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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Are Friends Eclectic?



You may remember, back in December, that we had a very special podcast curated and mixed by the sonic wizard, Belial Pelegrim. The 75 minute session was full to the brim of colourful, abstract and daringly eclectic sounds. Almost every single piece of music featured was written specifically for the special broadcast when Belial handpicked some of his favourite artists and asked them to contribute their own piece to the musical puzzle. The result was a fantastic mixtape of genre bending tracks that click together perfectly. With mainly purely exclusive music included, the intention was always to have the podcast available, not only for listeners consumption, but also as a memorabilia item of sorts. So with that in mind, Belial started the manufacturing process for "Rainbowgrams", a compilation CD that documents all of the music included in the podcast.

The physical will be available through a limited edition release on bandcamp from the 26th of February with all proceeds from any sales going to the ASPCA. Full tracklisting info below.


Ugliest Man - All Babies Are Ugly
Supply Fi - Svalbard Shuffle
Dark Fidelity Hi Fi - Pebble To Sleeping Water
GrevusAnji - Tearing At The Fabric
Evolverman - Vigilant For The Dawn Of Signs
BVSMV - Arcadian Clouds
Belial Pelegrim - Ajijic
Mood Exhibit - Flourish
Beefus B -Sudden Change Of Mind
Belial Pelegrim - Mass Particle (Soundshift remix)
Church Of The Undecided and Jh0st - Ozone
Cesium Swimsuit - Kaleidoscope
Carlos Vivanco - Sky Is Crying
Fragile X - Synesthesia
Cabal Akademik - Carbon 6


Keep your ear to the ground for more details soon. To keep in the loop with "Rainbowgrams" updates and more musical goings on follow Belial on Twitter.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Menopausal Hound Dog - Clown Interruption and The Bore Science Nostril Shots (A/V)

'Clown Interruption and The Bore Science Nostril Shots' is the opening track from the new four track EP release from Menopausal Hound Dog. "Audible Smote" is released in full on Bricolage on 26/2/18.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Introducing : Menopausal Hound Dog



We’re delighted to reveal that on the 26th of February we’ll be releasing an EP from the mysterious Menopausal Hound Dog.
Fresh and rejuvenated from a 2017 vinyl release on Venderstrooik and a split EP on Vaatican Records, the Manchester based producer is set to unveil a 4 track EP, “Audible Smote”, on Bricolage at the end of the month.
If you want a feel for the abstract electronic worlds at the fingertips of MHD then tune into the special mix for Loose Lips from last summer.



"Menopausal Hound Dog hails from the black pudding epicentre of Lancashire, England. During the time of his earlier bands, he found performance a drag but that he loved to produce.

This set in motion a hearty passion for DIY and before long, he had a small collection of gear and machines, recording tunes from home for friends and family.

Eventually he discovered soundcloud and began releasing there, finding encouragement and support from the online DIY community."

Check out some older MHD material below and prepare yourself for lots more over the coming weeks....






This weekend we'll be revealing an A/V for one of the tracks from the upcoming EP on our YouTube channel. Stay tuned......

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Bricolage Podcast #30 : Rain



Our February podcast sees revered selector, Rain, return for his second Bricolage podcast. In March last year we got a selection of some of his finest DnB favourites and this time out we’re being given an insight into his quieter side with some ethereal ambient soundscapes as he scours his massive music collection for some deep and resonant tracks that make for an hour of celestial storytelling through sound. 

As always you can listen to the podcast below or at our Mixcloud.


Thursday, 1 February 2018

In The Loop : Episode 26




It's been a while since our last ITL so we're starting off February with a new episode that takes a look at what a few artists on the roster have been up to recently.

THE OSCILLOSCOPE

Some "new" old material has surfaced on The Oscilloscope page as the Swiss based producer changes pace from his usual acid sound and revisits a gentler sound with some ambient material. There's plans for a conceptual release in the works so stay tuned to his account for more details soon.



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BLUE NOTES


Fresh from his Tetrahedron album release on Bricolage at the end of last year, the young Glaswegian has kept his foot on the production pedal and continued to provide some excellent tracks for his followers. The latest offering being "Mnemonics". An atmospheric piece with some class ping pong style percussion littered throughout.



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SUBSEQUENT

"Revival of Interest" is a work in progress from the Dutch musician that is driven along by a strange, bubbling, melody, warped vocal, crisp, clean beats and a rumbling, sparse bassline.



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BELIAL PELEGRIM

The ever prolific Californian is always at the forefront of consistency and never disappoints with his eclectic skills. Newest track "And The Sun Went Out In The Sky" is a prime example of his ability to carve out soaring ambient soundscapes alongside a tight backbone of experimental elements.



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SUNCASTLE

"Deep Archer" is the first track from an upcoming Suncastle LP on Triplicate Records. . It's a warm breeze of slightly wonky electronica. Upbeat basslines and fluttering melodies supply the depth in a superb all rounder that gives an insight what to expect when the release comes around. Free DL so no excuses not to dig in.



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ARRAN TRAX


To round off the episode we have a sprawling acid-electro hybrid gem from Arran Trax. Building off the base of an almost tribal rhythm it slowly grows and grows into a monster of a tune that never sits still. There's a sweet melodic break halfway through that pops up to say hello before it gives way to the return of sonic chaos. "Morgenlicht" is up there with my own personal favourites from the, Hamburg based, Scottish producer and I'm delighted to reveal that we've started dialogue on a Bricolage EP from the man himself over summer. Expect more acid....



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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Sentient Beats




Devras Plexi is one of the most, if not the most, unique artists we've had the pleasuring of working with since our inception. Earlier this month he self released his latest album "Sentient Beats". A collection of skewered and trippy electronic gems. The perfect introduction to his sound for anybody who is unaware of the the production skills at the Austin natives finger tips.







"Sentient Beats" is a great overall release from a truly diverse artist with the ability to effortlessly create chaotic beauty from his magical sound palettes. We highly recommend a listen and purchase.



*We'll be releasing an EP from the man himself this spring. Keep your ear to the ground and your eyes on our pages for more info coming soon.*

Monday, 22 January 2018

Headroom 12 : Kinoko presents "Wabi-Sabi"



Our Headroom sessions return for 2018 and for our first audio journey of the year we invited Hohm Productions resident, Kinoko, to piece together his own personal sound montage for us. Over the duration you'll be treated to some of his current favourites all carefully weaved together. Expect ethereal ambient, sweeping soundscapes and misty electronics before the journey transcends into a collection of warm house, electronica and upbeat rhythmic structures for the second half.

As always you can stream the mix below or at our mixcloud.



TRACKLISTING

 1. Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy - Love Without Sound
 2. Eluvium - Strangeworks
 3. UNKNOWNjp - Night Flight
 4. Global Communication - 925
 5. Jo Johnson - In The Shadow of The Workhouse
 6. Holographic Field - Emerge
 7. Kidkanevil & Daisuke Tanabe - School Chimes
 8. Hingus - Valgusois (Flower of Light)
 9. Laurie Spiegel - East River Dawn
10. Fragile X - Moana
11. Queen - In The Death Cell (Flash Gordon) Loop
12. Yoko Duo - Close These Curtains (Monokle Remix)
13. Joy Wellboy - Before the Sunrise (Dixon Remix)
14. Jeremy Greenspan - Crown Princess
15. Luke Abbot - Brazil
16. Petrichor - Nukumori
17. Todd Terje - Snooze 4 Love
18. Mashk - Home (Whomi Remix)
19. Miss Kittin and The Hacker - Party in My Head
20. Carl Craig and Green Velvet - Rosalie
21. Derek Carr - Nostromo
22. Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra - Too Much Information (Laolu Remix)