Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

V/A – Mindfield (Psychonavigation Records)

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Let’s play find the featured TPOLM’er!

“This new 15 track compilation (11 unreleased) is selected by Psychonavigation boss Keith Downey and features the finest Ambient/Electronica/Techno sounds from across the globe. The CD begins with an interlude from musician Buckminster Fuzeboard, giving us a taster of his new material. This is followed swiftly by a brand new track from San Francisco’s Jonah Sharp aka Spacetime Continuum with his spaced out Slo-House groove ‘Beryllium Sphere’ (Live Mix). Over the next six tracks the listener is brought on an audio journey of up-tempo tracks. Beginning with David Morley’s beautiful Biosphere-esque track Equator. Norken aka Lee Norris drops a glitch-house number which is then followed by a hero of the 90’s Ambient/Techno scene Robert Leiner, Leiner demonstrates his own unique take on Ambient/Techno and sounding very reminiscent of fellow Mindfield contributors, The Black Dog. Psychonavigation are honoured to include this seminal bands re-working of anodyne ‘Corrosion’. A 9 minute epic journey that takes the listener on a glorious Techno jaunt finishing up with blissed out Ambient strings.
Rising Irish artist Toby Kaar puts his own stamp on the already distinctive sound of Cork’s Zombie Computer. Kaar offers an incredible remix all dubbed out ala The Orb with a bass that’s guaranteed to shake your bassbins. Man of the moment Boxcutter, brings the diverse collection of tracks on Mindfield to it’s crescendo on Diagonal Reader VIP, which is a world away from his usual Dubstep tendancies and displays a more Aphex style bleepy workout to devastating effect.

The album then becomes an entirely more chilled affair starting off with the genius that is The Future Sound Of London. The legendary composers effortlessly blend harpsichord with gentle rolling beats. Next up Enrico Coniglio collobarates with Arve Henriksen whose stunning trumpet treatment is a chill-out classic in the making. Cuttooth then adds a spoken word introlude from his forthcoming debut album Elements which is swiftly followed by a new piece from Scanner aka Robin Rimbaud, delivering a cinematic masterpiece that is crying out to be used on a movie soundtrack. Australian artist Sense make a welcome return to showcase new material from his forthcoming long player on Psychonavigation Records. Another Psychonavigation new recruit Karol Gwóźdź debuts a stunning piano piece that Eno would fight to call his own..The compilation ends on a high with From The Room In the Tower – a wonderful bleepy synth affair from the godfather of Irish Electronica
Roger Doyle.”

Listen and pre-order here

Kaneel & Lackluster – Split 3 inch CD release

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Lackluster & Kaneel, Kaneel & Lackluster, match made in heaven? This split release has 2 tracks from Lackluster, and 2 from Kaneel. It is a 3″ CD .. Only 300 copies made. Quite an item for collectors! Prices on discogs will most likely go through the roof in about 10 years … You can also get only the MP3’s from bandcamp. Nice stuff… Next time I’m hoping they might also do some collaborative tracks together, I think their styles could work quite well together.

Buy the CD from awkward silence recordings here
Buy just the MP3’s here

Lackluster – Detro EP

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

lackluster detro ep

Lackluster is a native of Finland; however, his association with Ireland is strong. In the 2000s Esa Ruoho aka Lackluster lived in Ireland where he released music for mightly labels like Merck and deFocus. His live sets in the Irish techno scene brought him both attention and acclaim and he hooked up with Dublin ambient label Psychonavigation. It was his remix of Sitting Pretty for Manta that inspired Desy Balmer to sign Lackluster up to Nice & Nasty.

The Detro EP is a collection of Four uncompromising trax that fuse anti-rhythm, detuned melody, abstract beats and deep nasty funk. Lackluster displays elements of Minimal techno, dubstep and Detroit techno but in fairness Lackluster and his music is unique and more at home with the Sheffield bleep scene of the early 1990s without losing its place in modern music. As you can tell from the waffle here it is difficult to pigeonhole Lackluster and describe his music using standard vocabulary and grammar as the only way to describe it would be to recreate language for that specific purpose.

Lackluster has two rare gem remixes of the debut hit from Nice & Nasty, Bolivian Angel by Ubiquity which is only available on a limited promo CD; however, subsequent remixes for Heretics of Disko, Spearchukka, Tomi Chair and Mick Chillage paved the way for his debut release on Nice & Nasty, Detro.

Bizarre as it seems, Detro EP that features 4 original pieces of electronica is released after the remix EP of the eponymous track by Birdcage, Numerical and Nachklangmusik & remlaB.

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Whispers 4k intro from revision – the music

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

whispers intro soundtrack by kaneel

At Revision demoparty there was a 4k intro from Cocoon & TPOLM, the TPOLM part being the music from Kaneel. The intro is not released yet, waiting for the final version i suppose, but above you can listen to the tune and imagine what the intro might look like ….

Varia – Magic + Omega

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

varia magic omega cover

New amazing album from Varia released on Enough records!

NOW ON BANDCAMP!

” Double album release by Varia, mashing sampled quotes with electro, hiphop, disco, rock and 80s hits into regurgitated electro disco idm or ambient tracks with it’s own online TV channel. Brainchild project of Juho “Blamstrain” Hietala and Jari “1in10″ Pitkanen. Two demosceners from Finland active under TPOLM and MFX. Their sound having already been used in demos such as Agenda Circling Forth / CNCD & Fairlight. ”

Listen and download here.

Lackluster Questions & Answers and 3 new tracks

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Some years ago there used to be a wonderful section on Lackluster’s webpage where Esa would answer anybodys questions about anything. Then, the section was gone with website updates. And now it’s back! Go ahead, ask something ..

Lackluster Q&A.

There’s also 3 new songs online:

DYNASPHERES REMOVED

This song is made to support the Dynaspheres project, a cooperative project to have one or more Dynaspheres made for and located in Europe for the greater European community. For more info check out their webpage.

BE THE TRIM TAB REMOVED

This one supports the restauration efforts of R. Buckminster Fuller’s original home. More info can be found at the Fuller Dome Home.

VAN FLANDERN WATERFALL REMOVED

And finally Van Flander Waterfall, which refers to documentaries about vacuum energy – Energy From the Vacuum

Avgrund (preview) by Sushi Brother

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Avgrund (Preview) by Sushi Brother

Yeah, check out this epic track from Sushi Brother! It’s been a long while since we had a new Sushi Brother release so let’s leave some messages to soundcloud urging him to make more music!

Interview with Erik Skodvin

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Svarte Chair

Ghostly interviews Skodxhalemiasmashsvartegreindeafcenter about his current and future projects… Damn, it’s hard to keep up with people’s handles these days but luckily Erik explains this in the interview 🙂

Smm: context – Interview with Svarte Greiner

Obstruo.1 by Knos

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Obstruo.1 by Knos

Lovely new track from Knos. Info: A little track made on the Ukulele (not really, it’s ableton live with LN2 plugins).

Kschzt & Fthr remix of Azsma – Activo paro

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Azsma – Activo Paro (kschzt + fthr remix agrario) by kschzt

Azsma – Generación 3 is a hip-hop album produced by friends in Barcelona, and a special all-remixes edition of it was just released. Fthr & Kschzt remixed the track Activo Paro which you can listen above. Check out the whole album, great opportunity to practise your spanish, catalan and arabic ..

Azsma, Generación 3 Redux

Deaf Center – Owl Splinters

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

As you might or might not know, TPOLM resident mr. Xhale (Erik Skodvin) is half of the duo Deaf Center. Their new album “Owl Splinters” is out on Type Records now. And you can also stream the whole album for free from Soundcloud.

Deaf Center – Owl Splinters at Soundcloud
Owl Splinters at Type Records
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Kaneel interview in Beat.de magazine

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Kaneel, possibly the newest intellectual resource of the planet, is being interviewed in the latest issue of the german music magazine Beat. Another great reason to learn german. There is also an english translation for those that might not have the time to learn the fine language just now. In the interview, Mr. Kaneel shares his views on music, creativity, technology, many things really.

The photo above by Flrnt

The interview in german (.pdf file)
The interview in english (.doc file)

Fresh interview with Radix

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Radix gave this six question interview in november 2010 for The chiptune blog he talks about music, chiptunes and demoscene. This photo by Alkama is not so fresh, from LTP3 via Slengpung…

Interview – Radix

The Module Hunter interviews Lackluster

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

Read the interview here

Blamstrain – Keeping Up Appearances

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011

New Blamstrain album is out. Check it out here: