Foshan Roots – Sky Warrior Dub

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Foshan Roots

“Sky Warrior Dub”

We are starting a new series of releases, exploring and re-discovering Springline Records, one of the most underrated reggae and dub labels. It has been operational from 2003 until 2012, releasing music on vinyl, on audio tapes and later in digital format. With artists coming mainly coming from the UK underground, the style of the label was strongly influenced by the Jamaican roots music of the 70s with a sound very kin to that of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry’s Black Ark studio.

But the resemblance to Black Ark studio goes far more than just the sound and the music. After 10 years of operation, two vinyl releases and many tapes and digital releases the label stopped its operations. All releases were discontinued in 2013 & all master recordings were lost or destroyed or on purpose deleted/thrown away, with the owner of the label deciding to put an end to that musical adventure. What is left nowadays are some articles and reviews on the internet, reminding the era of a great label, which unfortunately did not get the recognition it deserved.

All this happened at the time when Dubophonic was just starting its own musical adventure in 2013. We don’t know if it was meant to be, if a higher force controls everything and connects everything together, but thanks to Gibsy Rhodes, owner of Springline Records, we got our hands on some crucial tunes found forgotten on a hard disc, which was saved from destruction. Ruff takes, dubplates, alternative cuts, demos and a few unreleased works; a true treasure to our ears!

From our new series entitled The lost archive of Springline Records comes Sky Warrior Dub. It was never released before, until today! Foshan Roots was formed as a studio band by Thomas Dewey and Brad Turner in the summer of 2012 in the UK, working together on various projects (Roots, Reggae, Dub). Being able to establish a great connection and to overstand each other telepathically, the musical workings just started flowing. The name of their band reflects the vibes of their music.

All recordings & mixes were done in their own studio (CAF Studios) named after a very inspirational roots album. Brad & Tom play all the instruments themselves, shared out equally, so to give a different feel each time. Sky Warrior Dub consists of nine dubwise tracks in a deep rootikal style, reflecting the mystical vibes of the band! Welcome to Foshan Roots, the peaceful ZEN-warriors. Enjoy the journey to Jah music!

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Warahraan – Living in a Far Dream

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Warahraan

“Living in a Far Dream”

Warahraan is an Ambient/Electronic/Experimental music project from Persia founded in the early 2008, inspired by the immensity and grandeur of the nature and cosmos. The music is trying to illustrate the creation through a different view. Warahraan is a journey through magical sovereignties and enigmatic kingdoms, a deep mystical discovery through terrestrial and extraterrestrial zones.

Warahraan means victory and conquest in the ancient Persian language. The other older forms of this word are Verethraghan and Verethragna. Warahraan is the Persian god of Fire, the most sacred of all fires that is a combination of 16 fires as it mentioned in the Avesta (Sacred Book of Zoroastrians) and other ancient Persian sacred texts. The word referring to the Mars (fourth planet from the sun) in astrology. The twentieth day of month is dedicated to him according to the Zoroastrian calendar.

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Mute Speaker – Buster Friendly

Mute Speaker

“Buster Friendly “

released August 25, 2017

Produced & mixed by Mute Speaker

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Mute Speaker – Ghost Machine

Mute Speaker

“Ghost Machine “

An experimental album of beats & soundscapes, built, broken & recycled from warped tape loops, field recordings, distorted space echo, analogue psychedelia & dusty vinyl.

Amorgos Soundscape – Nikos Theologitis / Stamatis Theologitis / Giannis Theologitis / Antoni Robert

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Nikos Theologitis / Stamatis Theologitis / Giannis Theologitis / Antoni Robert

“Amorgos Soundscape”

The notion of folk culture has definitely been transformed through the course of the centuries. More particularly, tradition and its authenticity and spontaneity in the context of orality seem somehow to have been mutilated and reconstructed, as soon as globalization and multiculturalism became one of the dominant discourses during the 21st century. Folk songs haven’t been an exclusion in this particular case, as revivalism and folklorism have emerged as a devastating force in the production of folk music. In “Amorgos Soundscape” by Antoni Robert, a paradox occurs: One could say that these folk songs are seen through the eyes of a foreign visitor and the recording could be seen as an exotic sound diary of a trip on a Greek Island. On the other hand, Antoni Robert’s recordings of the Theologitis’ family of musicians reveal an impressive approach on the concept of orality and its proud survival in the Greek folk culture.

Antoni Robert talks about Amorgos Soundscape:

“This is my fourth soundscape, but it is of a totally different nature with respect to the previous ones. Initially, I just wanted to proceed in a similar way that I did for the St Petersburg one, but once on the island, I realized that this idea was not adequate. St Petersbourg is a noisy place, while Amorgos it is not. Generally speaking, the island soundtrack is the wind and the sea. And at once the title “Wind on Water” came to my mind, but unfortunately, that title was already used by Fripp & Eno. But it was adequate indeed. I had the chance to listen to some goats also; the island is the hometown for a huge quantity of goats. So I was wondering about those simple things when it happened. It was dinner time, and we went to the small town of Tholaria looking for a taverna, and we found the Panorama Tavern. We started dining and at a given moment the musicians appeared and started to play great music from the islands. I recorded two complete sets, in two unforgettable nights. More than four hours of live performance. And I was said they do it every night. Once at home, while listening to that music I understood that it would have been inadequate to edit bits of it in order to build something more personal. The main feeling was a deep respect for the work of those musicians, and so the best thing to do was to choose two or three songs and use them as they were performed, in spite of the recording problems and the noise of the taverna clients. The only things I’ve added are the intro and the links between songs because wind and sea had to be there anyway. The results are a real soundscape of a dinner at Panorama Tavern, with the music played by three real artists. Stamatis Theologitis plays the violin and sings, Giannis Theologitis plays Laouto and sings, and the great Nikos Theologitis, 90 years old at the moment of the recording, and the owner of the tavern sings, claps hands, dances and explains jokes whenever he wants. I don’t know if I will reach that age. Probably not. But if I ever I’m 90 years old I want to be like Nikos. A happy man full of energy and passion. So this soundscape is a respectful tribute to The Theologitis Trio. It is their record. The rock band is The Cave Children, from Athens, included because our stay there coincided with a 4 days rock festival, and it was a part of the soundtrack too.”
credits
released July 30, 2017

Recorded in July 2016
Processed in September 2016

Nikos Theologitis: voice and clapping hands
Stamatis Theologitis: violin and voice
Giannis Theologitis: laouto and voice
Antoni Robert: production, field recordings, and effects

Photography: Antoni Robert
Artwork: BroodingSideOfMadness

ET116 An Etched Traumas release July 2017

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Gusev K.P. – KABAPDAK-COOPEX

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Gusev K.P.

“KABAPDAK-COOPEX”

O.B.Chistoplui Presents..
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Downbeat – Introspección

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Downbeat

“Introspección”

Downbeat is a project that mutates, changes with the time, transforms itself with life, without limits and without borders. Their second album takes the sound a step further towards experimentation. Downbeat look at their interior and connect themselves with genres they always got inspired from: Dub, Dubtronica, Jazz and Fusion.

“Introspección” is the beating of their heart, each heartbeat navigated by a different state of mind. Looking at oneself is like a magical journey within, guided by the mystical power of the ancestral plants.

The dub sounds are present throughout the album with atmospheric musical landscapes. This is not the typical dub album, trying to look like its coming out from an island … this is the dub of the mountain … the dub of the Andes … the dub of the Aconcagua … the dub of Las Heras. That’s why it’s hard, dark, cold and different. That is why it has power, hypnotism, strength and a sound of its own.

Let us navigate within ourselves, with the heart pulsating on each beat. Heavy Dub, experimental Dub, dedicated to the universe and its infinite power. A triangle for all to travel (SOUND-LIGHT-SHAPE)!

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Various Artists – POSEV II

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Various Artists

“POSEV II”

Siberian cohesive post-industrial creative association POSEV presents the second compilation of tracks from its members and their sympathizers. All tracks are exclusive to this release and have never been presented before.

Our music is always the part of us, our personalities, and our lives. It describes the perception and exploration of the world. We make music because we have something to say and we must talk. We make music because we can’t but do it. Thus, our legacy is given to the world.

Our creation is a self-decrypting manifesto for ones who want to feel the other side of synthesizer music and look beyond the rhythm and sounds. We are too far from any scenes to imitate them. We’re too original to meet someone’s standards. We don’t do what others want to hear from us. We do what we want to hear ourselves.

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Dubrajah – Reprise

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Dubrajah

“Reprise”

Our first release of 2017 and the second one on the label by the Russian social anthropologist and ethnomusicologist Sergey Gabbasov and his project Dubrajah is coming your way. You already know his release from year 2014 entitled “Enkang”, though which we discovered the artist’s ability to fuse a deep digital dub style with organic sounds, traditional African melodies and chants from the people of Maasai, Datooga, Hadza, Pemba and Zanzibar tribes.

The new album entitled “Reprise” uses the same musical recipe, but with different ingredients. It was recorded last year in Russia, Nepal and India and includes 8 new tracks by the Russian artist. By this album Dubrajah delivers his returning to the start and principal point of his researches – to Asia. Using sampled sounds from India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Mongolia, we are led into a magnificent dub journey through Asia. New sounds and vibrations, new destinations and inspirations!

All tracks recorded in Jaisalmer (India), Sauraha (Nepal) and Moscow (Russia) in March/November 2016. Photography by Sergey Gabbasov.

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Wings of an Angel – Prone To Sending Empty​-​Handed Telegrams To Shallow People

[Self Release ]

Wings of an Angel

“Prone To Sending Empty​-​Handed Telegrams To Shallow People”


Wings of an Angel – Leitmotifs


Ivan Black – Somnium Hypnotic

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Ivan Black

“Somnium Hypnotic”

Ivan Black has reinvented himself with this new full-length album, in Somnium Hypnotic displays his well known style of high level ambient perfectly fusioned with an oriental touch. Occasionally, there are major revelations in contemporary music, do not miss this one.
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Psychoz – Under the golden Oak (EP)

Psychoz

“Under the golden Oak (EP)”

Psychoz has released many different styles in the past, latley involving on his ethno-oriental style.
This is some of his last work he made in this direction

released September 5, 2016

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Safir Nòu – Groundless

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Safir Nòu

“Groundless”

Safir Nòu (Antonio Firinu) is a composer, guitarist and accordionist.
The music collected in the album Groundless could be identified as “total music”, influenced by different styles and genres, from world music to post-rock to jazz. The sounds and the melodies bring the listener to an ethereal and hypnotic dimension, which is the “groundless” dimension indeed.
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ISH IL SEGNO – QUIYXOTL

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ISH IL SEGNO

“QUIYXOTL”

Bjorn Jordan is a musician who already know, being a member of Phobos 3. Here with Matteo Pinna at the drums gives us the new single of Ish The sign, a very interesting project that takes us between esoteric mysteries, Tool and good writing at the edge of wet forests on the edge of the sea . You will be impressed by the power of images to what is Bjorn, or a modern shaman, who leads us where he wants, where there is peace.
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Fake Cats Project – Russian Canon

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Fake Cats Project

“Russian Canon”

Russian Canon is the first CD of the Moscow based Fake Cats Project. The title certainly doesn’t mean our seventeen pieces form the Russian Canon, rather we are in search of it.
We try to avoid Russian cliches, but sometimes play with them. There are no folk songs accompanied by bayan (the Russian Accordion) though you will hear Kiriill Makushin playing bayan. We don’t play typical Russian rock, though Alexey Borisov is a luminary of Russian rock himself, of the bands Nochnoi Prospect and Tsentr. This is not an album of the Russian intelligentsia, singing their sad, simple songs around the kitchen table, though some fragments were recorded by Igor Levshin in Alexey’s kitchen.
Our Russian Canon is not confined to national culture: we use the Turkish saz and Latin percussion. Our electric guitars certainly do not originate from Russia, and Konstantin Sukhan’s trumpet is more akin to Free Jazz rather than any Russian tradition.
Any overlaps with industrial music or krautrock are sometimes coincidental and sometimes deliberate. Since there is a Russian tradition of fierce speculation on philosophy or revolution at the kitchen table, we use for our sound not cast iron rails, but a buffet filled with utensils, bottles, glasses and a trash bin. We’ve also added the creaks of rusty swings, screams, laughter and the songs of ordinary people in the Moscow streets. We include both the sane and insane, because no Russian Canon can go without a touch of insanity.
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Mike Cooper – Forbidden Delta Planet Blues

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Mike Cooper

“Forbidden Delta Planet Blues”

Linear Obsessional is delighted to present this album of two recent pieces by the legendary British folk/blues/world/avant garde guitarist Mike Cooper.
“Forbidden Delta Planet Blues” is a long form work built from over lapping loops and featuring some beautiful Hawaiian style slide guitar.
“The Pain Was Bad, But The Tuna Good” is a spellbinding live solo performance recorded at London’s 100 Years Gallery. A solo for a steel resonator guitar (and some voice) which explores all the nuances of the instrument’s considerable cultural baggage, with breathtaking extended technique (bowing, electric fan) and a fascinating stream of invention- it lives up to Cooper’s science fiction/trad interface admirably.
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VV.AA. – Di algo… Pueblo Nuevo 10° Aniversario

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VV.AA.

“Di algo… Pueblo Nuevo 10° Aniversario”

Pueblo Nuevo Netlabel se complace en presentar su disco conmemorativo “Di algo… Pueblo Nuevo 10° Aniversario“, un compilado realizado con 100 mensajes llegados de distintas partes del mundo, a través de una convocatoria abierta que invitaba a enviar grabaciones de máximo 100 segundos de duración. ¡Muchas gracias a todos los participantes!

Pueblo Nuevo Netlabel is pleased to introduce its commemorative album “Di algo… Pueblo Nuevo 10° Aniversario” (Say something … Pueblo Nuevo 10th Anniversary), a compilation made with 100 messages arrived from around the world, through an open call that invited to submit recordings of max 100 seconds long. Many thanks to all the contributors.

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Crossworlds – Day & Night

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Crossworlds

“Day & Night”

«The brand-new Crossworlds recording – “Day and Night” – exchanges ethnography for a family setting. Mikryukov informs us that: “The LP was conceived as a present for my daughter. Initially it was to be published on vinyl, with the two sides given over to daytime and nocturnal themes. Everything was recorded over the course of two years, from February 2013 to February 2015. The album contains both our own, original material and some lyrics by Lesya Ukrainka. The result is a fairly strange, yet organic mixture of folk, academic music, downtempo tendencies, and experimental elements.”»
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Karaoke Tundra x Radimo x 3ck – Menu

Karaoke Tundra x Radimo x 3ck

“Menu “

Bears are at the top of the food chain. They will eat almost anything: grass, leaves, wild berries, nuts, seeds, fruits, bulbs, tubers, beetles, termite nests, worms, ants, rodents, squirrels, foxes and other small animals.

released 27 July 2015


Bitcho – Bomba

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Bitcho

“Bomba”

BITCHO é um projecto performativo/musical centrado numa figura ambígua meio ancestral com um híbrido folk.

Parte da reflexão sobre o hoje e dá corpo ao animal feminino. É um projecto que se encontra em constante mutação nos seus vários âmbitos o sonoro, o textual, o performático, o imagético, jogando com uma multiplicidade de influências.

Bomba é a recolha de alguns dos temas que são trabalhados ao vivo com uma forte componente visual. Foi concebido por Susana Chiocca, em colaboração com Sílvio Almeida.

Voz: Susana Chiocca
Música: Sílvio Almeida
Poema “Preparatórios”: Luca Argel

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SousLePont – EtLàC’EstQuoi

SousLePont

“EtLàC’EstQuoi”

SousLePont are characterised by their unusual instrumentation (trombone, marimba & accordion) and their original repertoire which is mainly written for couple dances, but it doesn’t end there!
Recorded and mixed at Studios La Buissonne by Nicolas Baillard and Gérard de Haro between december 2014 and march 2015.
Graphism : Rob Taylor

Wings of an Angel & Tziona Achishena – The Dialogues Of Longing

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Wings of an Angel & Tziona Achishena

“The Dialogues Of Longing”

Creating music in collaboration with Wings of An Angel was like singing in front of a magic mirror that reflected to me only my beauty and mystery, leaving me surrounded with angel choirs and newly opened caves and pathways inside of my heart. And so many questions. I wondered: Is this really happening? And every song sparked more and more songs and poems, that are pouring out of me like clear clean waters from the belly of the earth, and from the center point of my soul. Perhaps we can know the holiness of others, to the extent that connecting with them, through an act of kindness, a prayer, or a song, brings back to us lost parts of our souls, awakening our hearts with love, and an awareness of our own preciousness. A holy man, or woman, in recognizing us, gives us back what is actually ours, inspiring us to sing our own songs, which then heal us. I have experienced a great awakening, an embracing love of all creation, and, in a way, have fallen in love with the reflection in the magic mirror. But rather than being entranced by a vision of self, I see within me the whole world. Because that mirror reflects a deep place inside of me. You could call it my soul, or even, where my soul meets all souls…and so I expand and contain within me ever increasing space, inner space in which to travel to hidden, private lands beyond the sight of the human eye””

VA – From Ritual to Romance

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VA

“From Ritual to Romance”

Et Quid Amabo Nisi Quod Aenigma Est?

Die Elektrischen Vorspiele, a blog founded on January 15 2009, and whose sixth anniversary is commemorated with this release, was envisioned as a space for the nurturing of a “savage thought” (that is, of an undisciplined nature). In its essence, and as an individual project, it aims mostly to be a vehicle for its author’s vast-reaching interests, while at the same time harnessing them into some form of discipline. More than just a reflection on the fascination caused by the themes implicit to its lexical field of action, as shown by the coordinates and key concepts that define the boundaries of its territory, i.e. “Occultism” / “Esotericism”, this virtual space mainly maps some of the topologies enclosed in the History of Ideas. A vast and sometimes ignored area of Knowledge, whose apparently paradoxical character drives a magnetic pull towards the need to identify its true nature, as ubiquitously manifested along various historical cycles, in an unending drama staged in the theatre of the Anima Mundi. This is, in fact, the true raison d’être of Die Elektrischen Vorspiele.
As a direct result of its existence, November 2010 saw the publication of the book “Summa Techno(i)logicae”. This work, as implied by its title, is a thoroughly compiled and systematised patchwork reflecting the interests that guide its author’s research. From then on, periodic collaborations with other projects ensued, such as the magazines Finis Mundi, Infernus and Antibothis.
Still under the aegis of Die Elektrischen Vorspiele, and always through the establishment of complicities and connections, a number of events were created and carried out in the past six years. This set of actions (with Music as a constant common denominator) has had as its main goal the evocation of the life and work of various figures that have left behind crucial legacies. The people celebrated include the musician John Balance (Coil); the historian of religions Mircea Eliade; the poet and theatre director Antonin Artaud; the philosopher Georges Bataille; and the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. It is also worth mentioning the series of events spanning along the year 2013, Occult Esoterica AV Gatherings, curated in collaboration with intermedia artist Ana Carvalho.
The proposal made to EdP – Editora do Porto (in the person of its administrator, João Ricardo) for the release of this compilation emerges as a consequence of shared common cosmologies which have gradually been transmuted into friendship, and also of João Ricardo’s encyclopaedic musical knowledge, while the invitations made to the artists taking part in it are the logical result of a chaining together of elective affinities (a process permanently taking place since the first Homeric dawn).

Júlio Mendes Rodrigo
Porto, December 23, anno 2014, era vulgaris


VA – The Golden Bough

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VA

“The Golden Bough”

Et Quid Amabo Nisi Quod Aenigma Est?

Die Elektrischen Vorspiele, a blog founded on January 15 2009, and whose sixth anniversary is commemorated with this release, was envisioned as a space for the nurturing of a “savage thought” (that is, of an undisciplined nature). In its essence, and as an individual project, it aims mostly to be a vehicle for its author’s vast-reaching interests, while at the same time harnessing them into some form of discipline. More than just a reflection on the fascination caused by the themes implicit to its lexical field of action, as shown by the coordinates and key concepts that define the boundaries of its territory, i.e. “Occultism” / “Esotericism”, this virtual space mainly maps some of the topologies enclosed in the History of Ideas. A vast and sometimes ignored area of Knowledge, whose apparently paradoxical character drives a magnetic pull towards the need to identify its true nature, as ubiquitously manifested along various historical cycles, in an unending drama staged in the theatre of the Anima Mundi. This is, in fact, the true raison d’être of Die Elektrischen Vorspiele.
As a direct result of its existence, November 2010 saw the publication of the book “Summa Techno(i)logicae”. This work, as implied by its title, is a thoroughly compiled and systematised patchwork reflecting the interests that guide its author’s research. From then on, periodic collaborations with other projects ensued, such as the magazines Finis Mundi, Infernus and Antibothis.
Still under the aegis of Die Elektrischen Vorspiele, and always through the establishment of complicities and connections, a number of events were created and carried out in the past six years. This set of actions (with Music as a constant common denominator) has had as its main goal the evocation of the life and work of various figures that have left behind crucial legacies. The people celebrated include the musician John Balance (Coil); the historian of religions Mircea Eliade; the poet and theatre director Antonin Artaud; the philosopher Georges Bataille; and the Japanese writer Yukio Mishima. It is also worth mentioning the series of events spanning along the year 2013, Occult Esoterica AV Gatherings, curated in collaboration with intermedia artist Ana Carvalho.
The proposal made to EdP – Editora do Porto (in the person of its administrator, João Ricardo) for the release of this compilation emerges as a consequence of shared common cosmologies which have gradually been transmuted into friendship, and also of João Ricardo’s encyclopaedic musical knowledge, while the invitations made to the artists taking part in it are the logical result of a chaining together of elective affinities (a process permanently taking place since the first Homeric dawn).

Júlio Mendes Rodrigo
Porto, December 23, anno 2014, era vulgaris


various artists – CC Affiliates Mixtape #1

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various artists

“CC Affiliates Mixtape #1”

The global community of Creative Commons Affiliates is starting a new tradition: collectively compiling an annual mixtape of great music from artists using CC licenses. This idea follows the 10-year anniversary mixtape that the European Affiliates put together back in 2012, only this 2015-edition covers the entire globe. We hope that this will be the beginning of an annual tradition: a musical tribute to – and celebration of – the talent of the artists and Creative Commons sharing tools.

The mixtape has been made by the Creative Commons Affiliates – the custodians of the CC licenses in each of these countries – as a fun volunteer side-project to showcase the musical wealth of their countries. This means, and we’d like to highlight this, that these are not artists officially endorsed by Creative Commons, but rather personal favorites of some of those community members advocating sharing culture and promoting the use of CC licenses.

Across the world millions of creators are using Creative Commons licenses to promote and spread their creativity and to find a global audience. Many of these are music artists, performers and songwriters and for this year’s tape a whopping 25 countries have contributed, covering 4 continents of amazing music cultures and artistic talents of all audio trades. Dive in to discover what the world has to offer while at the same time appreciating sharing culture. Enjoy!


M-PeX – ODÝSSEIA

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M-PeX

“ODÝSSEIA”

Latest album by M-PeX, his 5th on Enough Records is a double album. It draws it’s inspirations from two odysseys: Homero’s and Kubrik’s. The first cd, sub-titled “Prologus” is entirely acoustic, with M-PeX on the Portuguese guitar and André Coelho on double bass. The second cd is titled “Epilogus”, adding electronic elements to the sounds and featuring additional guest artist DJ X-Acto providing some additional electronics and scratch sounds. Artwork by Marco Madruga.

Ethernet Orchestra – Diaspora

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Ethernet Orchestra

“Diaspora”

“Diaspora” is the debut album from the Ethernet Orchestra, an Internet based music ensemble exploring intercultural tele-improvisation. It is a compilation of live freely improvised vignettes from performances recorded between 2009-2014. It features musicians from a diverse range of cultures and musical traditions performing simultaneously between Iran and Australia via North America, Canada, Brazil and Europe. Distance is embodied in the material quality of the works, which not only serves as testament to the technological achievement of such a project but also forms part of the grain of the medium itself.

During this period we also had the great fortune to collaborate with the late Richard Lainhart, who is featured on many of the recordings. Ethernet Orchestra would like to dedicate this album to Richard, whose passion and generosity touched us all and his music continues his presence in our lives.

The album also contains works from the “Distant Presences” trilogy of performances. These events included networked VJs Helen Varley Jamieson, Neil Jenkins, Graziano Milano and Michael Szpakowski mixing live cinematic visual collages in the audiovisual platform VisitorsStudio, which can be viewed from diasporasound.wordpress.com/vjmixes

Roger Mills
(Sydney, Australia, December 2014)


DubRaJah – Enkang

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DubRaJah

“Enkang”

DubRaJah is a project of Sergey Gabbasov, a Russian anthropologist and ethnomusicologist, specialized in the peoples of East Africa and Indonesia and student of “Dhow Countries Music Academy” (Zanzibar, Tanzania). He has made many ethnographical expeditions in different parts of Africa, Asia and Europe, produced several films about indigenous peoples and studied their native music. This is Sergey’s first release on Dubophonic.

“Enkang” means in the Maasai language “homestead” .Maasai is one of the very few tribes who have retained most of their traditions, lifestyle and lore. “Enkang” is also the name of DubRaJah’s EP, which was recorded in the period from Autumn 2013 till Summer/Autumn 2014 in Arusha (Tanzania), Stone Town (Zanzibar, Tanzania), Wete (Pemba, Tanzania) and Moscow (Russia). DubRaJah fuses a deep digital dub style with organic sounds, traditional African melodies and chants from the people of Maasai, Datooga, Hadza, Pemba and Zanzibar, incorporating also samples of Mad Professor on “Eyasi Dub” and “Zanzibar Dub”. Each track has is own magic, from the ritual chants in “Laibon” to the mystical beauty of the “Ngezi” forest, cleansing the body, the mind and the soul.


Crossworlds – Ivana Kupala Night

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Crossworlds

“Ivana Kupala Night”

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.

Credits:
Recorded & Mixed between June2013 – February2014
In Soundtrack Studio Kyiv
Cover Art by Alexandra Solodchuk
Skrypochka — vocal, lyrics
King imagine — music

Contact:
https://vk.com/club55673890
https://crossworlds.bandcamp.com/


Holocaos – Simbolos

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Holocaos

“Simbolos”

RELEASE INFO:
ARTIST: Holocaos
RELEASE TITLE: Simbolos
CAT Nº: TRANZ056
RELEASE DATE: November 12, 2014
FORMAT: Mp3 / 320kbps/ 44.100 MHZ
GENRE: Electronic
SUB-GENRE: IDM / Minimal / Techno / Experimental
TOTAL TIME: 01:22:56
SIZE: 206 MB

TRACKLIST:

01. Holocaos – Inside (6:36)
02. Holocaos – Lostanswerstounknownquestions (6:54)
03. Holocaos & Eletromariola – O Sonho da Caverna (10:08)
04. Holocaos – Onzeonze (9:17)
05. Holocaos & Blasquez – Umaetreze (10:27)
06. Holocaos & Bmind – Nokubuya Kulo Hologram (10:02)
07. Holocaos – Simbolos (7:30)
08. Holocaos & Eletromariola – Earlymac (7:04)
09. Holocaos – Floatingslowly (7:32)
10. Holocaos – Quest (7:26)


Outsider Leisure – Едоки Собачьих Хвостов

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Outsider Leisure

“Едоки Собачьих Хвостов”

01-Ванильный Трип-Хоп(2:00)
02-Orevuar Big Brother(3:24)
03-Living Like An Animal(2:00)
04-Внутриутробный Быт(2:44)
05-Едоки Собачьих Хвостов(4:48)
06-Жопа(1:36)
07-Завтра Будет Конец Света(2:12)
08-Как Ток(2:40)
09-Папа Знает(2:36)
10-Рупор Свободы Блевал Нас Вон(2:24)
11-Рыбы Молчат(1:44)
12-Так Себе Человек(1:52)
13-Ты Говоришь, Что Я Говно(3:28)

I Neurologici – Five Unorthodox Strategies

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I Neurologici

“Five Unorthodox Strategies”

New digital release by this dub collective from Rome, Itaky

.Zigo – Drupas Migrantes

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.Zigo

“Drupas Migrantes”

.Zigo has an apocalyptic “Blade Runner” world in his sonic conception. He swings comfortably between sulfuric sunrises, romantic evenings to the cyberpunk distopians.

This work, like his others; and many other things that I have enjoyed in concert, has its own peculiar character, the detail that blows the mind and that eccentricity carries it to work every detail like a careless tide, but he has the control, so many years on the path have not made him aloof, and he applies every consciousness, every experience.

It shows in the quality of the sound and in the domain of reaching the very edge of the break, without breaking.

Tiny pearls invade each of the tracks, and yes, he is one of the masters in this sense, in showing us that heavy noise with delicate sonic touches, that are not lost, on the contrary, he makes them be noticed.

In “Drupas migrantes” we hear from the beginning with “Zaxsibulan”, mantric drones that invade, and leave us almost perplexed to wait any longer.

We pass through quasi organic states like those in “Drupa” and “Ralokhao”, cyber-robotic moments like “Aeasxoolar” and “Drirl” to descend to the shamanic poetry of “Xeticanteral”.

Can this work be classified? It cannot – you can only listen and enjoy- qualifications do not count, just immerse yourself or be engulfed by it.

.Zigo without a doubt “is” in past, present and he shows the future, and all this comes together for capture us to hear.

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.Zigo tiene el apocalipsis Bladeraniano (de “Blade Runner”) en su concepción del sonido. Se hamaca cómodamente entre amaneceres sulfúricos y atardeceres románticos a lo cyberpunk.

Este disco, como otros y muchas otras cosas que he disfrutado en vivo, tiene su peculiar sello, el detalle de la voladura de cabeza y esa excentricidad que lo lleva a trabajar cada detalle como en una descuidada marea, pero él tiene el control, tantos años de carrera no le son esquivos, y aplica cada conocimiento, cada experiencia.

Se nota en la calidad del sonido y en ese dominio de llegar hasta el borde mismo del quiebre, sin llegar a quebrarse.

Diminutas perlitas invaden cada uno de los tracks, y si, es uno de los maestros en este sentido, en mostrarnos ese heavy noise con delicados toques sonoros, que no se pierden, al contrario, los hace notar.

En “Drupas Migrantes” oímos desde el comienzo con “Zaxsibulan” drones mántricos que se nos vienen encima para invadirnos y dejarnos casi perplejos para esperar más.

Pasamos por estados cuasi orgánicos como en “Drupa” y “Ralonkhao”, ratos cyber-robóticos como “Aeasxoolar” y “Drirl” para descender a la poesía chamánica de “Xeticanteral”.

¿Cómo podemos calificar este disco señores? No se puede, solo se puede escuchar y disfrutar, los calificativos no cuentan en una obra tan completa, solo meterse en ella o ser engullida por ella.

.Zigo sin duda está en el pasado, el presente y nos muestra el futuro, y todo conjugado para que lo tomemos, para que lo oigamos.

Luis Marte
(Buenos Aires, agosto 2014)


Whitely – सन लाइफ मौत

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Whitely

“सन लाइफ मौत”

TWG has always prided itself in its genre diversity. With the fourth in our line of final releases, Whitely brings us what is easily his most surprising and one of his best realised pieces yet. Indian influenced ambient music, with ethereal vocals provided by Whitely himself, thick in atmosphere, emotion and tension.
There is not much else that can be said about this release, other than it’s Whitely as you’ve never heard him before, a listening experience that is an experience as much as it is a journey, and that we’re incredibly proud to have this here on TWG. Not necessarily chiptune, but incredible all the same.
Chiptune is dead anyway, right?

Various artists – 2

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Various artists

“2”

A little compilation for our second anniversary. Be different, be the first!

VAD – Щедрый вечер

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VAD

“Щедрый вечер”

The second album by VAD where he continues to mix mellow electronic music elements with traditional slavic folk songs. Rich colorful tunes from the past will blend into your present, filling it with long wanted balance and harmony whilist modern touch to it will make it fresh and alluring. Enjoy!

Red Star Martyrs vs Dubophonic All-Stars – Time for Tea (EP)

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Red Star Martyrs vs Dubophonic All-Stars

“Time for Tea (EP)”

The Red Star Martyrs return with the 2nd EP on Dubophonic. This time the UK musician and producer Stanley Wood unleashes the herbal energy of tea, brewing some special blends, mixing the finest musical flavours of Europe, Jamaica, Orient and Occident in a tasty and relaxing chill out drink. Alongside with him, many artists from the Dubophonic netlabel family. Ibel, The Dubbstyle, Mr Mefistou and Koncrete Roots prepared their own special recipes and are ready to serve their exclusive versions of Stanley’s riddim. So, sip your cup and let the journey begin.

The EP starts with the taste of mint in our mouth, as the oriental vibes flow inna mystical way in the atmosphere. The river of tranquillity passes right in front of us, as we embark in a journey, that sets our mind and soul in a perfect balance. The magical voice of Ibel guides us ina Rub-a-dub journey of irieness, as he prepares his special Jamaican blend of tea, served in two different mixes.

The sounds of the far east travel to Argentina where mint receives a special treatment by the Dubbstyle, being mixed with the yerba mate leaves, only to be transformed into a antioxidant and cholesterol-lowering beverage, cleansing the body from all Babylon diseases. The logical outcome is the cleansing also of the mind and Mr Mefistou uses his double ethnical background and adds for the next recipe a touch of flamenco style guitar mixed with a New York influenced sound.

Finally our herbal beverage returns back to the country it started its journey, only to be chilled in the fridge and to be served with ice by the Koncrete Roots inna special dubplate style. Once we are cleansed, in body and in spirit, we can enjoy the last cup of tea served exactly at five o’clock by Stanley Wood himself. Give thanks for that wonderful journey!


Soni Sfardati – Sāqiya

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Soni Sfardati

“Sāqiya”

“Sāqiya gazes at history. Beautiful sounds, coming from the sea. Music scores written by amanuenses. Tarantellas intertwined in baroque embroideries, in a game of disguise, on allusive grooves. Bright and colorful wonders. Virtuous words drawn from an endless dictionary at the crossroads of cultures: Arab, French, and above all Spanish. Stories of encounters, exchanges, smiles, yet stories of oppression.”

Various Artists – EdP Sampler V

Various Artists

“EdP Sampler V”

This is the 5th EdP sampler, celebrating free culture from around the globe! Give it a proper listen and don’t forget the previous samplers; great music selection in those too!

Cover art by shutupandance


I.Z. aka IDzeroNo – Asteroid

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I.Z. aka IDzeroNo

“Asteroid”

[onorezdiLP017] Asteroid (Feb. 21. 2014)
You can buy my music here much appreciated : https://onerpm.com/#/disco/profile&album_number=221304477

I.Z. aka IDzeroNo – Gain

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I.Z. aka IDzeroNo

“Gain”

This audio is part of the collection: Onorezdi -Netlabel (sub of Verezani Records)
It also belongs to collection: Netlabels
Artist/Composer: I.Z. aka IDzeroNo
Language: English
Keywords: Giovannie Hernandez; TheFeeDunk Star; TheDeepr; The Corner; I.Z. aka IDzeroNo; Ames Nick Solder; The Pee Punk BROTHA; D-Ram; Dj RuffShraker; Melvin Clark; The Informers; 95 & Sailaway; D – Ram; hip-hop; media; remix; hip_hop; flyingteam; nyc; classic

CoEx – I am a strange loop

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CoEx

“I am a strange loop”

styles and sounds as diverse as art rock, kraut, world music, 70s, 90s and current electronic music melt together in a fully unique combination.

we call it “electronic artpop” and as such it offers a plethora of musical experiences. leaving traditional song structures behind, each track tells its own story, ranging from the dub/reggae influenced “ernesto” to the epic “i am a strange loop” which combines folk elements with ethnic drums and ambient style spheric sounds.

not convinced? then start your journey through these vast sound scapes by listening to “transformations”, an ever changing and evolving acoustic work of art.


AutoReMi-PK – BRKN

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AutoReMi-PK

“BRKN”

What if Megaman soundtracks were written by Zan-Zan-Zawa-Veia? Seemingly hell-bent on finding out the answer to this, AutoReMi-PK’s TWG debut, ‘BRKN’, goes to great lengths to be a blinding mixture of experimental esotericism and melody-driven pop-esque hookery, and the evidence to his success is here in abundance.

From the epic space swoons of ‘Subroutine Traffic Stop…’ to the manic energy and dissonant beauty of ‘Dys4-1A’, every inch of ‘BRKN’ is stylistically eclectic and robust, melodically affecting and compositionally complex. Where ‘BRKN’ excels best is its ability to mix those heart-rending melodies into vigorous and rewarding compositions. The melodies of ‘Rules and Regalia…’ call into mind the heydays of Bit Shifter, ‘Requiem (Our Stolen Future)’ ends with soft but emotively poignant sweeps of motifs, and ‘We Never Sleep/Artemidorus’ moves from crunchy experimentalism into a melody that defines the term ‘tearjerker’.

‘BRKN’ is an album as well as a journey. Every track slips into the next as a continuous piece and the effect is infectious. A consistent aural and emotive assault, every turn and shift as unforgettable as the preceding, every arp brimming with emotion and every passage a piece of compositional masterpiece that ticks the boxes of both rational talent and emotive creativity. Those who have already decided their albums of the year may have been slightly pre-emptive; on his debut, AutoReMi-PK has already solidified his place as an incredibly talented composers, and ‘BRKN’ as one of the scene’s best offerings in some time.


Konsumprodukt – Pura Sandunga

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Konsumprodukt

“Pura Sandunga”

Alejandro Remeseiro aka “Konsumprodukt” has been haunting the internet for quite some time now. And over all these years he has achieved something very rare in this wannabe soundalike world of home music production: he has developed an unmistakable sound of his own – a wild and disturbingly happy hybrid of Bossanova, Disco, Latin and Acid Jazz, spiced up with tons of voice samples. Guaranteed to bring some sunshine into gray autumn days.

Bo Crew Hip Hop Collective – Bo Crew Hip Hop Vol. I

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Bo Crew Hip Hop Collective

“Bo Crew Hip Hop Vol. I”

Artist/Composer: Bo Crew Hip Hop Collective
Keywords: TheFeeDunk Star; TheDeepr; The Corner; I.Z. aka IDzeroNo; Ames Nick Solder; The Pee Punk BROTHA; D-Ram; Dj RuffShraker; Melvin Clark; The Informers; 95 & Sailaway; D – Ram; hip-hop; media; remix; hip_hop; flyingteam; nyc; classic;
Creative Commons license: Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

I.Z. aka IDzeroNo – No StoneWall (Feat. Bo Crew aka BoCrew HipHop Collective )

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“No StoneWall (Feat. Bo Crew aka BoCrew HipHop Collective )”

TheFeeDunk Star, TheDeepr, The Corner, I.Z. aka IDzeroNo, Ames Nick Solder, The Pee Punk BROTHA, D-Ram, Dj RuffShraker, Melvin Clark

Karma Dub – Samadhi

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Karma Dub

“Samadhi”

It all started with a midi keyboard he received as birthday present back in 2012. The young producer from southern Germany was always influenced by the vibes of Roots Reggae, Dub and as well Jungle and Drum and Bass music. It was merely a matter of time until he started producing his own sounds. Nothing is stronger than an idea, whose time has come. And the time for Karma Dub’s first release has arrived.

Karma is an ancient concept, a Sanskrit word meaning ‘act’, ‘action’, or ‘word’. The law of karma teaches us that all of our thoughts, words and actions begin a chain of cause and effect, and that we will personally experience the effects of everything we cause. It is clear that Karma Dub is deeply influenced by the eastern cultures and their music. Nevertheless he successfully manages to incorporate in his work heavy basslines and irie melodies, elements rooted in the Jamaican music.
Karma Dub’s first album is a higher level of concentrated musical meditation. Each tune leads to the next state of mind. It is therefore important to listen to the tunes in the correct order. Just press PLAY and close your eyes.

Imagine yourself being a wandering monk, who has chosen to live a life apart from or on the edges of society. You travel from orient to occident, gathering knowledge as you meet different cultures, practicing your musical spirituality. Being conscious about your environment, you let your environment assimilate with your I and I. The stillness of your mind enables you to observe and gain insight into the changing flow of your experiences. As you arrive to the western world, the music changes, the bass gets heavier picking up the frequencies of your heartbeat. Keeping your eyes shut, your mind is still consciously receiving every vibration of your surroundings. What is happening to you is actually very easy to explain. You are experiencing Karma Dub’s vibes on your everyday life. It’s your Karma to be hypnotised!


Mike Cooper and Yan-Chiu Leung – Right (H)ear Side by Side

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Mike Cooper and Yan-Chiu Leung

“Right (H)ear Side by Side”

Linear Obsessional is delighted to release this exciting collaboration between the great British maverick slide guitarist Mike Cooper and the Chinese Sheng virtuoso Yan-Chiu Leung.

“We had never met each other before this concert. We had exchanged a few mp3s to give each other an idea of what musical oceans we both float in and then attempted to navigate our way together by free improvisation toward some distant shore. I think we arrived at a beautiful island together finally. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Many special thanx to Yang Yeung, Alice Wong, Yuk Mui Law, Edwin Lo and to everyone who came on the Lamma Island soundwalk”
-Mike Cooper July 2013

Recorded January 26th at Youth Square Dance Studio by Anthony Yeung as part of the Around Sound Art Festival 2013 organized by Soundpocket.

Mike Cooper played an F1 Resophonic Tri-Plate guitar / Zoom Track Sampler / Kaos Pad / Boss Pitch Shifter-Delay pedal / Top Gear Fuzz Box and Harmonica.

Yan-Chiu Leung played a variety of Sheng ( a free reed Chinese wind instrument)


Various Artists I – Compilation Album

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Various Artists I

“Compilation Album”

First compilation of different electronic story’s. Various artist works compiled in one album. Please enjoy new atmospheres and emotions.

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