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Friday, 8 June 2018

In The Loop : Episode 28


Our newest episode of In The Loop takes a look and listen at what a few acts from the roster have been upto recently.


SUNN BOO

 A short and sweet glistening drop of futuristic ambient.



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DEVRAS PLEXI

A chaotic whirlwind of crunching beats and ping pong melodics from the abstract master, Devras Plexi.



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IX PROSPECTUM

Epic progressive experimentalism with rapid fire percussion and aggressive tones.



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/CAVE

Intricate sound design with a hint of industrial ambience and breaky drum work.



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WILLY

Gritty techno that evolves into a brooding work of electronic art.



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Friday, 1 June 2018

Bricolage Podcast #34 - Arran Trax




For our first podcast of the summer we've snagged a hefty slice of refined electronics from, a man very much in demand at the moment, Arran Trax.

We've got a brand new EP arriving at the end of this month from the Hamburg based producer known predominantly for his massively melodic house and disco excursions but with an undeterred love for all things acid and electro. His upcoming release on Bricolage sees him return to those roots in stunning fashion and we're excited to start unveiling some more of the sounds in the coming weeks.

In anticipation of his new release, Arran Trax, has provided Bricolage with a robust 70 minutes where he wears his influences firmly on his sleeve with a surging set of old school electro vibes, Detroit Techno grooves, acid waves and winding, complex structures weaved together with extensive track layering. A truly captivating set full of deep and cultured sounds that are perfect for the summer evenings that lie ahead.

You can stream the mix below or at our mixcloud.




TRACKLISTING

  • 1Crossing Point by S.A. Fred
  • 2Robotnik by Lou Karsh
  • 3Corona Discharge by All Buttons In
  • 4Telecom (Commuter remix) by Shit Japens
  • 5Earhart by No Arrival
  • 6Fade and Dagger by Akasha System
  • 7Swab Funk by Ceephax Acid Crew
  • 8Geisterstunde by Arran Trax
  • 9Clickbait by Rhyw
  • 10The Cave by Blue Notes
  • 11On The Day Of My Suggested Departure by Belial Pelegrim
  • 12Phase Shift by C.T. Schiller
  • 13Limbosoup (Fit Seigel remix) by Orla
  • 14Broke The Cycle by Hugo Massien
  • 15Rise Above by Elektric Surgery
  • 16Gamma Gulch by Mor Elian
  • 17Reason by ATTHA
  • 18Many Cats by The Oscilloscope
  • 19Suspension of Disbelief by Versalife
  • 20Andromeda Signal by Hugo Massien
  • 21Televisor by Xenia Beliaveya
  • 22Tactic by La-4a
  • 23Camcorder (Larionov remix) by Tuneon
  • 24Bow Down by Robert Babicz
  • 25Morgenlicht by Arran Trax


There's still the chance to enter the remix competition for the "Morgenlicht" track and get yourself featured on the new Arran Trax release. The EP is out on the 25th of June with the competition closing on the 10th of June. The winner will be announced on the 17th. Grab the stems below and get creative.







Tuesday, 22 May 2018

In The Loop: Episode 27



Our latest edition of In The Loop casts an eye (and ear) on the recent productions of another selection of producers from the roster.

NO ARRIVAL

Strange off kilter rhythms, odd sound design and laid back guitar....



A stark contrast in pace with rolling, scattered percussion, galloping bass and drips of acid.



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INTERNATIONAL DEBRIS

"Verdant Sphinx" sees International Debris build a slow burning downtempo gem to lose yourself in....



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ALL BUTTONS IN

Some tense and moody experimental and industrial tinged electronica that clicks, growls and pulses...



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MUTE BRANCHES

"Obsolete Waterway" and "Creaky Nowhere BGM" have that signature Mute Branches lo-fi aesthetic. Drifting ambient soundscapes and maybe even a NES sample...





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LO-JACKER

Melody is always the main ingredient of Lo-Jackers creations and "Aquarius" is no different. Chimes, bleeps, warm bass and delightful drum work.



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JAFFA KID

Epic summer ambient soaked in nostalgia.....

Friday, 4 May 2018

Bricolage Podcast #33 - Dark Fidelity Hi Fi (Live RSD 2018 set)



Our May podcast gives you the chance to immerse yourself in the captivating and hypnotic sounds of Dark Fidelity Hi Fi as we bring you an exclusive recording of his live set from this years Record Store Day festivities at Reel Around The Fountain Records in Manchester.

The full line up for the event involved DJ sets from Bricolage associate "Kinoko" and Bricolage label head "Fragile X" before the headline slot was filled by the machines and keyboards of DFHF.

Richard Jones, the main man behind DFHF, is clearly in his element when he performs in a live setting. It clearly gives him freedom and total control over every single noise that breaks through the system. This short but sweet half hour set sees him roam through his astonishing catalogue of sounds. It's littered with a range of shifting drum work, delicate keys, pad washes, mesmerising glitch patterns, soft and pulsing bass arrangements, attentive breakdowns and perfectly placed samples that are all sewn together with a craftmanship that is a joy to behold as he lets his 'no wave' style flourish. The set features new material from his latest album 'Gentle Static Flow' that was released on the 20th of April. Find a link for that release and the other relevant social media links below.

Stream the mix below or at our Mixcloud,



Watch a short clip of the live set below.

Monday, 30 April 2018

Supply Fi "And We Become One With The Earth" (bc035)



Today we welcome experimental producer and underground king Supply Fi to the label as we proudly present his latest body of work, "And We Become One With The Earth". A sumptuous 6 track EP that merges together his signature organic tones and melody laden soundscapes with his pure and natural ability for track structuring. Every sound and detail feels carefully thought out but at the same time portrays a beautiful and carefree instinctive style. Clear and concise synth work overlapping with expressive sound design and cultivated percussion work. A supremely well balanced take on all things electronica.

As a whole, "And We Become One With The Earth", shimmers with an aesthetic value that can't be replicated as the Chicago native glides towards what possibly might be the prime years of his productions.

Stream and DL the EP below or at our bandcamp.



Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Random Access Radio : Bricolage (Label Showcase)



We're proud to unveil a collaboration with the influential online hub Random Access Radio in the form of our first mix for their eclectic musical community.

We took the opportunity to make a label showcase of sorts that covers the various spectrums of electronic music and in doing so spans the history of the label from the early days through to our most current releases. We're also excited to be able to reveal a few as yet unreleased tracks that will be released on Bricolage over the summer and autumn. You can get a pre-release listen to 'Limestone Phosphenes' from the the upcoming Supply Fi EP (30/4/18) alongside an acidic weapon from Arran Trax and a slice of hard hitting techno from Boom Merchant that drops as part of our first vinyl release later this year. Full tracklisting is at the bottom of the page or find more info at the RAR website.

Massive love and thanks go to all the crew at Random Access Radio for the opportunity to spread our sounds on their platform.




TRACKLISTING

 1. Colab - Small Cuts (bc027)
 2. Kure - Moon Acid (bc001)
 3. Alpha Skies - Evergreen Morning (bc011)
 4. Supply Fi - Limestone Phosphenes (unreleased)
 5. Subsequent - Smallbatch (bc001)
 6. Fragile X - Amygdala {Lo-Jacker remix} (Special New Year 2016 release)
 7. Black Lupus - Fractal Particles (bc027)
 8. Devras Plexi - Recovery (bc034)
 9. Leit Motif and Jaffa Kid - Eehran (bc029)
10. Ix Prospectum - Telescope (bc024)
11. Sunn Boo - Ladyland Pt. 2 (bc001)
12. Boom Merchant - Steam Roller (unreleased)
13. Arran Trax - Morgenlicht (unreleased)
14. Belial Pelegrim and Dark Fidelity HiFi - Numbers In The Mirror (bc029)

Monday, 16 April 2018

Supply Fi - Monomers (A/V)



On the 30th April we release a brand new EP from underground king Supply Fi. The 6 track “And We Come One With The Earth” is made up of a mixture of the Chicago producers signature organic tones and melody laden experimental soundscapes that showcase his natural songwriting ability and creative tendencies. This is one not to be missed.



ARTIST : Supply Fi
TRACK : Monomers
EP : And We Become One With The Earth
RELEASE DATE : 30th April 2018
STYLE : Electronica, Downtempo, Experimental
CAT NO : bc035

TRACKLISTING
1. Striations
2. Monomers
3. Limestone Phosphenes
4. Organic Chemistry / Active Decay
5. Travertine Dreamscape
6. Dry Remains