Monday, April 22, 2019

30.04.2019 Tanz Aus Dem April @ Maze / Berlin



decks:
baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / El Caballo Semental]
Suzanne De La Sue
Catvs Candice

file under:  Electro / Minimal / Phonk / House

doors: 20oo gmt+1

Maze
Mehringdamm 61
Berlin
Germany

Sunday, April 21, 2019

The Head And The Heart - Missed Connection (Official Music Video)



Funky as hell, yet well suitable to be a big time stadium sing-a-long anthem - The Head And The Heart provide quite a big song with the new outtake from their forthcoming album "Living Mirage" which is about to drop in mid-May, 2k19.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Emotional Oranges - Built That Way (Lyric Video)



Taken from their forthcoming album "The Juice, Vol. 1" which is scheduled for release on May 10th, 2k19 the Emotional Oranges cater an organic and defo 90s-influenced summer jam perfectly balancing the line between HipHop and R'n'B for all the laid back ladies out there.

Friday, April 19, 2019

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Anxiety (Official Video)



Is it Grunge? Is it BritPop? We don't care because all we need to know is that it is a goddamn anthem.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Xotox - Redux [Pro Noize]

Coming in only recently despite being released in 2014 is Xotox's "Redux" - the first and only full on remix-focused vinyl release put on the circuit by the ever active Paderborn-based artist who presents two original tracks and an additional selection of seven remixes on this limited to 300 hand-numbered copies longplayer. Opening with "Sla Tillbaka" reworked by Suicide Commando we're facing a hard-stomping EBM vs. HardTechno-hybrid garnished with epic FuturePop synths, Ambassador 21's remix of "Revolution Happens On The Weekend" brings forth a grinding Phonk-attitude for an intro before smashing dancefloors with hypercompressed uptempo drum attacks and cut up guitar riffs whereas "Notwehr *Aehm Remix" touches down on a well atmospheric Unformatted Breaks-tip, introducing a vantablack, post-apocalyptic vibe. Furthermore the 'Mondträume Remix' of "Sla Tillbaka" harks back to a dark'ish, melancholic FuturePop feel whilst the original Xotox track "Ritmo Diabolico" is nothing but scraping, merciless stop-and-go uptempo Hardcore for strobe lit, fog-soaked illegal bunker parties. On the flip "Notwehr *Monolith Remix" pleases followers of both Rhythm Industrial as well as stomping HardTechno and Lüneburg's Kiew handle "Sla Tillbaka" with a morphed, subaquatic bass attitude before bringing in epic, sawtooth tristesse and bleak, banging Cold Hardcore for the creatures of the night, followed by "Muito Fragil" remixed by Sci Fi Industries who are in for a bleepy, anthemic ElectroPhonk rework here. Finally Xotox closes the album with his "Guardian Angel", amalgamating multiple banging tempo layers to provide a ritualistic percussion fest for all the EBM-crowd out there. A well-drastic closure, this.  

Album artwork on Instagram!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Casino Di Terra - Cosa Potrebbe Accadere [Aut Records 047]

The fourth and final album released via Berlin's Aut Records on April 8th, 2k19 is Casino Di Terra's "Cosa Potrebba Accadere", an eight track effort created effectively by the core trio of Edoardo Marraffa, Sergio Papianni and Gaetano Di Gianto with the help of several guest musicians appearing on singular tracks. Taking its name from a small village in Tuscany / Italy the longplayer comes at us with a striking expressive and expressionist artwork which in itself is as dramatic as its musical content - a highly energetic, driving and most powerful whirlwind amalgamating furious FreeJazz and aggressive, more Experimental Rock-oriented drumming with a well muscular twist, combined with high tension, score'esque elements perfect to accompany relentless and chaotic pursuits in non-mainstream espionage flics and a breathless, demanding attitude at times providing more sonic events per hounded minute than even an experienced listener can take in in only one listening session. On the other hand, compositions like "Orlando" or "Fantasma Di Nadia" even bring a distinct, yet still experimental Funk-attitude to the table which defo is about to find its way onto the more advanced and freaked out dancefloors of the planet whereas tunes like "Red Carpet" or "Belka" cater towards the needs of classical Jazz lovers for sure. Good stuff, this!

Album artwork on Instagram!

P.T.B.S. & Sascha Müller - A-Form [SM Tapes 003]

Forthcoming on the SM Tapes-label is "A-Form", the first full on split cassette album by the Uelsen-based artists P.T.B.S. and Sascha Müller. Put on the underground circuit as a limited quantity release only we see the artists provide an entirety of 15 tracks on this album, seven of them attributed to P.T.B.S. on the A-side who carves out a niche somewhat in between dark'ish, reverberating Techno with a quite hypnotic twist, highly functional ToolTechno outings and the occasional big room anthem whilst Sascha Müller delivers a musical range in between driving, hounded uptempo AcidTechno, hefty, muscular synth modulations and stripped down, tool'ish tech variations within the eight tracks produced by him in his ever productive basement studio. One for the underground Techno heads out there.


Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Simone Di Benedetto - Depth Sounding [Aut Records 046]

Another fresh album released via Berlin's Aut Records on April 8th, 2k19 is Simone Di Benedetto's "Depth Sounding", a sixteen track and 37 minutes spanning journey which sees the artist explore the possibilities of her double bass to a maximum extend. With most of Benedetto's compositions meandering around the magical two minutes mark her musical journey takes the listener from Jazz-oriented string plucking to deep, longing (Neo)Classical melancholia and sonic love letters to her instrument of choice, providing a focused, yet inward-looking and well calming experience for intimate autumnal listening sessions, alone and / or with a loved one. And btw - "Solo Meditations On Bass" would've been a well suitable title for this longplayer as well.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Hackedei - Hits Mit Hack [Raketenbasis Haberlandstrasse 075]

 Released back in April 2k17 this little fun side-project of Xotox is nothing but an ode to ground meat / minced meat - depending on which side of the English speaking world you do live. From an epic, unprecedented artwork to individual track titles everything on this limited to 40 copies worldwide, ten tracks and 30 minutes spanning cassette tape release points towards its main theme and in some way or the other the music follows along the lines as well. From dark'ish, repetetive and surely cult'ish percussive Techno to experimental highspeed workouts to brutal HarshNoize meets Rhythm Industrial meets Dada excursions, electronic FreakFolk-loops and brooding DarkWave / Illbient the journey goes on the A-side whereas Hackedei provides more musical madness on the flip, bringing forth more Rhythm Industrial / Grind Illbient crossovers alongside beautiful IDM / Electronica, alarming Unformatted Techno and even a trip into a realms of DarkAmbient / Industrial Ambient for a closing. Over the top madness that's not recommended for vegans at all but highly enjoyable for lovers of ground meat and experimental electronics.
 

Hanam Quintet - Live At Nikodemus Church [Aut Records 044]

Released via Aut Records on April 8th, 2k19 is "Live At Nikodemus Chruch", a live recorded conceptual album piece by the improvisational group that is the Hanam Quintet based on individual compositional ideas prepared by single members of the group being performed and developed in the given context. Starting with the nearly ten minutes spanning "Dreamhouse" the pack of five musicians presents a sparse, tender and mostly piano based take on romantic, heartfelt melancholia in Contemporary Classical music meets Jazz Noir moving forward into a wild, chaotic crescendo climax, "5 Miniaturen" brings exactly this within less than 5 minutes runtime, being mostly on the flurry side of things vibewise and "5 Q" goes from a slightly tongue-in-cheek start to the land of enchanted sceneries and beautiful magic pixies frolicking through the meadows. With "Free Transition 1" the Hanam Quintet moves forward in a highly dynamic way, swinging back and forth between quiet passages and hefty climaxes whereas "Bubble Cry, Fly" is as close to classical Jazz structures and (Neo)Classical romanticisms as it will get on this well free floating album although elements of massive erupting turmoil are to be expected. Furthermore the "Fog Panorama" unveils a buzzing early morning vibe brought to life by nervous high pitched piano tones and oscillating strings before a deep FutureJazz feel slowly starts to take over, accompanied by the first ever vocals found on this album. The "Free Transition 2" is in for a more tender, natural and Jazz Noir infused atmosphere again and the final cut that is "No Rulers" explores a quite brooding, danger-indicating and nervous sonic theme for a closing that induces restlessness even to die-hard lovers of scores and classic b-movie flics. A well demanding album for an expert audience.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sascha Müller [Supersix Records 083]

Released only recently on Sascha Müller's very own label Supersix Records is this new untitled twelve track album which, once again, brings forth heaps of electronic music goodness for lovers and followers of the German underground scene. The opener "Der Erste Kontakt" combines hard-banging, uberly compressed bassdrums with a slightly psychedelic AcidTrance vibe, "Der Läufer" combines 4/4 bassdrums and Phonk in a weird antigroove manner before "Der Loop" weighs in some quite unexpected combination of Ambient / ChillOut arrangements and slo-mo Breakbeats just to evoke memories of early 90s acts like The Future Sound Of London and the likes of. With "Der Zentralnervensystemmanipulator" we see Sascha Müller going for a raw, pumping approach towards mechanical, sci-fi oriented LoopTechno, ""Don't Scratch Homie" brings forth a deep, slightly oldskool'ish take on percussive, yet stripped down Techno with elements of abstract DiscoHouse blended and cut into the mix before a lively, uplifting, ever morphing Acid line takes over and "Don't Speak Just Listen" provides more hard banging, yet still psychedelic Trance infusions for those who know. With "Dope Beatz" the Uelsen-based artist delivers a grinding piece of timeless Phonk / Illbient evoking memories of Rob Acid's alltime classic "Schokodreck", "Down On Earth" we're getting deep into beatless DarkTrance territories garnished with beautiful, widescreen Ambient string arrangements and "Dream Scape" pushes forward warm, organic bass morphs alongside ecstatic House stabs and a Breakbeat-driven Techno / Trance vibe for raving crowds all around the globe. Aiming for "Drum Control" Sascha Müller brings on serious fever'ish, Tribal-infused ToolTechno heat, "Drumz And Synth" relives the mid-90s Happy Trance / HardTrance vibe to the fullest and "Dschungelkampf" finally gets into hypnotic, brooding and well-spatial Techno realms before a screaming, uplifting Acid modulation takes dancefloors to new levels of ecstasy for a reason. Great stuff.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Care Of The Cow - Dogs' Ears Are Stupid [Mental Experience 028 Promo]

Put on the circuit on March 21st, 2k19 via Mental Experience is "Dogs' Ears Are Stupid", the first ever re-release of the 1983 cassette only album by the Chicago-based band outfit Care Of The Cow. An underground tip ever since the roughly 50 minutes long ten track album opens with "Chinese Food Part I" a fascinating, expressive cut of SynthRock featuring loads of dramatic, theatrical female vocals and echoes of TexMex elements whereas "Cemetery" is following on a similar path although being slightly more Psychedelia- and ProgRock-infused and turning towards an unexpected climax, "Like Me" balances the line between Psychedelia, Americana and twangy DreamFolk before "Chinese Food Part II" gets back to cascading SynthWave / Cosmic / Krautrock structures for those who know - especially thinking bands like La Düsseldorf here. Listening to "Oceans In My Ears" Care Of The Cow are exploring a kind of summery, laid-back and Reggae-influenced offbeat vibe which should be a heavy rotation daytime radio hit in a better world, the albums title track "Dogs' Ears Are Stupid" goes down as a weird, yet highly effective 4/4-based dancefloor smash and "Australia / The Sleepwalker Bites Herself In French" provides more of a spiralling, looped KrautRock-vibe paired with hints of Cosmic and even Balearic ProtoAmbient before turning into a dreamy Pop workout. Furthermore "European Trains" seem to ride faster fueled by a fusion of dramatic Rock, PostPunk and raw, lo-fi MinimalWave-drums, "No Beethoven" seems to hark back to classic Opera choirs and combines these with cut-up, repetetive vocal bits whereas the concluding bonus track "Dancing Partners", another killer jam for advanced dancefloors, reveals the romantic, intense and dramatic value of the bands' output. Defo a massive album, especially considered that all this material was originally released 36 years ago.

Promo artwork on Instagram!

Brotherhood - Oak [Aut Records 045]

Put on the circuit via Berlin's Aut Records-imprint on April 8th, 2k19 as one of four albums released on the label on this day is "Oak" by Brotherhood, a duo comprised of Tobia Bondesan and Michele Bondesan working their way through sax and double bass territories over the course of eight tracks and a full hour playtime. Opening with the tender, high quality FutureJazz outing "If In Doubt Ask" the duo paves the way for great things to come, like the brooding late night darkness and melancholia of "Ebony" which is paired with a busy FreeJazz attitude at times whereas the follow up named "Little Peace Song" proves that there's room for a little tongue-in-cheek humour in ultraminimalist Jazz compositions. Furthermore "Damballah Weddo" focuses on experiments in high-pitched sax notes, "Tiamat" brings forth more of a dark'ish, unsettling and danger-heralding atmosphere before evolving into a meditation on plucked bass strings and the "Extemporary Song" dives deep into quality BarJazz territories for those digging an easier, tender and slightly romantic vibe musically. Finally "Mumble Rumble" sees Brotherhood on a highly experimental, partially somewhat even Field Recording-resembling tip that turns into full on furious Improv madness whilst the concluding cut named "If In Doubt Search" provides a lesson in fragile, hyperminimal recording techniques and tenderness in experimental music for a closing.


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Di.Aria - Life Is A Ping Pong Delay [Gusstaff Records]

Released in February 2k19 via the Poland-based imprint Gusstaff Records is "Life Is A Ping Pong Delay", the latest album project realized by composer Hania Posik who employs the nom de guerre Di.Aria for this conceptual longplayer dealing with the idea of music being a universal language resonating not only with humans but also other beings around. This said, the album opens with "Farewell. Apologies", a percussive, looped musical piece based on a heartbeat-resembling, yet vary-speed drum foundation accompanied by various layers of clanging loops and ethereal, floating melodies of crystalline nature whereas the follow-up "Hi. Frequency" provides a 14 minute journey into electroacoustic composition mixed with rhythmic, yet slightly blurry (Piano) Ambient variations and a quite innocent, naturalistic feel. With "Rainy. Bovaster" Hania Posik explores more crystalline, slightly distorted Ambient in combination with cut up, reprocessed vocal samples from the outerworld over the course of less than four minutes before the concluding cut "8" brings forth more of a haunted, ritualistic and spine-tingling approach towards droning experimentalism in combination with backward playbacks of the artists vocal performance.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

baze.djunkiii Chart Haul 04/2019


Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Sascha Müller - Traxxx Vol. 11 [SM Traxxx 34-2019]

Scheduled for release on April 18th, 2k19 is Sascha Müller's new digital two-track single "Traxxx Vol. 11" which brings on new goodness for electronic dancefloors worldwide. With the opener "Track 21" the Uelsen-based producer is touching percussive, drumroll heavy Techno grounds for uptempo primetime sets infused by distorted midrange synth attacks whereas the subsequent "Track 22" brings forth a tighter, ever pumping ClubTechno approach garnished with a touch of well-acidic, stripped down and hypnotic ToolTechno for those who know. Proper good.

Monday, April 08, 2019

Dr. NoiseM - Studio Works 32 [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]

Recently released on Dr. NoiseM Tapes is "Studio Works 32", the latest album release by the mysterious Dr. NoiseM who starts into his new nine track journey with a "Christmas Phase", a brutal and grinding midrange Noize joint for all die-hard genre headz followed by the nearly 13 minutes spanning "Crying Orgasm" weighing in a certain Phonk-infused element to its filtered, slightly electroid structure whereas "Dwarf" is on a well experimental backward-scraping tip, drifting off into territories of dada and curiously comforting conceptual non-musicality for sure. The "Glitch Camper" brings forth more piercing, metallic sci-fi Noize from a not so distant future, the sounds of "Singing Elves" are stretched out over a course of roughly 20 minutes, providing a beautiful, electric, yet melodic and ethereal buzz of time defying quality in form of slowly moving Ambient pulses before the "Space Cadet" is going to war firing spiralling, ever morphing sub-structures and dark distortions at an enemy from the deep. Sharing "The Love" Dr. NoiseM brings forth an excursion into frosty DeathAmbient inspired by the artists trademark sound we all know too well, "Tick Tack" follows in a similar vein, once again harking back to respiratory sounds and ethereal, yet cold and outerworldly atmospheres before the final cut named "Warheads" fully lives up to its name, killing our eardrums with 3 minutes and 3 seconds of grinding HarshNoize for a closing.

Sunday, April 07, 2019

El Atalaya - Respect My Ability EP [Psychocandies 076]

Forthcoming on the ever active Psychocandies-imprint is El Atalaya's "Respect My Ability EP", a digital three tracker brought to us by the artist as a first ever appearance on the label. Opening with the tunes original version we see El Atalaya providing a slamming, hard-hitting PsychoAcid killer of a tune based on braincell wrecking modulations and hammering, hypercompressed bassdrums whereas "Respect My Ability (Version 2 Mix)" sees El Atalaya on a still Acid-based, yet more lively, playful and positive tip that could be classified as Happy Acid if you want to open a new drawer stylewise. Finally "Respect My Ability (Sascha Müller Hard Acid Remix)" speeds up things for a reason and provides a cut bordering both Hardcore, Rave and killer HardTrance that would've turned into an instant hit back in 1994. Excellent stuff for real Acid headz.

Saturday, April 06, 2019

MoE / Mette Rasmussen - Tolerancia Picante [Conradsound]

Released via Conradsound on March 29th, 2k19 is "Tolerancia Picante", the most recent collaboration effort between MoE and sax player Mette Rasmussen which haven't just only joined forces in the studio but also awed Mexican audiences on tour only recently. Together, they're serving an eleven track menu spread out over roughly 44 minutes runtime that's of a well demanding nature and defo not for the faint-hearted out there as their brutal, highly experimental amalgamation of NoiseRock, FreeJazz, PostPunk and Spoken Word is one that might not only easily upset your loved ones as well as cause nervous breakdowns in your neighbours when blasted on way less than maximum volume but also might have your fellow humans question your sanity when you present this one as your latest find and possibly most recent favorite album. But if you can imagine listening to classic Einstürzende Neubauten, The Slits, Bitch Band No I and Lydia Lunch simultaneously while having your first coffee for breakfast this is exactly the album you're looking for these days.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Friday, April 05, 2019

Prochno - Prochno [Gusstaff Records Promo]

Released on the Polish Gusstaff Records label on March 22nd, 2k19 is the self-titled new album by Prochno, a gradually formed musical outfit whose name can be translated to 'rotten wood' according to the promo sheet. Opening with "Na Stacjach I Torach" we see the band taking on a well repetitive, highly distorted and wall-of-sound oriented approach with a tribalistic, untamed take on NoiseRock for a start whereas "1908" comes in with a heavy two-minutes exploration of pure feedback Noise and "Kamienie" provides a well funky, yet stretched out and instrumental variation of Psychedelia meets PostPunk. With "Z Kosa Przez Las" Prochno are going down an alley of brooding darkness and intense horror over nearly eight minutes, "Chmury" brings forth the most yearning Ambient panoramas we've heard in a while and the final cut "Chodz, No Chodz" paints the world in well desolate shades of grey for a more PostRock / Drone Metal oriented audience. Good stuff, this!

Acin - Nuke Vol. 4 [Nuke The Planet]

Forthcoming on the digital imprint Nuke The Planet is Acin's "Nuke Vol. 4", a one track single release which is aiming straight at the heart of hard-edged dancefloors with a massive, spaced out and danger-inducing intro sequence harking back to the hey-days of groups like The Prodigy or Empirion  in terms of building up tension to the max before unleashing most brutalist Metal drumrolls never providing full relief, resulting in a nerve wrecking, hyper-tense sonic journey oozing high octane fuel and adrenaline from start to finish. Brilliant! 

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Transtilla - Transtilla I [Opa Loka Records]

Released via Opa Loka Records on February 22nd, 2k19 is Transtilla, the first album by long time collaborators Anne-Chris Bakker and Romke Kleefstra who've worked together on several occasions and in several group outings over the past decade. With their new project they present a selection of five tracks on this album opening with "Skaftatfellsfjara", a 12+ minutes excursion into glacial, droning and slowly time-dissolving Ambient beauty with a hint of fluttering unrest whilst the subsequent "Lavender And Mulberry, 1959" brings forth a crackly, vintage and slightly Clicks'n'Cuts-infused take on the genre which could've well been produced somewhen in the late 90s / early 00s vibewise. With "Poassen" we see the two artists indulge in a world of excellent Indietronica / deep PostRock and cater the most comforting and interesting track of the album whilst touching base with PopAmbient as well, "Skura" introduces a yearning, longing, melancholia-infused Ambient atmosphere accompanied by dithering string sadness progressing into a widescreen miderange crescendo over the course of its 15+ minutes runtime and the final cut "Rudzki" amalgamates more beatless melancholia with distorted, progressively more intense pulses, evoking memories of classic Dark Ambient works like the ones once featured on Christoph De Babalon's seminal classic "If You're Into It I'm Out Of It". This one could be going down as our favorite release on Opa Loka Records so far.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Sascha Müller [Sascha Müller Music 100030]

Coming up with a new digital single release on his very own Sascha Müller Music-imprint is the man Sascha Müller himself, targeting dancefloors with two tracks from his studio vaults. Whilst "Panic Profiling" focuses on a kind of wonky, distorted and well glitched out Phonk variation that might appeal to followers of Speedy J's more experimental works or those still familiar with the great, long-time defunct Anodyne label, all mixed with elements of deep FutureJazz, we see "Sickness" bring forth a dry, highly experimental take on Techno Jazz / Broken Techno with a quite nervous and hectic edge for the more advanced, hyper underground dancefloors of the world. Sick!

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

baze.djunkiii Charts 04/2019

01. No More - 123456789 *baze.djunkiii & Herr Brandt Dream A Nudream Remix [El Caballo Semental 001]
See infos for details...

02. JStar meets Max Rubadub - Dem Nah Ready [JStar 031]
File under: tunage! Our man JStar, long time Dub / Reggae / bass activist, and Max Rubadub team up in the studio to bring us the biggest uptempo Steppa Dub anthem we've come across in years. A pure killer that calls for a rewind, no matter if you gonna play out the riddim version or the vocal cut featuring Crosby on microphone duties. Massive!

03. Kuhzunft - Slotmachine [Gruenrekorder]
See review for details...

04. Rian Treanor - Ataxia [Planet Mu Records 405]
See review for details...

05. Various Artists [Innate 002]
The Innate crew did again. After a great start in 2018 the label is back with another various artists 12" EP, this time bringing on three tracks by the likes of  A Sagittariun, Gilbert and Sean Dixon, all at home in the realm somewhat in between Intelligent Techno, classic motorcity arrangements and a playful, friendly and warm take on UK Techno vibes for highly advanced, intimate dancefloors. Essential.

06. Jay Mitta - Tatizo Pesa [Nyege Nyege Tapes]
One of the maddest records around these days and we even don't know how to classify this properly. African music, for sure. But beyond that? Imagine something like super hectic Shangaan Electro on a hyperspeed overdose, bringing forth ten tracks pressed on beautiful blue vinyl with most of them exceeding the magic 180 - 200 bpm mark by far. Is this the Speedcore variation of African dance music? For sure this is wicked stuff beyond any imagination!

07. Silk Road Assassins - State Of Ruin [Planet Mu Records 402]
See review for details...

08. Computer Controlled - Acid Again / The Modulator - Glamorous [Subsonic 006]
More technoid goodness from the Berlin-based Subsonic camp here. Computer Controlled bring forth a pumping, spiralling and tool'ish take on slightly Acid-infused, dark'ish Techno with their cut "Acid Again" whilst Freddy Fresh a.k.a. The Modulator goes a little further into these territories, providing a well thought out, ever evolving tool for underground bunker raves and fog-filled, strobe lit basement clubs.

09. Kay Barton - Macrogod [Emerald & Doreen Records 299]
When you purchase a record for one remix only. This time it's our man Mijk Van Dijk on remix duties on "Oh God", providing quite a sweet rework on B1, bringing a good portion of lively Acid synth modulations, a touch of deep (Neo)Trance meets TechHouse as well as that very special, slightly melancholic Mijk Van Dijk-feel which has been a staple in many of the Berlin-based producers releases over the course of his career.

10. Pedro Vian - Pedro Vian [Modern Obscure Music]
Twelve tracks of deep Ambient / Armchair Techno / Intelligent Techno on one album, with the last one named "Tribute To Ligeti" making the biggest of all possible impressions with a massive (Neo)Trance vibe bringing back the magic of the genres early days for those who've already been around in the first half of the 90s.

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

El Caballo Semental 001 - Distribution Update #2

NO MORE - 123456789 *baze.djunkiii & Herr Brandt Dream A NuDream Remix (El Caballo Semental 001)

limited to 200 one-sided, hand-stamped purple / violet whitelabel 7" vinyl copies is now available via

- deejay.de / Germany
- Juno Records / UK

click links to proceed.

Ritual Howls - Alone Together



A beautiful, twang guitar infused cut from the most recent Ritual Howls-album "Rendered Armour".

Monday, April 01, 2019

Sebon - Track #77 [La Bomba Recordings 001]

Recently released on the digital circuit via the new label La Bomba Recordings is Zach Bridier's latest single outing employing his artistic nom de guerre that is Sebon. His original version of the "Track #77" brings forward quite a summerly, uplifting take on Disco- / FilterHouse with quite a bit of a mass appeal for beach bars and terrace clubs whereas the 'Sascha Müller House On Fire Remix' provides a more peaktime-focused approach to what would've been classified as HardHouse back in the 90s, yet still takes advantage of the tunes seductive Disco licks and atmospheric energy.

Haarvöl & Xoan-Xil Lopez - Unwritten Rules Of A Ceaseless Journey [Cronica 148]

Put on the circuit via the Portuguese Cronica-imprint only recently is "Unwritten Rules Of A Ceaseless Journey", the latest album collaboration by Haarvöl and Xoan-Xil Lopez which consists of three, each 15 minutes spanning tracks which were commissioned works for a theatre piece named "Revolucoes". Opening with "Something's Missing (Utopian)" the artists pave the way for things to come, providing a nervous, brooding journey into cold'ish Dark Ambient before progressing into calmer, spaced out territories with this one. The follow up "The Pulsating Waves (Reality)" keeps things on a near static, slowly evolving level of droning Deep Listening Music before "Don't Look Back, Run (Trauma)" continues on a path of calm desolation and darkness, resembling the greyscale tristesse of a postapocalyptic, and maybe not too far away, future in which only the remnants of the nuclear fallout provide movement on otherwise empty streets, covered by poisonous and deadly dust particles lit by a pale moon.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Ifriqiyya Electrique - Laylet El Booree [Glitterbeat Promo]

Scheduled for release on April 5th, 2k19 via the ever active Glitterbeat-imprint is Ifriqiyya Electrique's new album named "Laylet El Booree", a project born as the brainchild of its founding members Gianna Greco and Francois R. Cambuzat after and meanwhile they ventured to the Tunisian Djerid desert to explore the local Banga ritual in which they both took investigative as well as participating roles. Teaming up with local musicians and performers the project ripened mostly through, partly ritualistic, live performances until it took its final shape, a mesmerizing combination of heavy Rock guitars and chants, resulting in muscular DesertBlues anthems like "He Eh Lalla", powerful outings for highly active moshpits like "Beesmeellah Beedeet", hefty Alt.Rock / Metal crossovers like "Habeebee Hooa Jooani" or full on acapella chants found in the less than two minutes spanning cut that is "Danee Danee". A fascinating fusion, this.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Thighpaulsandra - The Goat Owl



A first, well-captivating, Phonk- as well as SynthPop-influenced glimpse into the musical realm explored by the new Thighpaulsandra-album "Practical Electronics With..." which has been released only recently.

Dr. NoiseM - Studio Works 31 [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]

Fresh from the vaults of the mysterious producer that is Dr. NoiseM is his new album "Studio Works 31", a new 60+ minutes album bringing a total of ten previously unheard tracks to the table... or the listeners headphones, maybe. Opening with "Untitled_Still_02" the artist greets us with a monolithic, ten-minutes-spanning wall of brutal HarshNoize before the "Candy Girl" brings outerworldly spookiness from cold, transdimensional realms whereas the "China Syndrome" indicates the absence of soul through ever morphing realms of ethereal trademark DeathAmbient and "Jingle Ass Bells" combines echoes of its predecessor with grinding, electronic Noize feedbacks and heaps of distortion to a great effect. The follow up "Nuke Rudolfs Nose" explores super minimal low frequency drones, the "Plastic Corporation" produces more freezingly cold, clean and sterile structures, keeping in line with the artists preferred trademark sound whereas "Santas Bad Trip" results in even more frosty respiratory sounds and a desolate, yet spatial attitude. Finally the conceptual triple pack closing this album starts with "Schweinegulasch", a steady maelstrom of screaming midrange Noize, "Schweineklöse" brings forth more transdimensional sound warps and the concluding take "Schweinekotelett" employs more of a chill, relaxed variation of classic, yet minimalist Ambient for a goodbye.

Friday, March 29, 2019

Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø / Daniel Lercher / Julie Rokseth - Inside Elements



A ten minutes outtake taken off the conjunctional album effort "Off The Coast" which we've reviewed on these pages in early March, 2k19.

Sascha Müller - 01100110011100100110010101100101011001 000110111101101101 [Pharmacom Records Ltd. 024]

Fresh on the circuit via Pharmacom Records Ltd. is Sascha Müller's latest longplay outing cryptically named "01100110011100100110010101100101011001000110111101101101", a limited to seven - sic! - copies one track album stretched out over roughly 56 minutes. Exploring the Clicks'n'Cuts genre from a dark, droning and slighty Industrial-infused angle we see the Uelsen-based artist dissolving our perception of space and time with a regularly irregular structure of clicks musically resembling the albums well cryptic title effortlessly, bringing forth a soundtrack for a cold, robotic, dystopian and surely inhumane future. A collectors item for die-hard fans of experimental electronics, this is.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

The Cinematic Orchestra - To Believe [Ninja Tune]

Back on track after a twelve years period of silence is The Cinematic Orchestra, coming at us with their new seven track album "To Believe" via Ninja Tune these days which has already been announced on these pages via posting the official Youtube audio version of their track "A Caged Bird / Imitations Of Life" in mid-February 2k19. Opening with the title track we see the group providing a deep, tender and even romantic start into the album, bringing forth a stripped down variation of contemporary Soul featuring Moses Sumney on vocal duties whereas their "Lessons" seems to be influenced by military marching band drum rolls, mixing these up with a well uplifting vibe and a widescreen panoramic string section for a sweet balearic dancefloor experience before "Wait For Now / Leave The World" featuring Tawiah harks back to a seductive bedroom Soul vibe for intimate moments, relying on a foundation of large piano chords, strings and tenderly strummed guitar rhythms. Furthermore "The Workers Of Art" indulge in classic Ambient / ChillOut / (Neo)Classical territories, "Zero One / This Fantasy" featuring Grey Reverend even touches base with Indie / Folk despite being soulful and electronic and the final song "This Promise" featuring Heidi Vogel stretches out over the course of 11+ minutes, bringing forth more highly cinematic arrangements for a closing day on a terrace after a hot summers day.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Luc Ferrari - Music Promenade (Excerpt)



Thrilling collage works from an installation of four standalone tape recorders back in the 1970.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Hainbach feat. Dylan Trigg - The Body (Music Video)



The darkest of dark in terms of Body Horror Techno. Someone please sign this for a vinyl release!

Stale Storlokken - The Haze Of Sleeplessness [Hubro Music]

To be released via Hubro Music on April 24th, 2k19 is "The Haze Of Sleeplessness", the new album by Norwegian artist Stale Storlokken who's aiming to explore the realms of deep synthesizer music and Proto-Ambient with this seven track outing. Opening with the "Prelude To The Haze Of Sleeplessness" we're falling back into soft cushions of vintage pads and a warm, organic, highly relaxed atmosphere garnished with dreamy, partially krautsy synth lines whereas "Orange Drops" provides a blueprint in minimalist, hyper-calming Space Music, the "Reality Box" adds some seemingly field recorded rhythmic textures to the crystalline Ambient vibe and "Stranded At Red Ice Desert. Remember Your Loved Ones (In Memory Of My Dear Mother)" amalgamates darker, brooding and sci-fi sounding vintage bass pulses with ruminant, slightly Asiatic melodies performed on wind instruments. The short interlude named "Turbulence" mixes the melodic structures of its predecessor with raw scraping sounds, entering the "Skyrocket Hotel" we're experiencing a panoramic, widescreen view overlooking vast, colossal, yets lighty distorted sonic landscapes partially shaped by ChillOut / Downtempo rhythms and the final ride into "Nitro Valley" reveals more spaced out, space themed sparkles alongside yearning Cosmic strings and raw, brooding bass waves emerging from the deepest depths of the unknown universe.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Monday, March 25, 2019

Brian Harnetty - Amanda (Youtube Slideshow Audio)



An interesting blend of authentic ethnographic recordings and melancholia-infused Chamber Music taken from Brian Harnetty's debut album "Shawnee, Ohio" that's about to be released via Karlrecords in late April, 2k19.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

El Caballo Semental 001 - Distribution Update #1

NO MORE - 123456789 *baze.djunkiii & Herr Brandt Dream A NuDream Remix (El Caballo Semental 001)

limited to 200 one-sided, hand-stamped purple / violet whitelabel 7" vinyl copies is now available via

- NO MORE (official bandcamp page)
- Otaku Records / Hamburg

click links to proceed.

Grosso Gadgetto - Onslaught



Beautifully grinding Illbient / Downbeat for a dystopian future. We dig this!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Ritual Howls - Rendered Armor [Felte 056]

Put on the circuit via the ever active Felte label on March 22nd, 2k19 is "Rendered Armour", the latest longplay outing created by Detroit's Industrial Rock-dubbed outfit named Ritual Howls which cater a quite surprising opener with "Alone Together", a well-twangy, seductive and more DesertRock / DesertBlues infused song effort, a vibe that's kept well alive in the more uptempo and Wave-infused, David Lynch'esque follow-up "Mother Of The Dead". With "Love Cuts" the band showcases their darker, muscular side with hefty beats and screaming synth crescendos for those loving bands like Sisters Of Mercy, "The Offering" offers quite anthemic qualities amalgamating massive low frequency bass waves and electrified Americana with mesmerizing vocals whereas "Devoured Decency" brings forward a mixture of raw electronic DeltaBlues and an Industrial'esque for those loving Depeche Mode's "Delta Machine" and similar albums to death. Furthermore "I Can Hear Your Tears" kicks proper ass with a marching 4/4 attitude and stripped down, captivating main guitar motif, "Thought Talks" is on a deeper, romantic and still anthemic Industrial meets Dark Pop-tip and the concluding cut "All I've Known" unites all vantablack, but loving souls for a final dance in dark. Proper good. Recommended.

Album artwork on Instagram!