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Friday, 17 January 2020

Lying Cat "Second Life" (bc052)


The return of the Lying Cat brings both a continuation and evolution of the sounds that were showcased on the evasive felines debut EP back in 2018. That warm and grainy fuzzy feeling remains embedded in the atmosphere, as does the curious nostalgic charm that each arrangement seems to possess.
The track structures are still unorthodox but this time they come supplemented with more depth, tone and character. There is a huge array of textures throughout 'Second Life' that are complimented by fractured patterns, moments of melodic bliss and electronic chaos that are all topped off with an exceptional aura of mystery.
"Second Life" is available to stream and DL below or at bandcamp



Wednesday, 15 January 2020

PREMIERE : Lying Cat "Candle Cove"

Another track from the upcoming Lying Cat EP has been unveiled thanks to an exclusive premiere via Seek Sick Sound.



You can also read an exclusive in depth and track by track pre-release review of "Second Life" over on The Electro Review here.

Monday, 6 January 2020

Bricolage Podcast #53 - Lying Cat



We kick start our 2020 on the podcast front with an hour of diverse selections from the Lying Cat. There's a little bit of everything in the mix. Imagine flicking through different radio stations for an hour....

Obtuse techno, avant-garde ambient, hip hop, jazz funk, experimental soundscapes, glimmering vocals and so much more.

This podcast acts as a pre-cursor of sorts of what to expect from the new Lying Cat EP. We release "Second Life" on the 17th of January.

As always you can listen to the mix below or over at mixcloud.



TRACKLISTING

01. Off World - Primitive Streak
02. Hiss Tracts - Half-Speed Addict Starts With Broken Wollensak
03. Gavin Bryars - Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet
04. Pan Am Scan - The Path Of Yellow Sands (The Boats Remix)
05. Now Sleep - Digital Rain
06. Plone - Slow Arp
07. Actress - Our
08. Swod - Walz 57
09. Kathryn Joseph - From When I Wake The Want Is
10. Gavin Bryars - Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet 
11. Men Of Vision - Colours
12. Don Cherry - Utopia and Visions
13. Moses Boyd - Stranger Than Fiction
14. Milo - Yafet’s Song
15. Noname - Window Ft. Phoenix
16. How To Dress Well - Ready For The World
17. Jilk - Happy Talk Sad Talk
18. Now Sleep - The Walls Of Cogent Meaning Are Breaking Down, Soon There Will Only Be Loss And Then Nothing
19. Cocteau Twins - Frou-Frou Foxes In Midsummer Fires




Sunday, 5 January 2020

Lying Cat "Second Life" (EP Preview)

It's time to let the cat back out of the bag...



Lying Cat "Second Life" is now available for pre-order on bandcamp. Pre-order comes with instant download of the opening track....


Saturday, 4 January 2020

Random Access Radio : Bricolage (The 2019 Reminisce Mix)


We're back after a short break over the Christmas period. Refreshed, rejuvenated and ready to dive into 2020. Before we get the ball rolling with an album and a podcast from the Lying Cat, lets take a look back at the year that was in 2019 with a reminiscing mix put together for our friends at Random Access Radio in Greece. This exclusive mix includes at least one track from each of our releases from last year and also offers a sneak peek into the first couple of new releases coming in 2020. This includes the aforementioned mind altering Lying Cat album, sparse and futuristic techno from Urgula and a stunning epic double release from Minimal_Drone*GRL.

You can stream the mix at RAR or below.



TRACKLIST

01. Minimal_Drone *GRL - Belcarra Forest Ambience (forthcoming in 2020)
02. Leit Motif - Bloom (June 2019)
03. Dark Fidelity Hi Fi - Found (July 2019)
04. Dark Fidelity Hi Fi - Pushing Ratios (June 2019)
05. Fragile X - Phase System (May 2019)
06. No Arrival - Play (February 2019)
07. Sceadu - Imaginary Reign (January 2019)
08. Broken Form - Lay Still Beneath The Pylons (August 2019)
09. Lying Cat - The Dull Tedium Of This.... (forthcoming in 2020)
10. Belial Pelegrim - Scorpia (November 2019)
11. Sceadu - Embryo (January 2019)
12. Justin Case - #Ulysses (August 2019)
13. Urgula - Battle For The Magnetic Fields (forthcoming in 2020)
14. Ty Lumnus - Tolerances (September 2019)
15. Loui Cleghorn - The Halcyon Days (March 2019)
16. Devras Plexi - Orangeforest (August 2019)
17. Yasda - Claptrap (December 2019)

All of the above tracks can be found at the labels bandcamp page.



Monday, 23 December 2019

Release Round Up For 2019



2019 was a creative and productive year at Bricolage...

JANUARY 
Sceadu "Once Upon A Future"

We started the year off with apocalyptic ambient soundscapes and frenetic drum n bass on "Once Upon A Future" from the man in the shadows, Sceadu. You can grab the full EP here.



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FEBRUARY 
No Arrival "Subvert Yourself"

No Arrival returned to Bricolage and brought more digital disorder with him. "Subvert Yourself" is crammed full of his signature rhythmic work and chaotic electronic hybrids. You can grab the full EP here.



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MARCH
Loui Cleghorn "Fortysomething"

"Fortysomething" from Loui Cleghorn contained two dark and broody electronica epics. Layers and melodic hooks galore create a hypnotic feel. It came backed with two hand picked, suitably esoteric, remixes from Devras Plexi and Belial Pelegrim. The release garnered support and airplay from DJ duo Kiara Scuro among many others. Grab your copy here.



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MAY
Fragile X "The Butterfly Effect"

Label head Fragile X produced a network of complex percussion and an array of splintered sound design on his concept EP, "The Butterfly Effect". Born of a fascination with the chaos theory branch of mathematics this release was also the labels first ever cassette release. You can snag one of the last remaining copies here.



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JUNE
Leit Motif "Bloom"

"Bloom" is a celebration of the summer solstice from Leit Motif. A standalone single that runs at 14 minutes long. It wraps you up in a warm haze of sunshine and melodies. Grab your copy here.



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JUNE
Dark Fidelity Hi Fi "Gentle Static Flow"

In anticipation of the imminent DFHF album "Found" we delivered a reissue of his sought after "Gentle Static Flow" CD from 2018. Warm, nostalgic and engaging trip hop and glitchy ambient tones. We repackaged the digital version to include the previously unreleased track "Pushing Ratios". You can grab your copy here.



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JULY
Dark Fidelity Hi Fi "Found"

After an intense period of hyper creativity Dark Fidelity Hi Fi released the "Found" album in July. A glitch masterpiece full of glistening ambient, IDM, breaks, dub and trip hop that build a textutal labyrinth of sound. Available digitally and on CD format. Few copies remain. Grab yours here.



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AUGUST
Devras Plexi and Justin Case "Lotus Eaters"

"Lotus Eaters" brought together two producers from different ends of the spectrum and the world. Local Glasgow boy, Justin Case, provided the obtuse electro/IDM/techno with a knack for warped and bugged out structures. This was counteracted by the dynamic and gloopy sound palette of Austin native, Devras Plexi. Both colourful and glitchy. All those ingredients made for an effervescent split EP. You can grab it here.





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AUGUST
0141 "Glasgow Compilation"

'0141' was our nod to our home city. Glasgow's underground electronic scene is bursting at the seems with all manner of artists and sounds. We managed to bring a posse of them together and deliver a diverse collection of music on this compilation. It ranges from ambient to techno and everything in between. The revenue from this album is being donated to the staff at the ICU in the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Clydebank. There's still time to contribute before we hand over the money. Get your copy here.



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SEPTEMBER
Ty Lumnus "Decompression"

September saw dusky tonal experiments and and analogue electronics from Ty Lumnus on the "Decompression" EP. Four tracks of spiralling cosmic sounds and sonic decay. Experimental techno from the experienced Glasgow producer. Grab your copy here.



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NOVEMBER
Belial Pelegrim "Imitation Of Faith"

The electronic wizard that is Belial Pelegrim conjured up a mystical offering of dark matter and and sense altering soundscapes on his "Imitation Of Faith" album. These self described "electro organic" gems are also available on a special limited edition cassette release that comes with a hidden bonus track exclusive from the digital version. You can grab your copy here.



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DECEMBER 
Yasda "Spektrum"

Our last release of the year sees, Hungarian producer, Yasda take every day sounds and turns them into unique little standalone worlds. Curious compositions full of perplexing rhythms and frayed textures on this beautifully strange collage of found sounds. Grab your copy here.




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2020 is shaping up to every bit as eclectic and productive at Bricolage. Stay tuned for updates as we move into a new decade....

Friday, 20 December 2019

Yasda - Uncertain Commands (Music Video)

ARTIST : Yasda TRACK : Uncertain Commands EP : Spektrum STYLE : Experimental, Found Sound CAT NO : bc051 RELEASE DATE : 19/12/2019 You can stream and download "Spektrum" at bandcamp