a broken clock is right twice a day ep is comprised of 7 tracks recorded in kazan and moscow during various sessions. some of them go back as early as 2014 and everything is composed on two 8-track samplers. alina izolenta and kamil ea were born in the ussr, so the origin of the acronym ptu is embedded in everyday life of a country, which no longer exists. the duo spent their childhood in siberia and on volga, and their salad days in music schools and early clubs of their respective home cities. back then accessing the internet was only possible via pre-paid cards that came in envelopes. music — via pirate cds and endlessly slow mp3 downloads. friendships would stem from copying music from hard drive to hard drive. the name ptu came to life in the middle of 00s, in a rented apartment, literally the last building in some street on the outskirts, over impromptu synth sessions with friends.
impressive 180g double vinyl release from romanian cristi cons (a:rpia:r, amphia, sit). let the music speak for itself.
special remarks: *** 2019 repress , double vinyl release with full cover artwork ***
iceland’s volruptus returns to bjarkis bbbbbb with five esoteric cuts titled alien agenda. releasing on bbbbbb at the end of last year, volruptus has emerged swiftly on the european party scene, with the icelandic artist popping up on line-ups all over the continent. following releases by norways eod and fellow icelandic talent, lord pusswhip, alien agenda is bbbbbbs third record of the year continuing bjarkis progressive tastes for innovative electronic scandinavian artists. first up, svi,nasti,a 3000 deploys a synthetic, fast-pitched techno revolver fused with space- induced, twisted modulations. a scratch tool titled itchy and scratchy show follows before launching into su,rmatur a celestial 303 synth line layered over scattered electro drums, together providing a magical transcendental experience. alien agenda is suitably an eccentric, idm tinged number – with shades of acid and powerful bass shrills becoming the focus here. last up, misanthropgy (dark stoff) provides an energetic rolling percussive loop, intensifying naturally through cryptic, high-pitched melodies.
superb compilation of modern ambient/minimal electronics featuring exclusive tracks from a wealth of current talent inc. h. takahashi, david edren (aka dsr lines), miaux (ultra eczema), kuupuu (em records) nuslux (keijut) & olli aarni. finnish label collab between lal lal & ikuisuus. tip! . neptunalia, a festival of neptune, celebrated at rome, of which very little is known. the day on which it was held, was probably the 23rd of july. the festival was celebrated with games. respecting the ceremonies of this festival nothing is known, except that the people used to build huts of branches and foliage, in which they probably feasted, drank, and amused themselves.
body sculptures is a contemporary project that brings together five unique voices in european experimental electronic music today. the formative element is the collaborative pact between sweden’s northern electronics and denmark’s posh isolation. last year marked both body sculptures debut live performance - a highly notorious set at berlin atonal festival 2015 - as well as their debut recording, “the base of all beauty is the body”. the disparate elements that have come to inform the project thus far are further refined and encoded in their new lp, “a body turns to eden”.
zwei house-versionen der neuen single -neptune atmosphere- von robb scott (feat. gina foster on vocals) aus seinem neuen album -sirens-. an den reglern standen der glorreiche phil asher zusammen mit mighty zaf, bekannt für seine dj-edits diverser disco/boogie-klassiker, sowie dego (4hero) unter seinem alias 2000 black.
departing from the band based setup of previous releases, acolytes continue their exploration of loop based paradigms with rupture. the release expands upon the murky jarring patchwork asthetic of the 2012 release, replacing brooding song structures with a more driving, visceral and relentless sound. 200 copies. rupture encapsulates the paranoia and agnst felt in an increasingly unrecognisable world. liquified rhythms attempt to define an unmappable headspace typified by io overload and wired hyperactivity, become mired in deep delays and sedate unease. while ostensibly computer music, tracks such as -eelings 2 deviate from the clinical on the grid sensibilities associated with the genre, where out of sync drums and synth lines in eliptic orbits take it to messier lofi territories with no defined sense of shape or tempo.
to find lawkyz, follow the beat. it is here, in this vital part, this lighthouse which guides the route of the other instruments, which it prints in depth the low notes of his four strings. riveted on the drums. linking with it a rhythmic pact, ensuring the propulsion of the groove on stage with erik truffaz or guts, on records with uht °, anna kova, or versus, his hip hop project with full live band. when he puts his fetish instrument, when he lets cool his amp, then wakes up his evil twin: the waxidermist. one year after his last ep, the waxidermist comes back to tell his story.
banger!. on edge society comes in heavy with label favourite marco faraone. this is marcos 3rd release titled stage capture and safe to say its his best to date. marco brings you 4 banging techno bombs guaranteed to own any dance floor.
the mysterious trancemaster smashes into orbit, obliterating our blue earth’s crust and pumping trance euphoria into our gravitational pull. no one escapes unfazed. 4 tracks of trance so deep it will make you weep.
berlin based algorythm announces behind the clouds ep on neptune records. the ep is the second to come from neptune records with his debut santos express marking the inception of the label. opener a1 how i bust that a** up is a raw stomping house banger rich with giddy profanities rolling throughout. switching production styles alogrythm takes a more gentle approach enveloping bubbling aquatic techno with depth charged house on pearls . big beat repeat is a self-explanatory ear-worm and title track behind the clouds rounds the ep nicely with cascading synths nodding to the likes of crash course in science.
new 7 inch from miles newbold aka the natural yogurt band, uk based dingo multi-instrumentalist. here we can find 2 cosmic tracks in a pure music library style. authentic, psychedelic library vibes from the golden era meticulously recreated in the new millennium.
interdimensional journeys lay ahead as volruptus lands on т,,,,р,,,,и,,,,п,,,, with a 5-track tour of his alternate reality. androids navigate their way through deep space, determined to find more. one minute they’re floating, the next, racing through a continuum at twice the speed of light. sharp broken beats create a framework for immersive pads, glitchy inflections and acid bass to wander.
volruptus holds a state of the art lens to classic electro, exploring its form with the meticulous detail of a true audiophile. this one’s for the psychonauts.
post scriptum is the latest artist to join the sonic groove records roster. previously releasing on functions legendary infrastructure imprint, post scriptum changes gears stylistically in a very big way with his latest release entitled until you drop. leaving his previous looped based purist techno behind, post scriptum takes his sound exploration into the much darker cavernous world of industrial techno.
hailing from outer space via reykjavik, volruptus maps out intergalactic forms of communication on ‘alien transmissions’, the latest release from bjarki and johnny chrome silver’s inimitable bbbbbb records. title track is a disorienting dose of acid powered electropunkfunk whilst ‘jargon’ uses complex polyrhythms to propel a grinding techno stomper. ‘gett vffreakye’ uses percussive breaks and mechanised vocal chops to depict aliens having a live jam in outer space, whilst closing track ‘tesseract’ is an angular drum workout featuring animated bass and dissonant pad calls. like each bbbbbb release before it, volruptus presents an intoxicating ep that pairs impeccable sound design with an unruly approach to genre, form and style.
conceptual records presents you its third vinyl only release univers parallele written by a music producer from canada, montreal claire. inspired by her tour in europe in 2016, claire finally embodies her absolutely cosmically sounding ideas in three original composition: pyjama jazz, sometimes i turn into stars (on side a) and parallel dimensios (on side b), in which she uses futuristic sounds, analog drum sections, deep bass, jazz sections from the 30 s and her own vocal. the last track of this release is a tribal dance mix from a talented modern musician of romanian origin living in ibiza plusculaar (on b2). mixdown and mastering by pheek. covert art from djack arta a moldovian artist. plunge into the fascinating musical journey to a parallel universe with conceptual.
reissue from this soul/jazz-funk fusion album originally released in 1982 on poet records. 500 copy ltd edition! this sought-after album is an amazing and unique creative project produced and composed by david eric tillman including outstanding performances by some of the highest-level musicians whose common thread was their ability to kill up tempo and modal bop and excel in this jazz-funk/fusion style thanks to their up bop think quick knowledge.
2 years after the release of her first ep mhaw (my heart aint wrong) and the success of the hit song all in you, in collaboration with synapson, anna kova reveals pigments her new ep. anna kova partners up with the producer and beatmaker mim to feed this composite genre that she’s exploring since the beginning.
year zero is a first release on post scriptums own label and in a sense it is a manifesto defining it s musical identity. no space here for a sound targeting the current techno mainstream. there is dirt, and the pinch of imperfections, very characteristic of avant-garde electronics and industrial well known for the quite nearby past. on the a side, there are compositions appearing like shutters from experiments conducted in the secret laboratory. the rhythm is giving the appropriate weight, while the rest is a musical conglomerate of sounds and synthesis building up a feeling of anxiety. a swarming energy, a modulation, an uncertainty and lurking somewhere danger are surrounding us.on the flip side are remixes constituting the lighter counterpunch. motor eurhythmics bringing to life the old good detroit techno definitely of a dance-floor character, making this material ideal for an interesting set.
auf seinem debütalbum arbeitet der britische ambient-experimentalist specimens einflüsse von alten und neuen noise-pionieren wie throbbing gristle, leyland kirby, k.leimer und ben frost ein. produziert wurde -sculptures- von lawrence english, labelbetreiber von room 40 und mastermind der drone/ambient-musikwelt.
conceptual records presents you its second vinyl-only release -inspiratie- written by andrey djackonda, musical producer from moldova. andrey djackonda is known for its own style in music, named organic techno, compiled from the deep, warm sounding of the traditional deep synthesizers and soft yet dancing techno rhythms. this release makes no exception. the original track -inspiratie- and its remix from the argentinian talent alan castro are presented on a side of this ep. on b side you can find the original track -avioane de hartie- and its remix from the famous figure of the contemporary underground scene gorbani. mastered by pheek. cover art from the young moldovan artist anna ignatova. get inspired with conceptual!
introducing ideaz, two skilled beat-makers discovered by cold busted, hailing from within the funky heart of russia. marat and nicolay make their ideaz debut with motion capture, a fantastic 15-track album that showcases the laid-back, blunted flavor of the duos rhythmic constructions. jazzy samples, vinyl pops, and crafty scratches abound as the album speaks the universal language of the instrumental hip-hop head-nod. “every day” hypnotizes with its funky handclap stomp, quick guitar riffs, and fleeting splashes of vocal. a gentle approach is revealed on “blossom fell”, featuring a dreamy female vocal hook, slowly tremolo’ed electric piano chords, and an overall air of wistfulness. “lines” brings ideaz into futuristic funk territory as its loping cut-up beat, abstract synth melodies, and ascending bass line imagine a robot dance-off on a year 2054 episode of soul train. those are just a few of the highlights to be found on motion capture.
blumoog music is again among you with two really great producers on the electronic scene. the second chapter is produced in collaboration with one of the pioneers of new york s electronic/techno music, famous for his historical label proper nyc. steve stoll wanted to collaborate on this project with m.r.e.u.x. even him a famous electronic music s producer, together they blend in this e.p the origin and the evolution of the techno music, created with heart, passion and analog instruments like it was in the 90 years. the lp includes acoustics and settings what are unparalleled in their style, perfect for the blumoog review, an e.p that really can t miss in your vinyl library, especially be carefull to the fragile heart person. the two new york man s tracks are charming and penetrating at once, with the only style of steve stoll, who gives ourselves techno emotions of high level from 20 years ago. the other three tracks are proposed by m.r.e.u.x. they contains psychedelic and power with a big style. all is accompanied from his known detailed musical elegance. he has also created an intro bonus track with analog machines that s electrifying. welcome in the blumoog s future. another nice shot for blumoog music, good listening and always remember: the electronic music will never end!
enigmatic berlinbased producer algorythm provides the debut release on the new vinyl imprint neptune records this november. initiating the package, stuttering percussion and echoing effects form the deep and mesmerising santos express . syncopated rhythms and thudding bass hits then make up lfo as twinkling melodies work their magic, before bird cage introduces soaring chords and tranquil notes. tying things together, thudding kicks and snappy snares drive omar s deli forward as various layers of serene synths and pads are blended together.
famed for his appearance on legendary bristol label livity sound newcomer forest drive west is a mysterious and as yet unknown artist who has yet to reveal his/her identity. switching from skull disco-esque tribal techno to now appear on londons no.1 jungle label rupture ldn is a nice switch-up proving this producers versatility. the music does not disappoint. pure jungle music. just how it should sound. a spectacular release that further cements the return of the sound.
for its fourth release, harry agius aka midlands graded label has signed its first new act in the form of montreal-based solitary dancer. with desire & apathy being instantly familiar to anyone who heard midlands essential mix earlier this year, this eponymously titled release marks the debut of solitary dancer, as well as agius second time stepping into the role of label a&r following hubie davidsons appearance on gradeds regraded sub-label last year.
we are happy to announce the first vinyl only ep on conceptual records. get acquainted: yaroslav lenzyak, underground music master from ukraine and his ep “blesk”. the ep consists of 2 original tracks and 1 remix from andrey djackonda. the combination of deep-elements, minimal-textures and energic techno-rhytms is a brilliant mix as well for the dancefloor as for home listening. stay tuned.