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29/07/2021
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X.Y.R ”Anciente” out September 3. PRE-ORDER today.

The Russian producer Vladimir Karpov is well on his way towards a lasting legacy as a modern synthesizer wizard in the grandiose vein of Vangelis and Jarre. With a propensity for concept albums he has built a sturdy discography during this past decade that echoes the progressive ideas of the psychedelic generation as it moved into adulthood with Moog in hand.

While equally a part of the postmodern generation; Karpov's ouvre also embraces the utopian daydreaming of the new age, the environmental concerns embodied in field recording, and the holistic approach of Jon Hassels 4th world concept.

While the esoteric fantasies of previous works linger on, the conceptual aspect of Anciente is rendered more abstract. And instead of dividing ideas into tracks that form an album, here Karpov is pushing the boundaries of his compositions further into longer forms. Like trails into humid forest landscapes, they run deep enough for one to get lost along the way.

Clocking in at a neat 20 minutes per side, the two tracks that make up Anciente weaves soft brushes of undefinable sounds and tropical field recordings that almost create ASMR-inducing vibrations in the minds of the listener. Eventually they might open a doorway to a twilight-lit wilderness and the possible secrets of the first civilised men. As Carlos Castaneda once wrote, relaying the wisdom of the Yaqui; "twilight is the crack between worlds. It is the door to the unknown". Or, as in this case, the door to the ancient.

Words by Simon Eliasson

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11/06/2021
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Carefully navigating her way along the shifting horizon line of our present condition, Istanbul-based composer Ekin Fil never fails to find new pathways with the seemingly eternal nature of her reverb-saturated guitar sceneries. Aquarius/Pisces, her latest creation on Possible Motive, uncovers two tracks of carefully alluring and ambient sonics. The release is available globally on selected digital outlets and as a strictly limited hand engraved 7" lathe-cut vinyl disc.

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12/05/2021
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Ekin Fil

Carefully navigating her way along the shifting horizon line of our present condition, Istanbul-based composer Ekin Fil never fails to find new pathways with the seemingly eternal nature of her reverb-saturated guitar sceneries. Aquarius/Pisces, her latest creation on Possible Motive, uncovers two tracks of carefully alluring and ambient sonics. The release is available globally on selected digital outlets and as a strictly limited hand engraved 7" lathe-cut vinyl disc.

Expected to reach our shores no later than 11 June.

Photo: Berk Ceelik

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09/04/2021
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Possible Motive delivers the very first selection of its upcoming print collection. The first lineup features one heavy weight t-shirt (300gsm/10.5oz) and is made of 100% cotton with a perfectly fitted oversized silhouette. The shirt features embossed screen printed graphics on chest and is available in S, M, L and XL. Shipping worldwide. Shop now.

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24/03/2021
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The soundscape work Substance (Ambient Megamix) is a continuation of the previous album released in early 2020 by Moisture. This album (bearing the title Substance) was largely inspired by Burroughs 1959 novel Naked Lunch, and in particular his first impression of the city of Malmö from a short trip in 1953 which he details briefly in the book. His bleak encounter describes "'(... ) 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 (...)".

While the album Substance was thematically based around the book and its link to Malmö this so-called "Ambient Megamix" is a product of the cut-up technique often associated with Burroughs and his collaborator Brion Gysin. Fragments of the eleven tracks that make up the album have been cut out and repurposed into a separate work in order to reveal its true meaning, a form of divination ritual as Burroughs thought of it. "When you cut into the present the future leaks out" he stated once in regards to the practice. By cutting into his own work the artist Moisture is attempting a distillation of its substance, opening a new pathway to possible narratives.

March 26, 2021

Recorded and Produced by Moisture. Mastered by Antony Ryan at RedRedPaw. Artwork by Henrik Stelzer.

Out today on selected digital outlets

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23/02/2021
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To warm-up the algorithms for the upcoming 'Naturiche Liebe' release from stellar duo Tillmanns, we asked them to compile some audio that has inspired them throughout the years. The Durutti Column, The Wake, Brian Eno, Erlend Krauser and some other famous and infamous hedonistic finds. Please enjoy!



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05/03/20
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