Friday, 24 May 2019

NHOAH Releases New Single ‘I Can’t Satisfy You’


German electronic producer and drummer, NHOAH released his new single ‘I Can’t Satisfy You’ on 17 May via R.O.T following his last single ‘Mountain Calls’ which released with a stunning video by Mickael La Goff was premiered by TRAX Magazine.

For this track, NHOAH built it around the sound of a preaching sermon. The goal is to take the approach as if aimed at a congregation and with an intent to inspire unity and a motivation for makind to have a greater love for one another. 

NHOAH himself explains it, “... I love to work on this kind of music, to pass on to people parts of my experiences, and see how it waves over the dancefloor. When I play my music on stage, I am a listener and dancer in the audience as well. To evoke emotions and share a subconscious level with the listener is a wonderful thing. ‘I Can`t Satisfy You’ is directed to the inner self, the one with a twinkle in its eye. The track is my attempt to intensify the music by using certain words. I hope it will give you something new, or at least something you want to experience once more.”



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Thursday, 23 May 2019

Stroboscopic Artefacts announces Shifted, Zeitgeber (Lucy/Speedy J), Denise Rabe & Adriana Lopez for Totem Series


Caustic, dense and centred around complex but exquisitely executed percussive motifs and driven, rising sequences – many would argue an alliance between Shifted’s heady, monochrome recordings and Lucy’s beloved Stroboscopic Artefacts label is long overdue. The music draws on much of the British producer’s previous work, assembled carefully using a characteristic sonic palette – but as ever, Brewer finds fresh space between sounds – showing off a tentatively more extroverted side to his work.

Title track 'The Light Touch' is perhaps one of Shifted’s more idiosyncratic pieces. Instantly recognisable with it’s heavily granular finish and subtle shifts in delay and reverb composition, the track is rich with groove and moves relentlessly across it’s five minute run time.

Seel showcases the artist’s talent for building tension with minimal elements – built around a single warping lead, noise racks drift in and out of the mix to generate effective builds and subtle releases. EP closer, Mixen, riffs on it’s predecessor’s approach but strips back the percussive elements further and ups the ante with searing drone signals rising up above the lead sequence driving the track.
As ever, Brewer’s musical output looks to the heart of the genre – remaining true to purist sensibilities that favour economy of sonic components and studio prowess over unnecessary fanfare, but all the while forging new ground & refining a genuinely personal aesthetic. 

A powerful debut on a label in fine form that represents some of the best of the British artist’s work.



SATOTEM004 Shifted // June 21st

SATOTEM005 Denise Rabe // July 12th

SATOTEM006 Zeitgeber // September 6th

SATOTEM007 Adriana Lopez // October 4th
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Thursday, 16 May 2019

PTU present their debut album 'Am I Who I Am' on трип.


Alina Izolenta and Kamil Ea, the duo more formally known as PTU, present their debut album Am I Who I Am on трип.

The origins of PTU can be traced back to the early 00s, which found the duo spending their formative years experimenting with analog synths and sharing music onto each other’s hard drives. The physicality of this approach went on to have an immeasurable effect on their aesthetic, which bears an unmistakable live feel - rich with improvisation and surprises.

A relatively sparse discography might mislead you from the fact that they have over a decade of experience delving into the strangest depths of analog hardware and jamming on obscure synths. A brief 2016 appearance on the трип concept album When I was 14 was followed by the emergence of ‘A Broken Clock Is Right Twice A Day’ - a stand out track on Nina Kraviz’ fabric 91 mix - which went on to become the title track for their highly acclaimed 2017 debut EP. Now, the duo present their singular, uncategorisable take on electronic music across a full length album.

Assimilating references to techno and IDM, but placing them in far less familiar structures, PTU’s productions breathe life into precise rhythmic patterns with equal doses of energy, experimentation and humour. Their music (just about) files under techno, but their approach to composition rejects genre boundaries of any kind, opting instead for a free-form exploration of the weird and wonderful.

Across twelve tracks, they cut and chop their way through frenetic marching drums and spiralling acid leads, awakening an army of malfunctioning robots as they go. Whilst Am I Who I Am boasts a vast spectrum of bizarre ideas - often introduced at high velocity - each one is executed with a skillful dose of restraint, summoning energy from microscopically detailed arrangements. From the angular maximalism of ‘Castor & Pollux’ to the eerie polyrhythms of ‘After Cities’ and the relentless hammer drills of ‘Sirocco’, PTU find life in the most extraordinary of places.

Following on from a series of stand-out appearances on трип, Am I Who I Am is a thrilling voyage into techno’s strangest sector.

artist: PTU
title: Am I Who I Am
label: трип
date: 17th June 2019
cat. #: TRP024
format: vinyl | digital
vinyl pre-order: clone

 a1. doc 22
a2. pursuit of a shadow
a3. castor and pollux
b1. after cities
b2. former me
b3. how does it feel
c1. over
c2. copper mines, new machines and the future conspiracy
c3. which word is the coldest
d1. sirocco
d2. skyscript
d3. i heard you breathe

PTU perform live at Hyperreality Festival in Vienna this Friday 17th May, alongside label head Nina Kraviz.
 
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