Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Various Artists - Groundzero Teknocamp 004: Jackerz C90 [Groundzero Teknocamp 004]

Put on the circuit via the underground imprint, as well as real life event series, Groundzero Teknocamp as a limited to 150 copies cassette tape album is "Groundzero Teknocamp 004: Jackerz C90" which brings forth a very special approach towards an album release in capturing two very special live joints for the audience. On the A-side we're thrown back more than two decades with Null Object "Live At Fuzz Box - 18th Of December 1998", a wild session opening with one of the loveliest Techno bootlegs we've ever come across before progressing into raw, merciless Acid, HardAcid and distorted, stomping Techno jams which, although carefully remastered, seem to lack a little subbass - maybe due to the age and medium of the original recording. On the B-side we see the American Techno- / Acid- / electronic music-legend Freddy Fresh present "The Yaya23 Sessions" in which he's switching to dark'ish, hypnotic uptempo AcidTechno gears from the very first minute, bringing forth a hounded, raw underground attitude that will be well received by lovers of TribeTekno and Teknival culture as well as by the regular Rave- and Acidhead for a reason.

Cassette artwork on Instagram!

Adrian Corker - Music For Lock Grooves [SN Variations 005 Promo]

Scheduled for release via SN Variations on July 5th, 2k19 as the labels cat.no. 005 is Adrian Corker's "Music For Lock Grooves", an interesting take on using locked grooves cut on real acetates - yes, dubplates that is! - being played back as a foundation for musical composition. Interesting, not only because of the limited loop / cycle length yet also because of the progressing decay occuring throughout the playback and recording process as acetates tend to wear out and break down easily when played repeatedly, even more so when used as a very limited locked groove. Split over six sub-parts the promotional CD version contains only one track of roughly 20 minutes total playtime which provides a quite enthralling sonic landcape of spiralling, ever meandering nature, weighing in elements of Ambient, Electronica, electro-acoustic composition and Musique Concrete, seemingly - and maybe due to their repetetive, yet still alway varying nature - opening communication channels with ones inner self, the subsurface layers of the unconscious, touching on ancient grounds and therefore is recommended to all collectors and lovers of experimental electronic music for a series of highly focused listening sessions. Fascinating.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Crystal Apes - The Hunt



It took a while until this piece came together but now Hamburg's The Crystal Apes are finally back with a new song, still on a unique and continuous hunt to explore songwriting and arrangements beyond any beaten path.

Monday, June 17, 2019

P.T.B.S. & Sascha Müller - Rebels [Urbangroove Records 013]

Put on the circuit via the Italian label Urbangroove Records as their cat.no. 013 is the new "Rebels" single crafted by the production team of P.T.B.S., better known as Ufuk Özbayar to his friends and parents, and longtime electronic music staple Sascha Müller. Released as a digital single and a limited to 7 - !!! - hand-numbered copies run of hand-cut 12" vinyl the duo is opening with "Leblebi" which offers a highly functional take on proper spaced out Techno with excellent high frequency filter works and masterly crafted breakdowns whereas "Androids" on the flipside focuses on a groove a little more stripped down and mechanical that's about to resonate with both followers of classic driving MinimalTechno - think Robert Hood et al. here - as well as with those who've been brought up on the stomping HardHouse / Techno fusion that used to be popular amongst DJ's and punters around the mid-90s due to it's highly effective dancefloor attitude. Good stuff.

Vinyl artwork on Instagram!

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Dr. NoiseM - The Love God [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]

Coming up as a limited edition of 20 clean pink'ish tape copies worldwide, all individually wrapped in a folded A4 cover poster featuring some lovely vintage porn cut-outs, is "The Love God", the new album outing by semi-legendary German experimental music producer Dr. NoiseM. Released without a proper accompanying tracklist we're confronted with a massive, one-side spanning maelstrom of raw grinding HarshNoize on the A-side which easily alters and destroys our perception of space and time with an overdose of sonic events per microsecond whereas the flipside indulges in ear-piercing midrange modulations, rhythmic Noize pulses and an even more brutalist approach to the genre, weighing in elements of Break- and GlitchCore, catering soul-sucking DeathNoize and haunting ColdAmbient sequences layered on top of low frequency havoc and turmoil, pure overwhelming Noize outings and more harsh goodness for true lovers of one of the most underground genres of electronic music around.


Ensemble Du Verre - Jet-Black Notebook [Batterie Records 027]

Fresh on the circuit via Sönke Düwer's Batterie Records-imprint is "Jet-Black Notebook", the latest album release by the label masterminds long-time running project Ensemble Du Verre which caters a menu of eight new tracks and reveals a slight musical shift away from the 2016-released longplayer "Rooms". Unlike its predecessor which defo had a thing going for minimalism and melancholia touched by a slightly vintage atmosphere we see Ensemble Du Verre approach the songwriting process from another angle, heading towards a more Pop - yet, far from commercial - vibe present from the intimate, tender and romantic opener "Flawless" onwards, brings in a surprisingly bass-heavy take on FutureSoul with the subsequent "No Money Can't Buy" featuring Jan-Philipp Kelber on vocals duties, harks back to the deep vibe of "Rooms" with "Consciousness" whilst dabbling with a combination of autotuned vocals and an intimate, minimalist Jazz-infused backing and provides a massive JazzPop hit with Nora Becker on vocal duties when it comes to the title track "Jet-Black Notebook". On the flip Ensemble Du Verre picks up on a similar note, yet provides more of Downtempo / TripHop / Dope Beats vibe for advanced and musically well schooled dancefloors with "A Case Like Our's" whilst the "Song Of Songs" combines a tender, yet seemingly raw and unprocessed beat foundation with quite a complex vocal performance which, at some points, seems to be a little incoherent, slightly off-tempo and meandering in comparison to the rest of the album, "For Someone" brings forth a ballad'esque late night feel with interesting electronic background works, beautiful mid-track breakdown and more digital vocal tuning for a contemporary approach on voice processing before the final cut "Out Of Sync" is more like in sync with its minimalist piano melody, rumbling bass and sparse, yet distinct Downtempo beat arrangements as a foundation for a well-thought out closing that surely will sit well with fans of the ever developing musical outfit that is Ensemble Du Verre.


Friday, June 14, 2019

Poor Isa - Let's Drink The Sea And Dance [Aspen Edities 007]

Put on the circuit via the Itegem-based imprint Aspen Edities on May 24th, 2k19 is "Let's Drink The Sea And Dance", the first ever album by Poor Isa, a collaborational duo formed by the two Belgian artists Frederik Leroux and Ruben Machtelinckx. Presenting an array of nine brand new tracks here, all built on the foundation of combining woodblocks and prepared piano, the duo brings forth a very intimate, organic and tender approach to the creation of sound with warm, melancholic and inward-looking arrangements of ambient'ish drones in combination with sparse, yet complex rhythm signatures in the opening track "Oceanfuls" whereas the follow-up "Sill" seems to follow a twangier path with bit of cheeky, tumbling humour hidden in its minimalist arrangement whilst the intro of "The Sun At Two" even seems to border electroacoustic experiments before drifting off into a wonderful take on Score Noir musically. With "Elsewhere" we see Poor Isa revealing a slighty darker angle on their work, combining plucked banjo strings with an uneasy, slightly off-kilter background vibe hinting towards darker entities from worlds beyond our lurking just  outside our periphal vision, "Izu" pulls off a minimalist zen homage to what might be described as slightly Asian sound aesthetics before the "Seagarden" harks back to long, ambient'ish tones and overall beauty paired with a feel of maritime melancholia only familiar to those living by the sea or a big harbour for a reason. Furthermore "Noonstroom" and its spiralling, scraping rhythms build another bridge to the ghostly otherworld, channeling contorted communications from ghostly beings when played after midnight at full moon, "Shroud" sees both a curious humour and flickering unease fall together within one composition and the final "Sunday Lemons" are more of a tender, caressing experience for a closing than a sour or bitter goodbye. Beautiful stuff - recommended!

Album artwork on Instagram!

20.06.2019 Knospt. @ Radio FSK / Hamburg

Exactly, to the very day, 14 years after baze.djunkiii sacked his former radio show "Die Nachtschwestern" on Radio FSK /  Hamburg with a one hours farewell edition of his favorite and most important tracks played on repeat throughout the show - tracklist  here! - the Intrauterin Recordings label head makes a return to the station due to an invitation to the monthly Knospt.-show which has been on air in Hamburg for years on end now.

Regularly transmitted live from the Fabrique Basement located in the infamous Gängeviertel the show focuses on a broad variety of mostly experimental electronic music and will see baze.djunkiii focus on contemporary Grime / Dubstep / Bass Music, a style he well fostered and pioneered on air throughout his time at the station in the early noughties, as well as harking back to the formative years of the mentioned genres, bringing back some rare and rarely heard classics from back in the day for a reason. Tune in!


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

file under: Grime / Dubstep /  Bass Music

live transmission starts: 22oo CET+1 - tune in online!

terrestrial frequency 93.0FM / cable 101.4FM - both in the greater Hamburg area.

for live audience:
Fabrique Basement
Gängeviertel
Valentinskamp 28A
20355 Hamburg
Germany

Thursday, June 13, 2019

9T Antiope & Siavash Amini - Harmistice [Hallow Ground Promo]

Put on the circuit via the Switzerland-based imprint Hallow Ground on June 9th, 2k19 is "Harmistice", the new collaborational longplay effort by Iranian artists 9T Antiope and Siavash Amini which was created solely via online communications. The four tracker opens with "Blue As In Bleeding", a nine minutes cut evolving from pure sinewaves into a grinding maelstrom of electronic and industrial Noize with a well brutalist twist, later contrasted by tender vocals of 9T Antiope's singer Sara Bigdeli Shamloo which seems a little out of place in the context of this specific sonic environment which also goes for the follow up "Purple As In Pain" which tries to fuse chanson'esque ballad vibes with longing, isolationist drones, violins highly compressed drums and processed Spoken Words. Furthermore "Black As In Burst" opens on a well promising tip with Death Ambient atmospheres and an intense story of war told by a female protagonist, leading up to raw, brutal sawtooth bass outbursts able to shift and disturb tectonic plates, providing our only favorite track of the album, whereas "Silver As In Silence", despite musically intense and brooding, once again suffers from the conceptual vocal approach that not seems to be fully working with the harsh musical backing from our point of view. Buy for the excellent "Black As In Burst" only.

Fredrik Rasten - Six Moving Guitars [Sofa Music]

Released via the Norwegian label Sofa Music on May 31st, 2k19 is Frederik Rasten's debut album "Six Moving Guitars" which is the result of a conceptual and performance related collaboration of three dancers and three guitarists, employing elaborate choreographic strategies to achieve results in specific sounds and interferences of the six instruments involved in the recording of the album. Musically the five tracks spread over a total playtime of 38 minutes offer a very close up and intimate listening experience throughout which we see each single instrument following a distinct, quite repetetive pattern which - due to varying intervals of repetition and tuning - interfere with eachother in a variety of ways, delivering quite interesting tonal shifts, off kilter outbreaks and rhythmic changes, slowly revealing different layers of the individual composition whilst still providing a quite naturalistic and overall harmonic soundscape even for the curious, non-musically educated listener who might not be able to follow the theoretical approach behind the album concept. Define: total calmness.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Intrauterin Tapes 009 - Distribution Update #1

baze.djunkiii - The Gangster Files (Intrauterin Tapes 009)

limited to 70 copies neon-glow UK Garage / Sublow / Jungle / Drum'n'Bass mixtape is now available via

- deejay.de / Germany
- Juno Records / UK
- Otaku Records / Germany

click links to proceed.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Monsta - Monsta III [Opa Loka Records]

Released via Opa Loka Records on May 10th, 2k19 is the second ever album by Israeli producer Boaz Bentlur a.k.a. Monsta which is, quite aptly, entitled "Monsta III" and brings forth two epicly long cuts defining the projects direction for 2019. Coming from a background as bass player with an interest in so-called psychedelic music Monsta starts the journey with the 28 minutes spanning "A3", an epitomy of a perfect crossover between ever floating Post-PostRock and PopAmbient, bringing forth slow organic movements and ever present Dub fx droning and zoning out whilst sculpting a cocoon'esque sonic architecture that will be embraced by every Ambient head and ChillOut fanatic ever whereas the subsequent "B3" indulges in beauteous, tender pads and a time rerendering blueprint for the most Ambient music ever stretched over nearly 37 minutes without ever getting old, repetetive or annoying at any given second. An instant classic for sure. Get!

Album artwork on Instagram!

Trond Kallevag Hansen - Bedehus & Hawaii [Hubro Music]

There seems to be a thing going on with the combination of Hawaiian twang guitars and Nordic / Norwegian Music these days as the Hubro Music camp has been putting out another album focusing on this specific vibe with Trond Kallevag Hansen's "Bedehus & Hawaii" on May 24th, 2k19 on which the composer is accompanied by pedal steel player Geir Sundstøl over the course of nine tracks and approx. 37 minutes of playtime. Together, alongside a set of guest musicians, they carve out a sonic, and instrumental, space of their own, bordering both Easy Listening and Exotica in a certain way,  bringing together influences of Folk and Polynesian vibes in a way that might well fit in into the backdrop of a sweet cocktail setting on a lazy hot summer evening for some, yet has something off'ish and doesn't seem fall into place as effortlessly and perfectly as in Sundstøl's latest album "Brødlos" which made excessive use of twangy steel guitars as well. Therefore "Bedehus & Hawaii" does not live up to the labels standards unfortunately and isn't a must have, even not for die-hard fans of the Hubro Music catalogue.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Monday, June 10, 2019

Henriko S. Sagert - Rock You *Felix FX Remix



Deep, slightly progressive late night vibes from Berlin. Check.

Pestilential Coffin - Samhain Single I: Die Zwölfte Stunde [Dangerous Diskettes 006 Promo]

Coming in as a promo from the underground imprint Dangerous Diskettes is Pestilential Coffin's most recent 3.5" Floppy Disk named "Samhain Single I: Die Zwölfte Stunde" which is put on the circuit as a hyperlimited run of 10 copies worldwide. Featuring the single track "Die Zwölfte Stunde" which clocks in at about 4 minutes length we see the labels head honcho Paha Henki elaborating on a ruminant, solemn and ritualistic as well calm and crackly vision of Ambient crafted to soundtrack black masses and other black celebrations carried out in secret, probably parochial circles to summon long forgotten demons hidden in sealed, sacred underground vaults. One collectors item for those loving Dark Ambient projects like Kostnice or Ich Wollte, Ich Könnte.

Sunday, June 09, 2019

Xotox - Paleodisco *Club-Edition [Pro Noize Promo]

Fresh on the circuit via the Pro Noize-label is "Paleodisco *Club-Edition", the recent single taken off of the latest Xotox album "Silent Shout" which also includes the "Paleodisco *Club-Mix" we've already featured on these pages a short while ago. Apart from this cut we see the 'Remix By Tonriss' going for a harder, well groove-focused Techno vibe whilst twisting the tunes main vocal sample in a spooky, alienating way before the 'Remix By Yura Yura' explores distorted, outerworldly slo-mo Industrial Techno spheres. Furthermore "Military Sex *Xotox vs. Toys No More" comes in with a quite anthemic EBM attitude which also is about to work well with Electroclash crowds due to its dirty, yet straightforward feel, the 16Pad Noise Terrorist take on "Paleodisco" fuses buzzing, electrified basslines and a cascading synth melody with what is best to be described as complex, multi-tempo FreeTekno for Teknival crowds worldwide whereas the "I Dream Only Beautiful Nightmares *Remix By Denny Engler" gets deep into pumping MinimalTechno / TechHouse territories and provides raw sawtooth basslines reminiscent of Thomas P. Heckmann's work in his early 'Knarz'-phase and the well complex 'C-Dur Remix By Hirte Kalbalikum' of "Paleodisco" cuts things up for a reason whilst pleasing the needs of all BrokenTechno- as well as EBM/Techno-crossover fans with galopping beats, excellent filter works and brutalist sequences for the headstrong before the final cut of this single brings back the original album version of the title track for a closing. Check.

Promo artwork on Instagram!

baze.djunkiii Chart Haul 06/2019


Francisco Lopez & Miguel A. Garcia - Ekkert Nafn [Cronica / Tronicdisease]

Put on the circuit as a joined forces collaboration between the labels Cronica and Tronicdisease on May 21st, 2k19 is "Ekkert Nafn", a split album produced by experimental music legend Francisco Lopez and Bilbao-based sound artist Miguel A. Garcia. Opening with Lopez' nearly 32 minutes spanning "Untitled #351" we're drawn into a cold fusion of clean, sterile sonic events and crackles recorded in a far, desolate future, digital Noize eruptions and unprocessed recordings of waterflows followed by seemingly random breakoffs into near silence, computational noises as well as various sequences of Ambient / UnAmbient and Noize which, overall, make this composition quite incoherent in comparison to Lopez' early, and from our viewpoint: preferred, musical works. Furthermore Miguel A. Garcia presents 28+ minutes of "Applainessads" for a second part of the album, staying true to the cold, uneasy musical direction the album took in its first half, yet presenting a more coherent compositional approach with his slow moving swell of scraping midrange frequencies and slightly longing background atmosphere telling tales of melancholia and desolation which even become more evident as layers and layers of droning, klaxon'esque signals build up over the course of the track before the tunes overall focus shifts towards what seem to be buzzing recordings from a digital beehive accompanied by reverberating sonar beeps and angelic soundwaves for an extended, well minimalistic closing.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Saturday, June 08, 2019

Verwesung - Tiefschwarze Todessehnsucht (Demo 4)

Coming in these days is a demo-version of Verwesung's album "Todessehnsucht" which has been released as single-sided cassette tape via both Depressive Illusion Records and Wulfrune Worxxx in 2017 and 2016 respectively. The project, set up by Paha Henki in 2015, is widely described as Obscure Black Metal on Discogs and well... this is what one gets when sitting through the seven tracks spread over 29 minutes here. A well garage'y, home-recorded aesthetic pretty exclusively focusing on the midrange frequencies of the sonic spectrum, a multi-layered guitar-apocalypse, indecipherable screams and tinny background drum terror characterize the production value and style of this album piece which is quite an experience and defo nothing to love for the faint hearted but provides well groovy and enjoyable moments in cuts like "A Tombstone With My Name" or "Transilvanian Fog" as well. Beware.

Chris Brokaw - End Of The Night [Glitterbeat Records / Tak:til]

The first release of a new partnership formed between the Glitterbeat Records / Tak:til stable and the American VDSQ Records is the European release of Chris Brokaw's new album "End Of The Night" which sees the renowned guitarist and collaborator of Thurston Moore, Stephen O'Malley and others aiming exactly at what the title implies: creating the perfect record to end a long homelistening session with a friend, an idea which emerged from such a session years ago. Aiming at this as an end result we see Chris Brokaw providing a 33 minutes journey of friendly, positive PostRock meets Jazz fusion cuts which will surely resonate with fans of imprints like Morr Music, Sunday Service, Alien Transistor, AdP Records and the likes of which gets as intimate as things can get and is best listened to with a close friend or a loved one on a cosy autumn sunday afternoon or throughout a heavy thunderstorm at night for a bit of what can be described as sonic comfort for sure. Is this the perfect record for "The End Of The Night"? Maybe not, but its a quite solemn and inward-looking one which will, and can, be enjoyed by fans of Shoegaze and even Indietronica as well. Check "Our Fathers" for maximum dubbed out deepness and a little PopAmbient vibe - think: Klimek in their early days - and "A Dip" for a touch of DesertBlues melancholia.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Friday, June 07, 2019

Konx-Om-Pax - Ways Of Seeing [Planet Mu 404 Promo]

Scheduled for release via Planet Mu on June 14th, 2k19 is "Ways Of Seeing", the third album outing by now Berlin-based prodcuer Tom Scholefield, better known under his artistic guise Konx-Om-Pax, who has soaked up the influences of his new hometown and brought them into a musical form and new direction workwise. The album opens with "LA Melody", a beautiful, Electronica-influenced take on dreamy Dope Beats / TripHop with a heavy dose of seductive bass before "Säule Acid" featuring Silvia Kastell switches gears and heads to the open air Techno dancefloor covered in cascades of positive, playful synth melodies, "Paris 5AM" brings forth obvious DubTechno-influences, "I'm For Real" featuring Nightwave indulges in more soft stab works whilst bringing back well glitched out (Neo)Trance for a reason and the Underworld-reminiscent titled "Rez" is as friendly and welcoming as Electronica can get. Furthermore "Optimism Over Despair" redefines the term Braindance for 2019 and does this with a boom (...and a lot of sparkling synth glitter as well) before the tune turns into another straightforward (Neo)Trance anthem, "Earthly Delights" are crafted from hollow, reverberating bassdrums, blurred melodies and echoes of DubTechno / AmbientTechno whereas "Missing Something" is more of a crystalline TechHouse meets (Neo)Trance affair bringing back memories of Donnacha Costello's finest work within the colour series on the Minimise label years ago whilst sneaking in an excellent breakbeat rhythm for all the oldskool ravers out there. In "Day Dreams" we see Konx-Om-Pax embark on an over the top melodic SlowHouse / Romantic House journey, "Magenta One" embraces vibes that would be described as SinoGrime by Fatima Al Qadiri and the final cut "The Paleontologist" dives deep into Ambient waters to close out this longplayer which seems to be a bit of a surprise for both the Planet Mu label as well as Konx-Om-Pax as an artist himself.

Thursday, June 06, 2019

The Membranes - What Nature Gives... Nature Takes Away [Cherry Red Records Promo]

Scheduled for release via Cherry Red Records on June 7th, 2k19 is the new album by The Membranes named "What  Nature Gives... Nature Takes Away" which is their first longplay outing since "Dark Matter / Dark Energy" back in 2015. Spreading out over 16 tracks and more than an hour of playtime the band which had their first release a mere 29 years ago fuses their trademark desolate and melancholia-inducing PostPunk style with heavenly (background) vocals of a 20-piece choir for a change, providing a sweet, interesting contrast to raw, slightly garage-y songs like the dark, greyscale'ish title track which is about to be a hit for creatures of the late night for sure whereas "A Murder Of Crows" provides a powerful, hard P-Funk attitude and "The City Is An Animal (Nature Is Its Slave)" weighs in thoughtful, intense and slightly apocalyptic Spoken Word poetry atop a brooding, yet laid back backing track. "Deep In The Forest Where The Memories Linger" somehow evokes memories of Metallica's "Black Album" even though the whole tune operates on a way more intense, deeper and psychologically twisted level musically and seems to reflect on echoes of legendary PostRock-outfits like Village Of Savoonga from another angle, "Black Is The Colour" brings us back to the dancefloor with a sweet uptempo swing and ProtoPunk-attitude, "A Murmuration Of Starlings On Blackpool Pier" dabbles with a highly dramatic, intense Jaws-score like theme, "The Magical And Mysterious Properties Of Flowers" brings both P-Funk and SkateMetal to mind, the dubbed out "Demon Seed / Demon Flower" rocks Indie - as well as Ska-informed - dancefloors for a reason and "The Ghosts Of Winter Stalk This Land" in a, again, proper Dub-referencing manner, kinda reflecting on the works of producers like Adrian Sherwood whereas "Nocturnal" is another big PostPunk / (No)Wave anthem for universal dancefloor abuse just to pick out a few of the many great cuts featured on this well-recommended longplayer. Get.

Dr. NoiseM - Glitch Camper [Dangerous Diskettes 001]

Coming in only recently was this limited to 5 - ! - copies only 3.5" Floppy Disk release by the notorious Dr. NoiseM put out on the circuit by the super underground Dangerous Diskettes-imprint straight outta Düsseldorf / Germany in early 2k19. Presenting a low resolution track on this one, the title giving "Glitch Camper", we see the mysterious producer cater a great take on captivating metallic midrange Noize, providing an intense listening experience with off-kilter harmonics, calming modulation and buzzing background sequences of a slightly retrofuturist, computational kind. Check.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Erlend Apneseth Trio With Frode Haltli - Salika, Molika [Hubro Music]

Released via the Norwegian Hubro Music imprint on May 24th, 2k19 is this next and newest collaboration of the busy Erlend Apneseth Trio, led by Hardanger fiddle maestro Erne Apneseth himself, with highly regarded accordionist Frode Halti which, together, cater a new longplay piece comprised of seven tracks, spanning approx. 33 minutes in total. Opening with "Mor Song" we see the collaborating artists explore a world of soft, dreamy Ambient pads and plucked strings for total relaxation, combining this deep ChillOut attitude with crackly Spoken Word recordings, the title track "Salika, Molika" brings forth a quite familiar female singing voice which we might've heard in another place before reciting what seems to be an ancient Folk song of the past atop an intense, grooving Balearic arrangement whereas "Cirkus" starts on what seems to be a Field Recording tip only to progress into spaced out Indietronics infused by quite a bit of Dub and other playful and mulitlayered musical goodness with, once again, a sweet killer groove for those in the know. Furthermore "Pyramiden" indulges in what can be described as a mixture of a vintage retrofuturist sci-fi intro followed by a well beautiful, naturalistic song structure waltzing over and through untouched meadows, "Takle" tackles more Field Recordings, tongue-in-cheek sample abuse and a combination of uplifting Slow- / RomanticHouse mixed with banjo'esque string plucking also appealing to followers of the ElectroSwing movement for a reason before "Solreven" slows down to musically depict the beauty of a hot and lazy late summer afternoon seamlessly progressing into the final cut "Kirkegangar" which beams us back in time where we are experiencing the beautiful Nordic Folk of our ancestor first hand. Nice.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Jörg Piringer - Darkvoice [Transacoustic Research 010]

Scheduled for release via Transacoustic Research on June 7th, 2k19 is "Darkvoice", the new conceptual album outing created by composer Jörg Piringer whose ideas revolve around the creation of an artificial electronic secret language not be understood at all, inspired by the idea and existence of certain coded language types like rotwelsch and the likes of which only are, or were, decipherable by those moving in certain circles at the times of their usage. Using manipulated voice and electronics as the base for the sounds on "Darkvoice" we see what once was the artists original voice totally warped and obscured, blending into stoical MinimalTechno-resembling dancefloor sounds in "Mmmma", dry, yet tongue-in-cheek RoboPhonk in "Menn", clean, scientific electronic signals bordering Max/MSP'core as well as Clicks'n'Cuts in "P A" whilst "Peed" presents an intense droning, buzzing high speed experience and "Dig" digs into a brooding variation of digital Noize which, in its various pulses and sequences, causes a state of unrest in the faint hearted for a reason. With "G-Singe" Jörg Piringer provides more of an abstract take on glitched out Phonk and overlapping, interfering rhythm signatures, "Raacc" heralds a forthcoming apocalypse in a well threatening manner and "Bbbbb" brings forth icey winds from a post-apocalyptic, exoterrestrial future for a reason. Furthermore "Teew" even takes a shot at abstract, yet dancefloor functional Techno, "El Sys" is deep into well humorous sound morphings and over the top hilarious bass melodies whereas the final cut  "Hoit" might be described as variation of Ritual Hardcore and secretive black digital celebrations for those in the know. Interesting stuff.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

El Caballo Semental 001 - Distribution Update #3

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

- Kernkrach / Germany
- Minor Mailorder / Germany

click links to proceed.

CarlYTOS - El Unico Diez: Buenos Aires & Sascha [self-released]

Coming in as super limited hand-cut release limited to only six - 6 (sic!) - hand-cut, hand-numbered copies worldwide is this bootleg / remix release crafted by Italian producer CarlYTOS who took a shot at Sascha Müller's vocoder heavy AcidTechno anthem "Work My 303" and mashed it up in a well specific, unique way on this nearly impossible to find cut. On the 'Original Mashup Mix' we see Sascha Müller's track layered by bits and pieces of an - Italian ? - live soccer commentary introwise before some traditional Latin music interplays with the storming Acid nature of the tune whereas the 'Percussion Mashup Mix' on the flip keeps things on a very similar level in terms of arrangement, yet emphasizes the drum and percussion side of things a little more for a bit of a heftier overall punch. Collectors item, this.


Monday, June 03, 2019

Craig Leon - Anthology Of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 2: The Canon [RVNG Intl. Promo]

Released on May 10th, 2k19 via RVNG Intl. is Craig Leon's "Anthology Of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 2: The Canon", the most recent sequel of his early 80s works "Nommos" and "Visiting" which both were heavily inspired by the art, music, legends and mythology of the Dogon people based in Mali / Africa. Once again teaming up with production partner Cassell Webb Craig Leon creates a new cycle of seven mystical tunes spread out over 41 minutes playtime on this longplayer, ranging from classic, beautiful Ambient realms to naturalistic Future Tribal, thundering tension and cinematic string sequences slightly touching on being a little bit too sugary, sweet and esoteric in "Four Floods Of  The Point" and the way moodier "The Twenty Second Step As Well As The Tenth" before exploring ritual drones accompanied by Tribal drums and finally landing on a spatial, brooding vibe over the course of the album that's maybe a little too cliche but still might resonate with die-hard fans of the Ambient / ChillOut genre.

Sunday, June 02, 2019

baze.djunkiii Charts 06/2019

01. baze.djunkiii - The Gangster Files [Intrauterin Tapes 009]
See release info for details...

02. DJ Nate - Take Off Mode [Planet Mu Records 406]
See review for details...

03. DJ DR-660 - Sex Music [FTP 006]
Is GhettoBass making a return? According to the sound featured on DJ DR-660's latest four tracker it seems exactly like that. Super sexy cuts which do easily and nicely fit in between classic tunes once released by Electro Funk Records, Databass Records and the likes of despite showcasing a more intricate, romantic overall twist to the genre. Good stuff.

04. Dustin Zahn / Emmanuel - Modern Penetration [Enemy Records / Arts Records]
Raw dancefloor goodness. Four tracks on this split EP for peaktime Techno abuse with especially Emmanuel's "Visible Invisible" standing out as a perfect, yet updated emulation of epic late 90s TechTrance brought to us by labels like Hamburg's Superstition Recordings back in the day. This track was already mistaken as a beloved classic tune in a live club context despite being brand new on the circuit when I played it out which defo can - and should - be seen as a seal of approval for sure.

05. Deformer - Bukkakecore [Redrum Recordz 054]
Oh, what a joy this purple / violet 12" vinyl pressing is. Coming at us with a great name, matching gore'ish and defo NSFW artwork and sound we see Deformer provide four tracks mostly meandering in between DarkJungle / Breakcore terror with massive, complex beat structures and the occasional branch off into Hardcore and Crossbreed, bringing forth quite a few tongue-in-cheek samples and a good portion of super dark humor which we do enjoy quite a lot these days. Killer.

06. Mark Broom - Drift [Frame Of Mind 012]
A proper flashback with this one. Mark Broom sees some classic tunes re-released via the Frame Of Mind-label which puts six of his cuts out on the circuit again on translucent, light yellow vinyl here. With all tunes being proper bass heavy we're taken into the realms of fast-paced, well-crafted UK Techno and Wonky Electro here, rediscovering some forgotten, high quality tools for the experienced DJ for sure.

07. Alessandro Adriani - Fuoco [Mannequin Records 119]
One from the dark side, this. Delivering both dark'ish, tense yet atmospheric Techno with a slightly EBM-informed twist as well as distorted Industrial-influenced Electro bordering Phonk and even ElectroBreaks this fresh 12" release surely has something to offer for the more advanced dancefloors and DJ's out there.

08. Blitzzega - Chavalo [Forced Nostalgia]
Crossing over between SynthPop, ItaloDisco, Electro and a little bit of kitsch this 12" and the four mixes of the title track surely bring on a big smile to our faces no matter where it's played out - especially with the so-called 'MDMA Remix' on B2 throwing in a little seductive and well uplifting Acid melody for the real headz.

09. Palermo Disco Squad - Stadio EP [Bordello A Parigi]
ItaloDisco meets Electro meets a good portion of sweet kitsch - that's the secret formula of this four track EP and defo one that will work dancefloors proper everytime it's played out... or might catch stiff crowds totally of guard for a reason. If you could boil down the essence of summer into music this'd be the result for sure.

10. Spime.IM - Exaland [-OUS 019]
See review for details...

Oriental Winds Of The Baroque - Oriental Winds Of The Baroque [Simax Classics]

To be released via Simax Classics somewhen in June, 2k19 is the first same titled longplayer by Oriental Winds Of The Baroque, a multi-artist, multi-cultural album concept which is part research, part documentation and part artistic interpretation on as well as exploration of a possible cross-cultural spread and cross-pollination of (Folk) music before the baroque period, especially between and in the realm of Norway / Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and the North African / Oriental parts of the know world inhabited by Moors and Arabs as main and dominant forces in the latter named areas. These connections are made and fortified by a five-piece group of musicians - Rolf-Erik Nystrøm, Nils Økland, Elisabeth Holmertz, Kouame Sereba and Jesus Fernandez Baena - within 13 compositions stretched over little more than an hour, meandering through various styles and incarnations of Traditional / Folk music from the many regions mentioned above, presenting them in a very intimate, distinct and direct recording style that makes the listener actually feel like a part of a live audience rather than a lonely (headphone) consumer whilst the band outfit is building, sometimes unexpected, bridges between the different types of music performed, making a clear statement about the initial theory and idea behind the project. Still, Oriental Winds Of The Baroque is not necessarily an entertaining album in itself and might seem well lengthy at times and therefore will rather be picked up by die-hard Worldmusic fans and music theoreticians than by a widespread audience looking for something more easy to digest in this specific field of sound.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Emily A. Sprague - Water Memory / Mount Vision [RVNG Intl. Promo]

Put on the circuit via RVNG Intl. on May 24th, 2k19 is the combined remastered re-release of Emily A. Sprague's albums "Water Memory" and "Mount Vision", both originally put on the circuit by the artist herself in the years 2017 and 2018 respectively. Now refreshed for 2019 by Taylor Dupree we get a full overview of Emily A. Sprague's longplay work so far which can be described as a friendly, floating, naturalistic and all embracing take on Ambient music, a cushioning, cozy and comfortable stream of sonic events, slowly evolving yet subtly busy and ever progressing, incorporating (Neo)Classical sample loops at times - see especially "Water Memory 1" for this - whilst tunes like "Your Pond" provide sweet, distinct and mellow Indietronica vibes reminiscent of early 2000s Morr Music stuff, "Synth 1" takes on the droning side of the genre and cuts like "Piano 1" even get into intimate, yet poly-layered and non-processed piano etudes for a few romantic minutes just to name a few. One for true Ambient lovers, this.

Syncopix - Headwind



Hamburg's long time Drum'n'Bass staple Syncopix rolls things out proper on Hospital Records these days.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Danielle De Picciotto - Deliverance [Louder Than War Promo]

Released via Louder Than War on May 15th, 2k19 is "Deliverance", the latest album by US-born, Berlin-based underground music staple Danielle De Picciotto who's left a mark in the cities thriving music scene ever since arriving there back in 1987. Now, and as always, the world travelling Piciotto is exploring her recent state of mind - and life - with an array of ten brand new songs on this album, opening with a stripped down, yet slightly ritualistic and dreamliky take on Leftfield Pop named "Et Arripuerit", drifts off into eerie, distorted, Björk'esque SpokenWord territories with the epic, spine-tingling narrative that is "Hail" before the "Dark Butterfly" finds its way, accompanied by a flock of birds, into a piano driven realm of ballads, making a clear connection to highly experimental SynthPop here. Furthermore the albums the albums title track "Deliverance" dabbles in tender, Nordic Folk-infused mystery and - again De Picciotto's mesmerizing Spoken Words, "Dancing In The Rain" provides a surprising playfulness, positive naturalism and Dillon'esque innocence in the artists music whilst "My Secret Garden" combines scraping sounds and a (Neo)Classical string attitude and the albums main piece "Spring" provides approx. 13 minutes of panoramic Ambient melancholia in combination with distinct social and environmental criticism for a deep, thoughtful meditation on the subject. Furthermore "Sehnsucht" indeed transcribes full on longing and yearning into musical tenderness, "Die Wüste Meiner Seele" shifts De Picciotto's poetic vision into German language, musically referring to a certain desert vibe indeed, thinking of calm hot summer afternoons and evenings here, before "Survivors" gets down with the kitsch, the esoteric and the hippies which is the only letdown of this otherwise well recommended album which is about to resonate with folks following acts like Camila Fuchs / Camila Delaborde and the likes of for sure.

Shazad Ali Ismaily / Niels Van Heertum - Sea Legs / Hum Back [Aspen Edities 006]

Put on the circuit on May 10th, 2k19 via the Belgium-based Aspen Edities-imprint is the first ever split album collaboration by American musician Shazad Ali Ismaily and Aspen Edities-staple Niels Van Heertum. Opening with Ismaily's contribution to the album, the 20 minutes spanning cut "Sea Legs", we're entering a world of stripped down, melancholia-infused and Post-PostRock-informed banjo playing bringing forth a rarely experienced take on the instrument before taking a turn towards a minimalist shaker breakdown leading into a final crescendo of sorts. On the other hand, the four cuts subsumed under the name "Hum Back" on Niels Van Heertum's part of this release are following a different, yet still well melancholic path. Based on euphonium, euphonium organ and conch shells we see the Belgian composer go down a route of ultraminimalist Ambient beauty, providing an amalgamation of droning and pulsating sequences which are especially captivating in the intense, ancient powerhouse of a tune that is "Bowhead" which takes us way back into the subsconscious roots of humanity whereas the sequential work of "Fugu" evokes memories of various klaxon signals layered in a deep autumnal fog covering an unknown harbour before drifting of into a tender variation of minimal Jazz Noir. Deep.


Thursday, May 30, 2019

06.06.2019 WAX UNLIMITED @ Beat Boutique / Hamburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings / El Caballo Semental]

file under: Minimal / Electro / NeoDetroit

doors open: 10 pm

Beat Boutique
Max-Brauer-Allee 219
22765 Hamburg
Germany

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Christian Meeas Svendsen - New Rituals [Nakama Records 016]

Put on the circuit via Norway's Nakama Records on May 24th, 2k19 as a 3xCD set plus additional booklet folder with extended liner notes is "New Rituals", the new extended album piece created by Christian Meeas Svendsen in collaboration with his band Nakama and a zen buddhist choir based in the Rinzai Zen Center Oslo. With all three parts being based on the same source material and a highly conceptual compositional approach we see the ten zen buddhist sutras performed by Nakama and the buddhist choir on the first CD1, creating hypnotic hypertension from the very first notes of the opener "Lotus Sutra" onwards, a piece in which intense chants and a crescendo of FreeJazz-resembling conceptual compositions fall together without allowing the listener one second to breathe - let alone over the course of the whole first CD's total runtime of 37 minutes. Part two sees Nakama performing the specific patterns assigned to each part of the chants solely instrumental and without vocal company which clarifies the compositional approach by far and, even though no specific time signature is assigned to the groups performance, allows for a certain rhythmic structure to come through in this slightly reduced and more restrained take on the subject which surely will be appreciated by both followers of Jazz (Noir) and Contemporaty Classical as well before Christian Meaas Svendsen's interpretation of the topic fully focuses on a (Neo)Classical vision, mainly on minimal bass playing providing enough room for silence and contemplation within the given parameters of his predetermined compositional interpretations of the buddhist sutras. A well demanding album for followers of highly conceptual music, this.

CD artwork on Instagram!

Chelique Sarabia - Revolucion 'Electronica' En Musica Venezolana [Pharaway Sounds Promo]

Fresh on the circuit via Pharaway Sounds is "Revolucion 'Electronica' En Musica Venezolana", an album originally crafted by Chelique Sarabia back in 1973 as a commissioned work for the petrol company Shell as a, successful, attempt to fuse traditional music from Venezuela with early electronic music production techniques like feedbacks, oscillators, tape delays etc.. The result is, due to the time of its original release, obviously closer to traditional Latin music and what is referred to as Exotica / Easy Listening nowadays than to highly advanced experimental electronics, yet it's pretty clear where Chelique Sarabia is headed with his instrumental approach. In tunes like "Cantos Mi Tierra" we see him employing traditional Dub techniques and echoes at times whereas score'esque uptempo cuts like "El Cumaco De San Juan" are meandering between retrofuturist dissonance, a raw spatial attitude and Morricone'esque aesthetics, "Polo Coriano" summons pure South American sunshine vibes, "Mare-Mare Por Comer Zoparo El Pajaro Guarandol" harks back to Dub fx in combination with collage again and "Barlovento" indulges in deep Psychedelia produced a mere 47 years ago just to name a few. A throwback for sure and defo a collectible piece for lovers of Exotica these days.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Ernstalbrecht Stiebler - Rework [Karlrecords Promo]

A few weeks after posting Jasmine Guffond's "Remix Algorithm" as a first announcement for this release it's time for us to examine "Reworks", the first in a series of records on Karlrecords to celebrate the 85th anniversary of German minimalism pioneer Ernstalbrecht Stiebler who, to this day, is widely unknown to the general public. Presenting a collection of five remixes / reinterpretations of Stiebler's work over the course of 41 minutes the album opens with Frank Bretschneider's "Re-Mitteltoene", a carefully arranged offering of warm, dreamy Ambient minimalism somehow similar to Oval's "Systemisch" album in its overall atmospheric vibe whereas "Innocence (For And After Ernstalbrecht Stiebler)" by Berangere Maximin also is following the Ambient lane yet focuses on a development of strings, meandering somewhat between harmony and dissonance over the tunes runtime. Furthermore "Mit Der Zeit Im Atem Schwebend" by Phonosphere keeps true to the Contemporary Classical roots of Stiebler's approach to minimalist composition and finally Kammerflimmer Kollektief's "Morendo" goes full-on experimental, fusing hectic FreeJazz / Free Improv eruptions with sequences of calmness and tender, score'esque PostRock-vibes to a well interesting effect.

Monday, May 27, 2019

David Chalmin - La Terre Invisible [Ici D'Ailleurs 100]

Put on the circuit via the ever active Ici D'Ailleurs-label on May 24th, 2k19 and already announced on these pages through the video for the track "Matiere Noire" earlier this month is David Chalmin's first ever solo album work named "La Terre Invisible" on which the explores several stages of electronic music over the course of six tracks in total. Opening with "A L'Aube" we see David Chalmin unravel a beautiful sheet of looped, Clicks'n'Cuts infused Ambient with a dramatic piano twist before "Les Ames Perdues" brings forth a Phonk- and Electronica-informed take on slow motion Techno / RomanticHouse sporting a minimalist arrangement including a catchy littly melody and panoramic strings for the youth of today. Furthermore "Images Nocturnes" drifts far into spaced out (Neo)Cosmic territories, "Vertige" evolves from glitching, precisely cut Electronica into a dark'ish Techno workout for peak time sets before shifting gears for a surprisingly noisy UltraPhonk breakdown and the final cut "Lumiere Blanche" waves goodbye in a totally unexpected manner, presenting a mere 4 minutes of romantic piano (Neo)Classical as a tender conclusion which, obviously, doesn't fit it in well within the albums overall feel.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Gemma & The Travellers - True Love (Official Video)



Raw, dope and powerful Soul from the most recent Gemma & The Travellers album "True Love" which has been put out on the circuit via Hamburg's Legere Recordings on May 24th, 2k19.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Kevin Richard Martin - Sirens [Room40 Promo]

Scheduled for release via the Australian Room40-imprint is "Sirens", the first ever album on which Kevin Richard Martin, better known as The Bug, Ice, Razor X Productions or 50% of Techno Animal to many, uses his full name as an artistic alias, possibly due to the fact that the 14 cuts featured on this hour-long outing deal with a most personal time and development of the artists life, the thrill and excitement and changes of parenthood and the quite difficult circumstances that came with it. The album is split into two suites, each comprised of seven individual compositions in which Martin focuses on the atmospheric gravitas and spatial aspects of his previous works, minus the beats and ultra-heavy bass brutalism that is, and instead brings forth a previously unheard of sense of minimalism in his musical work, allowing only a few restrained, calm bass pulses to add the occasional rhythmical element to the compositions which border Cold / Isolationist Ambient and desolate, post-apocalyptic Field Recordings at times before we see a first, slightly melodic element appear in "Alarm", more than 20 minutes into the album and yet contrasted by ever spiralling, unsettling siren sounds. Following up, "Too Much" reveals the first signs of Kevin Richard Martin's brooding trademark bass sounds which once again re-appear in "Mechanical Chatter In The I.C.U.", the opening track of the albums second suite. But despite these few throwbacks to and echoes of the artists previous works throughout the decades, also to be found in the nearly 8 minutes spanning "Necrosis", the overall feel of desolation, isolation and emptiness remains the dominating factor on this longplayer and is, especially under the circumstances leading up to this album project, defo what one might expect from an Ambient album produced by Kev Martin. Yet only time will tell if this fragile musical approach will resonate with his more bass- and dancefloor-oriented fanbase built over the past years.

DJ Nate - Come Back (Official Youtube Audio)



This is probably the biggest tune taken off of DJ Nate's latest album "Take Off Mode".

Erik M / Anthony Pateras - Albedo [CCAM Editions Promo]

Fresh on the CCAM Editions-label is "Albedo", the new collaborative two track album effort created by the artist pairing of Erik M and Anthony Pateras who joined forces on two different occasions in fall of 2017 and early 2018 respectively to record this one. With "Orbitale" the duo starts on a piercing, yet calm sinewave resembling Ambient note, introducing all kinds of modular glitches and disturbances over the course of the compositions approx. 18 minutes runtime, presenting a thrilling take on intense, captivating modular-influenced music going through different compositional phases, even embarking into Noize and total chaos at times before shifting further towards a well retro-futurist scifi approach and way beyond, even touching grounds on highly experimental Techno territories. Furthermore "Nyctalope", the second composition on "Albedo", brings forth a more digital, noisier touch within the duos work, at first relying on droning swells, seemingly field recorded water hitting a coast line, Max/MSP-reminiscent glitches and comforting chord drones alongside and accompanied by brooding, well unsettling frequency shifts and an immanent touch of looming darkness which holds this piece together even after the focus switches towards digital minimalism and chaotic eruptions and makes it stand out as our favorite cut of the two featured on this album.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

aniYo kore - New Seed (Official Video)



The first video taken off of aniYo kore's forthcoming album "432" is taking us back to the bands Portishead'esque roots, yet amalgamating their trademark styles with raw, distorted DesertBlues- / PostRock-resembling guitars and a hint of brooding darkness. Check!

Dark Star Safari - Dark Star Safari [Arjunamusic Records Promo]

Put on the circuit via Arjunamusic on May 10th, 2k19 is the same titled debut album by Dark Star Safari, the new musical collaborational project brought to life by Samuel Rohrer, Jan Bang, Erik Honore and Eivind Aarset. With ten songs derived from free floating improvisation later shaped and sculpted into a final form by Bang, who's bringing forth a spatial, spaced out and otherworldly quality within the projects Leftfield Pop approach. Whilst a song like "Labyrinthine" immediately evokes memories of David Bowie's more experimental and surely highly conceptual works we see the "Resilient Star" rely on a sparse arrangement of hollow TripHop-beats and (Neo)Cosmic-guitars for a well psychedelic, dreamlike effect, "Family Gospel" brings together a Björk'esque Ambient soundscape - ca. "Homogenic" era - and deep 70s ballad before "Child Of Folly" indulges into a Lynch'esque atmosphere infused by slo-mo Downbeat, early Portishead as well as elements of Shoegaze and highly inward looking PostRock to a great effect that musicians like Trentemøller would love for a reason. Dark Star Safari's "Thoughts And Prayers" are on a nocturnal slo-mo swing as well, "Mordechai (A Prophecy)" somehow harks back to more experimental, bleak polyphonic 80s SynthPop melancholia and "November's Child" goes even deeper down the downward spiral, presenting haunting vocals works over sparse, ghostly, score'esque textures and hyper-depressed minimal PostRock guitar works. Furthermore the "White Rose" is in full on romantic ballad mode, albeit sitting well in the Leftfield Pop context of this firstling, "Your Fathers' Names" correlate to the loneliness of a long, cold late autumns night in a far, fully artificial future before the final "Fault Line" embarks on a lighter, tender and possibly even hopeful journey partially reminiscent of Einstürzende Neubauten's "Silence Is Sexy" album for a moment... or two. Deep.

Friday, May 24, 2019

OUT NOW: baze.djunkiii - The Gangster Files [Intrauterin Tapes 009]

After a 14 years hiatus the 2001-founded Intrauterin Recordings offspring Intrauterin Tapes is back on the circuit with a new highly limited mixtape edition on exclusive neon c60 cassette tape. Live turntable mixed by Intrauterin Recordings- / Intrauterin Tapes-mastermind baze.djunkiii the labels' cat.no. 009, "baze.djunkiii - The Gangster Files", brings forth a fine selection of classic and rare UK Garage and Sublow cuts on the A-side whilst the flip harks back to classic Drum'n'Bass and the darker side of Oldskool and Jungle.

The limited to 70 copies mixtape edition is already available at Otaku Records / Hamburg and can be ordered directly from the shops website. Check!


Dhum - Nuke Vol. 5 [Nuke The Planet]

Soon to come on the digital underground imprint Nuke The Planet is Dhum's new one track single "Nuke Vol. 5" in which the fresh, still widely unknown artist combines a sweet, beautiful horror score referencing melody loop with warped vocal utterings, twisted, modular Noize eruptions and real life high speed drumming to a quite disturbing, brainfucking effect that defo is about to induce nightmares for the weak-heartened folks out there. Sick shit!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The 808 Hillbillys - Untitled 5 EP [Psychocandies 077]

The 808 Hillbillys are back with their fifth untitled digital EP release on the ever busy, Acid-focused Psychocandies imprint. With "Untitled 1" we see them go straight into raw Acid Techno / MonoAcid overdrive, evoking memories of classic compilations like Force Inc.'s "Rauschen 5" whereas "Untitled 2" digs deep into screaming Acid madness, dry unprocessed percussions and edgy, over the top modulations for the headstrong. Finally "Untitled 3" brings on a more jumpy, technoid vibe with heavy distortions and a little bit of an oldskool twist that, once again, will resonate well with fans of the early 90s Force Inc. sound. Proper good.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Exoterm - Exits Into A Corridor [Hubro Music]

Put on the circuit via the Hubro Music-imprint on May 10th, 2k19 is "Exits Into A Corridor", the first album outing by Norwegian / US American group Exoterm consisting of Kristoffer Berre Alberts, Nels Cline, Jim Black and Rune Nergaard, who's responsible both for taking care of the bass as well as all compositional work within the group. United by a love for Jazz, Improvisation and classic Rock Music the four musicians cater a serving of six tracks within roughly 34 minutes playtime on this album, opening with "First Light", a tune fusing ever floating electronic Ambient textures and a deep understanding of Jazz as well as Progressive Rock, whereas the follow up "Forest Mist - Night" brings forth a more uptempo, tribalistic and in parts well-muscular Krautrock-resembling attitude. With "...Back Towards The Car - Night" we see Exoterm picking up on the bassline grooves of its predecessor, working their way through a hounded crescendo, the interlude that is "Moves Away From The Door" indulges in Easy Listening and quality psychedelic BarJazz for about 90 seconds whereas "Two More Times" amalgamates slow, dope Rock drumming, a wall of feedback noise and hefty Desert Blues before an additional saxophone layer brings on an extra twist and the concluding composition "Manufacturing A Smile (Exits Into Corridor)" provides a dreamy, yet dramatic and progressively chaotic, thundering FreeJazz excess for those in the know. Good stuff.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Sascha Müller - Traxxx Vol. 13 [SM Traxxx 36-2019]

Scheduled for release via the SM Traxxx-imprint on June 20th, 2k19 is Sascha Müller's new digital two-track single bringing us both "Track 25" and "Track 26" of this ongoing series. Whilst the first mentioned tune brings forth a storming, dark and ever spiralling AcidTrance-attitude working its way through mental crescendoes and noisy, braincell-wrecking passages we see the follow up bring on 155 seconds of raw, brutal, distorted and clap-heavy BrokenTechno meets AcidPhonk from the deepest underground vaults. Excellent.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The London Sound Survey - Thames [Persistence Of Sound 003 Promo]

Put on the circuit on May 20th, 2k19 via Persistence Of Sound as the labels cat.no. 003 is the latest album by Ian Rawes' The London Sound Survey-project - a collection of Field Recordings that has begun back in 2008 and, at this point in time, holds an archive of over 2000 sound recordings from the London area, both contemporary and historical. With this album Rawes focuses on recordings made between 2010 and 2018 alongside the river Thames, highlighting captivating mechanical / industrial noises generated by the Tower Bridge as well as an unexpected abundance of wildlife, desolate, seemingly post-apocalyptic sonic scenarios, droning impressions from tidal wastelands and clanging metal ropes amongst other urban and suburban soundscapes. Interesting stuff for avid collectors of Field Recordings.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Alexandra Spence - Bodyscan (Official Video)



Beautiful tender Ambient textures taken from Alexandra Spence's most recent album "Waking, She Heard The Fluttering" which we've already reviewed on these pages earlier this year.

DJ Marcelle / Another Nice Mess - One Place For The First Time [Jahmoni Music Promo]

Just released via Munich's Jahmoni Music imprint on May 17th, 2k19 is "One Place For The First Time", the new ten track album outing by Dutch DJ / producer DJ Marcelle / Another Nice Mess. Internationally known for her unique approach to the art of DJ'ing and production the tracks on the longplayer tie in exactly at a place her previous releases on the label left off - raw, tool'ish and often with a feel of mechanical repetition, bringing forth a distinct, dry FutureTribal attitude informed by both various bass music and Techno mixed up with multiple layers of vocal cut-ups and samples, most evident, functional and captivating in the hypnotic, roughly seven minutes spanning tune named "Respect My Snack Food" whereas the follow-up "Technicians And Their Smoke Machines" picks up on this vibe, yet transforming things into a chunky, clumsy take of minimalistic, dubbed out Industrial Electronics whilst tunes like "Dub (Dub)" dig deep into droning, dark'ish Illbient / SpunkJazz territories or explore a grinding, bassheavy take on UnAmbient Techno like "The Mother Of All Messes" does. Unique.