out now: Phil Kieran & Jochem Paap – Workshops Vol. 1 [Electric Deluxe]

Artist:
Phil Kieran & Jochem Paap

Title:
Workshops Vol. 1

Label:
Electric Deluxe

Cat#:
EDLX018

Release Date:
8th September 2011

Format:
Vinyl & digital

Tracklist:
01)
Paint And Chemicals Dept.

02)
Paint And Chemicals Dept.
(Dub)

03)
Wood And Organics Dept.

04)
Wood And Organics Dept.
(Dub)

05)
Paint And Chemicals Dept.
(Bonus Mix)

Track 5 is digital-only bonus.

Info:
“Workshops” is a new experimental series of releases by Phil Kieran and Jochem Paap (aka Speedy J).

The idea behind this project is to explore the recording techniques used in the middle of the 20th century and dating right back to the mid 1950’s. Famous inspirational places like ‘BBC Radiophonic Workshops’ in England and ‘Philips Lab’ in Holland have seen some of the most innovative production techniques, experimenting with the first use of stereo, modular synths, found sounds and reel to reel tapes. The end result was always something space age and promisingly futuristic and still to this day fresh sounding, crisp and exciting.

Phil Kieran and Jochem Paap have decided to use this inspiration to effortlessly accomplish marrying the past, present and future in an innovative mix of old ideas with new. As Phil Kieran explains: “We want to try and create our sound source from a vintage palette, and then take it into something very high tech, we recorded some of these first ideas at Jochem’s studio in Rotterdam. I feel like we are only scratching the surface and I am so excited to really dig deep with this idea”.

The first Issue of ‘Workshops Vol.1 EP’ consist of three flowing tracks with an inimitable organic and atmospheric appeal.

A1: ‘Paint and Chemicals Dept. Dub’ is the most dance floor focused of the bunch. A dense and hypnotic bass drum blended with sublime layers of echoing soundscapes.

B1: ‘Wood and Organic Dept’ starts off with a pendular bass which melts with drippy spaced out sounds to create a blissful audiocity through vintage sounds and time.

B2: ‘Wood and Organic Dept. Dub’ the heavy cousin of B1 which leads back to the dancefloor with its raw industrial frequency build-ups and an uncompromising massive bass drum.

The digital only passengers of ‘Workshops Vol.1 EP’ completes the picture:- Paint and Chemicals dept’ adds a trippy analogue feel to the A-Side. Whereas ‘Paint and Chemicals dept digital bonus’ is the fraternal twin evoking a deeply `Kubrickesque’ atmosphere with its virtuoso sound dispersion.

A perfect start for this promising new collaboration between two wizards of music knowledge who share a vision about pushing music with technology!

Listen:

Unofficial Video:

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Buy:
Electric Deluxe (digital)
Juno (vinyl)
deejay.de (vinyl)
decks.de (vinyl)
djshop.de (vinyl)
web-records.com (vinyl)
WordAndSound (vinyl)
music-head.de (vinyl)
JunoDownload (digital)
Beatport (digital)
Zero-Inch (digital)
WhatPeoplePlay (digital)
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Websites:
Jochem Paap aka Speedy J
Phil Kieran
Electric Deluxe

out now: Marcel Dettmann – Translation EP [Ostgut Ton]

Artist:
Marcel Dettmann

Title:
Translation EP

Label:
Ostgut Ton

Cat#:
O-TON 52

Release Date:
19th September 2011

Format:
Vinyl & digital

Tracklist:
01)
Barrier

02)
Translation One

03)
Translation Two

04)
Planning

Info:
One of the founding members of the Ostgut Ton family, Marcel Dettmann recorded his debut 12″ for the label alongside Ben Klock with “Dawning” some five years ago. Now after a stringof highly praised releases, his debut album “Dettmann”, and a handful of uncompromising records on his own MDR label, we arrive at this new EP for his home label.

Launching us into the space-race, “Barrier” documents those tense moments of discovery as we reach into new territories. Dettmann’s unique textured sound design sets the scene before diving into “Translation One” – a frantic, quivering and snaking snapshot into the kind of Techno the producer stands for these days. Metallic bass spins sideways, while evermodulating percussion drives forward.

The sinister sci-fi tones of “Translation Two” warble and jive in glorious syncopation as a systematic heavy kick and hat program works the bass frequencies and rhythmic zones. Open and spacious, its meandering theme hangs deliciously between paranoia and positivity.

In “Planning” Dettmann further explores his inclination for intricate, tripping synth patterns. A staggered, wonderfully immersive theme builds from delayed staccato notes in a classic analog sequence, underpinned by rumbling dub bass pressure.

Listen:
@ here

Videos:
“Translation One”

“Planning”

Buy:
Hardwax (vinyl)
Juno (vinyl)
deejay.de (vinyl)
decks.de (vinyl)
boomkat.com (vinyl)
web-records.com (vinyl)
djshop.de (vinyl)
music-head.de (vinyl)
normanrecords.com (vinyl)
JunoDownload (digital)
Beatpot (digital)
Zero-Inch (digital)
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Websites:
Marcel Dettmann
Ostgut Ton

out now: Zola Jesus – Conatus [Souterrain Transmissions]

 

Artist:
Zola Jesus

 

Title:
Conatus

 

Label:
Souterrain Transmissions

 

Cat#:
Sou027

 

Release Date:
26th September 2011

 

Format:
CD, Vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Swords

02)
Avalanche

03)
Vessel

04)
Hikikomori

05)
Ixode

06)
Seekir

07)
In Your Nature

08)
Lick The Palm Of The Burning Handshake

09)
Shivers

10)
Skin

11)
Collapse

 

Press Info:
Zola Jesus will release her new album, Conatus, on Souterrain Transmissions on September 26th, 2011. The follow up to 2010’s Stridulum II, the album’s release will be preceded by festival dates this summer, with headline shows around release coming soon.

In the last three years Nika Roza Danilova has gone from being an outsider experimental teenage noise-maker to a full fledged internationally celebrated electronic pop musician. It was a huge feat to accomplish, and despite her age (young), her geography (mid-western, desolate), her accelerated scholastic requirements (high school and college were completed in three years each) and her diminutive physical size (4”11, 90 lbs) she has triumphed. She has emerged as a figurehead– a self-produced, self-designed, self-taught independent woman.

Zola Jesus is not a band; it is a solo project. Zola Jesus is not a singer; she is a musician. It has always been so. That is not to say the people who have helped her along the way were not deeply important. Her irreplaceable live band, who’s drummer Nick Johnson lends a hand on several tracks here, and her friend Brian Foote who co-produced this album in addition to the live string players (Sean McCann, Ryan York) who contribute here were all crucial in the process. Nika however, is a woman who can command a room, any room, without needing a band, a stage, or even a microphone. Her voice is unmistakable; it cuts right to the core.

Conatus is a huge leap forward in production, instrumentation and song structure. It says it all in the definition of the title: the will to keep on, to move forward. From thumping ballads to electronic glitch, no sound goes unexplored on her new record. It is an icy exploration in refined chaos and controlled madness, an effort to break through capability and access a sonic world that crumbles as it shines

 

Listen:
“Vessel”

“Seekir”

or all @ Amazon

 

Teaser:

 

Free download:
#1

 

Buy CD:
Souterrain Transmissions (CD)
Souterrain Transmissions (CD + totebag + sticker bundle)
PopOnaut
Amazon GER
Amazon UK
Amazon US
InfraRot
Recordstore.co.uk
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Souterrain Transmissions (vinyl)
Souterrain Transmissions (vinyl + totebag + sticker bundle)
PopOnaut
Amazon GER
Amazon UK
InfraRot
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
iTunes
7Digital
Amazon
more soon

 

Record release live shows:
Date 26th September 2011
Venue Toynbee Studios
City London
Country UK

Date 28th September 2011
Venue Point Ephemere
City Paris
Country France

Date 29th September 2011
Venue Berghain
City Berlin
Country Germany
Links Facebook | Berghain

 

Websites:
Zola Jesus
Souterrain Transmissions