Radius – obsolete machines [w​/​cv313 reshapes]

The entire album has been painstakingly restored from 20 year old cassette tapes, not an easy task but with alluring sonic results. Remastered using Apogee convertors and analog tape to preserve the integrity of the original masters. 2XCD set packaged in eco friendly digipak case with custom metallic artwork, housed in a resealable poly sleeve.

An unreleased classic from the vaults emerges with beautiful reshapes by cv313 (recorded and reshaped from 2007-2016) This is where the sound of cv313 was realized, culled from cassette tapes recorded live (1995-2000) with nothing but analog/digital hardware, no computer in sight (excluding our Commodore 64 midi sequencer, which is still alive and well today). The radius project has been absent since the final release in 2001, the first 12″ appearing in 1996 (limited white label run of 100 copies pressed at Acme pressing in Canada) after revisiting these works we realized there was truly some magic here. This project was initially sent to Rod Modell & Mike Schommer shortly after they launched their brilliant deepchord label in 2001. They were incredibly kind in saying it was the best demo they had ever heard and passed it on to Octal records for release, sadly, that didn’t materialize and since then these masters have been collecting dust in our cassette rack for nearly 20 years now. We’ve spent months doing our best to restore the old tapes from our Tascam 688, an 8 track cassette recorder purchased and abused since 1992 and to our ears still sounds quite impressive even by modern standards. (that is of course, if you can get past the tape hiss) We’ve had nearly every component replaced and re-calibrated to bring this obsolete machine back to life, it’s been a truly nostalgic experience re-visiting these masters.

We truly hope you enjoy reliving these magical times of music, very inspired by all that was happening in those years, there was just something in the air, an undeniable energy, long may it live on…

liquom – SINTETICO5 EP

1.Sintetico5 (Original mix) 04:52
2.Sintetico5 A 06:57
3.Sintetico5 B 03:49
4.Sintetico5 (Substak remix) 06:08
5.Sintetico5 (ATMOS REMIX) 05:38
6.Sintetico5 part.1 08:12
7.Sintetico5 part.2 08:26

ZZZZRA inaugurates the Romance Col. with 3 dub techno and 1 unforgiving ambient track.

Classic Zzzzra sound on this one, love it! Immanence is the inaugural release on Romance born from a creative partnership between the sonic world, and it’s symbiotic visual realm.

A collaborative project; the first of a ten part series, Immanence marries dub techno connoisseur Zzzzra with UK photographer Katelyn Playford in their own artistic realisations of philosophical theories of divine presence. Tasked with sound tracking Immanence into four dub techno masterpieces; Zzzzra’s own sensual and romantic interpretation of immanence transcends through the eyes of Katelyn’s striking photography, manifesting into a visual immanent of the female aura. The resulting destination is a thought provoking piece of sensory art that implores to suggest that, much like the purity and sexuality of the female form; neither the simplicity of the visual, nor the intensity of the auditory, can exist in a world without the other.

Sehr Kosmisch Mix

Five years ago, I made a mix called From Krautrock to kosmische musik. As I was making the mix, I discovered Julian Cope’s book called ”Krautrocksampler” In that book lies a section which is quite interesting for me, as an avid cosmic traveller and ambient buff. The section is about ”Kosmische music”. Two years ago, I ordered the long out of print book and read it all so quickly, fascinated by this amazing insight in German culture, music and more importantly, how the music came to be crafted and by whom.

I had started collecting Krautrock before, but I found myself more drawn towards the cosmic movement than the rhythm based motorik style known as Krautrock. Musicians like Klaus Schulze, Popol vuh, Ashra, Edgar Froese (RIP), Harmonia and of course, Tangerine dream. So came the idea of making a mix on beatless cosmic german tracks known as ”kosmische musik”. I gathered my favorite albums, and made the mix. I have seen Tangerine dream live twice and would like to dedicate this mix to the late Edgar Froese. The man may be no longer on Earth with us, but his music will live on forever… And let yourself be ”very cosmic” (Sehr kosmisch) for over an hour together !