out now: Sylph – Ancient Hole [Mute]

 

Artist:
Sylph

 

Title:
Ancient Hole

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
MUTE613

 

Release Date:
03rd December 2021

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Scripture Of Love
[feat. Regis & Simon Shreeve]

02.
Ancient Hole
[feat. Regis & Ann M. Hogan]

03.
Chain Of Love
[feat. Terence Fixmer]

04.
Touch Me Now I’m In Heaven
[feat. Nicolas Bougaïeff]

 

Press Info:
SYLPH returns with a new 4-track EP, Ancient Hole, released today on limited vinyl and digitally: see below

Sylph is the solo project of former S.C.U.M founder and vocalist, Thomas Cohen, and on Ancient Hole – his final release for 2021 – Cohen has worked with heavyweight techno collaborators Regis, Terence Fixmer and Nicolas Bougaïeff as well as renowned composer and singer Anni Hogan.

The limited signed vinyl edition of the EP is released in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory.

A short film by director Victor Gutierrez, accompanies the release. Featuring intimate and atmospheric performances of two tracks from the new EP, ‘Scripture of Love’ with Karl O’Connor aka Regis and ‘Ancient Hole’ alongside ‘Tears Fall From The Sun’ with Rrose, from the previous release Silver As It Was Before, the video brings together some of the tactile elements that inspired the project – which range from architecture to textiles.

“All holes are ancient, this is four songs from those spaces above and below. Chains, Scriptures and Ancient Holes That Touch Me Now I’m in Heaven.” – Thomas Cohen

Cohen’s intention with Sylph was to create something psychedelic and collaborative in nature, informed by notions of space and congregation, and built loosely around the concept of ‘mass’. A very different sonic beast to previous solo work, Sylph’s alien soundscapes have more in common with the after-dark scuzziness of S.C.U.M. He explains, “I wanted to fuse the singer-songwriter format of having a verse or a chorus, with a harder electronic repetition,” explains Cohen. 

 

Snippets:

 

Video Special:
“Ancient Hole – Short Film”

 

Specials:
Terence Fixmer – “Dekmantel Podcast 162”

Regis – “EPM Podcast #147”

Nicolas Bougaïeff – “Earmilk Presents …”

 

Recommendations:
Sylph’s “Silver As It Was Before” on Mute
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
more featured stuff on Mute & sublabels

 

Buy Vinyl:
Vinyl Factory

 

Buy Download:
Sylph @ Bandcamp
JunoDownload
Bleep
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TraxSource
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Qobuz
more soon

 

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

 

out for a while: Zanias – Unearthed [Fleisch Records]

 

Artist:
Zanias

 

Title:
Unearthed

 

Label:
Fleisch Records

 

Cat#:
F//025

 

Release Date:
06th September 2021

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Unfathomed

02.
Unraveled

03.
Untethered

04.
Unearthed

05.
Unsaid

06.
Unseen

07.
Untamed

08.
Undreamt

09.
Unturned

10.
Unbound

 

Press Info:
With her second full-length album, Zanias condenses her post-punk, techno and italo influences into a collection of simultaneously brooding and uplifting pop songs. ‘Unearthed’ explores the multiplicities of human connections, written at a time when connectedness was a resource more scarce than ever before. Field recordings from nature, vocal samples and an array of acoustic instruments are manipulated within a structure of catchy melodic synth maneuvers and driving rhythms, accompanied by her familiar and powerful voice conveying personal musings on hopeless desires and stoic acceptance. ‘Unearthed’ seeks the light and finds it within the exquisite pain of reckoning loneliness.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Video:
“Untethered”

“Unraveled”

“Unfathomed”

“Unearthed”

 

Special:
“Unmasked Theoria 01”

 

Recommendations:
compilation “The World Of …” w/ Zanias track on Monnom Black
compilation “The World Of … II” w/ Zanias track on Monnom Black
stuff on Fleisch Records we featured

 

Buy Vinyl:
Zanias @ Bandcamp
Juno
Deejay
Red Eye Records
HHV
Decks
Clone
more soon

 

Buy Download:
Zanias @ Bandcamp
JunoDownload
Beatport
Clone Digital
iTunes
7Digital
Qobuz
more soon

 

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Spotify
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Qobuz

 

Websites:
Zanias
Fleisch Records

 

out now: Quinquis featuring Gareth Jones – Adkrog [Mute]

 

Artist:
Quinquis featuring Gareth Jones

 

Title:
Adkrog

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
I1STUMM474

 

Release Date:
30th November 2021

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Adkrog

 

Press Info:
Mute have announced the newest signing to the label – QUINQUIS (aka Émilie Tiersen) – and share the first taste of what to expect from the multidisciplinary Breton artist.

Over two albums and several years Émilie recorded and released under the name Tiny Feet but the recent name change, which pays homage to her personal and family history by referencing her maiden name, represents a fresh start musically.

The first track released on Mute, ‘Adkrog’ – which aptly translates as ‘Start Again’ -showcases QUINQUIS’ soothing yet unpredictable pulsations, feeling as though a new world is awakening and working out its newfound surroundings. “It’s about finding the energy in environment and nature,” she explains. “When I was feeling desperate, I sat outside and I prayed for nature to give me some answers. This song is about that – if you just let go then nature gives you an answer.”

She goes on to explain, “Murat’s video is the counterpoint to the track. When the mind is stuck indoors, it starts looking for an answer from the outdoors”

With new material planned for release in 2022 – a collaboration with producer and artist Gareth Jones (Sunroof, Liars, Depeche Mode and Apparat) – QUINQUIS [pronounced kɛ̃kis] kicks off 2022 with a performance at Eurosonic Festival in Groningen on 21 January before embarking on a tour with collaborator, husband and labelmate Yann Tiersen. A headline dates has been announced at St Pancras Old Church, London on 16 February, and a European tour with Algiers follows in May.

 

Snippets:
soon

 

Video:
“Adkrog”

 

Recommendations:
Gareth Jones’ “Electrogenetic” on Calm + Collect
our features about releases on Mute and sublabels

 

Buy Download:
Quinquis @ Bandcamp
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iTunes
Clone Digital
more soon

 

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Websites:
Quinquis
Gareth Jones
Mute Deutschland @ Facebook
Mute @ Facebook
Mute

 

© Photo By Richard Dumas

out now: E.DN – See No Evil [RND. Records]

 

Artist:
E.DN

 

Title:
See No Evil

 

Label:
RND. Records

 

Cat#:
RND.R051

 

Release Date:
24th Novemver 2021

 

Format:
download

 

Tracklist:
01.
See No Evil

 

Press Info:
[RND.R051] E.DN from Edinburgh with this beautiful single called “See No Evil”.

 

Full Track Streaming:
“See No Evil”

 

Recommendations:
stuff on RND. Records

 

Buy Download:
RND. Records @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
E​.​DN @Soundcloud
RND. Records

 

out for a while: Schwefelgelb – Der Rest Der Nacht EP [n-PLEX]

 

Artist:
Schwefelgelb

 

Title:
Der Rest Der Nacht EP

 

Label:
n-PLEX

 

Cat#:
NPLX002

 

Release Date:
28th May 2021

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
01.
Impulskörper

02.
Lichtenberg-Figur

03.
Wie Viel Haut

04.
Horizont

 

Tracklist Digital:
01.
Impulskörper

02.
Lichtenberg-Figur

03.
Wie Viel Haut

04.
Horizont

05.
Wie Viel Haut
(Randomer Remix)

 

Press Info:
In the midst of a pandemic Schwefelgelb’s new 4 track EP „Der Rest Der Nacht“ (“The Rest Of The Night”) appears to be their clubbiest release ever. Massive kick drums, rave-like leads and hard-hitting impacts encapsulated in a detailed production – a sound that makes you long for dark concrete industrial clubs. NPLX002 comes on 140 g colored vinyl and a download code and will be released May 28th. The digital version contains a bonus remix by Randomer.

Previous Schwefelgelb releases appeared on [aufnahme+wiedergabe], Fleisch Records and Minimal Wave Records’ imprint Cititrax.

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Video Teaser:

 

Special:
“KHIDI Podcast NR.17”

 

Recommendations:
Schwefelgelb’s EP “Aus Dem Gesicht Remixed EP” on A + W
Schwefelgelb’s EP “Dahinter Das Gesicht EP” on Aufnahme + Wiedergabe
Schwefelgelb’s EP “Wie Die Finger Durch Den Nebel” on Fleisch

 

Buy Vinyl:
Schwefelgelb @ Bandcamp
Deejay
Decks
OYE Records
Red Eye Records
Decks
Hardwax
HHV
more soon

 

Buy Download:
Schwefelgelb @ Bandcamp
Qobuz
Hardwax
JunoDownload
Bleep
Boomkat
TraxSource
iTunes
Beatport
Clone Digital
7Digital
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidal
Qobuz
Youtube Music
Apple Music
Deezer
Spotify

 

Websites:
Schwefelgelb
n-PLEX