Downbeat – Introspección

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Downbeat

“Introspección”

Downbeat is a project that mutates, changes with the time, transforms itself with life, without limits and without borders. Their second album takes the sound a step further towards experimentation. Downbeat look at their interior and connect themselves with genres they always got inspired from: Dub, Dubtronica, Jazz and Fusion.

“Introspección” is the beating of their heart, each heartbeat navigated by a different state of mind. Looking at oneself is like a magical journey within, guided by the mystical power of the ancestral plants.

The dub sounds are present throughout the album with atmospheric musical landscapes. This is not the typical dub album, trying to look like its coming out from an island … this is the dub of the mountain … the dub of the Andes … the dub of the Aconcagua … the dub of Las Heras. That’s why it’s hard, dark, cold and different. That is why it has power, hypnotism, strength and a sound of its own.

Let us navigate within ourselves, with the heart pulsating on each beat. Heavy Dub, experimental Dub, dedicated to the universe and its infinite power. A triangle for all to travel (SOUND-LIGHT-SHAPE)!

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Various Artists – POSEV II

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Various Artists

“POSEV II”

Siberian cohesive post-industrial creative association POSEV presents the second compilation of tracks from its members and their sympathizers. All tracks are exclusive to this release and have never been presented before.

Our music is always the part of us, our personalities, and our lives. It describes the perception and exploration of the world. We make music because we have something to say and we must talk. We make music because we can’t but do it. Thus, our legacy is given to the world.

Our creation is a self-decrypting manifesto for ones who want to feel the other side of synthesizer music and look beyond the rhythm and sounds. We are too far from any scenes to imitate them. We’re too original to meet someone’s standards. We don’t do what others want to hear from us. We do what we want to hear ourselves.

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Dubrajah – Reprise

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Dubrajah

“Reprise”

Our first release of 2017 and the second one on the label by the Russian social anthropologist and ethnomusicologist Sergey Gabbasov and his project Dubrajah is coming your way. You already know his release from year 2014 entitled “Enkang”, though which we discovered the artist’s ability to fuse a deep digital dub style with organic sounds, traditional African melodies and chants from the people of Maasai, Datooga, Hadza, Pemba and Zanzibar tribes.

The new album entitled “Reprise” uses the same musical recipe, but with different ingredients. It was recorded last year in Russia, Nepal and India and includes 8 new tracks by the Russian artist. By this album Dubrajah delivers his returning to the start and principal point of his researches – to Asia. Using sampled sounds from India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Mongolia, we are led into a magnificent dub journey through Asia. New sounds and vibrations, new destinations and inspirations!

All tracks recorded in Jaisalmer (India), Sauraha (Nepal) and Moscow (Russia) in March/November 2016. Photography by Sergey Gabbasov.

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Wings of an Angel – Prone To Sending Empty​-​Handed Telegrams To Shallow People

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Wings of an Angel

“Prone To Sending Empty​-​Handed Telegrams To Shallow People”


Wings of an Angel – Leitmotifs


Ivan Black – Somnium Hypnotic

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Ivan Black

“Somnium Hypnotic”

Ivan Black has reinvented himself with this new full-length album, in Somnium Hypnotic displays his well known style of high level ambient perfectly fusioned with an oriental touch. Occasionally, there are major revelations in contemporary music, do not miss this one.
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Psychoz – Under the golden Oak (EP)

Psychoz

“Under the golden Oak (EP)”

Psychoz has released many different styles in the past, latley involving on his ethno-oriental style.
This is some of his last work he made in this direction

released September 5, 2016

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Safir Nòu – Groundless

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Safir Nòu

“Groundless”

Safir Nòu (Antonio Firinu) is a composer, guitarist and accordionist.
The music collected in the album Groundless could be identified as “total music”, influenced by different styles and genres, from world music to post-rock to jazz. The sounds and the melodies bring the listener to an ethereal and hypnotic dimension, which is the “groundless” dimension indeed.
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ISH IL SEGNO – QUIYXOTL

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ISH IL SEGNO

“QUIYXOTL”

Bjorn Jordan is a musician who already know, being a member of Phobos 3. Here with Matteo Pinna at the drums gives us the new single of Ish The sign, a very interesting project that takes us between esoteric mysteries, Tool and good writing at the edge of wet forests on the edge of the sea . You will be impressed by the power of images to what is Bjorn, or a modern shaman, who leads us where he wants, where there is peace.
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Fake Cats Project – Russian Canon

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Fake Cats Project

“Russian Canon”

Russian Canon is the first CD of the Moscow based Fake Cats Project. The title certainly doesn’t mean our seventeen pieces form the Russian Canon, rather we are in search of it.
We try to avoid Russian cliches, but sometimes play with them. There are no folk songs accompanied by bayan (the Russian Accordion) though you will hear Kiriill Makushin playing bayan. We don’t play typical Russian rock, though Alexey Borisov is a luminary of Russian rock himself, of the bands Nochnoi Prospect and Tsentr. This is not an album of the Russian intelligentsia, singing their sad, simple songs around the kitchen table, though some fragments were recorded by Igor Levshin in Alexey’s kitchen.
Our Russian Canon is not confined to national culture: we use the Turkish saz and Latin percussion. Our electric guitars certainly do not originate from Russia, and Konstantin Sukhan’s trumpet is more akin to Free Jazz rather than any Russian tradition.
Any overlaps with industrial music or krautrock are sometimes coincidental and sometimes deliberate. Since there is a Russian tradition of fierce speculation on philosophy or revolution at the kitchen table, we use for our sound not cast iron rails, but a buffet filled with utensils, bottles, glasses and a trash bin. We’ve also added the creaks of rusty swings, screams, laughter and the songs of ordinary people in the Moscow streets. We include both the sane and insane, because no Russian Canon can go without a touch of insanity.
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Mike Cooper – Forbidden Delta Planet Blues

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Mike Cooper

“Forbidden Delta Planet Blues”

Linear Obsessional is delighted to present this album of two recent pieces by the legendary British folk/blues/world/avant garde guitarist Mike Cooper.
“Forbidden Delta Planet Blues” is a long form work built from over lapping loops and featuring some beautiful Hawaiian style slide guitar.
“The Pain Was Bad, But The Tuna Good” is a spellbinding live solo performance recorded at London’s 100 Years Gallery. A solo for a steel resonator guitar (and some voice) which explores all the nuances of the instrument’s considerable cultural baggage, with breathtaking extended technique (bowing, electric fan) and a fascinating stream of invention- it lives up to Cooper’s science fiction/trad interface admirably.
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VV.AA. – Di algo… Pueblo Nuevo 10° Aniversario

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VV.AA.

“Di algo… Pueblo Nuevo 10° Aniversario”

Pueblo Nuevo Netlabel se complace en presentar su disco conmemorativo “Di algo… Pueblo Nuevo 10° Aniversario“, un compilado realizado con 100 mensajes llegados de distintas partes del mundo, a través de una convocatoria abierta que invitaba a enviar grabaciones de máximo 100 segundos de duración. ¡Muchas gracias a todos los participantes!

Pueblo Nuevo Netlabel is pleased to introduce its commemorative album “Di algo… Pueblo Nuevo 10° Aniversario” (Say something … Pueblo Nuevo 10th Anniversary), a compilation made with 100 messages arrived from around the world, through an open call that invited to submit recordings of max 100 seconds long. Many thanks to all the contributors.

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Crossworlds – Day & Night

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Crossworlds

“Day & Night”

«The brand-new Crossworlds recording – “Day and Night” – exchanges ethnography for a family setting. Mikryukov informs us that: “The LP was conceived as a present for my daughter. Initially it was to be published on vinyl, with the two sides given over to daytime and nocturnal themes. Everything was recorded over the course of two years, from February 2013 to February 2015. The album contains both our own, original material and some lyrics by Lesya Ukrainka. The result is a fairly strange, yet organic mixture of folk, academic music, downtempo tendencies, and experimental elements.”»
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Karaoke Tundra x Radimo x 3ck – Menu

Karaoke Tundra x Radimo x 3ck

“Menu “

Bears are at the top of the food chain. They will eat almost anything: grass, leaves, wild berries, nuts, seeds, fruits, bulbs, tubers, beetles, termite nests, worms, ants, rodents, squirrels, foxes and other small animals.

released 27 July 2015


Bitcho – Bomba

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Bitcho

“Bomba”

BITCHO é um projecto performativo/musical centrado numa figura ambígua meio ancestral com um híbrido folk.

Parte da reflexão sobre o hoje e dá corpo ao animal feminino. É um projecto que se encontra em constante mutação nos seus vários âmbitos o sonoro, o textual, o performático, o imagético, jogando com uma multiplicidade de influências.

Bomba é a recolha de alguns dos temas que são trabalhados ao vivo com uma forte componente visual. Foi concebido por Susana Chiocca, em colaboração com Sílvio Almeida.

Voz: Susana Chiocca
Música: Sílvio Almeida
Poema “Preparatórios”: Luca Argel

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SousLePont – EtLàC’EstQuoi

SousLePont

“EtLàC’EstQuoi”

SousLePont are characterised by their unusual instrumentation (trombone, marimba & accordion) and their original repertoire which is mainly written for couple dances, but it doesn’t end there!
Recorded and mixed at Studios La Buissonne by Nicolas Baillard and Gérard de Haro between december 2014 and march 2015.
Graphism : Rob Taylor

Wings of an Angel & Tziona Achishena – The Dialogues Of Longing

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Wings of an Angel & Tziona Achishena

“The Dialogues Of Longing”

Creating music in collaboration with Wings of An Angel was like singing in front of a magic mirror that reflected to me only my beauty and mystery, leaving me surrounded with angel choirs and newly opened caves and pathways inside of my heart. And so many questions. I wondered: Is this really happening? And every song sparked more and more songs and poems, that are pouring out of me like clear clean waters from the belly of the earth, and from the center point of my soul. Perhaps we can know the holiness of others, to the extent that connecting with them, through an act of kindness, a prayer, or a song, brings back to us lost parts of our souls, awakening our hearts with love, and an awareness of our own preciousness. A holy man, or woman, in recognizing us, gives us back what is actually ours, inspiring us to sing our own songs, which then heal us. I have experienced a great awakening, an embracing love of all creation, and, in a way, have fallen in love with the reflection in the magic mirror. But rather than being entranced by a vision of self, I see within me the whole world. Because that mirror reflects a deep place inside of me. You could call it my soul, or even, where my soul meets all souls…and so I expand and contain within me ever increasing space, inner space in which to travel to hidden, private lands beyond the sight of the human eye””

VA – From Ritual to Romance

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VA

“From Ritual to Romance”

Et Quid Amabo Nisi Quod Aenigma Est?

Die Elektrischen Vorspiele, a blog founded on January 15 2009, and whose sixth anniversary is commemorated with this release, was envisioned as a space for the nurturing of a “savage thought” (that is, of an undisciplined nature). In its essence, and as an individual project, it aims mostly to be a vehicle for its author’s vast-reaching interests, while at the same time harnessing them into some form of discipline. More than just a reflection on the fascination caused by the themes implicit to its lexical field of action, as shown by the coordinates and key concepts that define the boundaries of its territory, i.e. “Occultism” / “Esotericism”, this virtual space mainly maps some of the topologies enclosed in the History of Ideas. A vast and sometimes ignored area of Knowledge, whose apparently paradoxical character drives a magnetic pull towards the need to identify its true nature, as ubiquitously manifested along various historical cycles, in an unending drama staged in the theatre of the Anima Mundi. This is, in fact, the true raison d’être of Die Elektrischen Vorspiele.
As a direct result of its existence, November 2010 saw the publication of the book “Summa Techno(i)logicae”. This work, as implied by its title, is a thoroughly compiled and systematised patchwork reflecting the interests that guide its author’s research. From then on, periodic collaborations with other projects ensued, such as the magazines Finis Mundi, Infernus and Antibothis.
Still under the aegis of Die Elektrischen Vorspiele, and always through the establishment of complicities and connections, a number of events were created and carried out in the past six years. This set of actions (with Music as a constant common denominator) has had as its main goal the evocation of the life and work of various figures that have left behind crucial legacies. The people celebrated include the musician John Balance (Coil); the historian of religions Mircea Eliade; the poet and theatre director Antonin Artaud; the philosopher Georges Bataille; and the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. It is also worth mentioning the series of events spanning along the year 2013, Occult Esoterica AV Gatherings, curated in collaboration with intermedia artist Ana Carvalho.
The proposal made to EdP – Editora do Porto (in the person of its administrator, João Ricardo) for the release of this compilation emerges as a consequence of shared common cosmologies which have gradually been transmuted into friendship, and also of João Ricardo’s encyclopaedic musical knowledge, while the invitations made to the artists taking part in it are the logical result of a chaining together of elective affinities (a process permanently taking place since the first Homeric dawn).

Júlio Mendes Rodrigo
Porto, December 23, anno 2014, era vulgaris


VA – The Golden Bough

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VA

“The Golden Bough”

Et Quid Amabo Nisi Quod Aenigma Est?

Die Elektrischen Vorspiele, a blog founded on January 15 2009, and whose sixth anniversary is commemorated with this release, was envisioned as a space for the nurturing of a “savage thought” (that is, of an undisciplined nature). In its essence, and as an individual project, it aims mostly to be a vehicle for its author’s vast-reaching interests, while at the same time harnessing them into some form of discipline. More than just a reflection on the fascination caused by the themes implicit to its lexical field of action, as shown by the coordinates and key concepts that define the boundaries of its territory, i.e. “Occultism” / “Esotericism”, this virtual space mainly maps some of the topologies enclosed in the History of Ideas. A vast and sometimes ignored area of Knowledge, whose apparently paradoxical character drives a magnetic pull towards the need to identify its true nature, as ubiquitously manifested along various historical cycles, in an unending drama staged in the theatre of the Anima Mundi. This is, in fact, the true raison d’être of Die Elektrischen Vorspiele.
As a direct result of its existence, November 2010 saw the publication of the book “Summa Techno(i)logicae”. This work, as implied by its title, is a thoroughly compiled and systematised patchwork reflecting the interests that guide its author’s research. From then on, periodic collaborations with other projects ensued, such as the magazines Finis Mundi, Infernus and Antibothis.
Still under the aegis of Die Elektrischen Vorspiele, and always through the establishment of complicities and connections, a number of events were created and carried out in the past six years. This set of actions (with Music as a constant common denominator) has had as its main goal the evocation of the life and work of various figures that have left behind crucial legacies. The people celebrated include the musician John Balance (Coil); the historian of religions Mircea Eliade; the poet and theatre director Antonin Artaud; the philosopher Georges Bataille; and the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. It is also worth mentioning the series of events spanning along the year 2013, Occult Esoterica AV Gatherings, curated in collaboration with intermedia artist Ana Carvalho.
The proposal made to EdP – Editora do Porto (in the person of its administrator, João Ricardo) for the release of this compilation emerges as a consequence of shared common cosmologies which have gradually been transmuted into friendship, and also of João Ricardo’s encyclopaedic musical knowledge, while the invitations made to the artists taking part in it are the logical result of a chaining together of elective affinities (a process permanently taking place since the first Homeric dawn).

Júlio Mendes Rodrigo
Porto, December 23, anno 2014, era vulgaris


various artists – CC Affiliates Mixtape #1

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various artists

“CC Affiliates Mixtape #1”

The global community of Creative Commons Affiliates is starting a new tradition: collectively compiling an annual mixtape of great music from artists using CC licenses. This idea follows the 10-year anniversary mixtape that the European Affiliates put together back in 2012, only this 2015-edition covers the entire globe. We hope that this will be the beginning of an annual tradition: a musical tribute to – and celebration of – the talent of the artists and Creative Commons sharing tools.

The mixtape has been made by the Creative Commons Affiliates – the custodians of the CC licenses in each of these countries – as a fun volunteer side-project to showcase the musical wealth of their countries. This means, and we’d like to highlight this, that these are not artists officially endorsed by Creative Commons, but rather personal favorites of some of those community members advocating sharing culture and promoting the use of CC licenses.

Across the world millions of creators are using Creative Commons licenses to promote and spread their creativity and to find a global audience. Many of these are music artists, performers and songwriters and for this year’s tape a whopping 25 countries have contributed, covering 4 continents of amazing music cultures and artistic talents of all audio trades. Dive in to discover what the world has to offer while at the same time appreciating sharing culture. Enjoy!


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