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  • Jimmy Spoon x LBN 667 - Flow (2015) Ultra Vague Recordings

    13 May 2015, 10:21 by FudoKazuki



    Jimmy Spoon's third release was written in collaboration with American producer #LBN667. # sounds, tending to and # roughness is a recognisable feature of LBN667. Having combining an unusual singing manner for music and LBN667's textures from beyond, Jimmy Spoon made a mix that is hard to describe. There are some strong emotions in the "Flow", these emotions develop into a solid conceptual story. It's a deep and lyrical yet # work. It takes five tracks to take a listener through various layers and themes such as human relations and parallel worlds. With this record Jimmy got one step closer to his own sounding - nothing is restraining his singing tending to ardor and gothic detachment at the same time. #UltraVague

    DOWNLOAD:
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/flow-ep/id988490441
    http://uvrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/flow
  • Sorrow Leads To Salvation - Wound Theory. Act I: Ghost (2015) EP

    7 Apr 2015, 10:14 by FudoKazuki

    «Strongly Recommended!» — Simon Raymonde (Cocteau Twins / Amazing Radio Host)



    After two successful LP’s «Million Years Of Sorrow» and «The End Of Harmony» Ultra Vague Recordings (UVR) is glad to present «Wound Theory. Act I: Ghost», a new release by Sorrow Leads To Salvation, Kiev based electronic project. It’s a first part of a conceptual EP’s series sharing one plot and sounding, yet SLTS keeps looking for new forms for his musical ideas embodiment. The author describes it as a gloomy and melancholic fairytale about dark corners, ghosts and forgotten gods.

    DOWNLOAD:
    http://uvrecordings.com/2015/03/30/sorrow-salvation-wound-theory

    released 31 March 2015

    «Bleib am Kreuzweg stehn
    küsse die Erde, die du besudelt,
    vor der du gesündigt hast
    verneige dich dann vor aller Welt
    sage allen laut:
    Ich bin der Mörder»

    GOTTFRIED BENN ©

    All Music Is Written by Adam Maylow aka Sorrow Leads To Salvation
    http://vk.com/sorrowsalvation
    http://fb.com/sorrowleadstosalvation
    http://soundcloud.com/sorrow-leads-to-salvation

    Cover art: Alyona Lobanova
    http://vk.com/smile_in_rain

    Label: Ultra Vague Recordings
    http://uvrecordings.com
    http://fb.com/uvrecordings
    http://vk.com/uvrecordings
    http://soundcloud.com/uvrecordings
  • thvn - Butterfly Effect (2013) / Ultra Vague Recordings

    6 Nov 2013, 21:39 by FudoKazuki

    thvn - butterfly effect (2013) / Ultra Vague Recordings

    Label: Ultra Vague Recordings
    Catalog#: uvr1307
    Source: http://uvrecordings.com
    Release date: 15.10.2013
    Format: mp3
    Quality: 320
    Size: 75Mb
    Genre:
    Style: , ,

    thvn (short from "to heaven") is a Zaporozhie based Ukrainian 18 years old electronic bedroom producer.

    Представляем альбом Butterfly Effect от thvn, восемнадцатилетнего продюсера из Украины. Всю музыку thvn (производное от To Heaven) создает в своей домашней студии на компьютере. Альбом вышел на лейбле Ultra Vague Recordings 11 октября.

    Tracklist:

    1. butterfly effect
    2. the storm inside me
    3. tides
    4. 21
    5. journey to the bottom
    6. you float like a feather
    7. my heart
    8. sleepy
    9. nausea

    DOWNLOAD
  • Core Yatis - Core Yatis (2013) / Ultra Vague Recordings

    21 Jul 2013, 19:05 by FudoKazuki

    Core Yatis - one album project of art experiments with beats, analog synthesizers, orchestral and ethnic instruments and vocals.



    Core Yatis
    Album: Core Yatis
    Year: 2013
    Genre: World Electronic, ,
    Label: Ultra Vague Recordings (UVR)
    Recorded and mixed during 2012-2013 at 211 Recording Studio (Kyiv/ Ukraine)
    Mastered at Optimum mastering studio by Shawn Joseph (Bristol/UK)
    Produced by Alex Shulga and Olena Bilous
    Mixed by Alex Shulga


    Credits:
    Olena Bilous - vocals, violins, Wurlitzer, grand piano, backing vocals, album cover painter
    Alex Shulga - music production, performing, programming, recording, editing, mixing
    Olena Pavlova - saxophones in Izytami
    Vlad Mohgilniy and Maryan Gysiak - recording and performing fx's in Taina
    Kobzaruk Evgen - recording assistance in Nateya


    Tracklist:

    01. Time
    02. Tory
    03. Taina
    04. Izytami
    05. Nateya
    06. Izangto
    07. Neft
    08. Ana Hia Sou
    09. Rannet


    Ultra Vague Recordings
    http://uvrecordings.com

    2013 UVR promo group

    Download Lossless:
    http://uvrecordings.com/2013/07/19/core-yatis-core-yatis-2013
  • A quick review of my 2012 pick-ups

    30 Dec 2012, 15:00 by Abroxas

    In this journal entry I will quickly comment on all 2012-released albums I've listened to. There will be no particular order. I find it very hard to rank a lot of albums I more or less relish equally; people ranking ther favourite albums strictly always baffle me. For the sake of clarity I will order the albums in alphabetical order (artist - album title). There won't be ratings as well because numerical ratings without proper context explaining the numbers (like music magazines tend to have) plainly suck. There won't be pictures either because I don't feel like it.
    Time to mention what WILL actually be there: Quick, subjective comments. I'm no music expert and I don't expect readers to be excited about my opinion anyway, so I won't even try to discuss the albums or to write screeds. If people would feel inspired to check something out, I'd be more than glad and I think quick comments are enough to provoke such reactions. I'd be also rather grateful for recommendations based on my personal 2012.




    alyosha's dream - dream sequence & machine dreams

    This is something neat found on bandcamp. Alyosha's Dream creates an ambient soundscape with hip hop-like downtempo beats. Though Dream Sequence, which is a lot longer than Machine Dreams, tends to be a bit drawn out, this music does serve well in creating a hypnotizing, soothig atmosphere. I do like to play it when I'm studying.
    Both albums are available as a digital download for free on the artist's bandcamp site: http://alyoshasdream.bandcamp.com/album/machine-dreams


    Between the Buried and Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence

    This one is a very great one. Basically, it's what you could have expected from BTBAM after their last two full length albums and the preceding EP The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues: „Epic“ songs full of hairebrained and almost wanky metal. BTBAM manages it to walk on the thin line between astonishing technical, sometimes wanky virtuosity and somewhat remarkable, to some extent even catchy song writing. After some extensive listening, I started to favour The Great Misdirect over Colors. I'm still not sure how well The Parallax II will stand the time test, but I'm pretty sure that it will come close to Colors and The Great Misdirect. At least.


    BorknagarUrd

    This album title calls for a trilogy. However, it wouldn't be a shame. Though I'm still in favour of the two first albums (the ones with Rygg), this album is still very good on it's own and in my opinion far more accessible than the other Borknagar prog albums. More importantly, Frostrite goes easily for the rank „favourite song 2012“. Damn it, is this song catchy.


    Kantelian - Avoid & Wrong Half

    I'm putting these two albums together because they're mostly the same. Kantelian is one of my „They're-on-bandcamp-and-for-free“ finds of this year and I'm pretty impressed by it. What we can hear is glitchy breakcore/drill'n'bass with some minimal ambient pieces thrown in. As generic as the description does sound, as much does this artist leave me in awe. This is high quality breakcore with teeth breaking bass lines and ludicrous power. Someone wrote in the Kantelian's last.fm shoutbox: „As much as it pains me to admit, I think this guy is putting out way stronger material than Venetian Snares at this point.“ This pretty much sums it up.
    Stuff is alongside with Kantelian's 2011 debut Obelisks available as a digital download for free on the artist's bandcamp site: http://kantelian.bandcamp.com/


    Loscil - Sketches from New Brighton

    Okay, I promised no rankings, but this case is a bit different: This is easily my most favourite album this year, hands down. This does surprise me as well. Though I've gotten quite addicted to ambient/ambient-like soundscapes recently, I didn't expect an ambient album to astonish me that much. This album isn't extraordinarily outstanding in any sense, it's greatness appears to be neat, a very subtle and inconspicuous form of quality. Yet I simply fell in love with the overall sound and the images they suggest to me. This is also my favourite work by Loscil so far.
    Accompanying this album is the EP New Brighton Field Study, which is available as a free digital download via Loscil's bandcamp site: http://loscil.bandcamp.com/album/new-brighton-field-study. It contains miscellaneous field recordings taken in New Brighton. Not as exciting as the actual album, but still smoothing. I still need to try to combine those with the Sketches from New Brighton.


    Neurosis - Honor Found in Decay

    Well, this is a let down for me. :( First I want to make clear that this is a rather good album; it's solid modern sludge and it sounds pretty much like Given to the Rising, which I digged a lot. And there are some fine songs on it, like At the Well or Raise the Dawn. But overall it just didn't stuck with me and I don't think that this will change significantly in the future. Might be that I will get surprised, but I can't see it coming. On the other hand, I can't really say that this is a bad album, technically speaking.
    Oh, and I think that Neurosis should have done more in the manner of the last 30 seconds. A Neurosis-solid sludge album with some asian folkloristic instruments? Sounds exciting. I think it would have been worth a try.


    Párvulos - Multum In Parvo

    Another bandcamp find. This does not excite me as much as most of the other bandcamp finds, but it does have it's appeal. I can't really say, what it actually is, some experimental IDM stuff with occasional glitch sounds. I think it serves better to everyone to listen to this in order to grasp the direction of this album's music.
    Multum in Parvo is available as a digital download for free on the artist's bandcamp site: http://parvulos.bandcamp.com/


    Saltillo - Monocyte

    Oh how much did I anticipate this. There is a little story behind this. Saltillo is the solo project of Menton J. Matthews III (Sunday Munich), which was only known for the 2006 album Ganglion, an extraordinaire mixture of partial classical instrumentation, fresh trip hop song writing and spoken samples of poetry and Shakespeare plays. This album, though only marginally distributed, constituted a relative high amount of fame for only one release. For years there was nothing heard form Saltillo, except the rumor that there would be no second album. But in 2011 it was announced that Ganglion would be re-relased and Monocyte was going to follow Ganglion's footsteps. A hype was born and I eagerly participated in it. But surprisingly, the album pretty much lived up to the hype. In my humble opinion it even surpasses the formidable Ganglion since I think it to be more consistent. In any way everyone who digged Ganglion surely should give Monocyte a try, as well as everyone who is interested in unorthodox trip hop.
    In other good news, it has been already confirmed that a third Saltillo album is under work. Source: http://playdead-nation.blogspot.de/2012/03/interview-menton-j-matthews-iii.html


    Sigh - In Somniphobia

    As a comitted listener of Sigh I was kinda struggeling with the last two releases of this band. Both of them grew a lot on me, but they took their time, that's for sure. I was expecting a similar experience with their new album and I was right. Kinda. It grew a lot faster on me, in fact I think to be pretty good compared to the last two albums. It has a slight hint of a feeling reminiscent of Imaginary Sonicscape, but maintaining the sound of Sigh 2012. Only the lyrics are... well, nevermind. As if I would care about Sigh's lyrics. Oh, and The Transfiguration Fear is an excellent song which stands out on this album. It's incredibly catchy and could have appeared on Gallows Gallery as well. It's one of my favourites of this year.


    T.G. Olson - Various

    Okay, this is something unusual. I had not the opportunity to give proper attention to this, but for the sake of completeness I'm listing it here. T.G. Olson is member of the stoner rock band Across Tundras and 2012 has been a very productive year for him. He released a lot of miscellaneous solo stuff and as far as I can see, most of it seems to be some bluesy alt-country with a lot of wild west aesthetic, but I'm not absolutely sure about it. Exception to this are his „Blood Meridan for Electric Drone Guitar“ EPs which follow the simple rule of „nomen est omen“. It's all for free on the bandcamp site of Across Tundras, along with some older stuff, Across Tundras albums (very fine stoner rock I recommend as well), another project with T.G. Olson called BrightStar and some albums of funeral electrical. I have no idea how Funeral Electrical is related to Olson or Across Tundras and I haven't listenend to Brightstar or Funeral Electrical yet, but you might give a try to it. You can order most of their stuff (if not all) via bandcamp as well.

    http://acrosstundras.bandcamp.com/music


    The Mount Fuji Doomjazz CorporationEgor

    Haunting beauty; This is a live recording of a live show in Moscow, offering a live impro of TMDC more or less in the fashion of Succubus. Walking on a thin line between free jazz and dark-mooded ambient, this album easily satisfies the demands of the older album's fans. For anyone unfamiliar with TMDC I'd still recommend Succubus for beginning, though.


    Undergang - Til døden os skiller

    Haven't had the chance to give much attention to this album, but from what I've heard: It slays. It's good, solid death metal, combining old school vibes with some fresh ideas. Surprisingly, this is another bandcamp find with free digital downloads accessible via the bandcamp site: http://undergang.bandcamp.com/


    World's End GirlfriendStory Telling Again And Again

    For the sake of completeness. This is a short EP containing a new song and two miscellaneous remixes. This release on it's own is nothing outstanding, but all tracks are nice and everyone interested in WEG might be delighted by the fact that Maeda released this EP for free as well. The download links for the mp3s (stored at Virgin Babylon records) can be found in the video info of the youtube videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-dzywc7m6E&feature=channel&list=UL


    Wreck and Reference - No Youth

    Another hidden diamond found on bandcamp. This band is playing a mesmerizing style of somewhat drony/noisy doom metal accompanied by bloodcurdling vocals and an overall depressive attitude. It's definitely an insider to look out for.
    No Youth, together with the 2011 debut Black Cassette, is available as a digital download for free on the band's bandcamp site: http://wreckandreference.bandcamp.com/. There is a also a link directing to the website of Flenser Records, where you can order Wreck and Reference LPs.



    Still-missing-out-list:
    Boris / Asobi Seksu Split
    Enslaved - Riitiir
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
    Magma - Félicité Thösz
    Nile - At the Gate of Sethu
    Ufomammut - Oro: Opus Primum
    Yakuza – Beyul

    I was under the impression that I was looking for more albums, but I can't think of any and I've lost my „released in 2012“-list. Oh my...
  • [uvr1211] MOON VOYAGE - DREAMERS (2012) EP

    5 Nov 2012, 11:14 by FudoKazuki


    Moon Voyage is a solo trip-hop project of Moscow producer and DJ Igor Shalapi, who is also known to be a member of Panic Dynamic duet. There is lots of synths, skretches, and samples that characterize the sound of this record, released on Ultra Vague Recordings (UVR)

    FREE DOWNLOAD:
    http://uvrecordings.com/albums/downtempo/moon-voyage-dreamers-2012-ep

    Shalapi — Keys, Samples, Mixing

    Sessional Musicians:

    Anna Mia — Voice, Lyrics in “If I Believe” and “My Universe”
    Inna Echoes — Voice, Lyrics in “Dreamers”
    Paola Prinzivalli — Voice, Lyrics in “I Saw You”
    Alexey Popov — Solo Guitar in “My Universe”

    Moon Voyage — сольный трип-хоп проект одного из участников электронного дуэта Panic Dynamic, ди-джея и композитора — Игоря Shalapi.
    За относительно короткий промежуток времени были записаны совместные треки с различными вокалистками и музыкантами. Среди них
    Inna Echoes, Anna Mia и итальянская певица Paola Prinzivalli.
    Музыка проекта насыщена вкроплениями синтезаторов, скретча, джазовых и электронных семплов.
    Помимо написания своей музыки, Shalapi активно записывает ремиксы на русских и зарубежных исполнителей, среди которых Mairi, Tricky,
    Portishead и Half Dub Theory.



    FREE DOWNLOAD:
    http://uvrecordings.com/albums/downtempo/moon-voyage-dreamers-2012-ep
  • [uvr1212] - Space Militia - Corbomite (2012) EP

    30 Oct 2012, 01:43 by FudoKazuki



    Space Militia is a nickname of Wade Boyer, music producer from Indianapolis, US. His Debut album Corbomite was released on Ultra Vague Recordings on 29 Oct.

    FREE DOWNLOAD: http://uvrecordings.com/albums/downtempo/space-militia-carbomite-2012

    "The earth, the sky, it’s all of ours, everything is on borrow and we take nothing with us when we go.
    I will give you all the deepest love I have expecting nothing in return. If u love my music, understand you’re the reason I exsist!
    " — Wade Boyer
  • Tree Bosier - Anchoring Effect / That Sky & Noise Beats - VOID

    2 Sep 2012, 11:42 by FudoKazuki

    This is a quick note about two recent releases, one was done as a support release for our partner label from Belarus, Ezhevika. The owner of Ezhevika is well-known to you as our roster artist Diamos Roll.
    So, on 30 August we did this split release of


    That Sky & Noise Beats - Void.
    DOWNLOAD: http://ezmusic.org/2012/08/29/void

    Ezhevika together with Ultra Vague Recordings present a split release by a Belarusian producer Alexander (That Sky) and a Moscow beat-maker Yaroslav (Noise Beats).

    “We followed our favorite conception and recorded as much live instruments as we were able to: bass, guitar, acoustic, drums, piano and even violin in the most emotional track of the album Remember. Our most ambitious experiment is Great Hoax. It’s smooth, but at the same time very rhythmic, so we even put it through a test at the morning jogging! The album endures 20 minutes and something. We tried to make “compact” tracks, so that listeners won’t be able to understand the whole complexity and attraction straight away. You need to listen to this album attentively!”
    http://fb.com/thatskyour
    http://soundcloud.com/thatsky
    http://thatsky.bandcamp.com
    http://vk.com/thatsky

    tags:

    Tree Bosier - Anchoring Effect
    DOWNLOAD: http://official.fm/playlists/9s3I

    Tree Bosier is a one-man project of Max Anant'ev. Broken hip-hop rhythm in the basis and , , , along with on top, that's the sound of it.
    Anchoring Effect is a pretty interesting thing in pshychology. Sometimes you sit in your room or in the office or wondering through the forest, looking for mushrooms or just running down the street chasing a bus. There is a change of light, a smell of perfume or a music from some old TV show and everything is changing right away. You feel calm and nostalgic. I wish I could feel it more often in life, but it seems to me the only ones managed to control it are the capitalists trying to sell us things through TV commercials and billboards.
    - Max Anant'ev
    http://fb.com/pages/Tree-Bosier/175706789155959
    http://uvrecordings.com
  • [uvr1201] Hann with Gun — Beyond The Clouds (2012) EP is out now!

    25 Jan 2012, 03:13 by FudoKazuki



    Listeners and readers of Ultra Vague Recordings (UVR) webzine already familiar with HWG by track Old Chap, that was released on Uvarious Artists VOL.2 compilation in September 2011.

    Hann with Gun is a one-man band founded by Ruslan Lepatov, musician, multi-instrumentalist, composer and radio host from Sevastopol, UA. His music falls into good old Ninja Tune, Warp and Mo’Wax standards. He is one of the promising new electronic trip-hop producers from Ukraine. Today we present his EP Beyond The Clouds. Enjoy!



    Style: ,
    Date: 25 January 2012
    Quality: flac, MP3 320 Kbps
    Country: Ukraine
    Label: Ultra Vague Recordings
    Catalogue # uvr1201
    Artist website: http://facebook.com/hwg.music
    Label website: http://uvrecordings.com

    Tracklist:

    1. Beyond The Clouds 04:10
    2. Beyond the Clouds (Son of the Nature remix) 03:10
    3. Beyond the Clouds (Glitch Galvanizer remix) 04:43
    4. Beyond the Clouds (foreach remix) 05:25
    5. Rekevin — Two ft. Hann with Gun 05:43
    6. Tinavie — Lose ft. Hann with Gun 05:16

    DOWNLOAD:

    MP3 Lossless

    http://uvrecordings.com/2012/01/18/uvr1201-hann-with-gun-beyond-the-clouds-2012-ep/



    2012 uvr promo group
  • Damos Roll - Rosecode (2011) EP trip-hop / future groove / indietronic

    23 Jan 2012, 10:08 by FudoKazuki

    Ultra Vague Recordings (UVR) is proud to present Diamos Roll with his debut EP Rosecode





    FREE DOWNLOAD lossless / mp3:
    http://uvrecordings.com/2011/12/16/uvr1113-diamos-roll-–-rosecode-2011-ep/

    Label: Ultra Vague Recordings
    Country: Belarus
    Artist website: http://facebook.com/dirollmusic

    1. Jazz Instinct 04:22
    2. Last Night feat. Rusya 03:59
    3. Triple Strike 04:12
    4. Caramel (dub edit) 03:34
    5. Milk Code 06:52

    If you are a big fan of releases of such labels as Ninja Tune or Warp this work would definitly fit your taste.
    Diamos Roll is a frontman of CherryVata, famous trip-hop, dancehall, live electronic band from Minsk, BY

    All tracks written & produced by Dmitry Litvinovich (Diamos Roll),
    Track #2, track #4 — vocal by Rusya
    http://akana-nhs.com,
    http://wix.com/herrdolce/kazalpin
    Mastering by Alex Shulga
    ashandseine@gmail.com

    Design by WDFI ,
    http://revision.ru/a/WDFI,
    http://facebook.com/pages/WDFI/137589189658987

    [ENG]

    Diamos Roll is the stage-name of a well-known Belarusian keyboard player, who is usually busy with the ensemble CherryVata. He is, we should point out, not the only member to prefer a moniker to whatever's written in his passport. CherryVata together, with real and imagined identities, have been publishing material on a regular basis since 2004, and "Roll" is usually credited with managerial responsibilities. It's not surprising, therefore, that he might ponder the appeal of a solo venture from time to time, as something of a sabbatical.
    And so, in the multiple guises of composer, sound designer, and producer, he now announces a five-track, twenty-three minute mini-album, "Rosecode." It appears not only in the context of DR's professional work with CherryVata, but also against the backdrop of his (entire) biography. In other words, he traces the genesis of these new tracks to his childhood. "When Diamos Roll was a little boy, there was always a great deal of music around. The sounds of jazz, rock, and classical recordings at home were constant. As a student, he would later delve into electronic music, devouring anything he could find. At the same time, he began DJ-ing with cassettes and CDs."

    That healthy diversity of styles and performative experience would be reflected in initial solo recordings. "DR took his first, eclectic steps within a wide range of styles - all the way from trip-hop and jazz to rock or techno." That same patchwork aesthetic continues in "Rosecode," with a particular penchant for ", , and ." The artwork helps to set the stage for some appealing and often striking combinations.

    A solo project, of course, makes any such generic infidelity a lot simpler: nobody needs to be persuaded. On a related, but more pragmatic level, Diamos Roll has told the Belarusian press that touring as a one-man band should also be considerably easier. It's cheaper than wayfaring with an entire collective - and one is always open to last-minute, voluntary changes in the schedule. Solitude therefore has considerable benefits in a poor economic climate. - (FarFromMoscow text)

    [RU]
    "Я понял, как я хочу проявить свою творческую идею. Я люблю джаз, фанк и различную «живую» музыку, но я не могу без электронного скрежета и мощи электроники. Поэтому стараюсь впитывать и передавать настроения и ощущения солнца, ветра, моря, людей, звука красивых инструментов, пропуская через себя, себя как диджея и музыканта, но через холод электронного звука. Мне нравятся противоречия и эклектика, я стараюсь показать и отобразить в музыке радость через некоторую монотонность и жесткость своей электроники. И я никогда не задаюсь целью получить привязку к стилю или получить звук модный, я выражаю то, что здесь и сейчас. Музыка – это проекция жизни на звук

    - Diamos Roll

    Links:

    http://diamosroll.tumblr.com/
    http://facebook.com/dirollmusic
    http://vk.com/diamosroll
    http://facebook.com/cherryvata

    2012 uvr promo group
    2012 ultra vague recordings
    http://uvrecordings.com