A “quipu”, was a method used by the Incas and other ancient Andean cultures to keep records and communicate information. In the ancient Quechua language of the Andes, “quipu” means “knot”. A Quipu is in fact a set of knotted loops, tied by a thicker rope supporting them.
Quipu is also a project created by Atome Primitf, a collective of musicians and “dreamers” from Europe, a project inspired by that same method of knots, stringing artistic ties and new collaborations, through cross-genre musical interpretations and audio-visual concepts.
In fact Quipu was born as an audio-visual concept. The four tracks of the EP started as original compositions of Atome Primitif, with the elements of voice, violin and acoustic guitar modeling an unplugged sound. Quipu traveled all around Europe, involving artists from different countries, each one adding their own personal knot, inspired by the compositions of Clelia Patrono.
Andrea Presicce aka No Finger Nails adds his own musical knot through his musical experience, ranging from Electronica to Dub. The EP consists of four remixed tracks, offering a very dub-ambient and mystical alternative, using the original organic sounds. The project expands also audio-visually, with videos and visuals being produced, on that same quipu idea. Dubophonic is very proud and honored to be part of this, tying its own knot in this continuously evolving project!
01.Нervé Perez – Children of the Old Mill
02.Нervé Perez – Street Call
03.Нervé Perez – Lunar Jump
04.Нervé Perez – Uncut Clicks
05.Нervé Perez – Empty Piano
06.Нervé Perez – Beneath the Fields of Hop
07.Нervé Perez – Night Shift
Szymkowiak Joseph and Eric Duriez are two sonic explorers who work alone or in collaboration to cumulate the energy from both of them – each one has his own personal way and point of view, but has a symbiotic conception of sound. They use electronics, pedal effects, guitar, bass, metal plate, spring instrument.
Gomon is the product of cold city sounds, which is mixed with guitar riffs and chthonic myths. The music of this project is a search for the atmosphere in the world of dreams for a breath of fresh air. The first album Kenoma comes from the faceless emptiness of human nature. We praise the biological body, its voice, its movements, which is decorated by plastic and metal. We bathe in post-rock among the stars, listen to the folk-echoes of our ancestors and descend into the depths of the subconscious with the help of ambient and drone elements.
Today we’ve got the dope new Timezone LaFontaine single The Road Goes On Forever / Heavier Than Ever… the second from his blocSonic debut album Soul Night. The incredible A-Side The Road Goes On Forever features none other than blocSonic’s own Cheese N Pot-C, Donnie Ozone & The Impossebulls in addition to the talents of Czech Norris, Seed Verb & Sloe-T. The B-Side album version also features the beatboxing wizardry of Camo! I guess what I’m trying to tell you, is that there’s a load of talent packed onto this single and you should probably not sleep. Get to downloading… word.
Mega thanks goes out to Timezone LaFontaine and the rest of the collaborators for this dope single!
Of course, thanks once again to you for downloading & listening. We always strive to deliver the music you’ll love. Please spread the word about blocSonic, if you enjoy what we do. Remember… everything we release is cool to share! Always keep the music moving… share it… blog it… podcast it! If you’re in radio… support independent music and broadcast it!
Autism enters a cold, self-satisfactory state of no response to any attempt to contact, trying to believe there is no possibility for communication. The idea is progressing with a wrong assumption that mute doesn’t mean nonexistent, relying on Autistic thinking, assuming as if it is immune to an emotion. Realizing that it’s wrong leads to a colossal reaction, causing a worsening of the state of existing disorders to a complete malfunction of the whole thinking structure.
Structurally difficult and non-paced attacking rhythms, getting more complex and running from rules dictated by background structures, while those rules fading away, anxious melodies which are trying to compensate the constant urge to lose the control of composition.
What happens when a human being spends his whole life in a cave without contact to the outer world and after going out the first thing he does is music? Something like this album happens. It’s mad because beats and melodies are mad – one moment they are drifting far away like a foggy dream, the next moment they are coming back and walk towards you on their massive wolfram pillars. But they’re sane because everything is well structured. Even the seemingly insane rhythmic structures of Innner Peece are quite simple at heart.
Isn’t it too simple? Made with a 10 year old software from basic 10 year old samples? Consider it like a fossil from times when the Matrix was still something new and sensational, and everyone was still listening to trance, not psytrance – the original trance. Like a can with a sample of air conserved with those moments.
Every track is a separate composition, every track has its own unique sound and mood, consider this album a compilation of 10 different stories. And even more – each of them has its own hand-drawn artwork which also is an anachronism in this computer graphic ruled world. Artworks are like impressions that pop into an abstract mind after listening to the sounds.
“Red Kite” (‘Cometa Roja’ in Spanish) is a project by Sergio Sánchez, sound artist and anointed experimental musician in Murcia (Spain), that is born from the need to bring together several of his scattered works that did not follow the aesthetic criteria of his better known alias, ‘Jazznoize‘.
These compositions are differentiated by the use of distinct sound sources. While with ‘Jazznoize‘, the principle element for sonic experimentation is the field recording, with ‘Red Kite‘ it is precisely the opposite, electronic music as a compositional basis for generating sound structures that participate in what Kim Cascone called ‘Aesthetic of error’, centered on the less complacent drone and ambient genres. The post-digital sounds, with the use of software and instruments such as samplers and some low fi synthesizers, are the principle reference coupled with a Marxist ideological posture in the conception of his works.
An example of this is his new work under this pseudonym. It is titled ‘#1‘, and brings together topics inspired by some moments of the twentieth century, such as the revolution in Germany organized by the Spartakus League, or the Argentine dictatorship with his criticism of the 1978 World Cup that celebrated goals while a genuine genocide and the suppression of liberties was occuring, and also the revindication of revolutionary and anti-imperialist Marxism by a well known figure, Ernesto Che Guevara. The other two recordings move away from the political commitment to concetrate on highlighting figures like the composer Eliane Radigue. And in the case of ‘Olimpo’ (Olympus) it is a stylistic exercise, a simple re-reading of the previous themes using samplers from some micro-sounds. The most significant influences for generating the textures of ‘Red Kite‘ are Oval (his first works), Tim Hecker, Fennesz, Adam Pacione, Alva Noto, but with an isolationist edge in his sound and with a sense of repetition as a nodular element that redirects the noises and the melodies of his compositions.”
(Murcia, España / Spain. Abril / April, 2017)
aAirial, our resident minimal maestro, makes a welcome return to Kahvi with his spring inspired EP ‘Music for sunny days’. Seven tracks of gentle electronics and minimal sounds, describing that time between winter and spring when the sun gradually makes an appearance.
Subtle beats and delicate melodies echo throughout. Something gentle to ease us towards summer!
“Death Dubitabilis is sunny walk down gentle warm dreams over soft breeze. And then it all turns to shit. Dropped the really big one. Slowly led by the hand to give crushing sounds of reality pulled down up apart on insistence from gravity’s violence. And we still can’t find where we parked. The lousy future gets worst every time it’s here. Stuck in the Death Dubitabilis. Got no more cigarettes. Light years in puffy awed hell.”
Project [mikra] is a permanent resident of PZ104ORBIT. And the Izvнe project is presented for the first time. This is an electric musical duo of Sasha Polanski and Arina Kalinina from Velsk (Arkhangelsk region, Russia).
Split album “Deformation” consists of two “bonus” tracks, which were conceptually dropped from the current project material [mikra] and Izvнe. It turned out that the split all began to sound harmoniously and acquired its completeness.
La dolcezza di pop lo fi ed elettro altra, tra respiri e calde insicurezze, un disco magnifico che Marco aka Butipreferrominapower aka Cloud Traveler ci regala, e sarà una gioia per tutti. Brani homerecording registrati e mixati in soggiorno e cucina fra la fine del 2015 e 2016 da Butipreferrominapower
The sweetness of the fi pop and a different electro , between breaths and hot insecurities, a magnificent album that Marco aka Butipreferrominapower aka Cloud Traveler gives us, and it will be a joy for all.
home recording tracks recorded and mixed in the living room and kitchen of
the end of 2015 and 2016 by Butipreferrominapower.
J4ck Sh4rk open their wings and display the array of sounds that interests them. Tracks that show weight, such as “Longest Road” and “Blind”, and others have elegance and subtlety, such as “Preta Pretinha” and “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”. 2011 was the peak of sonic expansion and exploration.
4T Thieves es el productor a cargo de nuestra referencia número 87. Siendo un habitual de la escena netlabel, este productor nos ofrece un ejemplar trabajo de electrónica de corte ambiental con ritmos que fluyen a lo largo de una estructura en constante evolución. Dense un respiro y disfruten de Winter EP, donde el frío pasa a convertirse en un cálido comfort.
For its 33rd release, Da ! Heard It Records dives into the origins of Creation.
Recorded in five days in London, at James Ogilvie’s studio in 2010, Dragon’s Teeth is the confrontation of eddie 135’s experimental tweaks and Shitblaster’s science of mix. Saturated like the oil from the fish and chips that three musicians greedily gulp up between two work sessions, the series of improvisations produced by Adrien, Matthieu, and James one evening, serves as the sizzling play-do used to conceive this future disc. From this initial magma that blends rhythm boxes, Juno synthesizer, and a deluge of pyrotechnical effects, accidental beaches form and reveal little by little large blankets that wrap the listener into an actual flow of lava. Petrified, the listener thus takes all the time needed to let oneself become invaded by the ensemble’s numerous textures…
Taking everything with them on their way, the four gobbling geezers deployed here evolve in jolts to bring back from the depths this mysterious dragon’s tooth. Instinctive, brutal, yet mastered, this album’s boiling energy proves once more that the first idea is often the right one.
Dragon’s Teeth, the 33rd release of Da! Heard It Records, is distributed under a Creative Commons License BY-NC-ND. The album is available for free listening and downloading at the following link:
One continuous musical journey through Endless City, a dark and twisted place, where thinking differently is considered a Sin. Underneath it all lies a massive labyrinth – the only way to change anything in this world. Find the exit and change the world. If you dare.
Here you will hear aggressive rave beats, distorted synths and other electronic lo-fi sounds, mixed with some vocals here and there – music that will make you wanna lose your mind!
Blit is a well-known talented chilean producer who adds to the catalog of Modismo with a new proof of his versatility.
‘Repite’, track that opens the album, manages to outline the ground in which ‘Fauna Ficción’ moves, as a smoke screen we pass through to go all over a work where experimentation in electronic music is addressed with a ludic spirit.
This way, he is able to approach these compositions to a more restless instrumental pop, crossing over intricate keyboard sounds at dark low frecuencies that works as counterpoint. It is a careful production of the rhythmic patterns that sounds updated with contemporary urban rhythms and with a strong accent on hip-hop derivatives.
The centerpiece of this Blit’s new delivery are the three parts of ‘Exilio’, being the second one the moment in greater tune with the dancefloor. The album closes with ‘Morel’, a track that seems to recall Richard D. James’ legacy, though it ends up shaking the nostalgic off with a powerful rhythmic dose.
In less than 20 minutes ‘Fauna Ficción’ succeedes in introducing us into a world that catches us, captivating our ear with fresh sounds and keeping our feet in constant motion thanks to its playful beats. Seven tracks that only confirm Blit’s huge potential and the good times for the electronic music production that prevails in today’s Chile.
By Javier Moraga, Valparaíso, Chile, 2017
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