A warm welcome back to Jim Black, who seems to appear with a large selection of tracks a couple of times a year. If you’re not familiar with Jim, he manages to create the vibe of the classic early 90s techno/IDM roots perfectly, bringing back feelings of nostalgia to those who listened to Kiss FM (London) and DJs like Colin Favor.
This 10 track album takes us through a journey of powerful beats, addictive melodies and definitely warms us after the long cold winter. If you want some serious acid leads and basslines, you’ll find them here!
released March 30, 2017
The fifth Thuoom full-length, Fokus, is filled with rhythmic songs soaked in IDM influences, and at places the record is the most playful Thuoom has ever been. With these songs Tuomo used a more layered approach than before and more than half of the songs employ sine waves. Furthermore, there are three songs where the beat has been formed by manipulated beatboxing.
Instruments used on this record: acoustic guitar, beatbox, cutlery, garlic, garlic press, glitches, human voice, knives, plates, scissors, sine waves, sparkling water, water bottle.
Cialyn first arrived to great acclaim at Kahvi on the Christmas 2016 Various Artists compilation ‘Fields’. And now he’s back with a five track EP continuing the same amazing sounds we heard previously.
That defined Boards of Canada sound, popular among electronic music fans who prefer subtle, mind expanding, nostalgia, taking you to past days and moods. Featuring heavily, with gentle analog warm leads, detailed and precise beats and sentimental melodies.
Tracks like the title track ‘Off Season’ (and accompanying video which is featured on our Facebook page) make for a fantastic EP. Enjoy!
01. IG88 – Wish U Well
02. Digi G’Alessio – Young and beatifull (Rlade Bunner aka Lambent Remix)
03. Nearfield – [untitled]
04. Stasis Device – Against the Grain (Remaster)
05. Krayb David – Waft it on your davids
06. Pleasure – Unlimited Credits
07. Nick R 61 – alt 31
08. Lapse – The Isles of Self Once Whole
09. Huron – Breaking out
10. Flint Glass – Cthulhu Dawn
Well-structured selection of rhythms, noises and melodies synthesized by the collective consciousness of two authors that were connected through the HTTP wires. Sampling is in their blood, whereas glitch for them is a well of wonderful inspiration. The final result of distant virtual interaction is a portable album of synthetic music of the third millennium.
Here at Kahvi we’re exceptionally proud of our yearly compilation release – and here, finally, is the VA release for 2016! It’s been a mammoth undertaking, collecting tracks, compiling the release, mastering, creating the cover artwork but finally we can announce that “Fields’ is here!
This year, we have 40 of the best tracks from some familiar faces, along with many guest artists that submitted their tracks for inclusion. We’re especially proud to include a track from the legendary Richard Devine!
Some really amazing talent is out there with very little exposure, and the VA is our chance to redress the balance.
Fantastic cover artwork is created by our resident VA artist ‘Anto’ and mastering is by Mnemonic. Enjoy this years VA and Merry Christmas!
Once again, as part of the Christmas releases for 2016, Tetarise makes a welcome return to Kahvi! It’s hard to believe that it was a year ago since the last Tetarise release, but he’s back with a five track EP entitled ‘Playing in the Glow’, which contains his usual flare for production and style (with perhaps a touch of Russian industrialism?)
As his previous releases, we’ve got epic and powerful beats, mixed with deep trance and ambient leads. Feel good tracks for the season!
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!
A curiously named guest artist again for October. Vinze is dead could be the sign of depression or sentimentality, and the 12 track album ‘Corse1993’ twists and turns in all directions, giving you a nostalgic vibe similar to Boards of Canada, with subtle sounds your ears yearn to hear, to detailed drum tracks – nothing too heavy, just delicate percussion to complement the otherwise sublime tracks.
Perfect for that autumn afternoon in the last of the warm sunny days, or enjoying the crisp approaching winter (as we do here in Finland). All tracks have some great feelings and warmth, but a couple stand out for this fan: Veshangree (very BOC influenced) and Theme from pursuit of happiness which reminds me of ‘Nannou’ by Aphex Twin.
«Broken Doll – это сборник случайных мыслей – треков, которые получились в ходе музыкальных медитаций и импровизаций. Трип-хоп в чистом виде не является моим основным стилем написания музыки, но, пожалуй, именно он оказывает наибольшее воздействие на моё сознание и чувства.» — Eva Schlegel
01-Sobria Ebrietas – Vivid And Brief Part 1
02-Sobria Ebrietas – Vivid And Brief Part 2
03-Sobria Ebrietas – Vivid And Brief Part 3
04-Sobria Ebrietas – Vivid And Brief Part 4
05-Sobria Ebrietas – Vivid And Brief Part 5
06-Sobria Ebrietas – Vivid And Brief Part 6
07-Sobria Ebrietas – Vivid And Brief Part 7
08-Sobria Ebrietas – Vivid And Brief Part 8
My first introduction to the work of Ambelion was in 2014 when I found a remastered copy of his 2008 release Waiting for Quarters. I was taken by his ability to mix Ambient, IDM, Berlin School and a host of other electronic music styles. Now with Quasi-Stationary Ambelion has brought his distinctive approach to electronic music to CerebralAudio.
This release sees Ambelion’s more IDM approach to electronic music: lots of beats and breaks, with hints of swirling ambiance at times, and other times more mechanical counterpoint. This is really a return to the style of the 90’s, but with a modern touch that only Ambelion could envisage.
Nano drone funk formation.
Slave to the rhythm.
Piod is one of the newer music projects of phonocake co-founder Knut Kaulke who accompanied us from the very first beginning. While his latest stuff is heavily influenced from new production settings with the Kyma system his first tracks under the Piod moniker are diversely looking for direction. Nonetheless it is genuine electronic music, kind of wild and alive.
As I’m about to depart for a few months of backpacking (to work on white blazes 2) I decided it was only appropriate to start things off with a clean slate. So I’ve organized the few random tracks I’ve got floating around in unreleased states into the ep you have before you. A smattering of downtempo and more upbeat electronics for your listening pleasures. Dedicated to my little friend and constant companion Sydney the cockatoo who’s handsome face graces the cover
ORGANISM – project playwright and musician Paul Rassolko from Minsk. Formed in 2002, the year with the acquisition of the analog synthesizer “Polivoks”, broken deck “Vega” and the Soviet equalizer. The advent of the computer in 2003 and it “embellish” the sound of music. Favorite software – “FL Studio 9” and “Adobe Audition 1.0” – that is, no “apples” and all that fashionable. ORGANISM is another Pavel’s project that is the most “listenable” and “poppy” compared to his own project [mikra].
Album “Blik” recorded mostly in the “live” via MIDI keyboard. The concept of old: music software, film fragments and other “sound”, randomly snatched from the Internet.
The intro does not leave you hanging: here comes an electro beat, lined with a relentless bassline and supported by a mix-up of samples from a well-known house track and a rhythmic litany by a male voice.
The title track has no refrain, no breakdown, just two long verses that keep on going and going. At first, the lyrics seem to be about those almost “stereotypically sexy” female adornments. The assumption that they are exclaimed with possible sexual aims is soon affirmed, but the lyrics of the second part of the track subverts the arousing into other daily phenomena not so typical of sexual hints.
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