>> Thursday, March 31, 2011
Record Label Records was formed in 1996, as a reaction to the distance between electronic rave music and heady experimental stuff. Since then, RLR has steadily amassed a catalog of limited edition CDs and custom, hand-packaged vinyl releases that are unified in their unique approach and colorful sound design. We may have thrown you off by the cryptic nature of our previous promo, 'Drinking the Goat's Blood', so to lighten the atmosphere a bit we bring you these new synthetic lullabies in the form of 'Electric Carpets'.
'Electric Carpets' is distinguished by its electro acoustic beats, and what RLR likes to call 'post IDM' (although we don't take the intelligent part very seriously…). Consider it dance music, but not in the typical sense of a 45rpm for those who expect a set to be one genre the entire time. Rather, it is a series of weird, poppy toe-tappers and material for the untraditional DJ, lovingly sequenced and psychonautically tested for your aural delight . Brian E creates infectious prog synth pop too earnest and intricate to be a mere throwback, as he's been on the road for half the decade with 80's cyberfunk legend Egyptian Lover, driving their raucous sets with his keys. Kossak brings tribal cutups to the table, custom crafted miniature sound design drum patterns hailing down on murky zombient atmospheres. Kossak, Brian E, Tomoroh Hidari & Mike Dunkley also have new LPs anticipated out on RLR the first half of 2011. Music like this doesn't often invite it, but RLR has provided BPMs for every track to encourage you try your hand at beatmatching.
RLR is very excited to share with you new & exclusive works from acts on Hymen, Ant-zen, Phthalo, Acroplane, Skam, Tear, Highpoint Lowlife, Sub Rosa, and Important Records as well as its own cast of artists. This compilation is also the RLR premiere for Scuzi, Terminal 11, Not Breathing, Exillon, wAgAwAgA, Dr. Strangeloop, BD1982, Future Image, Dimentia & Identity Theft. "The mother of Achilles dipped him in the River Styx in order to render his body invulnerable." and so you shall be too with the power of Electric Carpets.
Electric Carpets Cast: Kush Arora, Cubus, Dr. Strangeloop, Kcinsu, William Braintree, Future Image, Identity Theft, Kossak, Scuzi, Brian E, Exillon, Dimentia, Not Breathing, Terminal 11, BD1982, Fluorescent Grey, Mike Dunkley, wAgAwAgA
Download Electric Carpets 320 (if you get an error disregard it, the download will continue)