Esta vez nos llegan las canciones desde Paraguay.
Coven, nuevo colaborador, busca el impacto del ruido y la oscuridad en el oyente. Ritmos acelerados, capas de ruido, voces desfiguradas… terror siniestro sin concesiones ni esperanza. Gracias por darnos caña!
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.
Monofónicos Netlabel presenta orgullosamente el lanzamiento debut de Insanity Circle llamado “Ritual Of Colors”, un nuevo artista sobresaliente que llega a sumergirnos en la nueva era de la música con mucha vitalidad.
Insanity Circle nos presenta 4 increíbles canciones donde el house más energético fluye sobre toda las fronteras del baile, pero jugando con nuestro cuerpo y nuestra mente en este ritual de colores donde el resultado es sumamente sorprendente.
The technoburlesque show Image Snatchers is a series of constantly changing and evolving episodes, now already in its sixth season. It is a modern take on burlesque, packed with witty feminist-inspired campy and queer humour and often critically commenting on the current socio-political landscapes and events both locally and beyond. The numbers enact actual political figures, like Angela Merkel, Melania Trump, and the local culture minister on one hand, or more general but psychologically detailed roles on the other, such as a chauvinist macho, a slow-walking grandma, or an android with a drinking problem. The music is sometimes used as a ready-made and an important reference to specific past era, scene or its vibe. Lip-syncing makes an appearance too and so do electronic bootleg edits or remix tracks. Popular songs are sung live, sometimes with lyrics changed to various degrees, whereas at other times completely original music is made by the collective. Different languages have so far been used – besides Slovenian and English obviously, we had lyrics sung in Portuguese, French, Chinese, Italian, German, and Serbo-Croatian in one way or another.
Out of the three tracks on the so called mainside part of this EP, two of them are rapped in Slovenian. “Vrtnice” (Roses) is a poetic but outspoken take on dismissive attitudes towards artists in contemporary politics and public life in general. It says that artists (“we are the culture squad”) are needed in a society to make everyone feel the life in colours, with a present mind and heart, for “roses” are needed as much as bread. “Dnevnik” (Daily news) features a bunch of performers-turned-MCs, sarcastically and critically touching upon various aspects of daily life: abortion, immigration, consumerism, capitalism, and mental health among others. In the refrain, it features a French-Portuguese performer in the role of an immigrant trying to sing widely known Slovene nursery rhymes while threatening with stereotypical threats attributed to immigrants: stealing jobs, kidnapping wives, and corrupting children.
We return after a break with a new release of the mexican producer already known in Nulogic Netlabel as In Vitro. Creator of the wonderful label Breathe, In Vitro offers us a fascinating Ep of four tracks whose main pattern is based on the roots of Techno. But there is much more than Techno in this work. Brushstrokes of a precious electronics, deep bass lines and a groove that dances on the edge of the dark side. These are just some of the surprises that “Transdimensional Woods” offers us.
Mahamboro adalah salah satu dari sekian banyak musisi dengan talenta yang menakjubkan. Menguasai beberapa alat musik sekaligus mengendalikan sendiri home recordingnya. Proyeknya kali ini berjudul Surup, yang menurutnya diistilahkan sebagai Trance Techno. Sebuah track yang cukup menarik dan membius. Terinspirasi dari kegiatan berkesenian merayakan hari kemerdekaan di kampung halamannya Magelang, ketika tari tarian tradisional membius penari dan para penonton. Kesurupan menjadi ritus yang biasa disaksikan. Musik yang disajikan Mahamboro sedikit banyak menggambarkan nuansa ketukan ritmis yang dengan hawa techno yang cukup menghipnotis. Track ini dirilis untuk ikut mendukung dan merayakan Indonesia Netaudio Festival 3.0. Selamat mendengarkan
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).
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