out now: Svarog – Religio EP [Informa Records]

 

Artist:
Svarog

 

Title:
Religio EP

 

Label:
Informa Records

 

Cat#:
INFORMA015

 

Release Date:
April 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Altare

02.
Apocrypha

03.
Incarnatio

04.
Spiritus Sanctus

 

Press Info:
INFORMA015 brings the return of Svarog to the label.

His Religio EP exhibits his distinct sound with immaculate hypnotic rhythms and haunting atmospheres.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Special:
“Open Soul Session #21”

 

Recommendations:
Svarog’s “Myths” on Norite
all stuff on Informa Records

 

Buy Digital:
Informa Records @ Bandcamp
TraxSource
Boomkat
Beatport Classic
iTunes
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Websites:
Svarog
Informa Records

 

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out now: Various – The Unrush Tapes 02 [Unrush]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
The Unrush Tapes 02 – Requiems for Refuge Vol 2.

 

Label:
Unrush

 

Cat#:
TUT02

 

Release Date:
10th February 2020

 

Format:
cassette & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Irakli
Miserable Happiness

02.
Kuldaboli
Fólk Sem Var Einu Sinni Til

03.
Mareena & JakoJako
Füreinander

04.
The Exaltics
987

05.
Stojche
Skopje Sunrise Funk

06.
Atariame
My Face Is A Battlefield

07.
Plant43
Eclipse Season

08.
Dez Williams
Tulpas

09.
Carlota
Cyclic Rapture

10.
Artefakt
The Boreal Forest Is Where I Want To Be

11.
Tomi Chair
Night Mist

 

Press Info:
Once again the team at Unrush has gathered their energy and spirits, putting together a dazzling array of ambient excursions from artists otherwise known for their techno, house, and electro cuts. As with the last cassette, the focus here is on showcasing new works and channeling the result into diminishing some of the strains on people’s lives, with all proceeds going to help4people in Berlin.

This cassette sees the debut of Unrush founder Mareena, who has worked in collaboration with JakoJako to make a poignant piece entitled “Füreinander”, which translates to “For each other”. Indeed this is the spirit of what Unrush does, providing a safe musical space for others to explore. This disposition remains throughout the selections, with appearances from electro giants such as The Exaltics, Plant 43, Dez Williams, and Kuldaboli, all of which provide an exquisitely elaborate palate of tones, moods, and rhythms. Irakli, Artefakt, and Tomi Chair all step away from rhythm entirely and instead traverse a more pastoral plane, both in light and in darkness. Berlin mainstay Stojche brings his unique blend of seasoned downtempo house, while newcomers Carlota and Atariame round out the release with something completely different altogether.

Taken together, this collection of tracks is an ode to the quiet moments where truth shines in. Where you see between the cracks of your life and gaze upon the interconnectedness of everything around you. Take it in and feel yourself Unrush.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
Mareena & JakoJako -“Füreinander”

Atariame – “My Face Is A Battlefield”

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Specials:
Irakli – “FOLD Invites Irakli + Interview”

The Exaltics – “Groove Podcast 181”

Stojche – “Carpet Music: Mix Series 002 w/…”

Atariame – “ML492:…”

Plant 43 – “Electro Boogie: Episode 1”

Dez Williams – “…live at Robot Army 28.12.2019”

Artefakt – Reclaim Your City 261

 

Buy Cassette:
Unrush @ Bandcamp
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Buy Digital:
Unrush @ Bandcamp
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Websites:
Unrush

 

out now: Daniel Avery + Alessandro Cortini – Illusion Of Time [Phantasy / Mute]

 

Artist:
Daniel Avery + Alessandro Cortini

 

Title:
Illusion Of Time

 

Label:
Phantasy / Mute

 

Cat#:
PHLP12 / tba

 

Release Date:
27th March 2020

 

Format:
CD, LP & digital

 

Tracks:
01.
Sun

02.
Illusion Of Time

03.
CC Pad

04.
Space Channel

05.
Inside The Ruins

06.
At First Sight

07.
Interrupted By The Cloud Of Light

08.
Enter Exit

09.
Water

10.
Stills

 

Press Info:
The debut full-length collaboration between UK techno specialist Daniel Avery and acclaimed experimental musician Alessandro Cortini, ‘Illusion Of Time’ is a beguiling and unexpected collusion of two sounds. Beginning as a collaborative experiment before the pair had even met, Avery and Cortini then worked remotely and free of concept or deadline over several years. The result, finally completed when both artists were touring with Nine Inch Nails in 2018, is a quietly powerful album rooted in trust, process and experimentation.

Gently challenging the hypnotic ideals of ambience that already united the work of both artists, ‘Illusion of Time’ is in equal parts cryptic and inviting. Wistful and even memorable chords are boldly buried beneath blankets of soothing noise, as if asking listeners to lean in further. In other moments, Avery and Cortini achieve catharsis when working through bristling electronics more indebted to their heavier influences. More frequently, the soothing analogue textures that drive the album are allowed to linger alone, stripped back in order to conjure the moments of suspended bliss that give the album its title.

“It was very much a shared process”, notes Avery. “I would like to credit Alessandro with his belief that music has a life of its own, as well as the importance he places on the first take… That even something that may be considered out-of-step by some should be respected. Some of the tracks were borne simply out of a tiny synth part, or a bit of tape hiss that we had recorded. And that approach taught me a lot. It’s a record that’s been worked on hard, but not laboured over.”

“I was a big fan of Daniel’s, and his work always spoke to me in a certain way,” explains Cortini. “Then, when we started working together, it just clicked. It’s very hard to explain, but I can always hear the love in his work, and that is true on this record. After our first collaboration, we just kept sending each other music and maintaining that dialogue. Next thing you know, we’re sitting in a hotel room in New York and had finished the record in three hours.”

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Video:
“Illusion Of Time”

 

Specials:
Daniel Avery + Alessandro Cortini – “Dazed Mix”

 

Recommendations:
Alessandro Cortini’s “Volume Massimo” on Mute
Daniel Avery’s album “Song For Alpha” on Phantasy / Mute
Avery’s album “Song For Alpha (B-Sides & Remixes)” on Phantasy / Mute
more soon

 

Buy CD:
Phantasy Shop
Bleep
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Buy Vinyl:
Phantasy Shop
Bleep
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Buy Digital:
soon

 

Websites:
Daniel Avery
Alessandro Cortini
Phantasy
Mute

 

© Photos By Steve Gullick & Emilie Elizabeth

out now: Eyvind Blix – Voyage Beyond Surface [Oslated]

 

Artist:
Eyvind Blix

 

Title:
Voyage Beyond Surface

 

Label:
Oslated

 

Cat#:
OSL010

 

Release Date:
27th January 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Watercraft

02.
Descending

03.
Str45

04.
Strong Determination

05.
Astray

06.
Posodonia

07.
Descending
(Svreca Remix)

08.
Str45
(Skóll Remix)

09.
Strong Determination
(Einox Remix)

10.
Posodonia
(Scøpe Remix)

 

Press Info:
I want to take you on a journey deep into the blue. We travel in an old-fashioned craft, surrounded by dark waters of myths and fairy tales. The higher the pressure gets around us the more open our souls become. Mermaid hymns leads the way as we undergo a metamorphosis, beyond the barriers in what we take for granted, a lighter life beyond this life appear.

Eyvind Blix is a musical phenomenon, blessed with the rare ability to utilize the entire sonic spectrum in his musical explorations, fusing hypnotic sonic texture with elements of monotonic darkness; he creates illusions, distorts perceptions, shakes realities. He invokes feelings of contradiction, first luring the listener into a place of dreamlike bliss, then forcing them into a surreal darkness where all notions of space and time are lost. These two contradictory strands of his weave together to form a dramatic, transcendent whole.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Descending”

“Strong Determination”

“Descending (Svreca Remix)”

more soon

 

Special:
“Revelation Session # 142”

 

Recommenation:
Eyvind Blix’ “Hydrothermal Vents” on Delayed Arrivals
compilation “Jeju 濟州” w/ Eyvind Blix on Oslated

 

Buy Digital:
Oslated @ Bandcamp
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Websites:
Eyvind Blix
Oslated

 

out now: Murky fm – Somnolence EP [Nebula Kollektiv]

 

Artist:
Murky fm

 

Title:
Somnolence EP

 

Label:
Nebula Kollektiv

 

Cat#:
NEBULA002

 

Release Date:
10th January 2020

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Catacombs

02.
Night Falls

03.
Somnolence

04.
Stranger To Myself

 

Info:
second release of the Nebula collective, the first artist EP

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Catacombs”

“Night Falls”

 

Special:
“Nebula Podcast #23”

 

Recommendation:
sampler “Nebula 001”

 

Buy Digital:
Nebula Kollektiv @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
Murky FM
Nebula Kollektiv