“Saudade” is a word difficult to define, which expresses a sense of melancholy, yearning or longing. A beautiful memory for what has been lived and painful because will not come back.
In this new work, [Miga51] “S A U D A D E”, from Burdeos in our netlabel, all these feelings pile up while listening the 8 tracks that give shape to this release. Electronic music as way of expression and created to generate emotions..
It’s the Kahvi Christmas release 2014! Threads is a culmination of a year of gathering submissions, processing, mastering and finally compiling this 40 track release for your listening pleasure!
Kahvi listeners will recognise some artists, some regular appearances along with a couple of rare visitors appear within Threads, and then as usual this is a great opportunity to showcase some up and coming artists.
Playing time is 3 hours 20 minutes! And for the first time ever, a FLAC version is available over at our new Bandcamp page. There is no minimum amount to download but please consider supporting the artists involved!
abjective from saint petersburg join tonAtom for their latest release. this artistic project of two brothers melts ambient, idm and glitch into unique compositions on their quest to discover and create new sounds.
13 tracks focusing on the topic of life and birth, death and re-birth are the building blocks for this full-length release “black ][ trees”. music for both brain and soul. an inspiring album and an incredible new entry to the tonAtom catalogue. welcome, abjective!
and in their own words:
“what is it, that dead trees speak about? about life and death, love and hate, happiness and pain. when foliage has fallen and beauty has ceased to be the raison d’etre, wisdom and knowledge move into focus.
black trees – music made of starlight lost among bare branches.”
Faex Optim appeared in my inbox recently with a simple email – I think my tracks might fit the Kahvi sound, what do you think? Well, this short but ever so sweet EP of four tracks are about as close to Boards of Canada that this die hard BOC fan has ever heard.
Of course, Tycho and others have also made their style very similar to BOC, but Faex Optim hails from the very place that the Sandison brothers live – Scotland. Could it be something in the water or something else? hmm. All the tracks are amazing and if you’re familiar with BOC, you’ll get the feeling and the vibe straight away. Sentimental, lo-fi, analogue, warm, cold. Sending a shiver down your back? This ep has it all. And with minimal equipment that Faex described to me, so who needs a studio full of hardware to create tracks of this calibre?
Track of choice for me is Dancing lessons from the man. Enjoy Commodore, as part of the Christmas lineup for 2014!
Kahvi welcomes guest artist Weedie with a six track ep entitled ‘Tep Sava Galvos’ (meaning Between my head in Lithuanian).
Slightly underground and less mainstream than the last release from Tetarise, Weedie looks towards the minimal and eccentric side of electronic music with subtle beats and melodies, yet nice analog sounds such as the basses on Ego Cogito Cogitatum.
Influences are obviously artists such as Autechre and perhaps a hint of Arovane, and even some Solar Fields, which makes for an interesting listening experience to many a Kahvi fan.
Track of choice for me would be Cukrus Chalvai Atrodo Originaliai Saldus (in English Sugar seems to halva originally sweet) with its mellow groove and nice sounds. The last non-English trackname is Eik ir motyvuokis which means Go and motivate (yourself)
Manb is here and is ready to twist the laws of phisics as he decided to build his “particle decelerator” in Sucu Music territory. He takes samples, glitches and noises, stirs everything in his subatomic blender, and the result is a beautiful and obviously juicy cocktail.
(It should be noted that “Particle decelerator” sees the light as a video album, and for this reason it should preferably first be seen before being heard.)
“I think this album includes not only experiments with waves and rhythms, but also emotions… Emotions of an urbanite who’s always in a hurry, always running somewhere without understanding where… New adventures are waiting for you, be ready to enjoy them.” – Sacha Rush
For its 27th release, Da ! Heart It Records gratifies you with a new album by Le Matin: “Le Martin.”
Over the past decade, we’ve seen this musical UFO pass by on a Chicago house label (Mathematics Recordings), on the ParisHQ compilation covering Julien Clerc in an 8bit version, and even on a breakcore label (Berzerk Produkts) remixing Franky Vincent!
We also owe him must-see video games such as Ours en Slip Simulator and Blektre (a real-life simulator)…We get it, Charles Torris is a geek, a comprehensive and prolific artist who likes to cultivate paradoxes.
In this album, you will find his sub-realist poetry, where dark – and sometimes coarse – humor slices with a sober, sensitive, and melancholic music. In his displaced universe, synthesizers and “old-style” rhythm boxes draw landscapes with neon lights, cellophane clouds, and the silicone architecture of a future as fascinating as it is troubling.
His sonorities may evoke Detroit’s techno, cold wave, and even the IDM of a DMX Krew. But as the artist says himself – and as the piece Nouvel Évier shows – “If Kraftwerk or Dopplereffekt were French, their balls would spill out from their dirty kangaroo underwear…”
This album deserved a case fit for its preciousness, thus it is presented in a folded LP sleeve decorated with a superb illustration, along with a drawing, cards, a badge, and a sticker, all created by Élise Kobisch-Miana.
Let it be known: this album by Le Matin is to French chanson what sausage is to sauerkraut: indispensable!
“Le Martin”, Da ! Heard It Records’ 27th release is distributed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license. The album
may be listened to and downloaded at the following address:http://www.daheardit-records.net/en/discography/dhr-27
Crosswords is a mixture of abstract IDM/Downtempo by King Imagine and East Slavic singing of Irina Skripnikova. The overall sound appeals to the old Ukrainian traditions.
It is a place where the noise of postindustrial world becomes a dark forest. Following the cat’s song listener travels to the ancient times. There are pagan rituals of Ivan Kupala. There girls make wreaths, water-nymphs sing and fern is in bloom.
Recorded & Mixed between June2013 – February2014
In Soundtrack Studio Kyiv
Cover Art by Alexandra Solodchuk
Skrypochka — vocal, lyrics
King imagine — music
three variations on the same theme, three times the same ingredients but individual meals
after having released on the superb labels “der kleine grüne würfel”, basicsounds and pragmat we are happy to welcome erich schall on tonAtom. the straight 4/4 bass drum is mostly kept aside, instead he joins tonAtom with an autumn release. this time it is much gloomier and atmospheric than usual. and there is a completely new world to uncover: textures, areas, mist, leaves and sand. and eventually the walls from the album’s title.
Questo progetto musicale affonda le sue radici nella musica elettronica, nel post-rock e nella shoegaze con influenze down-tempo. Voce, chitarre, sintetizzatori e suoni sporchi uniti in un suono unico e convincente. Il progetto Pura Neurosi è iniziato a Barcellona, nell’estate del 2010, e rappresenta la naturale evoluzione delle traiettorie musicali dei membri. Entrambi provengono da un passato rock classico ma negli ultimi anni si sono dedicati alla produzione e al djing di musica techno e minimal. Con riferimenti alla post-dubstep di Mount kimbie, Balam Acab e i suoni atmosferici ed inquietanti di Salem, Pura Neurosi ha fuso queste influenze dentro il suo stile alternativo.
The result of collaboration by two musical projects Unlogic Thing and r.roo is the creation of a pulsating sphere. It is grim and disturbing, cold and technogenic space. Music replete with choral inserts, breaking rasping beats and jammed glitch. This conjunction leads to the logical upshot. The emptiness and chilly soundscape of the title track Void makes the final touch.
released 01 November 2014
The Basque label Eclectic Reactions releases “Vertex”, their third digital reference, the debut of the London settled duo from Madrid AngleX. Formed in 2013 by Angelica Martin and Alejandro Moreno, part of projects like Nugh, Adhar, Kid’s Fun Area or Cut Tape and the one behind the aliases The Roofman or No Human. This EP gathers 5 tracks of Electro/IDM with acid touches along 20 minutes.
aitänna77 is the solo project of Spanish musician Mikel Martinez . At the beginning of last decade he began recording songs in his bedroom. Influenced by folk, lo-fi pop, electronica, ambient and a thousand other things in a declaration of love to master musicians such as Joe Meek, Franco Battiato’s music in the first half of the ’70s or Brian Eno, to name a few
draußen wird es ungemütlicher, für drinnen liefert photophob mit der “partial plug ep” den programmmusikalischen gegenpart dazu. im grundtenor verströmen die meist gemächlichen vierviertelwalzen mit ihrem raumschaffenden charakter eine mollige kälte, behalten aber auch diese feinen crispen strukturen, die es im vordergrund so spannend machen. was gegensätzlich erscheint, kombiniert sich so zu einem spannenden feld zwischen kondensierendem atem und groovendem unterbau, das immer wieder laune zum erkunden macht.
Tetarise returns! After a break of several months since his first release on Kahvi, Tetarise returns with another fantastic five track ep entitled ‘HeadDown Jam’, this time in a more complex psy-chilled style.
The epic feel of the tracks is still apparent, with the addition of guitar in a couple of the tracks. Think of this ep as a cross between Solar Fields and Boards of Canada and you’ll get an idea of how good it is.
Definately an addition to your permanent playlist, tracks of choice for this avid Tetarise fan are Lucid Dream and Red Yellow Green. They just get better and better! Enjoy this autumn EP from Tetarise.
Today we open new section called JAMS. Here We will publish audio albums of cut, selected and polished improvisation records. First release of real live experiments by 303 – trio of sound generators. The natural stream of sound vibrations taken from a meditative condition of the improvising shamans – musicians. This album flows like a river. A sound for travel on own consciousness.
Complexity is the seed of all beauty. Sweet, sacred complexity.
Structure upon structure; forming, spreading, disassembling.
Complexity is the mother of all life. Loving, nourishing complexity.
Networks of networks; winding, braiding, intertwining.
Complexity is the key to simplicity. Eternal, primordial complexity.
Numbers encode numbers; transforming, convolving, multiplexing.
Complexity is the essence in experience. Stretchy, squelchy complexity.
Sounds inside sounds; melting, crumbling, coalescing.
Inhale Ashes is a young producer who loves folley sounds and effects. His sound has been influenced by glitchy triphop, electroswing and the like. In his tunes, carefully engineered and complex microstructures are used to assemble pulsating and groovy rhythms. The result is surprisingly direct and intense.
The pre-classical Greeks believed in the ability of men to become bears. One of the most commonly told stories is that of Callisto, who bore a child of Zeus – Arcas. Hera became jealous and transformed Callisto into a bear as punishment. Arcas, out hunting, came upon his mother and shot at her. Zeus, taking pity on the mother and son, changed them into Ursa Major and Ursa Minor, the two great bear constellations. From this one myth comes a whole score of others. For instance, the name Arcas comes from the Greek word for bear – Arctos. By extension, the “Arkades” of Arcadia are supposedly descended from Arcas. Their name means bear-people.
released 04 October 2014
whether working solo or with other collaborators, weldroid shows his mastery of sound design and composition, skillfully blending glassy, swirling pads and scattershot effects. noiseblips and distorted squarewaves recall the golden age of 8-bit gaming, mixed with signature bitcrushed percussion. often enough, these jagged sounds are layered with smooth, gentle atmospheric chords and hauntingly beautiful piano passages. somehow weldroid makes it all work: the fusion of darker, edgy leads, cut-up beats, and steady, slow arpeggios, blurred into crystalline infinity.
the newest weldroid record is a studied contrast between frenetic, aggressive textures and restrained, mellow interludes. the feverish energy from earlier releases is still present, but is now redirected into tightly focused bursts of glitch transmissions with a measured, melodic, thoughtful cadence.
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