out now: A Place To Bury Strangers – Worship [Dead Oceans]

Artist:
A Place To Bury Strangers

Title:
Worship

Label:
Dead Oceans

Cat#:
DOC066

Release Date:
26th June 2012

Format:
CD, vinyl & digital

Tracklist:
01)
Alone

02)
You Are The One

03)
Mind Control

04)
Worship

05)
Fear

06)
Dissolved

07)
Why I Can’t Cry Anymore

08)
Revenge

09)
And I’m Up

10)
Slide

11)
Leaving Tomorrow

Info:
Guitars as jet engines; guitars as haunted electronics; guitars as filling-melting white heat: A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS’ new album “Worship” is explosive, visceral, and dark. APTBS’ DIY-braintrust of DEATH BY AUDIO wizard Oliver Ackerman and bassist Dion Lunadon continue the evolution of songwriting that began with “Onwards To The Wall”, the band’s 2011 EP.

Now on “Worship”, they interweave threads of krautrock, dream-pop, and 80s goth without ever losing the edge that is quintessentially STRANGERS. Unhinged dissonance is artfully framed within a fiercely dynamic and assured melodic sensibility. Standout “You Are The One” is a coldwave white squall, with Ackerman coming through like an austere and menacing DAMO SUZUKI. Later on “Dissolved,” the band methodically builds an atmospheric battle charge only to take a hard left mid-song into pure, shimmering CURE territory. There are ambitious, trend-bucking choices at every turn.

“This album was written, recorded, mixed and mastered by A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS. It is our vision of what our music should sound like in 2012, not someone else’s interpretation,” says Lunadon. “Every sound on the album is made by us and our tools; tools created by us, used on no other recordings, and purposefully built for this project. This is real. Some of it is the band being in complete control — bending, shaping and building the songs and the sounds. Other parts are the band relinquishing control and letting the songs and sounds take over and produce themselves. We are not trying to reinvent ourselves, but simply push ourselves further in all aspects of our music.”

“We made this, we recorded this, we did everything,” adds Ackerman. “Yes, we chose to do this and no, we didn’t have to but we think it is pretty cool. No producer made us. We didn’t go to school for any of this and we don’t have time for tutorials. We invented this and now we are sharing it with you.”

Listen:
“And I’m Up”

“You Are The One”

or snippets here

Official Video:
“You Are The One”

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out now: Maan | Psyk – NON004 [Non Series]

 

Artist:
Maan | Psyk

 

Title:
NON004

 

Label:
Non Series

 

Cat#:
NON004

 

Release Date:
22nd August 2012

 

Format:
12″ & digital

 

Tracklist:
01)
Maan
L1
(ROD Remix)

02)
Psyk
L4
(Norman Nodge Remix)

 

Info:
4th amazing release on NON. The label is following his line of dark, dubby, pure and peak haunting techno. Two huge remixes this time by ROD and Norman Nodge.

 

Listen:

 

Videos:
Maan – “L1 (ROD Remix)”

Psyk – “L4 (Norman Nodge Remix)”

Videos created by the29nov films.

 

Special:
“Set in Budapest 07-07-2012”

 

Recommendation:
Psyk’s EP on Luke Slater’s label Mote-Evolver

 

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Websites:
Pysk
Maan
Non Series

 

out now: Shed – The Killer [50 Weapons]

Artist:
Shed

Title:
The Killer

Label:
50 Weapons

Cat#:
50WEAPONSCD08 | 50WEAPONSLP08

Release Date:
27th July 2012

Format:
CD, vinyl & digital

Tracklist:
01)
STP3/The Killer

02)
Silent Witness

03)
I Come By Night

04)
Gas Up

05)
Day After

06)
Phototype

07)
The Praetorian
(Album Mix)

08)
Ride On

09)
You Got The Look

10)
V10MF!/The Filler

11)
Follow The Leader

Track order is a bit different on vinyl.

Info (English):
Shed’s debut album for 50 Weapons is his 3rd in total.

His first “The Traveller” was a collection of tracks recorded over a long period of time. The follow up “Shedding The Past” was the first concept album, produced in one go. In hindsight according to his own words maybe a bit overambitious, Shed was combining all his influences into a melange of genres from Dubstep to Techno, Bass, Ambient and IDM.

“The Killer” was produced in March 2012. Aimed to be more homogeneous, the album is first and foremost a true techno love story.

The album title has nothing in common with serial killers, war or military. It is simply a bold statement. The album is “the killer”!

Info (German):
Auf seinem dritten Album “The Killer” vereint Shed all seine verschiedenen Stile wie Dubstep, Techno, Bass, Ambient und IDM auf einem Techno Longplayer. Keine Spielereien, einzig Signalsounds, starke Beat-Patterns und Bass, Bass, Bass mit voller Wucht.

Vielfältigkeit von “Silent Witness”, ein massiver Groover, über “I Come By Night”, ein echter 4 To The Floor Slammer, bis hin zu wunderbaren melodischen Tracks wie “Gas Up” oder der Albumversion der vorangegangenen 12″ Single “The Praetorian”.

Wie auch die vorangegangen Alben ist dieses hier aus einem Stück. Jeder einzelne Track ordnet sich dem Ganzen unter und es sind dennoch Hits, jeder einzelne. Eben Killer!

Das Album wurde im März 2012 produziert – eine erstaunlich kurze Zeit für eine ganze Albumproduktion. Es wurde dadurch noch homogener und ist eine wahre Liebeserklärung an den Techno.

Listen:

Videos:
“I Come By Night”

“The Praetorian”

Videos created by the29nov films.

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Shed
50 Weapons

out now: Various – Modeselektion Vol. 2 [Monkeytown Records]

Artist:
Various – selected by Modeselektor

Title:
Modeselektion Vol. 2

Label:
MonkeyTown Records

Cat#:
MONKEYTOWN027

Release Date:
29th June 2012

Format:
CD, vinyl & digital

Tracklist CD:
01)
Egyptrixx
Levitate

02)
Monolake
Hitting The Surface
(Electric Indigo Edit – CD Edit)

03)
Addison Groove
Manic Miner

04)
Bambounou
Pixel

05)
Clark
Nordic Wilt

06)
Mouse On Mars
Humoslab

07)
Lazer Sword
Landscape

08)
Phon.o
Fukushima

09)
Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team
Activate

10)
Martyn
Red Dancers

11)
Modeselektor
Maik The Chicken
(CD Edit)

12)
Diamond Version
ModeOperator (Beispiel A)

13)
Soft Circle
Finna Fury

14)
Prefuse 73
Death by Barber Pt.1 (Haircut Zero)

15)
Frikstailers
Sudaka Invasor

16)
Siriusmo
Modern Talk

17)
Jan Driver
Distorsione For Strings

18)
Anstam
Observing The Patterns

Tracklist Vinyl:
A1)
Egyptrixx
Levitate

A2)
Monolake
Hitting The Surface
(Electric Indigo Edit)

B1)
Addison Groove
Manic Miner

B2)
Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team
Activate

C1)
Clark
Nordic Wilt

C2)
Mouse On Mars
Humoslab

C3)
Lazer Sword
Landscape

D1)
Bambounou
Pixel

D2)
Dark Sky
Ruk

E1)
Diamond Version
ModeOperator (Beispiel A)

E2)
Phon.o
Fukushima

F1)
Siriusmo
Modern Talk

F2)
Jan Driver
Distorsione For Strings

F3)
Anstam
Observing The Patterns

Track D2 is vinyl exclusive.

Tracklist Digital:
There are two separate digital versions – the CD and the vinyl version.

Info (English):
The monkey on the cover says it all. Compared to the rather cute and peaceful cover of Modeselektion Vol. 01, this time it’s all a bit different. Most badass!

The music on Modeselektion Vol. 02 explores darker, more experimental grounds, certainly still with one eye focused on the trademark Modeselektor party-factor.

Featuring unreleased exclusive tracks by Monolake, Prefuse 73, Mouse on Mars, Clark, Lazer Sword, Martyn, Siriusmo, Addison Groove, Egyptrixx, Anstam, Diamond Version (a new project by raster-noton’s Byetone and Alva Noto), and many more, Modeselektion Vol. 02 again unites some of the best names of the electronic music scene.

Modeselektion Vol. 02 will be released as a 3xLP (14 tracks), CD (18 tracks) and Download Version (19 tracks) on June 29 (UK: July 02, US: July 03).

As an introduction to the project there will be a 12″ single featuring tracks by Modeselektor “Maik The Chicken” & Martyn “Red Dancers” released on June 01.

Foir Modeselektor quotes – Artist by Artist please click here….

Info (German):
Der Affe auf dem Cover sagt alles: Verglichen mit dem eher niedlichen und friedvollen Cover der "Modeselektion Vol. 01", ist hier ein anderes Kaliber am Start. Die Tracks auf der "Modeselektion Vol. 02" betreten dunklere, experimentellere Wege, auch wenn sie immer noch mit mindestens einem Auge das Markenzeichen von Modeselektor, den Party-Faktor, im Blick haben.

Auf der zweiten "Modeselektion"-Compilation finden sich bisher unveröffentlichte Tracks von u.a. Monolake, Prefuse 73, Mouse on Mars, Clark, Lazer Sword, Martyn, Siriusmo, Addison Groove, Egyptrixx, Anstam, Diamond Version (ein neues Projekt von Raster Notons Byetone und Alva Noto), Phon.o, Bambounou und natürlich Modeselektor und bringt damit einige der größten Namen der elektronischen Musik-Szene auf einer Platte zusammen.

Modeselektion Vol. 02 wird als 3xLP, CD und Download-Version am 29. Juni veröffentlicht. Am 1. Juni gibt es eine Vorab-12"-Maxi mit Tracks von Modeselektor und Martyn.

Es wird auch wieder einige ausgesuchte "Modeselektion"-Nächte geben, u.a. am 29. Juni eine Release-Party im Rex Club in Paris (Frankreich) mit Addison Groove (live), Anstam (live), Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team and Lazer Sword (live).

Fü Modeselektor-Zitate – Künstler für Künstler klicke bitte hier….

Listen:

Tailer:

Recommendations:
upcoming EP by Diamond Version on Mute Records

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Websites:
Modeselektor
MonkeyTown