|➲ Devoted Enemies “Valla EP” // Self-released // Released 06 December 2013.|
Devoted Enemies are producers based in Manchester. Currently working on the first project.
|➲ Endless Melancholy “November” // Self-released // Release 02 December 2013.|
The single contains the original and video edit versions of “November”. The download includes official video for “November” in MP4 format as a bonus item.
|➲ Volor Flex “Sabo” // Dark Clover Rec. // Release 30 November 2013 // Art: Jesse Somfay.|
A master of lovelorn emotional surrender, Volor Flex brings his narrative to an end with Sabo, his fourth and last album under this alias. The reasons are only his to know, but Volor Flex certainly won’t be this producer’s final musical persona. Parts of Sabo already hint at subtle changes in direction and style – natural consequences of artistically perfecting oneself – showcasing even more of Volor’s expert manipulation of samples and composer skills.
Volor Flex’s reputation and popularity have been steadily on the rise for the past two years; he has released 3 albums and 3 EPs, all representative of what it means to brilliantly adapt the specifics of a signature style while living up to the staple sound itself. The man who has been referred to as Burial 2.0, Alex Frolov of Syktyvkar, Komi Republic, Russia delivers us a complete, 20-track long, intensely introspective album, possibly his finest work to date.
Sabo is laden with familiar bittersweet moods made of crisp, dancy garage breaks paired with artfully constructed soundscapes as fragile as glass that Volor peels back until they break apart and fade away. All twenty tracks enclose the darnkess of the boreal forest, the harshness of the tundra, the anxiousness of isolation, the solace of being lost in thought and the memories of a loved one. Volor Flex adds a new expanse to the timeless comfort area that he’s been building and has now completed, a place of relief and daydreaming the listener will repeatedly want to come back to.
|➲ Robot Koch “Unpaved” // Label: Project: Mooncircle // Released 29 November 2013.|
Robot Koch and director Lukas Feigelfeld have teamed up to create a special collaboration project. The idea behind the release “Unpaved“ was to create a short film in which the music and the images are equally important.
Imagine the old mystic character “Pan”, which represents nature, animalism and freedom, in a contemporary and realistic setting; becoming a modern vagabond, a drifter, living in the woods and roaming the lands, always accompanied by his friend, the dog. As his path leads him into the city of modern society, he is quickly confronted with its harsh reality – The conflict between living in an urban space and wanting to be at piece in a remote place in nature. Can we consider ourselves animals or have we already evolved into something too distanced from its natural enviroment and essence?
“When I write music it’s always very visual. I have images in my mind that put me in certain moods while I produce – oftentimes I make music to a film that hasn’t been shot yet. This has been something I wanted to do for a long time: compose music for a film.” – Koch.
“As a film director, the great aim of this project was to create a symbiotic piece of work that allows the musician and the director to work on an equal level. By bouncing back and forth ideas, images, sounds and moods, we were finally able to combine these elements and establish a harmonious piece that reflects both his and my creative expression.” – Feigelfeld.
|➲ Cosmic Compositions Avant Garde Series Vol.3 // Rel. 21 Nov. 2013 // Art: Jordan C. Clark|
This compilation is a free/name your price download with all money raised being donated to the Philippines typhoon relief fund..
We feel there is a huge similarity between the Avant-Garde/Free Jazz movement of the 50′s & 60′s & the beat movement of Today. As both movements attempted to break down, extend & alter the conventions of their original genres (Jazz & Hip Hop) & were never afraid to experiment & improvise to create something that wasn’t accepted commercially at the time.
This compilation is a dedication to Saturn born composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer player, poet and philosopher ~ Sun Ra.
About Sun Ra ~ Claiming that he was of the “Angel Race” and not from Earth, but from Saturn, Sun Ra developed a complex persona using “cosmic” philosophies and lyrical poetry that made him a pioneer of afrofuturism, free jazz. & electronic music. Sun Ra & his Arkestra’s discography is one of the largest in music history and he is often regarded as one of the prolific recording artists of the 20th century. After departing Earth in 1993 Sun Ra legacy in music continues to influence artists worldwide and has changed the world of music as we know it. We hope that through this compilation we can introduce a new generation to his music and philosophies..
Compilation Compiled by Addison Chase.
|➲ Ryuei Kotoge “Hashi Yasume EP” // Label: Soigne Tes Oreilles // Released 11 Nov. 2013.|
箸休め EP, pronounced “Hashi-yasume EP” is an interim report of sound experiment between Sampling and Electronics sonorities. He is getting his unique sound space wide & wide slowly, but firmly. He previously released a cassette tape on Day Tripper Records, a top Japanese label running by beat maker Seiho and his Sunset Truth EP on Vol.4 Records, an internet label of Japan in 2011.
He also provided tracks on compilations and self-released many tunes.
// via Dreamt about Dreaming //
|➲ Recondite “Hinterland” (GI-190) // Ghostly International // Released 11 November 2013.|
For many great artists, going back is the way to move forward. With this in mind, Berlin-based producer Recondite looked to his homeland of Lower Bavaria for his debut Ghostly International release, Hinterland. “I tried to capture the area’s mentality and natural environment within the album,” he explains. “Particularly the moods that behold the emotions of the four seasons, which differ a lot in this region.” In fact, most of the field recordings featured in this 10-track LP were taken in his recent visits to the free state in southeastern Germany.
|➲ Somepling “Forbidden Light” // Self-Released // Released 11 November 2013.|
“Forbidden Light is dedicated to all those moments late at night, when we decide to get out of bed, and irresistibly, dive into a book, do some sketches, or in my case, turn on the sampler and work on beats…
Back in the days when i was still in college (circa 2003), i had just purchased my MPC and was spending all my spare time on it. I was completely hypnotized by the sampler, spending tons of nights on it, building tracks, trying some things…
This is what i call a Forbidden Light. A strange light in the night… when everyone is supposed to sleep. The LCD screen light of my sampler guiding me through the darkness, and revealing the unknown.” -Somepling.
|➲ KILN “meadow:watt” (GI-192) // Ghostly International // Release 12 November 2013.|
KILN expands upon its aural concepts of fluid, neverwhere textures with meadow:watt, its third full-length with Ghostly International. Building upon the sound they developed over 10 years ago with Sunbox, then expounded upon in 2007 with Dusker, the evocative spaces of meadow:watt bring the sonic art of Kevin Hayes, Kirk Marrison and Clark Rehberg III into even sharper focus. The nine tracks of meadow:watt continuously construct and deconstruct themselves, gliding through movements of disrupted organic & electrified elements. In many ways, meadow:watt is KILN‘s most melodic record yet with tracks like “Acre” and “Moth and Moon,” which offer dreamy guitar notes bending like the sun’s curves on a watery horizon. “Pinemarten” is driven by its percussion, strolling in a steady line where there is no path, and “Jux” offers a cascade of oxidized symphonics, tumbling through dubbed out atmospheres of liquid zipper treatments.
// via Dreamt about Dreaming //