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
paper tree sneaked out into the world for a moment a few years back and then vanished. lee burridge loved the track so much that he continued to harass rebelski. sometimes standing outside his window in the flower bed. for weeks on end until he finally agreed to let lee release it on all day i dream. not content with a single track lee went back to rebelskis garden and tapped on the window repeatedly until he agreed to make some more beautiful tracks. obviously pestering producers in this manner bares fruit. the paper tree ep ranges from a beautiful solitary solo piano piece that wouldn t be amiss in a british period piece drama where someone dies unexpectedly leaving the survivors to deal with it. all the while maintaining their stiff upper lip. fly the kite made us want to go outside and do just that. so we did. it was epic. circles and squares joins paper tree as one of those dance floor moments best experienced with ones eyes closed. myriad is the sound of a young lady robots jewelry box (yes. we predict robots will be wearing jewelry in the future) that she(bot) pines to hear when she s all grown up and rusty. omoshiroi is. well. its just so damn pretty. good work rebelski. good work.
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE NEVER (AND ALSO THOSE WHO HAVE) (2X12 INCH)
2x12" Vinyl UK20.03.18
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.
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.
drew mcdowall and hiro kones collaborative record the ghost of georges bataille induces a state of suspense via sonic seance. conjuring the sentiment of death as productive force. the artists join their analog paradigms to open a door elsewhere. or perhaps. inside sublimating personal struggles into ritualistic offerings. churning. cinematic. and pulsating with an organic sentience the ghost of georges bataille invites an undeniable presence into the consciousness and lulls both collectors and the newly inducted alike into catharsis with the hairs on their arms standing up. not for the casual listener.
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.
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.
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.
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.
slow glass is not only the debut release by le frère it is also a very personal diary of the last two years of his life. all four tracks are based on recordings. samples and ideas he collected while travelling the world. with the concept of slow glass in mind le frere tried to catch moments of his life without stripping them of their dynamic and evanescence. the ep starts with lots of positive energy and light but already reveals glimpses of the shadows that slowly emerge throughout the following tracks. nice is a lightly humming version of an (almost) innocent summer morning. it s a collage of field-recordings. synth-pads and manipulated guitar sounds. candid is a light and open dialog between a simple guitar theme and a playful synth-arpeggio. v1b1n creates the dense atmosphere of a rainy caribbean afternoon dominated by field recordings and everyday noises. nttt8-sets a counter point to the previous three tracks as the energy of le frere s travels cumulates in nttt8. making it a more dance-floor oriented piece carried by a dark and heavy bass-line and almost rave-sirens.
ltd to 150 copies . for some years a rather obscure tape release is finding it s way to my cassette deck time and time again... it is the only release by dutch duo bebe fang... and a personal favourite here at et hq ... in the process to release new music by one of the two members i proposed to also put this tape release on vinyl... and here we are... bebe fang serves you a trip... a dream that also could be perceived as an occult ritual: primitive rhythms. subtle sounds and melodies and singing which goes from whispering to chanting... a weird mix of lo-fi. folklore and psychedelic music... something which nico could have performed...
this is the third ep by dutch post-techno project monocorpse... his style is evident by now: minimal and dark... a sort of doom techno for the freaked-out dance floor... but this new ep also feels like a soundtrack... rather moody and haunting music which would fit perfect in thrillers and psychological dramas... despite all of this there are some real dance floor tracks on this ep... stuff monocorpse never delivered before in this way...
syncboy is our beloved electronica-kraut-punk live act from leipzig germany. a beautiful dark shimmering and playful project. recorded at zurichs infamous squat. no borders - no nations - just music. eclectic lustpoderosa for all! vinyl only. limited edition. no repress
j. tijn embarks on the eleventh expedition into the exotic lands of palm trees and blue skies with the dark and gritty ‘the deluge’ ep. expedition eleven features four jams packed of heavy drum rhythms. moody synth lines and ambient soundscapes.
do you remember groove la chord? well. we dive into similar rave territories with johannes albert and his generators. some might call it peak time stormer. endless arps warped into nasty basslines is what we manage on minilogue. yeah its kind of a tribute to a silver machine. please wait for the break. though. calming things down with a skit of ambient. well. 2018. bring it on!
stimming x lambert on kryptox. stimming x lambert have done an album together: exodus! this duo debut will be released on the new berlin based kryptox label on 9th march 2018. kryptox is the new label for neo -jazz/kraut/classical music my by gomma and toy tonics founder mathias munk modica. stimming is one of the main names in german advanced techno. he first appeared to the public with cooperations with david august and solomun on diynamic records. later he did orchestral techno works and is by now one of the leading names in his genre. lambert is one of the rising starts of german neo-classical music. the pianoman with the mask. after 3 albums (some recorded with little help by niels frahm) he is selling out venues all over europe. together stimming x lambert created a new approach on postmodern. romantic. krauty electronica mixed with classical piano elements
limited edition of 300 copies on 180 gram vinyl with download code included.
creta is a new trio of artists coming from very different backgrounds: roberto zanisi is a finger picking guitar player and a virtuoso on strings of all kinds. including “exotic” instruments like the turkish cümbüs. the greek bouzouki or the albanian cifteli. since 2003 he has been active in many contexts: he worked with giovanni venosta producing sound tracks for silvio soldini’s movies. took part as soloist musician in steward copeland s tour “la notte della taranta (night of tarantula)”. played with the american musician amy denio and performed with sainkho namtchylak. luciano lamanna’s main characteristics are experimentation. analog synths. vinyl and a big love for techno. in 2015. the resident dj at ex dogana. roma and member of the italian artist collective lswhr launched the modular synthesizer project balance (with davide ricci). and in 2017 he released the album “divus” with zu member luca t. mai. to name a few of lamanna’s many releases on labels like earache. boring machines. scuderia et.al. and. last but not least. there is massimo pupillo. highly acclaimed bass maniac with zu. laniakea and in countless other constellations (a.o. peter and caspar brÖtzmann. fm einheit. chris corsano). as creta. they create outlandish sonic pieces that blend sci-fi ambient atmospheres with dark bass pulses and bucolic-mediterranean string instruments – an unique and yet coherent mix of elements that adds consequently to the oeuvres of the three artists!
MUSICA PARA EL FIN DE LOS CANTOS: REINTERPRETACIONES (POWDER. SUZANNE KRAFT. HATCHBACK & ZAVOLOKA MIXES) (180GR)
12" Vinyl UK09.03.18
cocktail d amore showed the breadth of their tastes when they reissued ukranian composer iury lechs 1990 album musica para el fin de los cantos last year. now the label has commissioned a raft of remixes from some label regulars. with wonderful and diverse results. powder drops her signature snaking rhythmic trysts over barreras. while -cuando rocio dispara sus flechas benefits from an abstract. ambient reworking from suzanne kraft. hatchback takes to posmeridiano with a delicate touch. all lingering 80s synth motifs in a beatless reverie. and zavoloka lays the cinematic intensity on heavy with the icy strains of ukraina.
after 20 years in the lab conny frischauf releases her debut ep for international major label. effekt und emotio“ is on point when it comes to songwriting. sound aesthetic and craftsmanship. made with a deep understanding of soundscapes and pop culture. the musical language of conny frischauf breathes a magical and melancholic vibe that transfers itself into the subconscious of the listener without any comment. full of unexpected moves and elegant references which disappear right before getting aware. music for advanced dreamers. discrete. unique. peerless and therefore a perfect match for the iml collection.
seeking the overwhelming vibration of the genuine sound wave and its profound echo on the soul. kenneth james gibson has spent his career experimenting under a variety of aliases like as many brushstrokes to an ever polymorphic palette - successively releasing as apendics.shuffle. bell gardens. reverse commuter. dubloner. kenneth james g.. kj gibbs. bal cath. eight frozen modules. and premature wig… the list is long. near to two years after his first incursion on kompakt with his third studio lp the evening falls . gibson returns with in the fields of nothing . his second full-length delivery for the cologne-based imprint.
e ruscha v. who has previously released on the label under the secret circuit moniker. comes back with his first full-length under his given name. ruscha describes who are you as spanning states “from calm to ecstatic but mostly in-between these.” this description points toward the liminal atmospherics of the music. which dispose of the many hallmark genre traces that informed secret circuit’s galactic journeying. for who are you. ruscha was content to wander more intimate environments. in search of an uncharted music rippling with humble discovery. the vinyl release includesd a download code.
VAGUE MEMORIES 2 (34:35 TIME MINI LP / INCL DL CODE)
12" Vinyl lp D05.03.18
here comes our next coup. irrelevant returns to fauxpas musik with the permission of * absolute loss*. we will release vague memories ii as a vinyl edition. two outstanding long players explore the deep. melancholy electronic soundscapes that he loves. vinyl + dl code inside ...
vinyl tastes better...
following on from the recent lp on brew records. that we love so much. cologne homeslice. tbz. drops a self released casstte. beat tape business (a load on here ranging from kooked out dancehall. pickled downbeat and nobbly electronics ). very much a winner. tip!
this initial release on the new futurepast label marks davy’s first output as a producer. crystallizing his endeavours in the studio and bearing witness to his long-standing experiments in electronic music. built between london and berlin over the last four years. the long now lays down the blueprints for following ventures on the label: using old and new gear to create unique. obscure soundscapes both outside of memory and away from nostalgic projections of lost futures. in a timeless and precise collaboration. davy has brought together two historical figures for this release: 1990s r&s records associate david morley mixed the tracks. while simon davey of the exchange lent his renownedmastering skills to the project. temporality. time travel and perception are key concepts for davy. and not only in the ep’s title. the four stripped-down tracks move forwards. sidewards and backwards in a bid to get us lost – not in space but in what time might sound like should we be swimming through it. mysterious and ageless synths mesh with the beats of an unnamed drum machine under davy’s control. we move through a non-linear story told by three distinct forward-thinking techno titles: no memories planned. circular weeks and causal loop. finally. the titular ambient track pans out cinematically over the images left in our heads: an invitation to begin it all again in the long now...
after releases by cez and ashac. high ends returns with an ep by thomas romain and his mother. famed free jazz pianist christine wodrascka. christine’s style is wholly unique: there are no barriers for her sonic exploration. sound matter. energy. forms. architecture and emotion all play a part in shaping the style of one the most unique musicians out there. with influences such as cecile taylor. terry riley or thelonious monk. no two wodrascka performances are the same. in his own irregular style. thomas adds a sense of swing to his mother’s improvisations. this fusion of acoustic and electronic creates wholly original experimental journeys which will delight the auditory senses of those listening.
the grand. sweeping sonic explorations of “pretoria”. from john matthias and jay auborn’s 2017 album “race to zero”. are given new life on this four-track remix ep.
moon gangs (better known as william young. keyboardist in bristol-based electronic outfit beak>) takes the reins first. delivering a thunderous take on the original’s faster-paced second half. typically of the artist. the track builds and builds in intensity. climaxing with an apocalypse of emotional. layered synths.
bristol’s cuts strips back the elements for a much darker reworking. a single. repeating piano note echoes into wide. open space alongside the original’s antique violins before clattering percussion and synths enter the mix for the most foreboding turn of the release.
closing the ep. former mogwai member john cummings also bases his reinterpretation around the original’s piano. but where cuts leans on moody darkness. cummings take is more upbeat. courtesy of a driving four to the floor kick and fidgety. high-pitched piano.
the next collaborative release between freeride millenium and pauls musique is a terrific two-tracker from manchester artist joseph louis harland manning under his new alias los angeles with the 7? vinyl release artwork designed by daniel rajcsanyi as part of his ‘baby exhibition in austria. joseph louis harland manning was the drummer of the band wu lyf and is involved in projects like los porcos. the mancunian boyband menage a trois and dream lovers. under his other aliases he released on aficionado. cracki. ocean records and is it balearic? sub label u?ber as well as having made music videos for molly nilsson. here he is fine form across a pair of delicate and moving synth tracks. opener ‘lamour is a gentle cut that starts with celestial chords and wide-open expanses of synth before a buried deep groove slowly comes to the fore. breathy vocals also add to the loved-up. dreamy feel and the whole thing carries you away in a majestic reverie that shifts from ambience to new age house. the track features the artists own field recordings from the streets of berlin. twisting up sounds from the sidewalk into percussive notes that give an organic feel. the perfectly soothing second offering is ‘i wanna go to heaven is a gorgeous synth piece that suspends you in a crystal clear blue sky on a warm summers day. chords are smeared and stretched whilst angelic. wordless vocals drift by. it is the sound of a blissful passage to the afterlife and will leave you feeling cleansed.
another kicks off 2018 with its first release. we are very happy to welcome kenneth scott (from the former duo moniker) who delivers a stunning 3 tracks ep with a deep electro and deep house feel. straylight feat dave aju has been remixed brillantly by the one and only kai alce. analog warm textures and efficient grooves all along this ethereal masterpiece.
liam blackburn’s ancestral voices project has been consistently hard to pin down to any genre as he progresses through his new musical experiment. taking hunks of his formative style developed as indigo and stretching it into uncharted forms. most of his new work is underpinned by a skill at sound design that has endeared him to the sync community and recently saw his music soundtracking a trailer for paramount pictures 2018 thriller ‘a quiet place’ to launch his own label ‘the fifth kingdom’. liam has stripped away the rhythms and percussion entirely for a full 6 track ambient release that soars and glides on a bed of cloud like haze. a soundtrack for flotation. mycelia opens an exciting new outlet for conscious music from one of electronica’s more daring creators.
white cassette with foldout art.
liam blackburn’s ancestral voices project has been consistently hard to pin down to any genre as he progresses through his new musical experiment. taking hunks of his formative style developed as indigo and stretching it into uncharted forms. most of his new work is underpinned by a skill at sound design that has endeared him to the sync community and recently saw his music soundtracking a trailer for paramount pictures 2018 thriller ‘a quiet place’ - to launch his own label ‘the fifth kingdom’. liam has stripped away the rhythms and percussion entirely for a full 6 track ambient release that soars and glides on a bed of cloud like haze. a soundtrack for flotation. mycelia opens an exciting new outlet for conscious music from one of electronica’s more daring creators
the first release on leipzig s ph17 is a compilation of pieces by companioned artists and promising talents which try to pass the limits of regular club music by combining its roots with experimental and weird structures. leibniz sampled his playstation sounds. ariadne created a symbiosis between opera singing and heavy electro acoustics. hobor. who is usually non-conform in his productions. experiments with loopy techno sounds which are creating their own dynamics in-between. annanan and stanley deliver breaks. lo-fi electro and wicked melodies.
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.
answer code request’s 2014 debut lp code was an exciting moment for electronic music in berlin – one that offered a break from the eternal hall and monolithic 4/4 kicks that ruled the city’s club landscape. as a hybrid gesture. the album’s spirit recalled an especially fruitful era in the german capital from the mid-90s to early 2000s. when dub and pad- driven detroit techno cross-pollinated with berlin’s industrial aesthetic to create one of the city’s most exciting musical chapters.
(2018 repress) re-release eines absoluten warp-katalog-highlights: das legendäre * the other people place* album (2001) von james stinson. eine hälfte der detroiter formation drexciya. der kurz nach veröffentlichung verstarb. * lifestyles of the laptop café* . mit seiner atemberaubender schönheit. wärme und emotionalität. gehört zu den beeindruckendsten meilensteinen des detroit techno-genres und inspirierte spätere deep house-werke von omar s. jus-ed und moodymann sowie moderne uk/us bass-künstler wie actress und kyle hall. schwarzes doppel-vinyl mit download-code.
finnish visual artist and filmmaker hannu karjalainen s music draws inspiration from ambient. drone. modern classical and dream pop. his first album worms in my piano was released in 2007 on osaka records and the second album. hintergarten in 2009 on simon scott s kesh recordings. a handful of dust is a desert. his third album – and the first under his full given name - arrives after a prolonged break.
almost a millennium ago. the italian poet. dante alighieri offered the indelible axiom: “heat cannot be separated from fire. or beauty from the eternal.” in the centuries since. almost every strain of logic has been upended. save for the inextricable connection tethering beauty and timelessness. anenon’s tongue is a beautiful album. that’s an adjective whose meaning has practically been obliterated by hallmark prose and hyperbolic idiocy. but occasionally. a work of art digs deep enough to excavate the underlying meaning that existed in antiquity and figures to persist until we’re soil and dust. this is beauty materialized through the abstract articulation of love. loss. fear. addiction. confidence. longing. hope. and sadness. at its best. the infinite array of human emotions swirled and distilled into sound. sound becomes melody. harmony. and rhythm. the medium happens to be music. but it could really be anything. pure expression. tools mean nothing more and nothing less than palette and color.
limited edition of 500 copies on translucent vinyl..
the nyc dj and producer spreads his entangled sound signature in three dark techno cuts with a powerful remix from label stalwart personal mythologies. sticky. poisonous and totally captivating. beware the spider.
white on white is an absorbingly dynamic. multi-layered album of improvisations made on the seminal ppg wave synth. inspired by the work. life and theories of the great. if forgotten. british constructivist artist marlow moss (1889-1958): a radical. gender-bending british jewish lesbian and innovator of non-figurative art who was a then-contemporary influence on piet mondrian. with whom she worked alongside from the late 1920s as part of the abstraction-creation artists association in paris. until the nazi’s forced her from mainland europe back to england. where she settled in the far west of cornwall.
double vinyl release. including download code and 12x12 inch foto book.
for the past two years. nils frahm has been building a brand new studio in berlin to make his 7th studio album titled all melody. which will be released on january 26th. 2018 via erased tapes. before nils embarks on his first world tour since 2015.
since the day nils first encountered the impressive studio of a family friend. he had envisioned to create one of his own at such a large scale. fast forward to the present day and nils is now the proud host of saal 3. part of the historical 1950s east german funkhaus building beside the river spree. it is here where he has spent most of his time deconstructing and reconstructing the entire space from the cabling and electricity to the woodwork. before moving on to the finer elements. building a pipe organ and creating a mixing desk all from scratch with the help of his friends. this is somewhere music can be nurtured and not neglected. and where he can somewhat fulfil his pursuit of presenting music to the world as close to his imagination as possible.
having tamed last year s havoc and disparity into the damaged rapture of layers of reality. anthony linell is opening a new calendar with the sheared isolation of his latest album. a sense of order. linell has put his toolkit for summoning euphoria aside here. instead sculpting a glowing. diaphanous fog that swells into pensive melodies and arpeggiated whispers. graceful for the way in which it makes the bleak hospitable. the charm of coldness invites us toward the empty and the beautiful. and away from the miserable.
intraverso is a journey in that momentary inbetween land that many of us experience sometimes. it explores the turmoil of feelings of when one gets stuck in the middle. floating in between ambition and complete stillness.
fabrizio lapiana is a well-known name on the contemporary italian techno scene. he has been involved in music since the 90’s when he started dj ing in his hometown rome. to date he has over two handfuls of releases on labels such as figure jams. arts and m_rec ltd - as well as his own imprint. the well renowned attic music. founded in 2008.
intraverso is fabrizio’s debut album. set for release on his label. the record is a very personal journey. according to the artist himself. you here find him examining different territory than where he usually heads within his productions. the album. which consists of nine songs in total. was composed between april 2016 and february 2017 in his studio in rome. written in a state of -introspect-. we here see an artist in motion. changing. evolving. the perfect moment to explore something new and unveil a different side of yourself to the world.
jonny nash (guissian curve / melody is truth) and firecracker s lindsay todd get barefoot and turn out a stunner of an lp. over the course of twelve compositions we find the pair utilising their recordings in a whole host of ways. avoiding the well-trodden cliches of the exotic and instead attempting to achieve a personal interpretation of the flora. fauna and climate of the island. spending time amidst the insects. rice fields and scorching sun. the pair gathered a library of found sounds which were then taken back to a studio space to be stretched. mangled and manipulated alongside a variety of electronic and acoustic instruments. the outdoor studio itself became a living instrument. with the duo setting up multiple microphones for durations of up to 12 hours around the space. layering and processing the results in tracks such as fauna mapping and a series of small frogs
german producer silent-one presents an ambient four track release on his own label intimate silence this february. part of the from another mind crew longside obscure shape & shdw and javier bä..hr. silent-one (real name benedikt merkl) launched intimate silence as a platform for ambient music in 2016. since then the label has hosted artists like ressort imprint regular gł..ó..s. taapion records co-founder pvnv and arsenik records’ dold. however this release sees the label founder make his very own debut. fuzzy atmospherics and chilling chord sequences set the tone for the ominous ‘human border’ before ghostly synths and twinkling melodies work together to form ‘decide your fate’. on the flip. mesmerising arpeggios meander within an echoing setting in ‘sign of anxiety’ until the murky ‘lost souls’ pairs dusky elements with a spoken word sample to create a sci-fi aesthetic to conclude the release.
mesh-key is pleased to announce the release of a lavish. limited edition run of this heretofore unheard collaboration. finally seeing the light of day 15 years after its recording. acoustic instrumentation and synthesizers meet mukai’s haunting voice for four sparse. minimalistic compositions unlike anything in either artists’ previous output. . mesh-key is pleased to announce the release of a lavish. limited edition run of this heretofore unheard collaboration. finally seeing the light of day 15 years after its recording. acoustic instrumentation and synthesizers meet mukai’s haunting voice for four sparse. minimalistic compositions unlike anything in either artists’ previous output.
manni dee might be best known for his upfront techno tackle on perc trax and the like. but he s also been quietly building up a separate identity as nuances. and it s a world away from his dancefloor output. following on from some choice album appearances on bastakiya tapes. it s up to tabernacle to give the project its first outing on wax. while tabernacle can have some range in their sound. this finds the label plunging wholeheartedly into ambient climes. heavily processed textures and delicate chimes all feed into a truly evocative atmosphere loaded with significance. ignore the familiar name behind the music - this is an album deserving attention all on its own.
swiss artist and veteran producer ripperton contacted the esp institute out of the blue mid-2017 to share a gorgeous mix of self-produced material. a collection of pieces made without any agenda outside of representing the self. not geared toward the dancefloor or a specific environment but simply a bi-product of introspective exploration. we were floored. the mix was on constant repeat in our world for weeks. then was subsequently pulled apart into separate titles to form this beautiful double lp. ripperton’s debut with the label. the title sight seeing speaks of someone stepping outside their current reality to look in the mirror. as if to ground themselves and keep sight of who they are in a world of extreme highs and lows. inspired greatly by expansive landscapes and views from airplane windows (imagine your commute flying over the alps every weekend). ripperton describes this collection as postcards to himself. messages from his subconscious recorded on tape (both conceptually and literally). melancholy soundtracks to the mondays that follow weekend journeys. while musical genres tend to cycle through bandwagon moments. the esp institute strives to operate independently of these. and while sight seeing is undoubtably an ambient album. we’re simply proud to revel in the chance moment where an esteemed artist such as ripperton spreads his wings in a beautifully unexpected mode of expression.
following up drawn with shadow pens on spectrum spools. belgian sound artist yves de mey returns with bleak comfort . his third solo full-length. geared towards serving up an intense musical experience. the album deconstructs regular club music to highlight some of its key elements in a transformative way. an album about absence. malfunction and disorientation. bleak comfort is equally packed with floor-functional material and left-of-centre electronics. by turn sizzling and spherical. convulsive and atmospheric. yves de mey ushers his listener in a hypnotic kaleidoscope of sounds. providing a fascinating picture of his ever dynamic grammar at variable scales and tempos.
MOVIMENTI DELLA LUNA DORO (PETRE INSPIRESCU REMIX)
12" Vinyl D16.02.18
check floorfriendly b1: petre inspirescu remix (aripar. amphia... ).
next up on francis harriss newly-founded record label kingdoms comes something very special from brooklyn-based film composer. songwriter. producer and performer leah lazonick. movimenti della luna doro (movements of the moon of gold translated from italian) is a four-track ep from one of the most exciting musicians and performers around - a beautiful quartet of contemporary classical music with a twist. lazonick is something of a polymath. having composed and conducted orchestral and electronic scores for short films and commercials as well as being a classically-trained pianist. lazonick is also a connoisseur of analog synths and vintage drum machines. and will release a second ep focussing on these passions during the course of 2018. here we are treated to three luscious works for piano and string quartet. written for a one-off performance at studio off interarts. an art gallery in montreal. the piece was performed in a forest-like immersive environment. and was originally called in a forest (a piece in three movements). lazonick performed the piano parts along with a string quartet she had assembled for the performance/recording. lazonick explains: as opposed to most of the other songs/compositions i have written. i have no concrete sentimental story behind writing this piece. the motivation. inspiration and overall idea behind composing it was of a more technical nature. attempting to relay the music in my head at its purest form. without any compromises. by primarily making use of melodic and harmonic dissonances whilst still keeping the content captivating. musical and continuous.
neues soloalbum von johnny jewel. kopf der chromatics und glass candy. sowie betreiber des new yorker kultindies italians do it better. nach intensiven kollaborationen mit filmemachern wie david lynch (-win peaks new season). nicolas winding refn (drive) und ryan gosling (lost river). veröffentlicht jewel nun mit digital rain ein album voller sinnlich-warmer. analoger electronica. aufgenommen in joshua tree. abgemischt in los angeles und geschnitten vom legendären mastering-engineer bernie grundman in hollywood.
ziemlich genau ein jahr ist nun seit der veröffentlichung seines letzten albums nacht vergangen. seitdem hat martin kohlstedts mut. den dialog zu suchen. anscheinend überzeugt. denn das resultat sind acht sehr unterschiedliche stücke von künstlern aus deutschland. island. großbritannien und den usa. manche wirken wie ein feinfühliger kommentar zum original. andere sind komplett verschiedene perspektiven auf das ausgangsmaterial. und einige sind zum anlass für gemeinsame projekte geworden. in denen man sich auf augenhöhe etwas vollkommen neuem widmet -allesamt der idee folgend. dass kohlstedts musik nicht fest geschrieben ist. sondern fortwährend in verhandlung.
interchain are eugene gorbunov and andrew lee. an electronic duo from moscow that finds equal inspiration in techno culture. punk music and russian industrial landscapes. plenum is an album composed of a series of sketches based on eugene s and andrew s childhood memories about perestroika in the ussr.
martin kohlstedts zweites album nacht (2014) bezieht sich direkt auf den vorgänger und ist dennoch die verkehrung seiner perspektive nach innen. hat der komponist in tag (2012) noch verspielt fragen gestellt. folgen jetzt in aller konsequenz neun monologe. diese reduzierten stücke sprechen mit einer unterdrückten ruhelosigkeit. distanzieren sich aber vermehrt vom leichtfertigen. in ihnen arbeitet kohlstedt hart an sich selbst. repetition und rhythmische verwandlungen entwickeln eine nach innen gerichtete dynamik. aus dem entstehenden sog befreit sich die -nacht- immer wieder neu. selbst in ihren schwerfälligsten momenten. und unterbewusst möchte man daran glauben. sich festhalten an diesem gerüst. noch während es anschlag für anschlag konstruiert wird. ein ankommen ist für martin kohlstedt aber noch utopie. die nacht erzählt vom suchen nach einem passenden ort dafür. sie ist deswegen nicht immer leicht zugänglich vertraut sich aber ihren hörern bedingungslos an. persönlicher können moderne kompositionen nicht werden.
a modular synthesiser and an urge to find interesting tones. textures and timbres... ekke s second lp klangfarbenmodular is due to bevreleased by detroit underground . it is electronic music with compositions that deal with abstract textures. glitchy beats. nostalgic synth melodies. and sound design. like the title of the album suggests. one of the main interests for ekke has been finding different interesting tone-colours. textures and timbres. second very important inspiration for ekke while composing this material was his instrument – modular synthesiser. he has been studying free improvisation and composition on that instrument for years and the instrument has become like a good friend and music teacher for him. the album was composed and recorded during 2015-2017. most of the material has been recorded as studio jam sessions. all the pieces have then gone through many reincarnations. although most of the material comes from machines. there is a track where all the sounds are field recordings registered in tallinn. estonia. which is a current home for ekke .
the people at antinote are always excited to introduce new names to its roster and sign libra. its latest addition. makes no exception to the rule. released under the moniker sign libra. closer to the equator is the work of latvian artist and composer agata melnikova. composed for a contemporary ballet at latvian national opera in riga. the music on this record strongly relies on melnikovas appreciation of bbc-produced nature documentaries. projecting the life of each creature that inhabits the british tv-program into her very personal and highly synthetized world. sign libra lends these microscopic beings her own voice. each song works like a musical tableau in which the main protagonists plants and animals come on stage to play their part in a ballet carefully choreographed by the latvian artist.
hobor is part of many groups and formations himself. such as songs for pneumonia or cointel allstars and the event-series fiktion+masse. his solo project is mainly known for extended dj-sets on various ambient-floors in leipzig and his live-sets - which could be described as cautious investigations into micro-sounds - are mainly based on his work with modular synthesizers. his debut-album on ph17 is a minimalistic. conceptual work that focuses on sound as much as on the way electronic music usually plays. all tracks consist of almost independent layers of sound that behave like improvising musicians. they seem to play together but by focusing on one of them you soon realise they’re actually stoically sticking to there own rhythm and repetition and as the tracks play on these layers of sound start to form ever different constellations. no wonder hobor says he took inspiration from improvising bands like the necks. his album is as fascinating and hypnotizing as one of their live-jams. “constellations is released on 50 limited tapes.
new ambient / krautrock / weirdo / cretin project by half member of the pilotwings from lyon : louis e bola. in collaboration with musicians geddes hadden. arthur tempo. akino karma. sound of duty free & pierre mortimer-dubation. a mix in between christian morin - aquarella and berlin school artist conrad schnitzler.
after celebrating its 10th anniversary with a couple of releases from the likes of buffered multiple (a.k.a. microthol) and nino sebelic. minimalsoul continues its sonic journey with a new. caustic piece of wax. introducing russian producer. ms. masha dabelka. now based in vienna.
sliding windows is a creation by karl bult diving into the world of ambient and deeper techno embraced with a collaboration between jana sleep. fjäder & korridor. together we create this space of sounds that will open the window to the second release on nordanvind.
q/r features the reissue of rug-composed by chen yi (1982) (previously played by vladimir ivkovic. helena hauff) among others quality new wave. electro pop. industrial tracks composed by neud photo. automatenfall. beta evers & dora gerl as severe sisters. bb&ss. denis frajerman & william bope project the blizzard sow + an exclusive latvian piece from 1988 (19 gadi pirms sakuma). illustration by den haag based a. blokdijk (salò mentale) it s about weird electro. new wave. industrial. synth pop and dark psychedelic musik. it includes a remastered version of chen yis 1982 workrug. but also unreleased track from beta evers & dora gerl as -severe sisters-. denis frajerman & william bope project. the blizzard sow. an industrial/rock track recorded by a new band from berlin. called automatenfall... a new track from usa based artist neud photo. a cosmic electro track from mysterious bb & ss and an exclusive latvian piece from 1988 (19 gadi pirms sā..kuma)
fully sonic. percussive & heavily dubbed skeletal tribal-acid-techno with hints of industry as well as digital insects fills dj sotofett’s a-side. juxtaposing rumble and lightness the drone landscapes of vera dvale features merel laine on vocals travelling through the mix & narration of the b-side’s entire 13 min. rather than flabbergasting this split 12” presents the core wania sound!
reissue of eblen s fourth album. wonderful experimental music here. tip! mexican guitarist and ambient artist eblen macari s música para planetarios (music for planetariums) was originally composed for weekly performances in the luis enrique erro planetarium in mexico city to accompany a voyage through the galaxy. the album. released in 1987 was based around macari s solo performances using ensoniq esq-1. a korg poly 800. two guitars and pre-hispanic ocarinas. the expanded arrangements recorded for the album include a full stable of pre-hispanic percussion and beautiful baroque harpsichord played by macari s wife. this expansive interplanetary soliloquy is undoubtedly macaris masterpiece. remastered from the original master tapes
for the second release of their own imprint -rapid eye movement-. memorial home heads the way and signs an opus chock-full of profoundly personal character. high sensitivity and forceful refinement. the ep features three original tracks and two remixes composed by kas:st and awb. properly titled -somewhere-. it is driven by an aesthetic quest for the essence of musical creation. when it becomes a channel of connection with the deepest self or intimate soul.
new flesh records 19 ever wonder what would happen at the first minuts of an alien in-vasion? answer can be found on geometric vision. the debut ep of hungarian electro don norwell on french new flesh records. real name balazs semsei. norwell has turned out a steady stream of releases on labels like dalmatia daniel. pinkman. chabu recor-dings. seagrave and his own farberwechsel imprint until now. always coming on strong with a personal artistic vision plus a sense of drama. across four craftily cuts on umwelts label. he revisits his own dystopian universe made of sonic frequencies fused into rich atmosphere with a strong array of emotions. from the haunting opener geometric vision to the explosive final conversation patterns. nor-well signs one of his best release to date. fascinating synth melodies supported by raw drums and insane electro textures compose this must have 12inch and an essential addition to the new flesh catalog. heavy electro darkness for serious heads. this is a soulful ep full of depth. impossible to ignore!
unhuman. founder of liber null berlin. presents 3 twisted cuts of proto-ebm turbulence with acidic peak. enhanced by a seek&destroy remix from the inimitable charles manier. the ep closes with a grotesque synth-punk track by aktion mutante. the upcoming project of unhuman himself and violet poison.
this time. germination. his first solo ep. is purely musical work composed of organic. visceral. living sounds. both fragile and mighty. the electronic music is free of constraints imposed by the dedicated instruments. embodied by large dynamic ranges and a constantly moving temporality. germination tells an evolving process. in full bloom. with its share of mutations and strange directions. germination is composed of four tracks. including one remix by roly porter. in the same vein as alex augier. the cofounder of subtext recordings explores the boundaries of experimental music. both electronically and instrumentall
eomac expands the roster of his recently inaugurated eotrax imprint with the introduction of two forerunners in berlin s techno scene: kaltès and nene h. both have built respected reputations as exciting artists to watch. as kaltès organizes tresor berlins female:pressure-affiliated party series and nene h. turned heads with her fountain of fire performance at berlin atonal festival. their collaborative record. the protest ep. presents a call to arms and an empowered take on gnarly techno with a stormy industrial underbelly.
sonikku comes riding back into the lobster tropical gardens with a flurry of sparkling. arpeggiator-driven ambient jams featuring three extended reworks from nts regular mobbs.
sonikku’s originals apply a drier and skit-length pop approach to synth-based home listening. building a borderline-saccharine melodic base to each track then upping the sheen and the tropical & twinkling production. shots of balearic appear in earth temple. christmas jingles echo from the depths of diamond dust. while sky garden channels a more direct emotional palette of warm synthesizer heartbreak.
mobbs’ approach is to allow each track to breathe around it’s core strengths over a longer time frame. whilst enhancing and encouraging each element to make it’s space and time to enter the track. the shifts and swaying structures turn shorter synth ideas into fully blown journeys that become almost hypnotic by the end. a soft. dream-like ride into bliss.
boris bunnik is no stranger in the world of electronic music. he released several albums and ep’s under a variety of monikers since 2007 on labels like delsin. shipwrec. frustrated funk and his own transcendent imprint. fauxpas musik welcomes him for a new project called severnaya.
originally hailing from the island of terschelling. the most northern and remote part of the netherlands he now made a piece of music dedicated to this special place. severnaya means north in russian and refers to the bright frozen landscapes of the northern archipels. boris often plays with the influences and elements of ambient in his music. if we have to believe the man himself. polar skies is his most personal sound trajectory to come from his mind. drum programming is scarce and what remains is a lush and profound listening experience floating on scapes and melodies. we clearly hear his roots and intentions represented in the airy. tranquil sound design of this new album project. things sound spacious. and life is at ease in these melancholic compositions. crispy crackling percussions and icey pads place you in the midst of a resonant arctic landscape. you can hear influences drawn from producers like biosphere. pub. brian eno but we also hear more contemporary influences from modern day film composition but most of all we here boris his own signature. the tracks were composed over a couple of years (2015-2017) in a more contemplative mindset. at some point this selection formed a consistent piece of music and as a result you hear his most personal and fragile works to date. fauxpas musik is proud to release this new project in 2018. written and produced by boris bunnik aka conforce at the pasadenaoceanlab studios special thanks to family. friends and fauxpas musik for their support. this release comes in 180g vinyl and a hot foil stamping on the cover. vinyl tastes better...
apollo presents a sublime mini album from melbourne duo albrecht labrooy aka sean la brooy and alex albrecht which will appeal to fans of suzanne kraft. tornado wallace and dawn of midi. the release is inspired by a visit to the beautiful wilson s promontory. a remote national park on the south east coast of australia. the tracklisting runs from morning through to nightime and tries to capture the feeling of each snapshot in time. their music is a delicate fusion of ambient electronic textures. live instrumentation and field recordings gauzy guitar melodies. dreamy synth arpeggios and throbbing rthymic pulses that feels equally at home in outdoor amphitheatres as well as dark nightclubs alternating between their cosmic/balearic deep house and more laid back introspections. tidal rivers gorgeously lush sounds are remarkably consistent rich. warm and organic with an emphasis on atmosphere and the transportation of the listener. each track was the fruit of albrecht labrooys long improvised jamming process heavily involved in their local scene. the duo co-run the analogue attic imprint. championing this gentler side of electronic music in australia which has proven a fertile incubator for their own development. across a series of ambitious and ear catching eps. alongside local cohorts such as sleep d. rings around saturn and udmo. this involvement also extends to including local players on their recording sessions as well as their cosmic live shows. the tidal river album includes a quartet of jazz musicians including label-mate matthew hayes on bass guitar. guitarist oliver paterson. spanish cajon courtesy of joseph batrouney and night time saxophone debut by josh kelly.
mandala trax aka shingo suwa and dj mori is releasing a first ep on merkur schallplatten. shingo has established the label in 2008. dj mori is working as resident dj at suicide circus berlin. they often performed at many clubs in the city. their first collaboration includes two different versions of rave influenced techno remixes by anna bolena. anna is music producer. promoter and video maker. she is an underground activist since the 80 s. she runs the label idroscalo dischi since 1999 and since 2005 the video production company idroscalo digitale. they both are working as resident for buttonÆs party at ://about blank. a1. their very first track. is called 11pm. the main solid synth line features deep kick drums surrounded by dubby industrial effects in the background. on a2 we find a heavy bottom groove. surrounded by echoes in a dark atmosphere. hand claps and white noises are driving any techno floor. the b side includes two different version by anna bolena. she produced some 90Æs rave structures affected by her experimental senses.
during all my years as an active musician in different constellations i have also worked continuously with my own material. a kind of unrestricted flow of creativity that has given birth to a lot of different expressions. so listening to this album is a journey through many phases in my life. v.v.v.v.v is an album with a sound world like a kaleidoscope of moods and melodies flowing between silky kraut pop and distorted synths. claesons takes on his debut album out experiments desire and lets his kraut background form the basis and tops with modern electronic sound
hidden orchestras dawn chorus remixes folgt dem aufschlussreichen album dawn chorus. das neueste album des produzenten und komponisten joe acheson mit immersiven field recordings und ausgedehnten soundscapes zu einer reise durch electronica. deep house und ambient psychedelia. dawn chorus remixes enthält bearbeitungen von max cooper. matthew herbert. throwing snow. the physics house band. nuage. floex. nostalgia 77. wrongtom und skalpel. erhältlich als 2lp mit silbernem prägefolientitel und bedruckten innenhüllen. downloadcode inklusive. das cover-artwork stammt von dem gefeierten künstler und druckgrafiker norman ackroyd.
having debuted with a fine ep by job sifre. artificial dance has returned to the source for release number two. the 12inch pays tribute to one of the most influential figures of original diy electronic music scene of holland. hanjo erkamp. during the first half of the 1980s. erkamp had a hand in some of the most experimental and forward-thinking releases on the now legendary cassette label. trumpett. famously. he was a member of two of the label’s key bands industrial outfit doxa sinistra and new wave combo ende shneafliet but during the period he also recorded a swathe of solo tracks as c.stein. most of which only saw the light of day decades later. la bombe plastique. a thrillingly spacey and futurist cut rich in proto-techno rhythms. intergalactic electronic motifs and drowsy choral vocals. for this timely reissue. the superb original version comes accompanied by a fresh re-edit created primarily for dj use.
after his well acclaimed soundtrack lp on hivern discs. brussels based producer lawrence le doux is returning to homebase vlek for his next offering. and what a project it has become: le doux. heads first. dived deep into the belgian national history of electronic music. and came up with a sampler covering the various fields the belgians have explored over the last 30 years. from digi dub over simple drum computer house to oneman industrial cassettes: host has it all.
from the circles of hamburg’s golden pudel club the duo schluss presents their debut album “28” on sky walking. Éric falconnier and joachim schütz join another adventure into spontaneous music- free and intense. demanding and magical.