out now: Shifted – Drained EP [Mote-Evolver]

Artist:
Shifted

Title:
Drained EP

Label:
Mote-Evolver

Cat#:
MOTE021

Release Date:
17th January 2011

Format:
12inch & digital

Tracklist:
01 Drained
02 Polaron
03 Bound
04 Junk

Track 04 is digital-only. Digital release is exclusively available on Beatport for a few weeks before it will be sold via other digital stores.

Info :
Luke Slater’s Mote-Evolver label rounds off an impressive 2010 and starts 2011 by passing into record label maturity with a 21st release. As is fitting for such a landmark release, the forever-progressive Slater has plucked a special release from the ether that will impress and intrigue followers of Mote’s approach to undergroundtechno.

Shrouded in anonymity, Shifted’s release is fuelled by a personal passion for techno, this 3-track EP for Mote-Evolver represents an earnest expression of creativity from an enigmatic artist; freed from the restrictions of expectation and reputation.

Opening up with the kind of sparsely constructed but highly incendiary deepspace-techno that has characterized much of Mote’s recent output, Drained is a thumping bass-driven ride through sinister moods and scratchy sounding effects.

Polaron brings an abrasive feel to the release, contrasting with the deeper moods found elsewhere on the EP, as heavy beats and mechanical percussion provide momentum while resounding chimes and shrill stabs add frenetic drama.

Futuristic and hypnotic, Bound combines the pacey dynamism of snappy rhythms with mesmerizing atmospheric loops which weave together to create a shifting melody; oscillating subtly against a backdrop of relentless percussion.

Listen:
“Drained”

“Polaron”

“Bound”

“Junk”

Unofficial video:
“Junk”

Video created by the29nov films.

Buy:
Juno (vinyl)
deejay.de (vinyl)
djshop.de (vinyl)
decks.de (vinyl)
Beatport (digital)
JunoDownloads (digital)
Zero Inch (digital)
7digital (digital)
iTunes (digital)
djshop.de (digital)
more soon

Websites:
Shifted
Mote-Evolver
Mote-Evolver @ Facebook

13th + 14th May: Short Circuit presents… Mute

Short Circuit presents… Mute

 

Line-up:
Friday – live -:
Recoil
Nitzer Ebb
Richard H. Kirk
Carter Tutti with Nik Void
NON
The Balanescu Quartet
Pole
T.Raumschmiere
Thomas Fehlmann
Thomas Brinkmann
Komputer
Richie Hawtin with visuals by Ali Demirel

Friday – DJ -:
Daniel Miller
Moby
Richard Warren
Gudrun Gut
Barbara Preisinger

Saturday – live -:
Erasure and special guests
The Residents
Laibach
Liars
Alison Moyet (special guest)
S.C.U.M
Poppy And The Jezebels
SFT and Mira Calix
Big Deal
James Brooks
Peter Gregson
Maps and Polly Scattergood (Collaboration!)
Beth Jeans Houghton
Josh T. Pearson performing Mute songs
Richard Hawley (tbc)

Saturday – DJ -:
Martin L. Gore
Andrew Fletcher
Danny Briottet
Irmin Schmidt and Kumo play The Sound Of Can
Rex The Dog @ exclusive After show

Saturday – Films -:
Toni Schifer – “ON/OFF: Mark Stewart From Pop Group To Maffia” (2009)
Forsyth&Pollard – “‘Do you love me like I love you: The Boatman’s Call'”

Saturday – Talks -:
Gareth Jones – “Fast Forward/Pause/Rewind” – on producing Mute artists
Anton Corbijn – “Mute + Vision” – a presentation
Stefan Betke aka Pole – “An introduction into the science of mastering”
Flood – “demonstrates the arts and crafts of recordings”

Friday & Saturday – Installations-:
Schneiders Buero
Flies, Guyes and Choirs
Felix’s Machines

Workshop
Dirty Electronics

On the 12th May the German label Raster-Noton will do an opening night of 2011’s Short Circuit ending with “The Raster Noton / Mute Sound Halo” (consisting of sound loops created by artists from both labels) which link the two events.

Location:
Roundhouse, London (UK)

Ticket price:
Fri 13 May – £30 (6pm-1am)
Sat 14 May – £45 (12pm-12am)
Fri & Sat – £65
Limited Premium Ticket – £100

Info:
Mute will host 2 days – 13-14 May 2011 – at London’s historic Roundhouse as part of the annual Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival.

Featuring performances and unique collaborations from Mute artists past, present and future alongside talks, workshops, screenings and installations, the occasion will celebrate Mute’s unique and influential work as a label.

Tickets go on sale on Friday 3 December and will include a limited premium ticket, which will give access to both Mute days, entry to an exclusive aftershow party, as well as specifically created Mute merchandise that will only be available with this ticket.

Tickets are priced as follows:
Fri 13 May – £30 (6pm-1am)
Sat 14 May – £45 (12pm-12am)
Fri & Sat – £65
Limited Premium Ticket – £100

Mute was founded by Daniel Miller in 1978, and since then has signed and developed some of the world’s most influential recording artists – including Depeche Mode, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Goldfrapp, Erasure, Moby and Richard Hawley – and become home to a crop of emerging talent and recent signings such as Josh T. Pearson and Liars.

Whilst maintaining a firmly eclectic roster, from the earliest days of The Normal, Fad Gadget and DAF through to the techno era with artists such as Plastikman / Richie Hawtin and Speedy J, and to the present day with hybrid electronic artists such as Yeasayer and S.C.U.M, the label has always been a champion of electronic music.

Mute also looks after a catalogue of seminal electronic artists such as Can, Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire and Kraftwerk.

Short Circuit pays tribute to the key Pioneers of Electronic Music, recent festivals have hosted performances from artists such as the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, Holger Zukav, John Foxx, Jeff Mills and Gavin Briars.

Listen:

Exclusvie merchandising:
Mute just announced 2 new releases available to buy exclusively at the Short Circuit presents Mute festival.
So there will be the 2 artist compilations “Konnecting” by I Start Counting/Fortran 5/Komputer and “This Is The Balanescu Quartet” by Balanescu Quartet. They are the first two of a series of compilations looking at the versatile and creative works of various MUTE luminaries. The compilations are remastered and compiled by the artists. The two compilations will not be released officially until August 2011 but it is possible to buy them on 13 and 14 May.

Additionally there is an exclusive pressing of the first ever Mute records – The Normal “Warm Leatherette” – in white vinyl and a special 10″ by Peter Gregson.


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Running order:

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‘Early Bird’ Prize Draw:
It is really worth to be early. On Saturday everyone who arrives before 1.30pm will be entered into a prize draw to win one of the following things.
Mute’s boss Daniel Miller will announce the winner at 2pm personally.

1st Prize – An exclusive MUTE synth

2nd Prize – 1x Traktor Pro 2 Software

3rd Prize – 5x Mute@ Short Circuit gift collection.

Order:
@Roundhouse

Download announcement:
#1 @mute.com
#2 @mute.com

Websites:
Mute Records
Roundhouse
Mute’s Short Circuit blog

out now: Various – Fünf [Ostgut Ton]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Fünf

 

Label:
Ostgut Ton

 

Cat#:
OSTGUT07LP, OSTGUT15CD

 

Release Date:
5th November 2010

 

Format:
7x vinyl box, 2xCD & digital

 

Tracklist:
CD01-01)
Emika
Cooling Room

CD01-02)
Marcel Fengler
Shiraz

CD01-03)
Prosumer
Daybreak

CD01-04)
Substance
Gestalts

CD01-05)
Ryan Elliott
Abatis

CD01-06)
Nick Höppner
ISP

CD01-07)
Marcel Dettmann
Shelter

CD01-08)
Fiedel
Doors To Manual

CD01-09)
Shed
Boom Room

CD01-10)
Steffi
My Room

CD01-11)
Dinky
Twelve To Four

CD01-12)
Len Faki
Kraft Und Licht

CD02-01)
Barker & Baumecker
Drin

CD02-02)
Marcel Dettmann
Scourer

CD02-03)
SCB
Down Moment

CD02-04)
Tama Sumo
Iron Glance

CD02-05)
Murat Tepeli feat. Elif Biçer
Hold On

CD02-06)
Soundstream
Wenn Meine Mutti Wüsste

CD02-07)
Cassy
Never Give Up On A Mood Swing

CD02-08)
Ben Klock
Bear

CD02-09)
Norman Nodge
Start Up

CD02-10)
Luke Slater
Boom Tang Shwuck

CD02-11)
Boris
Rem

CD02-12)
Margaret Dygas
Qunitet

 

Info:
Ostgut Ton releases this unique compilation of music crafted from field recordings made inside the two Berlin clubs Berghain and Panorama Bar. The concept and original recordings were made by the Berlin based producer Emika. Over a period of two months Emika created the recordings in the clubs while they were closed to the public and edited them into a library of sounds. The library was then given to all the Ostgut Ton artists, but also to club associates like DJ Pete aka Substance, Dinky, Cassy, Margaret Dygas, Ryan Elliott and Scuba using his SCB alias, to make music with. This release marks the celebration of the label’s five year anniversary. Emika’s idea started from feeling the whole building resonating from the music being played, which lead to the question: which sounds exist here when there is no party? Intrigued by stories of how the club spaces and sound systems influence the resident DJ sets and productions, Emika was curious to explore what music could be made from the building itself. Berghain’s sound technicians Krischan Makswitat and Silvio König, helped to record the entire light rig including the strobe lights, which in itself sounds techno. Other interesting sources to record were the large cooling rooms used for storing thousands of drinks in bottles. The ventilation systems in these rooms make incredible sub frequencies mixed with the sound of the bottles vibrating against each other. The club also contains large swings made from metal which creak and moan at the slightest of movements. In total the library comprised over four gigabytes of sounds, and the artists were not given restrictions on how to make music from the library. The tracks on this compilation consist of each artists signature production aesthetics and feature debut solo productions by our residents Fiedel (one half of seminal Berlin based outfit MMM), Boris and Prosumer’s long term production partner Tama Sumo. All together this release highlights the special and inseparable relationships between the label, club space, and collective of artists.

 

Listen:

 

Buy CD:
deejay.de
Juno.co.uk

 

Buy Vinyl:
Ostgut Ton Shop
deejay.de
Juno.co.uk

 

Buy Digital:
Hardwax
Beatport Classic
JunoDownload (digital)

 

Websites:
Ostgut Ton