Jürg Itten - Linda Mentioned [Tonus 2009]

Jürg taking a nap

In an overwhelming haze of hissing static, one would not expect to find that the backbone of it is built upon the sounds of a contra-bass. In Jurg Itten's album 'Linda Mentioned' we find just that and even more as well. Structure and form take a step to this side creating a path based on constant juxtaposition. The elements of this juxtaposition are simple; organic and inorganic.
However, the meandering and profoundly formless nature of the piece, only serve to create complexity. The contra-bass being the organic element played by Simone Schranz and remixer Benfay who brings dense static disintegration of the bass. Jurg Itten serves as a conductor and arranger, bringing a unique vision that serves to form the completeness of the record.
The songs, titled as 'particles' sporadically jump from one another. Sometimes with no lead in, creating a thick distinction of elements. Some are conjoined '1st particle & 2nd particle remix' fade into one another seamlessly as if it were natural for static to disappear. Whilst clarity arrives with the plucking of the bass. And within the bass arrangement slowly winding heavy notes are punctuated by glistening harmonics, creating another pleasurable contrast.
Though in writing it may seem strange. The diverse elements serve to reflect on their differences, creating a strange double sided ensemble that meets in harmony, only to break away once again. A perfect soundtrack for the imagination, close your eyes and dream away.

Download url in the comments (vbr0)

Namlook - Permutations [Fax +49-69/450464 - 2010]

Ambient produced by Prolific Pete. This is (obviously) the 2-Channel Stereo version. None of that DTS 5.1 multichannel crap. vbr0 in the comments as usual.

Gianni Safred - Futuribile: The Life To Come [Folkways 1980]

The Life To Come
Disco Satellite 
Autumn 2001
Disco Propulsion 
Robot Party 
Last Rain 
Unexplored World 
Electronic Brain 
Jazz Computer 
Future City Traffic 
Machines For Eve

File under italo/space disco. vbr0 in the comments.

Atom Heart - The Singles 1991-2000 [Rather Interesting 2007]

1-01 Whitehouse (Atomic Crack) (4:16)
1-02 Whitehouse (Caspar Pound Mix) (6:11)
1-03 I Feel It (5:31)
1-04 Larger Than Life (808 Mix) (6:03)
1-05 Grid Of Time (6:42)
1-06 Larger Than Life (707 Mix) (8:40)
1-07 Globescanner (7:41)
1-08 101 (6:30)
1-09 Baud (5:17)
1-10 Teleography (Previously Unreleased) (6:34)
1-11 Function (1:40)

2-01 Genelink (7:07)
2-02 Chipsync (6:09)
2-03 Apart 2 (6:40)
2-04 Apart (Herbert's Underwater Remix) (8:30)
2-05 Demasiado Functional (Version Diferente) (4:48)
2-06 Descarga Mecano (Version Muy Diferente) (4:47)
2-07 Fototienda (Remix By Plaid) (6:32)
2-08 Rhumba Roland (Rhumbolento Remix By Fibla) (5:18)
2-09 8-Bit Boogie (4:10)
2-10 HD Endless (11:57)

Uwe Schmidt retrospective in a 900 copy limited edition. From acid house to electro-latin in less than a decade. The first disc with his earlier stuff might strike someone as too crass & dated (and it probably is). CD 2 is where he shines. Enjoy both in vbr0.

Babis Papadopoulos - From Draco's Cave [Puzzlemusik 2010]

Απ' τη σπηλιά του δράκου
1.  Ένα τραγούδι απ' τ' Αλγέρι
2.  Η Γυφτοπούλα
3.  Ίντρο I
4.  Καλόγρια
5.  Ίντρο ΙΙ
6.  Μινόρε του τεκέ
7.  Ίντρο ΙΙΙ
8.  Ο Σινάχης
9.  Τουμπελέκι-τουμπελέκι
10. Ζεϊμπέκικο Σπανιόλο
11. Φινάλε

romanised filenames, utf8 tags. vbr0

Hassle Hound - B.I.A.N [Staubgold 2010]


Metropolitan Tower  
Hit It And Trip It And Cherub And Sing
A Song Seldom Sung 
Moon Phlox  
Everything Turns  
April Dancer  
Still Like A Hummingbird 
A Gathering Candle 
Cicada Circle

One of the few 2010 releases you will ever see here. 

Support poor Scottish groups! Buy the album. Lovely falsettos @ 320kbps.