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[Special]: Competition for Synoid #05

September 30, 2016
 

NovaFuture Blog and the promoters of Synoid are happy to give you the chance to win free tickets for the fifth instalment of the party series on the 14th October 2016.

So we give away 2x 1 guestlist for this event (details see “Related Event”), sponsored by Synoid.

You just have to send us an email with the subject “Synoid 5”, the answer for the following question plus your details (first and last name, age) to verloser -at- novafuture -dot- biz (deadline: 14th October at 11:59am) … The winner will be selected by random (for sure she/he has to send in an answer for our question).

Question: Which DJ/live act do you would like to hear at Synoid?*

Note: the data of the winners (like name, email, age etc) will be sent over to Synoid, so they can put them on the guestlist etc. The winner will only get the permission to enter the party – no hotel, no travel costs etc. In special cases the doormen can deny the access. Participants must be 18+.
* this question is just for fun – we will tell Synoid but it won’t have any impact on future bookings

 

Related Event:
“Synoid #05”

 

Websites:
Synoid

 
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06th October 2016: Antidote #08 @ Griessmühle, Berlin (Germany)

September 30, 2016
 

Antidote

 

Event:
Antidote #08

 

Date & Time:
06th October 2016 at 11:59pm

 

Line-up:
Glós live
Forsberg
Martha
Repressed Mind

 

Location:
Griessmuehle, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
tba EUR

 

Press Info:
One thursday a month Antidote takes place at the bunker-like Silo floor at Griessmuehle. Every party covers a different musical theme all gravitating around the idea of “Techno”.

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Mixes:
Glós – “Reclaim Your City 195”

Forsberg – “Spacehall”

Martha – ” @Griessmuehle 17/03/2016″

Repressed Mind – “Modul Podcast 008”

 

Videos:
Głós – “Empathy Keeps Me From Sleeping”

Głós – “Prayer”

Głós – “Protector”

Videos created by the29nov films.

 

Tracks:
Repressed Mind – “BRTW”

Głós – “Cut Tongues”

Głós – “There Is No One Like You”

 

Recommendations:
split EP “Four Cuts On Hurting” by Głós on Ressort Imprint
“Filling The Night With Scars” EP by Głós on Ravage
compilation “MOD010” w/ track by Repressed Mind on Modul.

 

Websites:
Antidote
Griessmuehle

 
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out soon: AG Geige – Zeychen & Wunder [Major Label]

September 30, 2016
 

Artist:
AG Geige

 

Title:
Zeychen & Wunder

 

Label:
Major Label

 

Cat#:
ML100-ML104+ML109

 

Release Date:
17th October 2016

 

Format:
boxset

 

Tracklist:
LP01-A01.
Eine Frikadelle

LP01-A02.
Glückliche Reise

LP01-A03.
Papagei Der Jungen Leute

LP01-A04.
Elektrische Banane

LP01-A05.
America

LP01-A06.
Melodie & Harmonie

LP01-A07.
Schnitz

LP01-A08.
Die Vier Söhne Der Frau Fanghänel

LP01-B01.
Beklagenswertes Los Einer Waise

LP01-B02.
Die Waldschleiereule

LP01-B03.
Das Grauen Der Geige

LP01-B04.
Zick-Zack

LP01-B05.
Zwölf Trombonen

LP01-B06.
Yachtclub & Buchteln

LP01-B07.
Bruder & Schwester

LP02-A01.
Das Möbiusband / Zeychen Und Wunder

LP02-A02.
Triebwerk

LP02-A03.
Felix

LP02-A04.
Kosmonauten

LP02-A05.
Fingerwalze

LP02-A06.
So Sollte Es Nicht Sein!

LP02-A07.
Küchenlied

LP02-A08.
Das Scheusal

LP02-B01.
Déjà Vu
(Snap Mix #2)

LP02-B02.
Hasensong

LP02-B03.
Schöner Leben

LP02-B04.
Rohleder’s

LP02-B05.
Maximale Gier

LP02-B06.
Nach Hause
(Instr.)

LP02-B07.
Gesichter

LP02-B08.
Stadt-Fisch

LP03-A01.
Blauer Mond

LP03-A02.
Leysegang Und Ich

LP03-A03.
Ich Bin Ihr Boy

LP03-A04.
Clara T.

LP03-A05.
Hammerfrieden

LP03-A06.
Raabe

LP03-A07.
Trickbeat

LP03-A08.
Der Augenzeuge

LP03-B01.
Brillenleute

LP03-B02.
Beklagenswertes Los Eines Roboterwaisenkindes

LP03-B03.
Weltecho

LP03-B04.
Wo Kommt Er Her

LP03-B05.
Zwischen Den Zeilen

LP03-B06.
Wir Lassen Die Fahnen Wehn

LP03-B07.
Bubu Im Käfig

LP03-B08.
Ich Glauben

LP03-B09.
Vorsicht – Vorwärts

LP04-A01.
Herr Wolter

LP04-A02.
Lieber Gott

LP04-A03.
Weihnachtsmann

LP04-A04.
Autsch

LP04-A05.
Hundert Mark

LP04-B01.
Seltene Güte

LP04-B02.
FFF

LP04-B03.
Schade

LP04-B04.
Zuckermeister

LP04-B05.
Freundesfilm

LP05-A01.
Kosmonauten
(Rundfunk Version 1987)

LP05-A02.
Das Scheusal
(Rundfunk Version 1987)

LP05-A03.
Fischleim
(Rundfunk Version 1987)

LP05-A04.
Nasenwalzer
(Rundfunk Version 1987)

LP05-A05.
Astronauten
(Rundfunk Version 1987)

LP05-A06.
Nachts Unterwegs

LP05-A07.
Come Together

LP05-B01.
Die Waldschleiereule
(Live 1987)

LP05-B02.
Yachtclub & Buchteln
(Live 1987)

LP05-B03.
Melodie & Harmonie
(Live 1992)

LP05-B04.
Ich Bin Ihr Boy
(Live 1992)

LP05-B05.
Fischleim
(Live 1992)

LP05-B06.
Schwimmbad
(Live 1992)

LP05-B07.
Elektrische Banane
(Live 1992)

LP05-B08.
Die Waldschleiereule / Live 1992

MC-A01.
Lovemachine

MC-A02.
Satisfied

MC-A03.
USA Electric

MC-A04.
One Nation

MC-B01.
Shopping

MC-B02.
Presents

MC-B03.
Miles

MC-B04.
Demonstration

DVD.
AG Geige – Ein Amateurfilm

 

Press Info (English):
Major Label is proud to announce a massive Collection from Art-Collective AG Geige for their 30th anniversary. AG Geige was one of the most unusual and innovative bands of their time. Founded 1986 by Frank Bretschneider, Jan Kummer, Ina Kummer und Torsten Eckhardt, joined later by Olaf Bender. An avant-garde electro sound, quirky lyrics and oblique stage costumes were their trademark. Despite the experimental approach, the band reached an astounding popularity to its separation in 1992.

The limited box combines the known LPs, unreleased album recordings, live and cover versions, an unpublished side project, a documentary and partly exclusive texts and fine photographs.

Overall Concept / Packagedesign: Lars Nagler

 

Press Info (German):
Das Major Label freut sich sehr, zum 30-jährigen Bandjubiläum eine umfassende Zusammenstellung des Künstler-Kollektiv´s AG Geige zu präsentieren. Die AG Geige gehörte zu den ungewöhnlichsten und innovativsten Bands ihrer Zeit. Als Autodidakten gründeten Frank Bretschneider, Jan Kummer, Ina Kummer und Torsten Eckhardt 1986 in Chemnitz die AG Geige, später stieß Olaf Bender hinzu. Ein avantgardistischer Elektrosound, skurrile Texte und schräge Bühnenkostüme wurden ihre Markenzeichen. Trotz des experimentellen Konzepts erreichte die Band bis zu ihrer Trennung 1992 eine erstaunliche Popularität.

Die limitierte Box vereint die bekannten LP´s, unveröffentlichte Albumaufnahmen, Live- und Coverversionen, ein bisher unveröffentlichtes Nebenprojekt, einen Dokumentarfilm und teils exklusive Texte und prima Fotomaterial.

Gesamtkonzept / Packagedesign: Lars Nagler

 

Listen:
soon

 

Trailer:

 

Exclusive Full Track Streaming:
“Elektrische Banane”

“Ich Bin Dein Boy”

 

Images:

AG Geige Box 1 AG Geige Box 2
AG Geige Box 3 AG Geige Box 4
AG Geige Box 5 AG Geige Box 6
 

Video Specials:
“Die Waldschleiereule (Live)”

“Elektrische Banane (Live)”

“Blauer Mond (Live)”

 

Related Release:
“AG Geige – Ein Amateurfilm” DVD

 

Buy Box:
Major Label
more soon

 

Websites:
AG Geige @ Wikipedia Germany
Major Label

 
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14th October 2016: Synoid #05 @ Griessmühle, Berlin (Germany)

September 29, 2016
 

Synoid

 

Event:
Synoid #05

 

Date & Time:
14th October 2016 at 11:59pm

 

Line-up:
Subjected
Kwartz
Takaaki Itoh
Amotik
Mischa
Ython live
Acierate
Tham

 

Location:
Griessmühle, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
tba

 

Press Info:

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Mixes:
Subjected – “NovaFuture Blog Mix April 2016”

Kwartz – “Invite’s Choice Podcast 398”

Takaaki Itoh – “Synoid Podcast 003”

Amotik – “@ Why So Serious, Druckluft – 27.08.2016”

Mischa – “Forsvarlig Podcast Series 011”

Acierate – “Vitamin Podcasts 013”

Tham – “Synoid Podcast 004”

 

Videos:
Subjected – “Rancor”

Kwartz – “Form And Void”

Subjected – “Concept 3”

Subjected – “MS.20”

Kwartz – Untitled Scene

Videos for Subjected created by the29nov films except “Outcast” by Kånde.

 

Recommendations:
Subjected’s “Vault Series 20.0”
“Foreign Awake Part 1” by Sawlin & Subjected on Electric Deluxe
“Foreign Awake Part 2” by Sawlin & Subjected on Electric Deluxe

 

Contest:
Win free tickets … Competition will start tomorrow

 

Booking:
Pull Proxy for Subjected
PoleGroup for Kwartz
Standa for The Takaaki Itoh

 

Websites:
Synoid
Griessmühle

 
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out for a while: In Aeternam Vale – Pink Flamingos [Dement3d Records]

September 29, 2016
 

Artist:
In Aeternam Vale

 

Title:
Pink Flamingos

 

Label:
Dement3d Records

 

Cat#:
DM3D013

 

Release Date:
6th June 2016

 

Format:
CD, vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Clobenzorex

A2.
Soundscape 5

A3.
Feed Me

B1.
B

B2.
Alone

B3.
Soundscape 2

C1.
181

C2.
Congestion Cosh

D1.
Soundscape 1

D2.
Hole

E1.
Autour Du Signal

E2.
176

F1.
Soundscape 4

F2.
Drones

F3.
Soundscape 3

F4.
La Pluie

 

Press Info:
In Æternam Vale, long the best-kept secret of the french synth punk scene, has been revealed many times now. This is about writing a new chapter of that 33+ years story, that begun in Lyon in 1983 as a band, whose leader Laurent Prot – an electronics pioneer and maniac – took over as a solo act since 1985. This new album (3xLP gatefold actually) explores another side of ‘IAV’, that echoes how Laurent sounds now – a ferocious take on techno, post-punk rhythmic elements and drone soundscapes, planted with unrestrained improvisation, and getting closure with a song time after time.

Ever building upon the everlasting influences of his first years : PIL’s punk sarcastic freedom, Suicide’s sexual rumble, Yello’s eerie dance moves, Kraftwerk’s accuracy, and Coil’s or Throbbing Gristle’s sense of transcendence and transgression, In Æternam Vale was never on hold for all those years. He has been relentlessly exploring all the spaces of freedom that electronic music has offered. To emphasize on how far he’s been going, we’ve put this album narration together, with intimacy, length, and space ; whenever the music had been made and how.

How this album was put together has a lot to say about how music is made in the In Æternam Vale universe… It all begins in Lyon, early 2015. Imagine you are being invited to the studio of a visionary, and get to discover some brand new futuristic experiments along with tracks made 25 years ago that sound as if they’ve been made yesterday. Well that’s what the careful listener who plunges himself in the album from start to finish should feel like.

I’ve had the chance to come over a few times, but this time was a bit more serious. Why serious ? Well , it is particularly challenging to keep your cool in that place : not only is it stuffed with all those vintage drum machines and synths – and some of them had actually joined his studio 30 years ago ; but in addition to the excitement, you’re also facing his custom-made modular systems, which Laurent’s mind of an engineer is particularly good at designing. It is almost impossible not to get carried away in a discussion about those, that might quickly turn into a friendly lesson and even jam session… Which again, is maybe what you might feel like, being carried away in those extended, unedited jams on the album : as if being shown how it’s done, by the maestro himself, playing it live, for your eyes (ears) only.

Did I really use the word “serious”? If you have seen In Æternam Vale performing live lately, you would see why this is also a quite an unfortunate pick. Quite notorious for hoisting his modular cases above his head in fiery resonant solos, as if an electric guitar. Rumor has it, a few live performances have gone absolutely wild lately. Laurent has lost nothing of the raw punk energy of his youth.

His music ; although very carefully crafted and ever so often introspective, is almost never deprived of his caustic sense of humour. You can always feel something similar to the prank of a playful gifted kid using intense frequencies to trick his audience in getting locked in. You can actually hear, in each one of those 16 tracks, how much fun he’s having, playing with your mind.

Speaking of youthful energy, it wouldn’t be fair not to tell you the whole truth about the selection. Some of the music here is the work of a 21-year-old, and some was recorded just last year around Laurent’s 50th birthday. It is only disturbing to admit how well it all fits together.

It is not very common to display a tracklisting that ranges through three decades, and call it an album. However, all of the music here is unpublished, exclusive, unreleased… It is also extremely rare to encounter artists that have never taken a break from studio creation, and this unbroken continuum is probably the reason why there is no relevance to any chronological classification of his work. The intent in the beginning, was to focus on the more recent, experimental side of In Æternam Vale’s work, and to look at his work through an angle that would be complementary to some recent techno releases on Jealous God or 80’s gems on Minimal Wave. Only, these visits to his studio in Lyon were decisive.

Imagine seeing the history of 30 years of electronic music flash through your ears, just in a few hours. ‘IAV’ has been exploring new grounds and sometimes even pioneering new styles and subgenres several times, with literally hundreds of tracks to listen to. Words are not enough to describe this record’s digger absolute dream : the discovery of a secret parallel universe where so much music has been created and kept under the radar.

But this record is not a compilation of tracks that would stick to a particular time period or subgenre. On the contrary ; there is a definite common thread, that had been found while losing oneself in the intensity of his spectacular live performances lately. Being carried away by his drone improvisations and smothering bass bins, and hearing him play his music, both old and new, there is a singular feeling of both freedom and transcendence that emanates from his music. Some of his lives have lead audiences to become completely silent, and taken away by hypnosis, some other have caused a riot, leading the audience to ultimate excitement. IAV stands for a whole-hearted involvement in the making of his music, and despite the cold and electronic textures, there is a sense of intimacy that we’ve tried to reflect through the choice of the closing song “La Pluie”.

Enjoy the ride !

 

Listen:
@ Dement3d @ Bandcamp

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Clobenzorex”

 

Videos:
“181”

“Feed Me” (Live @ Ubu, Rennes)

Video “181” created by the29nov films.

 

Special:

 

Buy Vinyl:
Dement3d @ Bandcamp
Deejay
HHV
Juno
Decks
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Dement3d @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
In Aeternam Vale
Dement3d Records

 
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[Special]: Competition for Oxyt pres. From Another Mind

September 28, 2016
 

NovaFuture Blog and the Arena Club are happy to give you the chance to win free tickets for the From Another Mind showcase at the Oxyt party on the 08th October 2016.

So we give away 1×2 guestlist for this event (details see “Related Event”), sponsored by Arena Club.

You just have to send us an email with the subject “FAM Arena” plus your details (first and last name, age!) to verloser -at- novafuture -dot- biz (deadline: 07th October at 11pm) … The winner will be selected by random (for sure she/he has to send in all details).

Note: the data of the winners (like name, age) will be sent over to Arena Club crew, so they can put them on the guestlist etc. The winner will only get the permission to enter the party – no hotel, no travel costs etc. In special cases the doormen can deny the access. Participants must be 18+

 

Related Event:
“Oxyt pres. From Another Mind”

 

Websites:
Arena Club

 
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out now: Cristian Vogel – The Assistenz [Shitkatapult]

September 28, 2016
 

Artist:
Cristian Vogel

 

Title:
The Assistenz

 

Label:
Shitkatapult

 

Cat#:
STRIKE160

 

Release Date:
16th September 2016

 

Format:
CD, vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Hold

02.
Snowcrunch

03.
Vessels

04.
Telemorphosis

05.
Barefoot Agnete

06.
Cubic Haze

07.
Signal Symbol

08.
The Merman’s Dream

Track 7 & 8 are not on vinyl / track order is also a bit differnt.

 

Press Info:
THE ASSISTENZ is the culmination of a four year creative hot streak as vivid as any part of CRISTAN VOGEL’s long career. The trio of dancefloor-oriented records formed by 2012’s The Inertials, 2014’s Polyphonic Beings and now THE ASSISTENZ are sensual pleasures first and foremost: a lifetime of study of frequencies and rhythms on the frontline of the world’s clubs has been put into the creation of sounds that interface with the nervous system and emotional responses with extraordinary immediacy. But there’s much more too: together with the more abstracted album Eselsbrücke, these form an enticing sonic narrative, encoded themes running through them, each part revealing more about the whole. THE ASSISTENZ, then, is many things: a personal document, a tribute to Copenhagen where it was recorded and after whose famous cemetery it is named – but also the final piece in this bigger puzzle, which unlocks untold secrets from the previous three records.

There’s a deeper history, of course. CRISTIAN’s productions going back to the start of the 1990s have woven their way into the fabric of underground culture. His own recent remasters of his early albums, and the Sub Rosa Classics 1993-1998 collections have shown just how potent his early work remains. But his new work exists in a very different world to those past works, and is far removed from the recent electronic generations who he has influenced too. In fact, as you listen to THE ASSISTENZ, you realise that there’s no point making comparisons with other electronic producers at all. While you will certainly hear some of the most fundamental and enduring vectors of underground music – dub, electro, acid, funk – flowing through the tracks, even those things are rebuilt from the molecular level, created completely afresh with new, precise, but somewhat skewed vision.

CRISTIAN’s understanding of music now is spectral. That is to say, with every step through his exploration of sound over the years, he has made more and more detailed analyses of the specific frequencies that make up specific sounds and produce specific effects on the human mind and body. And as a result, his own sound synthesis – increasingly done via the Kyma programming platform – is more and more able to reach beyond the “synthetic” and impact in uncanny and wonderful ways. The most obvious sense of this is the way his sounds touch on the human voice: not just in the chattering, shimmering, singing tones of THE ASSISTENZ’s ghostly centrepiece “Barefoot Agnete”, in the alien radio signals of “The Merman’s Dream” or even in the subliminal “aaah”s hiding in the background of the noisy “Vessels”, but in the way any sound, anywhere in any track can sound peculiarly vocal, heard from the right angle.

And it’s not just the boundary between human and non-human, or that between acoustic and

synthetic, that get blurred to the point of non-existence. CRISTAN’s creative methodology now is all about leaving you so uncertain about where anything came from, or what scale the sounds are operating on, that you have no choice but to let go of preconceptions and standardised critical faculties and go with it. Sometimes that can take you to places where darkness and physicality close in on you as on “Vessels” or “Telemorphosis”, or into haunted spaces on the edge of the void like those of “Snowcrunch” and “Barefoot Agnete”, but even in those, there is euphoria. And in the voluptuousness of “Hold” or the body-rocking funk of “Cubic Haze”, all the abstraction is grounded in the sheer pleasure of your own bodily responses to the sound.

So many of the science fiction dreams of the 1990s are now (virtual) reality. We live in a time when social networks consciously manipulate our emotions, where data is money, where machines learn, where images can’t be trusted, and where the synthetic can feel more real than real. Over some 25 years, CRISTIAN’s experiments have traced much of this weirdness and evolved with it, and his understanding of synthesis and algorithmic processes to create structure makes him one of the most important composers working today. But THE ASSISTENZ doesn’t just experiment with the interfaces between mind, body and machine: it expresses those relationships in ways that are beautiful, troubling, moving and scary, and which even make you want to dance. Together with the preceding three albums it enacts a glorious, endlessly-explorable mapping of just what electronic music can do.

Text by Joe Muggs, June 2016.

 

Listen:
@ Shopkatapult

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Video Special:
“HY! Festival Copenhagen 30/05/2015”

 

Recommendations:
“The Inertials” album
“Polyphonic Beings” album

 

Buy CD:
Shopkatapult
WOM
Amazon
Boomkat
Bleep
Juno
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Shopkatapult
Deejay
WOM
Amazon
HHV
Hardwax
Boomkat
Bleep
Juno
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Shopkatapult
Amazon
Boomkat
Bleep
JunoDownload
iTunes
Google Play
more soon

 

Websites:
Cristian Vogel
Shitkatapult

 

© Photo by JM Babonneau
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[Track Premiere]: Savas Pascalidis – Paradise Syndrom [I/Y Music]

September 28, 2016
 

Artist:
Savas Pascalidis

 

Tracks:
“Paradise Syndrom”

 

Label:
I/Y Music

 

Note:
This is the official streaming of “Paradise Syndrom” by Savas Pascalidis…. A track taken from “Breakaway EP” on I/Y Music.

 

Related Release:
EP “Breakaway”

 

Booking:
Apelago for Savas Pascalidis

 

Websites:
Savas Pascalidis
I/Y Music

 
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08th October 2016: Oxyt pres. From Another Mind Showcase @ Arena Club, Berlin (Germany)

September 27, 2016
 

Event:
Oxyt pres. From Another Mind Showcase

 

Date & Time:
08th October 2016 at 11:59pm

 

Line-up:
SHDW & Obscure Shape
Ryan James Ford
Silent-One
Javier Bähr
Yung

 

Location:
Arena Club, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
tba EUR

 

Press Info:
Months have passed since the first OXYT took place in a hidden space in Berlin. Now we are ready to reveal a little brother, a club series with exceptional artists and showcases – designed to explore the unconscious, new sounds and limits.

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Mixes:
SHDW & Obscure Shape – “Reclaim Your City 190”

Silent-One – “Sonorous Episode #27”

Ryan James Ford – “Invite’s Choice Podcast 310”

Javier Bähr – “@ Tresor, Berlin 11-05-2016”

Obscure Shape – “Invite’s Choice Podcast 364”

 

Videos:
SHDW & Obscure Shape – “Die Dinge Des Lebens”

Ryan James Ford – “Skrtal Tikrett”

SHDW & Obscure Shape – “Nur Die Sonne War Zeuge”

“Skrtal Tikrett” created by Ocular Videos.

 

Recommendations:
“Nachtblende EP” by SHDW & Obscure Shape on From Another Mind
“Die Weisse Rose EP” by SHDW & Obscure Shape on From Another Mind
“ACR303” by Ryan James Ford on Answer Code Request
“MDR017” by Ryan James Ford on Marcel Dettmann Records

 

Contest:
On Thursday we will start a competition where you can win some free tickets.

 

Booking:
Radiate Booking for Ryan James Ford
Radiate Booking for SHDW
Radiate Booking for Obscure Shape

 

Websites:
From Another Mind
Arena Club

 
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out soon: Psyk – First Contact EP [Fuse Music]

September 27, 2016
 

Artist:
Psyk

 

Title:
First Contact EP

 

Label:
Fuse Music

 

Cat#:
FUS001

 

Release Date:
07th October 2016

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
First Contact


A2.
Tension


B1.
Odio


B2.
Stroke

 

Press Info:
After decades at the forefront of electronic music in Belgium, Fuse is proud to launch its in-house label as a tribute to both the spirit at the heart of the club and the thrilling developments in modern techno. From local, Brussels-based talent to artists with a close connection to the club, the Fuse label will provide a rich spread of material revolving around but not limited to techno, with a love of the finest club music at the heart of every signing.

The label commences operations with a four-track EP from Spanish producer Psyk, who has a long history of playing at Fuse. Having worked closely with labels such as Mote-Evolver and Tresor as well as releasing on his own Non Series, his rise on the international techno circuit has been hard to ignore. As comfortable exploring ambient space as working with tightly wound percussion, Psyk has been able to mark himself out as a unique force through his adventurous yet physical sound.

The EP begins with an eerie excursion into beatless sound design appropriately entitled “First Contact”, where nervous bleeps meet with off-key string tones that call to mind uneasy sci-fi soundtracks. “Tension” then follows with an equally edgy line in synths, but this time they circle above a sturdy undercurrent of rhythm that demonstrates the perfect balance between impact and restraint.

“Odio” commences the B-side with an appropriately disorientating atmosphere where tones pulse and vibrate at curious angles, rising in intensity and weirdness while the beats provide a steady anchor. Then “Stroke” moves in to finish the EP off with a dark, addictive combination of cyclical synths and straight-ahead drums pitched right at the heart of the night.

This is a bold record from Psyk that sets out the mission for Fuse as a label perfectly, avoiding generic techno moves to say something truly original while still presenting a sound built for the club.

 

Listen:

 

Special:
“NovaFuture Blog Mix March 2016”

 

Recommendations:
EP “Human” on Mote-Evolver
album “Time Foundation” on Mote-Evolver
EP “Works” on Tresor Records
EP “Distane” on Mote-Evolver

 

Buy Vinyl:
soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Booking:
Triangle Agency

 

Websites:
Psyk
Fuse Music