looking back at the influences from his recent full circle project, alexis le-fan (best know by some as le-tan), winds the clock back even further to his roots of trance. call it proto-goa if you like, these three tracks show a panel of sounds that could ve received airplay in the early 80s on the beaches of anjuna or vagator. standing on the edge is shoegaze gone tribal disco, up and down is new-wave with an ethno-indo twist, whilst love to hate is new-beat led by hypno synths a warped sax and freaky vocals which will ease you in the wee hours of the morning sun
raised in haifa, israel, now located in amsterdam, this duo of sonic explorers have had acclaimed releases on a host of cult labels like psychostasia, underground quality, dekmantel & many more. having already released the incredible *release the golem pt. 1* & *jewsex* on everyones favourite nyc label, the pair make ready with their most claustrophobic and menacing outing yet. the original version on the a side stays in the same tempo territory as their dekmantel classic *african flower* but concocts a much more spacious and heady atmosphere, reminiscent of mark gages vapourspce project. side b takes us directly to the dancefloor, utilising the same bubbling bass sequence but transposing it onto a devastingly propulsive rhythm track, like the angry cousin of their *bleached roots* and *powow* classics. a formidablle force in modern dance music, at the height of their powers!
a long time coming, the first ep from the mysterious duo bernadott finally reaches us. the golem first heard those tracks last summer and noticed his body was moving beyond his control! he therefore decided he should immediately enroll these beat-smiths before the competition took notice. introducing bernadott, the roof of love ep showcases the talent of two underground producers hailing from paris and stockholm, two diggers of the highest order, immersed in musique concrete, italo, free jazz, punk, chicago house and such, two djs devoted to tension, hips & shoulders. with upcoming releases on high profile labels, the golem proudly takes them to the forefront first, unleashing their highly original and leftfield take on the dancefloor. on side a, bernadott turns a white funk forgotten gem, expands it before turning it into a gherkin-esque acid burner with unexpected nods to juke, subtly returning to its post punk roots before you even notice. the golem also wanted to have a nice tune to share with his girlfriend, and he got his wish with side b, another post punk affair autistically turned into a dubby madchester piano choon, a quasi absurd but groovy breezy love song
2methyl (aka 2methylbulbe1ol) is an up and coming 26 year old audio heavyweight from the east of france. at first a fan of post-hardcore, grindcore and noise rock, his discovery of venetian snares and xanopticon opened new boundaries for him to explore, resulting in his own distinctive, crushing sound. he uses music as a form of narrative, leading dance floors through intriguing cyberpunk, industrial soundscapes. 2methyl s releases to date include 2 ep s on rotator s ruff recordings imprint, and another one on komodo dragon records. he shared stage with eight frozen module, niveau zero, sinister souls, counterstrike, reso, dope d.o.d, luke viber, shitmat.with his new ep on overclockheadz rec., 2methylbulbe1ol dives deeper into his approach of dubstep,a blend of metallic heaviness, mechanic pianos dull melancholia and the humming of sub-bass reminiscing the hyper technological sounds of neuro-funk. 3 dystopian visions of an hyperspace haunted by fantasies of civilization, 3 requiems for mankind sung by orphan automatons. to complete the whole, a stripped-out version of golem by hecq, a mastering by angelos liaros (mobthrow), splendidly-sleeved by the old accomplice okiko.
after 3 years of hibernation, golem is back ! the monster was reactivated. after listening his new ep > lucifer en discothèque<, he decided to kidnapp i:cube, brought him in his cavern and ask him to do special edits to make him dance. thats the real genesis of this 7th episod of golem adventure : >i:cube presents cubo edits<. on side a, i:cube took what its seems to be an italo track to turn in in a slow pitched house monster with a strong climax...its followed by the track >a bicyclette<, a cosmico-romantic trip with french lyrics...but the golem wanted more...really more... thats why on side b you can find first >piano in paradisio<. as you guess, a real piano house anthem which will bring you back in the late 80s house music golden age era. and last but not least, this new episod ends with >you dance so well<, a real floor filler cosmic/synth wave hyptnotic track sung in german.
raised in haifa, israel, now located in amsterdam, this duo of sonic explorers have had acclaimed releases on a host of cult labels like psychostasia, underground quality, philpot & many more chelm is burning is the first in a four part ep & dvd series, an imaginary soundtrack to paul wegeners 1920 german silent film classic >the golem: how he came into the world< based on the centuries old clay monster which haunts jewish folklore. grounded in jazz, the duo soon began experimenting with electronic music, fusing influences as disparate as ornette coleman, can, mr fingers & cabaret voltaire into what can best be described as music from the future, gazing deeply into the past.
the golem is off on another hot and sweat drenched musical excursion, this time with a.l-t.’s summer outtings. get ready for a hedonistic trip around the world, balearic disco galore at the eden rock in antibes, tropical afro disco at la toubana in guadeloupe and finally some pakistani infused reggae disco at islamabad serena.
after a long trip in space (remember the golem 3...) the golem is lost in the 80s for the 4th episode. first, on side a, he brings us a post new wave/pre new beat catchy track, which will rock even the more lethargic dance floor! on b side, you ll find a real masterpiece of electronic music! a fast driven track which reminds to the delirious pop of yellow magic orchestra or vicious pink.
golem episode 3 : he has now left the earth to conquer the universe. and this 12inch deliver us the soundtrack of this space odyssey ! on a side youll find spacerock. this time, contrary to what you could think when youre listening to it, its not an edit of a forgotten italo b-side but an original track done this year by a famous french producers duo. no need to launch the worldwide nerd contest to find who did it in the late 70s.... on b-side, a.l-t. give us 2 new edits. reaching to the sky is an early electronic piece, hypnotic and completely weird with its guitar >à la morricone< ! and cosmic rocket, with its powerful drum and its siren all along the track, prove us how a 70s psychedelic library music production could be a dancefloor filler ! an epic song which sounds like chemical brothers produced by vangelis !
the time has come for the world to experience the power of the golem. each release will be around a specific theme. for the first one, the golem dig 3 gems from overseas sumak is an epic space funk track from the middle east recorded in the 70s! and never pressed on a 12 inch vinyl! klout is an edit of a reggae tune from the other side of the world high infectious groove! and pyramide is a disco/balearic arabian song from late 70s.
dusty grooves from the dunes of scheveningen! inspired by myth, legend and scifi, legowelt conjures up four ancient mysticism and space odyssey themed tracks that will take you on another journey through psychedelic space and paranormal rituals
WELCOME TO PARADISE (ITALIAN DREAM HOUSE 90-94) - VOL. 3 (2X12 INCH)
2x12" Vinyl NL01.06.18
safe trip is taking one final deep dive into the warm waters of italian dream house with welcome to paradise volume 3, the concluding chapter in the label’s journey through the previously overlooked world of one of dance music’s most vibrant and influential underground movements. . while the influence of dream house continues to echo through the ages, the style was at its peak between 1989 and ’94, when producers across italy delivered a high volume of loved-up, wavy and occasionally blissful productions that fused contemporary deep house tropes – most notably from chicago, new york and new jersey – with elements borrowed from ambient, jazz and balearica.
selten kann man beim erscheinen eines albums behaupten, dass der musikgeschichte ein fast komplett neues kapitel hinzugefügt wird. und doch so geschehen bei -music with a message: celestial explorations into german church rock-, welche hochoffiziell und zum ersten mal dokumentiert, wie im zuge der christenbewegungen der späten 60er und frühen 70er jahre rock, soul und funk auch in christlicher musik in deutschland einzug fanden.
die vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
‘etra’ is the second lp from portugese manuel carvalho, and can be seen as an extension of the ideas and themes explored on his debut 12” ‘citadel’ for paralaxe editions. here across 9 tracks manta breathes life and light into the potentially heavy exploration of the manifestation of the human ego in architecture, and our perceptions of inner/outer space. the weight of such ideas manifests itself in an sound realm where radiophonic interstellar explorations collide head on with a smooth yet brutalist techno vision. the vinyl lp includes a download code.
cursor miners fourth studio album >requires attention< is his most coherent and accomplished record yet. featuring the singles >mad cow< (which spent 2 weeks on the dmc update chart) and >luna< (currently picking up radio play from huw stephens (bbc radio 1), nick luscombe (bbc 6 music), john kennedy (xfm) and more), it combines everything that is good and great about cursor miner, which is basically just about everything.
THE MAZE OF VIOLENCE (IL LABIRINTO DI ROMA VIOLENTA)
12" Vinyl NL02.02.09
this obscure lost soundtrack for an even more obscure (and also lost and never finished) italia violenta cop movie was recently discovered when i bought the dusty reel tapes from a restaurant owner in fiumicino, a seaside town near rome. panter 777 aka il labirinto di roma violenta aka the maze of violence, he told me, was directed by gervasio giardano in 1981 and was considered too (politically) explicit by the movie production company who dropped the project after the first screening. the soundtrack, an explosion of wahwah funk riffs and juicy analog synthesizers, was composed by an obscure band called nacho patrol. the restaurant owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, was one of the band members and composed most of the tracks. (danny wolfers)
after their robot-pop hit with eurostar sebastien tellier, principles of geometry weirdo beardos come back with a new version of interstate highway system. then poni hoax deliver their first official remix, putting their hands on the fierce and epic prophet. but the most epic of all tracks on this ep is certainly eat s remix of golem. eat comes from berlin where they released a few >extra-ordinary< eps on their diamonds & pearls inprint, occasionally releasing tracks by their friends henrik schwarz or ricardo villalobos. think the globins meets lindström meets carl craig. last but not least, young frenchies fieldtripq made an oldschool electronica mix of colfax, close to early autechre stuff.