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Artist: mycrotom
Album: Ratoratiyo
Label: Mongkong Musik
Release date: June 4 (digital), July 4 (physical)


Tracklist

1. Iquitos Bird
2. Sennabua
3. Mumiru
4. Ago Agoldenhorseshoe
5. Caverna Tragica
6. Logic by Machine
7. Another fab


About the release

Music from mycrotom? Does the «mycro» stand for microscopic miniature music, or is there simply a very modest artist behind the small-print artist name? We may assume the latter, since the Italian-Canadian Tom Simonetti alias mycrotom has created rather large-format sound carpets in the Bertolt Brecht mechanical engineering city of Augsburg. He now presents the same: soundscapes on which you can go out of work and walk away.

Soundscapes on which you can fly. Like an albatross with its broad wings, we imagine the Maestro as we listen. Very slowly the science fiction samurai Simonetti unrolls the ornaments in front of our ears. Quite the machine whisperer who perseveres in the twilight zone and weaves the song that sleeps in the mycrotom machine, he serves us music equal to a tea ceremony – with plenty of time to steep. This is a record you have to let sink in with the bass channels wide open. Details and structures unfold along the way, over time. No matter how you twist and turn it: This record is a revelation. With each listen you get more and more.


About the artist

As an eight-year-old, Tom Simonetti starts playing – live! On the stages, of his mother’s Grateful Dead-affiliated rock band. Soon the young drummer comes into contact with a first Korg MS-20, discovers his passion for synthesizer envelopes, bass clouds and then electronic music. From then on and until today he will call himself «electronic live drummer» – tapping the skins with a gentle wing beat, which he also knows how to conjugate with electronic modules. A producer who thinks along with his analog antithesis and organically defines it. Be it the invention of new sound modules and generators, or be it the communicative work on new music in workshops as a certified AppMusician – it is Simonetti’s musical openness in combination with his audio-visionary foresight, which make him a popular partner in crime. For example in improvisations with Hangonauten, SMS/Schamoni Musik Service Band alongside BELPProteinPico Be (Das Weiße Pferd) or Daniel dance, theater and studio music, DJ sets and the formation of a network make a cosmos vibrate, Simonetti’s cosmos, mongkong music. Among his companions are Taison Heiss (Lali Puna), Protein (Alientransistor), Erich LesovskyStefan Schulzki. The author Franz Dobler in whose ARD Radiotatort music composition Simonetti is also involved.


Above all, it is the long-standing collaboration with his internationally acclaimed companion LeRoy, which brings Simonetti wide recognition in the bands Rhytm Policeand Das Hobos and transports the musicians on concert tours as far as Siberia or the Odessa Jazz Fest (2017).(Top Twenty annual charts 2014 BR Zündfunk, Roy Preis der Stadt Augsburg 2015, Odessa Jazz Fest 2018 Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim Selected for Apple Beats 1st and released it in 2019 in Julien Temple‘s «Ibiza Silent Movie», BR Radio Tatort 2019, 2020,).

So now the solo debut of mycrotom, self-made by Tom Simonetti, on instruments and devices like Saito Marimba, CASIO cz5000, Korg Polysix, Doepfer 404, Dynacord vrz23, Sherman Filterbank, EMU Planet phatt, I-Pad Apps, Roland jx3p or Mks50 and of course drums, percussion and some rattles.

Bernhard Kuehne from Pen Produktionen was allowed to interfere in mix and mastering. The very coherent visual design by Tommy Schmid based on the illustrations by Hanna Verwohlt. An artistic VR music video was crowdfunded in Feb 2021. A VR music video will follow in May 2021. By the way, the visuals should also work for hearing impaired people.

The result is slow, cool disco & krautmusic, dub-knowledge & minimalism, Hip Hop & Psychedelic. They are all here in this big mycrotom drum. Forms a round whole. Kraut sounds globally matured here and unlike some other hypnotic flow music does not feast on its own spirituality, but has humor, roughness and bite.


La italiana DJ Red debuta en el sello Electric Deluxe con «Duality», un interesantísimo EP que será publicado el 12 de diciembre de 2014.

Debemos admitir que nos ha llamado la atención porque nos muestra un lado de la artista que no conocíamos. Aquí se nos presenta oscura, sensual y ligeramente tóxica. Y además lo hace después de más de 15 años como residente el el renovado Goa Club romano, como ya os contamos en la review de su anterior trabajo «Eyes Are Blind» publicado en BPitch Control.

Con «Duality» (leamos entre líneas) parece querernos confesar su afición por el minimal más sugerente y sexy, a modo de mini-dosis de tracks empaquetados para ser escuchados con atención y tranquilidad.

No nos olvidemos, la electrónica con rollo también existe.

Artist: Alex Tomb. Title: Drinks from a pop Life. Label: LCR
Release date: 25.11.2014. Genre: Techno, minimal.

Tracklisting:

1. Alex Tomb – 2000 Reasons To Remember
2. Alex Tomb – 2000 Reasons To Remember (Aerts remix)
3. Alex Tomb – Drinks From Pop Life
4. Alex Tomb – Drinks From Pop Life (Alessan Main remix)

About the release:

Alex Tomb is back on his LCR family with 2 new tracks, on his personal sound hi found 2000 reasons to remember who is Alex, To this 2000 eeasons we have to add one reason more, Aerts owner of Authentic Pew label make an awesome reason to grab this release.

Drinks from a pop life not comes alone in that round we add Alessan Main owner of Alss to make his round directly, no doubts, a must have release.

About the artist:

Alex hailing from Cyprus, and now living in Berlin, started to DJ at the beginning of the noughties and earned his residency at klubd, Nicosia since its reopening in 2008. An experienced and visionary DJ that can take you on a journey at any time and place.

Listen:

Artist: Markus Mashur. Title: Blurred Devotion. Label: Authentic Pew
Release date: 07.11.2014. Genre: Techno, Industrial.

Tracklisting:

1. Markus Mashur – Blurred Devotion 1
2. Markus Mashur – Blurred Devotion 2
3. Markus Mashur – Blurred Devotion 3
4. Markus Mashur – Blurred Devotion 4

About the release:

From the deep and raw side of techno comes the artist markus masuhr.he lives in leipzig/germany and is the labelboss from the recordlabel «pragmat» and the netlabel «insectorama». Markus started with electronic music in 1993 with friends at a youth club and illegal parties in Leipzig, he went on spinning techno records till 1997.

About the artist:

From the deep and raw side of techno comes the artist markus masuhr.he lives in leipzig/germany and is the labelboss from the recordlabel «pragmat» and the netlabel «insectorama». Markus started with electronic music in 1993 with friends at a youth club and illegal parties in Leipzig, he went on spinning techno records till 1997.After a three-year-detour over hip hop – Markus was a DJ of local sound crews – he eventually came back to 4/4 rhythms. Joining various party crews in Leipzig, Markus made himself a name as a highly skilled techno DJ.

At the same time, Markus came to appreciate deep and raw techno and following to the dubtechno sound. Till this day, deep and raw techno and dubtechno sound are his main influences. When turning to produce electronic music himself in 2003, he chose to express his versatile style preferences in his own works as well – making tracks and live acts ranging from deep techno with dub elements to raw techno. in the last years he has published on countless netlabels[insectorama/nulabel/deepindub/tropic…]worldwide. In the middle of the year 2012 starts his own 12inch techno recordlabel «pragmat».only for his own interpretation of pure deep and raw techno with dubtechno elements. He himself describes his sound as techno that you feel approaching from the rear of the hard but deep with chords echos and delays in a 4/4 pattern dubtechno construct.

Listen:

https://soundcloud.com/envelope-structure/sets/black-series-011-markus-mashur-blurred-devotion-ep