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out now: Hawkinson – Stillleben EP [Phunkit Records]

June 30, 2011
 

Artist:
Hawkinson

 

Title:
Stillleben EP

 

Label:
Phunkit Records

 

Cat#:
PHK 023

 

Release Date:
28th July 5th 12th 30th August 2011

 

Format:
12 inch & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Stillleben

02)
Stillleben
(Akiko Kiyama Remix)

03)
Unterholz

 

Press Info:
It seems like Hawkinson has drawn his inspiration from the lush crackling whispering of the woods. Akiko seems to see it the same way and with her remix makes a compelling overall package of the second “12” by Phunkit. “Unterholz” is a crisp driving, deep techno roller with playful percussion elements, subtle functionally-held choral dubs and a bass line drily humming to itself. “Stillleben” crackles bone-dry and elegantly at the same time, the light melodic phrases form a great contrast to the massive wall of bass. Akiko is tinkering a little organic dust monster out of “Stillleben”. Definitely superb how she is breathing her principle of life into the whole theme, so that you almost wish the track would never end.

 

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out now: Land Observations – Roman Roads EP [Enraptured]

May 31, 2011
 

Artist:
Land Observations

 

Title:
Roman Roads EP

 

Label:
Enraptured Records

 

Cat#:
RAPT4562

 

Release Date:
1st August 2011 (vinyl); 13th May 2011 (digitial)

 

Format:
limited 7” Single (clear vinyl) & digital

 

Tracklist:
01. Viae (In C Major)
02. Octavian To Augustus
03. Fosse Way (Fragment)

 

Info :
Land Observations aka London based artist and musician, James Brooks, is releasing his debut 7″ vinyl EP and also recently made his debut live performance at the Roundhouse, as part of the Short Circuit Presents Mute, festival, on 13 -14 May. The release sees Brooks exploring the relationship between layered, repetitive Electric 6 string guitar and motorik rhythms, via an interest in the concept of historic roads. The EP is a taster for a full-length album of layered guitar compositions inspired by the major Roman roads that existed in Britain & Europe.

This limited edition, numbered pressing on coloured vinyl features hand-finished sleeve art, each one meticulously worked on by Brooks himself, thus bringing together his interest in repetitive music and visual art.

James Brooks recorded a number of releases for Mute Records over a six – year period, as musician, writer and arranger in the band Appliance. During this time he recorded 4 BBC Peel sessions and played alongside artists such as – Wire, Goldfrapp, Pulp, Low, Piano Magic and Murcof. To date he has performed at amongst others, Meltdown festival, London, Sonar Festival, Barcelona, International Guitar Festival, France and The ICA, London.

James Brooks has exhibited Internationally as a visual artist in New York, Miami, Paris, London, Berlin, Ireland, Norway and Frankfurt.

He lives and works in London.

 

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out now: Austra – Feel It Break [Domino Records]

May 26, 2011

Artist:
Austra

Title:
Feel It Break

Label:
Domino Records

Cat#:
WIGCD270, WIGLP270 & WIG270D

Release Date:
16th May 2011

Format:
CD, vinyl & digital

Tracklist:
01)
Darken Her Horse

02)
Lose It

03)
The Future

04)
Beat And The Pulse

05)
Spellwork

06)
The Choke

07)
Hate Crime

08)
The Villain

09)
Shoot The Water

10)
The Noise

11)
The Beast

Info :
The debut album of Austra is the result of a long development of Katie Stelmanis, the brain behind Austra. Born in Toronto she spent a lot of time studing classical music. Katie enjoyed, learned to understand and to play the works of Puccini, Debussy, Mozart and Bach. The main goal of their youth was to become an opera singer – always working hard to achieve it.

But at the end of her highschool Katie changed her interested and discovered other genres so she attended her first Punk rock concert and joined her first band. The interest in the music before 1920 faded more and more and the music of the new century gained her intention. To create own music of her well-known epic landscapes she bought some software which allows her to compose music for each instrument and sing above these sounds.

Loving the stuff of Nine Inch Nails and The Knife led her to lend her talent to some Pop bands from Toronto – before she became a solo artist. She released several records under her own name and sang for diverse projects on Vice Records and Matador Records. All followed by a solo tour throughout Europe, a support tour with Coco Rose in the US and some extra gigs.

For Austra Katie’s long term friend Maya Postepski joined the project. Maya already supported Katie on her tours by playing drums. Her eduction in classical percussions has now influence on production and beat programming of Austra. So the songs have more structure. Live gigs are played together with the former bassist of the Canadian Indierock band Spiral Beach.

Finally Austra represent the development of a 10 years long artist carreer – resulting in fantastic debut album “Feel It Break “, which is produced by Damian Taylor (Björk, The Prodigy, Unkle). The album is full of painos just to be joined by dark keyboards parts mulitplied by the amazing voice of Katie.

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German live dates:
09.06.2011 Berlin, Berghain
10.06.2011 Hamburg, Molotow
11.06.2011 Hannover, Café Glocksee
13.06.2011 Heidelberg, Karlstorbahnhof
14.04.2011 München, Atomic Café
15.06.2011 Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
16.06.2011 Leipzig, Conne Island
25.06.2011 Köln, c/o Pop @ Kammermusiksaal
09.09.2011 Berlin, Berlin Festival, Flughafen Tempelhof

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Already available: Peter Gregson – Terminal [cabinbaggage / Mute Song]

May 18, 2011
 

Artist:
Peter Gregson

 

Title:
Terminal

 

Label:
cabinbaggage / Mute Song

 

Styles:
contemporary classical

 

Cat#:

 

Release Date:
already available

 

Format:
CD & digital

 

Tracklist:
1 –
2 Flight Path
3 Orb
4 Spin
5 Dark:Light
6 +

 

Info :
Born in Edinburgh in 1987, Peter Gregson is a cellist and pioneer of contemporary music. He has performed widely in the UK and the US, at venues ranging from The Royal Albert Hall, London to The Ingleby Gallery in Edinburgh; from the Twitter Offices in San Francisco to Le Poisson Rouge, New York.

Peter’s innovative approach to integrating cutting edge technology and contemporary music has led to collaborations innovative technology companies including Microsoft Labs, Fujitsu-TEN and many other developers and artists, along with invitations to speak and perform at technology and media conferences around the world.

His innovative work has been recognised with the 2008 Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Award for music, membership to the Courvoisier Future 500 and most recently the Sandbox Network, a global network of leading entrepreneurs under 30. Peter was the 2010/11 Creative in Residence at The Hospital Club, London.

Peter was commissioned by Bowers & Wilkins and Real World in 2009 to produce Terminal, an album of contemporary cello music. Subsequently, his music has been used in installations including The Secret Garden Party and The Courvoisier Revolutionary Spirit Festival, as well as commissions to create live soundtracks with visual artists, ENO/Punchdrunk’s staging of The Werewolf of London and in film. He is currently writing an album for the end of his Hospital Club residency with producer Guy Sigsworth. The album will be toured around the world during 2011 in collaboration with The Sandbox Network.

Performance highlights for 2010/11 include the MIT Media Lab, The Roundhouse London, The Future Gallery London, The 92nd St Y NYC, The Lab Gallery NYC, The Queen’s Hall Edinburgh, An Tobar, Le Poisson Rouge NYC, The Lemon Tree, Faster than Sound, Excite! Turin, TED Music, Aldeburgh Music, Ingleby Gallery, Oran Mor, TED x Alcatraz, Kings Place, London, and LSO St Luke’s.

Peter Gregson plays a Colin Irving acoustic cello, a custom five string Eric Jensen electric cello. He is an Eventide Artist and an Apogee Electronics Artist. He is published by Mute.

 

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out in June: Depeche Mode release 2nd remix album [Mute Records]

March 23, 2011
Artist:
Depeche Mode

Title:
Remixes 2: 81-11

Label:
Mute Records

Cat#:
MUTEL18

Release Date:
6th June 2011

Format:
different CD formats, vinyl & digital

Tracklist:
1-Disc version:
CD01. Dream On (Bushwacka Tough Guy Mix Edit)
CD02. Personal Jesus (The Stargate Mix)
CD03. Suffer Well (M83 Remix)
CD04. John The Revelator (UNKLE Reconstruction)
CD05. In Chains (Tigerskin’s No Sleep Remix Edit)
CD06. Peace (SixToes Remix)
CD07. Tora! Tora! Tora! (Karlsson And Winnberg (from Miike Snow) Remix)
CD08. Never Let Me Down Again (Eric Prydz Remix)
CD09. I Want It All (Roland M.Dill Remix)
CD10. Wrong (Trentemøller Remix)
CD11. Puppets (Röyksopp Remix)
CD12. Everything Counts (Oliver Huntemann And Stephan Bodzin Dub)
CD13. A Pain That I’m Used To (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)

3-Disc version
CD1-01. Dream On (Bushwacka Tough Guy Mix)
CD1-02. Suffer Well (M83 Remix)
CD1-03. John The Revelator (UNKLE Reconstruction)
CD1-04. In Chains (Tigerskin’s No Sleep Remix)
CD1-05. Peace (SixToes Remix)
CD1-06. Lilian (Chab Vocal Remix Edit)
CD1-07. Never Let Me Down Again (Digitalism Remix)
CD1-08. Corrupt (Efdemin Remix)
CD1-09. Everything Counts (Oliver Huntemann And Stephan Bodzin Dub)
CD1-10. Happiest Girl (The Pulsating Orbital Vocal Mix)
CD1-11. Walking In My Shoes (Anandamidic Mix)
CD1-12. Personal Jesus (The Stargate Mix)
CD1-13. Slowblow (Darren Price Mix)
CD2-01. Wrong (Trentemøller Club Remix)
CD2-02. World In My Eyes (Dub In My Eyes)
CD2-03. Fragile Tension (Peter Bjorn and John Remix)
CD2-04. Strangelove (Tim Simenon/Mark Saunders Remix)
CD2-05. A Pain That I’m Used To (Jacques Lu Cont Remix)
CD2-06. The Darkest Star (Monolake Remix)
CD2-07. I Feel You (Helmet At The Helm Mix)
CD2-08. Higher Love (Adrenaline Mix Edit)
CD2-09. Fly On The Windscreen (Death Mix)
CD2-10. Barrel Of A Gun (United Mix)
CD2-11. Only When I Lose Myself (Dan The Automator Mix)
CD2-12. Ghost (Le Weekend Remix)
CD3-01. Personal Jesus (Alex Metric Remix Edit)
CD3-02. Never Let Me Down Again (Eric Prydz Remix)
CD3-03. Behind The Wheel (Vince Clarke Remix)
CD3-04. Leave In Silence (Claro Intelecto ‘The Last Time’ Remix)
CD3-05. In Chains (Alan Wilder Remix)
CD3-06. When The Body Speaks (Karlsson And Winnberg Remix)
CD3-07. Puppets (Röyksopp Remix)
CD3-08. Tora! Tora! Tora! (Karlsson And Winnberg (from Miike Snow) Remix)
CD3-09. Freestate (Clark Remix)
CD3-10. I Want It All (Roland M. Dill Remix)
CD3-11. A Question Of Time (Joebot Presents ‘Radio Face’ Remix)
CD3-12. Personal Jesus (Sie Medway-Smith Remix)

Info :
On 6 June 2011, Depeche Mode will release Remixes 2: 81-11 on Mute. An inspiring collection of new and classic mixes of material covering their entire career, the album includes remixes of tracks from their 1981 debut Speak And Spell, through to 2009’s Sounds Of The Universe, and is the follow-up to 2004’s million-plus selling Remixes 81-04. These remixes reinforce Depeche Mode’s standing as one of the world’s most influential and innovative acts.

Depeche Mode have been at the forefront of remix culture for the best part of three decades and this new compilation includes classic mixes from M83, UNKLE, Trentemøller, François Kervorkian and Dan The Automator, alongside all-new mixes from Stargate, Eric Prydz, Karlsson & Winnberg (from Miike Snow) and Röyksopp. In addition to this, the expanded editions include exclusive remixes by former band members Vince Clarke and Alan Wilder – the first time either artist has remixed tracks for their former colleagues.

Remixes 2: 81-11 will be available in two different CD formats; Single and Triple Disc versions, as well as Downloads and as a 6 x 12″ vinyl LP box set.

Highlights from the selection of classic mixes include reworkings of “Dream On” from 2001’s Exciter, “Suffer Well,” “John the Revelator” and “A Pain That I’m Used To” from 2006’s Playing The Angel and “In Chains,” “Peace” and “Wrong” from 2009’s Sounds Of The Universe, while the new mixes include “Tora! Tora! Tora!” and “Puppets” from 1981’s Speak And Spell, “Never Let Me Down Again” and “Behind The Wheel” from Music For The Masses as well as “A Question Of Time” from 1986’s Black Celebration. Lead single “Personal Jesus”, from 1990’s Violator, also features several strong remixes as part of the package. The Remixes 2: 81-11 tracklisting is as mentioned above.

Depeche Mode belongs to a select premier league of groups who have survived from the early 1980s with their ideals, creative vision and core members intact. Formed in 1981, Depeche Mode – Martin Gore, Dave Gahan and Andy ‘Fletch’ Fletcher – continue to win critical and commercial acclaim across the world both in the studio and on the road. All of the band’s 11 studio albums have reached the Top Ten in not only the UK and USA but 20 plus countries around the world including Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, and Belgium. All told the band has sold more than 95 million albums worldwide.

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“Never Let Me Down Again (Eric Prydz Remix)”

“Personal Jesus (The Stargate Remix)”

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