poniedziałek, listopada 30, 2009

Delta Funktionen - Electromagnetic Radiation Part 1 [2008, vinyl, ann aimee]





























20 march 2008
lbl: Ann Aimee
#: ann006
electronic
dub, techno, deep
320kbps



A.
Nebula

AA.
Estuary



producer - Niels Luinenburg

note: "deep techno cut in a similar vein to radioslave's deeper moments or ben klock and marcel dettman, in fact I could very well imagine this slotting perfectly into a dettman set at berghain, with it's perfectly timed progressions and streamlined shape providing little drag for all day techno dancing."



Delta Funktionen - Electromagnetic Radiation Part 2 [2009, vinyl, ann aimee]





























october 2009
lbl: Ann Aimee
#: ann010
electronic
dub, techno, minimal
320kbps



A1. Deflection

A2. Dawn

B1. Intruder

B2.
Pretermission



Producer - Niels Luinenburg

note: ecstatic, danceable techdub; very strong mixture.



Brother's Yard - Reaction [1999, cd, pv]





























17 May 1999
lbl: Planet Vision / PV
#: PVCD01
electronic
techno, minimal, nrg
192kbps



1. Reaction Intro
2. Brother Ex Machina
3. Mashkare
4. Bra Vinci
5. Lignyum
6. Reaction
7. Ineritable Madness
8. Nevera
9. Motorika
10. Firecracker
11. (Hidden Track)



Producer - Petar Dundov

note: dry, linear, condensed techno with industrial overtones and a somewhat dark atmosphere throughout.



morula embryon



buy it here. [special order]

Monolake - Silence [2009, cd, monolake / imbalance computer music]





























november 2009
lbl: Monolake / Imbalance Computer Music
#: ML025
electronic
techno, abstract, ambient, experimental, field recording
~224kbps



1.
Watching Clouds
2.
Infinite Snow
3.
Null Pointer
4.
Far Red
5.
Avalanche
6.
Void
7.
Internal Clock
8.
Shutdown
9.
Reconnect
10.
Observatory



more info
note: robert henke konsekwentnie rozwija swoje wizje. na albumie pojawia się więcej akustycznego samplingu aniżeli w całej dotychczasowej puli imbalance computer music;
materiał głęboko zapuszczony w specyficzny, chłodny klimat wielkich, surowych przestrzeni, do którego przyzwyczaiły nas poprzednie releasy.



czwartek, listopada 26, 2009

Koi - Deaf Torero [2008, vinyl, styrax leaves]





























20 february 2008
lbl: Styrax Leaves
#: strx leaves 13
electronic
dub, techno
320kbps



A.
Deaf Torero

B.
Deaf



Producer - Steffen Bennemann

note: "On 'Deaf Torrero' he concocts a slow burning sub 120 bpm house rhythm, submerged well under a blurry eyed swirl of synths and deliciously dubbed fx, matching any of his peers for pure depth. 'Deaf' on the flip dubs the beat out of existence, leaving only a trace of conga to guide the listener through his sonorous environments."

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Decoside - Re | Load Volume 2 [2009, vinyl, eclipsemusic]





























june 2009

lbl: Eclipsemusic
#: LTD 002
electronic
dub, techno
~200kbps



A.
Reload 3
B.
Reload 4



note: "This second chapter of the RELOAD series includes two deep dub techno cuts from one of the finest Italian dub producers."



King Midas Sound - Waiting For You [2009, cd, hyperdub]


























9 november 2009
lbl: Hyperdub
#: HDBCD003
electronic
dub, dubstep
320kbps



01. Cool Out
02. Waiting For You
03. One Thing
04. Earth a Kill Ya
05. Dahlin
06. Meltdown
07. I Man
08. Blue
09. Goodbye Girl
10. Lost
11. Sometimes
12. Outer Space
13. Miles & Miles



note: niesamowicie nudna, klimatyczna przepierka z king midas sound.

"The two early King Midas Sound EPs gave some idea of pair’s universe, yet, developed on a much fuller scale here, it hits repeatedly hard throughout. Right from the opening moment of Cool Out to the dying shards of Miles & Miles, Kevin Martin creates an incredibly haunting and hypnotic soundtrack upon which Roger Robinson hangs expressive vocal parts. The result is an oddly emotional nocturnal record, with enough poignancy to give label mate Burial a run for his money. Expect to find this gem his on many end-of-year lists." - themilkfactory.



[link fixed, 8 dec 2009]


buy it on amazon.

GD Luxxe - The 21st Door [2003, cd, interdimensional transmissions]





























2003
lbl: Interdimensional Transmissions
#: IT 16 CD
electronic
electro, experimental
vbr ~256kbps



1. Minds
2. Hydrolic Buildings
3. My Guiding Ghost
4. Changed Body
5. (Angels)
6. New Definition
7. Pain & Love
8. Future On DVD
9. Keep Me
10. Cold Mines
11. (Busy)
12. Which Side Are You On?



Producer - Gerhard Potuznik

note: sążnisty roboerotyk z nutą chłopięcego zagubienia.

"On this continuation of his experiments into live instrumentation mixed with electronics, GD Luxxe picks up where 2004's excellent Between Zero and Eternity (on the Ersatz Audio imprint) left off with a mixture of electronic-tinged rock inspired by the post-punk and new wave heroes of decades gone by (e.g., Gang of Four, Joy Division, Wire). But rather than pander and follow derivative, formulaic blueprints to emulate these artists, Luxxe (aka Gerhard Potuznik) takes bits and pieces of inspiration and throws them into his already distinctive sound. The results are about as good, if not better, than any of this CD's obvious influences who are still attempting to make music today." ~ Rob Theakston



Pablo Bolivar - Looking For A Shape [2009, vinyl, hidden recordings]



























20 november 2009

lbl: Hidden Recordings
#: 009HR
electronic
dub, techno, minimal, tech-house

320kbps




1. Looking For A Shape
2. Looking For A Shape (Deepak Sharma.. Dieter Krause Remix)
3. Looking For A Shape (Monkey Brothers Remix)
4. Phase 2



note: "This latest EP is another charmer, simple in execution but big in results. The original mix is dubbed-out techno, its spongiform bass, rubber-band rhythmic play and heavy dose of effects anchored by a thudding kick drum; Sharma and Krause’s interpretation turns the echo level down a touch, letting enough light shine in to reveal the cut as a deep-house throbber."

środa, listopada 25, 2009

Deadbeat / Fenin - Romeo Kalimba [2009, vinyl, echocord colour]






























19 october 2009
lbl: Echocord Colour
#: Echocord Colour 09
electronic
dub, techno, minimal
320kbps



A.
Romeo Kalimba

B.
Teach The Devil's Son



Scott Monteith & Lars Fenin

note: hybryda ciężkiego minimalu z dostojnym techdubem + złom z detroit.



Sutekh - Incest Live [2002, cd, force inc. music works]





























september 2002
lbl: Force Inc. Music Works
#: FIM-1-061 CD
electronic
minimal, experimental, techno, tech-house
192kbps



1 Untitled 1

2 Untitled 2

3 Untitled 3

4 Untitled 4

5 Untitled 5

6 Untitled 6

7 Untitled 7

8 Untitled 8

9 Untitled 9

10 Untitled 10
11 Untitled 11

12 Untitled 12

13 Untitled 13

14 Untitled 14

15 Untitled 15



Producer - Seth Joshua Horvitz

note: "Each track generates a different, unpredictable mood, from the cacophonous clattering of ‘Anatomy of a Splinter’ to the whirring, panning funk of ‘Gospel Train.’ ‘Privacy,’ for example, features an electric piano accompanying what sounds like rustling pages as well as a hi-hat, cymbals, and rimshots."



wtorek, listopada 24, 2009

Kimmo Pohjonen - Kielo [1999, cd, rockadillo records]





















1999
lbl: Rockadillo Records
#:
ZENCD 2060
electronic, folk
experimental, neofolk, modern
224kbps



1.
Anastaja
2.
Kalmukki
3.
Emboli
4.
Saatto
5.
Kirkuna
6.
Kova
7.
Silmäys
8.
Kielo
9.
Sirpale
10.
Ammoin
11.

Koruna



Accordion, Voice, Written-By - Kimmo Pohjonen
Artwork By - Janne Uotila
Photography - Vertti Teräsvuori
Producer - Tapani Rinne
Recorded By, Mixed By, Mastered By - Heikki Savolainen

note: 'The accordion player from Finland who knows no fear, no boundaries, no limits. This is a series of solo pieces, some acoustic, some manipulated, that set the standard for the new avant garde.'






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piątek, listopada 20, 2009

Kit Clayton - Lateral Forces [2000, vinyl, vertical form]





















2000
lbl: Vertical Form
#: VFORM005
electronic
dub, techno, experimental, minimal, abstract
224kbps



A Izmit

B1 Quindio

B2 Nantou



Producer - Joshua Kit Clayton

note: "
While some unions of dub and electronica result in acoustics weighed down by sofa-rattling drones and scratches, Kit Clayton treats music as a process rather than a soundstage. Here Clayton subjects the previously released 12-inch Lateral Forces to digital rejiggering: He slices, stretches, overlays, and multiplies the original recording's grooves in 40 minutes of play, creating an entirely new auditory experience."



discernible vibrations, moves on to the epicenter



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czwartek, listopada 19, 2009

Tin Hat Trio - Helium [2000, cd, angel records]





























2000
lbl: Angel Records
#: 7243 5 56935 2 5
jazz
contemporary jazz
192kbps



1.
A LIfe In East Poultney
2.
Helium
3.
Beverly's March
4.
Scrap
5.
Sand Dog Blues
6.
Fountain Of Youth
7.
Slip
8
Width Of The World
9.
Seamstress Extraordinaire
10.
Esperanto
11.
Big Blue House
12.
Old Grey Mare
13.
Brennero
14.
Anna Kournikaova
15.
Helium Reprise


credits:
Accordion, Piano, Organ [Pump], Harmonica, Performer [Marxophone] - Rob Burger
Arranged By, Engineer, Producer - Mark Orton (tracks: 15)
Engineer - James McLean (tracks: 1 to 14)
Engineer [Additional] - Oliver DiCicco
Guitar, Performer [Dobro], Banjo [Tenor] - Mark Orton
Producer - Hans Wendl (tracks: 1 to 14)
Violin, Viola - Carla Kihlstedt

note: 'Whimsical, bluegrassy jazz from three extremely talented musicians, one of whom (Carla) currently plays violin for Sleepytime Gorilla Museum. Oh, and Tom Waits makes an appearance. Kaada-ish.'



banjo staccato



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środa, listopada 18, 2009

Claro Intelecto - Chadderton EP [2009, vinyl, modern love]





























september 2009
lbl: Modern Love
#: Love057
electronic
dub, techno
320kbps



A1. Chadderton

B1. Above

B2. Great Day



Producer - Mark Stewart

note: "Chadderton sees Stewart in a more upbeat mode. Like label mate MLZ, it sounds like he has been listening back to old US deep house records: the title track is a smoky groover, with Stewart giving his own interpretation of the drugged out tones and textures of '90s house label Guidance in a framework based on static, glitchy percussion and a chugging dub techno rhythm. "Above" sees Stewart in moodier form as layered chords build and build over one of his trademark cavernous drum patterns and a more uptempo approach than the prevalent mood on the Warehouse Sessions series." - Richard Brophy, RA.



in common with vibes



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Funkadelic - Maggot Brain [1971, vinyl, westbound]





























november 1971
lbl: Westbound
#: WB 2007
funk / soul, rock
psychedelic rock, funk
192kbps



A1. Maggot Brain
A2. Can You Get To That
A3. Hit It And Quit It
A4. You And Your Folks, Me And My Folks
B1. Super Stupid
B2. Back In Our Minds
B3. Wars Of Armageddon



Funkadelic: Eddie Hazel , Garry Shider, Tawl Ross (vocals, guitar); Bernie Worrell (vocals, keyboards); Fuzzy Haskins (vocals, drums); George Clinton , Grady Thomas, Raymond Davis, Calvin Simon (vocals); Billy Nelson (bass instrument); Tiki Fulwood (drums).



free your mind and your ass will follow



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poniedziałek, listopada 16, 2009

Portable - Powers Of Ten [2007, cd, süd electronic]





























november 2007
lbl: Süd Electronic
#: SÜD-011
electronic
house, techno, minimal, tech-house
~200kbps



1.
Albatros
2.
Arrabida
3.
Offline Mondays
4.
Shifting Sunlight
5.
Take Action (Bonus Track)
6.
Locate
7.
Trade Winds
8.
Kuiper Belt
9.
Migrate



note: "‘Powers Of Ten’ perfectly illustrates the dualistic nature of Abrahams' work, working comfortably in a home-listening context but also convincingly on the dancefloor. The latter quality is especially evident on opener ‘Albatross’, with its infectious vocal; on the Detroit-influenced Afro-joint, ‘Locate’; the more overtly techy ‘Offline Mondays’ and the electrified ‘Trade Winds’."



piątek, listopada 13, 2009

Eskmo - Let Them Sing / From The Standpoint [2009, vinyl, planet mu]





























november 2009
lbl: Planet Mu
#: ZIQ253
electronic
dubstep
320kbps



A. Let Them Sing
B. From the Standpoint



Producer - Brendan Angelides

note: "Brendan Angelides, aka Eskmo is a San Francisco based music producer who records music that’s influenced by both Dubstep and older grime, with a strange added x factor and an instinctive pop feel. "Let Them Sing" mixes together stuttering, whirring half-step drums and bass with a strange whirring melody that speeds up and slows down throughout the track, backed up with warm sunbeam like chord. The intense trance-like feel of the track is relieved by the dropping in of a neat vocoder vocal for a makeshift chorus. It’s an unusual track that coils and uncoils the tension throughout, masterfully releasing and tightening the pressure. Track Two "From The Standpoint" mutates what sounds like a vocal culled from a new age meditation cd into a weird hypnagogic electronic melody, while chords spiral and drums ebb and flow underneath. Like "Let Them Sing" the listener is drawn through several stages, from an intense massaging build up, into a period of release completed with that sonic signifier of calm; birdnoise. The track then drops into an extended period of the vocal, as the chords accompany in all their strangeness. It’s like an extremely artful and arch take on the utilitarian grime technique of changing the track every 8 bars."



>.<



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czwartek, listopada 12, 2009

Redshape - The Dance Paradox [2009, cd, delsin]





























october 2009
lbl: Delsin
#: 80dsr/rds-cd1
electronic
techno
vbr ~192kbps



1. Seduce Me
2. Garage GT
3. Bound (Part 1 & 2)
4. Man Out Of Time
5. Globe
6. Rorschach's Game
7. Dead Space Mix (Edit)
8. Dark & Sticky



note: "Many techno producers struggle with the album format, but The Dance Paradox is urgent, spooky, and absolutely essential."



sticky, dazed



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Mika Vainio - Vandal EP [2009, vinyl, raster-noton]





























9 november 2009
lbl: Raster-Noton
#: R-N 114
electronic
glitch, techno, rhythmic noise
320kbps



A1. Teutons
A2. Vandals
B1. Goths
B2. Barbarians



note: "Mika Vainio’s four tracks on “Vandal” EP show his preference for analogue working. He consequently develops a dynamic sound we all remember from PanSonic, working himself from a rather abstract structure towards arrangements which more and more suit a club setting. Straight beats, noise and the denial of the usual clicks&cuts elements are the ingredients for his contemporary version of electronic club music. The quality of his music will not only convince on the dancefloor but also on the home stereo. Mika’s passion for dynamics, reduction and industrial oscillates between these three cornerstones and what his sound stands for: being physical, raw and profound beyond all clichés." - RN.



sensitive bruiser



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środa, listopada 11, 2009

Untold - Gonna Work Out Fine EP [2009, 2 x vinyl, hemlock recordings]





























october 2009
lbl: Hemlock Recordings
#: HEK005
electronic
dubstep, wonky
320kbps



A. Gonna Work Out Fine

B1. Stop What You're Doing

B2. Don't Know. Don't Care.

C. Palamino

D1. No One Likes A Smart-Arse

D2. Never Went Away



Producer - Jack Dunning

note: "The result is a Dr. Moreau-like hybrid, with useful parts of other creatures fused to its central chassis – unnatural perhaps, but strangely beautiful nonetheless. The title track is an aberration of elastic bass tones, airy chimes and the roar of a toy dinosaur, and despite the schizophrenic dynamics at play ‘Don’t Know, Don’t Care’ still manages to sound sultry, swinging its hips over a classic piano break like UK funky’s somewhat troubled cousin. Like his close contemporaries at Hessle Audio Dunning is rapidly re-configuring an entire genre, moving ever further from the generic half-step template into a blurred area that’s both dancefloor-ready and startlingly musically inventive. And as if there was any more evidence needed ‘Gonna Work Out Fine’’s centerpiece ‘Palamino’ provides it, a midnight waterfall of glassy bleeps that rushes from speaker to speaker, the rhythm catching in tiny eddies and sudden rips as it heads toward the sea."



skull shaka



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Convextion - Romantic Interface [2007, vinyl, aw-recordings]





























may 2007
lbl: AW-Recordings
#: AW-008
electronic
techno, dub, electro
.flac



A1. Translucent Blue Display
A2. Laconic
B1. Salmo
B2. Consumer Identity



Producer - Gerard Hanson

note: "The excellent A-side begins with 'Translucent Blue Display', which tears through its six-minute duration in a rolling charge of manic rhythms and robotic squelches. Wrapped in luxuriously lush pads that veil a mechanical infrastructure, the cut somehow manages to simultaneously be both futuristic and retro. 'Laconic', meanwhile, picks up where Convextion’s brilliant guest spot on DeepChord’s 'Vantage Isle' LP left off. Constructed out of milky delay feedback, shifting bass weight and chords that build into a pulsing frenzy, this is blunted techno imbued with a bit of Basic Channel’s spirit, and the result is fantastic.

Unfortunately, the tracks on the flip are merely serviceable efforts that ape classic Detroit ('Salmo') and the ambient-tinged electro of early Aphex Twin ('Consumer Identity'). Marred by questionable baroque flourishes – perhaps intended to mask their mediocrity – neither track manages to achieve the effectiveness of the rest of the release."



dancing on stained glass for ancient gods



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wtorek, listopada 10, 2009

A Made Up Sound - Rework / Closer [2009, vinyl, a made up sound]





























october 2009
lbl: A Made Up Sound
#: AMS001
electronic
dubstep
320kbps



A. Rework

AA. Closer



Producer - Dave Huismans

note: "There’s a soulfulness and deep-space drift, thanks in large part to those chords, yet there’s nothing “open” about this track. A layer of textural percussion exploits this brilliantly, ball-bearing beats ricocheting slowly, as though floating in zero gravity, but each soft crash describes the limits of the track’s dark, confined space. As with “Rework,” you could describe “Closer” as some kind of hybrid, but don’t let’s get hung up ontology. The record itself seems to be the product of a wearing down, through contact, of the divisions between musical muses. The “unlearned” palette on display on this record is rough, but very refreshing." - Chris Burkhalter, Little White Earbuds.



eraser cafe



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poniedziałek, listopada 09, 2009

154 - Dusk EP [1996, vinyl, 100% pure]





























1996
lbl: 100% Pure
#: PURE 16
electronic
abstract, techno, ambient
192kbps



A1. Untitled


A2. Untitled

B1. Untitled

B2. Untitled



Producer - Jochem Peteri [Newworldaquarium, Newworldromantic, Ross 154]

note: "A1 is electro ambient á la early Khan & Walker or Pierrot Premiere. A2 is almost beatless ambient, with just a very low bass drum producing a distant groove. B is actually two tracks (there is an audible pause but no visible separation on the record). It starts off with pure beatless ambient sounds, then goes on with more ambient and a low bass drum groove like A2." - karl-michael.



manekinetics



discogs marketplace [extremely high prices]


E.R.P. - Event Related Potential [2005, vinyl, down low music]





























may 2005

lbl: Down Low Music
#: dLVEXT2
electronic
techno, electro
192kbps



A1.
Wisteria
A2.
Oretha
A3.
Ephemera
B1.
JB
B2.
Silvae
B3.
Aurelia



Producer - Gerard Hanson [Convextion]

note: "Second release by Gerard Hanson on Down Low Music, probably a much anticipated one. With its deep and dubby sounds it bears some likelihood with dlVEXT1, but rolls more in a melancholic vein (like Delsin, Arne Weinberg). On the B-side it steps subtly on the electro fields. Again a mesmerising oeuvre by the man from Dallas." - dekalab.


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niedziela, listopada 08, 2009

Wax - Dub Shed Sessions I [2009, vinyl, subsolo records]





























september 2009
lbl: Subsolo Records
#: SUB005
electronic
dubstep, dub, techno
320kbps



A.
Dub Shed (STP Remix)

B.
10001B (Panamax Remix)



Producer - René Pawlowitz [Shed, STP]

note: 'Displaying his excellent production skills within techno, Shed moves over to straight up dub sessions with the ‘Dub Shed Sessions I’ on SubSolo', czyli kolejny udany skok w bok.



dubuntu!



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piątek, listopada 06, 2009

Martin Schulte - Enigma [2006, file, sinergy networks]

























Almost like... pier by Marcin Stawiarz




12 december 2006

lbl: Sinergy Networks
#: SN042
electronic
dub, techno, minimal
320kbps



1.
Untitled
2.
Yellow
3.
Pillow
4.
Claustrophobia
5.
Snow
6.
Cutglass
7.
Enigma
8.
Claustrophobia (Lazzich Remix)
9.
Pillow (Marko Fürstenberg Remix)
10.
Cutglass (Dieter Krause Remix)
11.
Enigma (Yana Remix)



note: kolejna schulte'owska porcja chmurzastego, zwalistego brzmienia.