The chaos and control, humans and machines, nature and civilization, immigrant and borderlines, freedom and domestication, privacy and geolocalization, music and sonic weapons. With music by Elypixa, Lezet, In Vitro, Ivan Black, Lingua Lustra, Triangular, Esoteric Sob, DDO feat. Eddine Saïd, Nulix, DjrefugeeSW, K.smith and TSS Tortue Super Sonic.
Another guest artist graces the collective this time, Norwegian artist ‘Echo Hazard’. Combining the genres of ambient and idm with lounge, Echo Hazard has created a classic chill out EP which wouldn’t be out of place in the background of any chillout lounge… except for the idm and electronica elements which demand your attention throughout.
The strangely titled ‘Salad Shark… in Space’ is an eight track EP with sublime tracks like PalladiumS, Nuke the Sun and Boreholes, with echos of Budha Building and perhaps a touch of Solar Fields and Cell.
Track of choice: Boreholes. Mastering by Mnemonic Studios. Enjoy!
Stato Elettrico presenta Dystopia di Dustywork un ep dalle sonorità dub, techno, industrial con ritmiche distorte, effetti, esoteriche linee di synth e bassi graffianti che ti catturano portandoti nelle profondità del suono techno e sperimentale più oscuro.
Danzando sulle macerie della razionalità Dustywork assembla questi tre brani nei quali ogni pensiero di pace e tranquillità si perde nel magma sonoro generato.
Композиции, написанные около четырёх лет назад в ходе бесконечных экспериментов с записью различных звуков и шумов окружающей среды на диктофон, которые в процессе проходили множество обработок и переработок…
Jan Strach, a lofi artist and an avid worshipper of the DIY doctrine, returns with another full length, as sprawling and ecclectic , as are JS’s inspirations: Frank Zappa, P.M. Dawn, 90s nostalgia, the city of Poznań, cheesy Casio sounds, odd time signatures, wacky chord changes.
There are no dull moments here, no filler, genres skipping between synth pop, grunge, progressive elements and even elements of reggae and fusion jazz interludes. The landscape is filled with elements of 90s popculture (through a Polish lens), and the cryptic lyrics describe, in Polish, nostalgic reality with poetic pathos. All the songs are , as all on Underpolen netlabel, with a lo-fi angle and a homeproduced charm.
Jan Strach is always ready to play with forms and genres. There is a song in 15/16 about a clock, adding 1 letter each verse up to 12. There is a bluegrass/country song with a warped synth interlude. An upbeat Casio pop number which suddenly erupts with farmyard samples which transform it into a swinging jazz instrumental. And so on.
The main hero of the album, however is the melody. It is clear that this is Jan Strach’s first love, and the thing that he keeps aiming for. Amidst all this disregard for genre and stylistic clarity, the one utmost pervasive tendency can be seen, and that is, to keep the tunes pretty and memorable.
Released on Jan Strach’s Underpolen Netlabel, where you can find all of his other projects and bands, as well as other riveting DIY acts
“Strange things there may be, out there, but it sure beats boredom” Trebuchet
νόστος (Nostos) – Greek for “returning home” and the root of the word “nostalgia”-is a collection of eight new electroacoustic works for double bass and electronics by double bassist Daniel Barbiero (Silver Spring, MD USA) and sound artist/electric bassist Cristiano Bocci (Follonica, Italy). The pieces are the result of an international collaboration-sonic action at a distance-over the web.
Each piece is grounded in a solo double bass performance wich was then modified, dismantled and reassembled into constructions that explore timbral nuances as well emerging harmonies, counterpoint and rhythms. “L’ultimo treno per Follonica” is a virtual duet for Barbiero’s double bass and Bocci’s six-strings bass.
‘Voicetronics’ is a set of short compositions by Yan Terrien based on excerpts from philosophical discourses on existence.
The tracks are articulated around the voices of such philosophers as Alain Robbe-Grillet, Michel Foucault, Guy Debord, Pierre Desgroupes, Boris Vian.
This is electronic music pared down to its essentials, sometimes it acquires a sort of aquatic nature, and dancing to these sounds and beats is not the priority here, whereas introspection and reflection certainly are.
Ambientazioni dark-wave, ambient e dub prendono forma su tappeti elettronici ed intricate trame sonore a cavallo tra musica sperimentale e ricerca techno. Taedium propone un sound oscuro e misterioso con evidenti richiami ad una cultura musicale ampia dell’autore che spazia dalla musica elettronica al dub e che si manifesta a sprazzi in ritmiche e voci che arricchiscono questo album dandogli una connotazione dark-techno-experimental mai monotona o scontata. Un viaggio musicale consigliato a chi piace immergersi nei suoni ed andare sempre più in fondo o lontano (FAR) come ci suggerisce il titolo dell’album.
1. Avidya – Strange Dimension (W&P by Victor C.)
2. Double Reflect – Never Wake (W&P by Gerard Ll.)
3. Frictional Transmission – Disfuctional Response (W&P by Frictional Transmission)
4. Ginging – Box (W&P by Mike Julian)
5. Jozef Nemček – The Relict Radiation (W&P by Jozef Nemček)
6. Ocralab – Lacunosus (W&P by Rocco Biscione)
7. Retouched – MV (W&P by Raúl García.)
8. Shimmer – Moving Closer (W&P by Israel Medina)
9. Twin Peetz – Astro Fighter (W&P by Patrick Peetz)
10. Warmth – SRCS (W&P by Warmth)
Niccolo Machiavelli – Duga 3 EP – Release Notes
Genre – Techno / Dub Techno
3 tracks based on all things secretive. Numbers Stations, Listening posts, Soviet intelligence services…
UVB-76 = A numbers station lead breaks track with plenty of dub influences and atmosphere.
CS-137 = A droning roller of a techno track with plenty of dub rumbles.
0.8 MHz = Pure chord lead dub techno
Niccolo Machiavelli is a London based producer releasing across the genres from ambience through to techno. With releases on labels including Deeptakt, Black Elk, Drift Deeper, Deep Electronics and Silent Flow, Niccolo fuses dub production values with dense atmospheres. On the Dj front Niccolo has supported Fluxion and G.R.I.T at Astral Industries London.
Written and Produced by Neil Slotnik
Mastered by Neil Slotnik
Cover art by John Fhakner