nousklaer audio is turning 5 and celebrating the launch of a new sub series named oemoemenoe. over fifty minutes of excellent minimalist synth explorations by rotterdam based musician mattheis on his new long player thin sections. simultaneously launching a new series of albums on nous klaer audio intended for sedentary listening. heavy weight vinyl, full print sleeve and including download card.
kindred phenomena marks mattheis debut album. after two cosmic eps on nous klaer and a mini-album on tape for ecstatic recordings, he now returns to nous klaer for his first full story. an album shaped for every occasion: driving from the city to the island, dancing in the living room, or raving at sunset. on kindred phenomena mattheis picks up where he left off: swell serves as another episode of the prisms, the modular synth excursion of bit fragments pushes his arpeggiator solos a step further, and album standout ben_m provides his most beautiful dance of melodies yet. the album consists of eight tracks and comes as a double 12 inch for deejay convenience, and for the ultimate experience: go see mattheis perform his album live on the road.
after the infinite arpeggios of mattheis and the drum drive of oceanic, the third installment on nousklaer holds the middle right in between them. for this remix ep mattheis and oceanic exchanged tracks, and both came up with a new take on each others work. oceanic turns blablavism up and strips it down to a welcome version for club play. mattheis his version of hidden bero counts as a live kraut cover, barely using anything of the original, despite its mantric
“wit blad” is the result of a beautiful collaborative project that started with illustrator joost stokhof. he was asked as an artist in residence for amsterdam’s hortus botanicus, a place where joost locked himself up for a week alongside the finest biodiversity in the city. joost asked eefje de visser to join him for a day and eefje asked nuno dos santos to form a powerful trinity of which “wit blad” is the unmistakable evidence.
after more than a decade of deep, expansive productions on labels such as detroit underground and cpu, annie hall arrives on musar for a record typically rich in texture and understated grooves. indebted to vintage electro and idm, halls music is no throwback, always looking forward and moving dancefloors in the most unexpected ways.
maeve kicks off their first label compilation heavy rotations vol 1 , covering all facets of the labels sound with tracks from mano le tough, isolée, oliver deutschmann, ed davenport, aera and more. comes as 3 lp in a specially designed cover consisting of 3 differently printed innersleves in a cut out outersleeve.
repress with basic art! dreamy synth songs for island trips and dark club nights - nous klaer presents their first various artists compilation. 12 tracks spread over 3 vinyls, with all label regulars as well as new additions to the imprint.
SHE THOUGHT SHE WOULD LAST FOREVER REMIXES (2X12 INCH LP)
2x12" Vinyl D22.11.16
abstraxion returns to his own biologic records to release this impressive revisited album - giving tuff city kids, kasper bjørke, vessels, clarian, conforce, mattheis, ripperton, init, eduardo de la calle, cleveland the freedom to have their own take on tracks from abstraxion’s ‘she thought she would last forever’ lp released in october 2016. ripperton’s first mark on spazieren is one of meticulous sound design and textures complemented by a poignant vocal that provides a wicked ambience. his second offering is rapt around a warm bassline with orderly percussive stabs. init’s remix has been crafted with precision - an unhurried and mysterious track that builds and anticipates smoothly due to the precise instrumentation and adept reverb that’s been applied on the vocal. conforce closes out the ep with intent by delivering a dark, forceful and abstract take on spazieren. pr report : dj feedbacks : supported by : barnt, mano le tough, jennifer cardini, joris voorn…
sound of the 16th season people have their personal rituals. leaving the international space station russian space travelers left some bread and salt as a welcome gift for their american colleagues. tennis star serena williams bounces the ball exactly five times before her first serve. our beloved master of ceremony of techno music, sven vath, has a ritual as well: when the shadows on the island ibiza grow longer and the noise of the summer is about to fade away, he takes a couple of days off and reminisces the passing season, the parties, the crowds and the music: what were the craziest, the most outrageous, most beautiful moments? which situations, which encounters inspired me? what did we laugh about? and of course: what was the best music? which tracks accompanied me and my cocoon people during those intense weeks? vath assembles those magical tracks for the sixteenth time this year merging them into two and a half hour set.