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Tillmanns — Naturliche Liebe (PM06)
August 21
PM06
TILLMANNS 'Naturliche Liebe'
Including remixes from Dan Lissvik
and Mythologen.



 
● Listen Bandcamp
● Mythologen version available via Soundcloud
The duo behind the name Tillmanns is a quiet yet persistent presence at the fringe of the Gothenburg pop scene. Unconcerned with both the poseur appeal of being in a pop group and the market standard of keeping up with new releases, they seem content with popping up now and then to reveal a tiny new masterpiece. Like this for instance, a perfect summer anthem to escape into. Like a dash of saltwater and a hot breeze in the face of hardship. And it seems justifiable in these times to cast a longing look toward simpler and more positive visions of nature and love, preferably with hooks borrowed from the realm of New Order and The Cure.
The track in question happens to share its title with a German new age track from 1982 that somehow ended up a DJ favourite of the Italian cosmic scene as well as part of the balearic canon of Ibiza. Coincidence or not, this short leap from the dancefloor to the beach is an attitude that prevails on this single release: a kind of open door policy with its roots in the convergence of pop and dance music of the mid 80’s. An attitude that is also shared with the two remixers chosen for this release, two fellow Gothenburg locals with equal footing in club as well as pop music.

Dan Lissvik should need no introduction, either as solo artist or remix mastermind. Usually you can expect him to transform any kind of track into a balearic jaw drop, often adding his own distinct guitar and percussion palette. Here, however, he doesn’t need to mold the original too hard, just subtly softening the edges to submerge the whole track in a haze of grooviness.

Mythologen on the other hand steers the track into a whole different direction; slowing things down with a heavy thumping beat dragging along like an anchor on a seabed of psychedelic sludge, getting caught in phaser filters along the way. The guitars at the centre of the original have here caught a backwards wind and sails along like a mournful farewell.

Words by Simon Eliasson
1. Naturliche Liebe (2.03)
2. Naturliche Liebe (Dan Lissvik) (3.51)
3. Naturliche Liebe (Mythologen) (5.49)
4. Classic Girl (Quarantine Dub) (3.11)

Mastered by Antony Ryan. Artwork by Henrik Stelzer.

Naturliche Liebe released August 21 2020.
PM05
MOISTURE 'Substance'
VINYL/DD
€16

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● Format Vinyl/Digital
Bandcamp
Substance, the second album by producer Moisture, sets out to deliver an immersive tech-noir fantasy of emotional and physical deconstruction. Inspired in part by William S. Burroughs 1959 novel Naked Lunch, the conceptual narrative of the album follows a humanoid subject through an urban landscape and the exploration of its depravations.

Sampling and filtering sounds from other music, movies and own field recordings, the tapestry of Substance is a three-dimensional world of hard industrial spaces and fluid organic matter. While its conception is rooted equally in literature and film as well as music, one can draw comparisons in particular to Barry Adamsons 1989 album Moss Side Story, in that it also works as a chronological narrative; the tracks aligning to make a world of its own. And while Adamson was aiming to create an imaginary soundscape of his native Manchester, the geography of Substance is based on the city of Malmö. Using field recordings from its city streets, the album paints a rain soaked, neon-clad portrait of the city’s hedonistic nightlife.

On the opening “The Marketplace” we are teleported to Bergsgatan at night (the track title a subtle nod towards Eden Ahbez 1960 song of the same name).
This introduction is similar in line with the experience Burroughs once had in 1957 upon entering Malmö for the first and only time, which he details briefly in Naked Lunch: “averted eyes and the cemetery in the middle of town (every town in Sweden seems to be built around a cemetery), and nothing to do in the afternoon (...)”

This image of Malmö portrayed with dread and loathing holds a longstanding narrative tradition over the cultural geography of the town. Yet it is often paired with an image of great promise and bohemian splendor, seemingly a paradox but often perversely intertwined. This duality has always been a vital mindset in the underground music scene of the town and its illegal after hours clubs. Substance is a work steeped in the grayscale prism of techno and its post-industrial fetischism. Yet in picking it apart, one can find elements of everything from post-punk, drum & bass, trip hop and new age.

The theme of depravation that soaks through Burroughs Naked Lunch seems oddly befitting to this side of Malmö (one wonders what the author would have made of it had he stayed longer) Through rhythmic excursions and the exploration of repetition, the tracks of Substance are arranged to convey this self-destructive longing for depravity. Michel Foucault's ideas on limit experiences serves as context for this peculiar form of endeavour, as he puts it: "the point of life which lies as close as possible to the impossibility of living, which lies at the limit or the extreme".
1. The Marketplace (2.03)
2. Depravation (3.51)
3. Dozo Mood (5.49)
4. Cold Sweat (3.11)
5. Streetwalker (2.03)
6. Cave Dweller (3.39)
7. Self–Invasion (4.24)
8. Procession Of Guilt (4.17)
9. Jaw Grinder (2.40)
10. Altered States (4.11)
11. There's No Party (Like An Afterparty) (3.40)

Recorded and produced by Moisture. Mastered by Antony Ryan. Artwork by Nicholas Law.

Substance released 13 March 2020 on Vinyl and Digital.
PM04
ACCOU 'Stereo'
CASSETTE/
DD
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● Format Cassette/Digital
● Listen Bandcamp
● Features Cassette Gods
'Stereo' manifests the latest creation from Brussel based sound alchemist Accou and the latest excitement on Swedish imprint Possible Motive.

A drone-based excursion exploring different rudimentary spheres and matters with the desire to position the listener in a state of meditation.
A banquet of sounds shaped with the use of random oscillators and saturated modulations, a lethargic panning of sounds that conjures dark and unfamiliar soundscapes.
1. Ste-011 (13.26)
2. Ste-010 (11.27)
3. Ste-003 (3.35)


Recorded and produced by Accou. Mastered by Antony Ryan. Photo courtesy of Accou.

Stereo released 29 November 2019 on Cassette Tape and Digital.
PM03
EKIN FIL 'Koma'
VINYL/DD
€16
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● Format LP/Digital
● Listen Bandcamp, Spotify
● Features P2 Elektroniskt Bant Mag Beach Sloth Hymn (Interview) Tiny Mix Tapes
Istanbul based Ekin Fil (real name Ekin Uzeltuzenci) has been making her unique style of haunting drone-pop since 2007 and "KOMA" is her first release on Stockholm based imprint Possible Motive. "KOMA" and its 8 tracks slowly drifts through nocturnal scenery and tape saturated shadowy vocals. Sounds of dark, eerie soundscapes. A production that seems to exist somewhere in a twilight zone.
"KOMA is an album which is based on the combination of separate songs made in various times in the last two years. Songs that sometimes include unwanted noises caused by my broken sound card, songs that I left unfinished with the intention of finishing later. The sleepy and still mood that's all over the 8 tracks may be the response to the hard times that I was not able to react sober to until recently."

Ekin and her sounds was awarded Best Original Film Music for her first Soundtrack 'Kaygi' at SIYAD, 2017 and Best Film Music for the Soundtrack of 'Korfez - The Gulf' at Turkisches Film Festival in Frankfurt, 2018.
1. To Rot (3.40)
2. Dogs (3.40)
3. Speak In (3.52)
4. Koma (4.48)
5. Dead End (1.30)
6. Patterns Visitors (4.16)
7. Stay Severed (4.41)
8. Point Blank (4.53)

Recorded and produced by Ekin Fil. Mastered by Antony Ryan. Artwork and typography by Henrik Stelzer.

Koma released 3 May 2019 on Black/White Marbled Vinyl and Digital.
PM02
C C C V L T S S S 'Xiphos'
7"/DD
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● Format 7"/Digital
● Features Drifting, Almost Falling Hymn
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Xiphos marks the latest effort of Los Angeles occult aesthetes C C C V L T S S S and the latest hypnosis on Swedish imprint Possible Motive. Mantric piano ambience and magic realms recalls deserted landscapes and lost paths drifting into oblivion, a haunted elegy recorded in the ominous landscapes outside South Pasadena. Xiphos misty melody assures to put you into a hypnotic and insensible condition immediately.
Xiphos is out april 27 on digital format in selected outlets and on a limited lathe cut 7".
1. Xiphos (9.27)

Recorded in South Pasadena, CA. Artwork and typography by Henrik Stelzer.
PM01
METRO RIDERS 'Europe By Night'
VINYL/DD
€10.50

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Europe By Night. It's 4 AM in the city. 2017. Or is it 1987? It's 2024. Who really knows these days? Ski masked graffiti writers calmly throw their tags up in the streets, railcars and train station platforms of Europe's capital cities. Berlin. Paris. Rome. Stockholm. Trouble lurks around every corner and dark clouds follow you overhead. The ominous sensations are impossible to shake.

People silhouetted by the shade of the night wander the streets. Some are in love, holding hands. Others, hopelessly lost in the sea of reality (which frequency is it, anyhow?) in search of something or someone. Most are consumed by their own thoughts, trapped in their headphone world, blocking out all external sound stimuli, enraptured by frequently un-pocketed, brightly lit, ever lengthening smart-phones and phablets.
Nobody makes eye contact, especially at this hour. A foreboding unknown threat is palpable, and everyone is on edge. You should really get back home soon. It's too late to be out all alone. Across Europe, refugees shuttle themselves across borders, in attempt to secure peace and safety from their previous nightmare realities. In these grim times, hope is the only way out. Through this all, Metro Riders shines a light in the dark of night, guiding the way.

Europe By Night is the gripping and intoxicating debut album by Stockholm, Sweden based Metro Riders (real name Henrik Stelzer) and the first release on newly minted contemporary global imprint Possible Motive. Employing outdated software and now obsolete analogue recording equipment, Metro Riders conjures a suspenseful and gloomy, true to the era re-imagining of lost sounds. A real labor of love, Europe By Night encompasses a very niche palette, everything from the prophetic visions of John Carpenter, to the warbled world of Troma films, to Italian horror flicks, euro-crime and the cybernetic sewers of The Skaters.
1. Stockholm 2024 (8.18)
2. Tension On The Train (6.17)
3. Rats (4.24)
4. Trauma (5.08)
5. A New Dawn (5.31)
6. Bruno Mattei (4.13)
7. Suburban Youth (3.53)
8. Endgame (5.10)

Recorded and produced by Metro Riders/Henrik Stelzer. Mastered by Antony Ryan. Artwork and typography by Henrik Stelzer.

Europe By Night released 19 may 2017 on 180 gram 12" vinyl LP and Digital. Distributed by Kudos.
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Istanbul’s master of haunting spectral pop alchemically weaves a collection of unfinished odds and ends into precious material on ’Koma’, allowing her sounds to drape, almost unstructured, with an effortless intangibility that’s drawing us in much closer than her more maudlin, crafted song-writing style. — Boomkat

This is a music of restlessness and reverie, of motion masquerading as meaning, lost in the lonely infinities of life before dawn.

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