with this debut ep, the ozzie producer succeeds in rounding up disparate & dubious elements together in a serious way without departing from a non-serious attitude - the record even rounds off with a very “put your hands in the air” moment with space gekko’s ravey sirens. “music to party on the river yarra to” (just google it).
alek lees second 12inch on antinote starts with an uptempo opening to a rather downtempo record. playing with some of the genre (namely, deep house) codes like the use of a politically-aware speech or vibes, alek lee cant resist to give time his special treatment nonetheless: using some of his dubby tools and bringing in a warm trumpet he takes the song onto a rather windy road. dont fall for it though: time is a red herring
the lines you are about read are a laconic introduction to the music of an elusive new musician on antinote. biographical details about him would probably not help comprehend his music and might even seem slightly contradictory with the music itself, as reigi haipa has been produced in reims at least, it would have been much more accommodating if the capital of champagne was located somewhere in-between sheffield and london.
the people at antinote are always excited to introduce new names to its roster and sign libra, its latest addition, makes no exception to the rule. released under the moniker sign libra, closer to the equator is the work of latvian artist and composer agata melnikova. composed for a contemporary ballet at latvian national opera in riga, the music on this record strongly relies on melnikovas appreciation of bbc-produced nature documentaries. projecting the life of each creature that inhabits the british tv-program into her very personal and highly synthetized world, sign libra lends these microscopic beings her own voice. each song works like a musical tableau in which the main protagonists plants and animals come on stage to play their part in a ballet carefully choreographed by the latvian artist.
its already been two years since leonardo martellis debut with the four-tracker menti singole. he has since been following the direction he took with this first release, at a rather slow path, releasing a lone and haunted mini-album, previsto, in the meantime. with menti singole vol.2, martelli establishes a picture of his music, an update of his aspirations in the feminine.
distant images is d.k.s fourth release on antinote and we can say quite safely that dang khoa chau fueled a few identifiable obsessions over the years for those familiar with his work, it probably wont feel like uncharted territory when they’ll hear a somehow well-known guitar in the background of the title-track.
born in a cave in bordeaux, radiante pourpre is one of the many children of simple music experience, a collective and label floating somewherebetween marseille, paris and bordeaux and which inexorably attracted to itself many outsider experimentalists from the french electronic scene for the past few years. antinote is now reissuing a long out-of-print tape that the duo recorded in 2014 in brusselsÆ art space komplot.
summer has not officially kicked in yet but antinote’s new addition to its roster will sure soundtrack perfectly its upcoming warm nights: encapsulating the teenage dream of an endless summer, 18 rays is the moniker behind which some of the labels most steady fixtures gave a try at recording music together, somewhere straight in the heart of paris 18th arrondissement.
5th birthday comp featuring a host of artistst who ve graced the label over the perioid.. exclusives from tolouse lowtrax, geena, iueke, domenique dumont, inoue shirabe, raphael top-secret and more. gatefold sleeve. tip! made of 14 sketches - each reflecting one of the many shades of the label s catalogue five years of loving notes features new names as well as those of artists who have been involved with the label since its very beginning, like geena or iueke responsible for the first 12inch released on antinote.
the antinote guys have always been keen on introducing new names to you and this addition to the labels catalogue makes no exception to the rule: they are pleased to present sfarot, the debut ep from alek lee, a musician currently living in tel-aviv.
to begin the year with, antinote summoned panoptique and jc satan’s paula to release a badass two-tracker, paying a pared-down tribute to a very overlooked period in recent musical history: the accursed electroclash-era.
antinote squeeze out the mind lotion: eight sun-drenched excursions, tip!! mind lotion crafts a very modern guide to sun-drenched soundscapes in the form of altitude attitudes, a musical travel-log, consisting of eight pieces, written over two years, which are recollections of experiences, moments in time from trips – either real or romanticized – to exotic destinations.
electro kicks, raw textures, ominous choirs: l immaginario, previstos opening track, ties a bound between martellis two releases on antinote, giving us one last glimpse at the uninhabited post-apocalyptic landscapes drawn in menti singole. however, this time leonardo martelli explores a more urban universe, as the use of rap samples on negli abissi and lo schema suggests. martelli exploits their aggressiveness in a way that somehow reminds us of minimalist rap tapes from memphis. the third tracks title makes it even clearer: called leggende metropolitane, the song is a trip into the darkest blind alleys of the city, an invitation to wander among human wastes, driven by its light kick.
the three tracks travel in many different directions. speaking directly to all the dreamers, the result is a surprising cross-over in which synthesized european music gets injected by imaginary tropical visions. the record is opening with the inner mind percussive ambient « chekema », an animistic incantation that will please all those who see parties as modern ritual gatherings. the jazzy wave of « get enough » cracks open the b-side. it’s a foggy street jam in which the cold cr-68 rhythm balances perfectly with the warm organ chords of the crumar. closing things off is the spectral reggae song “love so high”, a desperate cry from a polar explorer stranded on an iceberg drifting towards the carribean. heartbreaking.
dont judge a book by its cover they say, well, this saying applies to sté,,phane laportes fourrure sounds vol.2, for nothing solar lies behind the glorious sunset on the cover of his second album for parisian imprint, antinote. while fourrure sound vol.1 recalled an era of naï,,ve electronic experimentations recorded to soundtrack tv documentaries, vol.2 resurrects 1990s 12-hour-long rave parties. for the occasion, sté,,phane laporte changed the name of his godfathers from franç,,ois de roubaix and jean-jacques perrey to conrad schnitzler and i-f.
no more pool parties, no more red-hot cars on the road to miami, with his third release (and second album) on antinote, parisian producer d.k. gives his music a new direction. while his previous 12inch, love on delivery (atn016), was a perfect soundtrack to your endless nights spent on outrun on sega genesis, island of dreams will more likely incite you to turn on your old mackintosh and play myst again.
inoue shirabe is no newcomer for those who have been following antinotes releases last year. with function spring / gravitation of acidtree, his third release on the parisian imprint, the okayamas producer delivers what may be his two most sophisticated tracks so far. with function spring, inoue shirabe continues to investigate the subtle equilibrium between opposite feelings of sadness and joy that he successfully reached on down into the black church, on his previous 12inch. this time, the japanese producer uses celestial elements (bells, an organ in the distance that we can hear punctually) to counterbalance the roughness of the rhythmical section, in order to plunge the listener into a profound state of meditation.
after releasing a beautiful debut 12inch last year on antinote, the man behind the visual identity of the parisian imprint makes an impressive come-back on the labels catalogue with life goes on if you are lucky. while listening to it for the first time, we can already imagine the long nightly conversations held between nico motte and his machines that gave birth to this album – the man trying to learn from the machines their most secret sounds. tip!
debut full length from this quirky french pair after a couple of very impressive singles. we are pleased to hear antinote continuing to delve the of experimental pop electronics area. excellent stuff! tip!
very strong one again from this very on point label. on this brilliant ep twin peaks tinged electronics cross with fuzzed out and tripping house, very appealing 12inch that ticks a lot of boxes down here at rh. mr martelli is in a very good zone. tip!
we dont know much about domenique dumont, nor do the guys at antinote. in fact, they dont seem to care: they just came across the artists music and decided to release it. its perfectly inspired dubby pop brightness, a rare thing! tip!
the mighty geena is back on antinote with a new ep filled with deepest psychedelic goodness and spaced surprises. comes housed in a glorious printed sleeve! tip! side a starts with -tone loc- a heavy geenafied future classic, complete with signature celestial pan pipes and a deeper than deep bassline, together building in intensity with muted distant vocals adding to the sweet heady confusion. the next track -minus jam- is on a similar path of ecstatic disorientation, with spinning delayed glass toms supervised by the darkest dictatorial bass line confirming geena is a master of light and dark. side 2 continues with -box of exotica- where we are sent to a dreamy post blade runner musical world of traditional and futuristic collision augmented with beautiful and equally dark japanese stick music vocals. the last track -green resident- also walks the cosmic path found throughout this gorgeous ep, softer at first than the others, but the silky darkness soon seeps in bringing cosmic order to geenaland.
the latest release by the parisian label is thanks to a fluke find by an antinote family member, who by pure chance, unearthed an unreleased guitar and synth musical jewel from italy circa 1984. an until now unknown collaboration between a guitar maestro, composer of contemporary dance scores with a gifted electronic music composer. includes download code big tip!
this is the 4th episode of the iueke saga, and as with his previous releases on antinote these new/old cuts are sourced directly from the personal iueke tape archive. recorded one lost night between 1991 and 1992.
dk is back on antinote with a second record that exudes refinement and class a la dk, meaning: perfect pastel pads with sophisticated cowbells, tasteful toms, riviera playboy boogie bass lines and risqué drums.
nice price deal !!! antinote are very pleased to announce a new release by their good friend from bordeaux, a chap known as panoptique whose first 12- is a heavy -mixed live to tape- bomb of hard rocking techno covering the whole of side one, dj perfection for those hazy dawn warehouse moments. side two sharply delivers an introspective ambient journey, with two compositions that balance intensity and beauty as with a memorable cocktail on a special morning. his second record is already in the works, so keep your eyes and ears open for more from panoptique, a welcomed new member of the antinote team
antinote house maestro geena returns triumphantly with a 4 track ep that weaves the deepest melodies with the strongest rhythms. niagara galleries is pure deepness with it s mesmeric panpipe lead while lunar substance proves that the parisian producer is also a master of the esoteric & ambient. gotta wear shades is filled with the dark memories of lost basement parties and gamma sector is a fine example of the best of acide maison - a solid and gifted ep. tip
nice price deal !!! parisian fellow stephane laporte joins the antinote crew with a very introspective and dreamy full length record. it features 11 tracks of homemade synthetic scapes and weird atmospheres. stephane works at night on a 4 track akai tape recorder set up on a cosy fur carpet. while listening to fourrure sounds you will likely meet françois deroubaixs ghost or may even have an early kraftwerkian feeling. the world that stephane laporte has built through this lp is unique. antinote hope you will enjoy this cold yet warm synthetic trip.
antinote welcomes d.k. - first antinote release for the dude - first lp for antinote. it features 8 tracks of color full house & laid back boogie for your pool parties. this is the perfect record for your sexy dates &/or your long hot nights. rent a red sport car & put the music on. 100% sure your girlfriend gonna dig d.k s music. 100% summer vibez.
syracuse is back with two psychedelic songs, released on a 7 inch. a side is a dreamy pop song written & sung by isabelle. she delivers the first proper love song on the antinote label! b side is a killer synth groove ufo, that will fits perfectly with your summer romance.
antinote is back to cosmic. beauregard rings the soundtrack music bell and gives us the occasion to show our love for psych-prog-and-synth music. beauregard comes right on time with five tracks full of cult references, but also a very personal and romantic vibe. through his record, the robot poet talks about a dangerous and pessimistic world but also about hope, light and future. if you like obscure and synthetic sounds dont miss this record.
albinos has now been meaning to open communication channels with the baka pigmy tribe for quite some time, sadly to mixed results… this indeed represents a rather difficult task considering their take on the devil is a tall white man graced with white hair and red eyes! even though the baka people is a peaceful one, the legend goes that if they were to catch that albino devil, they would gut its organs out and turn those into an aphrodisiac concoction. strangely enough, albinos believes that his music just might be the best language to turn those antagonistic feelings into a communion, he even dreams of performing his tunes to the whole tribe, deep within the jungle, surrounded with exotic birds and the most hungry kind of predators! somewhat at times on the verge of irony, his music definitively trades with sketchy, raw and deep emotions, always sincere in the making: always a few steps away from the pre-shaped house and techno idioms, he offers his very own take on dance music, a most peculiar one. solely using old cheap hardware and an antique atari, the tracks at hand are one-take live performances, brutal incarnations of albinos simple virgin vision. as the quest for the baka people goes on, the antinote team is proud to help shed light on the journey of this obscure producer hailing from the grand north.