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Saturday, December 31, 2016

MIYAKO KODA - In The Shadow Of Jupiter (17853 Tokyo)

Lovely release from Chee Shimizu's 17853 Records. Reworkings of Dip in the Pool singer and lyricist , Miyako Koda, from her first (and quite unknown) solo album "Jupiter". Featuring Jordan Gcz and Wolf Muller... TIP! The original album was released in 1998, and featured productions from well known Japanese artists such as: Haruomi Hosono, Yasuaki Shimizu, Towa Tei, Gonzalez Mikami from Gontiti. Earlier this year, the bands producer Tatsuji Kimura planned this new project with Japanese DJ Chee Shimizu. Together they produced this five tracks mini-album featuring the Amsterdam based Jordan GCZ and Dusseldorf's Wolf Muller. The label say ' The first track on side A, "Io" was created by Yasuaki Shimizu originally. Chee Shimizu made a floating long edit with minimal sequence of synthesizer, sounds of birds and insects. Jordan Czamanski a.k.a. Jordan GCZ re-edited for second track on side B "Ndembu". He created atmospheric soundscape used previously unreleased version performed by percussions unit Ochi Brothers. The third track on side A "Butter" was included original version by Towa Tei who well-known as Dee-Lite. The first track on side B "Sleep In Peace" was included remix by unbelievable group session. Original song was created by Haruomi Hosono and Tatsuji Kimura. Jordan Czmanski added some new melodies by his synthesizer, Tasuji Kimura also played additional synthesizer and new line for bass, and Wolf Müller played his metal bowl percussions. the last track on side B "A Sea Of Love" is remix by Chee Shimizu. He created layered sound wih Miyako Koda's poetry reading and relaxing sea wave. Seigen Ono who is one of top recording engineer in Japan as well as known, he operated mastering for all traces, and sublimated superb sound.' 

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Mundo Urbano #15 (23/12/2016) on Rádio Quântica

01. Pink Skull - Triangle Shape (Rvng Intl.)
02. Yves Tumor - Role In Creation (PAN)
03. Visible Cloaks - Terrazzo (feat. Motion Graphics) (Rvng Intl.)
04. Peaking Lights - Little Flower feat Chloe Sevigny (Not On Label)
05. Klein - Pretty Black (Howling Owl Records)
06. Metalheads - Terminator
07. Burial - Young Death (Hyperdub)
08. Yves Tumor - Serpent II (PAN)
09. Higher Learning - Found (Not In Label)
10. Kangding Ray - Dune (Stroboscopic Artefacts)
11. Tarquin Manek and Ying-Li Hooi - Sunshower  (Blackest Ever Black)
12. Jessy Lanza - Going Somewhere (DVA [Hi-Emotions] Remix) (Hyperdub)
13. Hype Williams - 13 (Hyperdub)
14. Terrace - In Motion (Djax Up Beats)
15. Blake Baxter -  When We Used To Play (KMS)
16. Planet Soul - Set U Free (E.H.R. Remix) (Strictly Rhythm)
17. Alcatraz - Give Me Luv (AM:PM)
18. Ryuichi Sakamoto - Riot In Lagos (Island Records)
19. Luis - Sheas World (1080p)
20. RIOHV - Juice It (1080p)
21. Ashtray Navigations - Spray Two (Excerpt) (Blackest Ever Black)
22. Jaydee - Plastic Dreams (Original Long Version) (R&S) 

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Friday, December 23, 2016

BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE - Black Earth (reissue) (PIAS)

BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE - Black Earth (reissue) (PIAS) Bohren & Der Club Of Gore has always been a unique proposition. Initially formed in 1992 by members of numerous grindcore, hardcore and death metal bands, they quickly became famous for creating their own dark, atmospheric and ambient influenced style of "doom-ridden jazz music". They've released umpteen albums since then, with Black Earth - a 2002 exploration of ambient jazz pastures full of horizontal intent - being amongst their most celebrated. Here it gets the reissue treatment, allowing a new generation to wallow in its fine combination of bleak track titles, foreboding chords, hushed percussion and gentle jazz motifs.

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Friday, December 09, 2016

Yves Tumor - Serpent Music (PAN Records)

Yves Tumor - Serpent Music (PAN Records) The Tennessee-raised, Turin-based artist has sown seeds across the contemporary field in visual as well as musical fields over recent years with releases for NON, Janus and Halcyon Veil issued under an expanding roll call of names, as well as visceral live work for LA's Hood By Air earlier this year. However, it’s under the Yves Tumor moniker that he commits his most personal and noteworthy work to date; the result of three years of creative discovery, drawing from a deeply emotional, vulnerable place to grapple with themes of social anxiety, paranoia and missing loved ones to present one of this year’s most staggering albums. Serpent Music covers the full bandwidth of Tumor’s far-flung aesthetics, navigating from lushly organic yet elusively distanced instrumental textures in the opening strokes of Devout and the homesick soul ache of The Feeling When You Walk Away, before more oblique, abrasive drums and layered electronics begin to infiltrate the airborne keys of Dajjal, and with Role In Creation he incorporates the east African motifs heard in his Bekelé Berhanu output, but with a much gentler, more optimistic effect. But just as you begin to get a grip on his slippery scales, Serpent I rushes into a ferocious tribal battery, resolved with the stentorian pastor and doom echo chamber feels of Serpent II, and he really starts to let his mind drift with the conflated pastoral and darkroom noise vibes of Seed, and the eastern-facing Alice Coltrane nod, Spirit In Prison, skizzily returning to smokey vapour trails in Cherish and Face of a Demon, to wash us up on the lonely, distant shores of Perdition. Alongside the likes of Dean Blunt or Klein, Yves Tumor is patently rewiring the conventions of soul music and psychedelia according to his own, twisted schematic and modernist insight, making this album feel vital at a point where conservative sensibilities seem to have permeated the spirit of so many “independently" minded creators.

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Thursday, December 08, 2016

ELI KESZLER - Last Signs Of Speed (Empty Editions)

ELI KESZLER - Last Signs Of Speed (Empty Editions) Virtuoso percussionist Eli Keszler offers up a defining opus with 'Last Signs of Speed', appearing on the freshly minted Empty Editions to follow his previous solo LP for PAN, and interim collaborations with Keith Fullerton Whitman, Oren Ambarchi and Rashad Becker, who is also among Keszler’s most sympathetic sound artists and the mastering engineer for this record. Summing up Keszler’s percussive style is like trying to describe the mechanics of a haywire swiss clock, or, in fact, a repair shop full of ‘em, with each chiming to an alternate meter whilst a swarm of nanobots attempt to get them all in synch. However, subtract the clocks and ‘bots and you’re left with one man and his rarely paralleled, utterly captivating twitch spilling from drums to fender rhodes, piano, mellotron, celeste, Vibraceleste, glockenspiel, rocks and gravel without missing a beat, or even doing so and making an amazing virtue of it in the process. Building on the foundations of his previous releases, which have variably included installation work, improvisations and collaborations, Last Signs of Speed finds Keszler blending his preternaturally fluid patterns of scurrying, brittle small sounds and resonant pulses with subtly layered overdubs of keys and strings, ebbing and swelling with a plasmic schematic that works to laws of physics and rationale perhaps best compared with Rashad Becker’s notional species, and which serves to add a whole new dimension of interest to Kessler’s already remarkable soundspshere. It’s music that seems to exist in a state of quantum flux, folding the structures of jazz, dub and minimal techno into avant garde anomalies that defy the rules of established practice whilst simultaneously resonating with their underlying, intuitive truths. Between Last Signs of Speed, Rashad Becker’s Traditional Music of Notional Species Vol. II, Les Graciés’ Low Doses, and Valerio Tricoli’s Clonic Earth, you have some of the most involving, adventurous sonic perceptions to be revealed in 2016. 

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Ice_Eyes - New Frame (Seagrave Records)

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Monday, December 05, 2016

Mundo Urbano #14 (25/11/2016) on Radio Quântica

01.Dedekind Cut - Descend From Now (Hospital Productions)
02.Prurient - Palm Tree Corpse (Hospital Productions)
03.Drug Labs - Inevitable Fate (Clandestine Records)
04.Jasss- Minotauro (Mannequin Records)
05.Tense - Disconnect Myself  (Mannequin Records)
06.Claro Intelecto - Back In The Day (Modern Love)
07.J.T.C. - Psychedelic Mindtrip (Crème Organization)
08.Yellow Magic Orchestra - Neue Tanz (Alfa)
09.Holger Czukay - Dancing In Wide Circles (Claremont 56)
10.Frank Bretschneider - Lauf Ralf (Mannequin Records)
11.Effetto Joule - Robespierre (Flemming Dalum Remix) (Mannequin Records)
12.Binary Chaffinch - false energy (Invicible scum remix) (Dissident)
13.$tinkworx - Calimari (Delsin)
14.HVREN - $K0T0MA (Clandestine Records)
15.The Thirdman - Travel (Ai Records)
16.Martial Canterel - Secret Stores (Wierd Records)
17.Squadra Blanco - We are the illuminati (Holosynthesis)
18.Dedekind Cut - Integra (Hospital Productions)
19.Marie Davidson - Good Vibes (mocking birds) (Cititrax)
20.Dedmdike Stare - Eurydice (Modern Love)
21.A Number Of Names - Sharevari (Instrumental)
22.Shifted - Life Backwards (Hospital Productions)

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Saturday, December 03, 2016

E.R.P. (CONVEXTION) - New Road (Tuppence)

E.R.P. (CONVEXTION) - New Road (Tuppence) We've been rather spoiled this year with new Convextion material. His 2845 full-length on Artless is arguably one of the best electronic albums of 2016, while his ambient-leaning 12" on Acido was also breathtakingly good. Here, he rounds off the year with a fine 7" single containing two terrific tracks. The veteran producer begins with new road, a delightfully spacey combination of cascading melody lines, similarly tumbling bass, and punchy but laidback electro beats. It's evocative and emotion-rich like much of his best work. Similar accolades could be heaped upon flispide "Summer Nights", a warmer and woozier concoction that sounds like Larry Heard in electro mode. Listen!

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VERCETTI TECHNICOLOR - Golden Taurus EP (Crimes Of The Future)

VERCETTI TECHNICOLOR - Golden Taurus EP (Crimes Of The Future) Crimes Of The Future is the kind of label you can trust, no matter who is at the controls. The same could be said for Giallo Disco, and certainly the two labels orbit a similar space for lurid soundtrack-inspired hardware jams from the Italo age. Vercetti Technicolor is one half of the Giallo team alongside Antoni Maiovvi, and here steps out with a perfectly bombastic range of compositions that revel in B-movie brilliance. "Golden Taurus" is the perfect slow-burner, those mono bass notes warming like no soft synth ever could, while "Topaz Fear" brings a more action-driven sequence into the mix. "Death Wish" too opts for a pumped up club scenario, while Heinrich Dressel smokes out "Golden Taurus" into a seedy slow-jam.

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Friday, December 02, 2016

Heinrich Dressel - Space Wave Shaft (Slow Motion)

Heinrich Dressel - Space Wave Shaft (Slow Motion) For the fourth edition of Slow Motion's Soundtrack Serie we welcome Heinrich Dressel, better known as one part of Minimal Rome. Space Shaft is three tracks of dreamy, sleazy space-funk delivered with a light touch across expansive musical horizons. Backed up with a brace of Ma Spaventi versions - both 'disco' and 'chill' Space Shaft is a record for movie fans and dancers alike.

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