out for a while: Kittin – Cosmos [Nobody’s Bizzness | Dark Entries]

 

Artist:
Kittin

 

Title:
Cosmos

 

Label:
Nobody’s Bizzness | Dark Entries

 

Cat#:
tba | DE243

 

Release Date:
2nd November 2018

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Cosmic Address

02.
Are You There

03.
Question Everything

04.
Elevate

05.
Atoms

06.
Multiverse

07.
Last Day on Earth

08.
Deep Station Space

09.
Scanner

10.
#MeToo

11.
White Magic

12.
Utopia

 

Press Info:
Reclaiming her original moniker of Kittin, electroclash pioneer fka Miss Kittin presents Cosmos, a continuous twelve-track LP of organic, leftfield electronica due 2 November on her own imprint, Nobody’s Bizzness.

Throughout her illustrious career, Kittin has carved a considerable niche for herself, assimilating references from New Wave and 90s techno to form an inimitable sound that resonates with electronic music fans the world over. Despite being most recognisable with ‘Miss’ before it, Kittin was in fact her original artist name – the prefix often added without her consent at promoter’s will and eventually becoming the norm.

Cosmos is her most spiritual release yet, influenced by her time in the French countryside after a bout of touring exhaustion. She gives up any formulas from her past; verses/chorus, pop or club beats, to come to the essence of chords and textures, peeling away the non-essential to find joy in music yet again.

In retrieving her chosen name from more than 20 years ago, Kittin also returns to the essence of her musical journey. By liberating herself from the constraints of formal structure she opens the door to a new set of aesthetics, exploring her influences without restraint. Sonically, the voice acts a central instrument, whilst the album drives continuously forward with no breaks, paying homage to her love for ambient and electronica whilst wandering calmly into the unknown.

‘With Cosmos everything is energy. We go back to the core with curiosity and freedom.’ – Kittin

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Specials:
“This Is Electro”

 

Recommendations:
Wolfsheim’s “The Sparrow And The Nightingales” on Dark Entries Records
Psychic TV’s “Alien Be-In (Remix EP)” on Dark Entries Records

 

Buy Vinyl:
Dark Entries Shop
Deejay
Decks
Red Eye Records
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Buy Digital:
Beatport Classic
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Websites:
Kittin
Nobody’s Bizzness
Dark Entries

 

© Photo by Eroic Mistlery

out soon: Raffaele Attanasio – Lust It Fills The Space EP [Letters From Jerusalem]

 

Artist:
Raffaele Attanasio

 

Title:
Lust It Fills The Space EP

 

Label:
Letters From Jerusalem

 

Cat#:
LFJ003

 

Release Date:
28th January 2019

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist Vinyl:
01.
Lust

02.
Vual

03.
Bully
[feat. Douglas McCarthy]

04.
Fields

 

Tracklist Digital:
01.
Lust

02.
Vual

03.
Bully
[feat. Douglas McCarthy]

04.
Fields

05.
Eqoh

 

Press Info:
Raffaele Attanasio proposes once again an eclectic sound and a new collaboration with Douglas J.McCarthy. The title track of this EP has already made people dance in the best clubs in Italy and abroad, during the live shows. The esoterism of “Vual” and the breakbeat of “Fields” complete this varied EP that fully represents the versatility of the artist.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Bully” [feat. Douglas McCarthy]

“Vual”

 

Special:
“Concerns Music Podcast Series 29”

 

Recommendations:
“LFJ Remixes 1”
“Credible Threat EP”

 

Buy Vinyl:
Letters From Jerusalem @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Letters From Jerusalem @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Booking:
Youth AM

 

Websites:
Raffaele Attanasio
Douglas McCarthy
Letters From Jerusalem

 

© Photo by Ludovica Formisano

out now: The Horrorist – Separate Dimension [Aufnahme + Wiedergabe]

 

Artist:
The Horrorist

 

Title:
Separate Dimension

 

Label:
Aufnahme + Wiedergabe

 

Cat#:
a+w LP020

 

Release Date:
20th January 2019

 

Format:
2LP & digital

 

Tracklist :
01.
The Hand

02.
Into Our Dreams

03.
Blind

04.
Programmed

05.
For Whom Betrays

06.
How Do We Get Revenge

07.
Lay On Me

08.
Separate Dimension

09.
Here Comes The Whip

10.
The Hell You Live

11.
Eternity I Search

 

Press Info:

 

Listen:
soon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Into Our Dreams”

“Lay On Me”

 

Special:
“Upperberry Vibrations”

 

Related Release:
EP “Programmed” on Aufnahme + Wiedergabe

 

Recommendations:
“RR2” by Radical G & The Horrorist on R-Label Group
EP “Body Architect” by Blush Response on A+W
EP “Cutpurse” by Codex Empire on A+W
EP “Rimorsum” by Melania on A+W
EP “Eisen Im Feuer” by Welt In Scherben on A+W

 

Buy Vinyl:
Aufnahme+Wiedergabe @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Buy Digital:
Aufnahme+Wiedergabe @ Bandcamp
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Websites:
The Horrorist
Aufnahme + Wiedergabe

 

out for a while: Chris Carter – Chemistry Lessons Volume 1 [Mute]

 

Artist:
Chris Carter

 

Title:
Chemistry Lessons Volume 1

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
STUMM415

 

Release Date:
30th March 2018

 

Format:
CD, LP, cassette & digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Blissters

02.
Tangerines

03.
Nineteen 7

04.
Cernubicua

05.
Pillars Of Wah

06.
Modularity

07.
Field Depth

08.
Moon Two

09.
Durlin

10.
Corvus

11.
Tones Map

12.
Dust & Spiders

13.
Gradients

14.
Lab Test

15.
Shildreke

16.
Uysring

17.
Ghosting

18.
Noise Floor

19.
Post Industrial

20.
Rehndim

21.
Roane

22.
Time Curious Glows

23.
Ars Vetus

24.
Hobbs End

25.
Inkstain

 

Press Info:
Seventeen years on from his last solo release, the twenty-five tracks collected on Chris Carter’s Chemistry Lessons Volume One (CCCL Volume 1) were the product of six years spent working on solo material in the Norfolk home studio he shares with Cosey Fanni Tutti. CCCL Volume 1 reinforces Carter’s significant but often under-appreciated role in the development of electronic music – a journey that for Carter started ahead of his work with Throbbing Gristle (alongside Cosey, Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge), and continued through Chris & Cosey, Carter Tutti, Carter Tutti Void as well as his own solo and collaborative releases under his own name.

Here you will find music with a distinctly futuristic leaning, with insistent melodic patterns and a distinct sense of wonderment at the limitless possibilities of science. “If there’s an influence on the album, it’s definitely ‘60s radiophonic,” Carter agrees. “Over the last few years I’ve also been listening to old English folk music, almost like a guilty pleasure, and so some of tracks on the album hark back to an almost ingrained DNA we have for those kinds of melodies. They’re not dissimilar to nursery rhymes in some ways.”

That combination of traditional music and the backing track for exciting, potential futures gives tracks like ‘Moon Two’ and ‘Tangerines’ a sheen of inquisitiveness and quiet euphoria, while ‘Modularity’ and ‘Roane’ have an anxious, sci-fi noir charm. Elsewhere, the skewed voices of the meditative ‘Cernubicua’ add a calming, human note to the album, even if deciphering any specific lyrical content is largely impossible. “That’s completely intentional,” says Carter. “Sleazy and I had worked together on ways of developing a sort of artificial singing using software and hardware. This was me trying to take it a step further. I’ve taken lyrics, my own voice or people’s voices from a collection that I’d put together with Sleazy, and I’ve chopped them up and done all sorts of weird things with them.”

Carter began the foundation work for what became CCCL Volume 1 in the years before Sleazy passed away in 2010, and the death of Carter’s fellow TG journeyman had a profound effect on the development of the album. “I’d been accumulating a lot of material, just tracks and elements of tracks, and I was going to start putting it together just before Sleazy died,” he says. “That’s what completely threw me, and that’s partly why it’s taken so long, because of dealing with the shock of that.” Carter describes going through a long grieving process which manifested itself in some of the darker, more introspective tracks appearing on the album.

These moments sit alongside tracks where melodies have a dissonant, noisy, awkwardness that ties the music on CCCL Volume 1 back to the Throbbing Gristle legacy. “I think that’s because I don’t read music,” laughs Carter. “I have no musical skills at all, and so everything I do is done by ear. I can’t even play keyboards properly. I have to have the letters written on the keys because I’m musically dyslexic. I think maybe that helps in a way. It means I use chords or notes that don’t always, or shouldn’t always, go together. It gives my music a weird offset.” This approach yields results like ‘Uysring’, where sounds flutter ominously around a nagging, muted beat like a faltering electrical current, or ‘Post Industrial’, where mechanistic rhythms vie for attention with murky, noxious sounds and heavy, stuttering repeated half-melodies.

Underpinning all of Carter’s endeavours from the pivotal industrial gestures of Throbbing Gristle onwards is an attitude best described as ’if you don’t own it, make it’. From the legendary Gristleizer home-soldered effects unit through to the Dirty Carter Experimental Sound Generating Instrument and the sold-out TG One Eurorack module designed with Tiptop Audio (issued to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of Throbbing Gristle’s Second Annual Report), Carter has never shied away from creating the means to make sounds as well as making the sounds themselves. “It’s about making the best of what you’ve got,” says Carter. “I think that makes you more productive. When there’s a limit on what you’ve got, you tend to get the best out of it. You push it as much as you can, and you find unique ways of using it that it wasn’t designed for.”

That self-sufficient discipline also saw Carter designing the visual presentation to accompany CCCL Volume 1, taking his cues from battered old experimental BBC broadcast LPs that can be found in the racks of charity shops across the land, and echoing the interest in the music that partly inspired the design of these tracks. “It’s just something Cosey and I have always done,” says Carter on this utilitarianism. “People have been getting in touch with us asking if they can do sleeve designs and videos for us for years, but it’s just something we’ve always done ourselves. We’ve always kept it in-house. We’re like a cottage industry, and we always have been. It’s just something that’s part of our process. If we’re going to put something out, we always have a vision of how we want it to be, and how it should be presented to people.”

Despite having been worked on over an extended period between various artistic projects in a variety of different moods, situations and circumstances, CCCL Volume 1’s experiments never feel like Carter noodling around aimlessly in his studio-laboratory. Instead there is an inner coherence and a distinctively Chris Carter approach to sound and execution. It’s an endeavour that places CCCL Volume 1 comfortably alongside everything else that this sonic scientist has been involved in, and yet one that showcases a restless, questing creative spirit forever scouting for new ideas.

 

Listen:
@ Amazon

 

Videos:
“Tangerines”

“Cernubicua”

“Moon Two”

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Recommendations:
“Transverse” by Carter Tutti Void on Mute
“f (x)” by Carter Tutti Void on Industrial Records
“Carter Tutti Plays Chris & Cosey” by Carter Tutti on CTI

 

Buy CD:
Mute Bank
Rough Trade
WOM
Boomkat
Bleep
Amazon
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Buy Vinyl:
Mute Bank
Rough Trade
WOM
Boomkat
Bleep
Amazon
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Buy Cassette:
Mute Bank
Rough Trade
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Buy Digital:
Boomkat
iTunes
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Websites:
Chris Carter
Chris Carter @ Facebook
Mute
Mute @ Facebook

 

out now: Dark Matter Space Assembly – Screams Of Hate EP [Märked]

 

Artist:
Dark Matter Space Assembly

 

Title:
Screams Of Hate EP

 

Label:
Märked

 

Cat#:
MRKD011

 

Release Date:
09th January 2019

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Screams Of Hate

02.
That Kid Who Lost Himself To Gabber

03.
That Girl Who Lost Herself To Flakka

04.
That Girl Who Lost Herself To Flakka
(ArchivOne Remix)

05.
That Girl Who Lost Herself To Flakka
(Mickey Nox Remix)

 

Press Info:
Kicks layered with distortion without losing power, grinding, crunching – all in ‘Screams Of Hate’, the EP title track of Märked’s new signees Dark Matter Space Assembly. The duo crosses borders for their collaboration; Billy comes from Breda in the south of Holland and Bart lives just over the border in Belgium. Their aggressive approach to electronic music comes from their industrial hardcore background, which is prominently heard throughout the whole package which features additional remixes by ArchivOne and Mickey Nox.

Secondly ‘That Kid Who Lost Himself To Gabber’ pushes things more forward with more beats per minute, fast arpeggiated notes and rattles. A golden formula to set any dance floor on fire is aggression and groove, of which both this track has.

Next is as merciless as how ‘That Girl Who Lost Herself To Flakka’ sounds. Bold and nasty hits from the undead taking it to another level with ridiculous teeth-grinding synth action in the second part.

ArchivOne gives TGWLHTF a Birmingham touch, leaving only huge slabs of unrelentingly minimalism for optimal effectiveness.

To round things off Green Fetish Records’ main guy Mickey Nox goes half breakbeat and half techno on his remix of ‘That Girl Who Lost Herself To Flakka’, by building the tension as the breakbeat progresses to a hasty two-step techno drop.

 

Listen:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“That Girl Who Lost Herself To Flakka (ArchivOne Remix)”

“Screams Of Hate”

“That Girl Who Lost Herself To Flakka (Mickey Nox Remix)”

 

Special:
“Scherpe Randjes Podcast #016”

 

Recommendations:
Pier’s “Divided Attention EP” on Märked
Torgue’s “Barong EP” on Märked

 

Buy Digital:
Märked @ Bandcamp
more soon

 

Websites:
Dark Matter Space Assembly
Märked