Marcos Cabral – Spell Breaker [LIES154]

Marcos Cabral returns to L.I.E.S. with a new six track mini LP after a run of cult releases for The Trilogy Tapes as Chemotex. Here we get Cabral in top form falling somewhere in-between his last works for L.I.E.S. and Chemotex tracks. Through the record we get a rough yet refined style moving from metallic gnarled electro to melodic IDM and/or destructive the electronics as heard on “Secret Air”. Our favorite being the introspective closer “Wearing Petrichor”.

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Marcos Cabral – Spell Breaker [LIES154]

Daniel Araya / Marcos Cabral – Split 02 [ENDILL011]

The second release in Endless Illusion’s series of Split EPs comes from Marcos Cabral & Daniel Araya and features two tracks from each artist. New York’s Cabral is known for his experimental IDM and techno on labels like L.I.E.S. while Daniel Araya has recently released an album of acid, techno and industrial on the Classicworks label. Araya’s ‘We Almost Lost Detroit’ is first and is a truly haunted deep techno cut with sparse acid undulations and a real sense of manic in the rasping synth lines. Softer pads in the background only add to the spooky nature of the track. ‘Ghost Bass’ is the other Araya cut and this one is more up on its toes, with mid tempo kicks down low and wonky chords up top. It’s a mind melting tune that trips deep into the night. ‘Live At The Egg’ is Cabral’s first effort and is a lonely and icy techno track that is supple and seductive in its long lines and paddy drums. After getting you into a state of hypnosis, some freaky vocal sounds only add to the unsettling nature of it all later on. ‘Cuts & Bruises’ rounds things out in squelchy and depraved techno territory. Muted acid stabs are off in the distance as swampy drums suck you in from the front. It’s a brilliantly odd tune that close out a fine EP.

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Daniel Araya / Marcos Cabral – Split 02 [ENDILL011]

Chemotex – Thulsa [TTT036]

CHEMOTEX - Thulsa

Under his Chemotex alias, Marcos Cabral has been one of The Trilogy Tapes most productive artists in recent times. Thulsa strives to get a balance between becalmed techno hypnotism, skuzzy grooves and gently melodious intent. This blend is perhaps most satisfyingly mixed on the industrial-tinged clank of “Delta City”, though the woozier, scuffled late night warmth of “Music For Security” pushes it close. Twice he heads towards deeper territory; first on the title track’s trance-inducing synthesizer loop groove, and secondly on the dubby, locked-in tech-house majesty of “Lorentz”.

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Chemotex – Thulsa [TTT036]

Marcos Cabral – Capri Social [LIES039]

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Brand new material by Marcos Cabral following his False Memories 2xlp archive release earlier this year. On the Capri Social EP we see Cabral offering three varying tracks all touching upon the outskirts of house, techno and beyond as he captures the energy of the machines to create effective and engaging psychedelic excursions.

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Marcos Cabral – Capri Social [LIES039]

VA – L.I.E.S. Presents Music For Shut-Ins [LIES041]

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A collection of hits, misses, new loves, and future head scratchers running the gamut from floor ready beat tracks (Legowelt) to post chill out room bleep-hop (Daywalker & CF) to industro-wave anti beat experimentation (Svengalisghost) with no restrictions or limitations. As with last year’s American Noise compilation, disc one revists prime cuts from the nearly 30 releases the label will have released by the end of 2013, while disc two compiles unreleased tracks exclusive to this cd. A document of the immediate energy surrounding these musicians here and now, maybe one can call it club music for people who hate going to the club? or simply “Music for Shut Ins.”

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VA – L.I.E.S. Presents Music For Shut-Ins [LIES041]

Marcos Cabral – False Memories [LIES025]

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A huge departure from his known works, Marcos Cabral appears on L.I.E.S. with his most dynamic and experimental work to date. Compiled from various cassette tape recordings spanning the years of 1998-2000, here we have the early experiments from an accomplished producer, which showcase the unharnessed energy of youth when it crashes head on with the technology of the day. The songs created by Cabral reflect his attempts of the music of the time falling somewhere in between techno, dub techno, IDM, and even noise. An engaging and timeless listen the whole way through.

“I recently found about three hours of my unreleased tracks from 1998-2000 on old cassette tapes. The collection that I set aside for LIES is pretty much all from 1998. During that time, I lived in upstate New York in a 3000 square foot loft with just one other friend. Both being DJ’s we would use our loft for fairly large parties… Cajmere from Chicago definitely being a highlight. I knew nothing about ‘making’ music at this time and was using this fairly primitive wav. looping program called Acid. I just started recording my crappy Roland MC-303 into my computer and would just mash loops together over and over. Listening to these tracks now, I have a really vague memory of making them, and feel that their naive nature and the happy accidents that happened here are pretty exciting to listen to.”

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Marcos Cabral – False Memories [LIES025]

VA – L.I.E.S presents American Noise [LIES018]

After two years of existence, New York’s L.I.E.S. Records has transformed itself from a bedroom label into one of the more interesting and diverse labels in the world of modern underground electronic music. Disc one, of this double cd compiles and documents some of the labels early moments showcasing out of print tracks by Legowelt, Terekke, Steve Moore, Two Dogs in a House, and Bookworms to name a few, showcasing the broad yet cohesive spectrum of styles the label has worked within. The second disc is comprised of almost all new and unreleased material from the labels current pool of talent, with tracks by the likes of newcomer Delroy Edwards, Mutant Beat Dance’s Beau Wanzer, cult figure Terekke, early label contributor Marcos Cabral and more. Through and through this compilation captures where the label has been and where it is going in the future.

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VA – L.I.E.S presents American Noise [LIES018]

VA – L.I.E.S. presents American Noise Sampler [LIES017]

Three track vinyl sampler EP from the upcoming L.I.E.S. “American Noise” 2xcd compilation. This sampler expands upon three completely styles reflective of the diverse L.I.E.S. catalog to date. Torn Hawk pulverizing the entire a-side with his most unclassifiable material to date, Marcos Cabral returning to the label with a sinister 110 BPM techno track, and Delroy Edwards doing a blown-out Barney’s workout.

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VA – L.I.E.S. presents American Noise Sampler [LIES017]

Professor Genius – Hassan [LIES007]

Composing an entire electronic album around the notorious 15th Century Cult Of Assassins, New Jersey based producer Jorge Velez, better known as Professor Genius, has created a unique and ambitious piece of work, under the guise of “Hassan”. Largely based around layered atmospheric Arabic-styled synth work and sparse percussion throughout, Hassan employs an entirely electronic palette to bring listeners into a secret world filled with darkness, drama, triumph and chaotic dissonance. The release includes also remixes by Steve Moore, Marcos Cabral and Steve Summers.

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Professor Genius – Hassan [LIES007]

Marcos Cabral – 24 Hour Flight [LIES006.5]

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Marcos Cabral, half of Runaway, takes an unexpectedly nice departure from his previous works with three refreshingly varied original tracks. The A-side title track 24 Hour Flight develops as a late night, muted chord-driven filtered techno mixer which nicely compliments the A.2 track Cassandra with swelling bass and mellow dub-techno influences . Filling the entire b-side at almost 13 minutes is the analog house jam Freckles, complete with bright synth washes, 707 drums, and maybe even a breathing vocal buried in there somewhere as the jam goes on and on.

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Marcos Cabral – 24 Hour Flight [LIES006.5]