EAT005 - Twin Earth Atlantic (2LP)
With mostly new alliances and an international variety of artists, Twin Earth Atlantic takes it all a bit further. Based around leftfield electronics
, downtempo beats and experimental hiphop
, this compilation is a journey across some of the most blooming, creative places in contemporary electronic music. Featuring well known, acclaimed artists as well as promising newcomers, the composition of the album is perfectly in sync with Eat Concrete
's philosophy of being an antenna and a platform for music.
Absolutely interconnected to Twin Earth Atlantic's sound are Bronze
, two collaborative tracks from the only two artists previously affiliated to the label, Ro Lee
. Sharing a common history, both on the creative side of music for over ten years, Ro Lee
are quite different in style and approach. Joining their skills, surpassing their individual talents, they created with Bronze
two great examples of what this album is trying to put across, inspiring music from a kaleidoscopic background.
From the vanguards of electronic music come contributions like Daedelus
' wonderous Remix of Nothing
. Utterly incomparable to his contemporaries, creating a whimsical, magical sound, Daedelus
is a true pioneer and a wizard with his music. Eat Concrete
is proud to announce his appearance on Twin Earth Atlantic.
Another LA based, prodigy producer, Take
, delivers the crispy, crystalic sounding Tonight is
Twin Earth Atlantic definitely resonates to 'the sound of LA', with more musical liaisons established into the 'city of angels' further along the album.
's elusive Money
the album just as easily keeps it's universal feel close to home. Originally from the same region as Eat Concrete, Aardvarck
remains a prolific factor in Dutch dance and electronics for almost two decades now.
Further along the journey comes Low Res
' delicate Dirty Lamentable Scheme
, stretching Twin Earth's perspective into the stuff of dreams. Low Res
' alive, spontaneous and vulnerable sound is a real phenomenon in electronic music, beautifully suited to this eclectic compilation.
Featuring more groundbreaking music from; Sweden's funkiest: Hearin' Aid
, Swiss soulman Skymark
aka Junior Villain
and the musical dreamteam Headset
, Twin Earth Atlantic effortlessly matches up styles and sounds creating an unified composition that's pretty rare for a compilation.
With a close focus on electronic music, Eat Concrete stays true to it's nature while setting a universal mood supporting such a wide variety of styles and artists. Evident to the label's approach, not fearing ambitions or expectations, Twin Earth Atlantic is a bold but logical expansion of the musical kaleidoscope called Eat Concrete
. EAT006 - New Deal (2LP)
A suiting addition to the musical spectrum of Eat Concrete
, New Deal is a well thought out compilation of techno inspired music. Renowned Dutch musicians like Maarten van der Vleuten
, Orgue Electronique
, Sensory Overload
, Pete Concrete
, Berend G
. and Mr Blomski
, European pioneer 69db
and US hero Blipvert
cover a spectrum of music between them, weaving together genres like chicago house
, detroit techno
and experimental breakcore
. Brought by a label focusing on quality and creativity, New Deal
offers a concept of music rather than a tight vision of style.
Featuring many groundbreaking producers, New Deal starts out with Maarten van der Vleuten
, a severe techno track. Releasing music since the late eighties, Van der Vleuten's repetoire is huge. Effortlessly switching from spheric ambient
to detroit techno
, soulful house
and vocal dance
, he is always reinventing and innovating, remaining a pioneer and a classic at the same time.Orgue Electronique
and Pete Concrete
collaborated on Sons of the Sweet Soil
, an übersweet and minimalistic chicago house
track. Orgue Electronique
is not just know for his releases on Bunker
records and his collaborations with Legowelt
, he has released three acclaimed solo EP's for Creme organization and tours all over the world, sharing stages with many well known artists.Pete Concrete
, founder of the Eat Concrete label and responsible for compiling New Deal, solo, also delivers the enigmatic Maxwell Dreams On
, techno on an acid highvibe, deep, straightforward and with soul. Involved in music for over ten years, Pete Concrete
is known for his progressive style. Wether it be as a musician or through his label, he is always looking to set new standards and shift perspectives.Sensory Overload
, Robbert Latumahima, is another pioneer from the Dutch undergound. As a musician Robbert sets himself apart with his minimalistic, industrial rhythms and deep spheric sounds. He has designed and built his own sequencer, using it for his famous live sets. Robbert performs throughout Europe, runs his own label (Sensory Overload Records
) and his productions have appeared on labels like Team Wasted
and Eat Concrete
One of the most prolific artists to surface from European underground techno is 69db
, Sebastian Vaughan. Sebastian has been a consistent and driven performer for over fifteen years now and is considered an absolute master with his live-sets, known to bring live electronic dancemusic to another level. Working with the French Expressilon
label since 1997, he has an impressive track record of releases, projects, collaborations and performances so far.
US inspirator Blipvert
(Will Redmond) takes the lead on New Deal as far as experimental goes. A composer and instrumentalist for over fifteen years, Will was part of a variety of ensembles from rock to jazz and experimental electronics. The music of his soloproject Blipvert
combines glitchy noise, frantic rythms and alien soundscapes into a crafty collage of sonic mayhem.
Reflecting Eat Concrete's nature as a label, this New Deal is a daring project and a work of true understanding and love of progressive electronics. Intertwining different styles and artists, New Deal accomplishes an elevating and refreshing compilation; Easygoing but enlightening, Eat Concrete's concept of a dancefloor record is one of broad perspectives and a straightforward motion. EAT007 - EAT007 (12'')
With Eat 005 & 006 came recognition and support for a whole spectrum of music, revealing Eat Concrete Records
to be one of the more sophisticated Dutch recordlabels today. Last of the trio comes Eat 007, nameless and blank sleeved. Weary of narrow genres or stigmatic styles, Eat 007 represents Eat Concrete's own mix of contemporary electronic music.Ill Fre2k On You
kick-starts the record with his Eclectic Boogie
. Lifting off on deep bass-lines, freaking out on funky riffs, this guitar fused acidfunk is a downright incinerating dancefloor track. Swinging into a more relaxed pass comes Stungk
, a funky summertime disco-house production. Produced by someone going by the name Evicted Floors
will probably do the exact opposite of that...
On the B-side Eat 007 breaks through to the other side quite literally. Pete Concrete
is a clear and transparent composition of musical space. Calm and precise, this down-tempo, soundscaped production is a mystical, mesmerizing time-stopper and a mind-dweller. Last we join Ro Lee
for his Report From The Outside
. An almost visual journey into a musical universe where you can hear the shooting stars, luminescent particles, the sonars, outerspace... Report From The Outside
is a tight, uptempo production of highly dynamic and fresh electronica, winding up the record in full flight.
This third of three releases is probably the most personal of all. Coming from some of Eat Concrete's closest friends and allies, this little 12'' can give a pretty good idea of how the label and the people behind it will not be forced or lost into some stream, style or standard. There's something highly dynamic, progressive and unpredictable about their way of making music.