A warm welcome back to Jim Black, who seems to appear with a large selection of tracks a couple of times a year. If you’re not familiar with Jim, he manages to create the vibe of the classic early 90s techno/IDM roots perfectly, bringing back feelings of nostalgia to those who listened to Kiss FM (London) and DJs like Colin Favor.
This 10 track album takes us through a journey of powerful beats, addictive melodies and definitely warms us after the long cold winter. If you want some serious acid leads and basslines, you’ll find them here!
released March 30, 2017
“To all fans of electronic music – hello! I, Katlyar Dmitry (creative nickname – Dr. Insider), a musician from Molodechno, create mostly non-dance melodious music with diverse and original experiments in sound. It is more suitable for home listening or traveling.
Tracks to the album ‘Journey’ were created each as a small story, without a monotonous oomth-oonth-oomth, so they do not tire and will not put you to sleep on the road. Pleasant listening and all – passing wave :)”
This work explores a shift of perspective from my current work. By including of elements of personal vocal narrative, which were first explored in ‘abha’ (1995/6), this work emphasises the presence of the artist as an archetypical environmental occupant and participant, a principle that lies at the heart of my work. In the first movement improvised location performance, often a major feature of my work, is reduced to a mere, but significant fragment. In the 2nd and 3rd movements, there are further environmental observations from a personal perspective tracking a particular trajectory of silica usage through human activity.
1st Movement – Crucible.
Silica immersed in the crucible of natural forces. The sea as a dynamic, wave-active element, with the destructive forces of rolling, the breaking and grinding of flint and chert stone, wave motion stresses produce sand over millennia – the raw material containing silica from which glass is manufactured. The human presence has metaphoric as well as literal significance in the responsible and sustainable use and management of this and all our natural resources.
2nd Movement – The Milk Round.
Part 1 – The Dairy Crest Depot.. Preparation for delivery, organization, distribution. The constructive and organizational forces of industrial, metal, mechanical motor motion operate together with human activity where silica is integrated as recyclable packaging for a consumable product.
Part 2 – The Milk Round Delivery. Silica embedded as container vessel within human, animal and mineral, intrinsic and extrinsic elements. Human activity takes place within a context of a wider urban ecosystem, with allusions to the co-existence of animal and human social behaviour in conversation.
3rd Movement – The Glass Collection. (Contains very occasional strong language.)
Following usage and consumption, silica disposal now becomes a recycling process as part of local government policy in an urban social context.
1st Movement – Recorded on location at Milford on Sea (17/11/16), 2nd Movement – Recorded at Dairy Crest, Nottingham (21/09/09), 3rd Movement – Recorded at Carlton, Nottingham (05/01/17).
The artist would like to thank Dairy Crest and operative Pete for permission to record on their premises and in the electric milk float. All recordings were made in a single take live on location and have been edited for this work using Cockos Reaper software.
Recorded in binaural stereo using custom in-ear binaural techniques. Microphones DPA4060, recorders Tascam DAP1 (2nd Movement), Sound Devices 744T (1st and 3rd Movements). Optimised for headphone listening.
The album is based on five melodic idioms. As any other repeated action their frequency occurs neither with monotony nor with irreflection but with a kind of advertence. This frequency gradually organizes all structures of consciousness, giving birth to genuine contemplation. ‘however, I desire to speak five words with my mind so that I may instruct others also, rather than ten thousand words in a tongue’ (1 Cor. 14:19).
“Elsa Bergman (double bass) and Óscar Santis (Likembe, mixer, soundboxes, effects, computer), deliver us a generous recording of their first encounter as a duo of improvisers. The album, called Errante, was conceived in its fullness in the magical landscapes of Amereida.
The result is translated in a mixture of exquisite and varietal languages, distinguished by the hypnotic seduction corresponding to the interpretation of Elsa Bergman, who in accordance with her worldview manages to articulate a more onomatopoeic and percussive line as compared to Óscar Santis, the owner of a structured and ferrous sonic vocabulary.
These conversations, generated in an autopoietic state, deliver us soundscapes cemented with Nordic emulsions and the saline corrosion accumulated for decades in the territory of Ciudad Abierta (Open City).
The atmosphere that Errante offers us is divided in seven electrifying cuts, with “Autopista” being the most extensive track (12:05), which ends in magnificent fashion this exchange of musical expectations y concerns that pass through the fields of minimalist electronica and the indelible legacy of free-jazz.”
(Valparaíso, Chile. Marzo / March, 2017)
The fifth Thuoom full-length, Fokus, is filled with rhythmic songs soaked in IDM influences, and at places the record is the most playful Thuoom has ever been. With these songs Tuomo used a more layered approach than before and more than half of the songs employ sine waves. Furthermore, there are three songs where the beat has been formed by manipulated beatboxing.
Instruments used on this record: acoustic guitar, beatbox, cutlery, garlic, garlic press, glitches, human voice, knives, plates, scissors, sine waves, sparkling water, water bottle.
Consists of eight pieces where elements of contemporary music are combined with electroacoustics passages that progressively mix through dark and dense progressions of the most abstract electronic sound,giving rise to a parallel reality invaded by robotic voices,encoded messages transforming the sound landscape by overlapping layers in a corrosive and shadowy order of chaos.
Composed and performed by Pablo Ribot
2016 Buenos Aires-Argentina
В основу альбома легла обыденность “Slow Things”. Меняется мир, добро побеждает зло, а музыка тем временем сотрясает душу.
Проект Ffiper (Файпер) был создан в мае 2015-го. Главной идеей первого альбома послужил внутренний переворот мира, переживания и любовь. Музыка писалась исключительно на iPod touch, а вокал на стандартном микрофоне от наушников. Так вышел в свет “Slow Things”. Через полгода началась работа над “Lit vecher”. Это был порыв поэзии, игра слов и грусть, воссоздаваемая авторами. Заключительной главой стала “VESNA”. Все тот же взрыв, что был в первом альбоме, но только в новом переплете. Атом тепла, внутреннего света и любви.
Все, что дальше – исключительно прекрасное. Все, что старое – частица истории.
In Carinae, M-PeX explores the conceptual symbiosis between the original sound of the portuguese guitar, to which is added the sound of André Coelho’s contrabass, and the ambient electronic sound which is born out of an experimental and digital manipulation of sounds captured on the portuguese guitar for the acoustic themes. Photography by Carina Nunes and graphical artwork by Marco Madruga.
“Kraftwerk 2017 – Trans Human Express (Clone Music)”
Kraftwerk 2017 – Trans Human Express (Clone Music) [0kbps111]
Autobahn mix 2′ 33”
Computer Welt mix 3′ 47”
Die Roboter mix 5′ 31”
Electric Café mix 3′ 09”
Europe Endless mix 1′ 55”
Franz Schubert mix 2′ 48”
Klink Klang mix 5′ 48”
Kometenmelody mix 4′ 05”
Kristallo mix 4′ 40”
Minicalcolatore mix 2′ 32”
Radioactivity mix 2′ 46”
Sex Object mix 5′ 04”
Telephone Line 5′ 58”
The Man Machine mix 1′ 40”
Tour de France mix 3′ 48”*
(remix words Futurguerra)
Trans Europe (Human) Express mix 2′ 42”
*Virtual Vocalist Futurguerra
“La tecno-fantasia «suggerisce un rapporto vivente con l’estetica della realtà», nota Roberto Guerra, che la trasferisce nella visionarietà dei suoi video e testi”
Vitaldo Conte (Pulsional Gender Art, Avanguardia 21, 2011)
Tra poesia sonora e musica elettronica, tra dada, futurismo e situazionismo… Da anni i Kraftwerk fans attendono un nuovo album, solo un paio ex novo in oltre 30 anni (Electric Café – 1986 e Tour de France-2004, oltre a Expo2000, ma straordinari mix e remix dei Kraftwerk stessi: al punto che live, tour non stop e negli ultimi anni in 3D sembrano incredibilmente album e canzoni elettroniche (e Video) ex novo. Futuristi e quindi anche transumanisti, autopotenzianti i brani dei Kraftwerk, (Ralf Hutter e Florian Schneider, il duo originario e fondatore, poi via diversi altri robot musicisti- è rimasto da tempo il solo Hutter), padri della musica elettronica, canzoni tecnhopop (nato con i Kraftwerk) letteralmente “immortali”, mind up loading songs non stop. Ecco quindi, da un fan poeta, spesso ispirato a tarda notte mentre scriviamo poesie o saggi, il nuovo virtuale album dei Kraftwerk. Operazione di arte estrema, mix di sconcertante semplicità, musica per cloni! Un giocattolo “elettronico” sia ben chiaro, ma forse davvero queste soundtrack kraftwerkiane della computer age sembrano una volta di più (ri)composte il giorno prima…
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