Debut 12″ on Ninja Tune from Nathan Fake – the British electronic ace who has previously released on James Holden’s Border Community label, Traum and most recently his own Cambria Instruments imprint.
‘DEGREELESSNESS’, the first music to be released from his forthcoming new album, is a collaboration with NYC resident Prurient aka Vatican Shadow (founder of the excellent Hospital Productions label) that truly lives up to the weight of expectation that a clash between these two heavyweights intimate.
Nathan met Prurient in Brooklyn where the seed for a collaboration was sown. “Although our music probably seems pretty different from each others on the surface, I felt there was a strong link from a rhythmic and melodic standpoint, and I admired his vocal performances in his Prurient material which were both charismatic and masculine but not tiresomely so”.
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Following a busy and high profile 2014 that saw the release of his hugely acclaimed second album ‘Wysing Forest’ last June, Luke Abbott has announced a new release in the form of his original score for forthcoming British film ‘The Goob’.
The composition, which has already picked up the Best Soundtrack award at November’s prestigious Stockholm Film Festival, is released via Luke’s own Buffalo Temple label on May 25th.
Nathan Fake and Wesley Matsell are both producers best known for their releases on Border Community – Nathan Fake has been putting out psychedelic permutations on dance music since 2003 for the label, while Matsell recently released the blissful Total Order Of Being EP for them earlier in 2014. Cambria Instruments is a new label venture from the pair, and for the first release they have teamed up for a split 12″ of kaleidoscopic electronic sounds.
Nathan Fake’s contribution ‘Black Drift’ starts things off, an initially inauspicious tripping beat gathering momentum and morphing into a far-out piece of fuzzy house underpinned by sunken low-end rumbles. It’s the kind of brilliantly wide-eyed track we have come to expect from the producer. Over on the flip, Wesley Matsell’s ‘Bismuth’ is a darker affair, a tight techno rhythm holding things together while synths spin wildly. A highly expressive, lysergic trip and one of his finest productions to date. All in all, you couldn’t hope for a stronger start from a new label.
You can preview the tracks and pre-order the release via Bleep.
Following on from his stunning release for Border Community and ahead of his Panorama Bar set on May 24th, Wesley Matsell dropped a new mix this week. Check below.
Stressful week? Us too, so forget it all and drift away into another – far more pleasant – world entirely, via Luke Abbott’s psychedelic, sedated Clash mix.
A long-established part of the family at Border Community – James Holden’s experimental electro label – synth-obsessive Luke Abbott has been quietly releasing various slices of lo-fi electronic gold over the years. After colourful, woozy 2010 debut album ‘Holkham Drones’ introduced us to his analogue ways, Abbott is back with his second album. Titled ‘Wysing Forest’ – named after the arts centre in Cambridgeshire where the album was recorded and where Abbott became the first musician-in-residence – it’s a heady, otherworldly affair that mixes soundscaping with electro-acoustic production, showcasing the producer’s capacity for crafting vast, engulfing electronic tapestries.
Listen to the mix in full here
As part of the ongoing celebrations of Bleep.com’s tenth birthday, NTS Radio recently asked Lone, Wesley Matsell & Nathan Fake to join them on the show for an extended session. Get the full episode below, including news of Wesley & Nathan’s new imprint ‘Cambria Instruments’.
Luke Abbott will be embarking on a small tour of the UK in June, to coincide with his new album ‘Wysing Forest’ on Border Community. Each show will be very intimate, never exceeding 200 people, with support coming from Rival Consoles.
Luke will also be playing at a special event in May at Oval Space in London, supporting ‘HIVE’, Tyondai Braxton’s multi-instrumentalist project.
May 20th – London – Oval Space – HIVE w/ Tyondai Braxton – TICKETS
Check out the video below for a taste of Luke’s new material.
Wesley Matsell makes a stunning return to Border Community and a welcome addition to the LittleBig roster this month. His infectious ‘Total Order Of Being’ EP has already received support from the likes of Four Tet and nd_baumecker, preview the title track below to see why.
With a live show in the works for later this year, Wesley Matsell is currently taking DJ bookings only. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Ahead of his new LP on James Holden’s ‘Border Community’ imprint, Luke Abbott delivers a lush and infectious rework of Swedish three-piece Simian Ghost’s ‘Echoes of Songs’.
Luke’s new album is due for release in April, with a stunning new live show currently taking dates for the remainder of the year. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.