out now: P.Leone – The My Lita Project [Rekids]

 

Artist:
P.Leone

 

Title:
The My Lita Project

 

Label:
Rekids

 

Cat#:
REKIDS125

 

Release Date:
14th September 2018

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracks:
01.
My Lita

02.
Tight In The Pocket

03.
My Lita
(Mark Broom Remix 1)

04.
My Lita
(Mark Broom Remix 2)

 

Press Info:
E-Missions co-founder P.Leone returns to Radio Slave’s Rekids this September with ‘The My Lita Project’ backed with remixes from Mark Broom.

Originally hailing from New York, P.Leone now resides in Berlin where he helms his E-Missions imprint with releases from himself and co-founder Caiazzo, exciting new artists like Rush Plus and Tred, not to mention remixes from Young Male, Spencer Parker and Lawrence Lee. Leone has also dropped a variety of releases on Rekids and Work Them Records, when not making regular appearances at clubs like Tresorand ://about blank. He now returns to Radio Slave’s respected imprint with ‘The My Lita Project’, following up his highly lauded ‘El Dorado’ EP that garnered support from Ben Sims, Jackmaster and Spencer Parker.

‘My Lita’ kicks things off with classic synths, piercing strings and choppy vocals slices whilst robust drums march forward. Meanwhile, ‘Tight In The Pocket’ is more dark and menacing in comparison with its syncopated percussion, echoing claps and ethereal atmospherics.

On the flip, Mark Broom drops two different remixes of ‘My Lita’; the first is a robust cut complete with disco elements like funky guitar licks and soulful voice, with the original’s stabs shining throughout, whilst the second remix takes a different route with its crunchy snares, moaning murmurs and fuzzy effects.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Special:
“The Forgotten CXXVIII”

 

Recommendation:
“We Take EP” on Rekids

 

Buy Vinyl:
Rekids @ Bandcamp
Juno
Deejay
Red Eye Records
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Rekids @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
P.Leone
Rekids

 

out soon: Zähler – Gesammelte Werke [Bipolar Disorder]

 

Artist:
Zähler

 

Title:
Gesammelte Werke

 

Label:
Bipolar Disorder

 

Cat#:
BDD009

 

Release Date:
29th September 2018

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Schwelen

02.
Schwelen
(Verschwender Remix)

03.
Schwelen
(Cristian Marras Remix)

04.
Okerlo

05.
Okerlo
(Phara Remix)

 

Press Info:
First Release for this new project called Zaehler.

Travelling across deep synth and powerful rythmic this EP Zaehler is searching for reality in a world of illusion.

Zaehler’s creative process fuses self-created synthesizers, field-recording technique and analogue photography. These perspectives provoke anomalies, create images and ask questions that can not be answered precisely. Bleak and subtle he dives to a place where absolute truth becomes blurred. Where patterns break and where the unknown inescapably awaits.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
soon

 

Recommendations:
all stuff on Bipolar Disorder

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Zaehler
Bipolar Disorder

 

out for a while: The Soft Moon – Criminal [Sacred Bones Records]

 

Artist:
The Soft Moon

 

Title:
Criminal

 

Label:
Sacred Bones Records

 

Cat#:
SBR-1922

 

Release Date:
02nd February 2018

 

Format:
CD, vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Burn

02.
Choke

03.
Give Something

04.
Like A Father

05.
The Pain

06.
It Kills

07.
ILL

08.
Young

09.
Born Into This

10.
Criminal

 

Press Info:
‘Criminal’, The Soft Moon’s fourth studio album, is a confessional work. Through the stark lens of shame and guilt that has followed Luis Vasquez since a violent childhood growing up within the humming ambient sprawl of 80s Mojave Desert, here he documents the gut-wrenching sound of going to war with himself. Battling with his own sanity, self-hatred, insecurity, self-entitlement and grappling with the risk of these things transforming him into a person he despises, Vasquez has laid his feelings bare with this: his confession and most self-reflective work to date.

“Guilt is my biggest demon and has been following me since childhood. Everything I do strengthens the narrative that I am guilty” Vasquez reflects. “The concept of ‘Criminal’ is a desperate attempt to find relief by both confessing to my wrongdoings and by blaming others for their wrongdoings that have affected me.”

‘Criminal’ marks a striking and important chapter in his self-exploration, both artistically and emotionally. As a young musician living in Oakland, Vasquez began to try and process the narrative of his difficult upbringing veiled through musical exploration. Taking krautrock’s motorik beats and Post-Punk deconstructions and honing them into a hushed percussive incantation, The Soft Moon’s self-titled debut album took shape. The album was released in late 2010 by Captured Tracks and was praised by critics and emulated by contemporaries.

In 2012 the apocalyptic conceptual work of Zeros emerged, shortly followed by Vasquez moving to Venice, Italy in 2013, acting as a catalyst for 2014’s release, Deeper. While previous albums were primarily instrumental records, where Vasquez’s voice was diffused amidst the music as another instrument, Deeper marked the beginning of a new musical direction where vocals and lyrics became something more than a mere presence. Deeper was a descent into the womb of childhood trauma, anxiety and fear, and although Vasquez survived this dark exploration of himself, he did not return alone.

Working once more with Maurizio Baggio, who produced Deeper, at La Distilleria in Bassano Del Grappa, Italy, ‘Criminal’ sees Vasquez further explore putting his lyrics at the forefront and letting his raw emotions flow. The album begins with a confrontation with his true self through the torrid bass lines and searing vocals of “Burn”; a song evoking a loss of control akin to demonic possession, stating: “Eyes, reflecting the person that I am, and it burns”. In this track Vasquez’s guilt bores deeper and deeper into a condemnation that ultimately is: “Fire, hell is where I’ll go to live, so I burn”.

“Burn” is followed by the caustic bass, mechanized rhythms, and numbing emulsions of “Choke,” a song about the amplifying and anesthetizing effect of cocaine, a drug whose darker side Vasquez is not unfamiliar with. The next track “Give Something” is a subterranean love song from the deepest depths, with harrowingly despondent lyrics, seeking hope in a sea of shame.

The album continues its thematic inner conflict in the Industrial/EBM percussion and distorted high attack bass of “Like a Father”, a song reflecting Vasquez’s anger towards the father that abandoned him. “This head is a problem/You’re the ghost of my problem/Something’s got to give” pleads Vasquez as revving guitars invoke chainsaws before the song’s final lines search for closure: to kill the father within himself.

The album closes with title track “Criminal”; a despondent resignation to guilt; bereft, broken, and bruised, with lyrics that confess: “It’s the way I cross the line, it’s the way I open, it’s the way to my decline, it’s the way I’m broken”. The song, like the album itself, is Vasquez’s way of holding himself accountable and seeking redemption for the abuse he inflicts on himself, and acknowledges roots in the abuse which, inflicted upon him as a child, broke him.

 

Listen:
soon

 

Videos:
“It Kills”

“Burn”

“Like A Father”

“Give Something”

 

Recommendations:
album “Deeper” on Captured Tracks
“Deeper Remixed Vol. 2” on Aufnahme+Wiedergabe / Captured Tracks
“Deeper Remixed Vol. 2” on Captured Tracks
compilation “Death#Disco IV” with The Soft Moon track

 

Special:
“Some Velvet Guests 27”

 

Buy CD:
The Soft Moon @ Bandcamp
Amazon
more soon

 

Buy Vinyl:
The Soft Moon @ Bandcamp
Amazon
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
The Soft Moon @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
The Soft Moon
Sacred Bones Records

 

out soon: Remco Beekwilder – Public Resistance EP [Emerald]

 

Artist:
Remco Beekwilder

 

Title:
Public Resistance EP

 

Label:
Emerald

 

Cat#:
EMERALD002

 

Release Date:
26th October 2018

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Public Resistance

A2.
Save The Night

B1.
Queensbridge Murderer

B2.
Eerie Waves

 

Press Info:
Remco Beekwilder returns on EMERALD with his Public Resistance EP. Using the most powerful instrument of us humans, he summons you to stand up and grab life by it’s throat.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
soon

 

Special:
“Reclaim Your City 282”

 

Recommendations:
Remco Beekwilder’s “Nightlife EP” on Emerald
Remco Beekwilder’s “LSD EP” on Monnom Black

 

Buy Vinyl:
Emerald @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Emerald @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Booking:
Elite Music Management

 

Websites:
Remco Beekwilder
Emerald

 

out soon: VII Circle | Memorial Home – Split EP (Remixes) [Rapid Eye Movement]

 

Artist:
VII Circle | Memorial Home

 

Title:
Split EP (Remixes)

 

Label:
Rapid Eye Movement

 

Cat#:
REM005

 

Release Date:
12th October 2018 (vinyl)
29th October 2018 (digital)

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
VII Circle
Metaphysical Functions
(Nur Jaber Remix)

02.
VII Circle
Dogma
(Wrong Assessment Remix)

03.
Memorial Home
Second Floor
(Edit Select Remix)

04.
Memorial Home
Ampere
(Reggy Van Oers Remix)

 

Press Info:
Nur Jaber, Wrong Assessment, Edit Select & Reggy Van Oers remix Rapid Eye Movement label cofounders VII Circle and Memorial Home’s ‘Split EP’ from earlier this year.

Launched last year, the Spanish label has released music by Kas:st, Phara & Border One and Manent on various artist packages, not to mention remixes from Farrago, Keith Carnal and AWB. Rapid Eye Movement now invites four techno stalwarts to remix tracks from VII Circle and Memorial Home’s ‘Split EP’, including Staub resident and OSF producer Nur Jaber, Clergy and Planet Rhythm’s Wrong Assessment, Soma artist Edit Select and Affin regular Reggy Van Oers. With this the label confirms that quality and free-minded artistry are the key pillars of the platform’s curation philosophy.

First up, Nur Jaber delivers trance-inducing modulations and esoteric atmospheres through uplifting leadlines and euphoric 303 synth sounds in her remix of ‘Metaphysical Functions’. Wrong Assessment provides a tougher four to the floor techno rendition of ‘Dogma’ – filled with emphatic drums and captivating, fastpitched shrills soaring over.

Edit Select then provides an enchanting ambience in his remix of ‘Second Floor’, through angelic melodies and undulating emotiveness neatly layered over the polished drum loop. Lastly Reggy Van Oers maintains the inspiriting mood with esoteric, experimental sound design in his rehash of ‘Ampere’, balancing compelling, reverberating percussion with heavenly elements giving it an overall hypnotic effect.

 

Listen:
@ Deejay

 

Special:
VII Circle – “RVV Podcast 015”

Memorial Home – “Form and Function Podcast 003”

 

Recommendations:
split EP by VII Circle | Memorial Home on Rapid Eye Movement
sampler “REM003” on Rapid Eye Movement
Memorial Home’s “Somewhere EP” on Rapid Eye Movement
VII Circle’s “Archetype EP” on Rapid Eye Movement

 

Buy Vinyl:
Deejay
Decks
Juno
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Memorial Home
VII Circle
Rapid Eye Movement