out now: Daniel Avery – Ultra Truth [Phantasy / Mute]

 

Artist:
Daniel Avery

 

Title:
Ultra Truth

 

Label:
Phantasy / Mute

 

Cat#:
PHLP19 / tba

 

Release Date:
04th November 2022

 

Format:
CD, cassette, vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracks:
01.
New Faith

02.
Ultra Truth

03.
Wall Of Sleep

04.
The Slow Bullet

05.
Devotion

06.
Only

07.
Spider

08.
Near Perfect

09.
Higher

10.
Ache

11.
Collapsing Sky

12.
Lone Swordsman

13.
Overflowing With Escape

14.
Chaos Energy

15.
Heavy Rain

 

Press Info:
Revered producer and composer Daniel Avery today announces his most ambitious and accomplished studio album to date, Ultra Truth, due for release on 4th November 2022 via Phantasy Sound. To celebrate the announcement, Daniel has shared a brand new track from the record called ‘Chaos Energy’, which lands alongside a neo-futuristic video created using AI technology by close-collaborator Claudia Rafael.

Alongside the record, Avery launches his new live show this month debuting at Nuits Sonores in Lyon on 27th May, the biggest outing for the project since touring America with Nine Inch Nails in 2018.

Ultra Truth offers a very different listening experience to any of Avery’s previous records. It inhabits its own world of sound, a construct built in Avery’s Thames side studio with collaborative help from a host of friends: the production touch of Ghost Culture and Manni Dee, the vocals of HAAi, Jonnine Standish (HTRK), AK Paul and the voices of Marie Davidson, Kelly Lee Owens, Sherelle and James Massiah.

“Ultra Truth finds me in a different place to where I’ve been before. My previous albums have all focused on the idea of music being an escape or a distraction from the world but that’s not the case this time. For me this album is about looking directly into the darkness, not running away from it. There’s a way through these times but it involves keeping the important people in your life close to you and navigating the noise together. This is an intentionally heavy and dense album, the hooks often hidden in dusty corners. I’m no longer dealing in a misty-eyed euphoria. Ultra Truth is a distorted fever dream of a record: riled, determined and alive.”

In creating Ultra Truth, Avery went back to many of the things that had inspired him to first make music as a teenager – pensive, emotive records by Deftones, Portishead, Nick Cave or Mogwai, the exquisite darkness of David Lynch’s movies and – on tracks like Devotion and Higher – the thunderous energy of leftfield rave music.

“I’m working with an entirely new world of sound on this record. Every single influence from the last decade spent on the road plays a part. Things that have been in the back of my mind forever, warped, distorted and pushed to a new place.”

Elsewhere, a counterpoint to Ultra Truth’s juggernaut breakbeats comes in the form of Avery’s elegiac tribute to the late Andrew Weatherall. Lone Swordsman feels like it’s been created from the same DNA as some of Weatherall’s most sublime moments.

“Andrew was an enormously important figure in my life. It’s been said about him so many times, but Andrew was someone who did things entirely on his own terms, an outsider through and through. He was a punk rocker as much as he was a techno DJ. I’ve always held on to what he taught me which was to offer a true expression of who you are at all times. That’s the ultimate goal. If this record sounds like it comes from a more shadowy place, that’s what it is and that’s who I am.”

Ultra Truth is just that. It’s the ultimate musical truth of one of the country’s most innovative, boundary-pushing electronic producers. And the truth is, this is a record to give you a burning sense of hope.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Videos:
“Chaos Energy”

“Higher”

 

Special:
“@ The Lot Radio 09 – 23 – 2022”

 

Recommendations:
Daniel Avery’s album “Love + Light” on Phantasy / Mute
Daniel Avery’s album “Together In Static” on Phantasy / Mute
“Illusion Of Time” by Daniel Avery + Alessandro Cortini on Phantasy / Mute
Daniel Avery’s album “Song For Alpha” on Phantasy / Mute
Daniel Avery’s “Song For Alpha (B-Sides & Remixes)” on Phantasy / Mute
all stuff on Mute & sublabels we featured

 

Buy Cassette:
Rough Trade
Decks
OYE Records
Juno
HHV
Boomkat
more soon

 

Buy CD:
Phantasy Shop
PIAS Store
Mute
Daniel Avery @ Bandcamp
Juno
Decks
WOM
Bleep
Boomkat
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
Phantasy Shop
Mute
Daniel Avery @ Bandcamp
Deejay
Juno
Decks
OYE Records
Red Eye Records
WOM
HHV
Bleep
Boomkat
more soon

 

Buy Download:
Daniel Avery @ Bandcamp
Qobuz
JunoDownload
Beatport
Clone Digital
iTunes
Bleep
Boomkat
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidal
Qobuz
Apple Music
Deezer
Youtube Music

 

Websites:
Daniel Avery
Phantasy
Mute

 

© Photo By Steve Gullick

out for a while: JakoJako – Lux EP [Leisure System]

 

Artist:
JakoJako

 

Title:
Lux EP

 

Label:
Leisure System

 

Cat#:
LSR025

 

Release Date:
30th July 2021 (digital)
27th August 2021 (vinyl)

 

Format:
vinyl & download

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Viridis

A2.
Sublividus

B1.
Eos

B2.
Ochros

 

Press Info:
JakoJako returns to Leisure System with Lux, an EP designed for diverse sonic needs, spanning rhythmic tranquillisers to potent dancefloor mood enhancers.

Building on the live and spontaneous process behind the success of her debut Aequilibration, Lux sees JakoJako further refine her playful and experimental approach in the studio. Present throughout is the sound of machines only just under control, which has come to characterise her productions.

Opener ‘Viridis’ began as part of a live set, revolving around an acid line processed to the limits of recognition, with driving percussion punctuated by structural twists and turns. The pace slows with ‘Sublividus’, evoking a moment of intense longing crystallised in time, like the distant horn of a ship fading into the mist.

‘Eos’ serves to release the tension. A distorted broken beat underpins the rhythm while clouds of harmony float behind a polymetric hook. In the closing minutes, ‘Ochros’ brings a single melody slowly to the boil, expanding in waves of increasing intensity, before bursting and coming gently to rest.

A strong colour-sound connection informs her use of contrast; the balance of light and dark. She explains: “The German word for timbre is ‘Klangfarbe’, which translates directly as ‘sound colour’. I like to think about synthesis in this sense, with basic waveforms being primary colours that blend together to make new ones, which can be shaped into something like an image, that has a meaning or a story to tell.”

 

Snippets:

 

Videos:
“Sublividus”

“Viridis”

 

Special:
“#SlamRadio 447”

 

Recommendations:
JakoJako’s “Auris” on Mute
JakoJako’s “Metamorphose” on Bigamo
Barker’s “Like An Animal EP” on Leisure System

 

Buy Vinyl:
Leisure System @ Bandcamp
Deejay
Juno
Boomkat
HHV
Clone
OYE Records
Decks
more soon

 

Buy Download:
Leisure System @ Bandcamp
JunoDownload
Bleep
TraxSource
Beatport
Clone Digital
more soon

 

Websites:
JakoJako
Leisure System

 

out now: JakoJako – Auris [Mute]

 

Artist:
JakoJako

 

Title:
Auris

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
MUTE645

 

Release Date:
16th November 2022

 

Format:
download

 

Tracklist:
01.
Auris

 

Info:
Beatport exclusive track, that was not announced and promoted before

 

Snippets:
@ Beatport

 

Special:
“IA MIX 365”

 

Recommendations:
JakoJako’s “Metamorphose” on Bigamo
all stuff on Mute & sublabels we featured

 

Buy Download:
Beatport

 

Websites:
JakoJako
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Germany @ Facebook
Mute

 

10th December 2022: Staub @ :// about blank, Berlin (Germany)

 

Event:
Staub

 

Date & Time:
10th December 2022 at 10:00 am

 

Line-up:
a secret that will be a secret until … the party ends

 

Location:
://about blank, Berlin (Germany)

 

Info (German):
Samstag // TECHNO // STAUB // ❤

Eine Party bei der Lineups der Vergangenheit angehören und Techno den Geräten überlassen wird um eine musikalische Reise zu erzählen.

Eine Party bei der das Publikum sich den überraschenden Moment der Ungewissheit hingibt, nur getragen von ausgesuchten Künstlern und Newcomern.

Veranstaltung @ Resident Advisor

 

Info (English):
Line-up? Dust from yesterday.

It remains exciting: SATURDAY // TECHNO // STAUB // ❤

A party where lineups are a thing of the past and techno is left to its devices narrating a musical journey.

A party where the audience gives in to the suhttps://ra.co/events/1601866?rprise of uncertainty, carried by carefully selected artists and newcomers.

Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Mixes:
someone or someone else – “Mixes recorded at Staub parties”

 

Special:
“Groove Podcast 146” (5 years anniversary feature)

 

Video Specials:
“Staub #36.1”

“Staub #36.2”

“Staub #38”

“Staub #39”

“Staub #40”

“Staub #41”

“Staub #44”

“Staub #57”

Sebastian Kökow – “Staub 25/05/2019”

 

Recommendations:
sampler “Staub 006”
sampler “Staub 005”
sampler “Staub 004”
sampler “Staub 002”
sampler “Staub 003”
sampler “Staub 001”
sampler “Moments 1”
sampler “Moments 2”

 

Websites:
Staub
://about blank