out soon: Eònan – Let The Machine Speak EP [Diffuse Reality Records]

 

Artist:
Eònan

 

Title:
Let The Machine Speak EP

 

Label:
Diffuse Reality Records

 

Cat#:
DRSS434

 

Release Date:
03rd October 2022

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Let The Machine Speak

02.
Endocrine Disruptor

03.
In The Face Of Danger

04.
Triptychon

05.
Neurogenesis II

06.
Gravitational Lensing

07.
There Must Be Others

 

Press Info:

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“There Must Be Others”

more soon

 

Special:
“WUWT: Reloading Podcast 00:32”

 

Recommendations:
Eònan’s “Dark Matter EP” on LUCIDMIND Records
Eònan’s “Mental Disaggregation EP” on LUCIDMIND Records
Eònan’s free download “Alien Metabolism” via our blog
Eònan’s “Luzider Geist EP” on LUCIDMIND Records
Eònan’s “When We Succeed” on Ardor Music
compilation “Formless Vol. 1” w/ Eònan track on Abstraction
compilation “VA Compilation Vol. 001” on LUCIDMIND Records
all stuff on Diffuse Reality Records we featured

 

Buy Download:
Diffuse Reality Records @ Bandcamp
JunoDownload
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
soon

 

Websites:
Eònan @ Instagram
Diffuse Reality Records

 

out soon: LDS – algo5 [Blue Hour Music]

 

Artist:
LDS

 

Title:
algo5

 

Label:
Blue Hour Music

 

Cat#:
BLUEHOUR020

 

Release Date:
30th September 2022

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
nbdfoil

02.
kizzt_VF

03.
<13
04.
fl+

05.
Vone

06.
mfäg

 

Press Info:
After head-turning releases on Transatlantic and Monnom Black, German FM synthesis wizard Luca Daniel Schwarz (aka LDS) presents his latest record ‘algo5’. The EP captures a wide range of sonic ground with innovative and futuristic edge. ’nbdfoil’ the opening track starts the voyage with mesmerising awe before sliding into ‘kizzt_VF’ where reality distorts and mind-warping events unfold. Closing out the A side the interlude ‘<13’ stumbles along with playful weirdness and explorative sonic gestures. Back in more familiar territory the B-side’s ‘fl+’ and ‘Vone’ propel dynamic rhythms through the ether until arriving at the final track, ‘mfäg’ where fragmented arps and cinematic ambience give an emotional sense of closure. The record is accompanied by artwork from Scottish visual artist Al White aka Crud55.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“nbdfoil”

“Vone”

more soon

 

Special:
“#SlamRadio – 428”

 

Recommendations:
LDS’ “Organic Computer Awareness EP” on Monnom Black
compilation “4 Elements Of Life” w/ LDS on Seelen Records
all stuff on Blue Hour Music we featured

 

Buy Vinyl:
LDS @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Buy Download:
LDS @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
soon

 

Websites:
LDS
Blue Hour Music

 
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out now: Apoptygma Berzerk – Black Pawn (B-Sides & Rarities) [Pitch Black Drive Productions]

 

Artist:
Apoptygma Berzerk

 

Title:
Black Pawn (B-Sides & Rarities)

 

Label:
Pitch Black Drive Productions

 

Cat#:
OVRDRV012

 

Release Date:
16th September 2022

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist :
01.
Black Pawn

02.
Enjoy The Silence
(1998 Studio Version)

03.
Love To Blame
(Sono Remix)

04.
Unicorn
(Freezepop’s DVD Mix)

05.
Kathy’s Song
(Mat Silver vs. Tony Burt Remix)

06.
Untitled 6

07.
Photoshop® Sucks
(Lo-Fi Version)

08.
You Keep Me From Breaking Apart
(Implant Mix)

09.
Paranoia
(Radio Edit)

10.
Tuning In To The Frequency Of Your Soul
(Cyberpunk Remix)

11.
Until The End Of The World
Schiller Remix – Extended)

12.
lenitneS ehT
[feat. Maniac]
(Blackhouse Remix)

 

Info:
A compilation of B-Sides & Rarities

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Recommendations:
“Disarm (B-Sides & Rarities)” on Pitch Black Drive Productions
“Faceless Fear (B-Sides & Rarities)” on Pitch Black Drive Productions
album “SDGXXV” on Pitch Black Drive Productions
“SDGXXV EP” on Pitch Black Drive Productions”

 

Buy Download:
Pitch Black Drive Productions @ Bandcamp
Qobuz
iTunes
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidal
Qobuz
Deezer
Apple Music
Spotify
Youtube Music

 

Websites:
Apoptygma Berzerk
Pitch Black Drive Productions

 

01st October 2022: Slave To The Rave 21 @ Club OST, Berlin (Germany)

 

Event:
Slave To The Rave 21

 

Date & Time:
01st October 2022 at 11:59pm

 

Line-up:
Adrestia
Bae Blade
Cyan85
Lucia Lu
LUZ1E
Nick Moody
Projekt Gestalten live
Tigerhead
U.R.TRAX
Wittes

 

Location:
Club OST, Berlin (Germany)

 

Press Info:

Event @ Resident Advisor
Event @ Facebook

 

Mixes:
Adrestia – “Substantiv Podcast 153”

Bae Blade – “Acid Wave Podcast #62”

Cyan85 – “Pulsår Mix 030”

Lucia Lu – “TM8 #71”

LUZ1E – “Pulsår Mix 026”

Nick Moody – “Artaphine Series 085”

Projekt Gestalten – “We Are The Brave Radio 206”

Tigerhead – “Awakenings Podcast S214”

U.R.TRAX – “Voxnox Podcast 091”

Wittes – “Rave Atlas Mix Series #91”

 

Websites:
Slave To The Rave
Club OST

 

out soon: Pole – Tempus [Mute]

 

Artist:
Pole

 

Title:
Tempus

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
STUMM476

 

Release Date:
18th November 2022

 

Format:
CD, Vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Sinote

02.
Grauer Sand

03.
Alp

04.
Stechmück

05.
Firmament

06.
Tempus

07.
Allermannsharnisch

 

Press Info:
“This is a natural development to the last album,” says Pole’s Stefan Betke. “One which goes further and is even more complex.”

2020’s acclaimed album Fading, from the pioneering German electronic artist – who also re-released the era-defining trilogy 1,2,3 that year – was about coping with dementia and the loss of memory over time. Betke’s follow up, Tempus, is an album that considers the connection between the past, present and future.

It’s a natural topic to explore, not only because of the connection it clearly has with the themes explored on Fading, but because all of Pole’s work has an interconnectedness that spans past, present, and future. While each Pole album – his catalogue glides across ambient, dub, jazz, glitch, and electronica – is distinctly singular in its own right, the albums are part of an ongoing evolution that link as much to history as they do to the future. “My work is based on keeping elements from the past and developing them into the here and now,” Betke says. “It’s always based on trying to expand my musical language, so you will always find old elements but you will always find new. This is a step forward from Fading, and is connected to it, but it is also connected to all of my records.”

Musically, the album is also one that avoids easy categorisation, and Tempus exists in a unique space. The production is rich and enveloping, exuding dense yet crisp atmospherics on the opening ‘Cenote’, with drum sounds so punchy and dynamic you’d be forgiven for mistakenly thinking Betke was playing a real kit. This striking balance between complexity and compactness continues throughout.

As ever, the presence of dub within Betke’s idiosyncratic framework of electronic music, is a constant. However, its function perhaps takes on a more significant role in the context of this record. The dub effect units used in Pole’s music delay sound, keeping them a step behind the present before they are released and then they fade away again into a foggy reverb. The pace, tone and echo of dub effects are themselves traversing the essence of past, present and future within the album.

It’s also one of the most overtly jazz-leaning records in Betke’s career. However, given his inclination to do things originally, it’s a kind of deconstructed, mutated and manipulated form of jazz. The sparse drums and weaving basslines of ‘Alp’ possess an almost industrial jazz tone, while the closing ‘Allermannsharnisch’, with understated yet striking keys hovering over crisp beats, veers into a subtle yet experimental jazz territory.

However, despite the neatly executed concept and nuanced themes that run through the record, Betke is still willing to embrace mistakes and accidents. In the same way all his records connect, they also share the accidental feel that gave birth to the project as a whole (Pole being named after a broken Waldorf 4-Pole filter that gave him such a distinct sound.) Here, on ‘Stechmück’, you hear a strange, eerie, almost unsettling wailing sound that rings out above the bass-heavy beats. “That is the sound of my dying Minimoog,” Betke says. But instead of re-recording it, he incorporated the sound of a failing piece of electronic equipment into the heart of the song, thus giving it an entirely new tonal dimension.

The painting on the cover, by Wolfgang Betke titled Großstadtwanderer, links into the themes explored on the album. “It’s oil on canvas and what I really like is that, in a very similar way, it is super complex like my music,” says Betke. “I found the whole atmosphere in this totally weird confused head with these little shimmery eyes leaking through the colours to totally fit the idea of Tempus.”

Pole’s ongoing musical evolution, while retaining a relationship to previous work, means that he is already naturally building an ever-stronger bridge between the present and the past. However, the deeply innovative sounds that he continues to carve and explore, and always breaking new ground with each record, means that bridge is also being extended far into the future.

 

Snippets:
soon

 

Video:
“Grauer Sand”

 

Special:
“Bleep Mix #142”

 

Recommendations:
Pole’s “Tanzboden EP” on Mute
Pole’s “Fading” on Mute
Pole’s “1 2 3” on Mute
Pole’s “Waldgeschichten 3” on Pole Music
Pole’s “Waldgeschichten 2” on Pole Music
Pole’s “Waldgeschichten” on Pole Music
all releases on Mute & sublabels

 

Buy Vinyl:
MuteBank
Pole @ Bandcamp
Deejay
Juno
Bleep
Boomkat
Resident Music
Rough Trade
Decks
WOM
HHV
more soon

 

Buy CD:
MuteBank
Pole @ Bandcamp
Juno
Bleep
Boomkat
Resident Music
Rough Trade
Decks
WOM
more soon

 

Buy Download:
Pole @ Bandcamp
Bleep
Boomkat
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
soon

 

Websites:
Pole
Pole @ Facebook
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Deutschland @ Facebook

 

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