Released 25th May 2018
- VORONOI new release explores how sounds behave in aseptic experimental environment to discover a new present of digital fantasy.
- A work of precise and complex sound design that looks over the techno-scientific contemporary from a positive angle.
- Includes extended re-work track by Jesse Osborne-Lanthier who reassembles Vis-Viva’s sonic materials into his unique style.
- RIYL: Mark Fell, Lee Gamble, Gabor Lazar, MESH, Yves De Mey...
Vis-Viva is the surprise of movement, the wonder that leads to imagine new possible configurations of the present, objects created with materials not yet invented move in aseptic and virtual spaces without respecting the normal laws of physics. Used for the first description of kinetic energy in elastic collisions the historical term Vis-Viva titles second OOH-sounds release from VORONOI, a work inspired by post humanism literature, experimental observation and speculative evolutionism where sounds and motion seem to face over the contemporary techno-scientific corpus from a positive angle.
Can sounds behave like particles do? How sound reacts and transforms if treated like organic matter? VORONOI tries to answer back by sculpting a precise and complex sound design in an anti-climax approach to composition. Rhythms are free, unpredictable, tracks always seem to respect some grammars of club-music but abstracting from its normal timbres and denying its conclusions to face a digital fantasy.
Vis-Viva’s experiment is completed by an extended 6 minutes re-work track by electronic music producer and multidisciplinary artist Jesse Osborne-Lanthier (Halcyon Veil, Raster-Norton, WTN?) who reassembles VORONOI’s sonic palette into his unique style. The result is as if everything has traveled outside the lab to be exposed to the outside world.
T-1000’s suspended atmospheres set the Vis-Viva experiment with pulverized granular sound debris, occasional rhythmic pulses and reverberant movements. Built over two distinct parts, in which the second seems to deny the first, SPHERO 2.0 forces a dynamic dialogue between raw and ultra processed sonic material. Elements orbit around a fast and joyous drum pattern that builds up in Marbles, a more complex experiment in which particles slow down and accelerate in chaotic, though controlled, collisions to generate micro melodic bursts.
B-side opens with innovative artist Jesse Osborne-Lanthier who re-works Vis-Viva's raw recordings in an apparent disassembled hierarchy, layering the original sonic elements over an amazingly sounding, erratic texture made out of what sounds like iper-processed field recordings. Gumbody Flash closes with the slower, uncanny precision of an out-of-battery mechanism, whose degree of freedom decreases as its elastic repetitions get looser and contradictory.
a2. SPHERO 2.0
b1. V25 [Jesse Osborne-Lanthier re-work]
b2. Gumbody Flash
Released 21st October 2016
Bristol based ‘Ment’ steps up again for Honey Glazed Records with two cuts of melodic house that are packed with life and soul. A side - ‘A Kind Of Us’ sets off its warm grooves with shimmering synths and a looping melodic vocal sample. The track builds, wiggles and morphs until an infectious trumpet hook breaks out. Ments’ ability to carve out warm and heart-felt melodies is clear on both of his tracks on this record. The B Side - ‘My Days’ – sees him use a wider array of instruments to provide a more jazz influenced track. Amongst the dipping and diving bass and masterful tinkering on the keys, he still retains the dance floor in mind. The result is a very intelligent piece of music that will still get the floor moving.
On the other side of this 12inch comes three quite contrasting remixes of ‘A Kind Of Us’. The emerging talent ‘Ross From Friends’ brings his trademark lo-fi melodic touch. He creates his own unique hook, with synths from the original only used as a backdrop. Troy Gunner – fresh from an exciting release on Monki’s Zoo Music, wastes no time putting his stamp on the original. The track opens with a beefy, hypnotic bass loop. Troy’s trademark driving and menacing drums soon come swirling in. He then manages to twist the originals summery, warm synths into a dark and eerie break down before ramping up the hypnotic drums and bass again. Ramu returns to Honey Glazed with a funky 303 jam over cut up synths from the original.
The result is a versatile EP that caters for lots of different moods and styles, all packaged inside a sleeve designed by talented Bristol artist and frequent Honey Glazed collaborator - Rosie Carmichael.
a1. Ment - A Kind Of Us
a2. Ment - My Days
b1. Ment - A Kind Of Us (Ross From Friends Remix)
b2. Ment - A Kind Of Us (Troy Gunner Remix)
b3. Ment - A Kind Of Us (Ramu's Acid Rerub)
Release Date: 16th February 2018
Troy Gunner continues to strengthen his new imprint 'GUNNER' with a second self-released title.
Having had 001 hotly-tipped by the likes of RA, DJ Mag and Mixmag - plus a plethora of DJ support from Hodge, Zenker Brothers, John Osborn, Carl Craig and Moxie to name but a few, Gunner stays firmly on track with another trio of armoured UK-Techno tracks packed with chilly atmospherics and gnarly drums.
a1. Stay Where You Are
Released 11th August 2017
Berlin producer Troy Gunner marks a new step in an ascendant career with the introduction of his very own imprint. Simply titled ‘GUNNER’, this project will be predominantly vinyl-focused and will act as a platform for his own productions as well selected peers. It kicks off with 3 of his own tracks - all of which carrying a chilly quality whilst bearing Troy's distinctive blend of stiff drums, heady atmospheres and muscular low end.
SUPPORT FROM: Resident Advisor, DJ Mag, Mixmag, Zenker Brothers, Moxie, Hodge, Mickey Pearce, xxxy, MJ Cole, John Osborn, Brendon Moeller, Carl Craig, Ivan Smagghe, Woz, Christian Martin, Claude Vonstroke, Gorgon City, Groove Armada, Tensnake, James Zabiela, Richy Ahmed, My Nu Leng, Altered Natives, Danny Tenaglia, Horse Meat Disco, Huxley, Phaeleh, Gene Farris, Eddie Temple-Morris, Shadow Child + many more.
a1. Concern From Afar
Release Date: 22.06.15
Hand Stamped 180gram vinyl
Forte Techno’s first vinyl release brings together four heavy hitters from the UK and European underground. Bridging both the uncompromising and experimental it showcases driving punishing techno for the dancefloor and mind in equal measure.
This will be the first in a number of releases showcasing emerging underground talent from the UK and beyond. Music with a keen ear for techno’s past and future.
Early support from Paul Mac, Radial, Bas Mooy, Rebekah, Mark EG, Sunil Sharpe, Thomas Hessler, Dj Hyperactive, Drumcell, Binny, Clouds, Patrick DSP, Matthias Fridell, Joseph McGeechan, Dave Ellesmere and many more.
a1. David Meiser - Descending Into The Abyss
a2. Ross Alexander - Impervious To Hype
b1. Jake Conlon - So Long Farewell
b2. Kereni - Kepler 186
Released 2nd September 2016
Jake Conlon – Black Heath Works
Chugging, battering kicks settle the melodic three note loop and form a solid bottom end. Star of the show is the frantic, high pitched chime and marauding, fizzing distortion fit to mangle the head. Tinges of acid and delay tease out the overtones and harmonics, filtered tighter and tighter and finally released, letting the groove play on, relentless and slowly morphing back to the original pattern.
Jake Conlon – Brick House
Shades of Detroit in the intro, echoing, filtered percussion and a suggestion of the baseline to come. Heavy kicks and layered breakbeat obscure none of the soul, accenting and powering up the notes. Infectious percussion and glitchy melody fades in and out, setting the vibe and keeping interest high. You chase the focus, the second notes backed by a subtle, sparkling echo, was that an intake of breath?
Hoth System – Motion Detector
An extraordinary percussive workout. Chattering, accented snares lead into a sparse industrial arrangement with a skipping hat keeping the pace up high. A refreshing high bass note and a perfectly restrained sub keeps pace with the pummelling kicks throughout. A track where small changes have huge impact, complexity and intelligence emerging from what at first seems simple.
Hoth System – Within an Inch
The name says it all – the track is pinned to the floor by the monstrous kick and heavy, low bass bleeps. The melodic pattern has an echo of rolling birdsong, but it’s a mutant alien form unseen by human eyes, building and morphing into an acid-tinged monster. Production is astounding – each part is clear as a bell with space to spare in the mix – while incisive percussion works front and centre, marking out the phrases, accenting the breaks, winding the tension taught as a tripwire.
a1. Jake Conlon - Black Heath Works
a2. Jake Conlon - Brick House
b1. Hoth System - Motion Detectorl
b2. Hoth System - Within An Inch
The first release on Bloc’s new label features the emotive synth-drenched vision of newcomer Jake Chudnow.
The blissed-out exaltation of Shona has soundtracked the resurgence of Bloc and we are thrilled to be able to make it available in circular format for people.
This double A side 12’’ also features the virtuoso Prelude to Shona, a beatless, ambient exploration of issues which will remain unresolved until the listener embarks on Shona itself.
a. Jake Chudnow - Shona
b. Jake Chudnow - Prelude To Shona
Release Date: 1st December 2017
The ‘Lost Tapes’ compilation will include some of their seminal classics, unreleased versions and a brand new single from Swayzak & Richard Davis, all paving way for the new album next year.
The compilation will be released on vinyl over 3 consecutive EPs ahead of the digital release:
a1. Illegal (Bigga Bush Version)
b2. Swayzak & Richard Davis - Sunshine
Release Date: 17th November 2017
a2. Form Is Emptiness
b1. Lokal (DAT Mix)