Layers of Silence, the new instrumental release from Montreal’s Scott Da Ros (Triune Gods/Deadly Stare) is a beautifully kinetic tour-de-force. As drums rumble and crash in daring acrobatic syncopations, sounds are drawn from the four corners of the world to drive them ever forward. There is a perpetual sense of movement, an infectious anticipation, like a supersonic jet with a plush interior, soaring across the landscape with Da Ros at the helm. There is no in-flight movie, only a wild beat-driven soundtrack that soaks up the flavours of everywhere it has been. Once it has travelled around the world and gathered its passengers, it angles toward space, rocketing to the stars.
The album is limited to 200 vinyl records and being released in North America by Endemik Music and in Europe by Luana Records. Includes download code for the full release and an original photo of Meeka.
All songs written, produced & mixed by Scott Da Ros at Spaacemoon, Snoowcaat in Montreal . Mastered by J. LaPointe at Archive Mastering.
Side A: 1. Dust settles | 2. Four brass eyes | 3. Larry Holmes deadly stare | 4. Last billionth of a second | 5. Scotch & concrete | 6. Better days | 7. Black helicopter
Side B: 1. Chances | 2. Collision at home | 3. Meeka squeaks | 4. Less | 5. Wake up Jack, they are coming | 6. Entering from afar | 7. Insomniacs guide to the neverdream
Additional Musicians: Michael Feuerstack plays: pedal steel on A1, keys on B7, A2 & B4 shaker on A5, electric guitar on B6, A5 & B4, tambourine on B1 & A7. Artwork by Scott Da Ros , Cover font & emblem by Alesia Lund Paz.
Morti is a Montréal-based producer, record collector and incorrigible binge drinker. Starting as DJ for local hiphop bands in the 90s, he’s looking back at 15 years of beat making. This full-length called “Trip de boucles piquées” took a year and a half to put together. More than half of this time was spent finding the loops and samples, and getting the original copies of the albums (mostly obscure 70s prog recordings). The collected pieces were then thrown through an MPC 2000xl sampler and a Roland VS-880 8-track to create slow-paced sound collages.
Being an avid gore movie collector, most of Morti’s previous works were inspired by the genre’s vibe and visuals. On this record, the producer explores new themes like melancholia and memories. «Trip de boucles piquées» is a trip to a dark, yet comforting setting, sucking the listener into this scenery.
This full length album is co-released with the wonderful Anette Records and limited to 150 pieces in silk screened artwork. We’re really, really stoked to have Anette on board by the way – if you’re not familiar yet with their output, go get involved anytime soon.
If you’re located in Europe, you can pre order through us or from Anette Records (especially if you’re in Germany). If you’re in North America, save a lot of shipping costs and grab it from Morti himself. The latter is also where you find the digital version.
The «Sublime EP» marks the third release by Fribourg/Bern based producers Rotkeller. It features two adventurous new jams and four remixes laying hands on the last full length «Herr Vodmar». The reworks were done by Kelpe, Dave Eleanor, Digitalis and Baumeister.
«If you are looking for a sophisticated yet dynamically unique experience with modern youth based music and you’d like to experience it from a non household name, V∆l∆nc∑ Ðr∆kës’ Fail With Honour Then Succeed By Fraud is the perfect album for you». – Sound Color Vibration
7″ vinyl limited to 120 hand numbered copies. Download code for full tracks included.
Mastered by Deeskee. Label stickers by Walter Gross.
«Sinking Swimmer II» finds the duo John Pain & Egadz digging a little deeper into their dirty drum and analog instrument repertoire. The release also features Nato Bardeen (The Drowning Men) adding Theremin on «Speed Racer» and an additional Modular Synth on «Disco Death». Scotty B (Sick Balloons) rounds out the guest appearances with his guitar additions to «Coming Up Short». Anyone into raw drums and analogue instrumentation is sure to enjoy this release. «Sinking Swimmer II» is the closing part of the full length.
This sequel is limited to 120 hand numbered copies in silk screened covers with artwork by Tomisthebastard, includes download code. Mastered by Deeskee.
We are very happy to have danish producer Son Of A Bricklayer teaming up with Canada based maniac Madslo for «Abyssal Plains»: a journey into hard drums, synths and early electronic music samples. The music consists of four parts merged into two tracks, opening parts on both jams by Son Of A Bricklayer, closing parts by Madslo.
Limited to 112 hand numbered and heavy sounding 7″es, artwork by Lazpit. Vinyl only. Sold out.
We’re proud to call local bass scientist Bit-Tuner part of our roster. «Brutal Funk» stands for Bits very own signature, velvet yet pressing bass lines, on point melodies and scrunching drums.
The EP starts off with «Bach Is Not Dead». It relocates you in an unknown indoor parking enlightened by subdued flickering lights. Supposedly barely sane melodies tied to a striking bass line and tattered structures will assist you to actually enjoy the situation.
«Bad Combination» is a bleak, chasing and clicking composition, absolutely spot on. Abusive and nervous, it carries a solid cloud casting body adorned with psychedelic references. Consider yourself a stowaway on a lurching hover craft at serious speed.
Entering the second half of the EP with «Empty Hole», you’ve managed to silently sneak on a aged steamboat uncompromisingly floating and wallowing its predefined way towards an empty hole at the end of shaded waters.
The circle is completed by «Lucid 8», thanks to the bubbling bass and agile theme a forgiving, confident creation, despite the lyrically well placed scraping sounds. A soothing, temporary end to a versatile and eventful journey.
Mastered by Adi Flück at Centraldubs Bern. Edition of 125 in silk screened covers on beautiful vat paper with artwork by Simon Walter. Includes download code for WAV & mp3. Due to some unforeseen circumstances this one is pretty pricey. We’re sorry but also confident that you will really like this deluxe item once you hold it in your hands and give it a spin.
«Sleep Deprived Pessimist» by Montréal based producer Morti Viventear is shoegaze reminiscence featuring picturesque scenes, moony epic melodies reframed by strutted drums. 36 now sold out copies in existence.
Frkse returns with his partner in savageness Khlyst, while the incredibly talented (in various matters) madman Tewz releases his first split 7″.
106 copies on clear/clouded vinyl, mastered by Deeskee. All covers are different as they are unintentional collaborations: the artists are unaware discarded remnants of artist projects unintentionally superimposed, salvaged from oblivion offset printed on a Hamada printing press.
The second album by swiss pals Rotkeller, «Herr Vodmar». They’re back with luscious sounds on entangled groundworks and delicious ideas for harebrained melodies. Eight firm & heavy weight tracks on 12″ vinyl and digital, officially released on sept 27. There will also be a couple live shows, check the Live section on our site. For bookings, please get in touch.
«Herr Vodmar» is released as collaboration with Everest Records. Limited to 300 copies with artwork by Amadeus Waltenspühl, mastered by Calyx Berlin. The vinyl version includes a personal download code for the digital release. If you wish digital only, go to Everestrecords.
We are stoked to present «2nd July», a new track by Feldermelder, alongside a stunning animation by the fellow Luis Sanz of indefinitevj («it’s all about generative audio reactive animation»). Check out the full video:
«2nd July» was recorded and produced in New York in Summer 2012. Mastered by Adi Flück at Centraldubs Bern. Grab the track for free here:
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Limited to 100 hand numbered copies on purple marbled vinyl in silkscreened covers on animal x rays. «Find The Devil, Kill The Devil» was mixed by Justin Day @ New Noise Recording (Baltimore, MD Nov/11). Mastered by Deeskee. Sold out.
Sharing a 10″, Playpad Circus’ «Drink And Fuck» directs into a sinister, feral world, while «Far Away From You» by Azabeats points out the way out of there, before he too shatters the supposed to be homelike place («Last Week»).
Brute beats, breaks and samples meet sort of speak garageish ideas, with drums as leitmotif.
Limited to 100 hand numbered copies in hand stamped covers, mastered by Deeskee. Sold out.
Another artist we respect a whole lot is Los Angeles based Mr Walter Gross. Constantly coming up with weird-beautiful collages of sounds, noises, drums, samples and whatnot in the form of albums, various collections or podcasts.
This tape signifies a certain advancement in Walter Gross’ evolution in creating a more defined mosaic and collage of sounds and its articulation.
Limited to 40 hand numbered copies in sewn and hand stamped covers with four different inlay versions. A download link will be sent to you after purchase (or get it via bandcamp). Sold out. You can still get the digital version from waltergross.com.
Grazing new worlds once again, Tran Quals works wallow somewhere between leftfield, drones and prog rock.
Three of our favourite jams have been banned onto vinyl, limited to 101 hand numbered copies in silk screened covers on mold-made paper with artwork by Serge, then there’s also the album «7 Hills» on cassette in hand folded and numbered paper covers, limited to 40. Sold out.
For our anniversary release, we are genuinely proud to present two button pushers extraordinaire.
Having their very own signature, one will always recognize their heroes. While there’s a rather psychedelic affinity shining through in DJ Egadz’ composition, Edison keeps up with countless variations and tweaks, and of course his unmistakable drum work. These tracks will remain vinyl exclusives.
Limited to 100 hand numbered copies in silk screened covers with artwork by lovely SAFU, mastered by Deeskee. Sold out.
Over at the website of our beloved canadian record label Clothes Horse Records you can read statements like «consistently killing shit for over a decade, Maki has quietly established himself as one of the most slept-on producers in Canada» followed by «with a musical aesthetic akin to a riot in Syntagma Square, his soundscapes have shaped the character of some of the most unique and distinctive records in the Canadian indie-rap scene». No way we could have said it better. Wherever some Maki production pops up, it is very clear that it will please our ears and minds.
That is why we are convinced that there does not necessarily need to be a voice over his production for it to work. Therefore it is a major delight to present the new 7″ «Leaving Exarchia / Grayscale», which holds two outrageous bangers. After a summer of discontent in Athens, a room in Exarchia and a thousand photographs, a commentary on those experiences emerge. The canadian producer returns to prog-inspired traditions with densely-layered synths, guitars, field recordings and distinctive drums. Still here and still there. A crisis of sorts. A work in progress.
It is kind of a deluxe edition limited to 100 hand numbered copies on grey marbled vinyl in silk screened covers by Michael Beutler. Mastered by Deeskee. Sold out.
The guys’ names behind the moniker Rotkeller is Federico Sutera and Laurent Schmidhäusler from Fribourg, Switzerland. Previously just messing around with sounds has now become a serious project, considering their last live shows and recordings. As you can guess the guys have been enjoying the golden age of IDM, they now interlace this influence into their compositions, where atmospheric meets weird loops, breaks and bass of course. The range is somewhere between jovial relaxing to banging clackers, which is promising for the coming live shows and this first album called «Lofbo.b», which has lots of different faces that need to be explored.
The considerable assemblage of musical layers aren’t the only cause for the multifaceted soundscapes and moods you’ll experience during the Blurring The Boundary EP by Meienberg. Sweet-tempered hands can turn to claws of frowning trepidation, warm synths to harsh bass, sociability to shaking uptightness and all the way back before you know it.
Having collected a decent amount of influences throughout at least the last three decades, Meienberg will give you a lot to figure out. Even though we don’t like genres, let’s name dub(-step), idm, various electronics and breaks to say the least. The way all of this gets combined, resulting in discrete and solid buildings, is something of a rarity.
Includes download link of the 10″ vinyl six-track EP plus the bonus bangers «Asanga’s Dog» and «Out Of My Hands» in wav format. Sold out.
It’s not an easy job to describe the music of canadian multi-instrumentalists Khyro, y.p.l. and Eric. You would have to name experimental hiphop, electronics, folk, jazz and this or that in one sentence. Having recorded and released several abstract rap albums and EPs, they stick to instrumental insanity for their first vinyl release, after the ambient / noise cassette tape with Jayrope «Swearing at the Sun».
This 7″ is inspired by the work of William Burroughs, especially his book Naked Lunch. It’s also kind of a tribute to the Beat Poets that travelled to Tangier (like Burroughs, Paul Bowles, Byron Gysin, etc…). There are rather dark moments throughout the song «Black Meat», but never without at least a little sign of light and hope, while «Looking For Dr Benway» contains more confidence regarding what will happen anytime soon with an almost funky bass line. Downtempo storytelling without words.
You could say it’s a meeting of styles, two compositions you probably wouldn’t guess were done by the heads of Héliodrome, or «super limited 7inch of intense instrumental mindfuck. Welcome to the Interzone».
Blue marbled vinyl in hand stamped covers. Sold out.
A lot is going on in these moments. Lots of seemingly loose little parts suddenly turn into a marvelous whole. If you’ve never heard about swiss producer Feldermelder, you missed something so far. Especially a memorable live show. Limited to 300 hand numbered units on transparent orange vinyl in a cardboard cover with artwork by Mathias Forbach / Astrid Florentinus. Sold out.
Two brothers from france which both appreciate barbecues, costumes and beats. Well arranged, tranquilizing and entertaining music production that is. We had the pleasure to meet and celebrate some of the mutual likes with them. The result is a split 7″ on white slightly marbled vinyl with two keen productions in unique hand stamped covers, limited to only 100 hand numbered pieces. Sold out.