out now: Jan Wagner – Kapitel [Quiet Love Records]

 

Artist:
Jan Wagner

 

Title:
Kapitel

 

Label:
Quiet Love Records

 

Cat#:
QLR094

 

Release Date:
20th March 2020

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
1.
Kapitel 30

 

A1.
Kapitel 11

A2.
Kapitel 27

A3.
Kapitel 25

A4.
Kapitel 30
[feat. Rosa Anschütz]

B1.
Kapitel 09

B2.
Kapitel 28

B3.
Kapitel 36

B4.
Kapitel 14

Press Info:
Jan Wagner makes acutely emotional, autobiographical music. What makes his approach different from other artists in his lane is that he willingly strips his work of context. Hence, the generic album and song titles. His debut was entitled Nummern (Numbers), the forthcoming record is called Kapitel (Chapters). The reason for this is simple and pragmatic: to leave space for the listeners to interpret the music freely and allow them to place their own experiences at its emotional centre.

«Kapitel is the second half of a book, it begins where Nummern ends. The tension and the pressure that I was dealing with back then had mostly dissolved along the way. You can still feel the reverberation of the “explosion” in the new material, but you are now floating through this strangely calming emptiness. This music is the moment of silence that follows a huge bang. It’s this millisecond of “nothingness” that Kapitel is about.» — Jan Wagner

Like with his earlier material, the songs on Kapitel started at the piano as a series of informal improvisations. The outcome is significantly different. First of all, the piano is no longer the lead voice and, not only that, but there are a few songs on here where it was completely extracted from the arrangement. What this means is that the emotional impact of the music is no longer coming from the piano – amplified by the synthetic soundscape supporting it – but that it’s the combination of the arrangement, the instrumentation and the song structure where the real magic happens. It’s safe to say that Kapitel marks the artist’s shift from piano player/electronica auteur to fully fledged producer/composer.

«I did not consciously deal with the music, it just came out of me. I can not really put the creative process into words. It just happens. I feel a constant pull towards the piano, to press record and just start playing.» — Jan Wagner

The record is a wild storm of subtlety. Shadow and light play. It’s full of colors (synthetic and organic) and pulsating, tactile textures. There is something mildly orchestral about it, too. Dramatic reversals happen unexpectedly, and there is a new found ease with which the tension and emotional weight are manipulated and distributed at the macro and micro levels. Noise is an omnipresent element, appearing in different shades and densities. Although still understated, drums are more prominent and, for the first time ever, vocals appear (courtesy of Rosa Anschütz on Kapitel 30)!

«Producing other artists is the best thing that could have happened to me. Every musician has a certain energy about them and a very specific approach to music. This energy, all the talks that we had while working together and the music that these artists brought to the table have had a huge influence on me. Producing other people broadens my own spectrum enormously and brings me to places that I would never be able to reach on my own.» — Jan Wagner

The record was produced in its entirety by Jan Wagner. James Varghese, who produced Nummern, stepped in towards the end of the process, acting as a second pair of ears. Kev Koko helped with Kapitel 27. Most of the songs on the album were recorded in parallel to Jan’s production work for Rosa Anschütz’s Rigid EP and Tobias Preisig’s Diver LP. Kapitel will be available as a limited edition vinyl.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Related Release:
single “Kapitel 30” w/ Rosa Anschütz on Quiet Love Records

 

Recommendations:
Rosa Anschütz’ “Opacity” on Quiet Love Records
Rosa Anschütz’ “Soft Resource” on Quiet Love Records
Rosa Anschütz’ “Rigid EP” on Quiet Love Records

 

Buy Vinyl:
Jan Wagner @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Jan Wagner @ Bandcamp
TraxSource
Google Play
iTunes
more soon

 

Websites:
Jan Wagner
Rosa Anschütz
Quiet Love Records

 

© Photo By Benjamin Schäfer

out soon: mimmo – Layer Of Memories EP [Rafale Records]

 

Artist:
mimmo

 

Title:
Layer Of Memories EP

 

Label:
Rafale Records

 

Cat#:
RR004

 

Release Date:
April 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Immersion

02.
Native Descent

03.
End Up

04.
You’re The Red

05.
Reality Needs Less Reality

06.
Native Descent
(Vicenzo Pizzi Remix)

07.
Reality Needs Less Reality
(L’Ätlas Remix)

 

Press Info:
Mimmo is the co-owner of the industrial techno label Nocturnal Frequencies. He’s presenting you in these times of quarantines, some pieces of time in a 5 tracks track EP with two brilliant remixes by Vincenzo Pizzi and L’Ätlas.

« Layer of memories » is an heterogeneous EP with EBM, ambient and atmospheric techno inspirations.

This EP has been built with some oppressive and ethereal atmospheres, a profusion of sounds details and mechanical drum patterns.

Native Descent sounds like a flow of synthetic textures which finally liberates a sibylline scream like a Pandoraʼs box and revealing the failure of hybridation of technologies and body.

 

Listen:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“You’re The Red”

“Native Descent”

more soon

 

Special:
“Rafale Stories 001”

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
mimmo
Rafale Records

 

out soon: Below Surface – Transitions And Transmissions [Be Sure]

 

Artist:
Below Surface

 

Title:
Transitions And Transmissions

 

Label:
Be Sure

 

Cat#:
BESURE021

 

Release Date:
04th April 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Aura

02.
Busy

03.
Horizon

04.
Matter Of Time

 

Press Info:
Below Surface once again returned from the far off orbits in quest for inspirations to his new ambient release. Compiled of a variety of darker and brighter sounds, Transitions and Transmissions contains soundscapes for both nightmares and meditations. As usual on Be Sure the presented ambient sounds can be enjoyed as single tracks or be played in DJ sets.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Horizon”

 

Special:
“@ Tresor Berlin – NEXT 31.05.2014”

 

Recommendations:
all stuff on Be Sure
sampler “Pearls” w/ Below Surface track on Sculptures

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Below Surface
Be Sure @ Facebook
Be Sure @Instagram

 

out now: The Alchemical Theory – Egyptian Secrets [Oslated]

 

Artist:
The Alchemical Theory

 

Title:
Egyptian Secrets

 

Label:
Oslated

 

Cat#:
OSL011

 

Release Date:
30th March 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Hidden Papyrus

02.
Pyramidal Architecture

03.
Mystical Seal

04.
Abyss Of The Nile

05.
Hidden Papyrus
(Sanjib Remix)

06.
Pyramidal Architecture
(Aleja Sanchez Remix)

07.
Mystical Seal
(Vice City Remix)

08.
Abyss Of The Nile
(Simone Bauer Black River Interpretation)

 

Press Info:
With this new EP we want to involve the listener in a journey into the mysteries of ancient Egypt. The civilization of ancient Egypt was developed along the Nile Valley from the floodgates, to the south and to the border with the present Sudan, to the mouth, to the delta, to the Mediterranean Sea, for a total area of ​​about 1000 km. Although the territory was much larger, including much of the Libyan-Nubian Desert, human settlements, since the earliest times, developed only in the narrow green belt close to the banks of the wide river, in some places even only a few hundred meters. These lands are rich in charm and mystery and with our music we want to retrace them mentally, without real borders.

The Alchemical Theory project was born in 2018 from the creative union of three italian producers: Kill Acid on Space, Unclear and Øyvind (owner of Subosc Records together Kaelan). The identity of the project has been very influenced by the favorite sounds of the three artists, ranging from modular electronic sounds to much more atmospheric sounds. This project also comes from the love of mysticism, alchemy and nature. In each release they want to represent something that affects the listener’s mind, reproducing a real mental journey.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Pyramidal Architecture (Aleja Sanchez Remix)”

“Mystical Seal”

“Pyramidal Architecture”

“Abyss Of The Nile”

 

Special:
“BAHN· Podcast 008”

 

Recommendations:
The Alchemical Theory’s “Circles Of Hell” on Norite
Eyvind Blix’ “Voyage Beyond Surface” on Oslated
compilation “Jeju 濟州” on Oslated

 

Buy Digital:
Oslated @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
The Alchemical Theory
Oslated

 

out now: Jan Wagner featuring Rosa Anschütz – Kapitel 30 [Quiet Love Records]

 

Artist:
Jan Wagner featuring Rosa Anschütz

 

Title:
Kapitel 30

 

Label:
Quiet Love Records

 

Cat#:
QLR093

 

Release Date:
06th March 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Kapitel 30

 

Press Info:
For the first time Jan Wagner releases a track with vocals. They come from long time collaborating partner Rosa Anschütz. It’s the last song before he releases his second album Kapitel on March 20th.

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Kapitel 30”

 

Related Release:
album “Kapitel” on Quiet Love Records

 

Recommendations:
Rosa Anschütz’ “Opacity” on Quiet Love Records
Rosa Anschütz’ “Soft Resource” on Quiet Love Records
Rosa Anschütz’ “RR4” on R-Label Group
Rosa Anschütz’ “Rigid EP” on Quiet Love Records

 

Buy Digital:
Jan Wagner @ Bandcamp
JunoDownload
Beatport Classic
TraxSource
Google Play
iTunes
more soon

 

Websites:
Jan Wagner
Rosa Anschütz
Quiet Love Records

 

© Photo 1 By Gene Glover, Photo 2 By Sebastian Koeck