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New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 12/14 - Conforce, Traxx aka Poetic Painter M, Smallpeople, Larry Heard, Floating Points and more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, December 14, 2011 04:51pm | Post a Comment
Conforce
Escapism 2LP
Delsin

Holland's deep electronic specialist Conforce releases his second full-length. Still riding high on the praise from his last EP, Dystopian Elements, Boris Bunnik has crafted another album of deep digital and authentic analog bliss. As well as on Delsin, it's appropriately classy labels like Clone and Rush Hour which have released Conforce's work in the past -- the results of which have helped mark out the man behind them as one of the day's most considered sonic craftsmen. All but one of the album tracks is new and exclusive, with "Lonely Run" the only one heard thus far, given its inclusion on the aforementioned EP. It was a track which perfectly surmised the man's musical mission -- to combine elements of futurism with real hardware, decent software and to simply go wherever it takes him, be that a landscape doused in dub, formed from a firmer techno template or built on a house groove. As such, the aptly-entitled album is a wholly immersive listen from start to finish. Operating in its own deep and subliminal world of rhythm, it goes from lateral and dubby to more upright and kicking, touching on ambient moments and the odd classist moment along the way. Rather than ten shades of the same color, Escapism investigates a number of different moods and tempos. Opener "Revolt DX," for example, suggests a lively pace, despite being drenched in echo and reverb. "Elude," meanwhile, is a more roughshod roller torn apart by blistering synths, crisp percussion and prying claps. "Shadows Of The Invisible" is a mysterious journey into the tense, unknown world of deep space, while "Aquinas Control" floats in a murky, churning and dark underwater abyss... like the album overall, it's hugely evocative stuff that bares little resemblance to the populist motifs of Chicago-this or Detroit-that. From start to finish, Escapism grabs your attention without being rushed, hurried or over-complicated. It's the sort of album which works on both headphones up-close, but also on a dancefloor at a distance, thanks to its devilish detail but palpable presence. Unsurprisingly, one of today's most reliable producers has turned in one of the year's finest albums.

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New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 12/6 - Nuel, Soundstream, Caretaker, Redshape, LFO, Silent Servant, Morgan Gesit, John Daly and more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, December 6, 2011 11:59pm | Post a Comment


Nuel
Trance Mutation LP
Further Records

Recorded in just one week, “Trance Mutation” is a departure from the sound of Aquaplano and one that delves into experimental territory. The result is a beautiful rhythmic and textured journey through the mind of Manuel Fogliata.

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Soundstream
Sound Sampler 12"
Soundstream

One of the most magical & original house projects with deep roots in classic Chicago House offers its multiple facets on one EP .

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Storm Queen
It Goes On 12"
Environ

Morgan Geist returns with his Storm Queen project with another anthemic vocal jam, limited vinyl only release!

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New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 11/30 Pinch & Shackleton, RVDS, Mike Huckaby, Rush Hour, Seahawks, Stephen Brown, and more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, November 30, 2011 11:50pm | Post a Comment

Pinch & Shackleton

Boracay Drift 12"
Honest Jon’s

A pulverizing, apocalyptic opening gives way to a menacing bass excursion, expertly putting on the frighteners dubwise, before dissolving ambiguously into the amazing, extended vocal treatment -- a thread of eerie, garbled sublimity, like a kind of black-magic plainsong. Rabih Beaini aka Morphosis' epic remix is more spaced and spooked, the dread of the original version in check but still body-rocking and driving out of its silences.

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RVDS
Moon Oddity 12"
Laid

RVDS presents with "Moon Oddity" the real house music soundtrack to a weekend's journey into outer space. This eccentric 12" is the result of playing his synths and drum computers virtually like no other. Dance music has never been so quirky, wacky, jacky -- far out deep inside.

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Mike Huckaby
My Life With The Wave 12”
Synth

New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 11/16 Jurgen Muller, John Daly, Marcel Dettmann, Elektro Guzzi, Lowtec, Untold and more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, November 15, 2011 05:32pm | Post a Comment
Jurgen Muller
Science Of The Sea LP
Digitalis

New and perhaps final repress, all copies are on a marbled metallic sky blue vinyl. Jürgen Müller was a self-taught amateur musician who, while studying oceanic science at the University of Kiel, purchased some electronic instruments and set up a mobile studio on his house boat, docked along the town of Heikendorf, on the North Sea. He held a life-long fascination with the ocean, the expansive and endless inner-space of the deep, where he felt many ecological miracles had yet to be discovered, and which kindled a love for the unknown. This love of all things nautical started early in his youth and eventually led him to study the oceanic sciences. For one week in 1979, Jürgen took up with a film crew on a mission to document some sea-water toxicity testing that was being performed by a couple of notable biologists, only a few kilometers offshore. At the end of the expedition, he decided that he would make music to capture the strange feeling conjured by these experiences. Utilizing only a handful of barely-remembered childhood piano lessons, Jürgen set about creating his marine-influenced vignettes with some electronic instruments he had gathered through friends, as well as borrowing some new equipment from a local school's music department. As a general music lover, earlier in the '70s he had taken note of several avant-garde electronic composers who he felt simultaneously captured a purity of sound and sense of wonder that was lacking in other music. He dreamt of fusing this ideal with the synthetic recreations of nature. In a sense, one could say he stumbled onto an early "new age" aesthetic through pure ignorance and coincidence. Mixing relaxing ambient tones and spooky, otherworldly sounds, he came up with a unique approach. After filling several reels of home recordings, he held ambitions of becoming a film composer. He decided to start his own publishing company, Neue Wissenschaft, and hoped to compose albums to sell as production music to various film companies for use in documentaries and television programs. As he was simultaneously hard at work on his studies to finish school, he had to work on his music in short intervals, and often had to put it aside altogether. As a result, it took several years for him to actually realize his sole full-length recording, Science Of The Sea, the sessions for which began in late 1981, before finishing a year later. Less than 100 copies were pressed, and few of them were even sent out to potential clients. Most copies were eventually given to friends and family. Jürgen's musical gamble never quite paid off as he had hoped, and without any outside interest or connections in the music world, he soon abandoned any dreams of a musical existence and instead chose to further his oceanographic career. Remastered from the original tapes by Brad Rose. Cut to vinyl at Dubplates & Mastering, Berlin and pressed in Germany.

New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 11/4 - Shoebox, Yoav B, Space Dimension Controller, Mike Parker, Kevin Reynolds, Jackmate and more

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, November 4, 2011 11:41pm | Post a Comment


Shoebox
Jasmine 12"
Shoebox

Shoebox is proud to present their debut release, a four-track EP called Jasmine. Shoebox comes from deep within, creating soul's pastiches.


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DJ Yoav B
Spacetrips 12”
Syncrophone Recordings

Lovely futuristic spaced out house tunes that slowly build and take things into orbit!

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Space Dimension Controller
Pathway To Tiraqoun6 D12"
R&S

This 11-track EP (pressed on limited blue vinyl)is a prequel to the SPACE DIMENSION CONTROLLER full-length "WELCOME TO MIKROSECTOR-50" coming in 2012. Alternating between beautiful ambient and robotic electro, this is for fans of DREXCIYA style electro and the likes. Tip!

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