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Friday, 31 May 2019

Fragile X "The Butterfly Effect" (bc043)

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

"The Butterfly Effect" is a brand new concept EP from Fragile X. 
Loosely based around the 'chaos theory' branch of mathematics, it sees the label boss return home to Bricolage with his characteristic sound design and anomalous approach to percussion lighting the way on a six track release full of splintered beats and complex layers. Where a network of dynamic melodic elements systematically shift around among a dense array of deep basslines and a backdrop of sci-fi tinged atmospherics. 

Available in digital format or limited edition cassette below or at bandcamp.

Thursday, 30 May 2019

"The Butterfly Effect" Preview and Review

Ahead of tomorrows release, you can now dig in to an introspective and detailed review of  the Fragile X "The Butterfly Effect" EP via The Electro Review.

"The entire whole is built from one element, and in our human world each element is given a degree of choice. The social fractal then is dependent on not just one factor but infinite factors which all follow the same basic rules. Is this what the music is trying to tell us? What is the constant principle in the social equation, is there one to find? The trigonometric parallax between trends sounds like electronica."

Read in full HERE.

Check out the EP preview below with snippets from each track...

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

"The Butterfly Effect" Exclusive Premieres

We're proud to unveil two exclusive premieres from the upcoming Fragile X "The Butterfly Effect" EP.

First up is "Fractal Dust" on 44100 Hz Social Club.

 " experimental breakbeat journey where melodic synth layers dances around abstract dubbed drums and hypnotic fx..."


Secondly, "Initial Conditions", was premiered earlier today on French platfrom, Seek Sick Sound.

"...synthetic structures, rhythms broken at various tempos, composing sound paths punctuated with unexpected obstacles, melancholic pads and enigmatic melodies..."


"The Butterfly Effect" is out on digital format and limited edition cassette this Friday. Pre-orders are moving fast. Grab yours below or at our bandcamp.

Thursday, 23 May 2019

In The Loop : Episode 34 (Summer 2019)

This summer is all set to jam packed with on Bricolage. We've got a busy few months coming up with new material, a reissue, a special one off release and podcasts galore.

First up, one week tomorrow, label boss Fragile X returns with his first standalone Bricolage release in just over two years. His new EP "The Butterfly Effect, a concept release based around the chaos theory, is out on cassette and digital on the 31st May.

"The Butterfly Effect" is only our second ever physical release on Bricolage and our first on cassette. It's safe to say we're excited to share it with you. You can pre-order at our bandcamp.


In June, we have a a beautiful hazy summer podcast from Leit Motif to start the month off and that mix will act as a pre-cursor to a very special one off Leit Motif single release later in the month. This unique track is a real melodic treat and kinda top secret but you'll know when it arrives...

Until then, indulge in another Leit Motif slice of melodious ambient.

At the end of the June we have another special release. On the 27th, we have a limited edition CD reissue of the "Gentle Static Flow" album from Manchester's Dark Fidelity Hi Fi. The album is a glitch/ambient masterpiece that was originally self-released in April 2018 and quickly sold out. We've had the disc reprinted and repackaged and good to go for a second run through Bricolage. The new version will be a limited edition release on CD and the accompanying digital version will include 5 bonus tracks. One of which is an unreleased gem.

Pre-order coming soon.


July sees the follow up to "Gentle Static Flow" in the shape of a brand new album from Dark Fidelity Hi Fi. The CD is currently in production phase and is all set to drop on the 5th of July. More info to follow soon. The 5th of July is more than just the launch date for the new DFHF album though....the experienced live performer will also be opening up the Subliminal Impulse electronic music festival in Manchester;s Northen Quarter that afternoon. So I guess you could call it an album launch of sorts. Get on down for a special performance if you're in the area.

At the end of July, we present our first ever split EP featuring label stalwarts, Devras Plexi and Justin Case. A meshing together of two of the most idiosyncratic musical minds on our roster. This one is sure to be dripping in cosmic textures and strange rhythms. One not to be missed.

Justin Case will also be providing our July podcast which, if going by last years mix, promises to be another fascinating affair.

July also sees the return of our epic Headroom mix series. We're taking it back to where it all began and have invited the artist formerly known as "International Debris" back for a mammoth mix session. Ross Baker, now working under the name "Enofa" kick started the Headroom series back in late 2015 with his otherworldly "Dream Machine" collection.


August sees us celebrate our 4th anniversary as a label and we're marking the occasion with an extravaganza in the form of our '0141' compilation. The extensive album will consist purely of Glaswegian producers. Some of whom you will be familiar with from previous releases plus a host of new and exciting local talent. '0141' is open to any electronic producers in Glasgow. And although due to high submission numbers so far, we can't guarantee artists a spot on the release, we can guarantee that every track will be considered. All the tracks submitted so far have been put aside into a special pool of music and the final tracklisting will be decided and chosen by three Bricolage members at the beginning of August. Submissions are open till the end of July and details can be found here.


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.