3 Track 12 from new but not new artist Anno Stamm. An alias of Berlin producer Lars Stöwe aka Anstam who has been one of our favourite producers around All City towers these last few years. Original with a capital O, Anno Stamm is allowing him to fiddle about in the undergrowth even further. Raw and twisted, dark with a dash of colour and heavy with the drums. 3 tracks in all, and those of a certain vintage should be able to spot the sample on lead track “I Still have the Photographs”. As always for those to whom such things matters – theres the usual full colour shrink-wrapped artwork with a download code.
**Vinyl Only** Following on from Austin Peralta and Ras G, we’re up to the penultimate record in this small series, heading eastwards where the nomadic, industrious Machinedrum applies his spur of the moment style to the 1979 Sun Ra classic – Door of the Cosmos. A slightly different take from the previous two, but equally as experimental in its own right, his trademark frenetic psychedelic high speed beats are at work here for a truly unique interpretation of one of Sun Ra’s most recognisable works. All the covers come with bespoke cover art via Stephen Serrato and photographer Simon Wald-Lasowski and this looks like their best yet.
Second 45 on the label from Om Unit this time it’s a LDN x LA excursion with the industrious UK producer taking on 2 tracks from our LA series of ten inches. Starting off down in Venice its Daedelus‘s “Vous Etes Stereo” from LA Series #6 that gets sci-flipped into some Ridley Scott-esque territory and on the flip side we go uptown Hollywood stylin with Sa Ra’s Om’Mas Keith’s vocal from the final ten of the series – number 11 – getting a reworking with bass heavy vibes on “Girls A Player”.
As ever full cover art from and comes with download code.
Next release is the second part of the Views of Saturn series – Sun Ra interpretation on one side backed with the original on the flip. Vinyl only with bespoke art from Stephen Serrato..
Again we go back to Cali and this time Austin Peralta steps to the plate for this one with help from Strangeloop, Earnest Blount & Michael Foster for a version of “Space Loneliness # 2″..you can check a little sample of it here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-V9ccIUs_k.
Out on 12 from May 7th.
**Vinyl Only** Going back to Cali for volume two in our series of Sun Ra interpretations. Austin Peralta gives us his take on Space Loneliness # 2 with the original on the flipside. An incredibly original and expansive interpretation, it’s a worthy follow up to the first volume from Ras_G. The original version has yet to be reissued on vinyl so one for both the collectors and the curious. Like the last one, bespoke cover art comes via Stephen Serrato.
4 track instrumental 12 inch from L.A based via Portland producer Devonwho. Sun drenched synths and G funk vibes are the order of the day here. “Strangebrew” and “Sleet” zip along with their low-slung bass and melodic purple keys while on the flip “Cactus” takes the pace down a bit. Slow jamz with a fast feel, these three rolling 4-4 workouts are rounded off with a fresh rework of the title track from fellow West Coast funakateer – Bay Areas B Bravo
Full cover art & and download code included.