Four years of live shows and painstaking experimentations later, Broken Note is back to quench our thirst for organic bass and intense beats. "Black Mirror" is a further refinement of this act's core sound: heavy, dense and cutting-edge, but also a step forward towards more cinematic sonorities, faster beats and new structures. As exhilirating as ever, powerful and encompassing, Broken Note anno 2014 proves that this act has no equal when it comes to sharp, sub-driven innovation. Here comes exactly the record that any Broken Note fan has been waiting and asking for.
As explained here, Ruby My Dear, director Lisa Chabbert and her crew are in the process of creating, shooting, and editing an ambitious short film for his "Jitter Room" track (taken from the "Form" album, adn171).
In order to pay the actors and crew of this movie, a crowdfunding campaign has been set up, with donations taken for till May. By donating there, you are enabling and supporting the whole project, and have a chance to receive a selection of goodies, ranging from free concert tickets to records.
Enjoy this video, listen to the track again, and if you can, please go and support this project. It is an uncommon demand, which we would love to be successful.
Friday Freebie: Broken Note's long awaited new EP, "Black Mirror", is coming out on Monday (and can be pre-ordered, with a rebate on both vinyl and as digital files). In order to both quench everybody's thirst for new sounds and make the wait a bit easier, Broken Note recorded and uploaded a rare podcast this week, which features a an array of his own track, as well as material from other like-minded producers (including a track from 2methyl's "Orb").
You can listen to Broken Note's accurately-titled "Black Mirror Mixtape" here or below. We do not have a tracklisting (yet), but it should be enough to say at the moment that it features a lot of material from the EP. Note, moreover, that a medley of all the tracks from "Black Mirror" can be listened to there.
Back in 2010, Oyaarss was asked to remix a track for the debut LP by Kingdom, a solo-project by a member of the Belgian metal outfit Amenra. The resulting track, so far available only on the vinyl version of this album, has been made available for us all to listen to today by Oyaarss. You can listen to Kingdom's "Elude (autopsy by oyaarss)" here or below.
Incidentally, it is not the first time that Oyaarss work with members of Amenra. He has also remixed Syndrome (another Amenra project) on their "Floating Veins" record. The track, mentionned here, is not available online anymore; we strongly recommend people to hunt this record down.
The interesting concept of this series hasn't been touched: eight artists from eight countries contribute a 15-minutes long mix each, presenting a diverse array of underground electronic music. This month's episode starts with Ruby My Dear's melodic and sharp breakcore (with a focus on his "Form" album, of course), features no less than Daedelus and Nomex, and makes a remarkable stop in Berlin with Monolog presenting 15 minutes of his Burn The Machine 2013 live-set.
Maturity and depth: with his second album, Mobthrow refines his very original mixture of beat-driven breaks and highly evocative atmospheres, enriching them with a subtle newfound palette. A very original work at the meeting point of the club and the sonic daydream, "Unfolded" sharpens Mobthrow's vision and brings a modern twist on his impressive sound-design. This seductive and personal album is not only the confirmation that Mobthrow is a talented musician to be reckoned with, but also an author whose albums carry their own strong narrative. There are many side to "Unfolded", and they all fit firmly and harmoniously together.
We have printed a limited run of heavy, high quality photographic prints of "Unfolded"'s artwork, which come with a download code for the full album. These posters are much thicker and higher-resolution than anything comparable (250g, high-gloss photo paper), much bigger (42 x 60 cm / 16.5 x 23.5 inches) and feel extremely nice.
This limited print is a perfect way for you to collect and expose this Mobthrow's album proudly, and a way for us to provice something to all of you who wish to have "bigger" artwork images without having to buy a vinyl record (let's be honest: part of the vinyl buyers want something to show on their walls and listen to the music as mp3). It is available for pre-order right now here, next to the CD and digital versions.