peter f. spiess ist kein neuling! peter ist einer dieser künstler, die mit der unvergleichlichen fähigkeit gesegnet sind, tanzmusik bis zu ihren reinsten elementen zu abstrahieren und zu vereinfachen. das bitmap-artwork wurde auch von peter digital gezeichnet. limited pressings!
dueve is a very mysterious project, probably due to the intense (albeit exotic) eastern folk instrumentation that populate their sonic structures. rené audiard & ali Çakı,,r have been exploring a bit of it all from crunchy techno grooves to emotionally charged slow drives, and together they managed to create a very peculiar sonic balance that captivates from the moment it passes our ears.
japan: the land of the rising sun and one of the worlds biggest havens for creative, forward-thinking musical freedom. masters of a infinite number of stripped down, funk infused brands of electronic music, the japanese crews of music makers are usually teams of noble perfectionists. consistently shining a bright guiding light on the japanese scene, radiq (aka yoshihiro hanno) remains one of japans best exports and the reflection of what it means to be a true musician while managing his own japan-talent-only imprint op.disc with wit and will.
SINISTER (YELLOW TRANSPARENT 10 INCH / VINYL ONLY)
10" Vinyl UK21.09.15
volkan akı,n is a fresh name in the scene that already buzzed some radars worldwide and succeeded in impressing and released his music in well established imprints like sammy dee’s ultrastrech where he had his brilliant debut with a villalobos remix. with “sinister” he skims away from his usual stripped down minimalistic grooves and presents us two tracks of lush, intimate works of deep textures, analog machine love-making noises and intricate drum arrangements with very personal tones. and while the a side “sinister” keeps us on edge with a virtually consistent momentum of suspense and a very conveniently sinister mood, the flipside “atest” takes us on a ride between the high skies and the deep seas, on a seamlessly neverending loop of peaceful pads and very addicting dreamy tones. this very special limited release comes in a unusual but deliciously collectible transparent yellow 10” vinyl with a remarkable and equally sinister painting by new york-based artist emily marchesiello, art director and co-founder of the galerie project. she specializes in fantasy animal portraiture art, via ink, water color and oil paint. project london
fumiya tanaka s double-tracker >beautiful town< was fully inspired by its cover artwork: a set of carefully selected old pictures with a layer of masterful signature paintings by romanian artist and fine-arts student bonjour bonsoir. a-sides >abacus avenue< is the ep’s most dense and eerie side. an addictive piece that utterly succeeds in sucking you right in like a vortex would. the locomotive bassline serves its purpose of movement in a strong loopy groove, while the pads and poltergeist y sounds reformat our heads with an inability for space-time tracking. the otherside of this town, >himegami marathon<, is another mysteriously intricate work. its a microcosm of grooves, sinister details and voices locked in a tight groove built on a single bass stab and a flowing, never-ending set of wet claps. a piano kicks in at key points, alongside percussive elements, reminding us that this town is alive.
COULDNT SEE TOO CLEAR FOR EDGES (2X12 / VINYL ONLY)
coloured 2x12" Vinyl D28.01.15
as we have come to expect, pluie/noir again challenges what can be achieved within the parameters of dance music by empowering its carefully selected epertoire of artists. as standard, the album will come as a limited pressing, this time around of transparent green vinyl, with a beautiful hand-drawn black and white artwork cover, ensuring this is as collectible as it is listenable.
ganze zehn jahre mussten die fans des im kongo geborenen und in belgien lebenden musikers warten, dass ein nachfolger zum 2008er debütalbum hotel impala erscheint. 14 tracks präsentiert baloji auf seinem neuen album und perfektioniert dabei den musikalischen brückenschlag zwischen traditionell-afrikanischen klängen und afroamerikanischen sounds aus dem kosmos des hip-hops, souls, funks und jazz. wie lhiver indien, ein track der teil des aktuellen fifa 18-soundtracks ist, verfolgen alle songs das gleiche ziel: sie sollen den hörer auf die beine und zum schwitzen bringen. schwarzes doppelvinyl im gatefold sleeve, inklusive booklet und downloadcode.