out now: Savas Pascalidis | Oswld – NON006 [Non Series]

 

Artist:
Savas Pascalidis | Oswld

 

Title:
NON006

 

Label:
Non Series

 

Cat#:
NON006

 

Release Date:
February 2013

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Savas Pascalidis
Mechanic

02)
Savas Pascalidis
Introspection

03)
Oswld
R Gu Du

04)
Oswld
Du Xcs

 

Info:
Non Series continues with a hard hitting 4 tracker. Savas Pascalidis and Oswld teams up for a mind blowing weapon.

 

Listen:

 

Videos:
Savas Pascalidis – “Mechanic”

Oswld – “R Gu Du”

Videos created by the29nov films.

 

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Non Series

 

out now: Big Deal – June Gloom [Mute]

 

Artist:
Big Deal

 

Title:
June Gloom

 

Label:
Mute

 

Cat#:
STUMM355

 

Release Date:
03rd June 2013

 

Format:
CD, vinyl+CD & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Golden Light

02)
Swapping Spit

03)
In Your Car

04)
Dream Machines

05)
Call And I’ll Come

06)
Teradactol

07)
Pristine

08)
Pillow

09)
Catch Up

10)
Little Dipper

11)
PG

12)
Close Your Eyes

 

Info (English):
Big Deal might have become synonymous with the structurally sparse yet emotionally stinging guitar pop as showcased on their critically acclaimed debut “Lights Out”, but get ready for a dramatic expansion of sound with their latest album “June Gloom”. The London based duo of Kacey Underwood and Alice Costelloe, aka Big Deal, are set to release the new album on Mute in Summer 2013.

Last year”s thunderous teaser “teradactol” track, with its monstrous riffs and galloping drums was no red herring: on “June Gloom” Underwood and Costelloe flesh out their delicate, nocturnal tones with the help of a full band. Drums and bass take their sound to deeper, darker and more intoxicating heights, courtesy of producer Rory Attwell (Veronica Falls, PAWS, Male Bonding).

As a result, the 11 other tracks here are an exploration of the newfound confidence of “teradactol”, with a refinement and bold directness in singing and songwriting. Here, you”ll find a re-imagination of the golden age of alternative-rock; crunching grunge pop anthems sitting neatly alongside shimmering love songs aching with weariness and longing. If Big Deal”s earlier tracks felt emotionally lacerating, this new body of work is noisy, boisterous, with a more than assured melodic hook.

This evolution is made defiantly clear in the opener “golden light”, which deliberately wrongfoots the listener by opening with some sweetly strummed chords and interlocking vocals before building to a rousing climax. Similarly, “dream machines” crests on a jagged undertow of pounding drums, and the sinister “pillow” gradually opens up to become something vast, scorched and desolate. The pair infuse the volume with their own inimitable, off-kilter take on angst-ridden emotional terrain; on the aptly titled “pristine”, they sing, “darkness wash over me, I let it in, it let me be”, while on the otherwise upbeat “call and i”ll come” Costelloe plaintively asks, “What if no one else compares/ what if no one else cares?”.

It all reaches a beautiful crescendo with the finale “close your eyes”, which explodes from an almost unbearably intimate confessional (“I won”t ask why/ if it was love/ we let it die”) into a coruscating maelstrom that is as indelibly affecting as it is thrilling. With “June Gloom”, Big Deal have expanded their sonic palette for sure, but they have certainly lost none of their potency.

 

Info (Deutsch):
Big Deal mögen seit ihrem gefeierten Debüt “Lights Out” als Synonym für sparsam arrangierten, aber emotional reichen Gitarrenpop gelten – doch das neuste Werk des Londoner Duos, Kacey Underwood und Alice Costelloe, “June Gloom”, erweitert ihr Klangspektrum nahezu dramatisch.

So gesehen war der Ende letzten Jahres veröffentlichte Vorabtrack “teradactol”, den es nun als freien Download gibt, mit seinen monströsen Noiseriff und galoppierendem Schlagzeug alles andere als ein Ablenkungsmannöver, im Gegenteil: Auf “June Gloom” erweitern Underwood und Costelloe ihren zarten, mitternächtlichen Sound mit Hilfe einer ganzen Band.

Schlagzeug und Bass führen in dunkle, berauschende Tiefen – was nicht zuletzt ihrem Produzenten Rory Attwell (Veronica Falls, PAWS, Male Bonding) zu verdanken ist. So verwundert es nicht, dass die hier versammelten 11 Stücke das neu entdeckte Selbstvertrauens von “teradactol” weiter ausbauen. Wir finden eine so noch nicht gehörte abgründige Direktheit in Gesang und Songwriting; eine Re-Imagination der goldenen Tage des Alternative Rocks, wenn man so will: krachende Grunge-Pop Hymnen neben funkelnden, sehnsuchtsvollen Liebesliedern. Dort, wo sich frühere Stücke emotional zerfleischten, stürmen Big Deal nun durch so krachige wie melodiöse Hooks.

Dieser Entwicklung zollt gleich das Eröffnungsstück Tribut: “golden light”, das den Hörer zunächst absichtlich auf eine falsch Fährte lockt. Süß geschlagene Akkorde und ineinander verschlungene Stimmen wachsen sich schließlich aus zu einem überschwänglichen, mächtigen Crescendo. “dream machines” erklimmt neue Höhen in einem Sturm aus hämmernden drums, und das finstere “pillow” führt allmählich in ein unermessliches, namenloses Niemandsland.

Big Deal füllen ihr Arsenal mit einem ureigenen, seltsam angstbeherrschtem, emotionalem Ausdruck, im treffend betitelten Stück “pristine” (makellos, unberührt) singen sie: “darkness wash over me, I let it in, it let me be”, in “call and i”ll come”, sonst eher upbeat, fragt Costelloe klagend: “What if no one else compares / what if no one else cares?”.

Im finalen “close your eyes” schließlich wird ein fast zu intimes Geständnis (“I won’t ask why / if it was love / we let it die”) zu einem funkelnden Mahlstrom.

Mit “June Gloom” ist Big Deal nicht nur ein brighten the corners gelungen, sie haben ihre sonischen Möglichkeiten um ein Vielfaches erweitert.

 

Listen:
@ Amazon

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Teradactol”

“In Your Car”

“Dream Machines”

 

Free download:
Teradactol

 

Videos:
“Teradactol”

“In My Car”

“Dream Machines”

 

“Making Of” Video:

 

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“Teradactol”

“In Your Car”

“Dream Machines”

or complete stream of the album here

out now: Marco Freivogel feat. Elif Bicer – 11 am [Souvenir]

Artist:
Marco Freivogel feat. Elif Bicer

Title:
EC10

Label:
Souvenir

Cat#:
SOUVENIR 053

Release Date:
25th February 2013

Format:
12" & digital

Tracklist:
01)
11 am
(Before)

02)
11 am
(After)

03)
11 am
(Hreno & The Mole’s MHMD Remix)

Info:
Marco Freivogel’s first solo release provides a fresh direction for this seasoned producer. Marco will already be known to those in the techno world for his live project Exercise One, with his partner of 10 years Ingo Gansera. As the full time producer of Exercise One, Marco has released records on Mobilee, Wagon Repair, Cocoon and their own Exone & Lan Muzic labels, as well as remixing everyone from Shackleton and Peter Van Hosen to Sian and Dapayk & Padberg. But in the last few years Marco has been producing behind the scenes on a number of new projects for artists including Tiefschwarz, Dave Vega, Mama and Elif Bicer, and collaborating with friends on new music, such as last years stunning EP as Exercise One vs Mathew Jonson ‘Lost Forever In Happy Crowd’. This 12″ for Souvenir in 2013 will be the first solo release, but Marco also has plans later in the year to introduce his new live solo techno project that’s inspired by his early musical days playing in industrial bands.

The original ’11am (before)’ is a winding house track, featuring the vocal talents of Elif Bicer, who’s previously known for her work with Ben Klock, Prosumer and Steffi. For ’11am (after)’ Marco strips back the melodies and toughens things up. The remix comes courtesy of Canadian friends The Mole & Hreno, who deliver a characteristic bouncing rework to get the dance floors pulsing.

Listen:
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Full Track Streaming:
“11 am (Before)”

“11 am (After)”

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Souvenir

out now: Recondite – EC10 [Dystopian]

 

Artist:
Recondite

 

Title:
EC10

 

Label:
Dystopian

 

Cat#:
Dystopian003

 

Release Date:
February 2013

 

Format:
12"

 

Tracklist:
01)
Libria

02)
Cleric

03)
EC10

04)
Equilibrium

 

Info:

 

Listen:

 

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Recondite
Dystopian