Bite : Calle Palma [bsc_064]

“Spanish producer José Barrera (aka Bite) delivers Calle Palma, basic_sounds closing netlabel release. Known for his dark immersive ambient drones Bite delivers a more tranquil, sombre, piano-driven ambient release with hints of nostalgia.

‘1977’ opens this full length album with a sentimental piano composition alluding to feelings of sadness. ‘Odisea’ is a soft ambient track with crackling nature sounds and distant reverberations, giving illusions to floating though space and time. ‘Ensueño’ is a dark gloomy ambient piece incorporating piano and alien-like distant twirling winds. The titled track, ‘Calle Palma’ is a soft tranquil piece with delicate piano melodies, distant bird sounds and soaring ambient waves. ‘Flor de un dia’ is another subtle piano composition that offers a sense of calmness and peace. ‘Agujero negro’ starts off with helicopter sounding winds merged with soft distant shakers, slowly introducing dark ambient intrusions. ‘Espectro visible’ is a spectacularly beautiful piano interlude with light ambience to coast you through. ‘Claroscuro’ is a light uplifting piece designed to arouse your emotions. ‘Fuga’ closes the release with calming piano sentiments. This is one of those albums that touches everyone who’s listened to it – immersive, uplifting, evocative of a variety of things that you can’t quite pinpoint.”

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Format: 9 x File, Album, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, WAVE
Released: 1 Dec 2015
Style: Ambient

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B. Toriyama : Episodes [bsc_063]

“Sendai, Japan based dub producer B. Toriyama delivers Episodes, a four track EP that develops slowly delivering a loose, deep dub sound. Living in the northwest, B. Toriyama is deeply influenced by the beauty of his natural surroundings. Sendai is known for being named ‘The City of Trees’, and the symbolic Hirose River runs directly through the city. B.Toriyama is also known for his releases on Run On Recordings, Edaphon Netlabel, poleporerecords and many others.

Episodes opens with ‘To The North’, a beautifully rhythmic atmospheric dub track with dense warm uplifting shuffling textures. ‘Sultry Dub’ rhythms are lush with expansive, synth-washes and honed padded arrangements designed to lull listeners into his calming, swaggering groove. ‘Cloud’ is a deep immersive dub techno track combined with warm tones and beautiful light washes. ‘Sauce’ closes this gorgeous EP, with another sublime submission of programmed feather-light beats suspended in blissful ambience.”

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Format: 4 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, WAVE
Released: 2 Nov 2015
Style: Dub Techno, Ambient

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Overcast Sound : Commute Vol. 2 [bsc_062]

“German based dub techno producer Michael Pettit delivers yet another brilliant release, Commute Vol. 2 for basic_sounds. Known primarily for his masterful dub works as Overcast Sound, Michael also creates organic piano-driven house melodies as Mikaere. With numerous releases on Silent Season, Thoughtless Music, Rohs Records, Untitled & After, Falk Recordings and Entropy Records, in early 2015, Pettit also started his own niche label Sound And Object.

Commute Vol. 2 is a follow-up to Commute, according to Pettit, the ‘tracks are made to fit the somewhat repetitive daily commute’. The release entails two long format slowed-down dubby tracks that ultimately delivers a calming sauntering relaxed pace, perfect for reflective and meditative states. His organic warm contemplative soundscapes are bound to put your mind at ease.”

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Format: 2 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, FLAC, WAVE
Released: 1 Oct2015
Style: Deep House, Dub Techno, Downtempo

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Co-Op : Neighbours [bsc_059]

“Toronto house producer, Oreste Camarra teams up with singer/songwriter and guitarist Marcus Wong to deliver Neighbours, a fusion of jazz, rock, house and techno. Oreste and Marcus first became friends when they became neighbours two years ago and their love of music spawned their infectious collaboration.

Neighbours evolved from numerous jam sessions taking place over the last 6 months. The opening title track is an uplifting, evolving, organic house track layered with jazzy inflected guitar noodling and combined with a sort of laidback warmth and charm that is bound to put your soul at ease. ‘Oak and Eli’ is a down-tempo slow-burning jam combining electric guitar and sparse organic percussive sounds. Closing the EP is ‘Earlscourt Park’, a playful number that features classic guitar chords, rhythmic organic percussive sounds and sunny feelings.”

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Format: 3 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, WAV
Released: 1 Jul 2015
Style: House, Jazz

aspect. : examples. [bsc_058]

“Portland based producer aspect. (aka Sage Taylor) also known for his releases as Textural Being supplies basic_sounds netlabel with another exceptional deep immersive release. aspect. combines warm and luxurious melodies throughout his arrangements, encapsulating the spirit of the Pacific Northwest.

examples. opens with ‘proof.’, a subtle dense dub techno journey combining layers of ambient textures and distant reverberations. The self-titled release is a slowed-down gurgling dub release whose momentum gathers into a swinging techno stomper. With ‘rele. [laughing.]’, Sage delivers lush melodic arrangements and blissful dub ambience, with delicately driven shuffles comparable to the likes of Thomas Fehlman for his flawless craftsmanship of merging together rich dub techno, ambient and melodious house. ‘sequence. [version.]’, closes this phenomenal release with an uplifting dub-infused groove guided by finely honed studio instincts. Amazing.”

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Format: 4 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, WAV, FLAC
Released: 2 Jun 2015
Style: Dub Techno, Ambient

Erich Schall : Dubcutan [bsc_057]

“German producer Erich Schall returns to basic_sounds with another phenomenal dub-techno output, Dubcutan. His sophisticated dub grooves combined with his mastery of sound delivers a sublime journey into the deepside.

Opening the release is ‘Garagesouldub’, a fuzzed-out, pulsating organic track incorporating alien-like vocal rhythms. Erich Schall effortlessly assembles, a deep steppin’ beautiful soundsphere with his self-titled track ‘Dubcutan’. Wavering chords, subdued distance clangs combined with rich details, shimmer and pull you deep within. ‘Cutandub’ closes this spectacular EP, with a slowed-down swaggering dub number perfect for reclined and immersive listening. Overall, Erich Schall continues to deliver his completely lush and utterly seductive signature chords, combined with flickering rhythms that ultimately take you to cottony dub space.”

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Format: 3 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, WAV, FLAC
Released: 1 May 2015
Style: Dub Techno, Deep House

Mar’yan Kitsenko : Black Flowers [bsc_054]

“Kyiv, Ukraine based sound artist and Energostatic Records netlabel co-founder Mar’yan Kitsenko has been producing music under the moniker Marc Atmost since the early nineties. Since laying that alias to rest in 2012, he returns with two sophisticated dark dubby techno numbers for basic_sounds.

The title track is an eight-minute long journey that begins with sounds of cracking fire that seamlessly morphs into a roaming dub track full of reverberating spanning chords layered with bright chiming tones. ‘Black Flowers’ brilliantly shifts with ease around the six-minute mark into an emotive trance inducing closure. Amazing. ‘Orders Of Magnitude’ is a quirky techno number, controlled with immaculate pulsating deep baselines while incorporating alien-like squawks, modern jazz samples and warm melodies. Overall Mar’yan Kitsenko delivers two masterfully ingenious tracks integrating elements of the unexpected.”

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Format: 2 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, WAV
Released: 2 Feb 2015
Style: Dub Techno, Trance

Mikaere : Ending To Beginning [bsc_049]

“Canadian born, Germany based producer Michael Pettit graces basic_sounds with his third Mikaere release, Ending to Beginning. Previously known as the moniker Chord, Pettit concludes his 3 part EP series with continued uplifting, organic, piano house melodies.

‘A Lit Circle’ opens with dub nuances and tastes of Overcast Sound, Pettit’s other well-established alias. The track effortlessly flows into a rhythmic melodic shaker with warm piano chords incorporating snippets of an older man’s voice. ‘What’s in Your Heart is Now in Your Eyes’ is a gorgeous infectious house track with soulful breezy vocals and gentle chords, overall warming the heart and moving your feet. ‘Me and You’ is a sparse, sentimental, reflective track with mature sophisticated craftsmanship. ‘Soft Lights’ closes the EP on a high note with another melodic soulful piano number combined with organic percussive sounds. Overall uniquely textured giving a classic yet contemporary house feel. Brilliant.”

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Format: 4 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, WAV
Released: 23 Sep 2014
Style: Deep House, Dub Techno

Erich Schall : wandler&absorber [bsc_047]

“German dub ambient producer Erich Schall graces basic_sounds netlabel with his third immersive EP, wandler&absorber. Schall’s textures are dense and warm, incorporating meditative dub rhythms and filtered ambient washes leaving the listener with a foreign, euphoric impression.

The EP opens with ‘Wandler’, a lush expansive ambient journey with organic dub pulses, nocturnal nuances, combined with layered alien spatial effects, ultimately delivering a sublime musical voyage. ‘Absorber’ is a diffused atmospheric track with cloudlike floating synth-waves and dislocated dub structures combined with melodic phrases and rich washes for an overall otherworldly landscape.”

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Format: 2 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, WAV
Released: 2 Jul 2014
Style: Dub Techno, Ambient

J. Butler : So Long, Voyager [bsc_045]

“Pittsburgh based sound artist, J. Butler creates masterful contemporary ambient works with guitar pedals, custom electronics and tape loops. J. Butler has appeared on Futuresequence’s Sequence series and self-released his first debut album Waiting in 2011.

Recorded in 2013, So Long, Voyager opens with ‘Heliosphere’, a beautiful floating euphoric composition with light guitar strings that trickle throughout the work, creating an exuding amount of tranquility and warmth. ‘Persistence’ is a haunting soundscape, with heavy doomful chords, subtle looping bells, combined with unnerving crackling static, alluding to feelings of being in a harbour at night while the sails subtlety flap against their poles. ‘Beginnings’ completes the EP with a delicate soft drifting composition interwoven with rolling guitar waves, and light nuances that will leave you with the kind of listening experience you’ll want to immerse yourself in all over again.

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Format: 3 x File, EP, MP3/320 kbps, WAV
Released: 29 Apr 2014
Style: Ambient, Drone