lundi 19 novembre 2007

EGO SYSTEM presents JENNY.K « Hyperactive » mixed by TONY-O. (2007)

Londonian Jenny-K, originally Indian & last activist from the french & parisian crew Ego-6, finally released her new project : Hyperactive, a 18 tracks mixtape produced & mixed by Tony-O.
Dancehall, Grime, electro, hip hop, drum n bass are mash up at the Ego 6 style into this great mixtape. With special featuring by Mad Killah, Efften , Youthman ou Maeva...This project is the best way to enter Jenny K's atmosphere.

The mixtape is available on Free Download on Ego 6 website and Jenny's Myspace homepage

Play it loud Thozzzz !!!!!!!!!

Next Ego6 Party, Saturday 22nd November 2007

@ Café Léopard
149, Boulevard Voltaire
75011 Paris
Subway : Charonne

mardi 28 août 2007

Maria Callas 30th Anniversary

MARIA CALLAS (1923-1977)

On the 16th September i'll think about you

New free Thinner and Autoplate summer releases for late summer enjoyment!

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[THN097] Das Kraftfuttermischwerk - Blüte Seines Lebens
(Moving Ambient Downbeats)

Now, in this mid-summer of 2007, Das Kraftfuttermischwerk
returns with a
soothing, melodic downtempo EP titled
"Blüte seines Lebens" - a perfect
audio complement to warm,
placid days. Like a carefree boat trip down a
gently flowing waterway on a balmy summer day that ends in

the cool shade of a secluded tree-lined beach, this
four-tracker takes the listener on a tranquil,
nostalgic sound journey
that includes beautiful synths,
pensive melodies, delicate beats, and
minimal grooves.

(4 tracks - 23min 10sec - 32.62 MB)

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[APL047] Twile - Traum-a
(Cinematic Dub Electronica)

The album title was selected for its dual meaning -
“Traum” is the
German word for “dream” while
“trauma” refers to emotional injury or
suffering as
a result of experiencing an extremely stressful situation

or physical injury. The sounds are cinematic, designed to
be listened to
in seclusion, and the album as a whole is a
manifestation of Twile’s
belief that “what is contained in
sadness holds the greatest potential
for joy.”
So Twile, as if assuming the role of a therapist,
summons the
misplaced world of dreams, childhood,
and forest to offer a “sonorous cure.”

(4 tracks - 31min 56sec - 44.99 MB)

Coming Soon
[THN098] krill.minima - Urlaub auf Balkonien
[THN099] Selffish
[APL048] Weigl & Hoffmann - Examples Of A Medusa
[APL049] Off The Sky - Cumulae Movement

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Hiroya Kurata's Arts

Hiroya Kurata was born in Osaka Japan, and grew upin Tokyo and Chicago.
His artwork is inspired by various things including thegreek myths, baseball cards, and Bikuri-Man stickers.He is a member of a Japanese manga group, Mashcomix.
He is currently living and working in Brooklyn, NYC.

I met Hiro 2 years ago, during the summer 2005 at the opening of the Dolce Vita # 2 organised by Carla Communication at Espace Beaurepaire in Paris. It was a big show with different artists as painter, sculptor, designer, couturier, musicians & performers, video & fashion alsoHiro introduced some sculpturs and canvas at this show. To be honest, I already admire his talent and his unique way of drawing at the first second I saw his works…It reminds me works of Os Gemeos, the two brazilian graffiti artists brothers. So i started to talk with him about this, and he knew works of those freaks...Who don't ??
Anyway, we talked a lot about Arts, our influences and differences between him; who considerate Art as an entire work and me; who just drawing for my pleasure or as a therapy...
He's involve into a lot of different projects with graffiti artists, designer and worked already for different galleries in Tokyo, Berlin, Paris and NYC where he's actually living.
I just saw he's gonna work with that great crew The Brooklyn Circus, check the blog.
The link to this great show he did in Tokyo last year as well 2006 at BBS Tokyo, the 10x10 Show.

Some of my favorites works of Hiro
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A Bull and A Violin Man

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Zen Meditation

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Greek Myth

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lundi 27 août 2007

Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence ( To each his own Cinema) , [2007-129minutes]

A collective film of 33 shorts directed by different directors about their feeling about Cinema

Directed by :

Theo Angelopoulos (THREE MINUTES)
Olivier Assayas (UPSURGE)
Jane Campion (THE LADY BUG)
Youssef Chahine (
47 years later)
Chen Kaige (
Joel & Ethan Coen,
David Cronenberg (
Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne (DARKNESS)
Manoel De Oliveira (SOLE MEETING)
Raymond Depardon (OPEN-AIR CINEMA)
Hou Hsiao Hsien (
Alejandro González Inárritu (ANNA)
Aki Kaurismäki (THE FOUNDARY)
Abbas Kiarostami (WHERE IS MY ROMEO ?)
Takeshi Kitano (ONE FINE DAY)
Andrei Konchalovsky (IN THE DARK)
Roman Polanski (CINEMA EROTIQUE)
Raul Ruiz (THE GIFT)
Walter Salles (
Elia Suleiman (IRTEBAK)
Tsai Ming Liang (IT'S A DREAM)
Gus Van Sant (
Lars Von Trier (OCCUPATIONS)
Wim Wenders (WAR IN PEACE)
Zhang Yimou (MOVIE NIGHT)

Not on the DVD are a second Walter Salles short, Joel and Ethan Coen's WORLD CINEMA and David Lynch's ABSURDA, all delivered to late to be included. That's a shame !!!!!!

Crtitic's coming soon

vendredi 24 août 2007

All mixes by Sabre (Shogun-Osiris-Emcee-Bassbin-Future Thinkin...)

01/ Andy Skopes - Piano Sheet - Jerona Fruits Dub
02/ Sabre - Walk Thru Me - Scientifc Wax Dub
03/ Drifter - Leola - Horizons Music
04/ Amaning and David Carbone - UR - Dub
05/ Psylence - Hot Box - Dub
06/ Zero Tolerance - Keeps - Dub
07/ Andy Skopes - Skope Dub - Dub
08/ OB1 - Nothing But Time - Metalheadz Dub
09/ Break - Ringing Ears - Dub
10/ Jonny L - Wish U had Something - XL
11/ Breakage + Jubei - Harvester - Emcee Dub
12/ Drifter - Come True - Horizons Music
13/ Raiden - Chav - Revolution recs
14/ Breakage - Forgot the Name - Scientific Wax Dub
15/ Falcon - China Delight - Ohm
16/ Sabre - Velvet Lawn - Scientific Wax Dub
17/ Allied Force - Summer Madness - Just Noyze
18/ Do The Math vs Mpho Skeef - Rock You - Emcee Dub
01/ Survival - Galaxy - Revolution dub
02/ Break - External - Engine:music dub
03/ Sabre - Polski Produckt - dub
04/ Icicle - Tumbling Down - dub
05/ Sabre - Dr.Calculus - dub
06/ Break - Not Enough - Revolution Dub
07/ Icicle + Nymfo - Unbreakable - Critical Dub
08/ Krypic Minds + Leon Switch - Minor 9 - Defcom dub
09/ Proxima - Serengeti - dub
01/ Sabre - "The Ancients" - Dub
02/ Andy Skopes - "Second Time Around VIP" - Dub
03/ Dillinjah - "Silverblade" - Prototype
04/ Logistics - "Inhale" - Hospital Dub
05/ Break - "Ringing Ears" - Dub
06/ Noisia - "Facade" - Ram
07/ Verse - "Regression" - Revolution Dub
08/ Amaning & Jericho - "Sixtant" - Dub
09/ Drifter feat Shanodin - "Angel Eyes" - Dub
10/ Sabre - "Oxygen" - Future Thinkin Dub
11/ Marcus Intallex - "Nebulus" - Metalheadz Dub
12/ Senses & Survival - "Kaiken" - Dub
13/ Brooklyn - "Stages" [commix remix] - Horizons Music
14/ Alix Perez & Sabre - "Recession" - Horizons Dub
15/ Electosoul System - "To see to the star" - Dub
16/ Sabre - "Velvet Lawn" - Scientific Wax Dub
17/ Andy Skopes - "Saving Grace" - Dub
18/ Alix Perez - "Magnolias" - Bassbin Dub
Survival & Sabre - Live at Technicality September 06
Survival - Gravity Borne - Play Music
Survival - Stasys - Play Music
Survival - U-457 - Exit
Survival - Untitled
Zero Tolerance & Beta 2 - NYCDiesel
Break & Survival - No ID - Quraintine
Break - Ringing Ears
Break & survival - Dawn - DNAudio
Survival - Evolution - Critical
Survival - Lost Moment
01/ Absolute Zero + Subphonics - The Fugitive - RH
02/ Proxima - Untitled - Dub
03/ Bad Company - Spraycan - DSCI4
04/ Teebee - Intelligence Unknown - Juice
05/ Dark Soldier - Challenge - Dread
06/ Cyba Space feat: Shanie - Search for me [Dillinjah Rmx] - CybaSpace
07/ Proxima - Untitled - Dub
08/ Photek - The Third Sequence - Astrel Werks
09/ Tech Itch - Rough & Tough - Moving Shadow
10/ Doc Scott - Swarm - Metalheadz
11/ Teebee - The Claw - Cert 18
12/ Breakage - Chump Inc - Bassbin
13/ Suv - Output - Full Cycle
14/ Optical & Rymetyme - Ghost Busters - Virus
15/ ES9 - Free Your Mind [D-Bridge rmx] - OS6
16/ Towa Tei - German Bold Italics [Krust Rekut remix] - Atlantic
17/ Monocrome + Subphonics - Capacity - Renegade Hardware
18/ Dekota (Kryptic Minds) - Afterlife - Osiris music Dub
19/ Sabre - Language Barrier - Horizons Music Dub
20/ Break - Ringing Ears - Dub
21/ Dom + Roland - Sky Spirits - MSX
22/ Ed Rush + Optical - Crisis - Virus
23/ Current Affairs - Cutting Edge [remix] - Moving Shadow
01/ L.I.S - Echo Game [Dub]
02/ Sabre - Glimpse The Prospect [Dub]
03/ Logistics - Depth Charge [Hospital]
04/ Verse + SP - Surrender [Crunch Dub]
05/ Icicle - Numbers [Dub]
06/ Konflict - Submerge [Timeless]
07/ Sabre - Damascus [Darkestral Dub]
08/ Icicle & Switch - Secret Temple [Dub]
09/ Sabre - Point Blank [Bassbin Dub]
10/ Deep Inc. - Black Jaguar [Crisis Dub]
11/ Noisia & Teebee - Moon Palace [Dub]
12/ Icicle - So Clean [Dub]
13/ Rymetyme - The Payback [DSCI4]
14/ Lynx & Malibu Rhodes - Mariachi [Dub]
15/ Skitty - Dirty South [Subtitles]
16/ Breakage - Loved You So [Digital Soundboy Dub]
17/ Alix Perez - Worlds Apart [Shogun Dub]
18/ Focus & Lomax - 5 Weeks [Dub]
19/ Sabre - Lady Fortune [Bassbin Dub]
Alix Perez B2B Sabre - Live from HQ, Oxford January 2k7
01/ Kryptic Minds + Leon Switch - Minor Nine - Defcom Dub
02/ Grand Masters - The Dreamer [Teebee Rmx] - Vampire Dub
03/ Survival - U457 - Exit dub
04/ Icicle - Numbers - Medschool Dub
05/ Verse + SP - Surrender - Crunch Dub
06/ Peshay - Predator - Metalheadz
07/ John B - Prowler - Beta
08/ Shanie - You're gonna miss my face [Dillinjah rmx] - Cybaspace
09/ Commix - Electric - Metalheadz Dub
10/ BCUK - True Romance [VIP] - Metalheadz Dub
11/ Spectrasoul - Cherry Smoke - `Horizons Dub
12/ Alix Perez + Fats - Down The Line - Shogun Dub
13/ Sabre - Untitled - N/A
14/ Breakage - I N I - Digital Soundboy Dub
15/ Focus + Lomax - 5 Weeks - ???
16/ Mos Def - Panties Bootleg - ???
17/ Marcus Intallex - Love and Happiness - 31
18/ Calibre + Zero T - Waterfall - Signature Dub
19/ DJ Die - Jittabug - Full Cycle
20/ Origin Unknown - Sound in Motion - Ram
21/ Mampi Swift - 2nd Strike - True Playaz
22/ Cause 4 Concern + Fierce - Carrier - Quarantine
23/ MIstical - Mistical Dub - Soul:R
24/ ??? - Just 4 you London remix - ???
25/ Photek - Consciousness - Metalheadz
26/ Nookie - Self Destruction - Dread
27/ Switch - Hillside View - ???
28/ Alix Perez + Fats - SoulSeeker - ???
29/ Mistical - Solutions - Soul:R Dub
30/ D'Bridge - Last Straw - Exit Dub
31/ Drifter - Sun Seeker - Metalheadz
32/ Skitty - Tall Cool One - ???
33/ Makoto - Easterm Dub Pt2 - GLR
34/ Spectrasoul - Adoration - ???
35/ Furney - Drum Tools - ???
36/ Icicle - So Close - Medschool Dub
37/ Teebee + Calyx - The Shape of things to come - Subtitles Dub
38/ Do The Math & Alix Perez - Onyx - ???
39/ Saburuko - Green Horn VIP - Horizons Dub
40/ Marcus Intallex - How you make me feel [Photek rmx] - 31
41/ Calibre - Vice - Creative Source
42/ Represent - Out of the Game - Mercury
43/ UFO - Something Out There [Twisted Anger Remix] - UFO
44/ Terrorist - Dark Soldier Pt.II - Dread
45/ Capone - Friday - Hardleaders
46/ Klute - Revolution - Shogun
47/ Alix Perez - Masquerade - Shogun Dub
48/ Sabre - Riverside - Lucky Devil Dub
49/ Sabre & Zero T - Deadly Rumours - ???
50/ JB - Say What - Back2Basics
51/ Spirit - Mind 2 Mind - Shogun Dub
52/ Broken English - Trying [Calibre Remix] - ???
53/ Alix Perez & Sabre - Solitary Native - Shogun Dub
54/Andy Skopes - Good 2 Bad Babylon- ???
55/ DJ Die - Clear Skies - Full Cycle
56/ Icicle + Switch - These Golden Days - ???
57/ D'Bridge vs Dwele - Hold On - ???
58/ Dillinjah - All Aboard - Valve
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Alix Perez b2b Sabre. Dj Flight mix show (1Xtra 04.07.07)

Alix Perez b2b Sabre. Dj Flight mix show (1Xtra 04.07.07)

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Alix Perez & Sabre – Everglade (Metalheadz Dub)
System Dissect & Bio Method – Pulverize (Dub)
Sabre – Paparazzi (Dub)
D Bridge – The Haven (Exit Dub)
Alix Perez & Lynx – Allegiance (Soul:R Dub)
Sabre & Vicious Circle – Endless (Dub)
Kryptic Minds & Leon Switch – Untitled (Defcom)
Icicle – Ice Cold (Dub)
Sabre – God Fearing (Metalheadz Dub)

Sabre & Alix Perez back to back in the mix

Survival – Sleeper (Dub)
Alix Perez – Resolution (Shogun Dub)
Zero Tolerance & Beta 2 – Hang Twice (Dub)
Break – Surroundings (Symmetry Dub)
Break – Submerge (Calyx & Teebee Remix) (Dub)
Icicle – Untitled (Dub)
Break – Heads Up (Metalheadz Dub)
Icicle & Sabre – Sentry (Dub)
Loxy & Matt U – Dark Knights (Dub)
Icicle & Nympho – Franky Mountain (Dub)
Calibre – Piece Of Mind (Signature Dub)
Alix Perez – Vanguard (Dub)
Commix feat Steve Spacek – How You Gonna Feel (Metalheadz Dub)
Lethal Bizzle – Babylon’s Burning (Sabre Remix) (V2 Dub)
Andy Skopes & Madcap – Future (Dub)
Alix Perez & System – What Could Happen (Dub)
Break – Combination Style (Metalheadz Dub)
Alix Perez – Crooklyn (Dub)
Sabre – Dog Tags (Remix) (Dub)

Alix Perez & Sabre’s Final Thought

Common feat Dwele – The People (Geffen)

jeudi 23 août 2007

PHEEK Interview on during Mutek Festival

Pheek a.k.a Jean-Patrice Rémillard is a canadian producer, label founder, musician and A&R. Founder of Archipel Netlabel, working with Offthesky (a.k.a Jason Corder) under Social System name.
You can check Pheek's work on a lot of NetLabel like Archipel, Thinner, Epsilonlab, Intr-Vision, Hybridstructure, Districk, Haute Couture and Kalimari ( a subdivision of Archipel).

This interview was recorded during the Electronic Music & Digital Creativity Festival MUTEK, last June in Montreal, Canada. He talks about how he approaches his work.

If you wanna discover his works, i suggest you to listen the last release of Social System on Archipel.
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Archipel reaches it's 30th net-release and is proud to present another heady outing from Social System (Pheek and Offthesky) who are in top form as always with "Besides I Rest Now".
The release begins with "Tried and True" which is anything but tried with its cascading blend of woven crystalline pleasure and effortlessly gliding nature. "Oh Slow Crickets" continues gliding into a warmer territory which fizzes with rhythmic liveliness and creamy wisps of wonderfully executed melody. "A as in Alan's Back" is a delightfully deep piece enveloped in swirling and warbling springtime clouds of ambrosia sound.

go to [arch030] Besides I Rest Now by Social System page

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mardi 21 août 2007

Public Enemy N°1 with Vincent Cassel

Coming Soon....

jeudi 16 août 2007

Control, a film by Anton Corbijn

Control is a biopic film about the late Ian Curtis (1956-1980), lead singer of the legendary post-punk rock band Joy Division. The screenplay is based on the book Touching From a Distance, by Curtis' wife, Deborah, who is also a co-producer of the film.

The film details the life of the troubled young musician, who forged a new kind of music out of the punk rock scene of 1970s Britain, and the band Joy Division, which he headed from 1977 to 1980. It also deals with his rocky marriage and extramarital affair, as well as his increasingly frequent seizures, which were thought to contribute to the circumstances that led to his suicide on the eve of Joy Division's first U.S. tour.

The title is a reference to one of Joy Division's more memorable songs, "She's Lost Control". The song title is believed to be a reference to an epileptic girl Curtis befriended while working at a rehabilitation center in Manchester. The girl died during a seizure and thus inspired the title.

The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, on 17 May 2007, where it was received well by the critics. Although shown outside the Palme d'Or competition, Control was the big winner of the Director's Fortnight winning the CICAE Art & Essai prize for best film, the "Regards Jeunes" Prize award for best first or second directed feature film and the Europa Cinemas Label prize for best European film in the sidebar.

You can check the Official Website or an unofficial one here

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The director Anton Corbijn is famous for his works with Depeche Mode and all the photos he took of U2, David Bowie, Billy Idol, Arcade Fire, John Lee Hooker to Quentin Tarantino and so on...Much works also for Details, Vogue or Rolling Stone Magazine.

Check also an Interview of Anton Corbijn on Youtube featuring Footage of the film.

F%*ùç Hungry now...Let's have some Algerian Food....Love Paris !!!

Thinner presents Holger Flinsch - Discovery EP

Thinner....Thinner...Thinner....Make my day again & again & again & again....
Can't live without it anymore !!!!

I was listenning this great mix by [in]anace again called Thinner Process on Subsource , Submix section. Looking for Neurotron EP on Thinner (too's not available anymore) and diggin, diggin, diggin again some powerfull and dark atmosphere...Just to remind me how much i miss that f%µ!ùù Berghain in East Berlin. Anyway, was diggin' til i found this name : Holger Flinsch...
As i can understood, he's the creator/owner of Basalt records a german (no way?) netlabel. 4 releases on this netlabel with a live of Holger Flinsch in Berlin, available for download. (for i have to say it everytime, around64Mo, .rar file)). Holger's sounds are pretty different from what i presented in the 2 lasts posts, not that much atmospheric but more powerfull...More dancefloor in a way....After listen it, my fav' track is without any doubt Fandango. Minimal, lots of clickety sounds everywhere on a deep fat bass...Exqueeeeeeeeezit' Holger..Can't wait to listen that live (on the DL right now).

Also, i think i'm falling in love for Benfay a.k.a Benjamin Fay, a guy from Bern in Switzerland. Also Thinner's artist...He's one of the most talented Thinner artist and he signed the last release on Thinner [Thn096] : Born on a Houseboat
As it describe on the homepage it's all about "Delicious Minimal House Grooves", i have to say that i love minimal but for a dancefloor it's quite boring sometimes...if it's not and your head isn't light as a pill...Anyway, Powerfull minimal beats...My fav' work of Benfay is one of the first release on Thinner [thn007], his EP called Carbon, released in 2001...I heard this tracks into Thinner Process as well....

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First track called Carbon is pretty common but i love the construction as all Benfay's production : Deep sounds at the beginning and starting to grow up on & on & on...I love that shit..
As you can read on Thinner website, the Carbon EP don't have any comments by the press...but as i can see on the last one, n°96 you have comments from Spain & Uk's...
The 2nd track called Bonnie Mandarin is just amazing. At the beginning, you'll start to say :"Geeezzzz, another minimal sleepy stuffs...But at 3'30, you know you're onto it and it's gonna be hard to be safe....
Unlimited Ovation on the Dancefloor....if you put the last track called Calamine's techno like it was at the latest 90's...Between Underworld, Laurent Garnier shakin by Jeff Mills...Hard piano notes, according to the beat, reverbs, gloomy sounds behind this...You think it's finish but it's just the very beginning...Don't wanna sleep !!!!!!

Benfay Official Website

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jeudi 2 août 2007

Mixotic (Ex-Zerinnerung) Net Label For Free DJ Mixes

Germany is the place guys...
And in case, you never been there or heard about any of those crazy folks; U have to check that website the great label, hosting the best of electrönisch sounds.

Here we go, starting with the second mixes called Interest Complex.

"As the microscopic camera pans across the technicolored landscape, molecular shapes dance playfully in rhythmic frequency..." - This mix presents works of Jason Corder. He is one of the most talented web musicians with releases on netlabels like Subsource, Autoplate and Thinner.
This is the description of this set on Mixotic...and to be honest "most talented" is really far from the truth..Jason rocks..

[in]anace is mixing this superb fall to minimal sounds...If you need something to work, sleep, disconnect from that crazy world...

Check it here

About, Jason Corder aka Social System (with Pheek) aka OffTheSky , i will make a special report on that guy...I should say i will take a complete weekoff at my work if i wanna introduce him propperly...Big Respect to this freak !!

Mixotic is a netlabel focused on netaudio DJ mixes. Q-Man is the label founder and maker. The range of styles is quite open but it's all about electronic music in the broadest sense. The latest mix posted by Mixotic is the 94th, published the 29th July : a Mix by Time For Trees called Separation Anxiety. Check it here
This mix presents the sound of the netlabel After-Dinner Recordings. It's based on a minimal beat structure which is carrier of various elements like melodic spots, ambient scapes, happy moments and much more.
After-Dinner Recordings is a London based netlabel, It releases electronic music online and encourages free exchange between consumer and producer.

Enjoy...and think about sleeping sometimes

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Philipp Weigl Monsters LP

Today i'm gonna start my blog with a great great LP composed by Philipp Weigl, a genius composer from Munich, Germany. I just wanna say that this guy is fuckin talented and his works reminds me sounds of Richard Davis when i listenned this LP for the 1st time.

Check it out on Netlabel Thinner/Autoplate website.

"Their most recent release is Monsters, the marvellous eight-track album by Philipp Weigl. A graduate of classical piano from Munich's University of Music and Performing Arts, Weigl lays his whispered, English-language vocals over lush, dreamlike compositions that drip with yearning melancholy. The results sound something like William Orbit and the Beloved snuggling under the duvet on a particularly dreary winter's morning."
Chris Salmon (The Guardian) Homepage

Philipp Weigl Monsters LP
(8 tracks - 43min 32sec - 60.82 MB)

Fitting naturally into the autumn mood and reflecting the satisfying warmth of a relaxing evening at home, the Munich-based electronic music artist Philipp Weigl brings his first album to Thinner following the release of “Silently Moving” on Legego one year ago. “Monsters” is influenced mostly by the music of Björk, Portishead, and Radiohead along with the lyrics of Nick Cave and, in a minimal way, by his studies of classical piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich.

“Monsters” is about music and lyrics. They emerge independent of and unconnected with one another only to meet for a conjoined dance. The music and lyrics are deferential of one another with the music coming out of a creative void and the lyrics being formed by a blend of experiences, dreams, fantasies, and memories. Spoken in a low, whispered voice, the lyrics do not rise above the music, but drift just below the surface making their presence known without being intrusive. At the same time, the music intensifies the predominantly subtle character of the lyrics in order to reveal the fine humor, irony, and emotion hiding within them but without affecting them too hard. The resulting sounds are at once melancholic and dark but also harmonious and warm.

Listening to the songs on the album creates a feeling much like one gets during sleep as our dreams reappraise the day’s experiences. Immediately awakened from a dream every part of it can be recalled and each nuance can be experienced and seen with the inner eye as a phantasmagoric slideshow of continuous images. Slightly disoriented, we ask ourselves - was this real or was it a dream? As the day progress and our memories degrade with the passage of time, details of the dream fade away and only vague fragments remain like a collection of disjointed snapshots.

The eight songs on “Monsters” describe pictures of daily life from the viewpoint of a dream with emotions ranging from slightly unsettling to wistful. For example, listening to “Unrelated” we hear, “I found a letter in my bag that was written in a language that I don’t understand.“ Philipp translates this into the disconcerting feeling that there seem to be events in life that are completely incomprehensible to the individual person while at the same time appearing to be understood by everyone else. On the other hand, the mood turns melancholic and nostalgic on “Lifted” as we hear the dreamy juxtapositions of unconnected sentences: “I’m lying on my back and I’m watching fireworks.” - “I’d like to dance like the others do.” - I can hear the distant laughing fleeting away.”

Listening to this album is just like waking up from a dream. We ask ourselves the question whether the lyrics are really so full of secrets and mystery or is this just an illusion, and are they merely dealing with the small problems and occurrences of everyday life?

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