Georgian Trip

This week we will be travelling through Georgian landscape, visiting some mountains, rivers, vineyards, ancient ruins and old town, but also some partying in Tbilisi. During this time there will be less activity around here.

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Georgian Trip

Art Kinder Industrie – 88 90 [LXRC38]

Art Kinder Industrie was a band from Tarbes, south of France. Formed in 1988 by Xavier Vincent (R.I.
P.) and David Carretta it was the first EBM act in France to have distilled the legacy of DAF, Front 242 and Nitzer Ebb. Active between the end of the eighties and beginning of the nineties their output consisted of a few self released tapes and various live performances. Lux Rec selected 6 tracks produced between 1988 and 1990 to be released on vinyl. In collaboration with Unknown Pleasures Records.

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Art Kinder Industrie – 88 90 [LXRC38]

Eko Kuango – Eko Kuango [LVLP-1702]

Belgium based composer, poet and multi-instrumentalist Denis Mpunga formed Eko Kuango in the early ’80s. A unique fusion of African rhythms, jazz, subtle synth arrangements with an eastern flavour; they managed to introduce a strong sense of poetry – both musically and lyrically. The band garnered a reasonable following from numerous concerts played during their career, but remained little known except by a few music aficionados around the globe. Eko Kuango only released 4 tracks in the form of an EP in 1986, the band recorded one year later a studio album with the help of renowned sound engineer Patrick Hubart which until now remained totally unreleased. Now with a newfound interest in their work, Libreville Records offers in this edition both the 4 tracks from the original EP and the tracks from the session of the ‘lost’ album.

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Eko Kuango – Eko Kuango [LVLP-1702]

Fabriano Fuzion – Cosmik Sindinka [BM1805]

Since childhood Serge Fabriano bathed in music, between his native Guadeloupe and Paris where he grew up. He attended the music conservatory, learnt how to play bass, played with many musicians and was ultimately angling for a career as a music teacher. During the mid-70’s, he alternated between teaching classes and live gigs, and performed in Germany with a funk band comprised of ex-GIs from the US Army. From 1978 onwards, Serge Fabriano devoted more time to music. He became a musician’s musician, doing studio recordings with rock bands and he also played with members of the Caribbean diaspora. Later the group Fabriano Fuzion was born. The band brought together some of the Caribbean’s most inspired musicians: Martinican-born Mario Canonge on the piano, Alain-Jean Marie on the synth, Labor brothers on saxophones, Claude Vamur on the drums, singer/percussionists Marie-Reine Lamoureux and Marie-Céline Lafontaine, Roger Raspail, Sully Cally and Hector Ficadière on Ka percussions. It is precisely the Gwo Ka – this ancestral “root” music deeply embedded in the heart of the Guadeloupe musician – which constitutes the rhythmic backbone of this first opus. The Gwo Ka, the jazz, the poetry and the spiritual vibe are gathered here to form a splendid album; one of the true masterpieces to emerge from the French West Indies.

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Fabriano Fuzion – Cosmik Sindinka [BM1805]

The Mandatory Eight – Soul Fanfare #3 [ATA014]

From the opening drum pick up of ”Soul Fanfare #3” it is clear that The Mandatory Eight are here to make you move. With proud horn lines reminiscent of something that you might find in the Stax vaults, Soul Fanfare definitely takes it’s lead from backing bands such as the Barkays and the funkier side of Booker T and the MGs. One can imagine that this was definitely a set opener for the group, guaranteed to put foot to floor. Guitar and bass have a care free movement and feel, conjuring up tones of late 60’s summer soul hits. The B-side ”Turn It Out” has a darker, moodier feel to the previous side. Still a dance floor filling groove, the band take a direction more similar to below the radar funk outfits such as Amnesty or LA carnival. Biting minor horn lines set the tone backed by a bubbling bed of congas, rhythm guitar, unruly bass and drums which don’t dip below boiling for the duration. ”Turn It Out” features a manzarek-esque farfisa organ solo which sets the sonic tone of a band without funds but with plenty of soul in the bank. Both sides will reflect well for different moods on the same dance floor.

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The Mandatory Eight – Soul Fanfare #3 [ATA014]

Sleeparchive – Revised Recordings EP [TRESOR309]

With the ”Revised Recordings EP”, Sleeparchive continues to research and master the dense constructed rhythmic textures that have become his signature sound. The three titles are magistral demonstration of Roger Semsroth’s high-hand at designing such labyrinthine structures, ever so strongly rooted in an exalted past, yet always thrusting forward. Ongoing with his Sleep Cycle series, he includes six tightly locked grooves cut on the A-side, only available on vinyl format.

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Sleeparchive – Revised Recordings EP [TRESOR309]

Byron Maiden – Digital Tsunami 165

Tracklist:
01. Beverly Hills 808303 – Acid Planet 7 – a1
02. Gladkazuka – Ramdomlee (string)
03. X-Ray Connection – Replay (M.W. Cut)
04. DJ Ungel – Transpirits
05. Opposing Currents – Eyes Down
06. Dark Star – Hello Cleveland!!
07. Jay Fields & Bill Converse – Bodily Tension
08. Muziekkamer II – The Sun was the Stronger
09. Ruins – Elegant Shout
10. Anne Clark – Wallies
11. International Music System – An English ’93
12. Zov Zov – Hands Held Up
13. Zaliva D – Faraway
14. Gladkazuka – Naturalia
15. Nick Mackrory – Uneven Keel
16. Plein Soleil – Telegramme (Kaumwald Edit)
17. Jamal Moss – Black Herman
18. Bardar – Love Story Written In Blood
19. Clip – Applegate Mechanism (Cora Novoa Remix)
20. Plazmot – Orot Levanim
21. Electric Universe – Electric Pulsation
22. Kuniyuki Takahashi – Signifie
23. Persona Non Grata – God of snakes
24. Dunkeltier – Arcade (Dunkeltier Edit)
25. Mordd Imbet – No Orange Juice, No Love
26. Matias Rivera – Reflejo (Demo)
27. Decadance – On and On (Fears Keep On)
28. Identified Patient – Geen Syndroom
29. Terence Fixmer – Warm Leatherette
30. Andrea Paz & Oddy – Trucks
31. Chris Carter – Lab Test
32. Credit 00 – Weg von diesem Ort (Georgie D Tribute)
33. Lucrecia Dalt – Analogue Mountains
34. Dominion – Voodoo Visions

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Byron Maiden – Digital Tsunami 165

Legion 808 – Tombouctou Crisis [PRECEPT016]

Long time kept in the pipelines, we are proud to welcome the discreet, although agitated newcomer Legion 808 conveying his debut vinyl release on the label. Composed while stuck in some kind of hallucinated trance, his mind and body cemented behind the four walls of his Parisian apartment, the Frenchman ultimately unleashes a scathing first entry into his discography. Taking the shape of a vicious six track mini-album, long brewed with ruthless humor, oozing fever and nervous breakdowns, ‘Tombouctou Crisis’ feels as vigorous as a slap in the face. Making up for some of the best industrial bedroom music we’ve heard as of late, he always manages to find his way back to the surface throughout the many layers of bizarre grooves and caustic humor, zealous snare attacks and strange nursery rhymes. Only to uncover a depressurized atmosphere of sorts; from which a strong smell of burned asphalt never gets off your clothes.

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Legion 808 – Tombouctou Crisis [PRECEPT016]

Tiger & Woods – A.O.D. [RBLP13]

What once started as an anonymous underground project with stamped white labels and a clever take on sampling, has since then unfolded to be one of the longest-running and most successful teams in current dance music. Nurtured by the sounds of the past and blessed with the techniques of today, the music of Tiger & Woods always kept evolving in and around the tropes of disco, house and boogie. Celebrating the 10th anniversary this year, Marco Passarani and Valerio Delphi managed to arrive at album number three. A.O.D. (adult oriented dance) is inspired by the faded buildings and images of discotheques on the Italian countryside, the romantic start and bittersweet endings of summer, beach life and the excitement of travelling through the landscape to get to aforementioned temples of dance and subsequently the morning after. Except for the 100% sample-free 1:00 am, everything on A.O.D. is based on a quiver of cleared samples from the Roman institution that is Claudio Donato and his Full Time and Goodymusic emporium. In Tiger & Woods hometown Rome, the often very electronic and futuristic sound of Italo Disco had a different twist. Much more boogie-based and influenced by the song-writing styles of New York City’s dance scene, it played in a league of its own. Tiger & Woods use these materials to take them apart, out of context and into contrasting areas. Molding something completely new, one gets fooled to recognize Sade songs that aren’t, pop music instrumentals and a reprise of memories that never existed. A ride through ones brain in a convertible with an Italian FM radio station playing in the background. Or to use less stiff poetry: a chill out album you can dance to or a dance album you can chill out to.

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Tiger & Woods – A.O.D. [RBLP13]

Khidja – In The Middle Of The Night [DFA2635]

Romanian production duo Khidja present their first EP for DFA. With four tracks of inner city insomnia, The Middle Of The Night soundtracks the realm between being half awake and asleep. With jagged and pulsating synths and dubbed out howling vocals, we are left disorientated in the underground tunnels that connect the clubs of Bucharest, London, and Berlin. Summoning the spirits of Kraftwerk and John Carpenter, they cast a spell on the dancefloor that is a perfect addition to the ever-evolving DFA roster.

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Khidja – In The Middle Of The Night [DFA2635]

Jeff Mills – The Director’s Cut Chapter 2 [AX079DC]

The second chapter from Axis Records’ The Director’s Cut re-issue project. Jeff Mills goes back into the Axis archive to release special unreleased versions as well as iconic tracks that made the label what it is today.

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Jeff Mills – The Director’s Cut Chapter 2 [AX079DC]

Conforce – Haedron EP [134DSR]

The ever productive Conforce returns to one of his key home labels for another exploration of his prolific deep sea techno sound. His Haedron EP has a firm dance floor focus, designed to propel you ever further forwards. ‘Haedron’ sets things off with smeared chords adding scale to the knocking beats. Hi-hats glisten like light beams penetrating the deep ocean and it’s a typically warm and comforting track from the Dutchman. ‘Scorched Earth’ has harder techno kicks forcing you forwards. An ecosystem of claps, hats and twisted pads bring plenty of energy and suspense to the party, then ‘Muon Transverse Momentum’ manages to mix up hugely expansive chords with pillowy but dynamic drums and oodles of cuddly reverb. Last of all, ‘Quantum Phaser’ ups the ante with some timeless dub techno vibes that mixes Basic Channel with Planet E to mesmeric effect.

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Conforce – Haedron EP [134DSR]

Carl Finlow – MIDI Archeology Box Set [FR019]

Fundamental Records presents a limited to 250 copies 7×12″ vinyl record box, that includes: 4×12” with tracks by Carl Finlow, 2×12” with remixes by Radioactive Man, The Exaltics, Cygnus, Jensen Interceptor, Morphology & Sync 24, Mr. Velcro Fastener, Hardfloor, ADJ and an extra 12” from the remix contest with a selection by Carl Finlow of his favorite remixes by Brice Kelly, Relaxant, Varaz, Dibu-Z and N-Ter. Also in the box is a high quality black T-Shirt silkscreen printed: ”Electro Music There Is Only One Truth”, info-sheet about the project, silkscreen printed in white over a black paper, personally signed by Carl Finlow, and direct access to midi data, including Ableton Live project files and individual samples. All packed in a really nice stackable wooden box. Please note that because there are so many tracks on this release, our soundclips only represent a small portion of all tracks available.

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Carl Finlow – MIDI Archeology Box Set [FR019]

V.V.A.A. – Raval Rave Breakers Pts.1 [MUSA002]

First record of the “Raval Rave Breakers” compilation. This VVAA contains 5 tracks of electro with artists like Boris Divider, the remix of the American Patricia to the Argentinean Nehuen, or the flagship artist of M.U.S.A, RNXRX delivers a psychedelic jam, an industrial acid track as catchy as it can be. Heroine From The North sounds a bit like when New Beat became faster and more agressive, being mixed with styles like EBM and trance.

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V.V.A.A. – Raval Rave Breakers Pts.1 [MUSA002]

Marco Bernardi – Plat + Form P.F. [BT33]

BT33 drags back Marco Bernardi for his 3rd solo EP on brokntoys. Plat + Form P.F. finds Marco run ragged through time, revisiting his sleeper-project Octogen’s lost 3rd album alongside his latest productions. Cruising the dystopia, the EP moves through unnerving melodies hung against stuttering rhythms. Handstamped and with screenprinted sleeve.

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Marco Bernardi – Plat + Form P.F. [BT33]

Innershades – Ocular Unity [MTRON012]

Innershades presents a heavy and vibrant trip through electro, techno and acid on Ocular Unity, the 12th release on Berlin’s Mechatronica. Following up on his ”Aalst To Charlois” rave weapon released on the label last year, the Belgian producer continues to push his signature sound in new directions, maintaining harmony and once again underlining his undeniable strength in producing hypnotizing electronic music for the floor.

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Innershades – Ocular Unity [MTRON012]

Love of Eden – Love of Eden EP [PFS014]

Finnish duo Love of Eden is getting serious straight from the beginning of their self titled EP. ‘Don’t Tell Me’ is a jackin’ acid banger made for moving crowds with some Casio RZ-1 action and vocals that pretty much sum it all up: ”Don’t tell me what is acid, don’t tell me what is not!” Instant classic! ‘Clockwork Apple’ takes things to a more mellow and late 80s/early 90s Chicago mood, just like Larry Heard & Co. have taught us. The B-side starts with another Casio RZ-1 acid banger, when Love of Eden perform ‘Transfennica’. The EP comes to a beautiful end with ‘Rocla’, which once again paints a really powerful homage to the early pioneers of acid house.

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Love of Eden – Love of Eden EP [PFS014]