new yorker electronic producer dj spider is back on itay’s out-er with a muggy, abstract techno release “human erosion field ep”, similarly to its debut “v ep”, released in september 2017 and produced in featuring with his longtime friend phil moffa.
italian label out-er presents its twenty-sixth release continuing to explore the diverse musical path between house, techno and experimental electronic - which appears in most cases on out-er’s sub-label pregnant void. “human erosion field ep” otherworldly showcases both a radiant take on electronic as well as gloomy and wild-eyed pieces, an aesthetic approach for which dj spider has been most known in the scene. overlooking to the style of the tracks, the release does contain a sinister mood and a dense, solid sense of groove overall, a typical recurring feature of the producer’s previous outputs.
wieder erhältlich: das am 23. märz 1974 im penny station club in der nähe von detmold aufgenommene livekonzert der deutschen krautrocklegende harmonia, bestehend aus michael rother, dieter moebius und hans-joachim roedelius. grönland-erstveröffentlichung am 19.10.2007.
nothing more than a diary filled with sound fragments that reveal a soundtrack for a surreal story. the emerald ep is a journey lived by a time traveler through eerie ambientscapes, started from the vintage sci-fi frenzy from the late 50s’ immortalized on side a with romeo poirier’s dysfunctional robotic bleeps, continued with boris hegenbart & david moss’ distorted broadcast tape and ended in christopher james chaplin’s atmosphere created by an analog choir.
first time lp reissue from the original 1985 master tapes on 180gr vinyl. including liner notes. on iii hymne houyoux further explores the electronic instruments he also used on planètes which results in a marvelous album that in some way connects the dots between ambient, library, cosmic and spiritual music.
deep listening, spatial imagery and floating introspection evoked by genres of ambient and electronica to enhance the immersive journey with rhythms of dub, bits of breakbeats plus erratic frequency rumbles and machine noises.
ryo murakami is based on osaka entered the world of music playing piano at an early age, then was devoted to synthesizers and drum machines. his productions contain alternative dance music and classical contemporary music, a combination of atmospheric ambient, noise and drone. his production history had been varied up until his album released on his own imprint depth of decay in 2013 since between releases on bug’s poker flat, the dessous label and the more recent releases on german outlets baud and styrax.
aer recent reflections on kosmische sonics and so focus synthesis, origin peoples latest release is an in-depth exploration of our universal dance floor grammar from italian producer whodamanny. a key member of naples cosmic funk contemporaries, raaele has put his psychedelic stamp on periodica and gravi grati, both in solo mode and as a member of the notorious mystic jungle tribe.
elegant universe a full-length album by matthew hayes and joel trigg is a must listen for fans of the celestial jazz sound of ecm. their soft, seductive duets are incredibly inviting, in a way that seems to encompass and enliven the space around you. unsurprisingly, itd be sure to add warmth to cold winter commutes, and dull the edge of even the fiercest hangovers. the wintry downtime is a tour de force of the duos sense of restraint and the importance placed on individual sounds that swell together and drift apart with organic ease. on light through edinburgh leaves, the sounds themselves seem so three-dimensional, ringing out like ripples on a lake. its hard not to be captivated by such beautifully formed music.
three hot new tracks and a handy reprise tool feature on this new outing from london’s mysterious hardworking families. machine funk electro, deep acid flecked bombs, and a gentle nod to the old skool on sunshine.
vox populi field works vol.ii is the second part of a broader project entitled ‘field works’, in which the label travels to different locations in the world in order to collect sounds, eventually creating an archive of some of the finest and humblest musical traditions. inspired by academic methods proper to ethnomusicology and ethnography, this project’s aim is to showcase the diversity of our human cultural heritage, which is threatened by accelerated globalization and homogenization of the worldwide musical spectrum.
this record is the result of a twenty-day trip to japan. led by anthropologist and label founder fred scharf and his vox populi records crew, this is the second instalment on the ‘field works’ series. this 12’’ vinyl release is a collection of field recordings, jam sessions, studio recordings, street soundscapes, religious rituals, fighting championships and wedding ceremonies, all of which were remixed and reinterpreted by japan blues, tim karbon, hiroaki oba & shizka (aka inoue shirabe), delivering tracks whose core represents a wide array of traditional japanese sounds.
recorded in 1987 as promotion for a luxury air conditioning line, takashi kokubo s balearic gem a dream sails out to sea gets first ever official release from lag records, complete with previously unheard music. originally only available as a sought-after promo by the name of get at the wave, takashi kokubo s mini-masterpiece of halcyon mastery finally re-emerges for the first time since 1987 with a remastered vinyl edition courtesy of uk label lag records.
manchester s ourtime music return with something of a electronic masterpiece ! after a 14 year hiatus, salford s elusive cosmic composer returns to his sonic insomniac guise with a debut lp of the finest underwater electro & crisply rendered electronica as always, super limited !!
enter into a meditative, dream-like state with this heart-melting 7” from leipzig-based australian talent, and one half of senate, carmel. let the soft, melancholic synths pull you in like the heavy tide as you drift further and further into a lucid haven.
in 2016, after reissuing two bruce haack albums, haackula and electric lucifer book ii, telephone explosion began speaking with ted pandel (bruces lifelong friend and business partner) about working on the 1970 masterpiece the electric lucifer. it turned out there was another matter that he wanted to discuss: finding a final resting place for the bruce haack archive.
schwarzes 12 inch vinyl in bedruckten innentaschen in bedruckter kastentasche (4 tracks), inkl. download-code (5 tracks) ... die -collapse ep- ist aphex twins erste neue arbeit seit der -cheetah ep- aus 2016. das klangbild aus hyper-editierter electronica, durchsetzt mit seinem typischen acid-sound, spuren von footwork und schwerem bassbrummen zeigt den zwilling von seiner modernsten seite seit seinem meisterwerk -syro- (oder vielleicht auch seit -druqs-). parallel mit der offiziellen ankündigung erschien auch ein atemberaubender videoclip seines langjährigen kollaborateurs weirdcore zum opener -t69 collapse-
die drei stücke auf white flowers bringen ein feines amalgam aus schnell verzehrter ekstase, frischem herzschmerz und zitterndem trost hervor, alles auf dem scheitelpunkt von euphorie und verletzlichkeit. der essay des titeltracks führt in tiefe, streicherreiche minimal-techno-terrains, während die träge stimme von kev kharas dem instrumentalbild eine weitere dimension verleiht und es zu einer klassischen kompakt-affäre macht. betont club-freundlich hebt demacs felix den groove mit einer mitreißenden mischung aus synthie-glitter und 303-bässen hervor, bevor die ambient-version von white flowers alles auf eine ruhige, melancholische note bringt. eine stimmungsvolle geschichte von verlust und sehnsucht, weinerlich und jubelnd zugleich, ist white flowers ein track, der die emotionale bandbreite vom dancefloor auszuloten vermag.
nach ihrem vielgelobten debütalbum “penelope one” 2017 auf optimo music veröffentlicht die londoner künstlerin penelope trappes nun ein limitiertes 7”+cd bundle als teaser zum nachfolger “penelope two” demnächst auf houndstooth. dabei setzt sie ihren intimen und geisterhaften ambient-gothic-romantizismus gekonnt fort. während sie auf dem bonustrack “i can hear you...” von ex-wire-frontmann colin newman begleitet wird, liefert der enigmatische, serbische produzent abul mogard ein 13-minütiges drone-remix-meisterwerk des titeltracks ab, das exklusiv auf der cd erscheint.
on respective edges of america — oregon and maine — keith kenniff records quiet music at night. “when things are calmer,” he says. “my mind is less distracted when i know that everything is dark outside.” for over a decade, such has been the mode — nocturnal, unrushed, using the same mini-cassette recorder, -a lovely little imperfect way to treat sounds- — for one of the country’s most understated composers. kenniff has housed dozens of ambient releases under the name helios since 2004, alongside post-classical output as goldmund, shoegaze pop with his wife hollie as mint julep, and commissions for ﬁ,,,,lm and television. it is a reliably transportive body of work that s earned kenniff a cult following, and a genuine modesty that’s kept him on the fringes, right where he prefers, in the dark.
the vinyl lp includes a download code.
planet jarre - 50 years of music from the godfather of electronic music. 4x 180gr vinyl in deluxe hardcover vinyl-book with downloadcode included. contains 41 tracks, including brand new “herbalizer” and “coachella opening”.
AND THE LIGHT BEAMS WILL GUIDE THE WAY (2LP, VINYL)
2x12" Vinyl NL14.09.18
after two years unearth noise returns with a second dosage on lfi. and the light beams will guide the way arrives as a double lp with one disc from unearth noise and the other from his collaboration with vocalist myrh, together they are dreamspeak. unearth noises solo works delve into familiar territory. at times reminiscent of his debut on the label -prayer and resonance his signature, dense and mesmerizing sound world develops on this second outing, harnessing a frenetic energy that dissolves like devil dust. dreamspeak create a transcendental experience that beguiles listeners one that is equally as haunting as it is enchanting
eitr is the new brainchild of nachtzeit, the man behind ambient black metal project lustre. representing the first recording of this new adventure, hädanfärden takes us back to the time of the norse gods and the death of balder, masterminded by the ever devious loki. as the waves of mischievous, playful synth wash over our senses we are transported to asgard and any misgivings over the potential of an album without lyrics to tell a story are dispelled. are we now loki or merely observers in his game of trickery and cunning? limited edition of 300 copies on silver coloured vinyl.
very cinematic, tunnel visioned & on-going arpeggiated synth-techno in two versions by stiletti-ana (half of jesse from last years twotinos lp on keys of life). a-side with steady kick and feedbacked percussions riding through a deep, analogic, cloudy and live drummed landscape. b-side highlights the scope with no drums, except the ever lasting cymbals.
first lp in new series from finland, this subdue jazz drone album has the quality of dusk, but is never darker than the nordic summers. atonal & forceful at times, still padded and invitingly warm, it has 4 classy pieces that enjoy being on the fringes while slowly capturing the ear when organs drone, the tr-808 thumps, the percussive double bass and the saxophone layers fog of melodic growing waves of groove.
deeply rooted & slowly explosive, estonian andres lõo slides from loud guitar skanks to rumbling toms, all capturing periods of dub, jazz, folk music and the drama of an orchestrated band surrounding the estonian seto peoples musical background. b-side carries a generously beautiful xylophone, played, recorded and manipulated gently. both sides highly polarizing his debut album skeletons on rock (laton, 2009).
debut double lp album from blakk harbor the greek berlin based artist and sound designer behind native instruments, angelos liaros. soaring drones, dark ambiences and expertly crafted sound design. “madares” title derives from the actual dune mountains of crete. this moonlike landscape a sacred land of ancient ceremonies and the main inspiration for the album concept, cover and artwork. percussive samples and drones are created from traditional custom cretan instruments (lute, skin drums, lyra, tsabouna) & world instruments (tibetan bowls, gongs, dungchen horns) granulized to death drones through modular synths and hardware samplers. a black hole soundtrack that sucks you in tearing the fabric of space and time. enter a ritualistic occult trip to the unknown. limited to 250 copies on double vinyl with download code included, no separate digital release.
norwegian under-the-radar collective oblivion dip repeats the expo of very well executed ambient/noise tracks juxtaposed with a variety of deep techno. a-side journeys 17 min through joyfull components of sound, hiss, melody and texture. b-side is techno in style but kick-reduced, detailed, rich, laid back and lightly psychotic in two versions. dip into the oblivion world!
ismo laakso s very well produced and spaceously mixed ofelia (from 1996-99) is a blend of industrial, avant garde, modern classic, bleeps and clicks. the narrative of this album sometimes undefinably blurs the lines between recorded material & samples, and also juxtapose the main grooves with highly psychedelic sound effects and (beautiful) melodies.
lp + cd with live recordings by icelandic ghostigital & finnbogi pétursson from reykjavik’s legendary bar sirkus & gallery i8, as well as danube festival, krems/austria plus an exclusive radio hit. all tracks are recorded from extremely loud concerts with on-site ultra low frequency installations. sonically this is classic – avant garde – electronic improvised noise & experimental music.
ceremony in the stillness is the new album from a-sun amissa - released september 14th via gizeh records and consouling sounds. for its fourth full-length, a-sun amissa plunges deeper than before. guitars come to the fore. heavy, distorted chords are present from the off, complemented by desolate ambient passages of sound. the claustrophobic atmospheres remain but combine with a new density and sonic experimentation to present a huge leap forward in structure and composition
ltd edition 12 inch vinyl in innentaschen in procédé heliophore-kastentasche mit silberfarbener alufolienprägung (4 tracks), inkl. download-code (5 tracks) ... die -collapse ep- ist aphex twins erste neue arbeit seit der -cheetah ep- aus 2016. das klangbild aus hyper-editierter electronica, durchsetzt mit seinem typischen acid-sound, spuren von footwork und schwerem bassbrummen zeigt den zwilling von seiner modernsten seite seit seinem meisterwerk -syro- (oder vielleicht auch seit -druqs-). parallel mit der offiziellen ankündigung erschien auch ein atemberaubender videoclip seines langjährigen kollaborateurs weirdcore zum opener -t69 collapse-
joe herrick - dream reading: extrapolation records are proud to present the first record by joe herrick, dream reading. comprising of 14 tracks from a vast archive of his material we’ve been listening to for the last 5 years, the album moves from ambient soundscapes to off kilter hip hop and house, all held together by herricks individual use of looping and samples. euphoric, psychedelic, paranoid, rugged, claustrophobic all at once, the dream scenarios throughout include a variety of daily work events, journeys to different locations, family matters, sex acts, and encounters with other human individuals, animals, and deities.
following the release of his collaborative ep with arovane on apollo records, synkro is proud to present the first release on his own label synkro musik. despite having come up during the dubstep era mcbride’s music has always resisted easy classification - ‘luminous’ sees him shift his musical focus back towards the autonomic / ambient drum & bass sound of his early works for apollo & exit records, backed with a killer remix from drumfunk legend & good friend dev paradox.
the global skywatch family have been discovering evidence of geoengineering on a scale never before seen and have decided to take a stand. for the foreseeable future we will be releasing audio recordings painstakingly designed to protect your mind and body from government control. we understand the risks involved in doing so. if you don’t hear from us for an extended period, know we have most likely been taken, and continue fighting the good fight in our place. may this first offering bring you peace from the madness of the modern world.
one of firecrackers founding fathers returns once more, this time shoving two fingers up to current dj conventions smashing out a 150 bpm electrofunk hybrid. on the flip, two deeper cuts traversing ambient wormholes and reflecting that classic linkwood sound. ultimately, a miscellany of unique, syncopated weirdo sounds, barely orbiting the outer regions of dance music or, depending on how you look at it, three timeless cuts designed for the dance floor, the sofa and all points in bethween.
07042016 (LIVE AT ST.PAULS ANGLICAN CHURCH, ATHENS)(LP)
12" Vinyl UK13.09.18
07042016 (live at st.paul s anglican church, athens) is the debut album of modal analysis, brought by the greek experimental band of mmmd (also known as mohammad). nikos veliotis and ilios are currently performing as the mmmd duo, with further focus on deep monolithic sounds, low frequencies, inter-modulations, dark textures, and distant folk nuances through custom made instruments (cello & electronic bass) and software. the release carries parts of the mmmd live performance at st.pauls anglican church in athens, recorded on the 7th of april 2016. the concert was hosted by fasma festival, on the opening day of its 2016 edition.
the secret seapony debut ep with 4 pieces of varied cuts. joined by hillevag dwellers: afrahis jj, tom ace & ulli. introduced with scattered morse codes pumped into deep turquoise oceans from the acidic dubmarine. chiming lost triangles of bermuda-trance w/ solid squared tb 303-bubbles and deep ms10 waves. b-side greets nature with an uplifting melodic percussion session lead by jjs solid dxing and playful muranidaes. last cut comes with full blesselse and merges into a bliss trip w/ tom ace & ulli. norwegian seapony power!
“instead of rain i bring a hat” is a long-distance collaboration between the uk’s aaron moore and norwegian erik k skodvin. it developed gently, taking its full form over the space of nearly 6 years. the vinyl release includes a download code.
another year on the hitd calendar, another stunning new solo release with brian case plays paradise artificial. this third album somehow manages to compile and condense the best bits of its predecessors, and the magnificent viridian, glacial universe developed by case since the beginning of his solo ventures is brought to the forefront. the chicago artist centres his elusive, dehumanised compositions around two simple, minimal elements. using just vocals and synths, he has created a simultaneously modern and post-apocalyptic soundtrack, where music exists as the final traces of the footsteps of humanity. pressing on translucent yellow vinyl.
cabaret du ciel was an electronic research project based on atmospheric ambient and harmonic textures. luigi morosin explores electric guitar soundscapes while andrea desiderà, fascinated by synthesizers, navigates into melancholic notes. eu based label manufactured by late-night rec. melodic, cold, pop, hybride sentimento diffuses music for atmospheres. the ethereal side of synthesizer sound.
limitierte nachpressung als transparentes vinyl! sam prekop ist als sänger und songschreiber von the sea and cake vielen ein begriff. darüber hinaus ist er auch fotograf und maler. er veröffentlichte 1999 und 2005 zweil soloalben, die pop-songs mit afrikanischen und brazilianischen einflüssen enthielten. auf -old punch card- geht er nun ganz andere wege. er hat songstrukturen über bord geworfen und sich von music concrete und elektonischer musik beeinflussen lassen. den bbc radiophonic workshop, nuno canavarro, raymond scott, david behrman und freie improvisationen nennt er als einflüsse für sein neustes album. -old punch card- enthält keine stimmen, keine gitarren und keine beats. die limitierte lp enthält einen mp3-download-coupon und die cover sind ebenfalls handgemalt.
following their debut release with danse noire réelle releases their second album entitled ghamccccxc vrr, expanding upon the painterly melodies and ornamental sound design of kissing myself. rather than focusing upon deep psychological aspects of schizophrenia, ghamccccxc vrr explores key moments before and during réelle’s first schizophrenic psychosis as well as the lateral state of mind caused by this condition.
this first installment in the sonic poem series kicks off with all new compositions by td based upon poe’s short work “the island of the fay”. froese & co.’s musical accompaniment is fittingly dark and ambient without losing the melodic sounds td fans love!
from uvb-76 music’s fractal personnel rises karim maas. a familiar face behind a new mask, maas, one of the sonic panjandrums at the core of the labels sound submits an aural experience that bleeds between genre and tone with striking ease, negotiating a through line that is hard to pin down in any moment before it shifts again. a stunning ep that remains true to uvb-76 music’s core tenants. four absolute steamers and a huren remix for good measure.
building on the already incredible collection of music so far released on francis harris’ kingdoms imprint, emil abramyan returns with the stunning ‘movement’ album. abramyan is a brooklyn based composer, musician, and producer, whose work traverses various styles and disciplines. in this release emil shares his unique perspective by bringing together his conservatory training as a cellist and his love of electronic music and sound design. the vinyl release includes a download code.
one of our most mysterious and intriguing states of consciousness is the dream. we lose consciousness when we enter the deep waters of sleep, only to regain it as we emerge into a series of uncanny private realities. through the fog of the mind we can get a glimpse of a world beyond our day to day realities that sometimes is able to show us deeper truths than those we face in awake states. roger is one of those lucid pioneers that is able to translate these experiences into sound. let him guide you through these wondrous clouds. were very happy to welcome dutch-born german-raised roger van lunteren on sohaso for the first time. his rosa dos ventos ep is a four-track story that oozes retro vibes and nostalgia for a past that never seems to have existed. utilizing raw 80’s analog synths and humanoid acid lines he sets atmospheres that remind of lynchian dreamscapes. vanish starts out with an emotional chord sequence, as you enter the fluid world of the subconscious. a gnarly bassline welcomes your arrival and lets you know things here aren’t exactly what they seem. journeying on through seemingly dark areas, it ends with a hopeful melody and the bass softens as you start feeling weightless. uncontacted uses choral pads and two intertwining 303 sequences as a way of communicating between the different dimensions. aroy dee remixing vanish is like taking a psychotropic liquid, adding more drive to the original while retaining the emotive synth patterns. sleepless is rogers hardest cut on the record, again providing directly plugged in 303 goodness and stomping beats. it rounds off a balanced ep with plenty of introspective dance material.
gregor schwellenbach hat einen radikal einfachen ansatz für die musik zum tanzfilm-essay >the body as archive< gewählt. mit seiner filmmusik hat er eine art katalog von klängen geschaffen, die klar und deutlich geordnet sind, die in ihrer schlichtheit, ja: nacktheit präsentiert werden.
“in the meantime” is the result of the partnership between giorgio gigli and bichord. after the release of his album “the right place where not to be” in 2015, the roman producer finds a magical conjunction with the duo bichord that leads to six wonderful tracks riding through a long ambient-techno hallway.
following their debut release last year, new imprint union present their second offering, this time from label cofounder royal sun. royal sun takes the reins with a four track ep geared towards those with left-leaning tastes, blurring the boundaries between minimal, ambient and techno. un-002 is a perfectly crafted combination of techno offcuts, pulsating drum kicks and obscure synth sounds.
the first release on the newly established greyhound days imprint comes from christian kroupa alias alleged witches, hailing from slovenia, who proved his skills and innovation as a participant at the red bull music academy in 2014.
respuesta alternativa or the alternative response was the project of spanish musician jesus ma catalan, created with the help of julian c. perez. as the title implies the music was generated in response to traditional music notions of the time, and reflects how jesus ma catalan would challenge these traditional ideals using a fusion of styles and his unique vision. jesus laid out his synths and drum machines, while other musicians played traditional instruments over the top. this unique approach worked to create atmospheric tracks capturing simple themes, with each influence being carefully thought of in the joint result. as he explains each instrument weaves independently throughout a passage in a curious game where the listeners attention goes from focusing on a keyboard, guitar to bass or percussion. previously only released on a cassette album in spain, left ear have polished 5 choice cuts for a 2018 12inch.
“phase” sees a debut outing on vinyl from err rec label head gilles mate’s dialectric project.
impressed by the wealth of wonderfully varied analogue electronic music being released by this small, fiercely independent french label, it was surely a matter of time before py & errs’ likeminded paths crossed- and following a “cold wave” styled small run cassette release, gilles releases a full length on py for august.
“phase” is a timeless, minimal electronic record, heavy on hypnotic, emotional tonal arpeggios and sequences. dreamily crafted introspective pieces, and short “broadcastian” interludes, using a semi-modular system. comprising of various analogue oscillators, effects and sequencers (pittsburgh modular, moog, arturia, yamaha, korg to name a few…).
albrecht la brooy s analogue attic imprint welcomes citizen maze onto its roster with the four-track serenity in the woods ep. australian duo albrecht la brooy have been steadily carving out a name for themselves over the past few years with their jazz-inflected take on deep house via the likes of apollo/r&s, night tide and of course their own analogue attic imprint which has become a home for their own output as well as fellow australian artists like sleep d, rings around saturn and more. here though we see the label offer up the inaugural ep from melbourne s adam mccoy aka citizen maze. leading on the package is the ten-minute natural playgroun , embracing the labels signature field recording background aesthetic whilst stirring in organic drum grooves, fluttering pads and jazzy sax licks throughout. glade hollow follows with bumpy, off-kilter drums and ethereal chords at its core whilst horn lines and twinkling synth melodies wander across its eight-minute duration. moonlight sanctuary opens the flip-side, edging into darker territories with murky dubbed out synth flourishes, robust drums and tension building strings before title-track serenity in the woods rounds out the package, laying focus on a snaking sub bass groove, metallic percussive shuffles and expansive atmospherics.
crazy 12 track library music style album on this ace italian label. all based around bumping live rhythms triggering an obscure japanese drum synth module recorded in 2018. it was november 2017 when i received a call from an old friend, hi fabrizio, i found a rare japanese drum machine, you should come and see it before i put this on ebay. i went to check it out and immediately realized it had more potential than just drum sounds generation, it was able to produce quirky and creepy sounds if triggered by any sound source. so i bought it and brought in the studio, where me and alex were laying down new beats and ideas. it took just three days of jams to get the skeleton of this record done: i programmed the module to receive alex s drum hits and the device started creating synth lines, almost as it was speaking its own language.i ve found a soul in this machine, and i wanted to bring it to life in these tracks, a mix of arranged compositions and improvised jams. no root keys, no grids, no clicks, everything came out in an instinctive and natural way as far as we know it s the first time this synthesizer/drum machine is been used in this improper and new way.
vast, expansive and introspective works utilising place-specific found sound on this second cremation lily lp for alter. contemplating mortality, illness and the perennial bleakness of british winter in a seaside town we find zen zsigo experimenting with piano, violin, synthesiser and walkman tape players. layering field recordings of the hastings shoreline atop druggy, stretched out 303 basslines and snippets of spoken word there seems to be an overarching thematic of memory and reflection at play. from vignettes of crumbling glass and bittersweet drones through to sprawling, semi-rhythmical pieces (‘as a sea creature...’) it seems as if zsigo is trawling the coast for fragments of its former glory. the end result of his study manages to echo the work of yoran, leyland kirby and even jacob kirkegaard yet the rare moments where he lays bare his own vocal narrative seemingly transforms in england now, underwater into sonic diary territory. mixing salt-water soaked cassette loops with haunting, minimalist piano motifs and warped recordings of crashing waves and bird noise an intense atmosphere of ballards drowned world is evoked through sound.
the long now is a duo featuring richard norris and finnur bjarnason, with special guests. they mix piano, voice, string section and electronics with the sound of the icelandic breeze. the music sits within the post ambient, electronic, contemporary classical genre, with a strong sense of landscape, mood and melody. richard norris one half of the grid, alongside soft cells dave ball, one half of beyond the wizards sleeve with erol alkan… richard norris has a thing about working as a duo.
“all the same dream” is the third album from kyo, the enigmatic product of hannes norrvide and frederik valentin’s compact. for this record they have collaborated with american vocalist jeuru, a recent recruit into the city of copenhagen. pressing on white vinyl.
hailing from italy, different ways is the new label run by atimpuri. the first release is signed by one of the most influent duos of the italian dance scene, tengrams. “fractured textures” is a mini album composed of 6 tracks which are an excursion of tengrams talent when it comes to electronic music. once again, the duo managed to express their art combining tracks of different styles into a unique journey. a not to be missed record for your collection!
limitierte reissue des erfolgreichsten album des us-produzenten john beltran, eines klassikers des ambient-techno, erschienen im original 1996 auf peacefrog. -ten days of blue- ist ein zeitloses meisterwerk aus filigranen strukturen und herzergreifender romantik, dessen töne und rhythmen wie gemalt wirken. vergleiche mit tangerine dream und kraftwerk blieben entsprechend nicht aus. b-stock - covers are with a kink / crincle
the heavy pulse of sound systems synchronizes with the precision of musique concrète and the reconstructed memory of a masked folk dance of the swiss mountains. techno, drum n bass and dub are echoed within this sonic processional, where samples are pulled apart and recycled, cut at the beginning and end, then linked together.
tresque takes his name from an open-chain circle dance from medieval southern europe. under the musical moniker d’incise he has played on numerous solo and collaborative projects with cyril bondi, designing quiet, intensive listening experiences with various combinations of software, recordings from vinyl or in the field, modified objects, percussion and harmonium. as tresque the delicate minimalism he’s known for takes shape within driving grooves. airy, spacious, amplified noise from his collection of samples is sliced and tethered to weightier, physical beats. a tension forms between uplift and downfall, hypnotically oscillating between structural textures and collective dance.
first time on vinyl reissue (previously cd only) of mark van hoens 1998 masterpiece presented on a deluxe 2lp. playing with time perfectly showcases the lush and deep environments that can only arise from van hoen (locust, scala, seefeel). melody maker called it a mesh of loveliness. the sunday telegraph described it as the perfect, spacey chill-out album, and the sunday times had this to say: a sound that at its best has a positively spiritual quality about it. other accolades include sleazenation - at the cutting edge computer music a melange of jerky, cut-up sounds, stretched out ambience... that owes more to far-eastern music than to steve reich. and lastly, hifi world felt the sound scape is so deep and diverse that its accessible to anybody into laidback beats and soothing, beautiful noise. contains a side long bonus track best described as a modal eno-style classical ambient piece that was originally intended as a hidden track at the end of the original 1999 cd release.
it is said that every generation casts its mind back to a previous era in times of crisis, the resources that will allow us to decode the questions of our moment may lie in the myths of another era. le renard bleu, the new musical and cinematic collaboration between lafawndah and composer midori takada, and filmmakers partel oliva, takes a cross- generational echo as ground zero for recovering a crucial myth for uncertain times: the blue fox. as transmitted by takada, the fox appears in both ancient senegalese and japanese folktales as the trickster archetype, belonging both to the heavens and to the earth, the fox is the agent of chaotic good, shaking the world up when its energy has become stagnant. above all else, the fox is famous for its cunning nature.
inspired by the wild world of competitive pen spinning, vancouver producer big zen unleashes his breakout ep key3, the second release on planet euphorique. named after a prolific spinner who introduced a rare move the tipped sonic , the record brings 360degree four-to-the-floor revolutionary realness. with shimmering, elated melodic highs sending you into a lucid trance, the chunky bumping basslines demand your feet back to the dance floor. four big tracks for the ravers and pen spinners alike, key3 is the gateway to cloud 9.
serendipity - defined as making discoveries or happy accidents - is the debut ep by liam van ryn. its a fitting description for the richly textured and cinematic four track collection that was the result of intensive and prolonged sessions goofing around on analogue gear. strictly limited 12 pressing this is a hell of a debut - one to watch for the future! the title track is the most immediately wonderful cut here, with choked arpeggios, clouds of caustic static and found scrapes as percussion. dj mag (8/10 ep review) early support from: nathan fake - interesting lush sounds lanark artefax - sounds great and is really coherent for a debut ep tessela - this is wicked man, really like that pitch1! based in hull, van ryn makes richly textured and layered, cinematic music that is both experimental and (mostly) electronic. i was interested in the way i could make the music sound slightly unnatural, or like it couldnt be played by a real musician, even though that was often the starting point, he explains. box.
italian producer morkebla presents his new “inner maze walkthrough” ep on fuselab. drippy rhythms, haunted industrial touch, subtly discomforting though balanced textures - a good blend of ambient electronica and nowadays meta divings into one’s mind corners. there is also a collaboration with infinity frequencies and a remix by perfume advert on a 12” with printed cover by theresa baumgartner.
die heutige tangerine dream-besetzung aus thorsten quaeschning, ulrich schnauss und hoshiko yamane legt traditionell bei jedem konzert eine 20- bis 30-minütige improvisationssession ein, die besten von ihnen werden jetzt nach und nach auf tonträger veröffentlicht. -the sessions 1- enthält zwei aufnahmen aus konzerten in budapest und hongkong anfang 2017. zusammen ca. 60 minuten. pressung auf transoarentem 140g vinyl.
superb compilation of modern ambient/minimal electronics featuring exclusive tracks from a wealth of current talent inc. h. takahashi, david edren (aka dsr lines), miaux (ultra eczema), kuupuu (em records) nuslux (keijut) & olli aarni. finnish label collab between lal lal & ikuisuus. tip! . neptunalia, a festival of neptune, celebrated at rome, of which very little is known. the day on which it was held, was probably the 23rd of july. the festival was celebrated with games. respecting the ceremonies of this festival nothing is known, except that the people used to build huts of branches and foliage, in which they probably feasted, drank, and amused themselves.
for russian electronic music, mikhail chekalin is not only a major character, who has affected the scene’s establishment and development, but also a kind of symbolic figure. his music has been praised by many in the west - from journalists and critics of all kinds to frank zappa and karlheinz stockhausen, while in moscow chekalin’s name was excluded from the official cultural agenda for a long time: he was accused of propaganda of foreign pro-western aesthetics and up until the end of the 80’s wasn’t allowed to release his works or travel abroad. this, however, didn’t interfere with him recording dozens of innovative electronic compositions and contributing greatly to the development of unofficial soviet art in general - for example, providing sound design for the famous exhibitions of twenty moscow artists on malaya gruzinskaya or arranging the first audiovisual performances on a specially constructed light organ.
however, just like all great artists, mikhail himself prefers to focus not on personal achievements, but on creativity. i don’t have a biography - only a discography - this quote of the author may become an entry point of sorts into the compilation presented. this archival collection of works recorded within the period from 1978 to 1987 are chekalin’s multigenre experiments ranging from spatial music (in essence, ambient’s precursor) to more contemporary synthesizer and post-symphonic compositions.
limitierte reissue des erfolgreichsten album des us-produzenten john beltran, eines klassikers des ambient-techno, erschienen im original 1996 auf peacefrog. -ten days of blue- ist ein zeitloses meisterwerk aus filigranen strukturen und herzergreifender romantik, dessen töne und rhythmen wie gemalt wirken. vergleiche mit tangerine dream und kraftwerk blieben entsprechend nicht aus.
hand-numbered clear mint vinyl lp in spray-painted sleeve. limited to 200 copies (comes in different coloured sleeve, we cannot guarantee which one you will receive). a lucid, dynamic, atmospheric trip through consciousness, incorporating an incredible range of texture, tone, and three-dimensional space. this is a glimpse into the most emotive, most personal of dead fader s extensive work. there are delicate moments of introspection, furtive agitation, and exuberance, all tightly interwoven into a singular, enthralling whole.
highly synergistic split from eleh/caterina barbieri featuring two sides of similar audio dimensions. these two electronic sound poems slowly unfurl rich timbre and harmonics with an austere stillness that is, somehow, ever-changing. it hardly matters whose side is whose.
vinyl only, strictly limited, no repress.
gatefold cover, design by bus.group, artwork by reiche.
this year s nachtdigital record follows the path we started to explore in 2017: to combine artists who are close to us, each given the specific task to tell a story in up to 24 minutes (which is pretty much the maximum you can press on one side of a vinyl record) - with complete artistic freedom.
zum 20. jubiläum präsentiert das nachtdigital festival sein erstes doppelvinyl: nach sechs split-eps und mini-compilations in den vergangenen jahren macht das zum festival gehörende label nun den nächsten schritt. -nachti xx- versammelt beiträge von kollaborativen projekten die auch teil des festivalprogramms sind. die erste platte bestreiten giegling und klm (ein speziell für diesen anlass zusammengestellte formation aus kassem mosse, lowtec und mix mup), die jeweils eine ganze seite bespielen. vinyl nummer zwei vereint pandt und cologne tape mit einem beitrag aus der crew des festivals. das ganze kommt in einem von hausgrafiker manuel birnbacher gestalteten gatefold-cover, ist wie immer streng limitiert und wird ausschließlich auf vinyl veröffentlicht.
klm = kassem mosse + lowtec + mix mup
pandt = perm + talski
recorded live in olganitz at nachtdigital xx , 90 minutes length, it s pure magic - just as jane s much-loved dance sets. the nachti ambient tape #1 contains the first 90 minutes of jane s ambient set at nachtdigital xx and will be available in limited quantity
cong burn’s sixth tape is a seamless blend of ambient soothers and portastudio dubs from charlotte bickley (carlos) & aaron turner (anxiety support group / perfume advert). riyl pauline anna strom, jay glass dubs, katelyn aurelia smith.