This label is featured in Update #090:
Mount Kimbie, John Roberts, Neville Watson, Tricky
Things have definitely got going for 2013 as we say goodbye to May. Mount Kimbie's much anticipated second album certainly didn't disappoint, Steffi's Panorama Bar mix will be one we cherish for a while, as well as artist albums from John Roberts, Tricky, Abe more...
m=minimal forges forth with its series honouring the much under-appreciated Ernstalbrecht Stiebler, the 23-minute 'Ton in Ton' performed by Ensemble Modern is followed by the three-part organ composition 'Torsi' as well as 1968's 'Betonungen'. Classical minimalism done with extreme delicacy and intensity.
This label is featured in Update #087:
Voigt & Voigt, Jamie Lidell, Dadub, L-Vis 1990
Oh, February, where art thy days? Well, the month may have been short, but our selection suggests otherwise with great exclusives (Raíz! L-Vis 1990!), amazing albums (Dadub, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Jamie Lidell, Wraetlic, Trus'me, Lusine, Mano Le Tough, 2x Voigt & more...
We're incredibly stoked that m=minimal have re-release this seminal work by Conrad Schnitzler after 35 years. 'Ballet Statique' is an absolutely breathtaking album of analogue explorations, from tight micro-rhythms of 'Zug' to cosmic sweeps of 'Metall I' and the gut-trembling 'Black Nails'. Truly stunning.
Recorded in 1978 by Tangerine Dream's Peter Baumann, 'Ballet Statique' is yet another rediscovered masterpiece from Conrad Schnitzler's vast and adventurous body of work. Reissued by the highly collectible m=minimal label, this is pure reductionist synth goodness for fans of Oneohtrix Point Never and the like.
Late synth legend Conrad Schnitzler receives a worthy tribute at the hands of artists such as Pole, Borngräber & Strüver, and Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer, who deliver two epic and very diverse takes - one a nicely meandering piece of minimalistic techno, one jazzed-up dub electronica. Excellent!
This label is featured in Update #080:
Âme, Shackleton, Oxia, Claro Intelecto
Extensive polling shows May firmly leading the race for the world's favourite month and we hope it's been treating you kindly. At zero" we certainly can't complain, with a volley of great music having been flung our way in the past 31 days: Fantastic more...
Selected as Label of week #21
This label is featured in Update #072:
Elektro Guzzi, Marcel Dettmann, Sepalcure, Surkin
If you are based on the planet's northern hemisphere like we are, chances are you're either looking for a melancholic soundtrack to the greyness outside or some cheerful music to counter its adverse effects right now. Either way, this month's releases more...
Known as a member of post-krautrock outfit Kreidler Andreas Reihse delivers this rare outing as a solo artist on Berlin's adventurous m=minimal imprint. Long and hypnotic, percussion-driven tracks imbue the spirit of early Kraftwerk with a club-compatible vibe. Excellent album.
This label is featured in Update #068:
Berghain 05, Total 12, Balam Acab, Stereo MC's
You could literally hear the jolts and jostles of the music industry's shifting into gear last week: From a quiet holiday mode to the bustle and hustle of what should be an intensely busy autumn season. If you're still in a tranquil summer mindset you might more...
This label is featured in Podcast #042:
This label is featured in Update #059:
Instra:mental, Art Department, Panda Bear
The resurgence of classic electro was a surprising trend this month - check Instra:mental's stunning album below - but really fans of all styles and genres should have something to drool over, with Robag Wruhme, Kode9, Panda Bear, Art Department, Burial, more...
This label is featured in Update #058:
Wolfram, Zodiac Free Arts Club, Gatto Fritto
Whether you'll be spending your Easter holidays on a sunny beach or on a darkened dance-floor, our selection this week should have something in store for you: Cosmic electronica from the likes of Argy (under his new Zodiac Free Arts Club guise), Conrad more...
This label is featured in Update #029:
Total 11, Shed, Matthew Dear
Until very recently August was known as the music industry's 'dead season' - the one month of the year where you could safely pack up and head for the beach without risking to miss any essential releases. This newsletter is proof as to how much times have more...