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Thundercat – New Album ‘Apocalypse’ Out 8 July,Stream:Heartbreaks + Setbacks

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2013 by E.N.

Thundercat-Brainfeeder have announced the sophomore album from Thundercat
Apocalypse will be released 8 July (EU) / 9 July (NA).Apocalypse was executive produced by Flying Lotus, with “Heartbeats + Setbacks” co-written and produced with Mono/Poly.

The tracklist for Apocalypse

1. Tenfold
2. Heartbreaks + Setbacks
3. The Life Aquatic
4. Special Stage
5. Tron Song
6. Seven
7. Oh Sheit It’s X
8. Without You
9. Lotus and the Jondy
10. Evangelion
11. We’ll Die
12. A Message for Austin / Praise the Lord / Enter the Void

Listen to the track “Heartbeats + Setbacks”

Lapalux- Nostalchic+Guuurl(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 30, 2013 by E.N.

Lapalux- NostalchicLAPALUX – “NOSTALCHIC” ALBUM OUT 25TH MARCH (BRAINFEEDER)

In a world in which upstart DiY talent is flooding the gates of electronic music, a few recent voices have been so strong as to be startling. Lapalux – AKA 25-year-old Stuart Howard – is certainly one such. As singular as a brilliant artist always should be, his instinctive understanding of the atmospheric power of texture grips the ear immediately on listening. ‘Nostalchic’ is his debut album, mission statement, and the climax of many years of studying his craft. The amalgam of words that make the title is aptly, and perhaps knowingly chosen. The album evokes nostalgia without ever sounding nostalgic, and Howard may have had his tongue in his chic when he added the second half of the title. The album is his most focused document to date, adding his beloved R&B and soul into elements of house and hip hop, all with the trademark Lapalux finish; infectious, lopsided swing and achingly deep texture.

‘Nostalchic’ not only has all the hallmarks of a great album – a sense of cohesive purpose, its own themes, arcs and internal logic – it’s an album that could only have been made in electronic music. Howard understands the power and capabilities that are offered by his form, and he’s used them to the full. To this day, Lapalux remains the only British artist on the Los Angeles based label.

TOUR DATES

08 MARCH – Jesus Club, St.Petersburg
09 MARCH – Club 16 Tons, Moscow
13 MARCH – The Bulls Head, Birmingham
14 MARCH – The Green Door Store, Brighton
15 MARCH – Theme, Portsmouth
16 MARCH – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
20 MARCH – Islington Mill, Manchester
21 MARCH – Dance Tunnel, London
22 MARCH – Liquid Room, Edinburgh
23 MARCH – Stealth, Nottingham
27 MARCH – Venue TBA, Dublin
28 MARCH – Broadcast, Glasgow
29 MARCH – The Thekla, Bristol
30 MARCH – Bungalows and Bears, Sheffield
04 APRIL – Landet, Stockholm
05 APRIL – Gretchen, Berlin
06 APRIL – Motel Mozaique, Rotterdam
12 APRIL – Venue TBA, Bucharest
24 APRIL – Musicbox, Lisbon
26 APRIL – Venue TBA, Krakow, Poland
27 APRIL – Venue TBA, Poznan, Poland
03 MAY – Cafe Leopold, Vienna, Austria
10 MAY – Post Club, Madrid, Spain
11 MAY – Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast
17 MAY – TBA, Australia
18 MAY – TBA, Australia
24 MAY – TBA, Australia
25 MAY – TBA, Australia

Find out more
http://brainfeeder.net/lapalux/

My Dry Wet Mess – Berlin Stereo Hands(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 6, 2012 by E.N.

Stereo Typing is the sum of the parts of a journey. Giovanni Civitenga, aka My Dry Wet Mess, composed his forthcoming album for Brainfeeder over a 15 month period (November ‘10 through January ‘12), between Barcelona and Berlin, in four different houses. And out of the many changes and different chapters, comes a densely layered body of work that – despite being a product of transition – stands as his most grounded and resolved work yet.

The title derived, My Dry Wet Mess explains, “from the concept of typing for the stereo field, as in writing narration through sounds. Writing a story as a writer would do, but using sounds instead of words.” The 14 album tracks use live instrumentation, tweaked samples, slap-bass riffs, slanted beats and winding melodies to form playful narratives and plot shifts, leading the listener to places completely unexpected, and unknown. Twists and turns abound, each track is a journey in itself, at times traversing through intertwining synth lines in a buoyant underwater bassbin, other points diverting into R&B-sampled scifi wonderlands, filled with otherworldly sounds conversing. The album ends on sensory bliss, with the sublime “Prismas” and the daydream-inducing “Youth Reboot”.

Though his living situation changed throughout the album’s formation, there’s a inherent sense of family and home in the LP. His father plays guitar, Gianluca Pellegrino (an old friend and regular collaborator) plays various electric guitar parts, and his good friend in New York, Maryam Modarressi, sings on two songs, and her sampled voice makes an appearance throughout the album. The artwork was also created by his close conspirator, Berlin based illustrator Elliot Beaumont, a homage to one of MDWM’s favorite painters, De Chirico. “It’s got this hard to define quality to it, a sense of “future nostalgia” that I love and that I find extremely appropriate for my music and the ideas behind it.”

Release Date: 11/12/12

Lorn – Ask The Dust

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on April 26, 2012 by E.N.

Released 18/06/2012
 

Lorn returns with a new full-length album, his debut on Ninja Tune, and it’s a huge stride forward since Nothing Else (released on Brainfeeder, June 2010). Listening back to his first album, Lorn says it now seems “cold and strict.” Ask The Dust, on the other hand, is “haunted, oily, smeared,” and with this description he captures something of the intensely felt, visceral aliveness of the music.

If Lorn began his musical career as a poet of alienation, then Ask The Dust(named after the 1939 proto-Beat classic novel of the same name by John Fante) sees his music develop a more human energy. In particular, the use of his own singing voice (a process which began on the last track of Nothing Else, “What’s The Use”), which has added a new dimension to his often crunching and brutal but never less than beautiful electronic music.

Take “Weigh Me Down,” where Lorn comes surprisingly close to glitched-out soul music. It would be easy to overlook while reaching for muscular superlatives, but his music is also supremely melodic, where a tune like “The Well” (ostensibly “a soundtrack to being buried alive”) is memorable for a melody that nags at your brain long after the music has stopped.

“Dead Dogs” combines spectral choirs with explosive drumming, (one of three tracks with live drumming). “Chhurch” combines the feel of early electro with Lorn’s own highly developed aesthetic (originally written on tour, GonjaSufi came up with lyrics to accompany it, but never recorded them anywhere else save his iPhone). But it’s on a tune like “Ghosst” that he shows the sheer energy and raw drive he commands. It is exhilarating and slightly terrifying all at once.

Other highlights include, “This”, a wipe of a hand across a chalkboard, so to speak. A simple sequence to reset things, a mantra to calm the nerves. “Diamond”, was among the first written for Ask The Dust, while Lorn was still up in northern Wisconsin, the last surge in his isolation, over the expanse of the lake in the house his grandfather built

Since the release of Nothing Else, Lorn has toured the world alongside the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs, Amon Tobin, and GonjaSufi to name a few. He became a devout owner of a B5 A4, and much like his dedication to music and art, wasted no time tearing it apart in order to learn how to put it all back together again. Ask The Dust suggests he’s learnt to do much the same with his emotions.

Martyn – Hello Darkness (Radio Edit)(Stream)

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

With his sophomore album ‘Ghost People’ appearing on 2010‘s end of the year charts for the likes of Mixmag (# 6), Clash Magazine (#9), DJ Magazine (#9), Data Transmission (‘Album of the Year’), Martyn returns to Brainfeeder to release a follow-up 12” this March.

The 12” leads with ‘Hello Darkness,’ previously unreleased and exclusive to the 12”, Martyn shuffles through a rhythmic bassline and feeling of, indeed, darkness from the very first beat. In typical Martyn fashion, the track skips its way through genre conventions, landing in a flux between 2-step, driving techno and old rave (the latter specifically heard in his ethereal and scaling upper melodies). ‘Hello Darkness’ could lend itself to the rawest, grittiest warehouse, yet simultaneously breeds a subtle feeling of elation and release, and keeps the listener guessing with a variety of quirky sound collages.

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1. Hello Darkness
2. Bauplan (L-Vis 1990 & Bok Bok Remix)
3. We Are You In The Future (Redshape Remix)
4. Hello Darkness (Radio Edit)

Release Date: 03/19/12

Gutter Glitter (Taken From the “When You’re Gone” EP Available 7th Feb on Brainfeeder)(Stream)

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

“Stuart Howard aka Lapalux has come up with something special for his first release with Cali’s finest, Brainfeeder. Having made his name with his cassette-only “Many Faces Out Of Focus” and acclaimed bootlegs and remixes he returns with a seven track EP of such poise and beauty, one listen is enough to know you’re onto something special.

Lapalux bathes your brain in lush textures, surprising and explosive atmospheres set in unencountered, unearthly spaces, all somehow perfectly set against catchy rolling choruses informed by pop and commercial R&B. On the “When You’re Gone” EP he channels and refines his sound and shapes it into hazy, woozy emotion. Whether working with a singer like Py (on “Moments”), or deconstructing found samples and his own voice, Howard stretches, bends and warps sound to make soul – not plastic posturing but real emotion made of synthetic sound.”

1. 102 Hours of Introductions
2. Moments (Feat. PY)
3. Gone
4. Yellow 90′s
5. Construction Deconstruction
6. Gutter Glitter

Ninja Tune / Big Dada / Brainfeeder New Artists for 2012(STREAM)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2012 by E.N.

Taster of new Ninja Tune, Big Dada and Brainfeeder artists releasing records in 2012.

Teebs & yuk. – Estara (Yellow Bits Redo)(stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on December 2, 2011 by E.N.



Track taken from Collections 01 – “Bonus Sounds”

“Bonus Sounds” are NINE additional tracks downloadable with the purchase of the Vinyl edition of Teebs – “Collections 01″

Bonus Sounds – Tracklist:

- Jahara (Just Harp)
- Probably
- There Is A Difference (Autumn’s Trash)
- Blessed Assurance
- Just For You
- Sunrise Remedy
- Jahara (Juj Remix)
- Top Hats
- Estara (Yellow Bits Redo by Teebs & yuk.)

Strangeloop – Fields

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 7, 2011 by E.N.

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Released 25/07/2011

Fields is not such much an album as it is an evolving A/V experience, an environment, that leans more in the direction of a Steve Reich inspired minimalist piece than the beat-heavy territory of earlier Strangeloop releases.

Inspired directly by an experience while in an altered state of consciousness, Strangeloop heard a composition which he tried to create directly after, the result being a fluctuating subliminal epic in three sprawling and unique movements : 1. “Plants Inside”, 2. “Ghostlines” and 3, “Becoming Fields”. The movements correspond to three movements within a psychedelic trip; of initial birth and constellation, through to death / dissolution, and then finally a transcendental union of both.

Strangeloop is known mostly for his live-visual executions accompanying an unending list of artists: Amon Tobin, Flying Lotus, 12th Planet, and most of the Brainfeeder roster to name a few. The producer and video maker explores new lush and organic visual worlds in his latest release, available both for purchase with the EP, and as a part of an interactive A/V experience online.

The release features additional synth work by Strangeloop’s long time friend, collaborator, and fellow Brainfeeder, Austin Peralta, as well as sparse vocal revelations by Singapore based vocalist Vanessa Fernandez and Portland based vocalist Anna Gariby. It was mastered by Daddy Kev, and features visual collaborations with artists Gavin Gamboa, Ben Olsen, and Brandon Tay.

Tracklist
1. Plants Inside 
2. Ghostlines 
3. Becoming Fields 

Martyn – Masks (BF024)(PREVIEW)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 5, 2011 by E.N.

Martyn – Masks (forthcoming Brainfeeder) ripped from Benji B Show june 30th, 2011

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