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25.10.2017
YEK EP to be released November 3rd via Nonplace

 

Mohammad Reza Mortazavi und Burnt Friedman have channeled their sublime creative synergy into a new EP.

 

What Mortazavi and Friedman have in common is their shared expertise in uneven, cyclical rhythms - the foundation of their trance-like art music, which is both subtle and ecstatic.

 

Through repetition and improvisation in the studio they create 'numbers' - groove-based pieces played on a variety of drums (Mortazavi mainly plays the Tombak) mixed with electronics. Natural, i.e. given, motion patterns provide the musical backbone. This results in a precisely timed harmony between the electronic sounds and live grooves.


Thanks to the extreme acoustic range of the Tombak and his extravagant technique, Mortazavi merges perfectly with Burnt Friedman’s signature sound and repertoire, which seems to belong to no specific place or time.


Mohammad Reza Mortazavi and Burnt Friedman both live and work in Berlin and are preparing for a live tour in 2018.

 

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25.10.2017
new signing: Takahiro Izutani

Freibank administers worldwide copyrights of DUGO record 'Lingua Franca'.

 

Takahiro Izutani had been playing guitar in instrumental rock band Happy Family since the late 90's. In 1998, Happy Family released an album from the record label Cuneiform Records in the United States. Since then, he has worked on a number of domestic productions for major artists as composer, arranger, and remixer.

 

He also formed an electronic/break beat band Dugo whose track 'Dublin' was used in the TV series in the US 'CSI : Miami Season 3' in 2006.

 

Up to now, has become engaged in many different music productions of media content and is well known to video game fans for his contributions to the Metal Gear and Bayonetta series.

 

Dugo released their first album 'Lingua Franca' via Brave Wave Productions in January 2017.

 

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20.10.2017
Aris Kindt drop second album!

Ambient shoegaze duo Aris Kindt launch the new Kingdoms imprint with their new album, 'Swann and Odette'.

Aris Kindt is the collaborative project of Gabe Hedrick and Francis Harris (Scissor and Thread).

Picking up where their first record (2015’s 'Floods') leaves off, Swann and Odette is an evolutionary leap forward for the duo. The sonic palette is deeper, the grooves more sparse and the melodies are given more room to seep deep within a mix so expansive it feels almost tactile.


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13.10.2017
out now: 'Propaganda' by Oliver Huntemann

The Hamburg-based producer just released his 5th artist album on his own Senso Sounds

Now with over 20 years of releases behind him, Oliver Huntemann finds himself on the cusp of yet a new era in his career.

 

'Propaganda' is the fifth proper artist album from the Hamburg-based DJ/producer, and like each of its predecessors, it shows a different side to one of the most consistently rewarding names in techno. Released on his own Senso Sounds label, the album exudes the level of assurance that perhaps only comes with being so active in curating and developing a label that has stood out from the masses since its inception in 2014.

 

Released October 13th on Senso Sounds

 

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12.10.2017
new Audiac-album coming up!

'So Waltz' to be released October 20th via Klangbad

They are back! 14 years after their highly recommended first record 'Thank You For Not Discussing The Outside World' Audiac's new album is resuming what critics rightfully called "soulfood for melancholics".

 

Once again produced by Hans-Joachim Irmler from Faust, 'So Waltz' will be released October 20th via Klangbad.

 

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11.10.2017
Shiraz Lane Tour kicks off in Berlin today!

Finnish young rock dynamite returns to European venues this Fall.

 

We're excited to announce the return of Finnish young rock dynamite Shiraz Lane, with a brand new video and single 'Harder to Breath' released today by Frontiers Music - and a European tour supporting Brother Firetribe in October and November! Tour kicks off in Berlin today, dates here.


The band has been working with Swedish producer Per Aldeheim (for trainspotters: Max Martin’s bandmate in their glam funk metal (sic) band It’s Alive and later collaborator at legendary Cheiron studios) on infusing a massive blast of fresh air into the upcoming neo hard rock genre while paying homage to predecessors Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses et al.

 

'Harder To Breath' indicates that they may be onto something.

 

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29.09.2017
debut EP: 'GodGiven' by Lex Audrey

Austrian band Lex Audrey has just released their first EP on Las Vegas Records!

 

We often need to take a closer look to comprehend the worth of things. Therefore the name of the Band Lex Audrey, with its implied allusion to Audrey Hepburn asks the audience to share a closer look at the world.


This look should also meet their debut EP 'GodGiven', which has been released end of September.


On 'GodGiven', Lex Audrey confronts the audience with contrasts and spectra, they combine euphoria and sadness and master to shift the musical boundaries between Rock, Pop and Electronic.

 

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