Köhn’s 1998 LP Köhn 1 gets first ever vinyl release
21 years on this debut is remastered and released for the first time on vinyl. The debut album from Köhn. Edition of 300 copies, 2 LP, includes new insert with great liner notes by Brecht Ameel & Jürgen De Blonde (aka Mr Köhn himself) and top notch remastered by Gert Van Hoof & Elvin Vanzeebroeck at Cochlea Mastering.
Recommended if you like early Autechre, Oval, vintage electronics, shoegazing beat, instrumental Death Grips, demented industrial, nostalgia futurica, derailed post rock or excellent music in general. It even helps to cure migraine (for some people).
There is an off-hand, almost unfinished quality to the record that fascinates me every time I press play: someone seems to have arranged a chemistry set with some very personal vials, tubes and ingredients, only to wander away and let it run its course. This person who is ‘Köhn’ seems to have no interest in seeing the tiny blizzards and blue-phosphorescent stars that pop out of his own chemicals. The whole thing is for us to dissect and admire, I feel certain that Köhn is already onto something new. Probably something so much further out it only exists in the ether. – Words by Brecht ‘Razen’ Ameel.
Listen to Köhnepijp below
Cortizona will release Köh n’s Köhne 1 on September 13th, 2019
Aki Onda shares a beautiful memorial essay on late filmmaker Paul Clipson ahead of new collaborative release
On September 20, audioMER. is releasing a new collaborative project by New York-based composer/artist/curator Aki Onda and the late San Francisco filmmaker Paul Clipson. Titled Make Visible The Ghosts, the four-track release features Onda’s soundtrack to Clipson’s large-size collage artwork, developed together over the course of two years and completed just a few months before Clipson passed away in 2018.
A landmark album from Milton Nascimento – not only a set that really marked his growth as a singer, songwriter, and overall musical visionary – but also a record that really showcased the collaborative spirit that would be a part of his music for years to come!
The album features Milton with his “corner club” – an elite group of musicians and songwriters from the early days of his career – including greats like Lo Borges and Wagner Tiso – who’d already contributed to his music, but really get a chance to stand in the spotlight here. Borges is particularly fantastic, and shines on the massively beautiful cut “Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser”, which begins the album – and which is still one of the best Nascimento cuts all these many years later!
The sound of the record is impossible to describe adequately – but it’s got a fantastically soulful vibe, soaring and joyous, and really expanded through the participation of the other rich talents. The vocals are mixed perfectly, and the songwriting’s brilliant all the way through – and titles include “San Vincete”, “Lila”, “Paisagem Da Janela”, “Cravo E Canela”, “Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser”, “Os Povos”, “Nada Sera Como Antes”, “Um Gosto De Sol”, and “O Trem Azul”.
Moon – The Area Of Influence, out July 19th via Axis Records, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing in 1969. The LP is said to give Mills’ “interpretations of earth’s moon and its profound effects on us and the planet,” using futuristic sci-fi beats and even vocal samples from inside a NASA control room.
Watch a special live set in Washington DC to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing.
Moon – The Area of Influence released via Axis records.
Comprising vital UK techno artists Steve Bicknell and Luke Slater alongside Dave Sumner, LSD’s self-titled imprint launches June 28th with a six-track double-12-inch release called Second Process. It follows on from 2017’s Process EP, the trio’s debut release for Ostgut Ton. The artwork was designed by Heleen Blanken, a Dutch visual artist who has worked with numerous techno acts like Jeff Mills, Peter Van Hoesen and Ben Klock.
Slater has had a typically prolific year so far, announcing a double-EP under his Planetary Assault Systems moniker and a remix EP featuring reworks of his ’90s classic “Love”. Bicknell meanwhile continues to develop his label 6dimensions and recently released an EP on Spanish label Granulart Recordings. Sumner meanwhile is debuting a new live A/V show at Berlin Atonal in August.
Listen to “Process 7”.
LSD will release SecondProcess on June 28th, 2019.
The OST, to quote John Balance’s interview for Compulsion Online, “is [a] slightly new agey, progressive house type thing“.
Taken from the original masters provided by Danny Hyde, “The Gay Man’s Guide To Safer Sex” features a new sexy edit of the main theme. Bonuses “Nasa-Arab” and “Omlagus Garfungiloops” are taken from the 1992 CD only “Stolen And Contaminated Songs”, both being original versions of the radically reworked (for the OST) “Nasa-Arab 2” and “Exploding Frogs” in order to balance the whole album and extend the listening pleasure.
A1. Alternative Theme From Gay Man’s Guide To Safer Sex (End Version)
A2. Exploding Frogs
A3. Nasa Arab 2
B1. Nasa Arab
B2. Omlagus Garfungiloops
B3. Theme From The Gay Man’s Guide To Safer Sex
Musique Pour La Danse will release The Gay Man’s Guide To Safer Sex on June 28th, 2019