rickard jäverling. born and raised in borlange. sweden. and now living and working in stockholm is a wayward and productive musician. besides releasing material under his own name. jäverling is/has been part of constellations such as dodens dal. liljor and jäverling von euler. album 3. released on hoga nord rekords is his third solo album. album 3 breathes psychedelia. dub. swedish folk. progg and continental vintage electronic music. the songs on this album are in a way like a compilation of short stories rather than chapters in a novel. the common factor in this album is jäverlings exquisitely worked out melodies and the warm. round production but the songs can. due to the rich storytelling qualities of each one of them. almost be regarded as small albums of their own! the music made by richard jäverling is an embrace. a relative with a house by the swedish west coast or a day off. midweek in april. this album is inviting and calming but also as solid and mighty as a dalecarlian beech tree.
there is a memory of a forgotten past. or an unknown future. that momentary seed of thought of a time where the unearthly and the spiritual reigned supreme. an abundant force of the senses . linking to the deeper paths of consciousness. where our roots merged and linked with the universal network of thought. where magic and mystery where not seen as illusion. but a treasure of collective inspiration. captured in the now and the endless. the same and the opposite intertwined. the light and the dark. the thing with five eyes is jason kohnen’s phoenix rising from his previous disassembled ‘darkjazz’ projects the kilimanjaro darkjazz ensemble and the mount fuji doomjazz corporation. the continual journey into unknown musical territories. ‘noirabesque’ is that current day journey into those worlds that have been or are still to come. a boundless universe. on this adventure kohnen is accompanied by algerian / french singer leila bounous. who perfectly adds the oriental and mystical vocal timbre to the album. pressing on 180 gram double vinyl. housed in full coloured sleeve.
following the u.s. army’s liberation of munich in may 1945. the world’s first amerikahaus was inaugurated there with a library. a magazine reading room. a children’s library. a record and lm department. and lecture and seminar rooms. together with a concert hall and exhibition space. up to 80.000 people a month utilized the offerings of amerikahaus during its early years. beginning in 1953. the united states information agency (usia). an institution founded as an instrument of the cold war. began to finance amerikahaus. in addition to representing the u.s.. its principal task in west germany was to democratize and denazify the postwar population. after the beginning of the cold war. many of these re-educative measures also served as propaganda in a programmatic linking of democratic and economic principles meant to strengthen transatlantic relations against the communist bloc. in 1997. the u.s. government concluded its work at amerikahaus in munich and shipped almost all its items back to the states. however. 1.630 long-playing vinyl records from the library were left behind in cardboard boxes in the basement. when michaela melián looked through this forgotten collection. one of the first things she came across was don gillis’ 1940 tone poem »portrait of a frontier town«. whose second movement is entitled »where the west begins«. don gillis. a composer and radio producer. used the musical styles and genres of that decade to create an explicitly american program music. michaela melián’s »music from a frontier town« is fueled by the diverse sonic material of this extensive record collection once considered as an instrument of cultural education. this record has been produced in addition to melián’s twenty-four hour performative music installation »music from a frontier town« in the garage of what is now the bavarian center for transatlantic relations at karolinenplatz. munich (4-5 may 2018).
joanne formans cave vaults of the moon created in 1987 for an exhibit of sculptures in taos. new mexico is a mesmerizing score for voice. ensoniq mirage. juno 106. flute. guitar and effects. the playful extra-terrestrial recording wafted through the exhibit every day for its duration and then lay dormant for nearly 30 years. unearthed now. cave vaults of the moon sounds prescient and timeless. as if pep llopis and iasos scored a wicker man remake set on mars. restored. remastered and cut using dmm.
!k7 are pleased to announce forest swords as the next curator of the ever essential dj-kicks series. following acclaimed albums on ninja tune and tri angle. soundtrack and installation work. and remixes of the likes of bjork. matthew barnes aka forest swords has curated a 25-track compilation that draws a line between past inspirations and his current peers. like much of his own output. his dj-kicks skirts around pristine electronics and embraces more organic textures: 80s post punk (anna domino. dead can dance). classic 90s british electronica (orbital. mira calix). and smokey digi-dub (rhythm & sound). all rub up alongside some of the most forward-facing producers working today (demdike stare. laurel halo. fis). the compilation sifts through rhythms. shifting speeds and emotions: from pop icon neneh cherrys primal thudding to the zombified throb of exclusive forest swords track crow via deena abdelwaheeds clattering deconstructions to the euphoric two-step of djrum. its a collection of tracks that feels as restlessly curious and weighty as barnes own work. the double vinyl release includes a download code.
standard pressing on black double vinyl. housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included. ryan lee west aka rival consoles presents his expressive new album ‘persona’. set for release via erased tapes. the title ‘persona’ was inspired by ingmar bergman’s film of the same name. specifically a shot in the opening credits of a child reaching out to touch a woman’s face on a screen. which is shifting between one face and another. this powerful image struck ryan and it inspired the album’s main theme — an exploration of the persona. the difference between how we see ourselves and how others see us. the spaces in between. between states. people. light and dark. the inner persona and the outer persona.
omplimenting the long-awaited release of sophomore lp. song for alpha. daniel avery presents the projector ep. taking its title from one of the album’s spectral highlights this additional trio of original productions expands on avery’s regenerated sonic vision. leaning further towards the rhythmic and propulsive intent behind his recent. marathon dj sets. the record serves to delve further still into his unfolding. ever-deepening sound. following the lead of ‘projector’ itself. the record transitions into the first exclusive cut. ‘shadow mountain’. soft in texture and bathed in ethereal feedback. a glitching. transfixing synth line gradually reveals itself as the spine of the piece. throughout ‘glass’. an intimate. breathy vocal sample contrasts with a more industrially tinged base of heavily processed drums. influenced by song for alpha’s embrace of the small hours. “the light emerging from the darkness”. both tracks conjure an almost overwhelmingly tender atmosphere. rich in the hazy strains of rave history. on the more experimental rehbgbv4367. the seams of avery’s influences lap against one another in a steady crescendo of beautiful yet beatless noise. dissipating into ambience. expanding on the delicate core ideas at the centre of his creative ethos. the ep invites listeners on a further excursion of transient. psychedelic bliss.
rausch ohne namen / mein schöner schein / du bist die sonne / hier will ich sein / rausch ohne morgen / wir brennen hier / die sterne funkeln / im flammenmeer / hörner und fanfaren / fanfaren der freude / fanfaren der angst / den wein den man mit augen trinkt / gießt nachts der mond in wogen nieder / vorsicht mit der axt eugene / personal jesus / kein anfang kein ende / achtzehnter oktember / die nacht bricht an / der könig kommt / die jagd beginnt / freude schöner götterfunken / der lange marsch durchs unterholz / glaub mir da ist nichts / es war einmal ein räuber / der liebte einen prinzen / das ist lange her / frühling sommer herbst und gas / es fährt ein zug nach nirgendwo / pauken und trompeten / zukunft ohne menschen / warmer schnee / alles ist gut / die glocken läuten / du bist nicht allein / das rauschen im wald / das rauschen im kopf / leicht wie nebel / schwer wie blei / musik ergibt sich / strömt wie gas / eine lichtung / schweres gepäck / einstand im jenseits / der tod hat sieben katzen / weltkulturerbe rausch / endlich unendlich
instant music - the trio were dissatisfied with their surrounding musical environment. inspired by the velvet underground. kraftwerk. and giorgio moroder. they set out to create their own brand of neue deutsche welle fusing dada. disco. and krautrock.
ori alboher. a.k.a. ori. a berlin based singer/songwriter and producer from jerusalem releases his second solo album “1986”. after his move to berlin. influenced by the city’s abundance of scenes and anonymity. he returned to his very core. “1986” creates a genre somewhere between electronica. r&b. pop and ambient. blending organic soundscapes with electronic influences. exposing his fragile and disarming voice with modified human vocals. loops and beats. ori builds up melodic. rhythmic and repetitive structures that pull you into his music. creating moods that oscillate between intimacy and distant depths. like swimming in a pleasant ocean yet struggling to keep your breath… the vinyl release includes a download code.
“prince in the rain” is the darlyn vlys debut lp. he releases it on sincopat. where its owner affkt was fully involved in the project. leaving at the same time 100% creative freedom to the author.
played & supported by gabriel ananda. reboot. be svendsen. dosem. chus & ceballos. and many many more.
nach 30 jahren veröffentlicht nonplace nochmals die a seite der viel gesuchten maxi single -elephant s easy moonwalk through the night- von manos tsangaris zusammen mit einer neuen b seite. die eigens dafür 2017 entstand. manos tsangaris ist ein reisender. ein radikaler. deshalb auch sind seine tracks wie fahrten. flüge oder fluchten. sie schillern. sie treiben voran. sie fliegen davon. indem sie in ihren grundelemten beharren. Ähnlich ist es bei tsangaris’ experimentellen musiktheaterwerken und -installationen (mit denen er international bekannt geworden ist). sie muten an wie skizzen. die erst auf den zweiten und dritten blick hin ihre perfektion eröffnen. in jedem medium und künstlerischer sprache erreicht tsangaris zuletzt die Überschreitung ihrer mittel. „alle wirkung ist Übergang.“ (novalis)
limited edition vinyl with cd-copy of the album included.
“prince in the rain” is the darlyn vlys debut lp. he releases it on sincopat. where its owner affkt was fully involved in the project. leaving at the same time 100% creative freedom to the author.
played & supported by gabriel ananda. reboot. be svendsen. dosem. chus & ceballos. and many many more.
hello. i am qnete and these are my play-doh stories. some of them are already three years old and it feels like i ve become somewhat of a different person since then. still. i like to listen to them from time to time. thinking of how i was back then. reminding me of what helped shape me. what helped me become who i am now. sometimes. i also get the feeling that it is not me who wrote the stories. they seem to seem unknown to me. just like they seem to you. because you are not me. then i listen. and i know again.
amidst destruction on the mainland. the two locomotives minør and pionér transported wagons full of rock and gravel to the icelandic seaside during the construction of the reykjavík harbour in 1913-1917. the two metallic giants ushered in a new age in iceland. however. soon after construction ceased the two trains were parked and have never driven
......since. minør is on display near the waterfront and pionér stands lifeless in an outdoor museum on a hill. they are the only trains ever to have graced the icelandic landscape. now they only serve to remind us of the grandeur of a bygone future. at the dawn of the 21st century – again. tumultuous times – we allow ourselves to dream of new minørs and pionérs capable of pulling the tremendous weight of the past strewn all around us and putting it towards constructing an ambitious future.
limited edition of 300 umbered copies.
after a steady stream of successful underground dance-floor stables via his viscera ep series and last year climbing charts with his remixes. fango returns with his second album titled gea. set for release this forth-coming may 11th via degustibus music. gea is a 10-track trip of eclectic electronica panning across various moods and tempos. flexings his matured production credits. fango fuses rock. disco and psychedelic influences. meticulously put together on his machines resulting in a spectrum of sounds to satisfy most palettes. it’s a serenade from gea to ouranos. the greek gods of earth and sky.
acupressurist and electronic composer sam mcclellan s music of the five elements is a work of perfectly tuned healing music. originally released in 1982. tip! . a deeply felt distillation minimalism (in the tony conrad / la monte young school). american primitive guitar (fahey & basho) and even psychedelia. the album is a continuous sound voyage for voice. synthesizer. guitar. bowed bass. piano. effects and ciao (chinese flute) all played by mcclellan himself. although divided into sections. the journey is best undertaken as a whole. without distraction
mechatronica launches their new white series. dedicated to limited edition white label records across synth. wave. ebm and italo with a va release featuring inhalt. violet poison. sneaker and daniel holt.
mechatronica white 1 opens with sneaker’s gloomy remix of german synth-pop band opus leopard. followed by the electrifying instrumental version of “alles” - a relentlessly progressing piece of body music from san francisco trio. inhalt. on the flip. violet poison summons a fat. trippy ebm-leaning groove. before daniel holt finishes off the record with anthemic synths and a ticket to the cosmos on “floating mansions”.
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.
“tint” is the first new solo recording from joe talia in over a decade. australian-born but now based in tokyo. talia is known to many listeners as a drummer (frequently collaborating both live and in the studio with artists such as oren ambarchi and jim o’rourke) and as a recording and mixing engineer responsible for dozens of releases across the fields of contemporary experimental music. wayward pop. and jazz. alongside james rushford. he is also responsible for one of the most legendary releases in the kye records catalogue. the creaking electronic morass of “manhunter” (2013).
music from memory return with more ‘music from the living room’. delving further into the archives of british musician michal turtle. mfm 029 ‘return to jeka’ brings together eight previously unreleased works recorded between 1983 and 1985. drawn from a larger archive of works the compilation highlights a fascinating period of material michal recorded after the release of his only album.
fantastisches. drittes album des münchner produzenten scntst aka bryan müller auf boysnoize records. scenes and sketches from the lab ist ein amtliches werk. das die makellosen skills. reife und musikalität des jungen produzenten. kombiniert mit einer fülle an frischen ideen. offenbart. die 14 tracks hüllen techno. ambient. bass. idm und electronica in neue. kunstvolle und hochdetaillierte formen. die sowohl auf kopfhörer als auch im club perfekt funktionieren.
another fierce and unique act from the depths of the glasgow underground appear on optimo music with their debut green door studios recorded four track ep. keyboard player jim mckinven was previously in altered images. worked for many years in martin rushent s genetic studios. was in one dove and previously appeared on optimo music as one half of organs of love. he is however but one component of this transgenerational band. they describe their music far better than we could - “seedy electronica. consisting of 2 basses. electronic drums. synths and dark vocals. inspired by the avant-garde that influenced the electronic music scene of the late 70’s and early 80’s.”
dimensional people is by it’s nature a collaborative album. originally premiering as a spatial composition using object-based mixing technology playing with the possibilities of sonic design (4d sound) and collective musicianship. the recording expands upon these ideas. dimensional people expresses itself as a dynamic 50-piece orchestra. telling a story in sound. mouse on mars offer sound as a means to encourage open-minded societies. aided by cutting-edge technology including their own mominstruments music software or a spatial mixing technique called object based mixing. with which a spatial version of the work was created. it is a conceptual puzzle composed around one harmonic spectrum within one rhythmic scheme. mostly in the tempo of 145bpm (inspired by chicago footwork. so the dance ?oor is not entirely absent). looking ahead. dimensional people will also be realized through installation. presenting the work as an immersive listening experience. as well as performance.
fresh on francis harris kingdoms imprint comes adamo golans seven track lp. exile and the new. golán is the alter ego of british-german artist laurens a. schmidt. who has been pursuing a more club-focused techno project. while developing an ever deeper fascination with experimental music. ambient and film scores. drawing influence from his adopted homes berlin and currently london. the 26-year-old has been uncompromisingly trying to develop his own musical voice
“music of the stars” and “music to get lost to” are words thoughts expressed about tross’ music. the band have always had the ability to place the listener in a bubble of introspection and escapism.. in the most positive way! hence such opinions.
we are living in precarious times. a senile. racist old man prone to temper tantrums has his tiny hands on the controls of the most powerful military machine the world has ever known. a handful of his (no less dangerous) international business associates and personal friends possess more collective wealth than the rest of us put together. the oceans and forests of the planet are dying slow deaths by asphyxiation. force fed 300 million tons of single use plastic garbage every year. and the temperature. both literal and rhetorical. rises the world over with each passing day.
as co-head of seattle based record label jungle gym. caleb dravier aka dravier. has provided a steady source of musical inspiration over the past 3 years through both his label output and a string of individual artist releases. along with fellow label head. rene najera. he has established jungle gym as a respected platform for emerging electronic artists whilst maintaining an ethos and identity so synonymous with seattle based music. pressing on solid white 12 inch vinyl.
wäre björk vor 22 jahren in portugal geboren. sie hieße heute mit künstlernamen surma und lieferte mit ihrem debütalbum »antwerpen« einen filigranen mix aus urbanen klangwelten. funkelnden. elektronischen sounddesigns und feinfühligen. atmosphärischen melodien. das album erscheint als limitierte edition auf transparentem vinyl.
limited edition of 300 on transparent pink 180 gram vinyl. 100 copies numbered for rsd. karen willems returns under the moniker inwolves with perhaps her most ambitious record to this date. color in the zoo is a playful album. masterfully composed. wrapped in dreamy sound waves and repetitive rhythm patterns. but the tone became somewhat lighter. it literally bridges the gap between north and south as nils gröndahl and barkin engin. among others are guests on the record. expect a colorful sound palette. with outlandish sounds. that all cohesively click together in an utterly engaging aural trip around the world.
much sought after tracks from dual action’s (aka matthew folden) “babe beer bar car” tape series. released between 2014 - 2016. compiled and made available on vinyl for the first time by dominick fernow’s hospital productions label.
following his work with swedish label comorbid records. stockholm native bård ericson aka boerd has signed with anjunadeep to release his latest mini-album. ‘static’. an accomplished musician. bård’s boerd project aims to reflect his own personal emotions and atmosphere. with a deft and delicate approach to composition. his music draws you in whilst shutting out the outside world. cutting his teeth from age 15 in the world of chiptune (composing via the means of 16-bit videogame consoles). bård quickly developed a taste for creating abstract music. and after a handful of eps and live shows across europe. he transitioned focus towards music that he felt better expressed his own place in the world. enter ‘boerd’. with influences ranging from burial. bibio and even aphex twin. the 26-year-old has developed a style that pushes the boundaries of atmospheric electronica with stunning attention to detail. building his sound from samples he records himself. ericson conjures a euphoric mix of subtle soundscapes that simultaneously breathe and play in awe.
here appear is an invocation. a salutation. and a celebration — of past and perfect lives. forgotten and remembered. exchanged and borrowed. eve essex’s solo debut is a multi-instrumental fea(s)t combining synthesizer. drum machine. alto saxophone. piccolo. electric organ/harpsichord. harmonica. slide whistle. bells. guitar pedals. and voice— composed. arranged. and performed by essex herself. what began as an improv set at berlin’s harlekin bar. developed over the past two years into a complete body of work evoking multiple time periods. genres. characters. and sonic landscapes.
synthonia is an electronic ambient album released only with analog synths (roland system 100. roland tb 303. roland jx 3p. korg polysix. korg ms 10. korg ms 20. yamaha cs 15. kawai 100f. teisco 100f) which refers to tangerine dream. jean michel jarre. klaus shulze and “the berlin shool” and john carpenter.
guber releases his first ep on paris based label beat x changers at the intersection of ambiant and mental uk bass music. the whole project is held by alternation of slope / release of sub-frequency and obsessional loop that dye each tracks. anisotropic expression is a first work that could be seen here as an draft representation of the behavior of surrounding matter. non musical influences therefore are brought here by the the study of properties of materials expressed in a musical statement. raw obsessional patterns. evolving and rolling out over the headroom could be seen as the emulation of many deformation models. shaping of stereo and arrangement have been handled with the help of the sound engineer & producer x_1 leading to home or club-listening experience as well. guber is been into music by listening & playing some music of the 70 s and trash-metal that drove him straight to uk bass music. since there he is only focusing on spontaneous creation showing faithfull perception of thoughts. leading to a higher level of singularity.
shrouded in mystery. the hermetica are a series of egyptian-greek didactic texts. meant to help the willing student better understand the cosmos. divinity. and nature. on her debut lp for dfa records. german producer perel takes the listener into deep space and explains it all. over the course of nine tracks. she shares a striking amalgamation of house. new wave. and kraut motifs that crystallize to form a unique sound.
the label say: ben loves terre loves robin is the second ep off premature. featuring works by terre thaemlitz (aka dj sprinkles). scanner. and a first from london based producer ben galyas. the ep builds upon a private archival project involving thaemlitz and scanner. terre loves robin brings deep solo recitals to intercepted telephone conversations (think leveson. just more intimate). galyas cloud version is heavy ambience. glitched piano and harpsichord. limited to 500 copies.
chevel gives the prism-pushers at mumdance & logos’ different circles their first album release with always yours. a slanted new take on the ‘weightless’ paradigm. floating somewhere between headspaces associated with the styles of lee gamble. actress and logos. paradoxically the longest and yet most minimalistic release on different circles to date. always yours says its piece in succinct yet expansive terms. rendering precisely tooled rhythms and technoid motifs in acres of suspenseful emulated space in a way that connects the brutally efficient dynamic of late ‘90s tech-step with a raster noton-like appreciation of pointillist reduction.in that imagined space chevel moves like a soviet gymnast or prototype robot fluidly executing a demanding routine full of intricate. rigid steps. from the ambient airlock of one evening in july he pulls off the aerobic mid-air rolige of the call. which comes off like a syncopated sleeparchive workout. before twysting into the knotted quasi-step of bulletand stepping into hyperspace on arp 2600. another ambient interlude warming bath returns the lp to balmier states. before the jagged pulse of data recovery pulls back into the dance like a virulent alva noto piece. and dem drums pitch to the rave’s darker side. but ultimately the lushly self-explanatory underwater and always yours keep the lp hovering around the edge of ecstasy and the abyss with a grasp of heady. day-after feelings known to ravers the world over.•the first artist release on logos and mumdance’s different circles•floating in ‘weightless’ space between lee gamble. logos. actress and alva noto•vinyl master + cut by matt colton at alchemy.•cover photo by yusuke yamatani. design + layout by our place
standard doppelvinyl im gatefold sleeve inklusive mp3 downloadkarte.
der wahl-new-yorker chrome sparks veröffentlicht vielseitiges debütalbum auf counter records! chrome sparks (aka jeremy malvin) weiß. wie er seine tracks im besten licht stehen lässt. sein selbstbetiteltes debütalbum. das via counter records (ein ninja tune-sublabel) erscheint. sticht heraus mit einem funkelnden sound: eine euphonie aus hiphop. house und hell leuchtender arbeit am synthesizer. die platte ist das endergebnis jahrelanger arbeit in malvin’s marinewerft (seinem studio in brooklyn) und einer abgelegen hütte nördlich von new york. allein dort hat er einen ganzen monat allein zugebracht. um den ablenkungen der stadt zu entkommen und um diesen prozess zu destillieren. was anschließend zu einer periode intensiver kreativität wurde. auf dem album selbst finden sich zusammenarbeiten mit dem australischen duo kllo (ghostly) und body languages’ angelica bess (die auch bereits mit machinedrum kollaborierte). das album ist sowohl ergebnis eines obsessiven produktionsansatzes als auch über die rastlose jagd nach neuen ideen. sein kreative mentalität wurde sowohl durch live-auftritte als auch studiogegniedel geprägt. sie ist das grundgerüst. das es ihm erlaubte. so viele diffuse ideen wirklichkeit werden zu lassen. die schlussendlich in einem hervorstechenden und vielfältigen debütalbum resultieren.
magnetik north is live drum electronics. drum performances are fed through processors. samplers and sequencers to produce layers of rhythmic patterns that interact with each other. other instruments are melted into different textures so that only the harmonic content remains. this is a new project from ian tregoning. engineer and producer for artists as diverse as yello and fela kuti. now working with jaki liebezeit. the legendary drummer from can. to add his endless evolving rhythms. jaki s in a world of his own as he balances technical brilliance with subtle restraint. recording started in the summer 2006 in an old jazz studio in the south of kö....ln. jaki arrived with a minimal drum kit including customised cymbals. a snare and a huge gretsch floor-tom from the can days. all of jaki s performances are complete takes with no drop-ins. loops or edits. the backing tracks for evolver were recorded without using key changes. each song features one key which is held continuously while other instruments and effects are blended with the key. drums (also tuned to the same key) were added last which is another unusual technique. as jaki says they re often overlooked as tuned instruments in their own right . the finished results are a minimal blend of industrial and classical. like listening to a raga in an earthquake.
tom ellard is the creative force behind australian post-punk band severed heads. in 1982 he self-released two cassettes of solo material. “80s cheesecake” and “snappy carrion”. these cassettes document the transitional period between the early experimental severed heads’ albums “clean” and “blubberknife” before the start of something new with “since the accident”. with the advent of the then new roland tb-303 bass synthesizer. a machine synonymous with the acid house sound. tom began to write more beat driven material. the rhythms are made by a tr-808 drum machine. kawai s100f and sh-1 synthesizers. plus various televisions. radios. cassette decks and pedals. two songs from these cassettes would later appear on the b-side of the “dead eyes opened” single.
2018 reissue on vinyl (originally released on sarah records /uk). >youve got to listen to this band. youll really like them. i know. a colourful storm presents the first-time vinyl issue of one of the true treasures of modern pop music: blueboys the bank of england. the group of paul stewart. keith girdler. cath close. ian gardner and james neville are sarah records royalty alongside the field mice. heavenly. the wake and the orchids. and this is the final recording from arguably the most beautiful. afflicted band of 90s indie-pop and diy. mastered from the original recording tapes with assistance<
to those familiar with the output of cologne-based imprint firm from back in the early ‘00s. the name of geiger. alias nass. shall undoubtedly ring a bell. herald of an hedonistic melange of funk-soaked electro pop and guitar-riddled synth music. sitting somewhere close to acts like ween and junior boys. alexander geiger is about to break a eight-year hiatus with the drop of his debut album under the newly-founded moniker of fahrland. a release that both encompasses a healthy dose of the discoid tropes from the firm era but also aspires to split with a segment of it. geared towards exploring further undisclosed fringes of his shape-shifting sound universe. ‘mixtape vol.1’ is the fruit of a decisive move from the sleepless berlin to the peaceful countryside landscapes of fahrland – a lushly forested area near potsdam which you’ll have understood played an essential role in geiger’s longed-for return. the vinyl lp includes a download code.
to those familiar with the output of cologne-based imprint firm from back in the early ‘00s. the name of geiger. alias nass. shall undoubtedly ring a bell. herald of an hedonistic melange of funk-soaked electro pop and guitar-riddled synth music. sitting somewhere close to acts like ween and junior boys. alexander geiger is about to break a eight-year hiatus with the drop of his debut album under the newly-founded moniker of fahrland. a release that both encompasses a healthy dose of the discoid tropes from the firm era but also aspires to split with a segment of it. geared towards exploring further undisclosed fringes of his shape-shifting sound universe. ‘mixtape vol.1’ is the fruit of a decisive move from the sleepless berlin to the peaceful countryside landscapes of fahrland – a lushly forested area near potsdam which you’ll have understood played an essential role in geiger’s longed-for return. this limited edition bundle includes the vinyl lp plus mc and download code.
intersonik recordings presents a limited edition of 180gr vinyl records of previously unreleased material composed by dimitris kamarotos. titled “electromagnetic landscapes”. and ranging from electro-acoustic to avant garde and ambient. “electromagnetic landscapes” is available in gatefold form. including unique photography and accompanied writings by the composer himself.
sacred summits returns after a two-year hiatus with an album of interpretations of the music of eric satie by acclaimed composer morgan fisher. active for over 50 years morgans career has moved from 60s number one hit wonders love affair. to 70s rocknroll keyboardist in mott the hoople. before finally on to 80s ambient. improvisation and soundtracks. working with the likes of yoko ono. haroumi hosono and dip in the pool. based in japan since the mid-80s. fishers long-standing admiration for erik satie (1866- 1925) led to these inside satie recordings. satie’s unique work as a precursor to artistic movements such as minimalism. surrealism and repetitive music are acknowledged but for long periods he was not given the accolades his music warranted. a strange. eccentric. surreal man. he was never as acclaimed as the established masters. but influenced not only the likes of debussy but also many of the dada artists. on this album morgan played his music freely after just a brief look at the scores. recorded in just three days. it features piano. melodica. synthesisers. and morgans favoured tape delay system. inside satie is one of the first albums i recorded in japan shortly after moving here in 1985. in three days i improvised on several of my favourite satie themes. mostly i played piano as well as the rich. analog-sounding yamaha gs-1 (precursor of the dx-7). and sometimes used long tape delays to build layers of sound. all the pieces were recorded in single takes no overdubs (no time!).
camelot arcade is the new triple lp from ceephax acid crew on weme records. 13 tracks of camelot goodness with all the feeling and melodies we ve come to expect from ceephax and his collection of classic electronic hardware
fünf jahre nach seinem debütalbum >ilp< meldet sich kwes. mit einer neuen 6-track ep zurück. in der zwischenzeit arbeitete er mit künstlern wie bobby womack. solange. nao oder loyle carner zusammen und mischte kelelas meisterwerk take me apart ab. die songs for midi handeln von aufregenden entdeckungen und erfahrungen in der kindheit. und entsprechend fragil und sinnlich klingen die sounddesigns dieser 6 tracks. 12 inch vinyl mit download-code.
the much anticipated debut album from 22 year old bristol-based electronic singer songwriter henry green. which follows his two critically acclaimed eps. inspired by the likes of rhye. nils frahm and john hopkins. half of the album was recorded in berlin with nico rebscher (aurora. alice merton) and the rest co-produced by henry and his friend jack shuter in bristol.
soulquencies is a perfect harmony of deconstructed soundsystem music. beautifully rebuilt with ambient textures. it hints towards grime and steppers while all the time melodious. musical and underpinned with bass weight. it perfectly transcends from clean and heavenly harmonies to bass pressure and grit – icy to warm in a masterful way. this is the first full length album on scrub a dub and we couldn’t be prouder of this piece of music. which is equally at home on a hi-fi or a soundsystem. soulquencies is the brand new album from the artist aquarius. a classically trained musician from tokyo who cut his teeth in the music industry in glasgow in the early noughties. he hosted some of the city’s frst dubstep nights bringing artists like silkie and goth trad. and taking small basement sessions into the bigger clubs. supporting mala at the art school. he played at some of the frst outlook festival parties and was a trusted tour engineer for mungo’s hi fi soundsystem. before returning to tokyo where he distilled his experiences and musical vision into this project.
what if music had no beginning. no end? can music exist for itself or of itself. without structure constraining it. defining it? can music be non-linear. non-narrative. simply experiential. existential? the second full-length album on mysteries of the deep. musica enterrada from portland’s william selman. neither answers these questions nor supposes them. but in listening. one can’t help but wonder: what if i disappeared into this record forever? in another time and place. william selman was known as warmdesk. an alias through which he issued a series of sharply precise minimal techno records. in recent past. selman shifted gears. shedding the dynamics of tension and release that characterized his previous alias output. under his own name. selman began releasing process-oriented. freeform experimental music on cassette-focused outlets like digitalis and hausu mountain. now comes musica enterrada. a diaphanous. weightless musical vision not unlike the theoretical square root of grm and popol vuhs early electronic forays. split into six tracks across two sides of vinyl. musica enterrada bubbles. churns. drifts. and dozes. dulcet tones pile up gently like waves on shore. patterns repeat and reconfigure. as if heard from different angles. rhythms appear. shift the frame. then disappear. into the ether whence they came. play musica enterrada on repeat. and if you disappear into it. fret not you have drifted into solace.
das norwegische. in berlin lebende electro-pop-duo soft as snow. bestehend aus oda egjar starheim und oystein monsen. präsentiert mit -deep wave- auf houndstooth sein debütalbum. co-produziert von wife (tri angle records). die 13 tracks bestechen durch einen frischen. originären und innovativen leftfield-pop. inspiriert von cabaret voltaire. throbbing gristle. detroit techno. 1990er idm. fever ray. cold-wave und den 1980er -mutazione- compilations.
2lp gatefold. running back welcomes andreas grosser for the start of its non-dancefloor series running back incantations. released in 1981 on uks york house recordings as a cassette tape only. now carefully transferred from an archived tape. remastered and compiled on a double album for the first time. it features the previously unreleased and not less mesmerizing the quantum leap
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.
fünf jahre nach dem hochgelobten debütalbum -drone logic- wird der in london ansässige produzent daniel avery sein zweites album -song for alpha- via phantasy veröffentlichen. der neue longplayer ist die weiterentwicklung des klanglichen vokabulars von daniel avery. die ideen zu den tracks sind meist unterwegs entstanden: zwischen clubnächten und endlosen flügen. zwischen stundenlanger autofahrten und unzähligen nächten im hotel. die 14 tracks auf -song for alpha- sind ein bravouröser handschlag zwischen dröhnenden klängen. die ganze tanzflächen füllen können und leisen tönen für ruhigere augenblicke. ambient-momente stehen gekonnt den hypnotisch-schweren technobeats gegenüber
in a scenario of overwhelming number of instruments. musicians often do not take the time to deepen and explore the creative possibilities of each gear they possess. one instrument aims at counter-acting this tendency by challenging and limiting each artist in producing a composition by using only one instrument of their choice.
black truffle is pleased to make oren ambarchi’s grapes from the estate available once more on vinyl. originally released on cd on touch in 2004 and reissued on southern lord as a limited double lp in 2006 during ambarchi’s tenure as a member of sunn o))). grapes from the estate was a landmark release for ambarchi. seeing him expand his sonic palette beyond the clipped. bass-heavy electric guitar tones he was known for at that point. incorporating subtle layers of strings. keyboards. percussion over a bedrock of his signature guitar tones. in retrospect this album can be seen as the beginning of a broadening and evolution in ambarchi’s work that would lead to his acclaimed. densely layered epics for editions mego. quixotism (2014) and hubris (2016).
biosphere is the main recording name of geir jenssen. a norwegian musician who has released a notable catalogue of ambient electronic music. he is well known for his works on ambient techno and arctic themed pieces. his use of music loops. and peculiar samples from sci-fi sources. his 1997 album substrata was voted by the users of the hyperreal website in 2001 as the best all-time classic ambient album. the hilvarenbeek recordings are based on field recordings from the dutch farm biologische boerderij t schop in hilvarenbeek. the work was commissioned by incubate festival in tilburg.
33rpm or 45rpm your choice freedomofspeed. collectors edition includes new liner notes by geert sermon + original drawing by rembert de smet. le mystère opus 303 / otb are available for the first time ever with 2 bonus tracks. cut on lacquers and re-mastered from the original sources. this would be a definitive edition.
phono ghosts (alias of producer neil scrivin - also behind meatbingo) returns with his long-awaited second album released via brand new imprint fonolith. building upon the cassette-raiding. micro-sampling methodology and varied sound landscape of 2013’s chrome position on skam records. solar dream reel is a journey through summery funk. mangled radio jingles. evocative atmospheres and anthemic edit-stomp. all filtered via the shimmery analogue lens of the compact cassette. a sonic exploration of that borderland between the waking world and sleep - a place everyone has been to but few remember - phono ghosts comes back to reality with a selection of vivid polaroids and cassette memories from his visits to the hypnagogic hinterland of the collective unconscious and presents these pure distilled documents for you on four beautiful sides of vinyl. something may have come back with him...
new path ist das zweite album. das auf dem new yorker label dfa veröffentlicht wird und ist bereits das fünfte album ingesamt in der diskografie von marie davidson und pierre guerineau. das duo aus montreal wurde beim neuen werk von philip k. dicks dystopischem buch a scanner darkly inspiriert. was den sound und das konzept der songs maßgeblich beeinflusst hat. essaie pas erschaffen auf new path düstere und bittere electronic music. die immer wieder mit unerwarteten wendungen überrascht und so nur schwer greifbar ist
the maghreban aka ayman rostom is one of the most unique and respected beat makers working in house and techno today. his dusky grooves. heavy bass pressure and clanking drum breaks sound like they were dredged from the bottom of the river nile. imbued with a maverick personality that shares kinship with the likes of detroits andres and waajed. making him a perfect fit on r&ss storied roster of pioneering outsiders.
groenis -nihx- entstand am fuße des mount victoria. nihx wollten sich kompositorisch und klanglich herausfordern und untersuchten die merkmale von konfliktpunkten zwischen gegnerischen kräften. wie in der vergangenheit und wie bei vielen elektronischen projekten ist die musik sozusagen -in der box- geschrieben worden. um dieser technik entgegenzuwirken. schrieben die drei mitglieder von groeni (al. mike und james) jeweils zahlreiche kompositionsskizzen. bevor sie in den digitalen bereich gelangten. mit ähnlicher inspiration wollte die band einzigartige und personalisierte sounds außerhalb des computers erstellen. die überwiegende mehrheit der drumsounds wurde aus samples von mikes immer umfangreicher werdender synth-sammlung gemacht. zahlreiche sounds sind manipulierte rückkopplungen von unter anderem gitarren oder vocals. die gesamte platte wurde in drei heimstudios in wellington. nz. geschrieben und aufgenommen und hat fast zwei jahre bis zur fertigstellung gebraucht. die limitierte vinyl auflage enthält einen mp3-download-coupon.
nach seinem studioalbum under the sun (2016) veröffentlicht mark pritchard nun in zusammenarbeit mit dem künstler jonathan zawada das audio-visuelle projekt the four worlds. bestehend aus vorliegender 8-trackkollektion und einem 13-minütigen kurzfilm. bei dem die ausserweltlichen audio- und video-landschaften beider künstler in nie gekannter weise miteinander harmonieren. zahlreiche underground-poeten und musiker sind als feature-gäste vertreten. darunter colorados psychedelia-heldin space lady (s.o.s.) sowie 1980er kult-radiomacher gregory whitehead (come let us). erscheint als schweres 180 gramm vinyl im klappcover. downloadcode inklusive.
preorder only! inhalt: 5 lp-vinyle als retrospektiver Überblick über holgers soloarbeitenen und -kollaborationen. inklusive sehr rarem und unveröffentlichtem material. darunter holgers erste. bislang unveröffentlichte komposition fürs radio. ein 36-seitiges booklet mit linernotes und teils unveröffentlichten fotos (u.a. von anton corbijn). eine dvd mit dem video-musical krieg der töne. das 1988 im rahmen der zdf-redaktion das kleine fernsehspiel erstmals ausgestrahlt wurde und hier exklusiv erhältlich ist. eine exklusive videovinyl 7inch dessen videoinhalt per plattenspieler-decoder auf einem fernsehgerät übertragen werden kann.
further concrète explorations from the second generation of forward-thinking sonic auteurs that would push the boundaries of experimental music known collectively as the groupe de recherches musicales - founded by the father of musique concrète. pierre schaeffer - which has influenced generations of artists across the world.
3 years on. and after their first critically acclaimed album on versatile. five steps (aka jonathan fitoussi and clemens hourrière). who have been likened to the godfathers of the synthesizer genre (think suzanne cianni. françois bayle or morton subotnik and you re almost there!) are back with espaces timbrés a brand new episode in their exploration of the legendary modular synthesizer - the buchla. specially crafted for versatile records. after 2 years of tireless work. ever pushing and furthering their musical research. fitoussi and hourrière reveal to us new territories. textures. sounds and feelings to explore with the help of the equally legendary i:cube on mixing duties to add even more sonic reflections and mixing desk wizardry. this one s a hyper-jump into the future made possible through a machine from the past. giving birth to those most captivating of electronic mantras... dive in. the water s warm!
exit safe mode. a project by the visionary margus lö..vve. establishing himself in estonian technoid music. has converged its sonic baggage into the newly released debut album immerse. the spheres created and recorded during 2008-2017 are travelling in ambient landscapes. while deserving to be called genuine contemporary music for its clarity of thought and musical focus. these eight themes are reminiscent of the dubstep-ish flows of lö..vves earlier projects l-ow and 1derl& that are giving way to more idiosyncratic lines. the depth of sound manipulations allows one to discover tones of life in the synthetic analog worlds and provides a body-forsaking sideview to the interpretations of stringed instruments. the created sonorous state of immerse serves as an introduction to more rhythmic future affairs of exit safe mode
a newcomer on the label’s lineups. mary delivers a distinctive balancing act between bleepy ambient listening and free thinking. heart-rending. dancefloor material. river is an invitation extended to listeners to lose themselves in sound with light tones. graceful harmonics. and smart rhythms. running through idm inflexions. ambient sound baths and low-key house hypnotics. it’s music that seems to have fallen out of time. river is an invitation extended to listeners to lose themselves in sound with light tones. graceful harmonics. and smart rhythms. running through idm inflexions. ambient sound baths and low-key house hypnotics. its music that seems to have fallen out of time.
“remains”. magda ter’s sophomore album. has been created over the past two years changing its shape several times. it is a compromise between static. experimental background music and soothing techno glimpses with some samples of acoustic instruments. as a result. the album has contemplative colours. although hidden beneath the surface of seemingly uninvolved sounds.
due to this fact ter’s music cannot be pigeonholed. one can even say that “remains” leaves the audience with a huge amount of space for their own feelings and interpretations of the individual sequences. while simultaneously dropping some vague cues. thus. we are dealing with one of the most intriguing electronic polish releases in recent years.
after “la légende d’eer” in 2016. the perihel series presents one of the milestones of electroacoustic music: iannis xenakis’ mindblowing 54-minutes oeuvre “persepolis”. mixed from the original 8 track tapes by martin wurmnest and mastered / cut by rashad becker.
after the success of the first full album ‘dagxnacht. the group formed by gilles helsen (keys) and freek vreys (guitar) expands with jazz-percussionist cas kinnaer. the musical recipe of seizoensklanken remains the same: instrumental compositions balancing between colourful afrobeat and intimate electronica.
ltd to 150 copies . for some years a rather obscure tape release is finding it s way to my cassette deck time and time again... it is the only release by dutch duo bebe fang... and a personal favourite here at et hq ... in the process to release new music by one of the two members i proposed to also put this tape release on vinyl... and here we are... bebe fang serves you a trip... a dream that also could be perceived as an occult ritual: primitive rhythms. subtle sounds and melodies and singing which goes from whispering to chanting... a weird mix of lo-fi. folklore and psychedelic music... something which nico could have performed...
slow glass is not only the debut release by le frère it is also a very personal diary of the last two years of his life. all four tracks are based on recordings. samples and ideas he collected while travelling the world. with the concept of slow glass in mind le frere tried to catch moments of his life without stripping them of their dynamic and evanescence. the ep starts with lots of positive energy and light but already reveals glimpses of the shadows that slowly emerge throughout the following tracks. nice is a lightly humming version of an (almost) innocent summer morning. it s a collage of field-recordings. synth-pads and manipulated guitar sounds. candid is a light and open dialog between a simple guitar theme and a playful synth-arpeggio. v1b1n creates the dense atmosphere of a rainy caribbean afternoon dominated by field recordings and everyday noises. nttt8-sets a counter point to the previous three tracks as the energy of le frere s travels cumulates in nttt8. making it a more dance-floor oriented piece carried by a dark and heavy bass-line and almost rave-sirens.
fayze came of age in windsor. ontario. a diverse. gritty canadian city in the immediate shadow of detroit. during the 1980s. this fortunate geography placed the local scene in the inner orbit of the emergent detroit techno scene. from that starting point. fayze fell deeply in love with experimental. original sounds. today. his innovative. genre-defying soundscapes flirt occasionally with global schools like avant-pop and krautrock. but his sound is all his own. fayze s new music uses vintage analog synthesizers. which he s been collecting since the early 1990s. to build organic. textural compositions. an idiosyncratic collection of ambient. dreamy soundscapes. the album features inspired collaborations with detroit. windsor. and toronto artists. its myriad influences include aphex twin . stereolab . led zeppelin . and boards of canada . a well-travelled creative professional by day. fayze previously made music with marc houle and marshall sfalcin of king kool flipped . this is his first major solo project.
syncboy is our beloved electronica-kraut-punk live act from leipzig germany. a beautiful dark shimmering and playful project. recorded at zurichs infamous squat. no borders - no nations - just music. eclectic lustpoderosa for all! vinyl only. limited edition. no repress
lost girls ist das neue projekt der norwegischen avant-pop-künstlerin jenny hval und ihres landmannes und multinstrumentalisten havard volden. auf seinen elf bis dreizehn-minütigen tracks kombiniert das duo elektronik mit verschrobenem gitarren-tremolo. free jazz-drumming und meditativen vocals zu schaurig-atmosphärischen klangskulpturen
keyfacts zwei gelbe heavyweight lps in wide-spine sleeve mit exklusivem artwork und mp3-donwloadkarte
ltd edition! dj. produzent und labelchef george fitzgerald veröffentlicht sein mit spannung erwartetes neues album „all that must be“! -all that must be- wartet mit hochkarätigen kollaborationen mit lil silva. bonobo und tracey thorne auf. es beleuchtet 18 lebensverändernde monate in denen fitzgerald den vielbeschworenen hedonismus der deutschen hauptstadt hinter sich gelassen hat. um ein leben als frisch gebackener familienvater und produzent in london aufzunehmen. mit einem faszinierenden musikalischen erzählbogen vereint er die unterschiedlichsten emotionalen zustände und injiziert seiner musik eine tragische pop-note. drama trifft frohsinn. nachdenklichkeit tanzt mit ausgelassenheit. ein ausbalancierter longplayer. der im clubnebel genauso funktioniert. wie bei einer nächtlichen autofahrt durch verlassene bezirke einer x-beliebigen großstadt dieser welt.
keyfacts: zwei schwarze heavyweight lps in wide-spine sleeve inklusive mp3-donwloadkarte
dj. produzent und labelchef george fitzgerald veröffentlicht sein mit spannung erwartetes neues album „all that must be“! -all that must be- wartet mit hochkarätigen kollaborationen mit lil silva. bonobo und tracey thorne auf. es beleuchtet 18 lebensverändernde monate in denen fitzgerald den vielbeschworenen hedonismus der deutschen hauptstadt hinter sich gelassen hat. um ein leben als frisch gebackener familienvater und produzent in london aufzunehmen. mit einem faszinierenden musikalischen erzählbogen vereint er die unterschiedlichsten emotionalen zustände und injiziert seiner musik eine tragische pop-note. drama trifft frohsinn. nachdenklichkeit tanzt mit ausgelassenheit. ein ausbalancierter longplayer. der im clubnebel genauso funktioniert. wie bei einer nächtlichen autofahrt durch verlassene bezirke einer x-beliebigen großstadt dieser welt.