niedziela, 31 grudnia 2017

Minoo - Bangers Must Die !

Release Date: 5 January 2018
Label: Mad-Hop

"New Release from Minoo is Electronic-Inspired Future Sound 

Polish music producer Minoo has just released his fourth solo album titled, Bangers Must Die! 

Cooperating for the second time with Mad-Hop Records, Minoo’s new release features electronic sounds at the forefront of his album, with future-beat climaxes and a mixture of synth sounds. The record has eight tracks, including a remix produced by Sina (Project Mooncircle), and is available to buy on vinyl and as a digital download via the Bandcamp portal. 

Minoo is associated with Asfalt Records and Mad-Hop Records, and until now has released four producer albums. He has performed at various concerts and festivals around the world, including China, Italy, Luxemburg, Germany, Lithuania, and the Czech Republic. 

His music oscillates with the sound of future beats and chill wave, with his aesthetic core featuring synthesizers and experimental beats. He runs an original radio program at Off Radio Kraków called ‘Beat Tools’ and is the author of the "Fresh Sounds" review, which appear on the pages of the Estrady and Studio monthly. 

During performances, he presents a creative approach to live shows, so that each performance is a unique event and experience not to be missed!"

1. Tension 03:33
2. Bounce And Die 03:38
3. Bang! 04:42
4. Everything Was True 03:28
5. Sonic Emiree 03:08
6. Let's Play 03:40
7. Red Light (entropy) 02:56
8. Time For You 04:06
9. Red Light (Sina. Remix) 02:27

sobota, 30 grudnia 2017

my.head - INDIGO

Release Date: 22 December 2017

"my.head returns to Symbols with an album of spectral transmissions from the hardcore continuum and beyond. Expanding on the ground established on 2015's En Noir and 2016's Abyss of an Excessive Void, the Indigo LP is the French producer's second full length and sees him tackle a wide screen approach befitting of an artist who has impressed with a deft cross-genre touch that has involved everything from jungle to sweeping synth experiments. Indigo breaches that divide, spanning nine tracks of dense, emotional arrangements starting with the weighty chords of "MATRIARCH" and moving onto breakbeat-laden "DISSOLVE" and the stuttering beat work of "STASIS". The album's title is fitting as my.head deals mainly in deep, rich hues throughout the album, making it the perfect way for Symbols to close out the year and an idyllic album to take with you into this ever so strange winter."

1. Matriarch 03:29
2. Dissolve 05:12
3. Indigo 03:22
4. Ur Ghost 03:14
5. Memory 03:52
6. Blue U 02:33
7. Dive 04:55
8. Stasis 04:13
9. Domain 04:00

Satori - MAKTUB

Release Date: 20 October 2017

"Satori returns to Crosstown Rebels with his atmospheric album MAKTUB . Born to Serbian and South African parents, he has created a twelve track masterpiece that will linger in your memory long after it finishes.

When recording this album, I rented a farm in Belgium and locked myself away. I disconnected from the world and was completely alone for one month, with only my music for company. I didn't want to make 'just an album', with some cool beats and world music samples. It had to be an experience."

1 Sherazade And Her Never Ending Stories
2 Umama
3 Dive Into The Mystic feat. RQUE
4 Shotgun
5 Imani's Dress
6 Ylam
7 Ten Golden Dinars
8 Plato's Dream
9 Tree Of Life
10 While I Miss You
11 It's All Theatre
12 Shoeless feat. Hugo Oak

piątek, 29 grudnia 2017

zelde743 - Hybryda (Pragmat010)

Release Date: 27 November 2017
Label: Pragmat

1. Home trippin (with keeper) 02:58
2. Baldric 05:41
3. Path 08:12
4. Depth 10:52
5. Reflow 05:15

Hand printed and hand stamp
2 stickers inside
edition of 30 

czwartek, 28 grudnia 2017

Igor Amokian - NEK052: lost radar beats

Release Date: 22 December 2017
Label: neκubι_

"A collection of beats composed on various circuit bent 
and custom modded drum machines, samplers, toys 
and other odd machines and vintage electronics. 
Mission accomplished: data corrupted 

These beats were floating in outer reaches of known 
audio space and have been recently picked up on a rogue signal of 
static debri and other beat particles from deep space!!!! 

Recorded live at the Hidden Facility / Stellar Outpost of Igor Amokian 
Circa: unknown 

This is the first of a series of installations that Amokian will transmit in the future via Nekubi tapes. "

oo. side.a 

oo. side.b 
10 | SECTOR 4 

- Edition of 50 
- Hand numbered
- Pro dubbed tapes
- Eco natural O-cards
- Full colour cassette shell print 

Wun Two - snow vol​.​3

Release Date: 24 December 2017

1. bells 00:43
2. frosty 01:04
3. leave a froze w/ flofilz 01:42
4. nippy 00:41
5. together 01:26
6. fir 00:53
7. carol 00:43
8. socken 00:47
9. chilly 01:03
10. candy cane 00:39
11. blizzard 00:51
12. snowball 00:32

poniedziałek, 18 września 2017

Salvatore Córdova - Wolf Lichen EP

Release Date: 14 September 2017
Label: Cut Records

"Salvatore Córdova’s truly masterful instrumentation mixes traditional guitar riffs, keys and percussion with deep electronic beats and danceable rhythms. 

If you like Bonobo, Four Tet, The Cinematic Orchestra, the delicate sounds of Telefon Tel Aviv or the energy and melody of Tycho or Bibio then you’re in for a treat. 

A generous 6 tracks are on this wonderful EP and I couldn’t be happier to have Mr Córdova with us on Cut Records."

1. Soapstone 04:15
2. Birdseed 04:01
3. Rhyolite 05:22
4. Hologram 02:22
5. Wolf Lichen 02:54
6. Rainstick 02:43

niedziela, 17 września 2017

Burial - Rodent (HDB113)

Release Date: 14 September 2017
Label: Hyperdub

1. Rodent 04:25
2. Rodent, Kode9 Remix 04:41

sobota, 16 września 2017

Kaleida - Tear The Roots

Release Date: 15 September 2017
Lex Records

1. Convolution 04:50
2. Echo Saw You 04:28
3. All The Pretty Pieces 04:18
4. Division 04:42
5. Free 04:00
6. Think 03:59
7. Coco 03:13
8. Meter 04:11
9. House Of Pulp 03:02
10. 99 Luftballons 03:54
11. Tear The Roots 04:49

wtorek, 5 września 2017

MALT - Acidict EP

Release Date: 16 August 2017

1. Acidict 04:00
2. Ph 7 04:20
3. Alkaline 04:11

poniedziałek, 4 września 2017

Casa del Mirto - Monochrome

Release Date: 11 July 2017

1. ASD 03:14
2. Hunter 06:53
3. Monochrome 06:41
4. Blackish 06:20
5. Substitute 04:31
6. Redrosid 01:17
7. Disorder 07:03
8. Colors 06:16
9. DNA 03:25

wtorek, 29 sierpnia 2017

HimeHime - Bath Texts

Release Date: 25 August 2017

"Hush Hush is proud to welcome Seattle-based electronic musician HimeHime into the fold with his transportive mini-album 'Bath Texts,' the most personal and accomplished release in the young artist’s already prolific career. 

The alias of Mackenzie Simon, HimeHime began his musical journey with the guitar when he picked up the instrument at the age of eight. His development progressed while working as a children’s guitar teacher as a teenager, playing in his high school’s jazz band, and later jamming out in multiple garage rock bands. Tommy’s Guitar Shop in Everett, Washington offered him a welcome respite from school, providing a home base for lessons as well as the opportunity to mess around with various types of pedals and effects. This growing awareness of sonic manipulation, combined with his lifelong fandom of retro video gaming and video game soundtracks, further cultivated his budding interest in analog electronic sounds and composition. 

His subsequent move into the heart of the city to attend Seattle University found his focus dive into electronic production, a newfound passion heavily swayed by the impactful early works of fledgling bedroom producers Baths, Shlohmo, and Hudson Mohawke. The cramped confines of a college dorm was the birthplace of countless late-night wide-eyed sonic experiments to find new ways to combine his early love of the guitar with his growing obsession with the vast capacities of electronic production. With a multifaceted sonic style that has steadily evolved over the last four years, HimeHime’s stacked back catalog offers glimpses into his bursting sonic imagination, serving up everything from early blockbuster chiptune anthems to shimmery heartbroken vocal-pop ballads to recent forays into aggressive club rhythms. 

HimeHime’s expansive sound reaches new heights on 'Bath Texts,' yielding eight tracks that zone in on a lush fusion of emotive post-rock, glitchy electronics, instrumental hip-hop, and textured downtempo beats. A reflection of his recent post-college shift into adulthood, the release’s title and mood stems from Mackenzie’s tendency to de-stress after work with long baths and messaging friends on his phone. This intimate and relaxing sentiment carries throughout the hypnotic instrumental-heavy release, propelled by HimeHime’s crystalline guitars, enveloping beats, skittering rhythms, wordless ethereal vocals, and rich atmospherics. Along the journey, HimeHime receives guest assistance from three fellow Seattle area electronic producers: WMD on blissful opening track “Contrail,” Hush Hush alum Shelf Nunny on “Rigid,” and lo-fi hip-hop beat producer Mr.Shn on “Influences.” A bold step forward for the constantly growing artist, 'Bath Texts' will be released on August 25th digitally, on cassette tape, and CD, and marks HimeHime’s debut release for Hush Hush Records."

1. Contrail (feat. WMD) 03:12
2. She Bought Me Line Stickers 03:41
3. Rigid (feat. Shelf Nunny) 04:04
4. Bath Texts Part 1 03:56
5. Bath Texts Part 2 03:11
6. Influences (feat. Mr.Shn) 03:00
7. Broken 03:43
8. New Life 05:06

niedziela, 27 sierpnia 2017

ultraboy - Once A Day/ Every Day

Release Date: 17 August 2017
Label: Insert

1. once a day/ every day (A side) 12:44
2. once a day/ every day (B side) 14:33

sobota, 26 sierpnia 2017

Handbook - Devotion

Release Date: 21 August 2017
Label: Italdred

1. My Hands 03:08
2. Whipped Cream 03:19
3. Wanting You (Feat. Supreme Sol) 03:31
4. Psalm Reader 03:27
5. Gratification 03:18
6. It's Our Last Chance 03:52

piątek, 25 sierpnia 2017

Kid yumi キッドテオ - NEK047: tokyo_2​.​0

Release Date: 21 August 2017
Label: neκubι_

"A year after his first Tokyo installation, 
Kid yumi キッドテオ returns with his second imaginary trip of his 
wanders around the dreamy japanese landscapes! 
60 minutes of fresh 404 fueled material, inspired by the J pop & anime culture!"

oo. side.a 
//returning to japan// 
//ishigaki mountain// 
//ghost of hannya// 
//yōkai in disguise// 
//yokohama garden// 
//godzilla's void pt.2// 
//kochi market// 
//mt. yotei// 
//ryōan-ji temple// 
//fuji five lakes// 
//shōdo Island// 
//shuri castle// 
//atami beach// 
//red-light district_2// 
//ohori park// 
//sapporo snow// 
//nikku lights III// 
//nikku lights IV// 
//morioka leaf colors// 
//moshi moshi// 
//shinjuku gyoen// 

oo. side.b 
//nijō ruins// 
//kinkaku-ji temple// 
//harajuku district// 
//cheap curry// 
//nikku lights V// 
//nikku lights VI// 
//tokyo girl pt.2// 
//love hotels// 
//sakura's garden pt.2// 
//kyoto sagano walk// 
//miyakojima reef// 
//zen state// 
//oze park// 
//sendai city of trees// 
//mt. hakodate views// 
//takayama festival// 
//furano resort// 
//narita airport// 
//lake biwa// 
//leaving japan pt.2// 

czwartek, 24 sierpnia 2017

Two Tail & Quiett - Fountains

Release Date: 28 July 2017

"Hush Hush goes for an emotional dive into warm, woozy, vocal-laced disco/house territory with 'Fountains,' a confident 3-track collaboration between Manchester, UK-based DJ/producer Two Tail (Ted Scoltock) and Denver-based producer/vocalist combo Quiett (Sam Leffers and Kevin Hake), due out digitally and on cassette July 28th. 

The two members of Quiett originally connected over a decade ago as high school classmates and budding musicians in Fort Wayne, Indiana. While earlier projects from the pair showcased an evolving fusion of Sam’s love for hip-hop and jazz with Kevin's early forays in emo, folk, and Americana, their re-location to Denver and launch of the Quiett name signals a confident step forward into an effortlessly smooth and romantic vocal house sound. Their first official release finds them teaming up with Two Tail, the emerging 20 year-old DJ, producer, and edit maestro quickly making a name for himself in the underground disco and house community. Together, they’ve seamlessly created a loving and nostalgic ode to a melodramatic dancefloor. 

Hake's vocals showcase a whispery, restrained style that draws the listener close. Leffers and Scoltock share production duties, crafting lush and pulsing instrumentals filled with the kind of suitcase electric pianos, soaring saxophone leads and pillowy atmospherics you'd expect from a late 70s lounge record. Over the release’s three standout original cuts, Two Tail and Quiett consistently display a mature, sophisticated, in-the-pocket groove, enhanced with a touch of laid-back stoicism. 

All three musicians are part of the Outsourced Collective, a group founded by Scoltock and fellow Manchester native Aleks Zurawski that brings together a diverse range of blossoming international artists creating emotional, restrained sounds free of strict genre confines. This all-embracing mentality finds a kindred spirit within the labor-of-love, DIY ethos of Seattle’s Hush Hush Records."

1. Let Them Melt 04:35
2. Welcome Change 03:21
3. Wallpaper 04:21
4. Let Them Melt (Chevals Midnight Edit)

środa, 23 sierpnia 2017

Bokhari Records - VA - Swamp Tapes 008

Release Date: 14 August 2017

1. Ikpathua - The Mist 01:33
2. Sub Accent - Night Crystals 04:56
3. TF+ - Untitled 05:47
4. Salama - Golovu Kruzhit 03:49
5. TofuDJ - Voronina 10:14
6. Helter - Daisson 05:11
7. muroidea - Intet 06:18
8. El Choop - Via Thrashed Means 07:44
9. Dardiel Bohel - Bleached Eyes 05:07
10. Ecology - Growbxx 03:35

wtorek, 22 sierpnia 2017

Tekra - Orbital Penetration

Release Date: 10 August 2017

1. Simpatico 10:46
2. Orbital Penetration 07:39
3. Output 07:03
4. De-escalation 07:52

poniedziałek, 21 sierpnia 2017

Ischion - Under Pressure EP (SUB tl 023)

Release Date: 26 June 2017
Label: SUB tl

We have finally onboard Ischion’s first four tracker, effective and expertly crafted techno tools. 
-Across the Light relies on a relentless beat with panned hi hats and reververated percussive elements, while the main synth line apperas from above until it finds his place in the mix. A continuous and hypnotic arrangement distributes the parts intelligently to create a powerful mixing tool. 
-End of madness begins with the main elements up, micro drones, a scifi synth line and fat kicks... again the arrangement is almost linear, with only subtle changes and details to keep the flow. 
-Inside the Abyss works in the same procedure, micro sweeps, cabasas, a profound kick and lots of space using the reverb wisely. 
-Under Pressure sits on a broken beat with continuous sequences thet change constantly on top while percussive elemts come in and out. 

1. Across The Light 06:10
2. End Of Madness 06:26
3. Into The Abyss 06:21
4. Under Pressure 06:25

niedziela, 20 sierpnia 2017

The Marx Trukker - Peripheral Whiles

Release Date: 03 August 2017
Label: Noorden

"After »Jahreszwei« in 2012 and »Among Climetree Harbors« in 2015, the Berlin based producer is back on Noorden with his new album »Peripheral Whiles«. 
Ten tracks between leftfield-leaning Electronica, glitchy Minimal Techno and Ambient soundscapes with a dubby twist. 
For fans of Jan Jelinek & Farben, Pole, Oval, Fennesz, Monolake and Loscil."

1. Moll Eins 06:14
2. Petty Truths 06:52
3. Ballparking 06:51
4. Lading 05:29
5. Kalenderingen 06:48
6. Broken States Of Permanence 05:26
7. Noah Lasting Heights 06:04
8. Hardly A Flight Anymore 05:28
9. Fever Boarding 05:23
10. Off Possessions 07:14

poniedziałek, 14 sierpnia 2017

Irrelevant - Hemisfear

Release Date: 03 July 2017

"Irrelevant returns for his second release this year and his third studio album - Hemisfear. 
14 tracks of his signature melancholy electronica, two of which feature collaborations with Atsuko and Stompbox respectively. 
Hemisfear is a journey through darkness, hope, despair and love, ideal for late night headphone odysseys."

1. Eyes Wide (Intro) 01:06
2. Glass Prism 03:16
3. Nothing But Tears Feat. Atsuko 04:00
4. Only You Feat. Stompbox 04:48
5. End Less (Shun Fear) 04:00
6. Listen To Love 04:36
7. Hemisfear 05:16
8. Psyion 05:02
9. Reaper 03:46
10. The Search 03:41
11. Pharoah 05:25
12. Fallen Angel 03:50
13. Polar 03:42
14. Ghost Stories 04:08

niedziela, 13 sierpnia 2017

Irrelevant - Vague Memories

Release date: 7 April 2017

"After a 2 year hiatus Irrelevant returns on his own label with two emotional long players. Both tracks clock in at well over ten minutes and span ambient, future garage, jungle, electronica and soundscape. 
Immediately recognisable as his trademark sound - Vague Memories is a prelude of more to come from a producer that loves all things deep and melancholy."

1. Vague Memories 1 16:04
2. Vague Memories 2 12:51

piątek, 11 sierpnia 2017

Reso - Kodama

Release Date: 11 August 2017
Label: RX0

"For more than a decade Reso has deployed some of the sharpest drum programming skills in dance music to move dancefloors and transport listeners to new worlds. A quiet force in the trenches of the electronic dance music wold, Reso — the alias of Alex Melia — has been called on by a diverse array of contemporaries including Burial & Jamie Woon, for whom he has engineered, and remixes for guitar heroes Animals as Leaders, grime kingpin Wiley and dance music legends The Prodigy and Carl Cox. After a two-year break following his Ricochet LP for Hospital Records, during which he scored a new virtual reality game for PlayStation 4, Reso returns with four tracks of spirited dance music that mark the inaugural release on his RX0 label. 

The EP is driven by two upfront drum & bass productions that highlight Reso’s attention to detail and flair for music with an epic scope. ‘Kodama’ is an eight-minute long excursion of relentless drums, tight edits, and roaring bass lines that jolts you to action. On the flip side ’Tiberium’ plays with a bright, uplifting lead before plunging into a rolling break and warm bass offset by soft keys and female vocals. This is drum & bass as sweeping, cinematic compositions not just dancefloor music by the numbers. 

The EP also showcases other sides of Reso’s sonic world with the instrumental break of ‘Fluid Mechanics’ resetting the mood and contrasting against the rush of ‘Kodama’ with atmospheric tinges, floating keys, and soaring guitar riffs. The EP closes on another upfront note with ‘Mantis’, which swaps the frenetic breaks and tempos of drum & bass for houseleaning 4/4 rhythms and speeds while remaining just as effective."

1. Kodama 07:55
2. Fluid Mechanics 03:49
3. Tiberium 06:02
4. Mantis 03:32

czwartek, 10 sierpnia 2017

Mannella - Nebula Viator EP 1003

Release Date: 11 May 2016
Label: JTSeries

"After the previous collaborations with Blawan and Lucretio & Marieu (aka The Analogue Cops), Mannella is back with his first solo work "Nebula Viator". There’s no definitive recipe for his individual productions, but you can usually expect varying amounts of evolving pads, nostalgic rhythm and structured drums change that give to his productions a rich hot surge. 
In this four track EP Mannella is going back to his roots and main influences, showing us how essential is for him shaping them into his latest feeling: swaggering techno tracks powered by sleek house chords. 
Nebula Viator is a 24minutes EP crammed with slamming and chubby grooves set against a sprawling astral substrate."

1. MANNELLA - Pernod for Breakfast |Nebula Viator EP 1003 | 06:22
2. MANNELLA - Chip Knob | Nebula Viator EP 1003 | 05:28
3. MANNELLA - Aural Synthesis | Nebula Viator EP 1003 | 06:08
4. MANNELLA - Potion of a Druid | Nebula Viator EP 1003 | 06:08

Lagløs - NEK046: cosmic natives

Release Date: 5 August 2017
Label: neκubι_

"More than a beat tape, is a kind of short pieces 
that paint moments and people that marked an era of transitions 
and stays, handicaps and serendipities, using the cosmos as a metronome, natives as pigments and a sampler as the ocean. 

From Lonnie Liston Smith to Yuji Ohno, 
a set of amorphous algorithms. 

How far does the oscillating echo of our mind go? 
Waves of antimatter that twinkle waiting to be reinterpreted. 
Cosmic Jazz, Slow Jams from the Soul, Ambient from a distant place, Smooth drum breaks of Funk & Boom Bap. "

1. Le Petite Mort 03:40
2. Walking Through Space 01:40
3. Atmósferas Estelares 01:45
4. ∆ntimateria 02:48
5. Infinity Waves 01:43
6. Años Luz 02:00
7. Sirius 02:02
8. Exotic Beauty 03:57
9. Etérea 02:22
10. Cosmonauta 03:25
11. Funky World 02:48
12. Surrealistic Place 01:46
13. Bajo Los Cerezos 02:08
14. Lookin' Through Your Eyes 03:02
15. Bonsai 盆栽 01:52
16. Cosmogonía 02:36
17. Esencia 01:02
18. No Gravity 01:44
19. Too Many Ways To Die 01:39
20. Realidad Virtual 01:21
21. Karōshi 00:31
22. Océano de Óleo 04:16
23. Pigmentos Naturales 02:24
24. Weltklass 02:25
25. Exoplaneta 01:28
26. Tillsammans 03:03
27. Mujer Cósmica 02:31
28. Tribal Spirits 01:00
29. Fractals 01:32
30. Ciclos Cuánticos 04:09
31. Jay Stay 01:10
32. 8va Dimensión 03:09
33. Plasma 02:16
34. Timeless 04:12
35. cosmic natives (side.a) 39:56
36. cosmic natives (side.b) 40:00