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RAW C | Antebellum (No.) - CD

RAW C | Antebellum (No.) – CD

Cristobal Rawlins aka Raw C returns to No. on his 3rd appearance for the label with his debut album Antebellum.

Channeling the chaotic noise of the bustling cityscape into an aggressive groove to combat the daily torment of the outside world, Raw C presents 9 tracks of funk filled fury with which to blast sound systems and subdue Barrios from Santiago to St. Tropez.

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WIL BOLTON | Night Paths (Hidden Vibes) - CD Deluxe

WIL BOLTON | Night Paths (Hidden Vibes) – CD Deluxe

Wil Bolton is a London-based artist and musician, whose work uses guitars, acoustic instruments, vintage keyboards and effects to create warm and emotive melodies, fragmented and submerged among beds of droning ambient textures and environmental sounds.

Night Paths is an album of dreamy ambience inspired by reveries of moonlit summer nights, walking aimlessly through forest paths. Made with a refined instrumental palette of electric guitar, analogue synthesizers and looper pedals, asynchronous loops and layers merge and collide in hypnotic lulling repetitions. An array of stomp box effects and crackling amp noise blur and disrupt these tones. Swathes of gauzy reverb and woozy delays and chorusing effects evoke daydreams and soft-focus memories.

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ANTON KUBIKOV | Whatness (Kompakt)

While the last Kompakt offering from legendary Russian synthesists SCSI-9 dates back to 2008, when the duo released their album Easy As Down, co-founder and techno/house virtuoso Anton Kubikov kept himself busy cultivating his own label Pro-Tez Records – and establishing a career as solo artist with a clear penchant for dub-infused soundscapes and ambient music. Whatness is Kubikov‘s first solo full-length under his proper name, weaving airy and iridescent sonic tapestry that takes up where his excellent contributions to the Pop Ambient compilations left off.

Anton Kubikov‘s special ear for ambience and tonal spaces was always an integral part of SCSI-9‘s musical DNA that would alternate between tight dance workouts and vast melodic range – but it’s as a solo artist that he truly started to explore these spaces, following mysterious sonic trails into foggy, reverb-heavy territory. Kubikov‘s contributions to the several installments of the Pop Ambient compilation series announced the arrival of a promising new project in our talent pool – a promise more than satisfied with the immersive sound bath of first solo outing Whatness.

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PACT INFERNAL | Infernality (Horo)

After 2 successful, reputation forming EP’s (The Descent Chapter I & II), enigmatic musical entity Pact Infernal re emerge with their debut LP Infernality for Horo. Equal parts horror and simmering mysticism, the Pact Infernal sound has collected a base of devoted listeners including musical contemporaries like LucySamuel KerridgeTrepaneringsritualen, & Oake.

Infernality is an accomplished coming of age for Pact Infernal, a conceptual LP that brings together the elements that worked so well on both their EP’s into a robust, coherent statement. Beckoning, sinuous rhythms combine with smoky ambience and subtly anthemic riffs. The haunting percussion that has been a highlight of their past work often takes the lead, and in ‘Death & Rebirth‘, Pact Infernal have come up with their most infectious music so far. Album closer ‘Rites Of Passage‘ is a time capsule Pact Infernal track, perfectly combining their stylistic signatures into an essential bookend.

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PSY-FI FESTIVAL 2017 | Netherlands | August 16 – 20

The Dutch psychedelic music and arts festival is celebrating its 5th anniversary with this edition under the banner “Book of changes”.
5 days to relax in a natural environment, open your mind, widen your horizon, dance and chill to the music of some of the most outstanding artists.
To plan your festival, take a look at the timetable
CARBON BASED LIFEFORMS, SOLAR FIELDS & AES DANA will close the festival on Sunday.

Have a great time!

Psy-Fi Festival 2017 website
Psy-Fi Festival 2017 Facebook page

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SOLAR FIELDS | Future Music Magazine & Steinberg Studios Sessions

Future Music Magazine & Steinberg met Magnus Birgersson aka Solar Fields in Sweden in his Studio Jupiter, the core of his creation process.
Follows two long video episodes with Magnus open-handedly detailing his audio processing & mixing; using  his Parallel Universe track as a basis, dissecting layer by layer with passion and mastery.

Watch Solar Fields: Steinberg Studio Sessions part 1
Watch Solar Fields: Steinberg Studio Sessions part 2

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CHÂTEAU PERCHE FESTIVAL 2017 | August 4 – 6 (France)

FOCAL will be performing a DJ Set at CHÂTEAU PERCHE FESTIVAL. The event based in Ainay-le-Vieil, a medieval fortress with high walls, moats and classical gardens, is undeniably French Touch. But Château Perché keeps its line-up open with a selection of the best of European techno and deephouse. In this castle where Colbert’s family used to live, now Perchépolis will be rubbing shoulders. In a Kitsch universe of red velvet and golden Rococo, it is easy to lose one’s mind, forgetting not only what time it is but what year it is. With exhibits, shows, food and friends, Château Perché will once again delight the techno-lovers, summer dreamers and counter-culture creatives who join the yearly adventure in August.

Château d’Ainay-le-Vieil
7, rue du Château, 18200 Ainay-le-Vieil


CHÂTEAU PERCHE FESTIVAL Facebook Event Page
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THE GREATEST HOAX | Expiration Compositions (Serein) - CD/LP

THE GREATEST HOAX | Expiration Compositions (Serein) – CD/LP

Performing as The Greatest Hoax, Washington, D.C.-based composer Taylor Jordan debuts a new conceptual album of contemporary classical music. Produced by Rafael Anton Irisarri, Expiration Compositions, his sophomore album presents a brooding yet hopeful take on a soundtrack to a peaceful death.

Jordan displays an innately human fear of death through nine sequential tracks grounded in somber piano and ambient textures. Each composition adds nuanced layers of emotional complexity with the addition of a string quartet led by cellist Mark Bridges of Kranky Records. Expiration Compositions melds a fascination with how life ends with brave imaginations of that very process. The result is an album that disconnects the listener from daily life while guiding them gently through that which most frightens them.

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NEEL & FILIPPO SCORCUCCHI | Late Night Innominate Vol.2

NEEL & FILIPPO SCORCUCCHI | Late Night Innominate Vol.2 (Auxiliary)

For anyone with their pulse on cutting edge music, Neel is synonymous with quality. He’s one half of the critically acclaimed duo, Voices From The Lake (with Donato Dozzy), and here he teams up with his studio partner, Filippo Scorcucchi.

The pair present a project called LF58 (named after Neel‘s mastering/recording studio in Rome) for our latest installment in the Late Night Innominate series. Three untitled ambient tracks all created with modular synthesizers, full of emotion and technical brilliance.

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HARMONIC FESTIVAL 2017 | 20/23 July - Trigance (France)

HARMONIC FESTIVAL 2017 | 20/23 July – Trigance (France)

The Harmonic Festival team is delighted to invite you for its 3rd edition in Trigance (France).

Conferences, workshops for adults and children, yoga, meditation and healing, craft exhibitors, local and organic food and most of all music (ambient, dub, downtempo, world, ethnic). AES Dana & Opale will be performing alongside many artists, more infos below.

HARMONIC FESTIVAL 2017 Facebook Page

HARMONIC FESTIVAL 2017 Website

PORTER RICKS | Anguilla Electrica (Tresor) - CD/2xLP

PORTER RICKS | Anguilla Electrica (Tresor) – CD/2xLP

Ever since their initial singles were released in the mid-1990s and became international calling cards for the Chain Reaction label, the Porter Ricks duo of Thomas Köner and Andy Mellwig have represented that crucible point in which techno music leaked into new social environments and became the background music for cutting-edge cultural critique.

Their new LP on Tresor, Anguilla Electrica, may be their first full-length release in seventeen full years, but it radiates with confidence and with a clarity and intensity rarely seen in a world so over saturated with communications noise. It’s made clear at once that it’s a continuation of a sonic ideal rather than a tribute to what has already been achieved: the duo is not idly sitting back while their newer acolytes do their talking for them.

This new LP is well worth the wait and is a life-affirming one in an uncertain and perilous time, drowning out daily anxieties like a rush of incoming surf.

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LES NUITS 3D / Enygma 9.7 | Summer 2017 (France)

Evénement plébiscité par le public, les Nuits 3D font leur grand retour aux Dominicains de Haute -Alsace. Á la nuit tombée, tous les vendredis, du 7 juillet au 11 août 2017, l’ancien édifice conventuel se transforme en couvent numérique. Un « son et lumière du XXIe siècle » pour découvrir un patrimoine exceptionnel. Le moment est idéal pour faire le tour du propriétaire, muni d’un audio-guide disponible en 7 langues, pour découvrir l’histoire du couvent mais également les installations improbables des helvètes Plonk & Replonk.

Création Centre AudioVisuel des Dominicains
Anne Sadovska design visuel
Jérôme Tromson création graphique
Vincent Villuis – musique

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