Sunday, March 01, 2015
LINKWOOD - Expressions (Firecracker Recordings) Comentários: Expressions it's a real sumptuous listen, taking in new age ambient vignettes, bass heavy beat down, deep house workouts and plenty more. Recommended!
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Paper Dollhouse - Aeonflower
**Sterling dark pop and stark ambient noise somewhere between Grouper and Vatican Shadow. Edition of 500 with tracing paper insert and download code** There's some genuinely dark magick at work in Paper Dollhouse's debut LP for Glasgow's Night School Records. The London-based duo of Nina Bosnic and Astrud Steehouder are in possession/possessed by a gothic, oneiric spirit which has previously been revealed on Jane Weaver's Bird Records - who also present a cassette version of this LP - and alongside Magpahi for Devon Folklore Tapes Vol. IV. But this is arguably their most effective invocation to date. Guided by black light they offer 10 concentric circles crossing dimensions between occult folk, cinematic techno and crushing noise scapes, calling to mind comparisons with everyone from Vatican Shadow or Prurient to Ectoplasm Girls and Grouper, but maintaining their very own silhouette against that backdrop. In a word, it's spellbinding stuff and we reckon a lot of folk are going to fall for them. in boomkat
Friday, February 20, 2015
Cakes Da Killa - #IMF
Following his last full-length, The Eulogy, which was released through Mishka Records in 2013, Brooklyn-based MC Cakes Da Killa spent 2014 dropping two mixtapes under his Hunger Pangs series. Now, kicking off 2015 properly, Cakes comes alive with his EP #IMF, just in time for Valentine's Day. The EP features five tracks of thumping electronic instrumentation that blend with spaced out, near tribal elements, providing a proper platformula for Cakes' hypnotic tales of beauty, lust, and wavey late night vibes. [Free Download]
Saturday, January 31, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Antoni Maiovvi & Umberto - Maria
Umberto & Antoni Maiovvi - Law Unit Coming soon via Death Waltz Recording Company. Reflective synth lines, guitar, sometimes ambient, other times in the foreground. LAW UNIT is a masterpiece of hard beats and harder synths that you'll want on your stereo when you're making that next trip into the dark unknown.
SM NURSE - Hometape Recordings 1981-1983
SM NURSE - Hometape Recordings 1981-1983 (Domestica Spain) Comentários: compilation of the best songs recorded in the studio between 1981 and 1983, and never before edited in vinyl format. I deeply want to thank Menko Konings for his trust, kindness, patience, faith and friendship…we don’t meet people like him every day.
A short biography by S.M. Nurse:
Around 1980 Menko Konings (eM.) started the Dutch underground formation S.M. Nurse, first together with Jos Jak and later also with Anneke Stempher. S.M. Nurse experimented with collage-like music and were inspired by N.Y.-ultra, disco e.g. The band mainly performed in the Amsterdam ultra-circuit (Oktopus, Paradiso), clubs and discotheques. They were played regularly on the famous radio programmes RadioNome and Spleen and performed live on radio in the villa of the VPRO in Hilversum. They also contributed to the theme cassette Turkish Delight of the label Ding Dong and there was a cassette release on the label Top Tape. At the end of 1983, S.M. Nurse split up.
The songs of S.M. Nurse are composed and performed by Anneke Stempher, Jos Jak and Menko Konings.
Mastered 2014 by Yves Roussel.
Robby Horsfall on 'Jing Jang Jong'.
Rob Sensomania on 'Some Girls Don't Mind'.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
NHK yx Koyxen - Doom Steppy Verbs EP
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
MONOCHROME SS 2015 SNEAKERS
Monday, January 19, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Demdike Stare - Testpressing#007
Demdike Stare - Testpressing#007 (Modern Love) Comentários: *The seventh and final instalment in the Testpressing Series for the time being - Limited Edition pressing including insert with artwork by Alex Solman and hand-stamped sleeves* Hands-down, #7 is the best Testpressing yet from Miles Whittaker and Sean Canty's Demdike Stare. Landing almost two years since the series began back in 2013, and six months on from their last raid, it's a dichotomy of dancefloor devilment, going hard for it on one side, and running ragged emotions on the other. A-side 'Rathe' opens the doors of perception to a show-stopping bloom of heavenly voices and halfstep jungle, ratcheting the levels to heart-in-mouth effect with panoramic harmonies and ricochet drums that sound like a fwwwd update of Windowlicker, all owing as much to Source Direct as Alice Coltrane. B-side, 'Patchwork' is a whole other madness. Shocking in a different style, it consolidates swirling, norish samples nodding to Italian concrète with the kind of 2-step swerve last heard on Artwork's 'Red’ EP - proper feral, swinging business. We seen and heard it go off in the dance and can safely confirm that it's one of the baddest joints in their now extensive catalogue... via boomkat
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Astrid Anderson AW15
Monday, January 05, 2015
MIX-0-RAP - For Thugz
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
CHIKISS - "Dusha"
Chikiss is a singer, song-writer and musician from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. One of the most productive and versatile artists on nowadays Russian electronic scene, alone and in collaborations, she has recorded an impressive amount of simply amazing music. Being a participant of many third-party and world music projects, she's also a winner of Artemy Troitsky's "Steppenwolf" the award in "The Voice" nomination (2012). She collaborated with a plenty of musicians and artists such as Barbara Morgenstern, Yolochnie igrushki, Milky Toad, Sun Glitters, Galun and many more, played in a plenty of bands and acted on numerous festivals and in clubs all over the world. "Dusha" is featured on NNF new compilation "She Knows More Than She Thinks", that sources the sweetest, strangest pops from Russia and Ukrain. Recommended!
Thursday, December 25, 2014
M.U. Podcast #81 (December 2014)
M.U. Podcast #81 (December 2014)
Benjamin Finger - Headspincrawl (reprise)
Copeland - Smitten
Pilotwings- trance beats
Ron Morelli - Signal Jam (Greg Beato Remix)
Marie Dior - Unreleased Track
Pye Corner Audio - Shared Secret Key
Hieroglyphic Being - The Fourth Dimension
Black Rain - Night In New Chiang Saen
Andy Stott - Missing
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Monday, December 08, 2014
Grebenstein - Grebenstein EP
Grebenstein - Grebenstein EP (Downwards) Comentários: Grebenstein debuts on Downwards with a roiling industrial session primed for fans of his label-mates Samuel Kerridge or Talker. Rife with slow, bellicose drums and miasmic atmospheres, four tracks play out a soundtrack for end times between the tribal trudge of 'Acting Within Your Terms' and the uniquely offset swagger of 'That's Where The Answer Was, In Your Body' via the Raime-like mood guitar chops and malefic attitude of 'No You Don't'. Sterling stuff for fans of The Haxan Cloak etc. in boomkat
Afrikan Sciences - Circuitous
Afrikan Sciences - Circuitous (PAN) Comentários: Easily one of our most anticipated LPs of 2014, Afrikan Sciences' 'Circuitous' transcends jazz, techno and hip hop with pineal Afro-futurist vision. Hailing from Saturn via Oakland, CA, Eric Douglas Porter aka Afrikan Sciences has carved an elliptic orbit thru the sonic cosmos with three albums and a string of 12"s for Aybee's Deepblak label, an empathetic home for his abstract, groovesome suppositions improvised on turntables, upright bass, and a matrix of digital tablets. Now taking flight within the PAN quadrant, he presents a systemic set of 14 tracks, solar hymns for the unbound body and mind, traversing multiple dimensions of vivid sound-image and refractive rhythmic reality; calculating a zig-zagging, polyrhythmic trajectory from the gyroscopic tussle of elements in 'Two In The Chamber' thru the whirring broken beats of the title track and the probing harmonic chaos of 'Feel', to the crack'd boom bop of closer, 'Tell Me Who Like That'. Clearly the precedents have been set by Sun Ra, Ron Hardy, Dego, Jamal Moss, Theo P; but it's Afrikan Sciences who's taking this sound to new levels of idiosyncratic complexity and intuition. Massive recommendation. in boomkat
Monday, November 10, 2014
Neel - Phobos (Spectrum Spools)
Neel - Phobos (Spectrum Spools) Comentários: Primo Roman sound designer Giuseppe Tillieci aka Neel takes to Spectrum Spools with his debut solo album proper, inspired by the entropic, 50 million year lifespan of Mars' 2nd and larger moon, Phobos. It's a spellbinding attempt to deal with sound on the vastest scales imaginable, using a combination of modular synths and hardware to traverse the full frequency range and achieve an immense soundscape streaked with massive sound objects and microscopic details. We were lucky enough to catch him perform a similar sound live alongside his Voices From The Lake partner, Donato Dozzy, at Rome's Maxxi Museum, where the Zaha Hadid-designed floating staircases and lustrous concrete curves provided the perfect, pensile backdrop to their diaphanous but broodingly weighty structures. On a good pair of headphones we're experiencing 'Phobos' as a sublime 46 minute projection within the mind's dome, beautifully synching Neel's patient, unfolding imagination with our own perception of space. I guess what we're trying to say is, it's a very very good ambient record. in boomkat
Sunday, October 05, 2014
Sunday, September 28, 2014
ADIDAS Y-3 QASA LOW (BLACK/WHITE)
ADIDAS Y-3 QASA LOW (BLACK/WHITE)
Master collaborator Yohji Yamamoto is always keeping his Y-3 collections fashion-forward. We’re seeing him pull out all the stops for 2015, as we now discover the latest adaptation of the Adidas Y-3 Qasa Low. The Qasa style first dropped in 2013 and has released in high and low-cut renditions and in a few different colourways. The clean sock-like fit with a black body and white/black toe area sits nicely on the white sole here. It’s no surprise that they are one of the most popular silhouettes of the Y-3 family and this latest tinkering should probably go down well with the fans. If you like your sneaks with a pop of colour and leather trimmings, check them out in the Burnt Orange colourway. There is no exact release date for these set yet but stay with SF for updates. via sneaker freaker
Friday, September 26, 2014
Boothroyd - Idle Hours
Boothroyd - Idle Hours (TriBoothroyd serves one of the most striking debuts on Tri Angle with 'Idle Hours'. Hailing from sunny North Manchester but now defected to London, Boothroyd's music is a slyly ambiguous, 'marishly-warped mesh of lo-fi samples strung together with a deceptively grand plan. Like the mutant, half-finished offspring of Coil and Lars Holdhus, it occupies a uniquely detached space in the peripheries of modern composition, vapour wave and ambient pop, scuttling between heart-racing peaks and petrified electronica like some fractal distillation of darkweb's babylonian data flux and the stark numbness of suburban English life summed up by J.G. Ballard. Sucking us into his jagged wormhole with the palpitations and elusive emotions of 'NYC', he lurks somewhere between Clive Barker and Ryan Trecartin in the richly visual, deviant flux of 'Skinned', and draws the talons right across the nerve with the ghoulish chorales and sewer-troddin' jag of 'Colony', whilst 'Y5' murks ambient house with a proper eldritch attitude and humour. We reckon it's f**king ace. If u like VHS Head, Wanda Group, Coil, Dynooo, Evian Christ, it's a no brainer. in boomkat