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[Video Premiere]: SHDW & Obscure Shape – Nur Die Sonne War Zeuge

July 31, 2015
 

Artist:
SHDW & Obscure Shape

 

Title:
Nur Die Sonne War Zeuge

 

Label:
From Another Mind

 

Related Release:
“Nachtblende EP”

 

Note:
This is first of four video premieres for “Nachtblende EP”.

 

Websites:
Obscure Shape
SHDW
From Another Mind

 

Video:

 
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out soon: Peter Gregson – Touch [Sono Luminus]

July 31, 2015
 

Artist:
Peter Gregson

 

Title:
Touch

 

Label:
Sono Luminus

 

Cat#:
DSL-92191

 

Release Date:
28th August 2015

 

Format:
CD+Blu-Ray & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Found

02.
Time

03.
Cycle

04.
Chorale

05.
Held

06.
Touch

07.
Turn

08.
Lost

 

Press Info:
“TOUCH follows on from my previous album, Lights in the Sky. It comprises eight tracks for analogue synthesiser, cello, piano, and string orchestra. Where Lights in the Sky was saturated, sonically intense, almost ‘spoilt brat’-ish sound, Touch has a more refined palette of sounds. Composers are often asked what their music is about, especially with instrumental music such as this. To me, it sort of defeats the purpose and joy of listening to music. How do we interpret the emotion and meaning of music when we aren’t hand held through listening, or guided by a lyric? Just because music is slow, doesn’t mean that it is sad; just because it is fast, doesn’t make it happy. The same goes for tonality: major music isn’t intrinsically happy, minor music isn’t exclusively sad. Yes, these can be devices for eliciting an emotional response, but they are not in and of themselves complete. For me, this is the magic of music. Where it isn’t objectively about something, it becomes amorphous, changing shape and purpose to fit the ear and mind of the listener. It has many lives and many meanings, none of them right and none of them wrong.” — Peter Gregson

Peter Gregson is a tremendously talented cellist and composer who is described by The New Yorker as “working at the forefront of the new music scene.” Incredibly versatile, Peter has worked on many successful and innovative projects despite being so young. He has premiered works by composers including Tod Machover, Daníel Bjarnason, Gabriel Prokofiev, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Steve Reich, and Sally Beamish. He also collaborates with many of the world’s leading technologists, including Microsoft Labs, United Visual Artists, Reactify and the MIT Media Lab. Peter’s debut album, Terminal, was released in 2010, followed by his Cello Multitracks consisting of compositions by Gabriel Prokofiev, released in 2012 on Prokofiev’s Nonclassical label. Lights in the Sky his second studio album, composed for cello, piano, and analogue synthesisers, was released at Imogen Heap’s ‘Reverb Festival’ in August 2014. Peter is featured soloist on Michael Price’s debut album for Erased Tapes, Entanglement, which is released in Spring 2015. He recently completed scoring his first feature film, ‘A Little Chaos’ , directed by Alan Rickman and starring Kate Winslet and Matthias Schoenaerts, and he remains in demand for his work across film and television soundtracks. Spitfire Audio developed a sample library of Peter’s extended techniques and sounds from his blue, five-string electric cello, all recorded at Pixel, his studio in London.

 

Listen:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Special:
“Peter Gregson: Cellist and Composer @ Creative Mornings”

 

Recommendations:
“Flow”
“Cello Multitracks” on Nonclassical (w/ Gabriel Prokofiev)
“In The Sky”
“Terminal”

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
soon

 

Buy CD:
Amazon
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Sono Luminus
Peter Gregson

 
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out soon: SHDW & Obscure Shape – Nachtblende EP [From Another Mind]

July 30, 2015
 

Artist:
SHDW & Obscure Shape

 

Title:
Nachtblende

 

Label:
From Another Mind

 

Cat#:
FAM001

 

Release Date:
September 2015

 

Format:
12″

 

Tracklist:
A1)
Nachtblende

A2)
Die Dinge Des Lebens

B1)
Die Geliebte Des Anderen

B2)
Nur Die Sonne War Zeuge

 

Press Info:
From Another Mind, originally known as a series of eclectic dance events in Southern Germany, now released its debut EP “Nachtblende”. With the four hypnotic and atmospheric tracks, SHDW & Obscure Shape transfer the energy of the nights onto vinyl. The record pays homage to Romy Schneider – vinyl only.

 

Listen:

 

Videos:
the video premiere of “Nur Die Sonne War Zeuge”

 

Specials:
Obscure Shape – “MindTrip Podcast”
soon

SHDW – “NovaFuture Blog Mix August 2015″
soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
soon

 

Websites:
Obscure Shape
SHDW
From Another Mind

 
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out soon: Gabi Delgado – 2 [Oblivion / SPV]

July 30, 2015
 

Artist:
Gabi Delgado

 

Title:
2

 

Label:
Oblivion / SPV

 

Cat#:
SPV 268590 | SPV 268591

 

Release Date:
14th August 2015

 

Format:
2xCD, 2xLP & digital

 

Tracklist:
CD1-01.
Ndkm

CD1-02.
Hausarrest

CD1-03.
Der Neue Stil

CD1-04.
Astronaut

CD1-05.
Geschichte

CD1-06.
Gott Ist Tot

CD1-07.
Dein Blick

CD1-08.
Liebeslieder

CD1-09.
Ich Bin So Froh

CD1-10.
Begrüssungsgeld

CD1-11.
Elektro Punk Kung Fu Meister

CD1-12.
Festina

CD1-13.
Musik

CD1-14.
Nachtflug

CD1-15.
Die Liebe

CD1-16.
Viva La Droga Electronica

CD2-01.
Zerstör Die Disco

CD2-02.
Tiere

CD2-03.
Regen

CD2-04.
Untergrund

CD2-05.
Casioparty

CD2-06.
Flieg Mit Mir Davon

CD2-07.
Kriegstanz

CD2-08.
Angst

CD2-09.
Dschungel

CD2-10.
Bikini

CD2-11.
Küss Mich

CD2-12.
Im Honig

CD2-13.
Monontones Elektronisches Hausklavier

CD2-14.
Liebe, Sex Und Drogen

CD2-15.
Leicht

CD2-16.
Tanzen

 

Press Info (German Only):
Gabi Delgado-López ist nicht weniger als eine deutsche Musikerlegende. Zusammen mit dem Produzenten Conny Plank und seinem Partner Robert Görl erschuf er 1980 unter dem Moniker DAF Songs wie „Kebab-Träume“, „Tanz den Mussolini“ oder „Der Räuber und der Prinz“ – und verantwortete so den homoerotischen Techno-Blueprint für die “Verschwendete Jugend” der 1980er in Westdeutschland.

Nun – 35 Jahre später – legt er mit “2” am 14.08.2015 sein zweites Soloalbum vor.
Ein echtes Opus Magnum, mit 32 (!) Tracks auf Doppel-CD und – Vinyl, darunter echte Kracher wie “Hausarrest”, “NDKM” oder “Zerstör Die Disco”.

Wir fragten Gabi: “32 Stücke. Warum diese Opulenz?” Hier seine Antwort im Originalton:

“bei mir ist es so, dass ich immer ALLES gebe…auf der einen seite geht es mir einfach um “VALUE FOR MONEY”…(ich verachte die alben mit 10-12 liedern…including den 2 single-auskopplungen…ein gutes albumstueck und 9 fuellmaterial-tracks)…es geht aber auch und vor allem um die OEKONOMIE DER VERSCHWENDUNG als prinzip in LEBEN und KUNST…VERSCHWENDUNG als positiver wert ist das LEBENSPRINZIP schlechthin…wie in der natur…blumen bluehen um zu verwelken…sterne werden geboren um zu vergluehen…es gibt keinen grund etwas fuer spaeter aufzusparen…nur die ANGST vor der ZUKUNFT bringt die menschen dazu sich energien und resourcen einzuteilen…sprich GEIZ IST NICHT GEIL…sondern AUSDRUCK der ANGST des KLEINBUERGERTUMS vor dem “ WASWIRD MORGEN SEIN ? ”

Das lassen wir gerne so stehen.

 

Listen:
soon

 

Video:
“Hausarrest”
soon

 

Recommendations:
album “1” on Goldencore Records
video selection of Gabi videos

 

Buy CD:
Amazon GER
PopOnaut
InfraRot
WOM
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
PopOnaut
InfraRot
WOM
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Gabi Delgado
Oblivion / SPV

 

© Photo By Joe Dilworth
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30th July 2015: Bru/t @ SchwuZ, Berlin (Germany)

July 29, 2015
 

Event:
Bru/t

 

Date & Time:
30th July 2015 at 11pm

 

Location:
SchwuZ, Berlin (Germany)

 

Line-up & Time Table:
Solenoid
Synus0006 live
Av Skardi

 

Admission fee:
6 EUR

 

Info:
BRU/T is part of the project „Elektronischer Donnerstag“ @ the SchwuZ (Rollbergstr. 26/ U Rathaus Neukölln + U Boddinstr)

Open to everyone, whatever your sexuality is. Just enjoy the music. See u every last Thursday of the month.

Event @ Facebook

 

Listen:
Synus0006 – “The Forgotten XXX”

Av Skardi – “Aremun Podcast 57 ”

Solenoid – “All You Need is Ears / Qua Sonus 27.03.2015″

SOLENOID @ All You Need is Ears / Qua Sonus 27.03.2015 by Graphenepodcastseries on Mixcloud

 

Booking:
Inner Escape for Av Skardi
Inner Escape for Solenoid
Inner Escape for Synus0006

 

Websites:
Bru/t
Schwuz

 
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[Special]: Electrosexual – A Selection Of Videos

July 28, 2015
 

Artist (Music):
Electrosexual

 

Introduction:
This is a special about Electrosexual – a French musician from Toulouse who lives in Berlin now and produces a very nice kind of electro pop.

In September 2013 he released the EP Devolution” featuring Transformer Di Roboter on Killerrrec, the label founded by the Dualesque/ guys Manuel and Mario Unterhuber and Yasmin Elias.

Last year he finished his own album “Art Support Machine” and put it out on his very own label RockMachine Records. The album features Hanin Elias, former member of Atari Teenage Riot, and Hard Ton and is a great mixture of electronic style like synth pop, house, techno and everything in between.

Enjoy his sound here with our selection of videos …

 

Videos:
“Silver Soul (Theatre Of Delays Remix) ”


“Fetish [ASFR] ”


“Automatic People” (Feat. Hanin Elias)


“Tempelhof”


“Lay My Eye”


“Crystal Flesh”


“Monster” (Feat Sigrid Elliott)


“Silver Soul”

 

Booking:
Your Mom’s Agency

 

Websites:
Electrosexual

 
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out now: Atom™ – Riding The Void [Raster-Noton]

July 27, 2015
 

Artist:
Atom™

 

Title:
Riding The Void

 

Label:
Raster-Noton

 

Cat#:
R-N 160

 

Release Date:
25th July 2015

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Riding The Void
(Album Version)

02)
Riding The Void
(Scuba’s Pulse Mix)

03)
Riding The Void
(Nought Remix)

04)
Riding The Void
(Tool)

05)
Riding The Void
(Consumed Remix)

Track 5 is digital-only.

 

Press Info:
atom™‘s ep »riding the void« is, together with the visual works of »HD+«, the conclusion of his critical yet delightful examination of pop music and culture on raster-noton.

like the previous ep »ich bin meine maschine«, »riding the void« is set up very functionally, aiming at being used in the club. techno maverick scuba, for example, turns the track with his »pulse mix« into a straight and dense march, whereas atom™ himself shakes the groove out of »riding the void« with his own two lighthearted remixes. his »nought remix« presents itself as slimmed-down yet very vibrant, while »tool« is a perfectly dance floor-ready reinterpretation of the original track. furthermore, an additional remix by hanno leichtmann can be found on the digital version of the release.

the ep will be available in bundle with atom™‘s data dvd »HD+« as well as separately. so far, there were released the full-length album »HD« (r-n147) and the 12-inch ep »ich bin meine maschine« (r-n146).
ATOM™.

 

Listen:
@deejay.de

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Riding The Void (Tool)”

 

Related Release:
album “HD”

 

Special:
“GND 8, Live@Berghain, 25.05.2013″

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Rdio

 

Buy Vinyl:
Raster-Noton Shop
deejay.de
decks.de
Juno
Rough Trade
HHV
Boomkat
Norman Records
Bleep
Red Eye Records
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Raster-Noton Shop
Boomkat
more soon

 

Booking:
directly via Atom™

 

Websites:
Atom™
Raster-Noton

 

© Photo by Renato Del Valle
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out soon: Lakker – Tundra (Remixed) [R&S Records]

July 24, 2015
 

Artist:
Lakker

 

Title:
Tundra (Remixed)

 

Label:
R&S Records

 

Cat#:
RS1510

 

Release Date:
14th August 2015

 

Format:
12″ sampler & digital

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
A.
Oktavist
(Mark Fell Remix)


B.
Three Songs
(Kyoka Remix)

 

Tracklist Digital:
01.
Oktavist
(Mark Fell Remix)


02.
Mountain Divide
(Spaces Remix)


03.
Three Songs
(Kyoka Remix)


04.
Pylon
(Primitive World Remix)


05.
Milch
(Acid Mondays Remix)


06.
Milch
(Lahun Remix)


07.
Halite
(Eomac Remix)


08.
Ton’neru
(Arad Remix)

 

Press Info:
The Lakker ‘Tundra’ album is one of 2015’s finest electronic albums and has garnered praise from all quarters:

PITCHFORK “Sounds like the apocalyptic lovechild of Fuck Buttons and Clark.” – [Overlooked records 2015]
MIXMAG “Tundra’ has all the sonic intensity of an R&S classic.”
GUARDIAN “Ambitious, restless blend of choral chirrups and industrial techno murk – but which all holds together anthemically.”

This remix collection features a group of very talented producers bringing us their personal interpretations of the original album tracks.

Leading with Mark Fell’s amazing reductive version of ‘Oktavist’ the remix package also features Spaces (who co-produced ‘Quicksand’ on the last Bjork album), Kyoka (Raster Norton), Primitive World (Sam from Walls), Acid Mondays (Ibiza), new comer Lahun and last but by no means least the Lakker guys themselves under their Eomac and Arad aliases.

A 12” sampler is also available that features the Mark Fell and Kyoka remixes cut loud on a side of vinyl each.

 

Listen:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Oktavist (Mark Fell Remix)”

 

Specials:
“KilleKill Podcast 11″

 

Related Release:
album “Tundra”

 

Recommendations:
Eomac’ album on KilleKill
Mark Fell’s EP on Liberation Technologies

 

Buy Vinyl:
soon

 

Buy Digital:
Boomkat
mroe soon

 

Websites:
Lakker
R&S Records

 

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out now: Max_M & Wrong Assessment – 1004 [M_Rec Ltd]

July 23, 2015
 

Artist:
Max_M & Wrong Assessment

 

Title:
1004

 

Label:
M_Rec Ltd

 

Cat#:
M_RELTD1004

 

Release Date:
03rd July 2015

 

Format:
Vinyl

 

Tracklist:
A.
1004-A

B.
1004-B

 

Press Info:
The recent series of black label 10” singles published by Max_M via his M_Rec Ltd. have come to explore another variation of the sound that the late Italian producer loved so dearly. Focusing on mood and melodies, especially heartfelt and experimental, these releases stemmed from the hypnotic techno that gained the label its success, taking a turn for leftfield atmospheres and emotional nerve.

The fourth episode in the series comes as a 2-track 12” which sees Max_M collaborate with Wrong Assessment, the young Italian producer who recently debuted with another 12” on M_Rec Ltd. After developing an honest and mutual respect for each other’s ideas and integrity, the two have collaborated extensively before Max departure, sharing bills around Europe and spending large amounts of time in the studio.

1004A features that slow crescendo of hypnotic modular sounds that M_Rec Ltd. is widely recognized for, but halfway through the track, it delivers a solemn and epic melody, with sharp synths overlapping to produce something ominous and dooming. All throughout, the beat pattern mutates around an aggressive bass drum making the track a perfect example of earnest and captivating techno.

On the other side, 1004B is groovier and more psychedelic, with layers and layers of soundscapes reminding us of the heyday of ambient music (think of Global Communication) and those epic early Underground Resistance 12”s. It’s a beautiful trip, aided by a fluid, but equally stoic bass drum that makes the track perfect for a set of mindbending techno.

Following the recent loss of Max_M to cancer, this release represents his final production work to come out on his own M_Rec Ltd. We believe it embodies everything Max loved about techno and we’re very proud for these tracks to find their way onto Max’s beloved wax.

 

Listen:

 

Special:
Max_M – “#SlamRadio – 086″

Wrong Assessment – “RYC Podcast 131″

 

Buy Vinyl:
decks.de
Red Eye Records
more soon

 

Booking:
Unbroken Booking for Wrong Assessment

 

Websites:
Max_M
Wrong Assessment
M_Rec Ltd

 
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out soon: Chevel – Blurse [Stroboscopic Artefacts]

July 22, 2015
 

Artist:
Chevel

 

Title:
Blurse

 

Label:
Stroboscopic Artefacts

 

Cat#:
SALP003 | SACD006

 

Release Date:
25th September 2015

 

Format:
vinyl, CD, & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Comb

A2.
The Windrunner

A3.
Down and Out

B1.
Low Roof

B2.
Watery Drumming

B3.
Heimweh

C1.
Flippant Remark

C2.
Identity Switch

C3.
Loop #42

D1.
Stranded

D2.
Loop #33

D3.
A Form Of Love

 

Press Info:
Having already proven that he is capable of maintaining sonic quality and distinction over the course of a full original program, Chevel (a.k.a. Dario Tronchin) now makes his LP debut for Stroboscopic Artefacts. His other S.A. contributions (including the inaugural entry in the label’s singular Monad series, the “One Month Off” EP, his participation to the label’s five-year retrospective series) have already hinted that a more complete exposition of his unique inner world would surface, and here it is at last.

Over the course of his young career, Chevel has gained a mastery over several compositional elements: Polaroid-like slow melodic fades, sharp ricocheting beats, and simply making one’s headphones feel like a viable means of physical transportation. All of these elements come into play shortly after the needle hits the grooves of [Track A1], a euphoric introductory track marked by a spectral panning sequence and by beats chopped with a culinary expert’s sense of elegance. The drum kit sounds that feature throughout are used sparely but – either because of this or in spite of this – provide maximum impact upon the listener’s nervous system. The almost ‘far Eastern’ use of ‘block’ percussion on [Tracks A2 and B1] perfectly complements the synthetic sheen produced by fuzz distortion, radio static and bandpassfiltered sound bites, taking us to a terrain where a palette of decay effects provides just as much aesthetic inspiration as the presence of technological advancement.

There is more than enough humor and playfulness at work here, too, helping to once again banish the persistent stereotype of the modern techno producer as a sterile technician: the queasy melody line, sliced-and-diced whistling and gelatinous bounce of [Track D2] evoke a child’s wonderment at playtime more than they do the rarefied rigour of the laboratory. The less pulsating numbers like [Track C3] and the closing [Track D3] will engage the listener as well, being like short audio films of abiogenesis (i.e. spontaneous generation of life from ‘non-living’ material) taking place. These tracks are not so much ‘interludes’ or contemplative retreats from the action as they are enhancers of it, utilizing fluttering cycles of melody to engage in a kind of conversation with the more driving tracks. As to the ‘driving’ tracks themselves: the places that they drive the listener to are satisfyingly beyond customary experience.

In other words, despite Chevel’s keeping the sonic toolkit and overall atmosphere consistent from track to track, there is a rich variety in the emotional affectivity on display here. The net effect is like a dream state that leaves strong impressions even though one can’t pinpoint exactly why they are doing so (and which leaves one wanting to dive back into the dream pool and experience something similar again.) This is a talent that unifies the diverse constellation of Stroboscopic Artefacts producers, and one that makes Chevel in particular one to continue watching, listening to, and experiencing.

 

Listen:
soon

 

Special:
“SNTWN Podcast 054″

 

Recommendations:
“Air Is Freedom” on Non Series
“Air Is Freedom (Remixes)” on Non Series

 

Buy CD:
soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Juno
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Chevel
Stroboscopic Artefacts

 

© Photo By Antonio Campanella
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