Melinda & Maciek is a project started in February 2018 thanks to an accidental Instagram connection between 2 musicians. Melinda Ligeti is a composer/singer/multiinstrumentalist/arranger/producer from Serbia, living in Italy, while Maciek Cieslak is a drummer from Poland, living in France. It all started with Melinda’s old wish to write music based on a bare drum track. Maciek happened to have some ready, recorded drumparts that he sent to her, and she used them to build music upon it, using piano, synth and bass. It was an experimental approach to composition Melinda always wanted to try, and it finally happened. The result is 4 songs, mixing jazz, prog, fusion, chillout, contemporary… imagined as a mini album, giving the taste of what this project might become if developed further. 3 of them are instrumental, and one is also involving Maciek’s vocals that got caught on microphones while recording the drumpart, a selfironic song that makes fun of the hardship of singing and playing at the same time, in his native Polish language. Jazz Frit is a symbolic title for this album, for the fact that musicians involved are living in (Fr)ance and (It)aly, but also, and so much more, for the meaning of frit word, which by Oxford dictionary definition is the mixture of silica and fluxes which is fused at high temperature to make glass, plus – according to urban dictionary means intoxicating/exciting, as well as ligthly fried.
Santi’s original “Music, the Only Way” tells a playfully dystopian story: “In a not so far away retro-future, a group of self-aware, compassionate robots have taken upon themselves the task of resolving humanity’s oldest paradox: its tendency for endless destruction and chaos despite its longing for boundless creativity and joy.
After a thorough examination of humanity’s greatest attempts and defeats, they have come to a consensus. All other previous paradigms and executions have failed. Music is the only way to save the humans”.
In this special compilation which marks the 50th release of Tropical Twista Records, five stunningly diverse producers come on board and recreate their unique renditions of Santi’s dark yet light-hearted space odyssey.
Acknowledgments: Santi extends his special thanks to Ivan Palmegiani for his tasteful curation of this compilation.
Thanks to The Committee For Sonic Research for hosting my music and to Dental Drill for help with polishing the final version of this. Namaste to the friends who provided feedback.
released December 13, 2018All compositions, mixing, mastering by Schmaidl.
Artwork by Schmaidl.
For the past couple years, Mos Emvy has breen delivering his music two tracks at a time via our fortyFive format. Today, he’s got more for you to enjoy with his debut blocSonic EP! Six tracks featuring his unique blend of electronic and trap… “Mantra” continues to expand on the sound we’ve been getting to know since 2016. Growth is good… music is good… bump these joints… enjoy.
Split vinyl album between long time Enough Records collaborators dSCi and the duo Parpar, two Portuguese projects sharing tours and a sensibility for the punk-rock free jazz type of sounds. This album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Milo Gomberoff at Hukot studio in Barcelona. Cover artwork by Katafu. A co-release effort by ATR, A Besta, Lepers, Epicericords, Et Mon Cul C’est Du Tofu?, Experimentáculo Records, Gaffer Records, Panda Records and Enough Records.
It is with great pleasure and eagerness that Recycled Plastics is able to introduce the listening world to Demi Odessa, a talented young man who has managed to create one of the best Summer albums we’ve ever heard. BODY MEMORY is notable not only because it is the first RP release to feature vocals, but because it embodies a beautiful confluence of youthful melancholy, seasonal playfulness, lo-fi charm and incredibly measured restraint. Elements of Demi Odessa can be traced all over the place, from warm tape-decked house music to minimal techno, from 1990’s trip hop records to classical synthpop – it’s all present, natural and unforced. Body Memory sounds easy, accessible and plays to both down and up moods at all the right points, still never letting the curtain pull back so much that we ever get a clear picture of the person behind it.
Keen listeners note: The limited edition CD-R comes with a disc-exclusive bonus track – a Milieu remix of “Don’t” that displaces Odessa’s lonesome vocals into a SAW 85-92 pool of bittersweetness for night-time cough syrup relaxation…
A dense darkness lifts your soul to sink into a velvety oblivion. Perhaps a little exaggerated, but in a way it could approach the definition that Steel Drama would give to their own productions. With this first EP entitled as themselves, Steel Drama are presented with four tracks of dark, epic and cinematic electronic music. Relax, turn off the light, turn up the volume and let yourself go.
A la mémoire de Ana Prr Prr Perdoba
released October 3, 2018Jean Rembarde : Vocals, Lyrics, FL Studio,Composition and Programming,
Claude Biscuit : Vocals, Lyrics, Philosophy, Artwork and respect
Ingénieur du Son : Jean Capdevieille
Mixage : Jean Rembarde, except “Justificatif” (no mixage)
Enregistré à New York, USA
DX11 sur Systems Of Love – Jean Rembarde
Enfermé Dans Le Gard – 2013
Systems Of Love – 2012
Des Devoirs Et Des Droits – 2015
On Est Chez Nous – 2011/2018
Jupiter vs DX7 – 2018
RMI Sans Famille – 2018
La Pena – 2010
Tete Dans Le Cul – 2012/2018
Cherchez La Couleur – 1998/2015
“Cherchez La Couleur” contains un sample of “Cherchez La Lumière” by Solar Quest. Le morceau est une réadaptation à la nouvelle sauce Rocky d’un vieux morceau de Rocky Controlo à l’époque de ses premiers essais (1998). Le Morceau s’appellait “Tiger’s Eye”. Réalisé avec Lucy Pons. Il y avait des dessins de pochettes provisoire à ce sujet, il reste encore à les retrouver.
“South Late Winter Dream / My Stars, My Perfect Silence”
Minus Pilots is percussionist Matt Pittori and bassist Adam Barringer. Together they weave sparse textures, crumbling atmospheres and fractured drones with currents of gentle crackle. Between post-rock and ambient, their music incline towards a form of refined abstraction, but always keeps a strong emotional side. And once again, on their new EP South Late Winter Dream/My Stars, My Perfect Silence, the duo masterfully mixes dreamy melodies with a complex work on sound textures and rhythmic micro-events.
Terranean Recordings bolsters the roster with the first outing by hot-blood Half-Lifer, presenting six mucky fusions of industrial spoil and sound system technology misuse. Working back to back with Luke Lund, they open up a caustic rift to a world of adulterated electronics, spawning a slanted vision of rhythmic solutions lugged from the bruxist fringe of the ‘floor.
We kick off with Luke’s helpings of gut-punching pressure. “Pusher” balances with tricky percussive odd-time sleights and ‘woofer bombs while “Blazed” veers off the atmosphere to a frenzied narcotic mania twisting samples of wheezer laughs. Fun’s over and an air of darkness enters on “Dregs” with its ear-shredding skree.
Passing the ball to Half-Lifer; “Dump Truck” and its razor sharp slashes, skeletal patterns and precise kick drum weight. Corrosive slurry textures dominate on the crunched out roughage of “Trash Compactor”. The EP signs off with nigh-beatless “Under” full of dread, tectonic low end movement and carefully placed shudder-inducing No U-Turn -esque shockout stabs.
All foreshadowing the imminent Half-Lifer debut album “Trigger Stacking” on Barely Here, of course.
This right here is not an album. This right here is not an EP.
This right here is a gift.
The best gift that a musician can receive.
The gift of inspiration.
A gift so overwhelming that needs to be given back in some kind of shape or form.
A gift of life, of love, turned into music.
Eight moments to lull you to sleep, to drive you home safe and sound, to hold you and warm you.
Lullabies are meant to make you close your eyes and numb your body, waiting for sleep to come and take away your weariness.
Lullabies are blankets, tales, emotions, caves, rays of light, windows, reassurances, and calm sands.
No rhythms whatsoever here, just flowing guitars, and sounds. To make you feel like a newborn child in the warmest embrace you can imagine, surrounded by the gentle sound of a grandfather playing you to sleep.
Sleep well child, sleep well you who listen, ‘cause someone is looking after you and he is eager to take the greatest gift of all and give it back to you.
To all of you.
– Luca Sproviero
“Alea iacta est, luck or chance, may well be the ideas navigated by the musical work of Aiggom Gaudium (pseudonym Sebastian Moggia), in his first publication in Pueblo Nuevo, who does justice to the name of this EP in a way that is mysterious and almost cryptic.
Translated into English, the title of the album means ‘the luck is cast’, probably in reference to the artistic courage of trying to control the uncontrollable through music. The development, a mixture between the past and that which ensues through time, are shown here in an amalgam of references through which the author moves -and has moved before-, comfortably, as much in the mixture of styles with denomination of origin, as in the resulting sonorities and a musicality of neat technical style.
Links with the ambient, tints of arrangements with origins in traditional instrumental music, abundant in thick beds, classical pianos and electronic sequences, real or simulated violins and jazzy drums, these make up this group of four compositions with kind and sometimes melancholic melodies, they provide glimpses of finely intertwined electronic treatments; they are sonic layers that advance in atmospheres and unimagined landscapes, that through multiple listens necessarily evoke a different time, as if Aiggom Gaudium had tempted luck, taking it by the horns and submitting it to his musical will.”
Claudio Pérez P.
Artista visual / Músico (Lars & iO, A+, C+, Usted No!)
(Santiago, Chile. Septiembre / September 2018)
“From Viña arrives to Pueblo Nuevo the interesting project Aiggom Gaudium, the intellectual property of the musician and producer Sebastián Moggia, whose name has been hitherto unknown in the small world of electronic music, and who makes his official debut with this collection of 4 tracks entitled ‘Alea Iacta Est’.
Sebastian, as he himself has defined it, travels in this EP through past lives in different personal projects and styles, as much within electronic music and outside it, including techno, house, psytrance, drum & bass, chill-out, jazz and classical music. In this work he constructs with delicate electronic and acoustic elements musical passages of an instrumental nature that ignite in distinct moments, and with varied textures, the omnipresent and conceptual darkness of the author.
We move here through different scenes and sensibilities in an environment that is dark, but developed with “plot and drama”, with an emphasis on the subtlety of well-produced and mixed synthetic sounds, orchestrated environments, dancing to the sound of good beats and percussion loops. Sebastian here presents stories, with developments and a kind of script with distinct scenes in a single musical tour, as in his beautiful track ‘I’m Late’, which delights with its pianos, synthesizers and voices processed through a path with different nuances and breaks.
‘Canto en Púrpura (Song in Purple)’ is another mysterious story of the composer, with good rhythmic movement from electronic and real drum loops, a bit like Massive Attack on their Mezzanine album, which holds warm touches of synthesized pads. An almost cinematic view of a desolate landscape, but exciting to contemplate.
Completing this work are the pieces ‘Quasi una Fantasía’ and ‘Cycling’, which comprise a more intense rhythmic attunement, coated with processed analog sounds, acoustic pianos and voices from a heartfelt, ceremonial, and distant song, as in a revealing dream. As the composer tells us in his title, ‘The luck is cast’, because on a personal level this adventurous soloist has started on the right foot, and I wish him the best in his creation and new pathways. Enjoy.”
(Santiago, Chile. Septiembre / September 2018)
The technoburlesque show Image Snatchers is a series of constantly changing and evolving episodes, now already in its sixth season. It is a modern take on burlesque, packed with witty feminist-inspired campy and queer humour and often critically commenting on the current socio-political landscapes and events both locally and beyond. The numbers enact actual political figures, like Angela Merkel, Melania Trump, and the local culture minister on one hand, or more general but psychologically detailed roles on the other, such as a chauvinist macho, a slow-walking grandma, or an android with a drinking problem. The music is sometimes used as a ready-made and an important reference to specific past era, scene or its vibe. Lip-syncing makes an appearance too and so do electronic bootleg edits or remix tracks. Popular songs are sung live, sometimes with lyrics changed to various degrees, whereas at other times completely original music is made by the collective. Different languages have so far been used – besides Slovenian and English obviously, we had lyrics sung in Portuguese, French, Chinese, Italian, German, and Serbo-Croatian in one way or another.
Out of the three tracks on the so called mainside part of this EP, two of them are rapped in Slovenian. “Vrtnice” (Roses) is a poetic but outspoken take on dismissive attitudes towards artists in contemporary politics and public life in general. It says that artists (“we are the culture squad”) are needed in a society to make everyone feel the life in colours, with a present mind and heart, for “roses” are needed as much as bread. “Dnevnik” (Daily news) features a bunch of performers-turned-MCs, sarcastically and critically touching upon various aspects of daily life: abortion, immigration, consumerism, capitalism, and mental health among others. In the refrain, it features a French-Portuguese performer in the role of an immigrant trying to sing widely known Slovene nursery rhymes while threatening with stereotypical threats attributed to immigrants: stealing jobs, kidnapping wives, and corrupting children.
Collaboration EP between our staff member ps and the German project OKAM. Four tracks of a journey through time and space. Dark ambient cinematic sounds riddled with field recordings and influences from shoegaze and breakcore.
Mahamboro adalah salah satu dari sekian banyak musisi dengan talenta yang menakjubkan. Menguasai beberapa alat musik sekaligus mengendalikan sendiri home recordingnya. Proyeknya kali ini berjudul Surup, yang menurutnya diistilahkan sebagai Trance Techno. Sebuah track yang cukup menarik dan membius. Terinspirasi dari kegiatan berkesenian merayakan hari kemerdekaan di kampung halamannya Magelang, ketika tari tarian tradisional membius penari dan para penonton. Kesurupan menjadi ritus yang biasa disaksikan. Musik yang disajikan Mahamboro sedikit banyak menggambarkan nuansa ketukan ritmis yang dengan hawa techno yang cukup menghipnotis. Track ini dirilis untuk ikut mendukung dan merayakan Indonesia Netaudio Festival 3.0. Selamat mendengarkan
“Landscape of the village with the smell of forest, milk and freshly baked bread (2018)”
Альбом проекта под названием Gradatsiya. Представляет собой 30-минутную атмосферную, успокаивающую, обволакивающую и умиротворяющую эмбиент-сессию. Атмсоферности данной записи придают некоторые звуки природы, звучащие на фоне. Почитателям данного жанра крайне рекомендуется.
vulnerabilis (remixes) is a remix album by closeyoureyes. The album includes remixes from artists from all over the world in different genres from ambient and noisy soundscapes to more classical pieces with violins and pianos. The album keeps the melancholy mood that was declared on “vulnerabilis”, but reveals new potential of original tracks.
Sometimes I… (Monumental Vintage)
Temps Plie (My Midnight Sun Remix)
Blu (It’s Too Late)
All By Myself
Midnight Meditation (Love Story Remix, feat. Eric Jackson)
For You (The Only)
Step Back Gamble
My Lonely Nights
Through Cold Seasons (Go On My Way)
How I Started (Loving You)
The Place Of…
Grunwalsky (feat. Ali G)
Eraserhat (David Lynch Tribute, Bonus Track)
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