following a trio of instantly sold out 45s on polytechnic youth, between 2015 and 2017, the home current finally channels a full length album through this bounteous and blossoming uk imprint for select experimental and diy electronic music.
“another way of falling apart” aims to build a wider audience for singular music adorer, martin jensen, a cosmopolitan copenhagen-born artist whose music follows an emotional route that meanders back ultimately to analogue and electronica inspirations of myriad treasurable kinds. this incursion into lp territory follows a decade or more of jensen s passionate engagement with music as the creative force behind singles on static caravan, and as the co-founder of the label second language (until 2014), for which he was the wings behind the celebrated “music and migration” series in support of “birdlife international”. he has also remixed colleen, dollboy, and ellis island sound.
no light at the end of the tunnel. no helping hand to pull you out of the hole. no second chances. no god to cure this deadly disease. no heaven to save your soul after your final seconds... hope will hold on, but in the end, death shall claim it. all this, we understand a little more, day by day.
we will experience our absolute zero, and the stages of life that come as close. we think that we will never recover and that we are not strong enough to fight against it. our immaculate, peaceful souls, that we begin our lives with, start to bleed, and slowly get torn into, bit by bit by the cold hard truth that breaks our protective walls. we learn to handle and accept this even as pieces of us shatter and die every time a little bit more inside us. to give light, we must endure burning. but what if everything we are able to burn is gone?
there is no other way... we are falling apart a bit more, every day.
no light at the end of the tunnel. no helping hand to pull you out of the hole. no second chances. no god to cure this deadly disease. no heaven to save your soul after your final seconds... hope will hold on, but in the end, death shall claim it. all this, we understand a little more, day by day. we will experience our absolute zero, and the stages of life that come as close. we think that we will never recover and that we are not strong enough to fight against it. our immaculate, peaceful souls, that we begin our lives with, start to bleed, and slowly get torn into, bit by bit by the cold hard truth that breaks our protective walls. we learn to handle and accept this even as pieces of us shatter and die every time a little bit more inside us. to give light, we must endure burning. but what if everything we are able to burn is gone? there is no other way... we are falling apart a bit more, every day... dedicated to this state of mind.
never to be pigeonholed, boxed if you will, schroedinger s box has once again come out of hiding (or is that once again became real?) with a new artist of indefinable qualities. steering her way through a busy marketplace of sounds and styles, angela chambers selects from an array of influences. indie. wave. electro. punk. all are present in this six tracker of ambitious proportions. tear jerking give way to emotional bangers, psy-dipped house fades into smoke shrouded experimentation as the listener is lead through a 12- of exotic surprises and out-there ideas.
repress , s.o.n.s is back with the last instalment of the -t.o.k.y.o- series. this time it is a double 12- called shin-okubo one night stand. this record is made to be played using a turntable at home, at your friend s birthday party or at your uncle s wedding. club use is possible too but no refund will be granted if you clear the floor. disclaimer: this record is not made to practice karaoke. this record is not made to replace the wheel of your bicycle, and using this record for this purpose can be harmful. no refund will be granted if the record or his owner is damaged this way
colours of infinity is a new alias for melbourne based producer andy donnelly. his debut album follows a recent sold out split 12- on brokntoys offshoot, discos del quebranto, as well as a string of releases as kloke on labels including styles upon styles and sub squared. under his latest moniker, donnelly has axed the dense, sample-heavy hardcore continuum he is best known for and developed a more back to basics approach, using old, cheap hardware and primitive recording techniques to capture performances in the spirit of 70s bands such as cluster, early tangerine dream and latter day artists like ekoplekz and pye corner audio. one time pressing, strictly limited to 300 copies. mastered by simon davey @ the exchange vinyl in his converted bank vault. riyl: cluster, harmonia, tangerine dream ekoplekz, pye corner audio, john carpenter, carl craig
over the last fifty years few musicians or performers have created as monumental and uncompromising a body of work as that of keiji haino. through a vast number of recordings and performances haino has staked out a ground all his own creating a language of unparalleled intensity that defies any simple classification. for all this, his 1981 debut album watashi dake? has remained enigmatic. originally released in a small edition by the legendary pinakotheca label, the album was heard by only a select few in japan and far fewer overseas. original vinyl copies became impossibly rare and highly sought after the world over. watashi dake? presents a haunting vision stark vocals, whispered and screamed, punctuate dark silences. intricate and sharp guitar figures interweave, repeat and stretch, trance-like, emerging from dark recesses. written and composed on the spot haino’s vision is one of deep spiritual depths that distantly evokes 1920s blues and medieval music yet is unlike anything ever committed to record before or since. coupled with starkly minimal packaging featuring the now iconic cover photographs by legendary photog rapher gin satoh, the album is a startling and fully realized artistic statement.
this monster 1976 lp from nassau s munnings brothers aka beginning of the end is a stone cold classic. fact. well deserving of a place in any record collection! this, their second lp (with 1971s infamous funky nassau preceding it) features the brothers original, fresh sound a mixture of tough funk rhythms, bahamian soul and flourishes of jazz and rock is an extremely well executed and produced body of work. not surprising considering the band were one of the bahamas foremost musical outfits. the brothers musical backgrounds could not have been any more fitting, they cut their teeth playing regularly alongside the likes of nat king cole and count basie at their fathers well known nightclub the cat and the fiddle, what we get on this lp however is not jazz, but lean, melodic soul music! original copies of this seminal lp can change hands for 100 s on the used/second hand market and is a solid constant at the tops of the wants lists of record aficionados. the lp has been illegally reissued numerous times without any care or attention being taken to retain or respect the quality of the amazing music contained within. not so on this occasion, this is a fully legit, sanctioned reissue done in conjunction and with the assistance of miami s tk disco empire. now is the perfect time to revisit the deep, soulful sounds of the munnings brothers endeavours, a truly sublime collection of songs, drenched in sunshine, masterfully produced and performed with pure vitality. a truly classic album. sounding as fresh as it did almost 40 years ago. jump in the water!
das sound of sinning album der amerikanischen psychedelic-soul-sensation monophonics aus dem jahr 2015 ist ein songtechnisch grandioses groove-manifest voller magischer momente. one of the best live soul bands i have ever seen, so schwärmte al bell, produzent, songwriter und mitbesitzer von stax records über die band monophonics und radio eins konstatierte bereits zurecht: einer der derzeit heißesten acts san franciscos
enter the spiral - the title of the opening track by the first collaborative work between sebastian mullaert and eitan reiter is not just a random name. it is a title which anticipates what can happen if you let yourself go alongside their nine epic musical trips
enter the spiral - the title of the opening track by the first collaborative work between sebastian mullaert and eitan reiter is not just a random name. it is a title which anticipates what can happen if you let yourself go alongside their nine epic musical trips.
grassroots is by no means a political statement. it is true that this project has emerged from and was widely influenced by recent political and social events in ukraine that resulted in many people being wounded and killed. however, its only aim is to provide support and help to families affected by those events, hence music-driven charity project would be the most suitable description for it.