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Kraftwerk Leads Landmark Lineup for Moogfest 2014

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

moogfest 2014Moogfest Announces Kraftwerk and Chic To Headline 2014 Performance Program

Electronic Music Pioneers KRAFTWERK 3-D to present 3 Concerts at Moogfest 2014 and a dance party featuring music super producer Nile Rodgers and his band CHIC. Plus exclusive live performances from legendary composer Giorgio Moroder and artist Laurie Anderson.

Other Nighttime Performers Include, RJD2, Soul Clap, Daedalus, Dan Deacon, Gas Lamp Killer, Green Velvet, Sasha, Art Department, Escort and A Rare Performance From UK’s Darkstar.

kraftwerk

Moogfest 2014 Phase 2 Headliners and Nighttime Performers (in alphabetical order)
Adult
Art Department
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Bottin
Chic
Daedalus
Dan Deacon
Darkstar
Erika
Escort
Gaslamp Killer
Giorgio Moroder
Green Velvet
Kaytranada
Kraftwerk
Lapalux
Laurie Anderson
LE1f
Les Sins
Mark Farina
Mike Simonetti
Nick Monaco
NRP (No Regular Play)
RJD2
Sasha
Shigeto
Slow Hands
Soul Clap
TOKiMONSTA
Two Fresh
Wolf Eyes
These artists will join in the company of the nightly music showcase curators including Experimental Record Labels Warp RecordsDFAFool’s GoldGhostly InternationalNo. 19 Music’s Social ExperimentRVNG Intl., and Driftless Recordings. Plus Electronic Tastemakers Crew Love, Brooklyn-based Cultural Organization AFROPUNK, Detroit’s Movement Festival, North Carolina’s Hopscotch Festival, and Austin’s Switched On.
TICKET INFO:
Moogfest 2014 GA Day and Night Package: $299*
Moogfest 2014 offers a limited number of Night (Music) Only Tickets at $199 while supplies last.
Moogfest 2014 offers a limited number of Day (Conference ) Only Tickets at $249 while supplies last.
VIP tickets available at $499
More information on tickets, VIP packages and payment plans available at www.moogfest.com/tickets

Dauwd – Heat Division Remixes (Tim Goldsworthy Remix now streaming)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 22, 2013 by E.N.

pict018d-artwork-dauwd-remixes-pictures-music-tim-goldsworthy-nick-hoppnerA white label release limited to 300 units worldwide, Pictures Music and Ghostly International present three remixes of Dauwd’s ‘Heat Division’. Featuring re-interpretations from DFA’s Tim Goldsworthy, Ostgut’s Nick Höppner and Dauwd himself, this release sheds new light on Dauwd’s sophomore EP. Goldsworthy’s experience producing the likes of Unkle and The Rapture is put to work on his remix of ‘Heat Divsion’ adding a mercurial vocal hook and a unique ending to the track, while Höppner’s work roots ‘And’ firmly in the ubiquitous sound of Berlin. Dauwd rounds off the line-up with a different take on ‘Silverse’ offering a version aimed squarely at the dancefloor.

Format: Digital and 12” vinyl
Track Listing:
A Heat Division (Tim Goldsworthy Remix Instrumental)
B1 And (Nick Höppner Remix)
B2 Silverse (Dub Edit)
Digital Bonus Heat Division (Tim Goldsworthy Remix)

Dauwd – Heat Division (Tim Goldsworthy Remix)

Silverse (Dauwd Dub Edit)

Recondite Hinterland

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on September 12, 2013 by E.N.

hinterlandA year on from his acclaimed excursions with the 303 for Acid Test, Recondite arrives on Ghostly International for a full-length album of startling maturity. Set for release on November 11th, it shows the artist looking towards his homeland of Lower Bavaria for inspiration, seeking to capture “the area’s mentality and natural environment” within the 10-track LP.

Utilising local field recordings taken during a number of stints in the German region, he depicts the “emotions of the four seasons” and “characteristics of people’s minds” throughout the record, an approach that finds him exploring the celestial angles of a sound that has been developed throughout a recording career still shy of half a decade.

That said the Berlin-based producer has already amassed a covetable discography, with releases on the likes of Hotflush, Dystopian and his own Plangent Records imprint garnering him a formidable reputation amongst the most discerning of music lovers, and seeing his tracks being championed by everyone from Dixon to Marcel Dettmann.
Never one to rest on his laurels, his debut for Ghostly International finds him at his most arresting, exhibiting a refined palette that masterfully adheres to the concept he’s devised for himself. Notably coherent, the harrowing timbres of ‘Floe’, punishing weight of ‘Stems’ and rousing motifs of the Pitchfork premiered ‘Abscondence’ display the full breadth of his imagination, earning himself a distinct place on the established roster whilst chronicling what looks to have been a remarkably personal journey.

Artist: Recondite
Label: Ghostly International
Title: Hinterland
Release Date: 11th November
Format: CD/ 2X LP / Digital
Cat.No: GI-190

Tracklisting
01 Rise
02 Leafs
03 Still
04 Riant
05 Stems
06 Floe
07 Abscondence
08 Clouded
09 Fey
10 The Fade
11 Grove (Bonus Track)

“Basically, this is the album that had to come out of Recondite eventually. It is Recondite.”

Beacon – “The Ways We Separate”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2013 by E.N.

Beacon - The Ways We SeparateBeacon are back with their debut full-length record, The Ways We Separate, to be released on April 29th, 2013 on Ghostly International.

Having previously put out two well-received EPs, No Body and the Ghostly-released For Now, Beacon’s new album deals primarily with the ideas and themes of separation, with the complexity of how we separate from others at the heart of the record.

The first single from the album, “Bring You Back,” can be heard now at FADER, who note how it “opens with a gorgeous harp-thing hitting not exactly when you expect it, then rolls out crunchy kicks and pleading singing that sounds not unlike Thom Yorke.” DUMMY describe the “shimmering ballad” as “something like ‘I Wish’ without the customary R. Kelly pomp or theatrics. It’s lovely.”

Having toured with How To Dress Well, Matthew Dear and Gold Panda in 2012, Beacon will play at SXSW this March with additional North American dates to be announced shortly.

Thomas Mullarney and Jacob Gossett, aka Brooklyn duo Beacon, introduced themselves to the world with the No Body and For Now EPs, both released last year on Ghostly International. The EPs were united by minimalist, R&B-influenced instrumentation, and also by a lyrical theme, with both serving as meditations on the darkness that underpins the most intense of human emotions: love.

The duo’s debut album The Ways We Separate both consolidates and develops these ideas. The album focuses, as the title suggests, on the idea of separation — both within the context of relationships and in a more intimate, psychological sense. As Mullarney explains, “The narrative contained inside The Ways We Separate deals with two kinds of separation: one where two entities grow apart, and the other where we grow apart from ourselves. Over the course of a relationship, the two sometimes happen together, one being the result of the other.”

Desires, passions and regrets are central to the songs on The Ways We Separate, which take a variety of perspectives to construct a nuanced reflection on the album’s central theme. ‘Between the Waves’ draws a clever analogy between relationships and soundwaves falling out of phase: “I know all the ways we separate/ Where we start to fade at different frequencies.” ‘Overseer’ catalogues a parting of the ways with discomfiting clarity: “Isn’t it fine?/ Taking it slow?/ Watching you watch me walk out your door.” And album closer ‘Split in Two’ explores how the extremes of love and loss can take you far away from being the person you thought you were, making explicit the connection between the two ideas of separation: “What I’d do for you?”, sings Thomas Mullarney, “Split myself in half/ Divided into two.”

Musically, The Ways We Separate finds Beacon working with a richer sonic palette than ever before —as Gossett says, “The production on this album is much more expansive than anything thing we’ve done thus far. We spent a lot of time exploring new gear and experimenting with how to pull a wide range of sound out of various instruments. Some of the key sonics that shaped this LP are analogue synthesis, lots of heavily processed guitar work, and vocal layering/processing.” While the abiding mood remains that of late-night introspection, the production draws from elements of hip hop and a wide gamut of electronic music, marrying intricate beats and subtle textures to honeyed pop melodies that belie the album’s conceptual depth. Rarely has bleakness sounded so pretty — this is a record that’s deceptively, compellingly beautiful, an exploration of a place both discomfiting and darkly seductive.

Release date: Monday, 29/April/2013
Track list:
1. Bring You Back
2. Feeling’s Gone
3. Between The Waves
4. Drive
5. Overseer
6. Late November
7. Studio Audience
8. Headlights
9. Anthem
10. Split In Two

Lusine -The Waiting Room

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

Seattle-based producer Jeff McIlwain’s work has long inhabited the fertile border zone between electronic pop and experimental electronic music — it’s a place that’s home to music that has both a brain and a heart, and McIlwain’s been exploring its boundaries for the best part of a decade now.

The Waiting Room is his third full-length under the moniker Lusine and announced for a February 19th release on Ghostly International (his first album since 2009′s A Certain Distance). As with all McIlwain’s work as Lusine, this is a record that’s characterized by both diversity and coherency, and you can hear that in the first single “”Another Tomorrow,”. Its other tracks traverse a variety of sonic landscapes as well, from the widescreen atmospherics of appropriately-titled opening track “Panoramic” through the digital soul arrangement of Electronic’s “Get the Message” and the club-friendly bounce of “First Call” to the slow-building Detroit-inflected closer “February”.

But for all The Waiting Room’s eclecticism, it’s also notable that it plays out as a coherent whole, with McIlwain’s deft production creating the sense of a single, logical journey — an album, rather than a simple collection of tracks. It also continues the excursions into vocal-led tracks that characterized A Certain Distance — exactly half of The Waiting Room’s ten tracks employ vocalists, most notably the aforementioned “Get the Message,” wherein guest vocalist and sister Sarah McIlwain makes Bernard Sumner’s words her own: “I don’t know where to begin / Living in sin,” she sings calmly, “How can you talk? / Look where you’ve been.”

As a whole, this is an album that’s both cerebral and visceral, a record that’s both rewarding of a serious headphone session and also warm and melodic enough to make listening as engaging in an emotional sense as it is in an intellectual one. Many artists flirt with these two extremities of electronic music; few tie them together as well as McIlwain does.

Artist: Lusine
Title: The Waiting Room
Release Date: 18-Feb-2013
Record Label: Ghostly International

Panoramic
Get the Message
Lucky
On Telegraph
Another Tomorrow
Without a Plan
First Call
By This Sound
Stratus
February

Matthew Dear – album teaser, Poolside remix Download

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

M ss ng p eces in collaboration with Matthew Dear present the Beams album trailer. You will find a dancer, a poet, a trumpet player and mainstay Ghostly visual artist and designer Michael Cina painting Dear’s portrait for the cover of Beams. This is the third time Matthew Dear and m ss ng p eces have joined forces.

Meanwhile, “Her Fantasy,” the highly praised lead single from Beams continues to be embraced. Recently, director Tommy O’Haver shared his self-described “mash-up” homage to Avant Garde filmmaker Kenneth Anger in his video for “Her Fantasy”. Poolside now slows “Her Fantasy” down to a cool breeze with their tantalizing remix.

Matthew is also confirmed to appear for Boiler Room in their breakfast show, next Tuesday 8th August. Tune in live at 10am to watch his set.

Beams is available August 27th (Worldwide) & 28th (North America).

Download:Matthew Dear – Her Fantasy (Poolside Remix)

Download:Matthew Dear – Crimewaves

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2012 by E.N.


Matthew Dear new Album “Beams”
Released on 27th August (Ghostly International)
Check For More HERE
Matthew Dear – Crimewaves

Matthew Dear announces new album ‘Beams’; debuts new track(Stream)

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

Matthew Dear Announces Details for Upcoming Album, Beams;
Offers Lead Track “Her Fantasy”

Released on 27th August (Ghostly International)

Matthew Dear, the relentless songwriter, producer and collaborator, offered an early taste of what to expect from Beams with the well-received EP, Headcage, in January of this year. The highlights were working with other producers (Van Rivers & The Subliminal Kid) and vocalists (Johnny from The Drums) which lent Headcage an openness and poise.

Recorded in Dear’s home studio and mixed at Nicolas Vernhes’ Rare Book Room studios in Brooklyn, Beams evokes a day-lit dreamworld at once strange and familiar. While the album’s dancefloor-ready tempos, major keys, and sun-warmed synths signal Beams as the lighter, brighter response to its predecessor, closer inspection reveals a squirming mass of oddball details. Dear’s latest productions creak and groan like anxious organisms, with slivers of guitar, electric bass, and drum kit darting in and out among the synths and samples.

Early on in Matthew Dear’s Beams— the New York-based artist’s fourth full-length, his first since 2010’s shadowy masterpiece Black City— something strange happens. A thick-fingered electric bass gallops in atop a driving backbeat as Dear sneers, “It’s alright to be someone else sometimes.” It may be odd to hear former techno-wunderkind Matthew Dear playing rock music, but the manic punk pulse of “Earthforms” is just one facet of Beams’ kaleidoscopic journey. Shot through with equal parts optimism and uneasiness, Beams is the latest transmission from one of pop music’s most fascinating creative minds.

Beams’ lyrics, meanwhile, are deeply personal, expressing vulnerability and confusion in startlingly immediate ways. “Do I feel love like all of the others or is this feeling only mine?” Dear sings on the strutting lead-off single “Her Fantasy“, later wondering “Am I one heartbeat away from receiving a damaging shock to my life?” Dear has grown into his songwriting voice, and he wears his current lyrical perspective—that of a man with something to lose—with an impressive grace.

When all is said and done, the central tension in Matthew Dear’s Beams— musical mischief vs. lyrical maturity—may not be a tension at all. After all, growing up involves learning to integrate all of one’s disparate selves. “I’m about 4 to 5 different people at any given time,” Dear says. “By allowing all of those different personalities to exist… the most pure and direct self can come through in the music. [The songs] may still be cryptic, and full of contradictions—but in my opinion, that is pure, unadulterated thought in musical form. They are direct lines to the center.”

In other words, Beams. Beams is slated for an August 27th (EU/UK) & 28th (North America) release date.

Today, Matthew offers “Her Fantasy”—the celebratory lead single from said album. If Beams is the sound of Matthew Dear waking up after the long, dark night of Black City, then “Her Fantasy” is the sun’s first rays, peaking over the horizon.  Opening with a head-turning whistle-and-cowbell rhythm, “Her Fantasy” signals Beams’ queasy optimism in classic Matthew Dear avant-pop form—that is, without verses and choruses per se, but by hustling through a series of wickedly catchy sections whose twisted internal logic becomes clear as the song progresses. The track builds to an ecstatic climax, in which Dear’s exhortation to “Sit where you stand / hand on your heart / hand on your man” is gradually engulfed in a cloud of treble-tickling distortion.

TRACKLIST:

01. Her Fantasy
02. Earthforms
03. Headcage
04. Fighting Is Futile
05. Up & Out
06. Overtime
07. Get The Rhyme Right
08. Ahead of Myself
09. Do The Right Thing
10. Shake Me
11. Temptation

http://ghostly.com/releases/beams |  http://ghostly.com/artists/matthew-dear | http://matthewdear.com/

Download:Shigeto -Huron River Drive

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2012 by E.N.

Download:Shigeto -Huron River Drive

The 2nd single of my next album “Lineage”.
Release date: January 31st 2012 Ghostly International
Written and Produced by Zachary Shigeto Saginaw
Release info: http://ghostly.com/releases/lineage-ep

Mux Mool -Planet High School on Ghostly International

Posted in News with tags , , , , on November 10, 2011 by E.N.

Despite being accused as anti-human, repetitive, soulless, whatever, electronic music attracts the more devoted of idealists—the vinyl purist, the underground hero, the anonymous producer, etc. For Mux Mool, known to the government as Brian Lindgren, all his music connects to a certain outlook on life—basically, that the pre-established trajectory for adult life is being completely reimagined. He explains the concept behind his new album, Planet High School, this way: “Today, young Americans have very little to look forward to except endless war, endless debt, no Social Security, and [the fact that] none of us can live without the constant fear of poverty. We don’t need to have big houses and cars and a nest egg to get along. There’s nothing that says you can’t rent an apartment your whole life and not be happy.”

So, how does this economic ambivalence translate to an album of what is best (if not entirely) described as fluid, subsuming instrumental hip-hop? Hard to say. Planet High School certainly sounds different than SKULLTASTE, Mux Mool’s Ghostly debut from 2010. It’s funkier, more confident, and more comfortable. It sounds less like someone trying to prove a point by arguing and more like someone trying to prove a point by just being who they are. It’s leading by example, sonically speaking.

Songs like the delirious jazz rumble of “The Butterfly Technique” and “Live At 7-11”—which, by the way, resembles golden-era G-funk as filtered through an abused video game console and old breakbeat records—see Mux Mool enjoying the perch from which he sits. He knows what he’s good at, and the confidence shows. And there’s still some of that familiar, manic, video game-esque stutter in the album’s second half, specifically on synapse-tingling beat binges like “Cash 4 Gold” and “Get Yer Alphabets (Guns).” Mux Mool’s new view on life might be one of unassuming simplicity, but he still appreciates messing with your brain.

Artist:  Mux Mool
Title:  Planet High School
Label:  Ghostly International
Release: 07.02.2012
Tracklist
01 Brothers
02 Live at 7-11
03 Palace Chalice
04 I Ruin Everything
05 The Butterfly Technique
06 Hand On the Scantron
07 Raw Gore
08 Cash 4 Gold
09 Get Yer Alphabets (Guns)
10 Baba
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