Tedium Swing – Reflection

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Tedium Swing

“Reflection”

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.

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DJ Illiad Mendel – Curse of Dragon

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DJ Illiad Mendel

“Curse of Dragon”

DJ Illiad Mendel merupakan proyek bermusik bergenre
DJ-elektronik yang terbentuk sejak tahun 2016. Tahun 2016, DJ Illiad merilis
single berjudul “Underground Dance
Clubs” di bandcamp. Setelah itu di awal tahun 2017 ikut dalam CD kompilasi “Bhinneka Tungal Ika” besutan dari PROGANIZER
x ERMUSIC RCRDS.
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Ölü Körpē – Travel

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Ölü Körpē

“Travel”

“Travel” – A Collection of Sounds, Signals, Hums, and Noises

Only one permanent member (Achmad Luthfi), Ölü Körpē – “dead baby” in Azerbaijan – creates and carries instrumental/ambient/noise. The material ideas are based on readings and spectacles that are resistant to confusion, discomfort and jumble because that is what happens when a person is confronted with a strange situation; a dead baby.

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Potential DifferenSe – Coinchain

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Potential DifferenSe

“Coinchain”

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.
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Fabio Keiner – Autumn Elegies

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Fabio Keiner

“Autumn Elegies “

A warm cold amniotic and cathartic liquid, find yourself on the edge of a wood, feel the leaves play for us. Ambient, neo classical, are just two of the adjectives we could give for this music by the composer Fabio Keiner, a master in creating atmospheres carved in Carrara marble or in the water of a lake at the passage of a swan. Fabio is Austrian and visiting his bandcamp https://fabiokeiner.bandcamp.com, you will discover a fantastic world of a true sonorous and visionary magician that will take you very far. We are honored to be able to publish a record of a musician of such stature, able to capture the heart as few, but above all to make the mind fly for a high-level ambient.

Un caldo freddo liquido solido amniotico e catartico, ritrovarsi sul limitare di un bosco, sentire le foglie suonare per noi. Ambient, neo classica, sono solo due degli aggettivi che potremmo dare per questa musica del compositore Fabio Keiner, un maestro nel creare atmosfere scolpite nel marmo di Carrara o nell’acqua di un lago al passaggio di un cigno. Fabio è austriaco e visitando il suo bandcamp https://fabiokeiner.bandcamp.com , scoprirete un mondo fantastico di un vero mago sonoro e visionario che vi porterà lontanissimo. Siamo onorati di poter pubblicare un disco di un musicista di tale levatura, capace di catturare il cuore come pochi, ma soprattutto di far volare le mente per un ambient di altissimo livello.

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Ministik – Meridian

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Ministik

“Meridian”

Maximal techno and beyond. Filled with polyrhythmic melodies and offscale sounds, precisely controlled bass-lines, massive kicks and sharp percussions.

Scratchy analog electronic ruminations from a quiet veteran Ministik, that ebb and flow like natural processes of evolution, growth or/and decay.

Perception and alienation, with (re)use of techniques, sources, and designs are the main features in his work expressing the world as the artist sees it.

Strange shifting rhythms, finely shaped clouds of noise, and distant techno patterns. Ministik is not a normal DJ. This craftsman will invite you to lose yourself in the depths of the abstract sounds and surreal melodies on concrete based drum patterns.

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Eigenidyll – Bambi, das Schweinchen, das Kind und sein Vater (und wie es nach Hause ging)

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Eigenidyll

Bambi, das Schweinchen, das Kind und sein Vater (und wie es nach Hause ging)

Tobias Schmitt: objects, digital-processing
Sascha Stadlmeier : guitar, effects, sampler-processing

attenuation effect ° 1013 ° 2017
live @ xerox exotique – INM, Frankfurt, 26.11.17
thanks to Tilmann Jakob ° dedicated to animal life
recording, mastering, photography and design by EMERGE

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Walt Thisney – single-O

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Walt Thisney

“single-O”

Tired of always being doing something. Always always always. Tapping, clicking, meeting, partying, exercising, networking. Working hard, playing hard, living hard.
Keep it up like that and listen Single-O by Walt Thisney.

Juan Antonio Nieto – Airports & Hotels

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Juan Antonio Nieto

“Airports & Hotels”

Airports & Hotels is a compilation of the sounds I have found in the trips I have made in recent years.

The sources of these sounds are field recordings made at different airports, on airplanes and in hotels. In these last ones the recordings are improvisations with the elements that I found in them and their different stays. These recordings were made with the windows open to capture the sounds of the outside, rain, traffic, people talking, etc.

These sounds were mixed, trying to maintain, as much as possible, the spirit they had at their origin, and rather than identifying the sounds, I wanted them to be intuited.

The different titles of the tracks refer to the places where they were recorded. The majority were mastered and completed in Madrid.
– Juan Antonio Nieto

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V.A. – Fusion Compilation 11

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V.A.

“Fusion Compilation 11”

Netlabel: Fusion
Cat#: FN_50
Genre | Style: Abstract, Ambient, Electronica, Glitch, Hip-Hop, IDM
Duration: 00:38:28
Released: 01.01.2018

Tracklist:
01. Optogram – Bloody Faces
02. Nyctophiliac – Edge Of Doom
03. PI/0 – DRAG
04. Holly x CMRN – Ambedo
05. IG88 – Want
06. PROJEKT 90 – STRYCH
07. Nick R 61 – In Heaven talk about Ocean & Sunset
08. Azaleh feat. Axel Grassi-Havnen – Astral
09. g4som4t – black silence
10. shocky – close
11. Zoohead – System of Waves

*Optogram appear courtesy of Minus Habens Records.

Fotos: Dmitry Baryshnikov
Artwork: Nick Rostov

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Martin Rach – Dream Fog Light

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Martin Rach

“Dream Fog Light”

Recording of cruise ships passing through a fog in Oslo fjord

and some noodlings by the fjord

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Filmy Ghost – The Echo of Invisible Trees

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Filmy Ghost

“The Echo of Invisible Trees”

“The Echo of Invisible Trees” is an extended noise composition
with slightly varying tones, the concept of the work is to create
an enveloping and dark atmosphere, which provokes a
certain tension and absorption in the receiver.
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LE SYNDICAT MMX – Chaos Superior

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LE SYNDICAT MMX

“Chaos Superior”

Unreleased Pieces Extracted from Live Sessions Performed in 2010 & 2011.

Le Syndicat MMX are:

Popsonne:
Portable Noise Generators, Effectors, Home Made Instruments, Microphone

Ruelgo: Laptop, Scratch, Effectors, Microphone

Scramble System:
Laptop, Effectors, Didgeridoo, Toy Instruments, Microphone

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Maxim Kornyshev – Mellifluous

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Maxim Kornyshev

“Mellifluous”

Maxim Kornyshev is looking for relevant musical solutions, combining elements of new age, free improvisation, chillout, instrumental music and electronic styles. The musician grows and develops his musical taste, creating tracks with a harmonious and light sound. Just relax by listening to “Mellifluous”, let the feelings be what they are …
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Фиорд – Невзялазь

Walt Thisney РD̩rive

Walt Thisney

“Dérive”

Foshan Roots – Sky Warrior Dub

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Foshan Roots

“Sky Warrior Dub”

We are starting a new series of releases, exploring and re-discovering Springline Records, one of the most underrated reggae and dub labels. It has been operational from 2003 until 2012, releasing music on vinyl, on audio tapes and later in digital format. With artists coming mainly coming from the UK underground, the style of the label was strongly influenced by the Jamaican roots music of the 70s with a sound very kin to that of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s Black Ark studio.

But the resemblance to Black Ark studio goes far more than just the sound and the music. After 10 years of operation, two vinyl releases and many tapes and digital releases the label stopped its operations. All releases were discontinued in 2013 & all master recordings were lost or destroyed or on purpose deleted/thrown away, with the owner of the label deciding to put an end to that musical adventure. What is left nowadays are some articles and reviews on the internet, reminding the era of a great label, which unfortunately did not get the recognition it deserved.

All this happened at the time when Dubophonic was just starting its own musical adventure in 2013. We don’t know if it was meant to be, if a higher force controls everything and connects everything together, but thanks to Gibsy Rhodes, owner of Springline Records, we got our hands on some crucial tunes found forgotten on a hard disc, which was saved from destruction. Ruff takes, dubplates, alternative cuts, demos and a few unreleased works; a true treasure to our ears!

>From our new series entitled The lost archive of Springline Records comes Sky Warrior Dub. It was never released before, until today! Foshan Roots was formed as a studio band by Thomas Dewey and Brad Turner in the summer of 2012 in the UK, working together on various projects (Roots, Reggae, Dub). Being able to establish a great connection and to overstand each other telepathically, the musical workings just started flowing. The name of their band reflects the vibes of their music.

All recordings & mixes were done in their own studio (CAF Studios) named after a very inspirational roots album. Brad & Tom play all the instruments themselves, shared out equally, so to give a different feel each time. Sky Warrior Dub consists of nine dubwise tracks in a deep rootikal style, reflecting the mystical vibes of the band! Welcome to Foshan Roots, the peaceful ZEN-warriors. Enjoy the journey to Jah music!

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Gozne – Fin del Tiempo

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Gozne

“Fin del Tiempo”

“‘Fin del Tiempo’ (‘End of Time’) is not a religious work, although in the creative process, passages from the Bible were the source of inspiration for the concept; for this reason, included along with the download of the album is a PDF document with the verses used.

The ‘Non Human‘ robot has been reduced to the minimum expression, a microchip with software. This allows his artificial brain to survive practically intact to the holocaust of the ‘Fin del Tiempo’.

‘Fin del Tiempo’ is the conclusion of a series of works under one concept with the aliases of Gozne and Zacarías Malden.

‘Fin del Tiempo’ initiates the definitive fusion of styles, where the rhythmic essence of Gozne merges with the purely experimental style of Zacarías Malden.

‘Nation will rise against nation; there will be earthquakes in many places, hunger and turmoil, terror and signs in the heavens; it is necessary for this to happen, but it is not yet the end. ‘ (Jesus of Nazareth). This is also the ‘Fin del Tiempo’, believe it or not, it is already happening.

For this described above, it was appropriate to write the review and / or presentation of the work myself (Gozne), to take the opportunity to thank my family, while ending a stage of my musical career and at the same time initiating another that is more abstract and primitive, minimalist and practically binary, both in audio and video.”

Eduardo Gozne
(Quilpué, Chile. Diciembre / December 2017)

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MARIO GUIDA – TiLT {serie2}

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MARIO GUIDA

“TiLT {serie2}”

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Bratenschneider – No Time At All EP

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Bratenschneider

“No Time At All EP”

Second EP by Bratenschneider (in English ‘Roast Cutter’) on Digital Diamonds. This time Matthias has cut some juicy psy-tech minimal filets for you, flavored with fresh progressive electro spices.
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Various – Trip to Proxima B

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Various

“Trip to Proxima B”

This years VA Christmas release has a space theme. Taking you from here to far away Proxima B, being space themed we have some epic ambient passages (drifting through space) mixed in with some IDM beats and melodical work (as if a transmission from earth fades in, and you’re able to break the silence and tranquility).

As usual a showcase of unreleased artists, the best submissions of the year. A particular favourite track is by Rephazer, which is a remix of Honeyboy Edwards ‘Catfish Blues’. This is featured with special permission of Document Records, and I think it’s fantastic and fits the theme of the whole VA perfectly.

Enjoy this amazing compilation and see you in 2018!

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Thuoom – reCycle 2

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Thuoom

“reCycle 2”

As Thuoom closes his second grand cycle in order to begin a studio hiatus, there are two compilation albums released simultaneously.

“reCycle 2 is a compilation album that draws together a bunch of unreleased tunes that I composed during my second grand cycle (2013-2017). These 13 tracks didn’t fit on any album I released during this period but deserve to be out there nevertheless, showcasing different sides of my style of electroacoustic music.”

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Thuoom – 10 years in noise

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Thuoom

“10 years in noise”

As Thuoom closes his second grand cycle in order to begin a studio hiatus, there are two compilation albums released simultaneously.

During the last ten years or so, while working on the Thuoom sound, Tuomo has also experimented with several (harsh) noise/avant-garde themes. As these pieces never quite fitted any other place, they are presented here for the first time, together and in a chronological order. Spellonia features Mala playing synth with Thuoom.

Instruments used on this record: algorithms, breathing, broken cord, Casio CTK-601 synth, coin, computer keyboard, cord, diarrhoea, electric guitar, electroacoustic guitar, faucet, glitches, human voice, kettle, midi, note book, sofa, speaker feedback, staple, table

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Glintsik – Butter Dream

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Glintsik

“Butter Dream”

Tracks list:

Arkid
Regression
Indoctrination
Springtime
Red Bush
Making Tapes
Town Lights
Seaside
Matchbox Cars
Broken Home
Lightning Storms
Toys
Hashish
Cycles Of Time
Hilly B
Slow Days
Owl In The Tree
Learning To Ride

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Cialyn – The Lone Thistle

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Cialyn

“The Lone Thistle”

Kahvi Christmas 2017. The second in our Christmas lineup is another classic sentimentality driven EP from our favourite Boards of Canada inspired artist – Cialyn.

Eight tracks of blissful moody and subtle beats, off key leads and nostalgic pads, marking a delicate and warming audio treat for the Christmas season.

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