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[RRR130] Picayunes – Yunes single

Saturday, June 27th, 2009

Picayunes - Yunes single

There were times that the “Yunes Single” didn’t look like it would see the light of day. Scheduling issues, and numerous other unforseen problems saw this moving around the Rack & Ruin release schedule on a weekly basis.

Thankfully it all came together in the end, and the new Picayunes single is upon us. This two track offering takes a playful nod back to yesteryear, with it’s two tracks simply entitled “Side-A” and “Side-B”, reminiscent of days gone by with tape singles.

It’s not the only nod to the past, Picayunes sound, although very fresh and interesting, definitely has its roots in a period of 90s indie that many sorely miss. This wouldn’t be a Picayunes review if it didn’t contain at least one Pavement reference, but 37 seconds into the opening track you almost expect Malkmus to jump in.

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Phonic.Lab – Pulse Ep – Electronic Petz

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Phonic.Lab - Pulse Ep - Electronic Petz

Artist: Phonic.Lab

Title: Pulse Ep

Label: Electronic Petz

Cat: EP034-X

Tracks: 01. You Like IT? (Original Mix) – 02. Rotate (Original Mix) – 03. TakeTake (Original Mix)
04. Control 3.2 (Original Mix)

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Reactions are massive, so please check out the preview page

Glenn Ryszko – Machine

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Glenn Ryszko – Machine

Glenn Ryszko - Machine

Last year Glenn Ryszko released his work “4.0 subtle distorted guitar drones” on Resting Bell as well as compilation-tracks for “SOUNDOFSLOWFLOW Vol.1″ from Slow Flow Records and “listen” from duckbay. Now he comes up with his second Resting Bell-release called “Machine”.

“Machine” is a sublime minimal drone work, inspired by abandoned industrial places. Glenn was born in a coal mining area, which was closed down even before he was born. Nevertheless he was surrounded by these old facilities and industrial monuments which inspire him to this creation.

The six tracks on “Machine” mainly consist of field recording and looped environmental sounds and looped tibetan bells. Both elements are processed and arranged with effects and software. Compared to the massive distorted work on “4.0 subtle distorted guitar drones” “Machine” is more minimal, less monumental. It has a really strong hypnotising and repetitive element, minimal drones on multiple layers and it is also a very rhythmic work.

Please enjoy this beautiful release.

1. machine 001
2. machine 002
3. machine 003
4. machine 004
5. machine 005
6. machine 006

More information:

ca280 – ?????? ? ???????? ???????? [Pigeons & The Insane Porridgemakers] – Le Voyage

Friday, June 26th, 2009


Artist: ?????? ? ???????? ???????? (Pigeons & The Insane Porridgemakers)
Title: Le Voyage. ??????????? ???????? ? ???? ???????????? ? ?????????????
(Le Voyage. Carefree wandering in the world of the concealed and mysterious)
Date: 2009-06-25
Keywords: psychedelic rock; folk; improvisation; avant-garde; spoken words; other
01 – ?????????? (Apprehension) – 3:25 (320 kbps)
02 – ?????????? ?? ??????????? ????????? (Introduction from the Cosmic Machineguns) – 4:42 (320 kbps)
03 – ?????? (Tyumen) – 6:28 (320 kbps)
04 – ???? (Horse) – 2:16 (320 kbps)
05 – ??????? (Triptych) – 4:49 (320 kbps)
06 – ???????? (Camels) – 2:18 (320 kbps)
07 – ?????? ?? ??????? (Birds Tomtits) – 1:53 (320 kbps)
08 – ???? ???? (Lord of Winter) – 2:26 (320 kbps)
09 – ?????????? (Craftsmanship) – 5:18 (320 kbps)
10 – ???????? ?????? (Haughty Dwarf) – 4:52 (320 kbps)
11 – ????? (Moped) – 2:05 (320 kbps)
12 – ???? ????? (St. Sabbas) – 4:42 (320 kbps)

Music of group “Pigeons & The Insane Porridgemakers” is a set of labyrinthes where everyone can freely go the footpaths. In musical compositions of group so much images for perception, how many opportunities and variants of representation of these at human consciousness: consciousnesses of the listener, contemplator, wandering on musical compositions as on landmarks in thickets unknowable. Everything travelling on labyrinthes of consciousness, it will be interesting to get acquainted with the point of view on this subject “Pigeons & The Insane Porridgemakers”.

Group of 10 artists, and as a matter of fact – the whole theatre, where in improvised performances, there is a place for each participant. The space which is warmed up by the “sun” of a stage, is filled with elements of a jazz, folk, avant-guarde, industrial, psychedelic, punk-aesthetics and is flavoured with the spoken words…



[Sauer014] Sascha Müller – 5min. Acid Warning (The Rmx’s Vol. 03)

Friday, June 26th, 2009

Artist: Sascha Müller
Release Nr.: Sauer014
Release Name: 5 min. Acid Warning (The Remixes Vol. 03)
Style: Acid


01. 5 min. Acid Warning Part 04 (Neurov Remix)
02. 5 min. Acid Warning Part 02 (NOX Remix)


192 kbps mp3 Zip Package
320 kbps mp3 Zip Package

More Infos here: Säurebad Records

ENNT005 Hardmoon – It is all trivial in the end

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Hardmoon - It is all trivial in the end

Hardmoon - It is all trivial in the end

Diving into the underbelly of softsynths, in search of a clinical yet bubbling sound throughout, this release brings you into a different world for several minutes.

. 01 – Canine
. 02 – It is all trivial in the end
. 03 – B1 div. 45x
. 04 – Statuc
. 05 – Harmenment
. 06 – Trulof
. 07 – Fooi

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Moho – Knallrot E.P

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

based in warsaw, diplomatik’s polish ambassador weaves a fabric of raw minimalism and melancholy sound design.

1. moho – lill
2. moho – pechschwarz
3. moho – zu fuß
4. moho – knallrot

mp3s, art & notes:

[RRR129] A Series of Dark Caves – Animals EP

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

A Series of Dark Caves - Animals EP

Like many before him, girls are the biggest non-musical influence on “A Series of Dark Caves”, so when it was announced that his latest EP was going to be entitled “Animals”, I naively thought that this EP would cover tarsiers, axolotl, and maybe an otter here or there, branching out from his bigger influence.

This niave thought is quickly dispelled, and we are left with a beautiful melancholy driven pop record. In the olden days of 7″ singles, we would have an A side, and a B side. The A side would be “the hit”, the B side would be “the song you didn’t listen to as much as the hit”, with this EP it is hard to say which of these three tracks would be “the hit”, as all have the ingredients to be the tracks that people will be wanting to hear.

This EP may be wildlife free, but I have a suspicion that girls still remain Davids biggest non-music influence.

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Domestic Landscapes by PacoAlvarez rec72[022]

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

PacoAlvarez draws an acoustic painting free of objects but full of space for the listener’s own thoughts and interpretation when left alone at home with Domestic Landscapes.

Sixteen years old

Digital farmer



L reprise

You may travel with slow motion or dubbish drive to be right on time. Arriving at different places where ambience, microtonality and soft fieldrecordings wait for contemplation. Walk those sonic ranges, swim in these melodic seas and fly on top the droning mountains you shall explore in Domestic Landscapes.

PacoAlvarez’s debut album on rec72 is a continuous monument of sophisticated downtempo music.

Download Domestic Landscapes by PacoAlvarez for free (Including 10 songs cover art and playlist)

ca279 – Maria Grigoryeva – Transfer to Unknown

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009


Artist: Maria Grigoryeva
Title: Transfer to Unknown
Date: 2009-06-24
Keywords: experimental; electronic; minimalism; lo-fi; noise; other
01 – Intro – 3:30 (320 kbps)
02 – Transfering – 3:22 (320 kbps)
03 – Idea F(i)X – 1:45 (320 kbps)
04 – Transfer through flowers – 2:41 (320 kbps)
05 – Unknown – 5:12 (320 kbps)
06 – Transfering 2 – 1:32 (320 kbps)

“….the destination is vague….
this transfer makes you walk a thousand kilometers’ long way…
you go through thousand tunnels of your own thoughts and ideas…most of which are lost on the halfway, the rest keep following you for the rest of your life…..”

Maria Grigoryeva
[St-Petersburg, Russia]
Student of two departments in State Conesrvatory – violin and composition.