suction records is proud to present ii - a new, archival ep release by italian duo d’arcangelo. we like to think of ii as an imaginary sequel to the duos classic 1996 debut ep on aphex twins legendary, now-defunct rephlex records (also reissued on suction last year). just like their debut ep, the material on ii was recorded in the ‘90s using hardware synths, samplers, and fx. also like their debut, ii similarly features fierce, crunchy industrialized electronix on side a, backed with melodic, robotic electro (the darcangelo brothers call these tracks their diagrams) on side b. four of the six tracks are previously unreleased, while aom2 (an absolute monster rephlex-style distorted beat track) and diagram ix (a timeless slice of early-human league-style synth pop) come from long-out-of-print 90s vinyl comps on eclectic records and suction records, respectively.
suction records is thrilled and honoured to announce the reissue of d arcangelo s self-titled debut ep for rephlex, the legendary uk label run by aphex twin and grant wilson-claridge from 1991-2013. d arcangelo are the italian duo of brothers fabrizio and marco d arcangelo, active in the underground electronic scene under various aliases since the early 90s, and still going strong today. released in 1996, their rephlex debut -d arcangelo- was one of the first releases to make a firm connection between contemporary idm/electronix and the sound of 80s synth pop. the 3 tracks on side a are ripping, industrial-strength electronix, as fierce, crunchy and menacing anything aphex twin himself had released at the time. in sharp contrast, side b s 3 tracks are playful, clean and melodic instrumental synthpop, with clear synthetic references to bands like depeche mode and omd. it was a sound that was certainly not in fashion at the time, and helped the ep stand out in 1996, for that very reason.
nice price deal !!! new ep by fire at work (fabrizio rossi e fabio recchia) pre idm post dubstep slow breakcore with an old school syncopathic remix by somatic responses aka paul and john healy (hymen records, ad noiseam, etc.) and a light dark idm traditional re-track by fabrizio e marco d arcangelo (rephlex u.k.) excellent return of idroscalo on vinyl!
the d arcangelo brothers somehow forgot about the downtempo side of things for this ep on the warm and freaky 030303 imprint. unlike on their releases for rephlex we hear mid and highspeed chicago influenced stuff thats a big treat for fans of gescom, stinkworx and afx (some stuff brings back memories of his helston flora mix of baby fords normal). mind you, theres still a distinctive d arcangelo sound to all of this jackin. what are all those false and sleepy melodies for? to confuse us? what a mindfuck this psychedelic minialbum is!
fabrizio and marco d arcangelo share their love for synth generated music. fond of electronic music since the british new wave invasion of the 80s, the two brothers were keen on embarking onto early experimental music through the aid of affordable samplers and pcs. in the early 90s they joined dj max durante in the asu project on hot trax, a hard techno venture which saw the release of three eps, culminating in their live act at the zurich energy 93. in the following years, two deliberately distinct projects were born, centuria city and automia division, dividing the techno and melodic edges
full-length cd compiling d arcangelo s 1996 rephlex debut ep, together with unreleased archival 90s tracks. an even division of harsh, industrial electronix tracks, and warm, melodic electro/synthpop tracks. tracks 2-7 taken from darcangelo ep (1996 rephlex / 2017 suction records), tracks 8-13 taken from darcangelo ii ep (our new imaginary sequel to the duos classic 1996 debut), 1+14 cd/digital exclusives, previously unreleased)
to kick-start 2018, happy skull serve up a rare ep from italy s d arcangelo brothers. the sibling duo have been active since the early 1990s, when they played a pivotal role in shaping the sound of roman techno alongside contemporaries lory d, leo anibaldi and their automatic sound unlimited production partner, max durante. in the two decades that have passed since, fabrizio and marco have consistently delivered off-kilter, futurist electronic masterpieces for the likes of nature, analogical force and, most famously, rephlex. the four tracks contained on this happy skull outing are not re-discovered archive cuts, but rather fresh slabs of mind-altering musical intoxication. the alternating bliss and acid-fired psychedelia of -saba tree-and the creeping late night paranoia of -pull seven- set the tone. the effervescent fun continues on the flip, where saucer-eyed chords and idm electronics combine on the rush-inducing -13th cider-. to finish things off fabrizio and marco treat us to -korty-, a mesmerizing, deep space slow jam full of backwards electronics and rumbling flashes of sub-bass.
(2x12inch lp, 140g vinyl) max durantes first lp in a 30 year career, the experiment, is a new, left field direction for an artist whose history traces from the birth of techno, through idm, industrial and electro. spread over four sides of vinyl, the experimentconsists of beatless pieces (which reveal another character when slowed to 33rpm), broken-beat techno and straight-up dancefloor trips.
art-aud is back to present his second release of the main series, after booming with the secret rave one. this release comes from a really important icon in the italian electronic-techno scene, a person that from the beginning of the 90s helped form what we enjoy now through his music, parties and writings. his name is andrea benedetti, aka sprawl. over the years he provided help to lory d in creating sounds never seen, founded his label plasmek, created a fanzine called tunnel and a distribution company with marco passarani, to name a few. this ep contains three tracks of pure electronic excursion and a remix by the rephlex-twins darcangelo. the track electrome was originally released in 1994 on his own label and now, after nearly 23 years, sees the light again with a remaster
3lp with download card included.
dj-kicks has tapped up life and death label founder dj tennis for the next instalment in its long running and landmark series, which is due for release on 14th july. the italian is the first artist to ever be granted not one but two discs across which to showcases his style, and he doesn’t disappoint.
dj-kicks has tapped up life and death label founder dj tennis for the next instalment in its long running and landmark series, which is due for release on 14th july. the italian is the first artist to ever be granted not one but two discs across which to showcases his style, and he doesnt disappoint. the mix comes as a double cd and triple vinyl release and features four exclusive tracks. these include a brand new original from dj tennis featuring fink and called certain angels, plus new tennis versions of tunes by pole and frank brettschneider, and finally an unreleased track, paratrooper, from acclaimed tel aviv duo red axes. in programming these two diverse, eclectic and yet coherent rides, dj tennis shows off his singular knack for nailing an aesthetic that is subversive yet seductive in equal measure.
art-aud is back to present his second release of the main series, after booming with the secret rave one. this release comes from a really important icon in the italian electronic-techno scene, a person that from the beginning of the 90s helped form what we enjoy now through his music, parties and writings. his name is andrea benedetti, aka sprawl. over the years he provided help to lory d in creating sounds never seen, founded his label plasmek, created a fanzine called tunnel and a distribution company with marco passarani, to name a few. this ep contains three tracks of pure electronic excursion and a remix by the rephlex-twins d arcangelo. the track electrome was originally released in 1994 on his own label and now, after nearly 23 years, sees the light again with a remaster.
a full length album with ten times stunning and bombastic acid invented by an impressive list of madmen: ceephax, luke vibert, eod, darcangelo, kettel, jtc, db, anders ilar, chris moss acid and ardisson. all tunes are drenched in high quality acid, some come in a hybrid, melodic idm form, while others are pretty nostalgic and full of ecstacy. still another bunch of songs are rough, uncompromising and truly from the sewer. a massive compilation, far away from reality and designed for a big night of hedonistic mayhem. comes with an amazing psychedelic cover thats synthetic and organic at the same time! check it out