Khemia Records are putting out yet another intriguing release, this time their first compilation, titled “Tertium Organum” – a reference and name taken from P.D. Ouspensky’s philosophical synthesis from 1922. The release is what one could expect from Khemia, a sound that is applicable to the masses but works inwards to a whole different set of sub-genres.
Somehow they’ve managed to curate a compilation that will appeal to more people then their regular crowd, a feat not easily captured from the underground. We’re excited to be working with them again, providing to you what we think is one of the best tracks on this compilation – “Go Away” by Lapse Of Reason.
The compilation will be released on the 7th of December and you can already pre-order.
Indignant and well-versed acid techno, funneled through a beatdown into concrete, Karl Sjölund and Adde Huumonen bring forth an astonishing inward look into modern electronic music. They’re ingrained in the cultural universe that is Stockholm, be it art installations or sound technology echoing throughout the night. Now they’ve created something out of the ordinary – yet familiar.
Maternal Voice is due to release this gem digitally and on cassette, titled “Connectivity“, it will be a very limited edition of 61 copies. So you make sure to get this one, it contains the best of the different electronic genres, sludged in between the muck and the surface above. This one is taken from the a-side and titled “Baby“. Purchase the release digitally here, limited edition cassette coming soon.
In collaboration with Stockholm/Manchester-based label Maternal Voice, we bring to you the video for Målgrupp‘s (Julian Murray) release from 2017, “Musik från Gallerian“, with music taken from the B-side of the release. This is dystopia, harrowing pieces of field recordings that would not be understandable at all without a context. The utter creepiness of modern urban planning and popular music disseminated to what it really is – a piece of garbage now meant for human consumption.
If everyone put on headphones in the vein of the sunglasses in the movie “They Live“, this is what they would hear throughout the repetitive music that perforates everyone’s mind, you cannot escape it and it will force its way upon you. I don’t really know what to make of the “music” itself more then that it is a form of anti-music that is very much needed in times where you only need to produce a simple track around 3 minutes that has no inherent meaning anyway.
In a way, this anti-music corrodes the fabric of what popular music actually is when not heard through the ears of the “normal” person – it is what music listeners hear when it is stripped of all the glamor, melodies and hype that surrounds it. A shitfest reserved for those with no taste, ironically a totally different track started playing automatically after this video – it was exactly what we portray in words here.
View the video up above and listen to the album down below, buy the cassette.
The littlest of the labels in Enfant Terrible‘s ensemble, Petit Enfant, is mature enough to present the forthcoming release “Make Life Before You“, a 7¨ compromised of two songs that are entangled in different universes within electronic music. The part that has been sliced off from this metaphysical cake and fed to us, in celebration of three releases short of twenty – is “What Should I Expect” – a very minimalistic and gritty electro song.
A release with only two songs can either fail in a big way or enthrall the listener, TWINS manages to captivate with the different tones of both the songs, pitting the first song against the second one, the preferred A-side against the hated B-side – which side do you pick? I for one pick the second one, but the first track definitely has some charm attached to it, a less experimental knife piercing through the soundscape.
This is the first of three exclusive premieres from Enfant Terrible’s wonderful concoction of electronic releases, you can listen to it down below and it will be available for purchase in late October, limited edition of 250 copies.
The never ending stream of good, concentrated efforts of Michael Idehall are delving further into his own aesthetics and esoteric messages. With “Aion Reborn” he treads on the same path that have been created since the start, but he opens up to a softer yet harsh landscape of sound that brings forth the most deranged, beautiful experiences yet.
Most of the tracks are entwined with one another, creating a dynamic thread that runs through the whole album. There is not much to add to an almost perfected sound, but yet he manages to fit different meanings and sounds into an already crammed soundscape. He is a genrebender by nature and there is no certain word that can put these works into a specific genre, which is refreshing.
We’ve always liked the warmth of his sound emanating from below, the atmosphere swings a heavy hand onto you and you’re hooked from the first track and all the way through. Luckily we get to exclusively premiere “In The Black Tower Of Alamut” from this album, and you can stream it down below.
Make sure to pre-order this album from Raubbau, it will be released on the 12th of September.
An homage to the solitary lifestyle of the “global” musician or DJ? An ode to all the nights spent thinking about what could’ve been done better, where one should’ve been otherwise? The titles of the tracks suggests so.
David Bremer is surprisingly vivid musically for a first time listener and experienced field recordings listener, there’s a coating of overwhelming ambient music that drives the point home musically in tracks that are unusually short for these kinds of genres – in “Paradise Refuted” – his first “proper” release in years, on Fang Bomb.
The music itself is unsettling and doesn’t paint the picture of globalism in a positive light, it is like modern architecture – something that should be in the scrapyard of the past. A brutalistic take musically as if derived directly from the style of architecture itself, depressive, nihilistic, hollow – three words we find describe it the best. Don’t forget to strap in, as there’s a hint of hope beneath the layers upon layers of destructiveness – a glimmer of light that seeps through the cracks.
We’re just waiting to be at that end station where everything suddenly shines, or when the rain finally pours down a warm summer night – like the nights we’ve had before, at least here in Sweden, not too long ago. The sudden realization that everything can be over in a snap, the realization that months of agony have finally come to a halt. There are many emotions that overwhelm you when listening to “Paradise Refuted“.
Some people would just consider it to be background noise, but there’s a lot going on that you have to have a keen ear to be susceptible to, it is like your inner mind getting rid of every noisy encounter you’ve had throughout the day – every meaningless thought that have gone, a relocation of your soul into the music and the soul restored in yourself.
You can listen to the track “Solitude Hotel” exclusively here on Repartiseraren, purchase the cassette whose official release-date was today on the 29th of August.
Anywave are back in action with a new Fléau release, it was a long time since they released their first self-titled album, three years have already passed like it was nothing. Together with their partner in crime, Atelier Ciseaux Records, a five-track album titled “II” will be released on a limited edition run of vinyls, a collector’s edition of 50 hand-numbered transparent vinyls and a book by Raphaël Lugassy called “Organs“, and a regular edition of 200 black vinyls. The artwork for the release is stunning as usual, the work of Myriam Barchechat, photographies by Raphaël Lugassy.
It is very true that Mathieu Mégemont‘s (Fléau) new direction strays away from his original sound, but it introduces a whole other complexity found otherwise within more alternative electronic genres – creeping in between the ambiguous nature of the sweeping, soothing landscapes of sound that hook you in. Even though some aspects of his new release stays true to what he created on his debut-album, this newly developed and intriguing metamorphosis suggests he’s expanded – instead of becoming cliché.
We’re honored to be exclusively premiering “IV“, a song taken from the forthcoming album, due to be co-released by Anywave and Atelier Ciseaux on vinyl, on the 29th of March. You can pre-order it already by following this link, listen to it exclusively via Repartiseraren down below.