no doubt tom ellis has been one of our favorite producers for over 12 years. sharing music with him is always a blast whether its at a party. a festival or getting a hand on its latest tracks. this double ep gets you in a particular mood. through these 8 tracks tom shares an intimate experience and brillantly merges house. jazz. minimal techno. plus a touch of acid and ambient. experience deep and mindful music you only get a chance to enjoy once in a while.
on their debut album. celephaïs takes the listener on a trip into the distant lands of the mind. the album contains six long tracks. each of which tell a different story. think of opium induced daydreaming. celephaïs is here to hold hands so you feel safe enough to delve deeper into dissociation. the presented advanced synthesizer works display earthly undertones of dirt. hypnotizing noises. drumming sounds of distant rituals as well as ringing crystals. comes with a special artwork as insert.
written and produced by ian martin and jeroen holthuis.
lespoints010 - occult anti-neo-liberal acid squad vol.1 ep all songs written by flavio audino. luca digi lio. nicola kazimir and walid el barbir arranged by flavio audino. nicola kazimir and walid el barbir engineered by nicola kazimir and walid el barbir recorded at association les points. .zürich. switzerland mixed at association les points. zürich. switzerland mastered at analogcuts mastering. berlin. germany
debut album by the keinemusik crue! double vinyl album format including 10 brand new tracks by rampa. adam port. &me. including download coupon of the digital album. the front side of the cover is hidden beneath a black varnish that can be removed by rubbing it with your fingers.
the third instalment of the bodybuilder quartet has arrived. and once again label boss nachtbraker adds an exciting name to the quartet series manifesto. moscow native kuzma palkin previously released a double 10 and a double 12 on quality russian imprint gost zvuk. but is also known for his productions under his audiocad (between us) and kausto (shanti records) noms de guerre. make sure to check those out if you havent already. here. kuzma serves up an ep as deep as they come. with greasy. industrial and glitchy sounds floating on steady beats. title tune macho culture is a peaktime roller for darker club spaces with its deep melodic stabs. slapping snares and a haunting synth. also on the a is muscle mass increase. which is cut from the same haunting cloth but comes with an edgy saw synth that will have the punters reach for the lazers. flip over for ?proper sauna chill. which comes with a thumping kick. beautifully crafted sound design details and an undeniable groove. closing kuzmas quartet series debut ep is krepkiye bitsepsky. another showcase of amazing sound design and warped stabs floating over a steady break beat and groovy bass line to round things off nicely.
night blind is richard fearless second release on drones white label series. the title track coalesced in the early hours of the morning as diffuse. turneresque lights glimmered across the thames and the container was pounded by a storm. unnerving and melancholic yet with a glimmer of light. this is fearless at his best. on the b side is cancan. with xaviers spiritual acid head. kenichi iwasa. on percussion duties. this is one for peak time body shaking. both tracks were recorded and mixed at the metal box by chris blakey and produced by richard fearless. stamped and numbered edition of 300 vinyl
those who physically suffer from dopamine depletion seek ways to experience maximized pleasure. hong kongs hyper everything enfant terrible. s.y. delivers a much darker complex ep than his two previous offerings under a new alias. a creative therapy of sorts apparently dealing with substance abuse and unstable mental conditions which luckily for everyone translates into more leftfield dancefloor gold with the brilliantly nondescript $ lfo and weirdo power drive of the title track on a side. followed on the flip by a surprisingly beautiful ode to concrete music. and a deeply haunting field recording piece that closes a perfectly round ep... or does it? sleeve artwork by matt damhave
the pieces were created as structured improvisations using a monophonic synth (primarily) along with a yamaha dx7 (borrowed from a friend) and possibly a guitar. recording was made on an older otari mx5050 1/2 8 track. mixing was done on a tascam m-50 console and a revox a77 1/4 machine. i recall the project happened in two bursts: i did half of it in september 85. then i finished up and edited the album together in december 85. i dont really recall making copies for anyone. i think i played it for a dozen people and that was it. just forgot about it. i remember jeff ament from pearl jam (green river back then) came by while i had it playing on my home stereo. he asked what it was and said he liked it. surprised me a little. with regard to overall aesthetic: i like the sound of machinery. but i enjoy the fragility of human error and human instinct. i like to put things into motion then climb aboard and drive. i can’t play an instrument (in the classical sense) for the life of me. so i’ve always just played things that are mostly choice rather than a convolution of style and technique. i guess you call that the brian eno school of rock.
from ernst thoma s secret vaults. originally recorded in 1983 at koprod studio zürich. mr. thoma having fun with the serge modular music system and tms synthesizer. accompanied by knut remond on drums. proto-techno monster lp.
live recorded on 2 track revox at koprod studio zürich in 1982 chapter 3 of mr. thoma having fun with the serge modular music system and tms synthesizer. accompanied by knut remond on drums. proto-techno monster lp.
X-MAS CARD FROM OUTER SPACE (OSCARS X-MAS CAROLS 1984-87) (LP)
12" Vinyl NL07.12.17
all tracks on this record have been selected from the cassette series oscars x-mas carols. originally released on christmas day 1984. 1985 and 1987 by oscar smit’s imprint noel tapes in holland. edition of 400 copies. laminated translucent sleeve. hand stamped (12inchx12inch). complete with dossier including liner notes by oscar smit. band bios. photos and download code!
eplex & mikrokosmos. two studio partners in berlin. release their 2nd album “microgravity”. from athmospheric to post-industrial moods. a wider range of musical elements are examined in the 11 track album. handcrafted and spacy sounddesign. mainly based on analog hardware. subtle noise textures as well as driving rhythms are the gravitational forces throughout the auditory journey. in the 5 track vinyl edition. side a is more inside a relaxing dimension. whereas side b offers 2 tracks with full pressure in their own style. art design in hand screen print and visual interpretation by lichtpiraten. mastering by monojo.
we’re pleased to announce our latest project and second limb to let’s go swimming. vowel sounds. a series of cassette releases exploring unconventional approaches to production and sound. for our first release we welcome keef winter to the family with his project “handyman”.
this ep is the expression of beauty beyond the darkness. each record was born at a time of emotional instability. zenmorg hides his inner multitudes behind a strong drum line. hypnotic jingles and melodic bass.
enter the dragon. adding mystique to the techno are these pulsating. arpeggiated. snarling beasts from the italian producer with an ominous-sounding remix by heinrich mueller aka gerald donald of drexicya. track titles refer to the journeys of the sky dragon (a1). yellow dragon (a2) and dragon king (b1/b2) as they soar and serpentine majestically underwater and beyond the clouds
• zomby’s near-mythical album of eski grime permutations. created in an intense two week period sometime around 2008-2009
• 16 quickfire shots of wiley-meets-isaac newton in hyperspace
• master and lacquer cut by matt colton @ alchemy
•limited edition vinyl
this is the ninth ep on firescope records. the new sub-label of the legendary b12 records. although b12 output has been the solo work of steven since 2015-2017. this time he steps outside of the b12 name and releases under his own name. one of the founders of uk techno. he has released on labels such as warp records uk. b12 records. soma records. delsin records. firescope records. art . buzz and de:tuned.
union is a newly born label from the uk that’s geared towards releasing electronic experimental music. infusing techno functionality with explorative synthesis and sonic manipulation. ran by pry and royal sun. the pair have a string of releases ready to drop across the next 12 months.
the labels inaugural release. ‘un-001’ is from label co-owner pry. pervaded with left field synthesis and melancholic melodic undertones. the release takes club conformity and combines it with electroacoustic experimentation. inspired by the everyday and the mundane. the artwork created by esteemed designer. alex mccullough creates a complimentary fusion alongside the record.
vinyl comes with limited edition artwork by exc artist collective (high quality print)
this is the new release by berlin based techno duo i/y. the music is part of an interdisciplinary project between the international artist collective exc and i/y which included an exhibition in a downstairs parking lot. the publication of the artistbook -pxrkxnglxt 2- together with the novel -raum in einem raum- by exc-co-founder eric keil and a short unmoved silent film for which i/y did the soundtrack. this soundtrack now comes as an exclusive vinyl release along with an inlay artist edition. showing the dark scenery where the- film- takes action... the artist book and the novel are published on rhein verlag and will also be distributed as a special edition together with the record at papierundgelb.de.
robert rental was the stage name of robert donnachie (1952?2000). a british pioneer of post-punk. diy. and industrial music. originally from port glasgow. scotland. he moved to the south of england with thomas leer in the late 1970s where he met glenn michael wallis. glenn was recording music with the group heute and leaving to start his solo projects nkvd and konstruktivists. both were heavily involved with throbbing gristle and the industrial records crew. in the summer of 1979. robert invited glenn to his studio in battersea to jam. robert on guitar and glenn on an edp wasp synthesizer. for each session that summer they would play for about 40 minutes. maybe longer. stoned. robert suggested they record it. many times erasing and over recording one session for the next. the music had no titles. as they were never intended to be released. on these recordings. robert enjoyed playing like robert fripp of king crimson. while glenn channeled wolfgang flur of kraftwerk. influenced by krautrock bands like can. neu!. cluster/harmonia. as well as terry riley and brian eno the duo forged a unqiue brand of industrial music. tape loops and synthesizer sounds played backward conjure dark ambient moods. all songs have been remastered for vinyl by george horn at fantasy studios in berkeley. the lp is housed in a jacket that features a drawing by robert rental from glenn?s archives as well as a handwritten note from robert to glenn. each copy includes 2 photo postcards featuring a transcription of robert?s letter and liner notes from glenn wallis.
british left-field artist dead fader returns to parachute. the new lp. jenny 153. runs out across nine tracks and operates at the fertile juncture between classical and club music compositional structures. and examines the crossover points between the two disciplines.
wah wah 45s are very proud to announce their first foray into the format of the future-retro fan – the cassette. and who better to deliver our debut release on this cult medium. than our very own electronic beat makers and hip hop nerds. paper tiger. over the last four years. the leeds and london based crew have been quietly pasting together some of the more interesting and subversive off-cuts and live interludes that were recorded around their two lp releases.
BORDERS / RED DESERT (KLARA LEWIS. BIOSPHERE REMIXES)
12" Vinyl D06.12.17
carmen villain & jenny hval’s borders has gotten wonderful remix treatment from our favorite klare lewis. also biopshere has done a rare remix of red desert. both remixes are out now on limited edition 12” (only 300 made. and no repress).
REALITY DEFENSE DEPARTMENT (VIA APP & WAX STAG REMIX)
12" Vinyl BE05.12.17
musar is honoured to revive the electronic-synth legend. manasyt. with a new five-track ep as part of a three-ep series. including a pair of remixes by brooklyns wonder girl via app and wax stag. an occasional collaborator with bibio and clark.
(lp in printed innersleeve + download card) belgian musician dijf sanders pens and produces soundtracks for distant. far-flung places that brood with exotica. psychedelia. jazz and electronica. his new album java. is a psychedelic and modern search for the sounds of the homonymous indonesian island.
rawax welcomes two talented russian artists to the family. pasha mikheev aka kolomna experiments & alexey krjuk aka bogdan. we re sure this is just the beginning of a long musical journey between them and us!
following the success of last years reissue of vox populis aither. emotional rescue returns to the french / persian band with the first of two albums selected from their considerable archive. first. their experiments between 1984 and 1989 in what are essentially pre-aither sessions. magiques creations is in essence. an album of the imagination.
copenhagens echocord colour returns this mid november with brendom moellers magic city ep. featuring four originals from the new york based artist. brendon moeller has long been a purveyor of authentic dub-infused techno since stepping onto the scene via his 2006 sweetspot / humpback ep via echocord and has since gone on to release on reputable imprints such as third ear. kimochi sound. delsin’s ann aimee. mule musiq and of course his very own steadfast. here though moeller makes a welcome return to where it all began with some fresh material for echocords colour sub- label. caravan takes the lead on the release and in typical brendon moeller fashion were treated to densely layered dub chords. throbbing subs and expansive atmospherics whilst robust drums drive the composition along. magic city’ follows and ups the energy levels even further with pounding industrial drums layered underneath billowing dub stabs and eerie drones. ‘magic city in dub’ follows and as the name suggests offers up a reduced take on the composition. dropping the tempo and shining light on the billowing echoes of the original whilst stirring in some off-kilter rhythsm and additional processing for good measure. lastly.departure closes the package. with haunting synth drones. bumpy rhythms and murky vocals wandering throughout the seven-minute composition
superb. expert neo-minimalism from the retiring berliner — veteran of collaborations like vilod (with ricardo villalobos). the moritz von oswald trio. nsi and sun electric — making a rare. treasurable solo foray. six tracks ranging from oscillatory steppers to eerie hauntings. beautifully sleeved. too.
at night. things get a lot more unpredictable. a stranger can become a friend. you suddenly become intimate with a woman or a man whos name you will never find out. while darkness also allows you to conceal your true identity - even become someone else. inspiration for this album emanates from the fascination towards the intensity of what nightlife has to offer . euphoria and melancholy. spotlights or incognito. sexual contact or lonely voyeurism... francois x entertains the listener with playful ambiguity and unsettling. yet sensual atmospheres.
rauch. geschrieben und produziert im kollektiv von den berliner producern felix k.. marcel dettmann. sa pa und simon hoffmann. zusammengestellt und abgemischt von marcel dettmann. ist als künstlerische annäherung und dialog zu den fotografien von friederike von rauch zu verstehen. in ihrer ausstellung insgeheim im goethe-institut paris. anlässlich der paris photo 2017. zeigt die künstlerin arbeiten. die in verschiedenen klö...stern der nachkriegsmoderne von la tourette von le corbusier entworfen ü...ber roosenberg abbey nahe gent zur klosterkirche maria regina martyrum in berlin entstanden sind und klanglich untermalt werden durch die musik von rauch
damon eliza palermo returns to lovers rock with cathedral. an ep of inky. shadowy atmospheres. opening with the stunning title track. palermo summons a hi-def miasma of gongs and synths. searching and incantatory. congquin rumbles through a tar pit of groaning static and radio interference. while karangahape road floats through 5+ minutes of undulating sighs. finally cathedral gets reworked for the dance floor with an extended. exuberant techno meltdown.
with his debut mat release entitled universel. palta almost paints with sound. working a defined palette with subtlety and clarity of vision. we are taken to places that are alien yet somehow familiar a world whose delicate exterior belies a profound depth and power.
eidetic is a new project from the brokntoys camp. focusing on the deeper side of techno.to kick off the project. eidetic welcomes exhausted modern an alias from layup. the co-founder of endless illusion. for a 4-track ep of grimy. grubby. eerie electronics suited for the early hours on the dance floor.
collector is the solo project of jason campbell who resides in newcastle. australia. forced extraction is his first release for beat concern following an lp on the melbourne-based drawing heat. and tapes for seminal labels. night people and clan destine records. campbell has honed his unique take on experimental techno over the last few years by building compositions with all analogue hardware and modular synthesis. forced extraction sees collector at his most incisive. carving out four pummelling tracks across the 12inch. piercing feedback. foreboding synth movements and bass drones are anchored by rigid drum programming with an attention to heavy industrial rhythms. an exciting peek into the coal-face of underground australian electronics
the sound is short and dry. like a fist colliding with leather or other flesh. but the repetition and reverberation transcend such violence and lead the listener to a heightened state by the time the parade is cancelled. a point of consideration. stick around because at least a few folks will still march and it could be a gorgeously lonely thing to witness
sam de la rosa. best known under the alias samuel kklovenhoof of the band led er est and with karen sharkey of the coombe. is back on mannequin records for a stunning 4-tracks electro-wave-experimental release. texas born but strongly connected with the new york cold wave and disco scene from mid 2000. and the wierd records family. sam s music is a clever mix of post punk. electronic hybrids. experimental pop and catchy melodies. additional mix by michael stein from s u r v i v e. already debuting on mannequin records back in 2011. before to get worldwide known for the netflix s stranger things soundtrack.
the world outside resonants metallic. its activity humming calm harmonics. i am in stasis. liquified. receiving alien signals. unseen universes translated into sound. notes bend like light reflected in a curved. hard surface. sine waves as my sinews stretch
masaki messaged blueberry records soundcloud and signed an ep within a week. i guess sending demos is still a thing. the concept of the ep is to demonstrate all the colors in masaki s rainbow. a truly gifted studio engineer. there are many styles in which he moves across the mixing board. ark and blessing are pure sound design ticklers. as if he decided to make an updated blue-ray instructional soundtrack. soaring melodies and sub bass anchors the listener is literally pinned done by the pressure and beaten with an ugly beauty unique to masakis style. dolci and ilah both radiate on the dance floor like lost dark rollers from an updated mid 90 s estelia and fraewnuil demonstrate the beautiful thoughtfulness masaki also possesses. like a hidden runout groove. masaki leaves the listener pensive and wrapped in a warm embrace.
alien jams presents a new release by wilted woman called home listener. after releasing the amazing -diary of a woman- on she rocks! earlier this year. ww is back with this sublime 5 track ep. from the onset. playful synth patterns mingle and coalesce. spiralling towards dizzy culminations. at times wobbly and disjointed. ww creates stunning compositions that would work magic on the dancefloor. each track of home listener feels like its own paranormal entity. living organisms that develop and grow as the music unfolds.
* concept and composition by ryoji ikeda * co-produced by eklekto geneva percussion center. ryoji ikeda studio and la bâtie festival de genève. * percussionists (eklekto): alexandre babel. stéphane garin. lucas genas and dorian fretto ryoji ikeda japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist ryoji ikeda focuses on the essential characteristics of sound itself and that of visuals as light by means of both mathematical precision and mathematical aesthetics. ikeda has gained a reputation as one of the few international artists working convincingly across both visual and sonic media. he elaborately orchestrates sound. visuals. materials. physical phenomena and mathematical notions into immersive live performances and installations. eklekto eklekto is a contemporary percussion collective founded in 1974 in geneva. constantly seeking to reinvent percussion music. the group collaborates with living composers and contemporary artists through concerts. multimedia projects and artistic events that question the listener’s expectations towards new musical forms. eklekto has premiered over 100 new works and performed hundreds of internationally acclaimed shows
after 2016’s mini-album shady and light. composer and guitarist martyn heyne releases his first full-length record electric intervals on the new 7k! imprint. says heyne: the number of parameters that determine a recording appears to be infinite. the mood. instrument. tuning. mics. room. temperature. time of day. all contribute to sound. the magic. once captured. is impossible to recreate. this might seem a hindrance. but it’s really the whole point of recording for me.’ opener ‘carry’. for example. is a composition carefully developed over months with most of the production happening in front of the microphone. ‘wilde wide’. however. was recorded only once as an early-morning improvisation. having worked with dustin o’halloran on the emmy-winning transparent soundtrack and with clarinettist claudio puntin as part of the duo set aglow. heyne’s sound is one of simplified diversity. on his debut album he controls each melody with the precision of a veteran producer.
john cohen aka dead fader first arrived on the label in 2016. with it works 1 - a brace of warping. high energy electronic music compositions that while largely unclassifiable in genre. maintain a gloriously vibrant. emotive sensibility that owes much to early idm excursions. and the more abstract tenets of the krautrock genre. that said - the artist cites anything from kanye west to bach and back again as informing the decidedly experimental and potentially confounding work - and his latest offering for the milan based label continues to riff on this open ended mesh of influence to great effect. the original material is buoyed by a formidable remix package. featuring downwards affiliate jk flesh - who turns in a caustic reinterpretation of fyi. roly porter of vexd and tri angle fame. who takes on raw food. and planet mus konx-om-pax. whos reimagining of life cycle closes out proceedings. its an admirable line up. in keeping with the aesthetic concerns of cohens excellent lp - and the chosen artists turn in respectful but wholly personal work - making for an excellent addition to growing parachute discography. parachuterecords.
• incredible 2nd album by groundbreaking. houston-based artist rabit
• a hyper sensual tableaux of avant-club. future classical and noise composition
• guest vocals from chino amobi and cecilia. co-production by cecilia and drew mcdowell (coil)
• artwork by collin fletcher. photo by lane stewart.
• mastered by matt colton at alchemy
• riyl coil. elysia crampton. autechre. visionist
arla iii. like the previous two records in the series. is a culmination of our combined influences. a representation of our memories - both real and false. of uk rave culture. these records have been informed as much by fantasy as they are real memories. the result of us piecing together our experiences of growing up and going out to raves in the welsh countryside
svengalisghost captured here in his most true form. the live setting. this recording comes direct from the board during his performance on french television in 2015 and harnesses the maniacal energy of his live set in perfect form. what may be the chicago born artist s darkest and most plodding recording to date. this is the definintion of deconstructed death-industrial. foward thinking and freeform yet totally focused and razor sharp. plodding drums over open wire electronics and zodiac killer vocals hitting you from all angles. this is sound of evil personified. limited copies available worldwide.
‘utopia’ is the ninth studio album from the iconic artist björk. out november 24th via one little indian records. the album s artwork was created in collaboration of m/m. jesse kanda and james merry and reflects the records sonic direction. optimism. lightness. utopia. of the album she explained to dazed this summer that. ““maybe that’s why it became a utopian theme – if we’re gonna survive not only my personal drama but also the sort of situation the world is in today. we’ve got to come up with a new plan. if we don’t have the dream. we’re just not gonna change. especially now. this kind of dream is an emergency.” björk wrote. produced and recorded the album between reykjavik and new york. working closely with arca and writing for. conducting and recruiting a thirteen piece flute orchestra which will be on the road with her next year.
double heavyweight lp in gatefold sleeve with mp3 download card included.
at the third new interplanetary melodies astral journey stopover. it was mandatory to catch an italian project deeply inspired by the sun ra visionary realm. expressing contemporary trials of hybridising jazz with artful electronica. so ra toth and the brigantes orchestra landed on vinyl grooves for the label. after having previously appeared on the likes of mathematics and berceuse heroique. behind the sound. we find the elusive and unpredictable genius of the well-respected producer marcello napoletano.
nim received the distorted sound signal from napoletano taken over by the egyptian deity born from the lips of ra. who knows if those noises were coming from a parallel dimension. outer space. or some otherworldly sphere...? submerged in dark bottom waters. the stormy waves of the acid sea are made of convulsive afro-flavoured percussion with sharp synths looming out like the ivories of some freakish abyssal creatures.
hanna is the soundtrack album to the 2011 british-german thriller film of the same name. directed by joe wright. the film stars saoirse ronan as the title character. a girl raised in the wilderness of northern finland by her father. an ex-cia operative (eric bana). who trains her as an assassin. cate blanchett is a senior cia agent who tries to track down and eliminate the girl and her father.
the original score was composed by the british pioneers of big beat the chemical brothers. who had 6 number 1 albums and 13 top 20 singles in the uk. nme ranked the album at number 54 in their list of the -61 of the greatest film soundtracks-.
the soundtrack of hanna was nominated for multiple awards and eventually won an alliance of women film journalists award in the category -best film music or score- and a los angeles film critics association award for -best music-.
limited first pressing of 1500 numbered copies on transparent red 180 gram vinyl.
new long player from manchester s claro intelecto. entitled exhilarator . the 13 track album marks a return to action for the esteemed producer. a cinematic album of icy techno. weighty bass and poignant melody. from plaintive keys and slow motion drums awash with melody to corrugated industrial drums that don t let up. this is a diverse album in both mood and texture. moments of ambient celestial beauty exist next to breezy and summery grooves while skewed and sludgy acid sits next to serene underwater dub. stewart s mission to step outside his usual self has resulted in another landmark electronic album. killer release!!!
music for dreams is proud to announce the new album by danish legend dub tractor. one of the founding fathers of electronica in denmark in the early 90s. anders remmer has remained a reluc-tant beacon of copenhagen’s scene ever since. with his musical legacy still a work in progress. as well as being a member of future 3. remmer has released material under a number of different aliases. but his most frequent guise dating back to 1994 has been dub tractor. under this name. he gently crafts complex yet warm and organic electronic music that flirts with ambient. dub and idm. with “hello ambient wash”. the first dub tractor album since 2009. remmer explores further the possibilities of dub tractor after the more pop-oriented & shoegaze-flavoured approach of his last album -sorry-. in addition to new material. the second half of “hello ambient wash” presents a ret-rospective of hand-picked tracks from his first three albums on flex records (the label which music for dreams founder kenneth bager ran with ole mortensen from 1994 to 2007). ... bonus info: nils frahm is a fan.
merveille & crosson return to visionquest this october with their second long player. entitled cerulean and featuring nine original compositions from the duo. 2012 saw the release of cesar merveille & ryan crossons critically acclaimed inaugural long player drm. seeing the pair veer their output into abstract realms and embrace a more eclectic left on centre production style. here five years later the pair return with their second album cerulean. again tipping the focus over to a modern classical. jazz. ambient and abstract aesthetic. featuring collaborations with juliard trained classical pianist julien quinten. no regular play’s greg paulus on trumpet. wareika’s henrik raabe on guitar. yonathan levi on double bass. moritz baumgartner adding additional drum work and berlins signum saxophone quartet. across the ‘cerulean’ project merveille. crosson and all involved offer up an amalgamation of sounds and styles from the freeform jazz odyssey styles of even tides and nordic bummers to the ethereal ambience of intro (almost raw) and mcyh whilst subtly nodding towards their minimal roots with acid pal and qaudra. the pair also radiantly display their love for the new age modular synth style with arp and life in the 80s with intricately programmed. dynamic melodies throughout. all in all resulting in a truly unique and forward thinking project from an array of talents.
goings third effort is a joint release by silent water and meakusma. recorded in the span of one year in monthly recording sessions. it sees them venture off into an at times melismatic and contrasting contemplation on forward musical propulsion. 70s crossover jazz and minimalistic and at times downright futuristic electronic music. over the course of two spun out yet concentrated pieces. light and dark are built into a mesmerizing musical reverie that is equally as contemplative as it is explicitly emotional and confrontational. melodic as well as rhythmic accents diverge and coalesce with ease and poise. a subtle yet incessant throb defining everything throughout. record includes free download code + additional bonus track. running time side a - 24:43 / side b - 24:22 released in a gatefold cover.
limitierter doppel-release des brixtoner künstlers gaika zu seiner gleichnamigen global-tour-party the spectacular empire mit unzähligen künstlerkollegen. die wie er von forschungsdrang und politischer provokation geleitet sind. speziell der track battalion vereint soziale weckrufe. politik und kunst in einem dröhnenden dancehall-powerhouse. der bis zum emotionalen ausbruch anschwillt und verdeutlicht. weshalb gaika zu den aufregendsten britischen künstlern der letzten jahre gehört. 2 x 10inch inkl. download-code. limitiert auf jeweils 500 stück weltweit.
macht macht zement - what does it mean? 80s drums. synths and vocals. almost without context.
..fallbeil. two soon-to-be men (aka boys). finish tracks at the rate of butchers kneading meatballs. due to laziness and a lack of technique. everything gets recorded on one track and immediately thrown into the frier.
..nothing is planned. first up. school detention followed by rough lofi rap.
..the album contains a wide variety of themes from mailmen to warthogs. from latecomers to sensible conversation. every track is created out of spontaneity. two very short tracks on this album date back to 1999. when the boys performed as ‘funky granatos’ in the local youth centers. sadly. their performances werent successful. nobody wanted to listen to them and almost every concert ended in mass brawls.
..the track postman comes from the duos side project grand malheur and was recorded in 2015 in bronxfeld. more output from this project will appear on various eps in the near future.
..the album title macht macht zement originates from tom pötgen. tom always wanted to throw the sacred hand grenades. we hope he does that right now!
let your brain slowly melt to the delightful sounds of dima disk. having first heard their music via the palace x bronze skate video a year or so ago. we did a bit of digging and it turned out to be by a duo called dima disk. one half of whom was an old glasgow pal called ragnar and robert nikolajev from tallinn s legendary club lekker. you may have heard their recent ripper on porridge bullet. having been fans of the shit coming out of estonia for a good few years and also having a thing for releasing music from our glasgow connections we felt that this needed to come out as a rad 12-.
following their debut ep release -one- earlier this year. french music act esss deliver an array of sounds in their latest ep naturally entitled -two-. electro down tempo 80 s synths meeting 70 s funk with modern dark techno builds. -two- is a melting pot combination of gesaffelstein and stranger things . the opening track (1) berlingot will no doubt take the dance floor by surprise as layered synths. kick drums and bass sounds descend into a new wave banger. (2) kickflip is a glitchy down tempo cut with dreamlike percussion with twisted retro synths. (3) nightlight is an ominous rolling cut that offers similar 80 s sounds but with added grooves and darker techno elements.three tracks on -two- offer retro and futuristic beats. enough to lose yourself into. get -two- after -one- by ess
violent sounds… savage grounds released their first three records with lux rec… of which one of the members from this swiss duo is the label boss… this new ep is the first release coming out elsewhere… savage grounds have created a sound of their own… a sort of post-techno which combines elements of techno. elektro. ebm. acid and industrial… but these tracks will for sure also appeal to lovers of analogue synth music… the whole ep sounds like it has been recorded in an one take synth jam… raw and fierce synth sounds for the body and soul…
acid test continues their journey with the return of achterbahn damour. on their first proper release in three years. jool & iron curtis patiently craft an intricate sound world - with the opening track. major-key pads hearken towards a bright future. hi-hats rustle like leaves and on dehaveland. percussive elements fall into beautiful. random unison like factory machines staging an after hours dance. samuel van dijks vaunted vc-118a project steps up for a remix. turning in a taut techno version that unfurls smoke pillars of ghostly ambience. the duo wraps up the four-tracker with an unexpected dreamy electro turn. dont talk to me. throughout acid test 13. they remain in lockstep with the labels ethos - to bend. hammer and flatten acid lines into new. imaginative shapes
as faithful guardians of the ciani musica inc. studio vault finders keepers records twist the key and return to their collaborative series of previously unreleased music from one of the most important and influential composers in the history of multi-disciplinary electronic music.
RANDOM NUMBERS SPLIT SERIES VOL.5 (TAPE /CASSETTE)
tape / cassete D16.11.17
the fifth and final volume of random numbers split series is released. a split of the most experimental italian scene in 5 volume. to each artist is assigned a side of a c50 cassette. in which to let the music speak without compromises. volume 5 is entrusted to attilio novellino and collin mckelvey. the latest issue of the split series wants to be a bridge to future random numbers publications. in this case the two artists involved instead of dividing the two sides of the cassette decided to merge their productions into a collaboration. started in 2014. the collaboration between attilio novellino and collin mckelvey produced two albums: hypehunt and mè..taphisiques cannibales. sons of the same approach. shared by similar sound sources and similar compositional techniques. the two works find in the different suggestions around which they are made. the specificity that allows them to grasp its essence. autonomous and complementary at the same time.
ltd marbled vinyl --- ‘urge theory’ is the debut solo ep from japanese artist maiko okimoto aka lemna. following on from her collaborative ep as ourea alongside sam kdc. urge theory sets about establishing the lemna style. rollicking hypnotic polyrhythms and a distinctive touch to creating driving tension are maiko’s signatures. with a track like dlpfc interjecting an elastic vigor into her style. after introducing her live set to europe at berlin atonal 2017 to rapturous applause. urge theory delivers on the promise of a new sound for modern techno
autumns is the solo project of christian donaghey from derry. northern ireland. following several releases on downwards and clan destine and hot on the heels of his debut lp. »suffocating brothers«. the »dyslexia tracks« ep sees autumns deliver 5 tracks and 38 minutes of brutal beauty. aligning itself closely to his recent live performances – where snares (and belts) crack like whips and synthesizers »wriggle like a fucking eel« – »dyslexia tracks« completes autumns journey from his post-punk beginnings to producing some of the tautest and toughest electronic music we’ve heard in some time.
alongside progressive appearances on cult labels donaghey’s restless work ethic has seen him share stages in europe and the us with the kvb. lust for youth. beak. silent servant & dva damas.
bringing electronic music to the physical realm. genre-bending drummer ian chang is set to release his debut ep spiritual leader this september. an acclaimed drumming virtuoso known for his work in son lux and landlady. chang uses his kit to control and manipulate samples resulting in a seamless synthesis of raw performative intensity and sophisticated sound design.
the vinyl release includes a download code.
seit fast 20 jahren bereichert der brite james holden die electronic-szene mit innovativen. prägnanten und stilbildenden ideen. für sein drittes album versammelt er die liveband the animals spirits um sich herum. um seinem elektronischen sound organische liveinstrumente wie saxofon. kornett oder cosmic-percussion hinzuzufügen. so entsteht ein neuartiger. synthbasierter folk-trance. der elemente wie psychedelia. krautrock. weltmusik und spiritual-jazz mit holdens melodischer stärke kombiniert. damit kreiert holden eine neue genreprõgende form universeller musik. die gleichzeitig flüssig wie lebendig klingt.
schwarzes 180g doppelvinyl im gatefold inklusive downloadcode.
niall mannion aka mano le tough is set to release his first record on pampa entitled ahsure. the 3 track ep sees the irish producer showcase his unique ability to combine dance floor rhythms with visceral vocal based songs. the result of which is a piece of work that will find a comfortable home in a variety of settings. while this method has become the hallmark of manos discography. ahsure feels like some of his most honest and accomplished work to date.
the new ep by rroxymore signals another audacious step forward for one of the most daring artists in the electronic music diaspora. thoughts of an introvert part 1 is born out of introspection. out of the necessity to disconnect from the frenzy of crowds and to create a soundtrack to an inner landscape which exists beyond the reach of government and dogma. in the words of the artist. -it is a sonic diary of sorts. cataloguing the events of a world which has not yet been invented. in the form of three mesmerizing dance tracks free of nostalgia and the expectations of style.- the spatial afro futurist funk of prodrome finds rroxymore balancing darkness and optimism as only she can. the title track. thoughts of an introvert is instantly familiar and carries a soothing utopian spirit. so needed today. mycetozoa. the closing track is bouncing. drum driven and mad. a celebration of rroxymore s complex musical mind. offset by irresistibly banging toms and rolling rimshot patterns. it is a track which is at once melancholic. happy. vulnerable. and full of hope. everything seems possible on the dancefloor this music was written for
apollo proudly presents a full release of the stunning debut album released by sw. sw s lush sound design and hypnotic arrangements nestles snugly alongside the classic 90’s apollo releases of biosphere and robert leiner in all their balmy glory. originally issued on vinyl only via sw’s own sued imprint. this apollo re-release represents something of a coup in that it’s the first of the label’s music to ever be presented digitally. as a label. sued has formed a reputation for releasing some of the most vital and sought after contemporary dance-floor vinyl. from both sw and svn. as well as collaborations and comradeship with other analogue obsessed auteurs such as dynamo dreesen (who teams up with svn as dresvn). dj sotofett. dj fett burger. pg sounds and club no-no. aka snorre magnar solberg.
left ear are re-introducing another ten lost tracks from nicholas georgieff and virgil work. st louis basement electronics duo workdub. the release spans material from 1989-95 and includes recordings from their sole lp and both cassette albums. workdubs music hardly fits into a vacuum and some might even say it’s otherworldly. tracks like reach for the stars and lunar module reflect dreams of space-age exploration. all the while their investigation into drum machines. synthesizers. samples matched with their organic live instrumentation work to create a unique atmospheric dubbed out sound.
ntroducing mr. eff. part myth. part man. dragging by the arm to safety through digital swamps and haunted houses. the parallel stands as a singular vision of miltonian proportions. small vignettes and passing scenes give way to grandiose and beautiful moments. from the wave-sleaze of midnight predator to the pre-credits suicide-tribute of h e a r t t h r o b. the parallel works as much for drive time as it does for drifting off to a far off land that is both wonderful and strange. not to be ignored. art by eric. a lee.
senales. spanish for signals. is the new work and debut at femur by rafa m. espinosa. aka geistform. it depicts a round trip to the darkest side. the sullen and dismal side of our sonic concept. the four tracks. which make up this 12- range from odes to smacking electro beat. obsessive mid-tempos. old industrial echoes and sinister and unsettling atmospheres.
RED BULL MUSIC ACADEMY LIBRARY SERIES. VOL. 1 (LP)
12" Vinyl UK06.11.17
in the spirit of pioneering library music manufacturers and archives like de wolfe and kpm. red bull music academy presents a series of library music releases by academy alumni. new zealandís grayson gilmour helms the inaugural entry with his unique combination of baroque pop. electronics. and new wave sounds. accompanied by a remix from bristolian ambient and drone producer paul jebanasam. mastered at calyx and manufactured via handle with care.
the elusive stl returns with a 3-track ep on his newfound home of dark matters. ‘nonzero sonics is the sixth label release to date. and their first to emerge this year. stephan laubner has enjoyed an accomplished career with releases on labels including perlon. smallville and echospace. despite a scarcity of interviews and public appearances. his reputation as a devoted audiophile and hardware enthusiast has afforded him a loyal following in underground music circles. this release marks the beginning of a new chapter with amiralis dark matters imprint. ‘nonzero sonics explores dark and twisted sentiments in avant-garde structures. consistently executed with impeccable detail. ‘no more words meditates on elements of dub and techno in an extended form. whilst ‘smooth selector establishes a stripped back groove replete with sub frequencies and cavernous echoes. closing track ‘out of the one places peculiar harmonies in a tranquil framework. exemplifying the diversity of a producer with true dedication to his craft