Todd Carter (all keys), Brent Gutzeit (Samples, 20-String) and Michael Hartmann (drums, synths, drummachine) formed the experimental Chicago trio TV Pow in 1995. In passing and from the hip the present self-titled exhibit is unrivaled in how it merges Hip Hop, contemporary pop music, R’n’B, Electronica, Ambient and Club music (question mark, exclamation mark).
In addition, no one could have foreseen that, as a consequence of the four-dimensionality of our exsistence (attention, postulate of the author!) these three masters would so excellenty succeed in composing around a “sound-aesthetic timestamp” and seduce willing listeners into a timeless safespace of analog 180gr summer.
A striking group of selected musical co-collaborators (Tina M. Howell, Sharkula, Precise, Faregames, Ben Carter and Steven) further refine and round off the tearjearkering ode to the smoothness of reduction.
Expressive, urban verses on top of humanistic beats, timeless and direct – indeed! Incredibly entertaining, catchy, solid, highly entropic and easy-going easy – for the whole family!
Listening Tips: Cadillac B (it‘s just that easy!), Cadillac A.
dr. wu, freistil.klingt.org
HAPPY STAR WARS DAY EVERYONE! CELEBRATE STAR WARS DAY WITH A 2 EURO DISCOUNT ON ALL OUR LPS. MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU.
featuring: O, Demdike Stare, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, vladislav delay, The Peeled Eye. Demdike Stare, Superconductor Bastardsong, No UFO’s, The Caretaker
so we’ve finally released our next record: the 2017 Shameless 180gr vinyl reissue of Boris Hauf’s 2005 release for the UK label Sijis.
If you feel like some new 180 gr vinyl in super beautiful packaging by Shameless design director Julian Gosper please swing over to http://shamelessrecords.rocks/records/clark/ and buy a copy. we’re selling it for 18e and are offering flat rate shipping worldwide for 4e.
Thanks to all the writers, magazines and radiohosts who have been given us so much love in the past months.
Radio Nacional de España, Frans de Waard (Vital Weekly), Stuart Bruce (Chain D.L.K.), Riccardo Gorone (Carnage News), Roberto Mandolini (Rockerilla), Roland Torres (Silence and Sound), Robin Tomens (Include Me Out), Digital in Berlin, Acik radio in Istanbul, BBC, Eldoradio, ORF, Radio Libertaire, Radio Z, Radio Slovenija, The Parish News, Radio Fro. So awesome of you guys. Thanks.
Thanks also to OYE Records in Berlin for carrying the wax.
Interested folk in Chicago, please contact me. I have a private stash waiting there for you.
“This is a re-issue of a 6-track mini-album originally issued on Sijis in 2005, now remastered and reissued on Hauf’s own Shameless label. A jokey and tongue-in-cheek press release accompanies a seriously deep set of tracks that sound like minimal techno that’s been disassembled, then rebuilt in a slightly different order with half a dozen of the pieces missing. Many of the tracks are bookended, front back or both, by slightly industrial sonics and ambiences, but at the core of each track is a faint bassline and a drum pattern from which you could identify the original techno DNA long after it’s been charred, chopped and microwaved extensively.
A steady beat steps in on second track “Mind Tapes” that momentarily suggests we’re wandering into more mainstream house music territory, but don’t worry, everything is under control, carefully metered and always restrained. “Le Chien” is also on the sedate side, a chance to enjoy a softly resonant kick pattern for several minutes, and “Violet Moon” strips things back even further to mere tones and the suggestion of rhythm, before final track “Corona” returns to a kickdrum, now resembling a heartbeat, as the bed for white noises and glitches falling like digital rain, before a distantly apocalyptic finale of far-away explosions.
“Clark” is perhaps as far removed from techno as it’s possible to be whilst still being able to justify labelling it as techno, which I will, but this is an extremely deep, insular journey that benefits from focussed headphone listening. Releases like this have been appearing more frequently lately but for a 2005 release this was well ahead of the curve and its release is certainly justified.”
by Stuart Bruce, musician, editor, software developer and labelboss. check him out here
here is our first mixcloud mix. Our plan is to put out a mixtape every month.
shpl01 (201701) Tracklist:
Claus Van Bebber, 寓意的な誤解 [Allegorical Misunderstanding], Porter Ricks, Autechre, Efzeg, Oneohtrix Point Never, Nicolas Jaar, Demdike Stare
We’ve posted the awesome Le Chien music video our friend Tom Binder-Reisinger made on Vimeo and Youtube.
180 gram vinyl presale going on right HERE!!!
Le Chien from Boris Hauf on Vimeo.
We’re honored to be in good company on Justin Farrar’s Village Voice Pazz+Jop 2016 Ballot for Album of the year! Thanks, Justin.