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.
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.
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.
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.