tyDi releases second single off of orchestral album, ‘Collide’ [STREAM]

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tyDi will adopt an orchestral aesthetic on Collide, the forthcoming album that will double as both an early 2018 release and an exposition of tyDi’s foray into an alternative technical approach. The 12-track product seeks to merge electronic and orchestral tones, constructing a “sonic narrative” related via “precise composition, progressive musicality, intelligent sound design, layered songwriting, and grandiose orchestral scoring.” Grammy award winning film composer Christopher Tin assists on the new record’s conceptualization.

The intricate stylistic design of Collide is evidenced in “Did You Know?,” the second single to be released off of the album. The sequel to the first single off of Collide, “Closing In” featuring Dia Frampton, “Did You Know?” layers London Thor’s vocals over a mounting string arrangement that eventually gives way to a subtle electronic background beat. The purity of Thor’s vocals lends a poignancy to the track’s raw lyrical content, earnestly voiced amid orchestral elements that fade out as a thumping yet understated electronic beat builds. The newly released single demonstrates a masterful navigation of both orchestral and electronic elements, indicative of tyDi’s careful handling of both sonic styles.

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Kompakt releases adroit ‘Pop Ambient 2018’ compilation series

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The latest installment in Kompakt‘s best-known, annual Pop Ambient series has arrived.

Pop Ambient 2018 serves as the newest installment in the long-running series, complete with 12 new tunes from Kompakt record affiliates such as The Orb, Jens-Uwe Beyer, Kaito, and Mikkel Metal. Compiled by Kompakt’s co-founder Wolfgang Voigt, the sweeping, new atmospheric record is presented in both digital and vinyl formats with an assemblage of hand-picked recordings from compositional veterans and newcomers alike.

The record is ostentatiously beautiful. Its sonic breadth reaches far and wide, from the waning, organic synthesis of artists such as The Orb, who intertwines dazzling sample collages on “Sky’s Falling,” to artists like Kaito who exudes exquisite elegance on the trance-infused soundscape “Travelled Between Souls,” or Mikkel Metail’s intimate “Shame.”

Said acts join the ranks of some of pop ambient’s greatest scholars, echoing a texturized sentiment for the cinematically inclined. The venerable Jörg Burger last heard on Pop Ambient 2013 — or KOMPAKT 269 CD 103— makes his striking Triola return with the seemingly suspended, reverberation-drenched “L’Atatlante.”

And after making his Pop Ambient debut on last year’s installment — KOMPAKT 365 CD 135 — the Tokyo-based musician and architectural acoustic designer Yui Onodera marks a strong addition to the artistic nuance in his exploration of deep, intricate strings on both “Prism” and “Nine Chains To The Moon,” respectively.

Onodera is also joined by two other new recruits, each illustrious artists in their own right. The techno provocateur T.Raumschmiere exhibits elegiac drone strength on “Eterna,” whereas the newly included pedal steel guitar maestro Chuck Johnson, emits a redolently immersive cut that draws from the idiosyncrasy of country post-rock he established on his acclaimed Balsams full-length earlier this year. Pop Ambient 2018 is thus a vast collection of material, but its very sonic virtue is imbued with its immense variances themselves.

Purchase Pop Ambient 2018 here.

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LVNDSCAPE Releases “Dive With Me” EP Out On Spinnin Records

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Dutch DJ LVNDSCAPE, who has produced hits such as ‘Rise Up’ with Yves Larock, ‘Fed Up’ with Cheat Codes, as well as remixes of Sander van Doorn’s ‘Ori Tali Ma’ and the official remake of Bob Marley’s ‘Is This Love’ together with Bolier is back with an EP out now on Spinnin Records. ‘”Dive With

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Stream Petit Biscuit’s soaring, cinematic debut album, ‘Presence’

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Rising star Petit Biscuit has proven his talents for music production are developed well beyond his years. Classically trained in the cello since the age of five, Mehdi Benjelloun burst onto the dance music scene with his monumental remix of ODESZA‘s “Memories That You Call,” drawing comparisons of his cinematic sound design with that of the Seattle-based duo. The promising young producer, hailing from France, would soon catapult himself to notoriety at the mere age of 15 with his 5-track self-titled EP, wherein the project’s leading single, “Sunset Lover,” reached an unprecedented 400 million streams worldwide.

The multi-talented musician now celebrates his 18th birthday with the release of a genre-blending debut album that is every bit as warm and inviting as it is vulnerable and exposed. Presence offers sunny, progressive chord structures and colorful, polished mixing flanked by electronic touches and a furtive vocality that both chills and arouses. From the LP’s first track, “Creation Comes Alive,” featuring SONIA, to its instrumental closing title, “The End,” which utilizes the same shimmering synth pattern, the entire work becomes an evocative story book of pain and resilience for which one can use a lens into — quite literally — viewing an emotion.

Arguably the stand out track of the LP is the cinematic production “Forever Being,” which calls upon ODESZA’s sonic landscape with it’s chiming key chords, soaring vocal chops, complex half-/double-time drum work, and nostalgic phonographic movie quotes on the front and tail ends. The LP’s most astounding fact: Petit Biscuit wrote, produced, and mixed Presence over the course of the last year, finding time between high school exams and sold-out tours across the US, Europe, and beyond.

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Heathered Pearls unveils Detroit-tinged tribute ‘The Packard Plant’

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From the time of his 2012 debut as Heathered Pearls onward, Polish-born and Detroit-raised Jakub Alexander has used his art — music, installations, and performances — to re-imagine pieces of his past and concurrently chart his future. Currently the head of A&R at the illustrious Ghostly International, Alexander will once again take off running with these same objectives with a new EP, Detroit, MI 1997-2001.

Although, Ghostly’s steadfast to point out, “The EP is a tribute, not a replica.”

Each track on Heathered Pearls’ upcoming EP is named after specific places in Detroit — whether it be the Packard Plant or the Mack & Bellevue warehouse — Alexander will pay homage to the pivotal sites in Midwestern rave culture.

As Alexander has grown increasingly entrenched in the industry, the city of Detroit has simultaneously experienced immense growth and deserved attention for its longtime musical contributions.

Describing his new music, Alexander explains, “The music pulses like a memory resurfacing, vivid but inexact: a form both familiar and new.” Certainly, elements of the two’s respective growth can be expected on the upcoming release, likely lending way to an exuberant apex of ambient techno.

While the EP’s won’t arrive until early-December, Alexander has unveiled the first commemorative number, “The Packard Plant.” The tune’s a thumping, appropriately-sinister tribute to the abandoned automotive manufacturing center, complete with a hand-picked brick from the site on the EP cover itself.

Detroit, MI 1997 – 2001 will be the first new music from Heathered Pearls since his second album, Body Complex, released in 2015.

01. Under The Bridge
02. The Chop Shop
03. Mack & Bellevue
04. The Packard Plant

Heathered Pearls will release Detroit, MI 1997 – 2001 via Ghostly International December 8.

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KRANE’s ‘Fallout’ LP has finally arrived

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Years of cultivating a distinctive, heady bass sound have culminated into KRANE‘s debut album Fallout. The expansive project has been in the works for some time, during which he compiled all his influences into a cohesive body of work which he states represents “much of my personal sound and background developed over the years of listening to and creating music.” Diving deeper than the average trap artist, KRANE sought to make an album that would be a full expression of him, beyond just music, drawing inspiration from “the aesthetics of movies, television and literature” he enjoys as well.

Fallout thus resulted in a ten-piece collection of heavy, yet enthralling numbers. KRANE wastes little time in reaching high levels of energy. After a smooth “Chemical,” which offers a more “mellowed” soundscape that is warmed by Ahsha & Lemay’s vocal contribution, the Bay Area producer hops right into a festival-ready “Next World.” The QUIX-assisted record is a minimal, yet dramatic trap effort with a cinematic climax at the end wrought by strings samples and buzzing chords.

KRANE truly demonstrates his roots in the wild side of the bass realm through Fallout. A wide array of its compositions are made for the dance space, and make for an invigorating listening in any environment. “Hollow (ft. SLUMBERJACK),” for example, plays around with Eastern-inspired melodies that pep up the lower frequencies. Spitfire verses by Nick Row paired with tingling breakdowns and heavy drops makes “PCP” one of the weightiest cuts on the LP. “Forgotten” fosters a futuristic atmosphere, aided by retro-inspired synthesizers and subtle vocoded vocal accents.

However, the bass maven’s softer side shines on this album as well. He uses a future bass medium for tracks of this variety on Fallout, and pairs it with an assortment of melodic progressions that conjure sentimentality. Through its closer “Nobody But You,” KRANE paints an almost poignant mental picture that is amplified by soaring melodies and gentle rhythms. “Titan,” which features Nolan van Lith, uses arpeggios and titillating highs to create hair-raising effect. His “Away From You” interlude shows off his jazzy side, as sweeping notes and celestial sampling make even ambient sound charged.

Fallout was released on October 26. Purchase the album here.





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Emancipator shares title track off forthcoming record, announces supporting ensemble tour

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Emancipator enthralls many — time and time again — with his dulcetly-distinct tunes, as each outpouring explores a captivating niche of incomparable instrumental music.

Now, comes the third track off his forthcoming LP Baralku, out November 17, which also serves as the title track to his fifth full-length via his own label, Loci Records.

The classically trained artist’s forthcoming album is his first since 2015’s Seven Seas and hints at Appling’s most poignant release to date. “Baralku” follows singles “Goodness” and “Ghost Pong,” where each number perfectly encapsulates dimensions of the calming, texturized sound fans have come to know, love, and expect over the years.

Emancipator has also announced he will be heading out on the Baralku tour in early 2018 with his full live ensemble.


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Nicolas Jaar set to release ambient album

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Nicolas Jaar is set to release a new ambient album.

The announcement for the new LP came via Twitter on October 23, after the artist announced two last-minute gigs — both set for The Kitchen in Manhattan through his record label, Other People.

Jaar shared he’ll perform two sets in the evening of October 24, also featuring a book launch with Maziyar Pahlevan and Africanus Okokon, an opening set by Okokon and Vamba Bility, concluding with a solo live noise set by Jaar, where he coyly mentioned he’ll play out a majority of his new ambient album live. In the second later show, Jaar will be joined by experimental composer and performer Patrick Higgins.

The new record will make the Chilean-American producer’s first release since the 2016 LP Sirens

Tickets for the show are available here.

H/T: Resident Advisor

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Listen to Oregon Eclipse live sets from CloZee, Bassnectar, Minnesota, and more

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A considerable amount of time has passed since the Oregon Eclipse Gathering,  but exclusive sets continue to appear online as artists upload their live acts or, in some cases, even go as far as to re-record their sets.

Now former attendees and eclipse chasers from around the globe can now enjoy sets from the likes of Bassnectar, Minnesota, CloZee, and many more, organized into stage-by-stage playlists thanks to one SoundCloud user. From the deep, dark tech house of the Sky Stage, to the psytrance of the Earth Stage, to the festival’s bass head haven at The Moon Stage, over 50 live and re-recorded sets are available for stream from Oregon’s Global Eclipse Gathering, held Aug. 17-23, 2017.

Though international eclipse festivals are often based around trance and downtempo, make no mistake that the bass, jam, and house acts are actually considered guests in this awe-inspiring, transformative festival experience. Relive sets from the Global Eclipse Gathering’s Earth, Moon, Sun, and Sky stages below.

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Tycho debuts stunning Tarkovsky-inspired visuals for ‘Glider’

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Each and every artistic endeavor from Scott Hansen, known musically as the Ghostly International artist Tycho, solidifies his status as an artistic mastermind of this generation. Following this notion are the designer’s cinematically-aligned live visuals for his tune “Glider,” off 2016’s Epoch

Created as an homage to the visionary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky — the creative force behind films such as Ivan’s Childhood, Andrei Rublev, Mirror, Stalker, and more — Hansen incorporated elements of Tarkovsky’s 1972 film Solaris into these visuals for the tune.

Tycho is now set to take these visuals on autumn tour of Europe.

Tycho Autumn Tour Dates:

19 OCT – Dublin, IE – District 8 – SOLD OUT
22 OCT – London, UK – The Roundhouse
24 OCT – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz 2
25 OCT – Toulouse, FR – Bikini
27 OCT – Bologna, IT – Estragon
28 OCT – Turin, IT – Movement Festival
30 OCT – Basel, CH – Kaserne
31 OCT – Zurich, CH – Plaza
01 NOV – Antwerp, BE – Trix
02 NOV – Utrecht, NL – Tivoli
04 NOV – Copenhagen, DK – DR Koncerthuset
05 NOV – Stockholm, SE – Nobelberget
09 NOV – Moscow, RU – Izvestia Hall

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