Wankers United – Polygon Soup

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Wankers United

“Polygon Soup”

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.

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Air Protection Office – Sky is the limit but the sky is inside my mind

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Air Protection Office

“Sky is the limit but the sky is inside my mind”

Ekar is pleased to share this brand new release by Air Protection Office;
A reflection about the concept of limit driven by this electronic sound inspired by the early 2000.
The CD version is also available,following of course the 2000’s style, have a look on the bandcamp!
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CRPTC – Peaks

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CRPTC

“Peaks”

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Nuova apparizione e nuovo artista alle manopole
nelle pagine di EPHEDRINANETLABEL,
da un bellissimo posto che nessuno mai saprà, del pianeta terra,
arriva Mr CRPTC ed il suo mondo
fatto di suoni Techno filtrati tra maglie sonore IDM e richiami oscuri
che sicuramente vi piacerà ascoltare in cuffia mentre nella notte
vi affacciate dalle vostre finestre di casa,
per vedere se qualcuno vi ha seguito!!!!
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M.Clike aka CRPTC – Italy.
The first approach to the music is when he starts around 1998 as hip hop dj/producer playing and sampling his personal collection of old and rare records.
Changed radically in 2002 pointing toward the electronic music, starting to mix breakbeat, house and techno.
Today he produces sperimental, ambient and electronic music in general.
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CRPTC – Peaks
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TRACKLIST:
01_CRPTC – Jumping haze
02_CRPTC – Landscapes textures
03_CRPTC – Don’t Hate Me
04_CRIPTURE (crptc + structure) – Lullaby
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M.Clike aka CRPTC – Italia.
Il primo approccio alla musica è quando inizia nel 1998 come dj / producer hip hop, suonando e remixando la sua collezione personale di record vecchi e rari.
È cambiato radicalmente nel 2002, puntando verso la musica elettronica, cominciando a mescolare breakbeat, house e techno.
Oggi produce tracce che spaziano dall’IDM, all’ambient sino ad arrivare nelle galassie più lontane.
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Special guest da MILANO Mr STRUCTURE che appare nella quarta traccia con un Lullaby per le vostre notte insonni….
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Kinza – Sei Shin-Byoin

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Kinza

“Sei Shin-Byoin”

An interesting and slightly different release this time from guest artist Kinza.

Some elements of oldskool 90s techno appear in this quirky but refreshingly interesting 6 track EP, even some kind of avante garde (reminiscent of some John Cage-type) nuances, but they all ‘add up’ into a nice, cohesive track… challenging to begin with, yet drawing you in as they progress.

Track of choice is Here we go again, which starts off in a very oldskool melody kind of way, then moves into small breaks and then ends with a mix of c64 sounding arpeggios and a 4/4. Great stuff!

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Yomgaille – Repetition and Motion

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Yomgaille

“Repetition and Motion”

It’s been a long while since Kahvi went back to it’s roots, and this guest artist defines the sound that made Kahvi originally.

Oldskool tracks brought up to the 21st Century (yes, Kahvi started in the 20th Century!) with the latest synths and sounds, but in a similar style to the old tracker scene that kicked off back in the late 80s.

Yomgaille with his EP Repetition and motion shows there are plenty of diverse textures and themes from those days, but the oldskool vibe is there throughout, giving you a taste of nostalgia if you’re familiar of those bygone days, or a fresh example if you’re a newbie. For this oldskooler, tracks A, B, C bring back that reminder of the good old days in the late 80s when trackers ruled the scene.

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Lluvia Acida – Ciencia Sur

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Lluvia Acida

“Ciencia Sur”

“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.”

Lluvia Ácida
(Punta Arenas, Magallanes, Chile. Octubre / October 2017)

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Basic Elements – Electronic Landscapes

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Basic Elements

“Electronic Landscapes”

Basic Elements third release on CerebralAudio channels electro while paying homage to electronic music masters.

Basic Elements is a renaissance person when it comes to electronic music. For this release he has turned his attention to Electro music. Electronic Landscapes has a decided slant towards Science Fiction. He also manages to work in some references to Berlin School and post Berlin School electronic music to pay homage to electronic music masters, and the master of science fiction.

Pim (Pim van Dorst, aka Basic Elements) has been into a wide array of music from Berlin School Electronic, to hard rock, punk and new beat. He plays drums, piano, a bit of acoustic guitar. For Electronic Landscapes he drew inspiration from many different sources. He even created artwork specific to this release. He is a true renaissance person.

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TNKS – Nostalgic Happiness

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TNKS

“Nostalgic Happiness”

Three years after their debut album (‘Gate One’, released by Sucu Music as SCM-1405), TNKS come back with their second effort, ‘Nostalgic Happiness’. The music on offer here is a very good blend of electronics and melody, with a lot of space provided by soundscaping guitars and sequenced synthesizers.
​Not a frontal attack to the listener’s synapses, but a tentacle-like embrace of their aural dimensions and souls.
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BeatMyth – One Hand Clap

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BeatMyth

“One Hand Clap “

Myth: a sacred story, a set of beliefs, a way to make sense of the world, to connect the dots. A notion that is also the name of one of the first tracks made by BeatMyth (in 2007). It was one of many pieces in that raw and forward-thinking style, characteristic for the next half decade. But, the mythical narrative can be said to have started in Novo mesto, that town just halfway between Ljubljana and Zagreb. Exchanging the guitar and the amp with two turntables was the best deal ever. And there we also have the beginnings of the praised jazz-funk-rock group Moveknowledgment, and PlankTon’s turntables and records were part of it. Dance parties soon ensued at the local pub and the locals were going bat-shit-crazy, driven by the fast jump-up breakbeat science from the UK. It was all LTJ Bukem’s fault. And perhaps Fatboy Slim’s too.

After a few years in the urban setting of Ljubljana, there was more and more electronic music knowledge on the table. Igor and his flatmate Mitja Pritržnik were dabbling in writing and production, laying down some charged breakbeat tracks, inviting N’toko – PlankTon’s partner MC at many drum’n’bass gigs – for an ad-hoc recording session. And Mitja’s sister giveth the project the name. At the backdrop of that time were musical influences such as Adam Freeland and Hyper, gigs with the “Illegal crew”, a drum’n’bass crew on the rise, and production discussions with its chief MarkoMan. Lots of hours of tedious work behind the computer resulted in BeatMyth’s debut: “Your Own Two Heads”, an industrial electro-punk collection of bangers.

In the poetics of this work, one can sense the history of personal musical growth: the beginnings in doom metal and the sense of immediacy of jump-up and harder strains of drum’n’bass. Active as a DJ in the last decade, PlankTon moved exceedingly firmly into the contemporary breakbeat scene, very much in line with what can be found on BeatMyth’s first two albums. However, proper appreciation of this project is not possible without taking into account the live performance of PlankTon and N’toko, who have until now always presented BeatMyth in an outgoing onslaught of beats, basslines, synth-stabs, and fast vocal ranting, animating many a sleepy auditorium into something akin to a small riot. And to furthermore bring the tentacles of this project’s context to light, it must be said that at the core of the project stands a multiskilled producer and audio engineer, whose areas of work go beyond mere clicking around his DAW: robotics workshops for kids, technical support for art installations, analogue synthesizer repairs, audio studio building, mastering and mixing a variety of different projects, and live sound.

And finally, this, the third album maturely brings up musical material created through a different approach, a different attitude, and mixes it up with that signature outgoing electro-punk vibe of the previous two albums. This attitude is purposefully playful. It’s a move away from the dance floor, away from the dictate of the live spectacle into an exploration of sound-based sample-heavy trickery. Still, it by no means represents an abandonment of the basic, ever-present principle, the pillar of this sound: firm musical decisiveness and a never-ending search for dynamics in balance.

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aAirial – Music for Sunny Days

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aAirial

“Music for Sunny Days”

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!

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Satanoid – Astronomical Disease

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Satanoid

“Astronomical Disease”

Satanoid – an audio project by Finland’s Sami Kekkonen – investigates the borders of what could be considered extreme sonic decimation.
Listening to his album “Astronomical Disease”, you will find out that, despite the seemingly persistent illusion that today’s abundance of electronic music continually collides into a mode of endless reiteration, there is still room for refreshing experiments.
This magnificent slaughterhouse of relentless modular deconstruction easily obliterates any previously established notion of high BPM’s and intelligent (de-)composition, while viscerally exploiting those quasi-aleatoric holes few humans are likely to have ever conceived of.
A masterful work that deserves your undivided attention, if like me, you crave for things that are entirely authentic.
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Luis Marte – THE EASY FANTASY

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Luis Marte

“THE EASY FANTASY”

The concepts on this album convey the simplicity of work and the perseverance, expressed with the instruments by hand at that time.
Recorded in 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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Monkey Warhol – EP4

Monkey Warhol

“EP4”

Born in the late-1800s Monkey Warhol began making electronic music of various sorts, tones, and timbers in 1947. Inspired by Bob Dylan’s loud and abrasive “Metal Machine Music”, Monkey turned to music as a source of income after failed stints as both a zookeeper and dental hygienist. EP4 is HIS take on POP music (watch out Max Martin… there’s a new sheriff in town!).

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Alpha Male Project – I Could Come

[SDR037]

Alpha Male Project

“I Could Come”

Code: SDR037
Artist: Alpha Male Project
Title: I Could Come
Genre: Electro
License: CC BY NC SA
Date: 02.2017

Composed and arranged by Alpha Male Project
Lyrics by Alpha Male Project
Produced, recorded and mixed by Fabio Chiantini @ Strato Dischi Studios, Roma
Mastered by Fabio Pieri @ Strato Dischi Mobile, Roma
Cover by AMP

Fabio Chiantini: programming, bass, guitars
Marco Di Marco: voice

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Herr Doktor – Time for Love

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Herr Doktor

“Time for Love”

Retrowave LP by Brazilian Portuguese project Herr Doktor. Split release with Illuminated Paths and Future City Records.
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Various Artists – Sirona Mixtape #14

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Various Artists

“Sirona Mixtape #14 “

01 – For Lunar Dust – Fabulous Cat Queen
02 – Bachrodi – The Way It Was
03 – After Midnight Technically Tomorrow – Bitcrush On You
04 – Fred Daphne – SA Palms
05 – Circuit Demon – You Should Not Driving This Car
06 – Samuel Bone – Grusenbelt
07 – KargO – 3
08 – c4 – coaster
09 – Q – Peace
10 – Breakmaster Cylinder – Day Three (Meiji Shrine/Harajuku/Yoyogi Park)
11 – Television Sky – Do U Kno
12 – Konsumprodukt – 80s are back for a while
13 – Masticx – Nina Sings No More
14 – Kamikaze Deadboy – All Hallows Eve
15 – Dawktah – Transistor
16 – Skoz – Sympho Nick
17 – Rhythum – Think Too Much
18 – Paradeigma – Rotation of 6 years (Outro)
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In Vitro – El Hombre Libre

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In Vitro

“El Hombre Libre”

01 El Hombre Libre
02 El Hombre Libre (Dub Mix)
03 Visión
04 Premonición

El Hombre Libre contains parts of the last radio transmission of President Salvador Allende 11/11/73.

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ono – tree_rmx

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ono

“tree_rmx”

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transient – return to the white blazes

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transient

“return to the white blazes”

15 years ago I released ‘white blazes’, an album made while hiking on the Appalachian Trail. A place that feels like my true home. Always residing in the depths of my mind, calling me back to the solitude and beauty that only nature can provide. So life recently provided me a little window of a bit over a month to return to this magical trail. Naturally, I thought it was a perfect time to compose a follow up to the original ‘white blazes’ and so you have here before you ‘return to the white blazes’. An album composed in the forests on the AT in Virginia, North Carolina, & Tennessee in the months of October and November of 2016. Back in the early 2000’s when I conceived the first release, I carried a heavy (15+ pound) laptop. The battery would barely hold a charge, and in the colder months of a winter hike would barely work at all. Oh, how times have changed in this short moment between then and now. This trip, I was able to carry 2 cell phones, a tablet, a plethora of power banks, etc. all weighing well under the weight and thoroughly out performing in terms of specs the original laptop. The trip provided much adventure and time for deep thought. I was surrounded with beautiful vistas awash in the splendor of autumn, clean crisp air in the star filled nights. I shared my campsite with packs of coyotes, got interrupted during dinner by a hungry bear, read lots of books, experienced the intensity of forest fires, and generally got rid of years worth of clutter in my head in a way only the trail can provide. It is my hope, that in some way, I may have captured just a bit of that magic in what I present to you here. That in these tones and rhythms you can experience a bit of that solitude and beauty for yourself, and if I failed, I only hope I can encourage you to go out and experience the wonders of nature for yourself. Much Love!
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Lipstick – Escape to Mars


Ambelion – Past Future

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Ambelion

“Past Future”

Past Future is CerebralAudio’s second in a series of re-releases of Ambelion’s back catalog. Ambelion approached us about re-releasing these works in the hope that we would be able to gather more attention to his work, and improve on the packaging and mastering of his work: in essence bringing new life to his relatively unknown and neglected work.

Having being familiar with Waiting For Quarters, there was immediate interest in listening to the works that Ambelion had previously released. He sent us two releases: Quasi-Stationary and Past Future. It didn’t take much for us to agree that these works needed to be heard, and Ambelion needs to be appreciated by a more receptive audience.

So, Past Future is the second of these releases. In the future we are working on several more releases from his back catalog, including the potential release of some previously un-released tracks.

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See Pereria – Adventures

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See Pereria

“Adventures”

This new EP from See Pereria builds on previous releases and continues to play and experiment with a process led approach to making experimental electronica.

Preset loops are used as set parameters with the addition of vocals as a further instrument. These limits and boundaries allow for See Pereria to really experiment with the software to create new sounds. Each track in the song is manipulated and sculpted by being layered, cut up and/or looped. Songs are made with heavy emphasis on synths, beats, repetition and harmonies.

Track listing:
Futura – 4.39
Electron – 3.47
Mountains – 4.41

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See Pereria – Bodies

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See Pereria

“Bodies”

Stato Elettrico presents Bodies by See Pereria from Sheffield, UK.

“An electronic blend of sounds, with bubbled up basslines, funky acid looniness and a sensual voice that sings as if she is one human synthesizer”. (‘Yeah I Know it Sucks’, Oct 2015)

See Pereria has a process led approach to making experimental electronica. Preset loops are used as set parameters with the addition of vocals as a further instrument. These limits and boundaries allow for See Pereria to really experiment with the software to create new sounds. Each track in the song is manipulated and sculpted by being layered, cut up and/or looped. Songs are made with heavy emphasis on synths, beats, harmonies and repetition.

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Chuzausen – Forever Aloners

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Chuzausen

“Forever Aloners”

Formato: Lp digital
País / Ciudad: España / Madrid
Fecha Publicación: Julio 2016
Genero: Electrónica
Estilo: Downtempo, techno, acid
Portada: Inês Barroso

Canciones:
1. Succesfull Failer
2. Falling Up Stairs
3. The Kult
4. Atlas
5. Fake
6. WorKK
7. Drone People
8. Forevers Aloners
9. Loop Trip

Nacido en Madrid (España), Alberto Vázquez, conocido artísticamente bajo el alias de Chuzausen, vive y crece en Vigo desde los 3 años de edad. Lleva realizando desde hace más de 12 años música en trackers (Impulse Tracker, Scream Tracker…). Ha sido integrante del Netlabel Alemán “Rump Funk Records” y del Portugués “Enough Records”. También ha colaborado en directo con el sello Vigues “Parafuso”. También como músico y técnico de sonido en distintos proyectos audiovisuales.

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Alpha Male Project – Shame On Writers

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Alpha Male Project

“Shame On Writers”

Debut single for this roman electro duo, the new project of Gruppo ICS voice and the bass
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Phillip Gross – Katzenmusik

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Phillip Gross

“Katzenmusik”

Scratchy leads and jumping bass whisk to unusual, haunting music. Sounds like Super Mario with hipster beard and nine extra lives in Berlin-Neukölln. Preferred noisemakers are synthesizers and a handful of dollars.
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Everywhere Kingdom – 3 (Red)

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Everywhere Kingdom

“3 (Red)”

Everywhere Kingdom continues the adventure in the improvised/stream-of-consciousness realm but again takes the music in an entirely new direction. Whereas its predecessor was a hypnotic chillout adventure meandering through blurry clouds of warmly distorted synths and subdued guitars, here NOISE and RHYTHM are kings. Pummeling distorted beats, squealing and stuttering synth loops draw the listener into a brutal, yet groovy, experience. Bouncing between primitive hip-hoppy beats (Jellypit, Chimp Thug), industrial (Corrosive, Sno-Blower), techno (Saibaba Goblets, Shrrum Vacuum), ande even making a stop at noisy-casio-ska (When I Die), all slathered in static and distortion, the 9 tracks here make for an uncompromisingly thrilling ride which similarly exhausts and leaves the listener wanting more.

Released on Underpolen Netlabel, home for the raw, weird, homemade lofi treasures.

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Dany Angelelli – White Flower


Dany Angelelli – Black Flower


Guerra & Rammsy – Torque EP

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Guerra & Rammsy

“Torque EP”

Torque EP is the Pueblo Nuevo debut of the Chilean duo Guerra & Rammsy (Álvaro Guerra and Rodrigo Rammsy), renowned musicians and producers from the Santiago rock and electronica scene.

In a little more than 20 minutes and three tracks they take us on a danceable tour with a clear timbral influence in the rhythmic base of a more “classic” cut, this in the still young universe of electronic music, but to advance the disc leaves everything gradually entering a kind of sound tunnel, with some solid bass lines that seem carried from the underworld, to these they add, in a very subtle way, perplexing “pads” and arpeggios that enrich the harmonic palette, carrying us to risky sound moments, which arrive (commonly) to be distant to the style. And I think that’s what I like about Torque EP: that impression that seems at first like everything will go as it should be, but very subtly, without abusing typical resources such as excessive “reverbs” or “delays”, they go placing you in this sound maze and they leave you without an exit, unless you realize and unless you stop dancing.

Very good disc of Guerra & Rammsy, to go losing yourself dancing, without fear.

Jose Jünemann
(Santiago, Chile. Mayo / May 2016)

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Francisco Pinto – Retarded

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Francisco Pinto

“Retarded”

“Francisco Pinto returns to the tracks with “Retarded“, a more defined, more pop, more danceable work, suitable for all music lovers who enjoy quality pop made in Chile.

A flashback to the 80’s with sounds full of synths, highly sticky melodies like in “Los sueños (the dreams)”, with the collaboration of singer Fakuta, or “Mil Noches” (Thousad Nights), with the participation of Elisita Punto (MKRNI), Javier Barría, Diego Ridolfi and La Entrópica.

Faithfully following the national electro pop scene that characterizes us so much, Francisco Pinto manages to find his space with a sound more envelopving , taking us on this journey that we are looking for so often when playing a disc, tracks like “Time to Time”, “Spring Boy” are examples of this.

As a versatile disc, pop, retro, spaciality, and elegance are all elements that make up the formula which after long years Francisco Pinto utilized in his new work, which will surprise more than a few.”

Fernanda Arrau
DJ, Productora / DJ, Producer.
(Santiago, Chile, Abril / April 2016)

“Nearly eight years have passed since the launch of “Boo Boo“, the previous disc of Francisco Pinto. And though that may not mean much in more purist genres, in electronica and on the dance floor it’s an eternity. In 2008, Pinto fit perfectly with the trend of the time, which was looking with admiration to the time that disco music turned from the orchestras to the synthesizers, without losing the sense of melody, the chorus, and the hooks. On this path singer / composers as diverse as Fakuta and Javier Barría accompanied him.

Jump to 2016 and many of his local colleagues, and those around the world, have drifted away from melodies to emphasize the rhythmic or the atmospheric, through concise and reduced releases, born of the times. Because of this, Retarded, Pinto’s new album, seems a strong declaration of principles. It not only has 14 songs – longer than even many LPs of today, but it also does not move the focus a single millimeter from his need for melodic expression, no matter what happens with the rest.

Still more people accompany him here: in addition to the same Fakuta and Barría, other names appear from the local pop scene like Elisita Punto (the voice of MKRNI), Deplasticoverde and La Entrópica. He accompanies himself, either with his own voice or through a vocoder as well. In sound, the references remain in the period between 1975 and 1985: space disco and synth pop. Music that can function as much on the dance floor as at home, a task that much electronic music not only fails to seek, but which it could hardly achieve.

Retarded is a timeless and effective album.”

Nicolás Castro
Periodista, DJ y Productor / Journalist, DJ & Producer.
(Santiago, Chile, Abril / April 2016)

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Klaten – Klaten

[D!HR-30]

Klaten

“Klaten”

For its 30th release, Da ! Heard It Records gives a touching testimony: that of Klaten’s computer’s last days. Inspired by the epileptic glitches of a video card used up to its circuit, this disc’s seven pieces form a meticulous assembly of violent unknown flying objects from which otherworldly melodies emerge.

“Tergiversure”, “Déglutogène”, “Exoplaste”: each track seems to be an attempt at a graft to sustain the life of a microprocessor on its last legs for a just a few moments more. Klaten, a professional 3D infographist, has indeed retained from his practice an extreme attention to detail and a taste for peculiar universes, as evidenced by the disc’s sleeve, signed Elise Kobisch-Miana, a panorama of crystals with shattered perspectives reminiscent of the album’s numerous landforms.

Leading the way with Stipulite, Klaten takes the listener into the winding tunnels of a labyrinthian cave where bouncing rhythms sometimes trigger the tinting of dim mineral glows. Digging deeper into the matter, he pursues his course head hung low, through the sparkling reflections of Exoplaste and the sharp breakbeats of Tergiversure. Once at the heart of an aural boiling magma from which he draws new metallic materials (Phoryaphile, Gramafion), he completes his journey through the breath of Stratiformis in order to cool down the overheating vents of his machine positively controlled at all the VST. Alas, it is already too late…

Ultimate souvenir from this voyage, the Parisian C_C concludes with his own vision of the trip: a remix with massive rhythms and the sound of his analog machines humming in the background. A tribute to the complex landscapes of Autechre and the experiments of the label Schematic, this disc, with its rich and startling imaginary, remains nameless. Like a challenge, the sonorities it deploys give all the hints necessary for the listener to find it a name.

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Mr Zebre ft Rebel Legal Rmxs

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Mr Zebre ft Rebel-I

“Legal Rmxs”

The original version of LEGAL has been released back in 2012 in Mexico by Mr Zebre and Rebel-I, receiving some mad feedback everywhere it was played, especially in Latin America. In the frame of the world wide ganja legalisation movement and the new approach that many countries adopt, we decided to re-release the tune for free download, raising awareness ….. but of course we added that extra Dubophonic touch.

This is not the first time that Dubophonic released a remix album, but this is the first time that it was done in such an interactive way. This release is a result of a competition, which has been running for the last two months. Every artist had the opportunity to submit their own version of the song (remix, dub, rework). We received around 40 submissions and we would like to thank everybody for their contribution. Unfortunately we could not put all mixes on the release … but you know that dub music has nothing to do with competition. It has to do with the message we spread and with the vibes, and that big feedback proved that dub music has no borders. It is an international movement, growing stronger day by day. Big up to each and every one for the great vibes and also for the hard times you gave us, till we came to the final decision. Every version we received was unique!

The final selection was done by the Dubophonic crew, Mr Zebre, Rebel-I and a team of djs and selectors from various radio stations, who all casted their votes and compiled the list of the 13 tracks who made the final cut: Heavyweight names like Professor Skank (GR) and Al Breadwinner (UK), Dubophonic residents Mexican Stepper (MEX), Med Dred (CY) and Negritage (ARG), but also fresh rising artists like Zentash Gigawatt (BIH), Djiman (FR), Atlas Dub (FR), Sub Majesty (SUI), Injectah (RO), Dub Riots (GR), SKG’s Dub Alliance (GR), R3di the Dub Hermit (UK/CY), Colonial FX (IRL) and Dj Rastacore (ARG). Let the dub games begin!

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Violet and The Mutants – The Sinewave Rebreather

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Violet and The Mutants

“The Sinewave Rebreather”

9 years after his debut EP on Enough Records, Violet and The Mutants have finally finished their debut album, 11 tracks of electro industrial by Daniel Carvalho and friends. Including collaboration tracks with Time Shifter and Psyjar. Artwork by Hélder Costa.
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Zacarías Malden – Rítmica

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Zacarías Malden

“Rítmica”

“Professor Zacarías Malden could very well be an ‘alien’ who fell to Earth decades ago to gather the ABC’s of previous understandings regarding the ‘laws of electricity’, which had been developed along with others in the 18th century, and not without some rejections and incredulities on the part of the academic and scientific establishment confronted with Georg Simon Ohm convinced by his theory, the so-called ‘OHM’s law’. Theories related to electricity and the variables that affect the process of transmission.

Before and not far away, another central figure, also in the city of Quilpué, the Doctor Gozne, had published ‘Non Human’ (pn090) at the end of 2014, a work perhaps more human than what its title indicated and on the other side more rhythmic (in the classic and resounding sense) in relation to that which the new work of the ‘alter-ego’ Zacarías Malden instead insinuates. Probably his musical laboratory never required studies of the laws of Physics (‘probably…’) nor too much already more enclosed from Electricity, even so, you will find the ‘current’ vibrating in each track.

‘Rítmica’ (pn104), would seem to open a journey or a deep view to the stars and galaxies visible from his study or perhaps already from the controls his spaceship.

The listener may be invited by the Professor and in fact transferred to ‘the electric circuits’ of a Mission, ‘initial essential miniaturization’ of the passengers disposed to such risks; they then situate themselves in the marrow of analog and digital circuits and to periods of bitter struggle between mutant insects, contaminants, and interferences of electronic commands and their flow and that of an army of ‘Pacman’s’ pursuers acting as antibodies that sometimes manage to resolve and free from interference necessary sequences of the processes of transmission. So they sound to digital errors and they are obviously more than reminiscent of the ‘Click & Cuts’ present around the year 2000 and the electric ‘delicacies’ of the work.

The buzz of the insectoids in the most analog circuits sometimes disappears and opens a ambient layer of relaxed drones, but always accompanied by rough fabrics and textures, stratified sheets of vibrating scrap almost of a palpable materiality.

In ‘Rítmica’ (pn104) there is of course ‘rhythm’ but still, it must be understood in a different way and this forms part of the mysteries of this work, even in those occasions where it may seem almost absent. The melodies have to be on this occasion almost imagined.

The journey of ‘Rítmica’ (pn104) takes place very briefly, it opens and closes, and in a flash perhaps you wake up to reality neither more nor less than in the studio of the Dear Professor Zacarías Malden!

Don’t worry, the ‘system’ guarantees the return to natural size upon your return. You will not return as “miniatures,” nor will you have been devoured by the insectoids or by the ‘Pac-mans’

Luckily the electricity will not have disappeared out there! What is more we know that we can count on Professor Zacarías to deliver new and future entries of adventure in the form of installments and albums.

Felipe Raurich Böttiger
Capitán del Nautilus en el programa musical on-line:
20.000 Leguas de Viaje Submarino (Un Mundo de Aventuras Musicales)
(Valparaíso, Chile. Marzo / March 2016)

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Anihma / Doc.AtmosfearCrush – Ceremony X

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Anihma / Doc.AtmosfearCrush

“Ceremony X”

Electronic industrial ambient collaboration album between Anihma (a.k.a. Silvia Montiel / Ibiza, Spain) and Doc.AtmosfearCrush (of the [Esc.] Laboratory collective / Worms, Germany).
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Infecticide – Poil de Cœur

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Infecticide

“Poil de Cœur”

For Da ! Heard It Records’s 29th release, Infecticide returns to heckle with French chanson with psychoactive brilliance and fervor: “Poil de Coeur” arrives with the new year, like a musical greeting card under a dead Christmas tree. Inside, a journey into deep waters, through treats of neuroleptic wave, punk sweat, and the poetry of evenings that end at 3 pm in the morning… The dominical pleasures proposed by Michel Drucker will never have the same flavor.
As accomplished artists, the nasty three invest any and all means that get between their dirty hands to turn their offspring into a nocturnal weapon with a sadistic character, and the audience finds itself on its knees in front of such mastery in the art of bullshitting.
We are dealing with a precious trouple, in picturesque French scenery. Even if the Parisian trio keeps pounding pies in our faces, like with “Fais-le moi-le”, and even if the flat country that is not theirs suits them perfectly, to reduce it to the elegant EBM would ensure showers of rotten tomatoes, as evidenced by the abrasive “Pistache” which could have dubbed a block party at the time of the Boogie Down, or “Ton Tanga”, between electronic power and the exaltation of intimate undergarments. With “Prehistronic” or “Petit Tricheur”, we once again encounter what made the squadron trademark of the first album: a rock mix of synthetic music, or, as one sees fit, a rock synthesis of synesthesia.
One must also point out the panache behind the lyrics of Infecticide, such as in “Le monopole du coeur”, a phantasmagorical vision of the great dictators of our history; or in “Une petite motte de peur”, of which the hellish slomo dub accents of hell give us a friendly reminder of our condition as humans: “un chimpanzé en pull, un babouin maléfique” (“a chimpanzee in a sweater, a maleficient baboon”).
The heartening illustrations of Junie Briffaz add a final touch to these 13 firebrands. The physical object, touchable with the figures of one’s hand, offers 1 badge, 2 postcards, the lyrics, and a sticker.

“Poil de Cœur”, the 29th release of Da ! Heard It Records is distributed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license. The album is available for free listening and downloading at the following address:

http://www.daheardit-records.net/en/discography/dhr-29

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Rocco Perciante – air chrysalis

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Rocco Perciante

“air chrysalis”

Rocco Perciante

air chrysalis [0kbps098]

01 – rpp01
02 – rpp02
03 – we needs your comments (1995 version)

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Crennwiick – Old Vicious Remixes EP

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Crennwiick

“Old Vicious Remixes EP”

Old Vicious can be marked as a Digital Diamonds classic. A track by Crennwiick formerly released on Digital Family Vol. 4 compilation.
Now it gets a smooth refresh by Flembaz, a progressive touch by Trilingo and finally some trancy flavour by Welovebass.
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MAURO DONATI – Respone ep


Alic – Last Man Standing EP

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Alic

“Last Man Standing EP”

Alic is back with some very serious and smart melodic stuff on A-side of that brilliant Techno EP.
B-side represents a fresh remake of “The Acid Flow”, a track originally released on their album “Close Distance” in 2014 and Crennwiick contributes a super nice remix of the upcoming track “Ostkreuz” on Techgnosis Records.
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Chuzausen – Dump Garden

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Chuzausen

“Dump Garden”

Electronic album by Spanish project Chuzausen. Artwork by Anna Katarina.
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Cinema Noir – Fernweh

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Cinema Noir

“Fernweh”

After an EP (2012), a track (alternative take) in the anniversary compilation (2013), and a CD (2014); the band CINEMA NOIR from Palermo returns with “Fernweh”, a new album of electro post-rock sound with a maturity and a strong inclination towards a precise experimentation magically expressed with songs marked by the major presence of electronic than previous works and without any intention to retrace styles and paths already undertaken over the years. The need to explore new sound spaces and new methods of confrontation are apparent in a collaboration with the band VEIVECURA knowed during their concerts in the summer of 2014, in a track played each other and in the very successful reinterpretation of the song “Alice” from the first EP “Children kill ants” (2012) now electrified and transformed into “Parrots And Palms”; architects of a need for renewal and sudden upgrade of themselves and with few but effective words presenting their album:

Fernweh is nostalgia of places never visited, it’s the uncontrollable desire to leave, travel, explore. This album explores unusual musical lands and at the same time familiar, featuring collaborations and musical exchanges. The album is characterized by post-rock in symbiosis with electronic wisely dosed, trademark of the band that this time he meets a formula not yet experienced by the band: the collaboration with other musicians. The indie-pop VEIVECURA, creates a strange and fascinating musical mix for a two-way comparison (Fernweh and Persepolis)
CINEMA NOIR

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La Borracha y Los Clichés Sociales – Santandereana Tirana

La Borracha y Los Clichés Sociales

“Santandereana Tirana”

La Borracha & Los Clichés Sociales
Grabado en Dildo Audio – Bogotá 2008

http://www.embajadoresdelamusicacolombiana.com/?tag=la-borracha


Echo Hazard – Salad Shark…. in Space

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Echo Hazard

“Salad Shark…. in Space”

Another guest artist graces the collective this time, Norwegian artist ‘Echo Hazard’. Combining the genres of ambient and idm with lounge, Echo Hazard has created a classic chill out EP which wouldn’t be out of place in the background of any chillout lounge… except for the idm and electronica elements which demand your attention throughout.

The strangely titled ‘Salad Shark… in Space’ is an eight track EP with sublime tracks like PalladiumS, Nuke the Sun and Boreholes, with echos of Budha Building and perhaps a touch of Solar Fields and Cell.

Track of choice: Boreholes. Mastering by Mnemonic Studios. Enjoy!

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Nox – Auf wieder zehn

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Nox

“Auf wieder zehn”

next nox release on schmob…dirty and freaky techno music
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Greg Reinfeld – Tedium of Life on a Space Colony

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Greg Reinfeld

“Tedium of Life on a Space Colony”

Drug Use in the Good Community
Escape Elephant
Drum Machine Soup
Galactic Foundry Associates
Lisa, the Octopus with Shoes
Contagious
Contagious #2
Ampume, Ampuyou, Amputee Love
Robot Love Part IV
Song on Poems
Half-Sabbatical of Gun-Metal Black
Piano Sunrise
Best Friend Ever in the World
Tortured Artist
Astronaut Letter Goodbye

The Dubbstyle – Simona

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The Dubbstyle

“Simona”

The brothers Mauro Waro Salina and Federico Bindub Salina started making their first appearances to the public five years ago, as djs in the local scene of the city of Mendoza, Argentina. Soon they started incorporating in their sets their own compositions. This happened in the middle of year 2012, when the two djs started demonstrating and promoting their own music through various events in different venues. Their sound is a mixture of trip hop, reggae and dubstep, presented to the audience in a live dubwise style.

In the late 2012 Waro decided to commit himself totally to the bass and Bindub took the role of the Dub Master. That is how THE DUBBSTYLE was born, a live dub project from Argentina, in the spirit of the new breed of dub acts combining live sounds with the traditional on-stage dubbing. They perform as a duo in Mendoza, Valparaiso (Chile) and Cordoba.

During their live shows there is a very distinct stage presence with them dressed up as monkeys, staying anonymous to the public. Nevertheless, it is the originality of their sound their big asset. Especially during their lives, their sound enters into new dimensions with the addition of many guest musicians on drums, guitar, percussion and horns.

Although quite new in the dub scene, they have already released halfway of 2013 their first EP titled “Blood Fire”, a self-release that can be downloaded for free from their own webpage. It is through that release that they were discovered by Dubophonic and were included in the compilation Explorations in Dub with the track Alive, while they also appeared on the Red Star Martyrs’ EP Time for tea serving their own recipe of Mint tea.

SIMONA is the firts EP on Dubophonic by The Dubbstyle. It includes six brand new tracks by the Argentinian duo, juggling between trip hop beats, dubstep, traditional South America melodies and reggae, all presented in their own original dubwise style. We have included also an unreleased cut of their first track “Bloodfire”, specially reconstructed for this release, featuring Enzo Furiasse on the live trombone, properly dubbed and spaced out. With these words said, please welcome the new heavyweight dub sound from Mendoza! The Dubbstyle!

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xenoton – ij

xenoton - ij

http://tonatom.net/releases/137/


Various Artists – Oompa Loopma Riot

Various Artists

“Oompa Loopma Riot”

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.
credits
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.


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