Lorelei is the debut album from duo Feminine (Giampiero Riggio and Francesco Cipriano). A wave manifesto against the deeply rooted reverence for the logic of genres. “Lorelei” develops on two complementary levels: one archaic and passionate, troubled by the many contradictions of a land like Sicily and the other, accurate and bewitching, is a prelude to teutonic Stuttgard. A countless number of bytes which they shared and exchanged remotely. This work is romantic and brave at the same time, constantly immersed into a very deep atmosphere, never trite,
fooled by the certainty that there is no dream which cannot be described.
Jack Plug inhabits the architecture of the skies. The one that hangs from ‘vertical streets’ of some cities of the world, that slide, like Valparaiso, as if they were about to fall down, or turn into horizons that could swallow it all if the oceans should rise.
Valparaiso and its landmarks are not supposed to be minimal. In this case, the 3 musical paintings that André Baradit S. is showing are in a certain way “maximal”.
A mature producer imbued with electronic work experience, his different projects usually generate a good flow sensation.
‘Techno in progress’ could explain what’s coming with ‘LOVE’ (Radio Edit), the track that opens the door to this EP. Jack Plug plays with some kind of “arrhythmia” that is self-sustainable. The latter creates a balanced harmonic feeling, evoking childhood memories at the end.
There are multiple sounds reverberating along the 3 tracks. Also dub-ambient references are made, but without missing the link with the rhythm development and the strength of the bass sound.
‘Feriado’ makes you wonder wheter you are bumping into a russian sailor or intercepting communications of two world power rivals.
Now ‘Feriado’ (the word in spanish for ‘holiday’) becomes a starry night (and not just any night but the one when stars really shine after the lights of the hill’s houses are turned off) and the music is an explotion of stardust like a micro-flare choreography.
‘Investigación’ points to something darker and less defined. The ‘echoing-dub’ has a structure that gives short metal whiplashes, with segments taken from the break-beat style. When the EP Is about to end, maybe we are going to remember the old funiculars and feel lonely when the sirens stop making their typical sounds.
Felipe Raurich Böttiger
After having been around since the mid 90s, the British trip-hop duo Tracing Arcs, releases one of its strongest albums so far. “Waste not, Want not – Wasteland Remixed” is the band’s sixth release and their third on 23 Seconds Netlabel. It contains eight remixes (from the album Wasteland) and one new song.
Tracing Arcs’ trip-hop sound is a smooth blend of different musical styles, with influences from the world of jazz, mellow electronica, chillout and downtempo beats. All interwoven with the soft, emotional voice of Fran Kapelle.
Enjoy / 23 SECONDS NETLABEL
Once again, as part of the Christmas releases for 2016, Tetarise makes a welcome return to Kahvi! It’s hard to believe that it was a year ago since the last Tetarise release, but he’s back with a five track EP entitled ‘Playing in the Glow’, which contains his usual flare for production and style (with perhaps a touch of Russian industrialism?)
As his previous releases, we’ve got epic and powerful beats, mixed with deep trance and ambient leads. Feel good tracks for the season!
It’s been a couple years since we’ve heard anything from the originally New York City based group Deadly Combo. Well, we’re very happy to say that that ends today with this EP consisting of a few dope joints that were recently brought out of The Vault, updated and finessed for 2016. The Impossebulls’ C-Doc was even brought on to lend a hand!
Enjoy this collection of raw, New York style boom bap… whether you bump it in your ride or in your headphones!
A huge welcome back to Deadly Combo… it’s been a minute and it’s great to finally be able to drop more gems on listeners’ ears! Massive thanks also goes out to C-Doc, Cable, J-Mellow & Phiktion!
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15 years ago I released ‘white blazes’, an album made while hiking on the Appalachian Trail. A place that feels like my true home. Always residing in the depths of my mind, calling me back to the solitude and beauty that only nature can provide. So life recently provided me a little window of a bit over a month to return to this magical trail. Naturally, I thought it was a perfect time to compose a follow up to the original ‘white blazes’ and so you have here before you ‘return to the white blazes’. An album composed in the forests on the AT in Virginia, North Carolina, & Tennessee in the months of October and November of 2016. Back in the early 2000’s when I conceived the first release, I carried a heavy (15+ pound) laptop. The battery would barely hold a charge, and in the colder months of a winter hike would barely work at all. Oh, how times have changed in this short moment between then and now. This trip, I was able to carry 2 cell phones, a tablet, a plethora of power banks, etc. all weighing well under the weight and thoroughly out performing in terms of specs the original laptop. The trip provided much adventure and time for deep thought. I was surrounded with beautiful vistas awash in the splendor of autumn, clean crisp air in the star filled nights. I shared my campsite with packs of coyotes, got interrupted during dinner by a hungry bear, read lots of books, experienced the intensity of forest fires, and generally got rid of years worth of clutter in my head in a way only the trail can provide. It is my hope, that in some way, I may have captured just a bit of that magic in what I present to you here. That in these tones and rhythms you can experience a bit of that solitude and beauty for yourself, and if I failed, I only hope I can encourage you to go out and experience the wonders of nature for yourself. Much Love!
While the Earth is devastated by meat-mad humans who’ve descended into extreme cannibalism, the animals arrive to Planet Paw, a new kingdom where decency will reign according to the logic of sustainability, free from the meddling of perverted human reason.
In addition to the publication of the album “Fluctuaciones” (“Fluctuations”) in its physical CD version (pncd11), two online albums are included that can be accessed on the Pueblo Nuevo Netlabel website, “Fluctuaciones 2” (pn113) and “Fluctuaciones 3: Live electronics” (pn114).
In regards to these albums, the time span covered is around 12 years of production alongside the pieces for the CD, several of which were revised during 2016. Although the new ones were completed in 2015, they form part of a collection of works in course, so I understand them as related.
“Fluctuaciones 3: Live Electronics“, contains just the material that belongs in this very distinct genre, and includes 3 live improvisations (2009, 2011 and 2014). Although at first listening the materials are clearly close to the sonorities of acousmatic works in general, the treatment, especially their articulation over time, is of a different nature, due to the necessity and challenge involved in reproducing, generating and processing sound materials in real time.
The three pieces were created with laptop and synthesizers. I also consider these works to be of some value, although largely as a historical attraction in my career and they are intended to record the interest I have for this technique and aesthetics.
(Sheffield, UK. Noviembre / November 2016)
Today we are proud to announce the latest Daniel Robert Lahey release on The Cerebral Audio Netlabel: Not Sure This Goes With Your Outfit. On his third full release with CerebralAudio Daniel maintains the excellence of his music with a few new twists.
About Not Sure This Goes With Your Outfit
While the title is amusing, there is something of a statement that can go along with it. Daniel has chosen to point rather humorously to the idea that really this music isn’t intended for the stuffy environments of the performance hall. It’s for everyone, no matter what clothes they are wearing. Even if they are making choices to appear as unique and individual as they can.
Classical music was never really intended to be the domain of the elitist. It was music for the people. Mozart proved this with his popular opera’s written for the general public instead of being written for kings or royalty.
On another level, Daniel’s selection of this title could be seen as a commentary on the musical establishment. The question isn’t whether this is classical music, but rather a statement that “this” work doesn’t fit with an “establishment” conception of style.
There’s also a third layer of meaning to this title. Something of an internal joke. There are points at which you might be listening to this work and thinking, “how does that fit in?” That’s when you will discover the playful side of Daniel, occasionally hiding little pieces of incongruous material as a joke for your ears. These tiny non-sequitur could be seen as not going with the “outfit” of the composition as a whole.
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