“cliché’s principle” exhibits the two-sided aura of an artist long familiar with the cultivation of diy ethos: an effortless expulsion of playful immediacy and the unfolding of a musician well versed in unpretentious composition. lucy cliché’s five track ep for fleisch records is a jacking romp through 120-125bpm electro/new-beat, swooning through downcast ambience, lobotomised vocal samples and sweat-drenched hardware rhythms.
lucy’s musical oeuvre piles high, as a figure in the sydney underground for the past 15 years she has always explored sounds that playfully antagonize the status-quo, the dysfunctional no-wave approach of her band naked on the vague and the manipulated tape ambience of half high echo throughout cliché’s principle in the form of chorus buzzed synth chords, abstract drones and ethereal evocation. while there is the strong presence of a live veteran at work behind the machines, cliché’s principle holds five tracks produced purely with the intention of paving the dance-floor.
(2lp+dl) lucy and rrose, now coming together as the lotus eaters, have established themselves separately as techno artists who are just as comfortable operating in the uncharted area of experimental music. running their own labels (stroboscopic artefacts and eaux, respectively), they have gained a cult following, both influencing and challenging the direction of techno.
stroboscopic artefacts is releasing its latest addition to the forward leaning edge of electronic music with the totem series. unfurling as a chain of transparent 10 vinyl, each of the totem releases will have a subtly divergent take on the aesthetic space defined by techno and club culture.
astonishing solo debut by acclaimed cellist and composer lucy - a daring, non-conformist and deviant approach to composition and instrumentation. one side of filigree, multi-layered autobiographical collage-work, the other of raw and phased cello glissandi.
rrose and lucy need little introduction as heads of eaux and stroboscopic artefacts (respectively), their influence on the direction of techno in the last five years is undeniable. rather than crafting a style to be imitated, they pursue an approach that welcomes unpredictable results, with the intention of stimulating uncharted areas of the mind through sound and rhythm. the first lotus eaters collaboration appeared on stroboscopic artefacts in 2016. for their follow up on eaux, the pair go deeper into lucy s analog modular forest, searching for those essential elements that will yield alchemical results. inner membrane undulates with ring modulated tones that stretch like liquid metal, patiently building up dancefloor energy with only the barest of percussive elements. on the b side, inverted limb takes a similarly minimal approach, utilizing two tones, a bass drum, and hi-hats to maximum effect. the ep closes with seeds of discontent a swirl of feedback and noise that is both soothing and unsettling, leaving us wondering what will come next
berlin based zehnin keeps up a fine release schedule by asking blawan to remix its inaugural ep from lucy. once again focussing on experimental, ambient and techno sounds, it is another fascinating release. blawan has been in his own sound world for years now. releasing on the likes of hessle audio, hinge finger and his own ternesc, hes made brutalist, heavily textured tracks, big room tools and dark grooves with freaky sound design. its all helped to make him one of the most interesting producers of the day, and here he shows another side to his sound. first up is his version of ‘the hermit, which is seven spacious and mysterious minutes of creeping pads and implicit rhythms. dark but inviting, its stripped back, hollowed out techno that manages to be hugely absorbing and menacing without any clearly defined drums. on the flip is the equally beguiling ‘the high priestess. deep, subliminal kicks set the tone as groaning riffs, train-track percussion and distant, tortured pads all slowly hypnotise. it builds in pressure and creeps you out as it locks you ever further in. this is evocative dead-of-night music that says a lot in impressively economical ways.
nice price deal !!! supported by: james holden, audion, daniela stickroth and many more ... amica is some new sound on the maripoza imprint.. davis & mays progress to a next level with finest techno sounds sourrounded by warm melodies and strong beats.. the oposite and lot more easeful mix of lucy and chevel bring you up to a sunny and relaxed day wich ends with a party in the sunset.. alt fenster brings the shit back to maripoza and composes with his vocal sounds an live rythms a crazy but realy beautiful tool
CANNON FODDER(DJ SOTOFETT/PLANETARY ASSAULT SYSTEM RMXS)
12" Vinyl D02.05.17
life and death welcomes italian synth wizard lucy, for the labels inaugural release of 2017. luca mortellaros cavernous techno offering comes equipped with a dj sotofett version and a rendition by planetary assault systems, further cementing the diversity of the labels scope. dj sotofett recalls fine nineties loop techno while luke slater once again confirms his pioneer status.
taking charge of the first release is lucy, who has evolved his distinct sound signature by reconciling the deeply personal with the esoteric, and by harmonizing the spheres of technology and biology. whether he is acting in the role of producer, dj, performer, or stroboscopic artefacts curator, lucys clear passion for creative evolution and mutation is something that continues to attract new listeners, and keeps giving his current supporters new reasons to continue tuning in. ep opener the hermit is eight minutes of spacious and cerebral techno. rolling drums are buried deep as little flecks of sound design peel off the groove. occasional bell hits bring a sombre and languid feel despite the drive of the drums, and it is the sort of perfectly absorbing track that will suck you down a 5am rabbit hole. on the flip, ‘the high priestess’ is a similarly mental work out that is empty and eerie, with distant drones and yawning pads outlining a vast underground space. the drums here are again rubbery and rolling, but a little more prominent, and the whole thing manages to be both soothing and unsettling. after this fine ep starts the label in style, a remix ep from blawan will follow.
dark and irregular techno release, with deep bass, distorted rhythm and gloomy pads. lucy s remix is an insane revisitation with a phase war between loudness and rhythm. the original tracks by laertes (gianluca meloni already known as the second half of modern heads with dino sabatini) are focused on the deeper and mental dancefloor. limited to 300 copies on translucent coloured vinyl.
whereas many electronic producers aim at being the most prolific in their genre, or the most extreme, lucy and rrose have wisely chosen to be the most consistently curiosity-provoking representatives of their craft.
in 2013 drumcell debut his first full length album sleep complex on clr. around the time of the album release drumcell invited three of his close label mates luis flores and raíz truncate from droid and lucy from stroboscopic artefacts to create their own interpretations of his music. the unreleased tracks were constant dance floor tracks used within the teams dj sets and its about time to release these tracks to the public!
this new release makes good on each producers talent for working with epically unfolding tracks, maintaining a strong command of both drone and melodicism, and envisioning sound as a kind of inter-dimensional mass transit.
as part of longstanding no wave duo naked on the vague, murky girl group knitted abyss and extraterrestrial drone project half high, lucy phelan has been a critical force in the sydney diy scene for over 10 years. under the solo veil of lucy cliche, she annihilates with these four wavey techno tracks that honour her noise and punk ethos. with pounding drum sequences, draining synths and emotionless vocals echoing cosey fanni tutti, her dark dreams sabotage our calculations of modern dance while demonstrating how physicality and the ethereal can interact.
on december 8th 2014 we will be releasing lucy furrs debut ep on prspct recordings! as many of you know, this talented lady has already earned tons of respect over the years in the hardcore scene as miss hysteria. rocking her own productions at almost every big event anywhere.. but.. now the time has come to rock out at least as hard under her alter ego lucy furr! malin kolbrink aka lucy furr loves drum & bass and this debut ep on prspct proves just that. not only can she rinse the fuck out of it behind the decks.. she pretty much nails the fuck out of it on the production side of things to! this ep proves just that. a huge drum & bass debut by this talented dutch lady!
churches schools and guns. a provocative name for a provocative album of techno from one of the genres most consistently intriguing producers, lucy. this, his second solo album, pushes forward from his debut full-length, 2011s wordplay for working bees, and firmly establishes him in a league of his own.
CHURCHES SCHOOLS AND GUNS RMXS (DONATO DOZZY, M.BRADLEY, EOMAC, SHAPE)
12" Vinyl D28.01.14
to start the year 2014, stroboscopic artefacts bring you sa021 - a remixes selection of tracks from lucys forthcoming lp churches schools and guns. in presenting four of the album cuts in altered impressions, sa021 helps the label keep on re-examining the timbres, tones and textures of techno
animal 004 introduces the alchemyst project by the two argentinian techno artist julixo and frederik who show us two creations of metallic dub techno and raw beat structures. on the b side code is law mastermind moerbeck puts some spooky atmosphere to the title track and monomood turns lucy into a chord driven funk monster.
lucy is back on clr with another one of his mind-bending, deep and hypnotic techno productions. those who have already appreciated his unique approach to modern techno in previous tracks will surely like the 201 phasing ep by the berlin based, italian dj/producer.
- only max 1 copy per customer / max 1 platte pro kunde
- number 4 in the bleep green series ft new tracks from marcel dettmann and lucy
- limited to 350 copies
- > the green series< is the art and music project from bleep, giveupart, and photogr
zeitgeber is a german word that, loosely translated, means synchronizer. its also the new project of electric deluxe head speedy j and stroboscopic artefacts boss lucy. both artists make some of the most forward-thinking techno around, but zeitgeber sees them pushing together even further into uncharted territories.
PRETERNITY-LUCY (LAKKER, RROSE REMIXES) (KANGDING RAY REMIX)
12" Vinyl D21.01.13
preternity is a vinyl that collects together four of the most dynamic artists in electronic music delving into tracks from dadubs forthcoming album ‘you are eternity. dadubs album positions itself as part of an eternity which is forever recurring and in this context lucy, lakker, rrose and kangding rays remixes emerge as parallel versions of the original tracks. revolving around the axis of ‘you are eternity the artists use analogue machines and digital devices to either encode or decode dadubs vision.
polar inertia and lucy deliver two heavyweight remixes of tracks of the first dement3d release. its in a context of deep understanding of each others music that these two remixes of dscrds first ep have been made. least we can say is lucy and polar inertia have been among the very first ones to experience what dscrd is all about. deep hypnotic basement techno
2013 repress !!darko esser is back on curle with the deep and dubby builder >clean slate<. on remix duties this time are two fast rising techno talents, dvs1 (klockworks, transmat) and lucy (stroboscopic artefacts, curle).
sven väth: the pariah remixes for me, many thanks!
pariah remixes) lucy made his debut on curle in 2007 together with rone. last year he did some great remix work for our darko esser release, but were really happy to finally have the stroboscopic artefacts boss back now with a new killer!
this is the 4th black catalogue release. >through the galaxies< was originally released on the modern underground music sampler. this version is a full release with some great remixes by both lucy from stroboscopic and shigeto from ghostly. these mixes are fantastic, and really show a nice array of sounds. i decided to add a dub version inna future reggae stylee, too. i hope you enjoy it! - monty luke
lucy the double a side is dedicated to a special one, near and dear to him and has quite an epic flowing sub-aquatic groove. we can see this track being prime warm-up or late night tackle for the likes of move d, lawrence and the smallville crew.
a year has passed since the last lucy and xhin release on clr, and here they are again, the two sound futurists from italy and singapore. with this present ep, the acclaimed production duo, who have steadily confirmed their reputation as some of the most cutting edge newcomers in the world of electronic music, impressively prove that they are still on their dedicated sonic mission. the ep features two original tracks entitled lx4 and lx5, both perfect examples of their characteristic trademark style. deep and atmospheric, slightly experimental but always danceable - intelligent, elegant techno with musically sophisticated roots and a very tight sub-bass. finally one could highlight the hypnotic and almost ceremonial quality of lx5, which slowly and subtly unfolds over a length of eleven minutes. clr welcomes back currently berlin-based lucy and singapore’s own xhin with their more than dignified follow up of last year’s release and invites you to check out another truly intriguing techno ep.
after a brief hiatus edit-select are back with a new twelve. on side a there is a remix of surface to air by stroboscopic artefacts boss lucy. the b-side features an edit of surface to air. full support from tommy 4 seven, chris liebing, len faki, speedy j, shifted, pfriter, mark broom, dustin zahn, alan fitzpatrick & luke slater.
clr releases another chapter in the remix series of tommy four seven tracks, taken from his recently released debut album >primate< (clrcd010). this time the remixing artists are clr label head chris liebing and stroboscopic artefacts founder lucy, who produced two distinctive versions of tommy four sevens original tracks. while chris liebings remix of >snout< is straightforward, top-notch techno, lucys remix is a rhythmically unusual, yet elegant approach to the original track by the name of >talus<, which is also included on the ep. due to the organic quality of the original sound material, almost exclusively consisting of alienated field recordings by tommy four seven, this release stands out from most of the of current techno productions and pays respect to the innovative approach of this uncompromising artist.
ground loops ampersand (i) is a release exploring contemporary techno by some of technos best contemporaries. the original fuses old school ideals with modern production techniques to create a floor friendly, groove oriented track that manages to maintain a sense of purpose and emotion. on remix duties are lucy (stroboscopic artefacts) who produces a seminal remix taking on the atmospherics of the original and building upon that to create a space and tension we have all come to know and love of his productions. samuli kemppi (ostgut ton, mote-evolver) who delivers a deep slice of dubby detroit influenced funk, perfect for that back room set and once again ignites the sound of that transatlantic relationship. the final remix comes from advanced human (aka. dj hi-shock), who instead focuses on the energy and emotion of the original and twists it into peak time material. already spun and fully supported by luke slater, james ruskin, donor/truss, damon wild, tommy four seven, audio injection, markus suckut, chris finke, go hiyama or raiz to name a few.
time 2 express is on a roll! sqeezing out harsh yet hypnotic techno of the highest order. the 4th instalment in the 61 center returning series is an all belgo-italian affair. as on vol. 3 the a side is taken up by peter van hoesen and donato dozzy. with >dock< they present a dense, psychedelic track: bubbling percussion works its way through swirls of oscillating soundscapes. >dock< envelops the listener in a thick, gentle blanket, slowly increasing the pressure as the track unfolds over 9 minutes. on the b-side stroboscopic artefacts main brain lucy reports for remix duty. >defense against the self> was originally released on peter van hoesens >entropic city< album. lucy provides the track with a solid dose of steroids, injecting cavernous kicks and bleeps. his version widens the impact of the original, while adding his very own personal take on techno. viva italia...
clr n° 044 features two tracks of lucy and xhin, both individually outstanding artists and together at the same time one of the truly interesting production teams of our time. over the last years, xhin from singapore has become known worldwide as one of the most popular asian techno artists. at the same time lucy s career, which brought him from italy to paris and finally to berlin, has been developing at breakneck-speed since his first releases in 2007. heavily supported by many renowned artists in the electronic music business, their individual productions and collaborations have never failed to thrill their audience. their music has been described as deep and hypnotic, energetic and gliding, artistic and experimental. clr is very happy to release two absolutely faultless and haunting tracks of this highly promising production team. prepare for cutting edge techno by lucy and xhin, somewhere between creative chaos and futuristic genius
premium pack incl 12inch vinyl + maxicd ... incl. sasch bbc & casper remix! hammered by nick curly, oxia, dubfire, anthony collins, dubnitzky, monoroom, martin eyerer and many more. brise supports the quality stuff, this is it!
sa004 features two exceptional remixes of lucy & ercolinos last 12 inch on stroboscopic artefacts. the a-side >gmork< is given the darkly elegant techno treatment by someone who needs no introduction: luke slater. on the b-side, dadu rips into >so the nothing grows stronger< with a massive dub agenda, showcasing the meeting point between the uk dubstep scene and berlins formidable techno output.