Lawrence - Compulsions [Dial, 2007] (buy)
Ultra fat minimal from L to da awrence aka Peter Kersten (myspace). This EP delivers from the get go. Compulsions opens up with some downright gut busting action, properly shaking up any building in close perimeter. You can't just sit idle while your ears take the juice after 3 minutes... Pond up next, taking another route to your mind. Again, though, slowly building and focusing the devastation when you least expect. The closer is Laid one, worthy and funky to spare. Best served while chilling.
Friday, August 31, 2007
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Thursday, August 30, 2007
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Wednesday, August 29, 2007
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Kettel - Hidden place detected & redecorated [This Is Not A Dub Recording, 2005]
This is off the mediocre release "Making gentle love to famous ladies". The only pleasant song on the EP, but oh how pleasant it is. Not really going too far from the original, only adding a bit of flavoured clicks and blips with good taste. Björk's vocals are difficult to resist.
Christ. - Cordate [Benbecula, 2007] (buy)
Scottsman Christ.'s latest album Blue shift emissions is a real masterpiece. Especially the latter half of the album is just spot on, every little sound carefully placed and fitted in the vast aural landscapes that make up his third(?) full length. Christ was in on Boards of Canada's excellent Twoism creation way back, that said he has evolved further from the BoC sound into more complex and deeper territories. While BoC has maintained the childish simplicity and charm in their tunes, christ chooses to extend into more intricate and multi layered structures. I cannot really pick one track that is stand out on this album, the amount of perfected songs are staggering: Making a snow angel, Cordate, Blue shifty missions, Breathe between sleep and Vernor vinge all make a dent in your heart and mind even on the very first listen. Im choosing Cordate only because of its unquestionable Boards charasteristics, serene and completely tranquil.
Resident Advisor gives the album a well deserved 5/5: Read the review.
Posted by skypher at 08:17
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Composite profuse - My old red car [MinimalRome, 2007] (buy)
Label boss and my newest electro-hope Composite profuse is out with his second EP, "My old red car" - limited to 300 copies. Pick this up ASAP is my advice as it contains some of the best assembled electro bits I've heard in a long time. Four tracks by a true dark scientist working the bytes and code down in the basement filled with unrecognizable synths, wires and frankenstein mutilated machines. Creating the soundtrack to every robot, cyborg, circuit ghost and man-machine out on the planet. Let the technology rule you, bitter sweetly.
Work and the soon to be starting school has kept me from posting the last few days, that and the fact that I've been busy with other things away from home base (skypher HQ).
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Monday, August 27, 2007
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Friday, August 24, 2007
To put it simply, this is a series I'm planning to work on and continue with for a long while. Of course not in succession, there'll be many interludes with some proper dance and robot excursions. Anyway, "It Doesn't Matter" will feature two 'IDM'-tracks that I like a lot. One old (2+ years), one new (max 1 year old). How about that?
Sense - Choice [Neo Ouija, 2001]
Sense is a master of the pads. This is one of his more tempo and percussion filled tracks. Sweet strings matches up with drips of synth arrangements while the clicks and subtle drums do their work to move the track along in a stunning fashion. This is music to travel to, or relax to, or contemplate to. This is music for when you long for that special someone.
(From the album A view from a vulnerable place)
Proem - Dual carrier [n5MD, 2007] (buy)
Beats and bleeps rolling in, while an insecure bass-line soon joins. All very jerky and unstructured until everything falls in place at the 1:30 mark, an immense puzzle has been completed. The piano kicks in and stars glow upon the dark, black night sky. A symphony of giant proportions is let loose. Proem long in the IDM game, always with an almost violent and contrast rich texture to his tunes, ease backs on his crunchyness a bit to provide something slightly different. It's a success.
(From the album A permanent solution)
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Thrill cosby - "Oogity Boogity" - [N/A/promo]
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Thursday, August 23, 2007
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Pelle Carlberg - Clever Girls Like Clever Boys Much More Than Clever Boys Like Clever Girls [Labrador, 2007] (buy)
From Pelle's latest full-length. Beautiful as usual but even more clap-your-handsesque. Might even make you smile. The album is called "In a nutshell".
Skatebård - Pagans [Supersoul, 2007] (buy)
Norweigan Skateboard marauder strikes with a hefty piece of dark space tech disco. Epic journey.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Nathan Fake- "You Are Here " - (Four Tet Remix) -[Border Community]
A Twinkling start that develops into lush melodies, which slowly build into a sublime climax remix coming from (kieran Hebden) aka (Four Tet) excellent.
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Pelle Carlberg - Oh no! it's happening again [Labrador, 2005]
Pelle Carlberg has been a favorite ever since I heard Go To Hell, Miss Rydell thanks to a friend (yoyo Ozzy!). Ever so handsome! Carlberg's debut album "Everything. Now!" is where this tune is from.
Goth-trad - Cut end [Deep Medi Musik, 2007] (buy)
I'm not extremely into dubstep but I'm also mostly positive towards whatever stuff that I hear in the genre. I'm recommending this track right here. Sup?
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Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Smith N Hack - Falling Stars [Smith N Hack, 2007] (buy)
Disco tech house, done the pro way. Some Knife - Silent shout vibes in the middle of the track. Other than that, the bside, Falling Stars chugs along cool, calm and collected for its 9:22 duration. The a-side and the release is dubbed Space Warrior.
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Monday, August 20, 2007
Back from a trip around Sweden. I visited Norrköping and Stockholm. Had a great time. Now, JBH's been keeping you busy with the usual top quality selection. I'm just signing in to say hello and leave you with a classic.
New Order - Your Silent Face [Factory, 1983]
Oh and please send any music that you or your band made that you'd like to have us post up, email@example.com - recognize!
Posted by skypher at 14:43
Saturday, August 18, 2007
Watch this video!!!
I found the track which is played in the video which is in high demand on Youtube, il bring it here for you guys first BIG out there!
Army of one -"Let's Roll" - [Hush]
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Friday, August 17, 2007
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Thursday, August 16, 2007
Ditched Disco 7pm - 2am - Simon Baker, Kurrage & Gower Ramsey @ T- Bar
Line-up / ROOM ONE: Dixon, Âme, Terry Francis, I:Cube (LIVE) ROOM TWO: Craig Richards, Shelley Parker, SUBSTATIC RECORDS: MIA (LIVE) (SUBSTATIC), Falko Brocksieper, ROOM THREE: tbc
Dig Your Own Rave -6pm - Midnight - Dyed Soundorom, Jamie Jones & Hector @ T- Bar
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Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Luciano dropped this at Dc10 opening back in june http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-iata5FRZM i know very little on it and i cant find anything on it on the web apart from somebody commenting on Villalobos Myspace http://www.myspace.com/theminimalmonster and simply writing "Baila Sin Petit" i tried looking up what it means but im not even too sure which language its refering to, this is typical villalobos with the wierd but wonderfull vocals think "True to myself " but not as wierd & wonderfull! its percussive production is very rhythmic with slow hand claps & slow tapps on the snare very chilean like, if anyone knows anymore about this track drop me a line..... lalala baila sin petit...
Posted by Joe H (RC) at 11:18
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Posted by Joe H (RC) at 15:56
I'm going out of town for a bit. So don't expect too many updates from me. In the meantime, listen to this...
Aural Distortion - Plasma (Original Mix) [Tsuba, 2007] (buy)
Excellent illin tech-house on Tsuba from Gustavo Sacchetti. Mid-tempo stuff suitable for the aftersun relaxin', after a shower and with a beer in your hand. Or perhaps on a rainy yet warm afternoon as you sit infront of your computer making another blog post about music? Whatever the situation, here's super sweet aural waves from Aural Distortion. Peter Dildo manages the stripped down, minimal remix on the b-side with a less than optimal result.
Posted by skypher at 11:17
Monday, August 13, 2007
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Amasser - Data Clip Rig [n/a, 2007]
Unsigned artist Amasser has just completed a new EP; Legal Wall. It is without a doubt "indietronica". Not the boring kind though, just listen to this quirky story known as Data Clip Rig. Brilliant. Amasser is from the US and it would be worthwhile your time to take a peek at his myspace.
Posted by skypher at 11:32
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Davor O - Betray Me [Homemade Electronica, 2007]
It's always a pleasure receiving mails from producers and labels who instead of threaten us, actually wants to have their music up here. We love it.
Davor O is about to release an EP called "New Tendencies" on the label Homemade Electronica. The EP with its 6 tracks will be available for download from beatport, juno, djdownload, trackitdown, and other fine online stores. Here's a free preview track of the expertly put together EP, each track brings something unique to fulfill the massive New Tendencies experience. Croatian techno, wildstyle. Besides Betray me, Whales making love and Chiq perls are two other smashing wonky pieces of circuit mending music that caters to my ears.
Be sure to check out Davor's myspace.
Busy face - Puddleglum [n/a, 2007]
This was also sent to us. Unsigned artist and fellow blogger Busy Face makes funky and moody house and techno. Pretty new to making music and he already cranks out busy stuff! Check his blog.
Posted by skypher at 15:09
Thursday, August 09, 2007
My first post using imeem so I thought I'd better make it something special. Result: A bunch of different genres, all over the place in this post.
Los campesinos! - You! Me! Dancing! [Arts & Crafts/Wichita, 2007] (buy)
A bit of good, solid, classic and bouncy indie-pop. This is for dancing, like stupid sheep. Nuffin wrong wid dat. EP: "Sticking Fingers Into Sockets".
Pendle coven - Habitual stress [Modernlove, 2007] (buy)
Muddy and chunky electronic swamp tones from Pendle Coven's new EP ("Habitual stress") - a glimpse of the upcoming album's sound. The b side is called "Brick Tutor" and is of similar nature.
Unkle - Chemistry [Surrender All, 2007] (buy)
I'm not the biggest fan of unkle, but this is a very good track with moody piano rolls and strings. It has a tension to it, that keeps on gnawing on you and keeps you on your toes. A dramatic, instrumental song. From the album "War stories".
Harmonic 33 - The woodblock [Alphabet zoo, 2002]
Harmonic 33 makes wonderful instrumental hiphop. Beats with so much love and attitude you can feel it. All styles represented, slower more atmospheric stuff to straight up gangsta rhythms. I don't know, but I'm partial to instrumental hiphop for some reason. Bare bones knockout beats make my legs all wobbly. Back from way back 2002, oh my godz! Other excellent tracks on the album known as "Extraordinary people": Moompah, The rain song, Far away places. Their newest outing is on Warp and leans more towards the ambient and leftfield side, works out fine. Stay rocking that ill shit.
I need Composite Profuse - My old red car! Just listen to the wonderful samples of the italian's newest EP.
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Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Posted by Joe H (RC) at 21:24
Not sure if I should dare post these what with all the heat and hate we've been getting lately. As always, simply dropping a comment or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating that you wish certain links to be removed works. Of course we would like people, who download and enjoy tracks that we put up, to actually go out and purchase 'em. Treading on dangerous grounds, maybe pushing it a bit... but here goes.
Model 500 - Starlight (Soultek's falling stars mix) [Echospace, 2007] (buy!)
Classic model 500 material getting the modern make over. Soultek brings the calm and sexy chillin methods. Laying it down firm. Great stuff. In the complete package you also get remixes by Convextion, Echospace and Deepchord!
Andreas Oster - Travelog [Plong!, 2000]
Picked this up on a sale at my local vinyl shop. Maybe not extremely exciting, but quality and easy going, uplifting stuff. Technoelectronicahouse on Plong.
I'd like to know if there is a good service that lets me upload a track and then it provides a stream for others to listen to. That would be perfect.
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Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Posted by Joe H (RC) at 19:31
It turns out i have royally pissed off alot of labels and producers as most of the labels are out of bounds i wont be posting mp3's anymore after all its the music were supporting right ? i have even been told that link's i posted affected direct sales on certain mp3's ! Now this makes me feel awful. So instead i will be putting the tracks up to listen to that way you can make your own mind up in whether or not you want to go out and purchase the record.
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Monday, August 06, 2007
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Friday, August 03, 2007
Posted by Joe H (RC) at 09:33
Suitable warm-up for the weekend.
Ryan Davis - Airport [Net's Work International, 2007] (buy)
I have only heard three tracks of this guy, but all of them are A+ so Ryan Davis is firmly linked to quality and fresh music in my mind. It all started when I heard Transformer last year, a very big and very good track. Just recently I got to hear Up 1 thanks to 24:hours, superb once again. Yesterday I got ahold of Airport and of course it did not disappoint one second. Gravy shit, give us more mr Davis!
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Thursday, August 02, 2007
"When the mainstream comes to you run to the underground"
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Aux 88 - Electro muzik [Crème organization, 2007] (buy)
Yes, yes! Been waiting for this ever since I heard their remix of Nukubus' Europa track. It's a whole new EP, called Global Darkness, from the badass, veteran detroit electro trio. We are given three pieces of aural roughneck beatings, straight from the gutter. Unmistakenable Aux from start to finish, it's every bit as good as one would expect. There is a bit of confusion as to the titles of the tracks though, they seem to be misprinted on the vinyl. Side A is labeled as "Alien life form" but vocals saying "Electro music" can be heard in it, and B1 is labeled as "Electro muzik" on the vinyl. Hmm. Oh well, I'll just go with whatever's printed on the hardcopy, so here's B1 "Electro muzik" for ya! Be sure to check out B2 as well - "Interstellar funk". 808 domination all over me.
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Wednesday, August 01, 2007
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