November 9, 2015

Recondite - Placid ( Cd Album + Bonus Cd "on Acid" )

ATCD06Special edition 2 CD Digipack , includes Debut Album: "On Acid" on CD2 for the first time ever on CD!
When Recondite, AKA Lorenz Brunner, emerged with his debut LP for Acid Test (2012's On Acid), we were still learning about the German producer's inward-looking dance floor sound. A few years later, his sinewy jams have proved near universal -- like an underground Zelig, he's fit perfectly everywhere from Rødhåd's Dystopian to Ghostly International and Innervisions.  Acid Test also allows Recondite the chance to indulge his more outré tendencies and a welcomed return it is.
CD1 "Placid":
1 Compel , 2 Pass Up , 3 Sequenze feat. Tale Of Us , 4 Subdue , 5 Pages , 6 Poised , 7 Ley , 8 Undulate , 9 Nifty , 10 Placid
CD2 "On Acid":
1 Petrichor , 2 Tie In , 3 Felicity  , 4 Petrichor - Tin Man remix , 5. Harbinger , 6. Sultry , 7. Jaded , 8. Jaded - Scuba remix

 

November 9, 2015

Lydmor & Bon Homme - Seven Dreams Of Fire

HFN47Imagine bringing together two distinct but complementary musical talents, already established as composers and producers in their own right, one male - with years as a performer on the festival and club circuit behind him - and one female - a rising star with a siren’s voice, a maverick committed to live performance. Imagine their astonishing sound: an intoxicating concoction of driving rhythms, lush synths, psychedelic effects and instantly memorable hooks drenched in a dark atmosphere of melancholy and brooding beauty. If you can do that, you’re on your way to grasping the wondrous soundworld of ‘Seven Dreams of Fire’, the debut LP from Lydmor & Bon Homme - a partnership that brings together Tomas Høffding, the singer-bassist of experimental Danish electronic pop trio WhoMadeWho and Jenny Rossander aka Lydmor (literally ‘Soundmother’), a singer-songwriting star rising from the fires of the underground and spreading her wings.
The artist
Lydmor & Bon Homme is an new duo constisting of two established, exciting artists. Tomas Høffding, singer and bassist of WhoMadeWho released already four albums with the danish electronic band as well as two solo albums as Bon Homme, while Lydmor currently gains a lot of attention for her yet second solo album 'Y'.
The album
'Seven Dreams Of Fire' is a masterclass of modern electronic Pop Noir, breathing the outstanding talent and attitude of two contrasting personalities with distinct voices, that melt perfectly into wonderful songs.
The album also features Tomas Barfod (Filur, WhoMadeWho, Tomboy, Superbacon (Programming)) and Birk Nevel on drums. WhoMadeWho’s Tomas Høffding, aka Bon Homme, who proffers a sizeable chunk of it to a singer called Lydmor. The two Copenhagen-based acts perform enjoyable alternate sets - full magic blossoms, a spunky blend of quirky melodies, a bowler hat, beard and her little drum machine. Their forthcoming combo album should be well worth catching. (Clash Music)
Tracklist:
A 01. Things We Do For Love,  02. Trooper , 03. Dream Of Fire , 04. Go Fingers Go , 05. Flash , 06. Wired ,
B 07. Vanity , 08. Trampoline , 09. Tear Us Apart Again , 10. Rain , 11. Missed Out On Disco , 12. Dream Of Fire Part 2 , 13. End
On the digital download version, there's the bonus track 'Rain': a dreamy bagatelle where Lydmor whispers seductively, tantalisingly out of reach, leaving you wanting more.

 

November 9, 2015

Ralf Hildenbeutel - Moods

 There have been many different ways in describing the personal stories behind the protagonists of the electronical music scene in the 90ies. It´s in the nature of things that especially producers, whose place of work is the studio, remained rather in the background. One of them is Ralf Hildenbeutel. He was the producer of Sven Väth´s most important releases such as „L’Esperanza“ or „Fusion“ and an essential creative part of the Eye Q label in the 90ies. His „Earth Nation“ project was the first live act from that genre who was taking a drummer on the live stage, playing on international festivals and stages including the „Montreux Jazz Festival“. The vita continues. While many other musicians kept on working on techno, Hildenbeutel composed for artists such as Laith Al-Deen or Phil´s son Simon Collins and wrote filmmusic for movies such as „Hommage á Noir“ which won the Goldmedal for music on the New York Filmfestivals. The film adaption of Martion Suter’s „Der Koch“, „Ausgerechnet Sibirien“, TV thriller such as „Kommissarin Lucas“ or even the series of „Verbotene Liebe“ have been scored by Ralf Hildenbeutel. His filmmusic for the international multi-awarded shortmovie „Momentum“ was nominated at the Newport International Filmfestival. On „Moods“ Hildenbeutel finds more back to electronical music. Fans of artists such as Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm or Jon Hopkins will enjoy this longplayer. Hildenbeutel mixes complex string-arrangements and piano pieces with clicks & cuts and invents his own coherent language which allows both directions to live in harmony. Elegiac compositions and vivacious, percussive breakouts as in „Spark“ (for which an video by award-winning filmmaker Boris Seewald will be made) meet on this album.
An album which grows and gains depth with each hearing.