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Kid Schurke & Brain Hall – Haen Zikum Ulus [elyt09]

Electrolyt proudly presents

Kid Schurke & Brain HallHaen Zikum Ulus

At the Brainhall synapses twitch to the beat with joy, when Roman Schürch and Andreas Glauser launch their machines. Frequencies are modulated, punctured, tweaked and pitched. In doing so, the tones and textures of the five tracks are kept well in flux by the fixed rhythm scaffolds and repetitive sequences. Due to the analogue origin of Kid Schurke and Brain Hall’s machine music, the overall sound is organic and warm. This is glitch and hop, industrial noise, ambient and improv jam. Sometimes there are subtle references to the electronic music pioneers of the 70s and sometimes memories of ecstatic synth-thunderstorms on dance floors in the early 90s appear as split-second flashbacks. The long tracks leave space for the music to develop and evolve. Quiet parts turn into tight electro funk monsters and beats disappear in an ocean of frequency modulations. It’s so exciting and inspiring. For the love of electronic music: Haen Zikum Ulus

Elyt09 is produced, mixed and mastered by
Kid Schurke (Roman Schürch) and Brain Hall (Andreas Glauser)
at Brainhall Studio Zürich, Switzerland, 2016.
Haen Zikum Ulus cover artwork is created by Susana Licéaga in Mexico City, 2017

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Brain Hall & Kid Schurke – Haen Zikum Ulus [elyt09] by Roman Schürch & Andreas Glauser is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Germany License.

cc2017 Electrolyt [elyt09]

Releases

Karbidangeln Mit Aurica – Glacial Series (elyt06)

Electrolyt proudly presents

Karbidangeln Mit AuricaGlacial Series

elyt06,karbidangeln mit aurica, cover, thumbnail
(click picture to download cover artwork)

01_Picknick 3:08 min | 7,1 MB
02_No Matter 3:12 min | 7,3 MB
03_Driver 4:40 min | 10,6 MB
04_She And He 3:16 min | 7,4 MB
05_Raindrops 3:10 min | 7,2 MB
06_For Nothing 2:32 min | 5.8 MB
07_Sunny Day 3:56 min | 9,0 MB

complete release as .zip file:
[elyt06]Glacial_Series_-_Karbidangeln_Mit_Aurica.zip |51,7MB

The opener Picknick starts off with a distorted guitar, driven by a static powerful beat. Cymbals, chimes and percussion build a perfect carpet for Aurica’s voice.

No matter. A monotonous bassline, a minimalistic 4/4 beat and a lonely guitar theme are topped with haunting vocals. Addictive.

Driver. A man in trouble with both the mob and the police. A real sticky situation.
A 6 year old boy is telling us a story, while machine beats, industrial grooves and shimmering layers are pulsating underneath.

She and He. Droning pads and hypnotizing vocals pull us deeper into Karbidangeln Mit Aurica’s bitter sweet universe.

Raindrops. A pluckering beat, mellow pads and a playful melody. Raindrops fall on my head. Beautiful and meditative.

For Nothing. Gloomy and cloudy synth layers, a sublime beat and rhythmical synth lines. A pensive tune with a sad note. Not all glitter is golden.

Sunny Day. Synth layers slowly build up until a marching beat kicks in like a small explosion. Voices and a grooving bass line emerge, and take us along.

all tracks written and produced by aurica kurtuschin
voice on driver by marc diesener
mastered by sven mühlender
cover artwork by frank diesener

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Karbidangeln Mit Aurica – Glacial Series [elyt06] by Aurica Kurtuschin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Germany License.

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Seek And Destroy (elyt05)

the electrolyt netlabel was asking artists to musically interpret the theme “seek and destroy” and to submit the results.
out of all submissions we picked out 14 tracks.
here they are:

electrolyt presents

V.A.Seek And Destroy (elyt05)

v.a. - seek and destroy (elyt05)
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tracks:
(320kbps mp3, ctrl click titles to download)

01. Cracks – Living Room
02. Teimer – SAndD
03. My Sweet Bomb – Let’s Go Chopping!
04. Telafonica – Hearing But Never Understanding
05. Lumenlab – Baila Y Rie No Deprime
06. Wolkenmaschinen Ensemble – Wellen Der Liebe
07. Love Of Life – Hard Attack
08. Sunstroke Militia – Cold Ice First
09. Schrumpfschlauch – Strap-Ons Of Mass Distraction
10. Lipstick – Struck By Lightning
11. _voice – Once I Met A Girl With The Sun In Her Head
12. Heimatland – Dear Columbus
13. Les Garcons De La Plage – Wonderboy
14. Israel M – Nardaham In Problems

complete compilation:
Seek_And_Destroy_elyt05_vbr_mp3.zip
(vbr mp3, 109.5 mb)

song descriptions:

Cracks – Living Room
It’s a lazy afternoon and you find yourself eating a marmalade toast at the train station, waiting to pick up a good old friend. What has changed over time? Will things still be the same?
Teimer – SAndD
A protective suit is covering your body, although you feel it is unnecessary. You are ready to begin. It’s another day’s work. The beehives look brilliant from a distance the way the sun gently glows upon them. You open the top and look inside. A tiny larva starts to pulsate and beat. He’s one of many. Your eyes scatter around lost in a sea of moving larvae. You have become part of their ritual dance.
My Sweet Bomb – Let’s go chopping!
With 10 pieces of bright neon pink bubblegum in your mouth you start to blow an amazing, gigantic bubble. It fills the entire street where you live. Children and adults alike run out into the street and stop to stare. We start to climb on top of it. We jump up & down like on a neon pink trampoline and float up to the deep blue evening sky. You capture a couple midnight stars and I’ll sit on the moon.
Telefonica – Hearing but never understanding
You’re sitting behind the wheel of a futuristic car which seems to be moving extremely fast, but you are not the driver. Has this already happened before? You have no sense of direction or reality at all anymore. Lost and captive, there’s no way back.
Lumenlab – Baila y rie no deprime
Slinky legged machine beings (known as Slink-o-bots) have taken over the world. They have absorbed all air on the planet earth through their rubber-like skin. The collapse of human civilization has forced us into a new existence. To be able to breath, you must cut the skin of the Slink-o-bot and crawl into it’s living body with all the other trapped people inside. We live captured inside their appendages and framework like we normally would work in skyscrapers, we will never have to go outside again.
Wolkenmaschinen Ensemble – Wellen der Liebe
Shiny glossy lips on a wide screen TV tell you about your new environment. You now live in a glass box a division of the government’s isolation and confinement experimentation program. You are here to be protected!
Love of life – Hard attack
Party people, party places. Here you are again feeling rather high. Your eyes dart around the club in a claustrophobic spasm. You are overwhelmed by laughter and flashing lights, glowing plastic-like bodies and the light scent of perfume and sweat filling the smoky air. How hot is it?
Sunstroke Militia – Cold ice first
The candy isle in this grocery store never looked so good. It’s like I’ve never been here before. These packages look amazing with their ecstatic shapes and colors, using words like sweet and irresistible. I am seduced into trying one kind after the other. Many others join me. We are a sweet-toothed army, taking over and gorging ourselves in a consumption of bliss. Overstuffed and happy, we all lay together not able to move and smile. Heaven is sweet, jail isn’t!
Schrumpfschlauch – Strap-ons of mass distraction
Ready for take off? Oh yes it’s time. The lights flash making patterns. So how high do you wanna fly? It’s only straight up from here on out. Above the feathered clouds, we ride in our jet plane. We dive like a bomb almost touching the body of water below, to shoot back up like an exploding volcano. My head is light and starts to fill with hallucinations, like singing natives celebrating their glorious human sacrifice.
Lipstick – Struck by lightning
Shortly after midnight, the idea of an adventure in the warm, wet air has lured you outside. Wandering alone down a dark, deserted street in the pouring rain, you seem to have gone quite a distance from your familiar surroundings. The storm has become drastically worse than when you left. You hastily decide to seek shelter in a nearby cozy looking dive on the corner. The atmosphere is quite lively. As you take a seat at the crowded bar, you notice the people absorbed in their own realities. You’re a one man audience in the film of life.
Voice – Once I met a girl with the sun in her head
The nice and neat handwriting on the mystery package lead me to believe a woman had to be behind all this manipulation. She’s pulling exactly the right strings whoever it might be. The woman who moved in next door just a few weeks ago seemed so innocent and delicate. I had watched her come and go on many occasions. It couldn’t be her, could it? Who could this be? I must be going mad.
Heimatland – Dear Columbus
Walking through the corridors of an empty apartment with wooden floors, you discover a golden key covered in dust lying in the corner. You see the windows have been left wide open. It’s windy. The curtains of white lace gently flow back and forth. You look out into the street. A dead man with a grin on his face stares directly into your eyes as if he’s trying to tell you something.
Les garcons de la plage – Wonderboy
You’ve packed your bag and on your way. Second thoughts race constantly through your head, but things cannot be any different. A new life someway, somehow awaits you. The letter she wrote is still crumpled in your pocket. Time and time again, you take it out looking carefully over every detail. You can’t stop reading it word for word, over & over.
Israel M – Nardaham in problems
Your TV is not working. You change the channel. A blurred image of a man with huge eyes appears on your screen. He’s moving is lips as if he’s talking but you make out anything. His message seems important, it’s as if he needs your help. There’s no way to understand him with the static distorting the picture. The situation drives you to start pacing back & forth in the room. You fall onto the floor in a frenzy and start to chew the electric cable.

credits:

01 written and produced by brad crowe
02 written and produced 06.07. by tobias reimer
03 written and produced by susana licéaga
04 written,performed and produced by telafonica
05 written and produced by diego martinez
06 written and produced by drumboy, thestarcash, das rote telefon
07 written and produced by susana licéaga, andreas dorwarth
08 written and produced by sunstroke militia
09 recorded live to 16 track by schrumpfschlauch
10 written and produced by krystal bell, andreas dorwarth
11 written and produced by lutz herting
12 written and produced by c.v.edwards
13 written and produced by florian malicke
14 composed by israel martinez at triton studios 2007
all tracks mastered by ron schneider at mdz studios berlin
seek and destroy artwork and track descriptions by krystal bell.

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Releases

Cracks – Different Cities (elyt03)

electrolyt proudly presents

CracksDifferent Cities

elyt03_cover by krystal bell

tracks:
(click titles to download)

01_colder 4:14 min
02_different cities 4:09 min
03_resolver 3:54 min
04_vhs duplication blues 5:13 min
05_capture 5:09 min

complete ep as .zip file:
elyt03_cracks_different_cities.zip 31.3 mb

colder – outside, falling snowflakes cover the meadow in white, the wind blows, and piles of glittering ice crystals reunite to tell their secrets.
steamy sounding drums with beautiful chimes, fat bass and whispering male vocals.

different cities – late at night, you stand at a bus station in big city you don’t know. everything seems way too quiet…then some dark looking man, with a hat and serious look, drives up in a black ford 1960 galaxie town sedan and tells you to get in or else…
this whipping snare and hypnotic beat pull you on the dancefloor.

resolver – there’s a whispering in your ear coming from nowhere. you stop and listen, this distraction becomes a delight, unfolding a rhythm, a transparent beat formation. wake up…

vhs duplication blues – you find a video cassette you’d love to copy. on the back there’s a short description about the film but somehow half way through reading it you start to feel dizzy and your vision starts to blur.
breakbeats play with a melody madness, strings and fuzzy sounds.

capture – you are diving, seeing the vast subterraneous surface deep in the ocean for the first time, time stands still. you feel surrounded but you are not afraid and suddenly the voice of your subconscious speaks…what did you say?

all songs written, recorded, mixed by brad crowe at the dubb refinery, ottawa, canada between february and september, 2005.
mastered by ron schneider at mdz studios, berlin.
cover artwork by krystal bell, 2005.

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cracks -different cities by brad crowe aka cracks is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 Canada License.
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