Tuesday, August 14, 2018

P.T.B.S & Sascha Müller - Chicago Is Everywhere [SMPTB004]

Scheduled for release on August 26th, 2k18 is the latest collaboration between Uelsen-based underground producer P.T.B.S. and Meppen's Sascha Müller. Opening with "Chicago Is Everywhere *Original Mix" the pair explores a slow, tool'ish, yet functional and pounding take on classic, stripped down House music with more of a mid-90s New York-feel whilst "Chicago Is Everywhere *Sascha Müller Acid House Mix" adds a decent bubbly Acid-line to the deep vibes of the original cut and therefore wins the race for being our  favorite tune on this digital two track single.

Monday, August 13, 2018

18.08.2018 PLATINUM GARAGE @ Beat Boutique / Hamburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / Combat Dubs]

file under: UK Garage / Speed Garage / Future Garage

doors open: 10 pm

Beat Boutique
Max-Brauer-Allee 219
22765 Hamburg

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Møster! - States Of Minds [Hubro Music]

Scheduled for release on the Norwegian Hubro Music-imprint on September 7th, 2k18 is "States Of Minds", the new double album effort created by Møster!, a massive band outfit created by sax player Kjetil Møster which features members of the well-known Motorpsycho as well as other greats on the bill. Going in with an overall menu of ten tracks spread over two CD's Møster! opens with "Brainwave Entraiment", a 20 minutes monster of a tune dabbling in score'esque vintage synths as well as in krautsy, yearning, experimental Progressive Rock-realms whilst even incorporating elements of Dub and, somehow, Ska elements as well as deep listening Ambient breakdowns whereas the follow up "Unhorsed By Chivalry" brings on a dubbed out fusion of complex, thundering drum Funk and electronic elements as well as heavy guitar distortions and tripped out SpaceJazz before "Plate Sized Eyes" weighs in 64 seconds of off-kilter slide guitar twang. Furthermore we see "Mystere" taking on solid, down-to-earth instrumental Desert Rock and "Bow Shock" providing full on fiddly experimentation with drums, guitar and loads of echoes and reverb. Going into the second disc the 22+minutes main piece "Life Wobble" starts out on a loose, rhythmic base both infused by Jazz Noir and marching drums sporting dreamy space guitars and - well... - wobbly, organic bass waves for the mind turning into a maelstrom'esque experience over the course of the tracks evolution, the "Phantom Bandotron" unleashes a surprisingly twangy, relaxed and partly even Easy Listening-infused BarJazz / Downtempo vibe and "Sounds Like A Planet" indeed comes across as a swampy, extraterrestrial sci-fi sound experience of an experimental kind. With "Mon Plaisir" Møster! caters more deep, laid back relaxation for hot summer days and the final cut "What A Flop Waking Up" even explores some kind of multi-layered tribalisms in combination with modified sax and clarinet outings to a well fever'ish effect. A lot to take in here, yet a well interesting musical construct  for sure.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Friday, August 10, 2018

Manga St Hilaire - Forever (Prod. Wiley)

EskiBeat is back and this ting is levels! Bang!

Various Artists - Psycho Kidzzz Vol. 5 [Psychocandies 070]

Scheduled for August 23rd, 2k18 on Psychocandies is the labels fifth full on various artists compilation album entitled "Psycho Kidzzz Vol. 5" which caters a sweet bag of ten tracks for all Acid lovers out there starting with P.T.B.S. And Hammed Maliq's "Borrooo (Sascha Müller Acid Bro Remix)", a bouncy, haunting and slightly mechanical take on raw AcidHouse whilst 4ZZZ1's "Pilldriver" combines morphing MonoTechno synths with a kind of sci-fi Tribal vibe and Sascha Müller's "Time Range" is quite a fest for a lovers of quality, fast paced HardTrance for warehouse raves and is one of Mr. Müller's best oldskool productions in a two decades spanning career for sure. "Eject The System" is another 4ZZZ1 production focusing on experimental ElectroGlitch, "Untitled 4" by Frog Bitch is a well distorted, uncompromising lesson in grinding Techno, the 'Acid Machine Mix' of Sascha Müller's "I Have A Sampler" gives us a filtered hint of floating AcidTrance and 3CloneB returns with "On Range", a lively, positive RaveTechno banger for peaktime sets. With "Acid Acapella_12" Sascha Müller provides a screaming Acid line tool for all adventurous DJ's out there, 4ZZZ1's "We Go" balances the thin line between harsh MonoAcid and tribalistic Techno with massive rave signals and the final cut - Sascha Müller's "Kenmodo" - evokes memories of Acid / Rave greats like Emmanuel Top for all those who've already been around in the 90s. Recommended!

Sam And The Womp - Ice Cream Man *Jstar Remix

Summer vibes proper. We're in!

Thursday, August 09, 2018

MAP 71 - Void Axis [Fourth Dimension Records / Foolproof Projects]

To be released as a collaborational effort between Fourth Dimension Records and Foolproof Projects on September 3rd, 2k18 is "Void Axis", the fourth album created by Brighton-based duo MAP 71 which are catering a new serving of nine tracks within a little less than 40 minutes runtime, opening with the galloping vintage synth meets intense Spoken Word (No)Wave-cut "Primary Radioaction" followed by "The Prefab", a stripped down, hypnotic homage to the Ingenious Dilettantes movement as well as "Nuclear Landscapes" employing thundering drums and a well postapocalyptic feel for a reason. With "The Future Edge" we see MAP 71 travel forward in time, bringing on a cold and well sci-fi feel whilst  "Minimal Bridget" brings forth heavy, war drums and brutal barrage fire for an ultimate apocalypse before "Armour And Ecdysis" provides more of a multi-layered, postapocalyptic edge of madness for those who can take it. Furthermore "Neonsignquietlife" is quite a hit for advanced SynthWave- / (No)Wave-dancefloors, "21-12" drifts on into a cold, abstract beat foundation and robotic vibes as well as abstract Chicago House-references synthwise before the final "Skeleton Gang" provides the projects take on echo-heavy, dubbed out, yet noisy musical madness. Highly recommended!

Album artwork on Instagram!

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Tajak - Ciclos [Buh Records Promo]

Scheduled for release via the Peruvian imprint Buh Records on September 15th, 2k18 is "Ciclos", the latest album outing created by the Mexican band outfit Tajak which is one of the brand names in the Psych, Stoner and Shoegaze scene in Latin America. Opening with the powerful, riff-heavy and earthbound Desert Rock-infused "El Despertar" the band paves the way for things to come as there is the deeper, more laid back and dubbed out "Camino", the upbeat, thrilling dancefloor Psychedelia of "I've Seen It  Fall" as well as the smokey distortion of the Desert Rock-anthem that is "Don't Know Why". With "En El Centro De La Sierra" we see Tajak explore more of a sunset after a day of hard work in the desert kind of vibe, the title track "Ciclos" employs more of a dreamy, underwater Stoner atmosphere going all in for a wall of sound later, "The Drop (Vinyl Edit)" provides a proper take on intense slo-mo tension for those who like to bang their head on a regular and the final cut "Ojos De Agua (Vinyl Edit)" waves goodbye on a calm and relaxed non-vocal vocal level. Good stuff, this.

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

baze.djunkiii Chart Haul 08/2018

Monday, August 06, 2018

Sascha Müller - Traxxx Vol. 3 [SM Traxxx 26-2018]

Coming up with his next digital single on August 16th, 2k18 is the man Sascha Müller, bringing forth two new bangers on the SM Traxxx label. With "Track 05" he presents a killer take on gooey, spiralling AcidTrance featuring punchy snare attacks for all the oldskool ravers whilst "Track 06" combines more hypnotic Acid with raw, galloping Breakbeat-references for buzzing primetime sets. Great  stuff.

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Lui Hill - Lui Hill [Filter Music Group]

To be released via Filter Music Group on August 10th, 2k18 is "Lui Hill", the self-titled debut album of the German NeoSoul / NuSoul artist of the same name which has recently been announced on these pages via the video of the single "Ancient Dust" taken of the album. Inspired mostly by South Africa after quite a heapload of personal and business tragedy the album opens with the 4k Future Soul piece "5000 Miles" followed by the widescreen, Piano-led anthem "Revolver" with its distinct drum signature and a slightly stop-and-go reminiscing vibe whereas "See The Light Again" weighs in more of a Pop appeal featuring widescreen panorama synths and an upbeat dancefloor vibe before "Words Become Useless" provides 21st century Urbans Soul music for real. Facing "The Storm" Lui Hill indulges in a mixture of electronically based Future Soul and folksy guitars, "Home (Interlude)" is more of a twisted, cut-up Field Recording and "So In Between" introduces drama, tension and a hint of darkness through a stripped down arrangement led by raw vintage basslines, crashing military snares and a sweet offbeat lick. Wading "Muddy Waters" we're facing more beautiful pianos and heartfelt ballad vibes whilst "The Fall" rides a well-similar wave and the final cut  "We Don't Die" provides a calm, inward looking conclusion to this album for lovers of SoftRock infused summer sunset songs for sure. Sweet stuff.

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Cypress Hill - Band Of Gypsies (Official Video)

True HipHop ain't dead. Trap didn't win. MumbleRap didn't either.

Friday, August 03, 2018

11.08.2018 WE DANCE ELECTRIC! @ Beat Boutique / Hamburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings]

file under: ElectroHouse / Bootlegs / Electroclash / IndieElectro

doors open: 9 pm

Beat Boutique
Max-Brauer-Allee 219
22765 Hamburg

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Kama Aina & Hochzeitskapelle - Wayfaring Suite 02 (Official Video)

File under: beautiful melancholia. Taken from the forthcoming album "Wayfaring Suite" which is about to be released via Gutfeeling Records in late September, 2k18.

Dr. NoiseM - Studio Works 28 [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]

Coming up with his new "Studio Works 28" album on his very own label again is Meppen's mysterious Noize creator known as Dr. NoiseM churning out a new menu of 13 times sickness for all you experimental minds out there. Starting out with "No Name Motherfukker", a mad grinding digital HarshNoize affair stretched over 14+ minutes followed by the well cryptic "3nf94mf34" which is dealing with a spatial, droney and subtle take on Cold Ambient whereas "Art Seduction" follows up on a similar, yet even more minimalist path for nearly ten minutes and "Bassado" brings forth straight up hefty digital ultraviolence for those in the know. "Bassporn" sees the producer return to a slightly altered, slowed down variation of his trademark respiratory sounds accompanied by growling, slowly shifting sub lines turning into grinding digital Noize, "Bing Bong" is more of a lively, lovely 60 second excursion into weird 8bit arrangements on hyperspeed, "Break The Fukkin Silence" drifts off into hectic uberglitch territories and "Close Your Eyes" gets down like a brutalist maelstrom on a braincell destruction thing for sure. With "Computer Death" Dr. NoiseM provides more sweeps, bleeps and distorted lo-fi madness slightly reminiscent of Lassigue Bendthaus' ill twisted Phonk at times, "Death In October" caters an endless string of decaying Noize fragments, "Franky (Victor Frankenstein)" gets lost in highly psychoactive dreams, "Geschrei" weighs in 160 seconds of spine-tingling sci-fi soundscapes and the final cut "Kalibration" evokes cold, sterile memories of Field Recordings captured in a robotic lab of the future. Nice.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Stella Chiweshe - Kasahwa: Early Singles [Glitterbeat Records]

To be released on September 14th, 2k18 via Glitterbeat Records is "Kasahwa: Early Singles", a collection of hard to find single releases put on the circuit by Zimbabwe- and Germany-based singer and performer Stella Chiweshe between 1974 and 1983 when she just started to become an Mbira-icon and -sensation in her homeland of Zimbabwe. With these eight early recordings the listener, even if not familiar with the mystical and spiritual origins of the Mbira genre which has been played by the Shona people for centuries and even millenia, is entering a fascinating, organic and well-calming realm of naturalistic, ancient sound with a carribbean twist which, in its meandering repetition and partly even playful nature seems to be mysteriously familiar and all-embracing, like an age old structure that has been embedded into the musical dna of mankind since day one. Interesting.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

baze.djunkiii Charts 08/2018

01. Okzharp & Manthe Ribane - Closer Apart [Hyperdub]
See review for details...

02. Wargirl - Arbolita [Cloud Hill]
See review for details... 

03. DJ T-1000 a.k.a. Alan Oldham - Ratchet Traxx [Bpitch Control 331]
Alan Oldham a.k.a. DJ T-1000 is quite a legend, both as pioneering DJ / producer as well as groundbreaking graphic designer and artist. With these four tracks released in 2017 he delivers a very own and distinct take on a crossover between pounding Techno and hard-hitting GhettoHouse with a well sexual note that's about to please moving dancefloor crowds forever. Timeless quality.

04. Sascha Müller - Untitled Box Set [Psychocandies]
See review for details... 

05. Steve O'Sullivan & Mike Schommer - Submerged [Mosaic Records 040]
DubTechno as classic as DubTechno can be. Floating, drifting, timeless and graced by an additional remix crafted by Deepchord the three tracks on this 12" are a most for each and every genre connaisseur. Check.

06. Unknown [Tatko 001]
What a surprise this record is. A stamped 10" whitelabel which at first glance doesn't sound and look like much but grows into a stripped down, well captivating take on mid- to early-2000s MinimalTechno one cannot resist, even if one - like me - has never been a big fan of this specific genre at all. Proper good stuff.

07. Rabit ft. Riko Dan - Black Dragons [Glacial Sound 005]
Slightly mysterious 10" that either was repressed now although it was put out as a limited edition release when the label ceased operations in 2015 or is to be considered a rare warehouse find that popped up at its German distributor only recently. On the A-side Riko Dan is full on fire atop a sub-heavy oldskool Grime riddim whereas the flip provides a slightly darker, Industrial Dubstep-approach on an antigroove ting.

08. Serge Gamesbourg presents Boston Goes Disco! [BBE Records]
See review for details...

09. Ingar Zach / Speak Percussion - Before Nightfall One [Sofa Music]
See review for details...

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Sascha Müller - Untitled Box Set [Psychocandies]

The man Sascha Müller is back and he's back with a box. Nicely packaged in an 8" IBM floppy disk cardboard box the latest limited to 20 hand-numbered copies edition release on the Psychocandies label includes the first and second 7" vinyl released on the label which we've previously reviewed on these pages accompanied by third, box-exclusive and hand-cut 7" sporting the catalogue number SMSM 1.03 as third part of the vinyl series, bringing forth a deeper, spaced out and jacking, yet somehow skippy slow motion Acid(House) effort as well as an hypnotic take on spiralling AcidTrance on the flipside. Furthermore the limited to 20 copies box-exclusive CD-r covered in black spray paint as SMSM 1.04 caters a sweet ten track menu of lively, untitled Acid variations as well whereas the additional SMSM 1.05 1.44 MB floppy disk contains three more .wav file tracks serving short acidic loops for sample purposes and the final untitled cassette tape dubbed SMSM 1.06 goes deep into live jam territories introducing both classy, slightly Acid-infused space Electro as well as distinct, slow-grooving and levitating ElectroPhonk for late night sessions to the audience of listeners. A massive package, this is.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

David Rothenberg / Nicola L. Hein / Hans Tammen - Bird Saw Buchla [Clang 061 Promo]

Scheduled for release on September 14th, 2k18 on the ever active Clang-imprint is "Bird Saw Buchla", a collaborational album effort created by the triumvirate of David Rothenberg, Nicola L. Hein and Hans Tammen which created a conjunctional six track journey spanning over 57 minutes on this longplay piece, employing an array of instruments including a variety of clarinets, iPad, guitar, circular saw and the legendary Buchla music easel in the compositional process. Opening with "Must Springtime Fade?" the three artists bring forth a free floating Jazz Noir-like approach contrasted by a harsh take on ultra-electronic background Funk, "Then Cry All Birds And Fishes" gravitates more towards experimental DarkJazz territories and "Cold Pale Eyes Pour Tears" sees the bird mentioned in the title coming into play before the Buchla provides a clean retrofuturist sound environment for all sci-fi scoreists out there, building up maximum tension with minimalist bleeps, busy tweets, moving fluids and raw vintage bass pulses for those who know. With "Now In Sad Autumn" the three composers bring forth more deep Jazz melancholia, "As I Take My Darkening Path..." sees lively clarinet movements in combination with spiralling modulations and the final cut "A Solitary Bird" weighs in more dark'ish, swampy atmospheres accompanied by seemingly field recorded clangs and percussive elements, seductive bass movements as well as bits and bops of, oftentimes mutated, background Jazz blown over from faraway venues. Well interesting, this.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Jana Irmert - Flood [Fabrique Records 066]

Put on the circuit via Fabrique Records on July 20th, 2k18 is "Flood" the most recent album created by Berlin's Jana Irmert who's inspiration has been fed by Chyngyz Aitmatov's dystopian novel "The Mark Of Cassandra" for this one. Split into three parts the album opens with the 22+ minutes of "Flood Pt. 1 (Standing On Breaking Ice)" which offers a crackling, slowed down and obviously subaquatic structure for rhythmic organisation which is accompanied by whizzing, spiralling modular effects, whirling Noize eruptions and tender, more Ambient-related background pads whereas "Flood Pt. 2 (Silence On A String)" seems to be build on busy reverse background sweeps, dark'ish bass droning, a slow subsurface swell, heaps of immanent melancholia and deep isolation before the final cut "Flood Pt. 3 (The Sound Of The Universe Spinning)" offers multiple layers of siren'esque pulses, deep vibrating bass oscillations, mechanical scraping, short digital crackles and an array of ethereal, floating ambience paired with alarming vintage sci-fi tension to combine all these elements to what is our favorite track on this approx. 52 minutes longplayer. Good stuff.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Friday, July 27, 2018

Lui Hill - Ancient Dust (Official Video)

From deep melancholia to a swinging summer vibe - the first teaser single taken from Lui Hill's forthcoming and self-titled debut album that's about to hit the streets on August 10th, 2k18.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

02.08.2018 baze.djunkiii presents: OUR HOUSE @ Beat Boutique / Hamburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings]

file under: DeepHouse / House / BrokenHouse

doors open: 9 pm

Beat Boutique
Max-Brauer-Allee 219
22765 Hamburg

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Ingar Zach / Speak Percussion - Before Nightfall One [Sofa Music]

Teaming up for a collaborational album to be released on Sofa Music on August 31st, 2k18 are the prolific composer Ingar Zach and the Melbourne-based duo Speak Percussion, presenting a non-stop approx. 35 minutes long one track journey entitled "Before Nightfall One". Documenting a day-long collaboration as well as the concert resulting from this distinct, time-limited work effort we see the three musicians cater a deep, athmospheric sonic journey starting out on the basis of a dark'ish, repetetive drone movement which is interrupted by the sound of small rattling chimes moving forward into crystalline, floating bells, tender reverbs and layered, scraping mechanical sounds as well as intricate, abstract percussive sections, eruptive, explosive sequences and a grinding, screeching climax towards the end which, all combined, make this album a well interesting, yet chill listening experience for sure.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Homeraver - Nuke Vol. 2 [Nuke The Planet 002]

To be released digitally via the new Hardcore-focused imprint Nuke The Planet is "Nuke Vol. 2" by The Homeraver, a heavy distorted one track single that is surely keeping up with a distorted oldskool Hardcore / Gabba buzz that's brutal, repetetive and bringing back a lot of memories for those who've been following labels like Napalm Records, Kotzaak or B.E.A.S.T. Records  in the past with its well uncompromising attitude and oscillating, braincell wrecking rave signals which, in parts, even evoke memories of early Hardsequencer tunes in terms of their distinct sound and production value. Hard as nails. Check.

Monday, July 23, 2018

P.T.B.S., Hanzzo & Sascha Müller - Sugar Low Flow [SMPTB 003]

Coming up on July 25th, 2k18 is "Sugar Low Flow", the latest - and first - collaboration project which sees Meppen-based Sascha Müller team up with Uelsen's P.T.B.S. and fresh face Hanzzo for a conjunctional musical effort. Together, the three artists provide "Sugar Low Flow *Instrumental" as a sweet opening shot, riding a trancey TechHouse wave, ever progressing modulations and a raw, rolling bass motif for late night sessions whereas the second cut, "Sugar  Low Flow *Sascha Müller Ambient Remix", brings forth a rhythmic yet floating take on the original tune based on the rhythmic groove of the bassline alone later accompanied by loose, live sounding drums for all the Downtempo and ChillOut-heads out there.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Dr. NoiseM - Studio Works 27 [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]

Recently released via Dr. NoiseM Tapes on July 17th, 2k18 is "Studio Works 27" - another new effort in Dr. NoiseM's ongoing serial journey into electronic sound exploration. Sporting four tracks the album starts out with the main piece "Believe", a 49 minutes spanning take on spatial, cavernous and calming Dark Ambient based on the trademark respiratory sounds oftentimes used by the Meppen-based producer throughout his former 'The CDr: A-B-C'-series whereas the follow up "Enclosed" brings forth full-on HarshNoize terror attacking and eliminating our eardrums and braincells within seconds and showing no mercy over its full course of 13 minutes. Furtermore we see "Untitled 0" go deep into spiralling, electric buzzing, modular sweeps and hidden background rhythm structures before the final cut "Born For Suicide" weighs in more thundering, ever droning pulses meandering in between electrifying Dark Ambient and borderline Noize, presenting a heavy maelstrom of sounds defo not made for the faint hearted amongst the lovers of experimental electronic music.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

D Double E - Back Then (Online Video)

A snapback into history and we cannot avoid to include some more classic Grime flashbacks in this post as history seems to be repeating, somehow.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Siddiq - Breathe For A Second (Prod. By Massacooramaan)

21st Century HipHop with a bang. Massive tune, this!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Ital Tek - Bodied [Planet Mu 397 Promo]

Scheduled for release on September 7th, 2k18 via the classic Planet Mu-imprint is Ital Tek's "Bodied", a new album which sees the artist originally rooted in bass music progressing further and finally fully leaving the dancefloor behind with the thirteen tracks presented on this one. Opening with "Adrift" the artist paves the way for things to come, creating a beautiful crystalline take on pure Ambient beauty filled with ethereal background choir non-vocalisms, travelling distortions and large scale production surely influenced by Ital Tek's previous work for a computer game score, "Become Real" follows in a similar vein, paying homage to all the Synth masters and Ambient greats of the past and so does "Cipher", referencing alltime classics like Jean-Michel Jarre's "Zoolook" with its cut-up vocals and tense atmosphere as well as the rest of this album which is surely a recommended listen for all true score and Ambient lovers, especially for tunes like the captivating, highly dense Industrial Electronica piece that is "Lithic", the storming Future Electronics of "Hymnal" and the well scenic, beautifully structured "Blood Rain" appearing later throughout the course of the 54 minutes runtime. Sweet.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Beethoven / Mitterer - Nine In One [Col Legno]

Fusing Classical music and electronics is a risky business and has always been, oftentimes settling for compromise and not necessarily pleasing the one or other audience right. With "Nine In One", released on Col Legno on July 13th, 2k18, we see Wolfgang Mitterer going even further, boiling the overall body of work of one of Classical music alltime greats down to nine pieces, blending all of his work together into one big composition, a condensed body of approx. 56 minutes total runtime that aims to prove that Beethoven is actually listenable / consumable in this modern day and age. An adventurous approach which finally results in a wild collage, a massive mix and blend, a rollercoaster of cut-ups which might cause 'heureka!'-moments or wild eruptions of hate for those familiar with classical music but fully fails for us on many levels - a lack of knowledge, a deep disinterest in the standards of classical music as well as a lack of access to any of the genres classics, Beethoven's back catalogue or any one person that might be a good reference to learn more about Classical music in general if we had to. Therefore this is a only maelstrom of a collage to us in which we're simply unable to specify which parts / samples / sequences have been taken form what composition or what has been re-arranged in what matter to meet the ideas of Wolfgang Mitterer for a reason. Therefore we're simply not qualified to reasonably review this at any given point in time.  

Album artwork on Instagram!

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Jonas Kasper Jensen - Within The Temporal Experience [Clang Promo]

To be released way down the line in early fall, actually on September 28th, 2k18, is Jonas Kasper Jensen's new album on Clang, a six track piece in which the Danish artist goes sets out to work on the reprocessed recordings of string instruments. Opening with "An Indeterminancy Of Silence" we see him embark on an intense, slightly unnerving journey meandering in between Ambient pads and obviously distorted, off kilter midrange droning, "A Shape Within A Material" gravitates towards classic Ambient structures and "Silence Within The Sound" brings forth more warm pads and drones for genre lovers, with the occasional beautiful piano sound engrained in the slowly moving sonic flow. Furthermore "Eternity Within Finitude" caters well eternal droning pleasure dissolving space-time-perceptions once again, "From The One To The Other" - our favorite tune on the album - provides warm, autumnal melancholia for lost spaces of the heart and the final cut "The Passing By" adds a little bit of an eerie, haunting aspect to the Ambient genre, employing large scale production value and a remarkably spatial approach that surely qualifies this one to be used as a score piece in an epic feature film for a reason. Good stuff.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Konstrukt & Keiji Haino - A Philosophy Warping, Little By Little That Way Lies A Quagmire [Karlrecords 052 Promo]

Scheduled for release on August  31st, 2k18 via Karlrecords is the album "A Philosophy Warping, Little By Little That Way Lies A Quagmire" created by the Turkish FreeJazz duo that is Konstrukt in collaboration with Japanese Noize producer Keiji Haino. Featuring two lengthy compositions both exceeding the 20 minutes mark we see the albums opener "Into A Trap Surely So Elaborately Laid Air Has Entered And A Splendid, Beautiful Monster Now Swims" provide a wild ride into dusted, smoky 70s FreeJazz Psychedelia mixed with thundering drums and quirky vintage synth bleeps as well as a tense, more scenic second half of the cut whereas the second piece "Excess + Analysis = Courage" starts out with yearning sax and beautiful, hard hitting pianos before employing a more chaotic, multilayered approach incorporating wild, untamed guitar improvisations, loads of 80s sounding drums and a few eerily calm, atmospheric breakdowns and Santana'eque solos as well as Tarantino'esque guitar licks sending shivers down our spines. One for the hardcore FreeJazz audience for sure which, according to the audience noise captured on this live recordings, really enjoyed the performances for sure.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

aniYo kore - Termination Agreement (Official Video)

Dortmund's aniYo kore are fusing raw, melancholic Americana with trademark, galopping beat structures on this one. Check!