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New 12" / LPs @ Amoeba Hollywood 5/8 - Shackleton, Madteo, Actress, Soft Rocks, Untold, Kowton and more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, May 8, 2012 07:14pm | Post a Comment


Shackleton
Music Drawbar Organ CD
Woe To The Septic Heart

The spaciously dark and minimalistic 5 parts from his "MUSIC FOR THE QUIET HOUR" project, as well as cuts from his 3 EP's comprising "THE DRAWBAR ORGAN"

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Madteo
Recast 12”
Meakusma

Brooklyn's Madteo has been seeing his profile grow considerably after some serious releases on Meakusma, Workshop, and most recently Joy O's Hinge Finger label. Here the leftfield dance producer gets remixed by Kassem Mosse, Marcellus Pittman and Shake!

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Actress

R.I.P. LP
Honest Jons

Between sleep and the void lies the electronic interzone of Actress. Following the noted 2010 album Splazsh (HJR 049CD/LP) (voted #1 in The Wire magazine's "Top 50 Releases Of The Year") South London producer Darren Cunningham returns with a suite of electronic laments, tone structures and dream-time rhythms which all carry his unmistakable fingerprint. R.I.P. comprises 15 tracks painstakingly crafted by Cunningham in his London studio over recent years, with a conceptual arc taking in death, life, sleep and religion. Right from the debut album Hazyville, Actress' music has carried deep tinges and pockmarks of London's rave music heritage. But after the angular dynamics of Splazsh, R.I.P. heads out into deep space. The rhythms and pulses are smudged or blurred, or are hinted at by their absence. Two-step garage is collided into gamelan, and freeform interludes explore microtonal spaces and imagined string instruments. The fifteen chapters of R.I.P. begin with ascension and the Book of Genesis, played out through gardens, serpents and mythological caves. Appropriately for exploring the myths of creation, the sounds Actress creates are completely sui generis. There are no soft synths or plug-ins, and instead he uses meticulous manual sound-tinkering to create tones, tunings and textures. The ghosted rhythms and free tunings of these tracks live in a parallel universe to the conventional rigors of the dancefloor. Unlike the sterile sound-spaces rendered in so much laptop sound-product, these tracks carry traces of the endless mouse strokes that made them. The album begins with the title track, a short tonal requiem for the dead, before drifting into another beatless meditation, the rippling minimalist structure of "Ascending." "Holy Water" and "Marble Plexus" introduce rhythm, although these percussive tics could be equally sourced from sub-bass speaker stacks or marbles rolling around a bowl. "Jardin" and "Serpent" are origami-like constructions which orbit around what could be pizzicato strings or harps. Last-but-one is "IWAAD," whose pulsing 4/4 rhythms and warm hits of low-end vibration hint at a return to the real. R.I.P. underlines Actress's reputation as one of the most eloquent voices to emerge from the sub-bass nexus of London dance music.

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Soft Rocks
Talking Jungle remix 12”
ESP Institute

Two tracks from last year's critically acclaimed "CURE OF SOFT ROCK" album give new life with new remixes. "TALKING JUNGLE" gets an upbeat disco house remix from JUSTIN VANDERVOLGEN (GOLF CHANNEL, DFA) and "OBO" gets a mellow and serene remix from ESP fave TIAGO

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Untold

Change in Dynamic 12”
Hemlock

Part 1 of the triple EP set "CHANGE IN A DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT" sees UNTOLD return with more shape-shifting sonic mastery, with "MOTION THE DANCE" and "LUMINOUS" each being sophisticated slices of future bass for discerning dancefloors and bass headz alike.


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Kowton
Never Liked Dancing 12”
Idle Hands

Two tracks of heads down, bass heavy house music, with B-side "TRACK MUTE" having a slightly more paranoid, elastic techno vibe.

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L-Vis 1990

Night Slugs

A new series that will operate alongside the NIGHT SLUGS label's main EP's & white label series, based on raw & tracky material. Drawing on classic DANCE MANIA & UNDERGROUND CONSTRUCTION vibes, these are 5 tape-saturated, strictly analog slices of modern day ghetto hard house.

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Data/MAKING SIMPLE THINGS... EP #2 D12”
Herva/MEANWHILE IN MADLAND EP 12”
June/THE OLYMPIAN CHRONICLES 12”
East Soul Person/MINSK EP 12”
Mode/AROUND THE EDGES 12”
DJ Wild/#5 REMIXES 12”
Session Victim/HAUNTED HOUSE OF..PT3 12”
Emalkay/FLESH & BONE (REMIXES) 12”
Bass Clef/REELING SKULLWAYS DLP
Vualitron/BLAGODUB EP 12”
Joss Ryan/MELANCHOLY DREAMS 12”
Ron Trent/RAW FOOTAGE PT. 1 D12”
Garben Eden/EP 12”
Deep Space Orchestra/BLINDSIDED 12”
Social Disco Club/UNKNOWN SEA EP 12”
Rio Padice/MOON PHASES EP 12”
Cern & Teknik/TRAITOR 12”
Seuil/SUB BOOGIE DRAMA EP 12”
Four Walls/THE FIRST FLOOR EP 12”
Carlos Nilmmns/RED 12”
Black Bahia/I LOVE MY LADY 12”
Gatekeeper/ATMOSPHERE PROCESSOR 12”
DJ Krust/GUESS REMIXES 12”
Rick Wade/NIGHT STATION REMIXES 12”
Sub Focus/OUT THE BLUE 12”
Brother G/RAW BOX EP 12”
Anton Mayer/RAW BOX EP 12”
Shyam/RAWAX 10.1 10”
Electric Rescue/TRAVELING EP 12”
Doc Daneeka/TOBYJUG (LANDO KAL RMX) 12”
Unknown/UNBALANCE #4 12”
Mirko Loko/HARDER - TIMELINE 12”
WBTTU/ANTHEMS VOL 2 12"

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