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    ALEXIS GIDEON

    Floating Oceans

    [engl] Alexis Gideon will be presenting the third installment in his critically-acclaimed multimedia opera series, Video Musics III: Floating Oceans, beginning this fall. Portland, Oregon’s historic Hollywood Theatre will host the world premiere on October 11, 2012. Gideon is an interdisciplinary iconoclast whose body of work joyfully challenges the presumed constraints of visual arts and music genres. Where others attempting the same projects might get lost in the weeds, Gideon’s ferocious intelligence and crystal-clear vision produces some of the most engaging pieces audiences will encounter. Gideon worked with Cynthia Star (Lead Painter for Coraline, Laika Studios) and Jacob Rubin (Best New American Voices), among others, to produce the video piece. Video Musics III: Floating Oceans was funded by a generous award from The Regional Arts and Culture Council, the second consecutive grant from this organization Gideon has received. (Gideon’s first RACC award was for Video Musics II: Sun Wu-Kong). Video Musics III: Floating Oceans is a 38-minute stop-motion animation video opera based on the works of the early 20th century Irish writer Lord Dunsany, and inspired by the time and dream experiments of the Irish physicist John William Dunne. The piece is dedicated to Flann O’Brien. Video Musics III: Floating Oceans contrasts the vivid dreams of its poet-protagonist with the foreboding routine of pedestrian life. Parts operate under the tow of dream logic. All dialogue and narration are expressed through lyrics and music performed live in front of the projected video. The piece explores non-linear and traditional linear narrative, and uses the musical meters of modern classical, hip-hop, ambient, and psychedelia.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    13.10.2012
     
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    ALEXIS GIDEON

    Sun Wu-Kong

    Um es kurz zu machen, diese Doppel LP ist ein Manifest. Am ehesten könnte man die Scheibe noch unter Hip Hop einsortieren, aber im Grunde wäre das totaler Käse, weil 99,9% der Hip Hopper darüber empört wären und damit sogar recht hätten. Es wird zwar öfter mal sehr nasal gerappt (bzw. sowas in der Art), aber aber eigentlich auch viel (und sogar ziemlich merkwürdig) gesungen. Überhaupt erscheint alles ein bisschen textlastig zu sein, was spätestens dann einen Sinn ergibt, wenn man den Film auf der DVD ansieht, der eben eine recht umfangreiche und sehr mystische Geschichte erzählt. Diese gehört untrennbar zu der Musik, so dass man ganz klar sagen muss: Sun Wu-Kong stellt ein multimediales Spektakel dar, das auf jeden Fall dann am besten funktioniert, wenn man auch beide Kanäle, also Bild und Ton zur Verfügung hat. Alexis Gideon erzählt die chinesische Novelle "Die Reise nach Westen" und seht es euch selbst an ein Manifest.
    Format
    2LP + DVD
    Release-Datum
    25.01.2011
     
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    AUCAN

    DNA

    [engl] A crossroad between styles and sounds, AUCAN's music is based on a unique energy: synthesis of the opposites. Digital and analog, cleanliness and distortion, melody and dissonance, quietness and strongness arm free-fall structures, open to direct light, leave the listener inside obscurity. Gifted of an hammering rhythmical compactness, and of a deadly technical awareness, the band's obsessive combinations contain nonetheless an emotive tissue spent on crooked roads long time ago, incarnate the need to yell out, to get lost in order to discover yourself. THE special secret ‘’DNA EP’’ (5 gracks, 35mn), dedicated to Gerhardt Fuchs (Maserati’s drummer, 1974-2009) is finally coming out on Africantape in Vinyl 12" (CD included).
    Format
    LP + CD
    Release-Datum
    06.09.2011
     
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    BIG'N

    Dying Breed

    [engl] Dying Breed is a collection of singles and unreleased songs that were recorded in a time and place where noise was king: early 90's Chicago. With a range of songs and sounds spanning from 1990-1995, this lil' collection of gems will not disappoint any fan of the band. Included are all of the songs from the early 7-inches, pulled from their original master tapes and remastered along with outtakes from those sessions and demo versions of album songs. Dying Breed will be released on AfricanTape Records 3.07.11. And if you missed the noise juggernaut the first time around, it's time to get on-fuckin'- board before big'n is, yet again, laid to rest at sea.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    25.01.2011
     
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    BIG'N

    Spare the Horses

    Nach der letzten, ebenfalls auf African Tape erschienenen, Compilation rarer und unveröffentlichter Tracks, kommen nun, erstmals seit über 10 Jahren, 4 neue Songs der 90er Jahre Noise Rocker aus Chicago! Düster, aggressiv, grob und energetisch wie immer (oder mehr denn je?)! Absolute Killer, mit denen sie ihrem Förderer und Fan Steve Albini in nichts nachstehen!!
    Format
    10''
    Release-Datum
    10.05.2011
     
  • 01. Rabat
    02. Federation Tunisienne De Football
    03. Fan For A Twenty Years Old Human Being
    04. A World Of Wonder
    05. C’mon Tigre
    06. December
    07. Commute
    08. Queen In A3
    09. Life As A Preened Tuxedo Jacket
    10. Building Society – The Great Collapse
    11. Building Society – Renovation
    12. Welcome Back Monkeys
    13. Malta (The Bird And The Bear)
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    C'MON TIGRE

    s/t

    [engl] The name Afroamericans gave to this dirty style of music was funk in reference to the body odour produced while in a state of excitation. That’s what we do, repetitive riffs and a maximalist attitude in a mosaic of arabic melodies, analogue drum machines, sinuous guitars, with a bombastic horn sections that could make snakes dance. The album includes 13 tracks, composed and produced by the duo C’mon Tigre and arranged together with its extended family, a great cluster of musicians from all over the world: Jessica Lurie, Henkjaap Beeuwkes, Pasquale Mirra, Ahmad Oumar, Enrico Fontanelli, Danny Ray Barragan, Eusebio Martinelli, Dipak Raji, Rocco Favi, Paolo Berluti, Malik Ousmane and Simone Sabini. More than two years of recordings, with a constant change of longitude and latitude. We have travelled far. We have met musicians with great souls and worked together with them on these 13 tracks. A group of people mutually contaminated sharing their musical memories. C'mon Tigre began life in the Mediterranean basin and spread out to the corners of the world's metropolises. C’mon Tigre talks about the fascination that Africa holds in a tales that stretch along a curve line from San Diego to Bombay. That's the reason why we choose not to sign this project with our birth names, because C'mon Tigre represents the single artistic voice which keeps those memories. Where do we come from, who are we similar to? that is not relevant. There’s not one single place, there are many places. There’s not one single face, there are many faces. C'mon Tigre are two people but at the same time is a collective of souls. This condition will change constantly, on stages, in the next recordings sessions and also in all those areas that are not strictly related to music. C'mon Tigre will invest in artistic research continuing his collaborations with animators, illustrators, visual artists like the successful experiment made with Mr. Toccafondo. More it will change, the more it will grow.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    13.10.2014
    EAN
    EAN 3481574665616
    Format
    DoLP
    Release-Datum
    09.10.2015
    EAN
    EAN 3481574665623
     
  • 01. Move like a Shark
    02. Precious People
    03. I’ll Teach you how to Hunt
    04. Europe
    05. This is Huge
    06. Sharing
    07. For you the Wild
    08. You are Awesome
    09. Killer
    10. White Cat
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    CAMILLA SPARKSSS

    For You The Wild

    Die Sängerin von Peter Kernel mit ihrem Solodebüt.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    07.04.2014
    EAN
    EAN 3481574540197
     
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    CESARIANS, THE

    I'm With God

    [engl] The Cesarians were born in Hackney, the London borough synonymous with poverty, punk, and politics, a district that mixes multi-culture with gangster glamour. It was here, one winter, in a damp pub cellar, that the legendary producer, Craig Leon, first auditioned the band. Whisking them off across town to the leafy and gentile environs of St John’s Wood, they cut their debut album in Abbey Road’s infamous studio 2. But London was not their calling. They set off, touring Europe, gigging the major cities - Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon, Zurich, Berlin and Rome - and feverishly playing all the towns in between as if in search of another home. Returning from a show in Prague at the dead end of 2010 they got the call. “How about Christmas in Italy?” Well naturally. Wasn’t it here that the great English Romantic poets chose to winter? But this wasn’t to be a time of hibernation for the Cesarians. Though they had found a home away from the London snow, in the shadow of the Apennine, they also found a studio. And as England dozed, fed up with it’s bland seasonal faire, The Cesarians were cooking. The result: A blistering new five track EP that the moves from the brooding menace of “In Your House” to the orchestrated and opiated haze (and highs) of “I’m With God”. It screams and blasphemes with Clash like savagery in the anthemic “Worst Thing” then redeems it’s self sweetly with the sad melody of “School Yard” and the lonely poetry of “Questa è lei”. I don’t believe in God . . . but I do believe in The Cesarians.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    10.05.2011
     
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    CONFORMISTS, THE

    Three Hundred

    „Three Hundred“ ist keine neue Scheibe der CONFORMISTS, sondern die Africantape-Neuauflage des Anno 2007 via 54º 40′ Or Fight! Records veröffentlichten zweiten Albums der Band aus St. Louis. Zu hören gibt es neun minimalistische, sowohl perkussive, als auch kratzige Stücke; gekonnt holperig und liebevoll disharmonisch, irgendwo zwischen Math und Impro. Nicht um Takt und Harmonie scheint es dem Quartett beim Musizieren zu gehen, sondern um die ironische Brechung von sowie das Spiel mit Konvention und Popkultur (Wie sonst sind Songtitel wie „Laundry Hepburn“ oder die freche „so-tun-als-hätte-es-das-noch-nie-gegeben“ Verwendung des Namens „Stairway To Heaven“ zu erklären?). Dem Schaffen der CONFORMISTS ist ein überdeutlicher Hang zu pointiertem Zitat und Provokativem immanent – und erinnert damit verdammt an SHELLAC. Dass die Nähe zu diesen nicht nur musikalisch und keines Falls rein zufällig ist, bezeugt die Wahl der Aufnahmeleiter: saß beim Vorgängeralbum „Two Hundred“ Bob Weston an den Reglern, zeigt sich für die Aufnahmen zu „Three Hundred“ Steve Albini verantwortlich. Als alte Hasen im Produzenten-Business und Kollegen bei SHELLAC kennen diese sich mir derartiger Musik aus und wissen das Ganze in ein adäquates Soundgewand zu verpacken. Dennoch, der „being different for the sake of being different“-Ansatz funktioniert nur, wenn man sich auf den ironischen Unterton der Scheibe einlässt und diesen annimmt; als ernstzunehmendes Math-Rock-Album rezipiert raubt die Scheibe einem schnell die Nerven. (Rote Raupe)
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    25.01.2011
     
  • 01.Imperial Alabaster
    02.Port Shale
    03.Fading Twice
    04.Carrion Pecking
    05.Pratice Rot
    06.Again Now (for Matt)
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    CONNECT_ICUT

    Crows & Kittiwakes Wheel & Come Again

    [engl] Connect_icut is an electronic music producer based in Vancouver, Canada. His releases include Moss (Dehausset CD, 2005), They Showed Me the Secret Beaches (CSAF LP, 2008) and Fourier's Algorithm (CSAF download, 2010). These albums have received a good deal of critical acclaim. Most notably, Secret Beaches was praised in Thurston Moore and Byron Coley's Arthur magazine column, as well as in The Wire, which commented that it was "(a)lways involving - and easily rewarding enough to make getting up and turning the record over an anticipatory pleasure." The music itself combines the disruptive "glitch" techniques of Oval with the melodic noise rock of My Bloody Valentine. It anchors all manner of chaotic abstraction in a solid foundation of three-chord pop. It is also fundamentally grounded in hands-on performance and spontaneous composition. Live connect_icut appearances have included support slots for a number of notable electronic artists including Oneohtrix Point Never and Loscil. The vinyl comes with a book designed by Bas Mantel. It presents a graphic interpretation of the intense atmosphere on Crows & Kittiwakes Wheel & Come Again. Cut and pasted images explore the glitched and sequenced sound universe with its detailed constructions of hunted and alienating sound layers.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    02.12.2013
    EAN
    EAN 082045197709
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    02.12.2013
    EAN
    EAN 082045197716
     
  • 01. Bird Internet
    02. Tennis Players
    03. Bathroom Mirror (Smash Patriarchy)
    04. 74 Guitars
    05. Big Siobhan
    06. Cat Town
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    CONNECT_ICUT

    Small Town By The Sea

    [engl] Connect_icut is an electronic music producer based in Vancouver, Canada. His releases include Moss (Dehausset CD, 2005), They Showed Me the Secret Beaches (CSAF LP, 2008) and Fourier's Algorithm (CSAF download, 2010). These albums have received a good deal of critical acclaim. Most notably, Secret Beaches was praised in Thurston Moore and Byron Coley's Arthur magazine column, as well as in The Wire, which commented that it was "(a)lways involving - and easily rewarding enough to make getting up and turning the record over an anticipatory pleasure." The music itself combines the disruptive "glitch" techniques of Oval with the melodic noise rock of My Bloody Valentine. It anchors all manner of chaotic abstraction in a solid foundation of three-chord pop. It is also fundamentally grounded in hands-on performance and spontaneous composition. Live connect_icut appearances have included support slots for a number of notable electronic artists including Oneohtrix Point Never and Loscil. The vinyl comes with a book designed by Bas Mantel. It presents a graphic interpretation of the intense atmosphere on Crows & Kittiwakes Wheel & Come Again. Cut and pasted images explore the glitched and sequenced sound universe with its detailed constructions of hunted and alienating sound layers.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.04.2014
    EAN
    EAN 702730582497
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    21.04.2014
    EAN
    EAN 702730582480
     
  • 01. optnokinetic reflex (glassy eyes) 
    02. everything collapses 
    03. nessun desiderio (decimaction) 
    04. out of the blue (rain) 
    05. settled apathy (hospital) 
    06. one million parsec from your sun 
    07. an estranged perspective (time off) 
    08. static inertia
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    DEISON & MINGLE

    Everything Collapse[d]

    [engl] North-east Italy, late summer 2013: Cristiano Deison and Andrea Gastaldello (aka Mingle) meet online and begin to lay the foundations for what will be their first project together. Out of this comes Everything Collapse[d], an album centred around melancholy and desolation; a concept that does not leave much hope, forcing you to look within yourself. A foreign body coming from far away: sidereal matter which is about to implode; an object that has reached its limit. And everything collapses, swallowed up by itself. Recorded and produced between Mingle's Tower Home Studio and Deison's 1st Floor Studio, Everything Collapse[d] is a perfect union of our two sounds: drones, field recordings and processed loops intermingled with disturbed rhythms, melancholy harmonies and piano chimes. A gloomy and dirty electronic sound that turns into an extremely evocative score which is full of pathos. A precise, precious and cosmic album... One Million Parsec From Your Sun.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.04.2014
    EAN
    EAN 702730582510
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    21.04.2014
    EAN
    EAN 702730582503
     
  • 01. Skeptic Move
    02. Tangles
    03. Osso Temporale
    04. Unanimated
    05. Lost Pieces
    06. Bloody Feelings
    07. Circle Of Red Drops
    08. Hirn Seite
    09. Perfect Huddle
    10. Obliquity (Low)
    11. Weak Life
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    DEISON & MINGLE

    Weak Life

    [engl] Spring 2014: Cristiano Deison and Andrea Gastaldello (aka Mingle)motion. The idea is that of moving forwards skeptically, maybe meeting someone or something, maybe not. You do not know. The important thing is to stumble through the rubble, the tangles and fragments of broken ideas...listening carefully to the pulse of weak life. Assembled, recorded and mixed by Andrea Gastaldello and Deison at Towerbeats and electronic treatments are inserted. As always these are dirty electronics which are extremely evocative, to which we have become accustomed. Cristiano Deison: Electronics, Processing. Andrea Gastaldello (Mingle): Electronics, Treatments.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    09.02.2015
    EAN
    EAN 737212452258
     
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    ELECTRIC ELECTRIC

    Discipline

    Das Label schreibt: "Electric Electric plays pop music with complex outlines, its own vision of 'dance music'." Stimmt!
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    13.10.2012
    EAN
    EAN 3516628218422
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    13.10.2012
    EAN
    EAN 3516620145733
     
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    EXTRA LIFE

    Made Flesh

    Irgendwo las ich: "Düster, kalt, bedrohlich, schizophren. Der hyperventilierende Opener "Voluptuous life" liefert eine beeindruckende Vorstellung davon, wie sich Animal Collective anhören könnten, wenn sie sich Nitroglycerin in die Venen pumpen würden." und das stimmt und sagt alles.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    25.01.2011
     
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    HAZEL-RAH

    The Africantape EP

    Gut gemachter Krach! Nur was für Leute die mehr als 534 Platten zu Hause stehen haben.
    Format
    10''
    Release-Datum
    20.01.2012
     
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    HONEY FOR PETZI

    Maximage

    [engl] New 7" of Honey for Petzi on Africantape. This is a limited edition (500 copies) including one of the best track of the band (Night Guru) and the track 'Power Loss' from their last album 'General Thoughts and Tastes'.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    06.09.2011
     
  • 01. Oshiri 24
    02. Sunburn
    03. Hoax
    04. Verynice
    05. Deprox 70
    06. Pianissimoon
    07. Party
    08. Never I Did
    09. Zarabia
    10. Mahi Hoy
    11. Pensum Bis
    12. Chuo Line
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    HYPO & EDH

    Xin

    [engl] EDH and Hypo are two french musicians who have both prolific solo careers since the beginning of the 2000's. Hypo & EDH are also a band, a duo, more precisely a two-headed monster that steadily appears on stage as well as in the studio to produce a unique, challenging music, which is pop and experimental at the same time, swinging and melancholic, electronic and organic. In 2007, their first joint album, "The Correct Use Of Pets", was rewar- ded with the first prize at the Qwartz Electronic Music Awards, in « Discovery » category. After returning to their own solo projects for a while, the duo reforms in 2013 to present« Xin », their second opus together. Faithful to its principles, the band cultivates the confrontation between order and chaos, figurative and abstract, grotesque and melancholy, new wave and exotica, with a keen interest in strangeness. In this album, there is an abundance of surprising musical items. There are also pictures at times unseemly where the ghosts of the Cure in its « The Top » period are mixing with those of Jean-Jacques Perrey, Wire and Pierre Schaeffer. Unlikely conjunctions with a melting-pot of eurodance, easy listening and coldwave in the background. Hypo & EDH are now giving a bigger place to analogic creation, while not rejecting their electronic roots. EDH scatters bass guitar - her new favourite instrument - through the album with a technique recalling the one used by ESG. EDH also plays with her voice in a new manner, pitching and un-pitching it at leisure. As for Hypo, he asked an expert in circuit-bending to create an improbable custom-made instrument for him which he is confronting with his know-how in the field of sampling. While keeping its freshness, the band gains a greater freedom and uses it largely in this new album.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    02.12.2013
    EAN
    EAN 3700604707202
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    02.12.2013
    EAN
    EAN 3700604707219
     
  • 01. Fry your Brain
    02. Drunk of Colostro
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    INUTILI

    Music to Watch the Clouds on a Sunny Day

    [engl] Inutili returns with a new 12” LP on Aagoo Records. From the city of Teramo, Italy comes this heady, hypnotic, improvisational rock. The plural of inutile, Inutili means pointless, useless, or unprofitable, yet their music is anything but. Terminal Boredom says, “A galloping bass line leads the way unwavering for five minutes plus as the guitars thread and weave around it, slowly working their way into a full tilt Itallio space war of cosmic carnage”. As well, their album “Satori” (Bat Shit/Goodbye Boozy) was praised on The Styrofoam Drone: “Snarling guitar shards lead the way for a majority of the 15 minutes, sending us through a barrage of warbled, dagger-like shredding that does not go down easily.” Inutili’s 12” is comprised of only two songs. The A-side “Fry your Brain” starts out otherworldly. Dreamy sequences lead into a sweet, spaced-out, riffed-up jam that ends up pounding your face off (in a ‘Blissful the Oceanic’ kinda way). The B-side is a bluesier epic that starts out peaceful; but by the seven minute mark, a flurry of timeless of psych disaster is fully unleashed. I can listen to some bands play for hours--Trad Gras Och Steiner, Pharaoh Overload, Oneida--and now I can add one more to the list: Inutili.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.04.2014
    EAN
    EAN 819162014592
     
  • 01. Intro
    02. Bangkok
    03. Nicotine
    04. Noise Again
    05. No Name Science
    06. Radon
    07. The Monarch Must Die
    08. Mechanical Lady
    09. My Girlfriend is a Zombieslut
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    INUTILI

    Unforgettable Lost and Unreleased

    [engl] Recorded at Torricalla Studios in 2012 and 2013, this cd collects the best of Inutili’s early recordings before the great bassist (Giancarlo di Marco) left the band. In a way this cd is a sort of passage in the artistic evolution of the band. The album starts with the bubbling and forceful “Untitled” then moves into the blissed-out trance of “Bangkok" with its casual web of guitar solo construc- tions. The third track “nicotine” has an electrified blues feel. It starts out chill and smoky but then builds into some sharp shredding. Inutili then fills the floor with cement for "Noise Again" and “No Name Science”. You are stuck in the thick of a pummelling attempt to stop time. It’s super heavy and expansive without being wanky. The sixth track “Radon” locks in hard and stays that way (think Pharaoh Overlord). Next is “The Monarch Must Die”, which is more heavy, perfect, Psych madness that’s bombastic from start to finish. The eighth song “Mechanical Lady” gives you a breather with a creeping groove and an underwater sounding guitar riff. In the last song, you know you’re screwed after the first few seconds. The beginning and end are nauseating and the middle fries your face off.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    26.11.2014
    EAN
    EAN 819162017173
     
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    JOWJO

    Ancora Nessun Messaggero

    [engl] JOWJO is a nick name with a strange sound. Behind the name there is Sergio Carlini, guitar player from the italian punk band Three Second Kiss. Behind Sergio there is a solo project: a full-lenght (Out of the Window into the House – out in Nov. 2011 for the italian label Riff rec.) of electro-acoustic pieces, somewhere between primitive-folk, fingerpicking, chamber music, soundtracks of imaginary landscapes movies. Behind this solo project there are also friends that gave the right shape to the songs. Especially the brilliant Giovanni Fiderio, volinist, viola player and organist from the italian bands Tapso II and Mashrooms, and the special syncopated beat of Julien Fernandez. Behind the Jowjo album, there is this song “Ancora nessun messaggero”, an extract of the album, a vortex of electricity and calm atmosphere, a song that Africantape and the three man decided to put out on a 7″.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    20.01.2012
     
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    KK NULL

    Cryptozoon X

    [engl] Cryptozoon quadraphonic mix was commissioned by INA-GRM and premie- red at the Festival Présences électronique in Paris, France on the 6th of April, 2013. Subsequently it’s been performed at some other festivals in Europe such as Festival für Zeitgenössische Musik in Hamburg, Germany. Aagoo now presents a quadraphonic mix on DVD and a stereophonic mix on CD. "Let’s recall the sonic memory of earth the hidden history of space and time, listen to the sound buried deep in the ground and floating in the air, folded in invisible dimensions in various phases and scales. Inside my body and brain I still hear everlasting echoes and feel vibrations from the big bang. When thunder strikes I smell destruction and creation and beacon from radioactive substance synchronizes with my heartbeat, light speed blood streams run through my brain. Listen! Laughter of the joy of life, chorus of a vital force. This is all about the endless dance struggling against entropy! “ Kazuyuki Kishino
    Format
    DVD
    Release-Datum
    26.11.2014
    EAN
    EAN 656729999745
     
  • 01. 1
    02. 2
    03. 3
    04. 4
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    KK Null, Israel Martinez, Lumen Lab

    Terra Incognita

    [engl] These works are a collaboration between the Japanese figure of experimental electronic music, KK Null, and Mexican artists and brothers Israel and Diego Martinez. Diego is best known as Lumen lab, and both are mentors of the label Abolipop -Suplex. The process started at the end of 2012 when Kazuyuki Kishino, based in Tokyo and Israel Martinez in Berlin, started to share electronic sounds and field recordings. They tried making new pieces exploring various approaches to composition such as the recording of improvisation sessions, the capturing of the soundscape and incorporating some electroacoustic computer processes. After several exchanges, Israel invited Lumen lab to participate in the project from Zapopan, Mexico. The two had not worked together since 2002 when Israel was part of Lumen lab. Sharing this experience with an early influential musician of the 90's electronic and experimental scene provided a good moment. The process of exchanging isolated sounds and then fragments of composition continued. The three musicians worked using each others' lead. Eight months after moving back to Mexico, Israel together with Diego and Kazuyuki, finished four pieces called Incognita, now available on CD as an album. In addition, they composed work for a limited edition vinyl, Terra. It includes the first track of Incognita, which makes it especially appealing for vinyl collectors. The result of this collaboration shows the different profiles of the musicians, from the semi-rhythmic and powerful electronic dynamism of KK Null and Lumen lab to the deep drones and the convulsive field recording's treatment of Israel Martinez. Incognita and Terra Incognita are a celebration of sound as a bridge of communication between people of diverse geographies and generations, sharing respect for each other's work and their cultural context. Friendship, reflection and teamwork.
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    02.12.2013
    EAN
    EAN 082045197693
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    02.12.2013
    EAN
    EAN 082045197686
     
  • 01. When he's down
    02. 64 Warwick Way
    03. Mary Anne
    04. The big hunt
    05. Retreat
    06. That 2am call
    07. CT Scan
    08. Wall street's foreign legion
    09. Rent Song
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    LONESOME SOUTHERN COMFORT COMPANY

    The Big Hunt

    [engl] The Lonesome Southern Comfort Company was founded in 2006 as solo-project of John Robbiani (guitar, vocals and history enthusiast). The solo part became less lonesome when John decided to rent a studio, gather some friends and label-mates (including Peter Kernel, Lake Nation and Far from the Madding Crowd) and hit rec. Giving birth to the first self-titled album “Lonesome Southern Comfort Company” (published in August 2008, On The Camper Records). A country-folk rush just in time for a political “outing” a couple of months before the 2008 U.S. elections. After-which, as all structures take form, LSCC completed itself with the arrival of Duke (drums), Abraham (guitar) and Boris (viola). In 2010 LSCC released “Charles The Bold” – a combination of alternative- americana- indie-rock and history. The album was inspired by Charles le Téméraire, duke of Burgundy and his battles against the Swiss in 1477 (sound cool? well it is.). With this album the band began touring Europe seriously and matured into an acid-psychedelic live performance. Now, this Autumn: “The Big Hunt”. The release is scheduled for September 30th 2013 in Europe (October 30th 2013 in the UK). The new 9-track album is a combination of alternative-country folk with electronic influences. Loyal history traveling through the air with recorded memoirs and daring tales. LSCC will be touring “The Big Hunt” this fall across Europe (Spain, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and in November they’ll hit the UK for the first time. Beware. RIYL : Micah P. Hinson, The Velvet Underground, The National, Lambchop, Son Volt, Magnolia Electric Co, South San Gabriel, Richmond Fontaine, Wilco, Sun Kil Moon and whatever...
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    30.09.2013
    EAN
    EAN 7640138447631
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    30.09.2013
    EAN
    EAN 7640138447723