Before slotting perfectly into the 4AD’s dreamy roster at the beginning of the 1990s, the Warren/Warn Defever-established His Name Is Alive had already self-released a number of embryonic cassettes like Riotousness and Postrophe and I Had Sex With God. But even before having sex with God, Defever had created scads of bedroom-recorded, idiosyncratic loop- and atmosphere-based tracks. With tape transfer help from Tyvek’s Shelley Salant, a collection of these early analog forays will see the light of day on June 21.
All the Mirrors in the House (Early Recordings 1979-1986) is the first of three planned releases of early material from His Name Is Alive and Disciples.
Known primarily for elegant dreamlike albums on 4AD, Defever has put out an absurd amount of recordings over the past three decades (as HNIA and others, tons of collaborations like the ESP-Summer/-Beetles/-Family series, dozens of CDRs on his own timeSTEREO label, and so on). With All the Mirrors in the House (Early Recordings 1979-1986), we get a glimpse in the world of the teenage Defever, before the many musical twists that his career has taken to date.
All the Mirrors in the House (Early Recordings 1979-1986) is out June 21 and can be pre-ordered on clear vinyl or digital here. Listen to the shimmering beauty of “Because Piano” below.
All the Mirrors in the House (Early Recordings 1979-1986) tracklisting:
01. Piano Rev
03. Something About Hope
04. All The Mirrors In The House
05. Because Piano
07. Tape Sound
08. Guitar Rev
09. Fine as Feathers
10. Reflection Pool
11. Equally Divided
12. Tape Slow
13. Outside the Window
14. Echo Lake
15. F Choir
Raves are the endurance tests of electronic music. The blistering kick drums, the pulsating, detuned sawtooths, the disorienting smoke-filled rooms, the cuddle puddles…makes it all worth it when you emerge into the daylight of morning (or *gulp* early afternoon), and see the rest of humanity acting like responsible people.
Bogdan Raczynski brings us all the way back to the Wild Rave West with eighteen jittery, never-released tracks culled from his 90’s archives. A bit of a protege of Mr. Richard D. James himself, the Twin’s acid and breakbeat influence is all too present. True to Raczynski’s personality, these quirky tracks never take themselves too seriously, a fitting disposition for the age of rave’s prominence.
But enough outta me. Bawl your eyes out with an exclusive album premiere just below. And if you’ve still got dry eyes come April 5, grab the release (and some Kleenex) through Disciples. Now if only there was a way to get that sweet shirt…
dzill has taken full flight in the Tri-State area, building a fan base with a strong foundation in a wide variety of Electronic music genres. With a strong background in music, his strong ability to manipulate sound has created what appears to be an extremely bright future. He came up playing the flute, better than
dzill has been taking off in the Tri-State area, building a fan base with strong foundation in a wide variety of Electronic music genres. With a strong background in music, his strong ability to manipulate sound has created what appears to be an extremely bright future. His “Phases: The Series” 3 track dropper delivered diverse
London based trio, Disciples, keep to their deep underground sound with their latest track, “Atheist”. The House track includes rhythmic beats and a deep stomping bass line. Disciples own Nathan Duvall even provides the silky smooth vocals that pack a memorable loop and a contagious hook. “Atheist” is to be included in Disciples’ upcoming album.
The most important day of every week: New Music Friday. As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed.
Michael Calfan explores house with the perfect underground club track “Got You.”
Galimatias fuses soul with electronic undertones in smooth new tune “South.”
Felix Cartal creates the perfect backdrop for Victoria Zaro‘s enthralling vocals in new track “Worry,” which is a part of his forthcoming 18-track album Next Season.
Disciples have released groovy new house track “Atheist” with an elaborate combination of chords propelling the track forward.
Spirix delivers a stunner with new track “This is what it feels like.” Enthralling vocals draw the listener in and intense future bass chords resonate in the listener’s head far after the track’s close.
TyDi has been hyping up new music all week with good reason. The release of Kundo’s remix of his track on orchestral x EDM album Collide titled “Did You Know?” adds an interesting element to the already beautiful track.
Syn Cole and Pusher have delivered stellar remixes of NOTD‘s newest track with Bea Miller “I Wanna Know.”
UK dance floor dominators, Disciples, further evidence their production prowess on “48HRS,” a single that serves as a paragon of the dulcet deep house for which the South London trio has come to be recognized.
Punctuated by a pulsating bass line with a captivatingly dark tonal hue, “48HRS” is a smooth sonic stride into the deep house domain that finds its key complementary elements in its honeyed vocal hook and reverberating synth work. A brief monologue at the track’s midway point further solidifies the single’s stimulating quality and unmistakable groove.