rebar. the duo behind the >made of concrete< label kick off their self titled label. >rebar< is meant as a space for the artists own sound explorations. aimed at putting forth releases which combines their usual style with cross-boundary composition. >rebar< releases are limited to vinyl only appearances. >rebar 1< sees a versatile three piece assortment with a seemingly common theme. field recordings make ample appearances in rebar s work and this release makes no exception: a large part of the elements were recorded in and around train stations of a famous metropolis. further info can be revealed on the flipside of the vinyl.
made of concrete founders andreas pionty & fumee grise celebrate the label’s second anniversary with a special release. that aligns their soundscape to palpable. material coordinates in a near- synesthetic output. joining forces as rebar. a moniker nodding to the label’s name itself. their debut ep consists of two original tracks and two remixes centered around geo-relevant. field recorded elements.
a1: well known hardtechno master dj ogi supplies to us a massive track named kamen.. aiming directly to the dancefloor this track is a proper peak time calmer for your set. b1: bosnias techno man dj mika appears here with his uncompromising track silver bullet for a hard metalic in your face expirience. very agressive approach and perfect fat bassline. b2: concrete djz based in serbia present us a track named big legz. big throbbing subbase and clean hats and snares with cool edits on the breaks makes this track a true story teller with top production and dj friendly orientation. top quality diverse techno release with plays from some of the scene heavyweights like : mark eg. tadox. patrick dsp. glenn wilson. ryuji takeuchi to name a few...
alasdair roberts spoils album features alasdairs old hands from appendix out (tom crossley and gareth eggie) as well as free percussionist xtraordinaire alex nielson. noted baroque guitarist gordon ferries. emily maclaren. niko matti ahti (of finnish free pop duo kiila). and david mcguinness and alison mcgillivray (both of scotlands concerto caledonia). bringing a loose and lively mixture of drums. bass. piano. flute. glockenspiel. harpsichord. harmonium. viola. synthesizer. dulcimer. psaltery. hurdy gurdy. fiddle. and of course guitars and voices. spoils has a lot on deck. but its meted out evenly and with an intense energy. always in service of the songs. which are marked with some of alasdairs finest melodies. additionally. spoils ingratiates new compositions in a deeply personal manner with the world of traditional music that has sunk beyond the horizon for too many of us. it is a gift to these latter days that a man like roberts exists. to sing us back to our ancient home.
super+ totally re-freaks the track into two electro-punk versions with energetic distorted guitar riffs and enough effects on the vocals to give them a whole different slant. lil devious main mix cuts out the vocals and is more hypnotizing than hanussen with its spiraling loops. for those who like it sweet n mellow theres also a pleasurebar remix working those strings to great effect.