k.a.c.z.m.a.r.e.k”, from the title to the sounds, is intended to be a more personal project for paul ritch – indelibly closer to the confluences of sounds that he hears embodying the spirit of kaczmarek. he drives the mind’s eye deep into the inner-ear with the album’s spacious opening tracks, only to leave your head bobbing with the extraterrestrial rhythms that emerge as the main body of the album. moody and foreboding, loaded with the scattered, staccato and broken beats, more ovular than linear in composition and ranging from vaporous-ambience to hyperventilating grooves, the nine tracks on this album defy categorisation. the “k.a.c.z.m.a.r.e.k” album will give the listener a deep well to return to. the vinyl release will be a fittingly rare issue – only 100 numbered copies are going out, while digital releases will run parallel. keeping with the dark and cryptic theme of the first releases russian artist, sasha sime, is back for his third kczmrk cover design
somewhere between dub and space lies the work of unknown wonders, like the one created by normal stage. a1 starts like part of a typhoon taking everything in it’s path. the pounding sub will crunch the dancefloor vibeing towards the core of the nervous system. the tunnel is open: b1 will open a star gate through precise push and pull movements. there is light at the end, but the trip is long. it’s a time travel where senses are altered. b2 takes us back to the ground where it all started. heavy basslines and lush pads are chanting in celestial ambiance. the drum of earth is the heart of the dance, a ritual for all things normal.
IIIIIIIIIIIIII REWORKS (STERAC, VRIL, LEWIS FAUTZI, VSK, DJEDJOTRONIC RMXS)
12" Vinyl () D12.02.18
to differentiate between his solo dance-oriented work to the darker tones, kaczmarek aka paul ritch launched his new album titled iiiiiiiiiiiiii on october 30th on his fresh imprint kczmrk. kczmrk is definitely a more personal project for paul, helping him define a newly found darker and more genuine taste to produce electronic music, which would even the most demanding audience left surprised. kaczmareks immersive sounds on his debut album were highly supported by respected artists of the underground scene such as sterac, vril, lewis fautzi, vsk and djedjotronic, who will contribute reworks that will come out in a remix ep in february 2018. the 12inch is gently introduced with a sophisticated remix of iiiii by techno pioneer sterac aka steve rachmad, continuing with vril’s remix of iiiiiiiiii who delivers beautiful ambient tones in a euphoric travel of sound. the b side begins with emerging talent lewis fautzi and his iiiis remix in a deep and hypnotic cut, followed by the curtesy of vsk and djedjotronics remixes of iiiiiiiii. vsk sticks to the dark and hard forms of techno with glimmer of deeper and industrial sounds while djedjotronic enrich kaczmareks dark techno tones with some futuristic idm.
reclaim your city returns to the shelves with its eight compilation featuring tracks by four of the genres finest. master and legend, steve bicknell, opens the record with the track that truly stands out on the compilation: a psychedelic piece titled >confusion of chase,< which is convoluted, dark, and extremely captivating. inigo kennedy follows with the thoughtfully composed >gradual return,< in which an offbeat rhythm perfectly coexist with an uplifting yet melancholic synth. things get even more exciting with pfirters >oppression,< which is both driving and hypnotizing, and makes a perfect peak time dancefloor bomb. the argentinian mainstay, jonas kopp, increases the tempo on >bigatron,< where a weirdly sarcastic groove pairs with a rain of metallic hi-hats as the piece progresses.
2018 repress with tripple gatefold cover + unique time stamp + double sided 12inch inlay . >raw as fuck autistic star trek 1987- misty forests- x-files,- detroit unicorn futurism made on cheap ass digital & analog crap synthesizers recorded in a ragtag bedroom studio on a teac vhx cassettedeck in dolby c with an unintelligible yet soulfull vivacity< legowelt
salvation is found by identifying thesis and antithesis of a logically conceived duality as a receptive polarity which is then synthesized and expressed on a higher level. thereby practicing what is preached is the all-embracing love in the presence of the creator. the purest original state pre-dating the judgmental so called >fall of man< in unity with life itself is the principle of holiness and the root of inner peace. glory to g-d!
this album contains:
4x 12 inch
amazing hight quality printed gatefold cover with 8mm spine and a handpainted picture.
mastering and cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering.
manufactured by matter of fact.
artwork by markus suckut.
cover paint by rebecca reja.
happy birthday jeroen! andre kronerts odd even welcome one of the most authentic techno producers and veteran. known for his genre defining inimitable sound, and energetic performances, jeroen search is today where hes always been, at the very edge of contemporary techno. outstanding coverprint, shrinked and dj friendly 140g pressing. mastering and cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering. artwork by markus suckut and cover picture by akos burg.
the new album including 10 new tracks out september 4th 2017 worldwide on vinyl & cd on jam. we believe music shouldn not be explained or overanalyzed. we would rather avoid too many useless words. just press play and listen to it.
munich based producer sven christ releases the sea ep, a jubilant record melding the most groove-laden strands of detroit techno and house. the four tracks for varying dancefloor moments. and combines the warm moving feel of christ s most soulful techno grooves and the diverse innovative production techniques.
gravitational 003 features two spaced-out ambient cuts from tbilisi-based artist hanker. a must for all sci-fi soundtrack enthusiasts out there. comes with a stellar blind observatory treatment on the flip side and a printed 21x21cm artwork.
limited 2017 repress. amazing again! after some time of silence, involve is back with a new ep from the label boss regal. this is a really personal ep where all the tracks work around the tb 303, telling a life story.
after meeting in a shared taxi to heatrow airport hodge and peder mannerfelt decide to do some music together. 2 years of discussing concepts and non-concept over twitter messenger resulted in the 3 track ep >all my love<.
‘mind fiction’, kaczor s first release, comes with organic artwork such as a growing plant cover and simple yet sleek thai design inspired by a recent tour to southeast asia. the ep serves as a perfect example for kaczor s own artistic vision: moody textures and mellower grooves meeting his trademark raw and gritty, forceful attack-laden release of rolling drums, bass and percussion, pointing to kaczor s own roots in the more stormy outbacks of broken beats or uk bass. first track ‘balance’ starts off with a softer, textured soundscape, nicely balancing melancholy synth waves and drum rattles into an atmospheric opener with a slowly oncoming and unfurling, melodic twist. the title track ‘mind fiction’ more closely follows kaczors very own signature formula of a simple and driving bassline followed by an evocative build-up rushing into an emotional, cathartic breakdown. ‘asta’ might be kazcor s most daring and trippy production to date: an intense mixture between hypnotic, hard hitting thumps and thunderous rolling drums taking the listener into the electrifying whirl of a night-time storm, where the tense and dense, humid atmosphere culminates in a monsoon-like rainfall of spiralling reverb – marking a fitting crescendo for this impressive debut on kaczor s now very own sonic ground.
the third release of the in hannover / germany based label pttp comes with 2 original tracks by alexander harre and a remix to each track by jeroen search. a release that covers as well open air moods, as also basement vibes, from linearity to experimental breakbeats and sound tunnels. clean, visible, hypnotic...
illusion of randomness is the debut release by swedish artist sissel wincent. as a part of the music collective droemfakulteten, sissel has already proven herself to be a skilled live performer possessing tons of raw talent and self confidence.
supernature ep is the opening release of our new series. this time, the concept of a place different than earthly space is guiding arche into new and different shores, seeing what lies behind the horizon. since some time, prioleau - with his unique sound and personality - became more than just a good friend of arche. with his first ep he bring us to darker and rawer fields. the original feeling of this track was first experienced by most participants on a memorable weekend in the countryside.
serious techno! new mysterious label from hamburg called district 66. well known from their parties at uebel & gefaehrlich. two huge banger by arnaud le texier and remixes by andre kronert and myk derill.
deadly groovin monster! slow tempo tracks for body & mind, featuring the swedish pairing of dorisburg and efraim kent, and esteemed japanese selector dj nobu, offering a rare original production, on the a-side. the flip have a beautiful cut from iori, called upon once again. completing the set is italian duo naturalelectronic.system. with an awaited classy production.
in the last few years imugem has really impressed us with a constant output of versatile techno, so we are proud to add him to the label roster. he delivers a great ep once again, including a tripped out remix by dutch native deniro, who has been on fire with a string of releases on tape amsterdam, nina kraviz т,,,р,,,и,,,п,,, records and dekmantel.
terence fixmer his known in the late 90s , early 2000s as the creator of the tbm, described as techno body music. a mixture of the ebm soundscape with the modernity of techno. his muscle machine album (including tracks lile electrostatic, body pressure) released in 2001 became a reference of the genre. in 2003, musician terence fixmer and legendary singer from cultissism band nitzer ebb, douglas j mccarthy embarked on a project that spearheaded the fusion of techno and ebm. they named it fixmer/mccarthy and they were the precursor to a new breed of techno artists that manage to traverse between an array of scene specific genres without being tied to any. since releasing their first album, >between the devil<, in 2003 terence and douglas have ridden the line between pure techno and the recognizable song structure of classic electronic music and ebm. now, with over 13 years working together for this project and playing around the world, they return to their signature raw sound and delivery. >so many lies< is quintessential and brooding techno, while the instinct mix epitomizes their ability to craft a catchy bubbling baseline whilst all the while dispatching cold steel aggression.
with all the verve and blissful energy of this resopal red release, mark bauer builds his own musical universe, unmasking his mysticism with the revealing reverbed chants and analog stabs on esperanza ep. the ep contains three brand-new jackers - using intelligent arrangements together with morphing vocals as a key tool. early support and plays by zip, sonja moonear, villalobos.
on soma ep warszaw based duo mech installs four tracks in the cryptic reduced style of thomas brinkmann’s max/ernst series. the guys deliver an audio work production on resopal that hovers among forms such as techno, minimalism, and ambient. on all four tracks the elements are limited but the output bounces and rattles within - moving and exploring into more experimental zones of minimalism like plastikman, brinkmann, or former mille plateaux. a damn solid four tracker whether you know the math or not.
part 1/2 of his amazing album. intelligent communication. since 1967, astronomers have been receiving and cataloging very precisely timed radio pulses coming from sources they call pulsars. they have long assumed these to be natural sources, exotic spinning stars that emit laser-like radio beams that sweep through space much like lighthouse signal sequences. highly regular flashes and complex signal ordering are produced through intelligent modulation of their beam s intensity and direction of polarization. more significantly, through their seemingly purposeful geometrical alignments, pulsars appear to be conveying a coherent message. are these beacons from an intelligent origin? and are they warning beacons to warn us against the next shockwave that comes of the active galactic nucleus ore want they attack us? it might be prudent to consider whether we are talking about friends or foes.....mike storm.
part 2/2 of his amazing album. intelligent communication. since 1967, astronomers have been receiving and cataloging very precisely timed radio pulses coming from sources they call pulsars. they have long assumed these to be natural sources, exotic spinning stars that emit laser-like radio beams that sweep through space much like lighthouse signal sequences. highly regular flashes and complex signal ordering are produced through intelligent modulation of their beam s intensity and direction of polarization. more significantly, through their seemingly purposeful geometrical alignments, pulsars appear to be conveying a coherent message. are these beacons from an intelligent origin? and are they warning beacons to warn us against the next shockwave that comes of the active galactic nucleus ore want they attack us? it might be prudent to consider whether we are talking about friends or foes.....mike storm.
2016 repress! let -exu- under your skin and you will find a dream worth every breath and heartbeat it takes. this dream belongs to you now and it s up to you how you make it your own. -exu- was written by andre kronert over a six month period. -exu- is the force of creation, transformation, movement, and the power to change destiny. he represents the contact between the world of the unfathomable and the power to access that world. he is a being with one foot in both worlds and therefore is the linchpin of creation and its shaper. black 180g vinyl!
black repress! andre kronerts seminal exu ep gets a comprehensive rework from some of the most outstanding on the scene. tense and sinister new cuts from kronert introduce both sides of the release, whilst the label calls upon remixes from berlin mainstays efdemin and ed davenport, as well as hollands finest export juan sanchez, plus stockholm ltd label boss par grindvik alongside fellow swede peder mannerfelt. retaining the slurred vocal of the original, efdemin layers thundering effects over chasmic bass in his mix of into the zone, which saw heavy rotation last year. meanwhile davenport brings a wild yet streamlined intensity to c.o.d.e.2. side b sees grindvik team up with mannerfelt to provide a joint interpretation of into the zone, which they manipulate into a peak-time epic, with a soaring melody over hammering toms. finally, juan sanchez channels funk through roll the dice with a twitchy, groove-laden rework. the spirit of exu is made physical once again via 12 inches and 27 minutes of wax.
waltzing the line between techno and avant garde, her sixtrack >for sweden< ep finds a fitting home at peder mannerfelts eponymous label. machine woman, aka anastasia vtorova, is a sovietborn, berlinbased, audio and visual artist. >growing up in the ghetto of leningrad in the 90s surrounded by political unsuitability and brutalist architecture will shape you for life, but so will discovering boney ms night flight to venus<
its a fact, argentina has been providing us hi-intensity doubtless quality techno during the last years. this record is a perfect sample of what is coming on. jonas kopp invites the new young values of the local scene to show the sound of buenos aires. classical percussions and synthesizers which evolve to paroxysm, surround sequences and metallic texture determine the character of this four track vvaa.
andre kronerts seminal exu ep gets a comprehensive rework from some of the most outstanding on the scene. tense and sinister new cuts from kronert introduce both sides of the release, whilst the label calls upon remixes from berlin mainstays efdemin and ed davenport, as well as hollands finest export juan sanchez, plus stockholm ltd label boss par grindvik alongside fellow swede peder mannerfelt.
retaining the slurred vocal of the original, efdemin layers thundering effects over chasmic bass in his mix of into the zone, which saw heavy rotation last year. meanwhile davenport brings a wild yet streamlined intensity to c.o.d.e.2.
side b sees grindvik team up with mannerfelt to provide a joint interpretation of into the zone, which they manipulate into a peak-time epic, with a soaring melody over hammering toms. finally, juan sanchez channels funk through roll the dice with a twitchy, groove-laden rework.
the spirit of exu is made physical once again via 12 inches and 27 minutes of wax.
>cissi moon changed my life! it was in a now refurbished part of stockholm in a futuristic cafe/club called holger that i had my first encounter with loudly played club music. the night was called db and we lined up with our fake ids every saturday to hear cissi moon spin drum & bass records and let the bass engulf our beings.< >at the time the art of making electronic music was totally alien to me, i could not for the life of me work out how to ever make music that carried the same emotional and physical impact as i felt on that dance floor. i have spent the last 17 years or so trying to get back to that state of being at one and completely lost with the music.< this record concludes a trilogy of eps by peder mannerfelt on his eponymously named label. what comes next is everything and beyond.
RED BODDEN (2X12 INCH / COLOURED VINYL / GATEFOLD COVER)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl gatefold cover D17.08.15
iron me debuts on resopal for a grand sonic journey not only to the vibrant heart of the dancefloor. coupling contemporary 4/4 tracks with a bit unusual resopal style breakbeatish-tinged soundscapes and deep deep dub, iron me acts as both a skillfully composed portfolio of personal memories and a sublime collection of charming cuts. his unique mélange of emotional and functional elements works exceptionally well for the full-length format. each cut operates as its own little time capsule, storing bits and pieces of recollection and then magically transforming them into epic, beat-driven soundscapes. red bodden is an album for dancing wildly, relaxing, hoovering the house and losing yourself. a true musical journey.
this year is the 2nd year of polen and right now we are presenting the fifth record. louis is a drummer, a bassist, a musician and a dancer and this is his ep for polen. it was a lot of recreating and a lot of shifting to get the end result, but it was worth waiting for. music for dancefloor, for mornings and afternoons, for dancing feet and chosen ears. the art work is made by anne-sophie kneer.
early support by luke slater, rodhad, dustin zahn, alan fitzpatrick, etapp kyle, gary beck, karotte, cari lekebusch, roman lindau, bas mooy, joel mull, dj deep, pfirter and many more! par grindvik, andre kronert, nx1, a&s, the persuader! after the huge first release on the label by head honcho andre kronert odd even comes up with the next amazing release. this time its vol 1. of a huge compilation series done by friends of the label. its all about diffused light! outstanding coverprint, shrinked and dj friendly 140g pressing. mastering and cut by cgb at dubplates and mastering.
the latest instalment from par grindviks techno institution stockholm ltd sees stefan vincent making his label debut, lining up with the persuader and a&s on the a-side to deliver 3 lush listening pieces ranging from dub to ambient. the flip side features two works of titanic, timeless techno from stefan vincent and par grindvik himself.
brilliant and conceptual reinterpretation of coldfish debut album on all inn records. the orphans remixes contains 8 different approaches of 8 geniously artists from the modern electronic music scene. just as the original release this album is also beautifully composed and it shows a large scale of shades from experimental electronics by the ambient-electronica heroes lenta and eril fjord, through the well-known techno statues of all inn records: verrina & ventura, kamran sadeghi, roger gerressen and andy kolwes until guest remixers like s.a.m. and peter dildo (rozzo, mountain people). first class material, all in one! must have!
the third release from wavefreform again comes to us from the east, and this time around it marks a reformation of sound for both the label and the artist. half of the long-running georgian duo greenbeam & leon, boyd schidt is a producer with over a decade of work already under his belt whose first releases emerged in 2007. as a solo artist, his career dates to 2010 with digital releases on georgia’s front rec, fvf records, and emote music, and a track on the new vinyl compilation from studio r°. with the hard, broken kick pattern, elevated tempo, and nods to electro, the a-side ‘phantom’, a collaboration with subex, is a change of pace for the artist and the hardest thing yet to emerge from wavereform. dubwise use of effects shows the same hands still at work, but the sound elements, granulated blasts of static and drop-based structure of the track hold strong parallels to the rejuvenated techno sound currently emerging from the uk. the b-side, ‘structure’, recalls the previous work of the artist: subtle, building dub techno rich in detail and with the dancefloor firmly in mind. there is clear experience at work here with his deliberate deployment and manipulation of elements as the track struts along while enveloping the listener in its smaller details. as it pauses and takes an extended breakdown, the details rush forwards, but it finds renewed force to power itself to the close. coming in this case from an established producer with a long history, this kind of control is not surprising, but it is more indication of the riches of the east that have yet to be discovered by audiences worldwide.
intelligent communication. since 1967, astronomers have been receiving and cataloging very precisely timed radio pulses coming from sources they call pulsars. they have long assumed these to be natural sources, exotic spinning stars that emit laser-like radio beams that sweep through space much like lighthouse signal sequences. highly regular flashes and complex signal ordering are produced through intelligent modulation of their beam s intensity and direction of polarization. more significantly, through their seemingly purposeful geometrical alignments, pulsars appear to be conveying a coherent message. are these beacons from an intelligent origin? and are they warning beacons to warn us against the next shockwave that comes of the active galactic nucleus ore want they attack us? it might be prudent to consider whether we are talking about friends or foes.....mike storm.
nice price deal !!! flight to the moon is the result of a year-long journey by dutch producers dimi angelis and jeroen search. it is both their first album as a&s and their first full-length record together. like the explorers whose journey is musically documented by flight to the moon, angélis and search set out to discover where this record would lead them. throughout the course of twenty tracks flight to the moon tells the story of a group of spacetravelers. it chronicles their ascent into the vast unknown and their uncovering of things as of yet unrevealed. what will they find? and what will their findings tell them? the tracks on the album – which they will release on their own a&s imprint – are diverse yet homogenous. they meander, transferring a sense of dangerous and potentially deadly encounter at one moment and then capturing a feeling of exciting amazement at another. most crucially, flight to the moon is more than just a collection of techno tracks. in fact, to think of it in cut-out genres is to limit the scope of the album’s musical offerings. search and angélis aimed to shape a record that would defy their own notion of techno. that journey can now be heard by all.
let -exu- under your skin and you will find a dream worth every breath and heartbeat it takes. this dream belongs to you now and it s up to you how you make it your own.
-exu- was written by andre kronert over a six month period. andre kronert, our hero of deep grooves, is a true knight of the electronic scene, a great supporter that never sleeps and always puts our music and our well-being first. without andre s helping hand and passion, things would surely not be the same.
andre, thank you for everything you do, for sharing your feelings and your dreams! stockholm limited
first pressing in bloody red, not transparent, 180g vinyl!
7" Vinyl hand numbered + special booklet D14.02.14
handnummerierte 7inch inkl. booklet! hoert auf zu atmen! wer auftauchen will, der muss den grund gesehen haben. anscheinend einsam, doch gleichsam wuerdevoll begleiten wir dich auf der reise. zwei wege stehen offen – zu wahr, zu schoen. lass uns gemeinsam wachsen. roll on. auf ein wiedersehen!
we at soma records are proud to bring you the first single from the forth coming album. featuring a spectacular remix of >patience< from dutch wonder producer bvdub backed up by the deep and trippy >replicator<
listening to >white< by finish artist abysss is like closing the eyes and dreaming your own movie to the sounds you hear. it is the perfect soundtrack for staring into the sun and walking through clouds where synths meets found sounds, lo-fi recordings are hitting loops n accidents and lovely melodies are forcing high goose fleshs of luck…
contains original cd album. the seven tracks of adda schades concept album rote boje (red buoy) get a new interpretation in a club-conceptual dialogue through seven different producers. the list of remixers speaks for itself.
man haette die platte auch >melancholie der seligen< nennen koennen, wenn der titel nicht schon von rainald goetz besetzt waere. so finden wir hier zwei autarke stuecke vor die gleichsam diabolischen ursprungs sind und vielleicht die frage beantworten können, ob ein leben im vakuum tatsaechlich moeglich ist oder ob das reale einfach nur nicht mehr greifbar ist. entscheidet selbst!.. 205 hand stamped and numbered copies with a special sticker
180 gramm vinyl! limited to 200 copies worldwide. >grounded in humanity< claims to be an output for the most instinctive aspect of the human species, which is certainly the most creative one and also the responsible for chaining these creatures to their own existence, preventing them to evolve from a more rational perspective.
autumn days are coming quite near and with >jahreszwei< – an ambient tape by berlin based artist the marx trukker – we deliver the soundtrack for that more thoughtful time of the year. as the 4-track ep is put together chronological (starting with the track that was produced last), the a-side is more dark and dusty (roughly produced beginning of autumn with an electric bass, an old portastudio and loads of forbidden recording-techniques) while the b-side shines a bit brighter and lighter (produced digital end of summer, concentrating on the dave smith evolver synthesizer only). so take a walk through a forest next to you and enjoy the beautiful autumn-nature while having >jahreszwei< on your ears!
· limited tape (edition of 75)
· nice and arty black/white printed fold-out-poster as inlay (total size a4)
· 12 different unique artwork-labels
· produced by audio service (rand muzik)/leipzig
· printed and assembled by noorden/cologne
· including download-code for flac/mp3/etc.
bvdub! 2 tracks with more than 25 min playtime. amazing piece of music. timeless soundscapes which built up landscapes and never ending feelings to fly away, to dream and to relax. unique music by bvdub. shrink wraped.