limited repress! melodie opens up cinetic art records with two trippy cuts that will take you on a deep journey listening to them in your home or at the club. the b side also has a remix by legendary producer jay tripwire that takes you on an even deeper state. cinetic art records is about music which is constantly evolving and at the same time builds up a subtle energy in the listeners mind and body. vinyl only.
glueped is the collaborative alias of mihai mihalcea and cristi tudorache, better known as teluric and melodie. already having released with their solo projects on some of the scenes most distinguished imprints, they have joined creative forces once again to put together an ep for vade mecum, an already familiar output for teluric. the result will set you sailing in shifty winds - going from nostalgic to ecstatic, from mystery to comfort and warmth, without losing touch with the dancefloor.
the all-new trés chic series will make your hair super fluffy. controlling fluffy hair isnt as easy as it seems. so please take care and dont spin that record more than twice a day. vinyl only, hand stamped and 180 gramm.
GLUES FROM THE TOOLBOX (180G BLUE WHITE MARBLED VINYL ONLY)
12" Vinyl 180g shrinke D19.12.16
for our fourth release we carefully selected tracks by two talented newcomers from romania. you already know melodie from rora10, joined on this one by another promising artist from bucharests techno scene - teluric. this is not your average split ep, but rather more of a collaboration between these two guys. the a side features two tracks under their individual guises, while the b-side showcases their collaborative effort, glueped, the fruit of years of friendship and working together. >glues from the toolbox< is a complete package and its meant to guide you through different moods and states of mind. 180g vinyl only. blue white marbled.
limited repress. amazing release by rora artist melodie on a new mysterious label.. rackmizar is an intergalactic traveler who followed the electronic music to earth. his first discovery here and the first realease is the >raw ep< by romanian artist melodie. 180g vinyl only.
melodie is cristi tudorache from bucharest, an artist who has made quite a name for himself through the 2 highly acclaimed releases on raresh s metereze and french label rora in 2015. this is his latest ep, alderaan, named after an extinct planet in star wars. alma01 includes the much sought-after acid saturday, the track that has had threads dedicated to it all over the web after rpr soundsystem played it at weather festival in 2015. the ep debuts the almanah label, a new romanian label under the curatorship of the origami sound / interval crew.
roras 10th release is here! a musical journey on a high-speed train, finely immersed in melodies intuitive universe. with its 10th release, rora remains of a consistent meaningfulness, yet stays out of techno routine. >influences<, the two-tracks ep shapes a non-easily definable soundscape, out of a linear -could-be-called cosmic bass line, edged by rare gems of analogue tones. authentic and engaging, both tracks tell blurred and mesmerizing stories of a remarkable musical vision. rora, true to its tradition, is grateful to introduce melodies influences ep and labels 10th release and invites you to board on this enchanting musical journey. ada
taking a few steps off it’s usual housy path, metereze presents a fresh new face and a more techno approach to dance music. it is melodie that signs the 4th installment and he is taking it deep into the realms of acid with 3 tracks that not only go well together but they are all meant to make you move in a big way.
acid sunday is as acidic as the name suggests it but in the end it’s the most poetic of the 3. the subtle pads are kinda dreamy but the 303 sounds make it super driving. on the same side we have rhythmico which is dark, percussive and powerful. subtle background bleeps complete the wandering synth that comes and goes but never really seems to go away.
housed on side b justa is a techno monster in its own right. sonically very close to the other two, this is by far the darkest track on this ep. and probably the strongest. techno infused house you may call it or whatever, this is the kind of track that puts you on a serious move whenever, wherever.
das zweite große album von doppelplatin-junge cro steht an. cro ist ein phänomen, ein phantom, der maskenmann 2.0, deutschlands erfolgreichster rapper, der rapper mit der pandamaske. ohne es zu wollen, prägte er mit seiner musik eine ganze generation. er hat musikgeschichte geschrieben und deutschrap verändert, wohlgemerkt alles independent und ohne ein major-label im rücken. der junge schwabe ist zurück und hat ein album mitgebracht, das reifer klingt als *raop*, immer noch so frisch ist wie *meine musik* und wieder viele hits hat.
die vinyl lp erscheint im klappcover inklusive cd mit 3 bonustracks.
first on decks.de !!!a fancy franco-german remix session full of thriving techno pleasure. oui oui!
a1: rejdowak (from karaoke to stardom remix) well known french fellow from karaoke to stardom digs in the depth of electronic mystery by designing complex rhythmic sound patterns carried by, well… a pretty dominant bassline! what else do we need?
a2: rejdowak (freak de philipe vs parasit remix) light-hearted pounding techno attitude with a humorous slightly ironic touch, this implements a wise smile on the faces of true electronic music enthusiasts.
b: fm melodie in e-moll (kettenkarussell notbremsen remix) kettenkarussell from weimar manage the impossible: completely transforming >melodie in e-moll< by neal white while at the same time keeping much of its spirit. they create an elegant and gentle groove which smoothly seem to transform into a hip-hop beat. well, thats not the end of the story! experimental and extraordinary.
first on decks.de !! redjowak is a minimalistic masterpiece which comes with a floor-friendly bassline, accompanied by discreetly placed sound effects. the berlin based duo savours their musical ability by being rich in contrast, classy and with authentic understatement. a superb track for spring-fever nights! incl. canson remix. melodie in e-moll appears warm and hearty due to its mystical groove and the rich use of bell- and piano sound-effects. intelligent shifting of rhythmic patterns keep the tension flowing while maintaining this tracks dreaminess. incl. diffus remix
trio ternura (or tenderness trio) consisted of two sisters, jussara, jurema and their brother robson. their father, umberto silva was a revered brazilian songwriter and recording artist who introduced his children to the music world at a very young age. after performing some songs on broadcast television and at festivals early on, their father umberto and brother, beto scala wrote a gira for the trio to record. the song is a tribute to nature, spirituality and mindfulness. the hommage is made through a form of cantico (chant) or saudação (salutation), aimed at invoking an orisha named oxossi. otherwise known as saints, orishas are the deities worshiped in the afro-brazilian religion of candomblé. african religion and culture have had an undeniable impact in brazil, especially in music and on artists with african roots as its rituals were often accompanied by music comprising highly percussive drumming. as a result, a gira, an homage to a candomblé deity recorded in 1973 involves mesmerizing polyrhythms from the very first few bars and throughout, followed by the sisters soaring vocals and impeccable instrumentation. its a song that they can really identify with, in their own words it has the dancing, the expression, the lyrics and musical relaxation - something very brazilian. originally released on polydor in brazil, fully licensed and remastered from the tapes - mel012 comes forth in its 7-inch original vinyl format and digitally, b/w trio ternuras stunning version of gato barbieris last tango in paris and is accompanied by the first bilingual melozine.
das zweite große album von doppelplatin-junge cro steht an. cro ist ein phänomen, ein phantom, der maskenmann 2.0, deutschlands erfolgreichster rapper, der rapper mit der pandamaske. ohne es zu wollen, prägte er mit seiner musik eine ganze generation.
sraunus definitely been in the zone lately. he is back with “equal melodies”, his second album for greyscale. this is also his second album this year and his tenth album ever released. one note can be a melody, it is only important that the wind blows when you’re listening to it. nine equal melodies with more than 75 minutes playtime and with sraunus signature organic sound will take you to the magic forest for a serious lush trip. highly recommended! album comes in a very special, 3rd gen, greyscale hardback book type package. hand-assembled, glued and cellophane wrapped with love. released on pressed cd for the best possible quality and extended longevity. limited to 200 copies worldwide. no repress!!
with mel011, it is melodies internationals immense pleasure to direct their focus towards both soul and house royalty, selecting and reissuing two of frankie knuckles scarcer remixes of an all-time classic: womack & womack, mpb (missin persons bureau)
6th opus of the label. a super eclectic record, exploring diverses styles of electronic music spectrum such as idm, downtempo, ambient, synth pop. cosmic release limited to 250 copies. this record includes works from artists discovered around the globe. old & unknown latvian project andy rantzen & david sudmalis from australia, isak anderssen from norway. but also art teachers, oberst gregor. a reissue of cosmic lost sound from california, an electric guitars orgy from science patrol (m. bracewell) + an all new french act pascal de nuit.
elevate melodies are back with four toe-tapping, finger-snapping, dancefloor slaying heaters, all on wax. side 1 takes off with the griffes’ remix of jay airness’ “she staying”, all sumptuous keys, sun dappled strings and peak-time beats propelling the track ever forward. venice beach then takes on sly moore’s seismic “muoosic”, dropping the tempo and creating a super low-slung slab of electro funk, one for the 100bpm crew. on the b side, lord funk takes on “black les grues de nantes” from victorius, turning it into a jazzy workout with slap-bass, chopped up vocals and dusty vinyl crackles giving it a classy 90s feel. and rounding out the selection is new york dj and producer p-sol who applies his midtempo skills to “law and theory” from label boss jay airness, creating an atmospheric groove with some real funk and jazz flourishes. limited to 500 copies.
review with its latest reissue, majiks back into your heart - melodies international dug deep into the back catalogue of hi records, the legendary soul label from memphis founded in the 1950s. originally signed as a recording artist, willie mitchell took the reins of the label and guided it through its most successful period in the 1970s, notably producing a string of studio recordings for al green, syl johnson and o.v. right among other eminent soul musicians of the time.
BLOOD OF AN AMERICAN (7 INCH, INCL.16 PAGE MAGAZINE)
7" Vinyl UK16.03.18
it is melodies internationals greatest pleasure to bring forth its latest reissue comprising two stripped-back, reflective pieces of us folk soul. largely forgotten for the past forty-odd years, bobby wright (now abu talib)s blood of an american and everyone should have his day resurface as politically-infused works that shine bright and still hold meaning to this day. the 60s and 70s constituted an exceptional era for its unique blend of popular culture and political radicalism
q/r features the reissue of rug-composed by chen yi (1982) (previously played by vladimir ivkovic, helena hauff) among others quality new wave, electro pop, industrial tracks composed by neud photo, automatenfall, beta evers & dora gerl as severe sisters, bb&ss, denis frajerman & william bope project the blizzard sow + an exclusive latvian piece from 1988 (19 gadi pirms sakuma). illustration by den haag based a. blokdijk (salò mentale) it s about weird electro, new wave, industrial, synth pop and dark psychedelic musik. it includes a remastered version of chen yis 1982 workrug, but also unreleased track from beta evers & dora gerl as -severe sisters-, denis frajerman & william bope project. the blizzard sow. an industrial/rock track recorded by a new band from berlin, called automatenfall... a new track from usa based artist neud photo, a cosmic electro track from mysterious bb & ss and an exclusive latvian piece from 1988 (19 gadi pirms sā,,kuma)
a warehouse jive for number 5 on running backs misfit melodies series. introducing new artist and shrinking violet pistachio, ilox cuts house music out of a techno cloth and vice versa. one of three direct cuts between chord memories, distant voices and space echoes, complemented by a drone piece for the times before, after and in-between. classic soundscapes with a modern drive. nutritious as a nut.
melodies international proudly moves forward with an elusive piece of mid-tempo chicago soul originally performed by gloria j. jennings in 1977. gloria was signed to stage productions as a gospel singer with pure and raw talent she had developed in the choir of her fathers southern baptist church. she was 16 years old at the time. to tutor her for r&b vocals, willie c.
at the third new interplanetary melodies astral journey stopover, it was mandatory to catch an italian project deeply inspired by the sun ra visionary realm, expressing contemporary trials of hybridising jazz with artful electronica. so ra toth and the brigantes orchestra landed on vinyl grooves for the label, after having previously appeared on the likes of mathematics and berceuse heroique. behind the sound, we find the elusive and unpredictable genius of the well-respected producer marcello napoletano.
nim received the distorted sound signal from napoletano taken over by the egyptian deity born from the lips of ra. who knows if those noises were coming from a parallel dimension, outer space, or some otherworldly sphere...? submerged in dark bottom waters, the stormy waves of the acid sea are made of convulsive afro-flavoured percussion with sharp synths looming out like the ivories of some freakish abyssal creatures.
EVERYTHING THAT SHINES AINT GOLD (FLOATING POINTS EDIT)
12" Vinyl US15.08.17
a few years ago, melodies family members floating points and dj red greg got their hands on a couple of original 70s obscurities. while these standout records shone brightly in their own right, the two djs saw the potential to create their own edits behind the scenes, finely attuning the original versions to modern-day dancefloor standards. of these new recordings, they cut only five copies for themselves and a few dj friends of theirs. today, melodies international is very proud to bring you mel006 and mel007. fully licensed, lovingly mastered to the highest possible standards and carefully edited to dial up that dancefloor enjoyment, these two youÆre a melodyÆ classics werent originally meant to get official releases. but due to popular request, they are now available to play and share in very special moments at parties around the world.
DISCO BABY (INCL.FLOATING POINTS RMX)(7 INCH+POSTER)
7" Vinyl US31.07.17
a few years ago, melodies family members floating points and dj red greg got their hands on a couple of original 70s obscurities. while these standout records shone brightly in their own right, the two djs saw the potential to create their own edits behind the scenes, finely attuning the original versions to modern-day dancefloor standards. of these new recordings, they cut only five copies for themselves and a few dj friends of theirs. today, melodies international is very proud to bring you mel006 and mel007. fully licensed, lovingly mastered to the highest possible standards and carefully edited to dial up that dancefloor enjoyment, these two æyouÆre a melodyÆ classics werenÆt originally meant to get official releases. but due to popular request, they are now available to play and share in very special moments at parties around the world. mel6 arrives as a 7-inch, with the original version and the edit on the flip. first released in 1979 as a three-minute up-tempo library recording, ôdisco baby-, one of 10 tracks off a record available to license for film, radio, television and other media, held some hidden magic that would only get uncovered almost four decades later. informed by years of combined dancefloor experience, floating points and red greg have slightly tweaked the original material, realising that played in the right context, it can become a true disco anthem.
double vinyl re-issue of the classic lord echo debut. features the huge single thinking of you. available for the first time on general release outside japan. look out for the brand new album harmonies from lord echo - part 3 in the trilogy.
the record opens up with the poisonous title-track “two scorpios”, where sharp analogue leads lean on a relentless disco-funk groove, thrusting us out straight against the sweaty walls of the chicago’s muzic box. the airy and enchanting spirals of “solenoid” create a detachment for a sonic trip through circling arpeggios and sparkles. on the flip side, we reconnect abyssy to the “young soulomon” of early 90’s by a warm and robotics dusty house. the mood turns definitely more freaky with “slomo kid”: sampling divertissement with a punkish flavour and emphatic rhythmics, it is the perfect tune to shake down the whole ball of wax.
150 copies only, because we are unknown and unrespectable. music from le chocolat noir, tryphème, russell alderton, luke eargoggle, blΔ,,,ckmoon77 and kim rapatti for your emotional sorrows, choose for now,the energy transmission , take and congregate. the breakable experience of an unconventional trip, but not so modern as that.
melodies international proudly expand their catalogue of rare soul gems with another carefully crafted reissue, complete with full 16 page melozine. this time it s the spellbinding tomorrow s people album: open soul. deep in south chicago, a band of four brothers raised on doo-wop and flea-market instruments made a record during the mid 70s that did not only mark a seminal point in their youthful careers, but would go on to become a true collector s favourite. open soul is quite simply one of the best examples of raw, stripped down soul in its purest form, and for this reason has become a highly sought after rarity. the album has been carefully reproduced and will be officially available for the first time in 40 years, this time accompanied by an interview with one of the original brothers, various tomorrow s people memorabilia and a number of other contributions from melodies friends around the world.
fantastic triple 7 inch vinyl box + 16 page fanzine “the melodies melozine” on sam shepard / floating points reissue label - including one of current most sought after 7 inches around - a future collectors item!
melodies international are happy to announce the long-awaited reissue of three of the most desired records from the modern soul scene. privately recorded in the detroit area between 73 and 78, and scarcely distributed since, the rare aged in harmony 7-s have become highly sought after and much revered by soul enthusiasts around the world. the unique vibrations emanating from these very special records have resonated at the heart of the melodies label since it s conception, originally prompting the birth of the internationally acclaimed -you re a melody- party and forever inspiring generations of soul collectors to dig that little bit deeper. all originally written, arranged and produced by arnold moore, the six recordings bring together strings, vocals, guitars, synths, horns and drums for the perfect marriage of textures, each track contributing it s own individual energy to the warming aura which surrounds the whole collection. there s something about these compositions that draws you closer to anyone in your vicinity - trust me. after lovingly remastering these gems in conjunction with their creator, melodies are proud to present the masterpieces together as a set for the very first time, accompanied by the second edition of the label s very own melozine, which features an exclusive interview with arnold himself, amongst much, much more…
PRESENTS HOUSE GROOVES VOL. 1 (GERD JANSON SHAN EDIT)
12" Vinyl D27.10.16
some things just get better with age. house grooves vol. 1 mark a part in history, where a young move d felt ignited by the classic house music sounds of the day. strict rhythms and nu grooves forged masterful networks with bleeps and clonks, pianos helped synthesizing dopamine and the phuture was wide open. house grooves vol.1 embodies that special time and place with a bunch of vintage tracks saved from the abyss. respectfully edited and dusted with gloves, it features move ds sought-after magic moment i gave my love, a collaboration with mannheims house hero see-base, the bass line swing of babyphonk and a breakbeat-led remix by shan & gerd janson that tries to sound like it could have happened back them. the bottom line is: the past can make the future feel at home.
second tape from upcoming french label ville nouvelle. this one s packed with sunny melancholic vibes straight from the spanish coastline. untitled on the a side and muy mola on the b side. comes in super lush pink cassette with blissed out artwork.
from 90 s to now, electronic music at his largest point. some dark sounds between techno, acid, electro and noise. apocalyptic music of future, from england to new-york,with a track from 90 s producer, jason szostek.
new interplanetary melodies is a series of phonographic editions committed to free experimental music: it tells about vibes floating over time and space, hybrid energies through harmonies and contrasts, concrete forces and metaphysical resonances, earthly and otherworldly origins of inspiration, organic feelings and abstract dreams, ancestral echoes and futuristic outlooks, sonic symbolism painting sceneries in human spirits, a ritual meaning of creating and relishing music ...
the sound radiation can take to other possible dimensions, to most recondite places of mind and soul, or very far away across stellar directions.
how the sound impressed on analogue substance in past times is able to render vibes from the future is well explained by the instinctive recordings of mayo soulomon in this first issue of new interplanetary melodies.
second release on misfit melodies by an artists who wishes to remain unknown. three tracks for almost any night club/rave situation - from heavy piano tracks to industrial ambient drones. made by a dj for djs.
monster melodies records releases officialy the original soundtrack of amore, a film by henry chapier, composed and performed by vangelis. an unreleased recording dating from july 1973, which had been lost until now. a pink coloured translucent vinyl, packaged in a luxury sleeve, it includes unpublished photos, the film poster and a postcard.
mpm begrüßt melodiesinfonie! be thankful ist das zweite album des produzenten und musikers aus zürich. als sohn eines passionierten jazzfans wuchs melodiesinfonie inmitten einer audiophilen jazzplattensammlung auf, spielte als drummer in experimentellen psych bands und ist 20 jahre später einer der spannendsten produzenten around. jazz ist definitiv der teacher, wenn es um seine musik geht und ohne dilla wäre auch einiges anders gekommen. so weit so vertraut, sagt es doch wenig über die qualität, tiefe und ja spiritualität von be thankful aus. melodiesinfonie bewegt sich in seinem ganz eigenen kosmos aus beats, vibes & life. unterstützt wird er dabei von marla, miles bonny, djemeia, anja joie, christian crow und nothoya am mikrophon. be thankful ist die erste offizielle kollabo von mpm und boyoom connective, dem züricher musik und kreativkollektivs um melodiesinfonie und maloon the boom. spread love!
mpm begrüßt melodiesinfonie! be thankful ist das zweite album des produzenten und musikers aus zürich. als sohn eines passionierten jazzfans wuchs melodiesinfonie inmitten einer audiophilen jazzplattensammlung auf, spielte als drummer in experimentellen psych bands und ist 20 jahre später einer der spannendsten produzenten around. jazz ist definitiv der teacher, wenn es um seine musik geht und ohne dilla wäre auch einiges anders gekommen. so weit so vertraut, sagt es doch wenig über die qualität, tiefe und spiritualität von be thankful aus. melodiesinfonie bewegt sich in seinem ganz eigenen kosmos aus beats, vibes & life. unterstützt wird er dabei von marla, miles bonny, djemeia, anja joie, christian crow und nothoya am mikrophon. be thankful ist die erste offizielle kollabo von mpm und boyoom connective, dem züricher musik und kreativkollektivs um melodiesinfonie und maloon the boom. spread love!