Today Ostgut Ton affiliated ambient sub-division A-TON announce the release of a two-track extended player ‘Panama / Suez‘, the first ever collaborative release from Oren Ambarchi,
After seven years of radio silence, Zodiac Free Arts Club awakens from its slumber with ‘Structures + Codes’, out today on Hivern Discs’ offshoot HVNX. We caught up with Argy to discuss his love for the art of Xenakis, creative process and the Argy/ZFAC dichotomy. Stream the mesmerising ‘Metachimie’ inside.
We caught up with an unsung herald of the contemporary kosmische and synth pop scene in the person of Moscow-based producer Andrei Orlov to lift a corner of the veil on his craft, away from current trends but close to the core of a timeless genre of electronic music that continues to be a source of fascination.
Green Door Studio co-owner and engineer, Stuart Evans, resurfaces his Sordid Sound System moniker for another belter of an EP via Glasgow based Invisible Inc. ‘Fear Eats the Soul’ takes us on a global trip as a concept EP made of “four imaginary bands from Detroit, New York, Paris and Munich”. And the results are as rich in history as they are a satisfying listen.
Ricardo Tobar takes the chance away from the more listening angled album format to roll out a title track with main room aspirations; yet, while ‘Red Sea’ is the obvious headliner, it is the supporting cast that steal a march. The most earnest welcome back for Tobar, here’s looking forward to more and with the hope of remaining free from the clutches of the torrent scene.
Montezumas Rache and Dominik Von Senger’s soberly-titled ‘EP’ has a lot to offer with its mind-bending elixir of eerie funk, ambientish tropes and drawn bars of mesmeric kraut grooves. We sat back with the triplet to find out more about their one-off studio session, MZR’s raison d’être and asked them to select some of their most influential cuts.
We caught up with Juan, Guido and Kyle as they discuss the album’s creation and raison d’être, studio battle-gear and all-time Kraut and Kosmische classics. We’re also proud to present the LP opener ‘Alpha Moon’ in full stream – a far-stretching mesmeric scud fueled on stellar synth motifs and a relentless bass comber. Lock in!
Today, we’re glad to present you the exclusive premiere of Book – Raum Zwei (Alex Ketzer’s Trance Mix). A track rushing the suspended late-night inertia into a trance-inducing maelstrom of stretchy loops and voltes, of which even an onslaught of hard-knocking percussions could not disquiet the zenithal synth lift. Deep stuff!