“gateway to hyperspace ep” consists purely of original works from label head deepbass. taking a more euphonic approach the release delves into a more blissful sound with graceful seductive melodies but still with his distinctive rolling energetic touch.
russia s underground party and podcast series abcd (any body can dance) have decided to launch their own label and geo-referencing has become a major aspect in the choice of artists for the first release. xan and honeälome are from one provincial town of votkinsk, which character left a solid imprint on the work of both musicians. experimental yet atmospheric house grooves with electronica influences and leftfield breaks for your listening pleasure!
anyone who has followed the dj sets of adam beyer or dutch ally bart skils, would be familiar with the stirring vocal and thundering impact of your mind . while the track begun as a tool, the reactions when tested out were so momentous they decided to turn it into a full track. together they teamed up to add more percussion, snares and a rolling acid line to complete its transformation. the result? one of 2018 s most powerful techno weapons highlighting time warp, awakenings and ultra music festival, to name just a few.
the olympos series paused briefly, but now makes a welcome return thanks to the efforts of hermes, the messenger of the gods. whether he produced the tracks himself or they were ghostwritten is unclear, but they re a fantastic addition to the greek mythology focused minimal electronica label. astraia is a twinkling delight of mournful deep techno, while eidolon heads into introspective minimal electro territory with some seriously crafty beat programming. stasis meanwhile strikes a warm, laid back note that harks back to early uk techno might the track title be a tribute? the record closes out on phone, a grainy, sullen jam with some crunchy broken beats and plenty of needlepoint sound design going on.
two powerful dub-techno tracks perfect for the dancefloor and smoky rooms. grad_u is a musician and dj based in vilnius, lithuania. since 2005 he is focusing on the deeper side of techno. during the years he released tracks and remixes for various labels like knowone, grounded in humanity, echocord. he also runs two of his own imprints: redscale and greyscale records. “balance” only on vinyl only and ltd threehoundred. 180-gram wax.
a portrait with firewood is felix’s most personal body of work to date, the product of an emotionally turbulent 2017, capturing the range of feelings and emotions he went through in vivid sonic beauty. by putting aside his previous sampladelic approach he returned to his childhood instrument of the piano as a core starting point.
uhh , excellent groovin minimal techno release , subb-an s 2nd ep on pleasure zone after plz025 (together with diego krause), its of course its a vinyl only release for those who knows. dark and bassheavy dj friendly ep as we like it
“behavior” is a group of processes designed from perception, stimulations created to empathize indifferently with each one according to the moment and the enviroment, mental techno that concieves very different realitys in the animic state of the reciever. kalter ende is the artist behind this new reference for subsist records, the manchegan producer is in a great moment and creates a very soundful detailed reference in wich the percussive elements accoompanies all a set of armonic molecules.
after the amazing release from kwartz and hector oaks, we are very pleased to have on vinyl filip xavi, young belgrade artist with a lot of potential, not a newcomer on sonntag morgen. he shows 3 mental, hypnotic and banging tracks ... and to complete the ep we have the honor to have on board dasha rush, with an outstanding remix!
stocker s revenge takes place as a short story inspired in a vampire theme where the author transmits his homeland legacy to a contemporary musical field, sotries and legends of chaste lineage that have inspired musicians and artist for centuries with concerns for the tenebrous chronicles , making different recreations of it with cruelty and vileness as its main element. orlock 101 is a new talent in european scene which inspires his artistic framework in the myth created by bram stocker, this transilvanian artist debuts as producer with the next soil records release.
the spanish techno imprint celebrates the release of their first long lenght with this compilation featuring tracks by some of the most prominent underground techno artists among some new talents including works from: christian wünsch, datura dilema, developer, dinamite, kalter ende, stanislav tolkachev, unkle fon and vertical spectrum. the sound palette focuses on danceable numbers, but also include some broken beats and industrial touches showcasing the diversity of their catalogue.
very first release of partyfines sub label. the french producer yuksek starts a naughty new catalog with the help of get a room! well knowned for their re edits, mixes and dj sets, the parisien dynamic duo opens with ecuador, hypnotic & tropical techno anthem. when the roland tr 808 flirts with spaced portuguese male voices. already playlisted by red axes, simple symmetry etc. the b side is a percussive and shamanic dj tool made of acid drops and psychedelic congas. 2nd ep from get a room! previous releases or remixes for partyfine, colette, dfa, kill the dj, tigersushi, ed banger
2nd release of partyfines sub label. french producer yuksek gets deeper and experimental under his new secret side project. out from electronic live improvisations, the first ep of destino starts with a clusterish ambient track (orion). so dj friendly, 911s siren and bleeps redefines the archetypical disco flavor of a 101 floor filler track. ceremony and its balearic feeling will strongly warm up your electronic summer nights. finally loopo up delivers a dark electronic disco groove for cosmic dancers. previous releases or remixes for partyfine, colette, dfa, kill the dj, tigersushi, ed banger
after 10 years of releases since 2007, the label is happy to add some fresh blood to the imprint. a compilation in two volumes will see the light this summer. here is the vol.1 with france 98 aka leo pol, walid from infoline & hank rideau
tact recordings vinyl only sub-label tactics returns this august with tactics vol.3 , a three-tracker coming courtesy of label co-founder fletcher.berlin-based producer and dj (richard) fletcher, also known as one half of duo adventures in daydreams, has been steadily carving out his own brand of soul infused house and techno over the years, picking up support along the way from luminaries such as larry heard, oskar offerman, mr. g and ivan smagghe along the way as well as shows on his home turf at berlin hotspots like ://about blank, sisyphos and golden gate amongst others.leading on the package is oildrum with skippy hats, bumpy wooden percussive hits and a snaking bass groove throughout as modulating synth whirrs and airy pads silkily ebb and flow within. faucet follows, featuring long time tact recordings artist luke black, edging things into dubbier realms via ethereal, billowing chords, rumbling sub bass tones and metallic percussive chimes to create something raw and hypnotic before brewed rounds out the package, this time round laying focus on a swinging organic drum groove, bubbling, glitched-out synth tones and ever-unfolding atmospherics continually keeping the tension building throughout.
limited edition of 500 copies on transparent & black splattered double vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
deru aka benjamin wynn is an emmy award winning american composer and music producer. deru’s last record, 1979, dealt with individual human emotions. his new project, torn in two, zooms out and deals with human existence as a whole. it finds feelings of frustration, dissociation and anger, but from a high vantage that affords perspective and allows the project to include acceptance, beauty and tranquility. torn in two is set for release on october 19th via friends of friends (anenon, shlohmo, perera elsewhere). the music lives in evolving landscapes of violence and beauty, with compositions that shape-shift, flutter, and decimate one s sense of time and place. the album is a collection of microtonal pieces where the pitches were derived from acoustic instruments, and processed woodwind and brass recordings. both represented new directions for wynn, and the results are pieces that are more dynamic and full-spectrum than his previous body of work. they explode into walls of distortion and recede into quiet acoustics.
forever cursed with deep and tech-house labels by the press due to decisions taken 10 years ago before he had any idea how this industry worked, avatism returns mildly angrier than ever before with ate-up, an ep the producer actually started writing during an mdma-induced lucid dream after vakant label boss spiked his drinks in 2011. to give his poor soul some credibility, weve enlisted aqxdm (aquarian & deapmash, fresh from their storming debut on bedouin records) and the mysterious maenad veyl (veyl, pinkman, death & leisure) on remix duties.
movin and trippin acid-techno-psychodelic groover. de-noize is focused on bringing eclectic sounds from world known djs to new up and coming underground artists, aspiring to contribute original and timeless music to the world.
laate is a project from clayton guifford (fragil / recordeep ). pierre codarin is our guest on laate006. this british/ italian guy with a french name is a big record selector and hardware enthusiast. pierre have perfect skills to producer whatever he wants and he shows us! at the menu, 3 original tracks deep & house with an electro touch.to close the ep , we have the honor to welcome our friend le loup with a mental & spacy remix !!!!
berlin based techno titan frank muller adopts his beroshima alias for a new four track ep that is already been hailed by the likes of marcel dettman and laurent garnier. first emerging in the nineties, muller has since become a techno great who has played from asia to south america and beyond. he’s had plenty of underground hits on the likes of cocoon and soma, and held some key residencies over the years. always one to command your attention with his multi layered grooves, this ep features an old juan atkins sample “buy some shit from detroit” that has been part of beroshima’s live sets for years. excellent opener ‘encounter’ reflects a recent idea jeff mills and muller had to produce tracks together for a not yet produced sci-fi movie. it is an eight-minute astral techno trip with smooth, driving drums and plenty of intergalactic synth lines. ‘the passion of lovers’ transfers the organic beroshima style into 2018 and shows off frank’s passion for spaced out electronica. it’s a brilliantly bumping cut with lithe synths and melodies adding that soul and colour as it races through the galaxies. the iconic ‘buy some’ with the atkins sample then surges into the future with icy hi hats dancing over rubbery drums. the warped synths take the lead and bring a real sense of off kilter energy to this most timeless bit of techno. last of all is the fantastic space mix of ‘encounter’ which is dreamy and cinematic with exquisite keys and pads colouring in a huge night sky as the drums drive things along. this is an archetypal techno ep filled with cosmic colours and serene emotions.
index:records is moonstruck to announce the 12” release dorsal, by berlin based artist, vase. dorsal is a genre bending output that combines the carefully layered sound of ambience with rhythmic ingenuity. the tracks aviolet and kinto balance in the eclectic techno realm with a nod to a time when idm was taking form. the organic grooves on the ep suit many settings, from big industrial spaces to soft forest beds.
diynamic präsentiert mit der doppel-ep -picture: moscoman- sechs neue tracks des israelischen wahlberliner dj/produzenten chen moscovici aka moscoman, gleichzeitig gründer und betreiber des eklektischen labels disco halal. moscoman vermag es dancefloor-tracks zu kreieren, die gleichzeitig eine vielzahl an emotionen wie verlangen, hoffnung, melancholie oder sehnsucht transportieren, die noch lange nachwirken.
xxx006 is created by the upcoming duo younger than me. with stellar releases on bordello a parigi and tusk wax with diverse music that ranges from disco to new wave to what they call themselves 90s rave euphoria. xxx006 can best be described with one word rave. artwork by raymond teitsma. played by: marvin & guy, job jobse, jennifer cardini, roi perez, discodromo, vladimir ivkovic, franz scala, perel, pional musiq, sean johnston, prins thomas, curses, simple symmetry, jason kendig, severino
man band delivers its first various release with a stunning downtempo opener by the enigmatic dj sacom and an ever mind-bending trip by forest drive west, with his second hypnotic remix of elise. more newcomers on the flip include bristol based patrick flint with a celestial workout of swirling percussions, and a massive, dub inspired cut by paris local figure hanah.
new label alert! the inaugural release from the new la- based label, lemak records, has arrived. with a focus on new and upcoming talent as well as our favorite veterans, the label slides through hard and fast breaks, slowed down & spaced out minimal, with some electro-inspired heaters in-between. with a new label also comes a new collaboration. featuring music from the ferngully express, the latest project from miami stalwarts kyle parker (sports records) and goiz (red ember/metamorphic recordings), the ferngully express ep includes a selection of tracks that intertwines the two artists in a variety of ways. this first releases hits the spot for a lover of minimal, fast breaks, and some electro inspired bangers. a well-rounded release that offers music for any occasion, we hope you close your eyes and enjoy the the ferngully express ep. always with love, lemak records.
delft returns for the latest split ep, the label s first since the 004 entry by matrixxman and la-4a. this entry pairs label head la-4a with crew member alden tyrell for a rough and raw acid and electro derby.
the third release for planet euphorique comes from none other than d. tiffany herself, delivering four tracks of delicate yet driving, emotional anthems for prime-time dance floor bliss. feel u shows spacial finesse and rhythmic maturity, rumbling robotic basslines elevate the undeniable euphoria supplied by glowing pads and fleeting vocal earworms. whilst the ep is diverse in mood and colour, that undeniable d. tiff steeze is laced through from start to finish, resulting in a crucial record suitable for the club, after party or the next morning.
since efficient space excavated andy rantzens mind-bending will i dream? the rest of the world has become better acquainted with the darker & dubbier side of one of australias rave superstars. were excited to present a selection of tracks from andys incredibly diverse oeuvre, 6 songs that sit somewhere between 80s digital reggae, 90s rave and the horizon of our accelerating future. lifting the veil speeds up snappy drum programming and a thundering bassline to breakneck speeds, pitting them against sombre chords and strings, perfectly capturing the reflective headspace of a night drive through babylon. cosmic vibrations harks back to the development of fully computerised rhythms emanating from jammy and tubbys waterhouse studios, by way of erskineville. in the same vein, bedtime for boo boo sees andy joined on the boards by sydney dub technician sheriff lindo, creating a dynamic digi-dub number that is sure to come alive on any soundsystem worth its weight - a heady showcase for two of australia’s finest reggae talents. flip the disc to find move it, the most concentrated dose of the jungle vibes that permeate the ep. rantzen channels the headrush sonics, breakneck drums and euphoria of d n bs heydey, nailing the red-eyed early am atmosphere of a sydney warehouse ca. 95 - and its just as likely to cap off the night of many a secret inner west location to come. magic lantern marries a dreamy synthesizer melody with a wicked, subby bassline. if there was a dancehall scene in ferngully, this wouldve been the soundtrack, with enough low end to really rattle the treetops. on closer dub generator, a slightly-creepy mechanized voice urges you to “leave your worries at the door come and join your friends upon the floor - an introduction to the dancefloor or an induction into some sinister cult? whatever the message, the dub chords and massive bassline lull you into the headspace where these words take hold. all songs recorded at masking tapes, liquid blue and 1/66 enmore rd, 1997-2000.
up next on phonicas main label we present harrison bdps life unlimited 12inch. over the past few years harry has burst onto the scene with a prolific run of releases for labels such as lost palms, piff and music is love, displaying a wide-ranging sonic palette whether it falls under classification as house, techno, electro, garage... or whatever else he turns his hand to! the 12inches lead track life unlimited starts off as a euphoric italo-flavoured piano-house banger before breaking down into a bleep-tastic middle and back again. it hits all the right spots and will no doubt tick all the boxes for djs looking for a sure-fire peak-time jam! on the b-side the music takes a deeper turn with the immaculately produced dub-techno of fish in the tank which is then followed by the stunning uk garage inspired its all good - this one gets seriously under your skin! its rare for a producer to nail such a variety of different styles on a single record, yet we feel this 12inch truly underlines harry’s versatility yet still displaying his signature sound. three very different tracks, all recognisably harrison bdp.
entkunstung 001 ‘darstellung’ by adorno is the first music release from vienna’s art project entkunstung’: a platform dedicated to promote art, music and theory. mastered at manmade mastering, berlin, by tim xavier. artwork by maximilian mauracher
denis sulta has announced new offshoot to his sulta selects imprint, silver service. the debut release comes from cromby an irish born, berlin based producer on the up. following a thumping set at belfasts beloved ava festival, his new ep will be released on 21st september and features three peak-time club weapons, inspired by the sounds of classic chicago house. the lead futurola is a hard-hitting, jacking house track that packs a fierce bassline and emotive punch, whilst b1, barneymania is a chicago-tinged acid roller that layers melodic chords, the ep ends with the dark and sci-fi-tinged electro of fandango. the new label follows on from denis sulta’s selects imprint home to three volumes of his own essential 12inch series
aos’ boundless love for music is apparent in everything she does. as a producer, a dj, and an event organizer with seattle’s secondnature and tuf collectives, kayla waldorf’s vision eschews traditional categories and genre boxes in favor of an ecstatic spontaneity. her dj sets are well known for their playful energy and narrative threading between many different styles. violent light is aos’ first offering on secondnature’s own label, and it captures this playful essence. the title track’s stomping groove (complete with rave whistle) sets the tone, while lullaby and what/why move into headier territory composed of dusty synths stabs and clouds of vocal effects. finally, secondnature’s own fugal delivers a remix that flips what/why into a rolling depth charge.
comes with a huge 22x28 newprint poster in japanese sealed poly sleeve. chicago s beau wanzer returns to the label with his signature sound of crunched out bizarro electronics. tip! unmistakenly, wanzer has carved his own niche through the years as this ep rightly reflects the vast range of styles he works in. from the hypnotic head nod of wick hunny to the juicy back alley electro wave of the grim whim or the nasty metallic stomp of he spilled my drink we get wanzer in top freak form, mangling the drum machines and pushing the synths to the edge. a welcome return to say the least.
(12inch embossed cover with printed inner sleeves) ravaged and warped breakbeats haunted by wailing euphoric noise, vivid and graphic reflections of fractured post-industrial hardcore, moments of poetry flashing within a thick impending fog. this is our soundtrack. a unique and visionary achievement a wholly original future of beauty and despair: brutal, gritty, alive and urgent, blooming in the ruins, spiraling and raw, howling with life.
with their ears towards detroit and their feet stuck in the dutch polders cosmic force and edo8 came up with some of the most uncompromising, hardhitting westcoast electro tracks of the early 00s. all tracks taken from the early out of print marguerita recordings. all tracks revived for the clone westcoast series. part 1 of 3!
with their ears towards detroit and their feet stuck in the dutch polders cosmic force and edo8 came up with some of the most uncompromising, hardhitting westcoast electro tracks of the early 00 s. all tracks taken from the early out of print marguerita recordings and revived for the clone westcoast series. part 2 of 3!
after a few years on hiatus, one electronica has gone all out in with a heavy debut 4 tracker from new member thought camera. the young belfast born producer who has been very busy in the studio putting together an arsenal of electronic weapons has also enjoyed an increase in popularity and profile in the local scene due to his hard work and commitment to the cause. with such a strong release about to drop in the next few weeks and with more unreleased material on its way this guy is worth keeping an eye on as a rising talent. without using too many bullshit analogies – this is release is simply dancefloor bliss and a djs dream that will be keep at the front of a record box for years to come and could be a favourite among various styles. the title track astral pilot comes in strong with spatial glitchy electronic chatter and tubular echoes that are pretty damn haunting. headspace comes in on a2 which is the antithesis of serenity and meditation that the name suggests. this acidic jack track is upbeat and laden with bass bleeding all over the place. flip it over and you have lifeforms on the b1 which is the most technical track on the release which ebbs and flows between solemn and sombre leaving you emotionally twisted yet intrigued this is one to look out for! obsession which aptly depicts this track a stalker in the night, haunting, imposing, friday 13th shit. not for the faint hearted.
exzellente remix-ep von lorenzo senni, bekannt für seine dekonstruktionen von 1990er trance-archetypen. hier legen gleich drei renommierte künstler eigenwillige reinterpretationen seines klassikers -xallegrox- aus 2017 vor: der mega angesagte detroiter dj stingray (tresor, clone, diagonal), der gebürtige augsburger florian hecker (editions mego, pan, rephlex) und das italienische vorzeige-duo tale of us, dessen remix dem 12- vinyl als download-code beiliegt.
attention! shipping date from 22.nov. 2018! versand ab dem 22.nov. 2018 ! nicolas demuth, better known as parra for cuva, is a wildly talented young musician born in cologne. nicolas has developed an artistic and musical individuality not common in the indistinguishable mass of the electronic music scene. his personal catalogue has steadily shaped into a collection of slow, well-mended and melody-laden electronica that lets one’s heart and soul dance side by side with body and brain.
auch wenn yves tumor die bühne wie ein heulender cyperpunk-geist betritt, der den zuschauer erschlägt, vereint seine musik kaleidoskopisches songwriting mit lobotomisierten soundexperimenten. diese dualität offenbart sich schleichend, aber einzelne spuren und bilder aus musik und text erzeugen den eindruck, dass durch erfahrung und zuhören am ende alles perfekt im fokus zusammenfliesst. so schreibt pitchfork zur vorabsingle noid: anstatt zwischen genrereferenzen umherzuirren, wirft tumor sie in irritierende und fesselnde kontraste zusammen. noid versenkt den allgemeinen, Überschwenglichen duktus von disco und soul in ein spukendes fass voller verzweiflung. es ist ein schöner neuer ansatz von pop-düsterheit, die nur tumor so heraufbeschwören kann
this va release is a result of good relations and work with friends. it’s been a while we were preparing it and it’s the most long-awaited release of the label. 50-50 ukrainian and russian ideas, absolutely east energy. very good for the dance floors.
people plus are cz wang and joli b., signaling from a studio and or hut in some remote location. their debut ep consists of three trips into time in just as many styles. side a belongs to olympus mons, a song as big as the mountain its named from. snake charmer synth lines and vocal roars backed by the baddest rhythm section in a while wait for the solo! the b side holds work it out, with broken 4-off-the-floor drumz and revving echo effects. taking the coveted b1 spot is the always dancefloor smashing second cycle - a verified banger that opens up with ground shaking acidish filter bubbles, and closes somewhere way up above the clouds.
brassfoot makes his dba debut following a number of appearances at the dba presents parties. since breaking through with his apron ep on funkinevens world-leading label in 2015, brassfoot has turned heads with releases on uttu, paul du lac s bio rhythm, and his own seminal nca recordings. on the indentured servitude ep brassfoot showcases his own unique stepping house and techno flavour across six tracks, with time to meditate and reflect between the party-starting peak timers also included. blinds down, crouched over my desk, i switch on my machines. whatever the final result is, i wouldn t even bother unless i was having fun first. sometimes theres just one tiny portion of magic after a long recording session, but its always about the enjoyment first. its dark inside and it influences the mood of the music. it s also dark outside and it s obvious where that leaves its mark. (brassfoot, 2018)
touch of loft wax 002 see’s label head nathaniel garry step out on the a-side with a club ready deep house dj tool. jacking percussion lays a solid groove as electric piano chords and deep pads set the mood, topped off with chopped up vocal samples to get the crowd pumping. london’s timothy clerkin serves up an ebm rave for his remix on the b-side, with a thumping kick drum and arpeggiator bassline sitting under twisted and warped vocals from the original. grab it. pop it in your dj bag. with the a-side for the warm up and the b-side for the peak time slot.
the ep’s driving force comes from the stripped-down approach that has become a trademark of shkedul’s sound. contained in its components, it is the perfect layering of full kicks, liquid bleeps and spectral hats that elevate the originals to higher level. label owners dotwav add the full stop to the record with an atmospheric remix.
californian electronic pop duo peaking lights make a splash on dekmantel with sea of sand the bands first release in 2018. its a kaleidoscopic melting-pot of dainty dub, experimental and leftfield beats, with wondrous sunny soundscapes that blend together the unconventional home-fashioned electronics, and windswept vocals that have defined peaking lights to date. sea of sand is the band’s first record in three years not released on their own imprint. with six tracks, exceeding 30 minutes in total, the extended ep is a prelude to a forthcoming lp. with a diy aesthetic and approach to analogue instrumentalism, peaking lights retro-digital sound is one that sits perfectly with dekmantel.
det ar grymt i norr is a compilation of exclusive tracks by artists reflecting the contemporary swedish underground electronic music scene: alvar, celldod, dissocio modus trans, hjarnkultur, agent side grinder, kinder aus asbest, aemit and yabibo hazurfa (special scandinavian letters not included). the title of the compilation, swedish for it s grim up north describes the atmosphere perfectly - in swedish, grymt also means cool. the gloomy cover was designed by erik soderberg. subtitled swedish synthetic darkness, the music on the album is intense, hard and cold at first listen but boiling with emotions underneath the surface. expect industrial, ebm, coldwave, acid and everything on the spectrum between electro and ambient. thank you for the music.
a geniune collection of dubs from dats courtesy of downlink, slow cooked in a dusty drawer since 1997. a1 was originally released on mosaic and stays true to the dub techno sound which defined the label while the other tracks have never seen the light of day until now. if gritty acid workouts are your cup of tea then look no further. the a side features a printed artwork from san francisco based artist klari reis
korpus 9 records kicks off with a brand new ep from dubspeeka, featuring four tracks of high impact and atmospheric techno. korpus 9 records is a brand new techno label from russia managed by kwazalski. the main aim of the label is to release fresh and innovative material, not only digitally, but also on vinyl. all the imagery and influences of the label come from an abandoned research station that is deep underwater, where unusual events are happening around it on a constant basis. charged with the first release is shadowy bristolian producer dubspeeka, who has put out his music on drumcode, senso sounds and get physical, runs skeleton recordings and has a fierce techno sound. the opener here is garrison, a driving number with heavy drums and a warm but edgy mood. garrison 2 is more spaced out, with celestial pads baring a feeling of suspense above the firmly rooted drums. garrison 3 then has lumpy drums that bob up and down, as acid lines, water sounds and metallic hits all add atmosphere to the cavernous groove. last of all, garrison 4 is an eerie dub techno track with real drive but also plenty of thoughtful emotions. it closes out a brilliant first ep on this exciting new label.
raconteur has landed with help from denis kaznacheev doing what he does best. one track per side allows full exploration of the music in all it s essence. enchanting and progressive minimal sounds. vinyl only
the law of seven refers to the spiritualist philosopher gurdjieffs idea that the evolution of phenomena proceeds according to a universal seven-step process. clay tells us that while this idea did not strictly factor into the composition of these tracks, you could abstract some elements into the musical creation process. gurdjieff was quite a thinker, but also composed music so i thought the lines i was drawing carried some weight. in particular his notion that creation proceeds through increasing restrictions which i find to be incredibly relevant to my process at least. time limitations and performance settings particularly seem to allow me to be far more productive than just working freely with no solid end point in mind
k.a.c.z.m.a.r.e.k”, from the title to the sounds, is intended to be a more personal project for paul ritch – indelibly closer to the confluences of sounds that he hears embodying the spirit of kaczmarek. he drives the mind’s eye deep into the inner-ear with the album’s spacious opening tracks, only to leave your head bobbing with the extraterrestrial rhythms that emerge as the main body of the album. moody and foreboding, loaded with the scattered, staccato and broken beats, more ovular than linear in composition and ranging from vaporous-ambience to hyperventilating grooves, the nine tracks on this album defy categorisation. the “k.a.c.z.m.a.r.e.k” album will give the listener a deep well to return to. the vinyl release will be a fittingly rare issue – only 100 numbered copies are going out, while digital releases will run parallel. keeping with the dark and cryptic theme of the first releases russian artist, sasha sime, is back for his third kczmrk cover design
“temple of noize” is released as a limited edition cassette and digital download. the soundscape, formed over 11 tracks features harsh electronic noise coupled with lush granular synthesis and classical compositional techniques. fabio martinelli, hailing from ferarra in italy’s emilia-romagna region has created a piece that flows seamlessly in and out of sleepy melodies and broken drones.
increasingly known for his productions as much as his storied dj sets, eric cloutier approaches the studio with the same kind of precision that marks out his club and festival appearances. on this first release on palinoia he exercises a keen sense of control over playful elements, not least on lead track “heuristic”. the nagging lead synth may hop around the mix, but it stays locked on to a thoroughly focused undercarriage of drums and low end that suits the professional techno set. “ipseity” is lighter in its demeanor thanks to some calming pad tones, but the strong structure of the track remains. the release rounds up with the slower thump of “opprobrium”, surmising cloutier’s attitude to the warm-up part of a serious, long-lasting dj set.
hot on the heels of their debut collaborative ep, ‘exosphere’ - which picked up plays from violet, tone dropout’s dawl, jacques renault and timothy clerkin among many others - corporeal face and bufobufo are back with new trax that distil their love of electro, hardcore and acid into a lethal compound. lead cut ‘bleep inside’ mixes old school b-boy breaks with a steely sheffield bassline, ‘genome’ is a swung out excursion into sub-heavy acid house, sydney beat machine jensen interceptor turns ‘bleep inside’ into a percolating electro killer, and ‘molecular cloud’ is the explosive 140bpm meeting pointwhere warehouse rave and electro collide.
crotocosm is an occasional collaboration between jordan gcz (lushlyfe, off minor) and willie burns (black deer, wt records). tracks were recorded together live in amsterdam and brooklyn between 1996 and 2017 its a tip!
former member of dublin punk band the threat, stano released his debut lp on scoff records in 1983. recorded in alto studios, the irish artist eschewed live performances in favour of fusing collaborative, improvised, experimental music with spoken word-poetry. the lp featured contributions from fellow irish musicians and artists such as michael o shea, roger doyle, donald teskey, vinnie murphy, detroit born jerome rimson and is a seminal document of irish postpunk
released in september 1978, a mere two months before ymos debut, cochin moon is a clear precursor to the groundbreaking synth and sequencer-dominated sounds that would come to define the iconic trio. huge tip! credited to hosono and pop art legend tadanori yokoo (who created the cover art), cochin moon is a fictional soundtrack to a journey into unknown worlds, inspired by hosono and yokoo’s trip to india.
hosono’s solo career would take many twists and turns from this point forward, with forays into exotica, electronic, ambient, and techno, culminating in the massive success of techno pop group yellow magic orchestra (ymo), who made their debut in 1978. admired by artists ranging from van dyke parks to mac demarco, hosono continues to forge ahead as he heads into his fifth decade as a musician. with the re-release of his key albums for the first time outside of japan, his genius will be discovered by a whole new generation of fans around the world.
canadian duo mdd make their slam debut following on from their first release in 2018 on and imprint inner surface. unforgiving, dark and distorted techno at its best. somber vocals and murky atmospheres create a wicked tension throughout the ep. manni dee also features for the first time on slam and gives his contribution by remixing opal fall into a driving dance floor stomper.