Second release by the cosmic artist Chix, a journey into the human being’s duality.
Four songs, two sides: “Happy Side” and “Sad Side”. The first one includes “La rapina in pizzeria” and “Le amiche di funch”, two delirious genre songs, with cheeky lyrics, while “Gocce” and “Cinico” fulfil the introspective intention: they talk about love and ego.
Featuring Marina Carbone (choirs and guitars), who was an important contributor to the whole work.
«Раньше, если у кого-то в квартире был проигрыватель, он был большим человеком – к нему собирались потанцевать всем подъездом. А сейчас та музыка – забавное старье. Или, вот, машины: за “Волгу”, полвека назад, человек готов был душу продать, а теперь такая развалюха у каждого подъезда ржавеет. Мы захотели оценить красоту первого и второго, расширить границы понятия “ретро” (к примеру, перемешав пару хорошо забытых текстов 40-х с аранжировками 80-х) и показать, что эстетика того времени может быть живой, стильной и качёвой. Мы, также как и наши дедушки с бабушками, бегаем на выставки, ходим на концерты и в кино, растим детей и боимся войны. Правда круто, что из года в год, из поколения в поколение в городе мелькают похожие лица? И у нас гораздо больше общего, чем кажется. Послушайте – и согласитесь»
New melancholic compilation “Lo-Fi Fidelity”, arranged through the efforts of two producers – Hank Hobson and Hobotek within the framework of their collaborative project H + H2 – is designed in a cold and sometimes gloomy tone. The tone which creates that autumnal touch specific for the season. Plangent ambient and drone, pensive trip-hop and experimental electronica make one wonder about the internal quality of music, its message and the atmosphere created by the melodies. Musicians whose works are represented in the compilation protest against the lack of spirit in the modern world where the value of ideas is substituted by the masterly performance, and brandish their fidelity to the ideals of the past, when the music was considered to reflect the musician’s perception of the world. The ideas that are so often forgotten now.
“A new door opens through the broken heart, and, sadly, it’s always like that. It’s unbelievable… how much pain is around still, how much stuff I have to release… henceforth. The more you dig, the more comes up. But, I’m afraid, there’s no other way, other than this kind of therapy. Releasing old music. It’s still a lot to do, but at least with less stuff I’ll be able to crawl through this hole to another side. It looks as bleak as on this side, but it’s better than stay here. And then… future journeys will be possible” (Ars Sonor)
Polish DEFIL vintage guitars in action! 22 tracks, almost 70 minutes of guitar-music. Every artist or band use some model/models of DEFIL instrument (the oldest one: 1962’Mandolin… up to 1991’Aster Lux).
The band was formed during summer 2013, after the reunion among Jungle Chris (vocals), Jungle Cris (guitars), and Jungle Loris (bass), that already played together in a hard rock band called Alcohol Abuse (what a original name!). Jungle Dany6 (drums) and Jungle Ste (guitars joined soon. We began to rehearse trying to create a modern sound melting our different musical tastes. The early songs were what we called Metalpunk songs and we continued through this path trying to add something new in every song we played. The result is that every song is different from the others and skipping through our song you can hear Trbngr somewhere, Suicidal tendencies somewhere else, Entombed in some riffs and so on passing from Thrash, Death, Stoner, Hardcore and (later) prog rock. As already said the sound is constantly evolving and the songwriting is becoming more and more complex.
Songs are sung in Italian, they talk about Math, Technology, Nuclear desasters coupled with B-movies. Actually all these themes masks the real subject of the songs, which are mainly our personal life facts filtered through the lens of the iper-technologic modern man.
In December 2014 band recorded first self produced EP simply called Jungle Julia. The EP is available on sale but it is also available in free streaming on YouTube channel. (Now here also!)
Played many gigs in Italy and hope to tour Europe very soon!
“Epifanía (Epiphany) (From the Latin epiphanīa: f. manifestation, appearance, or revelation). – This corresponds to the final album of the trilogy initiated in 2006 with ‘Anomia‘ (pn007), continued then with ‘Vesania‘ (pn047) in 2009; and, as such, it continues the course and the dynamic of these 3 states (the diffuse confusion in the beginning, the unbridled madness of the mature conflict, and then, the illumination and calm of the resolution), trying to give an account of various biographical and creative states of the author. ‘Epifanía‘ establishes itself, at the same time, as a point of inflection with profound changes to the stylistic and discursive in this delightfully haphazard route that is life and its creatures-creations.”
Felipe Zúñiga Herranz aka Dr.800XL
(Santiago, Chile, diciembre 2015)
“‘Epifanía‘ (Epiphany), completes the trilogy of Dr.800XL for Pueblo Nuevo… an exercise in electronica of high flight, fresh and full of spatiality. Reunification of samples in a Down-tempo beat, with techno tinges and with a palette of spatial/temporal synthesis of ambient tone. In this multiverse of intricate breaks, playful glitches, with contemplative tone and with a marked experimental accent, Felipe Zúñiga Herranz drives the pulleys to give us a work that makes its impression on the listening, through the richness and variety of the compositions. A disc that crowns in an exiting way this musical/discursive continuity… in good time Doc.”
Héctor “Polar” Aguilar
Integrante del dúo Lluvia Acida / Lluvia Ácida member.
(Punta Arenas, Chile, diciembre 2015)
“The Sound as a tool of echolocation for tracing emotional and mental maps. The Beats like serial lightning strikes forming thoughts. The Sequences forming successive images that vanish at the boundary between the Conscious and the Unconscious. Glitches like nervous tics that we strive to conceal. Arpeggios of Acoustic Guitar that evoke moments that will not return. Synths that move around like cirrus in the sky that our eyes can span. Reverbs that bounce off the walls of our internal cavern. This is how I can describe this “Epiphany” that Felipe Zuñiga gives us today. Fast, enlightening, but not ephemeral. If we listen carefully to them, his pieces take the form of portals, on whose threshold oscillate vibrations that evoke a wide palette of colors, playful and far from the claim of superiority of the Musician above the Listener. Thank you very much for this album, Felipe: I believe that you were happy creating it, and in these times, to share that is a significant and necessary gesture.”
Integrante del dúo Lluvia Acida / Lluvia Ácida member.
(Punta Arenas, Chile, diciembre 2015)
Linear Obsessional’s third annual “open access” release is built around a simple premise – open your window and record two minutes of what you can hear. Interacting with it live if you wish, or editing and processing the recordings later.
From this concept has emerged this 85 track, 2 hour 50 minute compilation of extraordinary recordings from all over the world. The download also includes a 62 page booklet of detailed notes, photographs and an essay.
Compiled and Edited by Richard Sanderson for Linear Obsessional recordings.
Cover photograph by Richard Sanderson.
Cover Typography by Alex Stone.
Artwork: Luca Mascioli
Mastering: Fulvio Vitale aka Flux
Title: For tonight you’re only here to know
Genre: Future Beats
Released on: 04/12/2015
Description (Curated by Marco Stilo)
In full consciousness and introspective phase. Perhaps this is the key to open Lzrs sound door. Certainly, it’s the essential theme between the producer and Sostanze Records for the making of ‘For Tonight You’re Only Here to Know’, the winning debut record by the Italian artist. Such a release pushing for getting what we have around us. A sound apparently melancholic which does not hide emotive charges towards a romantic evolution. Lzrs softly gets up on the stage but at the same time his elegance shows immediately a significant attetion for its message, codified by distorsions and atmospheres playing up the trip created by its music. In love with Lzrs.
In piena fase introspettiva e di sviluppo della conoscenza . Forse è questa la chiave per aprire la porta dei suoni di Lzrs. Sicuramente è il filo conduttore tra il produttore e Sostanze Records nella realizzazione di ”For Tonight You’re Only Here to Know” , debutto vincente dell’artista italiano. Una release che penetra nella voglia di riflettere e capire ciò che ci circonda. Un suono all’apparenza malinconico ma che non nasconde cariche emotive tendenti ad un’evoluzione romantica della musica proposta dall’artista. Lzrs è morbido nell’entrata in scena ma al tempo stesso la sua eleganza desta subito grande attenzione per la profondità del messaggio codificato da distorsioni e atmosfere che amplificano la missione del viaggio creato dalla sua musica. In love with Lzrs.
1. Punk Skin
2. Lost Keys
3. We Raving
4. Struggle feat. D R H O N E
Here at Kahvi we’re exceptionally proud of our yearly compilation release – and here, finally, is the VA release for 2015! It’s been a mammoth undertaking, collecting tracks, compiling the release, mastering, creating the cover artwork but finally we can announce that ‘Waves’ is here!
This year, we have a massive 50 of the best tracks from some familiar faces, along with many guest artists that submitted their tracks for inclusion. Some really amazing talent is out there with very little exposure, and the VA is our chance to redress the balance. For a playlist visit our Mixcloud page. The VA is made up of a huge range of diverse tracks from ambient to IDM, chill to drum and bass – and even a couple of more experimental tracks to give your ears a treat!
Horses, Horses … Horses! is the late October 2015 debut release from the collaboration, Splicey and Tracky (Dave Keifer & Jess Lemont). In this case, the tracks featured are from Keifer’s end of the ongoing project.
Recently, Vuzhh Music Blog (C. Reider) produced its annual list of Notable Netlabel Releases, which includes the debut. Reider’s description: “Skittering and simultaneously loping, riffing and simultaneously free-jazzing group work featuring the brilliant Jess Lemont. This coheres really well, and is very groovy, even when they’re at their most free-improv-y.”
And, they’re just getting started. Be sure to stay on the lookout for more Splicey and Tracky releases, and, if possible, listen with your eyes closed!
Dave Keifer (Cagey House): virtual instruments, software, etc. Shifty editing, occasional brief embellishments.
Jess Lemont (Be a Waterwolf): all real instruments including drums, voice, guitar, bass, mallet percussion, keyboards, xaphoon, etc. Large-scale intricate lace improvisations.
(Tracks created jointly between April and August of 2015)
“Another guest release here… the reverse side of a rhythmic noise project from Israel. Glitchy and mostly beatless experimental remixes of different artists from the UK and Sweden, evoking very different feelings” (Ars Sonor)
Guy-Frank Pellerin, Matthias Boss and Marcello Magliocchi
“THE SOUNDING DOOR”
New release on Plus Timbre and our last one for this year. We present Marcello Magliocchi once more as a guest in our home and we feel very happy to have him accompanied by two outstanding musicians: Matthias Boss and Guy-Frank Pellerin.
“Guest release of a long-time friend and collaborator! Time for a full stop here… everything this project wanted to express was expressed already. According to Syntactic, there’s much more to life than music. In a way this is true, but just only “in a way”… and wishing that everything turns out well for her in the end” (Ars Sonor)
Visual texture is the illusion of having physical texture. Every material and every support surface has its own visual texture and needs to be taken into consideration before creating a composition. As such, materials such as canvas and watercolour paper are considerably rougher than, for example, photo-quality computer paper and may not be best suited to creating a flat, smooth texture. Photography, drawings and paintings use visual texture both to portray their subject matter realistically and with interpretation. Texture in these media are generally created by the repetition of shape and line.
“It was about time to pay tribute to my only addiction – caffeine, which has become a necessity to properly start my day. And what better way to honour it than by making an album entirely out of the sounds of my trusted coffee machine?
Like an old friend, this familiar buzz has been present in my life for years, setting rhythm to my workday. I decided to make its warm, enveloping orchestra of hums, hisses, gurgles into a pleasant ambient album – with help of effect pedals and analog processing.”
-Secrets Of The 45
And there you have it, a set of droning, ever-morphing etudes based on a hum of a coffeemaker. Each piece paints the noise in a slightly different shade, mirroring different stages of the wake cycle (or the “wake bell” as the album cover depicts) – from the hushed whalesong of “drowning in drowsy” to the urgent, stuttering “c16f” with hisses and sirens going off to give the listener a good waking kick.
The second release for Christmas 2015 is a new album by Kahvi regular artist ‘Mint’.
The curiously named ‘The Minotaur’s Head’ is six tracks of Mint’s blend of oldschool inspired beats and sounds, with today’s IDM techniques. Progressive and subtle in places, with earth shaking beats and basses.
The Minotaur’s Head includes influences of some previous Kahvi artists – like Aaron Jasinski (Tribal Shake) along with oldskool 8bit soundtracks (Distant Signals) and even a nod towards some very early Kahvi releases by Xhale and Epoq (Spirit Touch).
Track of choice , most definitely for this oldschool fan: The unpronouncable ‘Pharmacopoeia’ which is epic progressive oldschool at it’s best!
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