debut physical release from scottish newcomer andrew greens aka ash is. hailing from edinburgh and at the heart of club culture in his city, he is running parties and sharing stages with the likes of baltra, bwana, and other forward thinking international artists. this release comes packed with 3 affecting club tracks, each serving a different purpose. ash is fuses elements of rave, house, techno, and electronica to serve up moments of euphoria & tenderness. fluttering arpeggios, dusty breaks, warm pads & feeling laden melodies often feature, capturing a sense of post-club emotion. these are three heavy hitting cuts that truly carve out a lane of his own.
the sixth daydream release proudly celebrates the first ever solo ep of an historic artist of the imprint and good friend mjog.
spread across 3 tracks, -trust first- has been in fruition over the past year and is the biggest project of mjog s career to date. produced to display his confidence and friendship for the label, the ep embodies the artist s depth of knowledge and showcases his diversity as a producer by drawing from different influences.
side a takes off with the title track, a straight up minimal club banger infused with chunky percussions, ethereal pads and vocal clips overflowing with warmth and emotion.
on the flip side, this is mjog turning up the energy levels with -brainwave-. a beautiful journey rhythmed by a solid drumbeat, metallic sounds and enchanting melody drifts giving it an interstellar feel.
to close the ep, prepare to embark on a -pacific dream-, a galloping beat combining strong drums with alluring and atmospheric dubby pads, turning it into a galactic ditty.
by popular demand we are excitedly reissuing the 3rd release from metamorphic, origins ep by planetary, carefully remastered from the original dat recordings! in the interest of preserving the original mood of the release here is the text from the 1993 press release for this record...
SPACIOUSNESS VOL.1 - MUSIC WITHOUT HORIZONS (2LP + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl UK13.12.18
spaciousness is the first volume in a series of releases that seeks to explore the connections, the overlaps, the roots and the future of a music variously referred to as ambient, deep listening, new age and even post classical. the double vinyl release comes in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
dutchman william caycedo graces adult only with his presence, as the label hits its 49th release. one of the newest members of the slapfunk family from the netherlands, william is young, hungry and talented - bringing that fresh energy to adult only with aplomb.
repress .... 26 years after its initial release, in the lab ep by language receives a reissue via few & far between, a new imprint out of bristol. founder of few & far between, sam hall, makes the 1992 deep house record the figurehead of his new label, setting the scene for the forthcoming original releases and further reissues in 2018 and beyond. remastered and pressed from the original dats dug out by language members alex swift and mark lewis, in the lab receives a crisp new lease of life with a fresh pressing. swift and lewis have been working closely with few & far between throughout the entire process, digging out the treasure trove of quarter-century old dats that were knocking around in their respective homes. shocked by the sudden interest of music they made 26 years ago, they have both enthusiastically jumped on board for this reissue. in the early 90s swift and lewis crafted in the lab from the deep house sounds coming out of nyc that they were picking up in bristol’s record stores. for kids coming up in 90s south west, the sounds of new york in 1992 formed unverifiable ideas about what club spaces would have looked and sounded like. in the lab is the culmination of these fantasies, embellished with some distinctive “uk” broken beat tropes that were also flowing through bristol’s music scene at the time (and still are). few & far between has made in the lab the blueprint for its first year of releases. as language sought to recreate the influential sounds from a far off place, so too do the signees of few & far between, making references to genres nearly three decades old, in an attempt to bring them into the contemporary. for its time, in the lab is up there with the best produced deep house records of its year and, like the best of them, made on machines by kids attempting to imitate but instead coming up with something that unique and singular.
after his 12- on oye black label martin georgi is back on his own imprint quiet elegance. two sampled based deep house tracks with his unique mpc style. vocal parts combined with dusty beat programming brings the perfect soulful house flavor. 9 to 5 is killing me!
VISIONS OF DAWN (PARIS 1976 PROJECT) (LP, 180 G VINYL)(REPRESS)
12" Vinyl, 180 g BE12.12.18
180gr ltd re-issue!!! visions of dawn is a legendary lost treasure encapsulating the special freedom and beauty of joyce, nana and mauricios music that has finally been rescued and set free after 33 years. cover by andy votel (finders keepers).
in the late 80s i started listening to uk radio stations when i was a little kid and i instantly fell in love with the acid sound and rave movement that was portrayed on those uk dance shows. when i got old enough to attend clubs and warehouse raves, to experience the movement first hand, it was a nobrainer for me that the music and the lifestyle was my call. lately…. in my dj sets and when producing music… i have been time travelling back to those days. back to how i remember the music i fell so deeply in love with and that is exactly what you hear on this “done/undone” release. for the “done” track i teamed up with cari golden to have a female spoken word and a great message to build the music around. i always prefer to do original vocal recordings rather than using samples. cari understood 100% what i was after and i love the lyrics and execution by her. the spoken word is centered, very clear and deep to contrast the constantly building intensity of the acid patterns and thumping beats. “undone” is instrumental and has a more straight forward flow to it. it’s quite simple although the shifting groove patterns might surprise some. i was torn between two different acid patterns and decided to drop one of them as a surprise change. playing the track in clubs i quickly learned that the change of dynamics had a great effect. both tracks have been wrapped in dark-themed chords and atmosphere. both tracks have my take on the sound i fell in love with years ago and obviously still love today. i hope you like what you hear.
neuauflage von 1977: trip in unbekannte soundsphären, der mensch und maschine verschmilzt.
wir brauchen keine neuen techniken. jeder hat eine technik. was wir brauchen, sind neue sounds. und es ist nicht einfach, neue sounds zu finden.- aber genau dieser aufgabe verschrieb sich richard pinhas. heute kennt man den franzosen nicht nur in seinem heimatland als etablierten space-rock-elektronik-musiker. doch 1977 war -rhizosphere- sein erstes soloalbum. zuvor hatte er schon fünf alben mit seinem wegweisenden bandprojekt heldon veröffentlicht. befreit von jeglicher gruppendynamik schickte er sich auf -rhizosphere- mit hilfe seines kurz zuvor erworbenen moog-modular-systems dazu an, in neue klangwelten vorzustoßen. auf vier der fünf tracks sind der 25-jährige pinhas und sein synthesizer ganz allein zu hören. wir erleben dabei eine verschmelzung von mensch und maschine, die sich immer mehr zu einer ausgedehnten, abenteuerlichen reise in unbekannte gefilde entwickelt. pinhas’ vereinfachter ansatz brachte eine ganze galaxie an sounds und ideen hervor. jeder track beherbergt ein eigenes akustisches und emotionales mini-universum. die bandbreite der stimmungen ist kaum zu fassen. außer pinhas war nur noch der schlagzeuger françois auger beteiligt. er begleitet pinhas auf dem 18-minütigen titeltrack, der sich anfühlt wie ein raketenflug zum mond.