T.O.P. records: Cave Walls (Part One) by Rhyw

This was the debut of Rhyw aka Alex Tsiridis of Cassegrain on Shifted’s Avian. The record has been released in July 2017. 

The EP consists of 5 tunes and it is a complete concept of electronic landscapes. From drony sounds and stretched experimental noise patterns to powerful slow/ driving techno beats. The record justifies its title “Cave Walls” through its last track” Aversion Two” which gradually cultivates an audio sensation of a claustrophobic cave.

1.Aversion to Memory
2.Vixen for Society
3.Iroquois
4.Sylvan
5.Aversion Two 03:49

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Bandcamp: https://avianstore.bandcamp.com/album/cave-walls-part-one

T.O.P. records: MODEL 500 No UFO’s Remixes (Moodymann Remix)


Model 500 aka Juan Atkins is back on Metroplex with the reissue of his  No UFO’s featuring exclusive Moodymann and Luciano remixes.  A dancefloor smasher for passionate dancers. The album in its original form was first released in 1985 by the master of Detroit Techno. Pure Detroit waves driving us to a sexy body/mindblowing state. A teasing atmosphere for classy tech-warriors. T.O.P. recommended.

Tracks included:
1. No UFO’s (Vocal) (Original Mix)
2. No UFO’s (Inst) (Original Mix)
3. No UFO’s (Vocal) (Moodymann Remix)
4. No UFO’s (Vocal) (Luciano Remix

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T.O.P. records: Addremove- Clean Slate EP (Thrènes)

“Clean Slate is the first release from Addremove on Swiss label Thrènes. There isn’t a lot to say about Addremove himself or herself as he/she prefers to keep their identity unrevealed, at least for the moment, so let’s concentrate on the music.”

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We have been waiting for this release since the debut Thrènes album “Atheos” by Rotkeller. With their second release, Addremove, a mysterious dynamic and polymorphic project is landing on our turntables and it is definitely one of our T.O.P. records for 2017.

The special guest JK Flesh presents his own version of the Addremove’s “Crie“, managing to enchant the most demanding listeners, leading them to a daring mind dance and wandering. 

An EP soundtrack for a dystopic reality curated by the super promising, sophisticated Swiss label. Not to be missed.

Tracks featured on the EP:

A1. Letter From Police
A2. When They Fall From The Sky
A3. Postal
B1. Crie
B2. Lurk
B3. Crie (JK FLESH Remix)

source:  https://www.threnes.com/releases/addremove/

T.O.P. Podcast series: Helena Markos (UK)

This week we present a podcast tailored by Helena Markos, the lady behind T.O.P. Passionate, vibrant and atmospheric sounds where the words are converted into soundscapes. This is a vinyl only set made with love and it is dedicated to all people who have been actively supporting Tales of Psychofonia during all these years.

Special thanks to Thrènes record label, Velona Records, MK and Phil.

Playlist:

Namaz Sureleri- Diyanet Isleri Baskanligi
Midori Takada- Trompe-l’oeil- We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records
Pan Daijing- A Loving Tongue -PAN
AshTreJinkins- What Voice -Apron Records
Fonemi- Tra Le Rovine- Blackwater
Ourea- Dysomnia-Horo
αίών- Intrication-Quanta
Developer- Aspect – Olympian
VSK- Echinopsis- Dyad
Marco Zenker- Night Vision- Ilian Tape
Rotkeller- 17 October- Thrènes
Goblin- Witch- AMS/Cinevox

T.O.P. Interview: B/B/S

 

B/B/S: If music was a statically developing scene full of experimental patterns leading us to a neverending explorational state of mind, without any limits.

The B/B/S experience happens when the musicians, Aidan Baker, our today’s guest, Andrea Belfi & Erik Skodvin put their talents together. Based in Berlin they have released high-quality albums such as  BRICK MASK (Miasmah, 2013) and PALACE (Miasmah, 2016) showing us a powerful alternative to the mainstream electronic sound of Berlin. Their exquisite perception and taste, in terms of music production, is wonderfully translated into deep and elegant sounds.  Their music is dark, obscure and dynamic, with  jazzy  attitude and hypnotising psychedelia.  B/B/S can gradually lead us to a dreamy meditating state of mind classifying themslelves as a totally avant-garde band.

T.O.P.: How did you come together as B/B/S and what’s  the main ingredient of your connection?

Aidan: We began playing together in 2012 with the very simple idea of just seeing what might happen…no plans, no concepts, just experimentation. We were, of course, familiar with each other’s work before we started playing together, so we did know we shared certain aesthetic sensibilities, at least.

T.O.P.: Is there any special moment during the creation of your last LP on Miasmah records you want to share with us?

Aidan: “Palace” is made up of material from two separate sessions that were actually recorded two years apart…which I think says more about how we create and work with music, than the music itself, as there isn’t especially a noticeable difference between the two separate performances. Rather it took us some time to chose, edit, arrange, and mix the best material to create a consistent album as a whole.

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B/B/S/Palace

T.O.P.: How is the music creation perceived by each of you and when do you know that something is ready to go out there?

Aidan: Given my response to the last question, I think the three of us have quite different perceptions of when a song is finished and suitable for release. But again, I think this stems less from the music itself than it does the way we work, both individually and collectively. Our music is entirely improvisational, which makes for quite different experiences depending on whether we are playing live or recording. Live performances are so much more about the experience, being in and of the moment, both for ourselves playing and the audience listening, while recording is an attempt to capture both the sound and the feeling of that experience and trap it in a form that bears up to repeated listens. Which, separated from the immediacy of a live performance, is not necessarily the easiest thing to do — this takes a considerable amount of listening and crafting by all of us before we can agree on a final form that we all feel is successful.

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T.O.P: What is your viewpoint regarding the contemporary music in Europe and how do you experience being part of the Berlinesque scene?

Aidan: Speaking as a North American, Europe is so much better connected and appreciative of the arts, that living and working as an artist here is much more rewarding. There is lots of great music in Canada, of course, but the population of the whole county is about of third of Germany’s so there simply aren’t the same opportunities for an experimental musician. And even if there are a lot of concerts and musicians in Toronto, I would say there are even more in Berlin and quite often musicians end up staying in Berlin for extended periods, which offers more opportunities for performing together or collaborating.


T.O.P.: Is there any venue/ location/country you would love to perform at and why?

Aidan: We have performed in both Norway and Italy to date, the home countries of the other two band members, so I would like us to play in Canada someday, which would most likely be in Toronto or Montreal…but who knows when or if that might happen…

T.O.P.: Do you have any plans for the close future?

Aidan: Nothing definite, at the moment. We often do a short tour in the early months of the year, so perhaps we will do so again in 2018.

T.O.P.: We often ask this; Which is there any record you would recommend as mind/sound healer?

Aidan: I only discovered this album relatively recently, but I’ve been finding David Sylvian & Holger Czukay’s “Plight & Premonition” very soothing of late.

More about B/B/S: http://www.miasmah.com/BBS/index.html 

T.O.P. Podcast series: Fonemi (Blackwater, IT)

Fonemi has totally enchanted us with his last Cosmopolis EP released on  Blackwater. Ritualistic hymns to our collective inner subconscious like a Jungian archetype with an hypnotising vibe. A utopic COSMO-polis full of new sounds and images committed to quality leading to a  never ending mind journey.

 

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Cosmopolis EP- Fonemi (Blackwater)

 

Fonemi is Vito Santoro, an Italian writer, novelist and producer. Santoro juxtaposes the passion for the crime stories with electronic music, thinking his music as a soundtrack for his novels. His style blends ambient music, experimentalism and ethnic suggestions. Recently he has released two ep’s: “Cosmopolis” (Blackwater Records), a tribute to Don DeLillo’s novel, a modern odyssey along the streets of a crowded metropolis, and “Porta d’Oriente” (Putsch Records), four tracks load of ritual and tribal recalls. Fonemi under his alias Sicarius Hahni produces rhythmical and electronic oriented sounds.

Today we are very excited as we have the wonderful opportunity to share with you a taste of Fonemi’s mysterious world through his exclusive podcast for Tales of Psychofonia. A selection of sixteen breathtaking tunes some of which produced by Mr Vito Santoro himself. Get absorbed by his magnetising music and save the name; Fonemi aka Sicarius Hahni.

Isotropy – Dopplereffekt
Bisogni Primari – Fonemi
John Doe’s Carnival of Error – Blanck Mass
Ezra – Oneohtrix Point Never
Lakker – Pylon
Knights & Bishops – Ancient Methods
Il Punto Cieco – Sicarius Hahni
Out of Horse – Ryuichi Sakamoto
Carbon 7 – Jlin
Drifter – Biosphere
Mizu – Niagara
Is This Power – The Field
Rainy Souls, Gloomy Futures – Clap! Clap! Clap!
Transience – Scuba
Music for the Quiet Hour Part 1 – Shackleton
Il Filo dell’Orizzonte – Fonemi