As you might’ve heard (or not) on June 11th Sound Noir will be hosting a party with DJ Sprinkles aka Terre Thaemlitz and Tim Sweeney. We couldn’t be more excited, as both of the artists were at the top of our most-wanted list for the past couple of years and finally it all fell into the right place. Both are amazing DJs with Terre also being a unique and admirably versatile producer who’s body of work spans from blissful ambient on labels like Mille Plateaux to some of the nastiest jacking house on his own Comatonse Recordings. A great lot of Thaemlitz music straddles effortlessly the line between electronic and acoustic while bringing together the sound of the concert hall and the structures found at the dance club. Have a taste of this explosive take on Terre’s original composition by Berlin’s Zeitkratzer ensemble.

The video is by the29nov films – check out their YouTube channel for tons of great music with excellent film edits.

Support Terre Thaemlitz by buying directly from Comatonse store. There’s a whole world to explore on that website.

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Andrey


Marching rhythms for the demented factory workers

It’s pretty cool to see such a well-known label actually post a video of their own track on Youtube as opposed to shooting down the endless uploads. I think at this point so many people are using these clips to discover and buy new music that in the end they promote rather than harm sales. I’d love to hear labels and producers sound off on this one. What do you think?

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Andrey


Have you ever tripped over a wire? Have you been entangled by a mess of assorted electrical cords? Are you sure that damned appliance wasn’t laughing behind your back while pretending to be dead? This one is for you (and me).

There’s no escaping Gunnar Wendel these days. Under his Kassem Mosse moniker he has infiltrated the record collections and top of the year lists of anyone who is not afraid of a little grit in their rhythms, be those as streamlined as this collab with fellow Mikrodisko mind Mix Mup or as intricate as recent Hi Rez on Nonplus Records.
Those bastard blinking boxes in his studio better behave themselves.

The track here is included on Don’t Turn Around compilation EP, which is a split release on Mikrodisko/Kann Records.

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Andrey


Cosmetics – Sleepwalking

3 February, 2011

Just got this clear 7″ in the mail. I’ve been through an italo fever and heard a few too many new wave synth lines, but this song by Vancouver duo of Aja Emma and Nick M is still welcome, maybe thanks to the perfect hazy vocals, maybe because of the playful arpeggiated accents. It’s way more fun than your usual Moroder knockoff.

On the flipside are “The Cries” with a more sinister tone fit for a screening of a Dario Argento flick.

The 2nd pressing on black vinyl is still available directly from Captured Tracks

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Andrey


R.Rash – Smokin Jakkit

28 January, 2011

Here comes the weekend bomb to prime you for the night out. If this bassline doesn’t make you want to jump up and punch air then science has failed and all is lost.

Pure and straightforward peak time madness produced by Ian David Loveday aka Eon who has sadly passed away in 2009. RIP. The 1996 record is rare and expensive but you can get it in digital form on Junodownload as well as other Trelik goodness! Yes, you owe me a drink.
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Andrey


One of the few new minimal producers who’s work sounds fresh and innovative. Boris Steffen aka Jichael Mackson does not release often, but manages to hit it right with most of his tracks. Always heady, inventive sound design and beautiful dubby atmospheres.

“So deep, so liquid”:)

The vinyl seems to be sold out but digital is available at WhatPeoplePlay, Juno, Beatport, etc.
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Andrey


This happens to be perhaps the first Herbert production I ever heard, it being included in the 2001 All Back To The Mine remix compilation and me being a huge fan of all things trip-hop back then (and now a bit). This also happens to be one of Herbert’s best deep house tracks – it’s haunting melodies and beautifully effected samples definitely stood out among the mostly colorful and over-the-top remakes that were filling the aforementioned CD.

Thanks to Herbert’s delicate approach, this version of the song is transformed from quirky and cartoonish original into a moody latin-flavored soundtrack for dancefloor introspection. It was stuck in my head so firmly that almost 10 years later it made me seek out the only vinyl version available on the Promo 12″. On the flipside (ha) are 2 broken beat versions by the All Seeing I, while next to Herbert’s masterpiece is a guitar-driven drum-n-bass remake by Moloko themselves. Did not expect that artwork, but the dogs seem to be happy at home.

Get to know Matthew Herbert and his manifesto

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Andrey


One of my very favorite records from last year. Although this is an edit job, Pilooski worked the amazing source material in the right direction taking it to a sweet climax. This is what an edit should be.

I was lucky to get my hands on one of this beatiful etched discs before they launched into the unobtainium territory.
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Listen to the 1969 original after the jump
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Shackleton gets on remixing the indigenous rhythms of Congo, which naturally results in one of his best tracks so far. There’s a feelgood story behind the original.

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Last I checked this record was available at Juno and Clone.
Andrey


Every once in a while an amazing record comes flying at you from a completely unexpected direction. Plain black label, no jacket, first release signified by infinity sign dash one. Put it on, listen to A1 – lo-fi broken rhythms and a mini-lecture on electricity, interesting; A2 – crunchy distorted old-school breaks, pretty cool; B1 – more of the same; B2 – …wwwtfff is that!?

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