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Cosmin TRG will release the second artist album, Gordian on 50 Weapons

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on February 19, 2013 by E.N.

gordian cosmin trgTwo years after his debut full length on the label, Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons will release the second artist album, Gordian, by Romanian Cosmin TRG on April 26th. Since that debut, the now Berlin based Cosmin has toured the globe, taking his rusted techno frequencies to places like Fabric, Berghain and Sonar, at the same time as releasing more essential EPs on Rush Hour and 50 Weapons.

The new album marks something of a new direction for Cosmin, however – it’s a much more intricate affair that deals in plenty of fuzzy texture, percussive energy and his trademark skimming bottom ends, but looks outside the techno world for its influences.

“Gordian is as much a document of my past year as it is the beginning of a conversation.The title references an ancient myth, but describes the very contemporary, impossible task of discerning between real and replicated, authentic and contrived. Coping with facts, objects and bodies, the necessity of ‘making it’, fear of failure, fear of ‘not being happy’ are today’s topics, and Gordian is my attempt at an exploration of those issues.”

Starting with the deep, alien laced ambience of ‘New Structures For Living’ its clear from the off Cosmin’s production has continued to improve and evolve since Simulat.Abstract yet heartfelt, it’s followed by the more implosive snare rattles and crossing synth lines of the title track ‘Gordian’ that sounds like a factory gone feral.

Opposing light with dark, density with space, tracks like ‘Desire is Sovereign’ manages to be both propulsive and cerebral. One thing that ties the album to Cosmin’s nuanced back catalogue is the gauziness of tracks like ‘Divided By Design’ where the distant hum of radio frequencies turn your thoughts to Cold War era transmissions lost in blizzards of snow.

Though the heads down surges of tracks like ‘Semipresent’ sure will work on the floor, there’s an underlying narrative that makes this album as suitable for listening on headphones. Non-standard melodies, otherworldly blips and a ruined intergalactic energy seem to course throughout, truly transporting you to another world entirely.

Artist Cosmin TRG
Title Gordian
Label 50 Weapons
Release Date 26-April-2013
Format CD, Download, 2xLP, Limited 2xLP (Heavy Vinyl Edition)

Tracklist
01. New Structures For Loving
02. Gordian
03. Desire is Sovereign
04. Deafeated Hearts Club
05. Divided By Design
06. Semipresent
07. Epsilon, Epsilon
08. Noise Code
09. To Touch Is to Divert
10. Vertigo
11. Terminus Abrupt

Addison Groove “I Go Boom / DJ Rashad & Doc Daneeka Remixes” (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2012 by E.N.

50WEAPONSRMX02 follows the much sought after Shackleton, T++ and Headhunter Remixes of Moderat, released as well as a hand stamped white label on 50 Weapons in summer 2009. 3 years later comes only the second remix record on Modeselektor’s rapidly expanding 50 Weapons empire.

Addison Groove’s “I Go Boom”, taken from his recently released “Adventures In Rainbow Country” EP, get’s reworked by Chicago’s finest Juke producer DJ Rashad, as well as Swansea house ambassador and Ten Thousand Yen owner Doc Daneeka.
Release date: Nov 9, 2012

Anstam – Stones and Woods on Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on October 1, 2012 by E.N.

‘Stones and Woods,’ the second album from elusive German producer Anstam (Lars Stöwe) is a reflection of the journey taken while recording ‘Dispel Dances’ his first LP for Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons imprint out in October.

If ‘Dispel Dances’ was the journey deep into the heart of Anstam – then ‘Stones and Woods’ is the diary of living there.” – Anstam 2012

In the beginning, within the pre-social media and over saturated digital information world we live in today Anstam stood “deeply inspired by the coolness of Steve Reich, the inapprehensible progressive nature of all the Frank Zappa stuff and the brutal epicness of Norwegian Black Metal.”

With a passion for composition and notes over hardware and pattern based Techno Anstam took the hard road in the mid 90’s composing on an Amiga 500 with 8 bit sample cartridges. Using the computer as his orchestra the focus was bringing the cold dead 1’s and 0’s alive giving them the musicality and elegance of a performance. Creativity thrives within restrictions, forcing limited technology past its boundaries and re-writing what was previously possible. Producers like: Experimental Audio Research, Mike Ink and Squarepusher all provided focus for the early days of Anstam and set the bench level of the possibilities within electronic music.

RELEASE DATE
26TH OCTOBER 2012
TRACKLIST

1. M O R N I N G S H I V E R D O W N T H E B L A C K W O O D R I V E R
2. HOPE’S SOLILOQUY
3. ME AND THEM
4. HEARTS SOLILOQUY
5. MY DREAMS ARE MADE OF STEAM
6. HANDSOME DANCES THE DANCE
7. TIME WILL SHOW YOU WHO I AM
8. T H E H E R A L D A N D T H E L A M B
9. SHOULDERS

As time went on Anstams state of mind was coloured by his social surroundings. Through studying, exhibiting contemporary fine art, playing concerts and releasing music; the initial feelings of it being a personal journey, an experiment of isolation were lost. ‘Dispel Dances’ was all about entering the unknown once again embracing all the “good or evil it could bring.”

‘Stones and Woods’ has tracks for the dark heart of forward thinking dance floors all the way to thick spacious textures with all the foreboding of Demdike Stare playing in an abandoned church late at night. Set out like an 80’s pop record every song tells its own story, while being more introverted and emotional than previous material seeing a more fragile side to the Anstam sound. The album opens with hard organic percussion reminiscent of label mate Dave Huismans dark broken beats accompanied by a horror soundtrack moving into arpeggiated xylophones and warped melodies. This is music that defies explanation; it rather demands your attention and willingness to immerse yourself in its depths, letting it guide you through the industrial yet organic world.

Sometimes a challenge but always rewarding 50 Weapons’ “Prince of Darkness” steps up once more showing everyone what’s possible in the ever changing electronic music landscape.

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Shed “Silent Witness” (50WEAPONSCD08) OUT July 27(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2012 by E.N.

Addison Groove “Beeps” (50WEAPONSCD06) (preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2012 by E.N.

Addison Groove “Bad Things” (50WEAPONSCD06) – Out on March 30

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2012 by E.N.


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Addison Groove “Sooperlooper”(Preview)Out March 30

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2012 by E.N.

Addison Groove (aka Antony Williams) started life under a different pseudonym altogether. Recording as Headhunter, with an LP and 12” releases on the influential Tempa label stretching back to 2007, he achieved legendary status within the dubstep scene. His work at the deeper end of the spectrum graced the label an impressive 7 times, a figure matched only by Skream. This work looked set to continue until 2010 when, seemingly out of nowhere, he crafted one of the biggest bass music tracks of the decade, ‘Footcrab’, under the new name of Addison Groove.

The response to ‘Footcrab’ was phenomenal, receiving critical and commercial success in equal measure across the dance music scene. Getting plays not only from the dubstep DJs that Williams was used to reaching, it also found its way into the record boxes of techno and house heavyweights such as Aphex Twin, Surgeon, Ricardo Villalobos and Mr Scruff, bringing an enormous new audience to his music in the process. Taking influences from the Chicago ghetto tek and juke scenes, Addison Groove’s impact on UK bass music has been colossal and unprecedented, sparking a huge interest in these styles from his peers and the listening public alike.

Transistor Rhythm“, Addison Groove’s debut album, is a rare example of a release where the description “much anticipated” is not just a fantasy of some PR agent. The expectations are high, but we are convinced nobody is gonna be disappointed. Hear for yourself!

Cosmin TRG announces debut album “Simulat”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on June 22, 2011 by E.N.


Romanian dance producer Cosmin TRG will release his debut album August 26 through Modeselektor’s 50 Weapons imprint-Titled “Simulat”, according to Fact
CD / Download Tracklist:
01 Amor Y Otros 05:30
02 Ritmat 05:08
03 Infinite Helsinki 03:06
04 Want You To Be 05:22
05 Interstellar Inflight Entertainment 01:47
06 Fizic (CD ONLY) 05:39
07 Star Motel 02:58
08 Less Of Me, More Of You 03:50
09 Osu Xen 04:11
10 Lillasyster 03:13
11 Samiska 01:25
12 Form Over Function 04:37

2xLP Tracklist:
A1 Amor Y Otros 05:30
A2 Want You To Be 05:22

B1 Ritmat 05:08
B2 Interstellar Inflight Entertainment 01:47
B3 Infinite Helsinki 03:06

C1 Less Of Me, More Of You 03:50
C2 Star Motel 02:58
C3 Osu Xen 04:11

D1 Form Over Function 04:37
D2 Lillasyster 03:13
D3 Samiska 01:25

Listen Cosmin TRG “Fizic / De Dans” (50WEAPONS013)

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