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.
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!
01.Sun Ambient – Rising Sun
02.Sun Ambient – The Beginning Of The Way
03.Sun Ambient – Unlimited Aspiration
04.Sun Ambient – Minuet DMOLL
05.Sun Ambient – Lonely Ruins
06.Sun Ambient – Setting Sun
07.Sun Ambient – Under The Stars
From 1979 to 1983, the Australian Terse Tapes label made cassette compilations. These are in danger of becoming “classics”, a complete betrayal of the energy that made them. There is no better antidote to cloying nostalgia than the corpse getting up and refusing the funeral.
So instead say that from 1979 to 2015, Terse Tapes made compilations, and here is more of the same. You could put it on a cassette if that matters.
I invited a few people I know, and they invited a few people they know, and music started to arrive in my inbox. I refused to listen to any of it until April Fools day. No one curated anything, although some people were nice enough to chase up their friends.
Having heard this music over the last 24 hours I can divide it into some useful ‘sides’, but keep in mind you are able to arrange it however you like in this non-linear wonderland in which we are trapped.
Side A: people who have doubts about music.
Side B: people who do not fear a pretty tune.
Side C: people that make graphs and grids.
Side D: people who could plausibly perform in a public ale house
Side T: time lords
Although supplied for no payment, there are specific rights attached to the recordings, which remain the property of the artists. Do not sell this music for a profit, do not use this music for any commercial purpose, including but not limited to, placement alongside advertisements or behind paywalls.
released 01 April 2015
Organised by Tom Ellard at Terse Tapes, Sydney, Australia. Contents made in the USA, UK, Canada, Switzerland, Australia and other parts of the universe that man may visit from time to time. May contain nuts.
Today TWG closes it’s doors. Seeing us off, piggy legend barbeque is releasing his latest with us, a mesh of chilled footwork, tinges of acid and a whole lot of ambient leanings; a release as kinetically moving as it is emotionally so.
Featuring chilled vaporware-by-R&B footwork cuts like ‘c-a n..a d..i a_n __d..r..u-g s_t-o-r e-‘, sampled vox-heavy tracks like the near vocaloid ‘i want to hold u but i can’t’, and pieces more in line with his older output (‘indie.fuckboy’), ‘transient portals’ is eight tracks of eclectic perfection, taking a single overarching genre and fucking it every way possible. ‘transient portals’ takes barbeque’s recorded outputs to a new level, being easily his most condensed and realised release to date, ambition realised.
This is the first solo-release by TONYLIGHT, the one and the only 8bit precursor. “Chosen Works 09-14 (vol.1)” is a selection of compositions made by Tony since 2009 in order to build-up his live performances along Europe. Tony’s beats de-construction gradually grows-up during the listening transforming this release into the most hypnotic music labyrinth you can think of. Repetitive percussions dominate patterns to create an infinite obsessional journey. Brain-cutting patterns to recall the most acid and rhythmic Rephlex and Warp productions. Lysergic journey. Move your body to save your brain w/TONYLIGHT!
pivotone are a Japanese music duo composed of Gnyonpix and Gaki(from Bakirinosu). Electric tracks by Gnyonpix and the singing voice of Gaki weave unique music.”Soshu-Yakyoku” is a cover of the classic sung in the movie “Shina No Yoru”.This song will be a surprise if you are familiar with smoothness of the original version.Artwork is by collage artist Sara Shimizu.She images sounds falling surface of nightriver.
Number three of the finals sees the release debut of ‘Manchester’s Top Geeza’ HODSON, of ex-Skin Walker fame, flexing his musical muscles under the weight of this titanic mixture of spoken word, dnb, glitch and trip hop.
Dispelling specific genre focus in favour of atmospheric and tonal meanderings, HODSON’s five track effort covers aeons of ground, self-regarded in genre terms by HODSON himself as one only named ‘Particular’. Using chiptune as just one of several instruments, only adding further colour to the rich patchwork of influences on show, HODSON also adds sampled vocals and his own spoken word to weigh down tracks with an emotional vibrancy not seen often within the scene. From the delicate duality of guitar tones and big beat-esque drums in ‘Pink & Blue’, to the thick, suffocated dnb in ‘Somewhere Down In The West’ or the throbbing almost acidic bass in ‘Out To Pasture’, Colours That Glow In The Dark is as surprising as it is diverse, and another welcome addition to the TWG roster that we are estatic to be bringing to you.
The first in our final splurge of releases comes in the form of a label debut for LPGT Hip-Hop / R&B producer aviel brown, giving us a tight 5 track EP that seeps emotion in tomes.
From the opening, tear-inspiring tones of ‘sony’ (be careful with this song, if you’re looking at anyone whilst it plays it’s likely sony’s melody will make you fall in love with them), gorrila_tears rolls like liquid from speakers, a soppy emotional mesh of sampled voices, Holy Konni-esque tones and tears. From the jazzy groove and ballad tones of ‘sleep_well’ to the almost orchestally infulenced throes of passion seen in the title track, gorrila_tears is immensely well crafted throughout.
Mixing jazz, hip-hop and R&B in equal measures, aviel sounds both recognizable and totally unique simultaneously. Fitting into TWG’s remit of emotional esotericism, making this a release we’re incredibly excited to be setting off our countdown to closing.
Pais / Ciudad: España / Madrid
Estilo: Chiptune, Glitch, Industrial, Techno
2. Short Circuit
3. Funking Beat
4. Questions Of Identity
6. Drum Rotator
8. One, Two, Three, Four
9. Toy Army
10. Robotic Activity
“No Human nos presenta sus más tensos pensamientos. Razonamiento industrial, mecánica techno a merced de seres sintéticos. Ruido y dolor como solo ellos lo entienden. Comunicación a 8 bits, duros ritmos maquinales, kaos en la factoría.
Disfruta de la reconversión industrial, deja de ser humano!”
TWG turns two today! And to celebrate, sleepytimejesse has offered up a highly emotional, broken ambient release teeming with atmosphere, dread and serenity.
Sounding almost like soundtrack to a giallo film crossed with a haunted tape deck, Goblin via Trent Reznor, sleepytimejesse carves out an 18 minute cascade sounding more like tonal poetry than anything else in the chiptune scene today. This release also does a good job of summarising TWG’s long-held mission statement: esoteric music full of emotion, the experimental and the affective glued together.
It’s hard to describe a piece of work that is as much felt as it is heard, so instead, celebrate our anniversary with us by turning off the lights and the music up: it’s definitely a journey worth taking.
Haling from Chile, The Waveform Generator is very happy to be releasing the newest release from the South American ‘King of Chiprave’, with the title being cemented within this three-track, latin-inspired dancefloor crater-creator.
Lumina sees Analog reaching the peak of his rave composition skills, with three tracks spitting kinetic grooves through an unrelenting fourteen minutes. With frequent nods to Latin and House music, Analog has crafted his most eclectic, condensed, affective and somehow sprawling release yet.
Whilst The Waveform Generator usually deals in the esoteric, the Deep House tones, Nanoloop manipulation and lofi attitude of Lumina give an irresistibly unorthodox take on very modern dance and club music, a maelstrom of mainstream numbers frothing with tomes of leftfield ideas just below the surface. Made for neon nights and strobing smoke-filled pits, Lumina is just as effective in a home environment. And you’ll still get as sweaty.
Following the similarly titled release of 2010, TWG are very proud to be presenting the second ‘Serial Experiments…’ album by Spain’s best glitch, Love Through Cannibalism.
Musically, the release traverses more ground than possibly any TWG before it: chipbreak dripped in dissonance, serene and glitched out melodic passages, mind-bending sample work, downtempo lurching, pure unaccommodating noise, to name but a few. Walking the tightrope between pure genius and unlistenable garbage, Love Through Cannibalism has made a name for himself by being unrestrictive, distinct and with incredible talent, and here, on ‘Serial Experiments Tangela 2’, we find him reaching his apex, further forwarding TWG’s propagandic push towards experimental chiptune. A release that needs to be listened to rather than glanced at to be appreciated, take some time out, draw the curtains and become infused in the pure esotericism of it all. Or he’s trolling us all. You never know with LxTxC…
Have you ever heard of the Sonic Potions LXR?
It is an open DIY drum synth by Sonic Potions. Members of the Sonic Potions forum want to show with their contributions that the LXR is much more than that – it’s an live performace tool.
All tracks are direct recordings of live performances using the LXR as the only instrument flavoured by external effects.
In addition to the first track, which is a seamless mix of all contributions by Möbius, the individual tracks are also included in this release.
So, have fun to dive into the world of the Sonic Potion LXR and explore what can be done with this wonderful machine!
This compilation ranging from ambient to house is dedicated to Julian Schmidt, the founder of Sonic Potions and the creator of the LXR synthesizer.
album, berlin, cc, gemafrei, hyp015, hyptracks, michael rueter, mighty tone, mighty town, mischwerktanzen, netaudio, root juice hyp015, sebastian gori, tech:on – Artist: Mighty Tone aka Mighty Town
– Title: root juice
– Cat-Nr: hyp015
– Release Date: 01 mai 2014