Released 29th June
Front Left Records founder Elad Magdasi is next to appear on Sinfol's Anagram Label with four stirring cuts entitled 'Liquid Dreams' this June. Originally hailing from Tel Aviv, Magdasi moved to Berlin in 2013 where he has immersed himself in the scene whilst honing his craft in the studio. Primarily a platform for his own productions, he launched Front Left Records in 2015 and later debuted on Anagram's 'Phasing Faces' VA in 2017 alongside Anetha, D?vide and Sinfol. He now returns to the label with a four track release of his own. 'Liquid Dreams' opens the release with a mesmerizing spoken word sample, twinkling melodies and layered atmospherics whilst sporadic hats rattle throughout. Thudding kicks, escalating synths and quivering bass then combine together in 'Water Damage' before moving into the mesmerizing 'Silver Lights', which conjures up an otherworldly aesthetic courtesy of arpeggiated notes and crashing cymbals. Lastly, 'Never Let Go' exhibits a cacophony of elements such as crystalline chords and a meandering bassline that generate a heightening suspense from start to finish.
a1. Liquid Dreams
a2. Water Damage
b1. Silver Lights
b2. Never Let Go
Released 20th November
Octual's debut EP has arrived. A pangalactic melodic journey that crosses various spaces, under guidance of throbbing basslines, galloping hi-hats and enthralling pads. Four tracks that showcase depth of sound and mood.
a1. Escaping the Gyre
b1. As I Move
Released 19th August 2016
Traceless, the new collaborative release by Sinfol and Octual, the two artists who shaped the sound of the label with their distinct grooves. The 6th installment is an EP full of warm, spiraling and acid-tinged lines, spherical percussion and foggy rhythms. Mystical and pristine but with a subtle summer funk around the edges.
b1. Pale Blue Dot
b2. Gold Juno Sword
Fine modern trippy techno on Anagram.
Sinfol providing us with four distinct techno cuts that dip into the realm of dub traveling through various emotions and soundscapes while staying true to his own distinctive modern take on club grooves.
a1. Sinfol - Intra
a2. Sinfol - Crystalline
b1. Sinfol - Heading For The Sun
b2. Sinfol - An Odyssey
Stefan Vincent brings the heat with his first solo EP for Anagram, titled 'All That's Love Has Been In Vain'. The EP opens with 'She Will Keep An Eye Out On Catastrophe': a stunning modernist take on classically composed ambient music. The title track is a melancholic and building track with a healthy dose of four-to-the-floor power. We continue on the flip side with 'Join Us In The Waves': a percussive and swingy acid workout. The last track on ANAGRAM009 is Vincent's 'Everything I See Returns To You Somehow' and it shows the more electro-oriented side of Stefan Vincent's productions with a subtle wink to 90s IDM. Although his approach regarding this track stands on its own, the same profound atmospheric vibe the rest of the tracks have echoes through this layout as well. It's that same echo that stays with us as one of the highlights of our discography comes to an end. Stefan approached this release as a multidisciplinary composition, in which he explores both his musical talent as well as his talent for visual design and painting. The cover artwork of 'All That's Love Has Been In Vain' was painted by Stefan himself with his music for this release in mind, giving the EP a true Gesamtkunstwerk feeling. This is Anagram number 9, get on it.
a1. She Will Keep An Eye Out On Catastrophe
a2. A Way Out
b1. Join Us In The Waves
b2. Everything I See Returns To You Somehow
Release Date: 15th December 2017
Anagram Label follow up their 'Phasing Faces' releases with remixes from Efdemin, Lapien, Ryan James Ford and Terrence Dixon under his Population One moniker this December. Released earlier this year, 'Phasing Faces' was a two-part series featuring Anetha, Elad Magdasi, Mathame and Maukook, not to mention label founders Sinfol and Octual. Anagram have now tapped up four reputable names for a heavyweight remix package; Dial regular Efdemin, fast rising MDR and Answer Code Request act Ryan James Ford, Dutch producer Lapien aka one half of Delsin's Artefakt, as well as renowned Detroit artist Terrence Dixon appearing as Population One. Ostgut Ton's Efdemin opens the package with his immersive remix of Sinfol 'Trembling', incorporating pulsating drones, echoing effects and ethereal synths. Anetha's 'Acid Train' then gets reimagined by SHUT founder Ryan James Ford - the Canadian combines thudding kicks with mesmerising atmospherics as metallic percussion skips throughout. Adding further depth to the release, Rekids and Mistress Recordings artist Lapien remixes Elad Magdasi 'Two Floors' to generate a smooth aesthetic complete with serene nuances and soulful vocal coos before Rush Hour and Metroplex's Population One ties everything together with a deep house reinterpretation of Octual 'Dark Sky'.
a1. Sinfol - Trembling (Efdemin Remix)
a2. Anetha - Acid Train (Ryan James Ford Remix)
b1. Elad Magdasi - Two Floors (Lapien Remix)
b2. Octual - Dark Sky (Population One Interpretation)