repress 2018 . beautifully designed 2lp + mp3 download included when recondite. aka lorenz brunner. emerged with his debut lp for acid test (2012s on acid). we were still learning about the german producers inward- looking dance floor sound. a few years later. his sinewy jams have proved near universal like an underground zelig. hes fit perfectly everywhere from rødhåds dystopian to ghostly international and innervisions. acid test also allows recondite the chance to indulge his more outré tendencies and a welcomed return it is.
berlins own steffen linck. a multi-instrumentalist known as monolink. announces his debut album amniotic. due april 20th via embassy of music subsidy embassy one. it is the experiential nature of monolink’s music that defies the muddy definition of modern live electronic music. armed with a singular blend of berlin underground culture with the pop-leaning sensibility of american electronica. steffen transports listeners into his own realm of sonic exploration. the music is pillared by emotive guitar tones. analog synth stabs and. for the first time. his own vocals acting as a singular point of departure for this budding talent. amniotic stands as monolinks first complete body of work. following his 2017 ep burning sun via sol selectas. and the end. a collaborative record with acid pauli in 2015.
a new collaborative project from blue hour & a-jx
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introducing ‘tracing xircles’ - a new collaborative project from blue hour & a-jx. the duo explore classic uk rooted sounds. breakbeats and cinematic atmospheres with the 3 track ep ‘gaia’s requiem’.
haiku’s raw waxes label is delighted to welcome the famously unconventional stanislav tolkachev with a new track ep of experimental techno and idm sounds. entitled champions breakfast and with brilliant artwork from german benedikt rugar. the releases features six cuts. one of which is a previously digital-only track landing here on vinyl for the very first time.
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.
the mysterious scaarlet is back with a vapourous ep lurking into light and darkness. not good opens the a side with a desperate electronica mood. feel the tension until drums propel you into apocalypse. um pushes you slowly toward the dancefloor. syncopated breakbeats. cut up grooves and a wavy bassline thrive you to embrace the cinematic ambiance. essai nouvo is not just a deep atmospheric broken techno sound. its an awaited glide into nothingness. all tracks mastered by pole at scape mastering in berlin.
the new ep ‘breakers yard’ from british producer and seagrave label boss blood room. vaporizes some classic flavours on glowing hot charcoals. orchestra hits. wobbly synth stabs. mechanically cranking up and springing out. sparse snappy percussion. populates space with all the groove where it needs to be.
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.
we are delighted to welcome egyptology to the hands in the dark family. the parisian duo. made up of stéphane laporte (domotic) and olivier lamm have been active since the late 90s in the french post-electronica/avant-pop scene. sur les autres mondes is inspired by a publication by french astronomer lucien rudaux (1937. larousse) in which he imagined the landscapes of other planets in our solar system through scientific descriptions. partly composed for a performance at the prestigious louvre museum in paris. the album is the band’s first full length output since 2012. and we can assure you that it has been worth the wait. their sharp ear for detail and the epic worlds evoked through the album make for an auditory voyage which is as graphic as the words inked by rudaux. the duo is bringing the 70s kosmiche genre back to life in a very fresh. bold way. offering a strong shot of pure analogue sound and a fantastic. melodic approach to synth-based ambient music.
the two versatile record labels banlieue and peur bleue are joining forces for a very special occasion: psyop. the outstanding debut album by watching airplanes. a production duo breaking through in 2018. psyop opens up an alternate reality where dance music is freed from the yoke of genre-based distinctions and is no longer tied to any dancefloor norms. by exploring different moods with smooth sailing and rough patches. psyop is an intense journey in the murky world of psychological mass conspiracy. this lp could very well be the soundtrack for an cutting-edge orwellian sci-fi movie or an imagined futuristic venue where music and dance of a new kind are performed. forward-thinking dance music from the future seems like the most accurate description for this album devoid of any tropes or nostalgia.
london band tomaga are back with their fourth release under the hands in the dark banner: memory in vivo exposure. the 12inch ep consists of four original tracks and yet another new musical evolution for the duo. whilst they still use complex layering and harmonic polyrhythms in developing their original approach. this time the sonic tales they have shared are much more cinematic and dreamlike. these visions are locked up into emotionally charged loops to convey the sensation of a dream in which half remembered things become new zones of feeling.
limited edition double vinyl in gatefold sleeve. remastered high-resolution audio transferred directly from the original tapes. rare 1979 recording of bernard baschet performing on his sound sculptures.
white vinyl in printed innersleeve + dl card. eagerly-anticipated debut album from the celebrated sound-architect jasper maekelberg. intelligent and adventurous psychedelic pop: a multicoloured fusion of sparkling percussion. crafting beats and tempting vocals.
limited pressing of 1000 copies on clear 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.
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.
having grown up with and on the internet. martin steer (1986) has transformed its pull into a concept album that is just as immediate and intangible as the digital world. bad stream is guitars and machines vanishing in the spaces between radiohead and nine inch nails only to reemerge amidst ambient. noise. and drone. bad stream. then. is his modus operandi - a hybrid soundtrack to the feelings of resignation. isolation. and cynicism within neoliberal cyberspace and to that strangely numbing comfort of bodies transmuting into zeros and ones in real time.
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.
record comes in translucent red vinyl. full colour sleeve and printed innersleeve. limited edition a series of songs written and destroyed . . . self-cannibalized productions spit back out in abnormal silhouettes . . . the originals shredded apart into discreet motifs— miniature rhythmic patterns. collections of melodic runs . . . selected moments of recordings from maxwell sterling (double bass) and peter evans (trumpet) introduced as ‘probiotics’ . . . freeform ideas set to feed off of the original productions like bacterial organisms . . . creating new ‘growths’ . . . mutating and congealing into foreign forms.
we are not where we live. but the valley we built enjoyment through suffering. beauty in chaos. african ghost valley apply these principles to create their heavy doomsday electronics pulled in from the black bunker a d.i.y space under a multi-story car-park. separated from any scene on the surface. the record was put together by european / canadian duo childle grangier and gabriel ghebrezghi a partnership formed in the heat of heavily improvised recording sessions. where the pair would thrash out their versions of power electronics. industrial waste drops and rhythmic dub rumble to the cities homeless. keeping these raw fnal cuts away from any studio trickery. the microphone would be left on to archive feld recordings and wayward audio drops. capturing the hum and lifeblood of the bunker and the wheezing lungs of the dense concrete that surrounded them. titling this work colony. the album is a open-ended and multi-edged tool for agv to explore. allowing the listener to interpret the work as they see ft. bringing to mind images of corroded space settlements and the darkest recess of human history. you decide.
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 lines you are about read are a laconic introduction to the music of an elusive new musician on antinote. biographical details about him would probably not help comprehend his music and might even seem slightly contradictory with the music itself. as reigi haipa has been produced in reims at least. it would have been much more accommodating if the capital of champagne was located somewhere in-between sheffield and london.
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everything begins with changes. whether you re moving geographically or emotionally. aera’s album „the sound path” tells the story of this sentiment.
born in the high north of germany and now a berlin resident. ralf schmidt aka aera first appeared on the electronic music map when he established his own aleph music label back in 2010. with only a handful of releases. aera was able to lay out his very own musically topography on the cutting edges between house. psychedelia and breakbeats. this colourful mix culminated on his debut album „offseason traveller” in 2013. resonating the past forty years of electronic music. which brought him the attention of a wider audience as well as fellow djs and producers. so it was a logical consequence that his talent also attracted other labels and lead to widely praised releases on innervisions. maeve or john talabot’s hivern discs. with these. aera’s sound bloomed further into bubbly acid and trancey territorries and his fine reputation as a singular producer. travelling dj and remixer flourished. with „the sound path” aera continues his musical travels and permanent vacation is gladly hitchhiking on that ride. his second album is the most coherent and definitely most personal work to date. here. he has perfected his sound even further - adding nuances from the meadows of new age. kraut cliffs and high-flying kites of ambient. complete with the cinematic and nature-esque qualities of ralf’s music. it will draw you in deeply through a great variety of landscapes before your inner eye. however. you’ll never lose track. because this path is beautifully illuminated.
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.
fear is the vilest of human emotions - it weakens and corrupts. leaving mistrust and paranoia in its wake. in against the dying light. swarm intelligence embraces and wields fear. all the while breathing life into its rival: hope. to explore these concepts. swarm intelligence turned to horror films for inspiration - choosing dissonance and atonality to create sinister and unsettling melodies. as well as foley techniques to produce disturbing. unnatural sounds. the results are at times vicious and abrasive. at others acquiescent and almost mournful. swarm intelligence s against the dying light marks the first. full-length album on voitax. with moments of seething tension. unrestrained fury and dejection. as well as glimmers of hope - this record may have its roots in industrial techno. but ultimately it defies classification.
after the sublime triple 12inch re-issue of the sonar bases 4-10 album on deeptrax records. it s now time for the second installment in the sonar base transmissions series: the album dark matter . all 6 tracks were produced by frank de groodt around 2004/2005 and were only released in the inner circle. never released on vinyl. this mini lp still sounds as fresh as it was produced 13 years ago. experimental on the drums and synths. when listening to sonic discharge and velvet sky of sonar 6 . the link with drexciya is easily made. sonar base takes you further into outer space territory with the dark sounds of polygone suffering and the title track dark matter there is the clear idm feel of tracks like meet you at tower 3 on sonar 7 . dark matter is a hypothetical type of matter distinct from baryonic matter (ordinary matter such as protons and neutrons). neutrinos and dark energy. dark matter has never been directly observed. however. its existence would explain a number of otherwise puzzling astronomical observations the mini lp is limited to 400 black versions and 100 on limited edition purple marbled vinyl. pressed by deepgrooves and fully remastered by thee j johanz. you know the drill!!
following a trio of instantly sold out 45s on polytechnic youth. between 2015 and 2017. the home current finally channels a full length album through this bounteous and blossoming uk imprint for select experimental and diy electronic music.
“another way of falling apart” aims to build a wider audience for singular music adorer. martin jensen. a cosmopolitan copenhagen-born artist whose music follows an emotional route that meanders back ultimately to analogue and electronica inspirations of myriad treasurable kinds. this incursion into lp territory follows a decade or more of jensen s passionate engagement with music as the creative force behind singles on static caravan. and as the co-founder of the label second language (until 2014). for which he was the wings behind the celebrated “music and migration” series in support of “birdlife international”. he has also remixed colleen. dollboy. and ellis island sound.
lp.180g . ltd ! alex is a dark. haunting and brooding synthwave record that sets the night on fire. taking you from darkness all the way to the shining lights of broadway. with hints of cyberpunk. outrun and other 80s inspired retrowave influences. alex has developed a true signature sound that is funky. groovy and totally rocking. x takes you on a futuristic. electronic music trip thats filled with nostalgia and suspense
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.
arte moderno was a project running in parallel lines to the overriding trends in early 80s spanish music. short-lived as it was (active between 1981 and 1982) its musical output has continued to amaze the connoisseur ever since. their only 7inch single ninette en new york (ja ja records.1982) is today an item highly rated by collectors and djs worldwide.
from ernst thoma s secret vaults. first 2 chapters of mr. thoma s fun with the serge modular music system and tms synthesizer. accompanied by knut remond on weird -laced square drum. live recorded at raum 2 and at koprod studio zürich in 1981 and 1982
after hosting farron to perform for a showcase in matera. south italy. and following a solid. immediate aural connection with the crew. xcpt now invites the bavaria-based artist and shaw cuts shaolin master to submerse himself in his talent of wielding harmonious synths. championing percussion and corruptive basslines for the label’s third release. ‘bistro baggio. the release offers three original cuts plus an interpretation of one of the tracks. paneth. by label honcho nothus. exploring calculated rhythms and sounds that delve into varying atmospheres and transporting you from a blacked-out club to a quaint starlit stream in the woods.
uneven paths: deviant pop from europe. 1980-1991 is the second multiple artist compilation on music from memory and is compiled by record connoisseur raphael top-secret and label man jamie tiller. the compilation brings together twenty one tracks from across the continent. exploring the more unusual and unexpected sides of pop music produced during that period.
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
firescope records. the scion of b12 records. releases its first album from none other than its chief commander. steven rutter. the second credited solo release from rutter. it signals another step away from b12 as he steadily builds on a singular vision of work under his own name. finished in two different coloured vinyl a/b and c/d in a wonderful gatefold featuring the artwork of sarah sparkes
the inaugral release from transmigration. a collection of acid cuts from susumu yokotas ebi alias. originally released by the seminal space teddy label in 1994. these tracks still sound fresh today. fully licensed and remastered by steffen müller for maximum enjoyment.
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.
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.
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.
iii is the third studio album of the spanish act we are not brothers. their style is an amazing mix and match between post-punk (more punk than post) and industrial experimental techno making of them one of the most interesting and suprising proposals in the spaniard electronic scene. prove of that is the high interest of spanish main press on their -surely not for all but completely new and different- work. -iii- will be presented on 12″. ep format and produced in a one-off truly limited edition of 300 copies lacquered pressed on 180 gr. high quality solid black vinyl. printed with deluxe silver metalic ink. includes printed innersleeve. all tracks have been specially mastered.
astonishing solo debut by acclaimed cellist and composer lucy - a daring. non-conformist and deviant approach to composition and instrumentation. one side of filigree. multi-layered autobiographical collage-work. the other of raw and phased cello glissandi.
the second intergraded is a four tracker from hi & saberhaegen. the brainchild of two producer/djs from scotland and ireland respectively. they first met midland at a gig at sneaky petes in edinburgh where they booked him to play at the club (where they also hold a residency). having previously played their music on anthony naples proibito and huntleys and palmers he was keen to hear what else they had been working on. what followed was selection of tracks that ended up being distilled down to the light on leaves ep. without relying on superlatives and detailed track by track descriptions. its an amazing record that reveals itself with every listen and one we are really proud to have on the label.
sascha borchardt (a.k.a monoloc) will start a label. unterland. with a new ep.
the label will serve as a vehicle through which the german producer takes a step away from the club environment by presenting new sonic interpretations. including experimental. minimalist. and atmospheric. material will come from monoloc himself and friends. and the focus will be on “dramatic” sounds with drone and noise influences. think movie soundtracks and film music. albeit with both feet planted in the electronic genre. each release will aim to “tell a story” through 8 to 10 productions.
unterland will launch in end of march 2018 with a collaborative ep by monoloc and beauty of inconsequenz. a unsearchable and unidentified project with no previous recording history. the eight tracks are all based heavily on field recordings. the sound is dark and deeply atmospheric with dubstep influences. while distanced somewhat from the 4/4 format. the tracks are cerebral and hypnotic.
from there on. there will be 3-4 releases per year. each of which will be accompanied by high quality artwork as curated by borchardt. who will work closely with selected photographers and artists to provide imagery that aesthetically compliments the music.
emotional rescue delves deep in to the past with the release of the first ever recordings by uk post-industrial. ambient pioneers o yuki conjugate (oyc). recorded in nottingham in 1983. the ep s four tracks showcase oyc s early sound: a beat-driven. lo-fi that places them alongside the early british electronic pioneers.
the red hook grain terminal is a post-industrial unit overlooking brooklyn that serves as a pillar of the recent work of sound-artist. jordan edge. inorganic is a collection of organic sounds that have been degraded by inorganic spaces and working methods. the listener is situated in a three-dimensional world where the deterioration of sound is equal to the creation of the content itself. a world of dampened acoustics. half destroyed spaces. dead room tones and manipulated environmental surroundings.
ghana s dj katapila is back with more minimalist dance music productions. this time inspired in part by his travels overseas. following the success of the re-release of his trotro recording a couple years ago. katapila has been playing in europe and the uk. bringing his style of breakneck-paced. everything-but-the-kitchen-sink west african club music into a very different conte. giving katapila (real name ishmael abbey) inspiration in the kind of music he has heard in places like london. so he made some new music. here we go!
the bug goes head to head with burial for two bass-bin heaters that is flame 1. cementing the first release on his freshly formed label pressure. following on from the bug’s recent sidewinding 12 inches for ninja tune and a colossal album recorded with earth. fog / shrine is possibly kevin martin’s most soundsystem decimating collaboration yet. joining forces with the most elusive figure within the uk underground and hyperdub mainstay. burial. ‘fog’ rolls along at half-speed steppers tempo. submerged deep within the roots n future aesthetic of the bug’s signature beats. yet perfectly balanced by burial’s hollowed out and haunted night vision. ‘shrine’ delves deeper inwards with the beats slowed to a crawl. the bassline hanging heavy in an atmosphere thick with smoke. the vinyl comes in thick grey card discobag with download code included.
andreas tilliander released his first album as mokira at the very turn of the millennium on almighty raster noton. 11 years later. the latest mokira album time axis manipulation was issued on ulf erikssons kontra-musik and now it s time to pick up where we left off with chill out . there s an air of happy retrospect and light solemnity surrounding the new album - enhanced by the fact that it marks kontra-musik s 50th release. with chill out . mokira attempts to bring back the dreamlike state from those magical late nights of his youth spent in front of mtv s chill out zone. to go back to his ambient roots using contemporary techniques and perspectives. the result? well. imagine lee scratch perry and klf enjoying an episode of stranger things on a crappy vintage tv after being hard at work burying old tape recordings in perry s tropical garden. imagine them sitting together totally at peace in a big. cosy sofa while a heavy haze is building up in the room. pleasantly affecting the eerie images on the screen. we always knew kontra-musik s 50th release had to be something quite out of the ordinary. as expected. mokira didn t disappoint us one bit. the vinyl lp is accompanied with a download code for a mixed version of the album. containing almost double the amount of tracks. the mixed version makes it easy for the chill out listener to just sit back and let go of reality for a while. just like mokira did 25 years ago in front of his old tv.
coldgeists music on unknown bodies is an intimate reinterpretation of coldwave. techno and dark ambient codes. uttered with strength. guts. and an underlying romantic soul. inspired by nocturnal runs of bosozoku bikers clans. who stem from this japanese subculture of the late seventies . coldgeist has created a series of soundscapes and songs that evoke speeding through foggy nights and fluorescent lights. haunting repetitions and stiffness of the rhythms as a metaphor of mechanical gestures. of bodies turned into units of consumption. stranded from the life and passion they crave. the frustration of a youth that only finds relief in extreme experiences. danger. and the sexual tension of speed and crashes. with analog and digital instruments. field recordings but also his own voice and songs. coldgeist has bred a truly unique record.
oscar mulero presents: perfect peace . don t expect dancefloor burners here. this time the spanish techno master goes deep and low. exploring sonic textures. low bpm grooves and the intelligent side of electronic music. melodies. pads. drones and grooves collide in this soulful collection. conceived to be listened as a soundtrack. oscar is not new to this sounds. in his grey fades to green or muscle and mind albums he showcased his abilities in this field as well as with his av projects biolive and monochrome. a new step in oscar mulero s ever growing career. showing his studio skills and music taste. far beyond his role as a fundamental techno dj.
christina vantzou and john also bennett’s musical interpretation of thoughts of a dot as it travels a surface. a 90m panoramic wall drawing by zin taylor. is a beautiful electro-acoustic meditation on the passage of time. it was recorded live at westfälischer kunstverein in münster. germany. may 6th. 2017. and now finds its way onto vinyl via the supremely keen-eared shelter press.
the glasgow miracle. scotland s most vibrant city. the modern institute. the glasgow effect. the river city. people make glasgow. cultural capital. discover glasgow s most promising cultural institution joined by performance artist and method actor of interplanetary cosmic characters such as tony website. james stephen wright. their wildly important cultural explosion of 2017 is now followed up with another exhibition at the modern institute and confirms what early adopters already knew: now is the time to buy another exhibition at the modern institute.
earthhead ep is a unique compilation of eminent producers from st-petersburg (russia): dissident aka kontext. cyberworm. diagram aka abstract elements. and melotronics. with this release wow signal records presents a modern view on bass/electronic music. from future garage and dub techno to techstep and leftfield drum & bass. these genres are united by uniform deep sound of the planet s breath in our heads. we even release it on vinyl. intent on spreading the music that make us vibe with other bass lovers the world over.
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.
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across the ocean to canadian cousins. after persians unifying call to love. mysticisms rolls to 002. vertico inc comes leftfield and correct. ritual. objects. preen. click. pop. shuffle. bass. zebra skips. blunted grunts. xdancer enhances. water margin twists. sound system. music. non. stop. if you seek beyond the ordinary moral. the discovery will be in you. find the mystery.
radical connector was originally released in 2004 and is now fnally back on vinyl. this re-issue is pressed on mixed splatter color vinyl and presented in a high gloss jacket with free download card. though reference points like daft punk and prince have rightly been thrown around. radical connector is in fact a strange album that doesnt sound like much else. pitchfork
russell haswell returns to diagonal with a new five-track mini-album called respondent. not quite an ep nor long enough for a full album. this record marks a significant shift in direction for haswell. who collaborates with a vocalist. sue tompkins. for the first time in a career defined by its unorthodoxy that now stretches some 27 years.
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.
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.
first album of the talented eva geist. a journey into the deepness of her enchanting music. a world full of fantasy. this is probably one of the most singular. surprising and brilliant electronic project in the genre at the moment. and amazing artwork by the genius maria torres
packaged in a 7inch format showing the talents of these fresh young artists. fala is a new label from amsterdam. a knekelhuis sister label that will present you with some very delicate surprises in the near future. the kickoff will be a dollkraut rework of the truly beautiful song scheef by eefje de visser. dollkraut captures the magical energy of eefje de vissers creation. turning it into a drum driven dancefloor-ready track. the b-side will contain the original version of scheef released before on her highly acclaimed album nachtlicht. fala!
“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.
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nkisi loads up a four-track cartridge of blistering hardstep gabba/techno for arcola with the dark orchestra. with previous physical releases being cut across a near impossible to find whitelabel 12” for mw and contributions to co-non worldwide founder chino amobi’s paradiso (the wire magazine’s no. 1 album of 2017). the dark orchestra is set to be one of the most imperative charges from both nkisi and the non-faction yet.
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.
about this release *first 10 tracks only come with the limited edition nijmegen s eshu welcomes co-founder ivano tetelepta for his first solo release on the label. it is also the imprint s first full length. but tetelepta s second album after the hypnotic drum workout that was true colours. his debut on fear of flying in 2012. it comes as a double vinyl release with the first disc being limited. and finds the producer casting himself free from the dance floor and serving up a beautifully atmospheric soundtrack that would be a perfect companion for a nature documentary. when making eps and 12-s. tetelepta s smooth and infectious drums are always front and centre in his work. whether solo or as producing with label mates under the eshu alias.
opener laguna is a loopy. liquid track of fluttering drums and rubbery kicks that never lets up. ortica is more gloopy and wonky. with firmer kicks and aqueous sounds dripping off the groove. while lyra is beautifully delicate and intricate. with underwater life forms drifting by as gentle xylophones sounds dance around. the masterful minimalism continues on the dark. undulating and alien vilipendio. and things round out with the paranoid voices and panning synths of mekong . an unsettling track that has you looking over your shoulder.
guttural. pained screams from beyond converge with mangled corrosive rhythms on the sophomore ep from dint for horo. ‘hooker’ convenes an impromptu post punk band out of undead skeletal pulses and spits a frustrated barb to anyone in earshot. ’shovel’ slams nails in relentlessly with an excruciating vocal refrain grinding over the band of zombies undulating bass riff. decaying as it loops. ’skewer’ drags the undead to the dance-floor with a primitive rhythm that rises and ducks. wringing out the intensity with macabre vocal commands reaching through a wall of distortion.
taking its title from a minoan legend that deals with rage. greed and destruction. the latest release from abyss x expands and reconstructs conceptions of aural space and time. out on february 23 on danse noire. pleasures of the bull finds the multi-disciplinary artist and producer flirting with the sounds of hard jazz while mystifying the parameters of experimental music across several distinct movements. thus allowing the listener to break free from their sonic principles.
animals onpsychedelics is a label out of cleethorpes. run by dj carl h. through a combination of name. artwork and musical output. animals on psychedelics focuses on the more tripped out. spacey side of electronic music. release 003 comes from memphis who has had these tracks hidden away on his dats files since the early 90s. jane fitz who contributed to the 1st release over at aop helped un earth and make this ep happen. you know its going to quality with janes involvment.
akumandra is the mexican imprint of sainte vie. the label promotes the exceptional artists riding the sub current of multicultural electronic music and. after 3 years of sharing its music for free. it s about to release on vinyl for the first time. sainte vie s music is a prime summary of what it means to hear in a post-genre universe. as trends are quickly rendered obsolete. the accumulation of culture debris is becoming more significant in relation to the producer the ability to create a nostalgic blur through a composition of artifacts and interpretations. paying homage to this. estacion inmortal (sainte vie s first ep) produces the afterglow associated with an auditory epiphany. the combination of mellow interludes. earthy chord progressions and acoustic-synthetic equilibrium have the capacity to conquer both communal space and solitude.
it is undeniable that bjarki and his bbbbbb imprint are at the forefront of iceland’s dance music scene. playing a vital role in asserting the country as a hub for genre bending electronic music. although the label has proved to be a solid platform for bjarkis own experimental material. bbbbbb continues to host some of icelands best talents (notably last year’s lauded release from volruptus who followed up with another killer outing on т..р..и..п..). for bbbbbb’s 10th release bjarki continues to substantiate his a&r abilities. introducing the world to lord pusswhip. having enjoyed a meteoric rise as a key player in icelands hip-hop scene. the young producers sound has continued to evolve since befriending bjarki and the bbbbbb crew. and the hand of glory ep now sees him at arguably his most adventurous and experimental yet. murky atmospherics introduce xmas jam creep before a cacophony of percussion ups the energy. setting the tone for a dynamic release. crazy shit mane follows with its crunchy drums. scintillating synths and sultry bass until hop out the car blends hip-hop vocals with mesmerising chord sequences reminiscent of richard d.james early work. an undulating bassline then works alongside a chorus of angelic voices in ‘the hand of glory. making way for the syncopated and dreamlike shroomm0(u)rning. moving into ambient territories. green house living layers pads and samples together to generate an otherworldly aesthetic until choppa hard combines ominous drones with a steady beat to conclude the release.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NEVER (AND ALSO THOSE WHO HAVE) (2X12 INCH)
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repress - please note new artwork - nine of the densest ambient and meditative music pieces since the dawn of music!! sounds both extremely of this time. and of no time whatsoever. monolithic and stark but extremely warm. intensely personal. and for every one in every which way. we are very happy to present to you -for those of you who have never (and also those who have). an album by huerco s.
chreal01 is the debut project by scottish producer chaotic reality exploring a meditative side to techno. written over the course of several months spent living in new york as a resistance to the frenetic pace of a busy environment. chreal01 contains four tracks that repeat. oscillate and soundtrack a more centred existence. inspired by shinichi atobe. avalon emerson. newworldaquarium / ross154 & the 7th plain. each track in this self-released record is named after its sequence and operates on a slower tempo. focussing on melody and sound design. with aim to investigate the space between dub techno and early trance. track one opens with gentle dancing chords developing over 7 minutes. with subtle nods to echospace and black dogs otaku over a punchy kick and warm sub. reverb-licked stabs pass softly in and out the mix and ride over a homogenous chord range. highlighting points in the melody and meandering back into the ether. two has an introspective focus. rarely reaching more than two kicks per four bars. an arpeggiated lead centres the composition. slowly developing over a thick bassline. distant snaps and pops season the track and highlight the empty breathing space intentionally left in the production. on the b-side. three is characterised by heavily saturated kicks softly thumping under a bubbling melody. broken by echo-delayed stabs varying in form. filter depth and feedback timing. on the closing song four. chaoticreality develops and sculpts a stack of delayed chords creating a progressively elevating soundscape. the lead melody chords layer and discord changing thickness. shape and form throughout with pseudo kicks acting as a complimentary melody. here. cr plays with space to creating a hypnotic spacial production akin to digital justice or the orb. with the intention to take the listener to a transcendental state. chreal01 is housed in a popset sleeve & hand stickered
luxus varta makes his debut on brokntoys with then we fall the mysterious producer has previously released records with solar one music. intramuros and shipwrec. here he delivers 6 tracks of intricate. experimental. weirded out electro & electronica. individually screenprinted & limited to 300 copies
being a relentless sound explorer. laurent perrier had no other choice to cross paths one day with the world of modular synthesis and to prefer. over the scalpel precision of the laptop that presides over many of his earlier productions under several identities (as heal. but also as zonkt. pylone. cape fear and under his own name). the unpredictability of modular systems. that being said. espace dincertitude. the new heal album isnt improvised at all but was on the contrary mostly composed as soundtracks for choreographic creations. dedicated to two historic visions of the modular synthesis. espace dincertitude offers two different sonic universes across its two sides.
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.
deaf chonky is an israeli folk. garage & punk duo formed by adi bronicki and tami kaminsky. ep incl.red axes. manfredas remix!deaf chonky is an israeli folk. garage & punk duo formed by adi bronicki and tami kaminsky. the two members of the band grew up in rehovot (israel) where they met and rehearsed. their name (which means girls in russian) was given to them by kaminskys father. the bands musical influences go from garage punk to russian folk music. this is their 1st ep for red axes label garzen records. incudes two remixes by manfredas & red axes themselves!
5 1 1 5 9 3 is the first full-length album release of vienna based artist electric indigo. who started djing in the late 1980s. worked at the legendary hard wax record store in the early 1990s. and effortlessly manages to entertain the dancing crowd at berghain as much as the contemporary music avant-garde at wien modern. 5 1 1 5 9 3 combines influences of both worlds into a consistent and coherent album. crystalline metallic objects collide. embedded into fractured endless spaces. sparse rhythmical syncopations shaping grids. holding sonic particles in place. rare vocal transformations inject a human touch. 5 1 1 5 9 3 offers a unique universe. full of color and light. partially flirting with current club music and at other times diving deep into sublime sonic areas.