botanic records presents let love kill: a new ep by experimental malaysian drummer reza othman, otherwise known as rao. fully-formed but deliberately unpolished, the release presents itself as a meditation of found sounds, ambient samples and ultimately enthralling diy sonic landscapes.
the second edition in our compilation series focused on regional producers quietly flourishing between the cracks of an increasingly complex online musical landscape. a shade under 30 minutes, the release features artists from malaysia, singapore, the philippines and indonesia, covering a diverse musical spectrum traversing hazy house, tropical electronica, fringe club and classical piano through to esoteric ambient.
bot003 is a two-track release from similarobjects introducing aquatic new depths and euphoric highs to the hard-working manila-based producer’s prolific resume. a case study in compare and contrast, cascading harps and hypnotic signal tones paint “gersisa” with an ominous momentum, while jazzy keys peek out and ultimately flourish from far below surface-level on “blueprint to atlantis”.
botanic presents camo: a four-part new release from kuala lumpur-based adam kasturi. among adam’s most melodic and thematic work to date, the release comes to you as an introspective 12-minute voyage through tense urban landscapes, punctuated by relieving arpeggios, meticulous percussive details and inescapably laced with the enigmatic producer’s signature industrial undertones.
a1- o.xander with paaliaq provides a subtle and analog house track. percussive drums, 4 to the floor kick, slow acid bass-line, shy and hypnotic notes create a perfect club track . a2 - dome zero by sunn boo is a melancholic and hypnotic house track. the subtle but really deep bass-line perfects the track. b1 - maintain illusions by the paris based producer raär, is a journey to the unknown. harsh acid line, bumpy and jerky kicks, brillant hi-hats and hammering snare make you stagger. b2 - engaging proxima-b by the berlin based artist ahi is spatial track. no drums, only pads, textures and fx to make you dive into an oppressive, heavy but beautiful journey.
build dub green delivering some smooth balearic sounding tracks, lush and sexy! including kuniyuki and spanova remixes (known for collaborations with hefty records from chicago). exotic spaced out tracks from japan delivered with nice cover art by reijiro mochizuki. file under indietronix!
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.”
THE EPIC BOTANICAL BEAT SUITE - BOONGHEE MUSIC 4 (LP)
12" Vinyl BE03.11.16
the epic botanical beat suite, the fourth release from percussionist adam rudolphs ever-evolving hu vibrational—is a trance-inducing rhythmic trip. recorded and mixed at bill laswells state of the art studio.
malka tuti are presenting a debut release from another tel avivian prodigy - yovav arzi. as part of the infamous red cotton band (with band mates who later formed red axes) he also part of the current red axes live band project.
blndr’s debut album “l’observatoire” is a nostalgic overview of his past few years. the following pair of twelve-inch records attempts to capture meaningful memories from travelling around the world. embodied with a marking touch of melancholia laced through most of the tracks, it is a contemplative ambient journey recorded in a period where fantasy and memory met. this is hypnus records third double lp and the first in a line of albums that will be released in 2018 and well into the following year.
released under the june full moon.
love and light.
jexy is getting all up close and personal on his new hi-fi house release. featuring the canadian and singer pal isha d on vocals, -human emotion- is a love song that doubles as a call to disconnect and find real love. netflix and chill? how about just chill! meanwhile, the lounge vibe is strengthened on the sophisticated -botanico,- while on -fifth wind,- jexy channels some trip-jazz with a slow breaks drum pattern. the ep is rounded out by -infinity room,- a melodic groover that should please fans of jex s earlier work. recommended!!
after introducing jin cromanyon end of last year with a special 7 single, we asked him to prepare an lp for 2017. few weeks ago he sent us his tracks which made us so anthousiastic ! a pure ovni in between electro, acid-house, synth-pop and j-pop, rough but romantic, a sort of viewlexx meets depeche mode meets a guy called gerald with the japanese twist » !! takuti takuta !!
the days are longer and lighter already and that can only mean one thing. summer is on its way… lee burridge and lost desert return with sunshine days in mind on their ‘loopyness’ ep. an apt description indeed for the title track. its infectious groove rolls forward, making you want to get up and wiggle your hips, this track has funk. a live guitar lifts the track halfway through, as stuttered vocals and string-like synth lines take you away to other worlds. over on the other side of the vinyl (or track two for digital fans) is ‘botanic’. another summer daze, groovy, light and airy with a slinky fat bassline and a warm breakdown. music to close your eyes and drift away to, this track has been a firm favourite on all day i dream dance floors since last summer. the ep comes to a close with ‘12cc’ featuring junior. a dubbier groove underpins the whole affair while glass-like melodies and laid back synths sway back and forth. it’s a patient groover that rewards those who take the ride.
biosphere is the main recording name of geir jenssen (born 30 may 1962),1 a norwegian musician who has released a notable catalogue of ambient electronic music. he is well known for his works on ambient techno and arctic themed pieces, his use of music loops, and peculiar samples from sci-fi sources. his 1997 album substrata was voted by the users of the hyperreal website in 2001 as the best all-time classic ambient album. patashnik was originally released by r&s records/apollo in 1994. it was number 1 in nme s independent chart in march 1994 and reached number 50 in the uk official album chart.
limited backstock ... petre inspirescus last masterpiece released as π,, ensemble on his yojik concon imprint. this last addition to his current trilogy. marvelous artwork realised by videogram and dasha redkina makes this album a real collectors item. classic and electronic music mixed together with his secret formula give this ep a really profound fairy tale like atmosphere. happy end included!
double 12 inch heavyweight 180 gram vi nyl in gatefold cover.
(1 cd album in a jewel case) the album is newly recorded sound track of the >a trip to the moon< film by georges melies in 1902. the lobster films in france has released a dvd of the same film with jeff mills sound tracks in november 2016.the famous silent film is only for 16 minutes or so but mills has finished the entire tracks for this sound track album
this reissue contains the bonus 12-track album patashnik 2. allmusic review by ned raggett: one reason why jenssen s work stands out from the flood of early 90s ambient/techno releases is his strong sense of the quirkily creepy not in an aphex twin mode, but in his own particular way. the contrasting samples of a child quaveringly saying, we had a dream last night,-followed by a rougher sample saying, we had the same dream, gives opening number phantasm an unsettling feeling. intensified by the, on the one hand, pretty, on the other, disturbing music, buried synth strings and a soft pulse accentuated by clattering noises deep in the mix, it kicks off the striking patashnik very well. though not as openly dark as acts like lull, for instance, biosphere still has an edge which isnt just melancholic, its downright ominous at point. there s the slow crawl of startoucher, for instance, with its buried vocal snippets and deep bass drone, or the blend of the space signal atmospheres of mir into the low, brooding intro to the shield. not everything is so shadowy, though, patashnik is primarily a relax and chill listening experience, but not without its gentle high points. novelty waves, which became a crossover single in some quarters, has a good dancefloor sharpness to it even as jenssen slyly sneaks in odd drones and samples through the mix. the opening snippet talking about an extraterrestrial disc jockey on seti project is good for a smile, as well as acting as a sharp lead-in to a fast rhythm track. mostly, though, things continue on a deliciously unnerving pace throughout, gentle enough to go down easy but still just off enough to ensure you cant call this new age folderol for the rave generation.