures what cc:disco! is all about: the dancefloor. the very first taste of first light comes in the form of a salty and sweet track called really want that by jace xl. premiered via resident advisor. cc:disco! explains: i remember the first time i heard jace sing in a bar. at first i thought a dj was playing then i looked up see jace singing his guts out. he blew me away! jaces voice is amazing and to me. a huge part of whats going on in australian music. so its with open arms we welcome him to first light. staub comes back on wax for a third episode. following the no name policy from the parties which started 5 years ago in it is time again for unknown artist to shine. this new ep sees the shy producer appearing on 4 tracks of pristine techno. a1 is an atmospheric trip while a2 is more brutal. on the b side it is going weirder and darker. we think unknown artist tries to craft interesting techno cuts and that he loves variety. that it is the idea behind staub since its beginnings. it does not matter whether you are a newcomer or lady gaga. what matters is the quality of the music. this is what was again aimed with this third record.
bristol native borais latest offering on nyc-based label discovery recordings is a welcome breath of summer air. a wildly diverse talent shines through boris body of work. ive had quite a day too is the greatest glimpse of his sunny side so far. soak up these songs as winter retreats and we move the party outdoors again.
those wizards of digging psychemagik doing the business once again. hot on the heels of last year s monstrous gotta hold on me / wildman they re letting folks know that they were still out there searching in the darkest recesses of the last 40+ years of popular and unpopular music. and boy oh boy are they good at it! the trip lives up to it s name. the track kicks off with some ultra beefed up psychedelic shenanigans. swirling. cacophonous sounds whirl and sweep and gradually drag us into the holographic tunnel. gradually giving way to some heavyweight drums and percussions and unfurling into a muscular psych-discoid beast. this one will send the kids crazy and will undoubtedly cause some damage in the club. both sonically and mentally. but what is the original? we hear you say... answers on a postcard please. sisters of the moon on the flip-side is a very different animal - all laid back. laconic steel-guitars and thundering slo-mo drums and percussion. the dark side of a rural witchcraft dream exposed here. almost menacing... and then? those vocals spring out of the mix amidst the throbbing sexually charged atmosphere and drag us back into the realm of near reality with sultry moans and groans. this one s woozy alright. but in the best possible way. so wrong. it s right and possibly the natural soundtrack to too many of those strange shots that that guy in the weird hat gave us earlier when we entered that country pub. what guy? i hear you ask.... ultimate freak-disco and deepest druid funk for the discerning and psychedelically inclined record consumer.
optimo trax reaches no. 33. the final number in the series (although reserving the right to return at some point). the last release is a 3 track ep from montreal’s solitary dancer that ends the label’s run with a distinctly non 4/4 feel. we asked solitary dancer to say a few words about this ep to which they responded with
- -recordings inspired by archetypes existing within a hypothetical matriarchal society and how that may pertain to our present day reality.”
four tracks of ny-flavoured boogie and house goodness - quality is the key word from copenhagen based music for dreams and here is another home run. willie graff splits his year between dj residencies in new york and ibiza. in this new outing with studio partner darren eboli. the influence is. as the title suggests. clearly ny-based. over only four tracks. the pair manage to craft a stunningly comprehensive exploration of the essential elements of dance music. opening track -love flight- staggers into a lush string-driven groove that recalls the glory of metro area meets wally badarou vibes. minimal yet playful. it lounges somewhere in the depths of the house tradition. calling on familiar sounds while throwing in odd details along the way (harmonicas?). it takes both skill. devotion and a sense of humor to pull this track off. making for a strong opening. -moon tan- lingers on a metallic hook that drags you into a plethora of percussion followed by a rubbery soft baseline. dubby key work would suggest this was a new wave band jamming at compass point. while the icy chill of the xylophone transports you into 80s italo territory. -second sun- pulls out the bag of boogie tricks. relying on a firm but humble baseline and smattering drum machine claps. nile rodgers-style guitar licks guide us onwards into a well-orchestrated jam that builds up and breaks down with perfect timing while dreamy chords reach for the sky. -first light- keeps the groove tight while dipping over towards more balearic temperatures. steeped in a watery atmosphere and gentle organic percussion. it focuses in on a trance-inducing arpeggio that lulls you in to the swaying badarou-style synth swirls that intercept it.
milan. italy. 1983. in the midst of the 80s economic boom. which gave an injection of optimism after the heavily political 70s. a group of young local musicians meet every night in a basement to rehearse and record a peculiar breed of italian disco music. originated from the ashes of various other projects. and rooted in the broader jazz-funk tradition. the group creates music which is equally inspired by contemporary fusion as well as by the first wave of the italo-disco sound. over approximately 3 years the band has recorded and played live. until the dismantling of the project towards the mid 80 s. fast forward 35 years and the genuinely mediterranean flavor of qvark s demo recordings are still enjoyable. both for the actual resurgence of the italian disco tradition and for the groovy quirkiness of a project which has been too long forgotten. after an intense work of audio restoration of such tapes. heavily affected by time. early sounds is pleased to present a compilation which is an important find to define the sound of late 70 s and early 80 s italian club sound.-
paper recordings ben davis takes off his flash atkins cape and mask to launch a new project exploring things left of centre and balearic. in these disposable times. stubb will celebrate community and diy with a limited run of 300 vinyl screen-printed kraft card sleeves of commissioned illustrations by artist rachel johns plus hand-drawn labels by hebden bridge s the egg factory. we are launching is a journey in to psychedelic balearia with one of the most exciting artists of recent years. jane weaver her mercury music prize long-listed album modern kosmology was described by the guardian as -a lean and thrillingly addictive slice of unearthly pop-. the stubb collaboration is a sublime head trip to the deep reaches of space and electronica with hallucinatory guitars. burbling synths and arpeggiators that are beautifully set off by jane s ethereal vocals. mike lindsay is founder and producer of folktronica pioneers tunng and his distinctive tones sing the praises of doing nothing on boring days. which is psychedelic leftfield pop at its finest. the track is locked down by a nagging fifth bass with vocal pops. hand claps. muted afro guitar. washed synths and arps that build before the choruses hit in a wave of analogue keyboards and fuzz guitar. after that. a gloriously stretched outro takes you straight to the mediterranean. there s also an edited instrumental that brings out the sunshine...
dimensions recordings fifth release sees the label step into the world of the long player with istanbul native. kerem akdag s self-titled debut album. kerem has already been winning fans of the ilk of gilles peterson through his previous output of dusty house and tripped out beats in the last few years. and of course via his getdownsoclose offering on dimensions debut release. his debut album however. sees kerem deliver a mature piece of work. bright and timeless. equally effective in the club as it is at home and brimming with ideas. hooks and must have songs. across eight tracks kerem demonstrates a breadth of skills that most artists would work a lifetime to achieve. from the stepping beats of when i think of you to his subtle vocal layers on isolated and from the woozy beach vibes of sultan to the squelching. rasping synths of unite it s clear that there s very little that s outside of kerem s arsenal. the album rounds out fittingly with drums please. which perfectly displays kerem s jazz tendencies. a slow grooving track whose crescendo of stabs and drums create a song that s more powerful than its parts. kerem akdag s debut album clearly sets out the stall for a man who has a lot to say and has the capability to say it loud!listen up! pressed on clear vinyl with a metallic sticker insert.
the first release of 2018 on the feel my bicep label welcomes back hammer for his first solo outing on the imprint. c-space ep. having collaborated with bicep on dahlia back in 2015 - a glistening ep that soared through myriad clubs into the wantlists of many-a-fervid discogs user - hammer is now granted space to stretch his legs and does so across 3 galactic tracks. c-space. atlantic 252 and inside soul all play with rich. sweeping chords. 80s synth lines and sharp analogue drums - a blend that lends them perfectly to the feel my bicep catalogue. c-space ep comes as the first feel my bicep release since the success of biceps self-titled debut album.
copenhagen s tartelet is returning to their roots with a dancefloor-focused ep. pizza trance. from dirk 81—a.k.a label head emil m. nyholm. having previously dropped a slew of tracks as muff deep and ctepeo 57 (with max graef). the dj and producer is blessing the universe with three cuts of dancefloor heaven under a new moniker lifted from his days tagging concrete walls in the 90s. influences draw everywhere from disco. to african hi-life. dub. underworld. a few old trance records. and timeless house music.
recorded over a year in berlin and copenhagen. the record kicks off with -m.f.c-. a disco-afro-house hybrid oozing with roland jupiter 6 keys and some funky drums processed on old equipment from the former ussr. the b-side spreads things deep and delicious with -pizza trance (main mix).- a euphoric serving of sounds that substitutes pepperonis and pineapples for glittering sequencers and a bangin bass drum.
the ep s closer tastes like a bit of both. mixing up some more acid sounds into the recipe for a retro-sounding house track. it s another tasty delight from the label that will fulfil any and all late-night cravings. especially if you fiend for neapolitan pizza.. leave room for seconds.
phantasm is a new vinyl label and collaboration between amsterdam s sinchi collective and the much-admired night noise outlet. based in geneva. it kicks off with a strong ep from the soviet union aka richard baldwin. including classy remixes from sinchi themselves and in flagranti. baldwin has a signature style that is cinematic and synth heavy and has been formed over the last decade plus. a fine dj. experienced promoter and self-confessed addict of vintage analogue synthesizers and drum machines. richard pulls his influences from early electronica. 80s film-scores. and shades of techno right up to the present day. this track was first written on a cold evening in december 2010 using a roland tr707 and jx8p synth. after collaborating with his songwriting partner the track was given a haunting vocal and released as the disappearance of becky sharp . while the original remained on baldwin s soundcloud and got id requests from all over the world. 7 years later it comes back to life in the form of its original instrumental. with a 2017 rework. plus remixes by sinchi and in flagranti.
as a further addition to last years seminal chmmr debut album heres 2 smashing bonus tracks and and a noteworthy remix by thomas. time to check out the album again. niceness for the cold weeks to come and likewise to dig into the new prins thomas diskomiks. de- and re- constructed by the gentleman that got our little label empire started is otherwise known as the rightful principe del norte!
italoconnection is back on bordello with a remix ep of the song humanize . which appeared on their critically acclaimed metropoli album in 2017. accompanied with the beautiful voice of francesca gastaldi an all-star team of producers got on remix duties. on top a bonus track with a new version of neon disco by the king of the cut!
abandon all expectations ye who enter here. other lands (previous. druid-like incantations on firec015 mac-talla nan creag) got you covered with a truly compelling assortment of jazz snaz and post-armaggedon cosmo-disco oddities. occupying the space between alien-revisited exotica. classic jacking house workouts and a boc chromakey dreamcoat kinda vibe. seemingly elusive at first but definitely familiar to the ears of uncool survivors like you and i. one thing s sure. other lands could throw a balearic party at one of berghain s most secret leather-friendly backrooms that it wouldn t feel out of place. never mind the weird. inverse sun-tan lines.
ilija rudman presents andre espeut tears to sound featuring ron trent mix over the last decade and a half. ilija rudman has been responsible for many high quality releases. delivering distinctly warm. sun-kissed. analogue-rich material on labels including bearfunk. instruments of rapture. compost . 20/20 vision. electric minds. is it balearic recordings. rong music . classic music company and of course. his own red music imprint.
this album is a 80’s movies musical trip.
start the journey to “mind enhanced waves” musical vision with this first volume and finish it with the second volume which will be released in 2018.
influenced by early progressive synth rock. hard rock guitars. and minimal electronical synthy ambient with heavy beats.
spacetalk is proud to reveal its most exciting release to date: a collection of long-lost recordings from forgotten californian duo morrison kincannon. rescued from the dusty tape archives of the pair’s lead songwriter. norman morrison... with only a handful of sought-after private press 7” singles to their name. morrison kincannon are all but unknown outside record collecting circles. yet norman morrison and terry kincannon wrote and recorded some superb songs during the 1970s and early ‘80s. desperately hoping for the break that would see them released on vinyl. now. at last. their time has finally come.
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