Sunday, October 23, 2011

[hbfs 04] Various – Hibernate Sampler Volume 4

Various – Hibernate Sampler Volume 4
Label: hibernate – hbfs04
Format: 13 × File, FLAC, Sampler
Country: UK
Released: 14 Oct 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Modern Classical, Experimental, Ambient

1 Offthesky* – Whittling You Little Lights 4:27
2 Simon Bainton – Arrival 4:40
3 Szymon Kaliski – When Facing North 3:53
4 Caught In The Wake Forever / Karina ESP / Sheepdog – Sadness & Static (Part One) 8:45
5 Field Rotation – And Tomorrow I Will Sleep 7:46
6 Yellow6 & David Newlyn – Miniature 5 2:19
7 Chris Dooks – Horse Island 6:32
8 Adam A. Williams* – A Year Spent Alone 3:54
9 Talvihorros – Alpha 8:09
10 Ed Hamilton (6) – Behind The Clouds (Part 2) 3:36
11 Part Timer – Undead (Part 4) 4:56
12 Spheruleus – Clouds Swarm 7:56
13 Yann Novak – Presence (Excerpt) 4:00

Free download sampler featuring selected tracks from releases April 2011 to October 2011. There are 25 handmade copies to be given away in return for a donation. If you want a higher bit rate format you can make a donation at the hibernate Bandcamp page where you can pick any format you want including lossless.

Secret Thirteen mix #002 – Eril Fjord

Secret Thirteen mix #002 – Eril Fjord

“Secret Thirteen mix #002” is a masterly improvised live recording that consists of unpublished works created between 2010-2011 by Krisztián Pető under his debuting pseudonym Eril Fjord.

The author of the live act Krisztián Pető – Eril Fjord is a conceptual electronic music artist, based in Budapest, Hungary. This artist, notorious for his membership in Magamura project, is also well known as Chris Plastic for his legendary techno, ambient music sets. By connecting abstract minimalistic rhythms, silky clicks and cinematic atmospheres he is here to express his new alter ego Eril Fjord.

“Secret Thirteen mix #002” is a dynamic and mightily penetrating live recording that proves author’s maturity in technical knowledge and his profound perception of sound itself. By using such hardware like Korg Monotrone, MS-20 Legacy, Kaoss Pad, Yamaha PSS-570, electric guitar he adds an extreme quality mark and individuality to his production. Rhythmical structures of abstract techno connected with numerous motives of styles disclose formulas of experimental sounding while vibrating nebulous spheres covered with glitch effects become an upper layer binding the whole musical installation. There is no need to embed this music into any box of genre because this live act is simply a definite proof of contemporary musical consistency.

“Secret Thirteen mix #002” is a masterpiece that presents a reform in perception of sounding trajectories. It is futuristic, unique production which leads one to explore the unknown distant objects in the universe of sound.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

[TRS 08] Sonmi451 – Star Atlas CDr (Album) 2011

Sonmi451 – Star Atlas
Label: Time Released Sound – TRS 08
Format: CDr, Album, Limited Edition
Country: US
Released: 15 Sep 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient
Limited, hand-numbered edition of 100 copies.
Each thermal printed disc comes in a folded antique star chart. This comes in a hand worked translucent envelope with 3 finely printed hand worked inserts, an adjustable star finder wheel and a glow in the dark star.

1 Alpha Centauri 6:44
2 Beta Crucis 10:42
3 Betelgeuse 8:58
4 Delta Ursae Majoris 8:44
5 Omicron Ceti 5:40
6 Rigel 9:22
7 Zeta Orionis 5:40
For their 8th release, Time Released Sound is extremely pleased to be bringing you the newest full length from Bernard Zwijzen, aka Sonmi451. With previous releases on U-Cover Ltd and Slaapwel Records, Sonmi451 here delivers an exceedingly delicate tribute to the stars and and to our star system. These softy crystaline and glittering pieces of pure cerebrally gentle electronica reflect perfectly the individual stars that they are named after, and like the night sky, flicker and fade with an ever shifting aura of calming beauty. The perfect soundtrack to an evening out under the night sky!

Sonmi451 - Omicron Ceti by Time Released Sound Sonmi451 - Alpha Centauri by Time Released Sound

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

[AC 48 CD] Matthew Herbert - One Pig CD (Album) 2011

Matthew Herbert - One Pig
Label: Accidental – AC48CD
Format: CD, Album
Country: UK
Released:  Oct 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Leftfield, Abstract, Field Recording, Experimental

August 2009  
August 2010  
May 2011
Innovative electronic conceptualist Matthew Herbert has focussed on the life cycle and death of a pig for his latest album. In accordance with his Personal Contract for the Composition of Music, all the sounds in the album are sampled from field recordings of a single, family-farm raised pig which he followed from its birth through to the butchery process (unfortunately, for the concept's sake, he wasn't allowed to record the slaughter). Notoriously, the project was condemned by PETA before he'd even started arranging the sounds, but we can confirm to any animal lovers that he's been entirely respectful of the one pig and commemorated it's life in a way which we'd imagine will make other pigs quite jealous. Starting in 'August 2009' we follow the pig through it's 26 weeks on earth (industrially reared pigs only get 20 weeks) over the course of the next seven tracks/months, with two further pieces from later dates. The tracks take form as curiously textured pieces of concrete manipulations and more rhythm-driven jaunts, jarring some fairly shocking grunts and piggish exclamations against ghostly pads and clanking percussions resembling some form of abstract but oddly emotive narrative. For further reading check his blog documentation of the process for Matthew's unsentimental and politicised thinking behind the project.  

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

[faitiche 05 lp] Ursula Bogner – Sonne = Black Box (Album) 2011

Ursula Bogner – Sonne = Black Box
Label: Faitiche – faitiche 05lp
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
Country: Germany
Released: 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Abstract, Experimental
Design [Graphikdesign] – Jens Reitemeyer
Mastered By – Kassian Troyer
Limited edition of 500 copies.

A1 Sonne = Black Box (1972)
A2 Jubiläum (1984)
A3 Nach Europa (1977)
A4 Trabant ( 1970)
A5 Or Dor Melanor (1981)
A6 Uranotypie (1978)
B1 Strahlungen (1974)
B2 Der Chor Der Oktaven (1975)
B3 Illusorische Planeten (1974)
B4 Permutationen (1982)
B5 Shepard Monde (1971)
B6 Signalfluss (1980)
B7 Homöostat (1985)
B8 Refrain Für Einen Formanten (1972)
B9 De Planetarum Influxu (1976)
Germany's answer to Daphne Oram or Raymond Scott - or more likely an elaborate wind-up perpetrated by Jan Jelinek, on whose Faitiche label her "archive" recordings sporadically appear - Ursula Bogner is back. Whether or not it's Jelinek behind the Bogner corpus (and I think by now we know the answer to that), there's no disputing the consistently brittle beauty, dizzying complexity and easy charm of her radiophonic constructions. You certainly get a lot of Bogner for your buck on Sonne = Blackbox, with 15 tracks showcasing her brand of primitive electronic composition and tape manipulation. On 'Or Dor Melanor', 'Shepard Monde' and the title track, Broadcast and Stereolab immediately come to mind, while the eerie synthetic ramble of 'Trabant' is like the Ghost Box crew relocated from Belbury to Berlin. There are killers throughout: 'Signalfluss' and particularly 'Uranotypie' with its combo of droning, minimal electronics and Teutonic spoken voice, sound like vital cold wave (cold war?) artefacts, while the playful, impish quality of 'Der Chor Der Oktaven' and 'Permutationen' (before it lapses into a kind of slanted techno groove) invoke the BBC Radiophonic Workshop's John Baker and Delia Derbyshire. If there's a dead giveaway that this is Jelinek's work through and through, it's the heaviness of the sub-bass and the attendant dub-head's sense of space, both hard to imagine in late 60s and early 70s Germany. Whatever you want to believe, make no mistake, this is a truly delightful collection of off-kilter electronic music and quite simply a must for all dedicated heads.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

[DIGIV 006] Ricardo Donoso – Progress Chance LP 2011

Ricardo Donoso – Progress Chance
Label: Digitalis Recordings – DIGIV006
Format: Vinyl, LP
Country: US
Released: Sep 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Drone, Noise, Experimental

Mastered At – Dubplates & Mastering
Distributed By – Boomkat
Design, Layout – Lee Tindall
Mastered By [Vinyl Cut] – Loop-o
Written-By – Ricardo Donoso
All sound made with Korg MS2000R, Radius, MS1, Yamaha DX7, Nord Lead 3, Voice.

A1 Chrome Decadence
A2 Klatu
A3 Baiting Disappointment
A4 The Deck Of An Ancient Ship
B1 Morning Criminal
B2 The North Quadrant (Ascension)
B3 Conditional Formatting (Descent)
*Limited vinyl pressing of this excellent album where the retro-futurism of Leyland Kirby's "Intrigue & Stuff" series meets classic John Carpenter and the kind of squashed arpeggiated electronics Emeralds are so loved for. Initial copies come on gorgeous transparent green vinyl* The electronic obsessions of the U.S. underground follow the current somewhere darker and literally tranced-out on the first full length album of synth music by Brazilian ex-pat Ricardo Donoso. A background in jazz drumming and as member of avant-metal outfit Ehnare give little indication of what Ricardo has been up to in his own time, which probably couldn't be any further from those disparate styles. 'Progress Chance' is based on the "morning dance music" of raves which Ricardo visited as a youth, namely the Goan and Scandinavian strains of heavily gated and arpeggiated dance music, but he's removed the unwieldy rhythms to leave lushly pulsating patterns and the all-important chord changes which carried all the emotive weight, resulting in something quite unexpected and brilliant. Using only the choicest parts of what for most is simply a "cheesy" genre, Donoso manages to reminded us of Leyland Kirby's opaque approach with the 'Intrigue & Stuff' series or the psychedelic lather of loops in Diamond Catalog's 'Magnified Palette'. boomkat

[THNQ 07] Unicity - Distance EP 2011

Unicity - Distance
Label: The Analogue Quadrant – THNQ07
Format: Digital
Country: UK & US
Released: Feb 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Ambient

1.Gemini 8 02:21
2. Atmospheric Reentry 03:16
3. Timelapse Blizzard 01:19
4. Fogdrive 02:13
5. Staring 02:36
6. Candor Chasma 02:54
Debut release from a self described synthaholic from Winnipeg. Unicity utilises an impressive setup of analogue gear ranging from the epic jupiter 6 and MS-10 to spring reverbs and analog delays to create his short and bitter sweet ambient pieces. Aside from using a room full of powered up machines to keep him warm in the Canadian winter months, his analog compositions are an effort to echo his feelings and experiences in life.

A charming suite of six ambient miniatures from Unicity, making a debut appearance on the Analog Quadrant. We could reference a ton of ambient practitioners but these are just pure and simple beatless synthesizer vignettes that express something that just can't be spoken. Quite lovely.

[moteer::017] Tokyo Bloodworm – Palestine 2CD (Album) 2011

Tokyo Bloodworm – Palestine
Label: Moteer – moteer::017
Format: CD, Album
CDr, Limited Edition
Country: UK
Released: May 2011
Genre: Electronic
Style: Leftfield, Modern Classical, Ambient

CD-1 Canaanite Coast
CD-2 Pale The Clerics Pass
CD-3 Vesica Piscis
CD-4 People Do It To Each Other
CD-5 Blind Daughters Of Gaza
CD-6 Coiled State
CD-7 The Garden Shined Our Eyes Away
CD-8 Mergers And Occupations
CD-9 Flames Set In Wooden Frames
CD-10 Everything Is Created By The Will For It To Exist
   Palestine Remixes
CDr-1 Pale The Clerics Pass Remix
    Remix – Scissors & Cellotape*
CDr-2 The Garden Shined Our Eyes Away Remix
    Remix – Vieo Abiungo
CDr-3 Vesica Piscis Remix
    Remix – Ian Hawgood*
CDr-4 Mergers And Occupations Remix
    Remix – Part Timer
CDr-5 Blind Daughters Of Melbourne Remix
    Remix – Children Of The Wave 
CDr-6 Flames Set In Wooden Frames Remix
    Remix – Shigeto 
CDr-7 Flames Set In Wooden Frames Remix
    Remix – Sun Hammer
CDr-8 People Do It To Each Other Remix
    Remix – Matt Elliot*
CDr-9 Everything Is Created Remix
    Remix – Ian Hawgood*
CDr-10 Canaanite Coast Remix
    Remix – Peter Stenberg
CDr-11 Mergers And Occupations Remix
    Remix – Remote Viewer*
CDr-12 Blind Daughters Of Gaza Remix
    Remix – Manyfingers 
CDr-13 Canaanite Coast Remix
    Remix – Part Timer

*Initial copies come with a bonus disc of 13 remixes from Part Timer, Matt Elliot, The Remote Viewer, Manyfingers, Ian Hawgood and more* ‘Palestine’, the second album from Arizona duo Tokyo Bloodworm was originally started way back in 2006. The concept behind the record was to drop all electronic or synthesized sounds and go for only original recordings, and this is probably why it’s taken Ryan Keane and R.A. Sanchez so darned long to make the record. Thankfully it’s been worth the wait, and while it might be the final release on the much-loved Moteer label, ‘Palestine’ is a cracking way to celebrate their legacy. With a nod towards the Middle Eastern soundscapes of Muslimgauze as well as a passion for the kind of homespun electronica that came to characterize Moteer, the record is a smart blend of styles; beat driven and pitch black one minute and beautifully introverted the next. Maybe this is down to the very obvious recordings – they were right, the record is mercifully free of the electronic treatments the duo were so adamant to avoid, and the result is something that sounds more akin to latter day Third Eye Foundation or Manyfingers, or possibly even ‘Amelie’ composer Yann Tiersen. ‘Palestine’ is multi-faceted and epic, and with its long list of instrumental collaborators and startling reach through a grab-bag of styles and genres it might just be the best thing to emerge from the Moteer catalogue for some time.