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Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Bricolage Podcast #45 : Dark Fidelity Hi Fi (Live Set for RSD 2019)



This May we once again bring you a live set from the enigmatic Dark Fidelity Hi Fi. The Manchester based producer travelled to Glasgow to play at the special Record Store Day event put on by Hohm Productions last month and we have the pleasure of bringing you the audio from the performance.

It's a stunning showcase of mostly new and upcoming material with some classic DFHF thrown into the mix. Ambient, glitchy textures with an unique sense of rhythm at its core. A truly mesmeric 30 mins.



We'll be reissuing the DFHF "Gentle Static Flow" album on Bricolage in late June and following it up with a brand new album in early July. Stay tuned for more info soon.

You can catch DFHF live at Subliminal Impulse festival in Manchester on July 5th.



Subliminal Impulse (Website)

Monday, 6 May 2019

Chaos and Order


"Human was the music, natural was the static..."

Pre-order of "The Butterfly Effect" EP from Fragile X is now available exclusively on bandcamp.

Releases on cassette and digital 31st May.

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Loui Cleghorn - The Halcyon Days (AV)




ARTIST : Loui Cleghorn TITLE : Fortysomething EP TRACK : The Halcyon Days RELEASE DATE : 29th March 2019 STYLE : House, Techno, Electronica LABEL : Bricolage CAT NO : bc042 Music by Loui Cleghorn
Video curated by J.Gorecki

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Bricolage Podcast #44 : The Jaffa Kid


April sees 'The Jaffa Kid' drop back in to Bricolage with a gift in the form of a new mix. It's been exactly two years since his last podcast for Bricolage and it's been more than worth the wait as he stitches together a dazzling array of gems both old and new that blur the lines between ambient, IDM, electro and old school techno.


As always you can listen below or on our mixcloud.



TRACKLISTING

Tipper - Relish The Trough
The Jaffa Kid - Mossmoss
Mescalinum United - Reflections Of 2017
Lloyd Owes Me A Packet - Untitled
T.N.G - Bass Kick (Original Mix)
Joey Beltram - The Trance
Frequency X - Hearing Things
Fatal Morgana - Attention
F.U.S.E - Approach and Identify
The Blapps Posse - Don't Hold Back
Dirty Mind - The Killer (Killer mix)
Dik Fozbee - Do It!
Shut Up And Dance - On A Street Level
Loose Bruce - Feeling Moody
Bleep - The Launchpad (Asteroid Flyby Mix)
Fade II Black - The Calling
Rhythmatic - Frequency (Depth Mix)
Altern 8 - Move My Body
Dream Frequency - Techno Worship
Virgo Four - It's A Crime
Roy Of The Ravers - 2 Late For Love (Part Two)
Scan 7 - System Work
Razor Boy And Mirror Man - Cutter Mix
Digital Domain - I Need Relief
Force Mass Motion - Annihilating
Aphex Twin - Untitled
Force Mass Motion - V.N.S(Thief Of Minds Mix)
Catalyst - The Chamber (Movement One)
DAC Robinson - Thousand One Night
DJ Dijital - Akroma
Aux 88 - Out Of Sight
The Jaffa Kid - Cosmic Raindance
Arpanet - Wireless Internet

"The Jaffa Kid" has been busy on the production front recently with new music popping up on Brighton based juggernauts, Furthur Electronix.





Friday, 29 March 2019

Loui Cleghorn "Fortysomething" (bc042)



We welcome Loui Cleghorn back to Bricolage with his new EP "Fortysomething". This fresh release sees the Glaswegian producer veer into slightly broodier territory as he fuses his, ever present, sense of melody with a faster pace and darker tone than previous releases. The music is still as deeply layered as ever, with hooks galore and a captivating cinematic edge. All these ingredients make for two pulsating and hypnotic progressive electronic gems that come backed up with handpicked remixes from Belial Pelegrim and Devras Plexi. Both of whom turn the respective tracks on their heads with their own inimitable sound treatment. Expect an experimental and bold affair from the former and some downtempo alluring ear candy from the latter.

As always you can download and stream below or at our bandcamp.



Thursday, 28 March 2019

"Fortysomething" Review and Remixes exclusive.



Tomorrow we release the "Fortysomething" EP from Loui Cleghorn. Ahead of the full release we're excited to reveal a first listen to the remixes featured plus a stellar write up from "The Electro Review".

"Choosing experimental layering of heady to rushy elements gives this producer a subtle craft which he manipulates expertly with each master copy." (The Electro Review, March 2019)

Read the review in full here.

Dig into the remixes below.





Thursday, 21 March 2019

Loui Cleghorn - Fortysomething EP Preview

Loui Cleghorn Fortysomething bc043 29/3/19 Two hypnotic electronic journeys and remixes from Belial Pelegrim and Devras Plexi



Pre-order available at bandcamp.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

PREMIERE : Loui Cleghorn - Fortysomething

Exclusive first listen to a new track from Loui Cleghorn's upcoming "Fortysomething" EP via 44100Hz Social Club.

"Experienced Glasgow producer, Loui Cleghorn, returns to Bricolage with his new "Fortysomething" EP at the end of this month. We're premiering the title track which shows off a grittier edge to his consistently melodic productions. The melodic emphasis is still there but this time comes assisted with a darker shade and a twisting, driving pace."



"Fortysomething" releases on March 29th and is available for pre-order now at our bandcamp.


Monday, 11 March 2019

0141 (An Open Project For Glasgow Producers)



Today we're launching a very special open submission project that's exclusive to Glasgow producers.

Bricolage celebrates our fourth anniversary in August and to celebrate we'll be releasing another special compilation. Over the last few years we've used the anniversary occasion to bring together members of the roster on some fantastic releases through our "Dyadic" and "Retcon" albums. These releases spanned a selection of our artists both old and new. The music on those releases came from far and wide. Including Hungary, Germany, Austria, America, Canada, amongst others, and of course, some from right here in Scotland.

This year we're coming full circle and bringing it all back to where it began for the label in Glasgow. With the upcoming "0141" compilation we're looking to showcase the emerging talent of the city's electronic scene. "0141" will feature new music from label head, Fragile X, and a few more Glasgow artists on Bricolage. We'll be looking to fill the rest of the spaces in with the sounds of the Glasgow underground and offer up an opportunity to feature on the new anniversary compilation which will therefore open up the possibility of future releases and collaborations with the label. 

Submission info and details below:

Must be Glasgow based.

All electronic music welcome. Genre is non specific. Although we would highly recommend checking out some of our previous releases if you're not familiar with our core output. 

"0141" is set to feature around 20 tracks. This number isn't a definite and may be expanded should we receive a high number of submissions.

Submissions are open from March 11th onwards and the closing date for submissions is July 28th.

Send your tracks as either private uploads to Bricolage on Soundcloud or email us at bricolageglasgow@gmail.com

All tracks will be considered, however, recently produced and new or previously unreleased music will be given preference. All submissions will be listened to in full and the successful "0141" candidates will be chosen by Fragile X, Justin Case and Dark Fidelity Hi Fi. 

We're excited to see what comes from this so please share around and get involved.

The compilation will be released as a pay-what-you-want release with any profits going to the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Glasgow.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries.

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Thursday, 7 March 2019

Bricolage Podcast #43 - Minerva



Our March podcast is a special celebration of women in the electronic music scene and comes courtesy of Minerva. The Hungarian producer is using her platform, as one of our figureheads, on Bricolage to exhibit a mix of her female peers and influences and help raise awareness and support for gender parity in music and beyond.

"For me, IWD is always a very important day. It can sometimes feel like a constant uphill fight to be seen as an equal in the male dominated scenes of electronic music. However the balance is slowly shifting. The balance is key and we, as woman with creative drive, can and should expect to be given as much recognition for our contributions to the world of sound.

Fortunately, I have found a welcome home at Bricolage among some other very talented female musicians like Minimal_Drone*GRL, Bedless Bones, Sulevia and more. There, we are seen firstly and simply as producers and friends. There is no reference to male/female. We are all humans. Humans making music. Unfortunately, the music scenes I interact in my day to day life are sometimes not always as kind and welcoming. This landscape is slowly changing however. And ever year I feel big steps are being taken. This encourages me. I hope this continues and one day we have the equality we deserve."

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



TRACKLISTING

01. Julianna Barwick - Offing
02. Christina Vantzou - Homemade Mountains
03. Minimal_Drone*GRL - Bifurcated Worlds
04. Cruel Diagonals - Soporific Return
05. Penelope Trappes - Maeve
06. Holly Herndon - Interference
07. Andrea Parker - Empty Worlds
08. FRKTL - To What End
09. Nadia Struiwigh - PLCS
10. Jlin - The Abyss Of Doubt
11. Minerva - Brainstorm
12. ADT - Departure For Peace
13. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Closed Circuit
14. Mary Lattimore - Never Saw Him Again
15. Kaerian feat Dee - Dunno

Friday, 22 February 2019

No Arrival "Subvert Yourself" (bc041)



"No Arrival" returns to Bricolage with a new six track EP full of his, now signature, atmospheric rhythmic work and fragmented experimental soundscapes. 


It's a bold and curious affair full of digital disorder. A perfect unison of warm melodic pulses, odd time signatures and and sputtered bass movements that make use of staggered percussion, splintered samples and organic sound design backdrops. 

"Subvert Yourself" is arguably the most accurate representation of this distinctive artists work to date. 




Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Subvert Yourself EP Preview

ARTIST : No Arrival RELEASE : Subvert Yourself RELEASE DATE : 22nd February 2019 STYLE : Broken Beat, Experimental, LABEL : Bricolage CAT No : bc041 "Subvert Yourself" is arguably the most accurate representation of this distinctive artists work to date. Full EP preview now on YouTube Pre-order at the Bricolage bandcamp.

Friday, 15 February 2019

PREMIERE : No Arrival - Group Flow

"This first extract ‘Group Flow’ presents a brilliant contrast between the strength of a slow and heavy broken beat beside the craziness of experimental percussions, and the delicateness of a beautiful organic sound design."

Exclusive first listen to "Group Flow" via taste makers , 44 100 Hz Social Club.



'Subvert Yourself' is out a week today. Pre-order the EP now and receive the track "Play" in full.



Whet your appetite for the release with this sterling review from Rowan Blair Colver at Electro Review.

Thursday, 14 February 2019

No Arrival : Play (Official AV)

Later this month we release the second EP from Glaswegian producer, No Arrival. "Subvert Yourself" is full of crooked ambient soundscapes, mangled samples, brittle melodies and dense percussion.

We're proud to present the official A/V for the track 'Play' from the upcoming release.



Pre-order the EP now at bandcamp and receive 'Play' in full before release date.



ARTIST : No Arrival
TITLE : Subvert Yourself
DATE : 22nd February 2019
STYLE : Electronic, Experimental
LABEL : Bricolage
CAT NO : bc041

Music by No Arrival
Video curated by J.Gorecki

Be sure to check out the full pre-release review of 'Subvert Yourself' on Electro Review to whet your appetite before the 22nd.

No Arrival on SC
Bricolage on SC

Saturday, 9 February 2019

I Heart Noise : Bricolage Retrospective (Label Mix 2018)


At the tail end of last year we were honoured to be asked to put together a Bricolage "Retrospective 2018" mix for renowned taste makers iHeartNoise. The session takes a look back at a whirlwind 12 months of broken beats, mangled electronica, glitchy IDM, ambient landscapes, experimental sound collage and gritty electro. It features tracks from each of our 7 stand alone releases from 2018 alongside a selection of cuts from our special "Retcon" anniversary compilation.

Tune in at the link below or over at the IHN mixcloud. Tracklisting below.



01. Lying Cat – Fstal Better To Begin (Nov 18)
02. Yasda – Restless Man Of All Work (Aug 18)
03. Supply Fi – Dry Remains (Apr 18)
04. Equal Parts – People Find Time (Aug 18)
05. Dark Fidelity Hi Fi – Hanasaku (Aug 18)
06. Fragile X – Res Ipsa Loquitur (Aug 18)
07. Devras Plexi – Something We Dreamt (Mar 18)
08. Anonymous3 – Nine (Aug 18)
09. No Arrival – Terra Ratio (Aug 18)
10. All Buttons In – The Life And Death Of A Neuron (Aug 18)
11. futurendeavours – Yautja Blood (Jan 18)
12. Arran Trax – Dammerung (Jun 18)
13. GrevusAnjl – The Nicest Of Vices (Aug 18)
14. Justin Case – Seagulling (Jul 18)
15. Minimal_Drone*GRL – Bifurcated Worlds (Aug 18)
16. Menopausal Hound Dog – Clown Interruption And The Bore Science Nostril Shots (Feb 18)

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Bricolage Podcast #42 - Disintegration State


Our February podcast is a special guest session from our underground comrades at Disintegration State.

The flourishing experimental electronic label are edging ever closer to their inaugural live event on Feb 16th at "The Peer Hat" in Manchester where a number of their artists will be displaying a full array of intriguing and eclectic sounds ranging from "drowning ambience to apocalyptic rave".

This mix was crafted together by label co-founder Steve Hadfield and showcases music from all the artists that are scheduled to feature at the 'Disintegrated Discotheque'.

Stream the mix below or at our mixcloud.




Event info and tickets @ Eventbrite or alternatively RSVP on FB @ "Disintegrated Discotheque" event page./

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Find the tracks featured in this mix and more @ the Disintegration State bandcamp.

TRACKLIST

 1. Sunbane - Yugen/Cog
 2. Steve Hadfield - Synchronise Your Dogmas
 3. Adventsong - Daibutsu
 4. Mute Branches - The Sunken Restuarant
 5. Jacob Nico - Gemini (Whatever Happened To You)
 6. Lowering - Perpetual Storm
 7. Adventsong - Into The Mist
 8. Lowering - Ergonomicon
 9. Sunbane - Daughter 
10. Steve Hadfield - The Creation of Ends

Friday, 1 February 2019

Imminent Arrival

Our upcoming release from No Arrival is now available on pre-order from our bandcamp.



Purchase the "Subvert Yourself" EP and instantly receive the stunning track "Play" with its deep atmospherics and chopped vocal samples.

"Subvert Yourself" is out on the 22nd of February. More track reveals and EP preview coming soon.

Be sure to check out No Arrivals previous releases on Bricolage below.

His debut EP, "The Chance To Fail", back in October 2017 was a sonic whirlpool of broken acid, experimentation and diverse ambient textures.



There's also the fidgety industrial ambience of "Terra Ratio" from our 2018 Retcon compilation.



Finally, our first collaboration with the Scottish producer was in the form of "Vex". An electronic cyclone of punishing beats and low end.






Saturday, 19 January 2019

Sceadu : Imaginary Reign (Audio/Visual)

We're proud to present an hypnotic and cyberpunk themed visual for the closing track from our latest release from Sceadu.

"Imaginary Reign" rounds out the EP in style with its celestial arrangements and progression.





Friday, 11 January 2019

Sceadu "Once Upon A Future" (bc040)



We enter into 2019 with a chaotic audio narrative from Sceadu.

"Once Upon A Future" gives us a glimpse into this artists twisted, dystopian, vision. A dark and imaginative take on the end of the world and what lies beyond.

Crumbling and disjointed apocalyptic ambient sound design followed by two off kilter and anarchic drum n bass tracks that spit out fractured rhythmic patterns and nebulous bass movements that rarely sit still. The EP is brought to a close with the epic "Imaginary Reign". A captivating piece of chiming electronica that slowly unravels into a celestial crescendo before folding back into itself. It's completely paradoxical to what has went before and exhibits the diverse musical capabilities of Sceadu.

This future is nearer than you think....



Stream and DL available below or at the Bricolage bandcamp page.



Thursday, 10 January 2019

In The Loop : Episode 33



Our first In The Loop of 2019 is a bumper episode that shares sounds from no more than 10 Bricolage roster and alumni. Without further ado....

MINIMAL_DRONE*GRL

Another breath of fresh air from the Canadian producer as she unveils the airy textures of "Velvet Shadows".



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JAFFA KID

"Echelon" is full of tough techno beats crossed with electro percussion and topped off with a gorgeous ambient background.



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DARK FIDELITY HI FI

Another gorgeous ambient and glitch infused story from the esteemed Manchester producer with a sound of all his own.



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MINERVA

A peak inside the brain of Minerva. The Hungarian artist has once again got in touch with her more experimental side. Expect acid, dub, techno and all sorts of chaos.



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FIGURATE

Delicate and downtempo, aquatic laced, IDM sounds.



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BELIAL PELEGRIM

Icy cinematic tones and a constant dreamlike progressive nature as "Baked Alaska" evolves and grows.



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BLUE NOTES

A locked in hip hop style groove with broody funk elements.



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YASDA

We'll just leave this here... "Sputnik" is Russian word that means "fellow traveler". The title reflects to the thankful feeling of having a partner next to you who shares similar values, phylosophy and attitude to life. Things that connect you together, and create a foundation of mutual responsibility, its essence, the deepest and holistic view about the quality of everyday life. A person that respects you and has the curiousity and passion to escort you on your way wherever it leads to.



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SULEVIA

An undefinable musical gem from deepest Austria. Sulevia is a producer that just seems to get more exciting with every one of her releases.



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SUNCASTLE

A playful slice of experimental pop-techno soaked in 8bit melodies. Free download.



Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Bricolage Podcast #41 - No Arrival



Our first mix of the year sees 'No Arrival' launch us head first into 2019 with a selection of simmering techno cuts and raw house music. Expect a deep and broody hour full of percolating drums, vivid basslines and twisted melodic elements.

Stream the mix below or on our mixcloud.