Exclusive Stream: A.P. Felix – Electronic Tonalities

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Back again, for another round of I Had An Accident Records. Hopefully, you’re not getting fed up by these marvelous presentations, because I am getting fed up myself. However, something that will not be tiresome is all the great music that is flowing our way. Especially in this collaboration, since there’s such a wide-range of inspiring artists, groups and what not. IHAA holds the banner high, since releases seem to come fairly regularly. Since it’s only one day left before everything is released, there will only be one more exclusive stream. We’re down with you, going way down into the experimental hole. Disturbing electronica, seeping through every door and window of your house. Better close them, because something supernatural might heed the call, and try to come into your domains. This is clearly atmospheric, malevolent, and distressing in its essence – but still a magnificent work of art. I would say that you could picture yourself with Alice in Wonderland while listening to this music. Remember, time is everything, but it’s slowly floating away from you. In these lands, your meditative conscience will be your only guide. A.P. Felix, who’s real name actually is Andrew Felix, resides in Los Angeles, California. He’ll take you on a trip which you’ll never forget, with this new release titled “Electronic Tonalities“, which will be released on the 9th of July as a C37 cassette. If you need more information, please look down below at what IHAA has written about the release:

Inspired by electronic components and the early history of electronic music/sound, A.P. Felix constructs Electronic Tonalities. The 37 minute experiment pays tribute to the pioneers of the genre and is programmed on modular synthesizers and other hardware synthesizers. The end result features blips of atmospheric waves and tones that gently dance with layers of synth and beats. Felix masters the modular components and develops a rare style of historical significance.

A.P. Felix, aka Andrew Felix, is from Los Angeles, CA. “Superchrome” tape was used in making this album.

Tracklist:

1. Crystal Tuning Stability

2. Tempo Cave

3. Rabbit Hair

4. Busy At Manhattan Research

5. Roymond’s Playground (FM)

6. Triangle Tripod

7. Jungle Show Time

Exclusive Stream: Boomruin / BMRN – Monochrome

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Working with different labels can be a tough one at times. Especially if you’ve got so much coming your way, that you can’t really sort everything out by yourself. But since I’ve had Justin Bieler from I Had An Accident Records over at the blog, everything’s turning out fine once again. He’s honored us with the ability to stream several of his releases, before they’re actually released. Since the music he releases on this label is experimental, unique and in every way fascinating to the fullest – we’re up and streaming once again. This time, it’s going to be the July batch of cassette-tapes. Up first on the 5th of July is none other than Boomruin (BMRN), a beat-slicer from the rainy world of the United Kingdom. His beats are very much a clouded, urban kind of thing. Harnessed with dark psychedelic atmospheres, utilizing the sound of jazzy down tempo. Everything goes along in the same tempo, only shifting with the atmospheric content, twisting your mind around itself. The release itself is titled “Monochrome“, and is a thirteen-tracked monster of a beast, which will be put out on a (C41) cassette. This is music I could consider myself listening to when in need to chill out, or simply when I’m out walking by myself in the middle of the night. It’s coming out on the 9th of July, together with two other tapes, which will be premiered over here in the very near future. If you want to know more, consider reading the IHAA press-release for it:

Originally released in 2012 as a digital download, the moving electronic sounds and heavy beats of Monochrome has been re-conceptualized into a physical format. The album brings forward fresh sounding beats that progress the sounds of visual electronics and psychedelic samples. Boomruin/BMRN is based out of the United Kingdom, he samples some of the bizarre and strange and layers a steady beat in a reinterpreted classic style. Movie style moments to comedy and jazzed slang, the album flows in a genuine manner with retro appeal. The monochrome theme represented in the artwork is a common thread that binds the album together and provides a contrast that is appealing and sensational. Limited to 70 black/white cassettes on cobalt tape.

Tracklist:

1. Monochrome Intro
2. Haz
3. Nights Interlude
4. Chewing Tape
5. At A Time
6. Locate
7. Going Down Fighting
8. Beatrolude
9. Shark Membrane
10. Month Of March
11. Colkakings
12. Rats (One For The Soon)
13. Audion

Exclusive Stream: P X A / Felix Castenzio – Phases (Split)

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Invisible Guy have been enlightened by the apparition that is I Had An Accident Records. Which means, that in a sweet collaboration, we’ll be streaming three albums that are all due to be released on the 18th of June. This means that you’ll have a treat on set dates up until that particular date. The clock is ticking, the drums are beating and now you’re up for a sweet treat. Because now it’s the 12th of June, which means that our collaboration with this wonderful label has ended. Don’t fear, there will still be an exclusive stream for you to partake in. Somewhere in a lucid dream, Felix Castenzio is playing his sweet synthesizers, which morph into uncanny and simple melodies that holds the boat afloat. In between experimental electronica and noise, is where he’s at. But its hard to place him in any category, because his music is so orderless. Feel the nostalgic samples throw you into a totally different sphere, as you cling to the sweet sensations and arythmic pace that was created for you. But behold, because P X A is also on this cassette, since it’s a split. Here, we’ll be put into a somber mood, as its meditative tempo and outrageously steep vision of music shrouds your judgement. As it combines the idleness with contextualized rhythms that could put you in a state of trance. Caressing the wonders of a landscape filled to the brink with exciting sounds, noises and temporary timelessness. If you don’t know where to turn, pass on your thoughts for the oracle IHAA to analyze, in written text about this release:

Phases is one of the most beautiful releases we have had the pleasure to be part of, from the album artwork and cassette to the split sounds of P X A and Felix Castenzio. 
We begin with the retro feel of P X A, a project of Astro Nautico’s Paolo Xz. The mixes dance like silk dresses on a spring day, they are so light and rolling, it is an emotional decay, the perfect way to end a hard day and the perfect moments of relaxation. We are fortunate to have this Brooklyn based artist develop such a meditative relaxation piece, like glass gently tapping on ice, or the clink clink of champagne, the moment before sleep overcomes, the drag of the day dissipates like ripples in water. 
Felix Castenzio fuses the sounds of the 80’s and 90’s into a formidable cool respite from the summer’s heat. The feeling of the air conditioner on a hot body after returning from long-boarding or a quick game of tennis with your girlfriend and her white short shorts, this just feels right. It is all timed out like a distant buzz of a lawnmower or the lucid dreams from a nap in the hot sun. It’s the moments of bubbling bliss that makes this lo-fi soundscape sensational. Limited to 60 c40 pink tint cassettes.

Tracklist:

P X A Side
1. Hall
2. Island
3. Garden
4. Quarantine
5. Canyon
6. Station
7. Animaux (w. Annik)
8. Sun

Felix Castenzio Side
1. Suburban Girl
2. Abstract Garden
3. Cooper’s Theme
4. Champion
5. Aquarium
6. Night Drive
7. Kids World
8. Isabelle
9. Starfish