Friday, March 23, 2018

29.03.2018 The Freestyle Files @ Beat Boutique / Hamburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / Jahmoni Music]

file under: Bigbeat / Phonk / Freestyle / Funky & ElectroBreaks

doors open: 9 pm

Beat Boutique
Max-Brauer-Allee 219
22765 Hamburg

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Mahdyar - Seized [Kowloon Records Promo]

Released on February 23rd, 2k18 via Kowloon Records is "Seized", the latest outlet by Iran's music export Mahdyar which has been involved and active in the Persian HipHop scene since early on, shaping its form and steering it into a fusion of HipHop-elements, traditional Persian music and Farsi poetry rather than copycatting Western culture one on one. After relocating to Paris for reasons of personal safety due to the cultural shutdown of the countries underground by authorities Mahdyar continued to develop his own musical vision which still incorporates the above mentioned influences yet embeds more of a mystical, often times outerworldly vibe which meets an Illbient- / MutantHip-informed attitude led by highly detailed, complex and multilayered production and glitch techniques whilst providing hints of Future Skweee in tracks like the epic, melodic "Hush", weighs in a sense of cinematic drama with the widescreen "Iran Iraq" or keeps drawing influences from dystopian echoes of UK Bass Music like Post-Garage or Post Dubstep which are to be found in the ever decaying yet beautiful "Running From" to a certain extent. Quite a diverse and unique take, this, which is far beyond anything to be considered as World Music despite its roots in the oriental / arab world. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Stay High - Let Me

The most uplifting Juke / Footwork tune ever! Deep and soulful stuff for all the raving crew.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

DJ Taye - Still Trippin [Hyperdub Promo]

Put on the circuit in early March, 2k18 is "Still Trippin", the debut album by young Teklife-affiliate and Juke / Footwork producer DJ Taye who's catering a sixteen joint longplay piece on the British Hyperdub-imprint on which he collaborates with quite a bunch of artists from in- and outside the crews circle including Chuck Inglish on the tune "Get It Jukin" which has already been featured on these pages in late December, 2k17 for an early preview shot. With his album the former rapper and beatmaker extends the original raw format of Juke / Footwork and broadens its influences, introduces jazzy elements in the deep, intimate opener "2094", caters a proper sci-fi anthem with "Trippin'", teams up with DJ Manny to create a proper Breakbeat Soul anthem named "Need It", weighs in Trap / HipHop waves in "Smokeout" which is a collaborational joint with DJ Lucky and indulges into deep romanticism with Odile Myrtil in the synth-heavy "Same Sound". "9090" comes across in a playful, retrofuturist manner, "Another 4" featuring DJ Manny can be defined as Bedroom Juke if this shall be recognized as a sub-subgenre , "Bonfire" with DJ Paypal is a hyper-nervous, Jazz-sampling joint for die-hard fans of the genre and "The Matrix", the next DJ Manny-collab, weighs in a fascinating, 80s-reminiscing 8bit melodies and tweeting scratches in tilt mode alongside killer piano chords whilst  "Pop Drop" with DJ Paypal pays homage to the GhettoHouse movement once led by labels like Dancemania and the likes of, building the foundation of what Juke / Footwork emerged from. Teaming up with Uniqu3 for "Gimme Some Mo" DJ Taye sets out for some wonderful vintage synth chords accompanying an array of busy beats and samples, "Truu" with DJ Paypal evokes memories of classic Jungle anthems although not flirting with the genre beatwise at any point before "Closer" introduces a laid back, funky overall feel for buzzing dancefloors, "I'm Trippin" brings forth a hard, electroid vibe and the concluding collaboration with Fabi Reyna named "I Don't Know" evokes memories of dreamy, spaced out and Easy Listening-related Japanese ClubPop from the likes of Pizzicato Five etc. for a reason. Well diverse and well good, this!

23.03.2018 baze.djunkiii @ Mojo Jazz Cafe / Hamburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings]

file under: Downtempo / Advanced HipHop / Jazz / TripHop

set time: 9 pm

Mojo Jazz Cafe
Reeperbahn 1
Hamburg St. Pauli

Monday, March 19, 2018

Valvan / Trou [Ciel Bleu Et Petits Oiseaux 033]

Coming in from the deepest depths of the French underground is this limited to 24 copies split release between Valvan and Trou, released via the cassette tape-focused imprint Ciel Bleu Et Petits Oiseaux. Whilst the opening track on the A-side starts with what could be a sample or Field Recording from a feature film or even some cheap porn production only to transform into a massive wall of grinding, although non-developing HarshNoize after a minute or two to end on a perverted sexual connotation again we see the second tune on this side drift of into more of a rattling, large scale construction-site reminiscing variation of HarshNoize before the flipside features a 40+ minutes collaborational effort of both artists joining forces to create a heavy maelstrom of sonic darkness and everlasting turmoil and destruction. One for the headstrong.

Palmbomen II - Memories Of Cindy [Beats In Space Records]

Coming at us since February 9th, 2k18 via Beats In Space Records is Palmbomen II's spatial, non-categorizable, diffused album transmission which is "Memories Of Cindy". Housed in 2CD format of which 'Part 1' and 'Part 2', both sitting on CD1, have been featured on these pages prior in full length video format, we see Kai Hugo a.k.a. Palmbomen II explore an outerworldly realm of fascinating, raw and string-loaden House music, bordering genres like DeepHouse, Intelligent Techno and Detroit Techno whilst providing the occasional, spiralling Acid line and catering a charming, DIY lo-fi approach in terms of production values which bring the works of producers like Hieroglyphic Being or Levon Vincent to ones mind immediately. Sliding in the occasional portion of Synth, (Neo)Cosmic and Vaporwave-informed Space Ambient at times alongside bits of slo-mo Chicago House "Memories Of Cindy" is a deep, hypnotizing and well-fascinating body of work which brings us a potential, Acid- / AmbientTrance-reminiscing hit with the spiralling tune named "Telleac" whilst the follow-up "Disappoint Island" introduces a future genre to be defined as Horror House to a great effect and "Are You Friends With Amber?" provides more spaced Intelligent Techno meets AcidTrance for highly advanced underground dancefloors. Recommended.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Drowning Dog & Malatesta - Sick Of This Shit [Entartete Kunst Records]

Coming in directly from the hands of the artists is "Sick Of This Shit", the latest album outing by the international, now Berlin-based underground HipHop duo Drowning Dog & Malatesta which we've met only recently when they were playing a show alongside Optimus GFN at Hamburg's Hafenklang venue. Together, the pair creates a dark, yet bouncing and unique take on conscious underground HipHop bordering the realms of so-called Mutant HipHop at times. With Malatesta on production surely playing out on and bringing forth an evolutionary step of his influences which he stated to be Illbient, grinding, doomed and sparse Downbeat as well as stuff released on Mille Plateaux' former 'Electric Ladyland'-series alongside Drowning Dog on vocal duties, spitting her on point, razor sharp lyrics without giving the audience a break we see the duo create one of the most fascinating HipHop longplay outings we've come across in ages with "Free Thought" not only being the albums potential hit single but also a blueprint of how to keep BoomBap fresh whilst combining elaborate raps and unique, off-kilter hooks to a massive, well bouncing effect. Large up!

A little background story on how this release ended up with us:

Henriko S. Sagert - Salus Track (Original Mix)

Deep and dubby vibes coming straight at us from the deepest underground realms of the German capital that is Berlin. Sweet tune!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sandro Mussida - Ventuno Costellazioni Invisibili [Metrica 001 Promo]

Scheduled for March 30th, 2k18 via the freshly installed Metrica label is "Ventuno Costellazioni Invisibili", the latest full length composition by Italian composer Sandro Mussida executed by a whole bunch of eight musicians in Milan using both real instruments as well as live looping techniques to put pieces together. Being recorded in 5.1 surround sound the two parts of the composition the result of this project turns out to be a well thought out, hyperfragile sonic construct of spatial, outerworldly beauty in which lonely minor chord piano tones are hovering atop a background of ethereal, tender strings and other intertwined, sometimes nervous high frequency musings evolving into a looped, nerve-wrecking, siren'esque crescendo around halfway through the compositions runtime before returning to calming, minimalist and floating arrangements of a focused, yet timeless and most beautiful nature. Great stuff for fans and followers of Modern Contemporary Classical music for sure.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Para - Paraphon [Freifeld Tonträger 025]

Released in late December, 2k17 via Freifeld Tonträger is "Paraphon", the third full-length album by the musical triumvirate Para consisting of Elena Kakaliagou, Ingrid Schmoliner and Thomas Stempkowski which are exploring a unique musical realm defined by the trios instrumentation incorporating french horn, voice, piano and double bass. Based on this foundation the trio recorded the seven, 53 minutes spanning, tracks on the album in one live session taking place at Kaleidophon Festival in Ulrichsberg back in 2016, creating highly intense atmospheres, a score'esque, partly even Film Noir-infused vibe, incorporating both elements of NeoClassical, JazzNoir and Free Improv whilst incorporating stuttering Spoken Word techniques and Scat-influences with the dark'ish, spine-tingling close to 10 minutes spanning "Ifestio" as a thrilling highlight for all those digging deep into the realms of experimental, yet instrument-played music whilst the follow up "Itane Mia Fora" brings on a horror'esque tension for all in the know. Defo a specialists release, this one.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Taylor Swift - Delicate (Official Video)

It seems like since "Look What You Made Me Do" has been put on the circuit we're developing a precious love and understanding for Taylor Swift which seems to be the only global Pop act we can relate to musically since... ... ...

... ... ... Madonna's "Music" or Britney Spears' "Toxic" maybe? 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Blow - Brand New Abyss [Womanproducer 001 Promo]

Fresh on the circuit for March 16, 2k18 is "Brand New Abyss", the latest album by Melissa Dyne and Khaela Mircich a.k.a. The Blow on their recently launched imprint Womanproducer. Catering a menu of eight tracks the duo continues their journey which has begun with their first full-on album release approximately 16 years ago, opening the album with a "Peaceful Easy Feeling", a quite swinging piece of lovely, Electronica-based Leftfield Pop / Indietronica for advanced dancefloors, followed by "Dark Cold Magic" which is another lighthearted, innocent take on ethereal Indietronica with more of a singer / songwriter feel to it whilst "So There" provides more of a darker, bass heavy variation of the pairs well fascinating musical work that surely is meant to reach an audience much wider than the sonic circles of electronic music lovers for sure. With "The Greatest Love Of All" The Blow present an IDM-based hit single for future times, "The Woman You Want Her To Be" is based on more of an Industrial / Electronica-crossover with quite a bit of drive and an intense Spoken Word-attitude, "Get Up" gets crowds moving on a swinging tip and evokes memories of the former and long gone Berlin-based label Digital Kranky whereas "Think About Me" is more on a spaced out, romantic tip and the final take on "Summer" is minimalist, yet floating and captivating killer song which - in a better world - deserves heavy daytime radio rotation for a reason. Epicly good!

Dr. NoiseM - Studio Works 25 [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]

Dr. NoiseM is back with his latest, and 25th, sequel of his 'Studio Works'-series, catering another eleven track menu of formerly unreleased electronic experimentation to his friends, fans and followers. The opening "Christmas Noise" seemingly seems to originate from a classic christmas song played at ultra slow speed, resulting in a warped and eerie, horror-inducing vibe whereas the short skits "E-Guitar Disorder" and "Massacre" bring on short violent pulses for those in the know and "Naked Harsh" pierces our ears with quite a lot of high to mid frequency Noize stretched over a playtime of nearly 20 minutes. Following up is "Perfect Machines", exploring subaquatic, droning Sci-Ambient  of a futurist quality whereas "Runner" is another micro-skit, catering 10 seconds of metallic, strange transmissions whilst "Süsses Oder Saures" once again gravitates towards the trademark Dark Ambient sound of  Dr. NoiseM's 'The CDr A-B-C" series and "Untitled" takes us on an approx. 18 minutes journey into intense electrical buzzing and clicking background rhythm signatures. With "Untitled_Untitled" we're getting deeper into atmospheric, yet threatening Cold Ambient territories, "Winter Zauberwald" brings on fragile, crystalline and mystic vibes from ancient aeons and the final tune entitled "Zoltan" introduces a new, concluding wall of scraping, raw Noize ploughing through ones melting braincells over the course of 12:30 minutes. Deep!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Gigaldi - Das Ganze Doppelalbum [Interstellar Records 044 Promo]

Released via Interstellar Records in late 2k17 is "Das Ganze Doppelalbum", the first ever longplay piece by Gigi Gratt using his freshly introduced artistic moniker Gigaldi which, for this album, refers to the classic composer Vivaldi as each of the four tracks on this longplay piece is named after one of the years seasons. Fusing a droning Ambient approach and bits of Contempory Classical music the opening tune that is "Winter" introduces an experimental, yet rhythmically thrilling and even dancefloor-functional composition which might even work well in highly advanced Techno sets, before coming to an abrupt halt around minute five, continuing on a more multi-layered, organic bass featuring level and a Morricone'esque closing sequence whereas "Frühling" presents an epic, carefully layered arrangement of brass instruments bringing on a culminating, ever repeating cascade of positivity and delight followed by stripped down polyrhythms and bits of Oriental Jazz melancholia before finally turning into a buzzing swarm of metallic, alien bees attacking and surrounding the listener for minutes to come. With "Sommer" we're entering glistening sonic realms seemingly slightly influenced by traditional Spanish music and Off-Americana whilst the final cut "Herbst" opens on a calm and collected Post-PostRock vibe, uninterruptedly drifting off into dreamlike, psychedelic PopAmbient realms and coming on strong as our favorite tune to be found on "Das Ganze Doppelalbum" for sure.

The Bamboos - Lit Up (Official Video)

Powerful Soul music for classy dancefloors - defo more than an underground hit this song will be!

Monday, March 12, 2018

Dungen & Woods - Loop

When Kraut- meets PostRock to a great effect it's the result of a collaboration of two musical masters - watch out for their conjunctional "Myths 003 EP" in early April, 2k18.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Spyros Polychronopoulos - Live Electronic Music [Room40 Promo]

Put on the circuit via the ever active Australian label Room40 is "Live Electronic Music", an ambitious collaboration of the Greek composer and producer Spyros Polychronopoulos and likeminded artist and collaborator Fotis Kontomichos. Based upon the idea of a software device that plays back one individual piece of music differently on each repetition due to reprocessing five separated audio channels, the pair creates a 22+ minutes piece of ever changing, self-interfering nature incorporating both Ambient / Deep Listening sequences, shifting sonic masses, seemingly field recorded clicks and clacks, swampy electronic movements, harsh sci-fi Noize and cold extraterrestrial atmospheres that surely isn't meant to be grasped by everyone but will speak to the trained and experienced listener of experimental electronic music for sure.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Peter Kernel - Men Of The Women (Official Video)

Post-apocalyptic Desert Rock taken from the new Peter Kernel album "The Size Of The Night" which is about to be released in March 2k18.

Sascha Müller [Super Six Records Extra 063]

Recently released via his very own Supersix Records-imprint is Sascha Müller's latest untitled twelve track album which starts with "Funktionales Karma Part 02", a piece of ultraminimalist ElectroPhonk with a jazzy twist whilst "Hypnotised" is a well-seductive blueprint of raw and pumping, Dub-informed House for those who know, "Funktionales Karma 03" dives deep into realms of subaquatic, drexciyan Electronica / IDM and "Pure Analog Part 01" brings on raw electroid Techno sporting ever morphing sawtooth synth lines and hints of Acid. With "The Cube" we're getting a serving of beautifully deep low-end Ambient Techno, "Zebrabeat I" is laying out some captivating, raw take on wildstyle AcidHouse, "Abuse Your Illusion" weighs in stripped down, highly functional Techno and "Burn Up My AKS" offers a well tripping journey into abstract, highly distorted realms of Unformatted Techno and abstract screaming Phonk for highly advanced dancefloors that do groove along to Lassigue Bendthaus-productions as well. Furthermore "Funktionales Karma Part 04" goes deep into spatial, droning Ambient territories and pinging synth garnishing , "Modern Primitive Evil (Part 02)" brings back memories of first retrofuturist  steps in electronic music production committed by the likes of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and other avantgarde studios of the time, "Pure Analog Part 02" caters more epic AcidHouse action and the final cut "Zebrabeat II" takes on a more wildstyl'ish Acid attitude for dancefloors in ecstatic motion. Good stuff.

Friday, March 09, 2018

Aiden Baker & Gareth Davis - Invisible Cities [Karlrecords 045 Promo]

Put on the circuit via Karlrecords on January 19th, 2k18 is "Invisible Cities", the first ever collaboration album crafted by Aidan Baker and bass clarinetist Gareth Davis. Together the pair creates a selection of four tracks spanning entire 46 minutes, opening with "Memory", a deep and beautiful take on cinematic Ambient with a melancholia-infusing touch of Jazz Noir for collectors of scores and deep thinkers whilst the follow up that is "Sky" stays close to this musical vision whilst implementing a thrilling electrical buzz and more of a nightly feel to its overall vibe. With "Signs" the duo brings on an intro sequence of Field Recordings probably captured on a summerly street scene, paired with slowly emerging synth fountains and a warm, all embracing overall atmosphere whereas the concluding  "Desire" is a fragile and tender 15+ minutes lesson in sheer, untouched Ambient beauty for true genre connaisseurs. Lovely.

Eau Rouge - Jupiter Drive

This one's for the Indie headz out there. Happy weekend!

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Young Fathers - Toy

Intense. Captivating. Good. And a teaser for the forthcoming Young Fathers release "Cocoa Sugar" that's about hit the stores via the well respected Ninja Tune-label.

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

DJ Marcelle / Another Nice Mess - Psalm Tree [Jahmoni Music]

Coming in straight from the offices the Munich-based imprint Jahmoni Music is DJ Marcelle / Another Nice Mess's third musical outing on the label which is her "Psalm Tree" EP, a four tracker that turns out to be her most elaborate production effort so far. Opening with "To Evacuate Is Difficult And Infrequent" we see the Dutch artist fusing her unique Future Tribal approach with heavy Rhythm Industrial-influences, obscure vocal utterings and samples seemingly taken from news reports whilst "To Reveal The Secret" is based on a mechanical rhythmic pattern reminiscent to a train rattling on tracks once again garnished with repetetive sample arrangements, probably originating from the American south. On the flip "Walking Around Aimlessly" brings on beats in reverse and innocent background whistling, an amalgamation which surely has an interesting effect on someones sonic perception before the final cut "To Sing Along" provides a unique and surely different take on highspeed IDM / Drill'n'Bass for advanced, yet playful dancefloors on overdrive. Good stuff.

Tuesday, March 06, 2018

baze.djunkiii Charts 03/2018

01. DJ Sneak - Show Me The Way / Feels Good [Henry Street Music]
House music from the 90s is my personal jam these days and therefore there's no reason not to add this Henry Street Music re-issue to the collection as it holds two of DJ Sneak's finest creations on one 12", gravitating more towards a melodic and deeper end rather than to DJ Sneak's trademark and tracky DiscoHouse style of a more reduced nature. Pure joy and pleasure, this!

02. The F Word [BLAKE 001]
A bootleg of clearly unknown origin that really made my day when I found it. Drum'n'Bass on a soft, soulful, liquid and somehow cheesy level, garnished with sweet vocals of both male and female origin. Spread over three tracks this is Drum'n'Bass for lovers, cliche as fuck and still lovely like a warm, early summers day.

03. Dr. NoiseM - Derception [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]
See review for details...

04. [PERSPEKTIV 002 Whitelabel]
What a banger. Two tracks on this stamped whitelabel for all those who like their Techno dark, stomping and ravey. Proper tools for massive primetime sets in humungous warehouse spaces. One for the strobe and laser crew!

05. Aaron Spectre - Roots We Seek [Jahmoni Music]
See review for details...

06. Atamina - Sycophantic Friends [Makkum Records]
See review for details...

07. The International Nothing - In Doubt We Trust [Ftarri]
See review for details...

08. Jaap Blonk & Terri Ex - Thirsty Ears [Terp Records]
See review for details...

09. Cut Worms - Cable Mounds [Opa Loka Records 017]
See review for details...

10. Blaney - The Severance [Yerrrr Productions]
See review for details...

Goner - Yogascum [Hallowground Promo]

Released via the Hallowground-imprint on November 24th, 2k17 is "Yogascum", the latest longplay effort released by Martin Maischein under his artistic moniker Goner. Announced earlier on these pages through the posting of the album track "YS 2" which irritatingly sounds totally different on our promo CD compared to the featured video, we see Goner collaborate with artists like noise cellist UnterLala and Mark Godwin on this album, exploring static, not much evolving or progressing Noize territories in all the three other tracks named "YS 1", "YS 3" and "Endtitle" which makes us wonder if rather our promo copy is faulty or if the label accidentally uploaded a wrong track for the video teaser. We are puzzled.

Friday, March 02, 2018

Carlo Domenico Valyum - Estrazioni Del Lotto (Official Video)

This is the most intense take on the topic of lotteries you might ever come across in your entire life.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Territoire - Chant (Voice) (Official Video)

This might be one of the most unsettling video transmissions to be found on the interwebz these days.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Dr. NoiseM - Derception [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]

Coming in fresh from the mighty mysterious man that is Dr.NoiseM is his latest cassette tape release which is hitting collectors shelves in a hyperlimited edition of 25 hand-numbered copies only. Surprisingly we see the doctor reveiling a more tender, beauteous side of his work with this one, focusing on weightlessly floating Ambient presenting slight hints and far away echoes of classic, oldskool'ish Electronica / ChillOut with this one instead of focusing on the Dark / Death Ambient or even Noize side of things. Deep into the A-side we'll even find traces of brooding, subaquatic Field Recordings of drexciyan origin whilst the flipside presents us with a monotonous flow of droning Deep Listening Music as well as heavily filtered Hardcore Phonk for those appreciating transmissions from the deepest underground of the electronic realm. Recommended.

Tape artwork on Instagram!

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Fossil Aerosol Mining Project - August 53rd [The Helen Scarsdale Agency 043 Promo]

Released on February 23rd, 2k18 via the ever active imprint The Helen Scarsdale Agency is "August 53rd", the fresh and absurdly named album by the mysterious Fossil Aerosol Mining Project based somewhere in the mid-western territories of the US. Seemingly, and according to the albums release sheet, pre-dating their 2015 released album "The Day 1982 Contaminated 1972" the nine tracks on this longplay piece take us into realms of cold experimentation and collage, starting with the alienated Ambient of "July Melody" followed by the warped take on Psychedelia and Instrumental Country that is "The Failed Resurrection Of Easy Listening" and the cryptically named "V-Broadcast (Closed Circuit) 1986" which fuses warm pads, mysterious, echoing rhythm signatures and an omnipresent overall feeling of calmness that's occasionally interrupted by interfering cut up techniques. The "Monroeville Detrius" turns out to be a highly bent alien transmission of unknown origin, spreading a feel of lurking dangers and otherworldy tension, "Aestas Anatis 2016" deals with backwards guitars and a blurry Indietronica vibe which some might associate with early works of Senking or the dreamy Post-PostRock of Aosuke whereas "Retail Retrospect" seems to resemble Field Recordings from an industrial environment in a retrofuturist future past and the concluding "1991 from 2015" weighs in some more frosty Ambient vibes and intense mechanical movements found in a deep space, defo non-human manufacturing plant of sorts. Conceptual stuff for conceptual people.

Canine - Twin Shadow (Official Video)

Deep emotional Indie or highly sophisticated drama? You decide. But no matter what you're angle on this might be, you simply cannot deny that Canine are catering a touching masterpiece with their brand new single.

Monday, February 26, 2018

Yann Novak - The Future Is A Forward Escape Into The Past [Touch]

Put on the circuit via Touch on February 23rd, 2k18 is "The Future Is A Forward Escape Into The Past", the latest album effort by Los Angeles-based composer Yann Novak which also is his  second release on the label. Split into four pieces and stretched over an overall playtime of approx. 41 minutes this limited to 500 copies release, influenced by Terrence McKenna's "The Archaic Revival", caters a study in carefully crafted Ambient / Deep Listening Music, incorporating genre typical, slowly moving pads and shifting dynamics as well as tweeting birds and Field Recordings present in the opening tune "Radical Transparency" which seamlessly transfers into "The Inertia Of Time" which combines an underlying layer of uproar from either a faraway ocean wave breach or the very beginning of the universe with carefully layered strings, beautiful atmospheres of droning intensity and static crackles. "Casting Ourselves Back Into The Past" drifts away into a realm subfrequent movements, continuos crackles and icy winds before "Nothing Ever Transcends Its Immediate Environment" takes Ambient to a more vibrating, yet fragile and partly unsettling level, emitting oscillating frequencies that make glass jangle and cause thoughts to dissolve. Not necessarily a highly innovative release in terms of Deep Listening Music but still recommended for die-hard diggers or those looking for an entry point into their personal exploration of the genre.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Ken Karter - Plaisir (Official Video)

PLAISIR par Ken Karter (video edit) from Undogmatisch Berlin on Vimeo.

Intense, eerie, spooky... great!

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Elio Martusciello - Incise [EM Music 001]

To be released as the first ever album outing on the new EM Music label is "Incise", the newest longplay release by Italian composer Elo Martusciello who conducts quite an experiment with this fifteen track spanning piece which is fusing Ambient, Deep Listening Music, Glitch and cinematic Electronica with electro-acoustic composition techniques and dramatic, Leftfield- and AvantgardePop vocal performances by Barbara De Dominicis, Nicoletta Batteli, Raffaella Iaccarino, Erica Sheri and another anonymous voice to an interesting, partly film noir'esque as well as dramatic effect. With all vocals being sung freely without having the singers adapt to any pre-composed structures or notation we see Elio Martusciello's arrangements and musical works walking the thin line between being collage'esque in terms of re-arranging and fusing the singers vocals with re-used, re-shaped bits of previously composed pieces as well as random newness and a focus of creating new melodic aspects by resculpting the voices. The result is defo a demanding, not easily consumed take on Avantgarde Pop for deep listeners, going well along a good portion of autumnal melancholia, late at night and accompanied by a bottle of port. Or two, maybe. If this sounds appealing to you, check this one out.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Moon Gangs - The Terminal

BEAK> keyboardist William Young redefines (Neo)Cosmic for 2k18 with this beautiful sounding Ambient excursion.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

DJ Hank - U Wont None 17

Juke madness for those who know shit. Epic.

Friday, February 23, 2018

P.T.B.S. And Hammed Maliq - Borrooo [Psychocandies 065]

Coming straight from the depths of the German production underground is this new Psychocandies single, the first conjunctional project of P.T.B.S. and Hammed Maliq. Their track "Borrooo" remixed by Sascha Müller for his 'Sascha Müller Acid Bro Remix' is quite a funky, jacking House affair sporting spooky, outerworldly sweeps, classic 303-lines and a well positive Disco-touch whilst the original version of "Borrooo" is more on a stripped down, yet pushing tip when it comes to a fusion of TechHouse and Minimal Techno, catering echoing vocal samples, busy synth percussions and a multilayered array of claps bringing forth proper vibes and an ecstatic buzz for dancefloor crowds in motion.

Reinhold Friedl / Quatuor Diotima - 39:23:00' [Alamuse 008]

Released via Alamuse earlier this month is this collaborational album effort created by Zeitkratzer's Reinhold Friedl as a composer of string quartets and the French Quatuor Diotimo ensemble as executing and performing element. Together, they present an array of three compositions starting with "String Quartet 1", a piece of a well non-comforting, unpleasant, asymmetric and seemingly random, although composed, nature caused by a specific playing technique in which the instruments are only bowed in circles. The follow-up which is "String Quartet 3" lives up to the expectations of a classical string quartet whilst being slightly off-kilter and dissonant whereas the main, 20+ minutes spanning "String Quartet 2" is more of a ghostly, nervous and fretful piece for uneasy dreams and paranoid anxiety episodes. Not exactly our cup of tea but possibly good for die-hard followers of contemporary classical and conceptual art music.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Cyberchump - After

Beautiful Ambient and Post-PostRock from the States created by the highly recommended yet totally underrated band project that is Cyberchump.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

01.03.2018 baze.djunkiii presents: OUR HOUSE @ Beat Boutique / Hamburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / Liquid Sky Berlin]

file under: House / DeepHouse

doors open: 9 pm

Beat Boutique
Max-Brauer-Allee 219
22765 Hamburg

Sascha Müller [Super Six Records Extra 062]

Put on the circuit via Super Six Records only recently is Sascha Müller's latest ten track album, starting with "Bass Fetisch", a harsh Broken Techno / Electro hybrid kinda reminiscent of old Lassigue Bendthaus productions which is followed by "Untitled", a solemn, slightly distorted organ-emulating piece whereas the "Midnight Express" provides deep, spiralling Space Night Electro for well phonky nights on the dancefloor. Furthermore "Feed Jack" is, as one might guess from its title, a raw and swinging tribute to Chicago House, "Stuck Into Electronic" fuses harsh Electro and playful 8bit aesthetics, "Re-Feed Jack" introduces a little darker approach towards Chitown and "Funktionales Karma 1" presents hyper-reduced Electronica with an electroid twist for advanced future dancefloors. With "Metropolis Landing" we see Sascha Müller explore a dark, subsurface realm of threatening bassline modulations, seemingly a way of communication for humungous underground lifeforms that secretly survived a cataclysmic, far distant past whilst "The Cube 2" fuses soft trancey pads, warped and filtered pianos with an electroid take on Intelligent Techno to a great effect and the concluding "Braindamage" caters a good portion of spiralling, psychedelic and nerve wrecking AcidTrance for the darker hours of the night. Check.

baze.djunkiii Chart Haul 02/2018

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Mark Renner - Few Traces [RVNG Intl.]

Put on the circuit only recently via RVNG Intl. is "Few Traces", a compilation album gathering formerly released, partly rare and also some previously unreleased works created by the US-based producer and painter Mark Renner.  Being released after a thirty years hiatus following his latest album "Painter's Joy" in 1988 "Few Traces" is compiling material composed in the years 1982 to 1990, incorporating both Mark Renner's love for melancholia-infused songs as well as great, instrumental experimentation with a warm, Synth edge like in the fascinating title track "Few Traces", the most amazing Cosmic excursion "The Mirror At Saint Andrews" or the intense, spine-tingling Ambient meets poetry bit "The Sun Is In His Head, A Storm In His Heart". Influenced by the likes of Ultravox, Skids, Yellow Magic Orchestra and other 80s greats it's pretty obvious that not only a few traces of their sonic vision are to be found in most of the 21 tunes on this longplay piece, as well as songs referencing New Romantic heroes like The Cure. Songwise, the most outstanding and recommended bits on this one are the raw, demo'esque "The Wild House", the instrumental AltCountry-excursion "Autumn Calls You By Name" or the luscious SynthPop romanticism of "It Might Have Been". Defo recommended for diggers, Synth lovers and 80s completists alike.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Monday, February 19, 2018

The International Nothing - In Doubt We Trust [Ftarri]

The Berlin-based psycho acoustic clarinet duo that is The International Nothing, still consisting of its founding members Michale Thieke and Kai Fagaschinski, is back with a new album on the Ftarri-imprint which has been their home from early on. Consisting of one monolithic track of approx. 38 minutes length "In Doubt We Trust" caters an absolutely fascinating interplay of the two musicians creating an a timeless, slowly moving outerdimensional stream of sonic events that lets one easily forget about its origin, about being created by real instruments, only by its calm, ever flowing nature alone, its deep, agravic and subaquatic feel that sees The International Nothing carving out a very own and unique niche within the realm of intense Ambient and Deep Listening Music for sure. Absolutely stunning and truly time dissolving for a reason.

The Nightcrawlers - Luv-Li-Musik

A beautiful excursion into Cosmic synth realms for those in the know. Originally released on cassette tape back in 1982.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Ueno Takashi - Smoke Under The Water [Room40 Promo]

Put on the circuit via the Australian Room40-imprint in November 2k17 is "Smoke Under The Water", the latest longplay work by Japanese guitarist Ueno Takashi who presents a body of work consisting of seven untitled tracks on this one which is released roughly a decade after his label debut "Sui-Gin". Within this a little more than an hour spanning outing the artist explores realms of crystalline, busy and multilayered Ambient seemingly based on altered, repetetive guitar pickings, influenced by Classical dances of baroque origins and hints of ritualistic Japanese music. This combination seems a little off and irritating in the first place but develops a undeniable fascination and hypnotic suction over the albums course, drifting off into dreamy, highly Psychedelia-infused territories with the well outstanding tune "Three" whilst "Five" evokes, for some strange reason that is, memories of more abstract Church Music and "Six" gravitates towards a totally derailed, out-of-tune Country vision of sorts. Intredasting.

Aaron Spectre - They Don't Know We

One heavy DarkJungle-banger taken of Aaron Spectre's most recent "Roots We Seek EP".