Occur : Syrup [OCR2]

Syrup is the third official Occur release, and the band’s full-length debut. Clocking in at just over seventy minutes, Syrup siphons out a colorful array of sound-play from a surprisingly minimal hardware setup. Improvised live, with no overdubs, on two analog monosynths, one analog polysynth and two analog drum machines, the recording sessions were subsequently finalized with one last coat of paint via software post-processing. Despite Dropper being released as OCR2, Syrup was in fact recorded directly after Drum, chronologically.

Sonically, Syrup shows Occur in a lethargic, almost drunken and drugged mode, with notable references to screwed-and-chopped hip hop, smoked out dub techno and psychedelic synthesizer jaunts that hang like discreet curtains in one moment, and fall down a flight of Berlin-school stairs in the next. Syrup is often a thick, foggy experience, wading through gelatinous oceans marked only by irradiated meteors crashing into the melting waves. Evident are the band’s influences things like Autechre’s Amber and Oversteps albums, Cylob’s Cylobian Sunset, early Deepchord 12″s and platEAU.”

Release page (Bandcamp)

Format: 6 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 13 Feb 2018
Style: IDM, Ambient

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Orson Throb : Veditabba [BC64]

“After literally years of waiting, mastering, remixing and more waiting, we’re honored to present Orson Throb‘s ambient dub excursion Veditabba. The title, which means ‘experience’ in Buddhism (as nearly as we can gather), feels appropriate for what amounts to six meditations on a singular approach: Chords, filters, FX and field recordings, all with a pulse, but not always with actual drums providing rhythm. Similar in tone and mood to our previous releases with Mon0, Substak, Melotone and Textural Being, but altogether a more restrained work, Veditabba provides sonic imagery of a vibrant landscape, filled with sunshowers that gently blanket across green vistas of wild nature. Each track, a consideration and transformation of the last, until we’re left with a single wavering tone – a final stroke of the brush, one last thing to say. Orson Throb has a beautiful way with his sound design and sense of placement in a composition – one can never tell if he’s letting the reins go while the delays and filters oscillate on their own, or if every curl of a sound, every syllable of these psychedelic tapestries is deliberate and decided. Veditabba is a perfect work of warmth and introspection for us at Recycled Plastics, as we’re currently in the Winter season, surrounded by snow in our valley, and we hope you enjoy it just as much.

As an additional encore for Veditabba, we’ve included a nine-minute remix by Coppice Halifax, who Orson Throb remixed extensively for his epic Verdant Compost remix project. Here, Coppice Halifax returns the favor by creating a 7-track nearly 80 minute remix album to accompany Veditabba. This full bonus album is available as a second CD-R, packaged separate from (but sold with) the limited edition physical release of Veditabba (in a very limited edition of 10 copies!). The digital download also comes with additional photographs and an alternative cover, from Orson Throb himself.”

Release page (Bandcamp)

Format: 7 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 24 Jan 2018
Style: Dub Techno, Ambient

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Mustatunturi : Giehkirnjarga [BC58]

Mustatunturi is a mysterious artist who hails from Russia, and has been producing music for a very long time – this is nearly all we know. He informed us of his being inspired by living in the Far North, snow, ice and the polar lights of the Rybachy Peninsula, from which the title of this work is derived. Sometimes, however, as many other RP releases have proven, knowing less about the artist and their intentions only serves to place the focus completely on the music. So, on BC58, what do we hear?

Deep, dimly lit soundfields that seem to recall minimal electronic works from Robert Hood, Plastikman and certain Chain Reaction wax. Driving grooves anchor a glistening, lonely city filled with silhouettes of industrial structures and streetlamps that only seem to illuminate the lazily falling slanted rain and detritus. There is a cold distance at play here, between artist and listener – a deliberate wall, beyond which sits a void that longs for human touch but never quite knows how to accomplish it.

Many elements of Giehkirnjarga are classic drum machine and synthesizer sounds from all eras of techno records, and in this way, the album feels as if it is not quite modern, but a recently unearthed archival recording from twenty years ago. A perfect passenger for night drives and oily neon sign-lit bar windows, leather seats and voyeuristic Polaroids…longing and self-imposed exile.”

Release page (Bandcamp)

Format: 8 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 29 Aug 2017
Style: IDM, Minimal, Techno, Ambient

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Tom Rimshot : Tom Rimshot Plays The QY70 [BC54]

Tom Rimshot is a new face at Recycled Plastics. He specializes in making dedicated tracks for both dancefloor and deep listening purposes, but when he’s not turning the Yamaha QY70 into rhythmic quicksand, you can call him Brian.”

Release page (Bandcamp)

Format: 5 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 18 Nov 2016
Style: IDM, Minimal, Deep House

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Screener36 : Le Jour Se Lève [BC52]

Screener36 is a talented man named Victor, who resides in France and makes blippy squeaky trax that tickle our lobes and move our feet too. Spacious, funky, clean – Screener36’s debut for RP brings to mind lots of lovely things, like Amber-era AE, CiM, Bochum Welt and even a little early Metamatics. Whatever your preference, you’re sure to enjoy the catchy melodies, warm basslines and positively lush pads. A nice apertif for summer nights, supported by a very special Coppice Halifax remix and three more bonus trax on the CD-R!”

Release page (Bandcamp)

Format: 8 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 11 Sep 2016
Style: Electro, Synthpop, IDM

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Coppice Halifax : Antauen [BC46]

“Sometimes, music makes itself, or at least it seems to. Antauen began with inspiration striking Argentinian producer Matias Bagato (aka Orson Throb, and one of the minds behind Temiong Recordings) to remix the Coppice Halifax track ‘Antu’ from Radians (RP4). This mix was simply too good to let it fall by the wayside, so within a week of hearing it, we drafted the help of French producer Zwei Kreise (previously known as Axs) to fill out what would be a spontaneous single. Coppice Halifax went back to the source sounds for ‘Antu’ as well, bringing into existence ANTAUEN, a heavy new track that slices through the original audio with a white-hot laser, ready to storm the decks. Once the leading single and the supporting mixes were laid out, tangents began to manifest, and both Zwei Kreise and Coppice Halifax went even deeper into ‘Antu’ to excavate three more mixes: ZK’s being a low-res nod to vintage game soundtracking, and CH’s being a 40-minute drone-techno monolith with a washed out reprise. These experimental extras are only available as bonus tracks on the CD-R version of Antauen, which fully adds up to 71 minutes of new sound for your ears to process. Grab BC46 and thaw yourself out in deep space today.”

Release page (Bandcamp)

Format: 4 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC, AIFF, WAVE
Released: 19 Oct 2015
Style: Techno, Dub Techno

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101 : (Para)Normal Life [BC44]

101, perhaps more well known by his dub techno alias Giriu Dvasios, has been a quiet but potent source of solidly crafted braindance in the last few years. Having released three previous 101 albums (they’re all fantastic) at his own Cold Tear imprint across the sea, RP gave him the secret handshake that allowed us to import this fantastic hardware funk jam to you dear people. What follows is a tightly produced record filled with many of the classic staples of the bedroom techno scene – vintage drum machines, acid lines with added squelch, firm basslines ready for your bins. Nothing unexpected, but that’s exactly what’s to be expected here at RP. Of course, the most defining element of 101’s work is his ear for melody, and you’ll find plenty here!”

Release page (Bandcamp)

Format: 8 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, ALAC
Released: 31 Aug 2015
Style: Acid, Electro, Deep House, IDM

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