out now: Various – Transmissions [Raster]

 

Artist:
Various

 

Title:
Transmissions

 

Label:
Raster

 

Cat#:
tba

 

Release Date:
24th June 2022

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Alexander Tillegreen
Re-orientate

02.
Byetone
Fern

03.
Franck Vigroux
Untitled

04.
Frank Bretschneider
Untitled

05.
Friedrich Andreoni
Untitled

06.
Grischa Lichtenberger
0721_07_re0509_22_ss1 ss1b

07.
Mieko Suzuki
Untitled

08.
Pierce Warnecke
Radiosignalfehler

09.
Zavoloka
Synevyr

 

Press Info:
Artists from the raster label have created exclusive contributions for Radio Industry, a temporary radio station run by Radio Woltersdorf in summer 2021. These »Transmissions« infiltrated the daily program as musical interventions.
With contributions by: Alexander Tillegreen, Byetone, Franck Vigroux, Frank Bretschneider, Friedrich Andreoni, Grischa Lichtenberger, Mieko Suzuki, Pierce Warnecke, Zavoloka.

 

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out now: Atom™ – Neuer Mensch [Raster]

 

Artist:
Atom™

 

Title:
Neuer Mensch

 

Label:
Raster

 

Cat#:
R-M 201

 

Release Date:
10th June 2022

 

Format:
CD, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Nix

02.
Hartcode

03.
Neuer Mensch

04.
Sprechender Raum

05.
Sex

06.
Tanz

07.
Rot

08.
Rausch

09.
Selbst

10.
Wesen

11.
Atem

 

Press Info:
the continuously edited, autonomous piece of code as which atom™ defines itself enters the hot state of flow. »neuer mensch« (»new human«) is the relentless, visceral expression of metamorphosis. a projection of the metahuman horizon, an exercise in shedding the exoskeleton. dead tissue is being torn off in radical body movements. dead ideas are crushed by feet, dancing the dance of brutal elegance. somatic exorcism via hyper realistic surfaces of binary noise. physicality. unseen geometries dressed in the most basic of rhythmic patterns – simple structures of hidden symmetries. the false promise of linear progress as it shatters, hitting the barrier of sound. familiar vocal fragments speak to us in foreign tongues, languages still to be invented. indecipherable messages from another species – future faux amis. the seductive spell of artificiality and its inherent promise of tomorrow’s bliss. a soundtrack for all of you hi-tech vagabonds, you godless drifters, deprived of past and present.

[text generated by x1n]

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out for a while: Belief Defect – Decadent Yet Depraved [Raster]

 

Artist:
Belief Defect

 

Title:
Decadent Yet Depraved

 

Label:
Raster

 

Cat#:
R-M 178

 

Release Date:
25th August 2017

 

Format:
CD, vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Unnatural Instinct

02.
The Conduit

03.
Submission Of Thought

04.
Slipping Away

05.
No Future

06.
Opium Den

07.
Deliverance

08.
Fake Disciples

09.
No Hope No Fear

10.
Disembarking Horizon

 

Press Info:
»decadent yet depraved«, the debut album by belief defect, finds shelter and complicity in raster as home and label.

familiar with the underground music scene and how its skeptical nature can also be an obstacle to overcome, belief defect abandon any claim or credit in an attempt to transcend the limits authorship imposes, avoid the boundaries or expectations earned or self imposed and find the clearest, most direct path to their music for themselves and the listener.

at the core of the album is the music that inspired them, the conclusion of countless recordings listened to in their formative years that ultimately result in a life-long devotion to electronic music: from dance floor to primal anger and self-annihilating noise, to transcendental, ambient escapism and intense self-reflexive sonic layering.

the result is a soundtrack for this apocalyptic time, an uncompromising reflection on the state of mankind and its uncertain future – underscored by a sense of religious and secular demise referenced in track titles, samples, and soundscapes scattered throughout the album.

yet, more than a political statement »decadent yet depraved« is an introspective journey, turning each listener into a spiritual soul-seeker staring into the abyss, reaching for some kind of cathartic truthfulness.

sculpture, prosthetics, photography by sarah sitken.

 

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“No Future”

“Deliverance”

 

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“Live At Atonal Festival 2017”

 

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out for a while: Albert Van Abbe – Nondual [Raster]

 

Artist:
Albert Van Abbe

 

Title:
Nondual

 

Label:
Raster

 

Cat#:
R-M 203

 

Release Date:
03rd February 2022

 

Format:
download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Cellar Closet

02.
I Hear A Sigh Coming Down

03.
Leaning Right

04.
Leaning Left

05.
Cradling

06.
An Endless Changing Perspective

07.
The Dual You

08.
In The Dual Me

09.
The Drama The Drama

10.
The Body The Body

11.
Still Cradling

12.
Beyond Any Perspective

13.
At All (Atma)

14.
Nondual

 

Press Info:
More than five years since his debut album, sound artist Albert van Abbe now presents NONDUAL on Raster – a contribution so perfectly tailored to the platform that it is hard to conceive it is his first. NONDUAL will be out in February 2022 alongside DUAL, a remarkable collaboration with the label’s co-founder Olaf Bender (Byetone).

NONDUAL has been inspired by nondualism. The term refers to the recognition that what we essentially are, behind this seeming multiplicity and diversity of objects, others and selves, is a single indivisible reality. With NONDUAL, van Abbe presents the listener with an opportunity to sonically explore this realization.

The entrance to van Abbe’s nondual universe is a Cellar Closet. And yes, there is a portal deep inside, but it doesn’t lead to any kind of Narnia that C. S. Lewis would recognize. Rather, you’re presented with 14 consecutive landscapes made up of the architecture and infrastructure of yourself, on a nano-mechanical level. Sharp tapping cadences, sudden bursts of acidic noise, deep resonating oscillations – the sounds of the beyond microscopic machinery that makes us all tick. The scenery is wild but never chaotic: blistering rhythmical pulses collide with ethereal ivory harmonies, creating movement and balance, creating us. On this level, it’s plain to see that we’re all the same – in a literal sense. The rest is just a question of magnification and ego.

Played and exhibited as an audiovisual project in the new ∄ Club Concert Hall in Kiev, Ukraine as well as NXT Museum Amsterdam, NONDUAL is a new live audiovisual performance, a realtime 4K+ flexible visual synthesizer based on Andreas Nicolas Fisher’s Supervoid series played in conjunction with the NONDUAL soundtrack.

NONDUAL was conceived at the Willem Twee Studio in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, where van Abbe also utilized a grand ‘DIY’ prepared piano in the adjacent concert hall, extensively sampling Beste Aydin (Nene H). The album was further mixed and engineered with Byetone at Funkhaus in Berlin. Jochem Paap (Speedy J) did the mastering for the album, the first full mastering project outside of his own material at STOOR in Rotterdam. A dream come true for van Abbe.

 

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Full Track Streaming:
“I Hear A Sigh Coming Down”

 

Special:
“╚═ Future Intel X Draaimolen ═╗ 07 31 2021”

 

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Atom™’s “<3" on Raster
Atom™’s “0.9” on Raster
Dasha Rush’s “Sleepstep” on Raster-Noton
Atom™’s EP “Ich Bin Meine Maschine” on Raster-Noton
Atom™’s EP “Riding The Void” on Raster-Noton
Atom™’s album “HD” on Raster-Noton

 

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out now: Atom™ – 0.9 [Raster]

 

Artist:
Atom™

 

Title:
0.9

 

Label:
Raster

 

Cat#:
R-M 195

 

Release Date:
12th February 2021

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
A1.
0.9 (Almost A Unit)

A2.
0.9 (Almost A Unit)
(Esplendor Geométrico Remix)

B1.
Almost A Unit (0.9)
(Peter Van Hoesen Remix)

B2.
Almost A Unit (0.9)

 

Press Info:
0.9999…//READ THAT SEQUENCE LIKE A MANTRA.

After their successful collaboration on <3, Atom™ and X1N are back, this time presenting the 4 track EP »0.9«. It contains both the opening and closing tracks of <3 as well as their corresponding mutations. While »0.9 (Almost a Unit)« was remixed by Esplendor Geométrico, »Almost a Unit (0.9)« got reworked by Peter van Hoesen. »Both renditions contribute amplified iterations of inherent attributes of <3« as X1N eloquently states. On a side note it may be mentioned that in mathematics, the expression »0.999…« is considered being identical to 1. Meditating over that very fact may tell you a lot about our current reality.

#hardcodepop

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PROXIMITY IS DESTINY
DREAMS AS SEARCH ENGINES
X < Y < Z

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IN THE VAST SURFACE OF ALL MATHEMATICAL EQUATIONS ONE CAN SENSE EVENTS WHICH SEEM TO COME FROM OTHER DIMENSIONS – RIPPLES AND PATTERNS. THE ZERO POINT NINE INFINITE NUMBER LINE NEVER REACHES ONE, YET IS ONE, NONETHELESS. (X1N)

////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

»I TALK IN ALPHA NUMERALS«
(X1N)

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************************************************

### denotes »end«. No more messages to follow.

 

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Full Track Streamming:
“0.9 (Almost a Unit)”

 

Video:
“Almost a Unit (0.9) (Peter van Hoesen Remix)”

Video by the29nov films

 

Special:
“AIR 011”

 

Related Release:
album “<3” by Atom™ on Raster

 

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EP “Physik 1 EP” by Atom™ & Tobias. on Ostgut Ton
Atom™’s EP “Ich Bin Meine Maschine” on Raster-Noton
Atom™’s EP “Riding The Void” on Raster-Noton
Atom™’s album “HD” on Raster-Noton

 

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