Introducing the splendid talents of ambient and atmospheric music producer, Talise Waya. Like so many of us nowadays, Talise Waya is managing her own career in music and the arts. Home-schooling her two children and running a creative enterprise is no easy feat. Breaking into the scene with Distant Calls, Talise Waya shows us that she is one of the composers that can reinvent the universe for us. Intelligent and hard-working, this snippet of the future is just enough to make us hungry for the next instalment.
Twinkling realisations tip-toe into crystal still waters as harmonies evaporate from the watching trees. An orchestration of unique sounds and beautiful progressions play like fireflies in a long vacated field. Vibratory and pinched tones collect armfuls of free-flowing magic as they once more spread and envelop the larger space. A tranquil and enchanting atmosphere pushes outward in all directions in sensitive and cinematic sweeps of composition.
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David Lindmer (feat. Johanson)
Running Clouds Records
Out: 20th July
Back for another swing in the ring for David Lindmer, this late July single is still on the up. Label founder and hard-working artist, David Lindmer creates hypnogogic techno for his own Running Clouds imprint. The new single has been christened with vocals from Berlin's very own Johanson, and has been dressed for the ball with a music video made by DRUST. There's no time limit to this release, though, it's been built to last. Made through lockdown and released just as it began to close, this extroverted track wants to be let out of as many windows as possible.
It begins on a rumble of synthesiser and bass that approaches with an accelerating gate. A bass and snare strike the pulse and melodic electronics begin to explore the key and time. A fortress of sonics rises into the room which has great doors that open. As they do, the framework fades away and Johanson's voice takes the centre light. The music vanishes completely for a moment as a brief line of song is projected outwards. Then, the bass and snare with hats that rattle bring back the huge tonic of notes that harmonise and caress each other along the drifting bars. A monument of progression ensues before the music sits down for another short moment, allowing another impulse of growth to take the lead.
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We are in The Netherlands today to catch an earful of the latest single from Sallzo. The owner of a platinum-selling record studio, this fantastic artist finally finds the time to make his own cuts. This electronic sound is crafted to be both unique and popular with key insights into making a great song culminating in this latest release. Taking a break from managing A&R at Polygram Records, Sallzo is recording a debut album that's going to be killer. Gloria is the second single from the record and is available to hear right away.
It starts with a flurry of notes that rises and flowers into a chiming melody. Harmonies with adjacent types of tone form neat shapes in easy-groove bars that roll out and progress with ever-more sonic layers. Uplifting and dreamy motifs rise from the keyboard as fantastic major scales climb and twirl to the sound of dancing undertones. A bass beat keeps time as composed and formulated melodies repeat and change with inventive shifts in pattern. A wonderful vibe fills the air as this brilliant and memorable music decorates the room.
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Released 6th August
Ireland's bardic spirit manifests in high definition with Micko Roche. This hugely talented and intelligent musician is fast climbing the beanstalk. With skills on the strings, keys, percussions, and technology, Micko produces his own unique and fantastical sound. Having performed with Jose Padilla, Chris Coco, Pete Gooding, and Blank & Jones, we know he's worth checking out for his own appeal. Roche is also known for penning the music for The Dance Of The Fairy, an adapted dance from a popular children's book. This EP circles on the theme within that piece and takes it on a progressive journey. Each number is centred on the concept of a particular mythical being.
The music begins of a flush of beautiful sonics that flows up to greet us. Diluting like starlight, we're left with a piano melody that gracefully crawls along comforting fabrics. Humming drone notes sway within the pressure of tone that keeps the atmosphere hanging high above. Bosons of musicality lift the layered melodics from the ground and apart from each other as melancholy and thoughtful bars coalesce gently. Sióg (Tús) takes us by the hand and reminds us of the dreamland that continues to live within us.
Sióg (Saol) opens with a wonderful violin sound, played in live by the fabulous Kaya Keating. The continuation of melody peels away the old paint and uncovers a vibrant under-layer that shines like something from a magical realm. With simple wishes and smiles, the new scene builds and blows like sails in the wind, expanding and flowing forever. Synthesiser tones drift and swallow themselves as meandering harmonies whist on quenched sunrisen seashores.
A flutish tone howls through open woodlands as the wind carries a gust of memories and ash through its invisible crevices. Vocal ploughs the mystery and humanises the infinite as rhythmic serenades dance with the feminine energy. Reworked and made alive with vocals provided by Jessie Roche, Sióg (Contráth) turns the page again on this submersive story with electronic rhythms and looping harmonies that ring through years of familiarity.
French transmissions call out over ethereal manifestations of sound. A dream builds through suggestive pin-points of melodious clarity. More human voice pours over the backdrop of allusion with affirming vespers. Strings and piano join atmospheric ruminations on slow and philosophical progressions in minimal scales. Exchanging perspectives and joining in the contribution of this special map, John Haggis of Speckled Doves, Band Of Clouds, and Emperor of Ice Cream lends his pen to bring us Sióg (Fáigáil).
The EP finishes on an extended version of Sióg (Fáigáil) which continues the passage of adventure for us in a way that builds and explores further into the hillsides and forests. There is much more to be found.
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Gorge & Markus Homm
Poker Flat Recordings
TBR: 20th August
Sitting on the edges of niche and classic circles, both Gorge and Markus Homm have invented a circle in the cosmos just for their fans. Expertly crafted house and electro requires a stack of skills, with many thinking they too can layer beats, there's gourmet and there's gormless. This five-star duo carry decades of experience between them and collaborating on this snap-up EP is their little gift to the shared love of music. Gorge has taken a moment away from running his co-founded 8Bit Records where-as Romanian scene-setter Homm leans over from his 20 plus year show to put together this sparkling two-tracker.
The music begins with a shuffle beat that's ramped up with bass and snare. Brush drumming sloshes the percussive sounds into a cauldron of tempo. Synthesiser bass pumps a restrained motif as the drumming gathers pace in a mixing of layers. The bass grows, plucked sounds join the throng, then a sudden deepening as a powerful kick-drum fills an unknown silence. Dapples and crisps of fluctuating higher tone flow in the gaps between colliding beats and subtle mystery. Progressive, catchy, and uplifting, Holos takes us to a new dimension in sound.
As Glint fires up, yet another smashing house groove unwinds from the bobbin. It's got drums and bass that wrap us up in a rhythmic blanket. We're compelled to shift our bodies as the gradual pressure rises. A strange vocal sample utters over a strong reverb as a neat bass function begins to operate. Introspective semblances of funk flavoured sound whisk and whir within a wonderment of up-flow and dynamism.
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Captain Mustache - Tourbillon Nocturne (Ft. Dave Clarke and K-1) - Science Cult Records | The Electro Review
Tourbillon Nocturne (Ft. Dave Clarke and K-1)
Science Cult Records
TBR: 27th August
In such short time, Captain Mustache has matured from obscure fandoms of loosely knitted connoisseurs to big poster fame thanks to relentless hard work and the willingness to share his talent with other chief players. Blending indie, electro, and clash with some of the brightest sparks in the fusebox, this electrifying long-play double pink vinyl will go down a treat.
The music opens on a creepy bass driven lead that twangs with snapping snares and rattling hats. Melody rises in the bass-line as subtle shifts in tone reveal soulful aspects of the tempo. Electronic voice sounds then overlap the music. I Like to Program features K-1. Digitised poetry rambles and rhymes with ruminations on the pros of writing electronic music. Crafty synthesiser lines replace the phonics that swift and swerve like ghostly violins. Rhythmic attitude continues the slow burning and percussive surge through continual kinesis.
Reverberations of tom-tom and zapping rolls fluxate into rivers of hat strikes that bounce into wooden blocks. More robotic voice opens, less effect, deeper expression, and an epic drone accompanying, shifty grooves splatter with dapper spreads of droplet like percussion. Bass fills the void where silence remains and thumps us with long-distance telephone calls of feeling moved. The Mirror featuring Dave Clarke is a fast and lo-bit drive into awkward harmonies and phantasmagoric voice-overs.
It's followed by Super Shaver. A wholesome snare starts the show which signals the marching band bass and synth duo. Their whistling pulsations fly a flag for uplifting breezy adventure. Sliding doors peel to one side in mechanised movements and gestures. In they come, crowds of people pricking their ears like savanna beasts in a thunderstorm. Showers of high intensity rhythms bring on a glistening barrage of drifting and motionised expression.
Scrambled bass lays down a crazy-paving network of suggestive beats to the friction of a one-two bass snare combo. Astral sonics glide through the upper atmosphere in twinkling displays of magnetised and heated magic. Burst glares fill the ground with light and over-sense the floor as scampering shadows zip into cover. Confinement featuring dynArec throws layers of oscillator into a conveyor of dynamism as squashed verbs outlay the angular oddities that exist here.
The aptly titled Super Great Song hits us hard with a squidgy bass-riff and sudden drumming that rampages through the system. A wow siren surges outward in regular bursts of excitement as fluctuations of melody ripple and collide with the rapid beats. Melody from the 80s meets energetic moody rhythms that sit on fences between the light and the dark. A soundtrack to snooping and a dramatic atmosphere align to break the dance-floor.
A springy drum program opens an abstract corner of the present. We peel away the vibrancy and well-stuck paper and find soft and warm vibes glowing inside. A crunchy rustling continues as the compressed innards flush into their new surroundings. Then an electronic motor begins to whizz, throbbing with rhythmic bursts of power. Melodic additions craft neat lines along the top of La Vérité Des Songes, squirting the notes through various tonal effects to creates snakes of melody that sit tight although abstractly.
A bouncing groove splats on the table like dough being rolled into pizza. Snare and rubbery bass work hand-in-hand to deliver the impetus as multi-tonal synthesiser gradually builds to greet them. Harmonising delays bring a nuanced and folkish dynamic to the tune as happy melodies bobble on awaiting drums. A.B.R.I.L. Featuring Hiroki Esashika progresses wonderfully, growing in dancing applications as tuneful bursts of repeating digital bells lift the spirits.
A new character manifests as chocolatey bass drizzles on a flapjack of building beats. A subtle vocal lifts like Michael Jackson as raindrops of tune splish onto the red-hot surface. Drinking in the beats is a glowing river of synthesiser that guzzles the charm and lurches over for more. Healthy novelties sprinkle the mix as interesting sounds mix with stable favourites to greet each other in an electronic free-for-all. Sunset Caramel turns the whole sky ochre.
Fine Lame begins with a jittered snare-led rhythm. Sweepy synthesiser prizes open the chapel door and bass footsteps scamper into the room. Eager eyes peer through the crevices and senses ingest various tones that decorate the dusty air. Multi-tonal composition runs abstract shapes through the mastering device and manages to perfectly align the symphonic dimensions. Polyphonic and monogamous to the beat, a flowing and persistent electronic run—down through progressive rhythms and subtle key changes enlists the listener.
With a remix of I Like To Program offered up by Cignol, the penultimate number draws a triangle from the Captain to K-1 right back to this. It's followed by a straight edged instrumental version of The Mirror, just to get us in the mood for the beginning of the album again. It's a repeater and it knows it.
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TBR: 6th August
UK electronic scene forerunners London Modular are full of surprises. This new record shows off the work of long-term legend Edd Butterworth under the guise of ED2D. Named after a piece of information law, creating something archetypal and templative surely comes easy to this artist. A fantastic run of 5 modular jungle cuts makes this latest offering something to be snapped up by music fans in the days to come. Released on the own-brand label Longhaul, this group of sound manipulation experts are showing us why listening to them is such a pleasure.
With jittery beats and wholesome rumbled sonics Poli Digi (In London) begins. Vocal samples frame a percussive element as rhythm instruments find their way through a maze of interpretive bars. A familiarly London accented voice tells us to get off the grass as thumping beats form staggering walls of intuitive and itch quenching drums. A progressive bass-line folds in, metallic and awkward, the tune edges towards a new frame of mind while chords resonate on high-end reverberations that jangle with solid cymbals.
Next, a smashing industrial rhythm pounds on the door and demands access. Of course, without question we let the music in and see what it can do. Sinister and chunky beats with melodious character create a surge of percussion that work to section drone like synthesiser tones which carry through the ordered cacophony. Hushed clatterings bounce from robotic bass utterings that whisper in seductive and gritty semblances. Rookie Delete Crash has unearthed something dark, its taking over decks and engaging deeply with club-goers.
Massive pad synths vibrate outward in warm and tuneful multi-sonic bursts. It's like spring as a shower of snare and hats brings a summery drenching to a progressive and rising tempo. The beats grab a piece of the action as a grinding bass squelches through the mud and undergrowth, churning the long-grass under the weight of thumping bass. Mellow grooves surf the coasting peak of flow as a grunting synth breathes heavily into waverings of melodious description. Broke Specific thunders us to the end of side A on a punchy and gut slapping fossicks into the gloom.
A tingle of bells and a vocal sample brings out the feel of side two. A child's perception of the world mingles with rummaging tempo and wooden block percussion. We listen as the boy talks about running away from home, and getting into mischief. Mobile Patrol Coupe explores a thrust of rhythms that sally into runs of lingering synthesiser and chattering youth. Spectral and mystical synthesiser ripples over tall and stretching rhythms clouded with a variety of tones.
We end up in the Bonus Jungle. Hushed wind tones rustle through reeds and sunlight as percussive pottery begins to resonate with the dawn. A tumbling snare rolls in on inflections of style as the rattling tempo carries a presence forward to greet the day. The mix of percussion melts into swaying synthesiser that sponge-soaks the vibrancy into ink-bots of crawling sound. Persistent and evolutionary riffs rise and stagger like many legs on an uneven trail. The music swells, gaps in the drumming decrease and the pressure builds for a driving moment.
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