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Lucky Brown – Mesquite Beat (feat. The S.G.’s)
Saturday, January 21st, 2017 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Lucky Brown – Mesquite Beat (feat. The S.G.’s)

Image: 1608402 The mysterious Cecil Moses & The S.G.’s (Oliver Klomp – drums, Colin Higgins – guitar, Bob Heinemann – bass, and Marc Hager – keys) unite with deep funk pioneer Lucky Brown to interpret Lucky’s original “Mesquite Suite,” a collection of spiritual folk/jazz modal melodies fused with earthy and arcane rhythms composed in the summer of 2015 in an ashram in the Texas Hill Country.

The S.G.’s, who specialize in their own brand of great quartet instrumental soul ala Booker T. & The M.G.’s and The Meters, adapted quickly to Lucky’s experimental, rudimentary, vernacular, and minimalist approach. One thing you will notice in these tunes is that the vast space created by the musicians and the composition is what allows the FEEL to filter through, and for Lucky Brown, FEEL is what it is all about.

This first single presents the themesong of their collection, a deep tribal shuffle, “Mesquite Beat,” upon which Jason Cressey – trombone, and Thomas Deakin – sax, offer their own explorations. The flip is an upbeat and minimal pentatonic anthem entitled “Justice,” featuring Lucky Brown himself on funk flute.

With this release, we are proud to introduce the first installment of the “Mesquite Suite” collection on Tramp’s own special limited imprint: “Tramp Tapes,” a suite of original, raw deep funk inspired as much by Mulatu Astatke as it is James Brown.

Tracklisting
1 Mesquite Beat (feat. The S.G.’s)
2 Justice (feat. The S.G.’s) Available from 03.02.2017

Benedek – Coolin’ EP
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Benedek – Coolin’ EP

5 tracks / 45 RPM / https://soundcloud.com/arcane-ny/arc-004-benedek-preview Available from 20.05.2016

Jamma-Dee – Vol.2
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Jamma-Dee – Vol.2

8 tracks45 RPM (*DISCLAIMER: Records were pressed at 33 1/3 RPM)12″ vinyl*LIMITED**Each copy is packaged with an insert including original artwork by Jamma-Dee and tracklisthttps://soundcloud.com/arcane-ny/arc-003-jamma-dee-vol-2-preview Available fro…

Tippa Lee – Dub Them With Reality
Friday, April 22nd, 2016 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Tippa Lee – Dub Them With Reality

Image: 1603768 Tippa Lee’s new album Cultural Ambassador will be released on Stones Throw, May 20, 2016. Available now is the dub version of the album, Dub Them with Reality, mixed by producer Tom Chasteen (Dub Club, Natural Numbers), who has reconfigured the tracks live on the mixing board with echo, reverb and various arcane electronics. The LP covers, in two variations, were screen printed in gold and black by Hit & Run, with artwork by Ellen G. Tippa Lee was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. He started performing on his fathers Sound System as a child, standing up on a beer bottle box to reach the mic. He made his first recordings at King Tubby’s studio at the age of 12. Eventually he teamed up with Rappa Robert and as a duo had a number of hits including “No Trouble We”, an anthemic statement against police harassment, which was a number one Jamaican hit in 1988 and is still played often on Jamaican radio. In more recent years he has been based in the US, performing live and releasing his own underground CDs.

1. Dub Them With Reality
2. Rasta Hi Power
3. Dub Them Wicked
4. Original Cassette
5. Dubbler
6. Freeway Doctor
7. Weak Teeth
8. Herbs Interest
9. Draw Down
10. Rootsmatic

• Dub version of Tippa Lee’s forthcoming album Cultural Ambassador
• Produced and mixed by Tom Chasteen of Dub Club, and engineered by Dave Trumfio and Celso Estrada at Kingsize Soundlabs, Los Angeles
• The LP covers, in two variations, were screen printed in gold and black by Hit & Run, with artwork by Ellen G.
• Includes download card Available from 20.05.2016

Nev Cottee – If I Could Tell You
Saturday, January 17th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Nev Cottee – If I Could Tell You

“…Perhaps the flowers really wanna grow…” After bringing tears to glass eyes across the globe with the lovelorn beauty of ‘Oslo’, Nev Cottee returns to Aficionado with this 10″ beauty of Spring promise. LIMITED EDITION!Rather than the balladeer of…

Gazelle Twin & Tom Demac – Belly Of The Beast / GUTS (Remixes)
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Gazelle Twin & Tom Demac – Belly Of The Beast / GUTS (Remixes)

Image: 1594522 Meeting of mutual minds collide as Tom Demac & Gazelle Twim team up for the Belly Of The Beast / GUTS (Remixes) 12′ single.

A1. Belly Of The Beast (Tom Demac Remix)
B1. GUTS (Tom Demac Remix)

Elizabeth Bernholz, AKA Gazelle Twin, has been making some serious statements of intent over the last couple of years, making some uncompromising music in uncompromising times. Her 2014 album, “Unflesh” was a demonic and unsettling collection of dark electronica and autobiographical themes that was judged by The Quietus as their ‘Album Of The Year’. A previous debut album and singles have surfaced on the Anti-Ghost Moon Ray Records label and the Philly based Sugarcane Records label.

Hypercolour mainstay, Tom Demac, has also been a busy, cutting some deadly electro techno of late for labels like Aus Music and Drumcode, and remixing for Luke Vibert, BANKS and Tosca.

These two vociferous artists collide on this HypeLTD release, a meeting of mutual minds from the nether reaches of electronic music’s vast landscape. Demac tears down the Gazelle Twin original compositions and rebuilds them with feverish candor. “Belly of The Beast” pounds hard with rubbery percussion and rattling hats like chains, the Gazelle Twin chants her mantra “I’ll beat them all at their own game…” Demac’s padded cell like production is most definitely some of the best work we’ve heard him do to date, and this dark sound aesthetic spills into his take on “GUTS”. Like an electro take on a John Carpenter score, Demac carves out a futuristic and desolate take on Gazelle Twin’s celebration of urge resistance and taking pleasure in the complexity of the mind.

Selected DJ reactions:
Eats Everything – Massive! More of this please Mr. Demac
Rob Booth (Houndstooth) – 10/10 this release! Big!
JD Twitch (Optimo) – Really good, both tracks!
Mano Le Tough (Innervisions) – Belly of The Beast sounds good
James Zabiela – Both amazing, but GUTS is super fresh
Available from 06.02.2015

Madlib – Pinata (Instrumentals)
Thursday, June 26th, 2014 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Madlib – Pinata (Instrumentals)

Image: 1589937 There are few musicians – let alone beat–makers – in the world whose output in its raw form provides his listener with a full on musical experience before anything is added. Madlib is such a talent. Hip hop is his canvas, but he creates the most wondrous things with it. Before a microphone is switched on, before a rhyme even uttered, a Madlib beat stands alone as a complete thing.

Since the issue of the collaborative album with rapper Freddie Gibbs – Piñata, already being hailed as contender for rap album of the year – we’ve
been asked countless times to issue the beats Madlib created for the project as instrumentals. And we’ve conceded. Piñata put Gibbs in the spotlight, one that a growing audience is finally acknowledging that he deserves. On Piñata Beats, though, it’s Madlib, quietly spinning on the center stage. Through seventeen cuts of arcane film snippets, dusted funk and soul, psych and prog rock musical diversions, Madlib proves to live up to what Gibbs once said of him: “Madlib quite simply, is music.”

SIDE A
1. Supplier
2. Scarface
3. Deeper
4. High
5. Harold’s
SIDE B
6. Bomb
7. Shitsville
8. Thuggin’
9. Real
10. Uno
SIDE C
11. Robes
12. Broken
13. Lakers
SIDE D
14. Knicks
15. Shame
16. Watts
17. Piñata Available from 06.06.2014

Express Rising – Express Rising
Thursday, October 10th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Express Rising – Express Rising

Image: 1581779 A decade ago, Dante Carfagna issued a somewhat anonymous LP under the Express Rising heading. That self-titled affair went in and out of print before 2003’s summer gave way to fall, thanks in part to its release by the frustratingly obscure Memphix label, but thanks more to how it broke new ground for the instrumental rap generation’s interest in the sub-sub-basement of record mining.

The album’s blurry boreal cover captured Carfagna’s mysterious persona. Though he’s been attached to such seminal compilations as Chains and Black Exhaust, a grip of Eccentric Soul titles, and the recent electronic soul collection Personal Space–and though his signature “Records I barely like but maybe you will” approach to writing helped build the Wax Poetics brand–Dante remains a tough man to pin down. He doesn’t even have a working doorbell.

Which may be a good thing, as he recorded his second album in the middle room of his third floor walk-up in Chicago’s Dog Patch neighborhood. A notorious homebody, Carfagna cut much of this second self titled LP after a long nights of Camel filters and bottled New Glarus—while watching his neighbors departure for morning straight-world commutes. Reaching back to 2008 and an Akai four track, these 11 songs break from the foraging tradition employed by Dante’s debut, swapping out breakbeats and samples for guitar, Wurlitzer, banjo, steel guitar, synthesizer, and an arcane drum machine.

Reached for comment, Carfagna had this to say about himself and about Express Rising: “My last record came out ten years ago. Much has changed and much has not.”

Track Listing:
1. Rooms Between Us
2. Memorabilia
3. Leland Sprinkle
4. Horse Opera
5. Worry Your Time
6. Left Right Behind
7. Daniel Fern
8. A Treasure Smile
9. Winter The Heart
10. Answering Echo So Near
11. Dark Early Available from 20.09.2013

Chop – Illuminate
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 | Posted in Products | Comments Off on Chop – Illuminate

Image: 1582033 Studio wizard Chop pulls out all of the analog stops on the
Motorik highway to Cybotron by way of a Tangerine Dream on
his debut album for Now-Again.

Mr. Chop’s debut EP for Now-Again in 2009, Lightworlds, drew together anthemic synth-rock, the jagged sound of Italian prog monsters
Goblin, and musique concrète, with surprisingly accessible results. Since then, the artist known to friends as Coz Littler has rid himself of the
Mister and returns with renewed focus for his first Now-Again full length release.
The path that took him here was winding indeed. Isolating himself in his Cheshire, UK studio in late 2009, Chop decided to try his hand at the
nearly fifty year old – and rarely successful – quest to musically merge the organic and the electronic. Three years later, surrounded by hours
of ideas, his music started falling into itself. Enter his friend Joe Fearon, A&R for the likes of Liverpool bands The Coral and The Zutons.
With Fearon’s help, Chop whittled down hours of recordings to a selection of the most inspired moments. It became clear that while each stood
up on its own, they lacked a unifying theme. Chop discovered a solution in the processed sound of his own voice. And then everything fell into
place: Heliocentrics drummer Malcolm Catto’s rhythm tracks were edited off-the-grid until they became more Neu than James Brown, more
driving than syncopated, Bill Ryder Jones from The Coral stepped in for the lead guitar parts, which lent a powerful psychedelic 60s rock sound
to the proceedings, Chop repurposed a range of obsolete musical gear to renewed ends, in line with his desire to search for a future imbued
with the innocence of the past.
The result is Illuminate, an album equally inspired by the retro-futurism of the still-sputtering 19th century power station in Northern Wales,
across the estuary from Chop’s studio, the events of his life, and Chop’s collection of hip-hop, disco, new wave and minimal synth records.
Unsurprisingly, Illuminate traverses a number of moods. The jackhammer pounding of ‘Building Blocks’ segues into the moody but serene
‘Picture Box’. The futuristic soundscape ‘Arcane Future’ takes an uplifting melodic turn, revealing Chop’s hopes for a more perfect tomorrow.
Though it’s the most intellectual approach Chop has taken with his music to date, it retains a spontaneous feel throughout, and despite its
technical accomplishments, Illuminate is Chop’s most intimate and personal album yet.

A1. Building Blocks
A2. Illuminate All Voltages
A3. Picture Box
B1. Airhead
B2. Future Past AD
B3. Re-Program The Man/Illuminist Garden
C1. The Electronic Brain
C2. Sleeper
C3. Feedback
C4. You Want More Life
D1. Rendezvous
D2. Feedback Reprise
D3. Bow Down To The Mutant
D4. Arcane Future Available from 09.08.2013

Chop – Illuminate (Now Again)
Monday, August 12th, 2013 | Tags: , ,
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Studio wizard Chop pulls out all of the analog stops on the Motorik highway to Cybotron by way of a Tangerine Dream on his debut album for Now-Again.

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Release: 09-08-13
Studio wizard Chop reveals his most intimate and personal album yet
Friday, July 19th, 2013 | Tags: , , ,
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Studio wizard Chop pulls out all of the analog stops on the Motorik highway to Cybotron by way of a Tangerine Dream on his debut album for Now-Again. Mr. Chop’s debut EP for Now-Again in 2009, Lightworlds, drew together anthemic synth-rock, the jagged sound of Italian prog monsters Goblin, and musique concrète, with surprisingly accessible […]

Kryptic Minds drop another future electronic classic …
Thursday, March 31st, 2011 | Tags: , , ,
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In less than three years, Kryptic Minds have carved a deep channel into the dubstep scene, mining its traditions of spatial minimalism, edgy atmospheres and sub-bass intensity to deadly effect. The culmination of this work is their new longplayer, “Can’t Sleep”. Bleak yet uplifting, it is the soundtrack to visions of a sterile land, devoid […]

Mad electronics from the legendary Bruce Haack …
Friday, August 6th, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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Up until now, Bruce Haack’s legacy has only existed in the quirks, glitches, and audio signals of techno-luminaries such as Zapp and Kraftwerk, left unacknowledged and relatively unknown. But with the release of Farad Bruce Haack, the electronic music pioneer can finally be lifted out of the sooty fields of arcane knowledge and placed into […]

Stones Throw Records presents Matthew Larkin Cassell’s “The Complete Works” …
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010 | Tags: , ,
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It’s not often that a sample clearance claim against a record company turns out to be an altogether pleasant experience. Usually it’s a blustery, puffy-chested affair with lawyers on both sides citing arcane copyright cases and threatening court proceedings as if the year were 1987 and Biz Markie had just released his first album on […]

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