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Leaving Records Readies Sprawling New Album from M. Geddes Gengras

The "signature sound" of Matthewdavid's Leaving Records imprint has been joyously hard to pin down since its inception, with the label anchoring itself in the world of abstract beats as much as it is unafraid to venture into lopsided noise, refracted house, musique concrete, and, in the case of a forthcoming record from M. Geddes Gengras, sprawling ambient expeditions. Read more » 

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  • 04/04/2014

Watch a Dark Short Film Inspired by The Body's Haxan Cloak-Produced Album for RVNG

Released this week, The Body's nightmareish I Shall Die Here LP for RVNG, which was co-created with Tri Angle affiliate The Haxan Cloak, is a compelling example of how sonic landscapes can forge incredibly visceral and ardent narratives. Inspired by that new album, Jason Evans directed a short film conceived around the music's "incredibly visual account of death, tragedy, and loss." He goes on to say, "I had this image of a man, his face covered in dirt, but his arms still moving and his eyes open." The results of those ideas are now available to watch online. Read more » 

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  • 04/04/2014

Download: Drew Gragg "Metroplex Theme"

With an academic background in electroacoustic composition, jazz guitar, and orchestral composition, Montreal-based musician Drew Gragg and his recently released Over-Under EP are an exceptional fit for for Nicolas Jaar's Other People label. From that record, "Metroplex Theme" is a minimal trek through colorful, reverb-heavy synths and muffled percussion. The drum patterns are eventually taken out of the last stretch of Gragg's composition, as it's left to concentrate on the voluminous and somewhat somber sonics of the ambient keystrokes present throughout the piece. The rest of the up-and-coming Canadian artist's Over-Under EP can be streamed in its entirety after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.3 (37 votes)
 
 

Gear: Watch Legowelt Give an Hour-Long Tour of His Studio

In a new—no joke—hour-long video, longstanding producer and noted gear head Legowelt gives an extensive tour of his studio, a place filled to the brim with an assortment of classic synths and drum machines. Read more » 

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  • 04/04/2014

Axel Boman, Tom Demac, KiNK, and More to Feature on Upcoming Pets Recordings Comp

Pets Recordings, the label run by enduring Polish duo Catz n Dogz, will continue with its ongoing compilation series later this month, releasing the third entry of Friends Will Carry You Home. Read more » 

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  • 04/04/2014

Clouds Readies Second "Analord-Style" Acid 12" for Turbo; Preview It Now

Roughly a year and a half after the first installment of its Tannhauser Acid Works 12" series, burgeoning Scottish duo Clouds has returned with a second edition of "Analord-style acid breaks" for Turbo. Read more » 

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  • 04/04/2014

Download: Split Secs "I Stand Alone (Mike Simonetti Mix)"

First Listen

Italians Do It Better label boss Mike Simonetti is one of four remixers who appear on the I Stand Alone EP by LA DJ/production duo Split Secs (pictured above). Along with Monty Luke, Secret Circuit, and Blakkat, the New Jersey-based veteran artist delivers his own deep, dark, and motorik version of the record's title track—diving straight into stripped-down drum-machine rhythms and bouncing basslines, and even indulging in a bit of the original version's kitschy, spoken-word lyrics. "I Stand Alone (Mike Simonetti Mix)" is available with the rest of Split Sec's record on vinyl, with the digital release arriving on April 14 via Machine Limited; clips of the EP's five productions can be heard after the jump.  Read more » 

Average: 7.1 (31 votes)
 
 

Listen to Machinedrum's Unreleased Contribution to 'Bleep:10'

With the arrival of the Bleep:10 compilation just under a month away, the online music retailer celebrating its 10th anniversary, Bleep, has been slowly unleashing some of the release's exclusive tracks to stream online. We've already heard Fuck Buttons' contribution, and we're now treated to the unreleased track arriving from prolific, multi-faceted producer Machinedrum, an expectedly drum-centric tune called "aeolia." Read more » 

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  • 04/04/2014

Stream the Debut Compilation from DIVA's Obsession Label

Exclusive

Earlier this year, formerly anonymous producer DIVA revealed himself to be Matt Didemus (a.k.a. half of Canadian outfit Junior Boys) at the same time that he announced the launching of a new label by the name of Obsession. Now, the imprint's debut release has officially landed in the form of a four-track compilation featuring a new DIVA production along with new work from fellow Canadian Iron Galaxy and others, all of which can now be streamed in full. Read more » 

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  • 04/04/2014

Gear: Watch Tom Demac Make a Beat in 10 Minutes

London producer Tom Demac recently took the Against the Clock challenge, crafting a surprisingly developed track in just 10 minutes using Ableton Live, Push, and the man's enviable array of hardware. Read more » 

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  • 04/04/2014

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