sobota, października 31, 2009
release date: 2 november 2009
#: TECCD 006
4. Like A Dream
8. Yes / No
9. Who Are You Fooling?
11. Love In Outer Space
+ Escape Velocity [digital only]
note: at last, album version!
lbl: Echocord Colour
#: Echocord Colour 02
|A.||Luke Hess -||Platte|
|B.||Marko Fürstenberg -||Site 312|
note: "While no proper affiliation exists between Detroit’s Echospace and Denmark’s Echocord, there is certainly an interesting volley of ideas taking place between the two like-minded labels. Both champion a sonorous mid-tempo dub style, and, with the recent launch of the sub-label Echocord Colour, both please collectors with lush transparent records. But while the former favors muffled bass kicks and swishing ambience, the latter keeps the dance floor a bit closer to its heart. On “Campire Dialogue,” the second release on Echocord Colour, Luke Hess and Marko Fürstenberg keep the beats punchy and the vibe tight, but hold onto the cavernous imagery that’s given the “echo” variety of dub so much staying power. [...]" - Will Lynch, Little White Earbuds.
5 may 2009
lbl: Smallville Records
#: SMALLVILLE 12
|B1.||Six In A Row|
|B2.||From A Distance|
Producer - Stephan Laubner
note: "Is this then STL in a nutshell, as its anagrammatical title furthermore suggests? Perhaps. But in light of Laubner's unrelenting high-quality output, one would be hard-pressed to pick such a thing as a quintessential STL track. Ever since his first release on Perlon a decade ago, he's wielded a musical palette that is unique in colouring: An aesthetic of noise and dirt is the common thread to STL's meandering excursions into the old-world territories of deep house and techno. Having released the bulk of his work on his own Something imprint, it's more than noteworthy that STL has furthered his spectrum of labels with Smallville. Quite befitting for the Hamburg-based label, the new 12-inch is dubby at heart: The elegant and spacious B-side cuts "From a Distance" and "Six in a Row" may sound a bit low-key at first, but they handily overtake most of the current dub techno productions on the market these days. Essential release." - Bjørn Schaeffner.
lbl: Subsolo Records
|A1.||The Fall (Original Mix)|
|B1.||The Fall (Hard Waxed Mix)|
|B2.||The Fall (Additional Mix)|
Producer - René Pawlowitz
note: "STP is the work of the man known as Shed, responsible for some of the heaviest Detroit debted techno of the last couple of years, operating under the STP alias for this release."
piątek, października 30, 2009
lbl: Monolake / Imbalance Computer Music
#: ML 024
|A.||Monolake -||Atlas T++ Remix|
Producer - Torsten Pröfrock
note: czyli znowu ucieczka w remiksy i odcinanie kuponów, powiedzmy, że znośnym stylu. z czegoś trzeba żyć...
10 july 2000
#: 10 dsr/nwa1
deep house, ambient
Producer - Jochem Peteri
note: "A tightly knit undercover operation fronted by an obscure nautic outlet in the heart of NYC. Nothing more than a hallway scarcely lit by the large aquariums along the walls. Nothing more until this first outing hits the streets."
24 november 2008
dub, techno, deep house, minimal, tech-house
Written-By, Producer - Brendon Moeller
note: a four track 12" that melts techno, house and dub, resulting in a deep but very danceable release.
20 april 2005
lbl: Frantic Flowers
#: FS 004
|A2.||Get A Little Closer|
|B1.||There Was A Day|
note: "The last 4/4 techno release was his amazing release on KMS (The Book). While busy running his own cool Vmax label for his obscure and more freaky electro-techno experiments, Heath drops some amazing techno tracks on Frantic Flowers that will be appealing to a much wider audience then his release on Frantic Flower's sister label Frustrated Funk. Classic Detroit techno energetic and uplifting with smooth effective basslines."
lbl: Load Records
#: Load 069
noise, experimental, math
|4.||Ninety Parallels Ago|
|7.||The Impious One|
note: "The seven songs here are a strong, smart combination of pummelling riffage and carefully-planned changes, something like a Ruins' 45 played at 33 – or a more complex updating of Godflesh. There's a surprising amount of variety, given that it can be tricky to individualize tracks when they're instrumental and this heavy; it's nearly all deep, aggressive rock churn, dominated by smashing drums, ultra-low grinding bass and guitar that shoots off shards of distortion in all directions. The ingredients don't vary much, it's the mixture of them that maintains interest. And, wisely, Noxagt display an awareness of the listener's attention span, keeping the album at an easily-digestible 38 minutes."- Dusted.
25 april 2000
lbl: Studio !K7
#: !K7087CD, RTD 387.0087.2
glitch, idm, hip-hop
|2.||Appetite For Disctruction|
|3.||Try Dried Frogs|
|4.||Sounds Like A Breakrecord|
|9.||Red Shirt, White Shoes|
|10.||A Bottle, A Box And A Mic|
|11.1.||Mind The Gap|
Producer - Chris De Luca , Michael Fakesch
note: "Funkstorung may never be able to escape the inevitable comparisons to Autechre. While most people (myself included) would never mean this disparagingly, its clear that Funkstorung will have to take fairly radical steps to escape Autechre's long shadow. With the release of "Appetite for Disctruction" (yes, it is a Guns 'N Roses tribute) they have set out on a path to carve a unique and influencial niche in the field of electronic music." - Thomas Aikin.
#: 9081-2, 9081-2, 9081-2
minimal, glitch, experimental, abstract
Producer - Ilpo Väisänen , Mika Vainio
note: "Finland's premier electronic provocateurs Mika Vainio and Ilpo Vaisanen always professed admiration for the shock tactics of The KLF's Jimmy Cauty (whose ideations include the lethal "sound cannon"). With KULMA (and the preceding OSASTO EP), Pan Sonic's own inclinations towards sonic terrorism come to the forefront of the group's minimalist techno lattices. The subtle shifts and pulses of the earlier VAKIO are largely absent from the duo's second album, replaced instead by an onslaught of grating, screeching, and squealing slaughterhouse hydraulics."
czwartek, października 29, 2009
In Japan by Pete Harrison
8 april 2007
|1.||Hieronymus -||Ground 69|
|3.||Hieronymus -||No Surrender|
|4.||Xoki -||Coded Tactics|
|5.||Hieronymus -||Banana Republic|
|6.||Xoki -||Never Give Up|
|7.||Hieronymus -||Normalization Dub|
|8.||Xoki -||Quiet Riot|
Producer - Theodor Zox, Hieronymus.
note: very gentle collab.
gimme royal banana
10 august 2009
lbl: echospace [detroit]
ambient, dub, techno
|1.||As Time Stood Still|
|3.||Upon A Dream|
|4.||A Silent Storm|
|7.||The Setting Sun|
Producer - Stephen Hitchell
note: "You could, in some ways, call it ambient I suppose, but it has way too many hints of his rhythmic background to be 100% beatless. On the contrary he uses percussive elements in such a keen way that they serve to accentuate what we all know he’s so good at: those chords and melodies. Another big feature of this album is the inclusion of a wealth of field recordings made whilst experiencing a late night storm in Berlin and a train journey in Japan. These recordings perfectly fit the ambience of Steve’s work, particularly the train journey elements. There’s something about his tracks that gives you a sense of movement – I can vouch for the fact that this album sounds utterly amazing whilst gazing out of the window sitting on a train."
wtorek, października 27, 2009
Hang The Bunny On The Wall by Elif Sanem Karakoç
lbl: Pom Pom
minimal, techno, abstract
18 [#: POM 18, ~200kbps]
19 [#: POM 19, ~200kbps]
20 [#: POM 20, 320kbps]
21 [#: POM 21, ~200kbps]
22 [#: POM 22, ~200kbps]
note: 2005 double helixes.
czwartek, października 22, 2009
7 april 2009
experimental, dubstep, glitch
|2.||I Dream I'm Flying|
|3.||San Francisco (The Rhythm)|
|4.||We Have Invisible Friends|
Producer - Brendan Angelides
"I Dream I'm Flying and San Fransisco are totally wicked.
Really some of the best production I've heard in recent times" - Amon Tobin
"Groundbreaking work from the West Coast's most thoughtful bass producer." - Bigup Mag
“Gentle and docile, yet still maintains that key subaqueous and unruly bass.” – GetDarker
if you like it, support the artist and buy this music here. [mp3s]
środa, października 21, 2009
lbl: Silent Season
01. The Beast
02. The Pursuit
note: "OVERCAST SOUND is electronic music project formed by Michael Pettit and Jamie Drouin in 2005. Centering their compositions around the sparse arrangements of minimal techno, the repetitive chords of dub, and fragments of field recordings, OVERCAST SOUND present an intense and introspective vision of modern electronic music.
In their influential live performances, OVERCAST SOUND focuses on a fluid interaction between the two members, creating a unique performance each time by relying on improvisation and randomness within their distinct style." - Silent Season.
textured techdub for the forest people
polar bears in the mind-forest?
yea, this release is for free, i like it! enjoy freely.
polar bears in the mind-forest?
yea, this release is for free, i like it! enjoy freely.
lbl: Planet E
#: PLE 65303
|3.||Keys, Strings, Tambourines|
|9.||Bass Mode (Original Mix)|
|12.||Cirque De Soul|
note: "Throughout the album, Larkin peppers his elegant tech-house rhythms with jazzy keyboard fills, strings, tambourines and oddball synth blurts, making for an especially tuneful listen that doesn't skimp on the ass-shaking. Fans of Larkin's classic works will not be disappointed here, nor will those discovering his music for the first time (a likely case, considering how long he's been out of the game). Here's hoping he sticks around this time and lives up to the promise of his early career." - Todd Hutlock, RA.
lbl: Cuneiform Records
#: Rune 134
contemporary jazz, avant-garde
|6.||Entre 2 Zoo|
|9.||Des Liens Invisibles|
|12.||Medication & Yoghurt|
Cello, Flute, Recorded By, Mixed By - Guillaume Saurel
Clarinet, Tárogató - Michel Mandel
Drums, Voice, Piano, Marimba, Kalimba - Guigou Chenevier
Violin, Voice - Takumi Fukushima
Written-By - Chenevier* (tracks: 1, 4 to 9, 12, 13) , Saurel* (tracks: 1, 4, 5, 7 to 9, 13) , Hollmer* (tracks: 3) , Mandel* (tracks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 to 9, 11, 13) , Fukushima* (tracks: 12)
note: "The trio collaboratively wrote most of the 13 selections. The music mixes Eastern European melodic traditions, cabaret and chamber music sensibilities, small combo jazz, and even a bit of progressive rock. The tunes are rich with character and never much more than three minutes in length. While iconoclastic in its refusal to adhere to any particular existing boundaries, this is very friendly music. Volapnuk make excellent ambassadors for the avant-garde."
wtorek, października 20, 2009
29 april 1999
#: PRO 023
techno, minimal, tech-house, deep
|A1.||Untitled 1 |
|A2.||Untitled 2 |
|B1.||Untitled 3 |
Producer - Wolfgang Voigt
note: you know what to expect with his material: crunchy, minimal, atmospheric and sometimes almost noisy techno grooves, that always have that ever so effortless feel.
lbl: Thrill Jockey
#: thrill 093
free jazz, post bop, experimental
|1.|| ||Tunnel Chrome|
|2.|| ||Four In The Evening|
|3.|| ||A Re-Occurring Dream|
|5.|| ||Three In The Morning|
|6.|| ||Total Recovery|
|7.|| ||Sink, Charge, Fixture|
|8.|| ||Wo Ist Der Kuchen, Meine Frau|
Bass - Noel Kupersmith
Cornet, Electronics - Rob Mazurek
Guitar - Jeff Parker
Mixed By - Cuq* , John McEntire
Percussion, Vibraphone - Chad Taylor
Recorded By - John McEntire
Written-By - Chad Taylor (tracks: 3, 6) , Cuq* (tracks: 7) , Jeff Parker (tracks: 2, 5) , Noel Kupersmith (tracks: 8) , Rob Mazurek (tracks: 1, 4, 9)
note: "With plenty of Miles and Ornette obviously under their belts, Mazurek and company have enough grounding in prog-jazz history to sound both confident and authentic in their further explorations in the kind of improvisational territory that's forward-looking enough to defy simple categorization."
poniedziałek, października 19, 2009
8 january 2009
#: Daphne 002
dubstep, dub, techno
|B.||Path To Hell (Redemption Mix)|
Producer - Miles Whittaker [MLZ]
note: RA Review.
lbl: Ai Records
#: Ai 015
techno, detroit, electro, acid
a1. E.R.P. How Did We Become Like This?
a2. E.R.P. Members Lonely
a3. E.R.P. The Way We Were
b1. Mariel Ito Aproach
b2. Mariel Ito Future 2020
b3. Mariel Ito Once Upon A Creature
Producer - Gerard Hanson [Convextion], Erik Estornel [Maetrik]
note: "One vinyl, two artists, six tracks. ''Split 2'' mixes sleek Detroit techno grooves with original, inspired machine music. ERP is for fans of Basic Channel or Deep Chord. Mariel Ito aka Maetrik (Treibstoff) serves most complex, metallic and mashed-up dancefloor beats but takes things one step further with the creation of a new alter ego programmed and honed for maximum dancefloor decimation."
niedziela, października 18, 2009
#: ZZZ 06
minimal, experimental, techno
Producer - Roger Semsroth.
note: Huge noisy & bleeping techno album, reminiscent to Pan Sonic or Sähkö! or Sleeparchive!
Tick by Kristin Baker
24 march 1997
lbl: SSR Records
#: SSR 188
techno, detroit, ambient, electro, experimental
|2.|| ||Televised Green Smoke|
|3.|| ||Goodbye World|
|4.|| ||Alien Talk|
|5.|| ||Red Lights|
|8.|| ||Act 2|
|10.|| ||At Les|
|12.|| ||As Time Goes By (Sitting Under A Tree)|
|15.|| ||Food And Art (In The Spirit Of Revolution)|
Producer - Carl Craig (tracks: 1 to 13, 15)
Written-By - Carl Craig (tracks: 1 to 12, 14, 15)
note: Text on front cover from Jeff Sawell reads:
Revolutionary art is not determined by it's avant garde content; nor its formal or technical trickery, it's interpretation of reality or its verisimilitude, but, rather, by how much it revolutionises our thinking and imagination; overturning our preconceptions, bias and predjudice and inspiring us to change ourselves and the world...