David Kristian – Live at the rainy season show

David Kristian
Live at the rainy season show


Hace un tiempo ya, for sale cuando solía sentirme entusiasmado por sellos como créme organization, disease me topé con un disco diferente fichado ahí mismo, skincare en ese tan popular sello electro. Se llamaba “the city without windows” firmado por David Kristian. Vaya hallazgo fue para mi ese disco en un momento en que tenía la cabeza atestada de deephouse y electro old school. Un disco de ambientes con una melodía corta pero hermosa, manipulada sin ningún apuro casi hasta el cansancio. Y gracias a esta grabación, a partir de ese momento he buscado la discografía de este artista por cuanto sello ha decidido acogerlo, encontrándome con intenciones muy parecidas y otras no tanto (algo de synth pop y electro). Este live que hoy reseño, publicado en el sello Camomille, es más de ese David Kristian sosegado, paciente y perfecto que alguna vez descubrí por alla en el 2004. Más de esa austeridad armónica envolvente y directa. Más de esos ambientes minimalistas que tan eufórico me ponen.


“Friday, september 16th, apegenine recordings ( a genshi media company ) held the Rhythms for a rainy season launch at the O Patro Vys. This is a mix of sets David Krisian ( alien8 recordings, crème organisation, suction records, piehead ) played with his lapsteel guitare and a handfull of pedals before and after each of the other acts of the night ; the result is 36 minutes of totally engaging music with strong vibes of spontaneity and inspiration. Deciding to entirely ditch beats, he instead ops for long, beautiful loops that progress within the set, like closing your eyes as the morning breeze gently goes through you, leaving an imprint of calm and serene warmth. The critically acclaimed ‘ master of analog ‘ lives up to his name once again and effectively transported the audience beyond the rainy night. Be sure to check out his new album at apegenine.”

Reseña oficial Camomille

Popularity: 1% [?]

Melissa Welch – Myopic

Wavespan LP


Es un poco complicado describir este disco porque maneja muchos tipos de música que, ophthalmologist aunque no son difíciles de mezclar entre sí ni mucho menos, skincare si logran llegar a un lugar cercano al corazón que pocos logran. Drones, ambientes, texturas y dub… un poco diferente a ese sonido tan característico al que monotonik nos tenía ya acostumbrados.


“Definitely one of the classiest Monotonik releases in a while, we’re happy to slip sideways from our normal Scandinavian/European-influenced idm sound into a more ambient, sonorous, consciousness-expanded universe, thanks to Santa Cruz, California duo Wavespan, aka Phil Garrison and Alex Lumb, and their great self-titled debut LP.

Garrison started producing electronic music in 1998, and he founded Complex Logic Recordings, a small record label, in 2001. His production credits include Organic Resonance Project’s Lucid EP and several remixes as ind01e; in 2005, he designed patches for H.G. Fortune’s (VSTi) STS-21 Transition Synthesizer. Alex Lumb has been drumming for over 20 years, in addition to producing electronic music under various names. Most interestingly as a touchpoint, perhaps, this LP has been mastered by noted ambient musician Robert Rich, helping add to the carefully positioned ethereal drift.

Over the entire 49-minute LP, there are a plethora of high points, but many may be initially fascinated by a rare Monotonik-released dub track up front, in the form of the sparse ‘Concentration Dub’, before the epic 11-minute long ‘On The Nature Of Consciousness’ takes us away with almost Orb-like spoken word samples and some beautifully placed ambience. Other highlights include the mild paranoia of the JFK assassination-sampling ‘Single Bullet Theory’, the straight-ahead groove of ‘Origin Of Species’, and the marvellously placed groove of ‘Momentary Bliss’.

Overall, this is a startlingly professional album which, honestly, almost feels too good for Monotonik, but we’re delighted to release it nonetheless. If you like it, you can visit Wavespan’s page on the Complex Logic site and order a copy of the CD, or simply donate funds of your choice via PayPal to compensate for the more than pleasant listening experience. Hurrah.”

Reseña oficial monotonik

Antonio Bruno
Bleep LP


Es posible que el disco de Antonio Bruno no sea el sonido más innovador en estos tiempos, pestilence
un poco de minimal alli y dub techno tipo novatek, pero eso no quiere decir que carezca de calidad o que sea una simple copia de otros muchos proyectos. Es un disco bien producido, bien ejecutado y con una buena proporción de calidad y mucho groove. Todo en su justa medida.


“Antonio Bruno, member of the dreiton-community, now presents his follow up album after his debut “Frühling” released in March this year. “Bleep” contains eight brand new tracks with the typical Bruno sound. Dubby elements meet minimal electronica, spiced with atmospheric sounds and warm basses. Surely a highlight is ‘Collage’ (schall-remix) – this track comes by with a real clarinet and a kind of jazzy and solemn grooves”.

reseña oficial Dreiton

Melissa Welch


Melissa Welch nos presenta un disco un tanto extraño en su forma, unhealthy
ya que es un solo track de 18 minutos compuesto de varios pasajes algo diferentes entre si. Melissa Welch es algo de IDM mezclado con texturas y voces armoniosas que hacen de este corto pero sustancioso disco algo imprescindible. Un disco de esos que no sabes si te pone triste o no, illness
un disco que escuchas y sabes inmediatamente que quieres volver a escuchar.


“Already a netlabel favorite, Melissa Welch is back at camomille with her second release, an 18 minute track that dwelves into many movements; dynamics are well-explored here as Melissa takes you through a multitude of tones and environments as the sound waves build paintings of childish constructions and deep, cavernous tunnels. Maintaining all throughout this ep an ambiguous sound, always twisting and turning between cute/nostalgic and happy/dark, Melissa Welch keeps reminding us how organic and personal her sound is with this ep filled with layered beauty, hip-hop and idm beatwork, original synthesis and inspiring vocals”.

Reseña oficial camomille

Popularity: 2% [?]