The five thing. Five more…. again. Again and again and again (and again). Five more, same as last time (and the time before) five more music things, another five? Already? Alright already? You never answered the question, you never do, why is that? Poor what? Who? Where’s did we put the plot? Dive? Five more pieces of earfood? Shall we do it again? Back to back to back being back to the five musical things thing and the fractured music portal yet again (and again and again) and yeah, we did say all this last week and this is a test and the weeks before and blah blah blah while the whole world window and no, we never do and the proof of the pudding and all that proof reading. It doesn’t really matter if it was a television fizzing and going off and things back then when we first heard of the Window going off and things. and like we did ask last time, does anyone bother reading the editorial? Does anyone ever actually look down the rabbit hole or is it all just method acting? Cut to the chase, there’s loads of music further down the page, well five or so pieces of music, cut to the damn chase, who needs an editorial? Who needs any of this? Who needs it, who needs it…
1: PoiL Ueda – New Poil is always always (always!) cause for excitement, you know it will be good, you know you’re going to be challenged, you know you can expected the unedxpected. “Greetings Organ, Dur et Doux just released Dan no ura by PoiL Ueda, Here’s what they say about it: “Hell Low, We are pleased to share a first demo of our coming project with Junko Ueda. Be patient, an album will follow in 2022. PoiL Ueda is a meeting and a musical creation between PoiL + Benoit Lecomte (bassist of the band Ni, PinioL) and the Japanese traditional music singer / satsuma-biwa player Junko Ueda. The theme of the creation is around the Japanese epic story ‘Heike-Monogatari’ from the13th century. Hope you’ll like it and hope we’ll manage to finally play it live many times! PoiL” – Find it on their Bandcamp page
2: ECHT! – “an instrumental, futuristic four-piece inspired by the concepts absorbed in electronic music and musical production. Taking inspiration from artists including Jonwayne, DJ Rashad, Deantoni Parks, J Dilla, Dorian Concept and Aphex Twin, ECHT! combine electro, hip-hop, trap, funk and futuristic jazz, resulting in a distinct and unique sound”.
On the 24th September, ECHT! are set to release their highly anticipated debut album ‘INWANE’ via the groove-obsessed, Gent-based label Sdban Ultra. Releasing their debut EP ‘DOUF’ in 2019, the Brussels quartet has not stopped working, recently releasing three sublime live studio sessions titled the BREWmixes which received support from tastemakers including LEFTO, Worldwide FM and Belgian national radio station Studio Brussel (StuBru).
Echt means ‘vrai de vrai’ – ‘true’ or ‘real’ in brusseleir (Brabantian dialect of Brussels). The name is a direct reference to the fact that their sound transmission is ‘real’, performed with conventional musical instruments as oppose to computer music which the production might suggest. It also relates to the fact that none of the members of the band are originally from Brussels – bassist Federico Pecoraro is from Italy, keyboardist Dorian Dumont is from France and drummer Martin Méreau and guitarist Florent Jeunieaux are both from the Mons region on Belgium.
“For our first album, we wanted to go into deeper beats. We were listening a lot to trap, gritty hip-hop & bass music, and we tried to emulate those kinds of beats on our instruments. The darkish mood of those music genres was fitting for us with this strangest year of 2020. But we also wanted to give a contrast with some brighter parts, where the human feeling is more present. This duality continued in the mixing process by pushing or destroying some sounds, adding electronic textures & effects, but also keeping some sounds really acoustic & organic. The result is for us a mature album: the feeling of electronic music emulated on instruments is confirmed but the human vibe stays central.”
To celebrate the album announcement, ECHT! are pleased to share ‘500 gr.’ (released 18.06) – the first single to be taken for the album. “500gr. is a low, heavy trap with the added value that it’s played by real instrumentalists on real instruments. On top of this typical trap beat, harmony & melody will take you further, into a strange & hypnotic atmosphere. We recorded the brass section in a church so we get this real warm impact plus a natural generous reverb.”
3: La Luz – Los Angeles’ La Luz return today with their new single, “In the Country”, the group’s first new material since the release of Floating Features, their acclaimed album of 2018.
hana Cleveland, the band’s frontperson, offers this on the themes behind the song: “I moved to the country a few years ago after living in cities for most of my life. Being out in the middle of nowhere makes it easy to imagine how it would be possible to leave society all together. I love how in this track some of the most unnatural elements of the arrangement (synthesizers, fuzz, effects) create an atmosphere around the instruments that ends up feeling very natural – I can hear bugs buzzing around and bird sounds in different directions.”
4: Cult of Dom Keller have had a track mixed by Liars, quite where The Cult end and those Lairs start is not that clear, the finger print of both fine parties is there. “Prolific Australian-American experimental band Liars remix Cult of Dom Keller’s ‘Run From The Gullskinns’, originally lifted from the latter’s new album ‘They Carried The Dead In A U.F.O.’ out now on Fuzz Club”
5: Pole – and on we go, thanklessly sharing these things in an oh so caring and sharing kind of way, some new Pole. “Pole (aka Stefan Betke) has shared ‘Rost’, a brand new track and the first to be shared from Tanzboden, a 2-track 12” due out on Mute on 13 August 2021 on vinyl and digitally”.
“The new track originates from a series of loops created during the recording sessions for his first new album for Mute in over 15 years, Fading, which was released in November 2020. Fading was about loss of memory and how memory disappears over the years as we grow older, and these loops were discovered when Betke had returned to the original recordings. He explains, “I began working in my Berlin Studio, doing research and listening to the single recording sessions of Fading to remember what I did exactly and to find out what I think about the recording months after finishing it.”
Stefan Betke continues, “Tanzboden is an old fashioned word for a dancefloor constructed during the harvest time, mostly outdoors, and Rost is the German word for rust which is an interesting connection to Tanzboden. If the dancefloor is not really used for a long time anymore it starts to rust, and as the screws and metal plates which are holding the wooden parts together disappear slowly over the years, so does the Tanzboden itself.”
The two tracks both link back to Fading and at the same time mark the beginning of new recordings. “Listening to them with a new album in mind, I liked them even better!”
oh, and did we mention this? Dare we? Saturation opened on-line at 7pm on Tuesday June 22nd, that’s last night, the most recent in the now what appears to be a monthly series of Cultivate on-line art shows hosted via these pages of Organ magazine website at www.organthing.com. Find the work of 37 invited artists from all over the globe, the link will take you there. – welll you need something to look at whilel you listen to all this music.
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And while we’re here, Flying Luttenbachers covering Magma from a few years back, what more could you possibly need today? Well we did post some new Luttenbachers yesterday…. ORGAN THING: “Brutal prog is back”, taste a first track from the new Flying Luttenbachers album Negative Infinity here…