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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"

Purchase Music Drawbar Organ CD here:








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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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.

Purchase Science of the Sea here



Lions Of Judah
Rhythmatism 12"

Steadfast

Steadfast Records presents three smoking tracks of deep, chunky techno from a collaborative project featuring John Daly and the mystery man known as 19.454.18.5.25.5.18... Actually, it seems like there's only two tracks, but if you weren't blazed enough to forget 19.454.18.5.25.5.18's (wtf?) deep RA podcast, you should smoke this!

Purchase Rythmatism here





Marcel Dettmann

Conducted Sampler 1 & 2 12"
Music Man

Music Man Records is proud to present a sampler of the second mix CD from Marcel Dettmann. The tracklist of Conducted (MM 036CD) includes a mixture of new-to-be discovered talents, old-to-be re-discovered gems, and a few usual suspects. Conducted is a timeless mix from one of the most important players in today's techno scene. This is the first of two vinyl samplers, including tracks by Bluemoon Productions (1990!), Morphosis, Signal and FBK, the second of two vinyl samplers, includes tracks by Cheeba Starks (1996!), Vril, The Analogue Cops and Answer Code Request.

Purchase Sampler 1 here
Purchase Sampler 2 here




Elektro Guzzi

Parquet 2x12"
Macro

Elektro Guzzi deliver one of the most thrilling live performance models for techno and an innovative leap in the art of band performance at the very same time. It's almost the antithesis to what a band is supposed to be. While they use guitar, bass and drums only, they take the most unusual playing techniques and put them together into a rigid mechanical form where it all makes instant, evident sense. Yet, if they had not performed live extensively, becoming audience favorites from Mutek to Sónar or Berghain to Fabric, it would be hard to believe this is really how the music is created. Parquet, their second studio album, sees them in an unprecedented monomaniacal techno mode. Throughout the nine tracks, the distinctions between instruments and roles are totally vaporized. While their instrumental approach is at the core of their aesthetics, it really doesn't matter anymore if one sound comes from a guitar or bass or drum -- it has all been merged into one sonic unit and all there is, is the music as a unified entity. While all the qualities of live performance are at hand -- real-time interaction, visual plausibility, instant miniscule adaptations -- it is a radical break with what group performances have been about so far.Parquet is as much a straight-up club music record as it is rich with nuances and details. Astonishingly, while being their most rigid and dance-centered work to date, it also holds outbursts of beauty with tonal lines, ringing overtones and warm resonances. The rhythms are stripped down to the core and structured for affecting longer stretches of perception. Every track comes with a distinctive, almost "branding" feature -- like the hypnotic meter-shifting line of "Affumicato," the gated chords of "Pentagonia" or the abridged rhythm of "Absorber." Actually, it all was recorded directly to analog tape. No edits, no overdubs. It's the man-machine in real time and a hint at the love Elektro Guzzi put in the process.

Purchase Parquet here




Lowtec

Colored 12”
Nonplus

The title cut is a slice of edgy Berlin tech house that pumps along from the outset. "DARRYNANE" is an uncomfortably jittering beat compression over subtle, swirling synths and vocal samples that make for a hypnotic groove. "TWIZEL" is a lush, minimal deep house groove.

Purchase Colored here



Untold

Little Things Like That 12”
Clone Basement Series

Untold dropping two big tracks that will let no dancefloor unimpaired! After many amazing releases in the past years we have been impressed many times by his work. Now somehow everything falls at place for a Clone release, with Untold somehow bridging the gap between uk Bass music and the more 4/4 spectrum of music that we think must be experienced in a no-nonsense setting with a proper soundsystem (which is the main inspiration for the Basement series). Enjoy!

Purchase Little Things Like That here



Various
Inertia #1 & #2
Ann Aimee

Part one consists of four modern techno tracks on this first release of an Ann Aimee compilation series. All four new and exclusive tracks deal in techno urgency. Delta Funktionen goes deep and dramatic, Peter Van Hoesen offers up his usual dub-wise textures, while Lindau pairs icy hi-hats with a heavy, stomping beat. Sawlin offers the trippiest techno with his delightfully disheveled "Excipidial." Part Top of Form Part two of the four-part Inertia sampler. Previously unreleased. First up is Frenchman Marcelus, who offers a heavy house and techno fusion, before London's Sighagoes deep and ominous with "Finding Myself." Redshape and Area Forty_One close out the package with frozen, static-coated sounds and textured techno, respectively.

Purchase #1 here
Purchase #2 here


Dorisburg/Tundra
Claude Young & Takasi Nakajima
Roland S Faber/Gegen Den Strom
Ventress/AVN002
HNNY-Kornel Kovacs/Barn 006
De-Lite-Desiya/Wild Times Rmx
DMX Krew/Broken SD140
Erik Travis/Big Spender
Creative Swing Alliance/CSA EP
Powell/DIAG001
A Sagittarium/Circle Stops Som
Dax J & Chris Stainford/Progra
Altered Natives/White Label #1
Ivano Tetelepta/Smokin' G
Joseph Bacchilego/Human Form
Rich Oddie of Orphx/SFLTD001
Violet Poison/Violet Poison
Obtane & Giorgio Gigli-Tin Man
Kromestar/PARALLEL SOUNDS EP 12”
Distance/MEANSTREAK EP D12”
Calibre/PIANO BIZNESS 12”
B Bravo/KISS 'N' TELL EP 12”
Chris Joss/TERAPHONIC OVERDUBS DLP
Ursula 1000/MONDO BEYONDO (LTD) DLP
Il Bosco/EP 1 12”
Frootful/SLOWTIME (LACK OF AFRO RMX) 12”
Goth-Trad/BABYLON FALL EP D12”
Kassem Mosse/ENOHA EP 12”
Lee Scratch Perry vs Digital Mystikz/12"
Matt-U/EMPTY INSIDE 12”
Craggz & Parallel/FUTURE SHOCK-JUBEI 12”
Kyoto Jazz Massive/MOONSTARR EDITS 7”
Cyan341/DISCONNECTED 12
COTTAM: Deep Deep Down EP 12"
TIGER ROSE: Food For Dreams 12"
INKSWEL: Glass Tear Groove EP 12”
SCNTST: Monday 12”
EXTRAWELT: In Aufruhr 3LP
KEVIN GORMAN: Cast (Jonas Kopp Remix) 12”
EFDEMIN: Chicago Remixes (2) 12"
KEZ YM: Stride EP 12"
KOLSCH: Speicher 70 12”
LABEIJ (FEAT. BELLE), DAVID: Crazy Love 12”
FEINDREHSTAR: Triller EP 12"
CARLOS NILMMNS: Subculture 12”
RAUDIVE: Love Is The Devil 12"
SHIMMY SHAM SHAM: Shimmy Sham Sham 04 12"
SAMUEL ANDRE MADSEN: Love Like This 12”
WILLIAM FOWLER COLLINS: The Resurrections Unseen LP
LUV JAM/OUTLANDER: WPH White 12”

New 12" Releases 11/4 @ Amoeba Hollywood - Goldwill, Tigerskin, Cosmin TRG, Idjut Boys, Magnetic Man, Cos/Mes, Ben Klock & More

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, November 4, 2010 11:42am | Post a Comment
GOLDWILL
Discooker 12"
Dessous

Berlin & Schwerin-based nu-breeds-de-jour Goldwill cook up a rather special release as Dessous teeters ever closer to its 100th release. Discooker is comprised of 3 original tracks on vinyl. Sauntering off into the night, "Nachtzug" delivers a tripped-out, jazzy jam that skips between off-kilter house and laid-back disco edit stations. A freaky, warbling synth tone becomes the main destination as skipping beats and warm, coal-fired beats pump throughout.
Listen to "Nachtzug" here:




PHONIQUE VS. TIGERSKIN
Longdrink EP 12"
Ladies & Gentlemen

Phonique and Tigerskin explore their passionate, freaky and funky sides on their Longdrink EP. Phonique throws us two hot ones with "Sandman" and "Longdrink." The former skips through tripping, tool-y and percussive territories while the latter goes all-out with a rolling bass and hedonistic synth passages. Tigerskin's "Loop Back In Time" grows from a rolling drum array into a disco-fueled killer, while "Tony's Riff" is a jazz-based jam with super-funky drums fused with deep house and cutting-edge techno.
Listen to "Tony's Riff" here:


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New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 11/19/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, November 18, 2009 10:12am | Post a Comment
HOUSE::TECHNO::HOUSE::TECHNO::HOUSE::TECHNO::HOUSE::TECHNO::

ROBAG WRUHME: Lampetee 12"
(MOVIDA 001EP)
Movida is Spanish and is the English word for 'moving.' With this first release we have moved something -- nobody else than Mr. Robag Wruhme (Wighnomy Brothers) has produced this first one. This track is really untypical for any production which Gabor ever did, but we liked that 'dubby' track so much that we really wanted to release it. Maybe the one or other will think back to good old Maurizio tracks. 'Lampetee' is a very old Greek 'song' with a pretty nice song-text which Gabor packed in that track with so many emotions. We were also happy as we get the 'o.k.' from nobody else than Nick Curly to do a remix for us. It has taken a long time, but finally the remix is so lovely, deep and groovy that we think it was good choice to wait so long. Support: Ricardo Villalobos, Onur Özer, Shinedoe, Thomas Melchior, Brendon Moeller, Matt Star, Daniel Mehlhart, Nick Curly, Frank Leicher.


BETKE: The Road/Loose And Blowsy Plumage 12”

DUSTY KID: Moto Perpetuo 12" (BOXER 075EP)

AGF/DELAY: Connection Remixes 12" (BPC 203EP)

DUB TRACTOR: Sorry LP (CCO 045LP)

KZA: Z 12" (EF 019EP)


Delano Smith
MIDNITE EP 12"
(3EEP107)
"A SPECIAL KIND" is classically constructed with filtered ASHFORD & SIMPSON samples ("STAY FREE") over a fat Detroit kick drum. "DEE'S GRUV" is on the atmospheric tip, "EXPLANATION" hits harder and faster, and deep house jam "TRUTH" wraps it all in one tight package. Don't sleep!

Ilija Rudman/INSTRUM. OF RAPTURE #4 12" (IOR004)

Sascha Braemer/SASCHA BRAEMER EP 12" (DBIRD031)

Moodymann/FREEKI MUTHAFCKER 12" (MMVOL6)

Claude Vonstroke/BIRD BRAIN EP 12" DBIRD029

General Elektriks/RAID THE RADIO 12”

Demetrio Giannice/TALK EP 12" (3EEP105)

El Guincho/ANTILLAS-PRINS THOMAS 12" (YT026)
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Dixon
TEMPORARY SECRETARY-EDITS 12"
(IV24)
Three house edits taken from his mix, DIXON works his magic with JUNIOR BOYS'"HAZEL," the HENRIK SCHWARZ remix of CODE 718's "EQUINOX," and BEN KLOCK's "IN A WHILE." He was lucky enough to get single parts from all the original tracks and recreate them all. Beautiful stuff here. (INNERVISIONS)

BRENDON MOELLER: Juice 12" (MULE 065EP)

DIE VOGEL: Blaue Moschee 12”

RICARDO VILLALOBOS: Ibiza 99 12”

EDU IMBERNON & SAMUEL KNOB: Trilopenco 12" (TRAPEZ LTD083)

FLORIAN MEINDL: Flashmob 12" (FLASH 015EP)

WAREIKA, MATTHIAS MEYER: Infinity/Smiles 12" (LIEBE 029EP)

RESOE: Magnolie EP 12" (BAUM 006EP)

BENNY RODRIGUES: Fake Stab 12" (FIGURE 023EP)


Dirt Crew
5 YEARS DIRT CREW PT.1 12" (DIRT038)

DIRT CREW celebrates 5 years with the first of 2 samplers featuring tracks from DIRT CREW, TIGERSKIN, and GEIGER. "IF YOU DANCE" has an infectious simple bassline, while "GO FOR IT" has unique swagger and funk for a house track. "HAZE" ends with some atmospheric, techy sounds.


Pure-P/ON MY NEW YORK SHEET-PART 3 12" (GAMM057)

Space/CARRY ON TURN ME ON-BOTTIN RMX 12" (TIRK049)

Moody/THE CITY LTD (CLEAR VINYL) 12" (MPT3)

Cabin Fever/CABIN FEVER TRACKS VOL.9 12" (RKDS010)

Marc Poppcke/FAR AWAY FROM YOU 12" (FR128)

Fromage/VICIOUS 12" (NEEDW001)

In Flagranti/ELECTRIC FLING 12" (CRE026)


DUBSTEP::JUNGLE::DUBSTEP::JUNGLE::DUBSTEP::JUNGLE::DUBSTEP::JUNGLE::DUBSTEP::

4 Hero
MORNING CHILD REMIXES 12"
(RCR1203)

The new single taken from 4 HERO's PLAY WITH THE CHANGES album. Feats "MORNING CHILD" album version and string appella along with "TAKE MY TIME" feat JACK DAVEY album version and radio edit. GILLES PETERSON has called the A-side a classic tune and NPR made it "Song Of The Day."


Untold/STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING RMX 10" (HEK006)

Various/HYPERDUB 5.3 EP 12" (HDB025)

Zinc/CRACK HOUSE EP D12" (ZINCEP001)

SILKIE: Head Butt Da Deck/The Horizon 12" (MEDI 020EP)


CLOUDS
Spat/Era Of Black Holes Part 2 12"
(ZER 001EP)

Channel Zero is a new label run by Dead-O of Clouds with the aim of pushing new, forward looking music to new sets of ears around the globe, with no boundaries set as to the type of music being released. As anyone who has witnessed a Dead-O DJ set can attest, he is a man who knows how to connect the dots. Look out for more Channel Zero releases coming up this autumn. Spat / Era Of Black Holes Part 2 is a new release from Helsinki's Clouds, kicking off Channel Zero with two sides of bass-heavy modern-day electronica. Building on their template based on modern UK forms of bass music, the quirky edits and strong harmonic layers make these tracks yet another item of proof that Clouds are treading a path of their own. Act quickly, this awesome package won't hang around for long.


FUNK ETHICS: Blues Is Now 12" (DST 008EP)

CLUEKID: Chicken Foot/Shifty 12" (EAR 012EP)

MRK1/CYRUS: Last Drop/In The Background 12" (AR 030EP)

SULLY: Reminder/Jackman's Rec 12" (FRJ 005EP)

DJ HENY.G: Arena 1/Retro Love 12" (GBMASE 001EP)

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: