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Thursday, 16 August 2018

Bricolage : Retcon (Phase Four)



On the 31st of August we mark our third anniversary as a label. In those three years we’ve worked with some fantastic artists and released what, we’d like to think is, some unique and special music along the way. 

To celebrate entering into our fourth year we’ve managed to pool together a mammoth 20 track compilation containing a mixture of 10 artists from our current roster and 10 artists that are new to the label. 


Titled “Retcon”, the compilation will be released on Friday the 31st August and as usual will showcase a wide variety of styles from the electronic sphere.

Today, we introduce you to the last 5 artists that will make up the compilation. All 5 of whom are new additions to the Bricolage roster.

EQUAL PARTS



"Equal Parts" is a local producer based in Glasgow, His ambient and experimental works consist of sampled acoustic sounds and a blend of field recordings that make for an ultimately organic end product. His absolutely stunning track "People Find Time" acts as the opening track on the new "Retcon" album. Listen in below.





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SCEADU


Not much is known about the mysterious Sceadu project. We can tell you that it translates as either 'shadow' or 'protection' in Germanic which may give some hint as to the location of the enigmatic producer that has so far shown they're capable of all manners of genres from dark ambient to fluttering electronica and the melodic house of "Multiverse". That very track features on our anniversary compilation. Hear it now in the link underneath.



Sceadu (Mixcloud)

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CREST OF THE SYNDICATE


From deepest, darkest Gloucestershire comes "Crest of the Syndicate" aka Rob Adams.

His music is inspired not only from his home county, but also from the British/Psychedelic/90's electronic scenes. He manages to stay true to those influences and uses them to create his own unique soundscapes with a wide array of hybrid styles that mark him out as one of a kind.

His track "Abbots" will feature on "Retcon" and will also be included on a future EP titled, "Interiors", that will be released on the 'Bad Bat Records' label.



CotS (Facebook)

CotS (Bandcamp)

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ESEF


"Esef" is the alias of Scott Ferguson. A native of Glasgow with an insatiable appetite for house and techno that has seen him consistently blow the roof off various warehouses and parties around the city with his DJ sets over the last few years. Somewhat reserved on the release front until recent times, 2017 saw him release on both the Ibiza based Sonika imprint and Maintain Replay Records in Portugal. He's keeping the ball rolling with a contribution to Bricolage for "Retcon". His track "Dear Grey Place" is a prime example of some of the hypnotising music he's waiting to set free on the electronic music world as he crafts away at sculpting his sound. "Dear Grey Place" will be unleashed in due time. Until then be sure to check out his last offering, "The Resistance" EP.



Esef (Facebook)

Esef (Mixcloud)

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MINIMAL_DRONE*GRL


Born and raised in Burnaby, British Columbia. She's a blogger, world traveler and music enthusiast.  Even though, she's relatively new to music production, she has spent many years dabbling in the studio and tentatively releasing her most recent creations under the "Minimal_Drone*GRL" moniker. The music is experimental at the core, exploring nature through audio storytelling and celestial soundcapes that incorporate samples and field recordings into their being.

She has together an epic closing track called "Bifurcated Worlds" for the upcoming "Retcon" album. More on that soon. For now, check out a track from spring this year...



Minimal_Drone*GRL (Twitter)

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Bricolage : Retcon (Phase Three)



On the 31st of August we mark our third anniversary as a label. In those three years we’ve worked with some fantastic artists and released what, we’d like to think is, some unique and special music along the way. 

To celebrate entering into our fourth year we’ve managed to pool together a mammoth 20 track compilation containing a mixture of 10 artists from our current roster and 10 artists that are new to the label. 

Titled “Retcon”, the compilation will be released on Friday the 31st August and as usual will showcase a wide variety of styles from the electronic sphere.

On Monday we revealed the first 5 current artists and on Tuesday we introduced the first 5 newcomers to the label. Tonight, we unveil the next 5 roster members to be featured on the release.

DARK FIDELITY HIFI

Sound engineer and producer extraordinaire, Rick Jones, is a vital cog behind the scenes at Bricolage in terms of promotion, distributing and mastering. But it's his expressions of sound through his Dark Fidelity HiFi project that garner the most recognition. His consistent creations of expansive and intriguing soundscapes know no bounds and he has written a brand new track exclusively for the "Retcon" release. Listen to "Hanasaku" below. 



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ALL BUTTONS IN

'All Buttons In' is another who has provided us with an exclusive track for the new album. Famed for his dark and deep mechanical creations, the Scottish producer has welded together a unique electronic piece in the form of "The Life and Death of a Neuron". We will be revealing that track soon.

Until then, check out his fantastic track from our "Vol 5" compilation last summer.....



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MINERVA

"Minerva" is in the habit of making music with a distinctive edge. She's never been one to be afraid of venturing into abstract territories and her new track "Buzzkill" does exactly that. It twists and turns more than anything the Greece based Hungarian producer has ever concocted before. You'll be able to hear that track next week as we start the final build up to the new compilation album. For now though, let "Oligarch" (taken from "Vol 4" in winter 2016) works it's way into your ears...



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BELIAL PELEGRIM


The ever prolific Belial Pelegrim returns to the fold with an exclusive track for Bricolage in the form of the fantastically titled "Jellied Minotaur On A Bed Of Lettuce". The music is just as interesting as the title and we're excited to unveil the track soon. For now, check out the electronic mayhem of "Exoskeleton" from our previous "Vol 5" compilation.....



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NO ARRIVAL

We welcome back the hypnotic sounds of "No Arrival" on the anniversary compilation. His new track "Terra Ratio" is another dark and trippy slice of his own unique brand of quietly intense broken beat material. We'll be sharing that with you very soon.

His most recent release on Bricolage was the four track EP "The Chance To Fail". 
A whirlpool of sonic experimentation and slow burning techno tendencies. 




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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Bricolage : Retcon (Phase Two)



On the 31st of August we mark our third anniversary as a label. In those three years we’ve worked with some fantastic artists and released what, we’d like to think is, some unique and special music along the way. 

To celebrate entering into our fourth year we’ve managed to pool together a mammoth 20 track compilation containing a mixture of 10 artists from our current roster and 10 artists that are new to the label. 

Titled “Retcon”, the compilation will be released on Friday the 31st August and as usual will showcase a wide variety of styles from the electronic sphere.

Tonight, we welcome 5 new artists to the label and unveil some more of the sounds to feature on the album.

YASDA


Yasda is the solo project of Andras Nagy, a native of Budapest, Hungary. The project was started in 2015 as a platform to creatively express thoughts and ideas. Influenced by a wide range of genres that reach into Detroit techno, experimental ambient and contemporary electronica, his own tracks build a common ground with field recordings, samples, unique beat-making and self generated plug ins that ensure continuous activity and a bright outlook for the future.

The track "Restless Man Of All Work" will feature on "Retcon". Stay tuned for more info on that soon. For now check out the conceptual "Surreal Haircut" below.



Yasda (Facebook)

Yasda (Bandcamp)

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GREVUSANJL


Justin MacKay aka GrevusAnjl is a visual/graphic artist by trade that is relatively new to the music production scene. Although he has been "goofing around" with sculpting soundscapes for around 12 years now, it's only recently that he has focused his energy on properly learning the tools and methods of the trade. He's a huge advocate of the Soundcloud platfrom and has utilised it for inspiration and connections with his peers. "Retcon" provides Justin a more than deserved chance to feature alongside some of those inspirations. He has contributed the fantastic "The Nicest of Vices" to the album. All will be unveiled soon....

Check out the unique "Tearing At The Fabric" below. It featured on our December 2017 compilation courtesy of Belial Pelegrim.



GrevusAnjl (Facebook)

GrevusAnjl (Twitter)

GrevusAnjl (YouTube)

GrevusAnjl (Bandcamp)

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ANONYMOUS3



A Yorkshire based experimental artist....

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I started off playing guitar in various bands and found some success. Once I discovered electronic music I found I concentrated more on using my fx rather than playing the actual guitar. A few years ago I decided to begin a new music venture. A solo project under the name of Anonymous3. I found artists through platforms such as Soundcloud who offered me support advise and ultimately encouragement to continue trying to progress with it. I’m currently working on my latest EP which is going to be titled ‘Paint By Numbers’ hoping to complete it this year."

His track "Nine" is an exploration of sound and mood that nestles somewhere between dark and light. It fits perfectly into what we want to portray on the upcoming compilation.



Anonymous3 (Facebook)

Anonymous3 (Twitter)


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SULEVIA


Sulevia, an ancient Celtic goddess, is the alias of Sylvia Halla. A Vienna born painter and poet that allows optical structures to flow into her intensive ambient crossover tracks and synesthetic vibrations. Her music is born of contemporary techniques but influenced by the study of ethnology and world instruments alongside a spiritual and meditative nature.

All these elements combined make for special and intriguing music such as "Bamboo" which is all set to feature on the new "Retcon" album.



Sulevia (Website)

Sulevia (Facebook)

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HUMAN AGE


Human Age is the electronic music project of Dylan Johnson. Dylan resides in the south bay of Los Angeles. He is inspired by consciousness and philosophy. He released his first single, "Turning in Place", in January 2018, and is currently in the process of writing a body of work. 


That very track, a work of true sound art, will be featured on the "Retcon" release.



Human Age (Facebook)

Human Age (Instagram)

Human Age (YouTube)

Human Age (Twitter)

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Monday, 13 August 2018

Bricolage : Retcon (Phase One)



On the 31st of August we mark our third anniversary as a label. In those three years we’ve worked with some fantastic artists and released what, we’d like to think is, some unique and special music along the way. 

To celebrate entering into our fourth year we’ve managed to pool together a mammoth 20 track compilation containing a mixture of 10 artists from our current roster and 10 artists that are new to the label. 

Titled “Retcon”, the compilation will be released on Friday the 31st August and as usual will showcase a wide variety of styles from the electronic sphere.

We’re excited to start unveiling the artists involved and some of the sounds from the release this week. We start be unveiling 5 members of our current roster that are contributing to "Retcon".

DEVRAS PLEXI

The Austin native returns to the fold with latest track "Today's Communities Collapse" which will be officially released as part of "Retcon". Listen below.



His latest musical wares were released on Bricolage earlier this year in the form of the "frequent inspirational chore" EP...




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FRAGILE X

Label head Fragile X has had a long period away from releasing his own productions over the course of 2018 so far but will reappear with a brand new drum n bass track titled "Res Ipsa Loquitur" on the compilation. You'll be able to hear more soon.

Be sure to check out his last EP on Bricolage below. "Insert Coins To Continue" was released back in May 2017....




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LO-JACKER
Electronic noodler and all round melodic genius, Lo-Jacker, is also back in the fray and provides us with his recent electronica gem, "Aquarius" on the upcoming album. Listen below.



His "Live Stuff" EP was released on Bricolage at the start of October 2016. It's more than worth researching...


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THE JAFFA KID

The Jaffa Kid has that much desired ability to effortlessly produce both the rigid and celestial side of electronic music and has supplied a stunning new ambient track called "Simonetti" that will feature on the new release. All will be revealed soon.

Until then be sure to have a listen through his "In Orbit" EP that we released last March....



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LOUI CLEGHORN
Loui Cleghorn has had a busy last year or so setting up his own label, Unstrung. But, ever the creative, he has continually pressed on with creating his own gleaming productions and has delivered us an epic track for our anniversary. "Burst Into Flames" will be revealed soon.


Loui previously released the aquatic tinged ambient house of "Waterworks" on Bricolage almost two years ago....




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The next five artists that are involved in "Retcon" will be revealed tomorrow. Stay tuned...

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Bricolage Podcast #36 : Justin Case




Our August podcast comes courtesy of label newcomer and local artist, Justin Case. Fresh off the back of his debut "You Matter!" EP on Bricolage at the end of July, the electronic enthusiast has brewed up an inventive concoction of sounds that shine a light on some of his biggest influences. It's a constantly twitching journey through all kinds of peculiar and cosmic electronica selections that twist and turn through musical avenues containing bright and celestial tracks with bold EQ and tempo shifts throughout. It makes for a truly unique and decidedly interesting listen.

As always you can listen below or on our mixcloud.



TRACKLIST

Ex-Pylon - Shakes
Baba Stiltz - This Is It (Body Mix)
Lone - Once In A While
Daphni - Tin
Baba Stiltz - Can't Help It
Ex-Pylon - Helmet
James Holden - Idiot
Clark - Growls Garden (Nathan Fake remix)
Martyn and Four Tet - Glassbeadgames
Daphni - Poly
Peverelist - Dance Til The Police Come
Champion - Chrome
Passarani - Phonok (Party Vacuum Mix)
Lee Gamble - A Tergo Real
Nathan Fake - Fentiger (Fake Remix)

Monday, 30 July 2018

Justin Case "You Matter!" (bc037)



Here at Bricolage we pride ourselves on unearthing musical gems in the form of under the radar producers and our latest diamond in the rough is as close to home as you can get....

Today we’re proud to unveil the debut EP from Glaswegian producer, Justin Case.

“You Matter!” is full of unconventional but digestible rhythms straight out of the mid 90’s golden era of IDM and electronic exploration. Crunchy beats and abstract structures battle for supremacy with off kilter bass and refined sound design. There’s elements of glitch, elastic ambient and breaks that bubble away under the surface but the main light that shines throughout all 4 tracks is that of a vibrant musical exuberance that is near impossible not to enjoy, with the closing track ‘Napali’ being a prime example of Justin’s colourful side and knack for stunning melodic hooks.

This is just the start of what is sure to be an exciting musical journey for this promising producer. Be sure to join him at the start of the trip.

Justin Case (Soundcloud)

Stream and DL the EP either below or at our bandcamp.





Thursday, 26 July 2018

Justin Case : Seagulling (Audio / Visual)


This coming Monday (30th of July) we release the debut EP from Glaswegian producer, Justin Case.

"You Matter" is brimming with an undeniable musical exuberance. Four tracks of sonic, leftfield, sound design and off kilter, abstract rhythms. "You Matter" is a vibrant statement of intent from a fresh face on the Glasgow underground scene. Don't sleep on it....

Check out the premiere of "Seagulling" below