out soon: AVION – Untrod [Crossing]

 

Artist:
AVION

 

Title:
Untrod

 

Label:
Crossing

 

Cat#:
CROSSINGLP01

 

Release Date:
21st March 2019

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
New Day

A2.
Errata

A3.
Stones

B1.
Adamant

B2.
Untrod

C1.
Scan

C2.
Evasion

D1.
Firebox

D2.
Street Lights
[feat. Emika]

D3.
Nebul

 

Press Info:
Crossing boss AVION delivers the label’s debut album with ten atmospheric Techno cuts including a collaboration alongside Ninja Tune favourite Emika.

Berlin based producer AVION’s structured techno has found home on respected labels like Index Marcel Fengler, District 66, Stress Research and Pure. However, his own label Crossing – launched in 2013 – has hosted the majority of his work when not releasing music by Pfirter, Doka, The Automatic Message and Milton Bradley (as Doomsday Device). It only makes sense then that AVION’s debut longplayer sees him return to his imprint.

“Conceptional music is something which mostly feels pre-defined. So a concept for ‘Untrod’ never existed. Music and sounds are always a record of a moment which I need to feel again and again while listening. Each track of the Album had to run and pass this test. That’s the main reason why it took more than three and a half years to reach the final goal. It was all about to work out the moment. No matter it was more style of minimalism, abstract feeling or some kind of artistic outbreak. It just had to clearly be me.”

Opening with the ominous heartbeat and metallic drones of ‘New Day’, AVION’s album quickly takes things into a murky analog direction with crackling ‘Errata’ and its twisted effects before ‘Stones’ follows with its offbeat drums as sanguine chords begin to shine through. Syncopated percussion follows with ‘Adamant’ as twisted synths continually sweep, leading into ‘Untrod’ and its scintillating chimes and mesmerising textures.

Squelchy acid licks join otherworldly pads in ‘Scan’ until the dystopian ‘Evasion’ builds in tension as lo-fi drums join oscillating bass. Pitter-patter drums and pulsating stabs are next in ‘Firebox’, making way for the harrowing ‘Street Lights’ that utilizes the ethereal voice of Emika. Finally, ‘Nebul’ provides a shadowy finale with a crystalline aesthetic complete with a cacophony of intricate details.

 

Listen:
@ Deejay

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Fire Box”

“Street Lights” [feat. Emika]

 

Special:
“The ‘Shine A Light On’ Mix”

 

Recommendations:
AVION’s “Dispersion EP” on Index Marcel Fengler
“Crossing 10” on Crossing
“Crossing 09” on Crossing
“Crossing 11” on Crossing

 

Buy Vinyl:
Ready Made Shop
Deejay
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Booking:
Drift Agency for AVION

 

Websites:
AVION
Emika
Crossing

 

out soon: Border One – Restive EP [Escapism]

 

Artist:
Border One

 

Title:
Restive EP

 

Label:
Escapism

 

Cat#:
ESCAPISM006

 

Release Date:
12th April 2019

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Toolbell
(Cassegrain Remix)

A2.
Toolbell

B1.
Restive

B2.
Restive
(Phara Remix)

 

Press Info:
After already contributing a remix to our first release, Border One returns to Escapism with the EP “Restive”. The up-and-coming Belgian producer and DJ manages to connect hypnotic grooves and dancefloor vibes on two original cuts. Cassegrain and Phara are on remix duty, finessing the originals with their unique take on techno.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
soon

 

Video:
soon

Video created by the29nov films

 

Special:
“Curated by DSH #121”

 

Recommendations:
Border One’s “Unspoken Voices EP” on Invite Records
Border One’s “Despair EP” on Form And Function
Border One’s “Throw EP” on Ressort Imprint
all stuff on Escapism

 

Buy Vinyl:
soon

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Booking:
Form And Function for Border One

 

Websites:
Border One
Escapism

 

out soon: SIWEI – Dawn Of Down EP [SIWEI Recordings]

 

Artist:
SIWEI

 

Title:
Dawn Of Down EP

 

Label:
SIWEI Recordings

 

Cat#:
SIWEI002

 

Release Date:
28th March 2019

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
A1.
Stay

A2.
Can Not Search

A3.
Dawn Of Down

B1.
5 Days Of Unkown Hapiness

B2.
Maybe One day

B3.
Fast Forward Flashback

 

Tracklist Digital:
01.
Can Not Search

02.
Dawn Of Down

03.
5 Days Of Unkown Hapiness

04.
Maybe One day

05.
Fast Forward Flashback

 

Press Info:
SIWEI is back on his SIWEI Recordings with a 6 track EP. This time with something completely different than with his first outing. A more cinematic take on things with these deeply beautiful and textured broken beats. The distant tones and echo’s lurk you into SIWEI’s world and show an elegant yet haunting look into the future.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Can Not Search”

 

Recommendations:
“IFLN (Part I-III)” on Siwei Recordings
“Mine I Series” on Siwei Recordings

 

Buy Vinyl:
Siwei @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Siwei @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Booking:
Form And Function

 

Websites:
SIWEI

 

out now: Non Reversible – UVCeti [NovaFuture Recordings]

 

Artist:
Non Reversible

 

Title:
UVCeti

 

Label:
NovaFuture Recordings

 

Cat#:
NOVAF001D

 

Release Date:
15th March 2019

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracks:
01.
UVCeti

 

Press Info:
After ten years of playing with the idea of starting his own label, planning and preparing, the time finally felt right: Jürgen Mayer, known for running the well-established NovaFuture Blog, is kicking off NovaFuture Recordings. Building on his experience from working for labels such as Mute Germany, Ibadan Records, Mote-Evolver and Calyx Records and from co-running the Escapism label, NovaFuture Recordings will act as an extension of the NovaFuture Group.

Via digital releases of single tracks, NovaFuture Recordings will showcase the artists featured on the blog, providing a platform for new talent as well as putting out new music by established artists. Rather than representing a particular sound, the labels curation will reflect Jürgen’s diverse taste, refined through years of music-fandom and close involvement with the electronic music scene.

Each four digitally released tracks will be compiled and re-released as strictly limited collector vinyl.

For its first release, NovaFuture Recordings is happy to present the track “UVCeti” by Berlin’s Non Reversible. Through numerous previous releases on EarToGround, Apotek, Knotweed, Bipolar Disorder and many more, Non Reversible created his own brand of deep, uncompromising Techno. With UVCeti, he delivers a sparsely arranged, effective and straight forward Techno cut, driven by a distorted, boomy kick and a hypnotic lead synth line. The droning second synth and ambient layers create a melancholic, dark mood, characteristic to his productions.To keep up with our releases, check website http://www.novafuture-recordings.com, more to come soon!

 

Full Track Streaming:
“UVCeti”

 

Special:
“Oecus Podcast 134”

 

Recommendations:
Non Reversible’s “Open Cluster” on EarToGround Records
Non Reversible’s “Spectral Irradiance EP” on Anaøh
Non Reversible’s “Confusional State EP” on Knotweed Records
Non Reversible’s “Convergent Boundary EP” on Knotweed Records

 

Buy Digital:
NovaFuture Recordings @ Bandcamp

 

Booking:
Urbanum

 

Websites:
Non Reversible
NovaFuture Recordings

 

out soon: Various – Berghain 09 [Ostgut Ton]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Berghain 09

 

Label:
Ostgut Ton

 

Cat#:
O-TON 119

 

Release Date:
15th March 2019

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Ritual Music

A2.
Virile Games
Black Iron Prison

A3.
Los Angeles Death Cult
El Culto De Los Angeles De La Muerte

B1.
Ron Morelli
Colts Neck

B2.
Volvox
Becoming

C1.
JK Flesh
Decontrol

C2.
Alberich
Werkstatt

D1.
Ugandan Methods | Prurient
Venom Timetables

D2.
Merzbow
Loop 1

D3.
Merzbow
Loop 2

D4.
Merzbow
Loop 3

D4.
Merzbow
Loop 4

D6.
Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
One Being, One Orientation, One Power

all tracks on D are locked grooves

 

Press Info (English):
Since becoming a Berghain resident in 2017, Dominick Fernow’s risk-taking hybrid live/DJ sets as Vatican Shadow have become conduits for infusing techno with contrasting musical ideas – from noise, industrial and ambient to distorted melodies and rhythms that push the club’s borders in unexpected ways.

It’s an idiosyncratic approach to techno rooted not only in Fernow’s 25-plus years as an experimental and noise musician under more than a dozen aliases (e.g. Prurient, Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement) but also in his role as founder of the vital New York-based Hospital Productions, whose discography exceeds some 500 releases. The label – which in 2017 celebrated its 20-year anniversary – is also home to the majority of Vatican Shadow output to date.

Under that alias, Fernow’s numerous albums and 12”s (including 2017’s Rubbish Of The Floodwaters on Ostgut Ton) oscillate between ominous, distorted machine-funk, techno and ambient electronics; equal parts noise, melody and rhythm. Since 2011, the project’s intentionally ambiguous visual identity has been defined by War on Terror-related imagery and track titles – and the media’s role therein.

Both the Berghain 09 mix and accompanying exclusive 12”s – featuring exclusive tracks by Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Virile Games, Los Angeles Death Cult, Ron Morelli, Volvox, JK Flesh, Alberich, Ugandan Methods | Prurient and Merzbow – reflect Vatican Shadow’s composite musical influences and relationship to Berghain as a club. Stylistically, the two vinyls are divided between clubbier and experimental electronics, with vocal samples of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge acting as a bridge between the two. All tracks on Side D end in locked grooves.

As Fernow describes in his own words:

“My interest in DJing developed naturally out of industrial music traditions such as mail art, tape trading, and sound collage. While this mix, of course, does not solely focus on cassettes, they were used as the bridge between the seemingly disparate areas and cross-sections of underground electronic edits you will find sewn together from diverse factions to create a sonic ‘cut up’. Accordingly, the artists featured with exclusive tracks span several continents and generations of electronic music subculture, from the birth of industrial in the UK and the rhythmic loops of Japanese noise, to the raw collision of genres found in the NYC underground. Berghain 09 is a tribute to the techno mixtapes that influenced me during my introduction to raves and dance music in the 90s.”

 

Press Info (German):
Spätestens mit Beginn seiner Berghain-Residency vor zwei Jahren haben die risikofreudigen DJ/Live-Set-Hybride von Dominick Fernow Techno mit kontrastierenden muskalischen Ideen aufgeladen. Mittels Noise, Industrial, Ambient, verzerrten Melodien und Rhythmen reizt er unter seinem Vatican Shadow-Alter Ego die Grenzen des Klubklangs auf unerwartete Weise aus.

Es ist eine eigensinnige Herangehensweise an Techno, verwurzelt nicht nur in Fernows mehr als 25 Jahren als Experimental- und Noise-Musiker mit nicht weniger als einem Dutzend Alter Egos (z.B. Prurient, Rainforest Spiritual Enslavement) – auch Dank seiner Rolle als Gründer des wichtigen New Yorker Labels Hospital Productions, dessen Diskografie heute um die 500 Veröffentlichungen fasst. 2017 feierte die Plattform 20-jähriges Bestehen, dort ist bis heute der Großteil an Musik von Vatican Shadow erschienen.

Unter jenem Alias hat Fernow zahlreiche Alben und 12”s veröffentlicht (wie auch die EP Rubbish Of The Floodwaters, Ostgut Ton, 2017), die zwischen ominösem, verzerrten Maschinen-Funk, Techno und Ambient Electronics oszillieren; gleichermaßen Noise, Melodie und Rhythmus. Seit 2011 wurde die bewusst mehrdeutige Visual Identity des Vatican Shadow-Projekts definiert von War on Terror-bezogenen Grafiken und Tracktiteln – als auch der Rolle der Medien zum Themenkomplex.

Sowohl der Berghain 09-Mix als auch die begleitenden 12”s – mit exklusiven Stücken von Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Virile Games, Los Angeles Death Cult, Ron Morelli, Volvox, JK Flesh, Alberich, Ugandan Methods | Prurient und Merzbow – reflektieren Vatican Shadows vermischte musikalische Einflüsse und seine Beziehung zum Berghain als Klub. Stilistisch finden sich auf den beiden Vinyl klublastige als auch experimentelle Electronics, mit Vocal-Samples von Genesis Breyer P-Orridge als Klammer für beides. Alle Stücke der D-Seite enden in der Endlosrille.

In Fernows eigenen Worten:

„Mein Interesse am DJing hat sich natürlich entwickelt, aus Industrial Music-Traditionen wie Mail Art, Mixkassettentausch und Klangkollagen. Dieser Mix fokussiert sich nicht nur auf Kassetten, klar, aber wurden diese doch als Brücke zwischen den scheinbar disparaten Ecken und Kreuzungen von Underground Electronic-Edits genutzt, verwebt aus verschiedenen Lagern, um ein klangliches Cut-up zu schaffen. Demgemäß umfassen die Künstler der exklusiven Stücke verschiedene Kontinente und Generationen elektronischer Musiksubkultur, von der Geburt des Industrial in UK und den rhythmischen Loops japanischen Noise, bis zur rohen Kollision der Genres im New Yorker Untergrund. Berghain 09 ist eine Huldigung an Technomixtapes, die mich während meinen ersten Begegnungen mit Rave und Dance Music der 90er Jahre beeinflussten.“

 

Listen:

 

Related Release:
mix “Berghain 09” by Vatican Shadow , feature coming soon

 

Recommendation:
“Games Have Rules” by Function + Vatican Shadow on Hospital Productions
all Ostgut Ton / Unterton / A-Ton stuff

 

Buy Vinyl:
Ostgut Ton Shop
Juno
Deejay
Decks
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Ostgut Ton @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Booking:
Ostgut Booking for Vatican Shadow

 

Websites:
Vatican Shadow
Ostgut Ton

 

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