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“Just delving… drowning down the deep dub. We encountered a cave, a large underground lake, where we sailed endlessly. Then Echo guided our conscience through the ascent, and a friend rescued us next to the sea.”
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“Il suffit de plonger… se noyer dans le dub plus profond. On découvrit une grotte, un grand lac souterrain, où nous naviguâmes sans fin. Puis Echo guida notre conscience vers l’ascension, et un ami nous sauva aux abords de la mer.”
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. Vocals on track #3 are from Arte Radio recordings, Creative Commons licensed.
Big thanks to them for this amazing sound library !
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Mildtape is a variable speed dub unit, spacing from analog to digital domain in sound – and back again.
Their roots are located at the Dubomatic Mix Room, while their branches grow into the international dubcloud.
A special taste for vintage as well as for sci-fi, hi-fi, lo-fi – places mildtape at the crossroad between many musical paths and influences, mainly bass driven.
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Mildtape est une machine a dub, aleatoire comme un magneto a bande, oscillant entre l’analogique et le numérique.
Ses racines se trouvent au Dubomatic Mix Room, et ses branches se déploient dans “l’international dubcloud”.
Un gout tout aussi prononce pour le vintage que la science fiction, le lo-fi, la hi-fi, place mildtape au croisement de nombreux chemins musicaux, mais ils restent toujours guides par la basse.
t’s difficult to put this next release in any words, something quite so unique hasn’t appeared on Kahvi shores before. Trev Wignall is an accomplished ‘foremost pioneer of electric violin’ and his tracks are probably the best definition of how an electric violin should be used. Those of you remembering the good old 8 bit home computer days, can probably recognise the lead appearing in many of these tracks the same as me – as soon as I heard the tracks I thought ‘that sounds like a 21st century c64 lead’.
Some of the chord changes and dynamics of these tracks are quite something, with the sublime Dark Priest beginning the EP, to Vindicator that takes you underground and out into the daylight again. Ending the EP with the 16 minute masterpiece ‘The turning of a stone’ with delicate plucks of the violin strings. I think you’ll agree that this is probably one of those releases that will go down as the defining sound of a genre. Enjoy this amazing example of digital meets analogue!
Argentina strikes again! From the province of Mendoza comes DownBeat dub, a four member live band with a twist! Emi Bless (Drum & SetLive), Jah Sound (Bass & Synth), Coco (Guitar) and Eter Dub (Keys & Brass) are mixing organic sounds with some heavyweight dubwise business. “Electrorgánico” is the name of their first digital release on Dubophonic. Half organic and half electronic, Latin America is cultivating indeed some serious dub vibes and is establishing itself in the world dub map!
“Electrorgánico” is also the name of their style, the result of their passion and commitment to explore dub music and introduce some new musical paths. The four musicians from Argentina are passionate and dedicated to the study and live performance of dub music. Their album is an amalgamation of many elements: analog meets digital, organic meets electronic, ethnic meets dub.
Starting with Coco’s guitar healing the nation, the journey continues with some funky dub sounds leading to an inside upliftment. Only to pause for some inspiration through the musically artistic interludes, admiring the view from the high mountains of Aconcagua, the journey continues in an everlasting musical creation. You are invited to join the journey and be a part of their world.
Albert Borkent is an ambient artist and experimental sound designer from The Netherlands. Albert is always searching for new ways to express emotions and paint aural pictures of mystic, deep, resonating ambiences.
Landship paints a dream landscape somewhere situated in the Gobi Desert, or elsewhere, the different situations experienced there, the cold, the heat, the lost, the found.
No Human nos pone de nuevo a prueba, ritmos de vértigo y sonidos generados desde el entender de las máquinas. La potencia del Techno, ritmos rotos, aristas y bajos profundos, todo lo que necesita y desea Soisloscerdos. Gracias a las colaboraciones tenemos una publicación de lo más variada, sonidos electroides, subgraves, minimal, noise y acid.
New album of Chita musician and poet Sergei Zolin, aka Pavkashavet Bantut perhaps the most dismal in the discography of the artist. «Сон прошлогоднего снега» – is a 35-minute dive into the darkness of what we call the post-Soviet space. And if “The voices on the stairs of Jacob” may denote something, so it would be the voices on a ladder between earth and hell. Quite notable is the only thing with text support – «Долгое прощание», after which you will feel binding approaching of hopelessnes from all sides.
01-Il meccanismo di un apparecchio per esaminare l’emotività di un individuo(18:06)
02-le inquietudini di una nave fantasma(11:13)
03-Presa di posizione sul funzionamento di Dio(13:06)
04-Per le indecisioni di un Rettiliano miope 1(7:02)
05-Per le indecisioni di un Rettiliano miope 2(10:22)
06-Per le indecisioni di un Rettiliano miope 3(9:26)
07-Per le indecisioni di un Rettiliano miope 4(9:36)
Gurdonark’s album “Constellation Blackbird” was released on the Motherwell, Scotland, UK netlabel weareallghosts. weareallghosts founder Thomas Mathie describes the album as follows:
“It has dissonant frequencies, naive sounds and glitchy melodies that may not be instantly accessible. However I, for one, enjoy his particular style of minimalist expressionism … I look on it aural ginger that cleanses the palate from a meal of ambient sushi.”.
The album features 10 instrumental tracks licensed BY SA. The album is available on a pay-what-one-wills basis at Bandcamp with .mp3s available for free download at Archive.org and the Free Music Archive.
Unforgettable (feat. Faerytale)
Feeling Low (feat. Sofia Deville)
Phoenix (feat. Tante Meli)
What If The Wind (feat. Lady of The Fire Poetry)
Third Planet Interlude
Bounty Hunter (feat. Concrete Cee)
Who Get Your Love
The End (feat. Klangschwester)
The End (feat. Klangschwester, Fr.om Remix)
Linear Obsessional launches back into action with this evocative and hallucinatory album of new sound works by the Canary Islands based artist Paco Rossique. Created from treated field recordings and the unique timbres of the prepared piano – “Collages & Dispersions” is a wonderful piece of work that rewards many listens. The download comes with a deluxe PDF booklet of texts and extraordinary images by the artist.
01. Nick R 61 – Narkosis (Baradit an225 remix)
02. Nick R 61 – Narkosis (dama ”soft” remix)
03. Nick R 61 – Narkosis (Damolh33 remix)
04. Nick R 61 – Narkosis (Huron remix)
05. Nick R 61 – Narkosis (L9 RVDJ remix)
06. Nick R 61 – Narkosis (Nulix night remix)
07. Nick R 61 – Narkosis (Reс_Overflow remix)
Where does this life lead, is a question oft heard and explored by spiritually-inclined individuals, religious groups, old and new age cults, occult organizations and so forth. But, nobody, in the whole course of humanity’s conscious existence on this earth, has been able to bring forth a single-handed evidence. I have lived a substantial amount of years on this earth, to proclaim wholeheartedly that I have gotten tired of it all – that is listening to yet another “i-know-it-all” who will try convince me of his group’s eternal truths. If it was only a personal struggle – I’d call it quits since I am very stubborn and rigidly unconscionable, I quickly and effectively send these people and their groups straight to hell. But, what about the children, innocent children of pure heart and spirit, who are brainwashed into this whole nonsense from day one of their existence?
Every day I see and hear this happening, children brought up into the dark ways of archaic belief systems which encourage NOT freethinking and high-spirited exploration of the world around – but inject the seeds of their hardcore fundamentalist doctrines unto the soft minds of the newly born.
I feel as if with every technological advance, with every generational leap, we move backwards because on one hand there is a lot of progress, but the human psyche cannot adequately handle it all, and thus, people go backwards in masses, lock themselves up in their old ways and rigorous traditions. We are giving up on the potential of our conscious infinity, to the point where it has become forgotten to most people.
Also, on the other hand, there are tons and masses of people who irresponsibly explore the vast potential of the mind by using various psycho-altering substances, from ayahuasca to magic mushrooms. This sounds romantic, but there are 3 critical problems with this, I will try to address these here, and hope that perhaps i’ll shed light on this important topic for the benefit of those whom it may be of help:
a. most chemical substances found out there on the streets are not synthesized at some clinical lab by authorized and qualified scientists, they have no leaflets and may contain the devil knows what… There’s no inspection on these pills and they come as atypical on the black market, often not even stored correctly.
b. all psychedelic drugs are highly powerful substances because they fundamentally (and sometimes even irreversibly) alter the way our brain functions, thus they are very unexpected and are not tailor-made. even those of us who claim to know themselves very well – can never know what exactly to expect. anybody who says differently – is either a fool or a dangerously disillusioned individual.
If it’s so-called “NATURAL” – doesn’t mean we are to use it. The word Natural is not some kind of approval from “MOTHER/FATHER NATURE” to go wild like there’s no tomorrow. There are numerous ways to nurture and nourish one’s mind and spirit via less potentially hazardous methods.
c. last but perhaps for many it should be the first – is the question: why experiment with these substances in the first place? For what purpose? What do you miss in this conscious life that you choose to either escape or put yourself in potential danger?
I know you may say that life is generally dangerous and unexpected and even crossing a street or driving a car is a fatal hazard. This is a typical new-age answer. But it doesn’t address the fundamental question of why consciously put yourself and your psyche, which we know little about and usually have little control of, at a concrete and indubitable danger?
Also, adventurous men (and even more so) women many times tend to fall into the hands of charismatic and highly intelligent psychopaths who promote the use of these substances in order to “connect to their higher self”. These are lies made to quiet and turn off critical thinking… I would recommend watching such films as Hideous Kinky (1998) & Icaros (2014) to get an idea of what i’m referring to. Just please beware and guard yourself and your open-mindedness by turning down such temptations and settling on listening to people who are perhaps less colorful outwardly, but have a sense of mental and intellectual balance and stability, as well as bona fide humility and life experience borne from the deep roots of understanding how fragile this precious life and world are.
I don’t want to sound like an old ranting geezer, so I better stop for now and leave you pondering to the sounds of this new album.
serbia’s daniel aleksandar delivers a leftfield, heady eight-track album entitled retrospective. here you get an abstract and experimental array of minimalism with jazzy and ambient undertones — at times almost on the edge of soft idm. plus, two tracks feature collaborations with his fellow serbians, sloxxx and aleksandar nikolic. this album may soothe your mind. it may fry your mind. or both. either way, your mind will be expanded.
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