out for a while: Natalie Beridze – Mapping Debris [Monika Enterprise]

 

Artist:
Natalie Beridze

 

Title:
Mapping Debris

 

Label:
Monika Enterprise

 

Cat#:
m96

 

Release Date:
14th June 2021

 

Format:
cassette, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Mapping Debris I


02.
Be Airborn


03.
Mapping Debris III (West Thumb)


04.
Swing Low And Closer


05.
Mapping Debris (David Eight)


06.
Interlaced Cosmic Trash


07.
Mapping Debris (Cardboard Blues)


08.
Mapping Debris (Pattern Of Translation)


09.
Vapor Of Prayer


10.
Perishing Sections

 

Press Info:
The arcane enigma from the caucasian mountains that is Natalie Beridze, treats us with a reflective concept album, her 9th solo album, focussing on buried chapters in her own work history.

“I sought after material, piled up on my old hard drives; – various sound debris, recorded and produced in the past. I recycled them beyond recognition and fudged them together into new samples to compose this album.
Mapping Debris is a term used during an investigation of a plane crash. Special agency collects millions of infinite small pieces of shattered metal and wiring from the crash site. They later try to reconstruct an original fuselage of the plane from assembled debris, in order to recreate its story and reveal the reason that lead up to the catastrophe.

Mapping Debris is a manifestation of dematerialization in physical domain and time: shedding skin turning into dust, decaying objects, corrosion, atrophy, rot, nonsense and factual forgetfulness, which mirrors chilling fear of perishing, losing integrity, memory of events, images, smells and sensation of touch of those, who have already perished in their earthly archetype. Yet in the aftermath of realization, one no longer dwells in colossal dead weight of inevitability of the end. The pattern perishing has a golden thread on one end – the one that makes us dwell in ceaseless possibility of rebirth, translation and remembrance. This album is a continuation of series of works I have dedicated to my parents lives, as well as their death…”

It is an intricate poetic net one enters while surrendering to Natalies music. The spiky grit and her heartwarming, harmonic swashes that touch you like a hug, belong inseparably together and spread that multilayerd consolation, manifesting the force of music in its most glistening form.

(Thomas Fehlmann/ Natalie Beridze)

 

Snippets:
@ Monika Enterprise website

 

Video:
“Mapping Debris (David Eight)”

 

Album Trailer:

 

Recommendations:
compilation “დე / DE – Sounds From Georgia” w/ TBA track on Intergalactic Research Institute For Sounds
Gudrun Gut’s “Moment Remixes” on Monika Enterprise
Gudrun Gut’s “Moment” on Monika Enterprise
Barbara Morgenstern’s “Silence Sweater EP” on Monika Enterprise
‘s album “Wildlife” on Monika Enterprise

 

Buy Cassette:
Natalie Beridze @ Bandcamp
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Booking:
Loca Media

 

Websites:
Natalie Beridze
Monika Enterprise

 

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out now: Various – Justice, Dignity And Peace [Inherencia]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
SOS Colombia Part III: Justice, Dignity And Peace

 

Label:
Inherencia

 

Cat#:
SOSCOL3

 

Release Date:
10th June 2021

 

Format:
download

 

Tracklist:
01.
Exos
Intro

02.
Ones.
Freedom Vox

03.
Hod
Return Path

04.
Massive X
Profundo

05.
Go-z
Essential

06.
Andres Cetre & Lizzy M
Evolution Of The Self

07.
HRNR
On The Same Pacific

08.
Ramë
El Poder Sanador De Los Elementos

09.
Nodes
Altiplano

10.
VCI
Lesa Humanidad

 

Press Info:
Colombia is a country characterized by the absence of the state in rural areas, the systematic oppression of the lower social classes due to lack of security, access to education and health. If you belong to a minority (Afro, indigenous, peasant, Roma, LGBT) and live in the countryside, your life is in constant danger due the paramilitary groups, the narco-guerrilla and cartels. If you are a person who goes out to protest, then your life is in constant danger due the police and infiltrated people in the protests pushing the violence and chaos.

A necrophiliac country marked by its impunity. Death is normalized and supported by the impunity of violent acts against civil society by narco-paramilitary groups, guerrilla militias or the police and ESMAD.

After more than a month of protests, two reforms overthrown (Tax Reform and Health Reform), the civilian population continues to take to the streets. This is why we went out, this is why we raise our voices, for the dignity of our people, for the desire for justice, for the future of peace.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
Ones. – “Freedom Vox”

HRNR – “On The Same Pacific”

more soon

 

Related Releases:
compilation “SOS Colombia Part II: In Absence And Violence Of The State, The People Unite And Self-Manage” on Inherencia
compilation “SOS Colombia Part I: Against The Violation Of Human Rights” on Inherencia

 

Buy Download:
Inherencia @ Bandcamp

 

Websites:
Inherencia

 

out now: Johannes Motschmann – Lifestream (Luke Slater’s 7th Plain Remix) [Neue Meister]

 

Artist:
Johannes Motschmann

 

Title:
Lifestream (Luke Slater’s 7th Plain Remix)

 

Label:
Neue Meister

 

Cat#:
0302046NM

 

Release Date:
04th May 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Lifestream
(Luke Slater’s 7th Plain Remix)

 

Press Info:
“How do things come to life? How does meaning appear?” These are questions that have informed Lifestream, the 2019 release by German composer, electronic producer, and classically trained pianist Johannes Motschmann. Conceived as a narrative arc, the album reflected the natural cycle of all things – from birth to death. Meticulously composed and gloriously realised, it succeeded in bringing such overarching concepts to life in rich, vivid ways. A year on, the German musician has invited friends and collaborators to breathe even more life into Lifestream for a new remix EP.

English techno pioneer, Luke Slater and German Berghain veteran, Chris Liebing both chose to remix the title track of Motschmann’s album taking the original tune into their own clubby spheres. Slater, who is a household name in the Brit-techno since the early 90s gave his version of Lifestream an insistent beat under which echoes of piano and other fragments of Motschmann’s track can be heard nostalgically. Liebing, who is a driving force in the German electronic music world with his ever- innovative approach, took the track into a deep and dark world of his own.

“What fascinated me most about Luke and Chris’ remixes was that they both developed the music and its underlying traces in very different ways, so what are actually secondary voices in my track suddenly came to the fore, and the main voices recede,” observes Motschmann of the two reworks. “It’s like a development into worlds of sound in which my music might otherwise never appear – As DJs, Luke and Chris take a different outlook on music making than I do, with my often very theoretical approach. The remixes have given me the opportunity of a new perspective: the composer becomes an astonished listener of his own melodies because they unexpectedly appear in a different context.”

Luke Slater has been responsible for some of the most lauded, richly-textured techno of the ’90s, not to mention numerous left field excursions under various monikers. From his beginnings as a resident at Heaven in London in 1989 and his involvement in the early outdoor rave scene, Luke has quickly become one of Britain’s emerging talents with several seminal releases. Over the past three decades, Slater’s sound has been honed across the globe several times over. He also boasts residencies at the likes of Berghain alongside appearances at about every major club or festival you could think of – from the Dutch forest settings of Dekmantel to the incredible setting of Fuji Rock Festival in Japan.

Chris Liebing is DJ, producer, radio host and the driving force behind the labels CLR and Spinclub Recordings. His sound has continuously evolved during his DJ career, always true to his techno roots. Although his contributions to the field have already firmly established him as one of the field’s great names, Liebing continues to innovate in the DJ booth with a setup more befitting a teenage computer game obsessive as well as releasing new material time and again. He’s known for playing hard, bouncy techno that is inspired by philosophy; always-deep tracks that range from looming apocalyptic landscapes filled with a sense of dread, to more optimistic emotional meditations. 

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Lifestream (Luke Slater’s 7th Plain Remix)”

 

Special:
“Monday Is Okay”

 

Recommendation:
Johannes Motschmann’s “Lifestream (Chris Liebing)” on Neue Meister

 

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Neue Meister

 

out soon: Various – The Unrush Files 02 [Unrush]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
The Unrush Files 02 – Rush Of Communion Vol. 2

 

Label:
Unrush

 

Cat#:
TUF02

 

Release Date:
07th May 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Barker & JakoJako
Duality

02.
Cosmin TRG
Ultramareen

03.
Elin Piel
Bepper

04.
Francesco Devincenti
AR80017A

05.
Franklin De Costa
Poseidon

06.
Głós
Street Crawlers

07.
Goran Kerkez
We Are

08.
Ileinad
Grime

09.
Nihad Tule
Skunk 1993

10.
Sacha Ketterlin
Serenade

11.
Zadig
Legend Of The Stellar Broccoli

 

Press Info:
Blossoming with the rhythms of Spring, Unrush delivers their next release in a fitting and timely manner. Disillusionment with the systems of power and the current state of the world has led to a rich breeding ground for new ideas, new pathways, and new ways of being. In this spirit, Unrush presents their next compilation, Rush of Communion Vol. 2. A collection of tracks from friends and collaborators, it embodies the musical path forward, clarity of mind, strength of heart, and visions for a better world.

As with the last compilation, all proceeds will once again go to the Detroit Justice Center, which is a national nonprofit organization that pays bail for people in need, reuniting families and restoring the presumption of innocence. In a time when police violence and racism are as rampant as ever, it is crucial to do what is possible to help those in need. To achieve this peaceful vision of the future, internal syncopation and harmony are essential. This serene and playful collection of tracks enables just that, bringing solace to the collectively troubled mind.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
Sacha Ketterlin – “Serenade”

Barker & JakoJako – “Duality”

 

Recommendations:
compilation “The Unrush Files 01” on Unrush
compilation “The Unrush Tapes 02” on Unrush
compilation “The Unrush Tapes 01” on Unrush

 

Buy Download:
soon

 

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Websites:
Unrush

 

out now: Sunroof – Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 1 [The Parallel Series / Mute]

 

Artist:
Sunroof

 

Title:
Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 1

 

Label:
The Parallel Series / Mute

 

Cat#:
PSST5

 

Release Date:
21st May 2021

 

Format:
CD, vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
1.1 – 7.5.19

02.
1.2 – 30.5.19

03.
1.3 – 30.5.19

04.
1.4 – 18.6.19

05.
1.5 – 9.7.19

06.
1.6 – 7.5.19

07.
1.7 – 30.5.19

08.
1.8 – 2.3.19

 

Press Info:
Sunroof [Daniel Miller and Gareth Jones] have announced, after four decades of friendship and collaboration, the release of their debut album. Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 1, a collection of eight improvised modular pieces recorded as live in various studio spaces across London in the spring and summer of 2019, will be released on the newly revived Parallel Series of Mute on 21 May 2021.

Daniel Miller (founder of Mute, the “accidental label” that began with the release of his own 7” single The Normal’s T.V.O.D / Warm Leatherette) met Gareth Jones, (the innovative and influential producer, engineer and artist) back when Miller asked Jones to work with him in late 1982 on what became Depeche Mode’s Construction Time Again. After the band had gone home for the day, they would stay on to work on their own sessions, a practise that continued and, by the mid-nineties Sunroof had emerged as remix project, reworking the likes of Can, MGMT, To Rococo Rot, Kreidler and Goldfrapp, and appeared on a compilation paying tribute to Neu!.

Back in 2019, Miller and Jones were heading to a György Ligeti concert at the Barbican and beforehand – as they often do when together in the same city – the pair spent a couple of hours improvising with modular systems. Unusually, this time they decided to record the session and over a pre-concert meal, Gareth asked a question that seems logical after all these years: “Are we actually going to make a record together before we die?”

The following day, they set themselves some rules: “We decided to get together to do a bunch of improvisations,” explains Gareth. “We said we’d work in a number of different physical spaces but always together, in the same room. We were keen to do shorter pieces because we were both very inspired by Chris Carter and Martin Gore’s electronic music projects, where the pieces were very concise and compact.”

Key to their manifesto was a distinction between an improvisation and a jam session. “With modular systems, you can just go on and on forever and never actually complete anything. Sometimes that’s okay – part of the joy of a modular is that you can just keep going indefinitely. But with this we were keen to actually finish something, so setting that timeframe became a really important rule for us.” adds Daniel.

Nothing was pre-planned, they didn’t rehearse, and the pieces were recorded as live performances using a limited number of channels. What they accumulated during the course of those 2019 sessions was a suite of evolving, restless pieces, each one containing layers of pulsing, atmospheric sounds.

The pieces on Electronic Music Improvisations Volume 1 have a timelessness evoking the classic sound of some of the earliest electronic experiments. They also sound resolutely modern. Even for the two players, their individual contributions are no longer obvious to them, nor is it actually necessary to separate who did what – the whole journey is what’s important, not the individual twists, turns and tweaks that happened along the way.

The album possesses a spirit, energy and discipline of improvisation and in these pieces, you can hear the almost symbiotic connection that they share, and the new sonic pathways and different, unexplored ways of working opening up in front of them.

 

Snippets:

 

Videos:
“1.2 – 30.5.19”

“1.3 – 30.5.19”

 

Special:
“Abbey Street 5”

 

Related Release:
single “1.1 – 7.5.19” on Mute

 

Recommendations:
Gareth Jones’ “Electrogenetic” on Calm + Collect
The Normal’s “Warm Leatherette / T.V.O.D.” on Mute
Populist’ “TtatLD001” on The Temple And The Low Dive
compilation “Hammahalle” w/ Daniel Miller track on Sisyphon
Visionist’ “A Call To Arms” on Mute
“Braid” by Sylph feat. Terence Fixmer on Mute
MG’s “The Third Chimpanzee EP” on Mute
Pole’s “Fading” on Mute
HAAi’s “Put Your Head Above The Parakeets EP” on Mute
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s ” Higher Up The Spiral” on Mute
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “The Upward Spiral” on Mute
Daniel Avery’s “Love + Light” on Phantasy / Mute
“Illusion Of Time” by Daniel Avery + Alessandro Cortini on Phantasy / Mute
Alessandro Cortini’s “Volume Massimo” on Mute
Nitzer Ebb’s “Body Of Work” on Mute
Apparat’s “LP5” on Mute
Chris Liebing’s “Burn Slow” on Mute
Goldfrapp’s “Silver Eye” on Mute
ADULT.’s “Detroit House Guests” on Mute
New Order’s “Music Complete” on Mute
MG’s “MG” on Mute

 

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Sunroof @ Bandcamp
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Juno
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Sunroof @ Bandcamp
MuteBank
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Websites:
Gareth Jones
Daniel Miller
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