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New Vinyl/CD Releases at Amoeba Hollywood 7/11 - Gilb'r & Sotofett, XDB, Sterac and more!

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, July 11, 2014 12:25pm | Post a Comment

 

Gilb'r and Sotofett - Cobra

 

Gilb'r and Sotofett

Cobra EP 12"

Versatile

Tripping, dub-inflected tracks from Gilb'r and Sex Tags honcho Sotofett.  These tracks are structured like psychedelic rock jams on analog synthesizers rather than loop based dj tools. This is apparent on B-side Plantehaelvate, which spins various melodic yarns over a pulsing bass line.

Buy Cobra EP 12"

 

 

Eamon Harkin - Back Down 12"Eamon Harkin

Back Down 12"

Argot

Tight two-tracker from Mr. Saturday Night's Eamon Harkin. Title track Back Down begins with the sound of party conversations over a chunky techno beats - perhaps Harkin's many days and nights leading the dance in Brooklyn have allowed him to nail the communal feeling present during a track's lead up. Harkin eventually drops some spacious pads to complete the simple banger. The track will appeal to fans of Runaway's Brooklyn Club Jam. The b-side is a bit bouncier, possessing a cool, Kraftwerk-style mid-range bass line.

Buy Back Down 12"

 

XDB - Africc

XDB

Afrikk 12"

Echochord

Awesome dubby house excursions from XDB. The title track is based around a guitar figure and just kind of hangs around in the air (in the best way possible). The a-side is a bit more immediate, with a cool two-chord stab and bass line driving shifty, organic/electronic percussion. Philogresz puts a similarly off-kilter spin on Afrikk,  Adding some funky claps and even more dub efx to the trippy whole.

Buy Afrikk 12"

 

Sterac - Track 2Sterac

Track 2 12"

Klockworks

Steve Rachmad releasing on Ben Klock's label - what could go wrong? Very little, it appears. Track 2 is an addictive organ vamp over a strong techno beat. Immediately recognizable when slipped in with less melodic productions but with enough low-end torque to hang with the big boys. Rotary, which appeared on Klock's Fabric mix, is more content to dig deep into the acid machine, a repetitive tool for peak time.

Buy Track 2 12"

 

Copeland - Because I'm Worth It

Copeland

Because I'm Worth It LP

Self-released

Inga Copeland, half of the defunct (?) Hype Williams, steps out with a fully realized new sound. Loosely, she's combining bleeding edge corroded bass techniques with her pop mien. Actress collabs on early highlight Advice for Young Girls, which has Copeland's deadpan monotone sliding over a deflated lo-fi riddim. Several instrumental pieces flit between the weightier vocal tracks - where we are led by Copeland, a convincing prophet of urban decay. Recommended.

Buy Because I'm Worth It LP

 

Minor Science - Noble GasMinor Science

Noble Gas 12"

Trilogy Tapes

Minor Science is the musical project of well-known music journalist Angus Finlayson. His debut 12" has been repressed on Trilogy Tapes, and with good reason. There's a strikling effective formula at work here. Finlayson takes the soulful chords of Detroit house and abstracts them for texture without losing the overall feeling. Take Hapless, which sounds a bit like a dream meeting betwen Tuff Sherm and Kassem Mosse. The track is based around a deep vocal and a metallic house snare. The vocal's words are revealed to be, "What am I supposed to do now," as a bittersweet progression fills the air. The twist is that rather than piano or a friendly pad, the synth is reimagined as a morse code transmission, cutting in and out rapidly. It's at once defeated and hopeful.

Buy Noble Gas 12"

 

Daniel Jacques - Livet Efter Detta

Daniel Jacques

Livet Efter Detta 12"

Mistress Recordings

Cool house 12" from DVS1's new, incredibly solid house leaning label. These are smooth Detroit house jams in the Detroit fashion, heavy on rhodes, dusty cymbals and vocal samples. Closing track, Emotion Devotion, veers closest to early Theo deepness, but there's a lot to love here.

Buy Livet Efter Detta 12"

 

New this week:

REFERENCE: Isolated Rhythm 12" 
SAUL, WILL: Pedal Power EP 12" 
NPHONIX: Benway EP 12" 
BALLERINI, LUCA: I'm Sick EP 12" 
STEVIE P: Construct EP 12" 
GROOVE ARMADA & BRODANSE (FEAT. KEVIN KNAPP): Advancing Man 12" 
EFDEMIN: Decay Versions Pt. 1 12" 
BRAME: Shades EP 12" 
APPLICATION: System Fork CD 
DJ NORI: Nomad 2014 12" 
SCHERBE: King of Kasio 12" 
DOZZY, DONATO: K 2LP 
COLLINS, ANTHONY: Lie to Me 12" WINNERS (UK):
KOLSCH: Speicher 79 12" 
FLOORPLAN AKA ROBERT HOOD: Never Grow Old/Phobia (Re-Plants) 12" (
VA: Enter.Ibiza2014 4CD 
TAAL MALA: White Label Renegade EP 12" 
ODD NUMBERS: Break Even 12" 
DETTMANN, MARCEL: Seduction 12" 
CROFT, VALERIA: The Others 12" 
PRINS THOMAS: Blusketuta 12" 
PRINS THOMAS: Apne Slusa 12" 
STEINHOFF, JULIUS: Flocking Behaviour 2x12"
WEN & PARRIS: Caught/Collide 12" 
HARDWARE: Your Move/Checking One 12" 
VA: Our Beat Is Still New - After Take 12"