brokntoys welcomes Dan White for his debut for BT11. A key figure within the Melbourne underground scene, Rory McPike also releases under the alias of Rings Around Saturn and 2200. He has released on labels Forbidden Planet, Cult Trip and Butter Sessions taking in ambient, acid and electro along the way. Here he presents 4 tracks of dusty, emotive, tripped out house and techno that carry an underlying uneasiness for those early morning moments. Limited to 200 hand stamped copies complete with screen printed artwork unique to each copy.
a1. Ghost Train
a2. Buckley's Escape
b2. Digital Detox
BT12 welcomes ITPDWIP to brokntoys. Founder of Remote Influence; a collective and record
label pushing 70's to 00's electronic music.
Taking An Already Taken Decision takes on what post love would sound like with a doleful, melancholy interpretation of electro. Dolphin's Cry accommodates skipping, intricate minimal grooves. Closing the EP Haguenesse Wind brings bass heavy, mechanical electro..
a1. Taking An Already Taken Decision
b1. Dolphin's Cry
b2. Haguenesse Wind
Release Date: 28.10
Komarken Electronics makes his debut on brokntoys with Expanded Consciousness. With previous releases under his belt on Solar One & Stilleben, for brokntoys he serves up shimmering neo electro with Early Mornings following up with the fidgety Bubble Theory. On the flip, the
a1. Early Mornings
a2. Bubble Theory
b1. Expanded Consciousness
b2. Early Mornings (Delta Funktionen remix)
Release Date: 27.09
BT14 brings back Pip Williams & Koova along with Simon Lynch as London Modular Alliance for Out of Sync. Between them they have released records for Abstract Forms, CPU and A.R.T. among others.
Across 5 tracks they bring together a wide range of influences from electro, bass & techno to create their own unique sound. Opening the EP De-Orbit_118 is a beatless excursion into space before crashing back down to earth with the deranged The Mind is a Terrible Thing. Closing the A side, Tinker matches sombre pads with squelchy intricacies. On the flip Their Discontent grooves and trips out while closing track Out of Sync offers an even deeper variation of opener De-Orbit_118.
a2. The Mind Is A Terrible Thing
b1. Their Discontent
b2. Out Of Sync
The Guests of Reality EP is a quality look at the past, present and future of electronic music, a well crafted EP where every track can stand on its own two feet. Definitely recommended and is well worth having on your shelves.
a1 - Luke Eargoggle & Kan3da - Night Smoker: This track has a retro electro feel going on with proper raw sounding bass sound that holds up a wonderfully crafted piano arp and shimmering vocal fx string sounds. Big energy here for this tune and a superb way to start the EP.
a2 - Kan3da – Photoptarmosis - Kan3da: continues the EP with a shiny tech style that encompasses intricate acid noises with washed out synth pad sounds adding a kind of mysterious and haunting atmosphere. Little blips leap out of the track as it progresses, and as for beat structure, a very snappy and crunchy snare is the most prominent feature here really adding urgency to the motion of this piece.
b1 - Obergman – Rosetta: Rosetta fuses the wondrous sound of early electro vibes with interesting wobbles of synth, quality squelchy business going on this jam! The use of pitch bent sounds and LFO oscillations make this a kind of sci-fi adventure, and very prominent stab noises penetrate through as the track develops. A dark vibe for the wobblers amongst you.
b2 - Luke Eargoggle – Ambulance: A very apt title for this tune as it sounds like a emergency ward going crazy - analog sounds that have a quirky and weird quality to them, machine code communications are what we are left with. Excellent use of both syncopated noises as well as more slightly loose feeling sounds, bleepy but well thought out - freestyle with style.
b3 - Rutherford – Fordelningspolitik: Rutherford closes the EP with a combination of all that has gone before, massive arpeggiated noodles and melodic pads create a slinky vibe, pure depth with a spacey atmosphere, uplifted with outstanding leads. A solid ending to a tidy EP.
a1. Luke Eargoggle & Kan3da - Night Smoker
a2. Kan3da - Photoptarmosis
b1. Obergman - Rosetta
b2. Luke Eargoggle - Ambulance
b3. Rutherford - Fordelningspolitik
Eargoggle & The Hacker open the EP with a sleazy take on New Beat with Body. Eargoggle & Marco Bernardi are up next with trademark nagging basslines complete with fragmented weirdo speech and demented melodies for Rat Wire Chomp. On the flip Eargoggle joins forces with long term collaborator Rutherford for the driving emo Stalkers Behave. Closing the EP Das Muster goes in the for the kill with the metallic Stärke.
a1. Luke Eargoggle & The Hacker - Body
a2. Luke Eargoggle & Marco Bernardi - Rat Wire Chomp
b1. Luke Eargoggle & Rutherford - Stalkers Behave
b2. Luke Eargoggle & Das Muster - Stärke