Icelandic neo-classical composer Ólafur Arnalds teams up with Bloodgroup mastermind Janus Rasmussen for a new project – Kiasmos. Having released their first tracks ‘65’ and ‘Walled’ in form of a split 12″ with label mate Rival Consoles in 2009, 2012 shall finally see the duo return with their long-awaited debut album.
In the earlier days when Arnalds used to work as a sound engineer – often for Rasmussen’s main project Bloodgroup – the two musicians discovered their common love for minimal, experimental techno music. At first they only met on weekends for a few drinks and used the time to create experimental sounds with beats various samples. But they eventually became best friends, and now Janus often accompanies Ólafur’s solo shows with his electronics.
When I listened to Ryan Davis’ newest set, I was really moved by one particularly track… I searched and searched and finally I found the ID of this track: Kiasmos – Driven. Totally worth the sound of ……..
Worakls is a highly talented 24 year old electronic musician from France. He started playing piano at age 3 after being born into a family of musicians. University educated, his knowledge goes beyond electronics, allowing him to create compositions that can’t be defined by any specific style.
His music is powerful, dreamlike and sophisticated drawing inspiration from multiple genres from classical to rock. Worakls has begun touring the world as an artist prior to even releasing an album.
Last month he went on tour with PLEINVREES through The Netherlands. Rotterdam & Nijmegen went crazy because of this man!! Here’s Porto.
Axel Boman broke through in 2010 with his Holy Love EP, released on DJ Koze’s Pampa Records. The track Purple Drank became an instant classic in underground house music circles – since then, Boman has toured extensively while releasing original productions and remixes on labels like DFA, Hypercolour, Kompakt, Permanent Vacation and Ovum, as well as on Studio Barnhus, the label he runs together with Kornél Kovács and Petter Nordkvist.
Family Vacation, Boman’s debut album, arrived on Studio Barnhus in November 2013. Hello is one a the tracks on it. Axel Boman’s music has also been described as “raw and playful house music drenched in oceans of soul”.
‘The Double Feature’ is released by Metratron Recordings in 2008. Two tracks created by Johannes Heil. One with Extrawelt, one with Gregor Tresher. On the A-side you can listen to Erdbeerfeld, a true masterpiece! But let me give you an advise: take your time to listen to this one. Then, only then you can feel what it’s about.. Great minimal techno!
Nick Dow is the newest discovery on Traum. Traum: “We have been in touch with the Scotsman for some time, but it was not until recent that Nick was able to finish 5 brand new tracks for us. Nicks perception of music incorporates listening as well as challenging modern club music and by this ends up traveling very much in the same cosmos as we do with artist such as Dominik Eulberg, Max Cooper, Microtrauma, Minilogue and many more”. The young producer has already spent time in New York and Berlin and you will see how this affected his work.
“Smugglers Cave” is not exactly what Nick himself calls an interplanetary storm churning away the northern hemisphere creating eddies of reflective, multi-hued clouds, when he says: “I was having to stay insanely quite because my friends walls were paper thin and her neighbors would complain at the sound of a bottle lid falling. I needed something to work on that would keep my mind off the stresses of moving and having to fit back in to a different culture.” Instead “Smugglers Cave” is a great piece of soothing melodic electronica. I carries that certain baroque flow and in the course of the track refers and seeks places or purity and beauty.The track throughout keeps a nice balance between cushioned euphoria and sadness and is perfect for people who also like our music by Ryan Davis.
While returning from a short ski-holiday it’s great to see a new post from Eric appearing on our FeelThisOne page. The more I was surprised by the written text he added to the post, saying that he likes music and posting but is going to stick to a post a week.
This came at the right time, the right moment. After returning from a mini-sabatical in Asia I was seriously struggling with my blogs, what to do with them. Keep on posting with the same frequency? (costing me a lot of time). Focussing on only hearthisone, or only feelthisone (and letting the other one go..?) In the weeks after this struggle it wasn’t made easier when HearThisOne consumed my time & energy with great events like Eurosonic and our own first living room concert.
But slowly I came to realize why I like my blogs, why I’m doing it; because I’m just addicted to music; because I love to listen music, love to discover new stuff and I adore to share that with the my friends and the world around me. One of my lessons learned from Asia was that I want to focus more on quality (instead of quantity). Seeing all of the above crystal clear together was great (and even more when Eric somehow put this down in his words). Conclusion: maybe less tracks from us but at least 2 (one from me and one from Eric) and of high quality.
Today a great track from a Amsterdam based duo I discovered accidently via Kollektfm: Piotr & Zhan. Listening to their amazing set played at the re-opening of Huize Maas (in my old student town Groningen) I was immediately curious to find out more. After experimenting with different kinds of (electronic) music Piotr & Zhan joined forces in April 2013 and are now ready to conquer Amsterdam, NL and the rest of the world with their groove based house/ deephouse tracks.
Oef…. It’s been a while since I posted something! Sorry for that…
For quite a while I posted almost every day (!!). Now I’m going to work differently. I’m planning to post a track a week. Maybe more, maybe less, it depends on the quality of the new releases and whether I think they suit FeelThisOne.
Co-writer Justin has almost the same taste as I am, but for those who followed us seriously, know that there is a small difference. We meet each other in the deep, dark sounds. Justin more in House, me more in Techno. So Deep- & Tech House is what we like, what we love!
Record Label Culprit enters the New Year with one of its most eagerly anticipated releases yet – the full EP return of Adriatique. The Swiss duo has become the label’s core artists in the past 15 months. Their prolific output for the LA-based imprint has included two compilation tracks, a remix of one Culprit’s signature tunes of 2013 (Edu Imbernon & Los Suruba’s “Fayer”) and now a second EP of original material, “Midnight Walking“