The first release in 2018 came from Denmark. Jonas Reif provided us
three track EP. Svimmel (means dizzy): “I wanted this track to express shifting emotions, I also wanted to blend different signature elements of genres
such as acid, DnB, Breakbeat”. Faser (means phases): A movement through different states of mind. Flerform (means multiple forms): “I was inspired by 80’s aesthetics and
old skool funk, which I wanted to put in the context of acid/IDM”.
We are so happy to release ‘Noise Band in My Garden‘ by Dako Loop Orchestra and Lezet.
Lezet introduces a true music hero, the inimitable Darko Jovanovic, to the Etched Traumas community, by means of a split/collab “why the dance rhythm? l definitely live in the loop, and I do things the way I should.”
“For some years now, the Córdoban producer Martín Castro, aka MRTN-CSTR, has been surprising us with his creations, ever since releasing his debut album “Kr0m” through Pueblo Nuevo in 2014. This time he presents “((- -SEKU -_- EKU- -))“, an album comprising 7 tracks with an aesthetic he has developed through “patches”, which he designs himself for the software “Reaktor” from “Native Instrument.” These allows him to create an idiosyncratic style, with industrial sounds, granular trips, and glitches, as he develops a penetrating IDM with intense and sometimes devastating environments that make us think for a few minutes that we are in an empty and abandoned city, where only robots live and humans are extinct.
With a sound marked by broken and changing percussion, approaching that of new-acid, “((- -SEKU -_- EKU- -))“, produced by one of the most talented current musicians in Argentine electronics, is a highly recommended album.”
(Valparaíso, Chile. Marzo / March 2018).
Premier album de 6klop, Naskigo est le fruit d’un an et demi de travaux aussi bien expérimentaux que plus traditionnels.
L’album relate une histoire qu’on ne raconte pas, parle des choses qu’on ne dit pas.
Ce n’est pas un voyage, encore moins un périple, au contraire.
First album of 6klop, Naskigo is the result of one year and half of work.
It tells a story that we can’t tell, talk about things that we can’t speak.
It’s not a journey, not a trip, quite the reverse.
Recorded in Dieppe (France) between 2015 and 2017.
Music composed by Romain Aupaix-Lecloux-Bésiat [Alb].
Artwork by Cassiopée Facheris.
Art Electronix comes back releasing with our netlabel offering you a straight remix EP of one of their tracks. Just like the style of the genre, this release is the stirring in various forms of the primal matter of the first track, and stil it renders a powerful shot of all the Artist’s feature.
But let Egene and Katerina themselves tell about the concept of “Inside The Box EP:
«At the end of this summer our colleague from Poland (who works under the pseudonym Ixirell) wrote to us to send him samples from the title track.
After that, we invited another DJ and musician from Ukraine (Breaksage) to write down his version as well.
The cover was developed by the VJ Lena Dzhurina.
The concept of this work is primarily in the minimalism and psychological mental hooks, which often have to be worked out by creative people working with a limited set of tools. Thus, the idea of this collection is an example of how a musician using a small set of instruments, depending on personal perceptions, skills and psychological qualities, is able to come up, develop and transform a certain musical idea, inviting an outside observer to immerse himself in the inner world of the creator and his approach.
And it is this minimal approach that suggested the title of the track, since the music was made using only two box devices (a bass synth and a drum machine).
We recently learned about the experiment of Ludwig Wittgenstein, who showed that people are not able to understand each other to the end. This experiment was called “The Beetle in a Box” and we were interested in the concept that there are many interpretations of how the creative idea should develop and only when compared with already known paradigms a person can make some sort of conclusion, such as: it’s original, and it is primitive, or it pleases, and it saddens, but these conclusions can still be wrong or misunderstood. Therefore, we decided to tie together the idea of imperfection of human relations, the frequent inability to correctly understand one’s inner world and the chance to minimalism, as a way to return to the source. To that state without piling up with all sorts of concepts, where you can try to realize what kind of “Beetle or bug” is inside your box, and also whether you can be considered a beetle what lies in your neighbor’s box».
The prolific as ever Zach Bridier is back on Mahorka with his main genre-merging and style-hopping electronic music project Captive Portal with another 5 track EP! This time around, it’s guitar based music in a shoegaze-like style. Sit back, relax, and enjoy. Gazing at shoes is not obligatory. And, this time around, the EP comes also as a very limited edition cassette co-release with Zach’s own DBD Tapes.
Planetary Dislocations” is a journey through space, from lush garden worlds to barren exoplanets. It is a sonic landscape intent on portraying inconceivably far away places and unimaginable circumstances, a dream about intelligence, technology and the future.
Simulations of random behaviour lead us through an artificial organic space. The machines become our nature, as we venture into the abyss.
My second release under the guise of ‘fascinating earthbound objects’ finds it’s way to your ears in the form of this 20 track album. Running the gamut of unrestricted genre exploration, expect a little bit of everything.
-c. ‘transient’ martin
The Spacebirds project was born in 2008 in Moscow. The composition of the group is an ironic understanding of synth dance music 1980-1990-ies and, in the first place, from genres such as New Wave, Synthpop, Spacesynth, Disco, Synthdance. Most of the songs Spacebirds recorded using children’s musical instruments (synthesizers Casio SA-21, SA-46, etc.), mobile analog gadgets (Volca Series from Korg) and even software based on Android (Caustic-3, SunVox, etc.). Spacebirds music is upbeat, ironic “toy synthwave / post new-wave” with a strong sci-Fi and space themes and, of course, with nostalgia for 80 years. The project exists as in the format of One-Man-Band and a full lineup of three or four musicians.
For its 35th release, Da ! Heard It Records plunges your head into a broth of funk ideas.
A shark fin floats in Wankers United’s polygon soup. Out from the depths, the creature imagined by Elise Kobisch-Miana that illustrates this new album seems to be attracted by the surface after a very long sleep. Truth be told, in this new production, both references and fresh ideas abound.
Great master of skweee in France through his label Mazout, Thomas Lanza has always had a taste for electronic kludges and syncopated rhythms, which were inherited from his hip hop background. After trying his hand at this style on a number of compilations, he released his first album on American label Ausland in 2017 and serves it again with Da ! Heard It Records with a series of pieces as the pièce de résistance.
In the kitchen, one finds with pleasure everything that gives his usual productions their charm, but prepared here with the desire to respect traditions. Immersed in a bath of acid and electro old school, the ingredients of this elaborate recipe will remind sensitive music lovers of the original flavors, somewhere between Cybotron and the beautiful hours of the Warp label. The result, beyond the skweee that he regularly cooks up, rather leans towards a playful IDM that was rid of the superfluous.
Developing the evolution of the sound arrangements with precision throughout the pieces, Thomas leaves no room for chance in his joyous blend, and he demonstrates that, over the course of more than fifteen years, he has acquired solid experience in the field. No stranger to Luke Vibert, whose influence is obvious here, he nevertheless spices up his melodies with a lovely oriental touch and yet shows, if more showing was needed, that life is good in Saint-Ouen.
Tedium Swing adalah keisengan dari Zainal Arifin yang ingin tetap produktif di waktu luangnya. Tedium Swing memainkan musik lo-fi, atau swing, dan juga chillhop. Tak disangka keisengannya membuat musik sejak Juli 2017 hingga jadilah 18 lagu yang ia kemas dalam “Reflection”.
Jogja beberapa hari ini diguyur hujan tanpa ampun dari pagi hingga pagi keesokannya. Bahkan tidak memberikan jeda untuk sekedar menjemur pakaian; tidak memberikan kesempatan untuk berjalan ke warung burjo yang jaraknya hanya beberapa meter saja dari rumah tanpa kebasahan. Tapi kawan..masih ada payung jika tidak mau kebasahan. Atau kalau tidak mau basah-basah kehujanan kalian bisa hanya berdiam diri di rumah dan mendengarkan “Reflection”. Coba rasakan ‘percakapan ombak’ atau ‘reflection’ atau ‘saturdate’ yang kelabu. Atau track ‘doa minggu pagi’ dengan suara-suara oldiesnya membuat ingin bernostalgia.
Chains of musical events collected in the album. The regularities set by the author are reflected in the listeners and create a pleasant, mysterious world of sound experiments and abstractions. Technical futuristic music with pleasant consequences.
“Birthmarks” by Slit In Slot is an emotional, harsh and considered work. A precise, even meticulous amalgam of field recordings, ambient and noise music, the release combines as much as it dissects all of its core components. The resulting music is sometimes drifting, sometimes scorching but always remaining humane. Beneath “Birthmarks” lies a strong and personal concept, a complex understanding of sound and an obsessive desire to transform the sonic ruins of our shared reality into new worlds.
released November 28, 2017
via Amek and Mahorka
digital release + limited edition (50 pcs) cassette
Music by Yavor Grancharov
Artwork photography by Dilyana Dimova
Are you ready for some dope new music? Hope you are because we’ve got Empire, the new EP by Cutside. With five potent tracks of pure, uncut trip-hop, the it also features a not-to-be-missed collabo with none other than KIN/LUCK! Enjoy.
Be sure to also checkout Cutside’s new interview with Music Manumit!
Props to Cutside for once again delivering that dope stuff!
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“We are musicians who live and create at the edge of the world, who over two decades have worked to represent through sound and image various aspects of our habitat. ‘Ciencia Sur‘ (Southern Science) continues this trajectory, addressing the subject of field research. This work was conceived as a musical and audiovisual journey through the imposing landscapes of Patagonia and Antarctica, where science is developed in extreme conditions, as it seeks to answer transcendental questions about the past, present and future of the planet we inhabit.
The composition and recording of these works developed between July and September, combining the use of synthesizers with the use of unusual resources, such as the recording of sounds and electromagnetic emissions emitted by laboratory instruments and the conversion into sound of fossil images and diagrams concerning Climate Change through special software. We launched it in the framework of the opening of the IX Latin American Congress of Antarctic Science, an event that in early October 2017 brought together more than 300 researchers in the city of Punta Arenas (Chile).
The presentation of these works is accompanied by images provided by the Department of Communications and Education of the Chilean Antarctic Institute, which shows excavations in Cerro Guido (Torres del Paine commune), marine studies in the Magallanes channels, and images of the last two versions of the Antarctic Scientific Expedition (ECA), the latter including recordings made with drones on Chilean scientific bases in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetlands.
For us, it is very important to link art with the science that is being realized in the territory that we inhabit, because we believe that being of the Magallanes concerns not only knowing about our regional past, but also in imagining a future based on the search for knowledge. This work is dedicated to the women and men who study both the remote past and the uncertain future, entering the southern bastions. There, between the wind and the ice, they are discovering the keys to our destiny.”
(Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile. Octubre / October 2017)
“Project inspired by ever-changing London landscape.
‘E2’ – title of that EP is a first part of East London post-code,
a place I used to live, that was recently demolished for new buildings made of Aluminum, Tempered Glass and Rubber & Wood.”
“Proyecto inspirado en la constante transformación de Londres, concretamente en el “East London post-code”, lugar donde vivía, que fue recientemente demolido para construir nuevos edificios hechos de aluminio, vidrio templado y caucho y madera.”
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