Cool beans: SEL60 - Are you social Ep by Abacom System
Ill Till is de män! Patric Catani is de män! Bonbon Mädchen (Kuschel Edit) by DHIRTY6CRU
Reviews “spacey, sometimes stalking 8-bit sounds with plenty of squidgy goodness added….. boundary-pushing electronic releases” – We Are Noise “smacker of a seventeen-minute, 4-track EP (T-Woc) is a dab hand when it comes to voice sampled, beat-funk electro all done in a Luke Vibert stylee.” – Philip Neeson One Sheet There are two T-Wocs. Those who have seen this Dublin-based producer in any one of a number of hot and sweaty basement bars across the city will know him as a purveyor of big bouncing basey beats and thumping reggae goodness that propel the dance floor into a furious frenzy. Those who know him from his prolific releases will know him as a serious producer of instrumental dub and deep-filled electronic soundscapes. The frenetic energy of T-Woc live would never work as well beyond the sweat-filled basement, but Hoshorom, his latest 4-track EP on the genre-bending net label Invisible Agent, still manages to tap in to it and infuse a collection of dark and brooding dub sounds with a cheeky playfulness. bacoloa, the opening track, hits you from the off with a hectic impatience that drives you forward then suddenly collapses, fading away into the subtle ether where the factory-floor beats of enough hammer out an industrialised dub before emerging fully formed and triumphant on suffered, a space-hopper of track that bounces along in a direction you never expected. panong, the seven minute-long final destination of your journey through Hoshorom, arrives like the terminus on a train journey where you fell asleep and missed your stop, awakening somewhere that you never expected, dark and unsettling at first but as familiarity grows it cocoons you with its warm embrace, filling you with sad regret when it all ends and its time to go back home. Hoshorom is T-Woc at his most accomplished as a producer. He may never fully reconcile his two halves, but on the strength of this EP, why would he want to?
This is pretty cool, head over and listen here. It’s the Museum of Canadian Music! (Found this at onechordisenough)
Have I posted this yet? It’s great!
Pop Collection by Kadebostany
Me, I like: Pop Collection by Kadebostany
This is pretty fun: Salmon Custard by Cuckoo Spit
Zimmer 102 - Sergio Gusto
Nochmal: Dreck by Plexiglas
Von 2013, nicht 1981: Doric by Doric (Stathis Leontiadis)
New single from 65daysofstatic. Available to download for free from here, or at: 65daysofstatic.com
from ‘Gone’ [10”|DIGITAL] Denovali Records · den174 available on all formats at [http://denovali.com/floex] On Veronika Vlková’s painting for Floex’ new EP “Gone”, the mountain ghosts are watching the flood from the mountain tops which stick out of water. In his latest work Floex is trying to express the melancholic mood of the last days of stability and harmony. While “Gone” thematizes instability expressed by the Apocalypse in a “macroscopic sense”, and musically for Tomáš in the quite traditional way of vocal pieces, the other two short ambient tracks accompanying the title song reflect the theme in different ways. “Saturnin Fire And The Restless Ocean” creates a kind of “microscopic world” counterpart to “Gone”. It was inspired by the thoughts on inner harmony by Tomáš’ Chinese medicine doctor friend: when mind and heart are in balance, the heart is like shining fire and the mind is like a calm and still ocean. If things are getting unstable, the heart’s fire is becoming volatile and the mind’s ocean’s waves start to swell. While “Saturnin …” is a very intimate song on this self-reflection of the personal psychic landscape, it easily becomes a strong epic hymn in the hands of Joe Acheson of Hidden Orchestra. With this, Joe is returning the remix favour on Hidden Orchestra’s earlier Denovali Records release “Flight”, which included Floex’ “Dust Remix”. It is great to listen to another offspring of the continuing dialogue between these musical mates. There are more things that all songs of this release have in common - the typical sound of Floex’ Petrof piano. It endorses the melancholic and ethereal mood of the EP songs, and the final four-hand piano piece “Time To Go” makes no exception. It includes field recordings grasping the theatrical “farewell” scene from a sound installation at the Brixen Fortress during the Manifesta festival. This song was originally created from the four-hand composition of Tomáš and his pianist friend Jirí Libánský, who met during their improvisation project “Orlak”. The title song “Gone” was especially composed for the Floex live vocalist Sára Vondrášková of Never Sol and meant to be performed on concerts, and it indeed soon become the pivotal song of Floex’ playlist. The lyrics were written by Tomáš’ long term collaborator Anya Stuart who besides being a singer, writer and musician works also as a movie director. When she heard the song she immediately offered Tomáš to make a video clip for it. Currently living in Paris, it no surprise that the main inspiration source for the video was the medieval French ‘Apocalypse Tapestry’ in Angers nearby Paris. Working with her photographer friend Michal Ureš behind the camera, they created free contemporary reinterpretations of selected scenes of the tapestry based on super slow motion shootings. This perfectly exemplifies the idea behind the song, a very odd moment in our life we don’t recognise since it is happening very slowly from our personal point of view but very fast from the point of view of mankind. People are still behaving as if nothing would happen or change, but the fire is already behind their doors, the old times have already gone. “Gone” is closing a certain period of Floex’ production which started with his 2nd full length album “Zorya” in 2011. After getting such a great feedback on this release, Tomáš decided to get back to it, pick up his favorite track “Veronika’s Dream” and give it a little bit more attention. The result of this effort you can find as a downloadable bonus track accompanying this EP: a remix of “Veronika’s Dream” by Dikolson, Tomáš favourite producer, and general iconic figure of the electronic music scene in Prague. Moreover, after about a year of preparation, a video clip for the original song was made. About 20 people, headed by director Tomáš Hájek, visual artist Anna Krticová and Veronika Vlková herself created rather a short movie inspired by Tomáš Dvorák’s crazy surrealistic imaginary: the one-eyed Veronika is eaten by a wolf and inside of his stomach a floorball match is happening. She fights against her psychological antipode for her missing eye and wins just to uncover deeper sides of her existence. The 10” comes in a special thick gatefold sleeve, on two different vinyl colors and with a free download code. For fans of HIDDEN ORCHESTRA, ERIK SATIE, JON HOPKINS or BAT FOR LASHES.
I love this: Pinn’d EP by Pinn’d
Listen for a slow end of the week: Swan Dive / Ashtray by Heave