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New 12"s @ Amoeba Hollywood 3/5 - Barnt, Indoor Life, Peel MD, Eddie C, Leech, Jesse Saunders, and more!

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, March 5, 2013 04:18am | Post a Comment

Barnt - AriolaBarnt
Ariola
Comeme

The deluge of indistinguishable deep house, replete with “soulful” vocal samples, swung drums, and jazzy pads sometimes makes an avid listener long for a producer who hasn’t arrived fully-formed with only the most tasteful/retro influences. Barnt is that producer. Here, he follows last year’s bizarre anthem “Geffen” with four even odder tracks. “Tunsten” starts rather polite, then a maddening synth tone climbs slowly skyward and remains for a bit before coming back down and hitting on one-note as the beat picks up, a house track as carnival-ride. “Ariola” is more staid and baroque - with counterpuntal synths evoking Vangelis. "Stac" is a skewed percussion workout, with Barnt programming drums as though he’s never heard of the grid. Any cut off the record is perfect for waking up a crowd used to knowing what to expect.

Buy Ariola
 
Indoor Life
Indoor Life
Compost
 
A bizarre and heretofore lost document of post-punk freedom, Indoor Life is in many ways an amazing missing link connecting Patrick Cowley and Chrome, Warhol and Sylvester, freewheeling SF-punk psychedelia with the NYC 80s downtown scene. Indoor Life formed in 1980 in San Francisco - Cowley produced their first ep (Indoor Life member Jorge Socarras also performed with Cowley as Catholic). The music is similar to Pere Ubu in a way, but with the rhythm section calibrated to funk/disco rather than utilitarian rock. Songs like Madison Ave. slow things down with gorgeous delayed trombone. Essential document.
 
Buy Indoor Life
Peel MD - Grip

Peel MD
Grip
Borft
 
Bruising mini-LP of uncompromising acid from the Swedish duo. As the first-track “Henry, Second Bass” jolts to life with its Phuture meets Knight Rider groove, it becomes apparent that PEEL MD is carrying on the tradition of mutant dance music borne out of analog experimentation. Closer “Fusefudge” introduces the raw drum palette and atmosphere of early industrial music. Great debut from PEEL MD and more uncompromising weirdness from the Borft label (Frak). Limited Second Pressing of 350.
 
Buy Grip
 
 
 
Eddie C
Country City Country
Endless Flight
 
A nostalgic collection of cosmic sample and synth work from the Canadian aesthete. Tracks like “Stoney Pharmacy” and “Fools on the Hill” present a more widescreen vision of Dilla’s bag. Fans of Andres will find much to love with the laidback cut-up groove of “Drinking and Thinking”.
Eddie C slowly works his way from odd, pleasing hip-hop instrumentals to the balearic/nu-disco/deep house jams that conclude the album. A lot to love.
 
Buy Country City Country
 


 
Leech
Tusk
100% Silk 
 
Leech’s Brian Foote kicks off his debut for 100% Silk with a wistful piano house vamp not far from the label’s signature hypnagogic house sound. Over the course of the record, Foote’s sound reveals itself to be more micro and muscular than the label’s typical offerings. On the title track, a rude 303 and odd percussion slowly emerge as the counterpoint to the crystalline piano/female vocal that drive the track. “Ninao” works a similar formula, the producer’s love of piano house as a deceptive front for outré experimentation cemented. “Sense Enjoyer” is similarly epic. A busy 303 line begins the track, and is soon buoyed by a wistful four-chord synth progression - when the synth emerges later in the track, it’s taken on an almost-Fennesz like quality. “Winehouse” is the ep's most austere track - a rough hewn, live techno jam replete with  time-lapse synth and 303-microfunk skittering around the the track’s odd beat. All in all, a worthy introduction to one of LA’s finest purveyors of live electronic sound - recommended.
 
Buy Tusk
 
Jesse Saunders - On & OnJesse Saunders
On & On
Rush Hour
 
Rush Hour continues its series of flawlessly curated archival house releases (Dream2Science, Sha-lor, Elbee Bad) with this track, the godfather of them all. Widely regarded as the first house track, “On & On” was  influenced by Frankie Knuckles deejaying style and leans heavy on the jacking style that looms heavy over the modern house landscape. More importantly, this mutant bit of funk sounds every bit as relevant today as it did in 1984.
 
Buy On & On
 
 
Lace Curtain - Nothing I Wanna DoLace Curtain
Nothing I Wanna Do
DFA
 
Incisive disco not disco from the new group made up of members of Total Control, Rank Xerox and others. Wry, world-weary vocals combine with smart synth programming and spare live percussion to create an electronic post-punk sound so obvious you’d think someone would have hit on it by now. At times, the band’s sound is reminiscent of a subtractive version of labelmates Factory Floor. Things brighten slightly on “In The House”, a track with a loping groove worthy of Factory Beneleux.
 
Buy Nothing I Wanna Do
 


 
Henrik Bergqvist
Go For What Hurts
Aniara
 
Intriguing new sounds from the Swedish newcomer. The title track wastes little time getting deep in the oddest way possible, starting with wobbly guitar before coming with a steamroller of a two-note bassline and a snare that could pass for the clackety-clack of boxcars. Eventually two samples, one made up of gorgeous strings, the other perhaps of feline origin create a deliciously stoned whole.  A bit of Detroit in here, but Henrik’s house sound is all his. B-side “Spin” twists a couple samples and manic, jazz-influenced percussion into head-down, dark room business, eventually emerging with a blurred melodic organ progression and cute vocal before beating the simple groove again. TIP!
 
Buy Go For What Hurts
 
Rainer Veil - StruckRainer Veil
Struck 
Modern Love
 
Rainy, corroded sounds from the English duo. The title track combines the tape-delay degradation expected from the Modern Love camp with the big pads of Burial’s more hopeful moments. “Slow Beaming” comes off like a refracted take on the Tri Angle sound, while “Bala” represents the ep’s emotional peak, the longing vocal subsumed by string synth atmospherics worthy of Talk Talk’s “Laughing Stock”. The record represents an infusion of downcast pop into a plethora of ‘ardcore continuum formatives - the end result, at times, veering closer to ambient music than even the foggiest post-dubstep.
 
Buy Struck
 

New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 10/23/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, October 19, 2009 03:38pm | Post a Comment
 
New Techno/Electronic 12"s Coming This Week:

DJ Koze
MINIMAL ELVIS & MIXIMAL MJ 12" 
LTD001

White label remix 12" from GET PHYSICAL's DJ KOZE. One side is his minimal smokey remix of ELVIS PRESLEY's cover of "FEVER" -- techno meets cafe jazz. The other side is a chopped up minimal remix of MICHAEL JACKSON's "BAD."


Aphex Twin
DUMB DAN REMIX 1-SIDED 12"
APX101 

1-sided remix of "ANALOGUE BUBBLEBATH" done by DUMB DAN (who also remixed JUSTICE vs NEW ORDER and DAFT PUNK recently). As an added bonus it's pressed on clear vinyl!    


Boys Noize JEFFER-MODESELEKTOR RMX 12" BNR038 

Excepter 
FRKWYS VOL. 2 EP 12" FRKWYS02

Flying Lotus 
WHOLE WIDE WORLD 12" RAMP016

Fever Ray 
IF I HAD A HEART REMIX 12" RABID38T

Fever Ray 
WHEN I GROW UP REMIXES 12" RABID40T 

MFA 
THROW IT BACK 12" 26BC      


New House/Disco 12"s Coming This Weekend:

Ronny & Renzo
ME, MYSELF, GOOD RMX 12" 
KKFR74005

The latest 12" from Belgium's KING KUNG FOO. Limited one time only pressing of 1000. Slow-mo Balaeric disco with a 9 min original mix on one side and a trippy "VOODOO RITUAL DUB" mix from QUIET VILLAGE on the flip. A song and 12" dedicated to the plight of the silverback gorilla. Full pic sleeve.



Idjut Boys 
DROID #3 12" 
DROID0309

Another deadly duo of cuts, taking basic raw drum track elements & twisting them into FX laden new shapes. Their patented dub ethic is woven into these club friendly tunes, hypnotizing and sporadic. Limited pressing, no repress on these, folks!
 


Art Of Tones CALL THE SHOTS 12" VIS189

Holger Czukay ODE TO PERFUME LTD. 10" C56014

Silicone Soul LANGUAGE OF THE SOUL 12" SOMA272

Smith & Mudd HVALA & ENOS 12" C56015

Various SPATIAL DISCO LP ETS007LP

DJ Sneak
HIT EM WHERE IT HURTS12" ROBSOUL78

Daniel Wang PRES. BALIHU YRS. PT 1 DLP RH108LP1

Daniel Wang
PRES. BALIHU YRS. PT 2 DLP RH108LP2

Eddie C MAKE A CHANGE 12" FB003

Jackpot RVNG OF THE NRDS #9 12" NRDS09

Jorge C MAS MUSICA EP 12" MATRIX21

Kink PSYCHE FUNK EP 12" UT03

Machine FUSE-AME & DIXON REMIXES 12" IV23

Spencer Parker YOU GOT ME 12" NRK153

T&K MUCHO SWASH 12" IDIB022

Timo Maas BITE THE DUST & PAYBACK 12" TIMORE001

W+L Black SOUL CLAP POP EDITS 12" WLB03

White Days GOSPEL DRUMS12" WHITEDAYS002

Wolf Music I WANNA SEE..EP-REVENGE 12" WOLFEP003



New Jungle/Dubstep 12"s Coming This Weekend:


Moody Boyz
FREEDOM (WITH PETE SIMPSON)12"
STUDR004


MOODY BOYZ (aka TONY THORPE) team up with soulful vocalist PETE SIMPSON for a bumpin' UK funky meets dubstep workout, with the dubwise mix on the flip.

Chasing Shadows
ILL 12"
HENCH011


Twisted beats, a punishing bassline,and sweeping atmospherics on this intensely nosiy dubstep effort from the HENCH label. B-side "AMIRAH" is equally dark & intense as well.



4 Hero PRESENTS EXTENSIONS DLP RCRLP03

Calibre
LET ME HOLD YOU 12" SIG015

Cluekid & LD
I DON'T WANNA CRY 12" CAS004

Digital & Outrage
RED LETTER 3LP CHANELD01LP

Emalkay
WHEN I LOOK AT YOU 12" DP034

FaltyDL
PARTY12" RAMP025

Goldie & Commix
ENVIOUS12" METH080

Junior Murvin 
NUMBER 1 SOUND (REMIXES)12" LIR01

Mungos Hi Fi 
INTERNATIONAL ROOTS (LD REMIX) 12" DP032

Sub Focus SUB FOCUS LP SAMPLER D12" RAMMLP13

New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 10/16/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, October 12, 2009 02:54pm | Post a Comment


New Techno/Electro 12"s Coming This Weekend:


Etienne Jaumet
ENTROPY EP C.VANCE RX 12"
VER064

1st 12" from the ZOMBIE ZOMBIE keyboard player's album prod by CARL CRAIG!! "ENTROPY" is a meeting between ASHRA TEMPLE, CAN, LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, a TR808 & more vintage gear. Also included is a mental techno ride provided by way of a remix of "FOR FALLING ASLEEP" by CHRISTIAN VANCE.  

joakim watermelon bubblicious ep

Joakim
WATERMELON BUBBLICIOUS EP 12"
VER063

After some heavy remixes, JOAKIM is back with his own productions. "NEBULA LAUGHTER" is an epic journey influenced by italo & disco played live by his band THE DISCO. "WATERMELON BUBBLICIOUS" is the bangin electro cut for the dancefloors that rounds off his EP.


Beatfanatic ROBOTS & GUIDE EP 12" SCR018

Breakbeat Junkie 
ARTIST SERIES 10 12" GG19

Breakbeat Junkie 
ARTIST SERIES 3 12" GG09 

Da Wiesel 
BOOGALOO STOMP 12" GG04 

Funkanala 
BE THERE TOMORROW 12" HN002

Parker vs P-Zilla 
ARTIST SERIES 2 12" GG08

Pure-P 
ON MY NEW YORK SHEET-PART 2 12" GAMM056

Saag 
ROSE ROGUE 12" GAMM054 EXC 

Various 
REGROOVED 6 EP 12" GG07

Various 
REGROOVED 7 EP 12" GG10  

Crookers 
PUT YOUR HANDS ON ME 12" ECB199

Cru Jonez 
LTD ED 4 SEASONS SPRING 7" ORG7006 

Detroit Grand Pubahs 
BUTTFUNKULA RMX 12" DET10 

Kelpe 
CAMBIO WECHSEL DLP DC109LP

Lazer Sword 
GUCCI SWEATSHIRT 12" IL1001 

Munk 
BACK DOWN REMIXED-CUT COPY 12" GOMMADT004  

Snap 
2009 REMIXES 12" H2BDJS6P 

Who Made Who 
OUT THE DOOR REMIXES 12" GOMMA075



New House/Disco 12"s Coming This Weekend:


Sven Tasnadi
LOST IN CHAOS 12"
CARGO012 

"WHAT WE DO" is a classic house track, very deep and peppered with vocal cuts that hold the tension. On the flip is "AMOUR FOU," a track with a very compact rhythm, tied together by a reduced bassline & driving drum patterns that surprise.
       


Eddie C
YOU'RE WELCOME 12"
JISCO009

Groove Dis Exclusive! More copies back in stock. JISCO delivers the goods again with this three-tracker of smoked out disco edits from Canada based EDDIE C. Includes "YOU'RE WELCOME," "LET YOUR MIND BE FREE," and "MAKE IT BETTER."
    

2020 Soundsystem CAN'T STOP..REMIX 12" VIS14

New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 07/10/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, July 6, 2009 02:42pm | Post a Comment

  
New Electro/Techno 12"s Coming this Weekend:


Mathew Jonson 
WALKING ON THE HANDS...12"
WAG050 MUS (light blue colored vinyl)

MATHEW JONSON's new 12" sees him unearthing more quirky, haunting melodies over floor friendly percussion. It's chilling and cinematic. "WHEN LOVE FEELS LIKE CRYING" includes harmonic fragments with punchy bass tones playing the central hook.


DMX Krew 
COME TO ME 12"
PERMVAC034 

1st release in PERMANENT VACATIONS's new EVER GREEN. This new wave/electro cut comes with an exclusive instrumental version on the flip.

Adele vs Mick Boogie 1988 LP ADELEBOOGIE1

Ancient Astronauts CLASSIC 12" ESL155  

Miss Dica FREAK EP 12" 3EEP103

Baker Bros FAMILY TREE 12" FSR072 

Depeche Mode BEHIND THE WHEEL RMX 12" DAI02

Diplo & Blaqstarr GET OFF 12" MAD093

Headman DREAMPIECES (ZONGAMIN REMIX) 12" RR034 

Moby PALE HORSES REMIX (GER IMPORT) 12" MOSMOBY1 

Savage Skulls BUMPS EP 12" DSD023        

New House/Disco 12"s Coming this Weekend: