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June 2013,

[EF.0110]   Entropy Records Sampler 2013

MCD Magazine presents Entropy Records Sampler 2013 (includes 18ème Boudoir, Echochorus, Ohrwert, G.R.I.T., Brickman, Octal Industries, The Nautilus Project, P.Laoss, Fischerle, Gamma Gabriel, Hideyoshi & Reversed Consciousness).

Issue #70 contains an interview with Entropy Records which you can read on the site.




[EF.0101]   Paranoia Department | Apparitions

Across cryptic occult plots, disturbing soundscapes and esoteric accents, move Paranoia Department, a project which creeps into dub-tinged techno and dusty abstract visions, engaging a psycho-sonic route which investigates undiscovered primitive universes, cerebral lifeforms and plagued landscapes, among morbose tribalisms and Lautréamont-esque surrealism - whose legendary figure Maldoror represents a strong conceptual input - relying on a sound which, whilst keeping tangible square-shaped forms,
searches to innovate, dissect rules, break down dogmas, all without skimping collagistic vignettes and hazy references, ranging from 80s post-industrial to Demdike Stare hauntology and FSOL reverb-heavy sound magmas.

The project, divided into two chapters, proposes a colder, kick-driven, compact beginning which flirts with dub techno grounds, delays and subtlety, while closing in with an ambitious suite of mesmerising industrial hallucinations and unpleasant dronic miasmas. "Apparitions" is a delirum of reverb, quotes, visions. Produced between 2011 and 2012 @ Italy.

Paranoia Department is an underground entity providing dark, eclectic, forward-thinking electronic music. Despite the more or less precise identity of this incarnation, the overall creative output is quite variegate, ranging from raw housey sounds to crepuscular ambient, from experimental madness to DSP nonsense and melodic glitchtronica, along with other upcoming projects.


Produced by Giuseppe Renda.
Artworks designed by David Ya.
Mastered by David Ya & Paranoia Department.

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[EL.016]   Ocralab | Kosmonaut

Dean Dennis (Kibuka\ClockDVA) had a listen to the Ocralab samples and simply posted "You are a Kosmonaut" ; a keyword that well defines the journey into outer space from multi angle perspectives with which the listener should be involved by approaching this work. Kosmonaut contains seven original tracks by Ocralab and four sonic reshapes by Christoph Schindling, Zoltan Solomon, Sub.Made and Dublicator. Mark your calendar: the gateway to the stars is opening.

Ocralab is the sonic project of Rocco Biscione. Listener, dubscaper and producer of melting electronic samples since 1997. Settled in a remote tomorrow world experiencing the crosswalk through the fertile ground of Dub Technoids.

Produced by Rocco Biscione.
Mastering & package concept designed by David Ya.

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[EG.042]   Ocralab | Kosmonaut

This is the Drugstore edition of EL.016 Ocralab Kosmonaut album.

[EG.044]   Kriipis Tulo | Hommikune Ujuja

In the beginning of 2002 Kirils Lomunovs a.k.a. Kriipis Tulo completed an album entitled Hommikune Ujuja. The feeling of soaking in warm, soft water in a swimming pool where two young people - a boy and a girl - meet each other, runs through all the tracks of Hommikune Ujuja. Empathizing with each other at the first sight, they fall in love, staying together. Everything takes place here in the swimming pool, where the unceasing murmur of the water runs through the romanticism and tenderness of Hommikune Ujuja's tracks recountingthe happy-go-lucky time carelessly spent beside the soda pop machine in Päevane Ujuja. Finally, complete dissolution in the water and each other - Ööne Ujuja. Hommikune Ujuja is the script of the movie that was never filmed. It is a dream… only a beautiful dream.

Kirils Lomunovs, Echochorus

Expert sound designer and controllerist, Kirils has been credited as a key figure of the Latvian electronic music scene for producing some of the most essential experimental electronic, ambient and techno music of recent years. In 1996 he started improvisation on old soviet synthesizers and effects. From 2001 he experimented with the stylistics of minimal and dub techno. As Kriipis Tulo he was involved in experimental electronic music events such as Jazz Giants:Past/Present Riga (2001), Sound Forest - festival of avant-garde music and video art (2003-2005) and also Pan Sonic (2002), Yoshio Machida (2003) and Phill Niblock (2004) live performances. In collaboration with Voldemars Johansons, he worked for an audio installation named "Gaismas pils", inspired by the project of the Latvian New National Library of the same name, presented on the Architectural biennial NEXT (Venice) and KIMAF 2002 (Kiev). In 2002 he completed an EP entitled Ujuja (in Estonian means “swimming”).

In October 2004 he participated with MOKS Media Art Symposium in Estonia. In autumn 2005 he went on to create an original soundtrack for the video installation "Exposed Paintings"commisioned for an exhibition of one of the most popular Latvian painters, Ritums Ivanovs. In 2005 as a sound producer, he worked on a short film "Alise" (Directed by Asnate Ribena). 2004-2006 as Kriipis Tulo collaborating with Luis Ortiz saw remix projects on Sinergy-Networks . In 2006 Kirils went on to form the Astrowind project and presented a soundtrack for the “Dreamers” exhibition – a new venture by Ritums Ivanovs, to be exhibted in spring 2008. Astrowind released several significant albums which declared forward-looking style – paleopsychedelic ambient.The essential Astrowind album, “Kaidanovsky” was published in Italy in 2012. Astrowind is a key line and the project runs simultaneous with EchoChorus. Alongside all of these production works Kirils started performing as a DJ.

Produced by Kirils Lomunovs.
Vocals and Lyrics by Kristi Aivare & Tattika.
Artwork by Caterine Kurikoer.
Package concept designed by David Ya.

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[EP.024]   Ohrwert | Aberrate

The new EP from Arjen, a must for deep techno fans, essential listening....

Produced by Arjen Schat
Photography by Paul Takahashi
Mastering & package concept by David Ya.

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[EG.040]   Gamma Gabriel | Gamma

Gábor delivered a groundbreaking and intriguing techno album.

Produced & Mastered by Gábor Kakuk.
Artwork & package concept designed by David Ya.

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[EG.016]   Dmitriy Rodionov Experience | 1 + 1 = 1

*** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED *** for those who missed the EPs...

Full album re-issue of the beautiful two ambient EPs previously released in the Mini CD series.

Produced and mastered by Dmitriy Rodionov.
Photography by Dmitriy Zabolotnikov.
Package concept designed by David Ya.

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[EG.009]   The Spaced Goats

Drugstore album re-issue of the now Sold Out ER.002 collector version.

Produced by Patrick Compagnon..
Artowrks by Renaud Guyomard and David Ya.

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[EV.001]   Octal Industries | Himinglæva EP

Octal Industries is the collaboration of two experienced cannons in the electronic music scene – Michael Sickinger from the United States and Jonas Thor Gudmundsson from Iceland.

Sickinger has been releasing music under various names, such as Spectral Network, Satori Corporations and Lovely Mornings, and founded the labels Combat Zone (1989-1993), Influx (1993-1996) and Halcyon Recordings (1997-1999). Later on he founded the labels Transistor Rhythm and Octal, who have released artists such as 90s techno hit The Grid, the psychedelic techno-shaman Terrence McKenna and the dub techno legend Rod Modell from the Deep Chord-fame.

Jonas Thor Gudmundsson, better known as Ruxpin first started producing music at the age of 14. His first release, Mission EP was released on Uni:Form Recordings in 1999, the same year as his first LP entitled Radio, released on the same label. Through his debut album he got in touch with the highly acclaimed label Elektrolux where he released his next two LPs (Midnight Drive & Avalon), alongside one LP on their sublabel Mikrolux. In late 2006 he released his fifth full length album Elysium on Mikrolux. In 2010 he released his sixth album on n5MD, Where Do We Float From Here? Following that release came a free online release I Wonder if This is the Place, which featured remixes by artists such as Leon Somov, Galaktlan, Biogen, Ijo and Worm is Green alongside additional tracks by Ruxpin himself. During his collaboration project with Fannar Ásgrímsson, Plastik Joy, the seeds would be sown of what would become their debut album, Love in Times of Repetition, released in 2012 under the pseudonym Asonat. In 2013 the seventh release of Ruxpin will see the light of day on n5MD.

In 2004 the first fruit of the collaboration between the pair was aired with the release of Automatik EP on the Transistor Rhythm imprint. A couple of years later they joined their friend Deep Chord for a shared 12“ release, which today is a valuable gem for dub techno lovers. The three of them joined hands together later that year to create a 3x12“ release under the pseudanym Spectral Network. The release was quite limited (111 copies) and was considered one of the most interesting 12“ releases that year by many critics.

After the release of the Spectral Network EPs the duo took a hiatus as other projects took over, and the opportunity for musical collaborations became harder owing to the Atlantic Ocean dividing them. In 2011 the duo was asked by the french independent label Entropy Records to remix Mr. Cloudy. There was an opportunity to explore the collaboration further and the sparkle came back. Another remix followed for G.R.I.T. which was hailed by dubtechnoblog.com as the best remix of the year 2012.

Written & Produced by Jónas Thor Gudmundsson.
Artwork & Package concept designed by David Ya.
EP mastered by Clive Jenkins.
Album mastered by David Ya.

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[EG.041]   Octal Industries | Meeting Of The Waves

Following Himinglæva EP, Octal Industries offers a full sublime album "Meeting of The Waves".

Written & Produced by Jónas Thor Gudmundsson.
Artwork, package concept and mastering by David Ya.

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[EG.026]   Echochorus | Aelita

*** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED *** for those who missed the original release...

Aelita is the first full length CD album by Echochorus, new musical project of Kirils Lomunovs. This album has come to being by means of soviet synthesizers as an attempt to construct a modern sound continuation of the visual reality of Soviet movie “Aelita.The Queen of Mars”(director Yakov Protazanov, USSR, 1924).

Not many artists produce purely analog albums today. Aelita is built around a pure “Soviet” sound and represents RAW ANALOG LIVE RECORDED TECHNO!

Echochorus' desire was to hear authentic Soviet vintage analog synthesizers only: Aelita, Polivoks, Formanta EMS-01, Altair-231, Alisa-1387, Estradin-230 and also the analog drum-machine RMIF ES-2-5 and analog drum synths Lell UDS and Formanta UDS.

Aelita is improvisation, recorded on magnetic tape. The process of recording the tracks is similar to the work of Kirils Lomunovs' other project – Astrowind.

“The main mood of Aelita is that of retrospection - separate memories from my soviet childhood. A kind of a flashback: black and white glimpses on a screen of an old soviet TV set, strange symbiosis of avant-garde pictures and propaganda… This feeds Aelita with a flavour of meditative and deliberative but antagonistic character.”


Produced by Kirils Lomunovs.
Artwork by Caterine Kurikoer based on Yakov Protazanov's movie “Aelita“, 1924 - USSR.
Package concept designed by David Ya.

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