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[Video]: Zola Jesus – Hunger

January 28, 2015
 

Artist:
Zola Jesus

 

Title:
Hunger

 

Label:
Mute

 

Related Release:
Album “Taiga”

 

Websites:
Zola Jesus
Mute
Mute UK @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 

Video:

 
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[Video]: Alva Noto – Xerrox Monophaser 2

January 28, 2015
 

Artist:
Alva Noto

 

Title:
Xerrox Monophaser 2

 

Label:
Raster-Noton

 

Note:
This is a video made by a fan called “intactofkolon”. He writes: “I just added this awesome piece of video to the equally awesome piece by Alva Noto. The video is from from one of the solid rocket boosters facing the intertank (middle part of external tank). Not too much going on, except the weird noises of the tank draining, until booster seperation. At the end, the camera switches to a view looking straight up so you can see the parachute deployment. The launch clock is in the upper left corner.”

 

Websites:
Alva Noto
Raster-Noton

 

Video:

 
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out soon: The Soft Moon – Deeper [Captured Tracks]

January 27, 2015
 

Artist:
The Soft Moon

 

Title:
Deeper

 

Label:
Captured Tracks

 

Cat#:
CT-218

 

Release Date:
31st March 2015

 

Format:
CD, vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Inward

02.
Black

03.
Far

04.
Wasting

05.
Wrong

06.
Try

07.
Desertion

08.
Without

09.
Feel

10.
Deeper

11.
Being

 

Press Info:
Luis Vasquez never intended for The Soft Moon to reach the public’s ears; for him, music has always been about self-actualization rather than selfaggrandizement. Nevertheless, the bleak, hushed sounds he created years ago in his small Oakland apartment bubbled to the surface and 2010 saw his debut LP, The Soft Moon, released on Captured Tracks rise to critical acclaim. Pitchfork’s 8.1 review stated that Vasquez made “oblivion seems like an enticing prospect” and, indeed, listeners were immediately drawn into his murky musical wasteland, swathed in the moody atmospheres of jagged dark wave and wayfaring post-punk. For them, and for Vasquez, there was no turning back. The Total Decay EP and Zeros emerged soon after, and now Vasquez returns with The Soft Moon’s most introspective and focused album to date: Deeper.

Following live line-up changes and a lull in the The Soft Moon’s constant touring schedule, the year 2013 found Luis Vasquez lost in the void. Though he fatalistically stated that 2012’s Zeros would be the last album where he was the sole songwriter, Vasquez realized that The Soft Moon has always been one man’s vision. Over time, it’s been the one place where Vasquez can express himself, totally and singularly, on his own terms.

Thus, in July of 2013, Vasquez decamped from Oakland, CA to Venice, Italy, unsure of where The Soft Moon would land. While Zeros was written and recorded between long days on the road, Deeper was begat from an almost primal urge to recoil from the world and experience total solitude. During the writing process, Vasquez pushed himself to discover the reality and nightmare of living with yourself, in entirely foreign surroundings with nothing and no one to fall back on.

Stepping back and letting inspiration fall where it may, Vasquez only had one goal in mind for his third album: to pen his most emotional record yet. Between frequent visits to Berlin, Vasquez retreated to Venice’s Hate Studios, located in the mountains near electronic guru and spiritual anchor Giorgio Moroder’s hometown.

At Hate, he worked for almost a year with producer Maurizio Baggio to piece together Deeper, only completing the album in August 2014. While maintaining the stark sonic formula so indicative of The Soft Moon’s music — that bass that reeks of chorus, those unrelenting, mechanized beats, that wailing synthesizer and those eerily, angular guitar lines that worm into your ears and never leave —

Baggio also worked to refine the album’s gothic palette, leaving Vasquez to concentrate more intensely on songwriting and singing than ever before: “I’ve never worked so closely with someone before. Working with Maurizio felt right and I completely opened up to him during the entire process. I finally felt the urge to express myself more verbally with this record and I was able to focus more on songwriting rather than just experimenting with soundscapes.”

The voice of The Soft Moon has never been more clear and honest than it is on this record. With eerie, immersive tracks like the dogged “Far” and slow, beautifully melancholic “Wasting” (the first track written for Deeper), the album is a penetrating portrait of Vasquez as he wrestles thoughts of suicide, vulnerability and what it means to heal. By facing the most hopeless parts of himself without illusion and putting his past demons to bed, the creation of Deeper was an intense personal exploration of existence for Vasquez — old wounds were forcibly opened, deep anger and paranoia were manipulated into song — and he did not emerge unchanged. Deeper may have delivered Vasquez back to the waking world, but it willingly drags us further into The Soft Moon’s dark, euphonic universe once more.

 

Listen:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Black”

 

Recommendation:
compilation “Death#Disco IV” with The Soft Moon track

 

Special:
“Some Velvet Guests 27″

Some Velvet Guests 27 - The Soft Moon Mixtape by Some Velvet Mixtapes on Mixcloud

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
soon

 

Buy CD:
Amazon US
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Amazon US
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
iTunes
Amazon
more soon

 

Websites:
The Soft Moon
Captured Tracks

 

© Photo by Dennis Shoenberg
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out now: Thomas Brinkmann – When The Music … EP [Third Ear Recordings]

January 26, 2015
 

Artist:
Thomas Brinkmann

 

Title:
When The Music… EP

 

Label:
Third Ear Recordings

 

Cat#:
3EEP201410

 

Release Date:
January 2015

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Odecca

02)
8 Ba

03)
Moto

04)
Step A Nova

 

Press Info:
Thomas Brinkmann returns on Third Ear just over a year after his Guy Martin ep in 2013. Once again, his sheer class and technical skill are in abundant supply, creating blistering Techno drenched in the funk. Just brilliant.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Rdio
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
deejay.de
decks.de
Juno
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Beatport
JunoDownload
more soon

 

Websites:
Thomas Brinkmann
Third Ear Recordings

 
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14th February 2015: Staub 016 @ :// about blank, Berlin (Germany)

January 23, 2015
 

STAUB

 
 

Event:
[Staub 016] by Dust

 

Date & Time:
14th February 2015 at 11am

 

Line-up:
a secret that will be a secret until … the party ends

 

Location:
://about blank, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
5 EUR

 

Info (German):
Samstag, Techno, Staub

Eine Party bei Lineups der Vergangenheit angehören und Techno den Geräten überlassen wird um eine musikalische Reise zu erzählen.

Eine Party bei der das Publikum sich den überraschenden Moment der Ungewissheit hingibt, nur getragen von ausgesuchten Künstlern und Newcomern.

Veranstaltung @ Facebook
Veranstaltung @ Resident Advisor

 

Info (English):
Line-up? Dust from yesterday.

It remains exciting: Saturday / Techno / Staub

A party where lineups are a thing of the past and techno is left to its devices narrating a musical journey.

A party where the audience gives in to the surprise of uncertainty, carried by carefully selected artists and newcomers.

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Listen:
someone – “Recorded at Staub 15″

 

Trailer:

Video created by the29nov films.

 

Websites:
Dust
://about blank

 
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out soon: Static Plate – Destructive EP [Take More Music Records]

January 23, 2015
 

Artist:
Static Plate

 

Title:
Destructive EP

 

Label:
Take More Music Records

 

Cat#:
TMMR147

 

Release Date:
February 2015

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Bass Control

02)
Caught In The Circle

03)
Destructive

04)
PNR

 

Press Info:
As the name suggests, the Destructive EP by Static Plate is not for the faint-hearted. Firestarted from the very first track, Destructive sets the pace for this hard-hitting and relentless ep. Although staying true to his signature high-hat, Static Plate re-specifies his personal style with a distinctively different drive than found in his Count Zero project. Intense, fast and at times loud, Destructive finds Static Plate at his best in his comfort zone.

 

Listen:

 

Recommendations:
“Static Sense EP” on Chamaeleon Records
“New Section EP” on Chamaeleon Records
“Ordinary Field EP” on F.O.S. Records

 

Special:
Static Plate – “Extract of NYE 13/14 Dj Set”

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
soon

 

Websites:
Static Plate
Take More Music Records

 

© Photo by Ashley Jones
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out soon: Joachim Spieth – Under The City [Affin Records]

January 22, 2015
 

Artist:
Joachim Spieth

 

Title:
Under The City

 

Label:
Affin Records

 

Cat#:
Affin 023 LTD

 

Release Date:
February 2015 (vinyl)
March 2015 (digital)

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Under The City

02)
Under The City
(Rolando Remix)

03)
Under The City
(Reggy van Oers Remix)

 

Press Info:
A distinctive feature of Joachim Spieth’s music is the way how he’s using filters. After “Sensualized” and “Dark Matter” 12”s, “Under The City” witnesses this again. With just a few sounds he’s shaping an environment that is triggering the listeners perception. The remixes from Rolando (Underground Resistance, Roland Rocha Records, Ostgut Ton) and Reggy van Oers (Affin, Green Records) are completing this timeless release on Affin.

The first track on Side A, ‘Under The City’ is an original produced by Joachim that steadily builds into a driving melody. The rhythm is catchy and infectious and made for the dancefloor. Waning deliberately, ‘Under The City’ delicately tapers off to only find itself strengthen again into something even more fierce.

On Side B we find remixes by Rolando and Reggy Van Oers. Rolando gives ‘Under The City’ a minimal feel at first and then unwaveringly creates anticipation for the next chord. Well-known for his Ostgut Ton sound, Rolando keeps ‘Under The City’ groovy and melodious and adds more of an underground touch straight out of Germany. Reggy van Oers finishes off this 12” with a remix that gradually accelerates mixing in various elements to bring the EP to a climax.

‘Under The City’ has all the right fluctuation to be played in a variety of situations and circumstances. Whether to be played at peak hours to a large crowd or to close out or open the night, ‘Under The City’ is a very diverse and eclectic EP that can satisfy a wide range of Techno connoisseurs.

 

Listen:
“Under The City”

more soon

 

Special:
“”Reflections” – AFFIN Label’s 7 Years Anniversary Mix”

 

Recommendation:
“Aidan” EP

 

Buy Vinyl:
soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Joachim Spieth
Affin

 
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24th January 2015: Mentasm #1 @ Horns & Hooves, Berlin (Germany)

January 21, 2015
 

Mentasm

 

Event:
Mentasm #1

 

Dates & Time:
24th January 2015 at 10 p.m.

 

Location:
Horns & Hooves, Berlin (Germany)

 

Line-up:
Electrosexual
Mauro Feola
Deepneue
Sigrid Elliott live

 

Admission fee:
8 EUR

 

Press Info:
MENTASM is the brand new alternative mensual party dedicated to the clubbers having a fetish for Techno anthems Newbeat and Acid-House. Hosted by Romain Frequency, which prime motivation is his passion for music, a passion he is sharing with open-minded friends and strangers in a carefree atmosphere, MENTASM will take place once a month at Horns & Hooves ( Danziger Strasse 1). Mentasm is the title of the 1991 rave anthem by Joey Beltram’s Second Phase.

The line up for the opening edition on January 24, includes Electrosexual (DJset), Mauro Feola (Beitola) (Djset), Deepneue (DJset), Sigrid Elliott (Live).

Not to be missed are the ‘magic room’ and private salons of the club.

Event @ Facebook
Event @ ResidentAdvisor

 

Listen:
Electrosexual – “Long Live The New Flesh”

Mauro Feola – “Before Mentasm”

Deepneue – “Prelude To Mentasm”

DEEPNEUE: Prelude to Mentasm by Membersofmentasm on Mixcloud

 

Recommendations:
Electrosexual’s album “Art Support Machine”
EP “Devolution” by Electrosexual featuring Transformer Di Roboter

 

Booking:
Your Mom’s Agency for Electrosexual

 

Websites:
Mentasm
Horns & Hooves

 
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[Video]: Laibach – No History

January 20, 2015
 

Artist:
Laibach

 

Title:
No History

 

Label:
Mute

 

Related Release:
album “Spectre”

 

Websites:
Laibach
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 

Video:

 
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31st January 2015: Local Suicide Presents Go Bang! 6 @ Cosmic Kaspar, Berlin (Germany)

January 20, 2015
 

Local Suicide

 

Event:
Local Suicide presents: GO BANG! 6 – 5th Anniversary of LSD

 

Dates & Time:
31st January 2015 at 10 p.m.

 

Location:
Cosmic Kaspar, Berlin (Germany)

 

Line-up:
Carl Alive
Heretic
Franz Underwear
Local Suicide

 

Admission fee:
3 EUR

 

Press Info:
We are more than proud to invite you to our FIFTH anniversary event which is going to take place at our beloved COSMIC KASPAR on Jan 31st, 2015! Besides Go Bang! residents FRANZ UNDERWEAR & LOCAL SUICIDE we are more than happy to present you HERETIC from London who’s not only one of our most favorite producers in 2014 with releases on labels such as Relish Recordings, Days Of Being Wild or Clouded Visions but also 1/2 of the infamous ESKIMO TWINS! For the first time we’re also going to host the floor upstairs in MEIN HAUS AM SEE for which we invited CARL ALIVE, who’s well known for his eclectic mixing, and his legendary parties in Munich! Tell your friends!

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Listen:
Local Suicide – “Drunk Jet Setting”

Franz Underwear – “Live at Sameheads 7th Bday”

Carl Alive – “Wonderworld”

Heretic – “Relish Recordings Podcast”

 

Trailer:

 

Video:
Local Suicide – “We Can Go Everywhere”

 

Recommendation:
Local Suicide’s EP “We Can Go Everywhere”

 

Booking:
Your Mom’s Agency for Local Suicide
Slow Motion Music for Franz Underwear
The Unity Agency for Heretic

 

Websites:
Local Suicide
Cosmic Kaspar

 
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