PRB006. Forthcoming Proibito. The inimitable Huerco S returns to Anthony Naples’ imprint for four untitled exercises in low slung electronic mystery. Launching the label with a very strong 12” from his Royal Crown of Sweden alias, the now NYC-based producer continues Proibito’s hotstreak with these patient hardware jams. Keep an eye out for this one because it probably won’t last long! Also be sure to check out this nice interview with the artist in Dummy Mag.
Austin Cesear - 7HF9B.383348H.382753J
Hypnotic piece of subdued electronics from Oakland’s Austin Cesear, out soon on the always amazing Opal Tapes. The buried kick feels reminiscent of classic Gas. Cesear is coming off some real nice releases on the Proibito and Public Information labels. Opal Tapes just posted a few forthcoming releases here.
Rainer Veil - Negative Space
From the ‘New Brutalism’ EP, out now on Andy Stott’s wonderfully curated Modern Love label. The EP explores the deconstruction of rave/club sounds, filtered through memory. A combination of sorts between Lee Gamble’s experimentalism and the more bass heavy percussion of Shackleton. The late night stroll of ‘Negative Space’ is a particular highlight. Love the wobble on this track. Check out the whole release here.
Kangding Ray - History of Obscurity
This video is a very cerebral experience. Unsettling and soothing at the same time. The fade outs in particular are so well done. It perfectly compliments the tribal techno of this Kangding Ray track. From Solens Arc, the composers fourth LP for the boundary pushing Raster Noton label. The album drops February 28th.
This minimal track glides effortlessly with nice arpeggiated pads and obtuse rhythms. From Re-Engineering, released last week on Steve Kouligas’ boundary-pushing PAN label. Heatsick is a great, somewhat accessible introduction to what Juno called the 2nd best label of 2013.
Only one of a slew of old tracks that i’ve been introduced to on my travels through England right now. Gesaffelstein took David Carretta’s glitchy/tech-disco track and turned it into one ear splitting, menacing dance floor destroyer. The UK knows how to make the floor shake.
Out today on Kranky, Virgins is Tim Hecker’s seventh studio album, but the first recorded completely from live instrumentation. This element gives this ornate record added humanity and depth, a more dynamic canvas to which Hecker can distort, loop and decay.
Michael Red brings detail to the forefront on MM002, the second release by Calgary label Modern Math. A balance of heavy, evolving percussion and deep synth undertones make this collection of tracks such an engaging listen. The cold IDM workings of track ‘No Smoke No Fire’ in particular stand out. This EP is out today. Keep an eye on this label.
1080p is a newly minted casette tape label out of Vancouver. Very cool lo-fi vibes. They’ve already released material from Heartbeat(s), one half of LOL Boys. This track is from the 2nd release that drops today. Great cause to dust off the old Sony Walkman ^__^