October 2, 2020

Viola Renea - Syguiria Lady (CD, With Kyou Rec. Japan)

SL107-KYOU035Special remarks : Remastered LP with insert & new liner notes (full size art insert+notes) Follow up to the labels previous release -NZ 80s compilation ‘Kiwi Animals’ Syguiria Lady is the first full reissue album for Strangelove. For fans of current Japanese music revival Tracklist: 1. Amitoung Ashyljoung 2. Vimana Beam 3. Faros Faras Island 4. Soma Yana 5. Maya Candra 6. Samsara 7. Polaris Line 8. Chariot Of Palace Short info: Strangelove is proud to present the first ever reissue of ‘Syguira Lady’, an eerie and absorbing ride through the rich imagination of enigmatic Osaka group Viola Renea. While riding the current interest in Japanese music, the album remains an anomaly to much of the local music of the time. Juxtaposing ancient/modern sources of sonic inspiration, North England’s new musical movements collide with Eastern European folk rhythms, while oriental scales slide amongst wavey-electronic instrumentation. The resultant musical dreamscapes sought to conjure themes of noir & seduction, recurrent in the period’s techno-pop. Kuki Imamura described the album as the sound of unknown memories with aural visions & strange musical loves coalescing around a femme fatale; ‘Syguirian Lady’

 

March 19, 2020

UPDATE CUSTOMER / LABEL / WORDANDSOUND COVID 19 / CORONA

 dear all, we hope that all of you and yours are well.

we will update you from now on on this central position and via email to customers and labels.

as we know that you get all kind of information to absorb right now - we will keep it as basic and condensed as possible, but as complete as necessary.

here´s the current situation at wordandsound. Thursday 19.3.2020-

first of all:

many of you come back to us to ask for advice on what is the "best" in this situation, keep releasing, or to postpone, or to stop for a long while, etc.

we don´t know it, as much as you. the situation is new to us as well and has no comparison -  but be assured - we are here for you and with you!

we have prepared for crisis all the 21 years of our existance and we did what can be done to work on a structure to meet it´s demands. and what can be done, we will now do.

and more!

to maintain an as good as possible partner on each release and service level

that said it´s safety first however for all of , you and us.

this is understood and met here and set above all, in all the - necessary- earnest of the situation.

and this means for:

1. PHYSICAL  DISTRIBUTION

After careful consideration we will keep operating with releases,as we did, and shipping as long as we are basically allowed to.  

with reduced infrastructure but with all label and customer needs in mind.

buisness primarily being online - the decision to maintain this however is one by customer demand.

we will therefore have regular releases on 20.3. and will notify you shortly about the following releasedate thereafter, bei it 27.3. or 3.4.

 2.  DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION

Currently DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION remains unaffected , we are  continuing to deliver digital releases to DSPs, and fans can still stream and download - offcourse -

and this should remain one core business for you and all of us. If you ask yourself wether to release or not realease - digitally - NOW IS THE TIME. For Streaming, Video and Downloadcontent. Here you have a business that will most likely not suffer but grow. Make the best out of it and Release music.

We all love Music - and we can mutually get it out to the people out there. from our homes to people´s homes.  

Playlists are being updated on DSPs and we all are set up to work effectively with staff away from the office.

We will be looking at ways of pushing your catalogue and new releases even farther during this period - as sure opportunities will arise out of all this for downloading and streaming. 

3. WORDANDSOUND OFFICE, SALES,  ACCOUNTS 

We are all fully set up set up to operate remotely (most of us already working from home) so your label statements will be sent out on time, payment runs to labels will be made on time (everthing as usual), service leves will be met with shipping and buying, etc.

4. WAREHOUSE

will be kept open as long as we can - there is no plan for any closure at any given time but we will have to work with leaner structure - again - it´s safety first - so please be patient and accept our apologies for possible delays.

 5. Stay Safe and Stay Healthy. We will update frequently as you proceed. contact your representative anytime with any questions.

 Yours, all at Wordandsound


 

January 22, 2020

Move D & Benjamin Brunn - Let's Call It A Day (2LP, Gatefold Cover)

smallvillelp13Tracklist 2LP: A1 On The Magic Bus A2 Grains B1 A B2 Let’s Call It A Day C1 O C2 C-Sick D1 Magnetically Levitated Train Release Info: Can music be classic and contemporary at the same time? Can it contain a secret genetic code in which the summary of the past, the present pulse, and the future view are hidden? Be ahead of its time and not lose relevance along the way? "Let’s Call it A Day" the first album collaboration of German authors Move D (David Moufang) and Benjamin Brunn, which first appeared on a CD on Bine Music in 2006, now remastered by Calyx and on Vinyl for the first time ever, proves it is not only possible hypothetically, but can also live amongst us.
This is a complete piece built from seven sections, each one is a microcosm of unique textures, depth, ambience, emotions, programming, looping and melodic rules; Together they are a homogenous creation, a symphony that culminate in dance music experiencing elevation.
"Let’s Call it A Day", which in a way is the big brother of "Songs from the Beehive" - their exhilarating installment for Smallville from 2008, is an album above the Zeitgeist. The way Moufang and Brunn fuse different genres together without committing to any musical doctrine, makes them appear prophetic. However, it is in no sense a retrospect feeling; even at the time it was clear that the perceptions, experience, vision, and delicacy of this album were outstanding.
Every element here, every frequency, rhythm, turnaround or keyboard tapping, is the material from which masterpieces are made of. From the opening meditative ever evolving loops of On the Magic Bus to the abstract drones of Grains with its almost nonexistent bass drum - like it was aimed to hit the Ambient-House craze of these past few years; through the mesmerising dubbiness of A, which sounds like a rave ending in an echo chamber and the constant micro-movement of the arpeggios in the title track; O, which sounds like a soundtrack for a sinking submarine footage and the ambient downbeat of C-Sick, which melts your heart from within; and finally the closer- the fragile and elegant beauty of Magnetically Leviated Train. More than 76 minutes of diving constantly deeper and deeper.
This new remastered version will feature a brand new and extra glossy Stefan Marx gatefold cover, that will give the perfect visual expression of the album’s timeless music. And If there was ever a downside to "Let’s Call it A Day", it would be its lack of a vinyl edition. Well, this is exactly what we’re sorting now, aren’t we?
NivHadas
 
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December 6, 2019

Mim Suleiman - Si Bure (2LP)

RBBTLP22LP & CD Special Remarks : 5mm Sleeve Tracklist A1 Shukuru Intro A2. Aruka A3 Shukuru Part 2 A4. Usiogope B1. Na Mia B2. Uutu B3. Shukuru Part 3 B4. Kuemenora C1. Haki C2. Ama Kweli C3. Shukuru Part 4 D1. Were D2. Patosha D3. Shukuru Release Info: ‘’BubbleTease Communications and Running Back team up once again for Mim Suleiman’s fifth studio album on vinyl and compact disc. During the course of Si Bure you will find Mim at her very best. It’s easy to imagine the Zanzibar-born-UK-based vocalist and percussionist dancing and prancing to the 14 songs featured here. The tropes of house and disco are mixed here with wonderful rhythmic adventures, infectious futuristic pop and ultramodern African music, while the mesmerizing and addictive lyrics are sung in Swahili and deal with love and affection, freedom, oppression, unity and everyday life. Enchanting, entrancing and entertaining all the way. Produced by Maurice Fulton.'’

 

October 18, 2019

Fumiya Tanaka - Right Moment (3x12 LP & CD)

perlon124lpFormat: 3x12“ LP & CD Tracklisting: A RIGHT MOMENT B LIVE LIKE MUSIC C FOREVER FRIENDS D1 BREAKTHROUGH D2 I WANT TO BE A HUMAN BEING E1 WELCOME TO CHAOS E2 THE REASON IS ALWAYS DIFFERENT F BIRTH OF THE PERFECT CLUB Info: New album by Fumiya Tanaka. Eight fantastic tracks on triple vinyl.

 

September 27, 2019

Oliver Koletzki - Fire in the Jungle (LP + 16 Track Download)

svt263LP + 16 track Download Release: 15.11.2019 Tracklist Vinyl: A1. Fire in the Jungle / A2. We are All Lost feat. Monolink / A3. Tiny Sparks / B1. The Arctic Voice feat. Township Rebellion / B2. Endorphins / B3. Friendly Reminder feat. Cioz Release info: Part homage, part prophecy: ‘Fire in the Jungle’ is the 8th studio album from Berlin-based DJ, producer and label owner Oliver Koletzki, released on 15 November 2019 by Stil vor Talent. With sounds as diverse as the stamps collected in Koletzki’s passport over the past 18 months, ‘Fire in the Jungle’ is a statement in itself: complex, verdant, the product of years of growth. From the arid desert tundra of Australia, to the lush turquoise beaches and sacred sites of Mexico, to the dusty Playa of Burning Man: these rich and varied landscapes, people, experiences have strongly influenced Koletzki in the production of this multifaceted masterpiece. Musical maestro and storyteller Koletzki expertly weaves live instruments with a range of electronic music production techniques, with producers Sam Shure, Township Rebellion, Hidden Empire, Niko Schwind and Cioz taking listeners on an extraordinary aural peregrination of genres and styles. Lyrical and vocal collaborations with Monolink, Aparde, Temple Haze and Lisa Who are layered with Koletzki’s signature sound, adding their unique influence to this distinctive 16-track album. Running the gamut from full-power, bass-heavy dance floor anthems to slower, more sultry tracks, the dramaturgy of this album is matched only by the eclectic exotica and psychedelia of the jungle. As the Amazonian jungle burns, this versatile and thought-provoking album raises important questions about what sustains us and asks us to reconsider the egoism and laziness of the human species. Tracklist Mp3 Download: Tracklist Mp3 Download: 
1. Melting Into to the Surroundings / 2. Lenny in the Sea with Dolphins / 3. Rainbow Serpent / 4. Fire in the Jungle / 5. Sequel feat. Aparde / 6. We are All Lost feat. Monolink / 7. Friendly Reminder feat. Cioz / 8. Tiny Sparks / 9. The Arctic Voice feat. Township Rebellion / 10. Action Speaks Louder than Words / 11. Zeitgeist / 12. Let Go feat. Temple Haze / 13. Endorphins / 14. Love Song / 15. Boxhagener Platz / 16. Away feat. Lisa Who