nothing more than a diary filled with sound fragments that reveal a soundtrack for a surreal story. the emerald ep is a journey lived by a time traveler through eerie ambientscapes, started from the vintage sci-fi frenzy from the late 50s’ immortalized on side a with romeo poirier’s dysfunctional robotic bleeps, continued with boris hegenbart & david moss’ distorted broadcast tape and ended in christopher james chaplin’s atmosphere created by an analog choir.
new yorker electronic producer dj spider is back on itay’s out-er with a muggy, abstract techno release “human erosion field ep”, similarly to its debut “v ep”, released in september 2017 and produced in featuring with his longtime friend phil moffa.
italian label out-er presents its twenty-sixth release continuing to explore the diverse musical path between house, techno and experimental electronic - which appears in most cases on out-er’s sub-label pregnant void. “human erosion field ep” otherworldly showcases both a radiant take on electronic as well as gloomy and wild-eyed pieces, an aesthetic approach for which dj spider has been most known in the scene. overlooking to the style of the tracks, the release does contain a sinister mood and a dense, solid sense of groove overall, a typical recurring feature of the producer’s previous outputs.
ryo murakami is based on osaka entered the world of music playing piano at an early age, then was devoted to synthesizers and drum machines. his productions contain alternative dance music and classical contemporary music, a combination of atmospheric ambient, noise and drone. his production history had been varied up until his album released on his own imprint depth of decay in 2013 since between releases on bug’s poker flat, the dessous label and the more recent releases on german outlets baud and styrax.
aer recent reflections on kosmische sonics and so focus synthesis, origin peoples latest release is an in-depth exploration of our universal dance floor grammar from italian producer whodamanny. a key member of naples cosmic funk contemporaries, raaele has put his psychedelic stamp on periodica and gravi grati, both in solo mode and as a member of the notorious mystic jungle tribe.
elegant universe a full-length album by matthew hayes and joel trigg is a must listen for fans of the celestial jazz sound of ecm. their soft, seductive duets are incredibly inviting, in a way that seems to encompass and enliven the space around you. unsurprisingly, itd be sure to add warmth to cold winter commutes, and dull the edge of even the fiercest hangovers. the wintry downtime is a tour de force of the duos sense of restraint and the importance placed on individual sounds that swell together and drift apart with organic ease. on light through edinburgh leaves, the sounds themselves seem so three-dimensional, ringing out like ripples on a lake. its hard not to be captivated by such beautifully formed music.
schwarzes 12 inch vinyl in bedruckten innentaschen in bedruckter kastentasche (4 tracks), inkl. download-code (5 tracks) ... die -collapse ep- ist aphex twins erste neue arbeit seit der -cheetah ep- aus 2016. das klangbild aus hyper-editierter electronica, durchsetzt mit seinem typischen acid-sound, spuren von footwork und schwerem bassbrummen zeigt den zwilling von seiner modernsten seite seit seinem meisterwerk -syro- (oder vielleicht auch seit -druqs-). parallel mit der offiziellen ankündigung erschien auch ein atemberaubender videoclip seines langjährigen kollaborateurs weirdcore zum opener -t69 collapse-
die drei stücke auf white flowers bringen ein feines amalgam aus schnell verzehrter ekstase, frischem herzschmerz und zitterndem trost hervor, alles auf dem scheitelpunkt von euphorie und verletzlichkeit. der essay des titeltracks führt in tiefe, streicherreiche minimal-techno-terrains, während die träge stimme von kev kharas dem instrumentalbild eine weitere dimension verleiht und es zu einer klassischen kompakt-affäre macht. betont club-freundlich hebt demacs felix den groove mit einer mitreißenden mischung aus synthie-glitter und 303-bässen hervor, bevor die ambient-version von white flowers alles auf eine ruhige, melancholische note bringt. eine stimmungsvolle geschichte von verlust und sehnsucht, weinerlich und jubelnd zugleich, ist white flowers ein track, der die emotionale bandbreite vom dancefloor auszuloten vermag.
the global skywatch family have been discovering evidence of geoengineering on a scale never before seen and have decided to take a stand. for the foreseeable future we will be releasing audio recordings painstakingly designed to protect your mind and body from government control. we understand the risks involved in doing so. if you don’t hear from us for an extended period, know we have most likely been taken, and continue fighting the good fight in our place. may this first offering bring you peace from the madness of the modern world.
nach ihrem vielgelobten debütalbum “penelope one” 2017 auf optimo music veröffentlicht die londoner künstlerin penelope trappes nun ein limitiertes 7”+cd bundle als teaser zum nachfolger “penelope two” demnächst auf houndstooth. dabei setzt sie ihren intimen und geisterhaften ambient-gothic-romantizismus gekonnt fort. während sie auf dem bonustrack “i can hear you...” von ex-wire-frontmann colin newman begleitet wird, liefert der enigmatische, serbische produzent abul mogard ein 13-minütiges drone-remix-meisterwerk des titeltracks ab, das exklusiv auf der cd erscheint.
on respective edges of america — oregon and maine — keith kenniff records quiet music at night. “when things are calmer,” he says. “my mind is less distracted when i know that everything is dark outside.” for over a decade, such has been the mode — nocturnal, unrushed, using the same mini-cassette recorder, -a lovely little imperfect way to treat sounds- — for one of the country’s most understated composers. kenniff has housed dozens of ambient releases under the name helios since 2004, alongside post-classical output as goldmund, shoegaze pop with his wife hollie as mint julep, and commissions for ﬁ,,,,lm and television. it is a reliably transportive body of work that s earned kenniff a cult following, and a genuine modesty that’s kept him on the fringes, right where he prefers, in the dark.
the vinyl lp includes a download code.
AND THE LIGHT BEAMS WILL GUIDE THE WAY (2LP, VINYL)
2x12" Vinyl NL14.09.18
after two years unearth noise returns with a second dosage on lfi. and the light beams will guide the way arrives as a double lp with one disc from unearth noise and the other from his collaboration with vocalist myrh, together they are dreamspeak. unearth noises solo works delve into familiar territory. at times reminiscent of his debut on the label -prayer and resonance his signature, dense and mesmerizing sound world develops on this second outing, harnessing a frenetic energy that dissolves like devil dust. dreamspeak create a transcendental experience that beguiles listeners one that is equally as haunting as it is enchanting
one of firecrackers founding fathers returns once more, this time shoving two fingers up to current dj conventions smashing out a 150 bpm electrofunk hybrid. on the flip, two deeper cuts traversing ambient wormholes and reflecting that classic linkwood sound. ultimately, a miscellany of unique, syncopated weirdo sounds, barely orbiting the outer regions of dance music or, depending on how you look at it, three timeless cuts designed for the dance floor, the sofa and all points in bethween.
07042016 (LIVE AT ST.PAULS ANGLICAN CHURCH, ATHENS)(LP)
12" Vinyl UK13.09.18
07042016 (live at st.paul s anglican church, athens) is the debut album of modal analysis, brought by the greek experimental band of mmmd (also known as mohammad). nikos veliotis and ilios are currently performing as the mmmd duo, with further focus on deep monolithic sounds, low frequencies, inter-modulations, dark textures, and distant folk nuances through custom made instruments (cello & electronic bass) and software. the release carries parts of the mmmd live performance at st.pauls anglican church in athens, recorded on the 7th of april 2016. the concert was hosted by fasma festival, on the opening day of its 2016 edition.
the secret seapony debut ep with 4 pieces of varied cuts. joined by hillevag dwellers: afrahis jj, tom ace & ulli. introduced with scattered morse codes pumped into deep turquoise oceans from the acidic dubmarine. chiming lost triangles of bermuda-trance w/ solid squared tb 303-bubbles and deep ms10 waves. b-side greets nature with an uplifting melodic percussion session lead by jjs solid dxing and playful muranidaes. last cut comes with full blesselse and merges into a bliss trip w/ tom ace & ulli. norwegian seapony power!
very cinematic, tunnel visioned & on-going arpeggiated synth-techno in two versions by stiletti-ana (half of jesse from last years twotinos lp on keys of life). a-side with steady kick and feedbacked percussions riding through a deep, analogic, cloudy and live drummed landscape. b-side highlights the scope with no drums, except the ever lasting cymbals.
first lp in new series from finland, this subdue jazz drone album has the quality of dusk, but is never darker than the nordic summers. atonal & forceful at times, still padded and invitingly warm, it has 4 classy pieces that enjoy being on the fringes while slowly capturing the ear when organs drone, the tr-808 thumps, the percussive double bass and the saxophone layers fog of melodic growing waves of groove.
debut double lp album from blakk harbor the greek berlin based artist and sound designer behind native instruments, angelos liaros. soaring drones, dark ambiences and expertly crafted sound design. “madares” title derives from the actual dune mountains of crete. this moonlike landscape a sacred land of ancient ceremonies and the main inspiration for the album concept, cover and artwork. percussive samples and drones are created from traditional custom cretan instruments (lute, skin drums, lyra, tsabouna) & world instruments (tibetan bowls, gongs, dungchen horns) granulized to death drones through modular synths and hardware samplers. a black hole soundtrack that sucks you in tearing the fabric of space and time. enter a ritualistic occult trip to the unknown. limited to 250 copies on double vinyl with download code included, no separate digital release.
lp + cd with live recordings by icelandic ghostigital & finnbogi pétursson from reykjavik’s legendary bar sirkus & gallery i8, as well as danube festival, krems/austria plus an exclusive radio hit. all tracks are recorded from extremely loud concerts with on-site ultra low frequency installations. sonically this is classic – avant garde – electronic improvised noise & experimental music.
“instead of rain i bring a hat” is a long-distance collaboration between the uk’s aaron moore and norwegian erik k skodvin. it developed gently, taking its full form over the space of nearly 6 years. the vinyl release includes a download code.
another year on the hitd calendar, another stunning new solo release with brian case plays paradise artificial. this third album somehow manages to compile and condense the best bits of its predecessors, and the magnificent viridian, glacial universe developed by case since the beginning of his solo ventures is brought to the forefront. the chicago artist centres his elusive, dehumanised compositions around two simple, minimal elements. using just vocals and synths, he has created a simultaneously modern and post-apocalyptic soundtrack, where music exists as the final traces of the footsteps of humanity. pressing on translucent yellow vinyl.
ceremony in the stillness is the new album from a-sun amissa - released september 14th via gizeh records and consouling sounds. for its fourth full-length, a-sun amissa plunges deeper than before. guitars come to the fore. heavy, distorted chords are present from the off, complemented by desolate ambient passages of sound. the claustrophobic atmospheres remain but combine with a new density and sonic experimentation to present a huge leap forward in structure and composition
limitierte nachpressung als transparentes vinyl! sam prekop ist als sänger und songschreiber von the sea and cake vielen ein begriff. darüber hinaus ist er auch fotograf und maler. er veröffentlichte 1999 und 2005 zweil soloalben, die pop-songs mit afrikanischen und brazilianischen einflüssen enthielten. auf -old punch card- geht er nun ganz andere wege. er hat songstrukturen über bord geworfen und sich von music concrete und elektonischer musik beeinflussen lassen. den bbc radiophonic workshop, nuno canavarro, raymond scott, david behrman und freie improvisationen nennt er als einflüsse für sein neustes album. -old punch card- enthält keine stimmen, keine gitarren und keine beats. die limitierte lp enthält einen mp3-download-coupon und die cover sind ebenfalls handgemalt.
from uvb-76 music’s fractal personnel rises karim maas. a familiar face behind a new mask, maas, one of the sonic panjandrums at the core of the labels sound submits an aural experience that bleeds between genre and tone with striking ease, negotiating a through line that is hard to pin down in any moment before it shifts again. a stunning ep that remains true to uvb-76 music’s core tenants. four absolute steamers and a huren remix for good measure.
building on the already incredible collection of music so far released on francis harris’ kingdoms imprint, emil abramyan returns with the stunning ‘movement’ album. abramyan is a brooklyn based composer, musician, and producer, whose work traverses various styles and disciplines. in this release emil shares his unique perspective by bringing together his conservatory training as a cellist and his love of electronic music and sound design. the vinyl release includes a download code.
one of our most mysterious and intriguing states of consciousness is the dream. we lose consciousness when we enter the deep waters of sleep, only to regain it as we emerge into a series of uncanny private realities. through the fog of the mind we can get a glimpse of a world beyond our day to day realities that sometimes is able to show us deeper truths than those we face in awake states. roger is one of those lucid pioneers that is able to translate these experiences into sound. let him guide you through these wondrous clouds. were very happy to welcome dutch-born german-raised roger van lunteren on sohaso for the first time. his rosa dos ventos ep is a four-track story that oozes retro vibes and nostalgia for a past that never seems to have existed. utilizing raw 80’s analog synths and humanoid acid lines he sets atmospheres that remind of lynchian dreamscapes. vanish starts out with an emotional chord sequence, as you enter the fluid world of the subconscious. a gnarly bassline welcomes your arrival and lets you know things here aren’t exactly what they seem. journeying on through seemingly dark areas, it ends with a hopeful melody and the bass softens as you start feeling weightless. uncontacted uses choral pads and two intertwining 303 sequences as a way of communicating between the different dimensions. aroy dee remixing vanish is like taking a psychotropic liquid, adding more drive to the original while retaining the emotive synth patterns. sleepless is rogers hardest cut on the record, again providing directly plugged in 303 goodness and stomping beats. it rounds off a balanced ep with plenty of introspective dance material.
gregor schwellenbach hat einen radikal einfachen ansatz für die musik zum tanzfilm-essay >the body as archive< gewählt. mit seiner filmmusik hat er eine art katalog von klängen geschaffen, die klar und deutlich geordnet sind, die in ihrer schlichtheit, ja: nacktheit präsentiert werden.
following their debut release last year, new imprint union present their second offering, this time from label cofounder royal sun. royal sun takes the reins with a four track ep geared towards those with left-leaning tastes, blurring the boundaries between minimal, ambient and techno. un-002 is a perfectly crafted combination of techno offcuts, pulsating drum kicks and obscure synth sounds.
the first release on the newly established greyhound days imprint comes from christian kroupa alias alleged witches, hailing from slovenia, who proved his skills and innovation as a participant at the red bull music academy in 2014.
respuesta alternativa or the alternative response was the project of spanish musician jesus ma catalan, created with the help of julian c. perez. as the title implies the music was generated in response to traditional music notions of the time, and reflects how jesus ma catalan would challenge these traditional ideals using a fusion of styles and his unique vision. jesus laid out his synths and drum machines, while other musicians played traditional instruments over the top. this unique approach worked to create atmospheric tracks capturing simple themes, with each influence being carefully thought of in the joint result. as he explains each instrument weaves independently throughout a passage in a curious game where the listeners attention goes from focusing on a keyboard, guitar to bass or percussion. previously only released on a cassette album in spain, left ear have polished 5 choice cuts for a 2018 12inch.
faitiche is delighted to release a short version of the radio play zwischen (german for ‘between’). devised and produced by jan jelinek for german public broadcaster swr2, zwischen brings together twelve sound poetry collages using interview answers by public figures. each collage consists of the brief moments between the spoken words: silences, pauses for breath and hesitations in which the interviewees utter non-semantic sound particles. these voice collages also control a synthesizer, creating electronic sounds that overlay and merge with the voices to make twelve acoustic structures.
the long now is a duo featuring richard norris and finnur bjarnason, with special guests. they mix piano, voice, string section and electronics with the sound of the icelandic breeze. the music sits within the post ambient, electronic, contemporary classical genre, with a strong sense of landscape, mood and melody. richard norris one half of the grid, alongside soft cells dave ball, one half of beyond the wizards sleeve with erol alkan… richard norris has a thing about working as a duo.
limitierte reissue des erfolgreichsten album des us-produzenten john beltran, eines klassikers des ambient-techno, erschienen im original 1996 auf peacefrog. -ten days of blue- ist ein zeitloses meisterwerk aus filigranen strukturen und herzergreifender romantik, dessen töne und rhythmen wie gemalt wirken. vergleiche mit tangerine dream und kraftwerk blieben entsprechend nicht aus. b-stock - covers are with a kink / crincle
“all the same dream” is the third album from kyo, the enigmatic product of hannes norrvide and frederik valentin’s compact. for this record they have collaborated with american vocalist jeuru, a recent recruit into the city of copenhagen. pressing on white vinyl.
the heavy pulse of sound systems synchronizes with the precision of musique concrète and the reconstructed memory of a masked folk dance of the swiss mountains. techno, drum n bass and dub are echoed within this sonic processional, where samples are pulled apart and recycled, cut at the beginning and end, then linked together.
tresque takes his name from an open-chain circle dance from medieval southern europe. under the musical moniker d’incise he has played on numerous solo and collaborative projects with cyril bondi, designing quiet, intensive listening experiences with various combinations of software, recordings from vinyl or in the field, modified objects, percussion and harmonium. as tresque the delicate minimalism he’s known for takes shape within driving grooves. airy, spacious, amplified noise from his collection of samples is sliced and tethered to weightier, physical beats. a tension forms between uplift and downfall, hypnotically oscillating between structural textures and collective dance.
!! repress !! the second album on ilian tape comes again out of munich city. skee mask doesnt spend a day without making music and the dedication, attention to detail and architectural approach really make this album an absolute trip to listen to. its the sound of a peaceful and energetic place. its smoky and cosy. its where skee mask spends most of his time. he lives for the music and we are really happy that this freak became a core member of the ilian tape family. this album is made for true lovers and hustlers. turn it up loud!
it is said that every generation casts its mind back to a previous era in times of crisis, the resources that will allow us to decode the questions of our moment may lie in the myths of another era. le renard bleu, the new musical and cinematic collaboration between lafawndah and composer midori takada, and filmmakers partel oliva, takes a cross- generational echo as ground zero for recovering a crucial myth for uncertain times: the blue fox. as transmitted by takada, the fox appears in both ancient senegalese and japanese folktales as the trickster archetype, belonging both to the heavens and to the earth, the fox is the agent of chaotic good, shaking the world up when its energy has become stagnant. above all else, the fox is famous for its cunning nature.
serendipity - defined as making discoveries or happy accidents - is the debut ep by liam van ryn. its a fitting description for the richly textured and cinematic four track collection that was the result of intensive and prolonged sessions goofing around on analogue gear. strictly limited 12 pressing this is a hell of a debut - one to watch for the future! the title track is the most immediately wonderful cut here, with choked arpeggios, clouds of caustic static and found scrapes as percussion. dj mag (8/10 ep review) early support from: nathan fake - interesting lush sounds lanark artefax - sounds great and is really coherent for a debut ep tessela - this is wicked man, really like that pitch1! based in hull, van ryn makes richly textured and layered, cinematic music that is both experimental and (mostly) electronic. i was interested in the way i could make the music sound slightly unnatural, or like it couldnt be played by a real musician, even though that was often the starting point, he explains. box.
“phase” sees a debut outing on vinyl from err rec label head gilles mate’s dialectric project.
impressed by the wealth of wonderfully varied analogue electronic music being released by this small, fiercely independent french label, it was surely a matter of time before py & errs’ likeminded paths crossed- and following a “cold wave” styled small run cassette release, gilles releases a full length on py for august.
“phase” is a timeless, minimal electronic record, heavy on hypnotic, emotional tonal arpeggios and sequences. dreamily crafted introspective pieces, and short “broadcastian” interludes, using a semi-modular system. comprising of various analogue oscillators, effects and sequencers (pittsburgh modular, moog, arturia, yamaha, korg to name a few…).
“in the meantime” is the result of the partnership between giorgio gigli and bichord. after the release of his album “the right place where not to be” in 2015, the roman producer finds a magical conjunction with the duo bichord that leads to six wonderful tracks riding through a long ambient-techno hallway.
italian producer morkebla presents his new “inner maze walkthrough” ep on fuselab. drippy rhythms, haunted industrial touch, subtly discomforting though balanced textures - a good blend of ambient electronica and nowadays meta divings into one’s mind corners. there is also a collaboration with infinity frequencies and a remix by perfume advert on a 12” with printed cover by theresa baumgartner.
die heutige tangerine dream-besetzung aus thorsten quaeschning, ulrich schnauss und hoshiko yamane legt traditionell bei jedem konzert eine 20- bis 30-minütige improvisationssession ein, die besten von ihnen werden jetzt nach und nach auf tonträger veröffentlicht. -the sessions 1- enthält zwei aufnahmen aus konzerten in budapest und hongkong anfang 2017. zusammen ca. 60 minuten. pressung auf transoarentem 140g vinyl.
limitierte reissue des erfolgreichsten album des us-produzenten john beltran, eines klassikers des ambient-techno, erschienen im original 1996 auf peacefrog. -ten days of blue- ist ein zeitloses meisterwerk aus filigranen strukturen und herzergreifender romantik, dessen töne und rhythmen wie gemalt wirken. vergleiche mit tangerine dream und kraftwerk blieben entsprechend nicht aus.
superb compilation of modern ambient/minimal electronics featuring exclusive tracks from a wealth of current talent inc. h. takahashi, david edren (aka dsr lines), miaux (ultra eczema), kuupuu (em records) nuslux (keijut) & olli aarni. finnish label collab between lal lal & ikuisuus. tip! . neptunalia, a festival of neptune, celebrated at rome, of which very little is known. the day on which it was held, was probably the 23rd of july. the festival was celebrated with games. respecting the ceremonies of this festival nothing is known, except that the people used to build huts of branches and foliage, in which they probably feasted, drank, and amused themselves.
vinyl only, strictly limited, no repress.
gatefold cover, design by bus.group, artwork by reiche.
this year s nachtdigital record follows the path we started to explore in 2017: to combine artists who are close to us, each given the specific task to tell a story in up to 24 minutes (which is pretty much the maximum you can press on one side of a vinyl record) - with complete artistic freedom.
zum 20. jubiläum präsentiert das nachtdigital festival sein erstes doppelvinyl: nach sechs split-eps und mini-compilations in den vergangenen jahren macht das zum festival gehörende label nun den nächsten schritt. -nachti xx- versammelt beiträge von kollaborativen projekten die auch teil des festivalprogramms sind. die erste platte bestreiten giegling und klm (ein speziell für diesen anlass zusammengestellte formation aus kassem mosse, lowtec und mix mup), die jeweils eine ganze seite bespielen. vinyl nummer zwei vereint pandt und cologne tape mit einem beitrag aus der crew des festivals. das ganze kommt in einem von hausgrafiker manuel birnbacher gestalteten gatefold-cover, ist wie immer streng limitiert und wird ausschließlich auf vinyl veröffentlicht.
klm = kassem mosse + lowtec + mix mup
pandt = perm + talski
hand-numbered clear mint vinyl lp in spray-painted sleeve. limited to 200 copies (comes in different coloured sleeve, we cannot guarantee which one you will receive). a lucid, dynamic, atmospheric trip through consciousness, incorporating an incredible range of texture, tone, and three-dimensional space. this is a glimpse into the most emotive, most personal of dead fader s extensive work. there are delicate moments of introspection, furtive agitation, and exuberance, all tightly interwoven into a singular, enthralling whole.
conforce returns under his silent harbour guise this august with the ‘noctiluca’ mini lp, a six track collection set for release via copenhagen’s echocord. dutch producer boris bunnik has been releasing material under various guises over the past two decades such as conforce, versalife, hexagon, vernon felicity and of course silent harbour which he revisits here following 2015’s ‘hinterland’ on deep sound channel and the self-tilted inauguration of the project in 2012 on echocord. the beatless drones of ‘riparian’ open the package, perfectly setting the tone with murky bell like chimes, rumbling subs and splashes of white noise before title-track ‘noctiluca’ picks up the pace, tipping the focus over to bubbling dub echoes, glitched out, minute percussion and a sturdy muted kick to keep things driving. ‘dwelling’ is up next, featuring expansive, washed out synth textures, cavernous bass tones and modulating percussion throughout. leading on the b-side of the release is ‘peridinum’, employing classic dub techno tropes with an amalgamation of choppy stab sequences dynamically evolving over off-beat hats and a thunderous kick. ‘fusiformis’ strips things rhythmically whilst keeping the bubbling delays and expansive reverbs at it’s core before closing track ‘pelagia’ brings bright, resonant synth lines, delayed percussive hits and tension building synth bass into the limelight.
echocord’s echo echo sub-label continues with its third releases this august, courtesy of german producer and credo founder alex bau with his ‘zenstory’ ep. germany’s alex bau has been a prominent name on the underground dj circuit on his home turf, and further afield, for three decaces as well as racking up an impressive back catalogue as a recording artists for labels like cocoon, clr, sleaze and of course his very own credo label which has been a platform predominantly for his own material whilst welcoming the likes of kyle geiger, takkyu ishino and electric rescue onto the imprint also. here though we see bau joining the roster of echocord’s fledgling sub-label echo echo with a new four-track ep and taking the lead on the package is ‘clouds’ with pulsating low-end tones, hissing analogue noise and dusty drums samples all flowing in unison with ethereal chords and sweeping pads. ‘contour’ follows, tipping the focus over to bubbling delayed stab hits, fluttering sub bass and evolving white noise bursts throughout. the ‘prelude’ of ‘zenstory’ opens the flip side and as the name would suggest it’s a cinematic build up to the title-track featuring tension-building, expansive atmospherics ahead of the original mix which features a thumping muted kick, stuttering atmospheric echoes and spoken word vocal tucked into the depths of the record.
cong burn’s sixth tape is a seamless blend of ambient soothers and portastudio dubs from charlotte bickley (carlos) & aaron turner (anxiety support group / perfume advert). riyl pauline anna strom, jay glass dubs, katelyn aurelia smith.
in search of the sublime, contemporary electronic musician steve hauschildt has designed grids and panoramas of sound across multiple releases through the rise and dissolution of his former band, emeralds, an american touchstone of 2000s home-recorded psychedelic noise music. consistent with his solo work is hauschildt’s ability to coil his craft in precise, varied, and distinctly physical forms. gently spinning arpeggios converse with post-industrial decay. sonic fibers sway like pendulums from static melancholy to motorik bliss. dissolvi, the artist’s first full-length with ghostly international, engages sublimation from an ontological perspective: by dissociating the self. hauschildt steps out from the singular path, for the first time in a traditional studio, to compose and arrange contributions from friends. as a result, his most collaborative work to date extends a vast, vibrating framework in which to consider the state of being. the vinyl release includes a download code.
“monstrance” is mika vainio & joachim nordwall’s first album together and was originally released june 2013 via touch (to:88). it consist of drone works and pulsating electronic minimalism but also guitar, acoustic elements, organs and metal percussion. it was recorded in einstürzende neubauten’s berlin studio during an intense session in early summer of 2010. “monstrance” is a place where vainio’s and nordwall’s backgrounds as musicians and composers meet, and something new and extremely powerful is born. something deep, raw and direct…
apollo is proud to welcome paul frick to the fold. frick is a berlin-born music composer primarily known as one part of the group brandt brauer frick. stunningly despite a 20+ year history of making music “second yard botanicals” is his debut album. with bbf keeping frick inspired and busy since 2009, other ideas had piled up until a temporary break allowed him to fully dive into them - “while it took so long until i made my first album, it took about two months once i started.”
romain azzaro comes back on his own imprint with a rouge mécanique extended play compiled with cinematic shaded instrumentals and a heady mix of post-punk, ambient and noise. bringing acoustic life to electronica, his signature sound rolls over the ep with elegance and versatility
the subject of music from memorys latest compilation focuses on suso saizs output as part of the group orquesta de las nubes, formed by suso saiz and percussionist pedro estevan when the two met whilst studying a course on techniques of contemporary composition in madrid.
an underwater adventure by young parisian shelter. where previous releases have seen the synth-obsessed frenchman take his inspiration from caribbean rhythms or balearic attitudes, this marine missive sees shelter turn to the lavish world of the library,creating his an alternate score to jean faurez 1960 documentary short.
one half of the kwc 92 (who has previously delivered two top notch lps for l.i.e.s.), swedish producer max stenerudh aka maxxx bass steps forward with a 9 track solo effort titled gone fishing. right off the bat we hear stenerudh immersing himself in a world of chilled out and narrative fm electronic explorations that call to mind places past. the untitled tracks leave it to the listerner to create a story on their own, as voice pads, hand drums and dare we say pan flutes push and pull their way through the album creating dreamlike textures and otherwordly escapes. ideal music to fall into a late afternoon summer siesta to. lp comes come with full color 22cmx28cm color poster and download card
this lp includes misterios cosmogaficos remastered album, originally released in 1983, plus 5 tracks taken from espiritus unreleased cassette originally recorded in 1984: chile was a place where very little space was given for artistic creation, sometimes it was forbidden to create. however, with a determined inner strength, mr. valdés decided to take this project forward self-producing his own tape cassettes (diy culture). he wanted to show the young people, his friends and family that the chilean could create music at the best level in the world.
when the fight-or-flight response edges in—adrenaline coursing and perception wired—our behaviour is especially spiked by an emotional intensity. and with that peak comes a trough. it’s a chemical freefall, just like a crush.
presented by posh isolation, “crush” marks the beginning of the end for varg’s turbulent nordic flora series. getting us lost in an exhilarating maze of fainting beauty and breaks, the fifth piece of the series invites us to relish the harmony just as much as the dissonance.
following on from the previous iterations of the series, particularly the widely acclaimed “nordic flora series pt.3: gore-tex city”, the cast of collaborators remain familiar. some faces are more prominent on this occasion, while others were folded into the series for the first time at last year’s berlin atonal festival where varg’s nordic flora program was unveiled.
following on from angophora s beautiful long player, ken oath is back with another full length lp from low flung. friends of the label will note that this is his third release for ken oath, and it s a fittingly mature and expansive statement for a debut lp. perhaps mature is the wrong word here, as all his brilliant ideas are backed up by a sense of whimsy that betrays his playful side. the music strikes a balance between styles and spaces that could perfectly soundtrack moments at home, in the club, and in the liminal spaces between. danny s efforts at writing dance music still contain the idiosyncratic approaches of his ambient works: the deadly deep subs and endless echo spirals on -rising damp- sounds like someone trying to piece together a drum & bass track after an off-hand conversation about the genre. he s transmuted the propulsive energy of jungle into something no less dynamic, full of stops and starts and sonic pressure but flush with space. -tarp climber- is at heart a rollicking digi-dub. the more ambient moments of the lp are equally captivating - the glassy tones of -frozen coat- sound like a space-age ensemble soundtracking a floating lounge on a suite of glass instruments, while -ocean grove- blends field recordings and dreamy synthesizer melodies to create an uncanny sense of place that unroots you from wherever you re listening. there s a heavy emphasis on danny s collaborators as well - the cold emotion duo is reprised on the spacey ‘hills hoist’. closer -bacchus marsh- is a collaboration with prophets, a cross-state ensemble that defy any easy categorisation. the music here flirts with jazz and minimalism but with a dubwise production aesthetic to produce something that recalls khan jamal s visionary -drum dance to the motherland- in spirit and practice, but this whole album sounds as otherworldly and one-of-a-kind as the aforementioned lp.
ATMOSPHERE EP (180G, VINYL ONLY, SILKSCREEN PRINT COVER)
12" Vinyl, 180 g D23.07.18
atmosphere ep is rising suns fifth release on fauxpas musik and we can say quite safely that steffen laschinski fueled a few identifiable obsessions over the years for those familiar with his work. it probably wont feel like uncharted territory when theyll hear the title-track. vinyl tastes better
much needed reissue of brazil, a collaborative work by three spearheads of scandinavian electronic music today. the original edition was presented in a limited run of four cassettes, boxed and with an accompanying book. this timely reissue comes as a remastered double lp set, inviting a new set of listeners to the work.
black lodge ist ein mysteriöser produzent aus manchester, der in den 1990ern mit releases auf mo’wax und the trilogy tapes began, mitglied eines okkulten northern soul-kollektivs und der enigmatischen formation gescom ist, ferner dj eines pirantensenders, graffiti-künstler, badly drawn boy-remixer und autechre-artwork-designer. auf dem neuen label disciples veröffentlicht er nun eine kollektion mit aufnahmen aus dem lodgewars-archiv, aufgenommen im obergeschoss des kings arms-pubs in salford, manchester. geisterhafte drone-sounds und -melodien, die die ränder von ambient, post-punk und industrial besudeln. die streng limitierte lp-auflage erscheint auf schwarzem vinyl in schwarzer innentasche in schwarzer hülle mit sticker.
the smoke clears is the abstract ambient project of producer john daly (one track/izu/running back, feel) he debuted this alias with an eponymous lp in 2013 on further records and we re proud to present a part 2. following up his 2013 lp of the same name, this record builds upon it s predecessors ambient abstractions while adding another layer of nuanced melodic contemplation.
“great many arrows” is the 6th studio album from damien dubrovnik, the danish duo of loke rahbek and christian stadsgaard. it is also the 200th release on their posh isolation label, marking 8 years for both the label and project. the label’s inception came with damien dubrovnik’s debut album, and since then the two have been inseparable. without damien dubrovnik there would most likely have been no posh isolation, and vice versa.
“aktuel musik” is the second release from kyo, a duet of hannes norrvide and frederik valentin. norrvide is best known as the protagonist of synth trio lust for youth, though his recent solo techno productions under the guise of norin have also been met with critical praise. together with danish music’s enfant terrible, valentin, whose musical history is as difficult to trace as it is to comprehend, kyo is a project nourished by the orbit of two individuals around impassioned collectives.
“motor city” remixes by yen towers, abdulla rashim, quiltland and 1991. from blissed-out, droney tape works to sharp dance floor tracks, each of the four remixes presents a beautiful elaboration and articulation of sand circles “motor city”.
the smoke is lolinas third solo album, following live in paris (2016) and because im worth it (as inga copeland, 2014). self-released. made by lolina. mixed by lolina and amir shoat. mastered by amir shoat.
like frames of cinematic atmospheres floating between twisted sounds to create hypnotic landscapes, turning pages is a collection of the latest tracks of: ghita liviu, roger dee, livio pinna(feat. q-indie) and stefano razzo, back on vinyl after some years, trying to express what comes next.
hannes norrvide has had a busy year, it has been only six months since the latest album from lust for youth was released and since then he has released the debut album of norin in the shape of february’s “bakom planteringen”, he has released his collaborative work with frederik valentin under the name kyo with june’s “aktuel musik” lp and the earlier “potentiel musik” cassette album. now he is ready with the second vinyl release under his norin guise.
#3 in the periklas series comes from nicolas wiese, a berlin based electronic and audio-visual artist. “unrelated” is available as handnumbered lim.ed. clear vinyl lp in silk-screened sleeve and download. rich in details, “unrelated” is a vital proof of wiese’s artistic skills and a highly entertaining concern, melting electro-acoustic, musique concrète and sampledelia!
remixes of the recent croatian amor album “love means taking action” as a one-off limited pressing. tracks by brynje, age coin, why be, yen towers, ctm, felicia atkinson, drew mcdowall, kyo featuring health & safety.
the pale and the colourful is the first album of internazionale presented on vinyl by posh isolation after a near flood of limited tape releases both through his own remarkable janushoved label and through posh isolation. the pale and the colourful is a logical summary of internazionales work up to this point and is the prime example of the sensual synthetic meditations he has come to be known for.
the clear pop sensibility to his compositions are clouded with noises and ambiguous field recordings and it is somehow hard to really figure out if the music intends to lift us up or hold us down. what is certain is that no internazionale release up to this point reaches the level of this new album.
“performance”, drenches industrial-infused techno in high definition details, divining a cracked bump & flex from the condensation of a joyride. with a handful of tapes on posh isolation, as well as an album on luke younger’s alter, kristian emdal and simon formann have developed a project whose momentum and reputation has steadily escalated, finding common ground between electro-acoustic methods and quantised club nights.
boli group is a new ensemble spearheaded by copenhagen based composer and producer asger hartvig. responsible for some of the most fearless and intriguing works to come from the city in recent years, hartvig is as imposing as he is mysterious, and his debut release for posh isolation makes no concessions.
mika vainio and franck vigroux’s peau froide, lé,,,,ger soleil was a dense and complex record, a collection of sonic sculptures forged in the heavy tonal matter. it was the product of a lengthy creative process, articulated through studio sessions and live performances. the result was a huge amount of material that the duo actually decided to partition into more than one release, the album being the first in line. the new 6-tracker ep ignis makes for the first posthumous release from the two producers, after the untimely passing of vainio in 2017.