out now: Tropic Of Cancer – Stop Suffering [Blackest Ever Black]

 

Artist:
Tropic Of Cancer

 

Title:
Stop Suffering

 

Label:
Blackest Ever Black

 

Cat#:
BLACKEST049

 

Release Date:
November 2015

 

Format:
vinyl & digital

 

Tracklist:
A1.
Stop Suffering


B1.
I Woke Up And The Storm Was Over


B2.
When The Dog Bites

 

Press Info:
It’s the first music to emerge from Camella Lobo’s project since the 2013 debut album, Restless Idylls, and features three new songs – ‘Stop Suffering’, ‘I Woke Up And The Storm Was Over’ and ‘When The Dog Bites’ – written and recorded by Lobo in LA, with additional production and mixing from Joshua Eustis (Sons of Magdalene, Telefon Tel Aviv).

Lobo’s deeply romantic, fatalistic music has always luxuriated in sadness, and that isn’t about to change: themes addressed on Stop Suffering include, she tells us, “disappointing yourself and others…burning your own house down…temporary feelings with permanent consequences.” It is music steeped in pain and regret, certainly, but unlike TOC music of old, these new songs feel less about surrender: even if the title track does seem to address the S-M dynamic at the heart of any meaningful relationship (“For you the world feels so brand new / When you cut me like you do”). On the contrary, they are self-possessed and constructive, even confrontational, embodying the stark command of the EP’s title. This is not a record about loss, but about what comes after: and it is mature enough to know that what comes after is no walk in the park. Lobo identifies the idea of “self-help” as being particularly pertinent to these songs, and this comes across: rebirth, redefining the borders of the self, learning to be happy again. Gone, or at least receding, is that decadent, fin-de-siècle preoccupation with decay, with the end. Stop Suffering is a new beginning.

The towering, time-stopping title track is the culmination of Tropic of Cancer’s work to date, and sets the tone for the entire EP. This is music at once intimate and immense. Rarely does an arrangement so sparse exhibit such grandeur: Joshua Eustis’s bravura mixing wrings spine-melting effect out of each component, and the dubwise harnessing of space and bass pressure first showcased on Restless Idylls is now a core, defining feature of the band. Lobo’s melodic gift has always been strong, but the hypnotic, monochord intensity that characterised TOC’s previous records gives way here to a more concrete song-narrative – which serves only to heighten the sensation of drowned-world psychedelia. Her divine alto still swims in reverb, but the words are clearer, there’s a resolve to communicate through the aqueous haze: “I hope you’ll forgive me…”

‘I Woke Up And The Storm Was Over’, which appears here in a slightly different mix to that which opens the vinyl-only Blackest Ever Black compilation I Can’t Give You The Life You Want, is no less mesmerising, further highlighting Lobo’s ever more sophisticated, painterly use of synth textures, not to mention her unmistakably plangent, otherworldly guitar work. She has spent a considerable amount of time crafting these songs, and it shows: for all that we cherish her earlier work, never has Tropic of Cancer sounded so poised, so assured, or so moving as it does today. The EP concludes with the elegiac, frozen-space ambience of ‘When The Dog Bites’; Lobo’s vocal is a radiant blur, consoling across a void of lonesome string-pads, vaporous noise and distant, tranquilized bass-drum detonations.

“I’ve searched all the world,” Lobo sings on ‘I Woke Up…’, “And it turns out I want all the world.” With Tropic of Cancer it always comes back to longing: for the impossible, the irretrievable, the unrequitable.

 

Listen:
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Special:
“I’ve Lost a Friend -Mundo Urbano Mixtape ”

 

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Booking:
Little Big

 

Websites:
Tropic Of Cancer
Blackest Ever Black

 

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[Video]: Barbara Morgenstern with T.Raumschmiere – Was Du Nicht Siehst

 

Artist:
Barbara Morgenstern with T.Raumschmiere

 

Title:
Was Du Nicht Siehst

 

Label:
Monika Enterprise

 

Related Release:
album “Doppelstern”

 

Recommendation:
T.Raumschmiere’s self-titled album on AlbumLabel

 

Websites:
Barbara Morgenstern
T.Raumschmiere
Monika Enterprise

 

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out for a while: Kevin De Vries – We Are All Prisoners EP [Advanced (Black)]

 

Artist:
Kevin De Vries

 

Title:
We Are All Prisoners EP

 

Label:
Advanced (Black)

 

Cat#:
ADV014

 

Release Date:
09th March 2015

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
We Are All Prisoners

02.
Abstract

03.
Keep Me In Mind


04.
Angels Are Flying Above Us

 

Press Info Artist:
One of Germany’s brightest rising stars, Kevin de Vries, makes his debut on Advanced with his brilliant EP ”We Are All Prisoners” featuring 4 techno gems that remind to all of us why we are self-imprisoned to TECHNO !

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Special:
“BassAudienz Podcast | Episode 59”

 

Recommendations:
“Platon EP” by Kevin De Vries on Arts Digital
“A Journey Through Life EP” by Kevin De Vries on Complexed
“Hidden Systems LP” by Space DJz on Advanced

 

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Booking:
Blakk Sheep Agency

 

Booking:
Neptune Music for Kevin De Vries

 

Websites:
Kevin De Vries
Advanced

 

13th November 2015: Stützpunkt #02 @ Humboldthain, Berlin (Germany)

 

Stützpunkt

 

Event:
Stützpunkt #2

 

Date & Time:
13th November 2015 at 10:00pm

 

Line-up:
MTD
Orion
Pierre
J.BRGK
Legat & Tham
MAXX
SJ Tequilla
Docmadeli
Mario Csehan & ALF-Melmac

 

Location:
Humboldthain, Berlin (Germany)

 

Admission fee:
tba

 

Press Info (German only):
Kein Backstage, sondern eingetretene Toilettentüren. Kein Blick auf die Skyline, sondern Hängematten im Garten – so sieht Berliner Clubkultur aus. Ein Schmelztiegel für wilde und aufstrebende Künstler. Der Stützpunkt vereint dieses Potential, gibt den Künstlern die Plattform sich der Welt zu beweisen.

Zum zweiten Mal in diesem Jahr lädt der Stützpunkt zum Feiern. Auf dem oberen Floor treiben der Belgier MAXX und der Japaner SJ Tequilla sowie einige Andere die Tanzwütigen mit groovendem House-Vibe an, unten wummert massiver Techno, gespielt von großen Nachwuchstalenten wie dem Lyoner Pierre. Die beiden Headliner Sonntag-Morgen-Owner MTD und Orion, der in den vergangenen Jahren auf Gknstr veröffentlichte, verleihen der Veranstaltung ein besonderes Renomee.

Event @ Facebook
Event @ Resident Advisor

 

Sets:
MTD – “Lunacy Podcast 007”

J.BRGK – “September”

Legat & Tham – “One Year Of Gravure”

MAXX – “Humboldthain Promo DJ Set”

Docmadeli – “Schwarze Raben”

 

Websites:
Stützpunkt
Humboldthain Club

 

out now: Space DJz – Hidden Systems LP [Advanced (Black)]

 

Artist:
Space DJz

 

Title:
Hidden Systems LP

 

Label:
Advanced (Black)

 

Cat#:
ADV026

 

Release Date:
November 2015

 

Format:
digital

 

Tracklist:
01.
Hidden Systems

02.
Temple Ball Skank

03.
Temple Ball Skank
(Late Night Mix)

04.
Senseless Fragments

05.
I Knew You Were Trouble

06.
When You Walked In

07.
Desperate Edge

08.
The Difference Engine

 

Press Info:
Industry’s greatest techno duo, Space DJz, make their grand debut on our label with their cutting edge album, ”Hidden Systems LP” featuring 8 extratterestial productions, straight from another world! When those spacey legends deliver a long-prepared album, you know that something serious is going on and there is no need for more words! Explore their Hidden Systems and get lost in proper futuristing techno! And if you think that we are done, we have to inform you that an enormous remix pack cooked by some techno titans, is landing in early 2016!

 

Full Track Streaming:

 

Special:
“Advanced Podcast 39”

 

Recommendation:
EP “We Are All Prisoners” by Kevin De Vries on Advanced
more soon

 

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Beatport Classic
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Websites:
Space DJz
Advanced