February 7, 2017

Cristi Cons - Perceptual EP

meander021Let the music speak for itself.

 

February 7, 2017

Phonique - Green Supreme LP

lg15lpGreen Supreme is the fourth studio album from house music veteran Phonique: a collection of 11 remarkable songs from one of the scene’s most revered producers. To describe Phonique as prolific would be something of an understatement. To date, he has amassed a discography of more than 500 original tracks and remixes - as well as three previous studio albums - for acclaimed labels such as Dessous, Poker Flat, Crosstown Rebels, Systematic, Souvenir and of course his own label Ladies and Gentlemen, a collection which includes some runaway successes. Despite working on Green Supreme, Phonique’s fierce production rate has continued unabated in 2016, with highlights including ‘T Groove’ on Katermukke and his stunning remix of Frank & Friedrich ‘Coming Home’ which landed on Universal earlier this year.

 

January 11, 2017

Tomorrows People - Open Soul

MEL005Melodies International proudly expand their catalogue of rare soul gems with another carefully crafted reissue, complete with full 16 page Melozine. This time it’s the spellbinding Tomorrow’s People album: Open Soul. Deep in South Chicago, a band of four brothers raised on doo-wop and flea-market instruments made a record during the mid 70s that did not only mark a seminal point in their youthful careers, but would go on to become a true collector’s favourite. ‘Open Soul’ is quite simply one of the best examples of raw, stripped down soul in its purest form, and for this reason has become a highly sought after rarity. The album has been carefully reproduced and will be officially available for the first time in 40 Years, this time accompanied by an interview with one of the original brothers, various Tomorrow’s People memorabilia and a number of other contributions from Melodies’ friends around the world.

 

January 11, 2017

Amer (colona Sonora Originale Del Film)

WRWTFWW012First ever vinyl release of the soundtrack for Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s critically-acclaimed Belgian-French giallo Amer (2009). - Limited edition 10″ vinyl - 500 copies housed in heavy cardboard old Stoughton tip-on jacket. - Music by soundtrack masters Ennio Morricone, Stelvio Cipriani, and Bruno Nicolai, and with a song by Adriano Celentano - For fans of Italian movie soundtracks, giallo and poliziotteschi movies, jazz, soul, library music, Quentin Tarantino, exploitation films of the 60s and 70s, erotic vibes, and solving murders. Also, for private detectives and mysterious murderers. File under: Soundtrack, Grooves, Funky, Tracklisting: A1. Bruno Nicolai - La Coda Dello Scorpione A2. Stelvio Cipriani - La Polizia Chiede Aiuto A3. Ennio Morricone - Un Uomo Si E Dimesso B1. Stelvio Cipriani - La Polizia Ha Le Mani Legate B2. Stelvio Cipriani - La Polizia Sta A Guardare B3. Adriano Celentano - Furore + bonus “tension” loops WRWTFWW Records is feverishly thrilled to announce the first ever vinyl release of the soundtrack for Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s critically-acclaimed Belgian-French giallo Amer (2009), filled with superb compositions by Italian movie score legends Ennio Morricone, Stelvio Cipriani, and Bruno Nicolai, all remastered for hardcore audiophile appreciation. This limited edition of 500 comes on an arousing Pitch Black 10″ vinyl, housed in heavy cardboard old Stoughton tip-on jacket. Described by The New York Times as “a surreal cinematic tone poem that pays slavering homage to Italian giallo horror films of the 1970s", Amer finds its influences in the films of Dario Argento, Luis Buñuel, or Mario Bava and makes for a truly visceral cinematic experience, thanks notably to a perfectly curated soundtrack compiling some of the best songs from cult Italian movies of the past.

 

December 7, 2016

Various Artist 'The Roundup Part 3'

heist022The standout tracks of the second year of Heist get remixed by the label artists of that year. Track list : A1. Obas Nenor – Wakee (Detroit Swindle remix) A2. Ouer – The ascent (Adesse Versions remix) B1. Nebraska – It won’t be long (Nachtbraker remix) B2. Detroit Swindle – Future imperfect (Frits Wentink remix) C. Adesse Versions – Push it along (Obas Nenor remix) D1. Frits Wentink – Rising sun, falling coconut (Nebraska remix) D2. Nachtbraker – Pollo con pollo (Ouer remix) Release Info: The Round up part III is here: Our annual cocktail of “Heisty” re-imaginations. With our busiest release schedule so far, we’ve moved up from a 12” and 10” pack to a double 12” pack, with 7 artists re-rubbing each other’s originals in their most personal way imaginable. Nachtbraker turns Nebraska’s sweet and moody ‘It won’t be long’ into a raw as hell acid stomper. Ouer and Adesse Versions, deliver a great jackin’ take on both their victims and Nebraska adds some disco flavour to Frits Wentink’s free handing piano work. Frits on his turn gets going with the SP404 to add some dusty vibes to our own Future Imperfect while we’ve turned Obas Nenor’s down-tempo excursion with ‘Wakee’ into an up-tempo Chicago-esque affair, bringing in our Crumar Performer for some lively work on the strings. Obas on his turn, gets his MPC fired up and delivers a great Midwest inspired version of Push it Along. We’ve had a truly great year with Heist and have released so much to be proud of, and this Round Up is a great conclusion to it. A nd as always, special artwork courtesy of Baster. Sincerely yours, Lars & Maarten

 

December 7, 2016

Holovr 'Anterior Space'

fur110HOLOVR is Jimmy Billingham who also records under the alias’s Tidal, Venn Rain, Journey of Mind & Holographic Mind - He has released music on Firecracker Records, Opal Tapes and Hooker Vision as well as his own Indole Records Release Information Anterior Space may strike some listeners of a certain age as an echo of the gilded age of “armchair techno” exemplified by Warp Records’ Artificial Intelligence comps. There’s a similar convergence of the cerebral and the blissful in the four epic compositions HOLOVR (aka Jimmy Billingham) finesses from his analog and digital synths as that found on those early-’90s pieces by Black Dog, B12, and others. Discussing the creation of Anterior Space, which is the first HOLOVR release to feature no beats, Billingham reveals, “Dropping drums gave me a bit more freedom in terms of tempo and rhythm, and it was actually really liberating. Having fewer elements in a track also meant it was possible to record live, which is my preferred way of working, as you can capture an actual snapshot of time and a natural, in-the-moment negotiation of the different elements of a track. I’d know a track was ready if I could sit there and listen to it looping round for long periods of time and really get lost in it, and then I’d try and capture a nice section of that in the space of 10 minutes or whatever.” You can hear this on Anterior Space’s opening 11-minute track, “Into Light.” Its subtle gradations of warped tones and implied rhythms teem with hyperactive elegance. The titular light glints off of several jeweled facets, like a disco ball made out of diamonds. The slow, mobile-like rotation of synth baubles over a foundation of yearning, icy drones on “Apparent Motion” creates the illusion of a shimmering stasis, but there’s actually a great deal happening here. “There’s lots of subtle variation in the tracks, with pattern length differences and parameter tweaks,” Billingham says