Aeriae presents Victris

Posted on 24th October 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in electronica,music,Netlabels We Like,release promo - Tags: , ,

CA043 on Clan Analogue Recordings

Clan Analogue’s latest release, Aeriae‘s second album Victris, has been quietly making its mark as a modern IDM gem in the Australian electronic music soundscape.

 

A thirteen-page booklet by Wade Clarke (aka Aeriae) with notes on the inspiration and techniques behind each of Victris’s tracks, can be downloaded at aeriae.com/victris.pdf

 

Ambitious in texture, programming and melodic design, Victris explores the modern sonic parameters of electronica through the prism of deep historical insight into music, production and technology. With Bach-influenced melodic counterpoint, Spector-inspired mono mixes for discipline and impact, and the use of sonic detritus from the world of obsolete technology, colliding concepts of sound have been reconfigured for new expression in the modern digital age.

 

Aeriae is Sydney-based electronic composer and producer Wade Clarke. His grandfather was an engineer and almost-concert pianist, and Wade grew up playing the piano by ear. Aeriae’s novel aesthetic is informed as much by Warp figureheads like Autechre as by classical music and 80s electronic film scores like Tron and Escape From New York. Wade’s other involvements include writing, reviewing, Interactive Fiction, illustration and the Apple II.

 

Victris is available through MGM Distribution in CD and non-physical formats from usual sources. Witness Aeriae’s controllerism live in action at his Melbourne performance at Forgotten Worlds on Saturday November 15th.

 

“stripped-back yet metallic-edged techno; eerie noodling synths dart against dark bursts of noise and robotic bass murmurs” Cyclic Defrost

Buy CD from Waterfront Records
Buy CD from Waterfront Records

Download from Bandcamp
Download from Bandcamp

Tracklisting:

1. Revered Daughter
2. Ai No Kuni
3. Heiress
4. Sword of State
5. The Book of Peace (mono)
6. Kathle’en
7. Movement for the Brides
8. Nurse 2 Alyssa Type
9. Angel Team (mono)
10. Regina Doesn’t Have the Technical Knowledge for That

‘rascal recommends’

Posted on 11th October 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in affiliates,electronica,music,release promo - Tags: , , , ,

…latest ‘rascal recommends’ from junodownload:

SCUBA - Phenix 3 (Front Cover)
PNX003DS 1
6 October, 2014

Review:
The Phenix trilogy of releases from Scuba ends here with a final four-track release, and looking back over the series as a whole you might think perhaps the Hotflush boss was using it as a platform to explore his next comprehensive move. The four tracks here work in a subtle narrative arc, commencing with the restrained minimalist sound design of “Silence” before Scuba eases up the tempo across the tracks that close the A-side and open the B-side. “Nineteen Eighty” is dub techno at its most weightless, whilst “Plateau” may prove to be the most melodically enriching Scuba production in some time. The appropriately titled “Fade” brings the curtain down on Phenix in somewhat contemplative mood, leaving the question of where Paul Rose goes next…


…and this ‘rascal recommends’ this little numba too! :)

RUSHMORE - Dance Show EP (Front Cover)
HOTSHIT 010
6 October, 2014
Review:

There’s nothing subtle about the work out London-based DJ and all-round man of mystery Rushmore. This third EP – his first for DJ Haus’ Hot Haus imprint – continues in a similar vein to his first two outings for Trax Couture. That means a tough, raw blend of ghetto-tech, revivalist acid house, footwork and sub-bothering bass-house. Choose between the jacking rhythms, thunderous kick drums and Armando-ish rave stabs of “Dance Show” and “Drop Top”, a cracking, in-your-face DJ tool built around footwork style handclaps, warped sub-bass and relentless drum machine cymbals. Neither track is particularly clever, but both are most certainly big.


….and another:

Always at the top of the pecking order for apocalyptic producer-MC combos, Kode 9 and The Spaceape are back in action once again and sounding as visceral as ever. “Chasing A Beast” suggests a change in stance for the pair, with Kode 9 working a cheekily swaying groove and Spaceape delivering a slightly less baritone, mildly Americanised flow. It’s still as dark as ever, but “Devil Is A Liar” too shows a lighter, more limber approach to the finished product, not so leaden in British urban dread. The minimalism reaches a peak on “Heart” with its slithering smatterings of trap and plush chords, while Spaceape rips the human condition to shreds, and the later into the EP you go the more adventurous the tracks become. It’s a fresh approach that will keep the fans on their toes while proving this is a pair that will never rest on their laurels.

KODE9/THE SPACEAPE - Killing Season EP (Front Cover)
HYP 012
29 September, 2014


[new release] NUMA CREW FEAT DUB FX – Bass Hater – exclusive

Posted on 5th August 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in affiliates,dnb,dub/wise,music,Netlabels We Like,release promo - Tags: , , , , , , ,

…more goodness from LIONDUB INTERNATIONAL label. ‘rascal recommended’


[DUB001] Koncrete Roots – Rudies in Dub

Posted on 26th July 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in dub/wise,music,release promo - Tags: , , ,

Artist: Koncrete Roots
Title: Rudies in Dub
Cat: [DUB001]
Genre: Dub/Roots/Stepper
Country: UK
Release date: 26-07-2014

After the success of their first release “Dub ina Midlands” on the first day of 2014, Koncrete Roots are back with more vibrations for all the nations..
The 2nd LP is a collection of 12 heavyweight tracks, among them a new version of the “classic” Inity Step ina jungle dubplate style and dubs of  “Universal Dub” and “River Jordan. “Rudies in Dub” continues the vibes of “Dub ina Midlands”, offering strictly warrior style beats with a heavy dose of wall-shaking basslines, ingredients that became the acoustic trademark of Koncrete Roots. With this new release Koncrete Roots are dropping a bomb of consciousness in the Babylon world we live into. Ruff and tuff!

This is the 2nd part of a special double release. The first part is the free EP “Rudies Dubplates” released two days ago, which can be downloaded from HERE!
[DUB001] Koncrete Roots – Rudies in Dub


[new release] Trigram Three – Alpha Steppa – Fire Key/ Shaka Satori

Posted on 30th June 2014 by Brett Caporn (LRRecords) in dub/wise,labels,music,release promo - Tags: , , , , ,
Trigram Three – Alpha Steppa – Fire Key/ Shaka Satori

Available now @ www.steppas.com (limited availability)
>> Immediate Shipping <<
*STEPPAS EXCLUSIVE*
(official release date 30/06/14)

400 Copies // no re-press

“The A side, Fire Key, features Ras Dago and is everything you’d expect from Alpha Steppa. Eastern influences, killer percussion, dread vibes and enough sub to put even the best soundsystem to the test. The B side, Shaka Satori, is an altogether different beast. It opens with an almost haunting stringed instrument, before the kick drops and prepares you for the impending undulating bass line. As Mixmag have said, Alpha Steppa’s music truly does “put the dub in dubstep”. And if you’ve not come across his music before, Alpha’s Trigram release will definitely make you sit up and take note!” FKOF

If you have any questions please get in touch!

Bless!

Steppas Records/ Trigram

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