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MWP Michael Wondra Projet - Svatantratä

Electronic Rock Break System Vol.1
MP3 Album 0.99 €
released by: MWP Michael Wondra Project incl. 19% VAT.

MWP Michael-Wondra-Project - Rest&Flash

Instrumental Rock with Symphonic
MP3 Album 0.99 €
released by: MWP Michael Wondra Project incl. 19% VAT.

Brain Entertainment Laboratory - The Sound Of THC

Klangwirkstoff Records | Catalog#: KWDIGI004
Genre: Ambient Dub | Electronic Music | Cosmic Octave

Genre: Ambient Dub, Electronic Music, Cosmic Octave
Label: Klangwirkstoff Records
Format: Digital Release
Artist: Brain Entertainment Laboratory
Titel: The Sound Of THC
Catalogue #: KWDIGI004
Digital Release: 15.09.2014
CD Release date: 15.11. 2001
ISRC: DEHE10700309-21
Total Playtime:
Digital Vertrieb: Believe Digital
Cover by Taifun Design

Tracklist (CD):
01. Wenn Sie rauchen...
02. Mighty Plant
03. Melting
04. Stoned Dub
05. Floating
06. Green Growing
07. Kunda-Ki
08. Let It Rain
09. Teatime
10. S. Mo. Kings Dream
11. Abu Nowa
12. Spectralizer
13. Japa Field Tracks
+ Bonus Track: Complete Mix (Original Mix CD)

The Sound of THC
Hans Cousto has based the sound of THC on the exact calculations and is a conceptual recording tuned to the spectral maxima of the Delta 9 THC molecule. They are homeopathic essences of frequencies, which are supposed to release the known psychotropic effect of THC through the sense of hearing. This is the sound and rhythm of pure vibrations of the cannabis plant itself, integrated into a sound collage, which is created with ambient, dub and spherical guitar playing. A very different Klangwirkstoff, which invites the listener to an invigorating journey of self-discovery.

The sound of THC is a soundtrack for the ambitious smoker and with conscious use can become therapeutic in its effect on body and mind.

Hans Cousto about
The Sound of THC :

'At present, hemp is enjoying a veritable renaissance. Not only do more and more people simply take pleasure in the beauty of its blossom; there is also an increasing number of people appreciating the psychoactive effect of the substances included. Whether used as fine seasoning in biscuits, as excellent addition to tea or plainly in the form of tobacco - the hemp plant and its extracts have found their way back into the cultural life of the western world. Yet not only concerning the realm of culture, but of medicine as well, hemp has regained its proper place within the consciousness of many people. In self-medication, hemp extracts are used as appetite stimulant or pain reliever by critically ill patients. The analgesic effect of 20 mg of THC, the main active substance of hemp's blossom, is at least as strong as that of 120 mg of Codeine, a well-known pain killer from the class of opiates, and will even last longer.

The effect of THC, seen in the field of sound, is a remedy working homeopathically. Its dispensing is based upon the molecular oscillations of the THC molecule and on the octave law. In contrast to conventional homeopathic preparations - which are shaken in decimals according to the tradition of the founder of homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann (1755 - 1843) -, here the basic principle of square power is applied: doubling of frequency equals the forming of an octave. Listening to this music may therefore, similar to taking a homeopathic drug, have a real therapeutical effect. '

Hans Cousto

Caution: Do not listen to this recording while driving car or working with machines!

MP3 Album 9.90 €
released by: Klangwirkstoff Records incl. 19% VAT.

B. Ashra - Music For Growing

Music For Growing, based on the calculations of Hans Cousto,
is a concept album tuned to the spectral maxima of the Delta-9 THC molecule.
Homeopathic essences of frequencies, designed to trigger the documented
psychotropic effect of THC through our sense of hearing or - as an agent -
pass it on to the plant.
This is the sound and rhythm of pure oscillations from the cannabis plant itself.
The basic idea behind the creation of this CD stems from the desire to
stimulate plant growth through sound projection.
In the production of this album particular hemispheric synchronisations of
the THC molecular frequency (10.77 Hz) were used, acoustically blending
pure THC sinus waves with the additional six spectra of the molecule,
in the form of wind chimes.
Thus Music For Growing serves as a soundtrack for the ambitious
domestic hemp grower and can, with deliberate, recurring use enhance
plant growth.
To achieve optimum results it is recommended to expose the plant to sound
only during light periods.
We would be happy to receive your feedback.
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Titel: Music For Growing
Artist: B. Ashra
Format: CD / Digital
Label: Klangwirkstoff Records
Katalog#: KW010
Label Code: 16011
ISRC: DEHE10700235
Geamtspielzeit: 73:59 min.
Releasedate: 22.09.2014
EAN: 4036067323796
Vertrieb D|CH|AUS: Silenzio
Vertrieb world: Ultimae
Cover: Ilona Kowalschek
Mastered by Bert Olke:
Style: Ambient, Cosmic Octave, Binaural Beats,
Electronica, Chill Out, Music for Plants, Meditation

MP3 Album 9.90 €
released by: Klangwirkstoff Records incl. 19% VAT.

Orange - Oya

Tribal | Overtone | Didgeredoo | Pop | Trance
Catalog#: SBKW005

LC: 24806

Format: CD Digi Pak / Digital

Label: Separated Beats

EAN: 4036067323369

ISRC: DEHE10700290-97
total playtime: 48:18 min

Releasedate: 29.09.2014

Vertrieb: Silenzio (D/CH/Aus)

Mixed by Umberto Echo & Niko Lai
Coverart: Sandra Trubin
Layout: Ellinor Papp
Mastered by Dieter Piemiskern at Dorian Gray

Label Site:


1. Der Auftrag
2. Oya
3. Tubifex Tubifex
4. Tangogo Der Sonne
5. Baba Ganoush
6. Massala Sung
7. Wolke 9
8. Tamtoe
MP3 Album 9.90 €
released by: Separated Beats incl. 19% VAT.

Tobi Morare - On It!

Electro House | House | Club House
Catalog#: SBKWDIGI005

Separated Beats welcomes back the prolific Tobi Morare for another single release! Get on it and feel the beat…

Genre: Electro House | House
Artist: Tobi Morare
Title: On It!
Format: Digitalrelease
Label: Separated Beats
LC: 24806
ISRC Code: DEHE10700298-300
Total Playtime: 27.44 min
Releasedate: 15.09.2014
Mastered: Bert Olke @ GL Audio Berlin
Artist Website:

Tobi Morare - On It!

1. On It
2. Looking Good
3. Narcotic Beach (feat. Mischo)

MP3 Album 2.99 €
released by: Separated Beats incl. 19% VAT.

Dakota Suite & Quentin Sirjacq - There is calm to be done

Following 2011's The Hearts of Empty Liverpool based band Dakota Suite led by Chris Hooson in collaboration with David Buxton are back with another superb album on Karaoke Kalk. While Hearts of Empty was a distinctly jazzy instrumental album, There Is Calm To Be Done takes us further down a path of left-field song-writing and alternative pop. The album was produced together with Quentin Sirjacq with whom Dakota Suite have already worked in the past, on ‘Valissa’ (2010) and ‘the side of her inexhaustible heart’ (2012).

The most striking thing about the Dakota Suite sound is their immense instrumentation. While most songs are driven by the piano they are adorned with all kinds of instruments to provide an overall timbre of great majesty. The presence of brass parts, woodwind, double bass and a wide array of instruments makes for a special sound. Rhythmically, the drum parts throughout the majority of ‘There Is Calm To Be Done’ are played with brushes, which takes the edge off and adds a gentleness that only the swooshing of brushes can achieve. The use of lap steel on the opening number ‘This Is My Way Of Saying That I Am Sorry’ conjures up a definite country rock feel. While the album is mainly song based, there are vast instrumental passages strewn throughout the record and intermingled between songs. ‘Flat Seat’ is one such instrumental tune with a decidedly filmic character; a lilting composition both mesmerizing and intriguing. Much of the album feels as if it could be film music, and each tune conjures a vivid image in the listeners mind to which the music plays the soundtrack.

Hooson's vocals are striking both for their singing style and lyrical content. ‘Dronning Maud Land’ for example begins with the humorous line “I seem to have grown myself a pair of old mans hands” but the delivery is sombre and melancholy. ‘In the Stillness of this Night’ is a powerful ballad that fuses the touching vocals and lyrical style that is so prevalent on the album with an evocative arrangement. In keeping with its title ‘Committing To Uncertainty’ is a somewhat darker composition. The brass and woodwind orchestration builds to a powerful crescendo. ‘Be My Love’ stands out as a prime example of singer-songwriting as it relies solely on acoustic guitar and vocals. Without the support of a backing arrangement, the song has to be that much stronger to stand on its own amongst all the instrumentation of the rest of the record. It is an unspeakably tender song with a highly fragile yet resolute emotional lure. The penultimate track on the album is also its song and true to its name is a delightfully calm tune. The record draws to a close with the minimally orchestrated “I Miss The Dust”, a very delicate instrumental that drifts away like leaves on a breeze.

Dakota Suite's music has covered such diverse genres as lo-fi, folk rock, electronic, ambient and taken in elements of jazz and modern classical. The band has their very own, highly personal and unique sound used so frequently by film makers and theatre pieces. ‘There Is Calm To Be Done’ explores the art of song-writing while also venturing beyond, into new fields to create something new and subtle.


01. This is my way of saying that I am sorry
02. Flat seat
03. In the stillness of this night
04. Committing to uncertainty
05. Nu dat deze dag voorbij is
06. Dronning maud land
07. Ask the dusk
08. Be my love
09. Nothing is gone
10. The tears that bind us to this place
11. The world touches me too hard
12. There is calm to be done
13. I miss the dust
MP3 Album 10.00 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% VAT.

The National Jazz Trio Of Scotland - Standards Vol. III

“I sometimes wonder if I’m going in reverse, having started with the larger, more free improvisational ensembles and now getting down to a vocal pop band, but it’s one thing I was always aiming to do,” says Bill Wells on his current position with the National Jazz Trio Of Scotland. And if one is to take heed of the age-old advice of not judging a book by its cover, then it’s wise to also apply that caution to CDs, for the group is neither jazz nor a trio, although it is at least partly Scottish.

Wells has been part of the Scottish Jazz scene since the late 80s, but has always enjoyed working with musicians in the Indie sector, including stints as a collaborator and arranger with Isobel Campbell, Jad Fair, Kevin Ayers, Future Pilot AKA and Japanese naivists Maher Shalal Hash Baz. He also worked with German electronica artists Stefan Schneider and Barbara Morgenstern and recorded Lemondale, an experimental, pop-tinged collection recorded with an eclectic cast of local musicians in Japan in 2011.

The National Jazz Trio Of Scotland consists of Wells on samples, with a trio of female vocalists: Aby Vulliamy, Kate Sugden and Lorna Gilfedder. Onstage, Aby plays viola, Kate marimba and other potential live players include Teenage Fanclub guitarist Norman Blake and Babe vocalist Gerard Black. The group’s name may be Wells’ droll way of blowing a raspberry at the Scottish jazz establishment he feels has overlooked him in the past, but doesn’t he think that such a deliberately misrepresentative group name could prove a problem?

“I beg to differ,” he responds. “I think in the short term it's making life a bit harder, but hopefully in the long term it will make it stand out.”

The group’s debut recording The National Jazz Trio Of Scotland’s Christmas Album, was released in late 2012, followed by Standards Vol II in 2013. Their new album is titled Standards Vol III, although the description isn’t strictly accurate. “Well it’s partly a nod towards the more standard way of songwriting, although structurally most of these songs aren't actually written in a similar way,” he says. “To me the best ideas are strong melodies on interesting changes, going back to the classic songwriters. It’s a pretty old fashioned idea and I don’t think that it’s the way that most people write these days when using computers.”

Wells’ music had always been hallmarked by a directness and economy of musical line, and the fact that his pop music is pared down to just vocals and a lean musical accompaniment is, in fact, one of its strengths.

“I do seem to like a sparser sound,” he admits. “For one thing, I’m not that keen on drums. There are no drums at all on Vol II. I relented a bit on Vol III, but even then there’s not that much. I like things kind of light and airy. As long as they are moving along nicely and you can hear the chords, and the voice is well supported, I think that’s about all you need.”

Wells wrote all the songs on the album with the exception of the Beach Boys’ “With Me Tonight” and the lyrics to “Surprising Word”, written by Saya from the Japanese band, Tenniscoats, and “Trying To Escape You”, written by Lorna Gilfedder.

The material on Standards Vol III hints at a diverse range of influences: the bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim, the simple piano accompaniment of Brian Wilson, and the wider vocabulary of chord changes in the songs of Laura Nyro and in Todd Rundgren’s earlier work. Wells also admits that some of his electronica may well be influenced by Stefan Schneider’s work with Mapstation. And as he plays samples, Wells is keen that his soundworld avoids anything too generic, and that there is a little bit of grit in the mix.

“Although there are a very few more conventional samples in there, for the most part I use samples that Norman Blake originally recorded of my guitar, bass and Aby’s viola, so that gives it all, hopefully, a very original and distinctive sound. It also means that it’s computer-based, but it’s not too squeaky clean or slick as the samples are not factory presets, and still have slight tuning, editing and rhythmic discrepancies.”

One of the most striking aspects of Standards Vol III is its mix of pure-toned singing and cryptic, bittersweet, sometimes darkly humorous lyrics, as on the twinkly, musical box-like “Unguarded Moment”, with the lines, “Got me when I least expected/Found it where I didn’t look/Hit me like a block of concrete on a hook.”

On “Alive And Well”, rather than being metaphorical or a fanciful notion, the lines, “It’s been the hottest summer that we’ve had for a while/The shower isn’t working because of a broken tile,” were an accurate summary of the facilities in the bathroom of Wells’ Glasgow tenement home last year, where the album was recorded.

“The kitchen table is where I have my computer set up, so it's my HQ,” he reveals. “The acoustics aren't that good, plus I have to record avoiding slamming doors, the upstairs neighbours simply walking about, or the woman who lives below shouting at her dogs - or her partner, which sounds the same. However, it means I can make records very cheaply, and at my leisure - although that word seems a bit wrong. And for me these National Jazz Trio Of Scotland records are probably the closest I've got to doing something as I intended.”

Mike Barnes


01. Alive And Well
02. Rare Species
03. Unguarded Moment
04. Buchanan Street
05. Getting Out
06. Push Your Face
07. With Me Tonight
08. Suprising Word
09. Liar
10. Trying To Escape You
MP3 Album 10.00 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% VAT.

Tolouse Low Trax - s/t

„Well recommended for the freaks“ the Manchester based independent music specialist Boomkat ones finished a review about a release of Düsseldorf based DJ and producer Tolouse Low Trax aka Detlef Weinrich (also known as one fourth of the German avant-band Kreidler). What a freak distinguished we do not really know - we just assume he walks this world on a different path. Tolouse Low Trax surely does! The latest evidence of this fact are four tracks of whom two are remixes by befriended artists, and two are coming right out of the middle of Tolouse Low Trax’s very own sense for odd and catchy grooves. His friend Miles, also know as one-half of the experimental industrial techno and dark ambient duo Demdike Stare, puts hand on the track “Sussing”, originally released on Tolouse Low Trax’s latest album “Jeidem Fall” in 2012. He covers it with an enigmatic, shadowy veil in terms of sounds, space, and obscure driving arpeggios in order to give the track a “brighter haze” feeling. A subliminal hypnotic transformation that swings with a unique dark and demanding drive. The second remix was done by Wolf Müller, a Düsseldorf based musician that released two highly acclaimed EPs on the German DIY label Themes for Great Cities. His profession as a percussionist calls the tune as he mutates the original track “Jeidem Fall” into a tribal celestial dance tune that jacks with an Afro-Baroque elegance. Also the two EP contributions of Tolouse Low Trax himself move on very different terrains but seem to come out of the same experimental laboratory. With “Vindeland” he delivers a track full of dark synthlines and drunken shuffled patterns that morphs into a nervous soigné sensation. In contrast his arrangement “Eisenbahnzunge” starts with a celestial arpeggio until a strange alienated voice appears and everything melts layer by layer into an elliptical ambient experiment beyond the usual definition. Both tracks are deeply rooted in Tolouse Low Trax’s very own spontaneous minimal hardware approach of producing bold, hypnotic dance-not-dance music that shall not only illuminate the so called freaks!

Tracklisting :
A1. Sussing - Miles Remodel
A2. Jeidem Fall - Wolf Müller Mix

B1. Vineland
B2. Eisenbahnzunge
MP3 Album 4.00 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% VAT.

Donna Regina - Holding The Mirror For Sophia Loren

Following their 2010 release The Decline of Female Happiness Donna Regina are back with a new album on Karaoke Kalk, Holding The Mirror For Sophia Loren. The project was formed by the husband and wife team Regina and Günther Janssen over twenty years ago and this is no less than their 12th studio album. There extensive career has seen them be remixed by the likes of Matthew Herbert and Mouse on Mars. Regina Janssen has also worked – amongst others - with the French musician Bertrand Burgalat who released a compilation of Donna Regina´s work on his label Tricatel. But it’s in their own records and song-writing that their true musical skill comes to light as Holding The Mirror For Sophia Loren goes to show.

The album starts with the title track - a tribute to a deceased friend of theirs. The album's decidedly international character is left in no doubt by Les claviers de couleurs - sung in French, inspired by the beautiful names of colours on the scale of swiss architect Le Corbusier. Carlos has a distinctly dubby musical vibe; the muted trumpet, improvised like the bass clarinet and harp by Berlin based musician Volker Griepenstroh, chorus of “lost and found” and dub production make it feel like a Grace Jones track. While Cities has more of a straight techno-pop groove, with a 4/4 driving beat while the lyrics take us on a world tour that tells a story of non-conformity and alienation.
Koyasan takes this international affair even further afield with a trip to the mountain range near Osaka in Japan where Donna Regina's music has achieved considerable popularity and was even used in a Nissan commercial. The monotone delivery gives the piece a dark and dramatic mood. The Janssen's love of the industrial aesthetic is apparent from the cover artwork which depicts an inner city facade laced with ducts and vents. And For The Love Of is based upon the inspired juxtaposition of an industrial rhythm and a cheery piano riff.
The Spanish song Escúchame is based on a text written by the artists Graw Böckler from Berlin for their project “after the crisis” which they are showing in Buenos Aires these days. Gatsby is also driven by a solid 4/4 techno beat. The story is of course inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic character, and that's what really makes Donna Regina's music: its the personal element that's so important.

Holding The Mirror For Sophia Loren is Donna Regina's 7th album on Karaoke Kalk and over their many releases the band has clearly perfected the electronic pop format. Their latest offering is packed full of delightful nuances both in the lyrical content and the production as well as in the arrangements. For the first time in their production history they let somebody else do the mixes, Polish musician Michal Jacaszek who also co – produced the album. They met him while they were touring in Poland and liked his work a lot. He later released on Miasmah, Gusstaff and Ghostly International and of course he adds a completely different – his personal - touch to the production. All told, this is a powerful collection of songs which once again demonstrates Donna Regina's enormous appeal.

The digital download format contains two bonus tracks, Hopeless Hope and Other Side.



01. Holding the mirror for Sophia Loren
02. Les claviers de couleurs
03. Carlos
04. Cities
05. Lift me up
06. Koyasan
07. For the love of
08. I wanna know
09. Escúchame
10. I know now
11. Gatsby
12. In the company of friends
13. Leaving
14. Other side (bonus digital)
15. Hopeless hope (bonus digital)
MP3 Album 10.00 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% VAT.

Will Samson - Light Shadows

Quietly & unceremoniously released as a digital EP at the tail end of 2013, Light Shadows returns as a highly limited 12“ vinyl, including two new reworks by Austrian electronic/experimental duo & label mates, Ritornell, & ambient sonic explorer, Benoit Pioulard.

Since the release of Balance ('an unusually intimate collection' 8/10 - UNCUT Magazine) in October 2012, Will has travelled across the UK and Europe, touring and sharing stages with Kurt Vile, Ólafur Arnalds, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Marissa Nadler, Shearwater, Pinback, Do Make Say Think & more - as well as performing his own headline shows.

On top of this, Will managed to find time to venture into 'dance' music and create It Grows Again – a collaborative EP with London based producer, Tom Demac (Aus Music), which garnered mainstream radio play within the UK.

However, it was personal experiences of a radically different nature that shaped the outcome of Light Shadows.
During the summer months between the completion & release of Balance, Will unexpectedly found himself facing an extremely close & profound experience of death.

Following the aftermath of such a loss, he briefly retreated to India, seeking some time & space to gently reflect on the recent life-changing events. Travelling alone from the Southern tip, all the way up to the mountains in the North, this is where the first ideas of new songs slowly began to seed.

A few months after landing back in England, Will then travelled onto Berlin to begin refining and recording these ideas with close friend, Florian Frenzel (who had also helped to produce 'Balance'). Using their familiar selection of tape machines (many of which had now broken since the previous year's recording sessions) and home-made outboard gear, the pair crafted away on Samson's scrapbook of sounds until they eventually emerged with this deeply cathartic collection of music.

The release will coincide with live performances across Europe in late-April*

22.04.2014 D-Cologne | Wohngemeinschaft
23.04.2014 D-Hannover | Kumpanei
24.04.2014 D-Hamburg | Astra Stube
25.04.2014 D-Berlin | ://about blank
26.04.2014 D-Jena | Kombinat Süd
27.04.2014 D-Chemnitz | Lokomov
29.04.2014 BE-Gent | Cafe Video
06.05.2014 UK-London | Servant Jazz
15.05.2014 UK-Bristol | Colston Hall /w Hauschka

CONTACT: Thorsten Lütz -

A1. Rusting Giants
A2. Empty Atoms
A3. Colliding With Oceans

B1. Sanctuary
B2. Rusting Giants - Ritornell Rerustle
B3. Colliding With Oceans - Benoit Pîoulard Rework

MP3 Album 10.00 €
released by: Karaoke Kalk incl. 19% VAT.

Christonia5, Zzzzra - [TEA_D004] Christonia5 Und Zzzzra - Zeitanalyse


Illuminati deep-dub-techno music.

The download of this four-titles album comes with a few extras :
- Printable cover art in 300 dpi (front and back, 3D printer required),
- Bonus track : Christonia5 - Not to Describe.

Trick (DIY) : for an outstanding satanic cover art design, just turn the front cover upside-down.

released 05 April 2014
Music production : Christonia5, Zzzzra
Cover art design : Axs
Mastering : Zzzzra
MP3 Album 4.00 €
released by: Trucs Et Astuces incl. 19% VAT.

Various Artists - [TEA_D003] VA - Killer Looks


Fashionable dub-techno.

The download of this four-titles album comes with a few extras :
- Printable cover art in 300 dpi (front and back),
- Bonus track : Axs - No Message (Echoporn Edit)
- A limited access to Richie Hawtin's hair gel supply.

released 04 November 2013

Music production : Axs, Helmut X, The Flower Garden, Zzzzra

Cover art design : Axs

Mastering : Zzzzra
MP3 Album 2.00 €
released by: Trucs Et Astuces incl. 19% VAT.

Axs - [TEA_D002] Axs - Sentry


Dystopian minimalistic deep-raw-dub-techno.

The download of this four-titles album comes with a few extras :
- Printable cover art in 300 dpi (front and back),
- Promo video in full HD format,
- Tiny bits of black moon and star-shine (digitally captured in 96kHz/24bits).

Feedback :

- Well-balanced mixture of dirty sounds and repetitive syncopation. Immediately appealing, classic blend of shifting sounds & rhythms while maintaining constant tension - compelling texture tools. Already featured Sentry Dub on the radio. This release will definitely be in the bag for Deep Space. Disappointing that it's digital only. ~m50 aka. Area (Kimochi Sound, Steadfast, Wave Music).

- It doesn't do much but it doesn't need to. ~Steve O'Sullivan (Sushitech, Mosaic).

- Really liked this EP - beautiful dub techno - Version is the one for me but all really good. ~Fiona Walsh (Clubbers Guide New York).

- This is pretty great, enjoying it! love the warmth of the tape and the subtle melody. nice and chill, just the way i like it. ~Jordan Sauer aka. Segue (Silent Season).

- A fine straight to dub techno ep.congratz !! My favorites are Red & Black. Thank you. ~Ismail Genc aka. Havantepe (Sublime Porte, Pong Musiq, 200 Records).

- Thanks for sending this along. I like the tracks some nice synth work... ~Scott Monteith aka. Deadbeat (BLKRTZ, Wagon Repair, ~scape).

- Really nice EP. Track 2 is sick. ~Joe Maas aka. Zander One (Recycled Plastics).

- Refined AXS dubs with a hint of early Deepchord influence. ~Arjen Schat aka. Ohrwert (Wil-Ru, Recycled Plastics, Millions of Moments).

- Nice work. ~Rod Modell aka. DeepChord (Soma Quality Recordings, Echospace [Detroit], Modernlove).

- Really enjoying the new Axs EP in the studio today. Simple and evocative, two things Axs tracks tend to do quite well. Also sounding a lot more analogue and processed than his previous work. ~Brian Grainger aka. Milieu/Coppice Halifax (Wil-Ru Records, Milieu Music, Recycled Plastics, Attacknine Records).

released 15 July 2013

Music production & cover art design : Axs
Mastering & video production : Zzzzra
MP3 Album 2.00 €
released by: Trucs Et Astuces incl. 19% VAT.

Zzzzra - [TEA_D001] Zzzzra - Le Futur Vaincra


Bits of strings and electronic macramé.

The download of this four-titles album comes with a few extras :
- Printable cover art in 300 dpi (front and back),
- Promo video in full HD format,
- A glimpse at your own future.

released 08 December 2012

Egomania : Zzzzra
MP3 Album 2.00 €
released by: Trucs Et Astuces incl. 19% VAT.

Vibe Tribe Soundsystem - aCloud

MP3 Album 2.00 €
released by: chroma-park incl. 19% VAT.

Vibe Tribe Soundsystem - Neuronal

MP3 Album 2.99 €
released by: chroma-park incl. 19% VAT.

Lower Rhine Area Oscillator - InnerDriveLand

MP3 Album 1.19 €
released by: chroma-park incl. 19% VAT.

MWP Michael Wondra Project - Slip Away

Slip Away is my second public song, it describes that sometimes you are shortly staying for a target and suddenly changes the situations.
MP3 Album 0.99 €
released by: MWP Michael Wondra Project incl. 19% VAT.

Michael Brückner - Naura

Klangwirkstoff Records | Catalog#: KWDIGI003
Genre: Ambient | Electronic Music | Cosmic Octave

Label: Klangwirkstoff Records
Format: Digital Release
Titel: Naura
Catalogue #: KWDIGI003
Release date: 26.11. 2013
ISRC: DEHE10700237-40
Total Playtime: 54:20 min.
Digital Vertrieb: Believe Digital
Cover by Andreas Schwietzke

With this Ambient/Electronica release the Berlin label Klangwirkstoff Records

released an album which works in the field of practical music philosophy.

'Naura' is Michael Brückner's first full album in cosmic tuning, here: to the resonance frequency of the earth's electromagnetic field at 7.83 Hz.

Being in tune with this frequency can enhance the capacity of the human body to repair itself, and helps to remove stress and intensify concentration.
MP3 Album 8.99 €
released by: Klangwirkstoff Records incl. 19% VAT.

Various Artists - New German Ethnic Music-Immigrant's songs from Germany electronically reworked

International Electronic Folklore

In the 1970s the American composer Henry Flynt started a series of pieces under the title „New American Ethnic Music“. In so doing he worked together native styles of music such as blues, Country or Hillbilly with electronic production methods to make something new altogether. So far in Germany it has never been attempted to rework folklore electronically for a compilation. However, the picture is changes if one redefines the idea of who the population is. Incomers have brought new „folk songs“ to Germany, which means: even the Portuguese Fado, the African Gnawa, the Croatian Klapa or the Vietnamese Quan ho are these days at home here.
With the cultural project „Heimatlieder aus Deutschland“ (“Folk songs from Germany”) started by former Spex editor Mark Terkessidis and label manager Jochen Kühlung all the various folk music now found in Germany has been collected. Thirteen of the songs recorded for the project have now been transformed by contemporary electronic producers to present a „New German Ethnic Music“. But why remixes? For one thing electronic music has recently focused a lot on the past (Ghost Music, Hypnagogic Pop etc.) - electronic editing is well suited to follow the effects of the immigrant music which the „imaginary folk songs“ has created. Furthermore the project's instigators were curious how „electronic musicians“ would handle folk music and folk songs which is a hugely difficult task. To this end artists were sought out who could get along with the idea of each music style and who are known to already have experimented with the human voice. Guido Möbius recently put out an album of electronic versions of gospels, which made him the ideal candidate for the Fado piece „Milho-Verde“ - the remix has already been hailed by Deutschlandfunk Radio as „wonderfully soft“. Cuban Son seemed like the perfect basis for a disco version by Ex-Whirlpool member Eric D. Clark. Margaret Dygas' associative approach made sure that she presents a polish song about a girls arranged marriage as a claustrophobic feeling. Sybiz Sound are two young Djs of Korean origin who with a rework of the Korean Choir of Berlin have somehow redefined the song of their own parents. With his remix of the Marrabanta of Mozambique Mark Ernestus could continue the rhythmic experiments he does with Jeri Jeri.
The results are as varied as the music styles and Djs involved. Some melodies remain completely intact while others are abstracted beyond recognition. Murat Tepeli and Natalie Beridze emphasized totally different aspects with subtle amplification and editing. Gudrun Gut dynamized the Dalmatian Klapa as you have never heard it before. Thomas Mahmoud translated Gnawa into dub, Khan represented Greek dances as Gothic panoramas, while Niobe and Matias Aguayo transformed Vietnamese Quan-ho and Spanish Renaissance choral singing into their own unique idioms. Finally Ulrich Schnauss turned the song of the Italian Chorus of „Donni So“ into a hymn for the horizon-expanding power of migration.
Hopefully this compilation will also expand some horizons.

01.BTMK - Ensemble und Chor - Adalardan Bir Yar Gelir Bizlere
Murat Tepeli - Nafile gitmiyor hasreti Remix
02.La Caravane du Maghreb - Saadi Belouali Jani
Thomas Mahmoud - Arab Disco Dub Remix
03.Trio Fado - Milho Verde
Guido Möbius - Blood And Bone Remix
04.Spotkanie - Czemuzes mnie, matulenko
Margaret Dygas - Impulse Remix
05.Polyphonia - Karavi, Karavaki
Khan Remix
06.Sandra Stupar und Dusica Gacic - Cije Je Ono Devojce
Natalie Beridze Remix
07.Klapa-Berlin - Projden Kroz Pasike
Blüten Rmx By Gudrun Gut
08.The Mahugang Back To The Roots- Moca cala te
Mark Ernestus Groove 26 Remix
09.Amigas Cantan - Ay linda amiga
Matias Aguayo Remix
10.Donni Sò - La Pagliarella
Ulrich Schnauss Remix
11.Koreanischer Chor Berlin - Go Hyang yui Bom
Symbiz Sound Remix
12.Quan Ho Chor Berlin - Ba Quan Moi Trau
Niobe Remix
13.Rafael Martinez, Ricardo Moreno Y Pedro Abreu - La Mateodora
Eric D. Clark Sr.Sapo's R.U.M Punch Remix
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Tobi Morare - Viper Room

Dub Step | 2Step | Drum&Bass | Tech House | Jungle
Catalog#: SBKWDIGI004

Artist: Tobi Morare
Label Code: 24806
Format: Digital
Label: Separated Beats
Released: 15.11.2013
ISRC: DEHE10700279-84
Total Playtime: 27:44 min.
Mastered by Bert Olke @ GL Audio Berlin
MP3 Album 5.90 €
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Christian Fiesel - Strassen Der Vergangenheit

Soundtrack / Electronic Music/ Ambient / Dark Ambient / Industrial
Catalog#: SBDocu001

Format: Digital
Artist : Christian Fiesel
Titel : Strassen der Vergangenheit
Releasedate: 01.11.2013
Label: Separated Beats
Label Code: 24806
ISRC: DEHE10700242-56
Total Playtime: 178.58 min.
Artwork: Vaggelis Tsiantis
Genre: Soundtrack | Instrumental | Electronic Music
Mastered by Bert Olke:

Berlin Ambient Label Separated Beats
present their 1st documentary music release :

Christian Fiesel – Strassen der Vergangenheit

The digital release “Strassen der Vergangenheit” is a wide collection of electronic etitudes, drone/industrial and dark ambient pieces assembled
for the purpose of a documentary of the construction of the famous
german “Autobahn” with same title directed by author Dirk Alt.

MP3 Album 12.90 €
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Forgotten Birds - Sahara

When rambling the music scene’s ever-changing geography of different bands, singular sounds and individual faces, we are always in need of someone who can shake us up and inspire us; someone like the Forgotten Birds.
Their music takes us along a track strewn with a conglomerate from good old times when girls braided flowers in their hair and swayed to tales sung of life and love’s battles – Country Folk.
Although reminiscent of earlier days, Jan Gazarra and Judy Willms’ would-be nostalgia is as substantial as a flashback of first love on an autumn evening in a Finnish sauna: passionate but familiar, and somehow outlandishly hot.
It was at an art-show (one of those where creativity is the last thing you want to be thinking about) that the two met.
Whether it was the red wine from plastic cups or the lukewarm canapés that drew them together, neither recalls. Maybe it was what each brought to the table: Jan had already done two solo records (Ladomat, Sunday-Service) and Judy had a voice so wonderful that legend quotes “comparable only to a 15 year old whiskey drunk from a champagne glass”.
Whatever it was,the resulting duo rapidly outshone whatever myths anyone could fabricate.
Soon, all that was missing was a record of their own. So they set out to Rocko Schamoni’s cabin at the Baltic Sea and recorded an album with Jörg Follert (Wechsel Garland,Wunder) in seven days.
And since general opinion says the pre-release phase is the time to open up and make a kind, outgoing impression on others, Judy and Jan decided to let Marcin Öz (bass-player, Whitest Boy Alive) join in on the fun.
Marcin asked the Birds to be their support act at Große Freiheit. Here, as at other concerts in overgrown back lots, local clubs and festivals, the response to the new Hamburg musician duo was wholehearted,unabashed elation.
The Forgotten Birds splash the neon grey of the everyday with psychedelic rainbow sunbeams. When the Birds play, knees go soft. Hearts break into squaredance on sticky bar-tables.
This is also thanks to their energetic live support – along with Alexander Polzin (DIAL, Mirau), who also does electronic stuff, and Stephan Rath, who plays drums and things with the Goldene Zitronen, the enchanting Frenchwoman Hélène Gaudet gives the act that last, essential bit of magic.
The small flock of early listeners who already had the joy of hearing the album have since begun to smile uncontrollably, to feel compelled to burst into song at random moments or to hug anonymous street musicians out of pure high spirits.


1. Ballroom
2. Brooklyn Bridge
3. Silver River
4. Fools Rush In
5. She Goes

6. Rose Of Trallee
7. Small Things
8. Empty Dancefloor
9. The Aliceband
10. Windmills Of Your Mind
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Various Artists - Active Agent Of Sound II

Klangwirkstoff Records |Catalog#: KW009
special 24 bit to mp3 mastering
Format: 2CD / Digital
Titel: Active Agent Of Sound II
Label: Klangwirkstoff Records
Katalog#: KW009
LC: 16011
Gesamtspielzeit: 143.17 min
Releasedate: 04.11.2013
ISRC: DEHE10700258-77
EAN: 4036067319430
mp3 download: mp3 shop
Mastered by Tom Wölke & Bert Olke:
Style: Ambient, Electronic Music, Cosmic Octave, binaural beats

Active Agent Of Sound II:

With this Ambient/Electronica double CD the Berlin Label Klangwirkstoff Records released a compilation of 20 international artists which are working in the field of practical music philosophy.

Anne Clark, Thomas D, Acid On (Move D, B Eden), Steve Schroyder (Tangerine Dream) and many more.

The tunings of the keynotes of this compositions are based on resonances which are coming from nature. For Example planettones (overtones from orbital cycles), molecular resonances (spectral analysis) or the Schumann Resonance (earth magnet field).

This should support the possibillity to come into harmony with the way of things by reaching an energetic resonance with nature. Planetary tuned music is like molecular tuned music composed in accordance with strict harmonical rules and is based on the natural laws which govern the cosmic octave.
MP3 Album 14.90 €
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3dtorus - other side (transmission two)

dark ambient, containing solfeggio frequencies and generating binaural beat effects. part 2 of 3.
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Will Samson - Light Shadows

One year after the release of full-length album 'Balance’ ('Awash with Eno-esque ambience, and recorded late at night to unusually intimate collection' 8/10 - UNCUT Magazine), Will Samson returns with new EP, Light Shadows.

Since the release of ‘Balance’ in October last year, Will has travelled across the UK and Europe, touring and sharing stages with Kurt Vile, Ólafur Arnalds, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Marissa Nadler, Shearwater, Pinback & more - as well as his own headline shows.

However, it was personal experiences of a very different nature that shaped these new songs.
During the summer months between completing and releasing this most recent album, Will unexpectedly found himself facing an extremely close & profound experience of death.
Following the aftermath of such a loss, he briefly retreated to India, seeking some time & space to gently reflect on the recent events. Travelling alone from the Southern tip, all the way up to the giant mountains in the North, this is where the first sketches of songs slowly began to form.

Fast forward to the summer of 2013, Will travelled to Berlin to begin recording these new songs with close friend, Florian Frenzel (who also helped to produce 'Balance'). Using a small selection of tape machines and home-made outboard gear, the two crafted away on the scrapbook of ideas until they emerged with a miniature collection of new music. The end result is 'Light Shadows'.

Cover photograph taken by Will Samson in The Atlas Mountains, Morocco.

“a talent that deserves to be heard” - Fluid Radio (UK)
“...songs so heartfelt, you dare not speak over them” - Clash Magazine (UK)

03.11.2013 FR-Nantes | Soy Festival
23.11.2013 NL-Leeuwarden | Explore the North festival
30.11.2013 NL-Utrecht | Le Guess Who Festival

1. Rusting Giants
2. Empty Atoms
3. Colliding With Oceans
4. Sanctuary
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Bernhard Living - The Last Ten Minutes

Experimental Music
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Bernhard Living - Ich Bin Eine Maschine

Experimental Music
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Bernhard Living - Object World

Experimental Music
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Bernhard Living - Yesterday’s Rice

Experimental Music
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Bernhard Living - First Iteration

Experimental Music
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3dtorus - other side (transmission one)

dark ambient, containing solfeggio frequencies and generating binaural beat effects. part 1 of 3.
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3dtorus - one day ago

1hour of techno and electro. nothing more, nothing less. bass, percussion, synths, effects - rough, weird and deep, recorded live for your pleasure. enjoy!
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MWP Michael Wondra Project - Winner

This song is described as a little boy goes through different levels of consciousness until he finds his own sense that what he was looking for.
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The National Jazz Trio Of Scotland - Standards Vol. II

Following the release of The National Jazz Trio of Scotland's Christmas Album on Karaoke Kalk just last December, the Berlin label now presents the second album by acclaimed pianist Bill Wells' latest project The National Jazz Trio of Scotland; Standards Volume Two. While the previous record focused on seasonal classics, Standards Volume Two is comprised almost exclusively of Bill Wells original compositions.

Just for the record, The National Jazz Trio of Scotland don’t play jazz, nor are they a trio. And while their status as national ambassadors is not exactly official, Bill Wells has however worked with many of the key players in the Scottish indie scene from the likes of Isobel Campbell and Future Pilot AKA to the magnificent collaboration with former Arab Strap vocalist Aidan Moffat „Everything’s Getting Older“ on Chemikal Underground recently. Indeed a host of Glasgow's finest have contributed to the new NJTOS album Standards Volume Two with Norman Blake from Teenage Fanclub responsible for additional studio work and lending his voice to Winter Breaks And Back To Spring. Belle & Sebastian's Chris Geddes and Stevie Jackson also helped with recordings. Jackson of course was responsible for the stunning harmonica performances on Well's former ensemble, the Bill Wells Trio whose album Also In White on The Pastels’ Geographic imprint remains a seminal masterpiece.
Yet despite these impressive rock solid credentials and all the big names with whom Wells works, what sets the National Jazz Trio of Scotland apart is the vocal performances by Lorna Gilfedder, Aby Vulliamy and Kate Sugden. While these girls may not be professional singers their voices posses an honest quality which fits Well's compositions to a t. The sparse arrangements are understated yet outspoken while the lyrics tell of everyday moments few take the time to reflect on, with titles such as the opener We Grow Accustomed and This Is What You Could Have Won. The National Jazz Trio of Scotland's music is sublime in in the way it works on the soul especially after repeated listening. Seeing as Bill Well's has worked with everyone from Jim O'Rourke – on the 2011 album Lemondale – to avant-garde saxophonist Lol Coxhill his move to work with unknown singers on NJTOS lends a delightful freshness to the project. The songs walk a fine emotional line between melancholy and optimism, as demonstrated in the contrast between the songs Hillwalk and Chance. Though the majority of the songs on Standards Volume Two are written and composed entirely by Bill Wells, there are 2 covers including a version of the traditional Scottish folk song Mary of Argyle and a delightful cover of the Moondog tune My Tiny Butterfly with Gilfedder, Vulliamy and Sugden singing in a round to great effect. Singer Lorna Gilfedder also wrote lyrics to Snowed In, a song that from its title at least would not have been out of place on the ensemble’s previous record, the Christmas Album. Standards Volume Two draws Unexpectedly to a close with a lilting waltz.

Already his fifth album on Karaoke Kalk following the Christmas Album and including previous collaborations with Stefan Schneider aka Mapstation (the bassist from To Rococo Rot), Barbara Morgenstern and the Japanese improvised free-jazz ensemble Maher Shalal Hash Baz, Standards Volume Two marks another milestone release for the Glaswegian musician. And what with this being The National Jazz Trio of Scotland's second release in less than a year on Kalk, this is clearly a lasting ensemble with a lot to say. Here's looking forward to future volumes.

1 We Grow Accustomed
2 Never To Be
3 Winter Breaks And Back To Spring
4 Hillwalk
5 Chance
6 Miyuki
7 Just Found This Out
8 Snowed In
9 This Is What You Could Have Won
10 Mary Of Argyle
11 My Tiny Butterfly
12 Things We Got Up To
13 Unexpectedly
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Guido Möbius - THOUGH THE DARKNESS GATHERS - Spirituals by Guido Möbius remixed

feat. Senking, Rotaphon aka Boris Hegenbart, Gangpol & Mit, Jason Forrest, Candie Hank aka Patric Catani, Mesak, Sick Girls, Daniel Padden (Volcano The Bear)

Guido Möbius' fourth studio album “Spirituals” appeared in July 2012. „Spirituals“ united subtle humour and dark premonition, transfiguration and kitsch. Six out of the nine pieces on this album use lyrics taken from traditional gospels. Without knowing the originals Möbius set the texts to new tunes and so used them for his own ends. The subject of spirituality is approached from track to track in very differing ways. Whether through hypnotic rhythms, cathartic noise or the reassuring sound of an amateur choir. Thereby the agnostic Möbius is not looking to provoke or at any kind of religious critique. Much more he has accustomed himself to something that is deeply rooted in the collective consciousness. Spirituals and gospels can be powerful and energetic. Guido Möbius has brought this energy into a new context.

This playful style of creative conversion now finds its continuation. Möbius asked eight of his favourite contemporary musicians to make their own versions of his new Spirituals. The results could hardly be more varied or entertaining.

Senking throws the door open with a kind of Doomstep track in his dark and compulsive interpretation of „All Evil Ways“. He is followed by Rotaphon, an alter ego of Boris Hegenbart, here with a weightless version of „Blessed Sleep“. The French duo Gangpol & Mit turn the feverous „Godhead Appears“ into a kind of Voodoo-Jazz piece with a high speed finale in seven four time. With a totally new melody and created solely from samples generated by pitch shifting splinters of the track „Judgment“ Jason Forrest has created a true Armageddon Version of this cheerful music for the end of time. Candie Hank aka Patric Catani emphasises the funk in „The Reign of Sin“ with club friendly Raumpatrouille-Orion-Sounds in his remix of „Reign Of Sweet Sin”. Harmönia label colleague and protagotonist of the Finish Skweee scene Mesak delivered a hypnotic slow motion monster with „Babel In Port To Mesak“. A wonderfully rounded instrumental old school version of “All Around Me” is provided by the hyperactive Sick Girls. And Daniel Padden (Volcano The Bear) sets a magical closing point with „Send The Ark“.

Although or perhaps because the remixes gathered together here are so different „Though The Darkness Gathers“ is an acoustic discovery journey of an album wherein each piece is a fine surprise.

1. Senking, More Evil Ways
2. Rotaphon, Lappland Schneit
3. Gangpol & Mit, Godhead & Mix
4. Jason Forrest, Judgment / Armageddon Version
5. Candie Hank, Reign Of Sweet Sin
6. Mesak, Babel In Port To Mesak
7. Sick Girls, All Around Me Sick Everyday Mix
8. Daniel Padden, Send The Ark
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3dtorus - non-profit breaks

breaks, corresponding to the title this was also available as free download...all music written, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by 3dtorus at 2screenstudio. enjoy!
MP3 Album 2.00 €
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3dtorus - stress essen schönheit auf

lovely lo-fi electronics, acted out live over 40 minutes. written, produced, recorded & mastered by 3dtorus. all rights reserved.
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Forgotten Birds - Fools Rush In

This is the very first musical output by charming Hamburg based duo Forgotten Birds!
After Judy Wilms and Jan Gazarra played the famous Dockville Festival last year with their new established band, you can definitely not call them an insider tip anymore. Especially not, if you consider that Jörg Follert (Wechsel Garland, Wunder) produced and recorded their debut album Sahara.
To start off their musical career with a cover version is not very adventurous, the Duo stated. Fools Rush In the Johnny Mercer & Rube Boom written classic, is one of their all time favorites.
So why not give it a try. And the lovely B-side Suzie is an in-house composition by Forgotten Birds.
The Album Sahara drops in autumn by the way...

Forgotten Birds - Fools Rush In

1. Fools Rush In
2. Suzie
MP3 Album 2.20 €
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3dtorus - lifecycle

this is a work on demand in which i pictured a cycle of human life. each part is 12 minutes.
calm down, pull up, lean back, enjoy.
don´t hesitate to contact me for further information.

Lifecycle pt.1 - before
Lifecycle pt.2 - rise
Lifecycle pt.3 - state
Lifecycle pt.4 - decay
Lifecycle pt.5 - beyond

all tracks written, produced, arranged, recorded and mastered by 3dtorus @2screenstudio.
copyright: 3dtorus

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Psychotikum - Sadhu

Genre: Dark Ambient / Industrial / Electronic Music / Ambient/ Gothic
Catalog#: SBDark001

Sadhu, Psychotikums debut album originally recorded over thirteen years ago - but never properly released - is now going to be re-released, in a completely remastered double cd edition, through Berlin label Separated Beats, a sublabel of Klangwirkstoff Records.

Drawing inspiration from such classic old school industrial acts as Throbbing Gristle, SPK, Coil and Lustmord;

Psychotikum are creating haunting, yet hypnotic soundscapes digging deeply into the realms of gothic industrial halls and exploring the dark electronic pits underneath. Sparsely triggered vox samples, lingering drones, lavishly layered over pumping percussive rhythm patterns - this is dense material with an undeniably spooky edge, indeed.

Artist: Psychotikum
Catalog#: SBDark001
Label Code: 24806
Format: Digital/Double CDR
Label: Separated Beats
Released: 19.09.2013
ISRC: DEHE10700217-29
Total Playtime: 144:44 min.
Genre: Dark Ambient
Mastered by Bert Olke @ GL Audio Berlin
Members: B. Ashra & Sigyn M
Artwork: Marc Olke
MP3 Album 9.99 €
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Thomas Brinkmann - GUY MARTIN EP

New Third Ear Release /
Thanks to Guy Martin
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TG Mauss - Dear Stranger,

Dear Stranger, is the fourth full length album by TG Mauss following his previous two long players Mechanical Eye and Gravity Will Keep Us All Together on the Belgian label Quatermass. The man from Düsseldorf also known as Torsten Mauss has been releasing records as TG Mauss since 2005 before which he put out several Eps under his early Twig moniker.

This truly incomparable album opens with the unexpected combination of vocoder and what sounds like nothing less than pagpipes on OMG. We miss out Monday but come up smiling on Tuesday, a song which fuses atmospheric pop, noise drones and arpeggiated synths. Welcome conveys elements of post-rock, not least of all in the distinctive drumming sound. Besides his TG Mauss solo endeavours Mauss also plays keyboards in the Sølyst project together with Thomas Klein, the drummer from Kreidler. Their project has recently released its second album on Hamburg label Bureau B and live shows have seen them play with Mouse On Mars at Berghain in Berlin and as far afield as St. Petersburg. This live drumming sound is also the driving force on Ghosts, a downbeat ballad slightly reminiscent of Tarwater in its delicate vocal style and percussive element.
The instrumental interlude Im A Child is a pleasant forray into experimentalism and despite the title, proves with the use of ambient drones TG Mauss has a very high level of musical maturity. Don't Argue picks up the tempo again and its clear from the meticulous electronic production and driving rhythm why Mauss was selected to remix the likes of Karaoke Kalk labelmates Roman and Hauschka among others. Of course TG Mauss's collaboration with Volker Bertelmann aka Hauschka goes back further than that: to their Tonetraeger project via which they have released several albums and movie soundtracks.
The title track of the album exchanges the electric guitar for an acoustic six string, giving the song Dear Stranger a distinctly folk feel; this gentlly meandering drift even features the delightful sound of a recorder. Sun King is of course not a cover of the Lennon-McCartney composition from Abbey Road, rather it bears that TG Mauss signature sound that is by now no stranger to the ear. The penultimate tune Dark is actually light in timbre and mood – the meditative loop purveys an anthemic majesty. And Dear Stranger, draws to a modest close with Circle Lane, a delightful song rounded off with pizzicato plucked chords and some lovely lazy slide guitar.

Dear Stranger, is musically diverse enough to appeal to fans of electronica and post rock as well as singer-songwriting and folk-rock. The album revokes the old saying about not speaking to strangers; one listen to TG Mauss and you will want to get to know him better.
MP3 Album 10.00 €
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Thomas Brinkmann - 96:VR

Concept Variationen
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Thomas Brinkmann - Studio 1 Variationen

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Thomas Brinkmann - Soul Center 3

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Ritornell - Aquarium Eyes

»Aquarium Eyes« is the second album by the Austrian duo, Ritornell. Their debut, »Golden Solitude«, was released in 2009 on Karaoke Kalk.

Acoustic and electronic sounds merge on»Aquarium Eyes«. Paying great attention to detail, Ritornell recorded at various locations (the studio of Patrick Pulsinger being one of them). The results are gently woven into their very own world of sound. Defamiliarized by subtle electronic manipulation, instruments such as piano, double bass, vibraphone, kalimba, and accordion develop a surprising life of their own, only to be consequently swallowed up by the hissing and buzzing of electronic devices.
Gleaming multi-layered electro-acoustic drones, isolated organic sounds, and sophisticated textures complete the intricate arrangements.

On »Aquarium Eyes«, Ritornell tackle the art of songwriting for the first time: Vienna based vocalist Mimu sings, whispers, and sighs golden threads through some of the fragile sound structures that Gerold and Eigner assembled with intuition. The duo also collaborated with vocal artist Didi Bruckmayer on the track »Tremble«.

»Music Box« is a conceptual piece: Under the direction of Richard Eigner, 20 people simultaneously turn the levers of their music boxes: Melodies of musical history blend into a sparkling confusion of sound.

With their interpretation of »In Every Dream Home A Heartache«, Ritornell finally present their very own version of a Roxy Music song, albeit with a twist: the guitars from the original have been replaced by a string trio.

During live performances, Richard Eigner and Roman Gerold present their music together with Mimu and Gerhard Daurer, occasionally supported by Bernd Klug on double bass and Meaghan Burke on cello.

Since the release of their debut album »Golden Solitude«, Richard Eigner and Roman Gerold have gained considerable attention through a number of collaborations with musicians, film makers, and writers:

They released the single »The Light« with Andreya Triana and the track »Three« with Sam Irl was selected by Kutmah to be featured on the compilation »Worldwide Family Vol. 2« (Brownswood). Richard Eigner played drums with Flying Lotus (Cosmogramma), Patrick Wolf (Magic Position), and Dimlite (Grimm Reality). Additionally, he provided remixes for Douglas Greed (Freude am Tanzen), Clara Moto (Infiné), and Abby Lee Tee.

In 2012, Ritornell, together with Mimu, Gerhard Daurer, and Jona Hoier, developed an audiovisual interpretation of Elfriede Jelinek’s play »Macht Nichts – Eine kleine Triologie des Todes. The DVD, with a duration of two hours, was commissioned by Departure and is Ritornell’s first production in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound.

Invited by the festival Hörgerede, Ritornell worked with the Austrian writer Bodo Hell. The resulting text.ton.stück was performed in Graz in the autumn of 2012.

Ritornell’s long term collaboration with the noted experimental film maker Robert Seidel culminated in the joint endeavour »Erratic«, which premiered at the Vienna Independent Shorts Festival.

The graphic designer Katharina Hölzl realised the project »Ritornell for Musicbox«: perforated business cards in the form of long music box paper strips, which generate an individual tune when fed into the instrument.

Since 2012, Ritornell has been responsible for the sound design of the new version of Rainer Kohlberger’s iPhone app »Rain«.


1. The Morning Factory
2. Urban Heartware
3. In Every Dream Home A Heartache
4. Aquarium Eyes
5. Cherry Blossom
6. Ono
7. I've Stolen The Moon
8. Tremble
9. Urban Heartware Reprise
10. As We Swim Against The Tide
11. Musicbox
MP3 Album 10.00 €
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Ester Brinkmann - Totes Rennen

MP3 Album 8.00 €
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brinkmann / hawtin - plasticman replikant

sheets n blankets (rmx)
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