nuthre - popstars (quiz045)

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nuthre - popstars (quiz045)

Samplerism as its probably finest point

Nuthre. Samplers. Long nights. Plundering. Plunderphonism. Pure. Warm. Friendly. Plunderphonic. Restructuring. Without permission. Direct. Legal. Illegal. Whatever. Straight. Without fear. Down-the-line. Funky. Mixing. Splicing. Copyright. Right. False. Right. Jumping. Originate. Thanks. A statement. Or what.

pop quiz website
archive.org releasepage

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Score: 8.0, Votes: 1

Heinemann521 - Barge (mi083)

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Heinemann521 - Barge (mi083)

Melancholic jazzy electronica from japan

That's the stunning thing with label & www & music. You stumble from one label page to another and finally you find the diamond. As happend in this case - I never heard about this label mimi from portugal which is dedicated to portugese & japanese musicinas and their projects. Brandnew release on this label (pleeease check the backstock!) is this release from Heinemann521 aka Shuho Hidaka. And it's a nice blend of dreamy melancholic jazz influenced music, which simply is wonderful. Definitely influenced by cut-up jazzers like Prefuse 73's Scott Herren or Four Tet, he produced such a intense album of cutting edge electronica jazz and idm. Thanks for releasing that one for free! Chapeau!

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Score: 8.5, Votes: 4

Muhr - Poussière (serein014)

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Muhr - Poussière (serein014)

Slow-downer facing the beginning autumn

A little bit late, but i've reconginized the sleeping beauty of this wonderful melancholic release from Muhr recently now. Poussière is published on serein, which comes to my mind with the beautiful nest ep. On Poussière, which means 'dust', you'll find dark droning atmospheres, crushed sounds, melancholic strings, processed guitars, distant pianos and battling lo-fi effects and disturbed sounds. It's a mix of forbiddingly strange moments. Walking in the woods at night with Poussière on headphones is possible the right way to enjoy some very impressivly intense moments of... angst. Wonderful!

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Score: 8.7, Votes: 3

Various Artists - Superconductivity (krem005)

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Various Artists - Superconductivity (krem005)

Massive tech compilation

This one comes from Sweden – Kreatur Music drops a massive compilation with a lot fresh artists as well as some well-known netaudio veterans like Ronnie Pries and Marko Fuerstenberg. The compi features many styles of contemporary techno and minimal dance music in a perfect quality. Traditional techno, some maaaassive dub-tech, blip house, microfunk and several forms of abstractism. Get into this steam-machine blast of energy and move ya ears & feet...

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Score: 8.0, Votes: 1

Lucky Misu - Puzzled Remixed (corpid extra 022)

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Lucky Misu - Puzzled Remixed (corpid extra 022)

Vocal electronica from sweden - Remixed

Here comes the remixes for Lucky Misu (Daniel Bergstrom). Granlab, Perfume Uniform, Emily in love, Troupe, Peloton and Drei Farben House deliver a nice broadside of their inerpretations of Lucky Misu's release on corpid extra in march this year. Pop meets electronica meets minimal meets easy music meets the slightly dissonant vocals of Lucky Misu... A very nice job has done Troupe, we think - that mix sounds like a broken Pet Shop Boys demo cassette...

Caution: Hosted on archive.org - slow servers again - possible disrupted streaming!

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Score: 7.0, Votes: 2

Gastón Arévalo - Ultramar (THN099)

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Gastón Arévalo - Ultramar (THN099)

construction works underneath the deep blue sea

After a month off fighting against heavy spamming, preventing database-takeovers and less sleep, wundertunes mag is back with a pot of deepness. Gastón Arévalo's first appearance tracks on thinner are made with deepness, tenderly noise and clicks'n'clacks. During hearing his release i imagined underwater roadworks down in the turquoise caribbean sea. Where beautiful thalassians slowly floatage along-watching the ado of the silcon steam-roller and the lovely chuggling tar-engine... Just dreaming while falling into deepness... :-)
This extra-fine ep contains 4 tracks - which hopefully is meant as a small teaser for more upcoming stuff from this terrific uruguaian artist!

thinner label website
website of Gastón Arévalo
Gastón Arévalo on myspace

Ultramar 4:54 (6,91 MB)
Gourmet 4:34 (6.43 MB)
Verona 5:00 (7.03 MB)
Cinema 5:01 (7.08 MB)

all tracks download (zip)

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Score: 7.3, Votes: 3

Motionfield - Movements (gruen23)

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Motionfield - Movements (gruen23)

Relaxed atmospherics

Stadtgruen, the adress for well-balanced electronic music between urban living and nature aswell as the deeper sides of tech, published a new one. This time on the 'gruen' labelsprout: Motionfield aka Petter Friberg from Sweden with his second full release on Stadtgruen: Movements. And this reminds me back the days... The Orb and FSOL were bringing together electronic sounds with a deeper feeling for nature, future and life. On Movements Petter Friberg merging these sounds with his own universe. The results are chilled, atmospheric, melodic and warm tracks, perfect for the ride home after a long day. Nice release!

Pre-listen the track with click on arrow-buttons, download with right-click and save-as...

Movements 04:20 min (05.95 MB)
Barton 03:14 min (04.46 MB)
Arcipelago 06:05 min (08.36 MB)
Masterminds 04:01 min (05.54 MB)
The Document 05:54 min (08.11 MB)
Superflow 05:12 min (07.16 MB)
Future City 04:50 min (06.65 MB)

Artwork front large
Artwork back large
Artwork CD-sleeve
Artwork CD-label

Download complete release gruen023.zip

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Score: 9.0, Votes: 4

Herwig Holzmann - How To Stop... (apl046)

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Herwig Holzmann - How To Stop... (apl046)

Slow down your processes

Life's too fast - we know that too good... Now here comes your chance to pause down for some moments in your hectic days.

It's very easy: Download the new Autoplate release "How to stop..." by Laridae co-founder Herwig Holzmann, haunt to your favourite (or find a new...) place, put on your earphones and take your personal pause. Mr. Holzmann describes his method of making music as "musical storytelling" - soundtracks for nonexistent movies. He wants the listeners to create their own stories and images in their minds as they listen to what he describes as his pieces of "audio fiction"...

So go ahead, don't wait too long, slow down your life for just over an hour, reflect and recreate and press the pause-button of life for a few moments... i don't want to say more about his music here, just this: it's perfect for this listening stop...

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Score: 8.7, Votes: 3

My First Trumpet - Frerk (aer009)

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My First Trumpet - Frerk (aer009)

Simply beautiful indietronics

Here comes a fresh one on the beloved Aerotone label. The wonderful album "Frerk" from "My first trumpet" aka Kevin Hamann (Hamburg, Germany) contains 12 very beautiful detailed examples of useful arrangements of music, harmony and melody. Using electronics aswell as acoustics, he delivers surely an independent netlabel masterpiece. Jumping from abstract piano & acoustics (pawlow) over folk-flavoured electronica (takt short takt) to modern pop music (d.kitt), this album can't put into one certain genre. As Aerotone told us on the release website that "Frerk is a bedroom- and first trial production..." we know, that these ones are very often the best ones... and this one surely is...

Cd-burners and cover-lovers: get in touch with the wonderful work of Kheira Linder...
Here's the full cover pdf of Frerk...

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Score: 8.8, Votes: 4

Glander - Vate (1BW026)

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Glander - Vate (1BW026)

Slow-motion deepness

Deep and expressive release from berlin's Glander on 1Bit Wonder. His music is a balanced mix of warm, soft and mellow chords as well as distant and more colder sounds, merged to deep epic textures - the perfect yin & yang. Close your eyes and fall into this slow dense fog and try to find your way. Finally, Daniel Stefanik turns 'Zavial' into shape for a early morning walk into hazy woods. Great one!

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Score: 9.5, Votes: 4