out now: Chris Liebing – Something Half Way (Club Mix) [Mute]

 

Artist:
Chris Liebing

 

Title:
Something Half Way

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
I4STUMM469

 

Release Date:
23rd July 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Something Half Way
(Club Mix)

 

Press Info:
Chris Liebing has announced details of a new album, Another Day, set for release on Mute on 19 November 2021. The new album will be available on double clear vinyl and CD, both with a silver finish and 16-page booklet, as well as digitally.

Another Day – the follow up to his 2018 debut for Mute, Burn Slow – launches with ‘Whispers and Wires’ featuring Ladan (formerly known as Cold Specks) on vocals. On this new track, electronics simmer away gently, with Ladan’s vocals floating over before the two coalesce.

Another Day sees Liebing once again collaborating with an eclectic mix of artists, including several who were involved with Burn Slow. Miles Cooper Seaton, in one of his last performances following his sad and untimely passing earlier this year, and Polly Scattergood lend vocals to a track each, while Ralf Hildenbeutel returns to produce. Ladan (formerly known as Cold Specks), Tom Adams and Maria Uzor (Sink Ya Teeth) are new collaborators for Liebing.

“With this album, I wanted to take myself out of it as much as possible,” explains Chris Liebing. After three decades working dancefloors with pummelling techno, Chris Liebing has a formidable reputation as a DJ and is certainly comfortable with being in the spotlight, but for his solo work he has chosen a different avenue.

Liebing jokes that this is the result of him “getting lazy” but in reality, it’s more an exercise in intuition and spontaneity, allowing his musical experience – on and off the dance floor – to dictate the creative flow. “I’m a strong believer in letting the moment decide what’s happening,” he says. “If you’ve studied your set up and you know what you’re doing then you can let the moment take over because you’re not busy trying to figure out how things work.”

Despite Liebing very much directing and driving the shape, tone and essence of the album, he ultimately views it as one rooted in collaboration and one more contributor to the album is Mute’s Daniel Miller, “Daniel’s input was just incredible,” he says. “He brought his modular setup in our studio and he added this extra flavour.” This added element, combined with Hildenbeutel’s silky production skills, the eclectic presence of the guest vocalists and Liebing’s intuitive ear for compositions, results in something truly unique.

Liebing has begun work on reimagining the album for a club context and later this month, will premiere some of this music for the first time when he takes part in Beatport’s new three-part series Game Changers, in collaboration with Microsoft. A 90-minute DJ set will be broadcast from Teufelsberg, a decommissioned Cold War listening station, in West Berlin on 26 May, with a documentary to follow in early summer.

 

Snippets:

 

Special:
“am/fm | 332”

 

Related Release:
single “Something Half Way” on Mute

 

Recommendations:
Johannes Motschmann’s “Lifestream (Chris Liebing Remix)” on Neue Meister
remix single “Whispers And Wires (Club Mix)” feat. Ladan on Mute
single “Whispers And Wires” feat. Ladan on Mute
“Bruson EP” on CLR
EP “Burn Slow (Remixes – Part 3)”
EP “Burn Slow (Remixes – Part 2)”
EP “Burn Slow (Remixes – Part 1)”
remix single “And All Went Dark (Goldfrapp Remix)”
album “Burn Slow”
MG’s “The Third Chimpanzee (Remixed)” w/ Chris Liebing remix on Mute
all stuff on Mute – old and new

 

Buy Download:
JunoDownload
Clone Digital
Bleep
Boomkat
Beatport
iTunes
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidal
Youtube Music
Spotify
Deezer

 

Websites:
Chris Liebing
Mute Deutschland @ Facebook
Mute @ Facebook
Mute

 

© Photo By Edith Bergfors

out now: Chris Liebing – Something Half Way [Mute]

 

Artist:
Chris Liebing

 

Title:
Something Half Way

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
I3STUMM469

 

Release Date:
28th June 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Something Half Way

02.
Whispers And Wires
[feat. Ladan]

03.
Whispers And Wires
[feat. Ladan]
(Edit)

 

Press Info:
Chris Liebing has announced details of a new album, Another Day, set for release on Mute on 19 November 2021. The new album will be available on double clear vinyl and CD, both with a silver finish and 16-page booklet, as well as digitally.

Another Day – the follow up to his 2018 debut for Mute, Burn Slow – launches with ‘Whispers and Wires’ featuring Ladan (formerly known as Cold Specks) on vocals. On this new track, electronics simmer away gently, with Ladan’s vocals floating over before the two coalesce.

Another Day sees Liebing once again collaborating with an eclectic mix of artists, including several who were involved with Burn Slow. Miles Cooper Seaton, in one of his last performances following his sad and untimely passing earlier this year, and Polly Scattergood lend vocals to a track each, while Ralf Hildenbeutel returns to produce. Ladan (formerly known as Cold Specks), Tom Adams and Maria Uzor (Sink Ya Teeth) are new collaborators for Liebing.

“With this album, I wanted to take myself out of it as much as possible,” explains Chris Liebing. After three decades working dancefloors with pummelling techno, Chris Liebing has a formidable reputation as a DJ and is certainly comfortable with being in the spotlight, but for his solo work he has chosen a different avenue.

Liebing jokes that this is the result of him “getting lazy” but in reality, it’s more an exercise in intuition and spontaneity, allowing his musical experience – on and off the dance floor – to dictate the creative flow. “I’m a strong believer in letting the moment decide what’s happening,” he says. “If you’ve studied your set up and you know what you’re doing then you can let the moment take over because you’re not busy trying to figure out how things work.”

Despite Liebing very much directing and driving the shape, tone and essence of the album, he ultimately views it as one rooted in collaboration and one more contributor to the album is Mute’s Daniel Miller, “Daniel’s input was just incredible,” he says. “He brought his modular setup in our studio and he added this extra flavour.” This added element, combined with Hildenbeutel’s silky production skills, the eclectic presence of the guest vocalists and Liebing’s intuitive ear for compositions, results in something truly unique.

Liebing has begun work on reimagining the album for a club context and later this month, will premiere some of this music for the first time when he takes part in Beatport’s new three-part series Game Changers, in collaboration with Microsoft. A 90-minute DJ set will be broadcast from Teufelsberg, a decommissioned Cold War listening station, in West Berlin on 26 May, with a documentary to follow in early summer.

 

Snippets:
@ JunoDownload

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Whispers And Wires” [feat. Ladan]

 

Special:
“am/fm | 333”

 

Related Release:
single “Whispers And Wires” feat. Ladan on Mute

 

Recommendations:
Johannes Motschmann’s “Lifestream (Chris Liebing Remix)” on Neue Meister
remix single “Whispers And Wires (Club Mix)” feat. Ladan on Mute
“Bruson EP” on CLR
EP “Burn Slow (Remixes – Part 3)”
EP “Burn Slow (Remixes – Part 2)”
EP “Burn Slow (Remixes – Part 1)”
remix single “And All Went Dark (Goldfrapp Remix)”
album “Burn Slow”
MG’s “The Third Chimpanzee (Remixed)” w/ Chris Liebing remix on Mute
all stuff on Mute – old and new

 

Buy Download:
JunoDownload
TraxSource
Bleep
Boomkat
WhatPeoplePlay
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidal
Youtube Music
Spotify
Deezer

 

Websites:
Chris Liebing
Ladan aka Cold Specks
Mute Deutschland @ Facebook
Mute @ Facebook
Mute

 

© Photo By Edith Bergfors

out soon: Pole – Tanzboden EP [Mute]

 

Artist:
Pole

 

Title:
Tanzboden EP

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
MUTE630

 

Release Date:
13th August 2021

 

Format:
Vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Tanzboden

02.
Rost

 

Press Info:
Pole (aka Stefan Betke) has shared ‘Rost’, a brand new track and the first to be shared from Tanzboden, a 2-track 12” due out on Mute on 13 August 2021 on vinyl and digitally.

The new track originates from a series of loops created during the recording sessions for his first new album for Mute in over 15 years, Fading, which was released in November 2020. Fading was about loss of memory and how memory disappears over the years as we grow older, and these loops were discovered when Betke had returned to the original recordings. He explains, “I began working in my Berlin Studio, doing research and listening to the single recording sessions of Fading to remember what I did exactly and to find out what I think about the recording months after finishing it.”

Stefan Betke continues, “Tanzboden is an old fashioned word for a dancefloor constructed during the harvest time, mostly outdoors, and Rost is the German word for rust which is an interesting connection to Tanzboden. If the dancefloor is not really used for a long time anymore it starts to rust, and as the screws and metal plates which are holding the wooden parts together disappear slowly over the years, so does the Tanzboden itself.”

The two tracks both link back to Fading and at the same time mark the beginning of new recordings. “Listening to them with a new album in mind, I liked them even better!”

 

Snippets:
soon

 

Special:
“Bleep Mix #142”

 

Recommendations:
Pole’s “Fading” on Mute
Pole’s “1 2 3” on Mute
Pole’s “Waldgeschichten 3” on Pole Music
Pole’s “Waldgeschichten 2” on Pole Music
Pole’s “Waldgeschichten” on Pole Music
all releases on Mute & sublabels

 

Buy Vinyl:
MuteBank
Pole @ Bandcamp
Rough Trade
Deejay
Boomkat
Bleep
HHV
Decks
PIAS Store
Piccadilly Records
more soon

 

Buy Download:
Pole @ Bandcamp
PIAS Store
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
soon

 

Websites:
Pole
Pole @ Facebook
Mute
Mute @ Facebook
Mute Deutschland @ Facebook

 

© Photo By Ben De Biel

out now: Sylph – Silver As It Was Before [Mute]

 

Artist:
Sylph

 

Title:
Silver As It Was Before

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
MUTE612

 

Release Date:
21st May 2021

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
In The Morning Light
[feat. Nicolas Bougaïeff]

02.
Braid
[feat. Terence Fixmer]

03.
Tears Fall From The Sun
[feat. Rrose]

 

Press Info:
New Mute signing Sylph has announced details of Silver As It Was Before, the debut 3-track EP out on Mute on 21 May 2021.

Sylph is the solo project of former S.C.U.M founder and vocalist, Thomas Cohen, who began, several years ago, to bring a new musical project to life. Intended to be both psychedelic and collaborative in nature, it would be informed by notions of space and congregation, and built loosely around the concept of ‘mass’. This project eventually grew into Sylph; an elemental mix of electronic grit and club zing.

First track, ‘Braid’, a collaboration with French techno producer and artist, Terence Fixmer, is a slice of wiry techno that emits an industrial buzz. “That track was actually written about meeting Terence for the first time, although I haven’t told him that,” laughs Cohen. “I think I’m always looking for that in between space, and that is what I’m trying to bring with the vocal on that track.”

Sylph’s alien soundscapes have more in common with the after-dark scuzziness of S.C.U.M, so it felt natural to return to Mute, who released the band’s debut album in 2011. “On this new project I wanted to fuse the singer-songwriter format of having a verse or a chorus, with a harder electronic repetition,” explains Cohen.

Together with a techno collaborators Regis, Terence Fixmer, Nicolas Bougaïeff and Rrose, Cohen poured his ideas and inspirations, from architecture to textiles, into a series of club-tinged EPs, set for release through 2021.

 

Snippets:
@ Bleep

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Braid”

“Tears Fall From The Sun”

 

Videos:
“Braid”

“In The Morning Light”

 

Special:
Terence Fixmer – “Dekmantel Podcast 162”

Rrose – “at Dekmantel Festival 2016”

Nicolas Bougaïeff – “Earmilk Presents …”

 

Related Releases:
one track single “In The Morning Light (Terence Fixmer Remix)” on Mute
one track single “Braid (Nicolas Bougaïeff Remix)” on Mute
2 track single “Braid” on Mute

 

Recommendations:
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “Higher Up The Spiral” on Mute
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “The Upward Spiral” on Mute
S.C.U.M’s “Again Into Eyes” on Mute
Terence Fixmer’s “Electric Ghosts EP” on Planete Rouge Records
Terence Fixmer’s EP “The Swarm” on NovaMute
Terence Fixmer’s EP “Dance Of The Comets” on NovaMute
Terence Fixmer’s EP “Oppression” on Planete Rouge Records
Terence Fixmer’s “Techno Body Archives 1998 – 2008” on Planete Rouge
Terence Fixmer’s album “Through The Cortex” on Ostgut Ton
Terence Fixmer’s album “Depth Charged” on CLR

 

Buy Vinyl:
MuteBank
Sister Ray
Rough Trade
Bleep
Boomkat
WOM
Juno
Decks
OYE Records
Deejay
more soon

 

Buy Download:
Bleep
iTunes
Amazon
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidal
Deezer
Spotify
Youtube Music

 

Websites:
Sylph
Rrose
Terence Fixmer
Nicolas Bougaïeff
Mute Deutschland @ Facebook
Mute @ Facebook
Mute

 

out now: Sylph feat. Nicolas Bougaïeff – In The Morning Light (Terence Fixmer Remix) [Mute]

 

Artist:
Sylph feat. Nicolas Bougaïeff

 

Title:
In The Morning Light (Terence Fixmer Remix)

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
I2RMUTE612

 

Release Date:
22nd June 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
In The Morning Light
(Terence Fixmer Remix)

 

Press Info:
New Mute signing Sylph has announced details of Silver As It Was Before, the debut 3-track EP out on Mute on 21 May 2021.

Sylph is the solo project of former S.C.U.M founder and vocalist, Thomas Cohen, who began, several years ago, to bring a new musical project to life. Intended to be both psychedelic and collaborative in nature, it would be informed by notions of space and congregation, and built loosely around the concept of ‘mass’. This project eventually grew into Sylph; an elemental mix of electronic grit and club zing.

First track, ‘Braid’, a collaboration with French techno producer and artist, Terence Fixmer, is a slice of wiry techno that emits an industrial buzz. “That track was actually written about meeting Terence for the first time, although I haven’t told him that,” laughs Cohen. “I think I’m always looking for that in between space, and that is what I’m trying to bring with the vocal on that track.”

Sylph’s alien soundscapes have more in common with the after-dark scuzziness of S.C.U.M, so it felt natural to return to Mute, who released the band’s debut album in 2011. “On this new project I wanted to fuse the singer-songwriter format of having a verse or a chorus, with a harder electronic repetition,” explains Cohen.

Together with a techno collaborators Regis, Terence Fixmer, Nicolas Bougaïeff and Rrose, Cohen poured his ideas and inspirations, from architecture to textiles, into a series of club-tinged EPs, set for release through 2021.

 

Snippet:
“In The Morning Light (Terence Fixmer Remix)”

 

Special:
Nicolas Bougaïeff – “Earmilk Presents …”

 

Related Releases:
3 track EP “Silver As It Was Before” on Mute
2 track single “Braid” on Mute
one track single “Braid (Nicolas Bougaïeff Remix)” on Mute

 

Recommendations:
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “Higher Up The Spiral” on Mute
Nicolas Bougaïeff’s “The Upward Spiral” on Mute
S.C.U.M’s “Again Into Eyes” on Mute
Terence Fixmer’s “Electric Ghosts EP” on Planete Rouge Records
Terence Fixmer’s EP “The Swarm” on NovaMute
Terence Fixmer’s EP “Dance Of The Comets” on NovaMute
Terence Fixmer’s EP “Oppression” on Planete Rouge Records
Terence Fixmer’s “Techno Body Archives 1998 – 2008” on Planete Rouge
Terence Fixmer’s album “Through The Cortex” on Ostgut Ton
Terence Fixmer’s album “Depth Charged” on CLR

 

Buy Download:
Boomkat
Beatport
iTunes
Amazon
JunoDownload
Clone Digital
WhatPeoplePlay
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidal
Deezer
Spotify
Youtube Music

 

Websites:
Sylph
Terence Fixmer
Nicolas Bougaïeff
Mute Deutschland @ Facebook
Mute @ Facebook
Mute