2019 repress with alternate label-art. miami rooted electronica with strong pads, big strings and precise rhythm programming. a powerful record that offers an insight in the early works of seattle based chris roman and his unique twin peaks signature style.
colin potter is a sound engineer and musician currently based in london. he has worked within the fields of electronic and experimental music for over 35 years, collaborating with the likes of current 93, the hafler trio, organum, andrew chalk, and most notably as a key part of nurse with wound alongside steven stapleton. he started the esteemed icr (integrated circuit recordings) label in 1981 releasing a clutch of wonderful home recordings of his own, over half a dozen small run cassette only releases. ‘the where house?’ was recorded in 1981 at ic studio, a converted wash house in sutton on the forest in north yorkshire. the album was self-released on cassette that same year via icr. this expanded double lp edition features all 13 tracks from the original tape on vinyl for the first time plus 4 bonus tracks. ‘the where house?’ is a prime example of early uk post-punk/industrial electronic music. “combining dub, electro, and krautrock rhythms with psychedelic, kosmische noise in multiple mutations ranging from almost pop-wise songcraft to horizon-scanning motorik flights,” says boomkat. most of the damage was done by colin using guitars, synths, sequencers, drum machines, percussion, and modified toy keyboards with fairly primitive 4-track recording equipment. he was assisted on some of the tracks by stephan jadd-parry (guitar, percussions), jon caffery (guitar, bass, e-bow, percussion) and nick jackson (synth). all songs have been remastered for vinyl by george horn at fantasy studios in berkeley. the record is sleeved in a replica of the original cassette artwork by jonathan coleclough. every copy includes a double sided postcard insert with notes from colin.
chris romans has been rolling out crucial electro jams for a number of highly regarded labels since the early 00s. amongst them are touchin bass, shipwrec, frustrated funk and central processing unit, so that tells you everything you need to know about the level he s operating at as 214. now he comes to 20/20 vision with some body-poppin jams of the highest order, broadening the tech house label s remit to embrace the thriving electro scene with one of its most vital practitioners. potential events is a brooding, atmospheric affair while windeye draws on a more playful, detroit indebted palette of sounds. radioactive man remixes windey- with a steady, finely detailed approach, and then back to sine finishes the record off with another snappy salvo of funky drums and bubbling synths.
framed by two spoken word samples and wrapped in house and techno emotions, that know about electro and 90’s electronica too: the new, second album of the leipzig and berlin based producer and live artist martin enke aka lake people moves in a fresh way. this time he shifts towards a focus on the essentials of electronic club music: sounds and groove, rough and playful interweaved with the aesthetic particles of techno. with his “point ep”, released on the berlin based imprint krakatau records in late 2012, his creative life as a producer for melancholic driven club tunes took off. several top notch djs played the tune “point in time”, lake people started to tour world-wide with his mesmerizing live set and produced countless remixes for colleagues from all around the globe. in 2015 he finally released his first album “purposely uncertain field” on the munich based label permanent vacation and delivered eleven tracks at the interface of techno, ambient, experimental and electronic, that bewitch with hymnal chords, yearningly melodies, detailed production, elaborate sound design and an overall introspective, emotive feeling. now, just shortly after he published a fresh ep on the dresden based imprint uncanny valley, lake people drops “phase transition”, a new album consisting of ten haunting tracks full of dance suspense. he recorded all between 2016 and early 2017 on various vintage analog synthesizers, uad and other creative interfaces. to find out if his latest pure slamming tracks work deep, he tried them out during his live shows in order to catch some new ideas directly from the dance floor.
after a string of outstanding releases on some of our favourite electro labels, seattle s chris roman aka 214 joins ranks at lunar disko to present the talus loop ep. 214 has developed into a true master of the atmospheric electro sound, and once again showcases this talent on the talus loop ep. a fusion of intricately textured techno and electro, combined with lush ethereal soundscapes transport the listener to a far away and otherworldly dimension. futuristic hi-tech electro and techno from a producer of the purist form.
and then the log lady said: beauty is in the eye of the beholder. yet there are those who open many eyes. eyes are the mirror of the soul, someone has said. so we look closely at the eyes to see the nature of the soul. sometimes when we see the eyes those horrible times when we see the eyes, eyes that that have no soul then we know a darkness, then we wonder: where is the beauty? there is none if the eyes are soulless.
with releases on frustrated funk, shipwrec and many more discerning imprints - seattle-based electro artist 214 (two fourteen) aka chris roman has made a welcome, if not inevitable debut on cpu - with 4 tracks of icy beats, bass and bleeps, fans of erp and plant43 will relate.
following his acclaimed north bend album of 2015, chris roman, known as 214, is back on shipwrec with the third in their series of single sided odysseys. a haze of bass descends for -i see what you did there-, a clipped drizzle of percussion falls before thick acid bars tremble into position. echoes, reverb and decay merge, groan and bend as the preconceptions of ambient, electro and techno are pulled apart. in one breath dense and complex, the next grooving and future funk dipped. an epic example of 214 s talent. single sided 12- with a silkscreen printed b side. limited to 250 copies on transparant vinyl.
NORTH BEND (2X12 INCH LP, GREEN TRANSPARENT VINYL)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl lp D26.06.15
the album itself features atmospheric techno ambient with scattered beats, lush electro that is filled with true electronic soul and cosmic soundscapes that come from another world. the art that comes with the lp is drawn from the artist s local area, where he takes great inspiration and influence, as he does from his frustrated funk label peers erp, versalife and plant43 to just name a few.
while the drama continues and we keep fighting the demons of our daily struggle,.. a man from another place locked himself down in a black lodge, conceiving new material to share with the world. 214 isnt just a number, its music from an extradimensional place, high up the north bend mountains. frequencies coming from a red room, filled with electronic circuitry parallel connected to our inner soul. lyle at dawn is chris romans third offering for the frustrated funk familia. setting the pace for more to come, as we connect to the shipwrec multiverse for a full album release to follow shortly after this mind bending ep. you have been warned
seattle-based electro and bass producer 214 delivers four heavy bass workouts for yellow machines tenth release. heavy, tight machine drum rhythms, rolling basslines and bright synths is the concept for this ep. references to boddika and convex have already been made with 214s previous tracks, and this ep is heavier and more driving than any of his other work to date. proper dance floor damage is guaranteed.
including mix cd celebrating of yellow machines tenth release, showcasing all 36 songs released by the label to date.
our first release of 2012 has seattle veteran 214 merging his classic electro style with current uk bass flavours to create a tantalising 4 track ep to wreck dancefloors and is already receiving support from boddika,girl unit,addison groove,bok bok,braiden,dexter,patrick pulsinger,speedy j and appleblim.
mugwumps geoffroy and kolombo have been on a continuous roll since we heard them last year on kompakt with their genre defying breakthrough 12inch single >fears inc.<. these belgian sensationalists have had a series of monstrosities including maxis on endless flight, cocoon recordings, gigolo, throne of blood and the hit >everything remains/parser< on the legendary r&s imprint. we missed them and if you can tell from this single, its obvious they did too!
80’s pop icon kim wild celebrates almost 40 years of performing with her first ever live album. limited pressing on neon orange 180 gram double vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
limited 2019 repress - very nicely executed reissue of this up to now secret weapon played by djs such as theo parrish, marcellus pittmann, mike huckaby, jeremy underground and mcde... check! -we are happy to announce our first reissue 12- on mcde recordings, a record from manchester deep house label rainy city music (written by irfan rainy & rex leon in 1995), thave we have been working on licensing for over a year now, a record that had been a secret weapon of djs such as theo parrish, marcellus pittmann, mike huckaby, jeremy underground and myself - arguably one of the finest house music 12-inches to ever come out of the uk. to mark the 20th birthday of the release, we have carefully remastered the tracks from the original dat tapes and only slightly modified the original cover artwork. its all in the groove baby
generic white sleeve / no artwork. please welcome frankfurts very own einzelkind as the latest addition to our artist pool. his first single 12inch contribution for cocoon recordings seems to be endless and gets nicely spiced up with hypnotic vocal elements and discoide space sounds. free savioni already made the terrace floor on one of our cocoon ibiza nights move big time. it actually had such a strong impact that we immediately had to sign it after einzelkind played it! aya curanderito on the flip side sounds like a late night party deep in the forest witch trolls dancing around a fire, this is deep shamanic business with a slight villalobos touch (no wonder as the two joined forces before for some other releases already). cool and trippy, something for the long nighs at the infamous robert johnson club or berlins panoramabar. welcome se±or einzelkind!
after his two 7inch releases on star creature, ourra drops an 8 track lp full of lush soundscapes composed of vintage synths and thematic astro vibes. this is true to the modern funk style and movement-a mix of futuristic spaced out deep house and vintaga analog balaeric boogie grooves.
zur feier des 15-jährigen jubliäums der veröffentlichung von dannii minogues »neon lights« erscheint das album nun erstmalig auf vinyl! zusätzlich enthält das 2lp package seltene bonustracks und remixe von jason nevins, amighty und tiga sowie die gefeierten mash up remixe »don’t wanna lose this groove« (aus »don’t wanna lose this feeling« und »into the groove« von madonna) und »begin to spin me round« (aus dead or alives »you spin me round« und »i begin to wonder«). also eine empfehlung für alle fans! dannii minogue selbst sagt dazu nur: »please turn the volume up loud enough to annoy your neighbours!« dem doppel-vinyl liegt ein downloadcode bei.
rival consoles is electro acid-smith ryan lee west from leicester. influenced by impressionists like claude debussy and modern electronic artists such as autechre and squarepusher, he created his unique signature. a playful and brutal mix of idm acid beats and warm, emotive synth string arrangements. in february 2017 he released and toured the more quirky vemeer ep under his second musical alias aparatec, which sold like hot cakes and earned him a lot of fans. the 10 inch vinyl includes a download code.
the mar-keys is the first house band from the label stax records. during the 60’s they recorded many songs and with their first single “last night” they made it to the top of the us charts. years after this massive success they released the album “the great memphis sound”, with the support of artists like isaac hayes and booker t. jones. guitarist steve cropper shows his skills in the jazz and soul sound from the music on the album. the instrumental tracks including song classics like “the girl from ipanema”, “in the mood” and “philly dog”.
the group started in the late 50’s as the royal spades and became known as the band where a lot of musical talents marked their first step in the industry. as a backing band they worked together with artists like otis redding, wilson pickett and carla thomas.
pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
this is the first time this ground-breaking release has been available on 12inch for four decades. that instantly recognizable bassline, the cosmic guitar and then that vocal / flute combo expansions is one of those glorious jazz funk records that really does expand your mind.
vinyl with blue marble effects in translucent inner sleeve, and includes cd. molecule returns with a new odyssey both physical and musical. following the success of 60°43 nord, his concept debut played, recorded and mixed on a fishing boat during a 34-day journey in the atlantic ocean, the french producer decided this time to take the process further up north and embarked on a voyage to greenland. isolated for five weeks in the small inuit village of tiniteqilaaq, romain delahaye used his survival electrokit to find new sounds in the fjords, the icefields and the hostile yet dazzling landscapes surrounding him. entirely recorded and mixed in this remoted place, the tracks of -22.7°c range from contemplative ambient atmospheres to more upbeat techno blizzards and accurately translate this epic self-reflective adventure across a land of contrast, its abyssal silences, its immaculate glaciers and its blinding whiteness. with ten previously unheard tracks and very enthusiastic early feedbacks from medias internationally, -22.7°c is set to confirm molecules status as a one-of-a-kind producer in todays electro scene.