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Video: Christoph de Babalon – Wait For Me / Haunting Past [Love Love Records]

Love Love Records present a video combining two tracks from Christoph De Babalon’s forthcoming album for the label, Wait for Me and Haunting Past. Entitled Short Eternities the LP is made up of De Babalon’s engulfing atmospherics just as much as his brutalist drum programming making it a welcome addition to the Love Love catalogue.

The album is available to pre-order here.

Video: Cygnus – Electronic Slave [Central Processing Unit]

To announce their fourth EP from Dallas based Cygnus, Central Processing Unit have just shared a new video created by Sheffield based design agency Human, the same visual collective responsible for their binary derived artwork concept. The video is sound tracked by ‘Electronic Slave’ the closing track on EP Radical User Interfaces, slated for release on 9th October on limited edition vinyl and timed around Cygnus’ supporting slot on Autechre’s forthcoming North American tour.

Video: Mogwai – Helicon 1

Marking the seminal band’s 20th anniversary celebrations director Craig Murray has created this video of one of the Scottish bands many seminal tracks.

“The film you see is made from 100% 35mm stills which I shot off the screen: I used about 100+ rolls which were all individually scanned. All effects you see in the film are physical workings of the negatives (scanner compositing, scratching, liquids etc.).

Given the logistics of shooting everything discreetly and also in the sea, the original footage was all shot on an iPhone and a go-pro, with some addition animation using 35mm.” – Craig Murray

Premier: Ingen & Noiz – Root & Stem (Fausten remix) Video by disco_r.dance

It was just the other month that we helped announce Boris Noiz and Ingen’s collaborative EP for Combat Redcordings – a fierce techno workout which featured a frenetically worked sci-fi edit by Monster X and Stormfield’s side project Fausten (Stormfield also being the man behind the host label). Just recently a label associate from camp disco_r.dance handed them a video to sit alongside the Fausten remix; a visual that riffs of the label’s menacing logo with its form and generally evil presence being abstracted throughout the edit.

Label boss Stormfield had some words to say about the video’s theme to give us some background on the imagery:

“The mask is called a “Hanya”, its a demon mask in Japanese mythology. There’s a famous film called Oni Baba about this. The mask is cursed, it makes people fear the wearer, but price for that power is that it cannot be taken off – to do so permanently damages the user’s face. All very cheery stuff…

The video was done by a longtime collaborator, Dan from Discordance. He listened to the track and just decided to have a go, and it turned out immense! He was also watching a movie “Valhalla Rising” and said it fit the film’s “chapters” perfectly. I haven’t watched the film yet.

I do think it perfectly captures the vibe of the track’s sound: tension, relentless battle-charge, multiple sustained explosions and superstructures collapsing, all happening so rapidly that it feels slow and almost still, rapturous / contemplative.

Huge thanks to Dan for his awesome work!”

Rituals EP is available now on Bandcamp

For more on Discordance’s visual work look back at this 20 minute Dead Fader live set we reported on here.

Video: Poborsk – Gradient Scene [Bedroom Research]

If you’ve read this blog for a while you’ll also be familiar with ICASEA, an always excellent electronic music label with an eye on sound art, design and IDM skewed beats. One of the artists from their roster is Marseille based Poborsk who as well as featuring on many of the label’s compilations has also seen a multitude of solo releases over the years. It’s been a bit of time since we’ve heard from the synthetic computer funk producer so we’re particularly happy to hear that he has a new long player released today. You can listen and download it for free thanks to Bedroom Research (another recommended digital label) on their bandcamp here and check out the lovely video they’ve made to promote it in the player here.

Porborsk on Icasea // Bedroom Research Website

Video: Fragments by RFID’s Ben Gannaway & Will Young Featuring Music By Jake Williams

Anyone who experienced Bloc installed in their Minehead location over the years will have enjoyed experiencing the 3D visuals and sonics of the RFID dome and the true meaning of ‘immersive’. That term does like to be banded around quite a lot but you truly got that feeling inside that dome. The guys behind it, Will Young and Ben Gannaway have a new project afoot, working alongside musician Jake Williams called Fragments they’re premiering today at the iX Symposium in Montreal.

The piece takes on parts of stories told by their subjects relaying stories of emotionally charged experiences, to quote their own information on the project this will give you a better idea about the technology they’ve utilised and how it all works:

“Their work is created synergetically throughout the use of interlinked processes, performance parameters of the visuals are tied to sonic processes and vice versa, often in feedback loops and their work grows out of this interaction creating a truly audio visual performance.

“Much of the visual content is captured using the new Kinect2 sensor which captures a range of information such as depth and infra-red data as well as video. This allows the artists to reconstruct a 3D scene from their recorded footage and creates enormous potential for further manipulation during the performance in Montreal. Whatsmore, their version of the Kinect2 is currently one of only 500 in a limited trial release. Its a brand new api with new hardware which is hugely more sensitive than its predecessor”

FRAGMENTS premiers on 23rd May 2014 at 9pm at the the iX Symposium in Montreal

It will also be performed as part of EM15 (Elektra + Mutek festivals 15th Birthdays) in the Satsophere with a 30 minute performance during the following slots:
28th May 8.30pm – 10.30pm
29th May 8.30pm -10.30pm
30th May 8.30pm – 10.30pm
31st May at 2.30pm – 6.30pm and 8.30pm – 10.30pm
1st June at 2.30pm – 6.30pm

For more information head to:

fragmentsav.com // www.jakeone.co.uk www.rfidome.com em15.ca