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  • Kamaal Williams – The Return (Black Focus)

    Sektion: Highlights

    Kamaal WilliamsAls Mitglied des Jazz-Duos Yussef Kamaal definierte Kamaal Wiliams aka Henri Wu mit dem Meisterwerk “Black Focus” experimentelle Fusion-Sounds neu. Nun legt er sein Soloalbum “The Return” auf dem neu gegründeten Label Black Focus Records vor! “The Return” ist die logische Entwicklung von “Black Focus”. Kamaal Williams gräbt sich mit seinem Keyboard durch visionäre Jazz-Einflüsse und vermengt sie mit Strukturen, Sounds und Signalen aus den Kompletter Artikel →

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  • Black To Comm – Before After (LP+MP3)

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1657153 Black To Comm masterfully manipulates sound, his alterations rendering sources unidentifable and serving as a sort of portal to new realities. Composer Marc Richter collapses the past, present and future of recorded music into kaleidoscopic pieces that transcend genre, bristling with detail, an intense sensory sonic experience.Before Aftercharts a hallucinogenic journey through polar extremes of emotion and to the outer reaches of sound, a perfect companion to the darker Seven Horses For Seven Kings. Before After was written during the same sessions that gave birth to Richter’s recent, highly acclaimed, Seven Horses For Seven Kings. The intentionally crafted companion pieces mine similar raw sonic materials to yield radically different results. Where Seven Horses was a dark work focused on anger and desperation, Before After fnds faint glimmers of hope in the same sources. By reappraising the past, Richter divines new futures, opening up parallel timelines and sonic universes. The album bookends the current phase of Richter’s output as Black To Comm, a decisive statement piece that leaves the future of the project tantalisingly open-ended. Limited edition one time press.

    SALES POINTS
    “An immersive sonic journey… Richter’s sonic collage does not stop on his sound design processes or the use of samples. Black to Comm is a much more complex beast” - PopMatters

    “an extraordinarily complex record it terms of genre, emotion and sonics. It’s refned sensibility does not prevent it from reaching great heights and stirring passions” - Wire

    Black to Comm is touring Europe with The Body this summer.

    Black to Comm released his Thrill Jockey debut Seven Horses For Seven Kings earlier this year to cirtical acclaim.

    Richter has collaborated with highly acclaimed visual artists Mike Kelley, Ho Tzu Nyen, Seb Patane, and Thomas Baldischwyler & has presented commissioned multi- channel pieces at the Kubus Hall at ZKM

    Karlsruhe and INAGRM’s Acousmonium in Paris.

    Has also collaborated with musicians David Aird (Vindicatrix), Jonna Karanka (Kuupuu), Guido Möbius, Ulf Schütte (Datashock, Phantom Horse), Jan Anderzen
    (Kemialliset Ystävät, Tomutonttu), Rutger Zuydervelt (Machinefabriek), Christopher Kline (Wooden Veil), Mike Weis (Zelienople)

    Marc Richter owns and curates the Dekorder label.

    12” EP pressed on virgin vinyl and packaged with a free download card.

    “an impressive balancing act evident of an artist in complete command of his medium” - The Quietus

    TRACK LISTING:
    1. États-Unis
    2. His Bristling Irascibility (Mirror Blues)
    3. They Said Sleep
    4. Océans
    5. Eden-Olympia
    6. Othering
    7. The Seven Of Horses
    8. Perfume Sample Erhältlich ab 12.07.2019 Getaggt mit:
  • Iron Monkey – 9-13 (Black LP+MP3)

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1611598 Cult UK doom/sludge outfit IRON MONKEY return with 9-13, their first new full-length in almost two decades. After disbanding in 1999 due to the death of their original singer J.P. Morrow, the group has reformed for phase two of their mission. Recorded in their hometown of Nottingham in Spring 2017 A.D. with producer Johnny A. Carter, 9-13 is 9 songs and 48 minutes of total nihilism. Now older, more cynical and more isolationist, IRON MONKEY are back to usurp the scene, then crush its skull. Without question, their most focused, aggressive and direct material to date, 9-13 is an all-out assault of violent hatred and nightmarish negativity. Recommended listening for fans of pain, suffering, and misanthropy.

    Recommended if you like: Eyehategod, Grief, Bongzilla, Electric Wizard, Weedeater, Church Of Misery Erhältlich ab 20.10.2017

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  • Kamaal Williams – New Heights / Snitches Brew (12”+MP3)

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1622613 Nach einem fantastischen ersten Jahr für sein neu gegründetes Label Black Focus mit den Debütalben von Kamaal Williams und Mansur Brown, legt Henru Wu eine 12" mit zwei brandneuen Stücken auf. Das von Darkhouse Family (Don Leisure & Earl Jeffers) co-produzierte "New Heights" filtert den typischen Kamaal Williams-Sound durch hypnotische Hip-Hop-Gefilde, während die Flipside erstklassige Wah-Wah-Psychedelia liefert. Wie Yelfris Valdés, Kamaals enger Freund und Kollaborateur, sagt: "This ain't jazz no more...". Erhältlich ab 25.01.2019 Getaggt mit:
  • Mansur Brown – Shiroi

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1621566 Man erwähnt nicht oft Jimi Hendrix und Trap Music in einem Satz. Oder Brixton und George Benson. Aber Mansur Brown verkörpert sie alle. Er war integraler Bestandteil des bahnbrechenden Yussef Kamaal-Albums "Black Focus" und veröffentlicht nun auf Kamaal Williams' gleichnamigem Label sein Debütalbum. Was Thundercat seine Bassgitarre und Robert Glasper seine Keyboards sind, ist dem 21-jährigen Wunderkind aus South-East-London seine Gitarre. Willkommen in Shiroi. Erhältlich ab 30.11.2018 Getaggt mit:
  • Mansur Brown – Shiroi (LP+MP3)

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1621567 Man erwähnt nicht oft Jimi Hendrix und Trap Music in einem Satz. Oder Brixton und George Benson. Aber Mansur Brown verkörpert sie alle. Er war integraler Bestandteil des bahnbrechenden Yussef Kamaal-Albums "Black Focus" und veröffentlicht nun auf Kamaal Williams' gleichnamigem Label sein Debütalbum. Was Thundercat seine Bassgitarre und Robert Glasper seine Keyboards sind, ist dem 21-jährigen Wunderkind aus South-East-London seine Gitarre. Willkommen in Shiroi. Erhältlich ab 30.11.2018 Getaggt mit:
  • Kamaal Williams – The Return

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1618666 “The Return” ist die logische Entwicklung von “Black Focus”. Kamaal Williams gräbt sich mit seinem Keyboard durch visionäre Jazz-Einflüsse und vermengt sie mit Strukturen, Sounds und Signalen aus den damit übersättigten Straßen Londons. Der an klassische 70er Fusion-Werke von Lonnie Liston Smith und Roy Ayers erinnernde Keyboard-Sound wird von ungehobelten Hip-Hop-Rhythmen und Cut-Up-Arrangements aktueller Piratensender gestützt. Progressiv, funky, cosmic, forschend und ungezwungen musikalisch – das ist das Klangbild eines Musikers, der sein Können in stets aufregende neue Formen verfeinert. Während in den USA Kamasi Washington und Thundercat einen gänzlich neuen Dialog zwischen Jazz und Hip-Hop begonnen haben und damit junge, neue Hörer begeistern konnten, sind es in London Ausnahmetalente wie Ezra Collective, Ruby Rushton, Shabaka Hutchings oder eben Kamaal Williams, die hier das gleiche tun. “The Return” ist beides zugleich: Rückkehr und Veredelung eines der aufregendsten musikalischen Londoner Trends der letzten Jahre, dessen Vorläufer Yussef Kamaal waren. Erhältlich ab 25.05.2018

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  • Kamaal Williams – The Return (180g LP+MP3)

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1618667 “The Return” ist die logische Entwicklung von “Black Focus”. Kamaal Williams gräbt sich mit seinem Keyboard durch visionäre Jazz-Einflüsse und vermengt sie mit Strukturen, Sounds und Signalen aus den damit übersättigten Straßen Londons. Der an klassische 70er Fusion-Werke von Lonnie Liston Smith und Roy Ayers erinnernde Keyboard-Sound wird von ungehobelten Hip-Hop-Rhythmen und Cut-Up-Arrangements aktueller Piratensender gestützt. Progressiv, funky, cosmic, forschend und ungezwungen musikalisch – das ist das Klangbild eines Musikers, der sein Können in stets aufregende neue Formen verfeinert. Während in den USA Kamasi Washington und Thundercat einen gänzlich neuen Dialog zwischen Jazz und Hip-Hop begonnen haben und damit junge, neue Hörer begeistern konnten, sind es in London Ausnahmetalente wie Ezra Collective, Ruby Rushton, Shabaka Hutchings oder eben Kamaal Williams, die hier das gleiche tun. “The Return” ist beides zugleich: Rückkehr und Veredelung eines der aufregendsten musikalischen Londoner Trends der letzten Jahre, dessen Vorläufer Yussef Kamaal waren. Erhältlich ab 25.05.2018

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  • Aseethe – Throes (LP+MP3)

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1651686 Aseethe’sThroes is a work of corrosive beauty and colossal weight. The trio of guitarist/vocalist Brian Barr, drummer Eric Diercks, and bassist/vocalist Noah Koester craft tectonic slabs of doom through minimalist approaches to composition. Minutely selected textures built on simplistic, repetitive motifs become mountainous. With each cycle of repetition, their towering riffs, bludgeoning drums, and inhuman howls become increasingly hypnotic and reveal subtle intricacies. The recursive nature of their songs coupled with their glacial pacing make masterful use of restraint to create moments of genuine surprise. Throes was recorded at Steve Albini’s Chicago studio Electrical Audio by Shane Hochstetler (Jon Mueller, Northless). Aseethe drew from their expertise in utilizing noise and drones to develop a sonic world uniquely their own, dually aesthetic and foreboding. Barr, , who composed and arranged the bulk of the music, drew inspiration from his recent solo work live-scoring films, relying on instinct as a compositional tool to interplay with the rigid structures throughout. Aseethe remains one of the most distinctive and relentless forces in heavy music operating today. Through their ability to constantly evolve and incorporate new sounds and disparate influences into their music, they stand at the vanguard of forward thinking bands like labelmates The Body and SUMAC. Throes is Aseethe at their most daring and focused, building monuments of anguish while thrusting into the void.

    TRACK LISTING:
    1. Throes
    2. To Victory
    3. Suffocating Burden
    4. No Realm
    5. Our Worth Is the New Measure

    SALES POINTS
    Aseethe will be touring both the US with Primitive Man and Europe with Vile Creature around the release of Throes.
    Aseethe have toured with Boris, Hell, Yob, Converge, The Body, SUMAC, Thou, Horseback, Inter Arma & more.
    Throes was recorded at Steve Albini’s Chicago studio Electrical Audio by Shane Hochstetler (Jon Mueller, Northless).
    Limited amount presed on white color vinyl.
    “Tremendous sound, one built through deconstructive self-restraint and a preservation principle that mirrors the members’ deep interests and concerns about the state of our planet.” - Noisey“
    Aseethe paint an image of a landscape in a state of irreparable decay” - Invisible Organges
    Ambient, noise and drone have been as much a part of their sound as any doom influence –Aseethe .. might not be as extreme as Khanate or Burning Witch, but their post-metal pummel is as physical as it gets. - Metal Hammer
    LP pressed on virgin vinyl, packaged in jacket with flooded black pocket, and free download coupon. Erhältlich ab 17.05.2019 Getaggt mit:
  • Aseethe – Throes (Ltd. White LP+MP3)

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1651687 Aseethe’sThroes is a work of corrosive beauty and colossal weight. The trio of guitarist/vocalist Brian Barr, drummer Eric Diercks, and bassist/vocalist Noah Koester craft tectonic slabs of doom through minimalist approaches to composition. Minutely selected textures built on simplistic, repetitive motifs become mountainous. With each cycle of repetition, their towering riffs, bludgeoning drums, and inhuman howls become increasingly hypnotic and reveal subtle intricacies. The recursive nature of their songs coupled with their glacial pacing make masterful use of restraint to create moments of genuine surprise. Throes was recorded at Steve Albini’s Chicago studio Electrical Audio by Shane Hochstetler (Jon Mueller, Northless). Aseethe drew from their expertise in utilizing noise and drones to develop a sonic world uniquely their own, dually aesthetic and foreboding. Barr, , who composed and arranged the bulk of the music, drew inspiration from his recent solo work live-scoring films, relying on instinct as a compositional tool to interplay with the rigid structures throughout. Aseethe remains one of the most distinctive and relentless forces in heavy music operating today. Through their ability to constantly evolve and incorporate new sounds and disparate influences into their music, they stand at the vanguard of forward thinking bands like labelmates The Body and SUMAC. Throes is Aseethe at their most daring and focused, building monuments of anguish while thrusting into the void.

    TRACK LISTING:
    1. Throes
    2. To Victory
    3. Suffocating Burden
    4. No Realm
    5. Our Worth Is the New Measure

    SALES POINTS
    Aseethe will be touring both the US with Primitive Man and Europe with Vile Creature around the release of Throes.
    Aseethe have toured with Boris, Hell, Yob, Converge, The Body, SUMAC, Thou, Horseback, Inter Arma & more.
    Throes was recorded at Steve Albini’s Chicago studio Electrical Audio by Shane Hochstetler (Jon Mueller, Northless).
    Limited amount presed on white color vinyl.
    “Tremendous sound, one built through deconstructive self-restraint and a preservation principle that mirrors the members’ deep interests and concerns about the state of our planet.” - Noisey“
    Aseethe paint an image of a landscape in a state of irreparable decay” - Invisible Organges
    Ambient, noise and drone have been as much a part of their sound as any doom influence –Aseethe .. might not be as extreme as Khanate or Burning Witch, but their post-metal pummel is as physical as it gets. - Metal Hammer
    LP pressed on virgin vinyl, packaged in jacket with flooded black pocket, and free download coupon. Erhältlich ab 17.05.2019 Getaggt mit:
  • Nick Waterhouse – Nick Waterhouse (180g LP+MP3)

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1623099 Nick Waterhouse grew up in a coastal town near Long Beach, CA. It was a serene setting: the ocean stretching out for miles to the North and South, manicured lawns, two-story homes, long swathes of concrete highway, fast food chains and mega malls. He was there for two decades. Then, he left. He found a home in his early 20s in San Francisco, working at record stores alongside a collective of likeminded young crate-diggers and 45 collectors. And then he started making his own records: “Time’s All Gone” in 2012, “Holly” in 2014, and “Never Twice” in 2016. These were evocative albums, steeped in a perfectionism and clarity of vision that informed every choice, from the studios to the players, the arrangements to the album art. Everything, deliberately designed and purposeful, bubbling over with power and feeling. And as those records rolled out into the world, Waterhouse found a dedicated audience of his own as well as a bevy of influential champions and collaborators, including garage-rock mystic Ty Segall, retro-futurist R&B bandleader Leon Bridges and the LA-based quartet Allah-Las, whose first two albums he meticulously produced and played on. There is a “Waterhouse Sound” and it comes from both the man and the method — recording everything on magnetic tape, through analog equipment, and playing live (!), eyeball to eyeball, whenever possible. Now, he’s finished his fourth album. He’s calling it “Nick Waterhouse.” And whether intentional or not, it is perhaps his most reflective — and reflexive — album, employing all of the mature production techniques learned throughout his professional career while retaining a viscous edge that allows it to land with colossal impact — more raw, heavy and overtly confrontational than anything he’s made before. “Nick Waterhouse” was recorded at the finest working studio in Los Angeles, Electro Vox Recorders, and co-produced by Paul Butler (The Bees, Michael Kiwanuka, Devendra Banhart), the master of all things warm, rich and wooly. Nick’s songs here are personal, but personal in the way that “Please Mr. Postman,” “What’s Going On” and “Cathy’s Clown” are — intimate, direct, yet still malleable enough for listeners to suffuse their own life stories into the mix. The album is thick with talented players, including Andres Rentaria, Paula Henderson and the staggering, howling saxophone of Mando Dorame. All of the new Waterhouse songs sound big. Brawny and muscular. The lyrics are suspicious, outraged and, at times, very vulnerable (muscle is just flesh, after all). Waterhouse uses an economy of words to deliver complex, coded messages. He offers up equal parts criticism of the time we live in and innate human flaws. He paints relationships under the cover of darkness, slashing through neo-noir fantasies that are romantic, blood-spattered and bracingly aware of the powerlessness felt among people, amid the rapid onslaught of commercialism and technological progress. And, as has become his signature, he throws in a tune written by a close friend. On this record, he covers “I Feel an Urge Coming On” in tribute to the song’s author, Nick’s own mentor and collaborator Joshie Jo Armstead, who wrote music with Ray Charles and sang as both an Ikette and Raelette in the ’60s and ’70s. He’s four albums in, but it makes sense that this specific record is the one that takes his name. You can really here Nick on this one. Not just the band. Not just the songs. Not just the sound. HIM. You can hear his mind at work. His passion. His focus. More importantly, you can feel it.

    Pull Quotes:
    His style is all his own" - NPR
    "Brisk, self-contained, a little mysterious, and catchy enough to revisit again and again" - Paste Magazine "
    "Waterhouse remains as spirited as he is studious, crooning and belting at all the appropriate moments with a little bit of swagger." - All Music
    "The second coming of soul, infusing a distinctly California surf-rock spin to the genre" - Vogue

    for fans of Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff, Jon Batiste, Charles Bradley, Lee Fields, Van Morrison, Ty Segall, Allah-Las

    - 180 Gram Vinyl, Tip-On Jacket, Download Card & 4 Page Insert

    Tracklisting
    1. By Heart
    2. Song For Winners
    3. I Feel An Urge Coming On
    4. Undedicated
    5. Black Glass
    6. Wreck The Rod
    7. Which Was Writ
    8. Man Leaves Town
    9. Thought & Act
    10. El Viv
    11. Wherever She Goes (She Is Wanted) Erhältlich ab 08.03.2019 Getaggt mit:
  • Wrekmeister Harmonies – The Alone Rush (LP+MP3)

    Sektion: Musik, Neue Releases

    Image: 1618012 Wrekmeister Harmonies’ new album, The Alone Rush, their frst as the core duo of JR Robinson and Esther Shaw, is a hauntingly intense and dark meditation on death and isolation, whose concise compositions carry an emotional heft without the orchestrated bombast of their previous four albums.
    The Alone Rush retains Wrekmeister Harmonies’ expansive and ambitious aesthetic, blending waves of ethereal keyboards, haunting string melodies, and crescendos of dissonance, but now turns central focus towards Robinson’s deep, rich, and soothing vocals. The two guests involved in The Alone Rush are longtime friend and
    Swans drummer Thor Harris, performing minimal drums and clarinet, as well as acclaimed New York producer/engineer Martin Bisi. Over the course of their fve albums on Thrill Jockey Wrekmeister Harmonies have veered from drone to modern classical, outrock and extreme metal, curating and orchestrating the talents of such varied
    underground luminaries as Godspeed! You Black Emperor, David Yow of The Jesus Lizard, Chip King and Lee Buford of The Body, Marissa Nadler, Jef Whitehead of Leviathan, Alexander Hacke of Einstürzende Neubauten, Sanford Parker of Minsk, the freeimprov cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, Chris Brokaw of Come, and jazz composer Ken Vandermark.

    TRACK LISTING:
    1. A 300 Year Old Slit Throat
    2. Descent Into Blindness
    3. Behold! The Final Scream
    4. Covered In Blood From Invisible Wounds
    5. Forgive Yourself And Let Go
    6. The Alone Rush

    SALES POINTS
    The Alone Rush features guest performances by Thor
    Harris (Swans), and was recorded by acclaimed New
    York producer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, John Zorn,
    Lydia Lunch)
    LP version pressed on virgin vinyl and packaged with
    an artworked inner sleeve and free download coupon.
    A very limited supply pressed on gray color vinyl
    Wrekmeister Harmonies will tour extensively in support
    including an appearance at Roadburn Festival. The
    band has recently toured with Marissa Nadler, Dead To
    A Dying World, Corrections House, Slint, Grails, Bell
    Witch and Woven Hand
    “The duo is mesmerizing, potent and transcendent.”
    – Decibel Magazine
    “Boasting ample dissonance, primal drum pounding,
    and Cale-esque string squawks, [Wrekmeister
    Harmonies] sometimes resembles a sludgier Velvet
    Underground.” – Invisible Oranges
    “…an immensely rewarding listen.” – Pitchfork
    “a roiling blend of drone, funeral doom, and black
    metal that grows to Olympian heights” – Stereogum
    “Robinson’s triumph is maintaining the sonic extremes
    for as long as he does” – Exclaim Erhältlich ab 13.04.2018

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