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Lostodyssey :: THISDREAMSUCKS

LostodysseyTHISDREAMSUCKS” ★ Label: Morning Beast ★ Released 11 March 2015 ★

Auch der zweite Release von James Williams auf dem wunderbaren Morning Beast Label steht seinem Debüt aus dem letzten Jahr in nichts nach. Eine Wohltat für die Ohren, schönes Release //

A culmination of b-sides, and unreleased tracks produced last year during the making of the first EP Early Rise.

“Hailing from from the island of Oahu and residing in Eugene, Oregon, James Williams produces a select brand of dreamy bedroom beats. Heavy on self-sampling, this multi-instrumentalist comes from a diverse background of both musical training and sound experimentation. His beats might not be played in the clubs, but they fill every void inside the lonely and create a soundscape for retrospective thoughts, goosebumps, and love-making.”

El Fog :: Reverberate Slowly

El FogReverberate Slowly” ★ Label: Flau Records ★ Released 22 February 2015 ★

“”Reverberate Slowly” is a smoky collection of gorgeous late-night dub miniatures from mysterious Berlin-based producer El Fog.

Unlike so many albums in the genre it has a fragile personality and many layers to uncover on each subsequent listen.

Reverberate Slowly” is a totally seductive listening experience and like a candlelit supper with that special someone, it won’t fail to draw you into its moonlit night-time mood.

Album originally released our favorite label moteer, 2007. This Edition is re-mastering version with 2 rare track and bonus remix from Jan Jelinek.”

Christopher Hipgrave :: No Greater Hero Than The Least…

C. Hipgrave :: No Greater Hero Than The Least…Home Normal ★ Rel. 27 Feb 2015 ★

Christopher Hipgrave is one of the great enigmas of the modern ambient-electronic scene in the UK. In 2009 he released his debut ‘Day’ to critical acclaim, but in the five years since then only quietly released his fantastic ‘Slow, With Pages Of Fluttering Interference’ on Low Point, as well as creating the excellent standalone ‘Ambient’ software which had Sound On Sound of all people getting all giddy.”

All music by Christopher Hipgrave • Cover photography by Peter Nejedly.

Duckem :: Matter EP

DuckemMatter EP” ★ Label: Cut Records ★ Released 01 March 2015 ★

“Dusty chords, tight percussion and beautifully deep sounds, this four-track is guaranteed to satiate purveyors of fine dub-techno and bass music.

Bucking the trend of your usual 4-4 style dub-techno, Duckem takes us a bit deeper and further into the sound. Pushing percussive boundaries, and working layers upon layers.”

Porya Hatami :: Shallow Remixed

Porya HatamiShallow Remixed” ★ Dewtone Recordings ★ Released 17 February 2015 ★

Dewtone Recordings released a collaborative effort with Iran’s Porya Hatami.

Mastered by Nikos Fragomanolakis • Photo by Patrick Lienin.

Juxta Phona :: We Will Not Be Silence

juxta phonawe will not be silence” ★ Label: Home Normal ★ Rel. 20 February 2015 ★

juxta phona is one odd-balled brain child of producer jason corder – a man of many musical facets. juxta phona is also an ongoing communal collaboration with many talented allstars such as ian hawgood, matt yarington, morgan packard, gurun gurun, colin campbell, and a slew of other open minded cameos. jason has spent years producing and collecting sounds under various monikers such as offthesky and color cassette – each exploring and focused within it’s own unique right. for juxta phona, he tight-rope walks the intermittent lines between crafty beat action and washy melody, all tangled up with a wonderfully playful spirit.

jason began exploring music from a young age attempting to create textures and melodies via antique tracker software. he is a self taught guitarist and enjoys experimenting with new production techniques when he’s not performing his music live. he is an avid collaborator and relentless producer who feels that sleep is best done when one is dead.”

Yuya Ota :: Zion

Yuya OtaZion” ★ Label: Fuselab ★ Rel. 15 February 2015 ★ Art: Sasha Sementsev

Yuya Ota is a Tokyo-based musician and sound artist.

Zion” is Yuya’s new mini-album representing of what he did during last couple of years.”

Moment :: Yeah, I See

MomentYeah, I See” ★ Label: Mad-Hop Records ★ Released 12 February 2015 ★

“Moment’s music is a temptress of sorts, darting in and out of beautiful noise with poise and elegance, yet never actually achieving its potential. I foresee the follow-up to this EP becoming much stronger as Moment’s musical identity becomes more realized.

Anyway his music finds big appreciation through respected artists of the Polish music beat-scene.”

Mastering: Grzegorz Dąbek • Cover photo: Elido Turco • Typography: Yens.

:: (Free) Your Mind Label Compilation

(Free) Your Mind Label CompilationMindtricks Records ★ Rel. 09 February 2015 ★

“Coming in! A 17 track FREE compilation to celebrate the 8th year in existence for Mindtrick Records. This collection of tracks represents our diverse sonic message over the years.

13 of the 17 tracks you might know already from previous releases over the years but the other 4 are new and previously unreleased. These tracks are by Inofaith, Tangent, Nour Fawzi and SB-Six.

These last two artists (Nour Fawzi and SB-Six) are new additions to the roster and their music will see the light of day very soon.”

Masaya Ozaki :: Fluid And Dreaming Of Stripes

Masaya OzakiFluid And Dreaming Of Stripes” ★ Eilean Rec. ★ Rel. 02 February 2015 ★

Masaya Ozaki is a film composer and multi-instrumentalist born in Niigata, Japan. His works are focused on the small moments, the subtleties of change, the essence of the fleeting moments. He composes in a wide range of musical genres, from classical to avant-garde, from organic and natural sounds to electronic music from full range orchestral music to singular haunting melodies. With “Fluid And Dreaming Of Stripes” on Eilean Rec. he presents his first complete album.

Written, formed & mixed by Masaya Ozaki in Brooklyn (NY) between April 2013 & February 2014.

Sounds: tape loops, reel to reel tapes, piano, sine waves, synthesizer, guitar, Ukelele, pedals & field recordings • Artwork: Peter Nejedly.

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