Archive for July, 2009

Stories in Books EP – Mathew Leutwyler

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

Stories in Books EP

Mathew kicks of the 2009 releases with his 'Stories In Books EP'. 'Stories In Books' is a collection of four musical short stories who's distinguishing characters meander through a misty landscape of lullabies, dreams, nightmares, and fairy tales.

Mathew uses a field recording device to record sounds in the natural environment and skillfully put them into play. He edits them into percussion and atmospheric sonic elements that breath organic life into his music. Clinking ice cubes, and the panting of sled dogs have been meticulously tweaked into bitcrushed percussives and textures.

"Quality mood building. Modest pace and a mature vibe. Adult contemporary dance music. Great stuff."

"Intensely intimate- lots of contrasting emotions. Leutwyler's "Let it Snow" is one moody night goove, "Music Box" is sensitive to the touch, and "Needle Fits Thread" is dawn-after-party-with-incoming-hangover seedy."

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An On Bast featured on RBMA Podfood

Tuesday, July 28th, 2009

Check out An on the RBMA web site. Check out the featured downloads and full length samples of her latest release 'Calypso'. RBMA #43 PodFood

Inanna

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

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Inanna's novel and atmospheric sound has a melodic sense rare among her knob- twiddling contemporaries. She spares the glitch and tweaking in favor of something a little more organic, immediate, and emotional. While the latter may be a dirty word in electronic music, her latest release, Butterfly, manages to trump any expectations of the tag, subtly giving some class to the concept. Beneath the surface of crystalline, alien textures lies a warm, undeniable human element. She is more interested in capturing passion rather than just simply meticulously slaving over some slick edits.

Her precise, masterful mixing style has earned her quite the reputation for both creativity and raw talent. Her amalgam of heady ambience, minimal techno, jacking house and even breakbeat are sophisticated and surreal, showing an amazing diversity of style that The Freshpage describes as "works of art that need to be displayed in a music vault at an audiophile museum". While her recorded mix sets are most often experiments with found sound and hypnotic, dreamy soundscapes, conversely, her live performances serve up a more high- energy, cutting, late-night warehouse vibe.

As a New England native, Inanna first gained notoriety in the late 90's as one of North America’s premiere Garage/2-Step DJs. Since then she has continued to win accolades within the industry, appearing in such publications as URB, XLR8R, The Boston Globe, Seattle Weekly, Deuce, Undercover, and Gothic Beauty just to name a few. A veteran of events throughout North America, Mexico and Europe, Inanna is at home performing to crowds of forty or four-thousand. Inanna has recently seen the successful launch of her label, La Folia Recordings, who's releases are being played and supported by dj's and artists such as Dominik Euelberg, Jennifer Cardini, Sascha Funke, Shelley Parker, October, Axel Bartsch, Ryan Elliot, Michna, Soda Pop and Soul Designer.

LINKS

www.djinanna.com
www.myspace.com/inanna