A new artist comes to Kahvi now, Circa State appeared in my inbox recently with a nice chilled selection in the form of a demo which grabbed my attention from the start. A blend of ambient and emotional sounds, with more acoustic inspired elements, taking you on a journey through a summer field with the grass sweeping in the breeze. RnB beats threaten to blow away the gentle vibes, but never too overpowering.
A great introduction to the hot summer months by Circa State.
Escape Now!’s music went more and more microscopic in the years after 2003. Starting from the IDM electronica point he eventually arrived in the ambient domain. Lichtung is a fifty minutes laid back microscope universe, visualizing this path.
Please do not wonder, the release will be published as catalogue number 100, that was not set until now. A festive compilation was thought to go with this number but this was not realized so far, so let’s party and compile later, maybe with the 150 or 200 : )
For its 34th release, Da ! Heard It Records is warming up the machines to trace some new paths.
Impendulo is C_C’s new cassette.
Packaged in quasi-monochrome illustrations with quasi-absurd architectural tendencies, the visuals emphasize the kinetic art and foreshadow what one is about to hear: chain reactions and strange angles; it all moves and it all hits.
This cassette is an absolute beat garage!
Think of a little place where things are done by hand, geared towards total customization, fine-tuning; truly without concession and C_C is the boss. He’s the one with his nose under the hood and adjusting everything by ear. In total contrast with factory and chain-work sound, C_C knows how to use a system as Low-Cost as Low-Fi. Not afraid of getting his hands dirty!
The electronic sound is played from the fingertips, and it’s audible: the patterns aren’t dull and the rhythms brilliant.
It also plays with codes, and plays with them in a laid-back way, arm hanging out the window, headlights fully on. It advances tirelessly, entertaining without using, definitely more auto-reverse than auto-stop. Natural born bottom-of-time, C_C plays it in four-wheel drive, for all terrains, and completely versatile in all respects. He alternates straight hitting lines, feedback turns, and reverb drifts, and allows himself to ride right in the middle, his kick as pressed as the pedal, larsen melodies comfortably settled in the backseat.
At full speed, it’s blinking from all sides, counterpoint at every corner. With always one ear on the rearview mirror, and the GPS evidently out of order… drifting away from the roots is inevitable. In Impendulo, one is thus neither here nor there, but rather on unknown territory with no markers, never safe, but always sound. Welcome to the fourth (rid)dimension, this four-track game that summons hormones and neurons, active listening, and active dancing.
The drum is electronic and its skin is unbreakable, and in a thousand miles, it will still be playing, unfettered. One hit up, one hit down, the rhythmics spar without any low hits and most importantly without the rotundity that fishing for sound can bring. With C_C, it’s refined and chiseled by ear on the mixing side. The composition is stripped of anything superfluous, reduced to the bones, and you feel it in your bones: trans, love it or leave it.
Impendulo, the 34th release of Da ! Heard It Records is distributed under a Creative Commons BY_NC_ND license.
The album is fully listenable and downloadable at the following address: http://www.daheardit-records.net/en/discography/dhr-34
Rain EP by alternative hip hop/electronica producer Torin Bell, is a collection of three short instrumentals filled with peace, tranquility and joy. The relaxed, unhurried pace of the music, playful melodies and unique chord progressions, definitely make you rest and catch the moment. Amazing tunes that stay with you long after listening.
“The project is centered around water and each track uses the rain within it’s backdrop to provide a soothing white noise alongside various synth waves to create the coming and going of the rain in the spring.
I wanted to create a atmosphere of peace and the rain usually helps in doing so.”(Torin Bell)
Rave Leviathan explores occult themes and its cornerstone is the witch-house movement. It’s darker, oozier, and meant to convey a theme of nihilism overall. Pieces of it move from slow depression heavy themes into fast paced and aggressive riffs. It is an overall movement in music dedicated towards keeping up the aesthetic and noise of those who seek music away form normalcy and with a bit of an obsession with the occult. As always, within the transgressive.
Genetic Transplant album by Hypercube can be described as an inner journey into osmotic abstract ambient defining the space over post-humanity evaporated circuits and multi dimensional genetic modified patterns, a way to explore unpredictable forms and intramural visions in relation to life and extinct systems.
The resulting music does at times resemble anxious rhythms and complex configurations of tranquillized expressions.
An electronic journey through various genres could define the sound in Electronic Senses by Skey. 11 tracks of Epic sounds, great melodic hooks and some very nice vocals appear in a couple of the tracks.
Electronic music performance for the NN Performing digital series by Massimo Ruberti in Old School da Anto Pub in Palermo during Nostress Netlabel partnership in MainOFF Festival 2017 organized by Brusio Netlabel. The performance consist of many electronic remixed tracks from Massimo Ruberti discography in Nostress Netlabel and not only.
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.