portable is alan abrahams, a south african born artist, producer, and celebrated live act who has released his minimal wares on cult labels like perlon and live at robert johnson, as well as his own süd electronic label. abrahams’ first lp for !k7 is his most personal yet, taking the artist’s given name for its title. the album places portable’s distinctive vocals front and center, showcasing some very real song writing skills next to abrahams’ own piano playing, in addition to a few choice collaborators.
double vinyl release with cd-copy of the album included.
working a strong vocal and soothing harmonies with classic new york garage style, paul simpson and colonel abrams have crafted a warm and interesting vocal house record that entertains while getting the listeners head and shoulders softly moving in time with their hips, leaving them not to contemplate the origins of bleeps and whirs, but to bask in the here and now. stripped down to the basic and classic elements of house beat, bass, organ, vocals and piano >could it be?< ponders life after break-up without distraction and reminds you that you are in no hurry to be anywhere else. its fine right here so take the time to think about the what the colonels singing and enjoy it. we’ve all been there.
since its first outing in 2004, matthew dears audion guise has predominantly acted as a darker, edgier commentary to the pop-infused house concoctions to be found under the producers birth name. a twisted reflection of sorts, it contemplated electronic music through the lens of grime-flecked techno and sinewy funk - resulting in relentless floor-fillers like the aptly named >kisses<, >just fucking< or >mouth to mouth<.
there is a common thread that runs through all of brandt brauer fricks music. it is this: interesting things happen at the interface of machine and hand-made music. the berlin trios 2010 album, *you make me real*, fused techno and classical. the 2011 follow-up, *mr machine*, saw them go the whole classical-meets-club hog with a ten-piece ensemble playing dance music live. then, earlier this year, came *miami*, a darker, more song-based collection exploring the same man-machine ideas. the berlin trios instalment of the dj-kicks series does the same thing with a mix.
the double vinyl comes in gatefold sleeve and includes the dj kicks mix-cd.
zweiter sampler von ibiza-dj chris coco, kurator der real ibiza serie, und jim breese, resident-dj im café mambo. dreizehn hervorragende balearic tunes, darunter neue tracks von faze action und horsebeach, neue beach house versionen der 80s klassiker -good life (inner city) und hangin on a string (loose ends), stereolab-sängerin laetitia sadier mit einem dubby digi-reggae-tune, sowie vinyl-exklusiv sacha puttnam mit einem cover des abrahams theme aus dem chariots of fire soundtrack.
theres a common thread that runs through all of brandt brauer fricks music. it is this: interesting things happen at the interface of machine and hand-made music. the berlin trios 2010 album, you make me real, fused techno and classical. the 2011 follow-up, mr machine, saw them go the whole classical-meets-club hog with a ten-piece ensemble playing dance music live. then, earlier this year, came miami, a darker, more song-based collection exploring the same man-machine ideas.
auf zwei cds setzt das britische compilation-imperium ministry of sound erneut die messlatte ein stück höher. 40 tracks und remixes von lana del rey, hot chip, maya jane coles, bloc party, bonobo, art department, terranova, kollektiv turmstrasse u.v.a.!