Music Sans Frontiers is a charity compilation on Posthuman’s Balkan Vinyl label to donate the Doctors Without Borders. This organisation is better known under their French name Médecins Sans Frontières hence the nice album title. MSF is a non-profit organisation to provide medical help in countries to victims of war.
The compilation consists of some excellent and exclusive tracks by Plaid, Posthuman, B12, Milanese, Global Goon, Jokers Of The Scene and many others. The intention of this compilation is to donate for the MSF and collect at least 2.000 GBP. All profits go to MSF. You can name your price for this compilation, download for free or pay whatever you want to pay.
10 years after the incredible Observe debut album Allan Richmond now releases his fourth album titled Binary under his moniker Verbose. Actually it still sounds like Verbose and that’s good. No experiments, no surprises, no disappointment – excellent!
Kypseli is an area in Athens and Keep Shelly a pun on this district. I have never been to Athens or even Greece so I don’t know what’s so special on Kypseli. Maybe it’s just a declaration of love from KSIA members Sarah P and RPR to their home district.
Superb new compliation containing remixes Clark has done for Massive Attack, Depeche Mode, Amon Tobin, Maximo Park an many others as well as some Clark tracks remixed by Bibio and Nathan Fake. And great artwork too.
Quinoline Yellow with a superb 55 track mix comprising a lot of my electronic music heroes like Mr. 76ix, Alder and Elius, Aphex Twin, Autechre, Tatamax (one of Luke Williams’ aka Quinoline Yellow’s guises), Jega, µ-Ziq, Gescom etc. – full track list below.
Listen and download:
1. Future Sound of London – Lifeforms (Path 6)
2. The KLF – Brownsville Turnaround On The Tex-Mex Border
3. Steven Wright – I Have a Pony
4. Curve – Falling Free (Aphex Twin Remix)
5. Mr. 76ix – Gasmask
6. Stars of the Lid – Music for Twin Peaks Episode #30
7. Yee King – E20 Crunch
8. Mixmaster Morris – Playing Around With Sound
9. Alder and Elius – Bionic Vagina
10. Aphex Twin – Next Heap With
11. Potential Bad Boy – Side C (Untitled)
12. Luke Slater’s 7th Palin – Seeing Sense
13. Delia Derbyshire – Blue Veils and Golden Sands
14. The Shamen – Re:Evolution (acapella vox (edit))
15. Hell Interface – Trapped
16. Scanner – Untitled
17. Autechre – pt2ph8
18. Terry Thomas – Bring Back The Cat
19. Boggie Down Productions – Criminal Minded
20. Aphex Twin – Untitled
21. Ovuca – Festival
22. Squarepusher – Kill Robok
23. Sun Electric – Entrance
24. Potential Bad Boy – Work The Box
25. Engineers without Fears – Spiritual Aura
26. Gappa G & Hypa Hypa – Information Centre (DJ Ron Remix)
27. Dead Dread – Dread Bass
28. Astrobotnia – Hallo
29. New Decade – No Worries
30. Tatamax – Rung
31. X-Project – Jah Set It
32. Derek & Clive – Celebrity Suicide
33. Jega – Phlax
34. Extract from ‘The Shining’
35. The Hafler Trio – Kill The King
36. Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto – Siisx
37. The Orb – Majestic
38. Tatamax – No one Ate Turkey That Year
39. Dylan Thomas – If I were Tickled by the Rub of Love
40. Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster and Panaiotis – Nike
41. µ-Ziq – Iesope
42. The Gasman – Horses on Ice
43. Solar X – Xiao Jie
44. B-Jam – Funkula
45. Bochum Welt – Leafs Brought by The Wind
46. Lovebug Starski – Say What You Wanna Say
47. Boards of Canada – The Colour of The Fire
48. Fennesz – Onsay
49. The Conet Project – 5 Dashes
50. Nav Katze – Ziggy (Aphex Twin Mix #1)
51. Wevie Stonder – Autopilot
52. Alder and Elius – Avatar Blackwolf
53. Gescom – Self Impersonation (Pharoid Remix)
54. Future Sound of London – Dirty Shadows
55. Tatamax – Tash
8 years after ‘Smash’ Jackson Fourgeaud aka Jackson & His Computer Band (a band doesn’t actually exist) will release the successor ‘Glow’ at the beginning of September. ‘Smash’ was +spatze.com record of the year in 2005 and the first two tracks from the new album sound very promising.
3. Dead Living Things
4. G.I. Jane (Fill Me Up)
6. Blood Bust
8. Arp #1
Moderat will release their second album II in July/August after the highly acclaimed self-titled debut album, which was also +spatze.com record of the year 2009. And it’s going to be another epic release as it contains the right mixture of electronic and pop music, instrumentals and tracks with lyrics. Expect not to get bored!
The first single Bad Kingdom is a wonderful bassy garage influenced pop track with Sascha Ring’s eclectic singing. II has some wonderful instrumental tracks with Versions, Ilona and the 10 minutes bombast track Milk. Let In The Light is a relaxing and melodic 2-Step track joined by (initially distorted) beautiful melancholic vocals. Therapy plays with IDM and dubstep elements and self-deprecating vocals (blablabla) and I play it over and over again. This Time rounds this album out and leaves you with a contented, happy feeling.
Excellent first half year for you electronic music lovers out there. The Black Dog, Thom Yorke, Autechre, Boards of Canada etc. all came up with new fantastic releases and there is even more in the pipe. Gold Panda will release’ Half Of Where You Live’ but I am not so sure after the disappointing Trust EP. I am more excited about Zomby’s new double album ‘With Love’. CD1 has already leaked and it’s a killer (half-)release with a mixture of very different styles. The two drum’n'bass tracks Overdose and 777 are massive – the best d’n'b tracks in ages!
Coming back to the present. I am currently enjoying Jon Hopkins ‘Immunity’ very much. I knew him for his collaboration work with Brian Eno and the soundtrack for ‘Monsters’ which was good but not remarkable. That changed with ‘Immunity’, teaser of this excellent album here:
Interesting new project by Dylan Richards aka King Cannibal, who was known for decent drum’n'bass or dubstep releases on Ninja Tune. I am not really a big fan of Ninja Tune with some exceptions like its founders Coldcut and Amon Tobin. Since moving to Berlin Richards’ sound is influenced by glacial Germanic techno which makes ‘Kill the Lights’ a listening pleasure under his new moniker House of Black Lanterns. A lovely dark sound with ambient-dub-techno-IDM soundscapes, some of which remind me to early stuff from The Black Dog., e.g. in track 6 Never Sleep Again.