The Belgium based producer MAGIKBITUM has just released his debut length album on TRANSIENT FORCE. This project is not a boring compilation of tracks but rather a real album written like a SCI-FI movie script with a beginning and a mysterious end. The synopsis could be introduced like this : you are invited to lift off from a planet in order to lead an enigmatic mission, the trip is pretty peaceful but suddenly an error system happens disturbing the control of the starship and provoking a pure dose of stress (to not say of bass)… The “Cockpit Viewscreen” features 12 tracks including 1 remix by Micro.Control.Unit and also 2 skits which change the processus of the mission as well as the mood of the music. By this way, MAGIKBITUM explores the characteristics of different type of electronic music (ambient, electro, electro bass) to play with our feelings. So, If you are ready to fail into the void of space, close your eyes and let’s play this great album, may be you will see also some aliens…
MAGIKBITUM – Cockpit Viewscreen Album – Preview
[Release Date 08-03-11 – Digital]
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Artwork 2011 by Alek Stark – Original graphic concept 1998 by Cisco
The “Elektro Domesticos 2” was probably one of the greatest electro compilation released last year. 12 years after the 1st issue of Elektro Domesticos (which was also the first spanish electro compilation), via Fundamental Records ALEK STARK released the 2nd part to highlight some new undergound producers based in spain. Now exactly 12 months later, “ELEKTRO DOMESTICOS 3” is out, built on the same processus : a sweet cover for a great triple vinyl, a carbon double CD and a generous digital pack (43 tracks). At this occasion, the 3rd issue features also the support and tunes of 5 international artists : SCAPE ONE [Uk], ZERKALO [∞], MR. VELCRO FASTENER [Fi], AS1 [Us], DYNAMIK BASS SYSTEM [Ge]. We recommend this release and we are pretty sure the Music and Designs will speak for themselves. So, check all that if don’t have already…
Alek Stark Presents : Elektro Domesticos 3 Compilation [Spain] – 2011
[Released Date 07-20-11 – 12″- Digital – CDs]
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The great ∆ICASEA Label has just released a new project to contribute to help Japan. This digital compilation features 75 tracks from different kind of underground electronic music producers like : AUTECHRE, DJ STINGRAY, LUKE VIBERT, RUSELL HASWELL, TEAM DOYOBI, MESAK, ICASEA soliders and many more… Amazing!
[Release Date 07-11-11 – Digital]
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Outside Recordings is a discreet Electro – IDM record label possessing a really great catalogue. A couple of months ago after released the amazing album of ADJ, the label is back with an E.P signed by the gifted Seattle based producer 214 ( TwoFourteen ). His new project entitled “Eye Thoughts” features a serious content of 4 unique tracks along with 2 remixes. On this E.P, we find back the brilliant 214’s touch that is a blend of mental musics like Electro, Idm, Garage, Experimental,… The remixes of the title track bring up some other sounds to this project : the first is a glitchy version produced by MR ATOMIC (aka KRIS KRAUSE) and the second is a bass version by EXZAKT. Therefore the “Eye Thoughts” E.P will submerge you into even more mysterious hybrid world than you could imagine. Recommended!
214 – Lament
[Release Date 06-21-11 – Digital]
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KEITH TUCKER aka Dj K-1 [Half of AUX 88 band] is back with his alter ego project : OPTIC NERVE. His new E.P titled “3 Dimensional” is out on Diametric records label. The vinyl features 3 deep techno tracks (along with 3 interludes and an acapella version) which are very well produced as usual from this producer. The sound is spacey and not so far of greatest tracks of the “Mad Scientist” album. We don’t know how KEITH TUCKER did but his music has a catchy & magic effect to make people forget any cold reality and to fall into a cosmic environment. Who could not appreciate this sweet hypnotism generated by the music? Recommended!
OPTIC NERVE – Virtual-Depth-Perception (Vocal Mix)
OPTIC NERVE – Illusionist-Theme
[Release Date 06-06-11 – Limited 12″ & Digital]
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