New EP drops Tuesday, June 29, 2010 on 1320 Records www.1320records.com
Nalepa:Flatlands | Flatlands:Remixes | Flatlands:Videos
Available now on 1320 Records: http://1320records.com
Flatlands combines deep dub bass, glitchy breaks, bioacoustic atmospheres and beautiful sinewave melodies into Nalepa's patented brand of ambient glitch dub. The closing song Lullaby features the gorgeous keyboard playing of pipe organ superstar Christoph Bull, PhD http://www.christophbull.com/ . Christoph visited the Dub Shack one evening while Nalepa was hanging microphones in the trees in his backyard in order to record the neighborhood birds... the result: an ambient masterpiece in C#.
Flatlands:Remixes is a collection of reinterpretations from a diverse crew of rising star sonic visionaries. The album includes Monday (The Glitch Mob Remix), voted #2 in XLR8R Best Mp3s of 2008, along with remixes from Slidecamp, David Last, RD, Bluetech, RND, Nosaj Thing, Ruxpin, [a]pendics.shuffle, Deru, Aerostatic, Rena Jones, Kero, Heyoka and Kraddy.
Flatlands:Videos features a collection of stunning, groundbreaking videos by an all-star cast of luminaries including Benton-C Bainbridge & David Last, Thomas Williams, Brian Ziffer, Brian Kane, Johnny Dekam, Christina McPhee, Arrow One, psyborg & prophei, Andrea Slavik & Andrew Lochhead, and Todd Thille.
Flatlands comes with a digital booklet of elegant album art and design by Greg Foley, creative director of Visionaire http://www.visionaireworld.com .
Both albums were mastered by Shawn Hatfield (Twerk) of Audible Odditties http://audibleoddities.com/ who masterfully sculpted a wide range of musical styles into a coherent whole.
The talented Bill Burgess http://www.myspace.com/billburgess mixed 5.1 versions of the songs, which will be included on the 5.1 DVD + double vinyl limited edition physical release later this year.
6) 4th of July
9) Rhodes Racer
10) Lullaby (featuring Christoph Bull http://www.christophbull.com/)
1) 4th of July (Slidecamp Remix) www.myspace.com/slidecamp
2) Flatlands (David Last Remix) www.myspace.com/davidlast
3) Durian (RD Remix) www.myspace.com/rd
4) SunriseSunset (Bluetech Remix) www.myspace.com/iambluetech
5) 4th of July (RND Remix) www.myspace.com/rndcrw
6) Flatlands (Nosaj Thing Remix) www.myspace.com/nosajthing
7) Monday (The Glitch Mob Remix) www.myspace.com/theglitchmob
8) Phenomenology (Ruxpin Remix) www.myspace.com/jonasruxpin
9) Fresh (apendics.shuffle Remix) www.myspace.com/eightfrozenmodules
10) 4th of July (Deru Remix) www.myspace.com/iamderu
11) Lighter (Aerostatic Remix) www.myspace.com/aerostaticmusic
12) Rhodes Racer (Rena Jones Remix) www.myspace.com/rena
13) Nalepa Theme Song (Kero Flatlands Megamix) www.myspace.com/kero
14) 4th of July (Heyoka Remix) www.myspace.com/andreism
15) Lullaby (Kraddy Remix) www.myspace.com/kraddy
1) Flatlands - Video by Benton-C Bainbridge & David Last http://benton-c.com , http://davidlast.net/
2) Durian - Video by Thomas Williams http://diatom.tv/
3) Lighter - Video by Brian Ziffer http://www.naoism.com/
4) Monday - Video by Brian Kane http://www.briankane.net/
5) 4th of July - Video by Johnny Dekam http://bejohnny.com/
6) Rhodes Racer - Video by Christina McPhee www.christinamcphee.net/
7) SunriseSunset - Video by Arrow One http://www.myspace.com/arrowone
8) Lullaby - psyborg & prophei http://www.myspace.com/psyborg
9) Nalepa Theme Song (Kero Flatlands Megamix) - Video by Andrea Slavik & Andrew Lochhead http://www.djkero.com/
10) Lullaby (Kraddy Remix) - Video by Todd Thille http://synesthete.com/
1320 artist Nalepa follows up his acclaimed Flatlands triple-album debut with the “Sunflowers” EP. The brand-new title track proves classic Nalepa with its mix of lush, cinematic ambience and unexpected rhythm: here, infectious bell melodies and elegant cello do battle with glitchy beats and fat, almost ‘80s synth lines. For the “Sunflowers” remixes, however, Nalepa went back to school. As a professor of Music Technology at Chapman University in addition to being a purveyor of fine electronica, Nalepa teaches his students the entire process of becoming an electronic music artist. The results have proven to transcend academia, however: influential BBC Radio1 DJ Mary Anne Hobbs even dedicated a segment of her show to Nalepa’s class, playing several of the students’ standout tracks on her show. Nalepa reached out to those students - Virtual Boy, FuzZ and St. Andrew - to remix “Sunflowers,” and they brought the heat: taking the track to the dancefloor, they hotwired the groove with powerful dubstep and electro elements but left its brain intact. The “Sunflowers” remixes proved so impressive, 1320 chose to release EPs of original material from Virtual Boy, FuzZ and St. Andrew, which all drop simultaneously on the same day as Nalepa’s EP. Rounding out “Sunflowers” is another incredible remix that splits the difference between banging and fascinating, courtesy of beloved San Francisco producer and longtime Nalepa homey Salva (you might’ve heard him guesting memorably on “We Break Bones” from Nalepa’s dubstep project Bass Science). With album art by Visionaire creative director Greg Foley (who also provided the haunting images adorning Flatlands), “Sunflowers” proves yet another distinctive Nalepa experience for all the senses – electronic soup for the soul, and the body, too…
A portable record player with over 100 minutes of sound on 5 12” vinyl record picture discs and 2 CDs
Visionaire 53. SOUND will consist of five 12-inch vinyl records, imprinted with images (picture discs), containing approximately 100 minutes of sound content featuring audio experiments, unreleased songs, samples, and spoken word pieces. The 5 records are packaged inside a domed case that also houses a custom-made MINI Clubman “Vinyl Killer” Record Player: a battery-operated toy car containing speakers and a needle. As the little car drives along the record’s groove, it plays each track, acting as a fully portable record player and sound system. The issue also includes 2 CD’s with all the sound content, and a booklet of credits and instructions. Sound is a limited edition of 4,000 numbered copies and retails for a starting price of $250. However SOUND is included in a standard subscription to Visionaire at no additional cost.
Musicians David Byrne, U2, Michael Stipe, Courtney Love, Laurie Anderson, Cat Power, Adrock, Lee Ranaldo, Antony & the Johnsons, Thurston Moore & Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth), Malcolm McLaren, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Sylvian, Andrew WK, Danger Mouse; Artists Yoko Ono, Cerith Wyn Evans, Helmut Lang, Christian Marclay, Doug Aitken, Robert Wilson, Gary Hill, Sylvie Fleury, Vito Acconci, Mariko Mori, Carl Michael Von Hausswolff; Bands The Knife, Littl’ans, Unkle, Animal Collective, SunnO))), Gang Gang Dance; DJ’s Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky), miss kittin, Trevor Jackson, Towa Tei, Nigo, Hiroshi Fujiwara; Fashion designers Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Stefano Pilati; and many more...including Nalepa.
devil in the detail is the latest downtempo breaks and bass compilation from interchill records. with a heavy dose of chunk, crunch and glitched out textures, this album presents a diverse range of idm-inspired tunes from producers in the us, uk, holland, switzerland and israel.
compiled by uk-based label dj/webmaster/graphic designer nick edell, this fresh collection of tracks opens a new horizon in the interchill multiverse with a focus on clear minimalism and hyper-refined sounds. emphasizing the growing glitch scene emerging on the west coast of north america, devil in the detail brings together a complimentary selection of tunes from this intriguing musical aesthetic. from the delicate and atmospheric spaces of faction, tripglitch (aka tripswitch) and legiac to the rumbling bass and beats of gaudi, tipper, ooah and vibesquad, the compilation is all about the detail - leaving much to the imagination while revealing the fact that there’s more to the psychedelic world of downtempo electronica than first meets the eye.
Water Music Remix EP
Available exclusively on the iTunes Music Store
Release Date: Jun 12, 2007
Total Songs: 8
(C) 2007 Newport Classic
Newport Classic presents 'Water Music Remix', an EP featuring reinterpretations of Handel's most famous work by eight rising stars of the international electronic music scene. Released this week as an iTunes exclusive, it is available for download for $5.99 featuring over 45 minutes of music from RD, Marsen Jules, Nalepa, RaNDom, Aerostatic, David Last, Rena Jones and Kraddy. The project was developed in conjunction with a live audiovisual event in Newport, RI during Tall Ships weekend as part of the Newport Music Festival.
RD, whose star is fast on the rise thanks to his super tight live sets and quality releases on both Andrea Parker's Touchin' Bass label and his own Designed Disorder imprint, leads off the album with eight and a half minutes of blissed-out downtempo on 'Music for the Royal Pyrotechnics', a reinterpretation of Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks which is often paired together with Water Music in recordings.
Dortmund, Germany-based artist Marsen Jules, a master of orchestral ambient whose recent full-length on City Centre Offices received massive critical acclaim, delivers the beautifully lush and mesmerizing 'Bourèe from Water Music'.
LA-based electronic musician and mad scientist collector Nalepa (Native State Records) runs Handel's masterpiece through his patented ambient glitch dub technology spitting out the dreamy, romantic 'Suite in F (Ambient Glitch Refix)'.
RaNDom, an Italian dub scientist based in Tokyo, drops devastating bass over tight, deep beats and mind-bending psychedelic effects in his epic take on Handel 'Water Music in Dub'.
Brooklyn-based Aerostatic's piece 'Diffraction: Light Through Water' illustrates the hybrid style of Terry Golob and Michele Darling (composer for Sesame Street), combining atmospheric landscapes with downtempo microbeats and subtle, sophisticated, hallucinatory effects.
David Last, who earned heaps of praise from pivotal cultural gatekeepers Pitchfork Media when they declared his debut album 'the best record yet' from the respected Agriculture label, demonstrates his impressive range with his cinematic re-orchestration 'Water Music (Electroacoustic Remap)'.
Cellist, violinist and electronic music producer extraordinaire Rena Jones unfurls the gorgeous 'Adagio e Staccato in Binary', a piece similar in style to her celebrated Native State Records release Driftwood which has kept her busy performing at festivals around the world.
Kraddy, usually known for slaying crowds with his cohorts in west coast supergroup The Glitch Mob, shows off his experimental side by closing out the album with 'Experiment 01', a piece reminiscent of the work of John Cage and the early electronic pioneers.
Deep, crunchy, ambient glitch dub from Los Angeles based mad scientist collector. Bubbling analog synths, deep dub bass and crunchy glitch breaks join ethereal melodies, ambient psychedelia and crispy sound design, painting a vivid picture on the ears. Ambient/Downtempo/Dub/IDM/Minimal.
All tracks copyright Steve Nalepa. Cover image courtesy of Marco Breuer.
On Fake Science
Nalepa's title track, "4th of July" was a featured Test Subject on the Fake Science Lab Report. With sounds and progressions that bring the best parts of Plaid to mind, yet at the same time he adds a twist of grit and glitch, this EP is a great showcase of Nalepa's ability to create haunting melodies.
On Fake Science