Terranean Recordings bolsters the roster with the first outing by hot-blood Half-Lifer, presenting six mucky fusions of industrial spoil and sound system technology misuse. Working back to back with Luke Lund, they open up a caustic rift to a world of adulterated electronics, spawning a slanted vision of rhythmic solutions lugged from the bruxist fringe of the ‘floor.
We kick off with Luke’s helpings of gut-punching pressure. “Pusher” balances with tricky percussive odd-time sleights and ‘woofer bombs while “Blazed” veers off the atmosphere to a frenzied narcotic mania twisting samples of wheezer laughs. Fun’s over and an air of darkness enters on “Dregs” with its ear-shredding skree.
Passing the ball to Half-Lifer; “Dump Truck” and its razor sharp slashes, skeletal patterns and precise kick drum weight. Corrosive slurry textures dominate on the crunched out roughage of “Trash Compactor”. The EP signs off with nigh-beatless “Under” full of dread, tectonic low end movement and carefully placed shudder-inducing No U-Turn -esque shockout stabs.
All foreshadowing the imminent Half-Lifer debut album “Trigger Stacking” on Barely Here, of course.
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.
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.
Insect Life Cycles is Troxellemott’s debut EP. It will guide you through the process of holometabolous development of an insect, a track for each stage.
The music makes you feel the rustle of insect wings, taking away your human skin. Forms are crashed by the narrative, narrative breaks up by forms. Within the tracks architecture you can hear flinging and hesitations in the flow of natural processes. Track by track you’re invited to explore your personality antipodes and face your fears, as for ex. the artist’s primeval centipedes phobia.
Collection of calm electronica. Synthetic sounds are mixed with natural piano, self-made flute and field-recordings to keep harmony and add futuristic flavour. Final track is dedicated to Gennadiy Podvoiskiy.
The latest addition to xenonyms’ catalogue is the debut release from L3T3 a 23 year old producer from the city of Cracow, where he lives and creates. CARE EP is an exciting piece of contemporary music influenced by various genres such as witch house, coldwave and experimental music.
L3T3 carefully selects his sounds on this EP in an attempt to render the processes that take place in his body, mind & soul. His music also offers a personal take on the concepts of post-humanity, the expanding of sensual experiences and a new era of hi-tech.
L3T3 is also a member of the OVER SEERS collective.
vulnerabilis (remixes) is a remix album by closeyoureyes. The album includes remixes from artists from all over the world in different genres from ambient and noisy soundscapes to more classical pieces with violins and pianos. The album keeps the melancholy mood that was declared on “vulnerabilis”, but reveals new potential of original tracks.
Faex Optim is back with another Netlabel Day EP. The master the abandoned places meets inspiring and nostalgic riffs and melodies (akin to Boards of Canada and the like) arrives with a four track EP entitled ‘As the Summer Die’.
Sentimental melodies, off key leads and glorious hip hop beats kick into live epic greats such as ‘Major Calendar’.
Slovak producer MacroNoise presents his seemingly chaotic EP balancing on the edge of downtempo, ambient and IDM that will take you far away from the Earth and back. What you are about to experience is the Continuum.
Wolf Wrams constantly explores human psyche, the emotion that arises from it and influences it making further steps towards heights and after that falling down into the abyss. Birth, life and death, and then another birth are the results of it. That is expected from Entropy, perhaps all Wolf’s songs are entropic.
“Artificial Thoughts” is the first Zzy‘s album. The story of this album is about two different realities: the humanity and the machine revolution. In other words, this work criticizes “the modern society” and their addictions. Do humans control the machine or does the machine control humans?
The technological revolution an its progress seems to us unbreakable and doesn’t show signs of ending.
Will we all be dominated by the machine? Is this our end?
“Artificial Thoughts” is struggling with those questions that have no concrete answer. However, the future looks dangerous and THE HUMANITY has to make decisions to survive in this game, against the endless evolution of the machine.
Noisefever is known for his cheerful, dance verging on 70s disco beats from his previous releases and Love EP is no different.
Classic beats mix with hammering basslines (and a spattering of chip sound effects) and cheerful melodies in this perfect four tracker to compliment the summer. Time to knock back those glasses of Pimms and enjoy the beats in the summer sun!
ARTIST: Awake In The Dew
RELEASE TITLE: Sounds To Ascension
CAT Nº: TRANZ068
RELEASE DATE: June 01, 2018
FORMAT: Mp3 / 320kbps / 44.100 MHZ
SUB-GENRE: IDM, Glitch, Experimental, Downtempo, Balearic, Chillout
TOTAL TIME: 36:32
SIZE: 109 MB
01. FRACTAL (4:52)
02. WAVES OF COSMIC FIRE (4:55)
03. THE LIGHT HOPE (6:15)
04. INFINITE WAYS TO FLY (3:56)
05. BURNING THE VIOLET FLAME (5:42)
06. LIGHT IN THE SHADOWS (5:28)
07. CHILDREN OF THE SUN (5:24)
‘Sounds to Ascension’ é um EP do projeto de música eletrônica e experimental Awake In The Dew que tem por base o álbum ‘Last Sounds to Ascension’, lançado digitalmente em novembro de 2015. O EP reúne os principais títulos do disco e traz as faixas na íntegra sem a sonoplastia contida no álbum.
A sonoridade de ‘Sounds to Ascension’ se volta para os gêneros mais experimentais da música eletrônica, como o dark ambient, drone, glitch e idm, que formam as influências trabalhadas dentro do projeto e contam com referências a artistas atuais como Access To Arasaka, Hecq e The Flashbulb, além de grupos clássicos como Autechre e The Future Sound of London.
Awake In The Dew foi criado em meados da década de 2000 na cidade de Maceió pelo produtor alagoano Diego Henrique. O projeto teve sua primeira fase entre os anos de 2007 e 2011, com uma sonoridade mais noise com bases em gravações lo-fi e conotações post-rock e psicodélicas. A segunda fase se iniciou em 2012 e já conta com quase uma dúzia de discos lançados, mais voltados para música eletrônica experimental.
O produtor Diego tem 31 anos de idade, cresceu ouvindo dance music e outros gêneros da eletrônica, até se interessar por sonoridades experimentais no final da adolescência. Autodidata, começou a se interessar por softwares de produção e edição sonora aos 17 anos de idade, época em que integrou o coletivo de DJs pragatecno em sua cidade, tocando suas próprias produções como DJ.
Atualmente, ele mantém outros projetos além do Awake In The Dew, nos quais ele desenvolve seu estilo particular e característicos em outros segmentos da eletrônica, seja voltado para pistas, seja misturado com elementos do rock, como pode ser conferido nos trabalhos do Airplanemusic, Hightech Factor e Plumarino.
Turning Torso is an experimental producer from Mexico City who introduces a new rhythmic embodiment for the dancefloor of the future in his upcoming EP for xenonyms entitled “Never-ending Prototype”.
The 5-track release explores different hybrid atmospheric poles ruled by a palette of sequenced electrified textures and colliding pads that swarm with panned distortion. While some imaginary soundscapes might resemble freeform jazz with machines, the polyrhythmic structure of this techno-induced hypnotism provoke a corporal response suitable for club explorations.
A consistent feeling of ascension remains in the digital feedback and resonating shocks of subsonic frequencies without losing the oneiric and introspective qualities of Turning Torso’s singular approach to slow change & iterative music.
>From headphones to powerful sound systems, the active listening of this creative output reveal unexpected and transformative sound experiences of hedonism and liberation.
This EP marks a departure from the “usual” bolus sound of cavernous soundscapes and atmospheres to a more rhythmic structure, incorporating elements of the former. This style harks back to the previously released “beacon” EP – electronic percussion and granular synthesis – this direction was in the artist’s mind for a while. Playing with virtual modular synthesis of late (Solorack by Solostuff, VCV rack) and these patches have formed the backbone upon which the tracks of “confirm humanity” were created.
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