Friday, September 30, 2011

Secret Thirteen mix #001 – Pleq

Secret Thirteen mix #001 – Pleq

“Secret Thirteen mix #001” is a mixed compilation that consists of twelve separate compositions created between 2010-2011 by Bartosz Dziadosz, known as Pleq, and his colleagues from Japan, Canada, Spain and United Kingdom.
Author of the mix Bartosz Dziadosz – Pleq is an electro-acoustic artist, based in Warsaw, Poland. By connecting ambient, glitch and modern classic musical elements, Pleq extracts his sincere individuality. After releasing thirteen albums and being represented in more than thirteen record labels he now can be called a major figure in the academic music scene.

“Secret Thirteen mix #001” is a coherent and thoughtful one hour musical line that definitely proves Bartosz complete musical feeling. Extensive piercing atmospheres are drifting through whole work and gently changing their shapes by assimilating even a rustle sounds. Melancholic wide range melodies submerge in the field of contemporary sound while occasionally emerging sublime cello entries and suddenly varying piano chords bring vitality into selection. These delaying field recordings and subtle effects create a perfect fulfillment to the whole.

Pleq creates a significant journey inside your mind and soul where time does not exist. This is an imperishable monument of intelligent sound from the most promising Poland’s musician.
01| offthesky & Pleq – Ashes Of American Fags
02| Unreleased Exclusive
03| offthesky & Pleq – Desert Of Hours
04| Pleq plus Lauki – Part II
05| offthesky & Pleq – Delicate Exit
06| Pleq plus Marihiko Hara – She Is Stell Asleep
07| Pleq plus Lauki – Part V (Poem by Loulwa Beydoun)
08| Pleq plus Hakobune – III
09| Paper Relics – Fading (Pleq Remix)
10| Pleq plus Lauki – The Gravity Lens (Cut)
11| Pleq & Spheruleus – A Journey Through Unfamiliar Places
12| Unreleased Exclusive (Cello by Dave Dhonau)

Conrad Schnitzler & Borngräber & Strüver – Con-Struct CD 201

Conrad Schnitzler & Borngräber & Strüver – Con-Struct
Label: M=minimal – mm-007
Format: CD, Limited Edition
Country: Germany
Released: 29 Aug 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Minimal, Experimental

1 Con-Struct 1 4:23
2 Con-Struct 2 4:50
3 Con-Struct 3 4:42
4 Con-Struct 4 4:03
5 Con-Struct 5 4:40
6 Con-Struct 6 3:11
7 Con-Struct 7 4:45
8 Con-Struct 8 5:08

After two re-releases of Conrad Schnitzler classics, (Zug & Ballet Statique) now m=minimal releases a completely new work from the pioneer of electronic music.
Conrad Schnitzler is a sound explorer. For many years, he has been on expeditions, journeys through his collection of electronic synthesizers almost every day. Sounds he liked has been conserved on tape and stored in his sound library. The result is a huge library of audio files, he calls them “solen”.
“Borngräber & Struever” have got the chance to examine that library and started to con-struct new pieces out of the hidden gems. These are not remixes but new compositions. None of the sound combinations were thought or heard before. The 8 tracks form an album independent of any trend and therefore it becomes a real acoustic environment for everyone.

The album was produced at Studio.Wannsee. To give the album more authenticity, the complete audio processing was done using analog equipment. They not only used many classics among the finest synthesizers and outboard equipment, but also custom built tube gear. The icing on the cake are the tubes used from the 60′s, which bought Christian Borngräber on a trip through the Atacama desert in a small radio repair business in the city of Calama. Thanks to the desert climate even the packaging of the tubes

[PS 08/120] Anthony Rother – The Machine Room (Album) CD 2011

Anthony Rother – The Machine Room
Label: Fax +49-69/450464
Catalog#: PS08/120
Format: CD, Album, Mixed, Limited Edition
Country: Germany
Released: 02 May 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient, Electro, Experimental

Design [Graphics] –
Written-By, Producer, Mastered By – Anthony Rother
Limitation: 300
Mixed And Recorded At PSI Studio Germany
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1 The Machine Room (Part I) 6:50
2 The Machine Room (Part II) 5:12
3 The Machine Room (Part III) 9:40
4 The Machine Room (Part IV) 5:27
5 The Machine Room (Part V) 6:17
6 The Machine Room (Part VI) 5:14
7 The Machine Room (Part VII) 6:02
8 The Machine Room (Part VIII) 3:07
9 The Machine Room (Part IX) 5:05
10 The Machine Room (Part X) 5:55
11 The Machine Room (Part XI) 8:28
12 The Machine Room (Part XII) 3:19
13 The Machine Room (Part XIII) 8:37

After an eight-year break, Anthony Rother is back with a solo album on FAX. He worked on this album for a year and the result is outstanding.
The music is based on a story of a factory worker who supervises and controls the machines in a huge steelworks.
His thoughts and dreams have been infiltrated … the machine is everywhere he goes.
Hypnotic sequencing and soundtrack-like, monumental atmospheres are part of this masterpiece.

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[PS 08/123] Anthony Rother – Vom Urknall Zur Maschine (Album) CD 2011

Anthony Rother – Vom Urknall Zur Maschine
Label: Fax +49-69/450464 – PS 08/123
Format: CD, Album, Limited Edition
Country: Germany
Released: 21 Sep 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient, Electro, Experimental

Mixed At – PSI Studio
Recorded At – PSI Studio
Artwork [Graphics] –*
Edited By [Additional Editing] – Pete Namlook
Written-By, Producer, Mastered By – Anthony Rother
Limitation: 300
Mixed and recorded at PSI Studio Germany

1 Materie 4:59
2 Ursuppe 8:11
3 Photosynthese 6:37
4 Landeroberung 4:30
5 K-T/Grenze 3:37
6 Säuger 6:24
7 Affenmenschen 6:21
8 Zeitlebens 7:42
9 Silizium 5:41
10 Biomechanik (VUZM Version) 7:29
11 KI 4:07

This is the first of Anthony Rother's more experimental albums which has remained unreleased since 1999. We are proud to finally present this CD as it has this great magic common to every "debut”. The composer collects copious sounds and great ideas which wait for their first appearance. The result is something outstanding...the start of a new direction.
On this release the more experimental ideas meet the elektro sound of Anthony Rother for a great concept album.
Sparse, minimalistic but dense sounds meander into monumental soundscapes, sequenced, melodic lines which more and more meet electronic beats evolving into a highly sophisticated machinery of sound. An excellent and outstanding release.

The “Big Bang” of Anthony Rother’s experimental albums

Thursday, September 15, 2011

[GBX 706] Jonny Trunk – Ghost Box Study Series 06: Animation And Interpretation 7" Vinyl 2011

Jonny Trunk – Ghost Box Study Series 06: Animation And Interpretation
Label: Ghost Box – GBX706
Format: Vinyl, 7", Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 08 Apr 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Experimental
Design [Cover] – Julian House
Cotton wool steam clouds billow, pipe cleaner trees sway and newspaper pigeons take flight as Le Train Fantôme chuffs its way into the curious animated world of Jonny Trunk. Outside the station climb aboard a shoe box taxi and take a trip through the soggy streets of Cardboard Boxford.
And back home again in time for bed.
Pressed on thick heavy vinyl.

A Le Train Fantôme 3:20
B Cardboard Boxford 3:56

Another tiny package of joy from the proper on-form Ghost Box label, and this time around we find Trunk boss Jonny Trunk on the dials, eking the kind of sounds you’d expect to have found in 1963 on early episodes of Doctor Who from his jaw-dropping cache of samples. You already know that when you get your hands on anything from Trunk it’s gonna be special, but the gritty rhythmic pulse and discordant twang of ‘Le Train Fantome’ is instantly up there with the best the label have thrown out to date. Blending the light-hearted electronic experimentations of Delia Derbyshire with a near concrete sense of sample-laced weirdness that could place it alongside the fabled GRM studios, there’s not enough I can do to recommend that you hear this one LOUD. Flip the record over and we’ve got ‘Cardboard Boxford’, a woozy pizzicato strings ‘n rhythms cut that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Moondog record. Seriously good, seriously strange, seriously limited. Don’t sleep on this one, will ya.

  Jonny Trunk - Le Train Fantôme (Clips) by Ghost Box

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[EK 50] KFW – Regaining Composure / Negating Freedom Cassette 2011

KFW – Regaining Composure / Negating Freedom
Label: Ekhein – EK50
Format: Cassette, C30
Country: US
Released: 20 Apr 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Ambient
Recorded at Mimaroglu, June 16th 2009.
Composed at Mimaroglu, February 21-24, 2011.

A Regaining Composure
B Negating Freedom

KFW-Regaining Composure by EKHEIN


Monday, September 5, 2011

[RS 90] Arrow Kleeman – Phase Reps & Builds Cassette 2011

Arrow Kleeman – Phase Reps & Builds
Label: Root Strata – RS90
Format: Cassette, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Experimental, Ambient
Credits:    Artwork By – Dan Kleeman    Composed By – Arrow Kleeman
Notes: Edition of 100 copies

A1 Auto Blips 4:01
A2 Nu Phase 3:25
A3 Repeat Again 3:26
A4 Strange Horns 7:50
A5 Locust Like 2:51
A6 Long Lungs 2:48
B1 Live Drone 11:35
B2 Charmour 2:47
B3 Phase Reps & Builds 9:46
Glistening kosmiche/synth music minimalism from Arrow Kleeman, who is also known as Lilienthal. 'Phase Reps & Builds' was originally released on a Root Strata cassette in an edition of 100, but appears digitally for the first time. "Micro body rhythms amplified and overlapping like drifting mosaics. Music based on mathematics, but all the calculations are lost. Electronic organics."

[WGROCKSCS] Medicine Rocks – Untitled Cassette 2011

Medicine Rocks – Untitled
Label: Wagon – none
Format: Cassette, Limited Edition, C32
Country: US
Released: 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Synth-pop, Experimental
Edition of 150 copies.

A1 Untitled 6:21
A2 Untitled 5:19
A3 Untitled 1:52
B1 Untitled 4:19
B2 Untitled 4:21
B3 Untitled 6:28

Available from alex moskos and john elliott bunkered down over thanksgiving 2010 in cleveland to record this lone weird excursion. at times sounding like the mike post score for a deeply unheralded early 90's made-for-tv joint about wet streets others sounding like what would happen had sonny not died and last exit made a record for realworld, minus the drunken brotz. of course. elliott on more or less synth and synth programming, moskos on mg-1 and guitar everyone plays drums. cover painting by jessica mensch.  discogs
medicine rocks - untitled (album preview) by experimedia