Sote Launches New Opal Tapes Sub-Label Focused on Iranian Artists
Zabte Sote is a new Opal Tapes sublabel dedicated to releases by Iranian experimental electronic musicians. Run by one of the scene's foremost musicians, Ata Ebtekar aka Sote, the label's inaugural release comes as a compilation of 40 Iranian artists, and is available in both digital and physical (4 cassette tape box set) formats.
Rabit to Release Third Album: Life After Death
Rabit presents Life After Death, his third full-length album. The album is the culmination of two years’ worth of experiments in various forms of synthesis, and marks a further advancement in the development of his own distinct musical language. Realized through genre-free expressions that pull inspiration from Surrealist art to DJ Screw, Enigma, and Japanese Ambient artists like Hiroshi Yoshimura, it has an exploratory, transcendental core.
MANUFACTORY by Transforma & Sascha Ring
Directed by Transforma with a score by Sascha Ring (Apparat), Manufactory combines live video, physical theatre, and music to reflects the rhythms and materiality of labour and repetitive action. In their signature style, Transforma film and project this process live, condensing single scenes into stylised vingettes. Ring’s original score, takes the form of a series of phasing loops that both respond to and trigger the performers’ actions.
This unique live installation will premiere in September 2018. Now booking for festivals and special events.
Thomas Ankersmit Preps New Release
Scheduled for release in September 2018, Thomas Ankersmit’s new album for Shelter Press, Homage to Dick Raaijmakers, is an all-analogue electronic music composition inspired by the namesake legendary composer / multimedia artist’s music from the 1960s. Like Raaijmakers himself Ankersmit exclusively uses analogue devices, such as sine/pulse/random generators, modulators, filters, and especially feedback processes between them. Mastered and cut by Rashad Becker and pressed on 140g vinyl housed in reverse-board outer and inner sleeve.
Lotic Releases Debut Album Power
The Houston born, Berlin based artist has released their first album, Power. Out now via Tri-Angle Records, the record was debuted in a physical realisation of Lotic's spatially inquisitive work at MONOM, Berlin's Centre for Spatial Sound. Power is inspired in part by Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between The World And Me, as well as by Lotic's love for Texan marching bands.
Impossible Love EP Released by Born in Flamez
Born in Flamez returns to Infinite Machine with Impossible Love, a 7 track EP which questions the restrictions and tactics of queer love in the current political climate. The notions of heteronormative monogamous ideals and so called queer "free love" are probed as binary poles in a world of tinder and an increasing trend of non-commitment. Basing their lyrics on commonplaces of rom-coms and heteronormative ideals of the "one true love“, reading phrases like "I will never let you go“ closer, they reveal a threatening subcontext. In this dilemma it becomes clear how any such dualism raises a myriad of questions and by this opens up a space for something outside its poles in which we navigate our violent love for each other. Now booking for 2018 and 2019.
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