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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Fragile X : Insert Coins To Continue (EP Preview)

The 15th of May sees label head, Fragile X, release his latest EP, "Insert Coins To Continue", right here on Bricolage. It's a sprawling and engaging digital field of glitches, cuts n clicks fused together with syncopated rhythms, robotic techno, broken beats, experimental IDM, samples and futuristic ambience.

Below you can check out both an audio/visual preview from our YouTube channel and also the Soundcloud link for the original preview.

0:00 Private Enterprise 0:59 Utility Fog 1:55 Gletshn 2:46 Under The Counter Culture 3:44 Survival Research Laboratory

Monday, 17 April 2017

Headroom 09 : Fragile X presents "Voight-Kampff"

Label head, Fragile X, returns with his first mix for Bricolage in just over a year. His last offering was the April 2016 podcast full of progressive sounds and breakbeats with a slightly cinematic vibe. This time out, with 2 hours to play with, the cinematic elements have been turned up full with a sci-fi themed mix inspired by cyberpunk, neo-noir and dystopian films and novels, mainly the Philip K Dick classic, "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" aka Blade Runner. This particular listening session is a trip through your consciousness via a hybrid of carefully chosen breathtaking ambient soundscapes, cuts n clicks, dark drones, broken beat experiments and film samples. The mix almost plays out into separate scenes, with moments of calm and serenity counteracted by futuristic techno and crumbling, uniquely designed, industrial audio landscapes. There's a consuming visual element to the mix that is outlined by it's unusual drifting between lights and shadows. Get yourself comfortable, put on your headphones and let your imagination flow.

As always you can stream the session below or over on our mixcloud.


1. Rick Deckard "I Dreamt Music"
2. Oval - Do While (X)
3. Katsuhiro Chiba - Elegant Slope
4. Way of Tea - Aranyani
5. Pact Infernal - Circle IX (Treachery)
6. Gridlock  Edit364
7. Kattoo - Place 7
8. Hazcauch - 0001
9. Leon Kowalski's Voight-Kampff Test
10. Hazcauch - Scept
11. Pessimist - Paian
12. mmph - Sun God
13. Synkro - Lunar Cycle (Phase 1)
14. Prayer - Without You
15. Roy Batty "It's Not An Easy Thing To Meet Your Maker"
16. Bwana - Vveding
17. Protector 101 - Runners
18. Spectrums Data Forces - Devastation
19. C-System - Poison
20. Headless Horseman - The Day She Vanished
21. Pessimist - The Empty House
22. Condensed Utopia - In Fine Aeternam
23. Plastikman - Ask Yourself
24. Lanark Artefax - Touch Absence (Intimidating Stillness Mix)
25. Pendulum - Coma
26. Jim Morrison "Do You Know We Exist?"
27. SE - No Need For Voices
28. Roy Batty "...Like Tears In The Rain"

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

In The Loop : Episode 20

In The Loop casts an eye and an ear on the latest sounds from some of our roster. This particular post focuses on the sounds of Dark Fidelity HiFi, Subsequent, Oco, SlowDeepBreath and Kure.

We start by checking in on Dutch producer, Subsequent.The experienced head is all set to take the helm for his second Bricolage podcast next month. Check out his November 2015 podcast on our mixcloud. His most recent upload to Soundcloud is a blast from the past. The track "Chilled Moods" was released on Berlin label "nonine recordings" back in 2008. Exquisite guitars , trip hop beats and blissful vocals ensure the track does exactly what it says on the tin.


Rick Jones aka Dark Fidelity HiFi is a busy man. Always on the go creatively, making his own tunes as well as remixing others. One of his most recent reworks was of the Belial Pelegrim track "Starless". The original is a stellar piece of off kilter electronica and key work. DFHF adds his own spin with a more glitch style base whilst adding even more spruce to the already melodic track with some class pads. Listen to both tracks below.


SlowDeepBreath is known for his breathtaking soundscapes and his latest offering "The Little Satellite" more than hits that mark. The ability to make the perfect ambient, chill out zone is harder than a lot of people think but SDB makes it seem effortless. Calming drones and expressive synths combine to create the perfect piece of space ambience.


Danish ambient enthusiast, Kure, is carefully sculpting away at crafting his own unique sound and "Echo Park" is just one of many playful, melodic numbers that the young producer has been generating recently.


'Oco' just recently released his "Warmth" EP on fellow Glasgow stable he Umbrella Collective. It's three tracks of downtempo electronica with Oco's knack for songwriting shining through and providing a beautiful surface for guest vocals from some of his friends. For us, "Let Me Talk" is the stand out track with it's deep sounds, manipulated vocals and unique rhythm. Check out the EP below and grab a download.


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

In The Loop : Episode 19

In The Loop Episode 19 takes a look at what some of the artists we've released through the label have been upto recently.

First we turn our attention to serial beat maker, Lo-Jacker. His most recent uploads include a phenomenal remix of the HEALTH track "Crusher" that gets the complete Lo-Jacker make over. There's also new track "Infinite Latitude" with it's hypnotic beat and swirling pads and to round it off, the track "In Media Res" that was written for Piano Day 2017. Listen to them all below.


Since their "Fifteen Minutes Of Fame" release back in October, 'futurendeavours' have kept their collective production head quite low. There's more in the pipeline coming soon but for now wrap your ears round the skittering drums and dubby groove of "Beatroot".


The next few weeks will see the release of two International Debris albums, "Myosphere" and "Seltrac" on No Problema Tapes and Third Kind Records, respectively.

Listen exclusively below to "Grotesk" from the Seltrac release and also another recent upload, the beautiful and haunting "Rexta".


The latest Sunn Boo sounds are as raw and hard hitting as ever,

The demo of  "6 Dogs Against Me" is a sneak preview of the bulky techno that the young Frenchman has been building away at.

Meanwhile, "ra-w line" provides a more melodic line of work with a slightly spiritual edge.


"True Devotion" sees Bedless Bones cast her spell by conjuring up a powerful and stirring piece of emotive darkwave. Allowing her vocals to soar over an intriguing concoction of sounds.


The Oscilloscope never disappoints and his latest uploads are yet more proof of his finger drumming genius and knack for supplying weird, glossy, acidic sound patterns. Check out "When You Draw" and "Warm Calm" below.


Bricolage alumni, Bloempot, released his debut 12" (For The Deaf) on the Disposable Commodities label last month.

Prepare to enter an all-devouring tornado of dissonant machine rumblings, well-rounded melody and thunderous percussions billowing out in toxic black smokes"

Read more on the release @ Inverted Audio.


Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Bricolage Podcast #20 : The Jaffa Kid

For our latest podcast we delve into the past a little with The Jaffa Kid. The Newcastle native is an experienced head when it comes to production and mixing and has provided us with a special Motor City mix of his from "years ago" which incorporates all manners of Detroit techno and electro together with elements of ghetto, trip hop and vocal cuts. All in all it's a supremely danceable, uplifting session that presents a unique look at bygone days of electronic music.

Stream the mix below or over at our mixcloud.