John Talabot / Khidja – HVN C/D [HVNcd]

The new installment of the Hivern split series features John Talabot and Khidja. Both tracks have slowish tempos, are built around obsessive motifs and make an outlandish use of delays. An unsettling and menacing atmosphere, fruit of masterful exercises on tension building, that seems tailored for those early moments in a set when you feel the need to rise the pressure without causing too much of a blast. These tracks are prime examples that’s there’s space for functional tracks away from the most obvious paths. And that’s the ultimate purpose of the series.

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John Talabot / Khidja – HVN C/D [HVNcd]

Mappa Mundi – Mosaics [DRIVE006]

Mappa Mundi’s sole release ‘Musaics’ was released in 1990, riding on the wave of early trance and ambient house sounds and exploring the same sonic terrain and worlds as The Orb, The KLF, Sun Electric and other like minded outfits. A wonderful swirling collage or mosaic of breakbeats, samples and new-age synth stylings, ‘Musaics’ is indeed a real trip. A spontaneous late night studio concoction borne of endless takes and experimentation between Pieter Kuyl and Jan Van Den Bergh who both display a deep knowledge and a shared love of different sounds from around the world. The end result is a meditative, sprawling journey that touches on many different styles from languid widescreen techno to frantic drum machine driven machine-funk, all while retaining a feeling of post-rave atmospherics and psychedelia. This is a very special record indeed, and is somewhat of a lost gem from a very fertile and interesting period in sample based music. Undoubtedly the perfect soundtrack to numerous late nights and early mornings to come

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Mappa Mundi – Mosaics [DRIVE006]

Eva Geist – Dniheb [MMX909]

Eva Geist is an italian electronic musician and composer based in Berlin. Her early musical experiences in electronic music were largely self-directed, beginning with use of synthesizers and sequencers to different audiovisual computer and mobile technologies. Geist’s music builds up a cinematic musical journey around rarefied melodies, arpeggiators, soft beats and space disco. Under the Eva moniker hides the underground polyedric artist Andrea Noce, who previously released a mini-LP last year with David Kristian on Macadam mambo. This EP includes a wonderfull remix of «Tanz Im Morgenmantel » by Salon des Amateurs head’s Tolouse Low Trax, transposing it in a very subaquatic version.

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Eva Geist – Dniheb [MMX909]

Cuthead – Resteessen [UV019+] FREE ALBUM

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“When we selected music for Cuthead’s Everlasting Sunday LP we had to leave out several great tracks due to the limited space on the record. So Cuthead decided to give it away for free as digital only album via our bandcamp site. Enjoy!”

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Cuthead – Resteessen [UV019+] FREE ALBUM

Fierbinteanu – Silence As Beauty [LCL016] FREE DOWNLOAD

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Local Records preset “Silence As Beauty” a radical disc for personal rituals composed by Fierbinteanu in May 2013. It’s mainly a diary of noise recorded in the last 13 years, but contains some songs. Many audio sequences were printed on cassette tape.

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Dial 81 – Luminous Stasis [M1-SESN103]

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M1-Sessions is back with their third installment – “Luminous Stasis” by Dial 81. This EP is a journey through dance, ambient, and down tempo music. The storyline style track selection by DIAL.81 includes heavy instrumentals and atmospheric ambient. The 7 song E.P. features the divine vocal presence of Paul Randolph, unreleased reworks of Szymanski’s “Alley Cat” (retitled: “Any Time” + “Emit Yna”) and A Setting Sun’s “Sun Hammer Pounding” previous released digitally on Mood Gadget.

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Dial 81 – Luminous Stasis [M1-SESN103]

Samiyam – Sam Baker’s Album [BF022]

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“Sam Baker’s Album” operates within recognisable Brainfeeder territory: instrumental tracks with compressed sound; unquantized, misshapen beats, with an analogue haze hanging over it all like smog (although Baker actually works digitally, favouring the Roland SP-303). But within these familiar parameters Baker successfully applies his creativity to making funk-derived sample-based hip hop sound fresh.

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Samiyam – Sam Baker’s Album [BF022]