The Invisible Insurrection LP+CD
This is the fifth release by the Hamburg-based record label FauxPas Musik. Just in time for their first anniversary, they publish German anonymous producer Desolate's debut album The Invisible Insurrection. In January 2009, his first EP was released and now the time has come for his first LP, and of course, this imprint is pressed on vinyl. The dark but dynamic sounds of Burial and the spheric, spacy atmosphere of Boards Of Canada seem to be basic inspiration points for Desolate. Available in a limited 180 gram vinyl edition plus a bonus CD with extra tracks.
Listen to "Divinus" here:
If Anywhere Was Here He Would Know Where We Are/This Foundry
Blackest Ever Black
"If Anywhere Was Here He Would Know Where We Are" is a tense work, with a rolling rhythm that might make one think of jungle, if jungle were a product of the '80s cold wave. The drum hits and synth tones seem almost punitive, designed to admonish rather than seduce -- and yet seduce they do. On the flip, Regis reinvents "This Foundry." It's a tough but sensitive version, true to the original's overriding atmosphere of decay and disquiet, but also tapping into its romantic undercurrents.
Listen to "If Anywhere Was..." here:
Anthony Shake Shakir
FRICTIONALISM 2 12”
"FRICTIONALISM 1994-2009 REMIXES PT 2" see 2 huge artists remixing this techno pioneer's work. 1st is "SKUDGE'S FLOOR KILLER REMIX" of "THE FLOOR FILLER." On the flip MRSK does a version of "TRAVELERS." Both mixes bring that straight forward gritty & funky production style that won't disappoint.
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Ghosts EP 12"
Ghosts is Chymera's second cooperation with Connaisseur. Apart from his already very strong Detroit-ish output, he has started experimenting with house, disco and electronica to create a new subtle and more diverse sound spectrum. "Ghosts" is a very touching Detroit epic with a highly-motivating groove and a goosebump-inducing string theme. "These Jagged Shards" is the definition of deep -- a slow builder with an imperative dub groove, chopped-up vocals and driving drums, ensnaring the listener from beginning to end.
Listen to "These Jagged Shards" here:
Pamon 403 EP 12"
Echocord is proud to release a new killer EP by Mikkel Metal. All 3 tracks are made for the dancefloor -- stripped-down, dubby techno tracks. Again, Mikkel moves into another direction, more dirty, raw and minimal, but at the same time you can immediately hear that it's a Mikkel Metal release. Fans of Omar S. and Kassem Mosse should pick this one up.
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Titan One/DFM 12"
On October 16, 2010, Thomas Fehlmann performed in Montreal at the historic Molson Coors Brewery building together with members of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. Together, they sought to recreate a version of Gustav Mahler's classic "Symphony No. 1 (Titan)." This is a new recording inspired by that performance renamed as "Titan One." The B-side features a new recording inspired by the second piece of the performance -- a new version of Fehlmann's "Du Fehlst Mir" from his 2006 album Visions Of Blah.
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Listen to "Titan" here:
Star Vehicle: The Original Motion Picture Score LP
Star Vehicle: The Original Motion Picture Score is classic Gianni Rossi, seamlessly blending disco and rock in ways never before imagined. Italo/Canadian composer Gianni Rossi, once considered the world's top session keyboardist, has had his share of ups and downs. By age 25, he had scored several minor dance hits in Central America. He owned condos on both sides of the Atlantic and a private jet to get him back and forth. But by 30, he was in a penitentiary somewhere in Eastern Europe -- where he would remain for 15 years. In 2009, after a failed political career and many trips to Betty Ford, Rossi returned to the spotlight with Gutterballs: The Original Motion Picture Score. The highly original disco rock sound captivated the world, though Rossi soon found himself back in rehab. But now he's back again, working once more with director Ryan Nicholson on his latest slasher film, Star Vehicle.
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SOMEBODY TO LOVE - J KORN 12”
Even while pitching down a vocal from another recognizable house tune, things kick off with a proper rough and intense track with heavy bass & bump. JACOB KORN gets busy on the flip for an excellent jackin Chicago remix. Nice release with heavy support.
Listen to "Somebody to Love" here:
SPACE SCRIBBLE EP 12”
NANG finally releases a new EP from one of the sound's founding fathers, slo-motion cosmic disco is the order of the day aided by DJ ROCCA (aka AJELLO) and Slovenian wonder ICHISAN. The title track is full of analog frippery, synth psych-space-station grooves.
KOTELETT & ZADAK: Krümmel 12"
VA: Werkschau 12” EMPTYSET (FEAT. CORNELIUS HARRIS): Altogether Lost 12"
MARIO BASANOV & VIDIS (FEAT. KATHY DIAMOND): In My System 12"
DAVENPORT & DEUTSCHMANN: Trump 12"
ANDRI: Up Lantis EP 12"
TOM DEMAC: Swimming In My Mind EP 12"
SEBROK: Out In Miami 12”
MANABOO: Delinquent/SB Massive 12"
MATHEW LEUTWYLER: The Wilderness EP 12"
LHF: EP2: The Line Path 12”
MISS KITTIN: All You Need 12"
BRUNO PRONSATO: Anybody But You/Feel Right 12"
ULYSSES: Acid Reflux 12"
TASTER PETER: Porno Totale 12"
VA: Home Sweet Home Session Chapter VII 12"
Tevo Howard/AGE OF COMPASSION 12”
Alex Clare/UP ALL NIGHT (SBTRKT RMX) 10”
Martyn & Mike Slott/COLLABS 1 12”
Joystick Jay/EDITS #1 EP 12”
Donna Summer/STATE OF..-REVENGE EDIT 12”
Evol Intent/PARADIZE CITY 12”
Various/NOTHING IS WORTH THE HYPE 12”
Von D/SHOW ME (SKREAM REMIX) 12”
Kowton/SHE DON'T JACK 12”
Keyboard Masher/KM EDITIONS #2 12”
Rhythm Odyssey/MOVE GROOVE 12”
Tevo Howard/WITHOUT ME (REMIXES) 12”
Distal & HxdB/TYPERITER TUNE VIP 12”
Moguai/GET FRESH 12”
Radioslave/RADIOSLAVE MEETS SKINT V3 12”
Peven Everett/LOVE OF YOUR LIFE 12"
Twisted Tongue/A RETURN (RAY MANG) 12”
Ali Love/MOSCOW GIRL 12”
Funkanomics/BOX OF CHOCOLATE EP 12”
Pteradactil Disco/BIG ASS BISCUIT 12”
Instra:mental/FROM THE START 12”
Cabin Fever/CABIN FEVER VOL.17 12” Deep Space Orchestra/INSIDE OUT EP 12” Robortom/PAGANINI ROCKS 12”
Crazy P/MTS VOL. 1 12”
Simian Mobile Disco/SAMPLE & HOLD 3LP
3 Channels - Cesar/I CAN UNDERSTAND 12”
Can/I WANT MORE (ORANGE VINYL) 12”
Carl Anderson/BUTTERCUP 12”
Ryan Shaw/LOVIN 12”
Glasser/MIRRORAGE (LINDSTROM RMX) 12”
David Panda & Spatio Edits/REMIXES 12”
Cut Copy/TAKE ME OVER 12”
Crazy P/A NICE HOT EDIT WITH SMPLR 3 12”
Ooft!/UMBILICAL CHORD 12”
Hygher Baby/STRUGGLIN (T TREATS RMX) 12"
Publicist/KEEP IT OFF THE RECORD 12"