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out soon: Charlie Cunningham – Outside Things EP [Outset Records]

October 22, 2014
 

Artist:
Charlie Cunningham

 

Title:
Outside Things EP

 

Label:
Outset Records

 

Cat#:
tba

 

Release Date:
17th November 2014

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Outside Things

02)
Plans

03)
In One Out

04)
Lights Off

 

Press Info (English):
Oxford based songwriter Charlie Cunningham has announced his eagerly anticipated debut EP ‘Outside Things’ will be released on 17th November on 12” and digital download.

‘Outside Things’ beautifully captures his sound, music that has won him early support from the likes of Zane Lowe and earned the position of Blogger’s Choice 2014 at BBC Radio 1. Written on nylon-stringed guitar, he combines heartfelt lyrics with a rhythmic and percussive style – a style honed with two years in Seville. And with an EP containing some of the best acoustic tracks you will hear this year, he is set for a run of UK & Europe live dates with King Creosote and Mighty Oaks in the coming months.

The title track is written from the perspective of a newly born baby, longing for the security of its mother, ‘Outside Things’ exposes a tenderness and sense of longing that runs throughout the four tracks. His songs, laden with delicate flourishes and intricate melodic turns and moments of stark introspection, feel both expansive and intimate. His vocals and lyrics feel immediate and familiar but reward further listening with a deeper understanding of what his work is striving towards.

In conjunction with the release, Charlie Cunningham will be touring throughout the UK and Europe with King Creosote and Mighty Oaks, including a London show at Oslo in Hackney on Tuesday 25th November.

 

Press Info (German):
Songwriter Charlie Cunningham kündigt die Veröffentlichung seiner lang erwarteten Debüt EP an. „Outside Things“ wird am 14.11. als 12-Inch und digitaler Download veröffentlicht.

„Outside Thing“ fängt die Atmosphäre von Cuninghams Folk-Miniaturen perfekt ein, zu Recht trägt er bereits jetzt den Titel „The Blogger’s Choice 2014“ bei BBC Radio 1. Auf einer klassischen Konzertgitarre geschrieben, entwickelt Cunningham einen so noch nicht gehörten, perkussiven Stil, in dem nicht zuletzt ein zweijähriger Aufenthalt in Sevilla mitschwingt.

Zum Release gibt es bereits einen Schwung Konzerte, der ihn im Vorprogramm von King Creosote repektive Mighty Oaks durch Europa führt. Bitte zeitig erscheinen!

 

Listen:
soon – some stuff streamed below

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Outside Things”

“Lights Off”

 

Videos:
“Outside Things (Unreleased Acoustic Version)”

“Breather (In Session at The Great Escape 2014)”

 

Buy Vinyl:
soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Charlie Cunningham

 

© Photo by Louisa Stickelbruck
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out now: Kobosil – RK1 [RK]

October 21, 2014
 

Artist:
Kobosil

 

Title:
RK1

 

Label:
RK

 

Cat#:
RK1

 

Release Date:
October 2014

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1)
Head

A2)
1018818

B1)
A15

B2)
Polyheme

 

Info:
new release by Kobosil after records on Ostgut Ton’s sublabel Unterton and Marcel Dettmann’s label MDR.

 

Listen:

 

Special:
Slam Radio 097

 

Recommendations:
Kobosil remixed Barker & Baumecker for Ostgut Ton
“Contact EP” on Unterton
“MDR10″ on MDR
first Kobosil EP

 

Buy Vinyl:
Hardwax
Juno
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Hardwax
more soon

 

Booking:
Ostgut Booking

 

Websites:
Kobosil

 
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out soon: Einstürzende Neubauten – Lament [Mute Records, a BMG company]

October 20, 2014
 

Artist:
Einstürzende Neubauten

 

Title:
Lament

 

Label:
Mute Records, a BMG company

 

Cat#:
tba

 

Release Date:
07th November 2014

 

Format:
CD, LP & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Kriegsmaschinerie

02)
Hymnen

03)
The Willy – Nicky Telegrams

04)
In De Loopgraaf

05)
Der 1. Weltkrieg
(Percussion Version)

06)
On Patrol In No Man’s Land

07)
Achterland

08)
Lament: 1. Lament

09)
Lament: 2. Abwärstsspirale

10)
Lament: 3. Pater Peccavi

11)
How Did I Die?

12)
Sag Mir Wo Die Blumen Sind

13)
Der Beginn des Weltkrieges 1914 (Dargestellt Unter Zuhilfenahme eines Tierstimmenimitators)

14)
All Of No Man’s Land Is Ours

 

Press Info (English):
The album version of LAMENT should be heard as a studio reconstruction of a work primarily designed to be performed live, rather than an official new Einstürzende Neubauten LP proper.

In truth, the piece can only be fully realised, as well as best experienced, in its physical embodiment, performed on or by founding member Andrew Unruh’s gigantic instruments and noise generating devices that visually evoke the horrors the work describes or embeds in the sounds they conjure from the filth and terror of the industrialised 20th century world at war with itself.

But in fulfilling what at first appears to be a surprise commission for such a formidable longtime outsider group, Einstürzende Neubauten transformed the earthy, idiosyncratic contents they mined from academic, state, music hall and internet archives with the help of their two researchers into a richly complex cycle of original and cover songs and performance pieces.

The music often originated in LAMENT’s storytelling needs, be it in terms of sounds used or compositions structured along First World War flow charts or scored from calendars of the involvement of the 20 plus countries embroiled in it. The way LAMENT plays off pre-existing and composed materials, pieces clipped together from historical records next to direct cover interpretations, or indeed their Frankenstein like construction of an ur-anthem/national hymn delivers a differently angled history of the war.

Finally, LAMENT opens Bargeld’s case that the First World War never ended – the interwar and postwar periods being essentially pauses for breath as the great military powers carry on their conflict at some remove in faraway wars fought by proxy.

 

Press Info (German):
Die Einstürzenden Neubauten erstellten im Studio mit ihrem neuen Album “LAMENT” ein musikalisches Werk zum Ausbruch des ersten Weltkrieges vor 100 Jahren, das am 8.November 2014 in Diksmuide, Belgien uraufgeführt wird. Mit diesem Werk wird die Band ihre explizit in der Tradition der Avantgarde stehenden Techniken mit diesem ersten, die gesamte Welt erschütternden Weltereignis verknüpfen.

Dazu fanden umfangreiche Recherchen von Ton-Aufnahmen aus den Jahren 1914-1916 von Kriegsgefangenen aus aller Welt (aufgenommen in einem der ersten großen Lager in der Nähe Berlins) aus dem Lautarchiv der Humboldt-Universität Berlin und dem Deutschen Rundfunkarchiv statt. Zudem wurde umfangreich Material im Militärhistorischen Museum Dresden gesichtet und gehört, das ebenso in die Komposition eingeflossen ist.

Es werden musikgeschichtliche Verbindungen von zwei der ältesten musikalischen Formen, dem “LAMENT”, einem Klagelied und der “Motette” eines flämischen Renaissancekomponisten, der darin die biblische Geschichte vom verlorenen Sohn behandelt, zu den Tondokumenten der Kriegsgefangenen geknüpft und verarbeitet.

Auch die Musik der legendären “Harlem Hell Fighters” der ersten afroamerikanischen Kampftruppe, die im 1.Weltkrieg erstmalig zum Einsatz kam, als diese von den Amerikanern an die Franzosen zwecks Verstärkung „ausgeliehen“ wurde, wird wiederentdeckt und erfährt eine späte Anerkennung.

Das Instrumentarium der Neubauten aus Stahl, Stimme, objets trouvés und innovativster Technik wird hierfür mit einem Streicher-Ensemble erweitert. Dies wird kein Konzert über den 1. Weltkrieg sondern eine Komposition, die sich aus dem Themenkomplex herausschält: “erst muss man Platz schaffen, damit etwas Neues entstehen kann” (Blixa Bargeld).

 

Listen:
at Amazon GER

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
soon

 

Buy CD:
Amazon GER
Amazon FR
Amazon ES
Amazon IT
Amazon UK
WOM
Rough Trade
PopOnaut
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Amazon GER
Amazon FR
Amazon ES
Amazon UK
WOM
Rough Trade
PopOnaut
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
more soon

 

Websites:
Einstürzende Neubauten
Mute Records, a BMG Company

 

© Photo by Mote Sinabel
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[Special]: Second Mute Sampler compiled by NovaFuture

October 17, 2014
 

Info:
As you surely know our absolute favourite label is Mute, founded in 1978 by the legendary Daniel Miller.

The roster include(d) influential and important musical acts such as Depeche Mode, Erasure, Fad Gadget, Goldfrapp, Grinderman, Nitzer Ebb, Renegade Soundwave and Yazoo.

It was formed initially to release the Daniel Miller’s single “T.V.O.D.”/”Warm Leatherette” which became a underground hit.

One of Mute’s most famous act were Depeche Mode, which Daniel signed for a single after seeing them as support of Fad Gadget.

The label was always one of the pioneering labels developing and supporting new music styles. So they had a several sublabels with different genres and styles like novamute for techno and electronica, Future Groove for house music, Blast First for guitar and electronic experiments, The Fine Line for soundtracks, The Grey Area for re-issues.

Most of them are now defunct but they have a new sublabel, Liberation Technologies.

More recent acts are so different artists like Josh T. Pearson, Beth Jeans Houghton, Laibach, Erasure, VCMG, Big Deal, Zola Jesus, Liars and … just announced a few months ago New Order …. and many more

To show our love for the label we created a sampler of over 16 tracks and 90mins of newer stuff (from Mute, Mute US, sublabels). So enjoy!

 

Listen:

 

Recommendation:
check out our first Mute sampler with over 6 hours of great stuff

 

Websites:
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook
Documentary Evidence (fanpage with a lot of stuff about Mute)

 
Tracklisting:
01. Land Observations – On Leaving The Kingdom For The Well-Tempered Continent
02. CharlieCunningham — Outside Things
03. Maps — To The Sky (M83 Remix)
04. M83 — Run Into Flowers (Maps Remix)
05. Moby – Almost Home (Washed Out Remix)
06. Big Deal — Big Deal – Always Boys
07. Zola Jesus- Go(Blank Sea)
08. Laibach – Resistance Is Futile
09. Polly Scattergood – Subsequently Lost (Vince Clarke Remix)
10. Diamond Version – Were You There (Carter Tutti Remix)
11. Erasure – Reason (Carter Tutti Remix)
12. Liars – Mess On A Mission
13. Arca – Thievery
14. Plastikman – EXhale (Sonar Live Mix)
15. Cabaret Voltaire – Crackdown (Radio Edit 83)
16. Ben Frost – Venter (Evian Christ TF 12″ Mix)
17. Lukid – Born in Bosnia
18. The Acid – Fame (Jesse Rose Remix)

 
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out now: Function + Vatican Shadow – Games Have Rules [Hospital Productions]

October 16, 2014
 

Artist:
Function + Vatican Shadow

 

Title:
Games Have Rules

 

Label:
Hospital Productions

 

Cat#:
HOS-425

 

Release Date:
22th September 2014

 

Format:
CD, vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist CD:
01.
Things Known

02.
Things Unknown

03.
The Nemesis Flower

04.
A Year Has Passed

05.
A Year Has Gone By

06.
Red Opium

07.
Bejeweled Body

 

Press Info:
Function and Vatican Shadow have combined forces on ‘Games Have Rules’ for Hospital Productions, simultaneously stripping back each producer’s more prevalent production elements – the dancefloor-focused techno structures of Function; the experimental cassette-roots of Vatican Shadow – to create an album of dynamic electronic ambient music, equal parts rhythmic and atmospheric.

As befitting what began life as an ‘emotional acid’ album best suited for an after-hours home listening experience, Games Have Rules was created in the early hours at New York’s Hospital Productions and Berlin’s Inanimate Objects studios, helping imbue the record with a sense of night turning into day, and the shifting contrasts of dark and light the music evokes.

Although not created as the result of improvisation the album retains an effortless, free-flowing structure, while simultaneously introducing the traditional techno drum kit over the course of the record, deconstructing the ever-changing, looming presence of New York City’s skyline.

Ambient in the most traditional sense, Games Have Rules omits the top-heavy reverb saturation of so many modern releases and builds from the ground up with an arsenal hi-fi and lo-fi production techniques/equipment with a cinematic sequence over the arc of the record.

But whereas New York City has so often been depicted in film as a prison, Games Have Rules is an embracement of the city’s endless possibilities: the LP’s gatefold black and white image of The Empire State Building lit up at night from the inside; the ongoing stories of rise and decline lived out at it’s base.

 

Listen:
@ deejay.de

 

Video:
“Things Unknown”

Video created by the29nov films.

 

Listen:
Function – “Live @ Kozzmozz”

Vatican Shadow – “Live @ Boiler Room”

 

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

 

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

 

Buy Digital:
JunoDownload
Beatport
iTunes
more soon

 

Booking:
Function via Ostgut Booking
Vatican Shadow via Hospital Productions

 

Websites:
Function
Vatican Shadow
Hospital Productions

 
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[Video]: Zola Jesus – Dangerous Days (Live on KCRW)

October 15, 2014
 

Artist:
Zola Jesus

 

Title:
Dangerous Days (Live on KCRW)

 

Label:
Mute

 

Related Release:
album “Taiga”

 

Websites:
complete show with Zola Jesus
Zola Jesus
KCRW
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook

 

Video:

 
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out soon: Various – Berlin_Paris 1.0 [Reclaim Your City]

October 14, 2014
 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Berlin_Paris 1.0

 

Label:
Reclaim Your City

 

Cat#:
RYC 001

 

Release Date:
04th December 2014

 

Format:
12″

 

Tracklist:
A1)
Subjected
Nordkiez no.4

A2)
Blind Observatory
Beneath A Steel Sky

B1)
Antigone
Blank Slate

B2)
Zadig
The 700 Steps Of Sleep

 

Press Info:
Originally a weekly broadcast radio show on the Dutch-based XT3 Radio, Reclaim Your City (RYC) gained its reputation as a highly acclaimed podcast series with its headquarters in Berlin. Since 2012, over ninety podcasts have been published from some of the biggest names in contemporary techno, Jeroen Search, Adriana Lopez, Fabrizio Lapiana, Exium and Jonas Kopp to name a few. With such success through its podcast series, RYC has decided to take matters to the next level and establish a label using its powerful concept as a platform.

Constantly gaining momentum and strength, techno epicenters have erupted from under the surface showcasing talent from across the globe. With each release RYC will exhibit two influential cities in the underground techno sphere by carefully selecting two artists from each region who exemplify modern style as well as the vision of RYC. In combination with a strong passion for art, each release will feature original artwork based around minimal and obscure atmospheres influenced by the architecture of the featured city or region.

or its first release RYC has decided to showcase Berlin and Paris, two cities historically known for placing great significance and expertise on the genre. Berlin, consistently home to a resonating techno culture, competes here with Paris who has been on the rise from beneath its bourgeois history. For this special first release Zadig and Antigone have been chosen to represent Parisian techno, as Blind Observatory and Subjected will in full support of Berlin.

Bringing us the first track on the EP is founder of Vault Series, Subjected, a mythical yet distinctive figure in the Berlin scene. ?Nordkiez ? No. 4? is a heavy-hitter, escalating straight to the point hooking the listener with the drop of the needle. Common to the Subjected style, raw climaxing chords mingle with an echoing bass to send you straight to the dance floor. The second track on Side-A, ?Beneath a Steel Sky? from Blind Observatory, brings you deep into another dimension with smooth spatial sounds that combine with piercing oscillations keeping the mind alerted. Yet again flying under the radar not offering much about his identity but a lot about his personality.

Both artists on Side-B hail from Parisian label Construct Re-Form, Antigone and label owner Zadig bring to us each an elegant exemplary of the label?s perspective. Antigone?s ?Blank Slate? features a resonating variant melody, climaxing to a heavy bass with divergent static to catch the wandering ear. The final track on the EP by Zadig, ?The 700 Steps of Sleep,? opens with a booming bass and ever so slowly crescendos into a foreshadowing array of mysterious reverberations.

This is just the beginning of an impressive journey for RYC; the collection will become a true celebration of underground techno around the globe.

 

Listen:

 

Video:
Blind Observatory – “Beneath A Steel Sky”

Video “Beneath A Steel Sky” created by the29nov films.

 

Specials:
Blind Observatory – “RYC Podcast 076″

Subjected – “RYC Podcast 006″

Antigone – “RYC Podcast 060″

Zadig – “RYC Podcast 089″

 

Recommendations:
“And The Flying Saucer EP” by Blind Observatory
“Zero” by Subjected on Vault Series

 

Buy Vinyl:
decks.de
more soon

 

Websites:
Blind Observatory
Subjected
Antigone
Zadig

 
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16th October 2014: Noceur 004 @ Ohm, Berlin (Germany)

October 13, 2014
 

Noceur

 
 

Event:
Noceur 004

 

Date & Time:
16th October 2014 at 10pm

 

Location:
Ohm, Berlin (Germany)

 

Line-up:
Jay Quentin
Matthias Puhlmann
Jacopo
Adrian

 

Admission fee:
5 EUR

 

Press Info (German):
Techno in seiner gesamten Bandbreite mit neuen und lokalen Talenten im familiären Kontext des Ohm.

Jay Quentin
// Jay mitveranstaltet seit einiger Zeit die Abyss Parties mit Fokus aus dunklen, treibenden Techno im About Blank und seine DJ-Sets sprechen eine ähnliche Sprache.

Matthias Puhlmann
// Urberliner und Lokalfavorit, Matthias spielt sich einigen Jahren quer durch die meisten relevanten Clubs in Berlin, unter anderem im Chalet, About Blank und Humboldthain.

Jacopo
// Jacopo betreibt die Labels Natch & Midgar Records und hat die neue Booking Agentur Behave Booking mitbegründet.

Adrian
// Pariser und Wahlberliner, Adrian hat das MTFS Collective in Berlin und Paris gegründet.

Veranstaltung @ Facebook
Veranstaltung @ Resident Advisor

 

Press Info (English):
For all the lovers of techno music in all its shapes and mutations.

Jay Quentin
// Jay is co-running Abyss parties and recently has performed alongside Rødhåd and Milton Bradley.

Jacopo
// Jacopo runs Natch & Midgar Records, and co-founded Behave Booking Agency.

Matthias Puhlmann
// Matthias has been spreading his love for house and techno at Berlin’s most noticeable clubs like Chalet, About Blank and Humboldhain as a true Berlin resident.

Adrian
// Adrian founded MTFS collective in Paris & Berlin.

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

DJ Sets:
Jay Quentin – “Schön Durch 04/14″

Jacopo – “@ Humboldthain Club – Neverfade 18.04.201″

Matthias Puhlmann – “NovaFuture Blog Mix September 2014″

Adrian – “Mapping Through Territory”

 

Websites:
Noceur
Ohm

 
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[Special]: Plastikman rescores film “Brumes d’automne”

October 8, 2014
 

Artist:
Plastikman

 

Notes:
In 2014 Plastikman re-scored of Dimitri Kirsanoff’s silent film “Brumes d’automne” (1928).

Commissioned as part of Bertrand Bonello’s ‘Résonances’ exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, September 2014.

 

Recommendations:
album “Ex” on Mute
remastered albums on Mute

 

Websites:
full info and all films/scores
Plastikman

 

Watch:

 
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[Special]: Daniel Miller featured by Electronic Beats Slices

October 7, 2014
 

Artist:
Daniel Miller

 

Notes:
“Electronic Beats Slices”, the video magazine by Electronic Beats, just added a feature with Daniel Miller.

Mr. Miller is founder of legendary label Mute (by releasing his 7 inch “Warm Leatherette / T.V.O.D.”) and also discovered Depeche Mode. He also signed and developed artists like Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Goldfrapp, Erasure, Moby, Diamond Version or more recent Cold Specks, Arca and Zola Jesus.

In 2010 Daniel Miller also started DJing with gigs at Berghain, ADE, Sonar and many other important clubs/places. Mostly he plays some technoid stuff.

 

Watch:

 

Websites:
Daniel Miller’s DJ dates @ NovaFuture Blog
Mute

 
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