Almost missed this one pre-order is almost tapped out already.
I been watching Jakarta Records since last fall when I snagged up that Blu – Lemonade 7″ and the Lord Echo – Thinking of You (Edit) 7″
Since then they have dropped a couple other notable releases like the J.R. & PH7 feat. Phonte & Median – Goodbye
I’ve begun to expect their releases to sell out during pre order.
Up Next shipping April 15TH or so
I was on this drops nuts before it’s pants dropped somehow. However i’m a putz and so now that I notice many of the heavies of the blog world are in the know on this french production cobra combo of a release….Well I’m getting my shit together to throw in my two cents. So with no further ado I give you my humble opinion and a promo track followed by a brief half on half off editorial by none other than me. Track first.
Now in my opinion this shit is fucking ill. On to the ramble.
The critical tasty listen of something foreign for me was via the bandcamp page of Anatol Atonal. I stumbled on his crude looking spattering of releases without blinking at first. A blink I could and would of easily forever forgone had it not been for my secret inner brain tickle spot. A spot that giggles when I am in position to make someone listen to whatever is recently odd or possibly terrible in my aural quadrant. So I forced myself and Anatols Horrorspiele 3 on someone forgettable and poof! Ever since I sat through those 5 tracks for 80ish minutes. The whole time fighting the urge to love it luxuriously with “This is music right?” The answer is um sure definitely yeah. I know that sounds a little on the fence and it is. Was it totally fuckin sweet whichever side of the fence? Well of course. I just wrote a whole fucking paragraph about it. Do you write that much about things that suck? Fuck no, me either.
So Anatol Atonal it turned out heads up a label called Shalom Salon which goes hand in hand with the blog RapOhneLizenz. Most notable probably for their ROL Beat Tapes and the Beast of the Leak series. I scoured the salon and the blog till I could scour no deeper without wounding a DJ or something. What did I find? A menagerie of extremely eclectic foreigners who make inexplicably enjoyable music of a fairly broad hip hop flavored persuasion. Highly recommended.
Cor and Keor have absolutely nothing to do with any of this as far as I know. Regardless without Anatol’s bandcamp page that looks like a 3rd grader drew it with a crayon none of this would be here right now in the pixels of your monitor and your googly optics.
This is where you can get the Keor and Cor drop on the 20th
This is one of the élite production oriented labels in the game now as I see it. Beginning in 2004 with a very random looking compilation that includes an early track from CYNE called Catharsis. Project Mooncircle enters the hierarchy of labels as a prince and heads right for the throne.
CYNE is one of the most thoughtful and audially pleasing groups since the heyday of The Roots. So under exposed and appreciated. I would blame voodoo magic, Satan or the Illuminati for their obscurity if I believed in monsters.
Project Mooncircle has managed to gather up a roster that garners the same respect as Brainfeeder, Planet Mu, Om Lounge, Warp, Ninja Tune, Ghostly International, Mad Decent, Mo Wax, Mush Records, Plug Research and other labels of exceptionally high caliber taste in artists.
This is one to watch closely now because they are killin it consistently with a nonstop barrage of oozing aural sex. With a persistent spattering of teaser leaks to keep you salivating over who’s on deck. They release mainly via bandcamp which i love because vinyl is thriving there. You have digital downloads available in various formats. As well of course, cds digipaks etc in many cases. Enough playing with words. Lets hear what’s on deck for Project Mooncircle artists playing with sounds.
Also going to put up a couple of tracks from the 12″ Faces Series. Every drop in the series has been cream of the crop so do hear these.