[MM004CD] Conrad Schinitzler – Ballet Statique

minimalConrad Schinitzler – Ballet Statique
Label:
 
M=Minimal
Catalog#: 
MM014LP
Format: 
CD, File, Mp3
Country: 
Germany
Released: 
Feb 2013

Tracklist:
Electric Garden
Ballet Statique
Zug
Metall I
Black Nails
Red Cassette
Red Cassette (Rhythmus bonus)
Red Cassette (Spur bonus)

Credits:
m=minmal continues the collaboration with electronic music legend Conrad Schnitzler.
We are happy, after 30 years, to re-release one of the key works from Conrads large adventurous  backcatalog.
Ballet Statique is not only a musical milestone but also a highlight of music production. It was recorded in 1978 at the legendary Paragon Studio / Berlin by Peter Baumann – Tangerine Dream in the same period when other masterworks like Cluster – „Großes Wasser“ and solo recordings of Roedelius and Asmus  Tietchens were recorded. Ballet Statique was first released on the legendary french label „Egg“.
This albums is a must have not only for fans of „the Emeralds“ and „Oneohtrix Point never“.

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[CADENZA80] Valentino kanzyani – Love & Gratitude EP2

Valentino kanzyani – Love & Gratitude EP2
Label:
Cadenza
Artists: Valentino Kanzyani
Catalog#: CADENZA80
Format: 12″ Vinyl, File .mp3
Country: Suisse
Released: Sept 2012

Tracklist:
A1.
Mirvan

The first track ‘Mirvan’ is the heaviest cut on the EP, and has a tension and vibe similar to the raw rhythms that Berghain residents Ben Klock or Marcel Dettmann might play at the Berlin techno temple. When some pads fade in around the 2:30 mark, you can sense Kanzyani’s desires to coerce you into a dreamlike state. The sounds are infinite and all pervasive, like outer space, forever expanding beyond the reaches of any known logic or meaning. The beats are drowned out at points by the ever-growing black hole of sound, however the drumming is reliable and constant, like an engine that never stutters.

B1. Chanta Lopez

The second track ‘Chanta Lopez’ is more housy, with a tangible bassline and more swing in the groove. Loose claps on alternating delay patterns keep the tension high in the first part of the track, before a metallic, machine-like synth cranks into gear. Unlike ‘Mirvan’, the synth has a recognizable melody and moves with purpose. At times, the synth combinations almost turn into an acoustic guitar-like moment in the track’s only breakdown, and the resulting drop brings a welcome change in bassline pace. This is a very modern house track, and the quiet optimism of ‘Chanta Lopez’ suggests a new dawn – a light at the end of the dark tunnel – like waking up on a Tuesday morning to find a cool afterparty happening in your living room.

X1. Una Noche En Paraiso (Digital Bonus)

The third track on the EP, ‘Une Noche En Paraiso’, begins with a nonsensical series of random drum patterns, as if the producer was clicking through all of the possible drum sounds in search of the perfect one and accidentally recorded all of his beat auditions onto the track. A clicky drum groove, funky and syncopated, gets dirtier as a growling bassline is added, before Kanzyani works in some un-bridled synthesizers. As the synths grow in stature, they become floaty and magical, like a panpipe fairy leading you down a path. More orchestral sounds then join the mix, which give the track a feeling not too far away from classical music, which is odd considering the repetitive techy drums. The sense of grandeur that the melody creates, quickly dissipates as Kanzyani brings the track back to reductionist glitchy house for the remainder of its time, and in the end, ‘Une Noche En Paraiso’ is like one quick toe dip into the sublime.

X2.
ElCirculo De La Vida Dub (Digital Bonus)

The final track on the EP is a special dub version of ‘El Circulo De La Vida’, which appeared on ‘Love & Gratitude EP1’. Without the original’s weird Shamanic Spanish conversation running over the track, the cut’s beautiful and serene melody is allowed to take center stage.

Credits:
Back in April, Slovenia’s Valentino Kanzyani dropped the first half of a two part underground house EP on Cadenza, titled ‘Love & Gratitude EP1’. It was his debut release on Luciano’s label, and was dark and funky for the most part, with the majority of the four tracks’ energy coming from percussion and raw beats (Kanzyani is currently working on an album for Cadenza, which will contain mainly new and unreleased tracks).

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[LEET004] Akiko Kiyama – Where Are My Shoes? EP


Akiko Kiyama ‎– Where Are My Shoes? EP
Label: 
31337 Records
Catalog#: LEET004
Format: Vinyl, 12″ – 5X File, Mp3 EP
Country: Germany
Vinyl Released:  2nd May, 2012
Digital Released:  6th June, 2012

Tracklist:
A: 
Anaesthesulf [7:12]

A2:
 We Are Tubes Inner Tubes (feat. Lisokot) [6:32]

B1:
 Gavotte II [7:57]

B2:
 Gavotte II (Bruno Pronsato Remix) [7:32]

5: Take Your Skeleton In The Closet (Digital Bonus) [7:02]

Buy on Decks.de or Beatport

Credits:
Mastered By – Pheek
New black gold is on the way! 31337 Records‘ first vinyl for this year: Where Are My Shoes EP, by Japan‘s minimal techno queen Akiko Kiyama, including a fantastic remix by Mr. Bruno Pronsato. An outstanding release full of abstract minimal techno goodies ready to hit the clubs. Punchy bass lines on top of rhythmic percussions, exposing a twisted dark tale on the hunt for lost shoes. Her new EP starts off with Anaesthesulf, a well arranged DJ tool, repetitive but complex. Well-structured patterns surrounded by lots of hats, percussions and playful melodies. Followed by the second track called We Are Tubes Inner Tubes, a real dancefloor killer for the early morning hours. Trippy percussions, seemingly foreign vocals by Lisokot and twisted sample cuts topped with well selected effects give this tune the perfect shape. 

The B side continues with Gavotte II, a dark and pounding track with lots of variation and freaky soundsemerging seamlessly from the background. Mysterious melodies, a bouncy snare and occasional vocal cuts perfectly aligned in front of a pumping bassline. The last track is a remix of Gavotte II by Bruno Pronsato who introduces a lot of melodic bits and samples, turning the track into a new interesting direction. Creatively built sound structures, cleverly arranged with a variety of new elements and headed by a funky beat. On the digital release, we‘ve included a bonus track named Take Your Skeleton In The Closet. Another well-built production with an mysteriously obscure melody emerging between a rolling beat, full of interesting elements. The whole release is an impressive piece of art, that shouldn‘t be missing in any DJ bag! From Berlin to Tokyo – see you barefoot on the dancefloor!

More on:
31337 Records.com

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