Thursday, August 31, 2017

BELP - Lion

A Munich-take on bass music. Sweetness.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sol Heilo - America

A beauteous take on Pop with an Americana-influenced twist is this debut single by Sol Heilo who is about to release her album "Skinhorse Playground" via Propeller Recordings in early October, 2k17.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Sascha Müller [Sascha Müller Music 1000023]

Released via his own imprint Sascha Müller Music in early July 2k17 is Sascha Müller's new digital two track single featuring the cuts "Glockige Acid Sequenz" as well as "Manisch Depressiv". Whilst the first of these tune takes us on a nearly eleven minutes ride on a spiralling, gooey and braincell bending MonoAcid rollercoaster we see the second one rely on a screeching and distorted midrange synth sequence, decent cowbell abuse as well as a raw, more Techno-focused approach towards monotonous yet ultrafunctional 4/4-based electronic dance music.

Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do (Official Video)

Well, usually we're not digging deep into the mainstream Pop world but we cannot deny that Taylor Swift's most recent musical outing is defo a proper cut and possibly quite a big step into a new direction for the American Pop singer who had announced this one through some pretty sweet glitch videos posted on her social media channels a few days before this one dropped.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Various Artists - Mad Mats presents Digging Beyond The Crates [BBE Records]

Recently released via Hasting's BBE Records on August 11th, 2k17 is the labels latest compilation entitled "Mad Mats presents Digging Beyond The Crates", put together by Swedish DJ, digger and label head Mads Mats, involved in renowned imprints like Raw Fusion and GAMM as well as the prolific Local Talk outfit, to reflect upon his preferred approach of playing out  - a cross and beyond genre way of picking tunes for the dancefloor, preferrably personal favorites no matter what tempo, era or stylistic drawer these are usually put into. As a true digger in its own right Mad Mats presents a sixteen tune selection of cuts, incorporating instrumental oldskool Proto Reggae like the 1969-released "Big Big Boss" by Johnny Moore as well as contemporary Grime-informed Digi Dancehall as found in the 'Murlo Remix' of Gappy Ranks' "Sherriff", minimal Dancehall killers like Ensemble Entendu's "Jah I See You" or even tripping Skweee / Beatmaker sound with a vintage touch as found in Cuthead's "Badly". Furthermore "Animations" by Intimate Disco adds a lovely Downtempo / Jazz vibe to the tracklisting, "Take A Stand" by Psalms indulges in Boogie and Soul, more epic Soul comes from Yvonne Gray and her massive anthem "Keep The Music Alive" whilst Bobby Hebb's "Evil Woman" comes in with a bit of an Exotica twist mixed up with both Psychedelia and -  again - Soul. Furthermore we find Bill Laurance and "The Pines" catering a lovely take on swinging Piano Jazz, U-N-I (You And I) and their 'Key Trip Dub' of "Don't Hold Back The Feeling" puts deep ass House music on the map and so does the piano- and groove-heavy "Jazz In Out Space" by BSTC whilst Ezel's "Get Down (Ezel Funk Mix)" serves a good portion of slick, proper Funk for intimate, hormone flavored dancefloors. Ossie's "I Hurt  You" covers the more electronic, yet ethereal and super seductive side of high quality House music with a surprising plot twist breakwise, Deft's "The Traveler" goes more up a glitzy SlowHouse vs Beatmaker alley, Mode-M's "Space Based" implements some spaced out Motor City vibes and finally Turbojazz & CT-Hi Ensemble present an excellent retake on the Detroit classic that is "Strings Of Life" - a version and re-interpretation that's out and about to rock dances all over the place for a reason. If proper eclecticism and high quality diversity is your route of choice, this compilation is one to check out!

Friday, August 25, 2017

01.09.2017 baze.djunkiii @ Mojo Jazz Cafe / Hamburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings]

file under: Downtempo / Dub / Reggae / TripHop

set time: 5 - 9 pm

daytime set - open air in case of good weather conditions.

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Mojo Jazz Cafe
Reeperbahn 1
Hamburg St. Pauli

Thursday, August 24, 2017

I Wear* Experiment - Patience [Optical / H'art]

Scheduled for release on September 8th, 2k17 via Optical / H'art is "Patience", the new album by the Estonia-based trio I Wear* Experiment which seemingly took the Baltic region as well as parts of Asia by storm throughout the past years, supporting the British band Hurts on tour and sharing loads of major festival lineups with big names like The Prodigy, Iggy Pop, Martin Garrix and others in their local part of the world. This said, the band opens their full-length debut with its title track, catering lonely Desert Rock guitars with large scale electronic backings and panoramic widescreen vocals of  somehow Madonna'esque qualities which are accompanied by massive rock drums, making clear why big festival stages and arenas are the perfect place for this band to be. In "From Nothingness" we're exploring a well SynthPop-informed ballad with structures we all loved in Rangleklods great "Beekeeper" album, "Deepfreeze" aims at IndieElectro dancefloors whilst embedding kitsch and Disco in its well radio friendly arrangements, "Stress My Friend" brings in an amalgation of Pop melancholia and Rock'ish dancefloor approach for Indie loving teens in love whereas  "Wanting For More" once again fuses an angelic, Madonna-reminiscing vibe - well... Madonna in her heydays that is - with proper Rock and a few electronic intermissions to a stadium filling, spine-tingling effect. Furthermore "No Way Back" comes across as a proper high energy anthem for the mainstream-related audience catering Jazz-infused halftime breaks and epic strings as well as a surprising closing, "Hyperstress" is the most fascinating tune on this album fusing elements of SynthPop, EDM and IndieElectro with glitzy effects and unexpected sonic warps for a massive, crowd-working impact and the concluding "I'm Loving It" calms down in merging more of a bluesy, seductive note and tender electronic bits, creating a sweet and friendly Pop variation towards the albums end. We can totally see why I Wear* Experiment are on their way to the top. Good stuff!

31.08.2017 baze.djunkiii presents: OUR HOUSE @ Beat Boutique / Hamburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings]

file under: House / DeepHouse

doors open: 9 pm

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Beat Boutique
Max-Brauer-Allee 219
22765 Hamburg

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

baze.djunkiii Chart Haul 08/2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hainbach - 8 Minutes With The ADDAC Dual Voltage Controlled Filter

Intended to be a modular demo only this musical effort provides some mesmerizing qualities. We do enjoy this.

Monday, August 21, 2017

GIW - Never Is Always [ti-Records]

Put on the circuit only recently via ti-Records is "Never Is Always", the album debut of Pablo Giw a.k.a. GIW which is at home at the more experimental side of trumpet playing and performance. Opening with a fascinating take on Electronica meets Spoken Word and trumpet droning melancholia named "Morning Machine" GIW paves the way for things to come, for the following "What's Outside Isn't There" in which the artist follows an instrumental path of meandering, Jazz-infused repetitions based on what seems to be a field recorded rhythmic foundation whilst "I Saw You / Trouble" even digs deep into classic Jazz / Soul territories for those appreciating a bit of deep ass urbanizm as well as highly detailed beat and vocal cut-ups in their lives. Furthermore "Hain" comes across with a highly energetic, percussive vibe and mechanical feel that might be seen as a perfect musical equivalent to steam punk in some way or the other, "Gone" caters a floating, magically ambient'esque approach towards spiralling trumpet modulations and "The Golden Calf" brings us a heartfelt, autumnal amalgamation of Future Jazz, Bar Jazz and carefully hit gong tones, once again garnished with intense Spoken Word poetry. Finally the "Right Endeavour" unleashes tweaked and twisted electronic beasts and whispering, non-vocal ghosts from other dimensions onto experimental Industrial dancefloors whereas the concluding cut "Never Is Always" gets apocalyptic in terms of mixing up floating, beautiful sonic spirals and alienatingly altered vocals whilst gravitating towards a peaceful and calm closing. Unique, this is and recommended to both fans of experimental Jazz as well as urban electronics and modernist concrete Soul music.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Dedekind Cut - The Expanding Domain [Hallow Ground Promo]

Scheduled for release via the imprint Hallow Ground in September 2k17 is "The Expanding Domain", a new 23 minutes EP crafted by Fred Welton Warmsley III under his artistic moniker Dedekind Cut. Providing a whole of five tracks on this one which were created in transit between New York, Seoul and Berlin the opening tune "Cold Bloom" offers cold, yet storming and slightly distorted Ambient / Drone spheres accompanied by crackling background rhythms and an unexpected turn towards thrilling analogue bass pulses - and even panoramic Trance stabs. Wearing the "Lil Puffy Coat" the warm pulsating bass levels remain present and somehow remind us of "Little Fluffy Clouds" in terms of the tunes atmosphere whilst heavy (Neo)Cosmic chord distortions and whispering voices add up greatly in this one, "Fear In Reverse II" is more of a wildly arranged piece of brutalist Industrial mixed with Rhythm'n'Noize as well as banging Hardcore drums whereas the title track "The Expanding Domain" provides more of a harsh, Breakcore Noize feel paired with humongous bass build-ups and fragile, tender pianos for the darkest, post-nuclear hours in underground venues and abandoned bunker raves. Finally  "Das Expanded, Untitled Riff" weighs in more beauteous piano melancholia atop of raw, sawtooth-bass chords for all true Ambient- and Score-headz out there only to unfold influences of (Neo)Cosmic around mid-track to totally change the tunes vibe and elevate towards higher grounds through ongoing sonic climaxes. Interesting stuff.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sandow - Entfernte Welten [Major Label]

Set and ready for release on September 1st, 2k17 via the Jena-based Major Label is "Entfernte Welten", the most recent album outing by Sandow - one of the most discussed, controversial and still active avantgarde-related bands founded in the former GDR, the abbreviation for the dismantled and defunct socialist East Germany. Providing a fourteen song d'oeuvre on their latest longplay piece the band stays true to their leftfield, genre-bending and unique approach, catering a wideranged menu including highlights like the dramatic, if not even theatrical, noisy and Industrial-Punk infused anthem "Stein", Spoken Words infused bits and sketches like "Niemals Tot", wildly arranged, yet romantic castaway scores like "Cupidus" or epicly unique "Also Sprach Zarathustra"-sampling, stop-and-go hymns for art-infused outlaw living like "Sei Trunken". More recommendations on here: the scenic, raw Metal-emulation named "Eis", the score'esque resource romanticism of "Mangan" or clever, yet absurd word wizzardry as served in the bluesy, down-to-earth desert feel catering "Known Knowns" which defo is one of our favorite tunes on "Entfernte Welten" for a reason. Not necessarily an album catering towards the average mainstream consumer but an interesting one for sure.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Mapa - No Automato [Gusstaff Records Promo]

It rarely happens that a project comes to life again for the release of its sophomore album after 17 years but sometimes the unexpected happens and so we see Paul Wirkus and Marcin Dymiter join forces to revive their conjunctional moniker Mapa for 2k17, releasing their second longplay piece ever via the Polish imprint Gusstaff Records on September 2nd. Coming from an avantgarde background with relations to both Jazz and Punk the pair of producers caters a quite eclectic body of work with this one, opening with "MPA Jazz" which fuses DarkJazz and Vienna-schooled Future Jazz - think "The Showroom Recordings Series #01" here - with various electro-acoustic elements and a loose general understanding of grooves whilst "Bunt Tragiczny" combines dry, harsh and scraping, roughly Electro-related beat structures with electrical buzzes and error'esque low frequency rumbles. In "Heute Tanz A" Mapa explore a raw, saw-tooth synth related take on instrumental Minimal Wave programmed with dirt cheap drum machines, "Bez EQ" brings in 8+ minutes of partly dubbed, warm organic bass bits, fragments of deconstructed Jazz as well as an overall embracing open fire atmosphere and beautifully clicking surface noise loops before "Heute Tanz B" gets deeper and amalgamates its Minimal Wave'esque foundation with carefully layered, off-harmonic pads, futuristic sweeps and more of a haunting, outerworldly feel. Furthermore we see the "Rudyment" catering ultra slow, grinding Dark Electro explorations which could be well fitting for release on labels like Bunker or Last Known Trajectory , "Nigdy Tam Nie Bylem" provides more buzzing, unprocessed lo-fi madness before the "Antibiotikum" indulges in hypnotic Electronica / Ambient crossovers for subaquatic chill out areas and the title track finally waves goodbye on a harsh and aggressive, partly even threatening SynthWave / Ingenious Dilettantes-like level for highly advanced underground dancefloors. An interesting comeback for sure. 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Dr. NoiseM - Flexi Terror 8 [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]

Another sequel of Dr. NoiseM's "Flexi Terror"-series which is dealing with limited to 1 - sic !!! - copy editions of combined CDr / Flexi Disk releases catering Noize / Harsh Noize-related recuts of long time forgotten German Schlager- / Pop- / Easy Listening-tunes of the 50s and 60s era. The original of "Gemütlichkeits Cha Cha" is quite an obscure Cha Cha-gem which is mostly instrumental with some stereotypical German words scattered all over the tune with a heavy, and possibly faked, American accent whilst "Daisy, Du Muss Schlafen Geh'n" is more of a novelty Jazz / Bop-fusion of rather annoying than actual quality referring to its German lyrics. But however, it's the remixes we're in for and "Gemütlichkeits Cha Cha (Flexi-Terror Mix)" brings in the right amount of pleasure in terms of fusing screaming HarshNoize and fuzzy distortions that somehow remind us of Cosmic- and SpaceRock in a quite obscure way - fusing off-kilter harmonies and sonic terror. On the other hand "Daisy, Du Musst  Schlafen Geh'n (Flexi-Terror Mix)" seems to emphasize a little on the grinding and more distorted side of the HarshNoize genre whilst riding a similar wave in terms of amalgamating off-harmonic beauty and an overwhelming maelstrom of sonic events. Heavy, yet calming.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Brutter - Reveal And Rise [Hubro Music]

Released via the ever active Norwegian imprint Hubro Music on June 16th, 2k17 is "Reveal And Rise" by Brutter, the conjunctional project of the two brothers Christian and Fredrik Wallumrød which are working on a new musical language and identity beyond any musical measure on this album. Opening with "Easier Listening" the duo creates a cold, sterile take on Industrial Dub especially recommended to those who've been digging deep into the works of artists like Monolake and related in the past, "Mi Tek No" caters a sequence of multilayered mechanical repetitions, interwoven in various tempos and non-linear ways and "Your House" digs even deeper into the realms of ultraminimalist, dubbed out structures following non-linear time signatures for the most spaced out hours on advanced, yet pitch black dancefloors. With "Stand To Downfalls"  we see more Industrial- / Illbient-related rhythm structures on extreme stereo split levels, "Hide And Sink" caters a more dancefloor friendly vision of abstract Industrial Phonk mixed up with bits of bass music and "Fallfinish" fuses heavy, metallic clangs with endless delays and strangely swirling, syncopated backbeats to create a soundtrack for all of your nightmares. Furthermore we see "Push Push" being the closest to what could be described as Techno on this album despite catering loads of abstract, grinding additions to its quite straight 4/4 meter, weighing in a not exactly halftime signature for all advanced listeners before "Haydnsikh" caters a grand finale for all fans of Illbient and Industrial Electronics, making great use of the whole stereo field like many of the tunes featured on "Reveal And Rise". We like this.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Stayhigh - Groove Theory

When Juke meets Future Soul the results are massive - a lovely cut, this!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Dr. NoiseM - Flexi Terror 3 [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]

The musical madman known as Dr. NoiseM is coming up with a new conceptual series these days named "Flexi Terror", putting out a bunch of releases which are each limited to an edition of exactly 1 copy worldwide incorporating two original one-sided flexi discs featuring German Schlager / Pop songs from the kitsch-dripping late 50s /  early 60s era and a CDr with HarshNoize remixes of each tune. The originals we're dealing with here are "Kalkutta Liegt Am Ganges" by Manfred Moll mit Begleitorchester, a highly innocent love song of the time as well as "La Guitarra Brasiliana" by Luiz Busch mit Orchester, both released via the Erich Pabel-Verlag in Germany. Treated by Dr. NoiseM remixwise we see "Kalkutta Liegt Am Ganges (Flexi-Terror-Mix)" being extended to a total length of 33 minutes, catering a massive, slow moving maelstrom of deadly and cold sonic mass, harsh frequency terror and an eerie, fear-inducing presence of ghostly background voices from another dimension able to induce paranoia in not only the weak-heartened whilst "La Guitarra Brasiliana (Flexi-Terror-Mix)" gets even more intense in terms of catering of ear-piercing, mid-frequency feedbacks and pitch changes which add up to a violent, yet hypnotic and even soothing stream of Noize for those whose sense of relaxation is slightly differing from what other people associate with this term. Amazing stuff.

Dieter Von Deurne & The Politics - s/t [Morr Music 153 Promo]

As announced earlier this year with the video post of  "I'm On Trial" we see Morr Music putting out the same titled debut album of Dieter Von Deurne & The Politics, the new band project launched by Dutch fellow Dieter Sermeus who is harking back to his teenage roots, influenced by his very first, and late 80s launched, band Orange Black - an Indie & related outfit which soon played warm up slots for the likes of Pavement or Stereolab as well as other of its founders teenage idols.  And these influences do show - not necessarily in a heavily nostalgia infused way but in the albums overall atmosphere which incorporates fuzzy guitars and an awareness of Alt Rock as well as Psychedelia with raw, vintage lo-fi feel, some Grunge and bits and bops of more contemporary Indie for todays younger crowds. The album even caters a surprisingly deep and romantic mid-album ballad named "Reckless Kids" which makes a heavy, yet thrilling turn about mid-tune as well as a brutal distortion excess towards the ende of the second to last  tune "Love Trouble". This is a nice one for sure.  

Sunday, August 13, 2017

19.08.2017 baze.djunkiii @ Mojo Jazz Cafe / Hamburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings]

file under: Downtempo / Advanced HipHop / NuJazz / BrokenHouse / Freestyle

set time: 3 - 8 pm

daytime set - open air in case of good weather conditions.

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Mojo Jazz Cafe
Reeperbahn 1
Hamburg St. Pauli

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Candice Gordon - I Belong To The Night

An instant classic in terms of PostPunk meets Wave is Candice Gordon's most recent single "I Belong To The Night" taken off her forthcoming album "Garden Of Beats" which will be released via Proper Octopus Records in early September, 2k17. Check!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Sascha Müller [Supersix Records Extra 056]

Coming from the vaults of the ever-busy producer known as Sascha Müller is the fiftysixth untitled album on his very own Supersix Records label which brings us another bunch of twelve formerly unreleased tunes of quality electronic music. Opening with a tune called the "Noise Chamber" we're drawn towards the centre of the dancefloor by some well bouncy, slightly distorted Techno whilst the "Nuclear Plant" brings us spiralling alarm signals and somehow reminds us of the first demos we've ever heard by the man Sascha Müller himself some 15+ years ago. On the other hand the "Nuclear Implant" caters a more Tribal-infused, sci-fi-oriented take on Techno, "On A Mission" takes us into deep space and gooey, Intelligent Techno-reminiscing realms, "Prime" reminds us of the long lost genre known as HardHouse / TribalHouse on a super dry, fast-paced level and the "Quarzoscillator" gets us back to raw and unprocessed early- to mid-90s Techno skits, a time when a sequence of three synth notes and banging drums would make up for a proper tune. Talking about a "RamBooster" we deal with echoing stereo signals, heavily compressed mid-range synths, twisted filters, dense reverse segments and tripping drums, "ROM" weighs in clear, scientifical MinimalTechno from future dimensions, "Schranz Control" caters maximum energy for huge underground warehouse raves and "Schwingungen" plays around with melodic bass oscillations and Kraftwerk'esque Electro blips in a quite experimental and unique manner before presenting some swampy Acid lines for the real headz. Finally the "Smog Voice" once again tells tales of deep, scifi-influenced Techno and threatening, yet beauteous monotony and the final cut "System 100 Part 01" surprisingly serves some good 277 seconds of experimental, near-silent as well as bass heavy Swamp Ambient for those in the know.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Tony Buck - Unearth (Official Video)

Blurry and shaky handheld videocam sequences, exotic animals and a borderline soundscape between Post-PostRock and Noize are the ingredients for an intense, fear-mongering video that sets our very ancient instincts to a high alert status. Great.

Kassel Jaeger - Rose Poussiere

Dark, solemn electro-acoustic music meandering in between score'esque, hyperminimalist Ambient and crackling Clicks'n'Cuts due for release via Editions Mego on September 8th, 2k17.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Phonophani - Animal Imagination [Hubro Music]

Released on the Norwegian Hubro Music-imprint in mid-June is "Animal Imagination", the first outing of Espen Sommer Eide's musical guise Phonophani after a seven years hiatus. Following a mostly instinctive, animal- , or better dog-like approach to creating music as the press promo sheet puts it we see the artist entering a chaotic, yet beautiful sonic realm with this full length effort, starting with the crackling, blurred and multi-layered "Life's White Machine" which can be described best as the as a soundtrack to a psychedelic fever dream followed by "Deep Learning", a floating Ambient / Dark Ambient crossover at the start later accompanied by a hard banging Broken Techno foundation whilst the "Sunrise At Bear Island" fuses ambient'ish layers with swampy, possibly modular-generated bleeps and epic bass harmonies to a sweet effect. In "Untime Me" weird, vocal-imitating warps and modulations team up with blurry elements and well-distorted dubbings, the title track weighs in ten minutes of rattling noises and layers of hovering unharmonies whereas the Mud Boat" provides 74  seconds of spiralling electronic buzzes able to disturb your sense of balance for a reason. With "The End Of All Things III" Espen Sommer Eide crosses the 10+ minutes mark for the second time on "Animal Imagination", weighing in the most intense musical composition on the album comprised of threatening, danger-inducing bass drones and the hectic sounds of whirring electric insects able to trigger heavy paranoia in weak-heartened listeners, causing them to admit "I Have No Subsconscious" in the following tune although the off-kilter harmonies and soft pads found in this one are perfectly made to soothe one's inner demons. Furthermore "A Dark, Sharp, Heartless" could be complemented by the world 'ritual' as this might be the perfect sonic depiction of outerworldly exorcisms or the summoning of pitch black industrial demons, "Firmamental" brings in elemental unrest before the final cut "Sirma, 1997" provides ever shifting bass heavy chaos paired with exotic, altered and warped melodies of possibly ancient Asian origin. Interesting!

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Monday, August 07, 2017

Irmler / Oesterhelt - Fünfter Gesang (Official Video)

Intense videography meandering in between nightmare-inducing visuals and vulva'esque eroticisms meets fever'ish, partly even threatening musical soundscapes both captivating for lovers of drones as well as of (neo)classical musings.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Giulio Aldinucci - Exodus Mandala

Eternal etherealism and choir-driven Dark Ambient is what's to expect from the forthcoming album of the Italian composer Giulio Aldinucci which is scheduled for release via Karlrecords in late September, 2k17.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

11.08.2017 baze.djunkiii @ Mojo Jazz Cafe / Hamburg

decks: baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings]

file under: Downtempo / TripHop / Advanced HipHop / Jazz / Freestyle

set time: 3 - 8 pm

daytime set - open air in case of good weather conditions.

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Mojo Jazz Cafe
Reeperbahn 1
Hamburg St. Pauli

Friday, August 04, 2017

Antwood - Wait For Yengi

Beautifully crafted Ambient vs. (Neo)Classical spheres taken from Antwood's sophomore album due to be released via Planet Mu on September 8th, 2k17.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

baze.djunkiii Charts 08/2017

01. Finn - Late At Night [2 B Real Records 001]
Sometimes one discovers records and musical amalgamations one hasn't been waiting for but still they turn out to be amazing as fuck. Finn's "Late At Night" is such a wonderful piece, presenting a highly captivating fusion of deep ass GhettoHouse, melodic elements taken from DeepHouse and an overall atmosphere as well as beat wizzardry inspired by Juke / Footwork. Four tracks of greatness. Check.

02. Pollyn - Sometimes You Just  Know / Too Late To Change The Past *Remixes By Kenny "Moodyman" Dixon Jr. [Music! Music Group 011]
Is it still Disco - or House yet? Balancing the thin line between these two genres the two remixes crafted by Kenny "Moodyman" Dixon Jr. for Pollyn provide a nice, positive and hell of groovy journey on the dancefloor, no matter from which angle of the musical spectrum one tends to come from. Proper stuff and lovely vocal works in here.

03. Sprawl - Time Tunnel [Art-Aud 002]
One of the most diverse and most interesting 12" releases these days comes from the studios of Andrea Benedetti under his artistic alias  Sprawl and is, another unusual feature, sold in a bubble foil cover instead of a proper vinyl sleeve. With "The Contact" we see Sprawl enter deep and dark'ish realms of Downtempo Phonk garnished with bits and bops of Illbient that's very reminiscent of classic releases on imprints like Hotel Lotte or Syncom Productionz whilst "Electrotome" caters superdry and dancefloor functional Electro / TechnoBass for all those who've been loving the musical works of Aux88 or DJ Di'jital from day dot. On the flipside there's "Time", a proper, raw and pumping Techno tune for underground peak time abuse, as well as a D'Arcangelo rework of "Electrotome" which is a slightly uplifting Broken Techno vs. Electro killer which'd probably mix well with I-f's legendary "I Do Because I Couldn't Care Less" in an advanced DJ set.

04. Gajek - Micromanic [Infinite Greyscale 012]
See review for details...

05. Sound Of Yell - Light The Current [Infinite Greyscale 011]
See review for details...

06. Anthology Of Lithuanian Art Music In The 21st Century *Curated by Frank J. Oteri [Music Information Centre Lithuania]
See review for details...

07. Twin Peetz / Sascha Müller - Berlin-Meppen Sessions [SM Tapes 002]
See review for details...

08. Pharmakon - Contact [Sacred Bones Records Promo]
See review for details...

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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Dr. NoiseM - The CDr A-B-C: Z [Dr. NoiseM Tapes]

Scheduled for late August, 2k17 is the final chapter of Dr. NoiseM's 26 months spanning "The CDr ABC" series - the "Z" edition which is another 78 minutes non-stop journey into the leftfield, experimental realms of electronic music. More exactly, we see the Dr. going down on a majestic take on spine-tingling Dark Ambient, presenting the series trademark respiratory and scouring sounds in the most minimalist and calming way that has ever been found in this series, breaking things down to an afar echo of all aforegoing parts whilst continuing with its overall theme and summarizing things in a well rounded way that's about to please all lovers of hyper reduced atmospheric ambiance and Deep Listening Music for a reason. Sweet.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Chelsea Wolfe feat. Troy Van Leeuwen & Aaron Turner - Vex (Official Audio)

More ethereal, floating darkness taken from Chelsea Wolfe's forthcoming album "Hiss Spun" which is scheduled for release on September 22nd, 2k17.