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Monday, 11 December 2017

Blue Notes "Tetrahedron" (bc031)



We’re proud to be able to unveil our final release of 2017 in the form of the full length Bricolage debut from Blue Notes. On “Tetrahedron” the young Glaswegian producer has cooked up a shimmering set of sounds that effortlessly straddle the thin line between ambient and IDM. Emotive melodies and soothing pads mixed with complex and glitchy beats are the calling card, and while the main focus may be on the sculpting of ethereal moods, the overall product showcases both the accessible and the experimental edges of the young production whizz as he carries on slowly carving out that signature Blue Notes sound.

He's also taken the opportunity of a full length album to formally introduce his side project, “C4", to the world with two sharp and jagged, more aggressive natured, tracks that round off the album and give off an indication of the direction he might be turning his creative skills towards.

You can stream the album in full and grab a free DL or PWYW either below or at our bandcamp.



Watch a breathtaking audio/visual for the title track below and check out one of the stand out tracks from the album available for streaming on our Soundcloud.




Friday, 8 December 2017

In The Loop : Episode 23



We've brought the Bricolage advent calendar back for 2017. In the lead up to Christmas, every day, over on our Facebook page, we're sharing some sounds from the diverse pool of talent we've been proud to work with over the last two and a half years.

This particular episode of ITL rounds up the first 8 treats behind the digital doors....

DEC 1st
All Buttons In - 'Cailleach'

"For the first of our 24 treats it’s a new track from Scottish electronic specialist "All Buttons In" in the form of “Cailleach”. In Gaelic mythology, The Cailleach, is a divine hag. Take from that what you will and listen in the link below"



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DEC 2nd
Lo-Jacker - 'Dyscalculia (Live)'

"The Irish melodic mastermind has a penchant for sharing his live recordings with the world and this latest offering ticks all the right musical boxes that shape the sounds that we’ve come to know and love from this unique producer."



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DEC 3rd
Jaffa Kid - 'Jesmond Acid Memories'

"A slice of acid tinged techno from Newcastle native, Jaffa Kid."



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DEC 4th
No Arrival - 'Ochre'

"The full experimental nature of No Arrival is on show in this harmonic piece of abstract ambient."



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DEC 5th
Loui Cleghorn - 'Yorick'

"A taster of the first release on the Unstrung label set up by Loui himself. This particular release showcases the darker side of his production mentality."



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DEC 6th
Brainwavve - 'Depressurize (Devras Plexi remix)'

"A woozy yet chilled remix from Devras Plexi as he effortlessly puts his own spin on a friends track. Shoegazing goodness."

Be sure to check out the Feedback Alliance for more stuff like this.



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DEC 7th
International Debris - 'Soly'

"A piece of melodic “sky music” from the Leicester based producer. A winter warmer that’s brimming with colours." 



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DEC 8th
...From The Benthic Zone - 'Lowther'

"A conceptual and experimental piece of buzzing leftfield sound design that musically transcribes the Scottish producers thoughts and feelings on a local radar station."



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Be sure to check regularly on our Facebook for the daily opening of the remaining digital doors up until the 24th of December.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Blue Notes : Tetrahedron (Audio/Visual)

"Tetrahedron", the full length debut album, from Glaswegian producer Blue Notes drops on Bricolage in a little over  days time.

With that in mind, we've decided to unveil a brand new audio/visual accompaniment for the title track. Emotive melodies, colourful chimes and precision percussion come backed up with some stunning visual artistry from our resident film team, Digi Aye.



Don't forget you can preview the full album below or over on our Soundcloud.



"Tetrahedron" is due for release on 11/12/17. Don't sleep on it.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Bricolage Podcast #28 : Belial Pelegrim



Our final podcast of 2017 comes from Californian based production wizard and graphic designer, Belial Pelegrim. He's perhaps best known for his insanely consistent and regular output of his own electronic masterpieces but here he's turned his hand to building an impressive mixtape that consists of an array of varying genres that glide and weave along to create a truly surreal and enjoyable listening experience.

It's worth noting that the majority of the tracks on show here were written specifically for this broadcast with Belial handpicking artists and asking them to contribute before curating the tracklist order himself. There's also an exclusive unreleased track from the man himself in the mix. New sounds always make for a fresh and appealing 70 odd minutes of music and the even better news is that at some point, early next year, all the tracks in this podcast will be available on a limited edition CD through Pelegrims own Bandcamp site. All proceeds from the release will be donated to a good cause. Keep your eyes peeled for more news on that front. But for now, click the play button and lose yourself in an immersive collection of exclusive sounds curated by a man with a real ear for idiosyncratic music.

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



TRACKLISTING

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

Monday, 20 November 2017

Headroom 11 : Minerva presents "Founding Myths"



After a short break on the Headroom front we're back with a bang and a truly mesmeric and extensive mix session from Minerva. The Greek/Hungarian producer and DJ is in full on club mode as she takes you on a trip through some of the most recent additions to her expansive collection of music. There's an undeniably fresh feeling to the listening session due to the majority of the tracks being released this year. Minerva kicks off proceedings with a beautifully strange vocal piece from an unknown artist before launching into a rich variation of dancefloor ready house rhythms, stylistic melodic consistencies and plush pad swirls that are all laced with progressive tendencies. There's room for a flawless transition into some harder territory in the form of some grittier techno productions, although the overall deep vibe of the sounds on show remain at the core and then we find ourselves navigated back to the familiar hypnotic melodic elements from earlier but this time sandwiched in between them is some skewered rhythms, euphoric chords and lots of vocal cuts before we filter out of the mix on the same unknown acapella from the intro.

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




TRACKLISTING

1. Unknown Intro
2. Rafael Cerato - Koncept
3. Norris Division - Full Moon
4. Just Breathe - Free Your Mind (Rob Me remix)
5. Spektre - Holdin U
6. Ian O'Donovan - Voodoo Doll
7. AFFKT - Sunday Ghost (Dave Seaman remix)
8. Pleasurekraft - Tarantula (7 Year Itch rework)
9. Eric Louis - Danger (David Grylls remix)
10. The Montini Experience II - My House Is Your House (Tom Hades remix)
11. Oliver Koletzki - Iyewave (Hatzler remix)
12. Black Acid - Quasar
13. Gallya - Detroit
14. Dead Space and Dateless - Psychedelic World
15. Gabriel Moraes - Green Shelter
16. Frankyeffe vs Ithaka - So Get Up
17. Reiner Zonneveld - Dominance
18. Tube and Berger feat Richard Judge - Ruckus (Dennis Cruz remix)
19. Unknown Outro

Sunday, 19 November 2017

The Owl of Minerva

Tomorrow night we bring you the latest edition of our Headroom mix series. It's been a while since we've indulged in our 2 hour sessions. It was the end of summer to be exact when Glaswegian heavyweight Boom Merchant locked together a solid collection of his favourite DJ weapons for your listening pleasure.

This time round we have the mysterious music machine that is Minerva settling in behind the decks for her debut Headroom session. We've already had a listen here at Bricolage HQ and you're in for a real treat full of flawless mixing and enthralling electronic music. To get you in the mood for the upcoming session you can have a listen to a few of Minerva's recent mixes including her Bricolage podcast from January this year. As you'll hear from the links below she's been on form with her mixes throughout 2017.....

Minerva (Bricolage Podcast) January 2017



Minerva (International Womans Day Mix for Hohm Productions) March 2017



Minerva (Quixotic Manchester Guest Mix) August 2017



Minerva (Bricolage 2nd Anniversary Mix) September 2017

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Bricolage Podcast #27 : Blue Notes



Our November podcast is one with a twist, it comes not as a mix of influences, selections or favourite tracks but this time as an album preview of sorts.

On the 11th of December we release the full length album, "Tetrahedron" from Glasgow based producer, Blue Notes. It's our final release of 2017 and we're set to round out the year in fine style with 12 tracks of true sonic diversity that cover ground in the fields of IDM, ambient, rhythmic glitches, drum n bass and industrial leftfield soundscapes.

So, with 4 weeks until the release date, Blue Notes is sharing a sneak preview of what's in store come next month in the form of this exclusive "Tetrahedron" preview. It's worth noting that Blue Notes is taking the opportunity of this full length album to introduce his side project "C4" properly to the world and features two tracks from that alias.

We don't want to give too much away just yet so you'll find a bunch of new and exciting works in this session and you'll need to wait for the rest......

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



1. Product of Society
2. Juniper Green
3. Sanctuary
4. Tetrahedron
5. Embers (excerpt)
6. C4 - 100 Rounds
7. C4 - Ghost In The Machine