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Potter Natalizia Zen - Magari
Potter Natalizia Zen
Magari
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Ecstatic)
17,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Master synthesists Colin Potter (nww), Alessio Natalizia (Not Waving), and Guido Zen reprise their supergroup for Ecstatic with a seductively serpentine follow-up to their superb debut from a couple of years ago. PNZ’s pulsing, twanging, expansive ‘Magari’ was recorded between 2018-2020 in the slipstream of ’Shut Your Eyes On The Way Out’, which is surely one of the strongest new kosmiche-related albums of recent years. Where that album refreshed classic styles of European synth music for modern ears, ‘Magari’ - meaning “I Wish” in Italian - adapts their style to the unique Afro-Latin lilt of Brazilian music with central use of the Berimbau; a single-stringed percussion instrument commonly associated with the elegant martial art/dance of Capoeira, which the band’s Guido Zen brought home from his travels in South America. Combined with their juicy, almost fleshly arps and Guitar pedal-generated computer voice, the results are wonderfully wide-eyed, embracing bouts of motorik rhythm beside vertiginous noise wormholes and mystic tone poems that speak to a cumulative experience spanning decades spent hunting for life between the wires.
L/F/D/M - Crocodiles in the Ceiling EP
L/F/D/M
Crocodiles in the Ceiling EP
12" | 2016 | EU | Original (Ecstatic)
11,99 €*
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Richard Smith a.k.a L/F/D/M reports four barrelling hardware shots from London’s EBM and techno underworld with the tense, nervous energy of his Crocodiles in the Ceiling EP for Not Waving’s Ecstatic label following a slew of ‘floor-wreckers with Optimo Trax and Diagonal (Bronze Teeth, Green Gums with former Factory Floor member Dom Butler).
Serpente - Fe / Vazio Blue Vinyl Edition
Serpente
Fe / Vazio Blue Vinyl Edition
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Ecstatic)
17,99 €* 19,99 € -10%
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Riveting turns of rhythmic psychedelia from Lisbon’s Serpente, pursuing the spirits of Alice Coltrane and Don Cherry via Fourth World gateways and spiralling broken beat vortices on their debut full-length for Ecstatic following that killer Prince/LinnDrum session last summer. A masterful example of his take on Black Atlantic energies and cultural sub-currents, Bruno’s Silva’s Serpente draws thrilling, jagged lines between the ground-breaking jazz fusions of the ‘60s-‘70s and the Afro-Futurist pinnacles of ’90 Detroit and UK-based techno and their offshoots; broken beat, jungle, and “idm”. Serpente’s style broadly collapses the psychedelia of his work as Ondness (Where To Now?, Holuzam, Sucata Tapes) into a more ravishing and arguably vital sound that frames a modern state of mind between utopian communism and dystopian paranoia.
Primitive World - The Revolt Of Aphrodite
Primitive World
The Revolt Of Aphrodite
LP | 2020 | EU | Original (Ecstatic)
18,99 €*
Release:2020 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Primitive World mines obscure and vibrant paths on this strong new LP for Ecstatic, inspired once again by the forgotten sci-fi novels of Lawrence Durrell and finding a curious lane somehwre between Alva Noto and cubist UKFunky rhythms - we’re feeling it. Throwing himself into bouts of taut, fractious, and probing electronics on his sophomore LP, ‘The Revolt of Aphrodite’, Sam Wills uses the same palette as found on his ‘White On White LP’ - PPG Wave, Kurzweil K250, Emulator 4 and Lexicon 224 - albeit with a finer manipulation of form. Oscillating between the Alva Noto/ Anne-James Chaton-esque minimalism of ‘All This Vulgar Data’, to the cubist UKFunky rhythms in ‘Iolanthe Dances’ and Dego-like broken beats in ‘Skins Plastered With White Lead’, we end up in the curdled electronic sensuality on ’The Foetus Of a Love Song’ which gives the album a deftly imaginative and playful dimension that stands in contrast to the homogeneity of much of modern electronic music’s all-too-often blinkered dreams.
Not Waving - Tremendous / S.M
Not Waving
Tremendous / S.M
12" | 2019 | EU | Original (Ecstatic)
11,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Not Waving makes his anti-fascist feelings clear with two banging tracks that trust dancefloor irony is not dead and leftist solidarity is alive in 2019. Closing out a banner year with a club-ready boot up the ass, Not Waving’s Alessio Natalizia follows his divergent 2019 outings beside Jim O’Rourke, Mark Lanegan and Jay Glass Dubs with a wildly driven lunge for the strobes. Balancing pure escapism with a reminder to dance and laugh at the populist peckers that dominate the news and global politics, this 12” is exactly the kind of statement that should be heard more often in underground music’s naturally left-leaning network of inter-linked, fringe and minority communities.
Abul Mogard - Kimberlin Black Vinyl Edition
Abul Mogard
Kimberlin Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Ecstatic)
19,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Visionary synthesist Abul Mogard renders a darkly sublime soundtrack for ‘Kimberlin’ , an experimental film about the Isle of Portland on the English south coast, which coincidentally doubles up as metaphor for the mood of an increasingly inward-looking UK. Taking its name from the local word for an outsider or “foreigner”, the short film ‘Kimberlin’ was filmed on location during the months following the advisory referendum of 2016 which lead to the current, purgatory state of “Brexit”. Combining mostly wordless, lingering shots of the Isle of Portland’s bleak and rugged landscape with Abul Mogard’s washed out but richly evocative music, made with manipulated field recordings, modular synth and layered Farfisa organ, the project came to reflect a sense of (be)longing, loneliness and outsiderness that also perhaps uncannily mirrors the putative collective feeling since that darkly historic vote, over three years ago. Taking cues from the evocative poetry of lifelong islander, stonemason and poet Cecil “Skylark” Durston (1910-1996), as well as a news report on the discovery of a mysterious cinema found interred by foliage in the Isle’s cave systems, the merging of image and sound speak to their subject in an organic, impressionistic manner that leaves billowing room for imagination.
Abul Mogard - Kimberlin Colored Vinyl Edition
Abul Mogard
Kimberlin Colored Vinyl Edition
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Ecstatic)
21,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Visionary synthesist Abul Mogard renders a darkly sublime soundtrack for ‘Kimberlin’ , an experimental film about the Isle of Portland on the English south coast, which coincidentally doubles up as metaphor for the mood of an increasingly inward-looking UK. Taking its name from the local word for an outsider or “foreigner”, the short film ‘Kimberlin’ was filmed on location during the months following the advisory referendum of 2016 which lead to the current, purgatory state of “Brexit”. Combining mostly wordless, lingering shots of the Isle of Portland’s bleak and rugged landscape with Abul Mogard’s washed out but richly evocative music, made with manipulated field recordings, modular synth and layered Farfisa organ, the project came to reflect a sense of (be)longing, loneliness and outsiderness that also perhaps uncannily mirrors the putative collective feeling since that darkly historic vote, over three years ago. Taking cues from the evocative poetry of lifelong islander, stonemason and poet Cecil “Skylark” Durston (1910-1996), as well as a news report on the discovery of a mysterious cinema found interred by foliage in the Isle’s cave systems, the merging of image and sound speak to their subject in an organic, impressionistic manner that leaves billowing room for imagination.
Serpente - Parada
Serpente
Parada
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Ecstatic)
17,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Lisbon-based Bruno Silva enacts pure voodoo with extended, restless LinnDrum workouts that take Prince’s distinctive LM-1 signatures as a starting point for loose-limbed tribal jams that flow with the colour of the Brazilian carnival and the rhythmic psychedelia of hardcore jungle.
Not Glass (Not Waving & Jay Glass Dubs) - Forma
Not Glass (Not Waving & Jay Glass Dubs)
Forma
LP | 2019 | EU | Original (Ecstatic)
20,99 €*
Release:2019 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Not Glass is the debut collaboration between Alessio Natalizia (Not Waving) and his longtime correspondent Dimitris Papadatos (Jay Glass Dubs), paying tribute to Latin and Greek authors Ovid and Heraclitus in a suite of dramatic electronics and cryptic rhythms comparable to a theatrical soundtrack.
Cop Killers, The - The Cop Killers
Cop Killers, The
The Cop Killers
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Ecstatic)
18,39 €* 22,99 € -20%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Pop subversives Beth Roberts and Andrew Hargreaves (The Boats, Tape Loop Orchestra) pose their 2nd album as The Mistys with ‘Pregnant Mannequin’, following some five years on from their debut album ‘Redemption Forest’. It basically sounds like an incredible, saccharine shoegaze/dreampop album recorded to a salvaged D90 tape that’s about to disintegrate, warbling in and out of time. Referencing a wealth of pop archetypes via their uniquely claggy, recombinant filter to render a new vision for subversive pop music, Beth Roberts’ sugary vocals are smudged and buried deeper in the mix, processed with fizzing textures that only add an extra poignancy and a sense of struggle to the classic pathos of her voice. In key, Andrew Hargreaves lends some of his most sharpened, devastating hooks, bringing their project closer to a polysemous conception of ambient-EBM-pop.
Primitive World - White On White
Primitive World
White On White
LP | 2018 | EU | Original (Ecstatic)
18,99 €* 19,99 € -5%
Release:2018 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Limited Edition White Vinyl (300 copies), includes a fold-out insert with images and detailed text by Lucy Howarth, curator of Moss’s recent exhibitions, plus a Moss original on the other side. Following a major retrospective at The Tate St Ives, forgotten art maverick Marlow Moss (1889-1958) - a radical, gender-bending British Jewish lesbian and innovator of non-figurative art - is the inspiration and the focus of this new LP from Primitive World for the Ecstatic label. Crafted from various synth improvisations, including the rare and tricky PPG Wave synth/sampler, it comes highly recommended if you’re into Peder Mannerfelt’s brut ambient, Raster Noton’s grid-based rhythmic fascinations, or Pan Sonic at their most glacial.
Novo Line - Dyad
Novo Line
Dyad
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Ecstatic)
19,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Novo Line reprises the meter-messing genius of his Movements album with the Dyad mini LP - a brilliantly uncompromising follow-up for Ecstatic. Exclusively using the tools of ’88/’89 professional recording set-ups - namely the Atari ST, but with a slight algorithmic alteration. While it’s increasingly hard to find new tricks in old gear, especially with the resurgence of hardware fetishism and the ubiquity of DAWs, that’s exactly what Nat Fowler has been doing for the best part of a decade as Novo Line. By, in his own words, “misusing one algorithmic composition program (not, by a longshot, a professional music production tool of any epoch) contained in 208kb of data on a 3.5” floppy disk”, He generates and explores new permutations of old music which, ironically enough, sound fresher or at least more innovative than a lot of new music in circulation right now.Inputting ever-changing parameters of melody, and 29 year old algorithms, the machine’s voice is live-mixed and presented un-rendered as maxed-out waveforms via 1MB RAM, resulting in a severely compressed and combusting effect that leave mastering and sound engineers the world over scratching their heads in puzzlement. However, the effect is equally enthralling to anyone whose ears have become overly accustomed to contemporary emulations of ‘space’ in electronic music, and genuinely sound unique in relief of the contemporary field.The release poses a playful question: can a record be ambivalent as to which speed it should be played? Celebrating vinyl and futhermore physical media, the listener is encouraged to find their exact speed of preference with the RPM toggle and pitch slider, that nearly forgotten joy in modifying speed in real time without a CPU mediating between the listener and sound; some tracks stumble heavily at 33rpm like boulders in the tumble dry, while others flash by at 45. In the taut, recoiling thud of Monad, thru the frenetic pop edit of Ennead to the ‘floor-curdling prong of Dyad Marcia on the front, to the forceful New Beat mutation Tetrad, and the mind bending Melpomenean Dyad which closes the LP, its some heavily challenging but deeply satisfying gear that seriously yet playfully messes with convention.Essentially Novo Line is revelling in the pure spirit of computer music and the sonification of dance music as we know it - born in the ’88/’89 phenomenon of techno-house music, including its Industrial/EBM precedents, and its New Beat/Euro House offshoots. And like John McCusker’s delectable artwork of a beige room and monitors interwoven with tubular, computer generated follies, Novo Line provides a captivating perspective that shortcircuits nostalgia’s illness to result in a killer vaccine against/for convention.
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