We have done some cherry picking among the latest releases. Material that deserves a little more attention. First one out is an intriguing EP from Sweden. Peder Mannerfeld is at it again with a live recording from Berlin Atonal dubbed Roll the Dice. Live at Berlin Atonal 2017 collects four tracks recorded during their world premiere live performance at the festival last year.
Flitting between ambient, noise, techno and breakbeat, the EP showcases the genre-bending experimental spirit of the collaborative project.
Last year Peder Mannerfelt teamed up with Hodge for the crushing All My Love EP, whilst this year the producer joined forces with Pär Grindvik to form Aasthma, playing live for the first time at Berlin Atonal 2018.
Live at Berlin Atonal 2017 will be available on 12″ vinyl via Atonal this Friday (September 28).
“Liberate myself from the tyranny of the sequencer”
The words come from techno maestro Jeff Mills in relation to new material on its way out.
The techno titan has teamed up with the father of Afrobeat, Tony Allen, for a collaborative album titled ‘Tomorrow Comes The Harvest’.
“We’re working together to achieve something bigger than the both of us,” says Mills. “It really is a pure collaboration, not just through music, but in our minds and spirit as well.”
Earlier this year, Mills released an album with his jazz fusion quartet, Spiral Deluxe, titled ‘Voodoo Magic’.
Nina Kraviz has given the remix treatment to Marie Davidson‘s new track “Workaholic Paranoid Bitch”.
Working at speeds north of 140 BPM, the cult techno figure has reshaped the track into a snarling club monster. The track hits the gas from the start, and Kraviz adds her own vocals to the fold, creating a brittle yet infectious atmosphere that’s sure to do some damage on the dance floor.
Kraviz’s edit only adds to the anticipation for Davidson’s new LP, which is set to drop October 5 via Ninja Tune. You can order the track via Boomkat here and pre-order Working Class Woman here. Listen to Kraviz’s remix above, and check out the first single from Davidson’s album, “Work It”, below.
Next up Einmusik featuring Gabriel Ananda. Hot out of Berlin here you have three great tracks forming the upcoming EP on Sincopat. A remix is available by none other than the German star, Gabriel Ananda.
Einmusik starts out with a nice and powerful melodic composition of ‘Sponge’. Adding hypnotism to the party, this first song reaches madness in the breakdown. Things get deeper with ‘Sa Trincha’ and its delicate layers of synths.
This amazing second plate builds patiently towards an incredible journey which is twisted into the 90s flavor with the Gabriel Ananda remix. This extraordinary rework definitely takes ‘Sa Trincha’ to the next level. Last but not at least, ‘Pulsar’ offers the emotional and vibrant textures of the most elegant atmospheres, closing the musical spectrum of this rich EP.
Ljungblut, the 3rd band of Kim Ljung (Zeromancer, Seigmen) are releasing their 6th album November 2., and a single from the album, “Hasselblad”, was released two weeks ago.
Kim about the video:
The video of Hasselblad is shot and directed and Hans Christian Moen and Freddy Samson Fagerheim.
Both friends of the band.
Their first collaboration was “Kast blomstene på” from the previous Ljungblut album, “Ikke alle netter er like sorte”.
Again they were given total artistic freedom. The concept being the moon, loneliness, camera and distance.
About the song itself Kim elaborates:
It was just one of those days. An early morning. I read about the twelve Hasselblad cameras left on the moon, somewhere. Made some fresh coffee and locked myself into the studio without any particular ideas in my head.
In a few hours it was all there. Lyrics and everything.
‘Light Up The Sky’ is the explosive new single from The Prodigy, the second track to be lifted from the band’s much-anticipated seventh studio album, ‘No Tourists’ (out November 2nd). The band has also confirmed details of a twenty-date winter tour, which includes two dates at London’s Alexandra Palace on November 14th and 15th.
“No Tourists’ is ultimately about escapism and the want and need to be derailed and not to follow that easy set path,’ explains Liam Howlett in his North London studio. ‘In these times we live in people have become lazier and forgotten how to explore. Too many people are allowing themselves to be force fed, with whatever that may be. It’s about reaching out further to find another alternative route where the danger and excitement may be to feel more alive… not accepting that you can just be a tourist. That’s what the title is about for us.”
With a second bullet fired today in the shape of ‘Light Up The Sky’, ‘No Tourists’ sees The Prodigy return with venom in the way that only they can. They’re renegades, outsiders, outlaws – always hiding in plain sight. Though much has changed in the musical and social landscape, what remains a constant is The Prodigy’s resolute focus to always do things their own unique way, and in 2018 the urgency and irrepressible spirit of The Prodigy has never been more needed.
‘No Tourists’ will be available digitally, on CD, cassette, and heavyweight double vinyl. HMV and indies will also stock a limited edition gatefold clear violet double vinyl. Exclusive bundles and a ltd edition gatefold clear double vinyl are available via the artist store. Pre-order ‘No Tourists’ here