Home
Shipping This Week:
Written on Monday, November 18th, 2013


Assemble Music – Studio 1 – Gelb / Lila – AS-06






“A series of very special minimal funky music based on very small and sneaky samples, danceable music but very much influenced by architecture and by the idea of taking minimal by the word and leaving out as much elements as possible to bring the maximum within the minimum.” – Wolfgang Voigt on the Studio 1 series.
With this re-release of two tracks from Wolfgang Voigt’s seminal Studio 1 series, Lisbon’s Assemble Music turns the spotlight back on to what amounts to the basic grammar of most contemporary underground house and techno. Along with Basic Channel and the Concept series, Studio 1 has long been acknowledged as one of the forerunners of minimalist techno, though Voigt is at pains to point out the ‘differences between their handwriting’. Rightly so, since neither Mark & Moritz nor Hawtin prioritised the funk and fizz that jumps out of these two tracks: ‘Gelb’ the determined younger brother to the more conventionally dubby (but no less groovy) ‘Lila’.
Any producer who has spent long hours making minute adjustments to the interplay between the simplest of elements – kick, bass, snare, hats – should know they’ve been walking in Voigt’s ever-so-well-placed footsteps. This re-release from Assemble Music serves as a reminder of where the music has come from; where it’s yet to go will become apparent in the label’s next release from Daze Maxim, with a remix from another of the scene’s grandmasters, Peter Ford.”



A: Gelb

      Click here to play



B: Lila

      Click here to play






Exploration – Johannes Volk – Beneath The Ice – EXP-007






Vinyl Only! The New Exploration contains 4 Jacking Stompers! Deep Under the Ice we explore sparkling piano riffs, adventurous synth sculptures and tons of rimshots, toms and bleeps! Get ready, it’s getting cold!



A1: Beneath The Ice

      Click here to play



A2: Frozen Artefact

      Click here to play



B1: Glacier Cave

      Click here to play



B2: Illusions

      Click here to play






Karaoke Kalk – Various Artists – New German Ethnic Music-Immigrant’s songs from Germany electronically reworked – KARAOKE KALK 76







International Electronic Folklore
In the 1970s the American composer Henry Flynt started a series of pieces under the title „New American Ethnic Music“. In so doing he worked together native styles of music such as blues, Country or Hillbilly with electronic production methods to make something altogether new. So far in Germany it has never been attempted to rework folklore electronically for a compilation. However, this picture changes if one redefines the idea of who the population is. Incomers have brought new „national anthems“ to Germany, which means: even the Portuguese Fado, the African Gnawa, the Croatian Klapa or the Vietnamese Quan ho are these days at home in Germany.
With the cultural project „Heimatlieder aus Deutschland“ (“Native songs from Germany”) founded by former Spex editor Mark Terkessidis and label manager Jochen Kühling all the various styles of traditional folk music now found in Germany has been collected. Thirteen of the songs recorded for the project have now been transformed by contemporary electronic producers to present a „New German Ethnic Music“. But why remixes? For one thing electronic music has recently focused a lot on the past (Ghost Music, Hypnagogic Pop etc.) – electronic editing is well suited to follow the effects of the immigrant music which the „imaginary national anthems“ has created. Furthermore the project’s instigators were curious how „electronic musicians“ would handle folk music and folk songs which is a hugely difficult task. To this end artists were sought out who could get along with the idea of each music style and who are known to already have experimented with the human voice. The results are as varied as the music styles and Djs involved. Some melodies remain completely intact while others are abstracted beyond recognition.
Margaret Dygas’ associative approach ensured that she presents a polish song about a girls arranged marriage with a claustrophobic feeling. With his remix of the Marrabenta of Mozambique Mark Ernestus has continued the rhythmic experiments he is known for with Jeri Jeri. Thomas Mahmoud translated Gnawa into dub and finally Ulrich Schnauss turned the song of the Italian Chorus of „Donni So“ into a hymn for the horizon-expanding power of migration.
Hopefully this compilation will also expand some horizons.
www.heimatliederausdeutschland.de
http://www.karaokekalk.de/new-german-ethnic-music-immigrants-songs-from-germany/



A1: Spotkanie – Czemuzes mnie, matulenko
Margaret Dygas – Impulse Remix

      Click here to play


A2: Donni Sò – La Pagliarella
Ulrich Schnauss Remix

      Click here to play


B1: The Mahugang “Back To The Roots”- Moca cala te
Mark Ernestus Groove 26 Remix

      Click here to play


B2: La Caravane du Maghreb – Saadi Belouali Jani
Thomas Mahmoud – Arab Disco Dub Remix

      Click here to play






Karaoke Kalk – Various Artists – New German Ethnic Music-Immigrant’s songs from Germany electronically reworked – KARAOKE KALK 76 CD






International Electronic Folklore
In the 1970s the American composer Henry Flynt started a series of pieces under the title „New American Ethnic Music“. In so doing he worked together native styles of music such as blues, Country or Hillbilly with electronic production methods to make something altogether new. So far in Germany it has never been attempted to rework folklore electronically for a compilation. However, this picture changes if one redefines the idea of who the population is. Incomers have brought new „national anthems“ to Germany, which means: even the Portuguese Fado, the African Gnawa, the Croatian Klapa or the Vietnamese Quan ho are these days at home in Germany.
With the cultural project „Heimatlieder aus Deutschland“ (“Native songs from Germany”) founded by former Spex editor Mark Terkessidis and label manager Jochen Kühling all the various styles of traditional folk music now found in Germany has been collected. Thirteen of the songs recorded for the project have now been transformed by contemporary electronic producers to present a „New German Ethnic Music“. But why remixes? For one thing electronic music has recently focused a lot on the past (Ghost Music, Hypnagogic Pop etc.) – electronic editing is well suited to follow the effects of the immigrant music which the „imaginary national anthems“ has created. Furthermore the project’s instigators were curious how „electronic musicians“ would handle folk music and folk songs which is a hugely difficult task. To this end artists were sought out who could get along with the idea of each music style and who are known to already have experimented with the human voice. The results are as varied as the music styles and Djs involved. Some melodies remain completely intact while others are abstracted beyond recognition.
Margaret Dygas’ associative approach ensured that she presents a polish song about a girls arranged marriage with a claustrophobic feeling. With his remix of the Marrabenta of Mozambique Mark Ernestus has continued the rhythmic experiments he is known for with Jeri Jeri. Thomas Mahmoud translated Gnawa into dub and finally Ulrich Schnauss turned the song of the Italian Chorus of „Donni So“ into a hymn for the horizon-expanding power of migration.
Hopefully this compilation will also expand some horizons.



01.BTMK – Ensemble und Chor – Adalardan Bir Yar Gelir Bizlere
Murat Tepeli – Nafile gitmiyor hasreti Remix

      Click here to play


02.La Caravane du Maghreb – Saadi Belouali Jani
Thomas Mahmoud – Arab Disco Dub Remix

      Click here to play


03.Trio Fado – Milho Verde
Guido Moebius – Blood And Bone Remix

      Click here to play


04.Spotkanie – Czemuzes mnie, matulenko
Margaret Dygas – Impulse Remix

      Click here to play


05.Polyphonia – Karavi, Karavaki
Remix von Can “Khan” Oral

      Click here to play


06.Sandra Stupar und Dusica Gacic – Cije Je Ono Devojce
Natalie Beridze Remix

      Click here to play


07.Klapa-Berlin – Projden Kroz Pasike
Blueten Rmx By Gudrun Gut

      Click here to play


08.The Mahugang “Back To The Roots”- Moca cala te
Mark Ernestus Groove 26 Remix

      Click here to play


09.Amigas Cantan – Ay linda amiga
Remixed By Matias Aguayo

      Click here to play


10.Donni So – La Pagliarella
Ulrich Schnauss Remix

      Click here to play


11.Koreanischer Chor Berlin – Go Hyang yui Bom
Remixed by Symbiz Sound

      Click here to play


12.Quan Ho Chor Berlin – Ba Quan Moi Trau
Niobe Rmx

      Click here to play


13.Rafael Martinez, Ricardo Moreno Y Pedro Abreu – La Mateodora
Sr.Sapo’s R.U.M Punch, produced by [euro]DC

      Click here to play






Modal Analysis – AnD – Bow EP – MA05






‘Bow EP’, the 5th Modal Analysis release, delivers two cutting-edge techno tracks from the Manchester-based duo AnD, as well as a remix by Russell Haswell. Bow #1 and Bow #2 highlight the distorted broken-beat style that AnD specialize in. Completing the record is Haswell, who displays his own harsh, rhythmic noise aesthetic with a decomposition of Bow #1.



A1: AnD Bow#1

      Click here to play



B1: AnD Bow#2

      Click here to play



B2: AnD Bow#1 (Russell Haswell’s Decomposition)

      Click here to play






Pomelo – Brendon Moeller – Reconcile – POM35






Pomelo’s newest outing is delivered by the NYC based producer extraordinaire Brendon Moeller, a real master in the field of techno and dub, also well known for his productions under the monikers ‘Beat Pharmacy’ and ‘Echologist’.
Despite his 10 albums and over 50 singles released for some of the best labels out there, it is three of Brendon’s strongest tracks to date that have made it on his ‘Reconcile’ EP.
The EP’s title track promises a subtle fusion of house and techno through a loosly swinging techno groove, and duly delivers with echoing chord cascades and spluttering sound effects.
‘Machiavellian impulse’ picks up the intensity with a more direct, pounding beat, to which stuttering, spacious stabs add an element of deepness and dub.
‘Loudness Sustain Decay’ finally has a whole side to itself, starting out as a lofty house mover, with a pulsing wild pitch synths slowly adding tension until the track’s wild finale.



A1: Reconcile

      Click here to play



A2: Machiavellian Impulse

      Click here to play



B: Loudness Sustain Decay

      Click here to play







ZCKR Records – Anom Vitruv – Untitled – ZCKR08






A : Untitled

      Click here to play



B1: Untitled

      Click here to play



B2: Untitled

      Click here to play