lithuanian artist pletnev debuts on sze with 3 tracks of ethno-techno, backed with a remix from ploy. having previously released on the likes of meda fury, bahnsteig23 and le temps perdu, the ​,thrown furniture ep​, sees pletnev delve into the harder-edged side of his work.
the a-side features ​,her cruel smile ​,and thrown furniture, ​,two acid fuelled workouts with a strong rhythmic pulse and those afro-tinged samples that are fast becoming a characteristic sound of the artist. the b-side kicks off with ​,my first teacher, ​,a creepy and slow burning trip that gets right under the skin. rounding off the release is a remix from ploy, coming off the back of his standout eps for hemlock and hessle audio, the remix is a dive headfirst into the distinctive sludgy sound of this young artist.
das quintett von der walisischen westküste hat im londoner the pool-studio ein durchgehend feines album aufgenommen. musikalisch haben sich race horses von postcard bands wie orange juice als auch von dexys midnight runners beeinflussen lassen, tappen aber dabei nicht in die retrofalle, sondern kommen immer frisch daher. musikblogs lieben die band aus cardiff schon jetzt, das kommende album >furniture< wird für noch mehr aufruhr sorgen, und im november gehen die race horses mit bat for lashes auf europa-tour. das vinyl erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
sl9 started in shibuya, tokyo in 1999 with sinsen and collectives who were attracted by the early dtm sounds like abstract/electronica/click. now they drop their first 12 inch which takes you to a long sound journey.
am 2. juni wird das neue album -home counties- der northern soul-legende saint etienne via heavenly recordings als cd, 2lp und digital erscheinen. für das coverartwork des insgesamt neunzehn stücke umfassenden werks zeigt sich der englische künstler scott king verantwortlich. das album wurde von shawn lee (young gun silver fox), unter mithilfe von augustus (kero kero bonito), carwyn ellis (colorama, edwyn collins), robin bennett (the dreaming spires), richard x (girls on top / black melody) und dem langjährigen mitstreiter gerard johnson (denim, yes) produziert und von sarah, bob und pete innerhalb von sechs wochen in london eingespielt und aufgenommen.
next up on deep distance (following the sold-out-in-a-day sula bassana lp) is a fabulous newly expanded first time on vinyl double lp set of colin potter’s seminal 1980 cassette only release “the ghost office”.
the label is gradually working through colin’s revered back catalogue of cassette only releases, with previous titles the scythe and two nights selling out instantly. his run of half of a dozen home recorded, diy / minimal synth cassettes between 1980 and 1982 is rightly granted legendary status, influencing a slew of home produced diy experimental electronic artists and all attaining high collectors prices online for original copies. so these lp sets filled out with all manner of unreleased cuts, demos and excluded tracks truly are a treat.
as days prolong darker, walls come seeping in for the solitary resident. a collection of early legowelt tracks, found on old dusty tapes assumed a long time gone. all tracks recorded between 1992-1997. first time ever on vinyl and fully remastered. 2016 repress
planet asia helped jump-start the west coast independent hip-hop movement, releasing a slew of popular 12-inch singles on upstarts like stones throw and abb records in the late 90s that established him as one of the leaders of a crop of talent that included the likes of dilated peoples, madlib, murs, and jurassic 5. now a 15-year veteran, the cali-based mc (born in fresno, he has spent most of his career livingin los angeles and san francisco) shows no signs of slowing down.
includes code for free download of the entire album plus instrumentals.
when messiaen set out to transcribe birds songs as models for his compositions, he couldn t have predicted that by now wild birds would have started to learn mobile phone ringtone patterns. for a system of objects, raudive aka oliver ho maps an obliquely constructed world in which you lose all certainty of what is nature and what is design. raudive celebrates dance and auditory scenes as rituals, employing our surroundings as sources of ahistorical found sound - primitive technologies used to reach magickal states. a drum machine and a wooden stick, a sawtooth-shaped electric current and a split rock all turn into empirical objects of the same class, without a definite past or a predictable impact.