December 7, 2016

Various Artist 'The Roundup Part 3'

heist022The standout tracks of the second year of Heist get remixed by the label artists of that year. Track list : A1. Obas Nenor – Wakee (Detroit Swindle remix) A2. Ouer – The ascent (Adesse Versions remix) B1. Nebraska – It won’t be long (Nachtbraker remix) B2. Detroit Swindle – Future imperfect (Frits Wentink remix) C. Adesse Versions – Push it along (Obas Nenor remix) D1. Frits Wentink – Rising sun, falling coconut (Nebraska remix) D2. Nachtbraker – Pollo con pollo (Ouer remix) Release Info: The Round up part III is here: Our annual cocktail of “Heisty” re-imaginations. With our busiest release schedule so far, we’ve moved up from a 12” and 10” pack to a double 12” pack, with 7 artists re-rubbing each other’s originals in their most personal way imaginable. Nachtbraker turns Nebraska’s sweet and moody ‘It won’t be long’ into a raw as hell acid stomper. Ouer and Adesse Versions, deliver a great jackin’ take on both their victims and Nebraska adds some disco flavour to Frits Wentink’s free handing piano work. Frits on his turn gets going with the SP404 to add some dusty vibes to our own Future Imperfect while we’ve turned Obas Nenor’s down-tempo excursion with ‘Wakee’ into an up-tempo Chicago-esque affair, bringing in our Crumar Performer for some lively work on the strings. Obas on his turn, gets his MPC fired up and delivers a great Midwest inspired version of Push it Along. We’ve had a truly great year with Heist and have released so much to be proud of, and this Round Up is a great conclusion to it. A nd as always, special artwork courtesy of Baster. Sincerely yours, Lars & Maarten

 

December 7, 2016

Holovr 'Anterior Space'

fur110HOLOVR is Jimmy Billingham who also records under the alias’s Tidal, Venn Rain, Journey of Mind & Holographic Mind - He has released music on Firecracker Records, Opal Tapes and Hooker Vision as well as his own Indole Records Release Information Anterior Space may strike some listeners of a certain age as an echo of the gilded age of “armchair techno” exemplified by Warp Records’ Artificial Intelligence comps. There’s a similar convergence of the cerebral and the blissful in the four epic compositions HOLOVR (aka Jimmy Billingham) finesses from his analog and digital synths as that found on those early-’90s pieces by Black Dog, B12, and others. Discussing the creation of Anterior Space, which is the first HOLOVR release to feature no beats, Billingham reveals, “Dropping drums gave me a bit more freedom in terms of tempo and rhythm, and it was actually really liberating. Having fewer elements in a track also meant it was possible to record live, which is my preferred way of working, as you can capture an actual snapshot of time and a natural, in-the-moment negotiation of the different elements of a track. I’d know a track was ready if I could sit there and listen to it looping round for long periods of time and really get lost in it, and then I’d try and capture a nice section of that in the space of 10 minutes or whatever.” You can hear this on Anterior Space’s opening 11-minute track, “Into Light.” Its subtle gradations of warped tones and implied rhythms teem with hyperactive elegance. The titular light glints off of several jeweled facets, like a disco ball made out of diamonds. The slow, mobile-like rotation of synth baubles over a foundation of yearning, icy drones on “Apparent Motion” creates the illusion of a shimmering stasis, but there’s actually a great deal happening here. “There’s lots of subtle variation in the tracks, with pattern length differences and parameter tweaks,” Billingham says