Stellar OM Source – Joy One Mile [RVNGNL020CD]

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Stellar OM Source’s new album, Joy One Mile, marks a certain and spirited departure into worlds unknown. A faithful leap into the infinite beat, Joy One Mile is the most forward-reaching effort by Stellar OM Source yet. Stellar OM Source originated from Christelle Gualdi’s desire to unhinge from her academic musical upbringing. Gualdi completed her studies in electro-acoustic composition at the Conservatoire de Paris after earning an architecture degree. The process of Gualdi’s “unlearning” began in experimental ensemble settings, and it became more recognizable as she moved toward solo performance. Stellar OM Source’s name is fittingly inspired in part by the pathway to higher consciousness and cosmos via one’s own voice. Based By virtue of her many aspirations and the array of hardware that Gualdi brought to the table, Joy One Mile took form in chaos. Where this disorder might cripple others, Gualdi’s response was energetically and emotionally charged. While recording, each corner of Joy One Mile became draped in dramatic ornamentation, the mood rarely varying from frantic to frenetic. From the vantage point of the finish line, Joy One Mile bares no straight club tracks, but it depends upon a percussive propulsion nevertheless. The singularity of Gualdi’s compositions, when pulled back and recalibrated even slightly, resemble early era Warp Records, and, by that admission, the wayward electro of early-90s Detroit. The abstractions in Gualdi’s programming and mutant melodies is what keeps Joy One Mile perfectly relegated to outsider status, akin to the primitive techno of Esplendor Geometrico and Chris & Cosey.

“Sometimes you feel that you’re getting really close to what being alive means, be it learning about distant planets or being grounded by life’s occasionally heavy burden,” notes Gualdi. “Joy One Mile grew from the consciousness of such moments. When I listen to it, I see myself walking through a pouring rain at night with headphones on, embracing both the misery and ecstasy.”

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Stellar OM Source – Joy One Mile [RVNGNL020CD]

VA – Bosconi Stallions Athena [BOSCONI025]

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For the fourth and final round of the Stallions compilation, Bosconi Records closes in style with Athena: muscular four tracks that run between Detroit and Chicago sounds, Dub and Ambient aiming at the discovery of new, unexplored horizons. The Oliverwho Factory with a rousing Mind Free, Nick Anthony Simoncino of an entrancing and picturesque Tramonto Techno, Nicholas with a soaring and disruptive From Somewhere Else and Ennio Colaci on beautifully nuanced Hinterland.

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VA – Bosconi Stallions Athena [BOSCONI025]

VA – Bosconi Stallions Teona [BOSCONI024]

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Teona will lead the third and penultimate Stallions gallop along with home Bosconi Records. Starting from Dry Scream by Alex Picone, a forest full of warm sounds and rough that only analogue instruments and a tape recording can give. Follows, always on side A, Quanto tempo ci rimane a track of the mysterious matrix Nightdrivers edited in terms of house by label boss Fabio Corcos. The vinyl rotates, thoroughbred gallop in the B side, where they find themselves in a syncopated bassline with Dirty Vibes of I.F.Ms, aka Marcello Napoletano and Fran Mela, and a broken rhythm and essential characterized by a hypnotic groove that aims at creating an atmosphere featuring in Dark Clouds, produced by young people from home Bosconi, Herva and Marco D’aquino aka Life’S Track.

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VA – Bosconi Stallions Teona [BOSCONI024]

Rondenion – Soul Desire EP [RS008]

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Roundabout Sounds presents the Soul Desire EP from Japanese artist Rondenion. Two tracks to wet your appetite for Rondenions first full length LP to be released this summer on Roundabout Sounds. Remixes on the flipside by Rick (The Godson) Wilhite and Baaz.

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Rondenion – Soul Desire EP [RS008]