Thursday, October 17, 2019

Fly Pan Am - C'est Ca [Constellation Records 147 Promo]

Put on the circuit via Constellation Records on September 20th, 2k19 is "C'est Ca", the first album by Montreal's Avantgarde meets PostRock outfit Fly Pan Am in fifteen - 15!!! - years. A long hiatus this is but it seems the band outfit is coming back stronger than ever with this release. After a highly experimental opening with "Avant-Gardez Vous" we see the quartet taking over avantgarde dancefloors with the storming, yet dreamy and totally blurred out "Distance Dealer" before "Bleeding Decay" takes things to a similarly thrilling, even more intense and slightly Dub- / KrautDisco-infused level. The 111 seconds of "Dizzy Delusions" dabble in experimental, beatless Ambient / Indietronica fusion, "Each Ether" weighs in echoes of echoes of energetic IndieRock performed with a nebulous Shoegaze attitude before the tune holds some hell'ish suprises and "Alien Syntropy" sees Fly Pan Am explore untamed metallic percussions and an overall droning attitude, providing several layers of both beautiful as well as alarming atmospheres cut against eachother to raise and alert the listeners attention. The band's "One Hit Wonder" might surpisingly even resonate with fans of DubTechno / Intelligent Techno for a reason before triggering more hell'ish nightmares, "Discreet Channeling" could even become a minor hit on experimental underground dancefloors due to its highly seductive groove foundation and epic climax whilst "Interface Your Shattered Dreams" even brings forth a stylewise vocal hommage to deepest Wave, Alternative and PostPunk for a closing - and leaves enough space for a seductive hidden track as well. A massive return, this.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

DJ Spinn - U Ain't Really Bout Dat Life

DJ Spinn returns to Hyperdub with a new EP release and pays homage to his crew and homebase with this big time anthem.

Sound Of The Mountain With Tetuzi Akiyama And Toshimaru Nakamura - Amplified Clarinet And Trumpet, Guitars, Nimb [Mystery & Wonder 008]

Put on the circuit via Mystery & Wonder on October 3rd, 2k19 is "Amplified Clarinet And Trumpet, Guitars, Nimb" - the new two track album joint venture effort created by the duo that is known as Sound Of The Mountain in conjunction with Tetuzi Akiyama and no-input mixing board specialist Toshimara Nakamura. Spread over a total of roughly 36 minutes we see the four artists provide two extended compositions which combine their individual strengths to create an experimental, slightly distorted take on what might be called off-kilter Post-PostRock intermingling with Electroacoustics of different intensity levels, partly accompanying the tender guitar play delivered in the first  part of the album, partly disturbing and disrupting the tunes flow to a great effect. Part two on the other hand starts out in a deeper, darker, more atmospheric ambience fashion somewhat reminiscent of Village Of Savoonga's legendary PostRock classic "Score" released on Hausmusik back in 1997 whilst weighing in a little more of a subdued FreeJazz attitude towards the last third of the compositions runtime which adds a dark, yet strangely dystopian liveliness and melancholia to the tunes attitude and makes it a clear favorite out of the two pieces featured on this longplayer.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Pet Shop Boys feat. Years & Years - Dreamland (Official Lyric Video)

The longtime standing purveyors of SynthPop are still on it. And they're still the masters of catchy hooklines with their trademark uptempo dancefloor sound.

HXXS - Year Of The Witch [Captured Tracks Promo]

Scheduled for release via Captured Tracks on October 18th, 2k19 is "Year Of The Witch", the debut album created by Jeannie Colleene and Gavin Neves a.k.a. HXXS. Initially created in a camper van throughout a six months lasting tour effort the duos longplay firstling caters a menu of twelve tracks which later had to be re-recorded from memory due to a harddrive theft, starting with the harsh, unsettling, polyrhythmic cut "Last Days Of Magic" sporting intense, haunting and poly-layered vocal tracks for dark nightmares whilst the follow up "Double Down" weighs in elements of Future Tribal and PostPunk whilst "Hail Mary" even introduces an otherworldy take on harsh Industrial Funk of sorts. "Learner" takes us back to the Leftfield / Alternative Electronic Pop movement of the early 90s, "Up South" caters an amalgamation of fever'ish Industrial (Rock) madness and an echo of what once was known as Ingenious Dilletantes genrewise whereas "No Price On That Power" pairs innocent, child-like vocals with a rhythm section somewhat reminiscent of Germany's Einstürzende Neubauten ca. "Kollaps" but on a computer processed level. "This Loss Of Blood Has Me Feeling Some Type Of Way" gets into aggressive riot girl territories whilst staying in true HXXS fashion, "Their Satanic Majesty's 3rd Request", a collaboration with Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio-fame, could be described as a love child of Leftfield Pop, Freak Funk and Industrial Desert Blues before "Hard To Tell" tears advanced dancefloors apart with a raw and untamed uptempo attitude. Introducing the "Year Of The Knife" could easily become an underground dancefloor hit of sorts due to its unique, repetetive nature and distinct heavy, distorted riffing whilst "Full Health" is on a full on psychotic downward spiral and the final cut "Build A Fire" sees HXXS at their most playful, yet defo not user friendly, tip on this album. Let's hope in a parallel universe they do play HXXS on daytime radio - and let's all move there!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Proc Fiskal - Prop O Deed (Official Video)

This is why Proc Fiskal is the ruling master of Future Grime. Period.

Monday, October 07, 2019

Distribution Update: Intrauterin Recordings And Related Labels Go Word And Sound

Yes, it is true - about a year after the Intrauterin Recordings label group came back from a long release hiatus is about time to go global in terms of expanding our distribution network. Therefore we've teamed up with our friends at Hamburg-based vinyl distribution company Word And Sound to make our releases available to vinyl and cassette tape lovers and record stores worldwide.

And the best thing - before we're unleashing a new and exciting 7" vinyl piece later in 2019 the three releases we've put out since late 2018 are available via Word And Sound right now - so if you wanna grab a copy, let your local recordstore of choice know about these news.

Check these links to (pre)order:

- Combat Dubs [Intrauterin Recordings 006]
- baze.djunkiii - The Gangster Files [Intrauterin Tapes 009]
- No More - 123456789 *baze.djunkiii & Herr Brandt Dream A NuDream Remix [El Caballo Semental 001]

Sunday, October 06, 2019

12.10.2019 Sound Sculpture by Masary Studio presented by Mutek @ Wunderbar Together Pop Up Tour / Portland, USA

light installation sculpture:
Craig Dorety

baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings]

playing a special vinyl selection of curated experimental electronic music from Germany

Event starts at 1830 PST

Wunderbar Together Pop Up Tour
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Ave
OR 97205

Various Artists - Interactions: A Guide To Swiss Underground Experimental Music [Buh Records Promo]

What a combination it is when an experimental electronic music imprint based in Lima / Peru goes on a journey to explore the experimental underground scence of a small European country like Switzerland. A thing one wouldn't even imagine to happen in one's wildest dreams but this exactly what went down with "Interactions: A Guide To Swiss Underground Experimental Music" which was released via Buh Records on September 13th, 2k19, presenting a whole of 27 tracks - and a massive range in terms of variety of what experimentalism in electronic music can be. From the intense, alerting, electroacoustic sci-fi droning mixed with Field Recordings of flowing water that's to be found in Rudolf's "Tod Am Bach" to the lush Ambient score of Martina Lussi's "Pool" via esoteric, yet brooding naturalisms in Therminal C's "Sputnik Crash" as well as extreme guitar manipulation performed by Flo Stoffner in "Carmensac (For Anna)" and beyond the story goes on the first part of this double album. The second CD provides Jazz-infused turntablism and historical voice audio in Joke Lanz' "Dutschke", twisted SpaceFunk in Tout Bleu's ethereal leftfield Leftfield Pop outing named "Souviens-toi" whilst Dave Phillips' philosophical title musings in "Categorical Thinking Doesn't Do Justice To The Complexity Of Life" bring forth intense sonic eruptions, cut-up madness and a threatening kind of Industrial brutalism of sorts and Francisco Meirino's "Hear After: Introduction To Matters Of Auditory Paranoia" waves goodbye in a truly harsh and devastating fashion just to pick a few out of many great cuts on this unprecedented, highly recommended collection and documentation of Switzerlands's underground music scene.

09.10.2019 Vernissage Photo Exhibit “Hommage A Feininger" By Karl Lagerfeld - Curated By Gerhard Steidl @ Wunderbar Together Pop Up Tour / Portland, USA

Everyone knows of Bauhaus legend Lyonel Feininger and his famous paintings of ships and cathedrals. Far less known are his paintings inspired from his earlier caricature works. In this photo exhibition, Karl Lagerfeld pays homage to Feininger, an artist Lagerfeld considered an inspiration. Rather unlike the typical staid one-dimensional retrospectives, this exhibition seeks to interpret Feininger’s works through different and modern techniques and forms of expression.

baze.djunkiii [Intrauterin Recordings]

playing a special vinyl selection of curated electronic music from Germany

Vernissage starts at 17oo PST

Wunderbar Together Pop Up Tour
Pioneer Courthouse Square
701 SW 6th Ave
OR 97205

Saturday, October 05, 2019

Syer B - Dippy

A killer take on highly stripped down Instrumental Grime. We do approve of this.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Ayler's Mood - Combat Joy [Aut Records 051]

Set for release via Berlin's Aut Records label on November 8th, 2k19 is "Combat Joy", a live recorded concert album performed by the trio that is Albert's Mood at the Jazzincantina in Rome. With this album we see Pasqualle Innarella, Danilo Gallo and Ermanno Baron focusing on what they see as the very essence of Jazz musically, a vision inspired by no-one less than the genre great that is Albert Ayler. Opening on a classy, smokey and vintage laid back Jazz tip the trio is soon carried away by what they describe as a pure organic flow, keeping up with a classy vibe but giving way to more and more layers of improvisation only to be falling back into a stripped down, intimate approach perfectly suitable for contemplating over a classic cocktail or two whilst dancing to thundering re-interpretations of oldtime rhythms becomes a thing only minutes later before these are, once again, stripped down, deconstructed and turned into the next, exciting variation of what Jazz can be - both from a modernistic, contemporary standpoint as well as from a Jazz standard perspective. What an arc this album provides.

Album artwork on Instagram!

Felix Lee ft. Ecco2k + Whitearmor - KOH (Official Video)

The future of hyperchromatic Urban Bass Music is now. Check our album review here!

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Love Fame Tragedy - I Don't Want To Play The Victim, But I'm Really Good At It [Good Soldier Records Promo]

Fresh on the circuit and released via Good Soldier Records on September 27th, 2k19 is "I Don't Want To Play The Victim, But I'm Really Good At It", the first ever outing by Love Fame Tragedy - the new solo outing created by Matthew 'Murph' Murphy who is better known to a wide audience of Indie fans as the lead singer of The Wombats. With his new project he's not necessarily dancing to Joy Division but employs a straighter, slightly more dancefloor-focused Pop meets Indie approach with extremely catchy chorus lines like the one showcased in "My Cheating Heart" which we've already featured on these pages earlier this year. "Backflip" on the other hand pulls off more of a bluesy late night vibe that one defo could see being aired on FM radio whilst the "Pills" don't work anymore but surely do work on the dancefloor with their muscular beats, touching emotional string arrangements and overall uber-Funk before the "Brand New Brain" relies on solemn minor chord pianos and swinging snaps as an intro for a captivating crossover between R'n'b'-ish vibes and large scale romanticism in IndiePop crafted for intimate moments with a loved one. Good stuff.

Havington - Places Where

What's sweeter than a neat, simple and yet catchy Folk love song with a unique twist? Nothing.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

1naud1bl3 - Weltformel [Farmersmanual Generate And Test 013]

Released recently via the Farmersmanual Generate And Test-imprint is the "Weltformel" created by 1naud1bl3, a world- and universe-explaining formula which surely is coming from a dark and twisted place. Build on a somehow collage'esque frame of mind we're exposed to a set of thirteen sketch-like tracks / pieces /compositions which mostly incorporate some Field Recording bits or samples of sorts which are embedded in everything from distorted Punk meets Electronic crossover tunes, quirky, highly exaggerated Songwriter UltraPop, echoes of Industrial and PostPunk, lo-fi German ArtSchool Easy Listening sounds and way beyond in terms of even touching base with dark'ish, psychedelic Metal riffing at some point, all mixed and mingled to create an obviously puzzling, confusing and irritating effect. This is more like a collection of raw, obscure, unmastered - and unstructured - home studio demos than a fully fledged album. And a truly challenging one for sure.

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Dog Dimension – Area Of Outstanding Beauty (EP Teaser Video)

As we've already reviewed this release in late September we defo want you to take a look at the teaser video for this one as well. Enjoy!

Kablehead / Letters [split tape]

The third in a series of incoming, slightly mysterious split releases on cassette tapes of unknown origin contains music by Kablehead and Letters with each of the artists / producers seemingly covering one side of the release. First we see Kablehead's "Cavonism" bringing forth a stripped down and slightly electroid take on MinimalTechno with a bit of a live-jam twist whereas Letters' "Nice Habit" on the flipside introduces more of a dry take on Broken Techno meets Electronica and Phonk, slightly reminiscent of early releases on labels like Skam or Marco Passarani's efforts in terms of balancing Electro and Electronica for highly advanced dancefloors before drifting off into more technoid, yet still super dry, musical realms and beyond in what seem to be short, live recorded jam bits. Defo an interesting format choice for a club music focused release, this.

Tape artwork on Instagram!