“Based in Girona, Spain, and with a musical background orbiting around jazz, funk, groove and ska, Ramacod (Ramon Macià) has created a mental musical salad that he tries to explore and exploit in every release. His productions are heavily based on a cut-n-paste, microsampling technique, always pursuing that magical moment when apparently diverse an unconnected sound samples earn a new life when put together, and the music that emerges becomes more than the sum of its parts. Fang (‘mud’ in catalan) is an attempt to go back to the signature sounds that are on the base of his musical taste, work with them, massage and mold them until they become the dough for a new bread. This project has also taken a new dimension with the remixes of three fabulous sample manglers like Flat Nandez, Oowt and Nigel Perera.”
“Demas (Thomas Bäz, Berlin) contributes generously and continuously to the electronic music scene since many years. He is the man behind Klangscheiben and a myriad of projects. Master of microsampling and extroverted composer, he has a clearly recognisable imprint, achieved by meticulous research and a developed instinct for abstract forms.
Wally Vallee, inspired by a trip thru Europe, in this occasion; he did field recordings in the Valais canton. Once back home, he started the composition process, and recorded the EP.
The project is also European: mod303 is the musical brainchild of two Parisian producers (and real-life brothers) Jeremy and Nicolas Carrasco, the laboratory of Ramacod (Ramon Macià) is based in Spain, mastering was done by Tobias Lorsbach in Germany, artwork by Jonathan Mangelinckx in Bruxelles and Wondermachine is based in Zurich.”
“There are sometimes exceptions, Adriano Mirabile makes here one, and explores new territories, headfirst, proving that he can feel at home also breaking the schemes. This was the homework. The limitations make the music, and in this case, avoiding the standards was the exercise. Preparing the material for Wondermachine has been a long process; the scope of the project has also evolved during its realisation. The result is a blend of acoustic, electronics, jazz, ambient and dancefloor funk.
Guests, remixers, mastering engineer, graphic designer know each other since years, so it is also a kind of family affair.”
“Revy awakens with an array of cryptic feelings and atmospheres in this eclectic package of uniquely textured sound spaces, emotional synthesis, and off kilter rhythms. Without much regard for genre trends, these multi-faceted works run the gamut of Revy’s experimental palette, ranging from deep and spacey broken beat grooves to bleep laden chaos. John Foley and Ingemar Stalholm join the fray with their best efforts to further probe and massage your synapses with their own blends of thought provoking minimalism.”
“Jarz is back! It is a pleasure for us to present you the second release of Jarz on Wondermachine.
Care to detail, disregard of rules, soulful harmonies, field recordings, warm organic backgrounds and unpredictable melodies – the music of Jarz is made of Little Things.
Shunsuke Akimoto, our man in Tokyo, contributes with two personal reinterpretations. The third remix comes from Andres Marcos.”
“Serafin EP has a special meaning to me. This EP is dedicated to my son Serafin, and contains the tracks that gave me the idea to start Wondermachine.
This release is personal and goes thru the paths I followed in music. It is the connecting bridge between electronic and instrumental approaches, strongly influenced by jazz and improvised forms of music.
The track Serafin features Sandro Mariotti on soprano saxophone. I play all other instrumental parts on this EP. Fabio Papa, my trusted remixer, contributes with his reinterpretation of Les Contes Du Marché with a delicate dub touch.”
“Mizgir invites you to his secret garden. The music on this EP is universal, intriguing, and romantic. Following its own rules, the approach of Mizgir is soulful, organic, integrating instrumental parts played live as well as improvisational elements. Classical, ethnic, jazz, electronics and silence are the main influences in this open concept.
The track ‘Starostin’ features Sergei Starostin playing rozhok from ‘Shymel Kamish’ and the track ‘Esenin’ features vocal cuts from Sergei Starostin song ‘Devki’.
Arctic Sunrise Intro and Arctic Sunrise are tribute tracks for the crew of Arctic Sunrise, imprisoned in Murmansk – Russia.”
“Paris is also called Paname, mod2&nino are deeply influenced by this city and its suburbs. The music has definitely the French touch: refined, sophisticated and developing in elegant structures. Jazz elements with a minimal approach characterize the music of this brilliant duo, and the result are very contemporary tracks with a strong personal identity. mod2&nino play with spaces, tension and release, the music is intense but breathes. This release features inspired remixes by Storlon, Three Angles and Andres Marcos, evidencing other aspects of the original material.”
“This episode of the Wondermachine adventures take us to Tokyo. The music of Shunsuke Akimoto is surprising and unpredictable. Techno is the playground where Shunsuke experiments with spooky sounds and a myriad of different influences. Alma EP features very inspired remixes by Florist and Marteaux.”
“The music of Jarz (aka Gino Maduro) is warm and tells stories. He has a natural talent for sound design, and brilliantly combines atmospheres with glitch, experimental sounds and jazz elements. He is a out of the box thinking artist with a strong emotional approach. The result is a subtle, very personal sound, with an incredible care for detail.
Revy and Fabio Papa did their best, and bring us radiant interpretations, completing the release with two outstanding remixes.”