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New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 7/22 - The Sight Below, Iron Curtis, Levon Vincent, Sven Weisemann, Justin Vandervolgen & more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, July 23, 2011 09:46pm | Post a Comment
The Sight Below
Glider 2LP
Ghostly

There’s a beating heart buried in the cold landscape of Glider, a warm 4/4 pulse that enervates the album’s echoing, looped drones and pulls the listener swiftly through the snow. By pinning barely-there electronic beats to his wisps of guitar melody, the Seattle-based producer turns ambient music into a hybrid strain of breathtakingly intimate, small-scale dance music. There’s a separation of elements in The Sight Below’s songs that’s almost meteorological in nature: Tendrils of treated guitar trail lazy patterns in the sky like the Aurora Borealis (“At First Touch”), flicker in the distance like heat lightning (“Dour”), or expand and contract like time-lapse cloud formations (“Life’s Fading Light”); running along beneath, nearly obscured by the airborne phenomena, is an ever-present beat, which ranges from the mud-puddle throb in “Without Motion” to the tiny, insistent high-hats in “A Fractured Smile.” The tracks evolve at a deliberated pace, but as the tones overlap and the rhythms build, time oozes to a halt and hangs in blissfully frost-bitten suspended animation. With Glider, The Sight Below has created a work of vertiginous sonic depth and exquisite melancholy: techno music for a dark, brooding night.

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Iron Curtis

Goma EP– San Soda / Mano Le Tough 12"
Kolour

Johannes Paluka delivers this fresh soulful deep house EP where the title track holds a nice smooth groove with a pitched down vocal bit. To follow is a stunning remix from SAN SODA. On the flip, "YOU'RE (WAY MUCH MORE THAN JUST) MY CHOICE TONIGHT" is a downtempo number & gets a MANO LE TOUGH remix.

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Levon Vincent
Man Or Mistress 12”
Novel Sound

Levon Vincent returns with another quality 3 track ep.  Limited vinyl only release "MAN OR MISTRESS", "MAKING HEADWAY" and "NO REGRETS" are all varied in style, typical LV bass heavy tracks sitting nicely between both house and techno.

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John Beltran
Kassem Mosse & Sven Weisemann Selection Remixes 12"
Delsin

In addition to John Beltran's Ambient Selections 1995-2011 (DSR 088CD) compilation, Delsin presents this special 12" featuring remixes by Kassem Mosse (with studio mate Mix Mup) and Sven Weisemann.


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Try To Find Me
Vol. 3 12”
Golf Channel

The 3rd installment in JUSTIN VANDERVOLGEN's "TRY TO FIND ME" series. "I'M A DANCER" is a huge peaktime club jam with big thundering drum beats and "more than a whiff of leather". B/w "NEEDS ENDING" a dreamy fx laden song with a whispery vocal that people are going crazy for.

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Miles
Facets EP
Modern Love

Miles' Facets EP brings together different ends of his production style, unifying elements of the house and techno he's most commonly released as MLZ together with the more broken production signatures usually reserved for Millie and the darkened tribalism of Demdike Stare. "Flawed" opens with a Linn loop from the archives, stretched and slowed down with an intoxicated aesthetic that's somewhere between house and dub, before "Lustre" re-configures source material originally keyed in by label-mate Andy Stott with a nice line in squashed percussion. "Primer" extends from a Demdike Stare outtake and veers off into an analog drum machine workout, before "On The Fly" ends the set with a recording made straight to mixing desk from an array of mis-wired and malfunctioning drum boxes, contact microphones and samplers. Thirty minutes long, mastered and cut at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin. Limited to 700 copies for the world.

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Snuff Crew

Basement Jams Pt.1 12”
Skylax

These Berlin based producers have released music on labels like RUSH HOUR, GIGOLO, PLAYHOUSE, etc and now have landed onto SKYLAX! Here they bring 4 cuts of heavily influenced Chicago-style old school house. Includes "LIKE THE WIND", "DREAMER", "DO THE SNAKE", and "SIGNALS".

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Cos-Mes & Chida

12 Inches For Japan 12”
ESP Institute

In an effort to help friends in Japan, ESP INSTITUTE presents part 1 in a ltd edition red vinyl stash. COS-MES brings a triumphant theatrical vocal stomper w/ HEY YAH & ENE label boss CHIDA dropping a dark dubby pumper on the flip. Proceeds go to relief efforts. No repress.

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Chicago Skyway & Dcook -LAGER EP 12”
Kenny Hawkes/GREEN GRASS 12”
Various/HIPSTERS VOL 2 LP
Marvin Zeyss/THE REMIXES-TEVO HOWARD 12”
AFMB: In My Life (feat. Geraldine Roth) 12"
MITZI: Vinyl Versions 12"
JON DASILVA (FEAT. DONALD WAUGH): Love Is All We Need 12"
JONA: This Time 12"
LOVEBIRDS/LEIF: The Beast/Almost Invisible 12"
FORMAT #1: Solid Session 12"
MANIK: Armies Of The Night Vinyl Sampler 12”
SAN PROPER, SAN: Shook 12”
RECLOOSE: Saturday Night Manifesto 12"
BRAILLE: The Year 3000 12"
MAXI MILL: To The Next/Sun Rays 12"
Bulb/STILL THERE 12”
Colman Brothers/BREATHING WITH DG 7"
Dense & Pika/BAD BACK 12”
EC33/I GOT THAT FEELING 12”
Funkineven/ROLAND'S JAM 12”
Excision & Downlink/HEAVY-SKISM RMX 12”
Jon Dasilva/LOVE IS ALL WE NEED 12”
Smoove & Turrell/ECCENTRIC AUDIO LP
Bulb/TENDERNESS 12”
Mat Chiavaroli/WAR OUTSIDE 12”
Johnwaynes/HOOMBA HOOMA 12”
Lord Of The Isles/HOT BLOBS EP 12”
Machinedrum/ALARMAA 12”
John Heckle/THE SECOND SON DLP
Various/10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PT.2 12”
Jam City/WATERWORX EP 12”
Istanbul 70/PSYCH DISCO EDITS VOL 2 12”
Istanbul 70/PSYCH DISCO EDITS VOL 3 12”
Tony Lionni/TAKE ME HIGHER EP 12”
Kastil/DUSTY EDITS VOL. 1 12”
Javeon McCarthy/LOVE WITHOUT A HEART 12”
Phil Weeks/IN THE MOOD - PHIL ASHER 12"
Mighty Mocambos & Friends/ZULU WALK 7”
Tobor Experiment Disco Experience/ST LP
Subb-An & Anomaly Jonez/MISLEADING 12”
Anagram Jam/ANAGRAM JAM LP
Randa & The Soul Kingdom/THINGS RMX 12”
Los Charlys Orch/THE GROOVE 12”
Sharmaji/HOW TO MOVE 12”
Jaybird/WHAT DA FUNK!?6BLOCC REMIX 12”
Alexis Raphael/KITCHENS & BEDROOMS 12”
Youandewan/1988 12”
Frankie Knuckles/I'LL TAKE YOU THERE 12”
Xxxy/YOU GOTTA DO YOU 12”
Memoryman aka Uovo/SOUL DROPS EP 12”
Kuba Sojka/BERLIN NEWS 12”
Miguel Migs/RED & DREAD 12”
Various/YELLORANGE HISTORY 12"

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The Sight Below (1), Iron Curtis (1), Levon Vincent (1), Sven Weisemann (4), Justin Vandervolgen (1), Golf Channel (0), Modern Love (2), Kenny Hawkes (1), Cos-mes (1)