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Monday, 25 September 2017

"DYADIC" TRACK PREMIERE : Fragile X and Minerva - Dancing To A Different Drum

The countdown to the new Bricolage compilation album "Dyadic" is now truly on. One week today we unleash 11 specifically produced collaborative efforts from a select group of producers on our roster. Over the past few weeks we've slowly unveiled details, artwork and snippets of each track in the build up to the 2nd of October release date. Tonight we're going that bit further than simple track previews and giving you a premiere of the experimental DnB production "Dancing To A Different Drum", the result of an electronic alliance between the fast rising Minerva and Bricolage label head Fragile X. Music by J.Gorecki and Ariadne Vinerma (Fragile X) (Minerva) Promo video made by Rick Jones of Dark Fidelity HiFi and Lo-Fi Deluxe (DFHF)
Rick Jones (YouTube)
Keep your ear to the ground for another exclusive track premiere from the "Dyadic" album coming on Soundcloud before the weekend. BC (Facebook)
BC (Soundcloud)


Sunday, 17 September 2017

Bricolage (Kedvenceim)




The second installment of our anniversary mixes comes from our very own Minerva. The Hungarian producer has put together some of her favourite experimental sounds from the labels back catalogue. You can expect a broad range of IDM, broken beats and electronica as she trawls through two years worth of unique productions. Recommended Sunday night listening.

Here's what she had to say:

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Bricolage (Kedvenceim) = Bricolage (My Favourites)
My favourite music label Bricolage had 2nd birthday last month and to celebrate for them I make together a mix of some of most innovating tracks from their collection. Always exciting and interesting sounds within! Lots of complexity! Some of these music can be hard to mix together but I do my best and I think is ok :)
I have lots of love for all these guys and I am thankful to be part of this Glasgow crew "

You can stream the mix below or over at Mixcloud



TRACKLISTING

1. Bedless Bones - Foreign Blood Heat (bc020)
2. Belial Pelegrim - Exoskeleton (bc027)
3. Figurate - Like A Moth To The Light (bc023)
4. Blue Notes - Icarus (bc027)
5. Fragile X - Utility Fog (bc026)
6. All Buttons In - Back To The Beginning Of The End (bc027)
7. No Arrival - Vex (bc027)
8. Ix Prospectum - RX (bc024)
9. Octavia Bannon Clark - Heavy Construction (bc020)
10. Rain - Cold (bc020)

Monday, 11 September 2017

Quixotic : Bricolage (Label Showcase)



Manchester based after party troupe "Quixotic" recently honoured Bricolage with a special mix consisting purely of material from our back catalogue. It spans a broad range of our techno infused releases and ranges from our early days to the present.

Here's what they had to say:

"Session 6 is a celebration for friends. The forward thinking Glasgow label, Bricolage, recently celebrated their second anniversary. Quixotic have been huge fans of the label since its inception. Label head, Fragile X, has tirelessly and consistently provided a seemingly endless stream of electronic pearls from musicians far and wide for fans to sink their teeth into. From humble beginnings to underground respect, Bricolage has developed over the last 24 months into an open platform for people that think that little bit differently when it comes to listening habits and production traits. Providing and producing ambient, glitch, electronica, IDM, techno and a bit of everything under the electronic umbrella.
To celebrate the more beat driven side of the Bricolage back catalogue, Quixotic resident "General Zero" has mixed together a bunch of his fave techno flavoured tracks released on the label."



TRACKLISTING
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Pedraw - Turbo16 (bc027)
Willy - What Was That? (bc011)
Sunn Boo - Ladyland Pt2 (bc001)
Crae - Injection (bc022)
Gewatte - X 08 (bc001)
Jaffa Kid - Melgar (bc025)
Bloempot - R3V3R5 Y0UR 8R07H3R5 (bc004)
futurendeavours - Fifteen Minutes Of Fame (bc019)
Minerva - Oligarch (bc020)
Mister Left - This Is Your Captain Speaking (bc020)

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Autumn/Winter 2017



August was a relatively quiet month here at Bricolage HQ but we spent the end of summer working away behind the scenes to ensure that there's some real treats lined up for the remainder of the year. Unique podcasts, special guest mixes, two EPs plus the latest volume of our various artists compilation series. All that topped off with our most ambitious release to date in the form our first physical release.

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To start off September we had Austin based sound design boffin, Devras Plexi, curate an hour of underground electronic gems from the underground. A unique selection of sounds from a unique talent. This particular podcast has proven to be one of our most popular yet. Listen for yourself below.



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As we hit September, Bricolage enters into it's third year of existence. To celebrate this mini milestone we've got three special guest mixes lined up that take a look at a slice of our discography over the last two years.

For the first mix we got Manchester after party troupe "Quixotic" to mix together some of their favourite beat driven tracks from the label. They've been long time supporters of the label and have concocted a variety of tracks from our early days right through until the more current releases.



The second mix will come from Bricolage's own Minerva and explores the more experimental side of our catalogue before friend of the label, Kinoko, closes out the anniversary mixes with a presentation of some of our ambient works. Keep your eyes peeled for them as they drop.

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To round off the month we have Oscurito returning behind the decks to provide us with our latest mammoth Headroom session. A two hour extravaganza awaits. The Glaswegian released his second EP on Bricolage in July. The "Eastern Philosophy" EP combined cinematic influences with Eastern tinged melodics and full bodied rhythms.



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OCTOBER
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In October we drop our very first physical release on Bricolage. Over the summer months we brought together an assortment of names from the roster to work on the "Dyadic" project, this collaboration album, consisting of 11 specifically made exclusive tracks, lands at the start of next month. The finished article is a melting pot of sounds from all over the electronic spectrum. This meeting of musical minds will be officially released on limited number CD and digital format on the 2nd of October.

Have an exclusive first look at the artwork below. You can expect a full tracklisting and audio previews in the next few days. Stay tuned.




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October also sees a double header from one of our most recent roster additions, No Arrival. His podcast lands in early October followed by a new 4 track EP "The Chance To Fail" at the end of the month. Check out his contribution to our last VA compilation back in June below.




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NOVEMBER
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We start off November with another double header. Glaswegian electronic experimentalist, Blue Notes, drops both his first podcast and standalone release for the label. Both are guaranteed to be sonic works of art.

Have a listen to the full length "Hymn" collection from earlier this summer.



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Our last Headroom of the year will come in late November and is provided by the diverse mixing skills of Minerva. She followed up her 2016 "Oligarch" track on Bricolage with a rousing all vinyl podcast for us back in January this year. We're excited to give her free reign over the extended two hour timescale of Headroom before the year's out and you can fully expect a stellar journey with many a twist and turn.




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DECEMBER
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December kicks off with a podcast from the scarily consistent US producer, Belial Pelegrim. This is a man that is continually producing flawless and out there yet accessible music and we're sure his podcast will be in a similar vein. This is yet another mix that we're incredibly excited about landing in our inbox. It'll be that good.

Check out his phenomenal production skills on "Exoskeleton" which was released on Bricolage this summer.



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We round off the year with Volume 6 of our Various Artists compilation where we'll once again be bringing plenty of new and intriguing sounds to your ears courtesy of more specially handpicked artists from around the world. We've already started the demo and selection process on collating new and interesting producers for Volume 6 and we'll feed you more info on this release as it progresses.

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The remainder of 2017 is shaping up to be special. Join us for the ride.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Bricolage Podcast #25 : Devras Plexi



Tonight we hit a quarter century of podcasts as we glide into our 3rd year of existence. To mark this mini milestone we invited electronic maestro, Devras Plexi, to contribute his first mix for the label. He's put together an hour of hidden gems full of radiating melodies and unique palettes alongside broken but elegant rhythms that are soldered with digital experiments overflowing with pop sensibility. Intriguing patterns, warm, playful sounds and all manner of genre defying works are littered throughout yet it never loses it's key, bright, elements and brings proceedings to an end with an exclusive unreleased track by Devras Plexi himself which is rather ironically titled, "Ender". Given that his own productions are abstract, intricate and catchy, we had an inkling that this mix would be something a bit different from the norm and it's safe to say it more than delivers on that front. This years September podcast is a perfect coming together of sweet tempered sonic selections to lead us into the Autumn months. Listen in and treat your ears to a bit of musical escapism.

As always you can listen below or over on our mixcloud.



Devras Plexi (Facebook)

Devras Plexi (Website)



Thursday, 3 August 2017

Bricolage Podcast #24 : Loui Cleghorn




Just over a year after his 2016 Headroom mix, Loui Cleghorn returns to the fray for our latest podcast. The swirling , lush, electronics and intricate melodies are back but this time they're backed up with a plethora of even brighter, emotional sounds . There's an almost filmic nature to elements of the mix as soaring string sections and pads take centre stage occasionally before retreating to let the rhythm take over once again. It's a powerful and fluid mix from a man with a finely tuned style and musical palate. Lots of layers, big synth lines, crescendos and an impressive flow make Augusts podcast a sublime piece of ear candy.

As always you can listen below or over on our mixcloud.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Oscurito "Eastern Philosophy" (bc028)



Eighteen months on from the release of his "Octopus" EP at the start of 2016, Oscurito, returns to Bricolage with fresh ideas, new philosophies and a whole new production skill set. The "Eastern Philosophy" EP sees the Glaswegian indulge his ambient side that bit more. 'Kunoichi' opens things up with a buzzing, calming drone, sparse keys, sumptuous synth work and some stunning string sections that slowly engulf your headspace before 'The Nihon Shoki' slowly flutters into view with yet more string arrangements and synths. This time they come backed up with carefully selected and perfectly placed percussive elements and a humming bassline. Then the deep vocals of "Find Your Centre" introduce us to the most danceable track on the EP. Out goes the overall ambient side of things and back in come those trademark bulky basslines, sliding perc work and psychedelic melodies to form a big, truly Eastern flavoured tech house special. It's been a pleasure to watch the evolution of Oscurito over the past year and a half and there's way more to come from a producer who's just starting to find his own sound.

The EP comes backed up with two remixes of "Find Your Centre". the first is an electro flavoured take on things from Dreamland Fantasy. Keeping all the main ingredients of the original at the fore and adding his own elements to create a fresh and engaging remix.

Minerva chooses to go down a more progressive route by manipulating the original percussion into her own bustling style and letting things slowly evolve in a repetitive and hypnotic fashion that harks back to the early days of that old school prog house feel of 2000's. Big kicks at the forefront to really drum things home.

As always you can stream and download the release below or from our bandcamp.