(vinyl part 1/4) voltage festival is releasing a compilation of 4 ep s to celebrate five years of existence. the ep s are dedicated to four sub-genres of techno and represent the versatility in techno of voltage festival s line-up. the series starts off with a classic techno ep called zener diode, followed by a deep techno one called wiring harness, an industrial release with the name circuit breaker and closing with acid techno called resistor. ltd to 200 copies!
after releasing strong tracks on sonntag morgen, rapid eye movement and digitally on planet rhythm, phara now delivers us 4 stunning tracks on vinyl. his versatile production approach results in a mesmerizing, pulsating and at times raw sounding ep. this mind inside ep is definitely a release that’s going to make some waves for this young artist.
fledgling belgian artist phara returns to stockholm ltd for four track ep >paramount one<. having appeared for the label on va release >a number of thoughts< in october, alongside doka, sinful & octual and label owner par grindvik, the belgian was invited back for an extended play of his own.
reissue part. 1 is the first release of our new series where we select some of our past tracks, released in the beginning only in digital format on sonntag morgen and now available also on vinyl. enjoy this 4 tracks ep with kwartz, rommek, phara and mental resonance.
the quality of stockholm ltds 2016 output has been hard to top, with acclaimed full length >isle of real< from label boss pär grindvik in may, followed by a split ep from grindvik and sloboda label head nihad tule in september. and the stockholm born, berlinbased imprint is right back with another lethal va, >a number of thoughts<. their 39th release combines contributions from dutchmen doka, sinfol and octual plus belgian newcomer phara, as well as grindvik himself.
a wild, esoteric mix of psychedelic funk, afro-latin grooves, jazz and italian / french styled library sounds courtesy of cuasares, an enigmatic studio project created by pianist / arranger / visionary waldo belloso. acid fuzz guitar, cosmic synth splashes, distorted organ, flute, vibraphone, trippy studio effects. originally released in argentine in 1973 as a micro-edition, heres the first ever reissue. includes insert with photos and detailed liner notes by eduardo a. elizalde pietruczyk (a.k.a. bubbling minds) and mike wallace.
the tel-aviv based label parallax brings yogg and pharaoh together for their 8th vinyl release. it starts off with the epic title track, a laid-back bassy groove surrounded by crispy hits and shifted electrical noises, building up to a climatic second part which fuses a lot of the producers unique soundscapes, all on a hypnotic pounding rhythm section. this is followed by a quirky broken electronica short, -ompti-, chopped-up modular sweeps and lush melodic hints create this uniquely structured a2 track. the b-side starts of with -maurice-, a more direct and intensive techno cut, which also breaks into an energetic – wobbly 2nd section which also features many of their unique sound explorations in a dramatic final section. b2, -abadei- has a deeper buildup approach for most of it, starting from a pure yet uneven rhythm section, and growing into a mass of counterparts and layers of noise and crackle. the ep ends with an unlisted locked-groove, an intense and dirty industrial-techno groove.
exciting compilation featuring some of the best 45s, released 1974-77, by anadolu pop singer gulden karabocek. baglama and zurna mix with synthesizers, bubbling bass and wah-wah guitars. traditional folk melodies fold neatly into nippy prog-funk arrangements that owe a lot to pioneering bands like baris mancos kurtalan ekspres.
second proper studio album originally released in 1976 by the king of turkish psych/anatolian rock. recorded in belgium with help from session musicians related to placebo, janko nilovic and mad unity among others, nick the chopper features lyrics in english, huge orchestral sections, and re-arrangements of many of the melodies from his masterpiece 2023. barı,ş, spent his whole life trying to communicate to the wider world outside turkey. this was his last attempt at doing so with an album before turning to a travel television show to visit faraway places and talk to the young and old, one on one. every production trick of the glorious 1970s was deployed to push barı,ş, up the european charts, and now they can push him right into your brain instead.
exciting compilation featuring some of the best 45s, released 1974-77, by anadolu pop singer gulden karabocek. on these tracks, originally released 1972-77, youll find a mix of traditional anatolian melodies and instruments like bağ,,lama and zurna mixed with synthesizers, wah-wah guitars and psych-funk arrangements.
number three of five eps surrounding the release of efdemins latest effort: the hybrid album/mix-cd naif on curle (released in april 2018) this ep is a collection of four contemporary techno-tracks by dutch techno-veteran jeroen search, tel avis pharaoh, berlins savas pascalidis and the mysterious pom pom on one vinyl. mastered and cut by kassian troyer, berlin curated by phillip sollmann a.k.a efdemin
famous for their matching, colourful suits and always-happy smiles, beyaz kelebekler (white butterflies) were a mixed-gender turkish band very popular during the 70s. they released one album plus numerous 45s in turkey and other countries like holland and italy. in 1976 during the last day of their european tour, just after one gig in cologne, beyaz kelebekler visited a studio of a friend which was still in construction. they decided to record a few songs, just for fun and for testing the new studio equipment. it was a very basic, one take recording, using an 8-channel mixer, a few mics and a reel-to reel tape machine. the result was an amazing example of anatolian psych-funk, featuring wah-fuzz guitar, flute, heavy drums, joyous male / female vocals. unreleased until now, here is the first ever release of these surprising recordings, rescued from the only surviving cassette tape.
12 disco-rumba-flamenco-boogie bombs, a time machine to the spanish boites and discotheques of the late 70s . the disco music, philadelphia sound and salsoul fever were also present in the rumba-pop and flamenco-funk scene of spain in the late ‘70s / early ‘80s. producers, sound engineers and studio musicians collaborated closely with flamenco / rumba singers and bands. among others, the production / studio work that genius josep llobell did for the belter label in barcelona is highlighted
from the archives of the legendary belter and discophon labels, ps has selected 14 dance-friendly tracks taken from overlooked lps and 45s. gipsy–funk sound, full of screaming flamenco vocals, funk drums, electric guitars, wah–wah, organ, electric bass, exotic percussions, soulish horns, latin and even oriental touches
the apparition of spanish female duo las grecas with their gipsy-rock sound in the 70s created quite a boom in the spanish market at the time and paved the way for other similar gipsy-rock duos. morena y clara were one of them. launched by bizarre flamenco producer lauren postigo, they released a string of 45s and three lps (highly sought after now) for the discophon label. they mixed rumba, flamenco, psychedelic rock, funk and disco music featuring an amazing production (heavy drums, fuzz-wah-phaser electric guitars, moog, hammond) over the wild flamenco female vocals of the duo. featuring their psychotronic hits like no llores mas, deje de quererte, buscando alegria and more.
heres an anthology dedicated to the 70s period of dolores vargas, known as the earthquake due to her wild and frenzied dancing style. in these songs, released 1970-1975, youll hear killer sound and production mixing funk, rock and pop with the powerful vocal style of the earthquake. including real gipsy-funk bombs like a la pelota anana hip or la hawaiana along with her bizarre cover version of chirpy chirpy cheep cheep and much more.
(180 gr) the fifth in international feels minialbum series. from their base in los angeles, intrepid musical voyagers pharaohs have imagined a place far from the city for their first stand alone release on international feel.
more demented, brain-damaging turkish electro-saz & synth drums galore by the mighty derdiyoklar duo, originally released in 1984! anadolu pop doesn t get weirder than this! these two turkish guys armed with electro-saz, guitar, drums and synthetizers were hitting the turkish market in germany where they lived, playing their sets of traditional flavoured electro-folk in weddings and circumcision feasts for turkish emigrants in germany. that crazy is the story, that crazy is their sound!!!
love will remember pharaon de winter, it says at the very end of this record. pharaon de winter was a relatively unsuccessful painter from northern france. today its the name of a band, but also the name of the song that changed its authors life. the ex-leader of the bands toy fight and (please) dont blame mexico - the eps first aid and michel foucault, and the album concorde, in 2011, with the hit song the protocol - maxime chamouxs musical style could be placed somewhere between north-american rock, spoon, neutral milk hotel, and prefab spout and xtcs sophisticated brit-pop.
”love will remember pharaon de winter” is said at the end of the record. pharaon de winter was a painter from north of france, who lived from the end of the xixth century to the beginning of the xxth century. today, pharaon de winter is reappearing again. it’s a band, but also the name of a song, which changed everything for his author. past leader of both bands toy fight and (please), maxime chamoux was playing since now a genre between north american rock of spoon and neutral milk hotel, and sophisticated british pop from prefab sprout or xtc. we find today in this new project songs navigating between french, for most part, and english. partners and friends since a long time, thomas pirot at the drums and raphael ankierman at the bass are playing alongside fx guéant-mata at the guitar. we also find mina tindle and her delicate voice appearing here and there. at last we don’t forget the goldsmith’s talent of canadian musician sandro perri who’s joining the band, highly recommended by pitchfork magazine with his album impossible spaces in 2011.
parallax 01 - debut release showcases 3 of tel-avivs emerging electronic music producers. a-side is defined by tv.outs hard-driven machines and pharaohs hard jackin house miniatures. stamp-side features two deeper house cuts by jerusalems yogg followed by a killer fred p remix.
ISLAND TIME (ANOTHER BEACH & TORNADO WALLACE REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK16.04.14
early in 2013, los angeles-based live act pharaohs dropped their debut on esp institute, island time, along with tornado wallaces esp debut thinking allowed the idea being a simultaneous release followed by the artists remixing each other. well, here we have the 4th corner of the puzzle, a perfect set of jams for the tail end of summer. on side a, pharaohs themselves revisit ahumbo, inviting the neighborhood boys over for fatty then proceeding to bang the drum, while the flip side gives us the tornado wallace take on if it ever feels right, a beast of a track that nibbles but never really bites, a classy tension-builder, perfect for transitioning into.
a beautiful package, soul jazz records universal sound is proud to present the re-issue of pharaoh sanders *elevations* originally released on impulse records in 1973.
deep spiritual jazz released as heavyweight 180 gm audiophile double-vinyl edition cut at 45-rpm (very limited and very loud!) in deluxe strong gatefold sleeve.
bunkered between an arrangement of stackable synths, the squad jams workshop-style, 1 part airy coastal jazz, & 2 parts sci-fi soar into the new age, complete with philip k. dick winks, tech-know wonks & sleek daft punk-choreographed boogies.
is it balearic continue to provide a steady supply of killer 12 inches! next release from is it balearic..? comes courtesy of basels nu disco wizards pharoa black magic. the track amulet features the vocal talents of peter coyle of the lotus eaters. this is a mid tempo mellow electronic/balearic pop groove. beautifully produced to create a sublime understated sunshine anthem. top drawer remixers are present and correct as always: begin takes the original and creates a deep balearic groove with marimbas and soft synth melodies. reverso 68 add trademark arpeggios and dance it up a touch whilst original balearic pioneer steve proctor rearranges the track into a big chugging acid disco groove.
keith tucker is also known as k-1 and for releases on direct beat and puzzlebox. here he delivers a 3 track ep that is in between straight up electro and classic detroit techno stuff. very nice and warm melodies and mysterious female vocals.
new egyptian lover songs to celebrate egyptian empire records 25th anniversary! these are done the old fashion way with the 808 drum machine and analog keyboards. including >keep it hot< and yes it is hot! bass booms like no other in this song. this re-mix is going to rock your socks off. limited coloured vinyl. enjoy the electro pharaoh and all the new 12inch singles coming in 2009!!!