Posts Tagged ‘Acéphale’

(Deutsch) Korallreven kündigen Debütalbum an und veröffentlichen neues Mixtape

12:36 AM

Lange wurden die Erwartungen geschürt, nun soll am 15. November das leidlich kreativ betitelte Debütalbum An Album By Korallreven von eben jenen bei Acéphale erscheinen. Zur Feier des Tages gibt es auch ein neues Mixtape, A Dream Within A Dream, dessen acht Titel auch auf einer eigenen Microsite heruntergeladen werden können (und das Album vorbestellt werden kann). Neben bereits bekannten Remixen -wie dem von Britney Spears’ “Till The World Ends” oder This Is Head’s “0007“- findet sich etwa auch eine Interpretation des Velvet Underground Klassikers “Pale Blue Eyes” und schließlich am Ende unser neuer Favorit: “OAR003-B” von Oni Ayhun (im November wieder in Berlin) in der Korallreven Version. Letztere gibt es nachfolgend als Download sowie den gesamten Mix im Stream.

Korallreven A Dream Within A Dream

Oni Ayhun “OAR003-B”

Foto: Martina Hoogland Ivanow

Korallreven “The Truest Faith”

01:18 PM

A melody to hum along,  almost oceanic harmonies and sun-drenched sound aesthetics, one could gently describe as balearic in terms of music genres – as Korallreven have just revealed in a blog post, the title track of their upcoming debut album The Truest Faith and A-side of new single on Acéphale Records, does not sound like a holiday in the Pacific for no reason:

It all started on the South Pacific island Samoa three years ago. Marcus (Joons) had been travelling around the islands there for some time and one day while chillin’ under a coconut tree, he serendipitously got a feeling of how he wanted his dream pop music to be like. Spiritual like the local Samoan Catholic church choirs, hypnotic like the breathtaking tropical nature and above all a feeling of finally reaching ”the other side”.
So, since last summer Marcus and dear friend Daniel – who aside of Korallreven plays keyboard in The Radio Dept. – have suffered some blood, sweat and even tears to turn this South Pacific dream into reality.

And yes, your eyes didn’t trick you: it’s not The Radio Dept.‘s Johan Duncanson, who’s Swedish music journalists Marcus’ partner in Korallreven (as we wrongly claimed among other media), but the band’s keyboarder, Daniel Tjäder, who’s hence co-responsible for one of the first big anthems of the approaching summer.

Korallreven “The Truest Faith” [Download]

Did this got you and your ears? We’ve another Nhessington’s remix of Korallreven’s “Loved-up” then here for you.

Korallreven: New ‘The Truest Faith’ Acéphale 7″

06:31 PM

News from Swedish tropical shoegazers Korallreven: the duo has finally announced the release of their The Truest Faith single with B-side “Loved-Up” on Vancouver’s 7″ tastemaker label Acéphale, who already brought us Kingdom, Memory Tapes, Air France, Salem, CFCF, Pure Ecstasy and Midnight Juggernauts (you see, hits only!), for the end of this month. The single will be limited to 500 copies only with the first 150 ones to been maroon-white colour discs.

The band has been talking about the probable single quite a while now, but it looks like Johan Duncanson’s, who’s collaborating with Swedish music journalist Marcus Joons here, very busy main band The Radio Dept. keeps him from meeting KR-deadlines in time at the moment. So we are still looking forward to the repeatedly postponed release of their debut album for some point of time around this year’s spring, summer, fall or winter – may it be called like the current single or not.

You can listen to both tune’s on Korallreven’s Myspace page or to the later below. See their current Vice mixtape including new song “Sa-Sa-Samoa” for more impressions and our recent “Loved-Up” post to download a wavy Nhessingtons‘ remix of the song.

Stream | Korallreven “Loved-Up

See new favourite Bathcrones for even more transcendental music and downloads – this time from Atlanta, USA.

Weird Tapes “The Walking Dead”

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Ex-Hail Social Dayve Hawk seems to be always busy. So busy indeed that he’s working under three different aliases on his own now. The already defunct Weird Tapes, Memory Cassettes and the current and most known Memory Tapesit’s all one and the same guy. While the project name might be variable, the quality stays constantly high, not to say very. Take this piece he did as Weird Tapes called “The Walking Dead” for example. It might not be as frightening as the title suggests and you can barely can’t understand, what Dayve is singing, but it’s pure and shiny, more than five minutes long electronica grandezza.

No wonder that the song now finds itself on the new compilation Thisisnotanexit Manifesto One by the London label of the same title, who release Detachments and The Dark Esquire (check Discodust for later) among others. Download it below and order the whole two CD comp from here.

Weird Tapes “The Walking Dead” [mp3]

We found this piece on RCRD LBL, visit Stoneyroads for more songs and see the interviews Dayve did with The Line of Best Fit and Pitchfork. See his own blog as well of course. He will be playing some gigs as Memory Tapes in Europe in March, see all dates below:

03.03. Magic Magazine Party at Club Point Ephemere, Paris

05.03. Botanique, Brussels

06.03. 5 days of Festival at Paradiso, Amsterdam

09.03. Freebut, Brighton

10.03. Discover The Harleym, Sheffield

11.03. Drowned In Sound at Deaf Institute, Manchester

12.03. Stereo, Glasgow

13.03. Cargo, London

Memory Tapes’ recent record Seek Magic was released via Acephale Records (US) and Something In Construction (UK). The compilation Thisisnotanexit Manifesto One is out now and can be ordered from here.

Kingdom: From Brooklyn to Europe

09:23 PM

This weekend Kingdom, one of Brooklyn’s club culture’s leading DJs, will hit Europe playing three shows in a row. There the collaborator of A-Trak‘s Fools Gold Rec. will not only present his unique style combining garage house with some classic R&B and club sounds, but his new Mindreader EP , which is out via Fools Gold Rec. and Acéphale now.

Tonight is the kick-off of Kingdom‘s little tour in Paris with Sidney Samson at Social Club, then London with A-Trak’s Fools Gold night at Fabric’s Room Two and Berlin will follow. Check DiscoDust for a heady rework of “Mindreader” by L-Vis 1990 or RCRDLBL for his own brilliant remix of Telepathe‘s “Chrome’s On It” and give this fantastic mix he did a for Fabric a listen below:

Kingdom FABRICLIVE / Fool’s Gold Promo Mix by fabric

Kingdom in Europe:
Feb 04 Social Club, Paris
Feb 05 Fabric, London
Feb 06 Villa, Berlin

Some last words on the Berlin night: If you are in town, you definitely shouldn’t miss this one! Awesome Agency have put together one of their best line-ups ever! Kingdom’s set will be joined by a live performance by 100% girl mama power act Mama from East-London’s Batty Bass and another high-quality banging dj appearance by the label’s head and founder Hannah Holland. Furthermore &Me from Berlin’s rising label star keinemusik, Bodi Bill, Daniel Haaksman, DJ Wool and Stil vor Talent‘s Channel X and Niko Schwind will spin some records as well. And on top of it, the whole thing will take place at our favorite Berlin nightclub, Villa, as usual.

Oh and look how er … awesome the party’s flyer looks: