May 10, 2019

Ketiov - King Of Hypocrisy (1lp)

ketiov004Following on from his percussion driven “Rhythm Trainx Vol 2” EP on the renowned Running Back Ketiov returns with something special for the fourth outing on his own self-titled label. The “King Of Hypocrisy” LP is a journey of personal development and musical discovery built around soundscapes, field recordings and new monotone arrangements. From the start the Ketiov alias has been about free expression and musical direction and in stark contrast to the Running Back EP this record shows the broad spectrum of the artist’s influences and inspirations. Each track holds a special meaning and background story, written in private and kept private until totally finished. From the spooky vocals of “the Wait” to the blissed-out guitars of “Today” and the analogue arpeggiators of “Dual Morality” the ten short tracks come together as an exceptional personal listening experience, which leave us wondering… what else does Ketiov have in store for the future?

 

May 10, 2019

Dovs - Silent Cities (2lp)

atlp09On their debut album as DOVS, Tin Man and AAAA summon the ethereal spirit of acid. Tin Man, AKA Johannes Auvinen, has been studying the emotional potential of the Roland TB-303 for 15 years now, and AAAA (Gabo Barranco), a fixture of the Mexico City underground, might as well be his acolyte. While the coincidental similarities of their studio and live approaches make this collaboration feel natural, even expected, Silent Cities is anything but. We recognize most of the elements here—the ubiquitous acid box and hardware drum machines—yet Auvinen and Barranco arrive in new, mysterious territory this time out. Lush arpeggiation, breakbeats and atmosphere imbue tracks like “Nostalgic Oblivion” with a widescreen grandeur. “Rene Figures” recalls Specific Momentific-era Cristian Vogel, symphonic, melodic techno with a kick heavy enough for dark, cavernous rooms. Meanwhile, beatless cuts like “Whining Acid” are as intricately crafted as Tin Man’s well-loved classical work (Vienna Blues). But as a duo, they craft a virtuosic harmonic narrative almost solely with 303s. Tin Man and Donato Dozzy’s “Nonneo” was the first release on Acid Test, setting the tone for the label and unlocking new potential for the genre. DOVS’ closer on Silent Cities, “Diazepam Blues”, is the label’s new melancholic acid anthem and a statement of purpose for Tin Man and AAAA, two hardware masters who have created an album of remarkable emotional depth.

 

May 10, 2019

Pepe Bradock - What A Mess !

ATA0PiIt all started with words, and a project for an art book with a CD, acronym for Corps Diplomatiques as a tribute to a special diplomatic elephant called Abul Abbas. A few mundane terms, picked randomly, then coupled with frequencies chosen in a spontaneous way for their presupposed properties or synchronicities, whether in space, orbital rhythms, color spectrum, or electro-magnetic fields. Those free associations became the foundation for a written composition, the reprogramming of recordings of computer improvisations, and a dialogue with the visual elements of the book. It is also based on the deconstruction of the first LP I did and its reconstruction under the auspices of echoes of a joyful brouhaha from a dreamed speakeasy, including the true voices behind the charade. The freedom is given to the listener to connect the dots and name the tracks according to their own state of mind, mood or interpretation. All further informations are in the book !

 

May 3, 2019

Paula Temple - Edge Of Everything (2LP Gatefold + DL)

nmlp001Debut Album from Paula Temple -  Paula Temple presents her long-awaited debut album Edge Of Everything . The result of years spent ruminating on the healing powers of harsh noise, she employs a cinematic textural palette for a call to action in desperate times. The album will be available via her own Noise Manifesto imprint as a 2xLP vinyl and digital release on May 3rd. Across twelve tracks, Paula applies warped aesthetic distortions to a broad exploration of techno. Industrial, determined and fostering a deep sense of urgency, Edge Of Everything encourages a New Release Information refocusing of the dominant political narrative, spurring its audience with the direct message that oppressive forces must be held accountable for their actions. As an antidote to apathy, Paula targets raw emotion, urging us to act upon injustice. Sonically, the album focuses on darker manifestations of the genre, appreciating their frankness without trying to confuscate. Murky acoustics and grainy synths writhe through cavernous spaces whilst marching drums enforce an unrelenting pressure. Brandishing a rich tapestry of noise, Paula highlights the healing powers of darkness, drawing strength from anger and motivation from hurt. Fast percussion and expansive sound design command attention throughout, immersing the listener in a frenzied swirl of acoustic treatments and sinister, albeit strangely inviting textures.

 

May 3, 2019

Feater - Socialo Blanco (LP)

RBINC002LPSometimes, - despite today’s high-octane, fast-track and hyper-hysteric music business - you come across things that seem so pure, perfect and poetic that it almost hurts. “Socialo Blanco” is one of these objects. It appears understated at a first listen, startling at the second and totally enamouring by the third run. To lay it all out on the table: it sounds like a Music from Memory re-issue, looks like a Growing Bins Records discovery and feels like a flea-market-hippie-uncle-record-collection find. Based on the language (coincidences and misbehaviour included) and direction of the classic EMS Synthi AKS and recorded by hand and directly to tape (no midi, no sync, no computer), it is at once out of time and out of touch with current sound aesthetics, but that only makes it even more contemporary (vintage) - like a great piece of furniture. Unsurprising, if you know that Feater is helmed by Daniel Meuzard. Hailing from Vienna and having made a name for himself as a trustworthy and skilled studio equipment dealer and working closely with producer and studio engineer Sam Irl, the man has a knack for turning yesterday into today. Already is his project’s second album, “Socialo Blanco” is the result of all of this and some magical and effortless sessions. The voice of Vilja Larjosto from Finland and Ghana’s Eric Owusu (Pat Thomas, Ebo Taylor) on percussion, spontaneously invited to the recording sessions by fellow Viennese Giuseppe Leonardi, are the icing on the cake. All of that and especially the non-conformist pop song “Time Million” symbolizes the heart and soul of an album that deserves to be billed as such.
 

Tracklist
A1. Orlandos
A2. Don Moneyiere
A3. Time Million
B1. Yogtze
B2. Socialo Blanco
B3. Endless Expansion Pt1
B4. Gold Matches
B5. Endless Expansion Pt2