Lay Llamas and Benoit Pioulard

benoitpiolard7inchThe Italian label Backwards is among my favourite labels since they started to release records in 2012. Control Unit and Wakinyan both delivered great albums that year through the label. Mirt is another personal favourite artist related to Backwards and the Fabrio Orsi album Endless Autumn is equally amazing… too bad it is only available on cd. And… also check out the Father Murphy 10″ while you dig into this…

Anyway… recently Backwards released some new records which are truly nice… One of them is the re-issue of the first Lay Llamas album… released on 2012 on tape. This album is the perfect record for this summer… trippy and spacey tunes that never over the edge psychedelic… it is quite relaxing music which works well while hiding in the shadows on a hot day… think some sort of Sun Ra Arkestra but not jazzy… if this makes any sense…

The other record is also a sort of re-issue… as the two songs on the Benoit Pioulard 7 inch are basically from 2000-2001. So from even before his debut release. For this new release the tracks are re-recorded. These two tracks are both typical for the artist as well as a great introduction to his work… The A side is dreamy song… a bit in between indie-pop and experimental folk while the B side is an ambient soundscape… very tranquil and soothing… and these two “styles” are basically which Benoit Pioulard works around in his music today…

A few copies of both records are available at the ET webshop… already available at the discogs shop and soon also through the new ET website/webshop…

Here is the B side of the Benoit Pioulard 7 inch…

And here is one piece by Lay Llamas…

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dj M. – Lesson#65

A new mixtape/dj set is online… recorded as part of the Radio Resistencia show for Intergalactic FM for June (2016)…

This mix features some contemporary folklore sounds as well as ambient/drone pieces but also post-industrial/ritual music… a dark trip for your ears only…

Osty

Osty is a project coming from the same Polish electronic music collective as Marburg and FOQL… their music is a strange mix of techno, ambient, acid, industrial and trance…

The project is featured on the new Gooiland Elektro compilation “Noblesse Oblige”… next to the track on “Noblesse Oblige” they released their debut cassette recently… here is a video of one of the tracks from that tape…

By the way Osty is the Polish word for the Dutch “distel”… so two project I have released on ET carry the same name…

Owlbites live at Kapitaal, Utrecht

owlbitesThis thursday 21st of April there is the monthly mini event at Kapitaal at which Radio Resistencia is recorded for Intergalactic FM and Concertzender… live on stage will be Owlbites from Utrecht…

Owlbites is an experimental new wave project… although one side of the project is more ambient orientated there is also the more new wave side of things… think (early) Tuxedomoon for example to get an impression… and this thursday we will be treated  with this…

The doors open at 20.00 hour and entrance is free as always… and here is a piece by Owlbites to get in the mood…

dj M. – Lesson#63

Here is the mix(tape / dj set I did for the Radio Resistencia session for April (episode 63)… it is dark trip built spiritual, occult and ritual music… blending psychedelic, modern classical, experimental, ambient and (post-) industrial stuff…

Vrystaete update

Vry05_V1Next to the already announced Gooiland Elektro compilation and the Neugeborene Nachtmusik 7 inch a new Vrystaete release is in production…

This 5th release on Vrystaete is by Neurobit… a name not unknown to people who follow ET activities… Neurobit has been present on ET ever since the “Kamp Holland” compilation LP… the same musician also operates under the alias of Former Descent… also know from various appearances on ET…

Anyway Neurobit is back… while his previous Petit Enfant 7 inch was rather electronic orientated minimal music… a bit reminiscent of Terry Riley in a way… sort of chip tune drones… this new record is much more organic sounding… tranquil and relaxed ambient/drone sort of music… invoking temple and rainforest like atmospheres… and more Philip Glass and Steve Reich like as Riley… to stick to references in the minimal music world…

The record is expected at the end of March and will come with a nice art print…

Here is a full track preview…