A 2018 Netlabel Day release – a compilation of Slovenian artists, with many original works that span a wide spectrum of electronic music genres: from noise and sonic art, via bass, breaks, all the way to acid techno. The concept of the compilation is to bring attention to the conflict between necessity of free culture and enclosure of culture by copyright law. The conflict which is temporarily solved by Creative Commons licences.
An act of publishing music under the conditions of a free culture licence is a political act. In times of continuous global expansion of individualism which is often tightly connected to capitalist exploitation, it communicates a clear message: a desire to build a collectivity. For an artist acting on her own, or a small niche label, it is a significant move towards creation of equitable access to works of art. This act is an actual and concrete contribution to a pool of culture shared by all, an entering of a work and its creator into a collective consciousness. It is not a supression of individual desires and rights – as would false dichotomy of collectivism vs individualism perhaps imply. Instead it is an opening of creative process towards the global community and the public. It is an abandonment of a phantasm of fame and fortune based on maximisation of profits, exploitation of copyright, and intellectual property. Publishing one’s work as free culture is an action of an individual desiring to communicate her art with a collective humanity. It is an intentional gift to any and every potential individual who thusly belongs to a global collective of humanity and is empowered to follow her individual creative paths: listening, learning, composing, reworking, remixing, and sharing.
Access Frame is a series of compilations of adventurous music published by Kamizdat under a Creative Commons licence on 14. July – International Netlabel Day. It tries to establish a practice of thinking critically about access to, and distribution of, art. It poses a question: what is the frame through which we are allowed, and able, to access culture? How is it created, by whom, and can such frame of access be modified and transgressed?
This handful of sounds in musical format is anything but arid, since thousand of images do flourish and take place against to our psyche, as we go through the generous timing of the tracks.
Microscopic geometries perpendicularly pass through the space inhabited by omnipresent and opaque bass drums in black notes (as it has to be) which are several times fractured by resounding breaks that keep inviting us to a total immersion. There is no truce or carelessness. Everything is in its place.
The web is solidified and amalgamated by elegant melodies of overseas (Árido III). Other times there are distant voices (Árido II) which characterize the galloping plot that equally spill magic and celebration in an endless coven. Árido I puts us a muzzle and a leash to take us to a ride with an eternal arpeggio of cosmic horseback ride that is little by little being contaminated by weaves of liquid gas and noisy flashes.
The delivery is a resounding trip of oneiric minimalism with remarkable aquatic calling and architecture riddled with compressed concrete. Since minute 1 it warns that from here one does not come back with the same face as the one at the beginning of the trip.
A serious, meticulous, elegant and hypnotic work that invites to be listened with closed eyes, light off and a closed door.
The excellent remixes that complete this robust new delivery of Modismo provide spice to the total, but of course the dish can only be more filling at that level of genre.
When it comes to fat beats designed to drive a dancefloor nuts, Lampés music is what you are looking for. A thrilling bass pumping straight into your guts, accompanied by well-crafted sounds to cheer to, this EP fits well into the selection of any DJ willing to set a crowd on fire.
The Crystal Cave EP features three brand new tracks by this artist from Hamburg, whose output is difficult to pinpoint. Lampé manages to create a perfect blend from Techhouse and Trance, spiced up with UK House and electro elements difficult to resist.
The EP is completed with a sensational remix of Alic’s “The Host”, masterminds of the Digital Diamonds label, transforming their track into an unstoppable rollercoaster.
“After 2 years since the award-winning debut album “Todo no es Todo”, the audio-visual collective C/VVV is once again
sending out signals with this EP called “Miniatura + remixes”, as a preview of a future album in constant evolution.The group recorded this track at the end of 2016 in a session entirely improvised and characterized by friendly musical
dialogue between its founders Mika Martini and Pablo Flores, before the latter moved to Rome, Italy. Later, that recording
was complemented by the sonic input of the person writing this review (Francisco Pinto), with contributions to this new
exploration that follow emotional and playful pathways.
The mission in this project is simple and without much pretense. This adventure combines different sounds and small details
built with almost 100% analog technology, featuring sound miniatures and dancing timbres that together reveal nostalgic
landscapes through a contemporary interpretive perspective. The auditory encounter nourishes the ears with these
micro-sounds, synthetic textures, while, at the same time, permeating the contemplative state of its creators in those
sessions produced previously.
Distinct authors from the national electronic scene construct / deconstruct this new work, with their distinct perspectives
and remix contributions: “Unknown Dancer” with a random re-mixing of the same ingredients that reveals surprising results;
René Roco adding mystery, surrealism and complexity to his version; “co-dec” moving towards the most rhythmic approach,
providing new synthetic sounds but without losing the details; and ending with “android” with a very successful, danceable and
elegant transformation of this miniature. Finally, we cannot fail to mention the contribution of Iñaki Muñoz for the cover of the
EP, who always surprises us with the expressive power of his visuals in the concerts of C/VVV.
We continue to prepare ourselves for a new adventure in a random universe, which inspires us from time to time, bringing us
together and surprising us, even in spite of the distances.
Wish us good luck and good harvest.”
(Santiago, Chile. Mayo / May, 2018)
“Como corresponde a dos veteranos de la escena musical, Lars Graugaard y Claudio Pérez tienen entre ellos una amplia experiencia en estilos como jazz, electrónica, pop, clásica y contemporánea, cubriendo enfoques creativos que incluyen improvisación, notación, programación y producción musical. Ahora unen fuerzas en tres pistas extendidas que de muchas maneras son similares a sus presentaciones en directo, en las que la música en constante transformación de Lars crea un campo de juego para los exquisitos y fluidos inventos en teclado y sintetizadores de Claudio.
Si bien todas las pistas tienen una fuerte base rítmica, las hazañas sonoras continuas produce una música atrevida en refundación ininterrumpida y con giros sorprendentes e vueltas inesperadas.
Los paisajes sonoros de indole psicodélico recuerda al trabajo de Radian, Jan St. Werner y Blir, e incluso a las creaciones subacuáticas de Porter Ricks, particularmente cuando las pistas alcanzan
alta densidad tecno-febril y el conjunto se hace acídico-delirante. En ocasiones, el cuerpo sonoro entero está siendo agusanado por procesos perforantes que transforma la música en algo fantasmagórico, como si pasase a través de un insondable agujero de tiempo y espacio, donde el instante se deforma en visiones deliciosamente irracionales de un sinrazón obstinado.”
“As befits two veterans of the music scene, Lars Graugaard and Claudio Perez hold extensive experience between them in jazz, electronica, pop, classical and contemporary music styles, and cover creative approaches that include improvisation, scoring, computer coding and music production. Now they join forces in three extended tracks that in many ways are similar to their live performances where Lars’ constantly morphing live laptop provides a rich playing field for Claudio’s exquisite and free-flowing inventions on keyboard and synthesizers.
While all tracks have a strong rhythmic grounding, the sonic exploits are daring and continuous and the result is an unbroken musical recasting that provides some unexpected twists and turn along the way. The psychedelic electronic sounds form extended electronic soundscape that are reminiscent of the work of Radian, Jan St. Werner and Blir – even reaching back to Porter Ricks’ subaquatic
creations, particularly when the tracks reach techno-feverish density and the electronics go acidotic rave. At times the entire sound is perforated by vermian processes that ghost casts the music, as if passing through an unfathomable time-space hole that warp and malforms the ongoings into deliciously irrational moments of stubborn unreasoning.”
(Atenas, Grecia / Athens, Greece / Abril / April 2017).
insectorama presents the 80. Release and we say hello to a new artist on insectorama. his name is Antias and he bring us 2 perfect dubtechno tracks for the cold days. pure rhythm with chords , delays and echoes.i found no more words for this fantastic sound. listen and understand dubtechno!!!!!!!!
We are so happy to release ‘Noise Band in My Garden‘ by Dako Loop Orchestra and Lezet.
Lezet introduces a true music hero, the inimitable Darko Jovanovic, to the Etched Traumas community, by means of a split/collab “why the dance rhythm? l definitely live in the loop, and I do things the way I should.”
Art Electronix comes back releasing with our netlabel offering you a straight remix EP of one of their tracks. Just like the style of the genre, this release is the stirring in various forms of the primal matter of the first track, and stil it renders a powerful shot of all the Artist’s feature.
But let Egene and Katerina themselves tell about the concept of “Inside The Box EP:
«At the end of this summer our colleague from Poland (who works under the pseudonym Ixirell) wrote to us to send him samples from the title track.
After that, we invited another DJ and musician from Ukraine (Breaksage) to write down his version as well.
The cover was developed by the VJ Lena Dzhurina.
The concept of this work is primarily in the minimalism and psychological mental hooks, which often have to be worked out by creative people working with a limited set of tools. Thus, the idea of this collection is an example of how a musician using a small set of instruments, depending on personal perceptions, skills and psychological qualities, is able to come up, develop and transform a certain musical idea, inviting an outside observer to immerse himself in the inner world of the creator and his approach.
And it is this minimal approach that suggested the title of the track, since the music was made using only two box devices (a bass synth and a drum machine).
We recently learned about the experiment of Ludwig Wittgenstein, who showed that people are not able to understand each other to the end. This experiment was called “The Beetle in a Box” and we were interested in the concept that there are many interpretations of how the creative idea should develop and only when compared with already known paradigms a person can make some sort of conclusion, such as: it’s original, and it is primitive, or it pleases, and it saddens, but these conclusions can still be wrong or misunderstood. Therefore, we decided to tie together the idea of imperfection of human relations, the frequent inability to correctly understand one’s inner world and the chance to minimalism, as a way to return to the source. To that state without piling up with all sorts of concepts, where you can try to realize what kind of “Beetle or bug” is inside your box, and also whether you can be considered a beetle what lies in your neighbor’s box».
Edition number 7 of the popular Digital Family compilation series. 11 unreleased tunes, carefully orchestrated by label conductors Alic.
On the decks you can find new talents like Whoknowswhocares, Stoertebeker, Medular, Nicorus or Adamson (aka 50% of Alic), MNGRM, One Dub Connection and well-known label-veterans such as Trilingo, Daäna, Bratenschneider and Point! Expect deep groovers, progressive hypnotics, chunky breaks and melodic minimalism.
Energy is harnessed from natural elements by the use of power plants and this industrial EP shines a light on the inner workings of such places. Each power plant has a different feel and process but heavy basslines and tight rhythms will ensure a continuous operation.
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