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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.

Purchase Glider here:



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.

Purchase Goma here:







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.

Purchase Man or Mistress here:









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.


Purchase Selection remixes here:









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.

Purchase Try To Find Me 3 here:





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.

Purchase Facets here:




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".

Purchase Basement James Pt 1 here:









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.

Purchase 12 Inches For Japan here:




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"

New 12" Releases @ Amoeba Hollywood 3/1 - Locussolus, Moritz Von Oswald, Benoit & Sergio, Sven Weisemann, Golf Channel & More

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, March 3, 2011 12:36pm | Post a Comment

Harvey presents Locussolus
I Want It 12”
International Feel

Harvey is back with the third and final installment of his Locussolus adventure before his album release. "I Want It" tells the story of midsummer heat that builds into a cacophony of phuture discostep tension and shuddering, dubbed-out synths. "Next To You" finds the Disco Administrator in a slinky mood, with Harvey's crooning bedside manner competing with sultry female vocals. This is liquid funk/nocturnal vibes for lovers, Harvey-style.

Purchase - I Want It here:



Moritz Von Oswald
Horizontal Structures 2LP
Honest Jon’s

Gatefold 2LP version. This is the third album by The Moritz von Oswald Trio, comprised of members Moritz von Oswald (Basic Channel, Rhythm & Sound), Max Loderbauer (NSI, Sun Electric), and Sasu Ripatti (Vladislav Delay, Luomo). This time, the album is enriched and expanded by guitar contributions from Paul St. Hilaire (also known as Tikiman), and double bass courtesy of Marc Muellbauer (via ECM). Horizontal Structures is palpably a more open, more expressive album than the previous studio recording, Vertical Ascent. There is more contrast, more light and shade. St. Hilaire and Muellbauer add fresh drama and swing to the intimate tonal and rhythmic interactions of the core grouping. The coherence of the five-piece is remarkable, the boundary between acoustic and electronic undone. The group's evolution is firmly signaled in the opener, "Structure 1." There's a lush, romantic quality to the playing and arrangement that has not been heard before: the guitar licks have a bluesy lilt, the bass imparts melody as well as physical presence, the synth sequences are more painterly, looser somehow, and Ripatti's percussion roams feelingly. "Structure 2" is like '70s spy-flick jazz or groove-heavy Krautrock stripped to its barest essence, Loderbauer and von Oswald's electronics glistening in a sticky cobweb of reverb and delay. The languidly stepping "Structure 3" faintly recalls von Oswald's work with Mark Ernestus as Rhythm & Sound, with St. Hilaire's chords hanging thick above bone-dry drum machine drift. Lastly, "Structure 4," the track structurally closest to techno, is pervaded by a sense of mischief, with Muellbauer's strings -- plucked, bowed, scraped -- coming to the fore. For all its complexity, this is also a very playful album, and the Trio's increased confidence and empathy as improvisers allows them to indulge flights of percussive fancy, sudden about-turns, and vectors into the unknown. Horizontal Structures sounds, above all else, free.

Purchase Moritz Von Oswald -  Horizontal Structures here:


Benoit & Sergio
Boy Trouble 12”
DFA

BENOIT & SERGIO's new ep & DFA debut."BOY TROUBLE" has an exigent beat, a beckoning synthline & bassline of understated funk w/ SERGIO lethargically singing about the ups & downsides of girls. There's also an amped up remix from VISIONQUEST w/ "FULL GROWN MAN" & "WHAT I'VE LOST" on the flip.

Purchase Benoit & Sergio - Boy Trouble here:




Sven Weisemann

Emphasized 12”
Mojuba

MR. WEISEMANN brings this amazing release to MOJUBA that has a distinct dirtier and basement edge. The title track holds some deep chords and a driving rhythm. "CAPRICE" on the flip is a super stripped tune with a ton of dubbed out elements perfect for chilled out sessions. Quality 12".

Purchase Sven Weisemann - Emphasized here:




Deaf Center

Owl Splinters LP
Type

It's hard to believe that six years have gone by since Deaf Center's Pale Ravine hit the shelves. In the time that's passed, the distinct melodies of Norwegians Erik Skodvin and Otto Totland have become almost synonymous with a specific shard of mysterious imagery so it feels high time that the duo should return to add a new next chapter to their shadowy story. In contrast to Skodvin and Totland's previous work, Owl Splinters was recorded in a studio setting (Nils Frahm's Durton studio, to be exact), and the lo-fidelity, haphazard techniques of their early recordings are now all but gone. With the benefit of some high-end engineering and analog equipment, Skodvin and Totland's murky compositions have been transformed from sketches into glorious widescreen spectacles. The blackened, scraping tone of Skodvin's strings ring out on the album's opener "Divided" before seismic bass drones push up from beneath with a cacophonous, earthy clarity. This is the same Deaf Center we fell in love with all those years ago, but bigger and more powerful than ever before. Between these epic compositions, the two musicians take time to give their own solo instruments the time to breathe -- Totland on the piano and Skodvin on the cello. These small vignettes are crucial to the overall narrative of Owl Splinters, allowing a crack of sunlight through the oppressively bleak atmosphere. Everything slots into place on the album's centerpiece "The Day I Would Never Have" -- piano and cello tumble into each other, forming a dense, affecting cloud of sound. Echoes of half-remembered horror movies, love songs and the dark arts come together in a Norwegian cauldron to reveal something that at its heart is deeply moving and beautiful. Deaf Center are back, and Owl Splinters might just be their most defining statement to date.

Purchase Deaf Center - Owl Splinters here:


Richard Sen & Cazbee
Gone Crazy 12”
Mixed Blood

Second 12" from MIXED BLOOD CUTS done by PADDED CELL's RICHARD SEN & CAZBEE and featuring two funky Euro disco re-edits. The orig track was from a new wave band doing dance music in the early 90s now turned into a high energy dancefloor bomb that's moody and atmospheric.

Purchase - Richard Sen & Cazbee - Gone Crazy here:


Sirko Mueller/REEXPLORED 12”
Coyote/REMIX EP 12”
Sid Le Rock/Miso Honey 12”
Mike Dehnert / Before Frame 12”
Rick Howard – Do What You 12”
Unknown/PEOPLE OF EARTH 12”
Reso/VALKEN EP 12”
James What/ABOUT LOVE..TARGET 12”
Tomba/JAWS 12”
Disco Plumber/HOUSE TRAP VOL. 1 12”
Yellowman/ZUNGGUZUNG (HORSEPOWER RX) 12”
Killer Funk Disco Allstars/VOL.5 12”
Martin Buscaglia/JAULA DE MOTOS 10”
Lone/PINEAPPLE CRUSH 10”
Al Kent/PRESENTS AFTER MIDNIGHT EP 12”
Al Kent/PRESENTS THE LIQUID SMOKE EP
Ill Blu/MELTDOWN 12”
Chase & Status/BLIND FAITH 12”
Downlink/BIOHAZARD 12”
Soft Rocks/DISCO POWERPLAY SAMPLER 12”
Francois De Roubaix/COURTS METRAGES DLP
Tal M. Klein/HOUSE ON THE LEFT 12”
Codine/CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS 12”
Mark E/R&B DRUNKIE MASTER 1-SIDED 12”
DJ Nature/WIN LOSE & DANCE 12”
Try To Find Me/GET TO MY BABY 12”
Gala Drop/OVERCOAT HEAT EP 12”
Rune Lindbaek/DISCOFIL PRESENTS 12”
Roy Ayers & Bah Samba/POSITIVE VIBE 12”

New 12" Releases 11/11 @ Amoeba Hollywood - Roman Flugel, Christopher Rau, Stefan Goldmann, Dj Sprinkles, SCB & More...

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, November 12, 2010 03:30pm | Post a Comment

ROMAN FLUGEL
How To Spread Lies 12"
DIAL

The many faces of Roman Flügel (aka Eight Miles High aka Soylent Green aka ½ of Alter Ego) have always been one of the main influences of the eclecticism of Dial Records. Besides his inspiring DJ sets, which were always steps ahead of their time, Flügel's productions have been the key to a better world in modern music. Whether it was techno, house, jazz or ambient, Flügel's research into sound and structure has always been an overwhelming experience.




BJORKE & BARFOD
Superbacon 12"
MIRAU

Copenhagens Tomas Barfod and Kasper Bjørke hardly need introducing… for over a decade, they have been making music, together and separately, with releases on some of the most respected labels around. Still, their first release under their new moniker, Bjørke & Barfod -- their first 12″ together in years -- has a new sound perhaps best described as symphonic disco-trance and definitely marks a turning point in their collaboration. Maybe it`s the fact that they have had a few years' break from working together in the studio, while taking time to focus on solo outputs and, in Barfod's case, band life with WhoMadeWho; or maybe it's because they discovered some ancient herb in the tent of some hippie at Roskilde Festival after they played a marathon this summer; in either case, Superbacon EP has a genuine freshness to it that has already gotten some serious hype. Superbacon is an epic bigroom track, still with enough livedrums and sexy house elements to make it work in smaller clubs as well. In other words -- a stealth “debut” release on Mirau.The remix of Cauliflower comes from Brooklyn's finest, Runaway (DFA), that brings rave back in a big way. The EP is named after the new party concept that Bjørke & Barfod take to the clubs around the globe representing the finest from the Danish clubscene… Because as you all know, crispy pork is the prize export of Denmark.

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New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 06/20/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, June 15, 2009 04:21pm | Post a Comment
 

New Electro/Techno 12"s Coming this Weekend:

Black Meteoric Star 
DEATH TUNNEL 12" DFA2200

Latest project by longtime DFA alumni GAVIN RUSSOM, inspired by Euro-disco, wonky early electronic body music and global psychedelic rock. "DEATH TUNNEL" is a hot club cut just waiting to be unleashed, while the flip "WORLD EATER" is a more mid-tempo groover with a strong EBM lean.

Sven Weisemann SHOVE EP 12" ARTLESS2193 

This 6 track EP is a mixture of deep electronic journeys of dub and tech, with a surprising chunky IDM mover (peep track 5) that comes out of nowhere into the forefront. SVEN never disappoints with his keen ear for digital landscapes and fresh musical concepts.

Amy Winehouse THE SKA COVERS EP 7" AMY7001

Andy Votel ALL TEN FINGERS LP TNXLLP153

Bob Marley FORT KNOX FIVE REMIXES 7" FKX011 

Fort Knox Five Set 000-009 + 017 10X12" FKXBOX0TO9

Lily Allen THE SKA EP 7" LILY7001

Nightmares On Wax WAX ON RECORDS V2 12" WAX12007

DJ Cam's Bouncer Crew SMOKESUM EP 12" KIFHH111

Detachments FLOWERS THAT FELL RMXS 12" TINAE018

Emperor Machine SPACE BEYOND THE EGG DLP DC92LP  

Otto Von Schirach BASS LOW 12" BASSHEAD002

Pet Shop Boys DID YOU SEE ME COMING 12" 12R6772

Purple Brain 3 TRACK EP 7" + MIX CD RVNGMX7SEVEN   

Tombee GODFATHERS 7" JTP018

Pheek & Stefny JAPAN EXCURSION JOINT 12” ARCHPL017

Dj Bone SECOND ENCOUNTER 12” BE002

Unknown Artist TRAVERSABLE WORMHOLE VOL. 2 12” TW02

Orphx Division SURGEON & SUBSTANCE 12” SG0936


New House/Disco 12"s Coming this Weekend:

Claude Vonstroke
AUNDY EP 12" DBIRD023

"AUNDY" is a deep track that pays homage to the 90s drum and bass sound of people like LTJ BUKEM. "STORM ON LAKE ST. CLAIRE" is a vibing summer house track, lying between moody house & big room thunder. The feedback is HUGE! APPLEBLIM, CHARLES WEBSTER, DIGWEED, SINDEN all love it.

Reggie Dokes 
CHICAGO PIMP 12" CLSS01

New CLONE LOFT SERIES sees REGGIE drop a dirty house track for peak-time use with "CHICAGO PIMP." On the flip is the fierce "I WEAR THE MASK," with a jumpy beat, staccato keys, balanced bassline, and high emotion that will get em on the floor.

Cabin Fever CABIN FEVER TRACKS VOL.6 12" RKDS007

Cabin Fever CABIN FEVER TRACKS VOL.3 12" RKDS004

Cecilia Stalin AFRO BLUE REMIXES 12" AJABU12004

Joshua Heath DIRTY THIRTY EP 12" DRM064

Inland Knights BAD MAN EP 12" DRM058

Manuel Tur GOLDEN COMPLEXION REMIX 12" FR122 

Manuel Tur ACORADO 12" FR088

Various TRIBE SESSION SAMPLER ONE 12" TRIBEEP001

Basement Jaxx BEST OF VOL.2 EP 12" BOBJ002

Basement Jaxx FLYLIFE (TAYO MIX) 12" JAXX032

Basement Jaxx PLANET 1 YELLOW VINYL 12" JAXL014

Basement Jaxx PLANET 2 RED VINYL 12" JAXL015

Basement Jaxx RAINDROPS 12" XLT444 

Elitechnique MUNICH EMOTIONS 12" CLSS02

Evan Baggs CHOKE CHAIN-RIVA STARR 12" FRANKIE045

James Teej SPENDING LIFE 12" REB027

Loose Shus THREESOME TAURUS 12" SEED030

Magistrates HEARTBREAK REMIXES 12" XLT432

Mano Le Tough WARHORN EP 12" INT008

Mike Rez SECOND SIGHT EP 12" DEVR005

Mina Jackson PRAY-MIKE DUNN REMIX 12" CCS01

Salvatore & Volta WILD BEACH 12" LIEBE028

Silhouette Brown SPREAD THAT-BRUNO E 12" ETHV002

Unknown THE ANSWER & TIMELESS SIGNS 12" UPS002

Various LIVE & DIRECT IBIZA 09-DAY 12" 12C2LD009

Dj Slip AVAILABLE LIGHT 12” THEMA017

Dj Sneak BACK IN THE BOX VOL. 5 12” BITBLP04E

Kerri Chandler ATMOSPHERE EP 12” SHL1004

Lil’ Louis CLUB LONELY 12” CL455

Louie Vega THOUSAND FINGERED MAN 12” VR009

Louie Vega HOUSE OF RHUMBSTEEL CONGO 12” VR010

Louie Vega AFRICA (ISOLEE REMIX) 12” VR011

Mr. V MISS PATTY DA BUMP 12” VR029

Mr. V DA BUMP (AME REMIXES) 12” VR038

Mr. V 
WELCOME 12” VR414    


New Dubstep/Jungle 12"s Coming this Weekend:

Bounty Kill 
TELL DEM (DUBSTEP RMX) 12" CTRLV

A boombastic dubstep remix of "TELL DEM" by dancehall legend BOUNTY KILLA & EINSTEIN is matched on the flip by a more laidback dubstep remix of "CAN'T BE MY LOVER" by JOHN LEGEND & BUJU BANTON. Very limited stock!

D Bridge 
WONDER WHERE 12" NONPLUS001

This haunting track that skirts the frontier between dubstep and D&B is quickly becoming an anthem, with SKREAM closing his sets with it & BURIAL seeing fit to include it on his upcomong "DJ KICKS" mix. On the flip is the similarly genre-bending "NO FUTURE" by INSTRA:MENTAL.

Frohlocker HIPBRASS 12" GALOPP003

Bootleggers PAPER PLANES 12" BLAG002

Current Value & Rodell SPARSE LAND 12" SUBT006

Jus Wan SUBMERSIVE (SCUBA VERSION) 12" NL003

Lion Dub HEARTBROKEN (NOAH D RMX) 12" EAR010

Liquid LIQUID IS LIQUID 12" TVZ005

Sarantis MORE THAN MONEY-STARKEY RMX 12" SENSELESS009

Truth TERROR PLANET 12" LAB006