V.A. – Fungi Compilation

V.A. – Fungi Compilation
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V.A.

“Fungi Compilation”

Unlike plants, mushrooms cannot synthesize their own food from the sun’s energy. They lack chlorophyll – the substance which permits plants to use sunlight to form sugars from the water and carbon dioxide in the air. Mushrooms therefore had to develop special methods of living: symbiosis, saprophytism and parasitism.

Most of the mushrooms growing on the forest floor are intimately linked to trees by symbiosis. This association, called mycorrhiza, occurs between the root ends of a tree and the vegetative system of a mushroom. Mycorrhiza benefits both organisms: there is an exchange of nutrients, one providing to other what it cannot synthesize or extract from the soil by itself. In general, the mushroom helps the tree extract minerals and water from the soil; in exchange, the tree supplies the mushroom with sugar compounds (carbohydrates).

Saprophytism is another important living method for mushrooms, especially for species which grow on lawns, on rotting wood or on excrement. Here the mushroom’s role is one of decomposition. It feeds itself by digesting the organic matter and at the same time returns nutrients to the soil.

Finally, some mushrooms are parasites. There are several kinds of parasitism, ranging from the species which attacks a healthy host (tree, plant or insect) and lives on it without killing it, to the kind which attacks only unhealthy hosts, thereby hastening their death. The parasitic species are generally microscopic mushrooms.

source: m.espacepourlavie.ca/en/role-mushrooms-nature
credits
released September 17, 2018

Label: Nenormalizm Recs.
Compiled and Mastered by Ilya Bitekhtin

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Twilight Kamikaze – A Drive with Elise

Twilight Kamikaze – A Drive with Elise

Twilight Kamikaze

“A Drive with Elise”

WARNING!
Your head-cinema will do the rest if you listen to this EP.
First let yourself go into an atmospheric dystopia, made of organic mutant-house grooves, sick bass-lines, acid-leads and effected sequences.
Then this road-trip soundtrack of independent electronic music builds up upon the wall of sound.It can seriously influence your body chemistry by freak-frequencies.
The results may alter as unusual moments of Contemporary Utopic Listening.
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The Feminalz – Technoburlesque: Image Snatchers 2

The Feminalz – Technoburlesque: Image Snatchers 2

The Feminalz

“Technoburlesque: Image Snatchers 2”

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.

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Adscum – Surge and Die

Adscum – Surge and Die

Alako – Pluto EP

Alako – Pluto EP

Indr0 – Los Cuerpos Recuperados

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Indr0

“Los Cuerpos Recuperados”

Dark Andean Ambient Made in Mendoza.

“Indr0 is the artistic moniker of Carlos Píscopo and it is an experimental music project, with influences from dark ambient, industrial, noise, drone and electronics based in sonic deconstruction and with cultural studies serving as a political and theoretical foundation.

His music is extremely cold, dark, at times suffocating, with care taken in its purely desolate, instrumental aesthetic, populated with climates of rusty, scratchy plains, and full of images.“

Andrés Asia
Curador del sello Sonido Atmosférico
(Córdoba, Argentina. Julio / July 2018).

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Junted – If I Gave You A Party

Junted

“If I Gave You A Party”


Bill Vortex РVortex Des R̩form̩s

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Bill Vortex

“Vortex Des Réformés”

For its 36 release, Da Heard It Records floats into the parallel worlds of Bill Vortex.

This album is indeed all about parallels, as it multiplies references to more than thirty years of synthetic and dancing music. In this Vortex Des Réformés (“vortex of the reformed”) are fit together with precision pieces of various geometric shapes, reminiscent of the cassette’s illustration as imagined by Vomplie.

Unlike many albums, the tracks here are not thought of as part of a uniform whole, but rather as a well-constructed journey across eras and styles. Acid house, original electro, African influences, northern skweee, tortured breakbeats, and ambient interludes alternate back and forth between respite and high BPM.

As surprising as it may seem, these contrasted aural territories never give off the impression to have been put together as a compilation. On the contrary, they form together a work that takes the shape of an homage to the musicians who accompanied the sonorous everyday life of Patrice Curtillat throughout all these years.

The result is a musical portrait of which each line resonates like a thoroughly studied influence, and that condenses all of the know-how of its author onto a single magnetic tape. Curious music lovers will certainly take pleasure in unwinding it to retrace in their own way this precious history…

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Olympic – Mind Games

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Olympic

“Mind Games”

The debut EP by Olympic is called Mind Games, an awesome collection of four techno house songs that will make you dance, dance, dance.
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Warrego Valles – Botox

Warrego Valles

“Botox “

Stylistically, the music on Botox – a debut full length for Warrego Valles – seems to draw influences from a deep underground electronic dance music, but it is based on its contemporary deconstruction, which results in a dark minimalist abstract post-genre electro and glitchy sonic landscapes. The album’s thematic undercurrents tell a story about the present times: ephemerality of all action and destruction of the planet due to climate change and slavery. A grim vision of a world ruled by psychopaths driven by the will to control, greed and domination.

“How else can the drive for immortality be manifest than as an unstoppable exploitation, an endless extraction of resources, a seemingly limitless growth on a finite planet? In a dystopian post-apocalyptic vision called forth into the present in these abstract sounds with words buried in sombre electronic beats and glitches, there’s no sign of mankind after we’ve lost the red sun, our land and sky. We are loosing and destroying our environment. We are fostering more slavery than ever by refusing immigrants, stuffing them in camps and treating them like animals. In these relationships, humanity is lost while feelings of abandonment, defeat and solitude grow within the personal realm.
Underpinning these tracks is a grim vision of the world ruled by psychopaths, driven by a will to overpower and dominate. Only through submission of one’s own body (and mind) will it be possible to find »success«. The greed, the insensitivity, the lust for profit and power, the ability to kneel and to kill.” — extract from liner notes

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Joewee Love! – Joewee Love!

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Joewee Love!

“Joewee Love!”

Only two personel of this band, Jose a.k.a Pepenk dan his wife. the materials ideas are based on his life journey, start from dating until married. even now, they have kids!. Enjoy three disco track from them

Joewee Love!

Track list:
1. Cinta (Love)
2. Mengharapkanmu (Hoping you)
3. Selamanya (Forever)

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Spacebirds – Spacebirds-1 (2010) Deluxe Edition

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Spacebirds

“Spacebirds-1 (2010) Deluxe Edition”

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.
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Rephazer – Sketches in between the Noise

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Rephazer

“Sketches in between the Noise “

Rephazer appeared on Kahvi with a similar styled release previously last year, created on a single instrument but with all the hallmarks of what makes nostalgic idm so great. And he’s back, with what could be a sequel with some new tracks making up a seven track EP.

Shortwave will be familiar to some, after appearing on our Boards of Canada inspired VA last year, but check out Between for one of the most catchy subtle analogue sounds I’ve heard for quite some time.

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Turvia – Entropia

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Turvia

“Entropia”

Born in Sgo del Estero, Argentina, Daniel Abdala is an electronic musician, composer, producer, guitar/bass player, and singer.
Turvia is his main project. It began in 2005, as an industrial-rock oriented band but it evolved forward to become an electronic solo project, with influences of noise, ambient music, synth-pop, experimental and a touch of gothic/esoteric art. His music is trippy, with elements such as mid-tempos, raw landscapes, and twisted voices, but all warped in ethereal melodies.
Some lyrics are in English and other in Spanish. Some tracks have no lyrics and contain only “intentions” or “crucial” words, looking forward to a cryptic although to a concept easy that it is easy to understand.
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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

[KAM024]

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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