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Sequel Sound approached us a little while ago, in an effort to make a pretty big announcement. They have just signed a new artist to their label. Claus Muzak, and with him came the LP ‘V-Series‘ (SQL012). An ambient techno, acid-electronica, experimental club, IDM fusion of sounds. Claus Muzak is based in Portland. Sequel Sound label have stations in Akron, Ohio & Oakland, California. Check out the Sequel Sound Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and be sure to like their Facebook Page. Thanks to all the supporters/listeners
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“Composed as a willful response to a sudden rash of panic attacks, the V-Series EP was written during many short sessions, some lasting mere minutes. Most of the initial work was done in the briefest bursts, small moments stolen from palpitations and breathlessness.
Muzak’s signature hopeful, redemptive melodies are noticeably absent in this work. Instead, the tracks tend to dwell on a single note, perhaps a chord, with very little movement, and often without resolution. The pounding kicks issue a violence inspired by the frustration of bodily malfunction; the wavering notes are the plaintive gasps of drowning in air.
During production the national news brought yet more revelations about the US military’s testing of chemical weapons on its own troops. For years the US manufactured literally tons of chemicals for warfare. In the end, these were destroyed or simply buried at sea. A particularly potent nerve agent was VX gas, part of what was called the V-Series. If deployed in battle, the gas would paralyze its victims’ diaphragms; those exposed would be drowning in air.”
An Introduction On Sequel SoundSQL had no backing prior to it’s inception. All the artwork, all the pages, all the music .. straight from one creator’s brain out into the open air. We started the label, as we feel, at a time when meaningful electronic music and meaningful art are separated, and dance music becomes a formula, rather than a form of artistic and emotional expression. With each release, the music has meaning to the artist and to the label, and the artwork we create expresses that. Meaning is vital. Whether it’s relatable or not, most of our release have an air of sentimentality that surrounds them.Jeff does the A&R and painted records, Marko does our e-mail campaigns, Josh does the mastering and artwork.It’s an interesting time to be involved in a label right now. We’re trying to weed our way through this online labyrinth.. racking our brains to bring things to life .. bring them into the physical world. We’re saving to start press 12″‘s, but until then we’re formulating a string of parties in Cleveland and in the Bay Area to showcase the artists we release on both sides of the country.Any questions you have, me and Jeff are eager to answer them!Release from the past 3 Months
About a week ago, the PDX based dark electronic duo Force Publique pushed out some pretty high profile material, content worthy of premiering. Even though that may have been the mission to drop this a few days ago never the less the magic still remains intact. If you are familiar with these artists, then you are aware they are originally are from Denver, Colorado. Force Publiques’ June 2k15 release of Bloom, a grungy alternative witch house shoegaze album. Bloom has been received fairly garnering some publications in WestWord. For all listeners and supporters it still available for listen/purchase on their bandcamp & soundcloud pages.
Although the track is not an 100% original, the way it presents itself is completely fresh & incredibly imaginative take. Fringe Class’ sound is delivers itself as more of a neo-fem pop discoteque sort of vibe, as where Force Publique has this ethereal but sort of raspy darkwave electronic feel. The two interpretations of the song are completely unique from one another, think twins with different personalities. This could eventually lead each song to be mistaken for the other by listeners, but highly doubtful. The hook is clean enough to make out, too. Something to tide fans over these final few summer months before we slip back into the cold, wet, wild winter months. This is not the first remix by Force Publique. Nor is it the most iconic cover. If you recall the version of “TODAY” by The Smashing Pumpkins, released a little over two years ago. This group knows what they are doing, and has done some amazing reproductions over the course of a couple years.
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A while back I had the opportunity to sit down with a very relevant & quite interesting individual. Many of you may be familiar with Tedy Brewski, a few of you might not, so I suggest the two of you get familiar. The artist musician/producer Tedy Brewksi is hailing from Michigan, but origins suggest he fell out of his mother somewhere in Hartford, Connecticut. A black rapper, a black artist. A revolutionary to the punk / hip hop genre, creating a unique realm for his sound, and visual counterpart for himself. If you follow his music, you may have been aware that since 2012 he has been really rocking the public microphone. Taunting society with a new release about every year Give or take when he has used Monikers to drop additional material on us. Take a look below at his most recents, and spend sometime listening to his material, you wont be disappointed. I promise.
NN: Let me start by asking how you are, and what you have been doing for the past two months ?
Tedy Brewski: I’m doing pretty good, in an optimistic mood about the future. In the past two months I’ve just been working part time and making new tunes. I’m a substitute teacher I just sit there and surf the net lolol. After work I usually either do recording sessions for my boys or veg out. Life is cool tho no complaints. Right now we are in the dead of the winter, everyday in the suburbs is shoveling and ice chipping, life kinda sucks but its cool too. I’m chillin.
NN: What came of the end of 2014 for you ?
Tedy Brewski: At the end of 2014, (around Thanksgiving) I put out this album called Black Friday under the alias Typical Black Punks. It’s an experimental album, a huge jumble of modern sound with genres from the past.
“Black Friday is a record by Connecticut-based artist Tedy Brewski released under the monikerTypical Black Punks. The name, a double entendre, denotes a concerted effort on Tedy’s part to create music that was influenced by the punk music he’d been listening to of late, as well as explicitly convey the project’s theme of race in the United States.”
“The record doesn’t look back to punk music, it circles back around in time and then time-warps back to the present forcing the past to come with it.”
NN: What plans have you made since then for your music, or your art ?
Tedy Brewski: Right now its early in 2015, I’m getting back into the internet scene and trying to work with as many artists as possible in order to grow artistically and reach new audiences.
NN: Albums, Possible Video Release Dates ?
Tedy Brewski: I think my next one is going to be called Wipe Out Mixtape. I’ve done a bunch of random songs over the past month and I wanna bring back some wavy shit once the weather gets nicer. Most of the time my albums have some kind of cohesive story or theme. What I have right now is random as hell. I’ve been building a team locally in Connecticut with some friends and we plan on putting out a bunch of videos. Its interesting because I became such an internet based artist because my local scene was so weak when I first started making music. Over the last year the local scene has grown so much it’s exciting to see inspired creative people going in.
NN: Do you plan on traveling , or touring within this year ?
Tedy Brewski: It’s all about connections and whether the stars align. It wouldn’t be surprising if I do some shows in New York and DC this spring and summer. I’m currently located in Connecticut and I want to help build this scene. I’m really open to anything and I want to work with anyone who is down. Realistically, I could probably use a larger following before I can start touring seriously. I’m actively seeking management so we can turn up to a new level. Regardless, I’ve got a pretty flexible schedule and performing is in the game plan just no confirmed shows at this moment.
NN: What was the last most important work that you completed – How well do you believe it was received ?
Tedy Brewski: Typical Black Punks was my last project and maybe my most important. Musically it challenges everything you would expect from some random internet rapper. Socially the project crosses cultural boundaries and tackles political issues. I think it was pretty well received. Most people dug it. I was disappointed no one really challenged me about my stance on some issues. I’m going to try harder next time to piss people off. I think its one of those projects that people will slowly stumble on to.
NN: When you began your project, did you expect the turn out you have received so far ?
Tedy Brewski: I really didn’t know what to expect. I figured some people would be like wtf is this and turn it off. I think I’ve got a core fanbase who are just down for whatever I do and then there are the people who are still not convinced. If I can get ten, fifty or a hundred new people who are down with me with whatever I put out then I am happy as fuck.
NN: When did you know you wanted to begin this project ?
Tedy Brewski: I made a song called Lost In The Wave under the alias Typical Black Punks in like 2012. I wrote it off as just some one time thing. At some point in 2014 my friend Black Kray put out this remix of Boys Don’t Cry by The Cure and I was like damn people really wanna hear this kinda shit. So after that I was hell yea I gotta try and do this album but I still didn’t do it. Later on in the year I had this really shitty job and I was like fuck this and I stopped going to work and I just made that shit in like a month. Shit was hella fun got intense, learned about alot of music and payed homage to hella counter culture.
NN: What do you want to convey, or what have you also found that you do convey in frequently in your materials ?
Tedy Brewski: I want to let people know that they can do whatever the fuck they want if they put in the work. I wasn’t born some musical prodigy, I can’t play any instruments with proficiency but I have a dedication to going ham. Like if you listen to my music and think I’m mad good thats only cuz I’ve spent mad hours going ham and I’m sure you can do the same at whatever you choose. I hope that that message is being conveyed with my music.
NN: What reflects the least, what should be focusing on ?
Tedy Brewski: My goal is to uplift people and bring people together. I might say some ratch shit or sum non conscious shit sometimes but the end goal is self understanding and spiritual growth and hippy shit like dat.
NN: How many releases have you successfully produced ?
Tedy Brewski: I started putting out mixtapes and albums in 2010. Since then I have put out 10 releases that I can think of. The last two were entirely produced by me which is an awesome feeling. There would probably be more albums and mixtapes but some of the ideas just fall apart during the creative process.
NN: How do you feel being called a #NVRMNDKID or that you’re one of the #NVRMNDCRU ?
Tedy Brewski: A #NVRMNDKID is probably someone who is open-minded and willing to experiment. Someone who is sexy as fuck with hella steeze so yea I’m cool with being a #NVRMNDKID. I’m lovin’ the CRU. Much love ya’ll.
Peace signs and Dollar signs.
Thrive & Prosper
TIMTONIK (Producer/DJ) lit the internet on fire when he landed his lamborghini Death Star on the NVR MND soundcloud (two nights ago…)
Dialing us down of that bullsh*t & onto another masterpiece of his, a preview of what is come in his later release of the EP called “PURGATORY”; including 4 Tracks. starts with a brand new track of mine called “Deep Dark Drone”] A video will be premiered at a later date, stay tune for an update once that information is revealed. What do I have to say about it, Nothing more than you would conjure from the experience from you just listened to the damn thing! It is so slick & dark – but has a very comforting vibration in a sense. That sense being, instead of cold/wet youre getting warm/wet; at the same time. The waves hover all over you. I think this is by far one of my all-time favorite NVRM1X’s; produced by TIMTONIK. seriously a glimpse into Alien Tech (AT).
It’s imaginative, the first emissions aren’t so predictable, to instigate any feelings of nostalgic Tech House. Well I say that, but with a grain of salt if you’re an enthusiast. The spectrum these days has definitely changed since its beginnings, but what some of us refer to as “old heads”, are a pedigree & cultural those personality types are still functioning models of society.
Those of you whom I’m speaking of are already activated enough to enjoy this mix. It’s an experiential stain on the minds of those who enjoy a hypnotic & trance like dancing experience. Steam evaporates from the symbols, as the bass of your feet stomping the ground in an ethereal orgasmic tension. Never wanting to stop, as music turns into an alarming of deliberate movements to exhume oneself from their prisons.
01. Tim Tonik – Deep Dark Drone (Original Mix)
02. HYP.NOS – Grenade (Rezystor Remix)
03. Tonikattitude – Dont Touch My Cocaine (Marika Rossa Remix)
04. Atomic Moog – Rhythm (KMRT Remix)
05. Luix Spectrum – Black White (Jan Fleck Remix)
06. I’GOR – Deathstalker (Original Mix)
07. 2Bee – Preparation For The Attack (Original Mix)
08. Housemeister, Dave Tarrida – YOU GONNA DIG THIS (JoeFarr Remix)
09. Erik S, Matt S – Acid Overdose (Original Mix)
10. Lorenzo D’Ianni, Pedro Delgardo – Nails (Original Mix)
11. Matt Mus, Lexem – Black Shadows (Original Mix)
12. Henry Cullen, Tom Laws – Awakening (Original Mix)
13. Jan Fleck – Turin (Original Mix)
14. Hell Driver – Diesel Power (Original Mix)
15. Hombre Ombre, Diatek – Masochism Love (Original Mix)
16. Ronny Vergara – Mood (Original Mix)
17. A.Paul – Departure (Original Mix)
18. Clouds – Chained To A Dead Camel (Original Mix)
19. Niereich vs Hackler And Kuch – Tllive (Andreas Kramer Mix)
20. Tim Tonik – Sound of Silence (Preview)
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A NVR MND Moment from TIMTONIK
TIMTONIK: “…Also there is coming an Teaser for my upcoming music video…”
“This music video which is set to release, come end of June/July on VOXNOX Records“
“The EP is called PURGATORY; including 4 Tracks. starts with a brand new track of mine called “Deep Dark Drone, which will be released soon on the voxnox records compilation. At the end (50:00 – 50:08) you can hear the first chords of an upcoming
freedownloadof mine; which is called [Sound of Silence]…”
“…Another thing about the Mix is that this mix is slightly different to my own mixtape series Future Death Tape. It’s an more Dark Deep Techno – After Hour Set, which should show that my music will become even more darker and deeper. It only includes music i personally prefer and i would play those tracks on afterhour gigs. But I will still continue my FDT series with that dark future techno music. And, I as Tim Tonik will also produce that kind of music , but also that new deep and dark [stuff]….”
Photo by Suzannah Herbert
Everyone remembers Cities Aviv, Gavin Mays born in 1989; for his productions Digital Lows (in 2011), Black Pleasure; Black Pleasure through streetwear company Mishka NYC‘s record label before signing to Young One Records – 2012), and after then the album; titled Come to Life (2014), now his fourth release, a brand new iteration into Memphis Tennessee producers’ mental, an album titled Your Discretion Is Trust (2015).
Cities Aviv has been featured in both Spin, as well as Pitchfork. This album sort of presented me with the problems of an individual facing the loss of his time; from either spending to much of it on-with-or-for some particular person, or object, or identity [even], or possibly through aging, or as a maturing problem or person, but that the blocks on which social & natural dictated thoughts, & personal affirmations indicate feelings of unrest & desires for more affection through that which has programmed itself or ourselves with, & is or will become apart of us.
The first four tracks, are amazing and the most unique, the fifth is an interlude, and by no means deserves to be skipped over. I want you to feel those and a few others out for yourselves. (Lets talk about a few, full listen below)
Classic Cities (6.Earth Signs (feat. RPLD GHSTS); 1:46) reminding me of how his raw percussion two-stepping hardcore progressiveness influences me in such a way, I cannot stop listening. Such awesome production, the bells and whistles are really clean on that one, and again Aviv has excellent vocal styles, you cant really get tired of listening to him talk about things you relate to so well such as a song on the album; like 8. Discrimination; 2:43. A track that attempts to tackle the corruption of the media, events in Baltimore, relationships or the inverse of such regarding white rappers. Chanting, “Discrimination, Turn The Page”. It’s wicked, and it such a clear depiction of pop-culture. The tracks that follow this recipe on this LP are going to be timeless pieces for this young artist, who is often times channeling a sort of guerrilla revolutionary,
Eventually we Interlude, (14. Survival Fit; 03:53), to a woman (I’m assuming, is a companion of Gavin’s or relative. Im not quite sure. At first I thought it was a little kid, but I do not know. I enjoyed what they said rather anyhow,) but she goes on to describe something call “Nature-ology“. The unknown context to which I am stricken by and feel as though I don’t need an explanation for what it could be defined as, yet I would want to the author of the terminology to explain to it to, to correspond if I even knew it myself. Truly it is a tale, of survival. Never let anyone stop you from doing what you want to do in your life, “live freely…”, he says, “until we sleep in those boxes”. This lyric is featured in Survival Fit is the last track on the Album, but also my favorite, along with the very industrial psycho noise of the Nico Interlude, a very wishy-washy gargle of angsty distortion,
It’s process is completed once its stifles our self-governing skills, and not having the power true have the true understanding of being programmed by the a hateful system, or one that doesn’t wish you to fulfill yourself. . Our powers must be activated from within ourselves, the world must be be altered, to fill voids in the minds of many desperate people including ourselves. A new spectrum of expression as an artist whose validity is uncanny, for the pure fact that he is reflecting his understanding of these faces he sees are unfortunates parodies of what they could or should have possibly become in turn.
A big diss to what society on the “upper crust” believes, is the only American society that exists. Due to it sheer unintelligible behaviors & the size of the consensus and popularity of itself, while it destroys multiple platforms of the rest of the worlds ability or option to invoke their helpful or demonized controversial suggestions. His latest genre bending No Wave, Power World Nature, Anti-Pop Post-Violent album has reached the entrance to our mind on pop-counter pop-cultics and post-anti-socialistic systems programed into us. There are some dark elements, and there some very playful elements in not only the production of the instruments, but overall. I highly recommend this album. Whether you are an avid listener of Cities Aviv or otherwise, this piece is 14 tracks deep, including the brief minute or so long interludes. There are only a few. It’s a great experience, and am most likely going to return to it a quite a bit to listen to.
Album Art by Chino Amobi
Aural Sects published Madden‘s New 4-Track ‘EP’ tilted Past Transmissions From An Urban Futurist. These are collected transmissions from different times and spaces. This album is represented by four pieces made in the human tradition of storytelling and collage. The Iamu Urme project, created by MADDEN, uses intuitive senses and feel energy to express the innermost search of understanding and channel it on to the urban landscape of the dance floor. A fusion of Deep/Tech-House, Experimental-Dance, Pop-Electronic, & Witch House