“Spirare, latin root of the spanish words for breathe, exhale, inhale, sigh, perspire, expire, spirit.
We are all beings that breathe the same air, invisible and intangible, the breath is what keeps us alive at all times. Our moods varies like the wind, but all they are expressions of our inner self, the language of the air. Spirare is our special final compilation to celebrate the music, the meetings and the end of Breathe as netlabel.”
“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.”
“Here it is, the first official release by Minute Of Arc: Grit EP. Originally not a MOA project, but it defined the creative process of everything that I have recorded under the MOA moniker ever since. Now you might ask yourself: ‘Where is all this music you have recorded ever since?’. Good question. It hasn’t been released, yet. I have been saving/hoarding those tracks for the right moment and format. Turns out I am not patient enough to wait for that, albums and EP’s are stacking up as it is, and I want the world to hear them.
These tracks first popped up on my Soundcloud back in early 2014. The ‘UK Rude Bwoii Cut’ of the title track was actually suggested by someone in the comments, I thought that was a great idea and followed through. ‘Stimuli’ and ‘K-complex’ are the result of a mindset that helped shape the Minute Of Arc sound: do what feels right. This often means that these songs are hard to pigeonhole into a genre, but do have a unique flavor to them.
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“Fingerflood is an electronic music project born as a part of the many musical extensions of Gaetano Fontanazza. What we have in this debut release named Beats and Stabs and Kick in Four is the strong intent to basically dive into the fat obscure electronic moods of dub techno, somehow near to the Berlin scene if you like.
The release has an ideal split in the middle of its playlist, switching from dub techno to more dub bass idm-oriented tracks. Songs flow of course but rather than a continous stream of consciousness they almost seem to have a kind of ideal structure of arranged, or deranged pieces of music.
The feel of ‘opera prima’ is clear here. The title itself winks at the well known Propellerhead album of the nineties, which was an experimental sound lab in its way.”