wonderful 70s work from tom ze! the record’s a bit more straightforward than some of his other records from the decade, and has a number of tracks with a samba sound at the base – but there’s more than enough fantastic material to keep the record fresh, and tom’s writing is as great as ever. there’s a vocal group that sings with ze on many of the tracks on the record – but they also seem to sometimes act as a greek chorus, in response to breakaway vocal passages that are dominated by ze. includes the excellent baroque funky number “dor e dor”, plus the tracks “sonho colorido de um pintor”, “a baba”, “o sandalo”, “a briga do edificio italia com o hilton hotel”, and “happy end”. pressing on 180 gram vinyl, housed in a gatefold sleeve.
estudando o samba is a concept album by brazilian singer tom zé, recorded in 1976. it was listed by rolling stone brazil as one of the 100 best brazilian albums in history. - released for the first time in nearly 40 years on 180 gram vinyl.
his first, and arguably best album from the great rozenblit catalogue lovingly restored in its original format on limited lp, re-mastered from the original rozenblit master tapes. in 1968 tom ze moved from salvador, bahia to sao paulo where he hung out and wrote with his friends gilberto gil and caetano veloso. although initially part of the tropicalia movement, ze was extremely independent and determined to forge his own musical path. he started by recording grande liquidacao, a hyperactive pop album backed up by two incredible psychedelic rock bands: os brazoes and os versateis.
diynamic beginnt das neue jahr mit der -cargo ep- des holländers tom zeta, absolvent der kunsthochschule utrecht in komposition und musiktechnologie, der zwei starke techno-tracks (-absorption-, -black owl-) und eine deep-house-hymne (-rhino-) abliefert, die einem nicht mehr aus dem ohr gehen.
the shadows is the new album from leeds-based six-piece tomorrow we sail. building on their debut release for those who caught the sun in flight (gizeh, 2014) over the course of three years, this new work combines perfectly the soaring atmospherics, gorgeously intertwined vocal harmonies and dramatic shifts in tone and dynamics that have come to characterise tomorrow we sail’s sound. yet, there is a new sense of urgency here. very much an album of its time, the shadows draws upon the same sense of connection to both past and present that defined its precursor but features storytelling that’s even more defiant and deeply personal.
like its predecessor, the record features seven songs but from the chiming guitars of opening track side by side it is clear that the stately pace of for those who caught the sun in flight has made way for a far more dynamic and driving energy, perhaps best captured in the righteous anger of the ghost of john maynard keynes. tomorrow we sail still invoke a keen sense of measured grace in their songwriting - from the sweeping, elegiac title track, through to the sparse, restrained, yet haunting beauty of winifred and to sleep. urgent, yet assured, the shadows demands your attention.
special vinyl edition limited to 300 copies, gold-embossed sleeve, laser engraving on side b
winter, or a time which represents that season, in a metropole that appears to be moscow. the visitor is taking metro no. 6 at leninsky prospect as he is on his way to the ballroom close to gorky park. the air is icy, the sky is grey. a cat, previously hidden among the dirty snow, is crossing his way. the closer he gets to his destination, the clearer he can hear music, music that reminds him of future days. the dimly lit room is only sparsely filled. on stage a graceful singer, capturing the room with her presence. captive voices merge with chords played on yet unknown instruments machine rhythms cycle in 3/4 time. the vigorous peasant dancers, following an instinctive knowledge of the weight of fall, utilize their surplus energy to press all their strength into the proper beat of the measure, thus intensifying their personal enjoyment in dancing. here, in the transhuman ballroom, time stands still and values are being dissolved by numeric progressions. spiritually allied, the visitor, the singer and the peasant dancers short-circuit the present moment while the last falling snow slowly turns into rain. with walzerzyklus, atomtm returns to raster to complete his series that has once begun with liedgut and continued with winterreise. the 7 tracks, created in collaboration with russian singer lisokot, are subdivided into 3 pieces of 2 minutes each and 4 pieces of 3 minutes each, intentionally reflecting the 3/4 time of a classic waltz. throughout the release, lisokot’s delicate vocals are put into different relations to atomtms rather cool machine music, either complementing or contrasting each other. in the same line, the 3 shorter leitmotifs provide the main theme that is taken up repeatedly in the course of the release.
played by raresh !!
politics of dancing records celebrate their 3rd anniversary with two vinyl only releases and a digital compilation of unreleased tracks from a pretty impressive line up of confirmed and up and coming producers. this is the second vinyl only part to be released, with another 4 tracks of serious cutting edge underground house music. io (mulen) , chris carrier, john jastszebski and tommy vicari jnr are on the line up and it s been highly supported by raresh, d julz, apollonia and djebali among others. io (mulen) opens up with a classy 8 minutes floor killer with a fat rolling bass and funky stabs, chris carrier goes deep space for good with jazzy drums and killer effects. on the b side, john jastszebski gives us a masterful deep dub techno lesson, and the prolific and versatile tommy vicari jnr closes with style, on a smooth and elegant deep house cut. another top notch 4 tracker from politics of dancing records.
following on from ninos odyssea ep, batti batti call on artists from brazil, ukraine, luxembourg and the uk for their v/a release the breeze ep. acasual, tominori hosoya, kiddmisha & apoena and jonno & tommo are all on top form making this a must have for anyone who likes their sounds deep a luscious.
this year experienced the birth of frazer campbell s deeper imprint elliot project recordings. the london based label launched back in spring with a real statement piece, composed of detailed minimal, late night seductive twinkles and a drone styled techno piece. the labels projected thought process for the future is to navigate through a varied soundscape of deeper excursions and thoughtful techno. this second ep with two originals from frazer, also includes a remix from highly respected uk musician tom ellis who increases the heat on the track light with a energetic but thoughtful techno re work.
eine absolute deluxe-edition: das auf 700 exemplare limiterte vinyl ist 180g schwer und hat die farbe von bronze. ein doppelseitig bedrucktes inlay und 5 postkarten mit ausgesuchten film-motiven runden den inhalt ab, während das cover aus extra starker pappe ist. der weitgehend von streichern getragene soundtrack sollte fans klassischer morricone-western-soundtracks ansprechen. popkultur und kult liegen nahe beieinander. mit kurt russell (hateful eight) und sean young (blade runner) erstklassig besetzt, wurde “bone tomahawk” von der kritik unlängst als horror-western klassifiziert. mit jeder menge popkultureller referenzen aufgeladen, darf für “bone tomahawk” ein entsprechender soundtrack nicht fehlen. dieser bedient sich der modernen elektronik ebenso, wie klassischen morricone-motiven.
dhaze featured on metroline limited 76 (with sabe) as well as on amam, little helpers, body parts & more - remix from spanish producer medu (dissonant, wavetech ltd) short info: for release number 80 we welcome back italian producer dhaze. hailing from rome, dhaze started his self-thought experimentation with electronic music in 1996 when he bought his first sampler.
tom demac tears down the gazelle twin original compositions and rebuilds them with feverish candor. *belly of the beast* pounds hard with rubbery percussion and rattling hats like chains, the gazelle twin chants her mantra *i ll beat them all at their own game…* demacs padded cell like production is most definitely some of the best work we have heard him do to date, and this dark sound aesthetic spills into his take on *guts*. like an electro take on a john carpenter score, demac carves out a futuristic and desolate take on gazelle twins celebration of urge resistance and taking pleasure in the complexity of the mind.
cordoba based producer ezequiel esley s lazer shots ep, complete with a remix from nadia popoff, is set to become the inaugural release beirut based label fantôme de nuit.rising star ezequiel esley has been given the honour of the first release on the new fantôme de nuit imprint.
tom dazing breaks the self-imposed silent period with back in the daze ep, a dubby crafted techno meets acid track that builds from idea to idea without losing the thread in its own story book.early support from angel molina, alexi delano, ben long, dj pierre and marco bailey.
reacquainted with his soul after the galactic battle with the gatekeeper of hades, edmx and his craft bulb into view from hyperdrive. emerging from an imperfect stasis, the pilot lay slumped over the controls of his ship. beneath the glaze of his vizor his eyes looked milky white, opaque cataracts had almost sealed them. the craft was being pulled slowly toward sigma orionis on invisible magnetic currents. flurries of dust danced around the pilots window like fireflies. in the far distance the horse head nebulae dwarfs the tiny craft with its mountainous cosmic majesty.
zero method and l33 are landing the citrus nest with another feisty 2 tracker. great rolling rhythms all through out topped off with some aggressive vocal cuts on the b side. such a dancefloor smasher this one.
CHEMICAL FEVER (SUBSTANCE / TOMMY FOUR SEVEN RMXS)
12" Vinyl UK22.05.12
mit der chemical fever ep erscheint die brandneue single der in berlin lebenden produzentin emika, die sich bereits mit ihren 12 inches und ihrem gleichnamigen debütalbum aus dem letzten jahr eine breite fanbase aufbauen konnte - und diese reicht von resident advisor über thom yorke (radiohead) und amon tobin bis zu marcel dettmann. remixe kommen diesmal von den berlinern sub:stance und tommy four seven (clr). als bonus beinhaltet die 5 track ep mit >save it< noch einen exklusiven und unveröffentlichten track!
good things take time.outstanding things sometimes take even more time.french artist naab has graced us with the opportunity to be able to release one of the remixed tunes of one of dnbs most reverred artists,the mighty kemal.
are you ready? i say ... are you ready?!?! cause its time for some disturbance so you should better get out your blast suits and your bulletproof vests. zero method is up for some rolling action with their tunes atomizer & marco polo. atomizer keeps it steady with perfectly pinpointed hi hats and drums, while the fierce bass line corrodes the foundations. this one packs a giant punch when executed properly, a serious tune for the techy minded people.
next up is marco polo. this one will take you into the uncharted realms of neuro tech, no cheesy loudness business just straight up drums & basses. a chest rattler like nothing you ever heard before. let this one teleport you into the deeper layers tech dnb has to offer. fans of silent witness & break better have checked this one out.
rhythm converted is a new label from belgian techno guru, tom hades. having created (with marco bailey) the rhythm convert label in 2004, rhythm converted represents a new chapter in the history of the innovative and forward-thinking approach the label has always pushed. having burst on to the techno scene via his i love techno collaboration with marco bailey, tom hades has been at the centre of the techno scene since 2001. working as a solo artist and with marco bailey, tom has created an impressive catalogue of tracks on labels such as drumcode, mb elektronics, 8 sided dice, naked lunch and hell yeah.
all the sounds you want to hear just come rushing out to you in all the right places in this great ep from mladen tomic who is accompanied by eclectic remixes from a couple of the finest techno stars: lutzenkirchen and markantonio.the funky kick descends into darkly atmospheric numbers of driving upbeat tech house rhythms.these are a couple of the biggest tracks featuring now on night light records.
mladen tomic is the next big artist from bosnia. with very well received releases on various labels like adult he is building a massive profile for himself. top techno tracks in the new style perfect for the dancefloor!!!
tom neville and gower ramsay come together to on the latest release from the phenomenal love minus zero. these two peak time tech house & techno tracks leave you wondering why there arent more tracks out there this good! mechanical ballet has a wonderfully techy groove with synth sounds of old. imagine dark rooms, red lights and sexy people and youve got the right idea.
his releases on conspiracy, metalic and now discover show a distict tough sound with a sharp clarity that cuts through like a knife through butter. this debut ep on discover digital features 2 exciting melodic tracks which positively stink of the trademark discover characteristics. big kicks, big bass lines and lush pluck melodies!!
tom neville is a seriously heavyweight producer who has taken the scene by storm over the last few years not only by making releases for his own love minus zero imprint but also by remixing artists like calvin harris and making fat releases for key labels such as toolroom. this one sided limited edition for under love minus zero has got some serious, serious potential. it has to be hrad to be believed and canm only be described as a minimal building masterpiece…