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Thursday, December 08, 2016

ELI KESZLER - Last Signs Of Speed (Empty Editions)

ELI KESZLER - Last Signs Of Speed (Empty Editions) Virtuoso percussionist Eli Keszler offers up a defining opus with 'Last Signs of Speed', appearing on the freshly minted Empty Editions to follow his previous solo LP for PAN, and interim collaborations with Keith Fullerton Whitman, Oren Ambarchi and Rashad Becker, who is also among Keszler’s most sympathetic sound artists and the mastering engineer for this record. Summing up Keszler’s percussive style is like trying to describe the mechanics of a haywire swiss clock, or, in fact, a repair shop full of ‘em, with each chiming to an alternate meter whilst a swarm of nanobots attempt to get them all in synch. However, subtract the clocks and ‘bots and you’re left with one man and his rarely paralleled, utterly captivating twitch spilling from drums to fender rhodes, piano, mellotron, celeste, Vibraceleste, glockenspiel, rocks and gravel without missing a beat, or even doing so and making an amazing virtue of it in the process. Building on the foundations of his previous releases, which have variably included installation work, improvisations and collaborations, Last Signs of Speed finds Keszler blending his preternaturally fluid patterns of scurrying, brittle small sounds and resonant pulses with subtly layered overdubs of keys and strings, ebbing and swelling with a plasmic schematic that works to laws of physics and rationale perhaps best compared with Rashad Becker’s notional species, and which serves to add a whole new dimension of interest to Kessler’s already remarkable soundspshere. It’s music that seems to exist in a state of quantum flux, folding the structures of jazz, dub and minimal techno into avant garde anomalies that defy the rules of established practice whilst simultaneously resonating with their underlying, intuitive truths. Between Last Signs of Speed, Rashad Becker’s Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. II, Les Graciés’ Low Doses, and Valerio Tricoli’s Clonic Earth, you have some of the most involving, adventurous sonic perceptions to be revealed in 2016. 

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Ice_Eyes - New Frame (Seagrave Records)

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Monday, December 05, 2016

Mundo Urbano #14 (25/11/2016) on Radio Quântica

01.Dedekind Cut - Descend From Now (Hospital Productions)
02.Prurient - Palm Tree Corpse (Hospital Productions)
03.Drug Labs - Inevitable Fate (Clandestine Records)
04.Jasss- Minotauro (Mannequin Records)
05.Tense - Disconnect Myself  (Mannequin Records)
06.Claro Intelecto - Back In The Day (Modern Love)
07.J.T.C. - Psychedelic Mindtrip (Crème Organization)
08.Yellow Magic Orchestra - Neue Tanz (Alfa)
09.Holger Czukay - Dancing In Wide Circles (Claremont 56)
10.Frank Bretschneider - Lauf Ralf (Mannequin Records)
11.Effetto Joule - Robespierre (Flemming Dalum Remix) (Mannequin Records)
12.Binary Chaffinch - false energy (Invicible scum remix) (Dissident)
13.$tinkworx - Calimari (Delsin)
14.HVREN - $K0T0MA (Clandestine Records)
15.The Thirdman - Travel (Ai Records)
16.Martial Canterel - Secret Stores (Wierd Records)
17.Squadra Blanco - We are the illuminati (Holosynthesis)
18.Dedekind Cut - Integra (Hospital Productions)
19.Marie Davidson - Good Vibes (mocking birds) (Cititrax)
20.Dedmdike Stare - Eurydice (Modern Love)
21.A Number Of Names - Sharevari (Instrumental)
22.Shifted - Life Backwards (Hospital Productions)

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Saturday, December 03, 2016

E.R.P. (CONVEXTION) - New Road (Tuppence)

E.R.P. (CONVEXTION) - New Road (Tuppence) We've been rather spoiled this year with new Convextion material. His 2845 full-length on Artless is arguably one of the best electronic albums of 2016, while his ambient-leaning 12" on Acido was also breathtakingly good. Here, he rounds off the year with a fine 7" single containing two terrific tracks. The veteran producer begins with new road, a delightfully spacey combination of cascading melody lines, similarly tumbling bass, and punchy but laidback electro beats. It's evocative and emotion-rich like much of his best work. Similar accolades could be heaped upon flispide "Summer Nights", a warmer and woozier concoction that sounds like Larry Heard in electro mode. Listen!

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VERCETTI TECHNICOLOR - Golden Taurus EP (Crimes Of The Future)

VERCETTI TECHNICOLOR - Golden Taurus EP (Crimes Of The Future) Crimes Of The Future is the kind of label you can trust, no matter who is at the controls. The same could be said for Giallo Disco, and certainly the two labels orbit a similar space for lurid soundtrack-inspired hardware jams from the Italo age. Vercetti Technicolor is one half of the Giallo team alongside Antoni Maiovvi, and here steps out with a perfectly bombastic range of compositions that revel in B-movie brilliance. "Golden Taurus" is the perfect slow-burner, those mono bass notes warming like no soft synth ever could, while "Topaz Fear" brings a more action-driven sequence into the mix. "Death Wish" too opts for a pumped up club scenario, while Heinrich Dressel smokes out "Golden Taurus" into a seedy slow-jam.

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Friday, December 02, 2016

Heinrich Dressel - Space Wave Shaft (Slow Motion)

Heinrich Dressel - Space Wave Shaft (Slow Motion) For the fourth edition of Slow Motion's Soundtrack Serie we welcome Heinrich Dressel, better known as one part of Minimal Rome. Space Shaft is three tracks of dreamy, sleazy space-funk delivered with a light touch across expansive musical horizons. Backed up with a brace of Ma Spaventi versions - both 'disco' and 'chill' Space Shaft is a record for movie fans and dancers alike.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

DARKPYRAMID - New Humans (Dream Catalogue)

Format: cassette limited to 200 copies/ Digital
Cat: DREAM 130
Released: 25 Nov 16
Genre: Ambient/Drone
Label: Dream Catalogue

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Monday, November 28, 2016

BURIAL - Young Death / Nightmarket (Hyperdub)

Burial has shared a pair of new songs, “Young Death” and “Nightmarket.” This weekend, the record surfaced on Discogs and was accidentally sold at a Toronto record store during a Black Friday sale. The 12”, out November 30, quickly sold out on Hyperdub’s Bandcamp; you can buy the songs digitally now. Listen to them below.
Earlier this year, the British producer collaborated with Zomby for “Sweetz,” a track from Zomby’s new album Ultra.

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RR HEARSE/FURNACE MISKIN - Swinging Scarecrows (Hypnos)

RR HEARSE/FURNACE MISKIN - Swinging Scarecrows (Hypnos) Furnace Miskin – mini synth, lead vocals

RR Hearse – mini synth, drum machine, spoken word
Words – RR Hearse
Composed, arranged, and performed by Labros Tsamis and Theophanis Melas
Recorded live on audio tape at Labros Tsamis´ appartment 17.11.1988, Athens, Greece
Produced by Labros Tsamis
All songs are kindly permited by Labros Tsamis Archives
Cover by Theophanis Melas
Restored and mastered by Stefanos Konstantinidis
*Limited edition of 50 cassettes*

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DEMDIKE STARE - Wonderland (Modern Love)

DEMDIKE STARE - Wonderland (Modernlove) Demdike Stare return with their first album since 2012’s Elemental, a feral, loose-limbed and angular rave odyssey wrecking Dancehall and Jungle templates via found sounds, Ambient and exotic spaces. Wonderland plays the full breadth of the duo’s wide open aesthetic, taking their Testpressing series of dancefloor lashes - issued on 12” between 2013-2015 - as the diving board for an innovative, reverie-like album forming a parallel dancefloor narrative where the spirits of mid ‘90s jungle and digital dancehall are made plasmic, malleable, and syncretised with industrial and ambient techno sound design. Rooted in record collecting and the art of DJing, and in line with Demdike’s atypical style and pattern, Wonderland veers across styles and temporalities, forming wormholes between Hardstyle and submerged jungle in the curtain-raiser, Curzon, and going in like Slimzee slicing up grime dubs with jungle in the crackden atmosphere of Animal Style, whereas the eleven minute Hardnoise catches them at full stretch, tumbling from head-rinsing noise to a dank, sublow techno mission framed by unsettling ambience somewhere between Prurient’s Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement episodes and a mutant variant of classic Exotica, before coughing you up someplace else. At the album’s epicentre, FullEdge (eMpty-40 Mix) obliterates distinctions between dancehall and techno as you’ve never heard, an edit that re-laces their formerly mutually exclusive ligature in a belly-tightening and brilliantly messed-up new mutation, before Sourcer prangs out like a cyborg calibrating itself to ragga jungle arrhythmia, and the psychoacoustic nose drip of Fridge Challenge dissipates into the ‘static thizz of Overstaying at the LP’s perimeter, like some DJ Sprinkles cut paused at mid-flow and delayed, re-shaped into a tense burner. It’s probably the most enjoyable and loose-limbed hour of music in their catalogue, or that you’ll likely hear in these weird, angst-ridden times. 

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Adidas AOH-010 HI SHOES

Simple, sophisticated, and modern describe HYKE, a Japanese brand born of the collaboration between fashion designers Hideaki Yoshihara and Yukiko Ode. A collaboration with adidas Originals, these shoes have a modern look with a high, sock-like collar and adjustable hook-and-loop straps. Drops in 3 days!

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Marni Duplo Sneakers Bordeaux Grey

The Duplo Sneakers from Marni are an ultra-lightweight, highly breathable neoprene silhouette featuring two adjustable midfoot straps, an angulated tooling system and contrasting mesh panelling throughout

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Monday, October 10, 2016

BROWN IRVIN - Hood Temperature (Half Pin)

Some lush cassette action from H L F / P I N! L.A based Brown Irvin drops four dust smothered cuts bringing ambient soundscapes, smudged drum work and unearthed melodies together as one.

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Visible Cloaks & dip in the pool – Valve / Valve (Revisited) (RVNG INTL)

Visible Cloaks & dip in the pool – Valve / Valve (Revisited) (RVNG INTL)

You may be most familiar with Visible Cloaks from their two volumes of Fairlights, Mallets and Bamboo; mixes described as investigations “into Fourth World undercurrents in Japanese ambient and pop music, years 1980 – 1986” and beloved to many hearing this music in a new way or for the first time.
It’s fitting then that Visible Cloaks’ first original music since their 2015 self-titled album features different collaborations with Japanese duo dip in the pool. “Valve” translates vocalist Miyako Koda’s spoken word from “A Sea of Love,” the end track on her stunning solo album Jupiter (soon being resissued on Grandisc), into a MIDI chordal movement permeated by disparate tones, colors, and textures throughout the meditative piece / peace.
“Valve (Revisited)” features Koda contributing new vocals alongside Tatsuji Kim’s enhanced melodies and reanimated co-production with Visible Cloaks, becoming one with the original in the video presented here.
Brenna Murphy’s visual contribution to Valve / Valve (Revisited) underscores the multi-dimensionality of Visible Cloaks music, designing an abstract landscape that beckons investigation and wonder. It also adorns the double a-side single artwork and becomes a virtual interactive environment when downloaded as a desktop application.
download and explore the virtual Valve here

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Sunday, October 09, 2016


There’s been some pretty original silhouettes from adidas lately if you take recent drops from the Y-3 and NMD lines into account. Previous contributor Rick Owens returns once again to push the Tre-Foil’s pioneering ways even further with the introduction of the High Level Runner and the Runner Level Low. Taking cues from the Runner, the new offerings feature a mid-foot support that extends from the sole and a corrugated traction pattern. The High Level will release in premium black and white leather iterations, as will the Level Low with an additional brown and red combo.

Expect the next Rick Owens x adidas collection to drop in February 2017. Via Sneaker Freaker

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Thursday, October 06, 2016

REEDALE RISE - Light Through A Birds Wing (Frustrated Funk Holland)

REEDALE RISE - Light Through A Birds Wing (Frustrated Funk Holland) When the flowers bloom at the awakening of the season. With translucence shining like liquid stars decked out in glorious hues of pink, purple and blue. When the trees grow and the birds fly out. When they gently beat their wings, gliding upon the blue canvas of the sky. You get touched by the sounds and the beauty of it all. It lights that fire deep within you... Reedale Rise shows us the way of things,.. as it was then, and still is now. [Listen/Samples]

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COMPOSITE PROFUSE - Unalaska Ice Files (Shipwrec Holland)

COMPOSITE PROFUSE - Unalaska Ice Files (Shipwrec Holland) Dutch electro heads Shipwrec are back with Valerio Lombardozzi aka Heinrich Dressel aka Composite Profuse, throwing down some purist electro leanings on the Unalaska Ice Files EP. Starting out with the rich vintage synth tapestries on "30-Foot Wave", while the title track is deep down and dirty electrofunk of the very Drexciyan, aquatic variety. On the flip, we've got some pretty serious remixes of said track; legends The Exaltics deliver a fairly thumping and emotive version which is also worthy of your attention while fellow Italian duo Teslasonic's remix is actually the work of Lombardozzi yet again. 

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MARIE DAVIDSON - Adieux Au Dancefloor (Cititrax/Minimal Wave US)

MARIE DAVIDSON - Adieux Au Dancefloor (Cititrax/Minimal Wave US) Given the underground acclaim heaped on Marie Davidson's previous albums - ultra-stylish affairs that blend elements of minimal wave, dark Italo-disco, off-kilter electro and moody ambient - it's little surprise to see her popping up on Minimal Wave offshoot Cititrax. The album's nine tracks are largely sharp, rough and fuzzy, with sparse-but-dense drum machines rhythms underpinning bouncy, delay-laden synth lines, thrusting electronics and Davidson's sleazy, spoken word vocals. It's an attractive combination that guarantees thrills throughout, from the almost claustrophobic throb of "Denial", to the mutant electrofunk bounce of "Good Vibes".

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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Buz Ludzha - Asteroid (Official Video)

Released on 12” and digital download by the legendary LA dance label 100% Silk on March 18th (SILK086 "Basslines For Life").

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PYE CORNER AUDIO - Stasis (Ghost Box)

PYE CORNER AUDIO - Stasis (Ghost Box) With his trailblazing Black Mill Tapes series now a distant memory, Pye Corner Audio man Martin Jenkins seems to have made a conscious effort to slow down. Stasis is his first album for a year, and feels far more considered than some of his previous work. Some may bemoan the lack of experimental spontaneity, but the album contains some of Jenkins' best work to date. Check, for example, the sharp, ghostly chords, starburst melodies and metronomic synthesizer arpeggios of "Autonomization", the vintage '90s ambient electronica of "Ganzfeld Effect", and the dreamy, heartfelt bliss of the similarly minded "Ways Regained"; all are amongst Jenkins' most emotive tracks to date, and simply bristle with brilliant ideas.

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VATICAN SHADOW - Media In The Service Of Terror (Hospital Productions)

VATICAN SHADOW - Media In The Service Of Terror (Hospital Productions) Dominick Fernow presents another dark and confronting opus entitled Media In The Service Of Terror. Read between the lines of the titles then listen and learn via these harsh textural abrasions on offer. The sombre and brutalist opener "Ziad Jarrah Studied Mathematics" sets the scene well, the tunnelling slo-mo techno of "Take Vows" is great and follows the same path as Vactrol Park or L'estasi Dell'oro have in recent times. "Interrogation Mosaic" shows Fernow still has the knack for some chilling imaginary soundtracks while "More Of The Same (Tunisia)" has the classic outsider techno sound that Fernow has honed on previous efforts like Remember Your Black Day or Ghosts Of Chechnya.

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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Mundo Urbano #11 On Radio Quântica (02/09/2016)

01. 18 Carat Affair - Random Select (Not On Label)

02. 18 Carat Affair - High Emotion (Not On Label)
03. Dolphins Into The Future - Levante (Cetacean Nation Cassettes)
04. C V L T S - Time Debt (Huerco S. Strings Of Life mix) (МИШКА)
05. HTRK - Chinatown Style (Ghostly International)
06. 1991 - Fabric Of Space (Astro:Dynamics)
10. UMFANG - Riffs (1080P)
11. Not Waving - Redacted 4 (Ecstatic)
12. You Show Great Spirit (Blackest Ever Black)
13. Suzanne Ciani - Princess With Orange Feet (Finders Keepers)
14. Mind Fair - Kerry's Scene (Sound Signature Translation By Theo Parrish) (International Feel Recordings)
15. Patrick Cowley - Sea Hunt (Megatone Records)
16. Black Spuma - Metallo Nero (International Feel Uruguay)
17. Lilacs & Champagne - Laid Fucking Back (Mexican Summer)
18. Vakula - Sensei Revelation (Dekmantel)
19. Aroy Dee - Mr.Floyd (M>O>S Recordings)
20. Not Waving - Redacted 5 (Ecstatic)
21. Leyland Kirby - The Watcher And The Watched (History Always Favours The Winners)
22. Phantom Slasher - Noid Life (Noid Recordings)
23. Peter Gordon And The Love of Life Orchestra - That Hat (DFA)
24. Members Only - And Dance (MO2)

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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Zomby - Ultra (Hyperdub)

Zomby - Ultra (Hyperdub) Switching back to the site of his best early gear after flirting with 4AD, Zomby’s 4th LP of cubist ‘nuum tessellation is ultra-violet, ultra-hooligan, ultra-encrypted in a way that only he can do; isolating the potent parts of grime, R&B and ‘ardcore thru a hazy, red-eyed lense of vaporous electronics to shape and feel out one of the most enigmatic chapters in his ever twisting saga. All the hallmarks of his sound are clear and present, but here sculpted and stitched with a closer attention to tailoring, layering and shape that belies his years in the game and the distance he’s willing to deviate from his UK-centric vision, which hems as firmly as he’s ever done to ice cold touchstones of street-rave couture and skizzed-out hyperscally aesthetics.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Henri Matisse's Studio, 1949

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Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Mundo Urbano #10 On Radio Quântica (05/08/2016)

01. Zomby X Burial - Sweetz (Hyperdub)
02. Raime - Hold Your Line (Blackest Ever Black)
03. Vakula - Tomasi Planet (Dekmantel)
04. Shit And Shine - You Can't (Diagonal)
05. Gonjasufi - The Kill / Prints Of Sin (Warp)
06. Complete Walkthru - Move Studio Make New Trak (1080P)
07. BADBADNOTGOOD - Lavender (Feat. Kaytranada) (Innovative Leisure Records)
08. Mall Grab - I've Always Liked Grime (Unknown To The Unknown)
09. S Olbricht - Fadaisco (Lobster Theremin )
10. 45 ACP - Slick Response (L.I.E.S)
11. Vakula - Double Star System (Dekmantel)
12. Seahawks - Winter Deep Summer High (Captains Log)
13. SHXCXCHCXSH - SsSsSsSsSsSs (Avian)
14. Equiknoxx - I Really Want To Write On Her Purple Wall (DDS)
15. Equiknoxx - Lizard of Oz (DDS)
16. Equiknoxx - Congo Get Slap Like A Congo Get Slap (DDS)
17. NHK yx koyxen - Y (Diagonal)
18. Celestial Trax & Roosevelt - 161 (Not In Label)
19. Enrique - K Town (BANK Records NYC)
20. Cienfuegos - Caminando (BANK Records NYC)
21. Not Waving - Gutsy (Diagonal)
22. Unit Moebius - Beat That Perculator (Acid Planet)
23. Topdown Dialectic - 05 (/\\Aught)
24. Shanti Celeste - Being (Ambient Mix) (Future Times)
25. Max D - Octopus (Future Times)
26. Beautiful Swimmers - Primo (Future Times)

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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

SEVERED+SAID - Pyrrhic Fortunes (Dead Tank)

SEVERED+SAID - Pyrrhic Fortunes (Dead Tank) A dark, pulsating basement lurk jams bound to the gracefulness of synthetic suspense. Suspended and encircling the weary with a doom that’s all at once impending and welcoming, even satiating the dancers among the dungeon floor setting fire to shoes on the black-eyed seance of ritual movement. Fans of Sand Circles, Robedoor, and Infinity Window rejoice! Severed+Said is back on the wizard-hymn grind, and the cocktail Pyrrhic Fortunes will be sure to do the trick, bending listeners’ minds like an enchantment that’s equal parts blessed and cursed. Although a Not Not Fun alumni, this fine earful comes compliments of Popnihil and Dead Tank Records.

Severed + Said - "Unknown Error" from Zane Hall on Vimeo.

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Friday, July 29, 2016

NHK yx Koyxen - Doom Steppy Reverb (Diagonal)

NHK yx Koyxen - Doom Steppy Reverb (Diagonal) NHK furnishes the Diagonal family with his rudest, moodiest record to date, stalking the border between minimal techno, garage and Doom Steppy Reverb in his 2nd solo LP - a writhing follow-up to last year’s Hallucinogenic Doom Steppy Verbs 12” and the Program CD with Line. Containing seven tracks of brain-folding sound design and effortless, playfully ruffneck groove mechanics, it’s clearly his most focussed and deadly club record, one that puts experimental ideas at the service of the dancer and equally works as an intensely immersive headphone experience thanks to a proper subbass bias. It creeps up on you from the front with the lurking modulations of 1073+SNARE precipitating a seesawing synth lead that breaks into full breakbeat garage techno, before 1089S harnesses that energy into a swollen minimal techno roller which proceeds to rinse your head/club with arid flange and brace the booty for a wet, sloppy acid garage slammer called 1083-LO-OCT-Short (he’s really got a way with these titles). At the mid-way point, his minor key dub chords really come into their own, blooming in a super lucid maze of moire fractals on Y whilst the rhythm stealthily scissors its way into your tendons, bones, making the beatless respite of 1048’s pirouetting arpeggios all that more effective; but you can’t hide from the rhythm as it soon bends to pendulous 2-step technique and he wipes the ‘floor with coldest, steely techno stoicism on L. Job well done. Quite plainly, there are few producers who can place such a subtle, unique, and deadly spin on this sound, off the top of our head - Peder Mannerfelt, Zomby, Grain and Gescom among them... in boomkat

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

ZOMBY X BURIAL - Sweetz (Hyperdub)

ZOMBY X BURIAL - Sweetz (Hyperdub)

Whilst unmistakably UK, its easy to detect influence from turnt US trap and druggy SA Gqom woven into its fractious mise-en-scene of crackling lighters, lone owls and muezzin chorales smudged with drizzle and ganja smoke, perfectly hovering beyond the ‘floor in a furrowed, fugged-up headspace all of their own. Seriously, they need to do a whole album of this stuff together, or at least get some soundtrack commissions for the next Neil Blomkamp or Bladerunner flick. Highly recommended!

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Shackleton - Devotional Songs (with Ernesto Tomasini)

Shackleton - Devotional Songs (with Ernesto Tomasini),  (Honest Jon's Records) The whirligig drawbar organs of Shackleton’s releases since 2012 are still in effect, but tempered in balance with Tomasini’s remarkable vocal range and some really lush, almost Detroit-style synth harmonies and ritual atmospheres whilst his signature palette of bass and drums hints at some Far and South East Asian influence in the vein of Sleazy’s Threshold HouseBoys Choir recordings. It’s a beautifully self-contained project covering a broad range of esoteric topography from the detoxing vibrations of Rinse out All Contaminants to the sweepingly epic resolution of Father, Yiou Have Left Me, whilst unmistakably referencing some of Coil or Current 93’s most haunting moments in the chiming harmonic haze, swelling chorales and operatic drama of You Are The One, and the spirit-rousing string arrangements in Twelve Shared Addictions. via boomkat

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Mundo Urbano #9 On Radio Quantica (08/07/2016)

01. Men In Burka - Click Click Click (Tundra)
02. Diana Berti - A Fragile Bird Out Of The Nest (Cuss Fetish)
03. Conniptor - Robotically Enhanced Bad Troopers (Cuss Fetish)
04. Umberto - Black Sea (Not Not Fun)
05. Umberto - Dawn Of Mirrors (Not Not Fun)
06. Helm - Olympic Mess (N1L Rmx) (PAN)
07. Chants - Silencer Magpie (Astral Plane Recordings)
08. Leonardo Martelli - Previsto (Antinote)
09. Leonardo Martelli -  Negli abissi (Antinote)
10. Body San - Koko Chats Online (1080p)
11. Men In Burka - Johnny Passport (Drop Logik RMX) (Tundra)
12. Ovis Aurum - Ovis Aurum (Seagrave)
13. Stuart Chalmers & Ian Watson - East Is West, West Is East (Not In Label)
14. Alex Menzies - Not Up Beat 8 (Kathexis)
15. Alex Menzies - Aristo R27 M7 (Kathexis)
16. Stuart Chalmers - Beat Play (Not In Label)
17. Body San - Voices 3 (1080p)
18. Sannhet - Whittier & Atlantic (Hospital Productions)
19. Conniptor - Suspension (Cuss Fetish)
20. Imago Ignota - Expired Deposition (Cuss Fetish)
21. M.E.S.H. - Damaged Merc (PAN)
22. Abul Morgard - Drooping OFF (Ecstatic)
23. Perfume Advert - Minor Shield (1080p)
24. AiwA - Sphere Collision
25. Soit-PP (aka Aphex Twin) - n.IASP (Rephlex)
26. Neuro Politique - Artemis (Mayday Mix) (Rephlex)

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

PELLEGRINO - Periplo (Early Sounds Recordings)

PELLEGRINO - Periplo (Early Sounds Recordings) A Periplus around mediterranean savors from Pellegrino on his debut mini-album, a multi-flavored cocktail of fast-moving disco groovers, spacey jazz-fusion experiments and sun-bleached funky melters.

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CARL AND CAROL JACOBS - Robot Jam (Emotional Rescue) If you read interviews with Stuart Leath, you'll probably be aware of the amount of work he was put into tracking down Trinidadian husband-and-wife team Carl and Carol Jacobs. Some 24 months later, the fruits of his efforts have materialized in this superb reissue of their obscure (and ludicrously hard to find) 1986 electro-calypso gem Robot Jam. It's one of those records that shouldn't work - it's effectively a fusion of replayed and re-sung bits from records by Santana, Rock Master Scott and Rappin' Duke - but still sounds brilliantly futuristic nearly 30 years after its' initial release. The two-part original is joined on the flip by a brilliantly fitting, echo-laden re-rub from Nick The Record and Dan Tyler, better known as one half of the Idjut Boys.

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Monday, June 20, 2016

DJ GUY - Structures & Rhythms 94-99

DJ GUY - Structures & Rhythms 94-99 (Organic Analogue) *Format: blue vinyl 12" + cassette + booklet + MP3 download card * Following acclaimed releases by Jeremiah R and HVL, Organic Analogue is proud to present an extensive new release from a true underground hero of UK electronic music, DJ Guy. The tracks on the Structures 12" prove that the same spellbinding atmosphere, swooning melodic content and crafty arrangement flex is as present in Guy's contemporary work as it is in his earliest tape rips. Elements of Drexciyan electro and UK ambient techno can be felt throughout, but they're delivered with an equal dose of ingenuity that is all his own. As well as his plentiful techno output, Guy equally turned his hand to some crucial experimental jungle over the years. Rhythms 94/99 harks back to the era of Black Secret Technology, Plug and Depth Charge, all phased, diced up amens and dreamy pads that form a link to Guy's 4/4 work while once more demonstrating how on point his productions were at such a seminal time. The tape they have put together contains ten tracks recorded by Guy between 1994 and 1999 as well as an additional remix by White Peak that draws upon all the tracks for source material. FRESH!!!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

BODY SCULPTURES - A Body Turns To Eden (Posh Isolation)

BODY SCULPTURES - A Body Turns To Eden (Posh Isolation) Body Sculptures is a contemporary project that brings together five unique voices in European experimental electronic music today. The formative element is the collaborative pact between Sweden's Northern Electronics and Denmark's Posh Isolation. Last year marked both Body Sculptures' debut live performance —a highly notorious set at Berlin Atonal Festival 2015— as well as their debut recording, The Base Of All Beauty Is The Body. The disparate elements that have come to inform the project thus far are further refined and encoded in their new LP, A Body Turns To Eden. 
The aesthetic singularity of the project is owed to the distinguished backgrounds of the five contributing artists. Each perspective entails a varying set of working methods and sonic preferences, though it is the sensitivity with which the diversity of these practices are framed in Body Sculptures that assures the project its own space. Infamous for his caustic, pneumatic techno under the moniker of Varg, Jonas Rönnberg is the co-owner of Northern Electronics and is involved in the project Ulwhednar (with Abdulla Rashim). 
Erik Enocksson is a highly regarded Swedish composer who has scored countless independent productions. His orphaned soundtrack to the film Apan, remastered and reissued by Posh Isolation last year, was widely and favourable received. 
Frederikke Hoffmeier's industrial and experimental project Puce Mary has been the subject of much veneration in recent years. The frenzied corrosiveness of both her recordings and live shows are increasingly charting the limits of intimacy. Ossian Ohlsson is from the industrial outfit Vit Fana, and has appeared across a number of compilations spanning both Northern Electronics and Posh Isolation. 
Loke Rahbek is the co-founder of Posh Isolation. As a member of Damien Dubrovnik and Lust For Youth, as well as under the moniker of Croatian Amor, he has developed a reputation for engulfing performances and compositions. 
The combinations of acoustic and electronic instrumentation, the soiled traces of genre, and the mixed modes of experimentation, are here pitched as an eternal requiem, letting the play between the project's orthodox and unorthodox methods reflect a sharp fatalism. Each song presents familiarity and intimacy within an aura of claustrophobia. And as if out of a cruel awareness of this fact, unease blooms into a comforting form. A body turns to Eden is an essential piece for anyone with interest in Scandinavian electronic music today.

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Lone - Backtail Was Heavy

Mundo Urbano #8 On Radio Quantica (10/6/2016)

01. Andy Stott - New Romantic
02. The System - You're In My Sistem (Kerri Chandler Remix)
03. Surfing - She's Not Laughing
04. Unfollow - Half Blu
05. Prostitutes - Fake Hawaiian Suit
06. Underground Resistance - Journey Of The Dragons
07. Round One - I'm Your Brother (Chicago's Twisted Mix)
08. JK Flesh - They Own You
09. Lone - Backtail Was Heavy
09. AiwA - Oneness in The Totality
10. Ann Margret - Everybody Needs Somebody Sometimes (Instrumental)
11. Prostitutes - Skeptalepsy
12. Klinik - Moving Hands (Helena Hauff Remix)
13. Palmbomen II - John Lee Roche
14. Betonkust & Palmbomen II - Leo Mirjam
15. Lolina (Inga Copeland) - Miss Understood
16. AiwA - Project Tiahuanaco
17. Surfing - BBC
18. Ramzi - Messiha
19. Marie Dior - Poliedro
20. Aphex Twin - Pulsewidht
21. Polysick - Mellow Acid
22. Anne Clark - Our Darkness (Sci-Fi Moritz Dark Twist Mix)
23. JK Flesh - Nothing Is Free
24. Andy Stott - Selfish
25. Burial - Near Dark

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Men in Burka - Click Click Click (Robot Elephant)

Body Awareness "Venice Of The East" (Not Not Fun)

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

LARAAJI/SUN ARAW - Professional Sunflow (W.25TH US)

LARAAJI/SUN ARAW - Professional Sunflow (W.25TH US) Professional Sunflow is the first-time collaboration between Laraaji &  Sun Araw, two colossal forces in contemporary electronic music. Laraaji's musical radiance has continued to shine brightly over four decades since being discovered by Brian Eno in New York's Washington Square Park in 1979. Sun Araw emerged out of Los Angeles' experimental scene in 2008 with transformative releases on a variety of trend-setting labels (Not Not Fun, Drag City and more). The live performances on this double LP – recorded in Germany and Switzerland – combine prewritten elements and improvisation. Laraaji's soulful vocals and signature instrument, zither, blend beautifully with the free-floating rhythms of Sun Araw's Cameron Stallones (guitar/keyboards) and Alex Gray (computer synthesis) to shape Professional Sunflow's unique sound: dreamy layers of percussion, ambient textures and vibrant melodies. W.25TH is proud to present Professional Sunflow as our inaugural release. As a sub-label of Superior Viaduct, W.25TH will focus on inventive sounds from current artists. Forthcoming releases include Nazoranai (Keiji Haino, Stephen O'Malley and Oren Ambarchi) and the (as yet unnamed) collaboration between Richard Pinhas, William Winant, and Comets On Fire's Noel Von Harmonson and Utrillo Kushner.

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

TERESA RAMPAZZI - Immagini Per Diana Baylon

TERESA RAMPAZZI - Immagini Per Diana Baylon (DIE SCHACHTEL) An eye-opening set of experimental electronic recordings made in the early 1970's by Italy's Teresa Rampazzi (1914-2001) -  only the second collection of her work made available for public consumption - and an indispensible, crucial artefact if you're interested in the recordings of Daphne Oram, Tod Dockstader, Eliane Radigue or Delia Derbyshire.
As with the spellbinding Musica Endoscopica, this issue of Immagini Per Diana Baylon - one of her three known soundtracks for art installations - helps to place Teresa as Italy’s answer to Daphne Oram; that is, a pioneering female experimenter operating in a male dominated field since the ’50s, and an artist/musician/technician who was magnetically drawn to the emerging possibilities of analogue electronics (although she would also expand into computer composition as soon as the opportunity arose). 
The 31’ 50” piece is cleft in two parts but was apparently intended to be looped for 180 minutes. Using analogue electronics as a malleable form or presence, like light itself, to subtly illuminate the pieces, and in turn create rich imagery in negative relief of the mind’s eye. The first side flows with an alien yet folksy, almost sing-song cadence, whereas the 2nd part really seems to conjure a more intense, head-long sort of e/motion from static sources, leading up to one remarkably sweet, harmonic passage that feels almost like a premonition of new age minimalism, before closing with a tract of needling, rapidly fluctuating timbres.
The coruscating, mirage-like sounds in Immagini Per Diana Baylon reflect a close understanding between both artist’s disciplines. As Teresa remarked in her notes; “The work is made of a series of sound events, with informal and aleatory features, in a continuous flux, and there is no planned predetermination in any of the various sections. This choice has been made for the sound space to adjust to the sculptor’s plastic and loose images.” 
Diana’s anodised aluminium and iron on stone pieces, depicted in the accompanying insert, look to us like alien glyphs, aztec runes or debris from a space station that somehow managed to survive reentry to earth’s atmosphere, as Teresa agrees and expanded upon in 1974: “In her later artworks the objects of Diana Baylon are definitely taking flight - as if they has just gone through dense layers of atmosphere, as though they did so with the same intent… there are secret numerical ratios, symmetries not symmetrical, geometric shapes which escape the definitions of perception…”. That could arguably be a description of Teresa’s soundtrack, too.
This is definitely sound, or music, for art’s sake, as opposed to say the commercially-minded experiments of Suzanne Ciani over in America during the same era. Yet we can draw a line between the two via the balance of sleek sensitivity to timbre and austere geometry in Diana’s sculptures and Daphne Oram’s image-into-sound Oramics; a willingness and proclivity to explore synaesthetic relationships in a way which is nigh on impossible to articulate but which has provided this listener with goosebumps several times over.
Either way, it's is a recording of historical, experimental significance and a thing of great beauty -  we urge you to investigate.

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Friday, May 20, 2016

ADULT JAZZ - Earrings Off! (Tri Angle)

ADULT JAZZ -  Earrings Off! (Tri Angle) Tri Angle welcome Adult Jazz to their pointy mass with Earrings Off!, which sounds about as close as you’ll get to Animal Collective riding a unicorn with Mica Levi and Antony outside of a Pitchfork writer’s wet dream... Appearing with their well received debut LP, Gist Is in 2014, the four-piece band were subsequently remixed by a gang of hot artists - Happa, Oliver Coates, Shabazz Palaces among them - before arriving at the attentions of Björk, whose affiliations with Tri Angle have no doubt prompted this hook up. Earrings Off! lands in a long-standing tradition of clever pop-not-pop, economically mixing queered Beach Boys vocal harmonies with contesting palettes of discordant strings, bittersweet electronics and nipped art-pop drums in deceptively awkward, intricate arrangements befitting of their experimental songs’ content about “masculinity. Embodiment, lust, idealisation, privilege, legitimacy and limitation… about the possibility of authenticity.”

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Daniel Klauser & VNZO - Mokiacion

Raw acidic Techno grinder

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Palmbomen II - Cindy Savalas