in a greek mythology. the river styx is the connection to the underworld. but also one of the few river goddesses. according to the myth. the river styx represents the border between the world of the living and the realm of the dead. the souls of the dead hoping at the riverbank to crossing into the underworld so as not to remain there forever.
the second release of the label unterland defines the stygian sound with its mystic and underworldly tone. additionally. the artwork underlines the musically interpretation also in a visual way. the image was created by talented photo artists salar kheradpejouh. his identity thrives on cinematic vision and matches perfectly to interpret the stygian sound artistically.
unterland 02 is a various artists ep by monoloc and jonas landwehr. with his dark production the young artist gained the attention of monoloc already 1.5 years ago. who then started to followed him closely as an artists as well as his creations. for monoloc it was clear that he wants to publish jonas’ music on his new arising label. jonas landwehr delivers three melancholic dub techno production. which are mostly influenced by his stay in the taiwanese capital taipeh.
monoloc continues to determine the stygian sound with three further productions. strong atmospheric plains. which are characterized by various cinematic sound elements.
joe powers is from edinburgh. far outside the network of the grime capital of london. his caffeinated productions as proc fiskal are faster than usual. with many clocking in at 160bpm. ‘the highland mob’. his 2017 debut ep. opened up his music to open-eared footwork and drum’n’bass fans as well as the grime crowd. after following that up with a jungle-inflected ep on cosmic bridge. ‘insula’ switches the feel and intention towards a personal. and melodic music with one foot in grime. infused with often comic. often wistful recorded moments from his environment. he says ‘i wanted to be aware of where the music is coming from. referencing things i’m presently experiencing. like making grime. my radar radio show. phone addiction. alcohol. my surroundings. girls. depression. positivity. being unemployed. being employed and hating it. my friends etc. trying to be true to myself instead of relying on other peoples’ nostalgia. and focusing on now.’ the record is a huge leap in vision. with delicate. pointillist melodies and intricate edits reminiscent of grime producers such as terror danjah. it also resonates with japanese video game music like that recently explored on the ‘diggin in the carts’ compilation. ‘i think i probably make tunes to get out emotions i don’t express in day-to-day life. i used clips of my friends talking. drunk folk. and general scottish life to preserve and represent what my experience is like right now. like a time capsule. social media notification sounds are designed to release serotonin. which is what i’d like my music to do. to make me. and other people happy. and in using these manipulative noises in a positive way. i like to think i’m taking back the power of the manipulation.’ proc fiskal is adventurous and thoughtful as a producer. and at the young age of 21. his debut album is very advanced in its ideas and execution
emile facey (plant43) has been at the forefront of electronic for more than twelve years. during that time the british producer has released on a host of seminal labels. expanding his style and sound in new directions. although plant43 is typically classified as a purveyor of electro. behind those driving rhythms and steely percussion a tenderness has always been present. an emotion expressed in lilting melodies and complex harmonies. it is these melodies and harmonies that come into focus on plant43s debut ambient album. on from deep streams is a rich and textured tapestry of synth work. a soundtrack that organically unfurls from nightime woodland walks and city stargazing to mindful solitude. the eight tracks offer the listener a calming journey into stillness. an excursion through gentle audio currents and a moment to pause and take in an inspiring vista of sound. recorded over the space of 3 months. this album gives the quiet. the subtle and the sometimes underappreciated centre stage whilst casting light on yet another side of emile faceys ever-evolving musi
voronoi new release explores how sounds behave in aseptic experimental environment to discover a new present of digital fantasy. - a work of precise and complex sound design that looks over the techno-scientific contemporary from a positive angle. - includes extended re-work track by jesse osborne-lanthier who reassembles vis-viva’s sonic materials into his unique style. - riyl: mark fell. lee gamble. gabor lazar. mesh. yves de mey..
fold edition. 154 s cult 2004 album strike is being re-issued on the producer s own nwaq/ape label on heavyweight 180g vinyl. mixing up ambient. techno and abstract designs into deep. sci-fi influenced soundtracks. it still sounds as fresh and unique today as it did back then. and remains an expensive and in demand record on discogs as well as an important album that has influenced many producers since.
third album from the french spacerock electro combo masterminded by richard pinhas. heldon’s darkest work lays another stone in their sonic mosaic: synths. drones. fuzz and trippy improvisations. intense heldon!
once again. providing a context for exciting new producers to release their debut 12”. cold recordings is proud to now bring you ‘cocktail party effect’. hailing from a musical family eric baldwin. the currently berlin based but british producer. shows off his colours here with a diverse. rhythmical. experimental – but always dance floor savvy – ep of 4 killer cuts. all rolling out between 125-130bpm.
zuli’s new offering trigger finger is a game of shadowy atmospheres and unquiet spirits. it functions as a spacial and temporal compactor. using sampling and field recordings to reconstruct reality’s dissonance. while at the same time reverse its own introspective character into bass weight and outworked tension. a kind of extremization of zuli’s own roots as a beatmaker for the cairo rap scene. tinged with the clandestine and delirious urbanism of grime and jungle. and fronted by the necessity to face its own dark side. but the dark and crusty sonic palette does not limit the possibility for the tracks to display various layers of emotional content.
after a period of hibernation. aperture records awakens with a bang and a compelling program in the pipeline.
following their first album released on aperture at the tail end of 2015 ‘no.3.obliate’. the italian duo t.e.s.o. bring us their second full-length album ‘costruzione 04’.
the fifth release on the animals dancing label is a special one. sourced from recordings of a live set from 2014. animals dancing famiglia jonny nash & suzanne kraft (diego herrera) originally created these tracks in l.a. ahead of a series of live performances together. after some finishing touches made in jonnys studio in bali in 2016. animals dancing are very excited to finally launch these two to the club. za talent will see you now.
middle of the road less travelled is not only the debut release by michal turtle on light of other days. it is also his first new material released since the amazing reissues put out by music from memory in recent years. the three tracks on this ep were written and produced by michal in 2017 with additional production and guitar playing by light of other days very own hove.
1 per customer . as a special edition for the 25th release on balkan vinyl six tracks selected from the label’s back catalogue four of them having never before released on vinyl. the remaining two from highly sought after out-of-print releases. includes the last ever track released by lfo i love acid. global goons acid anthem craehzrhd from the very first balkan release in 2010. and the opener from the late andreas gehm 12inch on i love acid heaven and hell. luke vibert. b12. and plaid round off the ep with tracks that were previously only available as part of a digital download from the label itself (never in shops until now). this is a vinyl-only release.
brilliant new duo from south london gilles peterson bbc radio 6 music. south london electronic duo vtr release their alluring debut ep soul to skin on brixtons dream diary records. the five track ep veers from the melodic to the abstract as sensual lyricism occupies a distinct space amidst spectral sound design. striking a balance between haunting depth and inviting warmth. soul to skin was co-produced by recent r&s records signee afriqua. whose slap ep and chronic cool 12inch out on dream diary brought considerable attention to the label. the final offering on the ep is a soul to skin remix by inxec (crosstown rebels. get physical. cocoon and leftroom and culprit) clash music were quick to premiere soul to skin describing vtrs sound as an entrancing mixture reminincent of those early james blake eps. or even the hushed intensity of portishead.
scissor and thread is proud to present leland the debut album by francis harris. this long anticipated lp is a requiem to the artists father. released to coincide with the second anniversary of his passing. the album. harris most expansive work to date. features danish vocalist gry on three tracks including lostfound. the first single and video which was remixed by mathew herbert and debuted on pitchfork. also featured throughout are emil abramyan. whose poignant performance on cello evokes comparison to arthur russell. and greg paulus (no regular play/matthew dear band). whose improvisational free jazz inspired trumpet accents converse thoughtfully with harris own tonal melodies performed on piano and guitar. determined to produce electronic music with warmth and true dynamic range. harris recorded and mixed leland at jsm studios on an analog ssl and then enlisted legendary engineer joe lambert to master the project. leland has been featured on pitchfork. magnet. ghetto blaster. aol spinner. urb. mixmag. yourstru.ly. and the village voice. amongst many others. leland will be available in a limited edition triple lp set with free mp3 download!
stunning double pack from steven legget on firecracker. suitable for fans of shelter press. ecstatic. huerco s etc.
2x12” vinyl album double gatefold. screen printed. 2 colour sleeve strictly limited press silkscreened artwork by al white
a split release on nation s sublabel. kode. two exclusive tracks from black meteoric star and d marc cantu. these songs will never be released anywhere else. 250 copies only. d marc cantu s rdds is an abstract production where hip hop meets electronix. a rare. unique document of class and sickness. black meteoric star closes the release with an homage to a legendary nyc neo film
forest flame is the debut solo effort of the texas-based shea mcgilvray. his previous works have been featured in compilation and remix releases on labels such as echovolt. shimmering moods. and bokhari’s swamp tapes. already getting support from best available technology and dj seinfeld
gaining traction. gaining speed. the primaeval ritual reaches its boiling point. melting the borders of mind and flesh: a turgid vortex of unstable potential. constantly mutating and morphing itself. unformed and unstructured morphogenetic flows of matter-energy-information. self-organizing processes constituting a veritable non-organic life: the body without organs. that glacial reality where the alluvions. sedimentations. coagulations. foldings. and recoilings that compose an organism occur. a motherly womb detonating hydrogen bombs in her prefrontal cervix. atomizing the doors of perception with sheer gargantuan sonic tremor.
this is giles armstrong s debut ep. so we ll leave it to the man himself: -i’ve been dicking around the scene in some shape or form for the past twenty years or so. djing. promoting. dancing (you needed to have been there) eetc. but a couple of years ago i decided do the one thing that was missing from that list. to try make what the whole shebang is meant to be about. music. the thought of making tunes had crossed my mind down through the years but i was always too scared to start or never had the time. there was always a excuse handy. always.
following 2017’s ‘path of ruin’. dj richard returns to dial with his much-anticipated sophomore lp. ‘dies iræ xerox’. undoubtedly one of the most distinctive and fully-formed electronic producers in recent memory. dj richard imprinted the sound of a bubbling us underground with his label. white material. founded in 2012 alongside young male.
geins t naït is considered legendary at offen music. releasing music since 1986. their last 3 albums have featured laurent petitgand (2011. 2014 & 2015). now we present a collection of new unreleased tracks that we hope will plunge you deep into the special world of gn & lp. includes dl code!
grinding walls is the soundtrack composed by dirk ivens in collaboration with sigillum s for a film created by the visual artist petulia mattioli aka koma. originally released by daft records in 1995. this work is pressed for the first time on vinyl including all original tracks plus some bonus songs taken from -no pain no game- and other old compilations. limited edition of 550 copies on double green vinyl. gatefold sleeve. printed inner sleeves and numbered card.
limited edition of 550 copies on double green vinyl. gatefold sleeve. printed inner sleeves and numbered card
“resist the categories that define and divide.”
uncanny valley ep sonically explores the uneasy. obscure but familiar relationships between human and machine in contemporary life. this is the debut release on resist. the record label launched by experimental club/art hybrid event from belfast. northern ireland. this debut release is by resist event and label founder. koichi. remix comes from electronic music innovator and eotrax label owner. eomac in an anxiety driven. frenzied remix of the title track.
auf dem bis dato facettenreichsten und zugleich schlüssigsten werk daniel lopatins. verknüpft der 35-jährige die unterschiedlichsten musikalischen einflüsse – von alter musik über country- und folk-balladen bis hin zu melodischem pop. computer-musik und noch ganz anderen stilen –. womit er abermals eindrucksvoll belegt. wie vielschichtig und komplex sein musikbegriff ist. indem er klangwelten entwirft. die einerseits verwirrend geläufig sind. dabei aber doch ganz klar seine handschrift tragen. entführt er die hörer und hörerinnen im verlauf von -age of- auf vollkommenes neuland.
salvador breed and stijn van beek met while studying sound design and music technology in 2006. ever since then the pair have been beavering away behind an arsenal of blinking banks in amsterdam. the musical fruit of their friendship is breek. a partnership that smears the boundaries of styles and sounds with festive flare and a rainbow steaked uniqueness. for their vinyl debut yokai. a candy coloured cornucopia of elements are swirled and whirled. braindance. electronica and neo-classical are festooned with dubby tones and underground grit in a unique sound of diverse textures and deep tones. faster works. like the swooping joy of yokai. are countered by more contemplative ama. hang is a whimsical dreamscape of squirming acid lines. crisp drums and angular notes that combine to produce a brilliantly bright piece. mu-onna and oiwa are more abstract works that melt vocals with sweet strings before the final piano swells and ambient rains of burabura. a daring and dynamic vinyl debut from this eccentric duo with stunning artwork from warren du preez and nick thornton jones.
jaars other people is pleased to present a new solo record of guitar and live custom electronics artist patrick higgins. an american avant-garde composer and producer from new york city. higgins is known for his work in experimental and contemporary classical music. playing guitar and composing in the mythical avant-noise-jazz ensemble zs. his solo work as a composer unites european avant-garde forms with the post-minimalist howl of new york. his upcoming release on other people. dossier. is a four-movement piece performed live without overdubs or edits. all of the samples and synthetic patches were custom built and specifically engaged to become elements of live guitar manipulation. the sound world is post-apocalyptic in spirit but builds to an intimate and reflective end. the material was developed over a two-year period and finalized at the end of 2016. cover art is by alfredo jaar.
fresh on francis harris kingdoms imprint comes rasmus junckers ‘ophold - six tracks of sublime atmospheres and textures. the danish musician. sound composer and dj fits perfectly with the labels aesthetic. joining the dots between ambient. leftfield electronica and modern classical. juncker has a background in studying jazz drumming and has been playing improvised music within the jazz domain for many years. he also started to dj at the age of 14 and was introduced to the world of electronic music production at the same time. when rasmus started to think about his debut album he spent several months trying to find his own way to combine his favourite musical influences. improvisation. electronics and classical music. almost a year later. juncker says. i went to a sensory deprivation floating tank in copenhagen while researching for another performance and while i was lying there. floating in the water. deprived from most of my senses. i got the idea to do something drastic in my musical process. philosophers like immanuel kant describe this deprived state as a mental cesura. which became some sort of guideline for the album.
the first yris den. the first symptom of yris den. the first data entry of yris den. the first lacquer of yris den. the first search for yris den. (paves the way for) the first appearence of yris den. venial elevate your mind. free your auro.
max loderbauer. who has so far made consistently engaging contributions to the arjunamusic family. is back to lend his unique interpretive skills to the master recordings for the brightbird album by joão paulo esteves da silva. mário franco and samuel rohrer. loderbauer has set himself up for a challenge. since the original album’s completely improvised flow of small-ensemble. conversational jazz feels complete enough without outside intervention. however. loderbauer’s role as electronics operator in the similarly attuned ambiq trio has already shown that. through his mastery of tone color. he has a talent for teasing out the additional hidden details within an apparently ‘complete’ sonic environment. it’s a task he manages to accomplish without ever overriding or contradicting the cohesive message provided by his collaborators.
with »redsuperstructure«. robert lippok created a new foundation for his musical endeavors. now – 7 years later – this system properly comes to life on »applied autonomy«. the title of the new album is a clear indicator as to what the berlin-based producer has been up to during the last couple of years. both on a conceptual level as well as how he molds his ideas into tracks. »applied autonomy« orchestrates a certain state of frantic standstill. which occurs once a structure is set. has this state been reached. the artist is free to focus on other equally important aspects. balancing the various shades. pushing ideas even further to really make them shine and blossom in their self-declared autonomy. the more light one lets in. the more layers become visible. layers are key when it comes to understanding »applied autonomy«. big chunks of the material with which the album has been produced derive from sketches specifically made for a club performance. rather than meticulously devising each and every detail. lippok focussed instead on recording as many fragments as possible in a short period of time. elements which he could later combine and layer on stage. based on this material and his experience experimenting with it in a live environment. the album slowly began to shape. an album culminating in a collaboration with klara lewis. with whom lippok spent 2 days at the ems studios in stockholm. approaching the idea of autonomy from yet another angle. during the session. both musicians played and performed simultaneously. yet not explicitly together. lost in their own thoughts and ideas. only subconsciously taking in what the other one was coming up with. the result is »samtal«. 14 minutes of a constantly evolving state of poise. magically connecting all the dots lippok had already defined as »applied autonomy«. the artwork for »applied autonomy« has been created by the berlin-based argentinian artist luca gutierrez. over the last couple of years. he has made a name for himself with his spectacular av performances.
presenting envelope. album written. produced & mixed by milan w. and pressed on 180g vinyl. by ekster. coming out on the 6th of june 2018. with foil-stamped cover-drawing by gerard herman. mastered & cut by helmut erler at dubplates & mastering.
dark entries is honored to re-issue one of the greatest and most overlooked albums of the 1970s. time actor was the result of a collaboration between legendary crazy world & kingdom come visionary arthur brown and german synthesizer and ambient genius klaus schulze. recording under the pseudonym of his alter-ego richard wahnfried. richard is the name of klaus son born in 1979. and the first name of the german composer wagner. wahnfried is the name of richard wagners house. from the german -wähnen frieden fand (that his search and hopes will find peace). the album was a unique fusion of brown s eccentric musical vision and schulze s mastery of synthesis. the album was originally released in 1979 on the german innovative communication label. time actor stands out amongst schulze s massive catalog as a masterwork of avant garde new age. schulze helms the project on electronics. and guests include michael shrieve on percussion. vincent crane on keyboards. and vocalist arthur brown. who sings – or should we say. speaks – on top of it all. schulze describes the wahnfried project in the liner notes as “the collective pseudonym of an idea: time-electronic. an experiment between avantgarde and muzak: utility-music for sound-covered environment. in which a new generation grows up: richard wahnfried is this generation: music between genius and nonsense: new ideas transported by an old medium to your ear.” this newly re-mastered reissue expands the original 60 minutes of music across a double lp to help with playback and distortion experienced on original pressings. we’ve added a bonus track in the form of a cosmic 12-minute extended remix by italian producer and dj maurizio delvecchio from 1983. all songs have been remastered for vinyl by george horn at fantasy studios in berkeley. housed in a gatefold jacket with original album artwork featuring a surreal painting by german artist peter nagel plus lyrics and notes. “i wish you plenty of time” - klaus schulze
after years of appearances on compilations and as a group member. composer and improvisor jeff snyder has released his debut album. sunspots. on carrier records. much like the actual phenomena of sunspots - cyclical. chaotic. and powerful - snyder’s album invokes the sense that there are underlying forces at work which do not easily conform to human expectation or yield to human analysis. this is pure electronic music. meant for loudspeakers.
“struggle artist” is the new album from justin c. meyers. the minneapolis-based composer. artist. and head of the sympathy ltd. label. meyers is a unique. underappreciated talent in contemporary electronic music. his greatest strengths are twofold: his compositions have a meticulous structural logic. revealing a hermetic and austere formalism. concurrently. his compositions have a deep. introspective narrativity grounded in his lived experience. evoked with a mature clarity. together. they make meyers one of the most interesting electronic musicians working with cutting-edge sonics today. unlocking their latent powers of metaphor and figuration. his previous album. 2016’s “negative space (1981–2014)”. deals with the onset of chronic illness and near-death experience. its careful. anechoic meditations on the failing body are a resounding achievement. and the album remains a high watermark of acousmatic music in the 21st century. “struggle artist” portrays meyers’ expectations and disappointments arising from making art in his free time. created initially during lunch breaks and in hospital waiting rooms. and finished after being laid off from his job. it catalogues the despondency of the precarious life. if “negative space” was about the fallible body. “struggle artist” is its violent collision with late capitalism.
“fundus uterus. in latin is a terminology used in anatomy. with this work i wanted to describe the violent feeling of severance from the mother’s placenta. the exhaustion from the brutality of being. the wounds of love. at the same time. it is an hymn to the womb of the universe. to the nostalgia of returning there. to the redemption of barbarity. to the memories of a unique planet called zrsha. an existential revelation on the parallel worlds. that is to say. that you are sitting here. while multiple versions of you could exist in the same room. some lyrics are in the language of zarshian. the whole album clearly presents an emotional testimony that has deep references to the work of my beloved writer virginia woolf. this is the core of creating my new album.” - melentini
lena platonos is a greek musician. pianist and music composer. she was one of the pioneers in the greek electronic music scene of the 1980s. and she remains active today. lena was born on the island of crete and grew up in athens.
following the screaming ghosts collection highlighting the music of c cat trance. emotional rescue and malka tuti return with the first of two eps where the band s music is given over to a selection of artists. friends and collaborators for reinterpretation. re-editing. replaying and remixing to provide a modern outlook on the bands mixture of east meets west musicology.
volume 2 of retakes of c cat trances unique post-punk meets world beat brings the collaboration between malka tuti and emotional rescue to a close. here again. the label s call in a selection of heads to re-envisage a modern vision of the music to present a perfect representation for today.
red brut is the moniker of marijn verbiesen (part of sweat tongue and jsca). as red brut she is isolated. displaying a highly talented ear for day-to-day sounds. musique concréte composition and spontaneous sound collage. this stand-out record is a sketchbook documenting a wide array of obscured emotions. unveiling the inner soul of a highly talented and unique voice in avant-garde tape music.
glasgow based producer. galaxian. is set to drop the 11th release of helena hauff s return to disorder imprint. paradise engineering is an ambitiously psychedelic piece of machine mastery that will be right at home on hauffs label. with which she set out to bring punk rock and techno together in 2015. the label s name refers to the reactionary post-ww1 art movement. return to order. which called for a rejection of the avant-garde in favor of conservatism and classicism. return to disorder has embraced experimentation and genre bending with releases from the likes of children of leir. morah and umwelt. galaxian s proximity to the sharp edge of quantum chaos and belief in the anarchism of nature make him a fitting addition to the hamburg based label.
following their debut ep for going good we have here a rare glimpse of a live action performed by aquarian foundation at an unknown location. information is scant at this point but this live set excerpt is %100 original aqfn material & %100 hardware generated.
following two previous excursions into degraded tape loops. fuzzed-out ambience and bittersweet moments of tenderness. o$vmv$m return to idle hands to complete a trilogy of lps with 12 vignettes from the underbelly of the bristol scene
once more envisioned and engineered in his native city of detroit. the record finds mgun in more auspicious and domestic circumstances. now firmly a father and a homeowner. axiom allows gonzales to flex his party muscle. while further pushing the elastic boundaries of his notoriously unpredictable and brilliantly raw production style. across twelve tracks. listeners are offered an unpredictable trip into the restlessly experimental snatches of studio time gonzales was afforded away from his then day job at the legendary people s records store. it s there that gonzales absorbed endless releases and rediscoveries passing through the stock. trading the occasional tip with some of detroit s best known producers.
hmot aka stas sharifullin is siberian-born. moscow-based musician. curator. educator and multi-disciplinary artist from siberia. using modular synthesizer. field recordings and visual programming languages. hmot collects sounds and organizes them into structures. pushing traditional electronic music genres beyond their comfort zones. “permanent imbalance” is his ep debut on the berlin imprint oqko following a single contribution to the label’s “form_1” compilation. structurally. “permanent imbalance” is disorderly and elusive. it’s a techno record which has undergone a gregor samsaesque metamorphosis. embedded with dizzying polyrhythmics. the discontinuity at the heart of the record might also be its central directive – interrupting the ecstatic clubbing experience in favor of a contradictory reality which is impossible to describe with regular rhythms. boldly submitted to the niche of dance music deviations. “permanent imbalance” also reveals techniques directly derived from early institutional electronics and musique concrete. but where others would pile on the layers. sharifullin keeps it trim. these are just some finishing touches enhancing his rickety and multifaceted soundscapes. subject to constant deviations of its own temporality. this music proves to mirror the crisis in which modernity resides – a state of life out of balance which now appears to be permanent as never before.
encores 1 . a 5 track 12 inch vinyl ep .. it was recorded in nils frahms studio at the funkhaus in berlin. as part of the same sessions for the recently released and universally acclaimed new album. all melody. released earlier this year on erased tapes.
2lp gatefold vinyl+extensive spot varnish+ sticker. second album from ame. first album since 2004. featured guests: matthew herbert. gudrun gut. planningtorock. jens kuross (ex drummer ryx). roedelius. in the world of electronic dance music. ame stand apart. since 2003. the duo of frank wiedemann and kristian beyer have cut a singular path through techno. house. minimal. ambient and more with their anthemic singles and mixes. but 2018 reveals their finest achievement yet. their debut full-length album dream house. it both sounds unmistakably like Âme and unlike anything youve ever heard from the duo. an evocative home listening journey enacted after 15 years spent crafting dancefloor weapons.
those who preordered. do not have to do so again - we will contact you when we have stock! recorded in the autumn of 2017 at their studio in vancouvers deep blue. mvx / u41a is the first new music from minimal violence to be released on ninja tunes technicolor imprint and the first to be recorded outside their usual home production space. the result is a record that intends to reduce pop music to its emotive qualities and apply that abstract nostalgia back into dance tracks. their penchant for the heavier and more aggressive side of dance music is most evident in its infiltration of the duo’s often raw and disorientating live set. formed in 2015 the duo. consisting of ashlee luk and lida p. have a string of releases to date with labels such as lobster theremin. 1080p and jungle gym records. drawing on luks years of experience playing in punk bands. they combine hardware sequencers. drum machines and synths. to weave together acid tinged compositions that derive inspiration from early electronic and minimal synth through to heavier uk rave and hardcore.
original mix. chimes. bells. metal against metal. a distant voice. a premonition . altogether. it s a beautiful darkness. one that comes together in an alien fruition ! sylvain chauveau rmx.. the sun ascends sharply. lying in bed i feel a sense of remorse . i rise with the melody of a violin in some place not so far away . coster escorts the listener from their clicking complacency to a warning for things to come. cristian vogel rmx. a rainspout overflows. drip by drip. on a pile of sheet metal down below. vibrating. building to a crescendo of drops in an otherwise hypnotic sequence of echoes. the manmade feature of this track is stunning. it is industrial. a vacant warehouse of cobalt sound.
tourist kid s first release for melody as truth. recorded in perth and melbourne between 2016 and 2017. though the idea of movement between two places could be a somewhat romantic afterthought. a more palpable sense of dislocated unease creeps up on the listener throughout the album.
mü...stesna is an istanbul based independent record label founded in 2018 with an aim to reveal and re-evaluate the underrated sounds which was either forgotten. or not yet discovered.
their first release comes with a selection of tracks recorded between 1995-2006 by etnik sentetik. the infamous electro synth-pop band from istanbul. this 8 track lp offers a dark journey of uncanny sounds. fostered by 90 s influenced raw electro-acid beats and eerie vocals.
hogg returns to scrapes with a full-length recording made at electrical audio. self-extinguishing emission captures the physicality and energy of a hogg performance over the last several years. while the song-writing and production show a refinement and development that is uniquely hogg. the songs are built around a spare foundation of heavy electronic pulses punctured by occasional stabs of distorted guitar. floor tom. and biological samples. dueling vocals of diverse sonic and emotional quality render each song into a pleasurable exploration of internal conflict within a brutal psychological atmosphere.
actress veröffentlicht gemeinsames album mit dem london contemporary orchestra auf ninja tune!
das projekt wurde erstmals im februar 2016 im barbican aufgeführt und von boiler room und dem lco selbst kuratiert. die musik schafft synergien zwischen elektronischen und akustischen live-komponenten. nicht nur bei harmonien. sondern auch. wie traditionelle instrumente zu hybriden instrumenten verbunden wurden. als teil der entwicklung reicherten actress und das lco ein typisches klavier an und schufen damit sounds unter mithilfe von verschiedenen objekten. wie bspw. schüsseln oder plastiktüten. die ausverkaufte show selbst war ein großer erfolg und womöglich der startpunkt. der schlussendlich zu dieser mit spannung erwarteten veröffentlichung führte. für das album nahm das lco die einzelnen instrumentalparts im spitfire studio in l.a. auf. schickte sie dann rüber zu actress. der diese spuren nach seinen vorstellungen verfremdete. wodurch wirklich einzigartige neue stücke entstanden. außerdem haben lco. neben anderen tracks aus seinem werk. actress’ „hubble“ (aus seinem 2010er-album „splazsh“) und „n.e.w.“ (aus „r.i.p.“. 2012) neu interpretiert.die entstehung des projekts war sehr stark durch das mekka des brutalismus inspiriert. dem barbican centre in london. wo das projekt uraufgeführt wurde. iannis xenakis. ein griechischer komponist und architekt. der gebäude seinen kompositionen entsprechend schuf und vice versa. war eine starke inspirationsquelle. actress und lco haben. xenakis nicht ganz unähnlich. die grundrisse des barbican verwendet. um klänge zu produzieren. die direkt von den formen des gebäudes beeinflusst waren.
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yagyas rigning album from 2009 is the icelandic producer s most acclaimed dub. techno and minimal masterpiece. due to popular demand. delsin are now re-issuing it across three slabs of vinyl. previously only available as a double pack with eight tracks. the new re-mastered version features all 10 of the tracks from the original cd. gumundsson has been making music for years both solo and as part of the thule musik collective. he is an album specialist who has worked as yagya since 2002 and has put out six albums since then. they come on labels like force inc and sending orbs where rigning was first released and manage to be both absorbing and detailed yet suitable for relaxing background listening. his last two albums. sleepygirls (2014) and stars & dust (2016) appeared on delsin records. rigning is essentially one long track split into movements. it depicts a city sleeping as gentle rain falls and dubbed out grooves zone you out. yagyas style is always patient and slow burning. his grooves are long and drawn out and his pads reach up into the heavens. this whole album in coated in a warm fuzz and is a real comfort on dark. long. cold nights. as insular and melancholic as it is. there is also plenty of beauty in the melodies and delicate keys. from dark and gloomy to more optimistic and meditative. there is a sophistication throughout this always cinematic album that continues to make it stand out nearly a decade after it was first released.
180gr black vinyl. full colour sleeve. our journey continues with an ep of pure ageless music for the dancing brain. four tracks dusted from the archives of this mysterious artist. real name alastair johnson released only few eps and one album in the mid/late 90s and then almost disappeared. we are more than happy to have the opportunity to highlight this material. the other big great satisfaction is also to be able to involve the historical warp-affiliated duo b12 for a really deep and spacey interpretation. have a good trip!
steve pepes danza moderna takes cues of all manuel cascones musical experiences (from no wave to weird pop. from sound scores to abstract ethno music and even children music) and puts them inside the big container called dance music trying to demolish some of its automatisms. the result is seven tracks that feel too alive to enclose them in a genre. music thats playful and transcendental at the same time. with the kind of natural and effortless feel thats so hard to achieve
dark entries and sacred bones team up to release the early discography of uk synth-punk and deathrock label outer himmalayan records. between 1979 and 1982. nick blinko and martin cooper?s outer himmalayan records released 7-inches by three short-lived bands ? the magits. soft drinks. and s-haters ? who would nonetheless cast a massive shadow on the uk?s burgeoning post-punk/anarcho punk scene.
after releasing a brilliant and stomping three-tracker on kontra-musik white label last year. ex-durian brother harmonious thelonious returns to the kontra-musik family with an absolute gem of a record. this is everything we want dance music to be: characterful. playful and impossibly funky. harmonious thelonious is a master of crafting organic sounding rhythms but arranging them in a manner that reminds one of a 1970 s car factory. primal pulses running through modern assembly lines. gears and pistons covered in green lianas. the result is a perfect symbiosis between living tissue and mechanical parts - dance music for primitive cyborgs.
after a number of dance-floor’esque releases and live performances as a modern day acidhouse crooner. your planet is next stops the sequencer and takes a trip off the grid on the new label gröna stugans väg. 60 minutes of glittering lo-fi compositions. to accompany you perhaps while in the bathtub. meditating. painting. or swimming. the artwork folds out to a mini poster made by ypin himself. c60 cassette. limited to 140 copies.
apollo proudly presents the return of sw. joined by partner svn for a sublime 6 track ep. sws lush sound design and hypnotic arrangements of 2017s the album had hearts and minds swooning following its license from sued to apollo. its balmy glory won over pitchfork (deeply expressive debut album 8/10). rolling stone (best electronic albums 2017) and xlr8r (best releases 2017) amongst many others. one year later. sw and svn have gone into the studio. together to make some original music specifically for apollo. the results are the 6 tracks on this ep. they share in a typically taciturn statement. taking inspiration from the iconic house and techno of the mid / late 90s - sw and svn combine dreamy melodies and mesmeric grooves with unfussy. focussed minimalism. their beguiling. modern take on classic sounds and rhythms remains thrillingly unique and elusive. while sw and svn are more comfortable out of the limelight. this 6 track ep for apollo once again proves that they are rightly worthy of the hype that swirls around them.
it was vladimir ivkovic who introduced me to the world of rex ilusivii. a world where the spirit of a genius holds sway. i remember spending an entire night at vladimir s house in germany. listening to all those recovered pieces. and feeling like i had entered another space-time. mitar tragically left us. one november night in 1999 in brazil. leaving behind an extensive body of work consisting of more than 500 pieces. for the most part never released. being submerged in such a unique universe. so singular. brought me happiness. it also filled me with hope. because i tell myself that today there must be many other outstanding musicians who produce in the shadow of the traditional circuit. just for the pleasure of making music. listening to the music of mitar subotić.. makes you part of his world. he did not stop producing from 1983 to 1999. in different styles. but with an instantly recognizable touch.his music also marries the evolution of recording techniques with new instruments that have appeared over this time. from the tr808 to the digital samplers. it took me more than two years to select the music for this record. as each time i listened to the material it revealed other details and other possibilities. i am extremely happy and honored to present this record to you. in which i try to do justice to the different. versatile- facets of suba.
elysia crampton’s self-titled album marks her 4th official release. the amerindian musician draws on various andean styles such as kullawada. huayño. tarqueada. quirqui / tundique. khantus. & morenada. together with genres like metal. psychedelic. & jazz fusion. to tell a story of her movement in the world - performing her history. both sonically & corporeally. as a means to gain economic access & agency.
orient meets occident. collector edition of jaime zenamon’s debut album from 1984 available now! zenamon studied guitar and composition in israel. spain. portugal and in various south american countries. he a was student of abel carlevaro and worked as teacher at the berlin music university (hdk) from 1980 until 1992. the album was recorded at christopher franke’s (tangerine dream) studio and features udo hanten from the cult krautrock project you. similar sound compared to cluster. neu!. kraftwerk but with stronger esoteric world music influences. nandu muley playing the santoor. a 100 string music instrument which was already used by assyrian musicians for the production of their hits some thousand years ago :) originally released on polydor in 1984 the album get’s re-released for the first time by private records in 2015. remastered from the original master tapes at 24 bit. really rare recordings. especially the 12“ is one of the most valuable and sought after german electronic records of the 1980’s.
lost lp from 1977. rebuilt from original tapes. by the creator of black devil disco club the french electronic music pioneer behind black devil disco club. released three seminal library albums in the seventies: suspense (1975). cosmos 2043 (1977) and the strange world of bernard fevre (1977). a fourth album called orbit ceremony. produced just a few months after remained in his home studio and never saw the light. sentenced to almost 40 years in the devil’s vault. by chance. while working on the re-issues. bernard fevre recently found the original lost tapes of orbit ceremony. including the multi-tracks which he remastered himself. spacy moogs. weird clavinet. and cosmic analog drum machines: it’s all here. the quirky. cosmic library music found on this long-deleted 70′....s science-fiction-themed album is full of burbling synths and off-kilter melodies. there’s only one man on this planet able to produce such a crazy sound. as soon as you press play you know you’ve embarked on a special and unique ‘back to the future’ trip. don’t worry. fasten your seat belt and relax. captain fevre is taking care of everything.
constantin xenakis work possesses exactly what i really love about intelligent electronic music. its stylishly repetitive. coded. mechanical but. at the same time. very organic and playful. this is how argyris theofilis. also known as zodiac free arts club. explains his fascination with european artist constantin xenakis. born in cairo. xenakis work often includes written script. in particular symbols andcodes of everyday life. traffic signs. alchemy. the zodiac. mathematical and chemical symbols. egyptian hieroglyphics as well as letters from the greek. phoenician. hebrew and arabic alphabets.a balance between human and inhuman that makes his art somehow mystical. after becoming fixated by xenakis. the greek music producer searched and eventually met him for the first time in 2012. after several meetings in paris and athens. they both decided to present structures + codes. a concept album conceived as an homage to the painters vision. each one of the eight songs in the album corresponds to a painting by xenakis. translating its intricate shapes and patterns into spirit-lifting compositions filled with elliptic arpeggios. repetitive drum machines and esoteric melodies in proper kosmische manner. but this is not a mere exercise in style. as xenakis paintings. its music that transcends its own codes to become an esoteric experience. this record should be heard comfortably.
suction records is proud to present ii - a new. archival ep release by italian duo d’arcangelo. we like to think of ii as an imaginary sequel to the duos classic 1996 debut ep on aphex twins legendary. now-defunct rephlex records (also reissued on suction last year). just like their debut ep. the material on ii was recorded in the ‘90s using hardware synths. samplers. and fx. also like their debut. ii similarly features fierce. crunchy industrialized electronix on side a. backed with melodic. robotic electro (the darcangelo brothers call these tracks their diagrams) on side b. four of the six tracks are previously unreleased. while aom2 (an absolute monster rephlex-style distorted beat track) and diagram ix (a timeless slice of early-human league-style synth pop) come from long-out-of-print 90s vinyl comps on eclectic records and suction records. respectively.
from his saint denis apartment. and with the help of his machines. labelle has laid the foundations of an electronic maloya. modern and deeply rooted in its home territory: la réunion. on univers-île his latest album released in september 2017. the sound of the creole reunionese language played a key role. on post-maloya. labelle release a fascinating ep of introspective trance music.
kiev based label muscut opens 2018 with an lp from st. petersburg musician eugenii fadeev (flaty). raising the attention of the musical community with his work for the 12th isle and gost zvuk labels as aem rhythm cascade. he s also recently released on udacha and his own label anwo as dada ques. in addition to the aforementioned. flaty also adopts such aliases as ocurob and wrong water.
weapons of mass destruction was one of the last eps by nur jaber . which is best known in berlin for its residence at the techno-matinee staub . this could be heard slammender. dry techno with sometimes disturbing vocals – hope sounds different. more precisely: hope sounds like the first longplayer of the native lebanese. if only – a state of peace still carries a conditional in the title. but the music on the nine tracks speak very directly of a better world. inspired by the herbaceous-cosmic sound of the berlin school. ambient and ambient techno in all its facets and the friendlier side of the artificial intelligence tradition. the osf unites-mit operator on their debut album a variety of styles. which are translated into an equally sensible as multi-layered narrative. peace. that would be something for a change.
lybes dimem is a project by visual artist and musician lukas rehm. with elaborate beat structures and the use of error. the music plays with cognitive phenomena and abstraction while maintaining an emotional refuge. lybes dimem is presented in formats ranging from spatial sound experiences to synesthetic shows complementing the auditive layers with visualizations of realtime data. computer graphics and moving image. lukas rehms installative art. and compositions have been internationally presented and awarded with multiple emerging arts prices. syncleft chronem is the first album released by lybes dimem in both digital and vinyl for-mat and accompanied by a moving image artwork. the title reflects the projects interest in the potential of difference. cognitive frictions and exertion: sync variability in the processing of auditive and visual signals. syncleft the synaptic cleft. which is a crucial empty spa- ce in biological neural networks. chronem the chroneme as a theoretical unit to measure the time of an articulated sound. mathematically clean sounds juxtapose patterns and transitions familiar from the realm of organic acoustics. multi-layered noise textures ex- plore the simulated space. a tem- porary continuity is provided by percussive and melodic elements. right until the next escalation. eventually awaiting a concluding resolution. the visual language explores different phenomena and techniques of cognition inspired by the rhetorics of big science (computer graphics. discontinuity of material. pop cultural references).
after 7 releases. rivulet records says goodbye. the very last release comes from cofounder stanley schmidt in collaboration with his long time friend hobor. the two leipzig based artists had the idea to release an album together for years and to finally bring the work to an end as well as to the label felt just right. the album itself ranges from eerie and otherworldy ambient tracks to banging lofi-jungle sounds. it mirrors the musical taste and exchange of the two artists. listen to it at home in full length. or play it in the club when the time is right – it works both. rivulet records says thank you to all the artists. dancers. listeners and friends. it has been great. leipzig. 2018
caused corruption & spilled blood is a soundtrack to the tragic drama of humanity’s fatal flaws. inspired by an anecdote shared across the abrahamic faiths. the release is a meditation on humanity’s destructive potential. it forces us to confront the ugly side of our nature and pose the question. were the angels right to fear our creation would cause corruption and spill blood? same script. no solution provides one answer. the sonification of “ordo ab chao.” the opening track guides the listener through the process of public manipulation. providing a backtrack to the obstruction of the truth for personal gain. third degree arson touches on humanity’s second vice: the affinity for intentional destruction. is there hope against these demons of our own nature? no divine savior suggests not. if we cannot rely on divine intervention for our salvation. that leaves only ourselves to overpower our own vices. yet with the discord of the final track. sects. the listener is reminded of the deep cultural fissures that keep us from doing so. the caused corruption & spilled blood ep is a powerfully provocative examination of human nature. a compelling first release from the collaborative efforts of chafik chennouf & katsunori sawa.
the saqqara ep is a multilayered. sonic canvas from the mind of chris barratt. as he launches his new alias. baratt. for life and death. fine brushstrokes move from all areas of his musical hideout. spreading over five. varied. aural sculptures. each one warping and weaving on its own cosmic trajectory. pooling from key aspects of his eagles & butterflies project. barratt induces new musical shades. hinting at moments of disco and funk. through a lens of psychedelia. the title track is a late-night floor-filler - a bold yet uniquely personal necropolis built from riveting delays and arpeggiators. time bending sees dj tennis join in. stepping up with his trademark. rough around the edges production aesthetic. en route to unknown destinations. barratt hones-in on a confident. stripped-down style on khaos - rhythm versus melody just in time for festival season. 1983 soundtracks a ride to utopia on a rocket-fueled vespa. leading to collider. the land of un-quantised madness. where the most treasured of synthesisers live amongst their drum machine counterparts. flowing yet incredibly interconnected. saqqara is best interpreted as a mini artist album - the first of many barratt offerings.
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).
various artists including buttechno. broshuda. garrett david. steven warwick and more... each track was composed with the theme of apophenia in mind (the tendency to perceive connections and meaning between unrelated things). keeping a foot between club and experimental material. this record is a complement to a contemporary exhibition in berlin and a 122 pages book.
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.