March 30, 2017

Schilling - Hella

APLTRONIC001Apparel Music return with the introduction of a brand new sub label - Apparel Tronic. The intention for this new division of sound is to shift focus towards UK-rooted Beats, Nu-Jazz, Downtempo and Jungle - a collection of styles the label like to term ‘Bliss-Beat’. This treasured and futile basis of influence gives rise to Giuseppe D’Alessandro a.k.a KiSK and Ludovico Schilling SCHiLLiNG’s new project which they inaugurate with the ‘Hella’ LP from SCHiLLiNG himself: a collection UKindebted dance tracks that meld influences from Jungle, Breaks and Hip Hop. Originally born in Milan - Schilling relies on a process he likes to describe as ‘contamination’ of sound which entails the layering of field recordings and the sounds of his home environment with those of synths, real instruments and samples. This approach brands a clear stamp on his productions and enables him to create a truly singular strand of dance music and it’s this that glues together the 9 disparate tracks of Hella. Moving from the cascading breaks of the LP’s introduction ‘Anarcoide’ to the woozy and textural ‘Black Lighter’ - the album begins to build a spectral mood as it progresses. Tracks such as ‘Flesh Is Weak’ and ‘Madting’ draw influence from the golden-era of Bristol’s Trip-Hop while tracks such as ‘Snooker Club’ and ‘Viejos’ delve into more caliginous, IDM territory. The result is a rich and varied collection that demonstrates Apparel Music’s unwavering ability to continue to keep listeners guessing.

 

March 30, 2017

Farbror Resande Mac

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Following their "Atalanta"12", Stockholm-based Farbror Resande Mac returns to Horisontal Mambo with this extended EP of b**earic bliss.

Through releases on labels such as Aficionado, Back to the Balearics and Is It Balearic they've carved their own niche in the tropical music climate we northeners like to embrace. Although it's hard to to escape the use of the dreaded b-word it might be the most fitting label still.

Anyway, we love it and we hope you do to.


 

March 7, 2017

Dapayk & Padberg - Harbour LP

fnu26lp Always keep moving, never stand still; a motto that Dapayk & Padberg have been following consistently for more than ten years in every respect. For nearly three decades sought-after musician, producer and machine enthusiast Niklas Worgt has researched diverse club sound effects with countless projects, while singer Eva Padberg is an internationally renowned high fashion model. Since 2003 they have been traveling and performing together as Dapayk & Padberg. They are passionate sound nomads who capture acoustic impressions of their exciting journey. Each album is a sound logbook, which captures memories in the form of beats, tunes and skits. On “Sink This Ship", released a few months ago, the Berlin-based duo provided a first glimpse of what you can expect from Dapayk & Padberg in 2017, with their new album “Harbour". A harbour, where both stop off for the moment, because their next trip is already planned: after the release of “Harbour", Dapayk & Padberg tour Europe and ROW.

 

March 7, 2017

Yuksek - Nous Horizon

fine032lp« Nous Horizon » is Yuksek’s great studio album comeback, 5 years after his last album. Yuksek’s characteristic sound, midway between post-disco, house and pop, shines through on its various tracks. Even more than on his last album, « Living on the Edge of Time », Yuksek shows his talent as a singer. ‘Nous Horizon’ is an album of mostly duets, invitations to sing together (Break My Heart, Sunrise, Sweet Addiction, Stay) featuring greek singer Monika, French pop bands Her, Juveniles and Roman Rappak (from band Breton) His new melodies are sunnier than before; his beats and production more subtle.

 

March 7, 2017

Art Alfie Reveries Of LP

barn047lpThe reveries begin with a simple electrical hum - a starting signal for the appearance of a vibrant array of sound, shifting before us in seemingly random motion. Before we know it, all those pulsating melodies, razor-cut hifi-house beats and drunken robot jazz ensembles start forming into patterns, secretly & perfectly designed by one Art Alfie. A long time operator in Stockholm’s small but insistent underground music scene, Oscar Wedrén broke through internationally in 2012 with the Karlovak project, founded with on-off studio and dj partner Rudolf Nordström, a.k.a. Mr. Tophat. The duo’s inexplicably fresh takes on classic dance music tropes is as much a result of a brilliantly odd pairing of personalities as of a defined concept and a precise method in searching for the perfect house groove. While writing Reveries Of, released early spring 2017 through Studio Barnhus, Art Alfie freed himself of all conceptual footholds, delving instead deep into his archives of old and new memories and feels, working with improptu field recordings and emotionally-guided sampling processes. He came back with an intricate and personal debut album and he didn’t lose his groove on the way.

 

February 7, 2017

Cristi Cons - Perceptual EP

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