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  • Coldcut X On-U Sound – Outside The Echo Chamber (Ahead Of Our Time)

    Sektion: Highlights

    Coldcut X On-U SoundColdcut (Matt Black & Jon More) und Adrian Sherwood – Chef des legendären On-U Sound-Labels – sind die perfekte Soundsymbiose und weitaus mehr als der übliche Zusammenschluss bekannter Weltstars zu einer Supergroup: Coldcut x On-U Sounds “Outside The Echo Chamber”, das via Ahead Of Our Time erscheint Kompletter Artikel →

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  • Hanni El Khatib – Savage Times (Ltd. Edition 3×10”)

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1608317 Hanni El Khatib’s first idea for his Savage Times project was to do something he’d never done before. Instead, he ended up doing …well, everything he’d never done before. He’d be playing new instruments, writing in unfamiliar new ways, opening himself up to an unrelenting stream of ideas and dedicating himself totally to pure musical instinct. And the result? 19 best-of-the-sessions songs,
    destined for vinyl release as a Limited Edition 10” LP Box Set, as well as the kind of creative revelations that only happen when you quit looking around and start looking ahead. Originally, he’d hoped to explode the lingering idea that he was simply a blues-rock guitar player, but that’s why Savage Times touches on everything from garage rock to punk to disco, hip-hop and even some unexpected solo-guitar self-portraiture. But on the way, he also exploded his own idea of what he could do—even maybe who he was, or would be. Savage Times was an experiment as well as an experience, that touched on some of the most personal, social & political elements to date.

    1. Baby’s OK
    2. Gonna Die Alone
    3. Born Brown
    4. Paralyzed
    5. Miracle
    6. Mangos & Rice
    7. Come Down
    8. No Way
    9. Mondo And His Makeup
    10. Gun Clap Hero
    11. Black Constellation
    12. So Dusty
    13. Till Your Rose Comes Home
    14. Hold Me Back
    15. Savage Times
    16. 1AM
    17. Peep Show
    18. This I Know
    19. Freak Freely Erhältlich ab 17.02.2017

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  • James Heather – Stories From Far Away On Piano (LP+MP3)

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1618502 Aufgrund der großen Nachfrage veröffentlicht Coldcut’s Label “Ahead Of Our Time” nun das wundervolle Debütalbum des zeitgenössischen britischen Pianisten James Heather auch auf Vinyl!

    Der zeitgenössische britische Pianist James Heather veröffentlichte 2007 sein Debütalbum „Stories From Far Away On Piano“ digital via Ahead Of Our Time – Coldcuts erstem Label und Spielplatz für freie Ausdrucksform und Experimentierfreude in der Labelfamilie von Ninja Tune. Nach dem großen Zuspruch von der internationalen Presse und knapp 15 Millionen Plays auf Spotify erscheint das Album nun auf Vinyl. An der Oberfläche wohnen diesen minimalistischen Solo-Piano-Stücken eine recht simple Schönheit inne, gleichwohl darunter eine noch viel stärkere Intensität simmert. Die emotionale Atmosphäre reicht von erschütternd und traurig hin zu optimistisch und faszinierend. Das Album versammelt Heathers Interpretationen zu aktuellen weltpolitischen Themen, von denen er in den Nachrichten erfährt, während er komponiert. Heather wuchs in Southampton auf, wo ihm einerseits sein Großvater das Komponieren und Manipulieren der Klaviersaiten beibrachte, während andererseits seine Oma auf Familienfeiern immer wieder gern verträumte Improvisationen in den Kasten klimperte. Seine ersten eigenen Kompositionen folgten bald im Alter von 11, inspiriert von einer großen Vorliebe für Debussy und Beethoven und entwickelten sich immer weiter, mit dem Geiste der Großeltern irgendwo im Unterbewusstsein. James Heather ist ein Pianist aus der neuen Schule „post-klassischer“ Künstler, die sich über die Jahre stets weiter entwickelt hat und dessen Erfolg durch Aushängeschilder wie Max Richter oder Nils Frahm noch beschleunigt wurde.

    – LP + DLD: Schwarze 180g Standard Vinyl inklusive Downloadcode. Erhältlich ab 04.05.2018

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  • Coldcut X On-U Sound – Kajra

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1611876 Coldcut und On-U Sound veröffentlichen 10-inch ihrer Neubearbeitung des Bollywood-Klassikers „Kajra“ via Ahead Of Our Time anlässlich der „30 Jahre Coldcut“ Jubiläumstour!

    Die neue Single „Kajra“ für das Shobhan Shah das Artwork gestaltete, bekommt in einem Remix-Paket die komplette Dub- und Rework-Behandlung verpasst: als Neugestaltung des Hindi-Urdu-Liebesliedes „Kajra Mohabbat Wala“, hat es Sängerin Hamsika Iyer zu Gast (die sonst auch in Bollywood-Produktionen oder beim Trance-Projekt Juno Reactor mitwirkt), die von dem legendären Gitarristen aus Mumbai, Babu Choudary, rekrutiert und aufgenommen wurde. Bestrebt von dem Willen, an etwas zu arbeiten, das den Geist der Bollywood-Musik einfängt, schlug Babu, der mit der ursprünglich aus Mumbai stammenden Frau von Coldcuts Matt Black befreundet ist, diesen Song vor. Die Single beinhaltet einen ausgedehnten 10“-Mix, einen „Maximum“-Dub, einen „Cosmic“-Dub und ein Acapella. Sherwood zeigt sich beim Auflegen des Songs begeistert von den Reaktionen des Publikums und die Albumversion wurde von Bobby Friction im BBC Asian Network geplaylistet.

    – Schwarzes Heavyweight 10” Vinyl inklusive Downloadcode Erhältlich ab 27.10.2017

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  • Mouse On Mars – Dimensional People (LP+MP3)

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1618014 Mouse on Mars’ Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner return with their most
    inventive album to date, Dimensional People. The electronic music pioneers
    have been critically acclaimed for their playful and inventive sound and
    production techniques on releases spanning from the early ‘90s to now. In
    demand from a surprising array of artists their most recent contributions are
    featured on the Grammy award winning album Sleep Well Beast by The
    National.
    The duo are joined on Dimensional People by an impressive list of guests
    : Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Aaron and Bryce Dessner (The National), Zach
    Condon (Beirut), Spank Rock, Swamp Dogg, Eric D. Clarke, Lisa Hannigan,
    Amanda Blank, Sam Amidon, Ensemble Musikfabrik, and about 20 more
    musical collaborators. The cast of characters are as unique as they are vast,
    clearly a rich quarry for the prodigious duo.
    Dimensional People is by it’s nature a collaborative album. Originally
    premiering as a spatial composition using object-based mixing technology
    playing with the possibilities of sonic design (4D Sound) and collective
    musicianship, the recording expands upon these ideas. Dimensional People
    expresses itself as a dynamic 50-piece orchestra, telling a story in sound.
    Mouse on Mars offer sound as a means to encourage open-minded societies,
    aided by cutting-edge technology including their own MoMinstruments
    music software or a spatial mixing technique called object based mixing,
    with which a spatial version of the work was created. It is a conceptual
    puzzle composed around one harmonic spectrum within one rhythmic
    scheme, mostly in the tempo of 145bpm (inspired by Chicago footwork,
    so the dance ?oor is not entirely absent). Looking ahead, Dimensional
    People will also be realized through installation, presenting the work as an
    immersive listening experience, as well as performance.

    Tracklisting
    1. Dimensional People Part I
    2. Dimensional People Part II
    3. Dimensional People Part III
    4. Foul Mouth
    5. Aviation
    6. Parliament of Aliens Part I
    7. Daylight
    8. Tear To My Eye
    9. Parliament of Aliens Part II
    10. Parliament of Aliens Part III
    11. Résumé
    12. Sidney in a Cup

    Mouse on Mars are joined by Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), Aaron
    and Bryce Dessner (The National), Zach Condon (Beirut), Spank
    Rock, Sam Amidon, and many more on their most inventive
    album to date
    LP version pressed on virgin vinyl packaged with 8 page full
    color 11” x 11” booklet and free download card. CD version in
    mini-LP style gatefold package.
    A limited supply of vinyl is pressed on random color “mashup” vinyl. During pressing a divider is put in the vinyl hopper
    separating up to 4 colors, then each time a new biscuit is made
    it draws from a different section. Making each record different
    from the last!
    Mouse on Mars are featured on the Grammy award winning
    album Sleep Well Beast by The National
    Full N. American press campaign being run by Pitch Perfect PR
    Mouse on Mars will tour extensively with appearances
    already confrmed at Moogfest, MusicNOW, Eaux Claires, and
    Michelberger Music festivals
    First single “Dimensional People Part III” (featuring Justin
    Vernon) quickly selected by Pitchfork as Best New Track and
    chosen for the New York Times playlist
    “Once again, Toma and St. Werner have molded a perfect world
    for their featured guest—and for themselves.”
    – Pitchfork (Best New Track) Erhältlich ab 13.04.2018

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  • Brokeback – Illinois River Valley Blues (LP+MP3)

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1607954 A sense of place has been essential to the music of Brokeback since guitarist/bassist
    Douglas McCombs frst launched the project in 1995. Initially conceived as a solo
    outlet, the Chicago group has taken on new dimensions over the past two decades,
    morphing from the lean, pastoral ambience of the frst album, Field Recordings
    from the Cook County Water Table, to the more muscular, taut arrangements
    and dynamic swells of the last release, Brokeback and the Black Rock, for which
    McCombs assembled a new quartet lineup. Each album develops with exacting
    detail, revealing McCombs’s gift for dialing in the essence of a mood, feeling, or
    distant locale with a handful of reverb-laden guitar tones, elegant and sustained,
    strategically placed and sparingly deployed. The instrumental landscapes he creates
    on Illinois River Valley Blues are utterly transportive, evoking familiar open-frontier
    soundtracks and charting out new sonic territory.
    McCombs’s singular approach to guitar and bass, characteristic of his work with
    Tortoise, is expertly enhanced here by James Elkington (Tweedy, Steve Gunn) on
    second guitar (moving over from drums on the last record). The two salute one of
    McCombs’s favorite bands, Television, with latticed dual leads on the stately yet
    aggressive “On the Move and Vanishing,” while Elkington’s subtle layers of pedal
    steel and organ burnish more ruminative forays like “Andalusia, IL” and “Ursula.”
    Their intertwining ?ights are anchored by the sturdy yet versatile rhythm team of
    bassist Pete Croke (Exit Verse, Tight Phantomz) and drummer Areif Sless-Kitain
    (the Eternals), the newest member of Brokeback.
    Thematically this is McCombs’s most personal offering yet, re?ecting on his early
    years growing up along the Illinois River corridor between Peoria and Chicago.
    Though the inspiration is McCombs’s, the execution is wholly a group effort. With
    the same instrumentation and mostly the same lineup as the previous album, the
    band stretches its leader’s eternal fascination with the roots of American guitar
    music in bold new directions. A serpentine mystique runs through “Rise, Fernanda,
    Rise!,” and “Cairo Levee” conjures a desert atmosphere closer to the Sahara than
    the American southwest. Side one of the album closes with a moody, meditative
    take on “Spanish Venus,” a ballad written by cornetist and sometime Brokeback
    collaborator Rob Mazurek (Chicago Underground, Exploding Star Orchestra). “I
    could hear Brokeback doing the tune from the moment I heard him workshopping
    it with Pulsar Quartet at a little cocktail bar in Logan Square,” says McCombs.
    Several songs feature lush, multi-layered vocals by Amalea Tshilds (the Paulina
    Hollers), who made a deep impression on McCombs with a spellbinding a cappella
    performance a couple years ago. “I often imagine female vocals on Brokeback
    records, but I wanted it to be someone that I have personal history with, someone
    who can nail it, not to mention someone who I know digs the music,” he says.
    “That’s why Mary Hansen (Stereolab) sang on all those earlier records and why I
    wanted Lea for this.”
    Illinois River Valley Blues is a winding, wistful travelogue that not only captures
    darker textures but mines their depths. That’s been part of McCombs’s vision for
    Brokeback from the start: “To me a song is not worth writing if it doesn’t have a
    strong sense of melancholy,” he says

    TRACK LISTING:
    1. Ride Ahead and Light
    the Way For Me
    2. Cairo Levee
    3. The Canyons of Illinois
    4. Andalusia, IL
    5. Spanish Venus
    6. On the Move and Vanishing
    7. Rise, Fernanda, Rise!
    8. Ursula
    9. The Strollers’ Memorial
    10. Night Falls on Chillicothe

    SALES POINTS
    Brokeback is the longstanding project of Douglas McCombs.
    McCombs is a member of Tortoise, Eleventh Dream Day, The
    Sea and Cake, and Pullman, and has worked with Tom Ze,
    Azita Youseff, Will Oldham, Calexico and Yo La Tengo
    The current Brokeback quartet lineup features McCombs
    joined by James Elkington (Tweedy, Steve Gunn), Pete
    Croke (Exit Verse, Tight Phantomz), and Areif Sless-Kitain
    (The Eternals)
    Illinois River Valley Blues was produced by John McEntire
    (Stereolab, Yo La Tengo)
    Album photography by Sam Prekop (The Sea and Cake)
    Brokeback will tour extensively throughout the year
    The album features guest vocals from Amalea Tshilds (the
    Paulina Hollers) and a cover of a Rob Mazurek written ballad
    (Chicago Underground, Exploding Star Orchestra)
    “for anyone who appreciates an outstanding rhythm section
    pushing interesting song structures, topped with emotionrich storytelling that’s done through a guitar”
    – Premier Guitar
    “… at its center it’s all ragged glory, guys banging out riffs
    and solos, a clear-cut delve into the rock frmament. You can
    practically feel the band members blowing the dust off their
    old plaid shirts and cracking open a six pack” – Pitchfork Erhältlich ab 24.02.2017

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  • Mitarbeiter-Charts 2016

    Sektion: Features

    Mitarbeiter-Charts 2016Das Jahr 2016 neigt sich dem Ende entgegen. Aus diesem Grund haben wir wieder einige der Mitarbeiter von Groove Attack, Rough Trade Distribution und GoodToGo befragt, was ihre ganz persönlichen Highlights aus Musik & Film der vergangenen zwölf Monate waren. Nachfolgend sind ihre Antworten aufgelistet. Gleichzeitig möchten wir die Gelegenheit nutzen und uns bei allen Geschäftspartnern, Medienpartnern, Labels und Freunden für ein erfolgreiches Jahr und die tolle Kompletter Artikel →

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