Cagey House :: calico pastry sunshine

invited by ZhangJW, musician & coordinator of Bypass netlabel, 
here is the presentation text for "Calico Pastry Sunshine" by The Cagey House.

"Bienvenue dans le shaker des illusions perdues ! Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, and above all, be careful, for the paint is not yet dry! Scattered about,  are the remnants of formica chips (hell ! formicat, comment vais-je traduire ceci? Laminate?)  Float now, through  a powerfully atmospheric memory trip and experience complete levitation, as everywhere the particles are excessively resistant to your gracious appreciation.  Relax and  let yourself go completely. Nothing is spared, nothing is restricted.  Dave Keifer aka Cagey House may very well be a genius, an iconoclast provoking a demonic revolution ...

By now, you, of course can understand the near impossibility  of portraying such a character (though this was exactly what ZhangJW asked me) – Cagey House does not respect conventions!

Ready to dissect ?

"Lower the bubble viewer" which brilliantly opens the release, will not leave you indifferent.  If it does, you need to quickly consult a supersonic astrophysicist (I have addresses).  Where are we?  Too late!   Surrounded!  Submit to delicious words of love, a french whisper, bouncy riffs,  flexible sarabande, and many more temptations to come, but ...

Scenery change.

Speed dating in a flash of high velocity, you're transported to a delightful towering garden, flowering with whiskers.  Symbiotically echoing and reflecting, you merge into a piercing laser beam's voluptuous flash with the softness and agility of a Barbarella, while the laconic, fuzzy guitar riff brewed into the cut-up advances.

Tu et la Flea de la Plage”  will embrace you gently and will respond to you day and night, enveloping you in a strange, dreamy ballet...a very curious to and fro. If Cagey also shows a bit of a "romantic streak"
let's not become  entangled in endless, sterile discussions ..... the rhythm is there!  The rhythm is there and does not wait just until the delicate point of rupture--  you will slalom in the mode of "ritournelle".

But where are we? So ready to exit and yet so completely lost.

Could Cagey House  have surreptitiously abandoned us ?   Left us alone, destitute ...  poor harmonic orphans.  But no!  Now the ringmaster of this magnificent circus has given us his finest gift - "Ethel of the Rocks".  So much like a perfume caressing our eternal desires and illusions ..... our eternally sweet illusions .... lost."

thierry massard / 27 fevrier 2011 - 11:50

adaptation by Daria and Solange Gabrielli

:: Bypass netlabel / BP062 enter
:: Dave Keifer aka Cagey House / the questionnaire

Phoenelai :: the splatter ep


Pizo Meyer, aka Phoenelai, is ... an elusive artist - often hidden behind monikers and, overall, an artist hidden through many art disciplines, not so complementary that it can seem there - For attention! the man from Houston is still tremendously dexterous to surprise his world - Speaking of the Phoenelai project, Monsieur Meyer was, therefore, left us to the last year's perfectly combinatorial "Voices from the fire" for kreislauf netlabel - then, we could believe in a possible silence .. ... a silence filled with screams (muffled) of tortured Stickies, filled with exciting watermarks, prominent oils, a silence full of warned smiles to his friend Cy Twombly, a silence with his Skessions Sketch club friends ... but we have warned you in the introduction, the man is "elusive" indeed, but fortunately, not ... quiet !

flashback 2003-2006 / supported by the very precursor 'online label' 2063music, Phoenelai performed some feats by signing (not less) what should be the current soundtrack of Mr Lucas, THX1138, aswell as the great 'limmin' ep - then, leaving Germany, we find Phoenelai in France, along with the exciting EKO netlabel for 'The Findings' which was, in most impressed, in the very reserved ambient vip room, for the year 2006 - We will not dwell on the highly successful "My Deluxe Color Box" for retinascan, published in 2009, and just as vital to your so incomplete (so-so) discotheque.

Tabula rasa ... the splatter ep

'the intruder' ... the tone is set ! monstruous material sound moving, pulsating, caught by a structural sound combining a post-apocalyptic landscape desolation to the slow and tortuous materialization of a spectrum voice that do not eventually enter and organically abuse of any vital downturn ! Phoenelai is a messenger and the message is perfectly clear - hell ! Thus, "the splatter" would be an upheaval fomented any imminent invasion, larva migrans? a wandering ship of an irradiated flying dutchman ? a final attempt to preserve? The response is immediate ! Yes, but the 'first call' has gradually taken possession of things, cryptographying a message consumed by the breath of a particle echo, an echo strongly but apparently distant, a resonance crossed by electrical harnesses, splitting any will - irreversible ! lonely, isolated, such an elliptic curve, the 'signals' of Phoenelai restore hope, the hope of a potential memory, sensory fragments deliberately placed there, abandoned on the ground, a suspended hope, a start ... a nonchalant wave to fail and then finally discovering a 'found tape', before it is, perhaps, too late ...

:: the splatter ep

Pizo Meyer, aka Phoenelai, est un artiste insaisissable - souvent dissimulé derrière quelques pseudonymes, et, surtout, à travers quelques disciplines artistiques, pas aussi complémentaires qu'il puisse n'y paraitre - car attention, l'homme de Houston est toujours terriblement agile pour surprendre son monde - Parlant du seul projet Phoenelai, Monsieur Meyer en était donc resté à ses combinatoires "voices from the fire" pour le netlabel kreislauf - et puis, nous avions pu croire à un possible silence ... un silence rempli de cris (étouffés) de post-its torturés, rempli de passionnants filigranes, d'huiles saillantes, rempli de sourires avertis à Cy Twombly, de Skessions Sketch Club avec ses amis ... mais, nous vous avions prévenu en préambule, l'homme est certes insaisissable, mais fort heureusement, pas ... silencieux !

flashback, 2003-2006 - soutenu par le très précurseur 'online label' 2063music, Phoenelai accomplit quelques prouesses en signant (non moins) ce qui devrait être l'actuelle bande son du THX1138 de Mr Lucas, ainsi d'ailleurs que le formidable ep 'limmin' - puis, quittant l'Allemagne, nous retrouvons Phoenelai en France, en compagnie de l'enthousiasmant netlabel EKO pour 'the findings' qui fit, grande impression dans le plus que très réservé, carré vip, ambient, du millésime 2006. Nous n'insisterons pas d'avantage sur le très réussi "My Deluxe Color Box" pour retinascan, paru en 2009, et toujours autant indispensable à votre si incomplète (mais si, mais si) discothèque.

Mais ... tabula rasa ! the splatter ep !

'the intruder' ... le ton est donné ! monstrueuse et mouvante matière sonore, pulsante, happée par un signal sonore structurel combinant un paysage de désolation post-apocalyptique et la lente, la tortueuse matérialisation d'un spectre vocal qui n'en finira pas de saisir et d'abuser organiquement du moindre repli vital ! Phoenelai est un messager et le message est parfaitement clair - diable ! ainsi donc, "the splatter" serait donc une tourmente fomentée, une quelconque imminente invasion, larves migrantes ? le vaisseau errant d'un hollandais volant irradié ? ultime tentative de préservation ? La réponse est immédiate ! Oui, mais le 'first call' a déjà pris graduellement possession des choses, cryptographiant un message rongé par le souffle d'un écho, de particules, un écho résolument et apparemment distant, un écho traversé de faisceaux électriques, fractionnants toute possible volonté - irréversible ! seuls, isolés, telle une courbe elliptique, les 'signals' de Phoenelai restaurent un espoir, l'espoir d'un souvenir potentiel, fragments sensoriels délibérément posés là, abandonnés sur le sol, un espoir suspendu, un sursaut, une vague nonchalante s'échouant puis découvrant enfin une 'found tape', avant qu'il ne soit, peut-être, trop tard ...

:: the splatter ep

Thierry Massard / lundi 26 sept. 2010, 16:00

Adustam :: galapagos escalator

Qui donc osera bouder son plaisir ? fascinant (et véritable) condensé de foisonnante énergie (à valeur positive), cet escalator pour les galapagos n'en n'oublie pas, pour autant, quelques perles bien intitulées "2" et "galapagos" - et puis, quand on s'inscrit sous les bienveillants hospices de "Ed Wood", on ne peut craindre que ... le meilleur.

thierry massard / 4 sept.2010 - 00:00

:: archive. org
:: sayonara records

±•¬.¬ :: - - - - - / CYP3A4


Composed and recorded by ±•¬.¬ (electronic musician based in Nancy, France) during the last two years , :: -----/ CYP3A4 reports of the intense interest from the author for other "states of mind and unknown place in imagination, unknown colours" and the result is not far from a real new soundscapes exploration, revealing a deep sense of sound colorism (6ini05) and a real hability to materialize a half-hidden fog (brum).
±•¬.¬ is also the real expressionnist craftsman on restitution of an amazing "groundA" earth's crust - "noname", which closes this "cytochrome" (word for CYP3A4) release, already allows us to hope a coming new “psycho ethno archeo" activities report.

Format :: digital
Location :: clinical archives

Link :: ±•¬.¬

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Aquarell :: lateral position

which are the concrete "weapons" of a seduction?
charisma ?
intelligence ?
beauty ?
talent ?
discretion ?
pace ?
elegance ?
delicacy ?
attention given to things ?
interest not pretends ?
one in particular, all these at once ?
if we don't give a certain attention, we can easily pass through these two formidables eclipses of named well, MM Christian Quast and Markus Newton - Aquarell refuses to marked a feature, and practices the art of elegant luminous opacity - the matter is marvelously distant but clearly marked.
A watercoloured weapon !

Format :: digital
Location :: kreislauf / sonic squirrel

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Petr Drkula :: surfaces


A confrontation, Petr Drkula welcomes you to an experience of one hour and twenty minutes, a confrontation on your own capacity to observate your mind and physical responses to a chamanic sound experience - dilatation, expansion, anamorphosis, and all the words you want, you are just in front of a hypnotic and evolutionary harmonic loop. Never the same never different, these ::surfaces are complex and multiples, but also absolutely enthralling.

Format :: digital
Location :: abdicate cell / archive.org
Related :: shades of indian summer
Website :: Petr Drkula / discogs

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Mr.Modular :: stepseq jams/revenge, at last


That's terrible my dear friends, but that's a fact "we only lend to rich persons" … The very young netlabel moov is … very very very fortunate. Inaugurated a few days ago, and based on an interesting concept of a coming release, each month (audio+video), the new project of our recent questionnaire guest, Max Marlow, have all good reasons to feel lucky, happy, beautiful (and in good health) with this first reference. A very shaped sound, sharp and intelligent construction, 11 supra-seductive tracks dominated by titles with so promising names : "pattern group toogle", "happy raver", "scream your mighty filter" or the pure electronica gem "as they descent", :: stepseq jams/revenge, at last, announces some great references to come, and beautiful days … as rich people, we now will supervise our interests.


Format :: digital
Location ::  moov / bandcamp (partly re-edited)

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Sardinia Bass Legalize :: sardinia bass legalize

Mainly inspired by the Sardegna island landscapes, King Kietu and Sensitivedub (aka Sardinia Bass Legalize) are the authors of the splendid dub-soundtrack of a road movie, panoramic camera in overflight with a few centimetres above the ground.
Sometimes desertic with orientalism imprint, never arid, these 6 minimalist refinements of SBL are, mostly convincing than any tourism office booklet.

Format :: digital
Location :: aquietbump
Website :: Sardinia Bass Legalize

Website :: Sardegna tourism-office

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ID (irish+DUFF) :: id EP


Emulsion vs. Hybridization ? as in a course of chemistry, let's observe the fundamentals (with a "s")
It should be admitted that, finally, the explosion of this fabulous hybridization of abstract hiphop did not have happened… a great disappointment for all those which could see in there a true opportunity for a growing old electronica. Then, depressed, heartbreaking Lex-NinjaTune-Anticon amateurs have gone away to other unknown pleasures. Anyway, here are coming good news for these, they can come back to enjoy this perfect "emulsion" between the japanese mechanical and ultra-lyrical flow of Duff and the sophisticated arrangments of its compatriot, Irie Yoshihisa (aka IRISH).
Opening on a half success track "black sun swing" (a bit too hiphop over-produced) the ep is coming on very sensitive bleep conjunction ("cell") and "desire” will certainly see breaking down any resistance. "ツツマレテク" (tsutsumareteku) confirms a kind of quintessence of the incur emulsion. Funny how "love me" is giving us the choice between pure and sentimental feelings and mmh … other love ways. The ::ID ep is closing on a "bonus beats" which have some great difficulties in hide the melodic digression of which we know, that Irish is so fond of delicacies.
、紳士本当にありがとう

Format :: digital
Location :: flamingo generation
Blog :: Irish / discogs
Blog :: DUFF

V&R :: Irish - the pretty album

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Xedh :: composition in red


- as a need to return to mental language

- d'abord il y a cette irrépressible envie de revenir au langage mental.
dédale de notes manuscrites diverses / pensées fugaces, vagues impressions initiales puis l'oubli instantané

- esta necesidad de volver de nuevo a mi lengua materna, a cada momento de confrontación a esta realización

the word is said - confrontation, or was it the other one, ambitious, from the (good) words of camomille presentation - ambitious … this terrible word, which sometimes exerts a repulsive fascination.
There is this amplitude, the density of a formal, un-narrative suggestion of reality filtered through the abstractive prism of Xedh composition, and these constant calls to break up, if you definitively refuse to look beyond.

Impassibility - la fuerza de la pasividad? as a "half" invitation to join in, Sara Paniagua introduces us, with an absolute skill, to 4 beautiful readings of the Miguel A. García vision. half invitation ? yes, as a refusal to any voyeurist intrusion, these videos seem to materialize a frontier between two concrete realities - one and main on the screen, as an initiatic advance, a reality highly transfigured through the combined presence of Anna Vila Serra costumes, reinforcing, at his best, this border (edge) between two worlds and another reality (duality) all populated by human ghost-tourists (whom strangely look like us) sauntering without apparent purpose.

:: composition in red is undoubtedly a major work in the course of Xedh, as much as a premise mutation to new forms of exploration for a netculture and scene, removed from any format nostalgia.

* And finally, there is the glance of this woman who is posed intensely on you before she very slowly closes again the eyelids - ultimate introspective fold? Renouncement like an art...

* Et enfin, il y a le regard de cette femme qui se pose intensément sur vous avant qu'elle ne referme très lentement les paupières - ultime repli introspectif ? le renoncement comme un art …

* Y finalmente, hay la mirada de esta mujer que se plantea intensamente sobre ustedes antes de que vuelva a cerrar muy lentamente los párpados - último repliegue introspectivo? la renuncia como un arte …

*ref. video 1 / 03:40-03:55

Format :: digital / audio+video
Location :: camomille / archive. org
Blog :: Xedh
Related :: rencloser ep
Related :: sort-zen

traducción española aproximada con los servicios de systran

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Dissolved :: pyritized ray stories

Except the (original) artwork, at the very least debatable, is it necessary to be ablaze to enjoy at their Just and valorous natural, this ray of the gold of insane and all these stories which they hawk ?
the answer is yes !
Yes, and if you are not used to give your unconditional feelings to generosity and luxuriance, you will probably have some reason to go away from this release, and why not also from these words … checked !

Format :: digital
Location :: retropublik / bandcamp
Website :: Dissolved

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Stephen Walter :: monocline


Far from ::das interspects or ::recapulatory (both for Retropublik), far also from last year's collaboration with David Velez (::data transfer of Lezrod for zymogen.) is coming this album of Stephen Walter, a release inaugurating a "conceptual mutation" for the label of Modena. Yes, it should be said , through the "poeticlinical" camera objectives of Mario Aldovini, we were used to move in some botanical mental walks, looking sometimes to rare growing plants under the beneficent protection of glasshouses in form of jewel cases … Then now are coming the minerality times for zymogen (with a nice contribution of Laurent Batailley), and Stephen Walter is the first craftsman invited to this new approach on things.
Abstraction and cold fusion (by opposite to the traditional scheme) seem to be the main abjectives and qualities which come first on mind through ::monocline, and "new heart" which opens the release is a slow imersion in apparent traditional ambient soundscapes. Like a second layer with the general matter, “red shift”, which follows, reinforces this feeling of descriptive slow dematerialization. No time to come back (where?) , impresses with solemnity, "tone" invits us to go deeper. Then from now, one thing is certain, nobody will remain insensitive with the mostly impressive and enigmatic density of “green shift” opening a second phase, and introducing two "section ", where we cross some reminiscences of reality posed on a particularly emotional harmonic texture, delicately interweaving. "before you eyes" still plays with some emotional figures, as an overflight with telescopic glance. Then "rising" which is ending the netaudio, is a kind of revelation, the result of an introspective "emulsion" of senses and, from now, so far from any archaeological or sedimentary layers.

the first beautiful stone in a beautiful garden.

Format :: digital
Location :: zymogen

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Doping Mozga :: echoes EP

It is through a becoming Third I, that re-appears this :: echoes EP of Doping Mozga and it is a pure winter delight. A delight all made of a coming "aurora borealis" sheeted in an evanescent worthy gleam, a delight which innocently takes you on board of a technoid temptation "minute space travel", a delight which unfortunately ends on a "mistake", vintage attitude. Once again, with a certain lightness of heart and pointed taste, Abdicate Cell confirms our interest and yours, we now hope.

Format :: digital
Location :: abdicate cell / archive.org
Blog :: Helly Cherry

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Red Unit :: arrival


"arrival" which opens this new release of Red Unit, "resembles" a bit too much to the classic's Brian Eno, track "fractal zoom". Red Unit probably forgot to signal that it is about a "tribute" ...
Anyway, here are the reference of the original album ::

Artist :: Brian Eno
Title :: Nerve Net
Art and design :: Brian Eno & Wordsalad
Date of release :: 1992

Format :: cd
copyRights :: yes
Location :: all saints

Due to our relevant interest to rediscover the original, we finally have abandoned the idea and care to listen to the continuation of the Red Unit release.

Format :: digital
Location :: quiet lounge

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Ohrchitekt :: klappe die zwote



it is impossible, nor moreover reasonable, to remain insensitive
more than a few seconds to the evolutive sound in building of Ohrchitekt,
you like or hate it immediately … we have chosen

Format :: digital
Location :: pharmacom records / archive.org
Website :: Ohrchitekt

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Sleepy Town Manufacture : inspired by you


warm and familiar, some too rare sensations.

Format :: digital
Location :: sutemos
Website :: Sleepy Town Manufacture / discogs

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Ascalaphe :: home trips


is "bleeding minarets" one of the most important track of these strange times ?

Awakening or societal report, :: home trips is an album which, by evidence, goes beyond the only musical medium and it is quite comforting to imagine the positive consequences of the reflexions caused by such release.

Format :: digital
Location :: kreislauf / archive.org
Website :: fdbf / discogs
the questionnaire :: Fred Debief

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OCP :: atmos


Huw Roberts must have two great reasons to be glad, he just finishes the year 2006 with great news,
first is a brand new serein website and the second one is a great release from João Ricardo declining 5 beautiful and conceptual pieces under the title :: atmos.
Formal minimalism is required ... elegance also.

Format :: digital
Location :: serein netlabel / bandcamp

Website :: ocp

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Steve Reich :: piano phase (performed by Peter Aidu)


Between pretty boredom and floating time virtuosity, what about a quite innocent espieglery ? 
Let's just imagine the intervention of a John Cage at his best, practising a surprised intervention in order to “prepared” the pianos… interesting speculative fiction, but improbable meeting, a pity ?

Then, by far from a formal prime impression, remains a pure mechanical emotion, an evidence.

Format :: digital
Location :: top 40 netlabel / archive. org

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MarceXL :: second mix (episode II)



in fact, all is question of intensity.
The progressive house of MarceXL is often ... deeply intense

Format :: digital
Location :: kreislauf label / sonic squirrel

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Max Marlow :: afterthought


Happy latecomers! thus, for all those who will have unfortunately missed some preceding episodes,
this:: afterthought of Max Marlow is a true godsend and an excellent way of assessing all the quality of the Berliner with the cap - this compilation covering various projects (retropublik, project 168…) can only charm the amateurs of a demanding particular electronic and as much intelligent - a true happiness for the ears and an authentic compliment for the mind.

Format :: digital / compact disc
Location :: watmm records / discogs
Blog :: Max Marlow

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Multilink Magazine :: Issue 04/06


contents ::
Ian Francis / Miasmah / Cactus Island / Rachel Whiting / Rup / Zenvironments ...
inescapable ? yes.

Format :: pdf magazine
Location :: Multilink

theQuestionnaire :: Rob Lynam
V&R :: issue 02/06

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QB :: abstract works


Useless to tergiversate… is it sincerely useful to try the explanation of a game (Manichean) confronting a reality concrete, but schematic, with an abstraction (certainly less… concrete) but sometimes more authentic ?

Following the excellent EP ::cycle of the nonless excellent moscovite musician, Qb, these :: abstract works reveal an interesting and pertinent hybridation from harsch noise and voices, to unidentified post-bleep rhythm without forgetting a true, but very underground harmonic temptation.

These are certainly abstract works, but they have also this intensified brightness of gems and abdicate cell netlabel seems to be the perfect jewel case.

Format :: digital
Location :: abdicate cell / archive. org

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Max Marlow :: half a year


4th release of the meticulous new label of the highly webactive galaxy :: kreislauf, those 6 months, are those of an artist without self-satisfaction. Max Marlow never gives alternative to the tracks, and once again, the general tone is on a very great rigour and high behaviour. Precise writing and an incredible sense of the negligible detail, are giving to this downbeat-ambient (as you want) release a "presence", a presence of those we usually meet in some mixed layers of time and reality.

Format :: digital
Location :: kreislauf / Sonic Squirrel
Blog :: Max Marlow

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Nikòlaos Yanakis :: ikaro prelude


Brief, concise, frugal, succinct, the three tracks of the :: ikaro prelude,
(first?) release of Nikolaos Yanakis, do not give Less than, the best.
This compliment is worth also for the helvetica label combi records (combination).

succinct ?

Format :: digital
Location :: combi records / archive. org

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PolarProject :: no name


Mobile soundscapes for neuronal dancefloor ? Faithful to his initial concept of representation and/or confrontation of mental images to (a modern) environment, :: no name marks an undoubted evolution in Juergen Rieger's work, as a complete hybridation on suggestion, concrete body talking (reflections - afternoon) as well as this very private investigation and sometimes curious dialogue between the semiconductors and brain cells (mad about) without forgetting the two splendid sinuous ways (it is - fearless). The release is closing on "jagged" … and that's precisely our state of mind after such a treatment.
PolarProject confirms, he is an incontestable non-motionless artist,
still certainly with "no name" but not for a long time.

Format :: digital
Location :: decisive sound records / discogs
Website :: PolarProject
Related :: urban nomad
Related :: remember ep
the questionnaire :: Juergen Rieger

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various artists :: sutemos live EP


01. Monolake :: bicom
02. SCSI-9 :: the end
03. Sleepy Town Manufacture :: so twenty one
04. Yagya :: a thousand words

here are 4 good reasons to say "nice gift !"
Danke schön - Spacibo x2 - Mòran taing ... sutemos !

Format :: digital
Location :: sutemos / archive. org

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ijo :: untitled EP



This short :: untitled ep of ijo will, for sure, be the happiness of all exclusive drill'n bass addicts.
The others will probably change their opinion on, and It might be "Frequa Gembh" which closes the EP, one of the reasons of this beneficient change of mind ...

Format :: digital
Location :: Plain Audio / bandcamp

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Xedh :: rencloser EP


Release after release, easily, Miguel Ángel García confirms…
Xedh confirms by planting an enormous (rusted) nail in the allegedly apocalyptic landscape of the modern industry of sounds assembly.
Heir of a certain oldschool tradition (and not least) , the man of Bilbao dismantles some musical commonplaces for better building a singular work which takes all his actual relevance -
disturbed (phil)harmonic (zelenoe) , lyric but bruitist (katarakt) and even chorus disruptive (rencloser) , once again with this netaudio, Xedh builds, with talent, an important work.
Somewhere, beyond the Pyrenees, someone is becoming a great figure of music.

Format :: digital
Location :: archive. org
Website :: Xedh

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Phoenelai :: the findings


les résultats ? i must say, I don't like that title …

getnik2
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I don't like that title … :"the findings" wear an awful french translation name :: les résultats, a generic word which means someting like " what arrives, which occurs after and like effect of something …" so i'll better try to keep the original title name as its particular meaning of something that you discover through or after a specific personal progression (or not)

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"the findings" of Phoenelai is a very discreet release, but take care, bewitchment is immediate (the findings) our curiosity is abused by micro-confusions (passage) of some distant imaginery soundscape.

getnik2
getnik2

with track like "derived" :: the findings is troublemaking, or are we in some frank attempt to put forward the infinitesimal, rubbish sound particules and satellites of pure perception which have finally found some great reason to believe on their own existence, "flux rtrns" confirms the investigation.

getnik2
getnik2
getnik2

short breath and micro-bleeps on textura layer (grains1), Phoenelai closes the release in the most relevant way :: switch off !

getnik2
getnik2

ps :: i have forgotten one important thing , since first listening, i am irremediably addicted to the track "getnik2" once again ? g e t n i k 2

Format :: digital
Location :: sonic squirrel
Website :: Phoenelai / bandcamp

© thierry massard / november 2006
originally edited through the blog :: ++++++++++++
(restored links as far as possible)