Route 8 – Dry Thoughts EP (2nd Edition)

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Route 8, producer from Budapest released a new version of his ‘Dry Thoughts EP’ on Lobster Theremin. The release consists of three tracks; ‘Pacific Paradise’, ‘I Can’t’ and ‘Relaxed’.

We found this material quite refreshing. We liked how this EP is conveying the same feeling of warmth. As a summer eulogy, we liked how the three tracks are interconnected.  The ethereal atmospherics of ‘Pacific Paradise’ got us acclimated with the general feeling of the EP.  Until ‘I can’t’ comes in and with determination reveals a pronounced rhythmic drive, slightly punctuated by chiming patterns.. Finally, ‘Relaxed’, as a summer house anthem concludes the narrative by displaying a  ‘relaxing’ yet ‘thrilling’ melodic hook ..

a new track we liked

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QA : Josef Gaard

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1. Who are you?

A person.

2. What do you do?

I make music.

3. Where do you often create/produce?

In my studio.

4. When?

When I’m feeling inspired.

5. Why do you play music?

I love it.

6. When did you start making music?

When I was young I played all kinds of music, but I started making electronic music and working with samples around 2008.

7. Which track defines you the most?

Celer – Acceptance of a Paralyzed Infinity

8. How would you describe your own music?

I prefer not to, but I typically say something along the lines of “abstract electronic music” when someone asks.

9. Any track of the moment?

D.Å.R.F.D.H.S.- Offerings to Njord

10.What influences your work?

Nature, Relationships, Death, Life.

11.What’s your academic background? Are you an autodidact? 

I graduated from Evergreen with a focus on agriculture. I am an autodidact in that I try to teach myself new things – learning itself is an important skill.

12. Favorite designer?

Damir Doma.

13. Favorite book?

House of Leaves .

14. Favorite classic movie?

Persona.

15. Favorite music label?

Either Prologue or Northern Electronics.. hard to choose.

16.Your dream collaboration?

William Basinski.

17. Are you analog or digital?

Both.

18. Which softwares/tools/ instruments do you use/play? 

303, Monotribe, MPC – I use logic as my DAW.

19. Describe your creative process?

It usually starts with a sound or sample I find inspiring.

20. When are you the most prolific (creatively)?

When I’m alone with a few days to devote just to working on music.

21. Any favorite record stores? (Real/virtual)

Real: RS94109, Mount Analogue, Amoeba, Wall of Sound, Hardwax
Virtual: Juno, Boomkat, Total Black, Experimedia

22. What’s your life philosophy? (optimistic/pessimistic)

I’m a bit of a depressive realist.

23. Do you have a healthy lifestyle?

For the most part..

24. How do you manage your time effectively? (Job/hobby)

I devote certain amounts of time to certain things.

25. Any secret skills?

I can graft and propagate relatively successfully.

26. Any future plans?

Start a few record labels, put on a lot of events, hopefully start an urban farm.

27. What’s your life motto?

Don’t have one.

28. Any “mot de la fin”?

Cheers!

 

 

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Orson Wells – Sheeeeesh

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Lennard P. aka Orson Wells, producer from Frankfurt am Main, just released ‘Sheeeeesh’.

We liked how this jam grasps a contemporary blend of ambient and neo-techno.. and how the symbiosis between the laconic throbbing kicks and the dream-like soundscape aroused in us a state of thoughtless awareness..

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Gramrcy – Bargain Jam

wkGramrcy, producer from Bristol, just released on Berceuse Heroique’s sublabel Ancient Monarchy his new track ‘Bargain Jam’  taken from his new EP ‘Ruffian’.

We found this track rejuvenating. We liked the contagious self-confidence of its progressive deployment. How, slowly the beats are affirming their intensity until this initiating event at 3:19 triggers a reciprocal situation  in which the listener starts to gain self-confidence ..the dominated becomes dominator..

 

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James Hoff – Operation Olympic Games

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James Hoff,  sound artist based in Brooklyn, just released his new work ‘ Operation Olympic Game’ commissioned by Deutschlandradio Kultur.

We found this release excellent. (especially N002, we liked its techno informed aesthetic)

We liked the physical strength of this material and its unpredictable consistency. Again, this work proves the richness and unexploited versatility of  ‘computer viruses’ in art..

We also liked how it engages the intellect; curiously the unfamiliarity of the sounds soon got accustomed by our hearing system and aroused in us an urge to keep on listening in the search of  an undefined ‘entity’..

Besides, its interesting to see how the rhythmic drive amplifies this need. While, the created perseverance unconsciously pushes us toward cryptic fields in order to embrace the unknown and open our minds..

Check our interview with James >

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Mall Grab – All Night Long EP

sw Mall Grab, producer from Australia, just released on Gold Nite Records his new EP ‘ All Night Long’.

The Ep consists of four tracks ‘All Night Long’, ‘Ganymede’, ‘Valentine’ and ‘Glock’. First word came to our mind while listening to the EP was ‘nostalgia’.

Besides reviving a  raw house music that we are all curiously familiar with, all the tracks are unfolding in a contemporary fashion, while independently affirming their singularity.

We also liked how the material is reminiscent of nostalgic phases one can experiences in clubs. The nonchalance of the vocal samples enhances these different sensations while the  throbbing rhythmic drives are forging the different atmospheres and repeatedly dragging us into them…

Official digital release date: Apr.23rd

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QA : Hmot

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1. Who are you?

I’m Stan, hi.

2. What do you do?

Things.

3. Where do you often create/produce?

A bedroom producer here.

4. When?

It doesn’t depend.

5. Why do you play music?

Because I can, of course.

6. When did you start making music?

When I was younger, so much younger than today.

7. How would you describe your own music?

No*?;:»*ПК(*!РВ(!?ВNo*;:Е!No)*ФЪШЗШЯГ(No*%Н»No?;!(*?)!;(No%:(!No?Е;!(

8. Any track of the moment?

Гражданская оборона – Долгая счастливая жизнь

9. What influences your work?

Snowdrifts, hospitals, pithecanthropus, poems, medicines, bread and circuses, the

underground mandatory treatment for all those crooked and hunchback people.

10. What’s your academic background? Are you an autodidact? 

Some.

11. Favorite designer?

No.

12. Favorite book?

Boris Vian, Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Pynchon, the Strugatsky brothers, Albert

Camus, Mikhail Bulgakov and Franz Kafka to name a few.

13. Favorite classic movie?

Brazil (1985).

15. Favorite music label? 

Morphine.

16. Your dream collaboration?

Valerio Tricoli, Rabih Beaini, Charles Cohen.

17. Are you analog or digital?

Both worlds should co-exist.

18. Which softwares/tools/ instruments do you use/play?

Modular synth, field recorder, laptop, some controllers with pretty lights and a small

selection of VST.

19. Describe your creative process?

I collect sounds and organize them into structures.

20. When are you the most prolific (creatively)?

It doesn’t depend.

21. Any favorite record stores? (Real/virtual)

Hard Wax, Boomkat.

22. What’s your life philosophy? (Optimistic/pessimistic)

http://coub.com/view/2xxh7

23. Do you have a healthy lifestyle?

Please, I’m trying.

24. How do you manage your time effectively? (Job/hobby)

I wish I would.

25. Any secret skills?

Some.

26. Any future plans?

Yes.

27. What’s your life motto?

A long and happy life for everyone of us.

28. Any “mot de la fin”?

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our review of his last Ep ‘Barricade’

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