time for another unholy alliance, yalls!
this time I was teaming up with cartoonist, musician and very good friendRalph Ruthe. most of you dear readers should know him for his excellent cartoons and his website ‘Shit Happens’ (if not, you’ve got to catch that up qickly!!).
some of you might know, that Ralph is also an magnificent songwriter. he produces catchy electronic popmusic already for ages and he plays & performs them recently with his band‘We Are Linus’, where I’m also a part of.
once upon a time I did some remixes for two of Ralph’s tunes (Du bist wie Sand & 10 More Miles ). Ralph liked the remixes a lot and sent me a collab-track named ‘Old Times’ where I should put my fingers on.
I took that tune and send it completely thru the shredder – I added some synths, a spoonful of acid and edited until the doctor came.
here’s the result: a catchy, ravey and ill dancetrack with lots of oldschool house- and electroflavours. enjoy!!
it’s time for another rerelease on $upra Recordings: this time it’s the second official longplayer by PUCH ,named ‘Sense‘.
‘Sense‘ was produced & recorded between 2002-2003 – compared to our first selftitled lonplayer ,’Sense‘ is a far more melancholic and also more songoriented album.
it combines styles like downtempo/triphop with classic pop and aswell lounge flavours and has a slight indietouch through spices like glitch, dub & illbient.
I first give you three tracks for a small listening impression:
1.) Son Of Schiwago
——————— Featuring the magnificent vocals of Cara McQueen this song has somehow slightly atmospheric & cinematic vibes.
2.) Cover Me With Joy
we can’t deny a little ‘Air’-influence on this one – a worn-out and crunchy dopebeat carries a symphonic organ thru a classic composition featuring the vocals of myself.
3.) Blue Corazón
—————— blue is the keyword here for the overall mood – a deep & melancholic jazzed-up song featuring cara’s outstanding voice again.
I hope these impressions give you a nice view on the overall sad vibes of ‘Sense‘ – tho ‘Sense‘ has way more tracks with vocals, there are some instrumental tunes (f.e. ‘Days Gone’, ‘Big Noise’) aswell. we also give away two tracks of ‘Sense‘ for free download: ‘Space Travel’ & ‘Whatelse Is Wrong’ !
it’s been quite a while since we’ve approached my mp3-abyssum, nearly one year ago exactly.
while digging thru old tapes I found another rare pearl of my very early recording and composingworks from 1995.
it stars my second dead alias ‘Floater‘ (read more about ‘Floater‘–> HERE! ) with the epic-10minute-dreamy-ambient-electropop tune ‘Shoreline‘ and it’s one of that tunes which unfortunately only exist on regular audiotape.
so please don’t expect high-end hifi sound!
inside my mp3 abyssum this track is found in the quadrants ‘Lonely Tunes‘ & ‘Totally Leftfield‘ – stilistic it’s a slow & smooth ambient electronica tune with lots of synthpads, a bright FM piano and far-died-away vocals in the background.
my dear readers,
it’s again time to pay tribute to yalls – 2012 is full, 2013 is already knockin’ and I again wanted to know which was yall favourite post of mine in 2012?
I used again the fantastic wordpress-stats-tool like I did last year.
so, here we go again with ‘Ħ Ξ Ŀ Ŀ’s Blogreaders Top Ten Posts of the Year 2012′!!
Number 10: Brandnu Remix!! 430 readers checked out a brandnu Remix I made for my mate Ralph Ruthe.
And the Winner is On Number 1: The oldest Oldie evarrr!!! 1040 (!!!) blogreaders can’t be wrong – they enjoyed a nostalgic blast from the past with the oldest oldie ever found in my music-vault, starring me & my brother with a selfwritten and played song from 1986.
thankyall’s for reading/listening/enjoying Ħ Ξ Ŀ Ŀ – hope to see yalls again in 2013! keep it all UP!
sincerely yours, luv,
Ho Ho Ho, my dear readers – it’s St. Nicholas Day, tiny snowflakes are already falling and it’s time for a very special free-giveaway I’ve got for yalls:
the very first $upra labelcompilation ‘This is $upra – Vol.I‘ is ready for free download!!
you should better grab it quick, coz it’s free only for a limited time (til jan013).
it’s already two years ago, that ‘This is $upra – Vol.I‘ was released with a lot of beautiful artists on it – want to know more details? click —> THIS WAY!!
download/stream/share ‘This is $upra – Vol.I’ on bandcamp!
(first click on ‘download‘ below, then click on ‘buy now‘, type ‘0,00‘ in the ‘name your price-field‘ and click on ‘download now‘ – note: free download only works for the complete compilation, not for single tracks!)
it’s time for another short release-reminder of the latest stuff on my little label $upra-Recordings!
1.) ’54NC7V4RY E.P.’ by ‘L064N 5′
————————————————– discover the magic realms of broken, wonky but chilled downtempo beats inside a retrofuturistic sci-fi atmo and grab the first official digital e.p. of my new sideproject ‘L064N 5‘ – btw: it’s still available for free download – but only til the end of 012!
2.) ‘So it is’ by ‘takt3′
—————————————— smooth, minimal, deep & emotional – the keywords for takt3‘s definition of house-music. checkout their second lonplayer ‘So it is‘ and experience it for yourself!
3.) ‘Mon Fil Rouge’ by ‘Pas De Parisiènnes’
here we go with another premiere: the first official album by french producer & $upra-Artist Pas De Parisiènnes aka jacques depot. if you have a gusto for deluxe french- and funky filter-house, this is your record!
4.) ‘A Small Entrance’ by ‘FX-INTRUDER’
——————————————————– last not least the second free-download-release in this release-reminder: the selected works of my very first sideproject ‘FX-INTRUDER’, consisting the nostalgic tunes I did from 92 – 00!
listen & download
thanks for listening, downloading & sharing! Turn on, Tune in, Drop out!
time for some more old shit – this time I’ve got 2 tunes from my dead sideproject ‘Annette Gratze‘ for you, created somewhere between 2001/02.
the last time I blogged a track of this sideproject here was already two years ago, so if you want to knowmore about ‘Annette Gratze‘, go on clickingTHIS WAY!
the first track I got for you was one of our latest sessionworks & it wasn’t part of our album ‘Words More in the Air‘.
Achnbach and me (who wrote and composed all tracks) sometimes lingered in the basement of their house and had sessions with various instruments. it was mostly improvised stuff without an defined structure. we jammed around, achnbach on guitar & me on synths & percussion and created this organic, slightly ill piece of cake – it somehow has an overall sloppy jazzy feeling to it so we named it after the place where it was created.
we later added additional electronics and annette’s ad-libs.
the ‘54NC7V4RY E.P.‘ (spelled: Sanctuary) is a smooth, dreamy & chilled downtempo 6 track E.P., but with also psychedelic and sometimes even obscure undertones.
some recommended tracks for quick listening:
the E.P. starts with a lovesong – ‘Jess‘ is a hommage to L064N’s heartthrob J3551C4 6.
the second tune named ‘Luv Horizon‘ is an ode to love itself!
track 5 ‘Retrogram‘ has a slightly sinister vibe to it – in the movie ‘Logans Run’ Logan loses 4 years on his lifeclock when the supervisory computer executes the procedure 033-03, finally known as Retrogram.
if you like what you hear, checkout/download/share the complete ‘54NC7V4RY E.P.‘ below on bandcamp – it’s free!! but only for one month! enjoy & thanks!
some good news for upcoming autumn: Matt & I (aka Ghosts in Disguise) did an etheral exclusive essential mix for our little beloved label ‘shhhh‘.
its features sounds & artists we love and which inspire us in our music. it goes from floating ambient over spaced glitch- and deep house straight into dreamy downtempo and has an overall shoegaze-vibe to it, which we love so much.
featured artists in this mix are f.e. M83, The Hundred in The Hands, Tycho, Dntel and many more.
listen/stream/download our mix here and grab it for free!
we’re gliding into september smoothly with a brandnu sideproject of mine – it’s settled somewhere in the glitchy and chilled realms of downtempo music and I named it ‘L064N 5‘.
some of you dear readers might know Logan 5 as the main character of the classic 1976′ movie ‘Logan’s Run‘ (in german: Flucht ins 23. Jahrhundert).
when I saw this movie for the first time in my life I was tender 8 years old and it had massive impact on me. the distopic vision of a totally controlled society, where nobody gets older than 30 years (to keep the population under control) scared & fascinated me at the same time.
years later when I saw ‘Logan’s Run‘ again it still had the same effect on me.
I remembered it when I was working on new stuff lately – the sounds where somehow sci-fi, yet chilled and calm, sometimes even a bit eerie and I decided to digest my impressions of the movie in my new project. L064N 5 was born.
come and checkoutL064N 5 on soundcloud! here are some sounds below vvvvv: L064N 5 – Z00M