Skeleton Hands offers up “I Was In The Future Yesterday” in our WAVcast section.”The title is an obvious reference to the song “time travel” by the band blouse. Here though it is taken out of context and used as a reference to the current state of the music industry. Everything has gone digital, whether an iTunes download or a stream from a cloud somewhere but people are missing what’s tangible. They miss liner notes, they miss artwork, they miss making mixes for their friends (whether on CD or cassette). Therefore people are gravitating more towards vinyl and even cassette. That being said, I wanted to merge the two worlds. I wanted to give the illusion of something tangible even though this will be heard on soundcloud or some form of digital music player. in the middle of the mix you can hear someone flipping the tape over. Even the first track has a warble to it as if it were recorded onto tape and then stored in a closet somewhere for decades. The opening track is from the 60′s even, thus solidifying that illusion and telling a story without explaining verbatim. by the second track the warble blends in with the clarity of digital. But the tape hiss can be heard throughout the entirety of the mix. Even though some of these tracks may be new to listeners, I wanted to give them a familiarity. And for posterity I should note that none of the music on the mix was ever actually recorded to tape. It is all fabricated. an experiment in juxtaposition.
Evan (aka lazerbat)
CERVELLO ELETTRONICO’s new album “Anima Meccanica” will be released 21st October 2013 on HANDS.
CERVELLO ELETTRONICO, another well established act since 2001, joins HANDS and presents his own brand of industrial-tinged techno on the 13 tracks of “Anima Meccanica” – an idiosyncratic blend of atmospheric backdrops, occasional distortion, tempting beats and apt quotations from electronic music history. The album glistens with polished production value and will prove a gadget suited for all intents and purposes in an electronic household.
1. Last Words
2. Bad Ground
4. Instant Trauma
6. She’s Got Damage
7. Down the Line
10. Source Code
11. People are Still People
12. Too Much Too Fast
Sleep Clinic releases Dream Programs as a free download. It’s a soundtrack designed to accompany one’s journey into subconscious discovering fears and desires. Warm ambient sounds build on subtle impending modulation to potentially formulate wild hallucinations.
Muerto is the new single package from Texas’own Odio 84 out worldwide on October 2nd 2012 which includes original tracks with remixes by Contaminant and Edgey featuring experimental rhythmic noise, pounding techno beats, and breakcore.
Rachel from Tonikom has compiled a mix of IDM, Electro-funk, Trance and much more with an exclusive new original track in the mix now available in our WAVcast section.
Listen to Swiss NuDisco artists Flashworx new mix in the WAVcast section. It’s a groovy nostalgic collection for you to listen to in your portable boombox or DeLorean.
Nick Viola provides plenty of goosebumps for our second wavecast showcasing his project NXV. Take a listen or download this mix for free on our Wavcast section. Look for the tab above.
DJ Narcotek from the project Necrotek offers up Squarewav’s first in a running series of free wavcasts showcasing dark electronic techno. Visit our new WAVcast section to listen.
Crimes at Midnight release their debut single “Flashbacks” for free. The tracks are available for download now.