out soon: Kontinum & Mechanist – Lunar Phase EP [Aarden Records]

 

Artist:
Kontinum & Mechanist

 

Title:
Lunar Phase EP

 

Label:
Aarden Records

 

Cat#:
AARD012

 

Release Date:
25th June 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Kontinum
Waning Gibbous

02.
Kontinum
Waxing Crescent
(Mechanist Retexture)


03.
Kontinum
Waxing Crescent

04.
Mechanist
Gliss

05.
Mechanist
Urhx
(Kontinum Remix)


06.
Mechanist
Urhx

 

Press Info:

 

Listen:
all tracks in full length soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
Kontinum – “Waxing Crescent”

Kontinum – “Waning Gibbous”

Mechanist – “Gliss”

Kontinum – “Waxing Crescent (Mechanist Retexture)”

Mechanist – “Urhx (Kontinum Remix)”

more soon

 

Specials:
Mechanist – “Aarden Records Podcast 002”

Kontinum – “Revelation Session # 156”

 

Recommendations:
Kontinum’s “Ultima Thule EP” on Circular Limited
Kontinum’s “Voicemail EP” on Proselytizing
sampler “Strange Highs & Strange Lows” w/ Kontinum track on NF
sampler “Nebula 001” w/ Kontinum on Nebula Kollektiv
sampler “Vault V/A” on w/ Kontinum on Nebula Kollektiv

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Mechanist
Kontinum
Aarden Records

 

out for a while: Various – Huinali Compilation Vol. 01 [Huinali Recordings]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Huinali Compilation Vol. 01

 

Label:
Huinali Recordings

 

Cat#:
HNC001

 

Release Date:
24th February 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Adhémar
Smell Of A Summer Field

02.
Adhémar
The Surface Shines

03.
HRNR
Sonitis

04.
HRNR
Eavesdropping In 1753

05.
Tarek Soltani
Coastal Drift/These Islands

06.
Tarek Soltani
Sea Of Colliding Fragments

07.
Silentwave
Yokohama Sea Bass 横浜

08.
Silentwave
Sanhaeng 산행

 

Press Info:
Huinali Recordings is mainly a dub techno and dub ambient label with a specific taste, coming from Oslated.
“Huinali” means “Wet Firewood” in Korean.

Focused primarily on dub-inflected techno and ambient soundscapes, Hunali’s first various artist compilation shines its bright light on 4 incredible artists within these genres – taking us on a meditative journey through their works.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
Tarek Soltani – "Coastal Drift/These Islands"

Silentwave – “Yokohama Sea Bass 横浜”

 

Special:
Adhémar – “Diffuse Reality Podcast 014”

HRNR – “Melantónia x Fango Radio”

Tarek Soltani – “Oslated Mix Episode 27”

Silentwave – “Oslated Mix Episode 124”

 

Recommendation:
Compilation “ACCENTAPE004” /w Tarek Soltani Tracks on Accents Records

 

Buy Digital:
Huinali Recordings @ Bandcamp
Formaviva
more soon

 

Websites:
Huinali Recordings

 

out soon: Mosko – Ambient Inventions [Black Diamonds Records]

 

Artist:
Mosko

 

Title:
Ambient Inventions

 

Label:
Black Diamonds Records

 

Cat#:
BDA001

 

Release Date:
29th May 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Ambient Inventions #1

02.
Ambient Inventions #2

03.
Ambient Inventions #3

04.
Ambient Inventions #4

05.
Ambient Inventions #5

06.
Ambient Inventions #6

07.
Ambient Inventions #7

08.
Ambient Inventions #8

09.
Ambient Inventions #9

 

Press Info:
With the first release of the Black Diamonds Ambient label comes the beautifully intense, dark, sublime and sometimes haunting album called “Ambient Inventions” by Mosko. Mosko effortlessly incorporates modalities from electronic synthesis, microtonal, noise and ambient music into a series of poetic ambient “inventions” which transports the listener to an immersive electronic soundscape.

Surprisingly, the pieces are played entirely on electric guitar as single improvisations. However, the instrument is quickly forgotten in the immersive sound art of the compositions. Mosko’s background as a classically trained guitarist comes through in his obvious command of the instrument and beautiful melodic phrasing, but at the same time unrecognizable through the imaginative and innovative sound design.

The album grew out of a collaboration with the American contemporary dancer, Victoria McConnell, called “arising//passing”. This was a live, improvisational performance where the artists developed an intuitive way of communicating through sound and music. The songs on Ambient Inventions were pieces composed spontaneously during the development of the project and subsequent performances in Berlin.

Coincident with the album release will be a series of music videos produced by the Berlin-based video artist, Ashley DuPree. Expect further collaboration between Mosko and DuPree as they develop an immersive audio/visual live performance.

Mosko – aka Joshua Tennent – is a guitarist, composer and producer. Since moving from Brooklyn to Berlin in 2015, he has ventured far from his roots as a classical guitarist and become immersed in the world of experimental electronics, ambient compositions, and collaborations with several contemporary dancers and artists. Through his music, Mosko strives to find a profound depth of feeling in order to transport the listener through immersive soundscapes to find a bit of peace in an unsettled world.

Through intense exploration of sound design, Mosko developed a unique method of playing guitar using multimode filters, LFO’s, envelopes, loops and various other effects processors. Techniques similar to modular synthesis – except using guitar as a sound source instead of oscillators. These elements powerfully combine in his live performances which takes the audience on a poetic journey, finding a transcendent, ambient arc.

In the early 90’s, Joshua studied Classical guitar at San Francisco State University where he had the opportunity to be directly exposed to many experimental composers, such as John Cage, Lou Harrison as well as several great jazz musicians, which had a profound formative effect on his musical sensibilities. Later, moving to New York, he spent several years focusing on South American guitar composers, such as Agustin Barrios and Jorge Morel. Culminating in 2012 when he played microtonal guitar in an ensemble at Carnegie Hall performing the haunting “Preludio a Colón” by Julián Carrillo. This inspired his departure from the Classical guitar repertoire and began a journey into composition and experimentalism.

In 2015, Joshua moved to Berlin to start a new musical adventure. Notably, collaborating with the Brazilian artist, Claudia de Grandi, in a live painting project called Visual Sounds, with several performances in London, Berlin and Tokyo. He also delved into mainstream electronic music with the singer known as Demetrius, where he played guitar and co-produced. In 2019, Joshua co-founded Black Diamonds Records with acclaimed DJ, Joyce Muniz which focuses on electronic/indie crossover music.

 

Listen:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Ambient Inventions #9”

 

Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Mosko
Black Diamonds Records

 

© Photo By Sebastian Benitez

out now: Michal Jablonski – Dark Matter [Intimate Silence]

 

Artist:
Michal Jablonski

 

Title:
Dark Matter

 

Label:
Intimate Silence

 

Cat#:
INS007

 

Release Date:
25th May 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Black Hole Scanner

02.
Earth 2

03.
Saturn Birds

04.
384,400 KM

05.
With DOOMS

06.
Abonded Minds

07.
Counting Down

08.
Beached Things

09.
Other Gravity

10.
Nostromo

11.
Temporal Paradox

12.
Monkeys

13.
Last Delivery

14.
Dark Matter

15.
New Beginning

 

Press Info:
Dark Matter is the first ambient album of Michal Jablonski, in which the artist returns to his musical roots and love of landscape and sound design. All tracks create a coherent composition which takes listeners on a deep, distant journey through the darkest corners of electronic music

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Earth 2”

“Beached Things”

“Dark Matter”

 

Video:
“Beached Things”

 

Special:
“Intimate Silence Radio 059”

 

Recommenations:
Michal Jablonski’s “Chiamaera EP” on Secret Keywords
compilation “Second Breath (Part 4)” w/ Michal Jablonski track on RAW
compilation “Various Artists 002 …” w/ MJ track on Disconnekt Records
sampler “DLSN002” w/ MJ track on Delusion
all stuff on Intimate Silence

 

Buy Digital:
Intimate Silence @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Booking:
RAW for Michal Jablonski

 

Websites:
Michal Jablonski
Intimate Silence

 

© Photo By Helena Majewska

out now: Głós – Poems [Non-Print]

 

Artist:
Głós

 

Title:
Poems

 

Label:
Non-Print

 

Cat#:
NPRNT005

 

Release Date:
18th May 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Poem (Fake Tears)

02.
Poem (Fandom Heartache)

 

Press Info:
‘Poems’ is Głós’ first outing on his own Non-Print in 2020. The two-track Techno EP is not only meant to function as a definition of ‘Post-Techno’—the genre the Berlin producer carved out for himself—but is also an auditive snap-shot of how the recent Covid-19 lock down feels like. “Personally, I can’t help but see a lot of connections and similarities to how my life used to be at an earlier stage of my life”, Głós says.

It was around 2010 that a young Christoph Grosty, still living in the suburbs of West-German Dortmund, was in the midst of experiencing the new discovered party life that being a student in university enabled him to indulge in. In that phase of his life, it wasn’t only countless moments drenched in alcohol and loose encounters that coloured his experiences with night life, but also long rides in buses and trains from the suburbs to the city centre, where all the clubs conglomerated.

Inspired by a graphic by Non-Print designer Angela Klein, Głós remembered two older pieces he worked on back then. In his early twenties, he often found himself making tracks he would listen to on his journeys to the clubs, trying to catch the melancholy of adolescence he felt about ten years ago.

The Covid quarantine of the new 20’s first months was the perfect time to go back to these older tracks and rework them. “It’s hard to put a finger on the number of references and quotes on this EP. Early memories of Shoegaze, a fascination for Rock culture and bands like Have A Nice Life or Low meet influences by the then emerged Ostgut Ton, Sandwell District, and early Stroboscopic Artefacts.” But also inspiration through the current state of affairs found its way into these two drafts.

“The lock down”, Grosty points out, “reminds me a lot of the past. For most of my life, especially when I lived with my parents, I was quite the loner. I spent a lot of time in my room and on my own, playing video games, reading loads of books and watching many, many films. Moving out and going out to clubs was like starting a completely new life. It was the complete opposite, in many ways.”

“I was an introvert who turned extrovert”, Grosty explains. “And now I’m back to being an introvert again, given the situation with the virus and shit. Again, I’m spending a lot of time with films, books and video games. It all finds its way inside my music. I’ve been watching Terrence Malick films, reading novels by Anaïs Nin, playing bloody Animal Crossing on the Switch even. I’m in the same mindset as in my teenage years, so the timing for re-working these old-ass tracks was perfect.”

The result sounds like a doom metallic take on the genre. In a way, ‘Poems’ is Techno music for quarantines. The tracks’ lengths reflect how long days can be when on your own. The tempo is slow, and the need to agitate a greater mass of people in a night club becomes less important than creating a world inside the own mind to escape to.

“When I was in the tram or the night bus or whatever, I looked out and listened to early versions of this. The whole party played out in my head, but my body was in a seat, watching the trees, houses and street lights passing by. I really hope this mindset will translate to people as now everybody can only be in the club inside their thoughts.”

‘Poems’ is out on Non-Print on the 18th of May 2020.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Video:
“Poem (Fake Tears)” & “Poem (Fandom Heartache)”

 

Special:
“Music For Break-Ups”

 

Recommendations:
EP “Psalms” on Escapism
EP “Music For The Morning After” on Non-Print
single “Twenty-Three Stabs” on Non-Print
album “Fem” on Non-Print
EP “Twenty-Seven Stabs” on Flyance Records
split EP “The Perfect Moment …” w/ Głós on Unknown Timeline
“There Is No One Like You (Remastered)” on Ressort Imprint
EP “Filling The Scars With Light” on Intimate Silence
EP “Prayers” on Escapism
EP “Filling The Night With Scars” on Ravage

 

Buy Digital:
Non-Print @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Booking:
Outlined AM

 

Websites:
Głós
Non-Print

 

© Photo By Christian Kopp