This debut full-length release of original experimental electro acoustic music is perhaps best described by the very broad range of musical influences from which it draws. These vary from from old-school industrial to musique concrète and contemporary classical, from kosmische musik to minimalism and dada, from power electronics to any form of genuinely experimental music. This ultimately uplifting album explores a range of themes pertaining to human freedom in a postmodern world. Such themes include alienation, psychological repression, the existential vacuum, obsession, rage, absurdity, mourning, regret and the concept of self.
ErrorTape was an error created when digitising an old tape recording using an ION Tape Express Tape to MP3 converter. It transferred successfully but the tape somehow started playing again from the beginning and started to loop, but it was also very slowly creeping forward so each loop was slightly different from the previous one. The recording is exactly how it was converted, no edits or effects were used. It’s about 9 minutes long but the length of the original sound source was maybe 30 seconds or less. The original sound is from a record made at an auto recording booth.
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Audioexit Records celebrates its 9th birthday this November and this date marks another milestone at our label. The upcoming release – AE100 – will be our latest release as a netlabel and we plan it to hit hard.
Audioexit was established in 2007. After the initial 3-sublabel structure we kept only techno as this is our main profile originally. The label could manage to stay underground and uncompromising during the years. This was our initial goal so we can say we achieved it.
Our releases were widely recognized in the scene, played by many DJ’s and radios. We also had monthy podcasts and mixseries.
We would like to thank you for your support and also ask you to stay tuned, because we will have news coming soon.
First of all, no time should be more important than another. Fireproof Poetics is forged precisely in each and every one of those moments.
Our only aim was to sit and play in front of our instruments and let ourselves be surprised by our own sounds, using a gallant dialogue and attentive listening.
This work is the testimony of that time, which after the process of naming, is painted with that fireproof film, which from now on will protect you from the intense heat that the time lays on the past.
Zebenzui González, prepared guitar
Jose Guillén, synthesizer
The music for Safe Place was initially written for accompanying a video project by Iztok Klančar. It evolved over time through cooperation with sharing different ideas, visions and video material. It was written and made to mimic the same lurking darkness that both artists, Lifecutter (Domen Učakar) and Iztok Klančar are familiar with through different relations to their own existence. It was written to intensify the murky atmosphere somewhere beneath and to give extra weight to images that convey the inner anxious conflict states. The images are clean, realistic, yet shot so that one would think that someone has staged the entire nature. It seems as if Klančar filmed imaginary moving paintings set to push the spectator into his inner hidden places.
Iztok Klančar’s words about Safe Place project:
»I retreat. I do that whenever external forces act on me. I create a mental space. There, I can play.
It is when you have a bad dream, a violent one. It is not the one when you are being chased into an abyss by all sorts of beasts. It is the one when you have to defend yourself, when you strike back and crush somebody’s scull. Or just shout back until there is no voice left in you, when your throat gets soar, when your tears are gone because you’re dry on the inside. Or just destroy things around you. And there is blood. Until you see only blood, only red.
At the moment, my core is so intense that I feel I might have a breakdown. I feel my nervous system is over capacity, burning, heating up. Again, I observe the world from within, from a hidden place, unaffected, not wanting to be affected. Darkness has always been lurking deep in my mind. This darkness inside me is merging with that of our current world.
I am at a threshold. The world seems to be ripping apart and shredding itself. And I simply try to be a neutral observer of it all.«
Here at Kahvi we’re exceptionally proud of our yearly compilation release – and here, finally, is the VA release for 2016! It’s been a mammoth undertaking, collecting tracks, compiling the release, mastering, creating the cover artwork but finally we can announce that “Fields’ is here!
This year, we have 40 of the best tracks from some familiar faces, along with many guest artists that submitted their tracks for inclusion. We’re especially proud to include a track from the legendary Richard Devine!
Some really amazing talent is out there with very little exposure, and the VA is our chance to redress the balance.
Fantastic cover artwork is created by our resident VA artist ‘Anto’ and mastering is by Mnemonic. Enjoy this years VA and Merry Christmas!
The UK producer Stanley Woodfield, better known under the project-name Red Star Martyrs, has been one of the most active artists since the start of our label. After having released two EPs, “I & I” (2013) and “Time for Tea” (2014) and contributing in the compilation “United as One (2014), there was a silence for nearly 2 years. It has been a constructive silence … and today we are happy to announce his first long player. We have been saving this one for you to be our last release of 2016.
The self-titled digital LP includes 14 brand new tracks of total length of 63 minutes from the producer who has managed to set his own sound-mark on our label. Rootikal vibes with a twist and melodic dubwise sounds with live instruments played mainly by Stanley himself are the key ingredients of his style. Guest appearances by I-Rebel, Don Goliath, Madi Simmons, Tallis, Trinity, Kontent, Squidgy Black and Penti from Senti. Give thanks! R.I.P. Fidel, Hasta la Victoria Siempre!
All tracks written, produced and programmed by Stanley Wood. Guitars, bass, keyboards, melodica and live percussion by Stanley Wood, Flute on Suede Head by Andy Williamson, Artwork by Ruth Calder Murphy and Savvas Thomas.
Completist Impossebulls fans will be happy to know that you can finally get your hands on the 5th and final Five By Five EP. New/future fans will be able to check out the whole series and album together, as they should be! Prince fans have a little treat on this one… the Bulls (with some help by Zoe.Leela) cover the Purple One’s 90s era gem “Pope”!
A very sincere thank you goes out to The Impossebulls, Shawn Franklin of TDX, Cheese N Pot-C, DJ Boom, Zoe.Leela, Davy J, Maura Snyder and everyone involved in this incredible six month journey/release series! RIP Sean “DLX” Dwyre.
Of course, thanks once again to you for downloading & listening. We always strive to deliver the music you’ll love. Please spread the word about blocSonic, if you enjoy what we do. Remember… everything we release is cool to share! Always keep the music moving… share it… blog it… podcast it! If you’re in radio… support independent music and broadcast it!
Even though they live on continents around the world from each other and have never even talked, Boson Spin (Stan Magendanz from Brisbane, Australia) and Glenn Sogge (Illinois, USA) have managed to forge a strong collaborative connection. With many dozens of tracks under their belts — ambient, experimental, dark ambient, and poetry-inspired challenges like the Naviar Records Haiku and Renku ones — they have developed a working relationship that fits like a glove even when it goes in unexpected directions.
“Thoughts Becoming (Other) Things” grew out of the beginning tracks from Boson Spin (a series titled “Thoughts Becoming Things’ that Sogge (without warning) then embellished. As the series continued, it became like a game of chess. Who was going to be surprised or challenged by the next file crossing the aether?
This collection of songs is a mosaic of different musical styles. There is everything from the blues of the 60’s to pop music of 80s. Connection link between this palette appears theme which has been noted on the album cover – love and its mysteries.