Mode I by RUDE NHS, exploring jazz, funk, post-rock and visionary soundscapes, is out now on all digital stores and streams.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Monday, May 25, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
Karsten Pflum's new album "DODE" will be released on Hymen Records June 18th available both in CD or digital format with vinyl currently in the press.
Listen to some audio teasers
Posted by Volterock VR at 10:28 PM
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Drumcell: Hypoxia - A Constant Preparation For Loss (Only a few limited edition 12" vinyl remaining)
Hypoxia is a new project i created to pay homage to the science fiction, late night cult film soundtracks that inspired me so much growing up. The sounds of artists like John Carpenter, Wendy Carlos, Goblin, and Vangelis played a big role to a kid who spent most of the 80's watching movies on VHS over and over again. I wanted this release to step away from the dance floor and into a broader space of contemplative drama. The Hypoxia tracks were single takes I performed live on my Buchla Music Easel, (a portable semi modular synthesizer that was originally created in the early 1970’s). The signal was then fed through Eventide Space Reverb and recorded to an old Akai reel-to-reel tape with no post-production or overdubs.
I really wanted this project to be crafted 100% in Los Angeles, California, including me having a personal hand in every step. For me it was the first time in over a decade to take this task on my own. From writing and performing, final mastering and plating, pressing the records, creating the artwork and designing the packaging, and finally silk-screening the jackets. I purposely cut out any distributors and wanted to sell on Bandcamp, individually shipping these records to supporters directly.
Limited to 200 pressings, Hypoxia comes in an assortment of five colors, each carefully crafted by hand-mixing the vinyl materials at Capsule Labs Record pressing plant in L.A. The clear plastic case was individually hand silk-screened at Gliese media studios with the Drumcell sigil in red ink. All shipments include a 12x12 lithograph of artwork I created on a circuit-bent video processor made by Tachyons+.
Grab the limited edition 12" vinyl
before it's gone
Posted by Volterock VR at 11:03 PM
The Official 2015 Lightning in a Bottle Video, entitled Anything is Possible, shows us the impossible wonder that is LIB. Featuring music from performers Flume and the Ambassadeurs, this year’s video focuses on core tenants of Lightning in a Bottle: nature, growth and freedom of self-expression. Director Russell Ward says, “With layers of creative expression artfully stacked on a base of positive intentions--capturing LIB’s essence is no easy task. The hard work of many artists came together in this piece.”
As the West Coast’s premiere boutique festival, the tenth annual Lightning in a Bottle returns Memorial Day Weekend (May 21 - 25, 2015) to the San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA, featuring a lineup that includes Flume, SBTRKT, Panda Bear, Odesza, RL Grime, Thomas Jack, Tycho, GRiZ, John Digweed, Panda Bear, Lucent Dossier Experience, and speakers Neale Donald Walsch, Dennis McKenna, and Pema Khandro Rinpoche. They’ll be joined by over 300 more musicians and artists spread across three main stages, two yoga tents, and the Temple of Consciousness, delivering a transformational experience of a lifetime.
Shot and edited by The Confluence.
Posted by Volterock VR at 9:37 PM
I've heard that you were part of a group of DJs and artists who lobbied the Recording Academy to include electronic music for the Grammy Awards and later became part of the L.A. Chapter Board. Could you tell us more about how this came about and who else was involved? Was BT part of it too? What was it like being on the LA Chapter board for the Recording Academy?
Yes, BT was an important voice in that process. He's always had great ideas for the Grammy community. I think it just began with a conversation among the dance fans involved in the Grammy's to lobby for an album credit as a matter of respect for the scene we cared so much about. Overall, being involved in the Grammy's has been amazing just in meeting people from all points of the music world.
Posted by Volterock VR at 5:59 PM
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Screening in LA: Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay hosted by Droid Recordings, Mount Analog & Das Bunker
Droid Behavior, Das Bunker, and Mount Analog present:
NUIT NOIRE XII and PRIME
Jealous God Label Night and US Film Premiere of the anticipated industrial music documentary:
INDUSTRIAL SOUNDTRACK FOR THE URBAN DECAY
(directed by Amelie Ravalec and Travis Collins)
Featuring live performance from YOUTH CODE
A special 'history of industrial' DJ sets from RAIZ and REV.JOHN
With JEALOUS GOD recording artists
BROKEN ENGLISH CLUB
Visual presentation by Silent Editions and Oktaform
Lot 613 - 613 Imperial St - Los Angeles
Tickets via Mount Analog and Resident Advisor:
Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/535780049893971/
Posted by Volterock VR at 11:25 PM
Monday, May 11, 2015
The Cast Project distributes creative energies of the artists, unbound by tempo or genre. Pure creative freedom is expressed, allowing each artist to project themselves upon this platform. The Concept includes 4 artists with each providing 4-6 samples that best represent their sound. The samples are used to create the artists individual Casts.
Posted by Volterock VR at 12:28 AM