Release Date: 13th December 2019
After the huge success of his debut collaborative LP with Pessimist, Karim Maas presents 'Blakk Rainbow EP' for The Stone Tapes. Blurring the lines between genres, this release again proves that Karim Maas is one of the most interesting figures to emerge in modern electronic music. Never one-dimensional, the release traverses back & forth from the foreboding noise of 'Into Eternity' all the way to the meditative spiritualism of 'Saturn Return' and everywhere between. 'Blakk Rainbow' encapsulates Karim Maas' own signature sound while perfectly fitting into the ethos of The Stone Tapes.
a1. Karim Maas - Beyond The Blakk Rainbow
a2. Karim Maas - Trama Doll
b1. Karim Maas - Saturn Return
b2. Karim Maas - Know Your Enemy
Release Date: 8th November 2019
Lucid Dreams is the self-titled, new project from Jason Luxton aka Overlook, which also features close friends Dean Warburton, Joe Theobald & the vocal talents of Manuela Marchis. With Shades of post-punk, trip-hop and film score dynamics, The Lucid Dreams EP is an immersive multi-genre listening experience that travels through murky underworlds and dream-like hazes.
From 'Stone's Throw' to 'Hallucinogenics' the ‘Lucid Dreams’ EP plays more like an LP, with a narrative amalgamating the different moods created by Luxton to present something that feels clear and complete in its vision.
a1. Stone’s Throw
a2. Black Tar (ft. Manuela Marchis)
Release Date - 26th April 2019
Under the UVB-76 Music umbrella emerges The Stone Tapes, a new medium for residual recordings documented in static matter. Built on the intellectual foundations 19th century paranormal theory the label purports a belief that within sound can be located an audio apparition, an intent and carried feeling. In essence transmuting a specific moment into vinyl observable only at playback. An ideological limestone soaking up and releasing intent.
Imprinting on the psychic ether a distinctly deadened ambience, The Stone Tapes elicits ideas that even today lurk on the fringes of experience, considered heretical by some, while held foundation by the initiated.
The Stone Tapes reanimates for a second release that reasserts the labels grounding in astute conceptualizations in realized sound. A collaboration between Moroccan born Amsterdam resident and Leyla Records chief Chafik Chennouf and 10 Label boss and Kyoto, Japan native Katsunori Sawa.
A rhythmically pulsating quadrivium, the Fragments of Reference EP distils four disturbed takes on deeply unnatural sound in a 4/4 framework. Cavorting around themes of self-actualization, denial, inevitability and fate, the EP goes to great lengths to reflect our modern predicament. Techno clairvoyance.
a1. Chafik Chennouf & Katsunori Sawa - False Paradigm
a2. Chafik Chennouf & Katsunori Sawa - Growth of Inequality
b1. Chafik Chennouf & Katsunori Sawa - The Jonah Complex
b2. Chafik Chennouf & Katsunori Sawa - Heat Death