yuji kondo finally announced that he will be releasing an album entitled ‘faces past’ from his own record label the 10 label imprint.
yuji kondo is a music producer, 1/2 of the steven porter and co-founder/director of the 10 label imprint. kondo has various names in his music activity, yuji kondo, ducerey ada nexino, steven porter (with katsunori sawa).
sawf returns to perc trax with a great remix from oddball ten records artist yuji kondo of steven porter fame, early support from: tommy four seven, len faki, truss, and, phase, go hiyama, phil kieran and many more
„spectral decay” is a collection of musical reflections about the paradoxical contemporary state of humankind, whereas its own technological, social, cultural and economical development seems to entrench the possible points of a structura downfall. the narrative of „spectral decay” starts with heavy, mesmerizing industrial vibes. due to the notable sound design techniques of japanese artist tetsumasa, his hefty piece „nex” evolves into a harsh but still amazingly cinematical music sculpture. subsequent mid-tempo composition „onzour shayatini” by meer dynamically follows the dark, experimental path of drone and noisy structures. violent accents smoothly lead to the deconstruction of drum & bass patterns and turn into strident 90s metal riffs. the track progressively penetrates obscure subterranean abysses and becomes a perfect introduction to the next theme by yuji kondo – „hades”. in greek mythology hades was the ancient god of the underground kingdoms, darkness, death and metals. therefore, kondo’s music piece turns into an infernal portrayal of the underworld where tenebrous layers of bass frequencies, raw textures and drexciyan sounds build up an enormous and lasting tension. side b begins with the track „anthropocene” produced by arboretum co-founder – mogano. the whole composition refers to the present geological epoch we live in, characterized by environmental pollutions, depletion of fossil fuels and accelerated urbaniza- tion of the world. it is a deeply conceptual soundscape of a powerful system, that incorporates both – the destructive forces of technology and the infinite energy of the whole universe, that interweave in a devilish dance of post-techno, breakbeat and dub tones. thereafter, ~raw in his piece „poly bios” pictures the interference of human structures in the nature. creating a mosaic from indus- trial and tribal, organic sounds, he tells a mystical story of fear, hope, escape and primeval instincts. the narration concludes with an atmospheric composition of nwrmntc – solo project of ana quiroga from experimental ambient duet lcc. „beyond” is a boundless, spectral reflection on collective human consciousness, where haunting vocals evoke a recon- dite, ineffable pain, leaving the listeners in a profoundly meditative state. laura polań,ska
femen is the second ep from hound scales on fifth wall, the brooklyn imprint he runs with divvorce. a dedication to the powerful women that have sculpted his life, the release sees the artist setting out to create the story of their impact on him by distilling these and other major influences into a techno format. the result is two originals blending amen-style jungle rhythms with collapsed industrial squeals, each with its own sense of beauty clawing upwards towards the surface.on the remix front, japanese producer and 10 label head honcho yuji kondo delivers an incredibly complex, layered interpretation of *a clique of tough women*, while mira and opal tapes affiliate bleaching agent pits the elegiac chords of the original *throated* against a repeated, mangled vocal motif, imbuing the remix with nostalgia while remaining an effective dancefloor instrument.
support includes marcel dettmann, norman nodge, sunil sharpe,tommy four seven, perc, and, forward strategy group, sigha, darko esser, mosca, shadow dancer, and sinden.
black vinyl limited to 100 copies with handmade details.
detroit born jimmy edgar, known from his releases for warp records, drops this piece of electroid industrialism on semantica and coushin, nomadic, yuji kondo + katsunori sawa + steven porter add their reinterpretations.