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Stream ‘Foxglissandro’ from ‘Winterval’ the debut solo album from Sam Willis (Walls/Kompakt)

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

One half of electronic duo Walls, who have released two critically acclaimed and adored albums on Kompakt, his solo debut delivers on the rich promise of his earlier releases and remixes for influential imprints such as Playhouse, RVNG Intl., Rekids and Buzzin’ Fly amongst others.

‘Winterval’ is a bold and immersive album that fuses the saturated analogue sounds of classic house and techno with the plagant / euphoric melodics associated with Brian Eno or Selected Ambient Works era Aphex Twin.

In a contemporary context Willis’s experimental and hypnotic sounds fit neatly but uniquely alongside the likes of other sonic 4:4 explorers such as Four Tet, Actress, Nathan Fake and Caribou.

Sam Willis – Frozen/ Cirrus (Harald Björk Remix)

Buy LP (with full album download) here

Will Saul & Mike Monday“Sequence 1 Ep, +Scuba Rmx” out 20 September

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 25, 2010 by E.N.


Label Aus Music
Cat. No. AUS1029
Format EXCL12″C

Will Saul present the ‘Sequence 1’ EP, the product of the two artists limiting themselves to a Roland 909, a Korg Kaos Pad, a Dave Smith Polyevolver and recording their jamming on the fly.

“We wanted to inject some excitement, energy and randomness into this release, so decided to play the tracks live with Mike on the 909 and keys and Will on filters and effects. We had a broad idea of where we were going before we pressed record, and recorded a few takes of each track, then took the best moments from each. The big challenge was reining in the slightly chaotic recordings, but after some tweaking we found a balance between old school rawness and modern production values.”

Having previously released together on Buzzin’ Fly, remixed for DFA (The Juan Maclean’s legendary ‘Happy House’) and Applepips (Appleblim & Ramadanman), the duo present two exclusive tracks that explore the cutting-edge leftfield sounds of house music in typical Aus form. Future collaborative efforts will see a remix for Scuba (whose high octane remix of Sequence 1 features as the B-side on this EP) on Hot Flush which will be out in September.

In addition to their work together, both artists are currently in the process of completing their forthcoming solo artist albums. Mike Monday’s album is a project that will see him write and release a new track for free on his website every Monday for 10 weeks. A new means of creating and distributing musical material, the final 10 tracks will make up the content of the album. With a release set for Spring 2011, Will’s second full artist album will feature collaborations with Joe Dukie (Fat Freddy’s Drop), Paul St. Hilaire, Charlene Soraia, and Detachments amongst others.

Aus Music’s sister label Simple celebrates it’s 50th single release in November 2010 – a release that will see Will and his long term production partner Tam Cooper team up for a limited edition vinyl double pack EP. Featuring 4 new original tracks, the EP will also feature remixes from Wolf + Lamb, Nicolas Jaar and Jonny White & Kenny Glasgow (Art Department).

you can listen/preorder at simple records

Glimpse new album ‘Runner’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 6, 2010 by E.N.


Glimpse ‘Runner’

Format: Artist Album
Label: Crosstown Rebels
Released: 24th May 2010
Distribution: Kompakt
Cat no: CRMCD010
www.crosstownrebels.com

One of the most eagerly anticipated and prolific producers of the moment, Glimpse, releases his debut album on Crosstown Rebels.

Glimpse’s album ‘Runner’ is a truly inspiring, superb album that weaves elements of jazz and soul with house and techno to create something wholly innovative and mesmerising. Already hotly tipped by DJ Mag and Mixmag, Glimpse’s album ‘Runner’ is an amazing body of work that is sure to become one of the albums of the year.

Glimpse is a DJ and producer’s favourite, a true innovator who is able to explore and master various genres in his own inimitable style. Blurring the distinctions of traditional genres, he appeals to even the most obstinate listeners through his tireless dedication to continual reinvention. His debut studio album is a beguiling, heady mix of house music drawing on the true essence of its rudimentary influences to produce an album of true magic.

‘Runner’ is the conclusion of a decade of production for Glimpse. Touching on the experimental improvisation of jazz, with the endless spiraling loops and fluid instrumental solos of ‘Feel OK’ and ‘I Know I Show It’, while flirting with the purity of world music in the ethnic outcries of ‘Alone Again’, and the marimba driven opener ‘Walk Tall’.
A new album version of the single release, ‘If I Was Your Girl’, comes decked with opulent vocal harmonies and compliments the subsequent energy-charged ‘Things To Do In Denver’, both scored with a rough and urban edge. Still rooted in the underground, ‘Runner’ concludes with the dubby electronica cuts, ‘Enjoyable Employable’, and the crackling sparks of ‘Thank You’, before the mystical terrain of ‘Train In Austria’ proclaims the final curtain.

“I have always been drawn to the smokey lo-fi aesthetic of old recordings. This was something I wanted to capture on the album, warm and rhythmical but never abrasive or intrusive and hopefully something that you will want to come back to,” explained Glimpse on retrospection of the project, “As an artist it’s very important to me to be as honest as possible when I produce and I wanted to show people my influences and portray exactly the way I feel about music on the album, aiming to narrow the gulf between thought and expression.” Burning with fire in its soul, ‘Runner’ intends to restructure the essence of house music.

Christopher Spero (AKA Glimpse) has been bubbling gently amidst the waves of the underground dance scene for the past few years, with records released on Carl Craig’s Planet E, Cadenza, Kindisch and Buzzin Fly last year alone. Preferring more traditional production techniques, he uses only analogue equipment and records most of his tracks live, editing only afterwards, thus giving his music a more improvised quality. “The process in which I work in the studio has always been paramount to the end product. When I started the album I was experimenting with sampling again and I decided to sample in a more traditional sense, leaving the tails and imperfections in.”
His sound is hugely influenced by his early obsessions with blues and jazz music, represented by the classic soulful spirit captured in his music. Concocted during his move from London to Berlin and back again, Glimpse’s debut studio album, ‘Runner’, also bookended the start of his own family. “Many of the background sounds on the album are field recordings made while on tour or from Berlin or Ladbroke Grove where I now live. It became very important to stamp my environment and current situation on tracks. With ‘Runner’ I want people listening to feel in some way the music or situation that inspired me, whether that be a train journey, lo-fi electronica, jazz, pop, dub, techno or a Single Malt whiskey.”
Christopher studied sculpture at Central Saint Martin’s art college until 2000, but with music in his heart, he made it his focus and has spent subsequent years fine-tuning his skills, experimenting under different aliases (Attic, Olek, and Spero), and creating his own Glimpse Recordings, with a policy to release solely his own output. He gained a loyal following in Japan early on, where they picked up on his intricate abilities, and Europe and America have begun to follow suit over the past few years. ‘Runner’ marks the point where the world will, quite rightly, direct Glimpse some major attention.
Glimpse – ‘Runner’
TRACKLISTING

Walk Tall
If I Was Your Girl
Things To Do In Denver
Alone Again
New Beginnings
Feel OK
I Know I Show It
Enjoyable Employable
Thankyou
Train In Austria

GLIMPSE ‘RUNNER ALBUM’ TOUR

5th Feb – Brighton – England
6th Feb – London – England
13th Feb – Brussels – Belgium
19th Feb – Florence – Italy
20th Feb – Sheffield – England
26th Feb – Madrid – Spain
27th Feb – Fabric – London
5th March – Rome – Italy
6th March – Newcastle
12th March – Tokyo – Japan
13th March – Osaka – Japan
20th March – Belfast – Ireland
23rd March – Air London Show – Miami – USA
24th March – DJ Mag Party – Miami – USA
27th March – Crosstown Party – Miami – USA
27th March – Boat Showcase – Miami – USA
1st April – Lisbon – Portugal
3rd April – York – England
18th April – Aberdeen – Scotland
24th April – Esenada – Mexico
27th April – Monteal – Canada
30th April – Chicago – USA
1st May – Juarez – Mexico
7th May – Berlin – Germany (Watergate)
14th May – Vienna – Austria
30th May – Space Opening (Ibiza)
5th June – Paris – France
17 June – Nagoya (Japan)
26th June – Gdanask – Poland
28th June – Space (Ibiza)
3rd July – Air London – England
11th August – Space (Ibiza)
18th August – Space (Ibiza)
25th August – Space (Ibiza)
29th September – Space (Ibiza)

MORE INFO:
myspace.com/glimpserecordings

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