THE CHEMISTRY MAGAZINE | THE LABORATORY #10 : MALTRON (FINEST EGO / PROJECT: MOONCIRCLE)
OUT NOW: V/A "ΣCLIPSE COMPILATION" MC/FREE DWNLD
Every six lunar months – when Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned – we experience a partial or total lunar eclipse that can be observed anywhere on the night side of Earth. Lunar eclipses can only occur at full moon, that time when the moon is directly opposite Earth in relation to the Sun. Many ancient civilizations cultivated a multitude of myths surrounding these astronomic events, most of them depicting wild animals or mystical creatures eating the moon or crossing it’s path. Tibetan Buddhists say that during a lunar eclipse, our actions, whether good or bad, are multiplied one thousandfold, whereas, in ancient egypt, a lunar eclipse was considered to be the precursor of natural disasters, catastrophes, wars, and diseases and the biggest possible harm would be cast upon the earth if Isfet, the manifestation of the total eclipse and god of injustice and violence, would make the sky fall onto Earth and therefore bring chaos upon it.
As the soundtrack for the lunar eclipse during the night of the 25th of April, we selected some exclusive and unreleased songs from Robot Koch, Submerse, Rain Dog, Sieren, Daisuke Tanabe, Lomovolokno, KRTS, and Daixie on this mini-compilation.
Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
Resident Advisor April 27th, 2013 feature – READ. Nutroit April 26th, 2013 feature – LISTEN. XLR8R April 26th, 2013 feature – LISTEN. Sound Colour Vibration April 26th, 2013 review – READ. The Message April 27th, 2013 feature – LISTEN. Earmilk April 28th, 2013 feature – LISTEN. Red Bull Music Academy April 28th, 2013 feature – READ. Ziguline (Italy) April 30th, 2013 review – READ. PBS 106.7FM (Melbourne) April 30th, 2013 review with the song Gorom Sen Returns – LISTEN. VICE/NOISEY May 3rd, 2013 feature – READ.
I’ve seen enough for a lifetime, mediocre collections watering down my love for instrumental hip hop, the so-called “beat scene”, inflationary. But as with many things, there is stuff that stands out, one of them being Project: Mooncircle‘s new Σclipse compilation that puts quality over quantity. (Nutriot / São Paulo, Brazil)
Σclipse is a phenomenal collection of material that defines why PMC has become such a prominent label in recent years. (Sound Colour Vibration / US)
Oh that KRTS Eclipse Edit is fire! Will find it’s way into sets. (Daedelus / Ninja Tune, US)
The Daixie track is nice (Dj Shadow / Mo Wax, US)
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes (Deft / UK)
SWEATSON KLANK 'I SHOULDN'T BE HERE (FEAT. ANGO)" REMIX CONTEST BY ABLETON & INDABA MUSIC
We announce this remix contest presented by Ableton and Indaba Music for Take aka Sweatson Klank album release ‘You, Me, Temporary’. The prizes for the winner include a copy of Ableton Live 9, autographed triple vinyl, shirts, bags & more. We are looking forward to hearing your remixes!
COMING SOON: FLAKO "MESEKTET EXTND" 2LP/DIGITAL
One of the most popular releases in 2011, “The Mesektet” by London resident fLako gets the reissue treatment this summer, featuring a quantity of exclusive tracks only to be found on the reissue.
‘The Mesektet’, in ancient egyptian mythology, is one of the two solar boats used by the sun god ‘Ra’ to travel through the cycle of night and day and carry the moon across the sky. It is told that he died every dusk, had to fight the dark forces of the underworld and bring light to the dead souls as he passed through – just to be reborn in the morning. Just like the sun god, uprising producer fLako uses ‘The Mesektet’ to end the cycle of darkness and prepare for his own rebirth, marking the end of an era in his style of production and move forward into new musical directions, which he already started to explore on his ‘Mini Toolbooth EP’. This release includes a collection of previously unreleased or only digitally available works from the time up until 2008.
Release date: June 7th 2013.
Digital album download at Bandcamp
UCON X PROJECT: MOONCIRCLE
Berlin-based clothing brand Ucon met up with Gordon and Robot Koch the other day and during a trip through the city with some nice shots plus a very interesting interview about the daily life of “Powerhouse” Gordon Gieseking. READ MORE! Here’s the Ucon teaser for the new spring/summer collection 2013 (Music by Rumpistol & Red Baron “Silver Lake“ (Floating – Project: Mooncircle, 2012)