AVAILABLE:

AST062: TAKAHIRO MUKAI - "GRANULAR JELLY" C40
AST063: COARSES - "0X001" C38
AST067: CONSULATE - “DISPATCHES” C38
AST071: CIRCULAR RUINS – “THE THORNED MAZE” C32
AST073: SUBURBAN CRACKED COLLECTIVE – “THESE AWKWARD FRACTIONS...” C42
AST074: JEROME – “THE SHIP HAS SAILED...” C40

OUT EVENTUALLY:

DEAD TECH - "UNTITLED" REISSUE CS
WDK CS
KOSEL CS
CHINO CS
BEAD CS
MAGNETIZER CS
KENDALL CAHAN CS
MOBILI OPERATIVE SPECIALI AUTONOME CS
CUBE - "FADE TO BEIGE / (803) 206-0028" REISSUE 2 X CS


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Thursday, April 21, 2016

New AST Batch: Gaud, Nicky Crane, Takahiro Mukai + Coarses.

AST058: GAUD - "BRAINED" c26

As Gaud, Nick Kuceli has released some of my favourite local releases of the last few years via Future Archaic and Distort. On "Brained", Gaud drives home his long-form techno over three tracks. He continues to hone his sound, working with a limited palette of a laptop, Sherman filter bank, 303 clone + effects. This shit is a wormhole that you can easily get lost in.



AST061: NICKY CRANE - "UNTITLED" c20

This is the latest in the Australian purveyor of cooked electronic music's refreshingly progressive releases. Relatively similar equipment-wise to his excellent CD from last year on Rhythm Works (drum machine, dictaphone + effects), this tape is truly unique and done with a bent sense of humour. Live, NC has crafted some of the best sets I've seen over the last year. The monkey can play.



AST062: TAKAHIRO MUKAI - "GRANULAR JELLY" c40

Japan's Takahiro Mukai has been busy over the last two years. He has produced some excellent releases of fractured rhythmic electronics on various tape labels, including Spain's Paralaxe Editions. Here, he presents thoroughly eroded beats and stuttered synths.



AST063: COARSES - "0X001" c38

I came across some videos of this guy playing Korg Electribes a few months ago and got in touch with him to see if he recorded much. His name is Jason Cook and he hails from somewhere in the Midwest of America. Within a few weeks he'd produced this tape of well-studied techno and harsher, drone-based recordings.

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