Ireen Amnes – In The Land Of Silence [SGXLP002]

Debut by Ireen Amnes. “In The Land of Silence” is the first full length album by experimental artist Ireen Amnes. The founder of the London based collective Under My Feet debuts on Sonic Groove with an immaterial journey contemplating suffering, liberation, the importance of affection and unity. This ambient album reveals a hidden connection between these human emotions. From anger and rejection, to love and unity, the sounds explored by the artist represent a recent journey within. Recollections of distant memories are expressed with nostalgic sounds; by contrast, darker tracks are symbolic of those moments when it is more dif ficult to accept reality for what it is. Ireen expresses in this album that there wouldn’t be any joy without suffering.

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Ireen Amnes – In The Land Of Silence [SGXLP002]

Soviet Space Research Institute – ARPA Spatial Industries Commercial [LE004]

Soviet Space Research Institute (SSRI) is a musical scheme led by Vladimiros Peilivanidis under the moniker Heinz Kammler. Similar to other HK by-products such as ITPDWIP (Instant Teleportation Process Detected While In Progress), SSRI is influenced by early Soviet and Western electronix of the likes of Detroit, Bristol, Munich, and St. Petersburg. ARPA Spatial Industries is a fictional exotic tech R&D firm operating from 2036. The SSR Institute is exploring the cosmic endeavours of ARPA S.I. as presented through a series of public commercials.

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Soviet Space Research Institute – ARPA Spatial Industries Commercial [LE004]

Ghost Horse – Trojan [MRI107]

Sprouting from a rich humus of Latin and African polyrhythms, Ghost Horse creates a fusion of free jazz, hip hop, blues & loop music. The result is fascinating but quietly menacing, pulsing & breathing with the visceral force of nature reclaiming abandoned structures.

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Ghost Horse – Trojan [MRI107]

Manos Brujas ‎- Sangre De Oro [PNK-DL2]

Manos Brujas is a project by Julian Vasquez, a Colombian artist who draws his inspiration from the lost tribes and shamanism. With his first album Sangre de Oro on our Pinkman Digi Lab series, Manos tells about a legend of a magic totem hidden far in the jungle and a tribe man’s quest to find it, driven by his desire to gain shamanic power. Replete with ritual-like drum beats, rumbling melodies and echoes of animal chatter, the sonic narrative of the album follows the tribe man’s journey, dragging the listener from the remote depths of the jungle to the psychedelic realms of dreams and rituals, until the man realises that the real power was within him. The album is a cinematic and intricate trip made to alters minds.

Manos Brujas ‎- Sangre De Oro [PNK-DL2]

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi & Burnt Friedman – YEK 2 [NON52]

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi (Tombak) & Burnt Friedman (electronics, synth.) release their second EP “YEK 2”. Equipped with one drum only and laser-pattern–electronics, Mortazavi and Friedman produce delicate, yet archaic, trance–inducing, transnational dance music with… hints of dust and grain… They move hands and faders according to odd cyclical rhythms with incredible accuracy. The extreme dynamic range and rhythmic congruency of drum and electronics merge both, Mortazavi`s and Friedman’s repertoire entirely.

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Mohammad Reza Mortazavi & Burnt Friedman – YEK 2 [NON52]

SJ Tequilla + Aaty presents SJTeknobuskers [WRECKS029]

Smooth acid injected edgy house cuts on this new Klasse Wrecks. For the last 3 years SJ Tequilla (Naota Matsuda) and Aaty Matoba have been a regular but hidden fixture in Berlin’s underground music scene. You may have caught them at their regular spot in a dark tunnel next to the sprawling Ostkreuz station in Kreuzberg, lucky to sneak a quick listen before the cops came in and shut things down yet again. Armed only with an electrical generator, a 606, 303 and various dub echo delay units the pair have slowly been refining their Teknobusker project into quite a special thing. Proving that creativity blooms best when using a limited set of tools, the SJ Teknobuskers music is gritty and dark but also retains an important sense of humour. WRECKS029 was recorded between the years 2018-2019 and does a deft job in capturing a flavour of the rhythms, tones and squelches that echoed down the tunnels during Berlin’s endless summers.

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SJ Tequilla + Aaty presents SJTeknobuskers [WRECKS029]

Thee J Johanz – More Love! [RB090]

Producer veteran Thee J Johanz from the Netherlands, a master of technology, deepness and a pinch of humor, debuts on Running Back with a 4 tracker that pays homage to the innovators of electro disco: Giorgio Moroder and Patrick Cowley. “Kickin ‘In” is actually a Patrick Cowley cover, the proceeds of which go to the San Francisco Aids Foundation.

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Thee J Johanz – More Love! [RB090]

Birds – Transcendental Phases / Tunnel Vision [HNR035]

Höga Nord Rekords presents Birds from London. Birds or Katie Wilkinson is relatively new as a producer but has been DJ-ing and playing in bands for the last nine years, marinating herself in interesting underground music. This 7”, Transcendental Phases / Tunnel Vision is her first release on Höga Nord Rekords. Birds is a declaration of love to electronic music and psychedelia.

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Birds – Transcendental Phases / Tunnel Vision [HNR035]

Jura Soundsystem – With You EP [TEMPLE003]

Following last year’s ‘Monster Skies’ comes another 6 track mini-lp of original works from label head Jura Soundsystem. Once again the EP aims to bring together the melting pot of influences that also inspire the label, Dub, Ambient House, Leftfield Disco and Balearica. The EP was made with the Roland classics, the Juno 106, SH101, D-05, TR 707 & 727 and includes guitar and sax work to balance the electronic sound palette.

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Jura Soundsystem – With You EP [TEMPLE003]

Helena Hauff – Kern Vol. 5: Exclusives & Rarities [KERN005LP]

Switching within digital binaries, analogue flux, and all forms of degradation in between, a creature is kickstarted to life, as if awoken with locomotion’s full might. Helena Hauff delivers a mix for Tresor’s Kern series, lashing together a sound world with a potent barrage of industrial dance music. Helena Hauff and Morah, Umwelt, Machino, Galaxian and L.F.T. all contribute with five previously unreleased tracks, exclusive to the compilation. Rare titles are also featured, such as the late Curley Schoop’s “Mayhem” under the name Esoterik, “City Of Boom” by DJ Godfather & DJ Starski, Nasenbluten’s “Intellectual Killer“ and “After Dark” produced collaboratively by Andrea Parker and David Morley.

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Helena Hauff – Kern Vol. 5: Exclusives & Rarities [KERN005LP]

VA – DDC02 [DDC02]

The world is shocked by the current COVID-19 situation, especially our scene worldwide. We spent the past few months like this and who knows when it will be back to normal.
So we decided to join this struggle and release this 16-track fundraising compilation in collaboration with old and new producers, who belong to our label across Europe and Hungary. All of us worked and participated in order to support one of the last community spaces in Budapest, called Gólya. With purchasing the V/A, all income goes directly to this place. Gólya is really important in the Budapest scene with its several different community profiles. One of them is a venue, that they operate with a really open-minded attitude, fair deals and welcome various musical genres, like ours. They are still closed, so every kind of funds are a big help for them to survive these weird times.

VA – DDC02 [DDC02]

VA – Ecdisis Vol.3 [FRV033]

Ecdisis Vol 3 is fresh and ready to wreak some havoc. Up first is Vinilette’s rework of Flux of Pink Indians’ “Nothing Is Not Done.” A brood of beats, this rhythmic romp is inspired by the 1986 piece on Uncarved Block. Layers of kick drums, bongos and toms echo and judder as a cold line circles and closes ever tighter. Following we have the head honcho, Juanpablo with his extended edit of Mac Blackout’s “Do The Dance In Your Head”. The intro is given room, adopting a doom disco march, before the fearsome crash of strings. The lyrics, a lurid tale brimming with menace, are sweetened with twirling notes in this grisly stomper. The final attack sequence comes care of Mick Wills with his amazing cut of an unreleased track by Argentina’s great producer NGLY. Dark and looming this distortion streaked encounter will leave bodies and speaker cones raw.

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VA – Ecdisis Vol.3 [FRV033]

Poperttelli – Exotic Matter [BT42MNC03]

Poperttelli lands on brokntoys with a 5 track EP. Exotic Matter presents a collage of found sounds, weirded-out slow tempos, and rollicking grooves. On his first appearance on the label, the French producer and DJ continues to carve his unique path as previously heard on his Maturre and Lost Dogs releases.

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Poperttelli – Exotic Matter [BT42MNC03]

Virgo Four – Do You Know Who You Are? [TX175RED]

Every home should have this record from the 2 of the originators of deep House.  “Do You Know Who You Are?” EP from 1989 is as flawless as it gets, often imitated over the years but never, ever bettered. Every single track on this slab of wax is a classic. Virgo manage to reach right inside & take us somewhere on every cut while maintaining an otherworldly sense of melody & rhythm, some of the playing on this record is incredible & so accomplished, “In A Vision” for example still sounds like it’s beaming right at us from the future while “Take Me Higher” carries it’s stately, Reggae-like vibe along smoothly while retaining enough bounce to keep the floor locked in.

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Virgo Four – Do You Know Who You Are? [TX175RED]

Pilgrims Of The Mind – Elsewhere: Further Excursions (1994-1995) [EVRE009]

Further excursions of one of the most dedicated producers of Vancouver in the early 90s: Pilgrims Of The Mind. Three tracks coming out of the sweet sonic brew that was cooking on the West Coast at the time: elements of techno, ethno, downtempo and general smoked-out trippyness abound.

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Pilgrims Of The Mind – Elsewhere: Further Excursions (1994-1995) [EVRE009]

VA – TRUST XX – Silver Future [TRUST-XX]

Charity compilation from the Viennese electro label TRUST. All proceeds will support ZARA – Zivilcourage und Anti-Rassismus-Arbeit – zara.or.at
Tracks from Alex Cortex, Biepang, Clatterbox, DJ Glow, Epy, Kamikaze Space Programme, Lok44, M_Step, Microthol, ph03, Second Storey, Stingray313, The Exaltics, Urban Tribe, Versalife , VC-118A and /DL/MS/.

VA – TRUST XX – Silver Future [TRUST-XX]