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#14 of 2019: Dreamachinery – Dreamachinery

Video: Do Not Trust Robots – Σταγόνα

Official audio release by Do Not Trust Robots performing “Σταγόνα”. Written and produced by Monsieur Minimal & Hiras.

Download and Stream Stagona here:

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Οι Do Not Trust Robots είναι ένα νέο μουσικό project που αποτελείται από τους Μonsieur Μinimal και τον Ηiras και προσεγγίζει την electronica μέσα από vintage ψυχεδελικούς ήχους, αναλογικά synthesizers και μελωδικές γραμμές στα φωνητικά. Η Σταγόνα είναι το πρώτο τους single από ένα άλμπουμ που αναμένεται να κάνει αίσθηση και να κυκλοφορήσει μέσα στο 2020 από την Mo.Mi. Records.

Mikael Delta – Elation LP

Mikael Delta returns with his new album entitled “Elation”. Having devoted the last two years to the creation of this album, he shares a fine piece of contemporary electronic music, with new collaborations that bring together Greece, Germany and Poland.

Michalis Paritsis is a young musician, making his debut collaboration in this album, adding strong analogue timbres and rhythmic patterns. Thessaloniki based Autow Nite Superstore (Thomas Ba) shares bottomless emotions with his vocals in the homonymous arpeggiated track “Elation”, while Katarzyna Kafel, from Berlin, prays in Polish in a special ambient-jazz track entitled “Art in the Sky”.

Through the sonic images of “Elation” the urban landscape converses with nature and the human existence encounters spirituality. Electronica, ambient and techno music canvases together with distorted sounds of classic piano, cello tenutes and heavenly vocals make up the fresh, powerful but also sensitive electronica sound of Mikael Delta.

Out on LP, CD and Digital album via Inner Ear.

released November 8, 2019

Video: Larry Gus – Taped Hands Here

“Taped Hands Here” is taken from Larry Gus’ new LP, Subservient, out now in indie shops, and on digital, streaming, and DFA Bandcamp.

BUY HERE:
http://smarturl.it/subservient

Video: Hior Chronik – Words Are Gone feat. Hania Rani

Seductive drone and post cinematic soundscapes between ambient, indie-neoclassical music. These are the best words to describe the vibes of the new album by the Greek/Berliner composer Hior Chronik, entitled “Blind Heaven” out on November 8th via 7K!.

There is a dark and cinematic atmosphere that chases throughout the new album by the Greek composer and producer Hior Chronik, a natural sequel to “Out Of The Dust”, released on 7K! in 2017. While retaining an ambient and modern-classic dimension, “Blind Heaven” goes in search of new territories to observe and interpret. Sound landscapes made of synthesizers, electronics, strings, woodwinds and above all magical touches of the piano, so minimal as they are brilliant in their being perfectly integrated into the sonic trajectories traced by the Athens-born artist who has lived in Berlin for several years.

Track after track “Blind Heaven” reveals itself by involving the listener in a particularly evocative and immersive multi-stage sound journey: Nocturne, crepuscular, foggy, the record moves in neighboring territories without delineating a precise and static form: the sound moves magmatic, it is discovered, it hides, it explodes, it shrinks and once again it frees itself to cross extremely natural and peaceful landscapes, as well as darker, industrial, apocalyptic… more

released November 8, 2019

Billa Qause – Somehow Someway LP

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Somehow Someway is the sixth solo album release of the Greek Beatmaker Billa Qause.

The album is inspired by the 90s Hip-Hop culture. A time when the Hip-Hop genre was established in the music scene and many groups are still known and dear to the younger generations. The LP is distinguished by rhythmical samples, rap punchlines from the Golden Era, spiced up with some old school scratching.

For the creation of this album, Billa Qause experimented with samples from Soul and Jazz vinyl records. This time, he combined his characteristic old school – MPC made – heavy drums with more electronic and ambient sounds. He managed to make this album to sound somehow as a classic album from 90s and in someway as an album that is continuously developing day after day without changing its character and vibe.

The “Somehow Someway” is an instrumental Hip-Hop / Downtempo album and features the Greek Beatmakers Kill Emil and Krus who contributed in “Beats And Pieces”, “All About Practice” and “Light My World”.

ORDER HERE: https://billaqause.bandcamp.com/album/somehow-someway
Out now via Mind The Wax


Το Somehow Someway είναι ο έκτος σόλο δίσκος του Έλληνα Beatmaker Billa Qause.
Ο δίσκος είναι εμπνευσμένος από την Hip-Hop κουλτούρα της δεκατίας του 90. Της εποχής που το είδος καθιερώθηκε στο μουσικό προσκήνιο, τότε που πολλά groups ακόμα και σήμερα είναι γνωστά και αγαπητά και στις νεότερες γενιές.
Οι παραγωγές του άλμπουμ διακρίνονται από τα ρυθμικά samples και τα ραπ punchlines από την Χρυσή Εποχή του Hip-Hop, συνοδευμένα με old school scratches από τον ίδιο τον Billa.

Για τη δημιουργία του άλμπουμ, ο Billa Qause πειραματίστηκε με δείγματα από Soul και Jazz δίσκους βινυλίου. Αυτή τη φορά συνδίασε τα χαρακτηριστικά του βαριά και old school beat από το MPC με πιο ηλεκτρονικούς και ατμοσφαιρικούς ήχους. Κατάφερε να κάνει το δίσκο να ακούγεται σαν ένας κλασσικός δίσκος από τα 90s αλλά παράλληλα και σαν ένας δίσκος που συνεχίζει να εξελίσεται μέρα με τη μέρα χωρίς να μεταβάλει το χαρακτήρα και την ενέργεια του.

To κομμάτι True Thoughts είναι διαθέσιμο και σε video clip στο κανάλι του Billa Qause στο YouTube.

Το “Somehow Someway” είναι ένα ορχηστρικό Hip-Hop / Downtempo άλμπουμ με τις συμμετοχές επίσης του Kill Emil και του Krus που συνέβαλαν στα “Beats And Pieces”, “All About Practice” και “Light My World”.

Το Somehow Someway κυκλοφορεί σε βινύλιο από την Mind The Wax και περιέχει 12 κομμάτια.

Ο Billa Qause είναι ενεργός στην underground Hip-Hop / Trip-Hop σκηνή από το 1997. Επηρεασμένος από Hip-Hop, Soul, Jazz και Funk και τις δυναμικές αστικές γειτονιές της Αθήνας, ο Billa χρησιμοποιεί αυτά τα στοιχεία για να δημιουργήσει τη δική του μουσική. Ορχηστρικοί Hip-Hop και Trip-Hop ήχοι αναμειγνύονται με μυστικιστικές μελωδίες, αιθέρια φωνητικά και soulful συγχορδίες, συνοδευμένες πάνω σε smooth μπασογραμμές και ρυθμικά θέματα.

Είτε ως μέλος του γνωστού beatmaking γκρουπ είτε σόλο, ο Billa Qause εχει εμφανιστεί σε Ελλάδα και Ευρώπη, μοιράζοντας τη σκηνή με καλλιτέχνες όπως ο Gramatik, o Wax Tailor, o DJ Krush, oι Herbaliser, oι Chinese Man, o Panda Dub και ο Shawn Lee.

Video: Hxotopia – Ayrio Tha Fygw

ΗΧΟΤΟΠΙA – Αύριο Θα Φύγω. Από το album “Χωρίς Ταχύτητα”.
Pre-order: https://smarturl.it/u2mmuc

Hior Chronik – One Eternity at a Time

Seductive drone and post cinematic soundscapes between ambient, indie-neoclassical music. These are the best words to describe the vibes of the new album by the Greek/Berliner composer Hior Chronik, entitled “Blind Heaven” out on November 8th via 7K!.

The first single “One Eternity at a time” featuring Francesco Donadello is out today. Available to stream or buy: https://7k.lnk.to/blindheaven

Franz Matthews & Local Suicide – Remixes

Making their debut on Eskimo Recordings this March, Berlin producers Franz Matthews& Local Suicide’s ‘Meditation / Tutan Jamon’ was a heady brew of psychedelic disco that joined the dots between the German capital and the sun soaked souks of North Africa.

Hailed as “propulsive and zen” by Resident Advisor and championed by DJs including Dj T, Red Axes, Perel & Acid Washed, the tracks have now been giving a fresh rub, with Eskimo going one better even than the genie from the Arabian Nights and fulfilling 4 wishes summoning up remixes from Manfredas, Chaim, NTEIBINT and The Oddness.

First out of the trap is Lithuanian producer Manfredas. Having made a name for himself with releases on labels like Les Disques de la Mort, Multi Culti and I’m A Cliché, Manfredas turns in a head spinning remix of Tutan Jamon, teasing out and extending the track in a masterclass of delayed gratification that eventually dissolves into acidic bleeps and drones.

Tel Aviv’s Chaim remix of Tutan Jamonmeanwhile sees the sometime Bpitch Control and Disco Halal producer up the tempo whilst losing none of the original’s exotic vibe. In his hands the track becomes a propulsive nu-disco number perfect for late summer parties under the stars.

Eskimo stalwart NTEIBINT is up next with his reinterpretation of Meditation. Once again the Greek producer goes to show just why the label has him on speed dial, delivering a stunning remix with Vamparela’s vocals and a hypnotic bass line combining to mesmerising effect.

Finally fresh from remixing Satin Jackets Australian rising star The Oddness returns to Eskimo with his own spaced out take on Meditation. Keeping the tempo slow and low the Melbourne producer unravels the track, pulling apart its constituent parts and allowing them all to float free.

Larry Gus – Subservient LP

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Photo credit: Kostantia Manthou

Larry Gus (real name Panagiotis Melidis) returns to DFA with Subservient, his fourth release for the label. More pop-oriented than his previous albums, Subservient is a lush combination of “crisis funk pop and trad Mediterranean grooves.” Lyrics sung in Greek and English address Larry’s overwhelming struggles with being a father, husband, artist, and human in 2019. In the artist’s own words, this album is about “trying to understand empathy and act with it on everyday life,” as well as “the imperative of empathy above everything else.”

Listen to the first single, “Taped Hands Here”:

Subservient is sample-free, a first for Larry, who plays every instrument himself: a drum kit, an SM57 microphone, a guitar, a bass, a TE OP-1 synthesizer, and a Roland JV-1010 synth module. This is fourth-world power pop, as if Alex Chilton was produced by Eno and Hassell. The thoughtful, upbeat arrangements and gentle vocals are spacious and warm, and tend to offset whatever darker tone the lyrics might imply. Larry confronts more acute tensions, such as being a father in Greece during the crisis, and the parallels of a child’s sicknesses and adult ailments, as well as larger, more existential pressures – the grasp of nostalgia, the weight and meaning of making decisions, and the desire to move from hermeticism towards sociability.

The record graciously explores the nuance that can be found within delineated lines: pop and folk music, rooted in Greek tradition; internal anxieties and empathy expressed outward; the tightrope struggle of living in the present and wallowing in the past.

Larry will also be releasing a 7-inch single alongside the album, which features two A-sides, “Kerkis (Judas-Tree)” and “Foreign Steps,” from the same recording sessions as Subservient. The lyrics to “Kerkis (Judas-Tree)” were written by Efthimis Filippou, an award-winning screenwriter known for his work with director Yorgos Lanthimos on films like DogtoothThe Lobster, and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. The 7-inch precedes an upcoming audio play, written by Efthimis and scored by Larry, to be produced with the Onassis Stegi (AKA Cultural Center) sometime next year. The audio play will be released on DFA in 2020.

Preorder the record here.

Tracklist:
01. Total Diseases (Subservience)
02. A Likely Projection
03. Text of Intent
04. Taped Hands Here
05. In This Position
06. Ayler the Pilot
07. The Sun Sections
08. Readers & Authors
09. Classifying a Disease