Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Mis+Ress - Dispellers [Sound In Silence 063]

Another one released via Sound In Silence on April 10th, 2k19 is the new album "Dispellers" created by New Jersey-based producer Brian Wenckebach who's employing his artistic alias Mis+Ress for this eight track and 27 minute-spanning longplay outing. Put on the circuit as a hand-numbered, limited to 200 copies release the album opens with "The Floating World", a bubbly take on Ambient-infused Indietronica / Post-PostRock reminiscent of flowing water whereas the follow up "In Cases Of Bewitchment" fully indulges in the possibilities of calm, tender and well twangy guitar layers for a hot summer evening spent by the pool with a sugary cocktail at hand. Visiting the "Diet Butcher" sees Mis+Ress drift along timeless flows of Ambient padding, the "High-Functioning Sleepwalker" starts out on a trippy, off kilter-tip before falling into deep sleep, cushioned by tender, positive guitar motifs with a slightly Folk'ish twist whilst "She Trembles As She Paints" is another warm, friendly and all embracing take on Mis+Ress' trademark sound featuring a cute little vocal sample that makes this one the most outstanding and our personal favorite cut on this album. Furthermore "Adulting" brings forth a slightly more sincere, yet not let caressing vibe in its beautiful chord progressions, "Moonglow" perfectly lives up to its romantic title for a reason and the concluding cut "The International Dark-Sky Association" deals with a soft, slow moving flow of meandering pads, making this final composition the most classic Ambient track on this longplayer. Good stuff.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Monday, April 29, 2019

Sascha Müller - Traxxx Vol. 12 [SM Traxxx 35-2019]

Coming up via the SM Traxxx-label on May 16th, 2k19 is this digital two track single by Uelsen-based producer Sascha Müller. Opening with his "Track 23" he's about to hit punters straight in the mouth with a hollow, yet Phonk-infused vision of uptempo Techno well-inspired by the late 90s heydays of Cisco Ferreira's well known project The Advent, mixing up the dry, uncompromising vibe with bleepy Acid modulations whereas the follow up "Track 24" keeps up with the hounded, fast-paced and breathless spirit yet incorporates more of a spiralling, braincell wrenching feel for strobe-lit underground basement workouts and die-hard Techno-/ Acid-headz keeping the true spirit alive.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Western Edges - Prowess [Sound In Silence 062]

Released via the Greek Ambient-staple Sound In Silence on April 10th, 2k19 is the debut album of Western Edges, a new solo project run by UK-based producer Richard Adams. Presenting a selection of eight tracks spread over the course of roughly 26 minutes on "Prowess" the firstling is mainly inspired by photographs of Saltaire, West Yorkshire, the residential area in which Adams currently lives in. Opening with the ethereal, yet melancholic beauty of "You Look So Beautiful From Up Here" we're immediately drawn into masterly crafted Ambient territories from the very start, "Suddenly: A Dream" provides more highly comforting sonic cushioning accompanied by soft piano chords and easy synth movements before "Western Edges" presents a slightly more brooding, Drone-infused and outerworldy take on the genre and "Solid Gold Soul" sets advanced dancefloors in motion with a distinct, dreamy variation on blurred, melodic, yet all embracing Armchair Techno. The follow up "You're Going To Miss My Love" dabbles with slightly distorted low frequency movements in contrast to heavenly string progressions, "All Downhill From Here" dabbles in layered, reverberating echoes and enchanted sound processing whilst "Very Good On The Rushes" combines blueprint AmbientTrance pads with raw, edgy bassdrums and elements of (Neo)Cosmic for those who love Pedro Vian's latest album outing on Modern Obscure Music whereas the final cut "Absence" brings forth a blurred, slowly evolving variation of multilayered Ambient pads for a closing, presenting an endless, timeless flow of forgiveness accompanied by tender bassdrums and echoes of echoes of DubTechno influences for a deep crowd. Check!

Job Karma - Ebola [Gusstaff Records Promo]

Put on the circuit on April 26th, 2k19 via the ever busy Polish imprint Gusstaff Records is the new, most recent re-issue of Job Karma's 2003-released album "Ebola" which by some is considered to be one of the best releases in experimental electronic music ever to come from this Eastern European country. Originating from the Post-Industrial scene of the late 90s and opening towards darker, more ambient'ish realms ever since we see Job Karma starting off with the title track "Ebola", a 7+ minutes take on scenic Ritual Electronica bringing forth a fever'ish, yet beautiful musical link to the early dawn of humanity as a whole whereas "June" indulges in thundering, apocalyptic drum rhythms and alarmingly intense sonic depictions of catastrophic doom scenarios before "Tension" provides a serious sci-fi edge to Ambient / Electronica / IDM pioneered by acts like Single Cell Orchestra in the mid-90s with seminal albums like "Dead Vent 7", yet taking things to new levels with multilayered, reprocessed vocals and a large scale melancholia vision. With "Crawling End" Job Karma are further following the path of deep Ambient melancholia for those enjoying the beatless outings on albums like Christoph De Babalon's "If You're Into It I'm Out Of it", "Vermin" provides more of a tense, oppressed EBM feel with a demonic touch, "Primitive Matter" dives deep into hypnotic mechanical repetitions and an overall feeling of loneliness as well as deep desperation before the magnum opus "Sever", spanning a little over 13 minutes, perfectly balances IDM / Electronica pulses, Deep Listening Music-informed Drone pads and alarming sirens, causing the listeners brain to transfer into a meta-state of stasis, right in the middle between constant rest and hypertense unrest for the full course of the tracks runtime. Defo a masterpiece in terms of experimental electronic music.

Promo artwork on Instagram!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - End Of Suffering [International Death Cult Promo]

After already posting the videos for the songs "Crowbar" and "Anxiety" on these pages in February and April respectively it's now about time to closely examine the "End Of Suffering", the third album released by Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes which is about to hit the shelves of your favorite recordstore on May 3rd, 2k19 via the International Death Cult label. Coming at you with a total of twelve tracks we see the band leaving the PunkRock drawer they've been tied to in the past, aiming for something bigger, better and, most importantly, something that lies beyond any specific niche which they do perfectly with the opener "Why A Butterfly Can't Love A Spider" which starts off on a longing, slightly bluesy vibe before all hell breaks loose for a moment whereas "Tyrant Lizard King" featuring Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello kicks ass on IndieRock dancefloors as well as on large festival stages before "Heartbreaker" takes Indie crowds by storm with its larger than live uptempo attitude and a quite unexpected breakdown after a massive drum solo. Playing "Love Games" Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes take raw, down to earth BluesRock to a next level, flying on "Angel Wings" they're headed towards an inward looking, yet surely Grunge-infused stylistic vision of touching Pop-ballads for young girls with broken and wounded hearts, the "Supervillain" is on a tender, romantic lo-fi tip before turning into another large scale stadium anthem and indulging in "Latex Dreams" brings forth a more Funk focused side of the outfits musical work. Furthermore "Kitty Sucker" is another high octane Indie / PopPunk dancefloor jam par excellance, "Little Devil" brings on a big time bop as well as monstrous Funk for the wee hours before the concluding "End Of Suffering" caters a more intimate, Pop-oriented ballad for a proper 5 minute closing. 100% recommended, this.

Promo artwork on Instagram!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Jennifer Touch - SD Notice (Official Video)

Beautiful Acid-infused ElectroPhonk meets longing Wave and well-glitched out visuals. We're digging this!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Yvan Etienne - Twist [Aposiopese 014]

Coming in from France only recently is the freshly released album "Twist" by Yvan Etienne who's been putting out music on the Aposiopese label since 2014. Presenting a two-track album stretched out  over approx. 40 minutes here Yvan Etienne opens with "Cinq Reflectances Inversees", a distinct piece of scraping minimalism leaving the listener exposed to variations of surface noise and slightly altered Field Recordings, stripped down drone sweeps as well as metal pieces tenderly clanging somewhere in the wind before the atmosphere becomes darker, brooding and threatening all of a sudden. Furthermore "L'Energie Du Non" presents a fragile, yet intense arrangement of quivering, high pitched drones immediately putting the listeners instincts on high alert whilst inducing both lingering danger and a general feel of post-apocalyptic unease, perfectly depicting the sonic equivalent of tumbleweed slowly making its way into bleak, abandoned, decaying cityscapes of the future before entering Field Recordings mode again.

Monday, April 22, 2019

30.04.2019 Tanz Aus Dem April @ Maze / Berlin

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

file under:  Electro / Minimal / Phonk / House

doors: 20oo gmt+1

Mehringdamm 61

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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

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

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Emotional Oranges - Built That Way (Lyric Video)

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

Friday, April 19, 2019

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes - Anxiety (Official Video)

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

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Xotox - Redux [Pro Noize]

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

Album artwork on Instagram!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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

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

Album artwork on Instagram!

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

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

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Simone Di Benedetto - Depth Sounding [Aut Records 046]

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

Album artwork on Instagram!

Monday, April 15, 2019

Hackedei - Hits Mit Hack [Raketenbasis Haberlandstrasse 075]

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

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

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

Album artwork on Instagram!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Sascha Müller [Supersix Records 083]

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

Friday, April 12, 2019

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

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

Promo artwork on Instagram!

Brotherhood - Oak [Aut Records 045]

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

Thursday, April 11, 2019

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

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

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

baze.djunkiii Chart Haul 04/2019

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

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

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

Monday, April 08, 2019

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

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

Sunday, April 07, 2019

El Atalaya - Respect My Ability EP [Psychocandies 076]

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

Saturday, April 06, 2019

MoE / Mette Rasmussen - Tolerancia Picante [Conradsound]

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

Album artwork on Instagram!

Friday, April 05, 2019

Prochno - Prochno [Gusstaff Records Promo]

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

Acin - Nuke Vol. 4 [Nuke The Planet]

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

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Transtilla - Transtilla I [Opa Loka Records]

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

Album artwork on Instagram!

Sascha Müller [Sascha Müller Music 100030]

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

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

baze.djunkiii Charts 04/2019

01. No More - 123456789 *baze.djunkiii & Herr Brandt Dream A Nudream Remix [El Caballo Semental 001]
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02. JStar meets Max Rubadub - Dem Nah Ready [JStar 031]
File under: tunage! Our man JStar, long time Dub / Reggae / bass activist, and Max Rubadub team up in the studio to bring us the biggest uptempo Steppa Dub anthem we've come across in years. A pure killer that calls for a rewind, no matter if you gonna play out the riddim version or the vocal cut featuring Crosby on microphone duties. Massive!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

El Caballo Semental 001 - Distribution Update #2

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

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

- deejay.de / Germany
- Juno Records / UK

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Ritual Howls - Alone Together

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

Monday, April 01, 2019

Sebon - Track #77 [La Bomba Recordings 001]

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

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

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