very impressive vinyl debut from the mind behind waving hands. includes full colour insert. 500 copies only. big tip!eye is a project from laurÌne exposito from rennes (france), where she runs the intimate label waving hands. eyes debut album sabine takes us into laurenes silk-covered dreamworld, at once mad and serene, sounding like a breeze and a blast at the same time. bedtime stories or lucid nightmares? you decide.
brussels, monday 1 am. capital of a united europe, its inhabitants separated by cultural spheres along lingual lines. yet, in the back of a dimly lit pub they encounter one another surrounded by nocturnal buzz and the smell of skimpy beer. the night is a place where poets, authors and musicians dwell, in an attempt to leave everyday reality behind in favor of a universal nowhere in particular.
apart from being known for founding the infamous vinyl imprint subaltern records and for his residency on sub.fm, gabriele romeo aka. mentha has made quite a name for himself with his jazz-influenced bass music productions. this lp is a selection of tracks from his vault, showcasing his musical abilities and tasteful compositions in this self-release.
after last years excellent discoveries from volume 1, another batch of lost and unreleased dutch (cassette) material is coming back to the future. for this sequel we dug deep into the dutch lowlands and again found some independent music thats still relevant today. in the process we met even more amazing musicians and heard great stories from a distant-not-so-distant past. expect a wide palette of diy and experimental sounds by artists from groningen, zwolle, arnhem, the hague, rotterdam, tilburg and deurne. volume 2 will also feature a beautifully designed inlay with liner notes in dutch and english. mastered by wouter brandenburg, designed by steele bonus and compiled by mark van de maat.
patricia koketts sound is shrouded in a veil of mysticism. the brainchild of lithuanian gediminas jakubka, diabel’s metallic heartbeat underlies a magical superstructure that evokes some kind of dmt infused trip. or possibly even some kind of ancient ritual, where one is intoxicated by serpents blood. guided by repetitive drum patterns, it creates a slow joint dance that opens the path towards transcendence.
coming from different regions in france, violent quand on aime’s members have joined forces to canalize their energies into something truly essential. far away from hype and expectation they have created their own peculiar world. expect a certain electronic griminess with hints of 90’s hiphop, postpunk alienation and an affinity for musique concrète. the overall experience is similar to the excitement one feels when hearing something genuinely original. this mini-album is the follow-up to their very impressive 7” on le syndicat des scorpions.
meo, pseudonym of daniele mei, is a cosmic dj from rimini, italy. fine corsa was his first record, released in 1985. in those days meo was active in what was later considered to be the most famous afro dance club in italy: melody mecca. this release is an intensely creative hybrid of many styles and many colors. even up until the present day this record continues to be very important in some preeminent european clubs
job sifre is one of the guys bringing new blood into the amsterdam scene. this is the follow-up to his recently released debut on the new artifical space label, where he continues his path of solid ebm fueled electronix. the record ends with the gorgeous at least we try, showing of his more tripping, rhythmic side. beautiful complementary artwork by stefan unkovic.
new york city based further reductions is the live project from husband and wife shawn (aka vapauteen, 400ppm, let er est) and katie o sullivan (aka rose e kross, ppg). back in 2014 they released their gorgeous debut album on cititrax records. the album was an adventurous trip, where they pushed forward a unique sound. after all those years there will be a follow up to this ep on knekelhuis. expect a fusion of different sounds, grimy and pretty at the same time.
featuring a wide range of artists (das ding, plus instruments, de fabriek for a start!) from the amsterdam fetisj scene and cities such as rotterdam, utrecht, the hague, and zwolle. it gives a glimpse into the artistic diy music movement that was growing extensively outside of mainstream circles.the beautifully printed record sleeve was designed by steele bonus. it includes liner notes (in english and dutch) that paint a great picture of the context where these bands and artists lived and breathed. it is compiled by mark van de maat and mastered by rude 66.
verloren’ is like a late night pink dutch sky after a long day of heavy rain, a sign that a warm summer’s day is just ahead. it will make you sweat tonight. this long awaited follow up 7-, will be released in the same form as the first: a beautifully designed disco sleeve with cardboard artwork. the vinyl will feature perfect-not-perfect, melancholic yet very danceable tracks. the machines in here take you back to the 80’s, but sound very contemporary nevertheless.
archive tracks from this much revered new jersey duo. we assume both the originals were recorded in the mid 80s. nieuwegein’s most warped mind parrish smith, on remix duty..tip! -smersh was the project of mike mangino and chris shepard. together they recorded more than 30 albums throughout the 80’s and early 90’s. their vision: rehearsal at monday night, record their improvisations, no live performances, only albums.
as longitude is the illuminated brainchild of eva geist and laura odl. together they explore sonic waves in an exciting world full of spatial drum machine rhythms and sequenced riffs. some of those trips feel like earth bound rituals, while others seem to be nothing less than ceremonies of stratospheric magnitude.
140 gram white vinyl lp limited to 100 copies
building a formidable reputation as an artist with a diverse set of approaches in the field of electronic music, ukranian producer cape cod delivers his debut album on kiev house in a fine display of musicianship. from the opening track -among the stars- (which features constantine on vocal) it s clear that this will be more than a straight up collection of dancefloor tracks. there are indeed some upbeat house tracks to be enjoyed, not least on the razor sharp garage bumper -we don t have to-, but there s also equal space given over to more introspective jams such as -put u down-.
jacks house makes its first move of 2019 with a third volume of various artist shenanigans pivoting around the crisp minimal house formula that has kept the label on track and in record bags thus far. rich nxt is feeling tracky and subtly spaced out on the heads down dubble, while politics of dancing comes correct with an insistent roller that finds its groove and stays there. julenns good company is a crafty, shuffling workout laden with deep chord pulses, and legit trips djedai- takes things in a freakier turn that should resonate perfectly with the after hours crowd.
PAI NA PAI / SIANG TEOY JAK PHIN JAK KHAEN (7 INCH)
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lauched at their recent 3rd anniversary event in bangkok, the paradise bangkok label seeks to unearth little known musical gems from across asia and africa, continuining with two pieces of heavyweight thai action, that have been thoroughly road tested on the dancefloor. tip!!
cooper saver has been busy of late, prepping eps for a host of labels including permanent vacation, internasjional, esp institute and hivern discs - all of which are set to drop in the coming couple of months. were happy to welcome him on biologic records with two stunning remixes from khidja and abstraxion.
repress 2019 - rhythm section international proudly presents its 8th offering from local boys chaos in the cbd. born in new zealand, but based in peckham for the last few years (literally just around the corner from henry wu and bradley zero), these brothers have made a real mark on the scene here in london town and with their latest set of productions are set to take this message further afield. having already released internationally on labels such as clekclekboom (paris), hot haus (london) and amadeus (montreal), the duos approach to production has matured immeasurably in the last year, as is evident in the restrained potency and poetic subtlety on the 4 tracks across this accomplished ep, midnight in peckham. taking its title from the locale the boys have come to know as home, the record channels a delicate late night energy - equally indebted to the hypnotic incantations of ron trent as it is to the hazy suburban atmospheres of burial. these 4 classic cuts pay homage to deep house in its truest sense - at once sublime, melancholy and meditative . chaos in the cbd have clearly taken their cue from the mid-west masters of the genre but have not been afraid to let their own influences and environ creep in, and in doing so have created something that is unmistakablely london and infact, timeless.
science city ist das zweite album des dream-pop-duos parekh & singh aus kalkutta und setzt dort an, wo ihr debütalbum ocean 2016 aufhörte. parekhs großartige vocals erheben sich über vintage-synths und singhs fröhlich-experimentelle percussion und erzeugen den frischesten und verträumtesten pop des universums. der himmlische soundtrack eines neuen indischen traums.