WL//WH Weekly Electronic Music Tips

Weekly Electronic Music Tips // JUNE #23-24

Central Library, University of Queensland, Brisbane by Robin Gibson 1973

PICKS OF THE WEEK:

  • Universal Beats 41 – Guest Mix: THE TALL MAN “Dark Neons

Experienced Grenoble-born DJ since the early ’90s under the DJ CARPENTER38 moniker, The Tall Man, after a long hiatus, went back behind the desks in the mid-2010s at local pubs in his hometown to deliver sets focused on Synthwave and Dark Disco, and everything in-between (Spacesynth, Horrorsynth, Dark Electro, Italo-Disco, Indie Dance, Cyberpunk, Darksynth, etc…..). Here we go with a brilliant ‘bedroom’ sample of his expertise…

  • Ecuadorian acid /breaks /psych /house /electro producer Nicola Cruz “Data Passenger” off “Data Passenger” EP 12″ [Klasse Wrecks]

 ‘Andes step’ producer pulls a sharper, strident brutalist edge to his house electro breakbeat rhythms while keeping his distinctive groovy acid-strewn bass tones and boundless ancestral cosmic bent, sure to dispatch you headlong into the farthest heady reaches of mind-melting dance floors.

  • Paris-based tribal /dubstep /hard drum /bass /slow techno producer Blâme – “Delicious” from V/A “Délices du Midi – Fada Acamp Vol.2” cassette compilation [Kaval]

Possibly the best specimen from the hectically rhythmical Dancehall tape compilation, a sizzling and crackling dope tribal slow techno jam from the Parisian producer, to provide a seething, hypnotically seductive, groovy percussive melter. 

  • Prague based ambient /techno /electro synth producer and Endless Illusion label head, Ladislav Zensor (aka Oblaka), aka Exhausted Modern “Alone with the Shadow I Cast” single

Prague‘s experienced synth producer imagines an atmospheric and emotive retro-futuristic nod to 80s moody bygone electro-wave leanings, that rolls around the relentlessly wobbling bounces of 808’s crisp punchy snares, sinister buzzy saw wave synths and swirling angsty spindly string reverberations, to swell into a plinking and strident climax.

  • Pianist & composer from New England, Daniel Schrage “Reflection Point” from “Storylines” EP [Moderna Records]
  • Los Angeles-based ambient /drone /ethereal /meditative /soundscape solo project of Cynthia Bernard, aka Marine Eyes “Endings, beginnings (feat. City of Dawn)” from Endings, beginnings” EP
  • Turkish lo-fi folk, ambient, electronica, drone-pop artist from Istanbul, Ekin Üzeltüzenci aka Ekin Fil “Sleepwalkers” title track of “Sleepwalkers” EP 12″ [Helen Scarsdale]
  • Italian ambient /spoken word poetry collaboration between Andrea Porcu (come le onde, ROHS! Records) and Lorenzo Bracaloni (I am The Child of A Creek, Fallen), come le onde & Fallen “Two Lonely Stars” [ROHS! Records / Music for Sleep]
  • UK experimental /field recordings /avant-garde /modern classical of late 70s Leeds‘ new wave and goth catalyst DJ, composer, pianist and producer (Deux Filles, Soft Cell, Marc And The Mambas, Yello), Annie Hogan “Night Flight” [Downwards Records]
  • Belgian ambient /experimental /post-rock /piano /folk chantress Annelies Monseré “Simple Fractures” from the album “I Sigh, I Resign” [Horn of Plenty]
  • Reunion Island/US long distance, ambient and drone project featuring Kévin Séry (From Overseas) and Nick Turner (Tyresta), Color of Time “Something Better” from “Color of Time II” LP [Past Inside the Present]
  • Seattle, WA ambient /drone /neo-classical musician Kyle Preston “Ocean Drifter” from “Ocean Drifter” (EP) part 2/4 of the upcoming ambient album, “Fear Not the Water”
  • Florida‘s experimental ambient project of Hundred Waters frontwoman Nicole Miglis, aka Batry Powr “Headhunters” (for Jacob Jonas the Company’s ‘There’s Been a Study’) from the compilation of collaborations “+/-“
  • Antwerpen, Belgium ambient /experimental /music concrete /minimal /electronic sound artist Autumna “Frana” “from the CD album “Lucciole” [Shady Ridge Records]
  • Italy ambient /experimental /drone /soundscape /guitar-synth project Far away Nebraska “Mentre penso a un amico” from “Come partire in un giorno di primavera” LP [Home Normal]
  • Scotland, UK ambient /experimental /minimal /electro-acoustic sound artist Samuel Death, aka Tides “Stranded” from the album “If I Were You” [Dewtone Recordings]
  • Russian ambient /drone /chillout /field recordings /electronic collaboration Heavenchord & Infinity Dots “Spring Update 04” from “Spring Update” EP [secret domain]
  • Italian ambient /drone /experimental /field recordings /soundscape /electro-acoustic /electronic project of Emanuele Specchia and Roberto Ficosecco, aka Cartridge Grain “Lungo i bordi” from “Stanze” album [Shimmering Moods Records]
  • Swedish ambient /drone /IDM /drum & bass /electronic artist Ludvig Cimbrelius (aka PURL), aka Illuvia “Auriel” from the album “Earth Prism” [A Strangely Isolated Place]
  • Manchester UK ambient /drone /samples /field recordings /electro-acoustic /instrumental guitar project of musician Ben Rath, aka Slow Heart Music “Shelter” from “Hope” album [Whitelabrecs]
  • French soundscape /drone folk /ambient Americana improvisational composer and musician Caleb R.K. Williams “Piece By Piece” from the album “Forget The One Who Haunts You” [The Eagle Stone Collective]
  • Prague-based, Nottingham, UK-born instrumental soundtrack composer, musician and Tindersticks keyboardist, David Boulter “Blue Bell Hill” from “St Ann’s” LP [Clay Pipe Music]
  • Osaka, Japan ambient /chillwave /folktronica producer (Fanclub, Suigetsu), Noda Yûki “Driving in the rain” [conte bleu label]
  • Zurich-based jazz /bossanova /psychedelic synth instrumental music project of Swiss multi-instrumentalists and producers Martin Schenker and Luzius Schuler, aka Melting Steine “Glide” single [Phantom Island]
  • Italian ambient /experimental /electroacoustic /electronic composer Lorenzo Bracaloni, aka Fallen “Pond Of Blurry Reveries” from the album “Whispered Hymns” [Neotantra]
  • Manchester-based ambient /glitch / IDM / broken beats /soundscapes experimental electronic music producer Rick Jones, aka Dark Fidelity Hi Fi “Days Of Jah View” from the upcoming 6th cassette LP “Formations” [Bricolage]
  • UK ambient /IDM /braindance /techno duo Michael Robinson & Daren Nye (PlanktonWarrior, SpaceTime, The Elusive Man), aka BioFusion “Down Flow” from “From the Soul” LP 12″/CD [Moatun 7]
  • London, UK ambient /experimental /techno /electronic producer Darren Cunningham, aka Actress “Ray” from the tenth studio album “Statik” [Smalltown Supersound]
  • Harlech, UK sci-fi /ambient /electronic /experimental /hardware synthesizer project The Metamorph “Golden Glow” from the CD album “Exploded View”
  • Cardiff, UK ambient /drone /Berlin school project of Bran Russell, aka Phare “Rotor VIII” from cassette album “Red Epsilon Sector” [Mondes Sonores]
  • Antwerp-based composer and synth virtuoso Miaux “I have no desire for the close company of other people” off her new vinyl 12″ album ”Never Coming Back” [VIERNULVIER Records]
  • New York cosmic ambient /techno /synth wizard, soundtrack composer, and Zombi member, Steve Moore – “The Blue Stone” from the “Eye of Horus” LP 12″ [L.I.E.S.]
  • London-based ambient /Italo /acid /kraut /sci-fi /analog synth DJ-producer Timothy J. Fairplay “Bad Guys” from the cassette LP “Dungeon Module Volume Two” [Dungeon Module]
  • Sheffield, UK ambient /IDM /experimental techno outfit The Black Dog “Isolation” from forthcoming “Isolation” EP [Dust Science]
  • Barcelona based ambient /psych /dub /deep /techno DJ-producer Salva Coromina, aka ABSIS “Leave The Body” from “Silent Voices” E.P.  [Affin]
  • Hungarian old-school deep psychedelic trance producer Zoltan Vajda (aka Ork Monk aka Trevor McGregor aka Arboraetum aka Tiger Punch), aka Kalumet “Diamond Scent (ft. Tribulus Terrestris)” from “Kronosphere” EP [Oslated]
  • German drone ambient /dub techno producer Michael Fiedler, aka Jah Schulz, aka Ghost Dubs “Thin Line Version” off “Damaged Versions” EP 12″ [PRESSURE label]
  • Cologne-based drone /dub /krautrock /electro /minimal /experimental electronic group Montel Palmer “Monopoly” from the album “Love Getaway” [South of North]
  • German ambient /breaks /experimental /halftime dnb /drum & bass duo Sorse – “Quiet Wanderer (Aeon Waves Remix)” from V/A “Kintsugi” EP [Modern Conveniences / Onset Audio]
  • Stockholm, Sweden electro-chug /psych /indie dance /electronic music producer and DJ Jesse Black Fahnestock (Electric Blue Vision), 10:40 “Three Rings (ft. Emilia Harmony)” originally included in the Golden Lion Sounds vinyl compilation “Songs From the Flightpath Estate Volume 1”
  • Lyon, France ambient /progressive /tribal /deep techno producer Louis Rapet, aka Sindh “Liquefaction” off “Komudo Series Vol 1″ EP 12” [SINDH02]
  • Berlin-based acid /trance /techno /house producer Lee Burton “VOT” from “RAWAX-S025″ EP 12” [Rawax Records]
  • Rennes-based progressive trance DJ-producer and Symbiose collective member, Zeb – Tape 25″ off V/A – “Everlasting Never Lasts” LP [Melancholia Records]
  • Spanish ambient /dub /psy /slow trance producer and Sendero Records head, Emesh – “Anava” from “Cambio de Soles” EP [Sendero Records]
  • Italian acid /psych /ethnic /leftfield /downtempo /trance /space electronica artist A-Tweed “Smells Like Ten Spritz (Original Mix)” off mini-LP ”Rave the Cave” [Playground Records]
  • London-based acid /ethnic /chug /indie dance /techno /downtempo new project of Byrd Out label boss Stephen Vitkovitch, aka Not Branimir “Asquith Window (Anatolian Weapons Acid Take)” off “Asquith Window” EP [Bed of Roses]
  • Ridgewood, Queens’ Detroit-ish electro bass acid madness by DJ-producer Maxime Robillard, aka Love Letters “Falling Star” off the eponymous EP 12″ [Interdimensional Transmissions]
  • Copenhagen-based hypnotic /tribal /groovy psych /downtempo Lithuanian brother duo Deserted Island – “Grange (Fabrizio Marmmarella Remix)” from “Chunga Chunga” EP 12” [Good Skills]
  • Derry, Northern Ireland industrial /steppers /post-punk /dub wave /’Dyslexia Sound’ producer Autumns “Just To Say You Were There” from “Dyslexia Sound Source” LP 12″ [Touch Sensitive]
  • Bristol, UK ambient /braindance /electro producer Jon Chmielewski, aka ZOBOL “Inter-City Travel” from “Retrofuturism” EP 12″ [Tiger Weeds]
  • Toronto based Ambient /Techno /Electro producer Ninechecker “Antennas from “A Very English Wind” EP [brokntoys]
  • London-based acid /jungle /techno producer Richard Smith, aka LFDM “FILM GAPS” from the cassette LP “THE CRUSHING PERSISTENCE OF LIFE” [Clan Destine Records]
  • Philadelphia psych /acid /electro duo Thomas Roland and James Weissinger (aka Girls Chat Room and Peyton Farquhar), aka Zillas On Acid “Journey To The Server Room ft. Matt O’Hare” off “MARS HUM” EP 12″ [Neubau]
  • Lithuanian electronic /wave /synth pop /electro collaboration SOLO ANSAMBLIS x ROE DEERS “Sepija | L.F.T. remix” from “SArmxRD” EP
  • Sweden Hip-Hop /Detroit Techno /Electro project of electronic veteran producers, Alexander Johansson & Mattias Fridell, aka UNWONTED – “A Heart That’s True” from “A Moment Like This” EP [Analog Concept]
  • Brazilian techno /electro DJ-Producer Martinelli – “Attempt To A Wrong Choice” from the forthcoming LP “All The Voices” CD [Outermost Records]
  • Argentinian breaks /electro DJ-producer Emiliano Kolkowski, aka Kolko – “Destierro” from V/A “Various Artist 2” LP [OUT Records]
  • Acid /breaks /electro production duo Mocap & Ground Dialect – “Pripyat” off V/A “Survivors vol.1” cassette LP [Flowtape]
  • Paris-based Russian leftfield /dub /techno /breaks /electro /electronic producer Yssue “Let Go” from the upcoming V/A “Dancing Poetry II” compilation [Ethos Records]
  • Toronto based ambient /dark cold electronics collaborative project of Eleanor Espiritu & Matthew Cangiano, aka Eteon “Gift of a Dying Sun” from the cassette “Censer” EP [X-IMG]
  • Geneva-based Swiss industrial /post-punk /experimental /electronics duo Kleio Thomaïdes and Shlomo Balexert, aka Bound By Endogamy “Lettre à Mon Chien Adoré” from the self-released “Correspondances” EP
  • Strasbourg, France synthpop /breaks /trap /wave band Théréon – “Eau Pain Sec (F pneumonia Vocal Dub)” off the cassette EP “Mi Olin” [Carpaccio Cathedrale]
  • Kyoto, Japan cinematic /breakbeat /dark techno composer-producer and KWAIOTO Records founder, Cam Lasky – “Clone (Original Mix)” from “V+1011D Two At The End” EP [Void+1 Recordings]
  • Paris-based dark ambient /industrial /techno DJ-musician-producer Substencia – “Code Red” from the cassette compilation V/A “REGARDE LE MONDE BRÛLER vol.2” LP [Intervision]
  • Lyon, France industrial /electro /acid /techno project of pioneer musician Laurent Prot, In Aeternam Vale “Milton Babbitt” from “Gamma Gamma Hey!” EP [Urban Legend Record Label]
  • Canadian 90s cyberpunk /electro /industrial side project of Holon, Sylac “Outsmarted And Outgunned”
  • Birmingham, UK Industrial Techno duo Anthony Child & Karl O’Connor, aka British Murder Boys “t’s What You Hide” from the debut “Active Agents and House Boys” album [Downwards Records]
  • British Columbia industrial /dark electronic / EBM-techno producer and musician (former Front Line Assembly, Noise Unit, Delerium, Youth Code and Conjure One) Rhys Fulber “The Heir” from “Balance Of Fear” LP 12″ [Sonic Groove]
  • Lyon, France industrial /EBM /techno producer NZM 99 “Human Traffic (Radical G Remix)” off the forthcoming EP of the same name [House Of Reptile]
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina EBM /industrial /techno DJ-producer Abby Knives “A Season In Hell” off upcoming V/A “Doggo Agostino presents: INCISIVE” first mutant compilation [Doggo Agostino Records]
  • Valencia, Spain Industrial /EBM /Working Class Electronic Music project of Ana Spammer & David Spammer, aka Spammerheads “Right to fight” from “Disclaimer” LP 12″ [SOIL]
  • Mexican EBM/Techno noisemaker Datura Inoxia “The Guts of Mexico City”
  • Boston, MA dark electro /dubstep /bass /industrial act MOЯIS BLAK “FERAL (STRAIGHT RAZOR Remix)” single
  • Phoenix, AZ goth /techno /industrial /post-punk trio TASSEL “V. Crawling – Black Light Smoke Remix” from “V. Crawling” single
  • Bucharest, Romania EBM /indie dance /techno /dark disco /noir electronic producer (Eddie Lanzat), Walentin Pauer “Voyager III” from “Maat Mons” EP [Nein Records]
  • Klaus Nomi – “ICUROK 2C (Kommissar Keller‘s Double You R2 Mix)”
  • “Robot Legs” (Tronik Youth Club Edit) [Nein Records]
  • France-based acid /dark space disco /indie dance Mexican DJ-producer Leonor – “Educate (Original Mix)” off “Time” EP [Melomana Records]
  • Paris/Lille, French Balearic /psych /house /indie dance /dark disco duo Tepat Huleux and Giac Di Falco, aka You Man “Confusion (Poïka Remix)” off “Restless (Versions)” EP [Eskimo Recordings]
  • Italian acid /electro /techno /Italo disco duo Rodion & Mammarella “A Corrente Alternata (Rodion Remix)” from “A Corrente Alternata” single [Slow Motion Records]
  • Berlin-based Spanish /cosmic /electro-dark disco producer James Rod “Agave & Catana (Alemao‘s Psychoactive Garden Remix)” off upcoming “Agave and Catana” EP [Mélopée Records]
  • Italian new beat /wave /Italo body music duo LVCA & Otis – “Synthesised Emotion” off “Ritmo Electronico” EP 12″ [Bordello A Parigi]
  • Aix En Provence, French techno /indie dance producer Rafael Cerato – “Rendez Vous (With Anthony Toga)” from the album “My Reality” [SYSTEMATIC RECORDINGS]
  • Italian melodic techno /indie dance duo Pôngo – “Trigger” from “Trigger” EP [Octopus Recordings]
  • Hungarian Italo-Disco /Synthwave producer Leslie Young “Computerized” from the album “Reloaded” [Girlfriend Records]
  • Melbourne prog /psych rock band Mildlife “Musica (CC:DISCO! Dub)” from “Mildlife Remixed II” EP [Heavenly Recordings]
  • 1985 Hi NRG classic Michael Prince – “Dance Your Love Away (Mystery Edit)” from “80’S MYSTERY EDITS V” collection by Argentinian DJ Mystery Friend
  • Talking Heads – “This Must Be The Place / Naive Melody (The Polish Ambassador Remix)” [Jumpsuit Records]
  • 1986 Kim Wilde classic “Keep Me Hangin’ On (Boys’ Shorts Edit)” 
  • Carrboro, NC ambient /drone /ritual /experimental music artist Angela Winter “sphenoid” from the album “Mesmerizer” [Hard Return]
  • Lancaster, UK experimental /ambient /drone /modular synth /electronic project of Mark Burford, aka Field Lines Cartographer “Collapsable Mantra” from the album “Portable Reality Generator” [DiN]
  • Edinburgh and Fife, Scotland based ambient /minimal /music concrete /classical /electronic musical project of twin brothers Andy & Mike Truscott, aka K I N B R A E “Home” from the cassette “Memory Loop #1 – Habitat/Home”
  • England, UK ambient /IDM /acid /experimental /electronic project of Lee Norris (AKA Norken, and Nacht Plank and part of Ishqamatics, Autumn of Communion, Moss Garden, Memex,2xirtam, The Angling Loser), aka Metamatics “Polyhymnia Narratives” (DJ mix by Dokun) taken from the 5-year anniversary series “Polyhymnia Narratives Ⅰ_Ⅴ” 5 CD boxset [Intellitronic Bubble]
  • Dayton, OH ambient /psychedelic electronic music producer Brian Grainger (aka Coppice Halifax), aka Milieu “Time Lines II.I” from the long-form album “Time Lines II” [Vibratelepathic Antiviral Broadcasts]
  • Berlin-based ritual dark ambient, post-industrial project of Swedish artist Thomas Martin Ekelund, aka Trepaneringsritualen “Ǫnd þau né átto, óð þau né hǫfðo” from the album “The Totality of Death (Alpha)” [Cold Spring]
  • Chicago-based ambient /drone /noise /experimental cellist, composer, and sound artist Lia Kohl – “The Scene with One Tender Memory” from the cassette album “Movie Candy” by Lia Kohl and Daniel Wyche [Fallen Moon Recordings]

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