UNOIKI celebrates its third anniversary with a special jubilee edition:
Sixteen tracks spread over two CDs hold in a handmade packaging in four different artworks! Bang!
Each packaging is a foldable poster and sculpture let you explore space, light and music in a very playful and extremely beautiful way. For the first time Jonathan Mangelinckx used photos for his artworks.
Music-wise choenyi from Asheville, USA, is back on board. He provides a further track with Easy Listening, his platform for microtonality, showcasing a session together with Daniel Abide on two 12 edo guitars.
Another new name here is Paralelo, a collaboration with J-Lab and Dr.Nojoke, who are working for one year on their album for UNOIKI based on their Berlin Wall of Sound project (realised live to the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 2009).
This is a first exclusive insight into it.
Tendts is the moniker of the Greece brothers Fotis and Christos Papadakis (aka Trigerfinger) researching on complex, abstract and melodic bass music.
DDrhode is nobody else than the Iranian Sohrab, who is known through his drone-ambient album on Touch. As DDrhode he explores deep and minimal House a la Farben (Jan Jelinek).
All others may not be introduced anymore.
New Caledonia is an island in the Pacific Ocean.
It is so far away from the rest of the world, that it seems to be a perfect hide-away and a projection of our innermost desires and dreams.
One of our UNOIKI artists is moving to this beautiful place and so it just was perfect for us to reflect about our vision of paradise, about our dreams and desires, about change and exploration and courage, but also about loss and all, what you leave behind.
Design and packaging is invented by our man Jonathan Mangelinckx again, who produces all covers by hand himself!
My submission for this wonderful concep-album is the track Open Water. I sampled a lot of watersounds and combined them with glitchy beats and a classic anaolog synthline in the second part of the the track.
Maybe some of you know my ambient works around 2005, which I made only as improvisations on my laptop. I called them “music for films” because of their strange voicings and complex sound envoironments. Some meditative and some with a touch of deep absobing homor.
Here they are packed as free download on my private bandcamp-page.
It`s done! My next album is finished and will see the light of day on 1 May 2012. Catalysm is the first album under my alias Superlauncher, which I have done several electro-releases in the past. But for this one I made all the things more organic and melodic.
Stylistically, I’m moving in Clicks n Cuts, Ambient, IDM and even dubsteppish sounds.
The album will be released on the Dr. Nojoke launched Berlin Artists-Collective UNOIKI and comes as a limited CD and as digital download. Watch out for this very nice created digipak made by Jonathan Mangelinckx which fits perfect to the mute of the album.
Huh, here it is, my second release in the last 6 weeks. For this time it`s more a house and microfunk than a spacy detroit electronica one garnished with deep and dusty hords and sweepy melodies. Thanks to Tom Ellis, Tilman and Leif for the remixes and minordust for the release. Download it here and let it funk you up.
After a longer time of no release, here`s my recent five track EP called “Solarplexus” which comes out on spontanMusik. With this record I go more into melodic, deep, warm and sometimes detroitish sound. It is not a danceable release again, but some of you will hopefully play it as well. The download is free on spontanMusik, but there`s also a bandcamp release.
For UNOIKI I`m doing the mastering and some tracks I released on the well designed CD compilations. One of the them is the new remix-project REDEFINITION. Soon there will be a second one which is in my ears a bit better than this one.
For REDEFINITION twenty-two carefully selected producers from diverse fields from all over the world had been asked for participation:
new upcoming talents as well as established artists – all of them standing for a highly interesting, exciting and unique style somewhere between dubstep, dubtechno, drone, glitch, sound-art, minimal, techno, house, IDM – always with an experimental approach right in the sense of UNOIKI.
Redefintion 1 – undefined compiles the first half of remixes of all tracks from the album UNdefinition, refined and made-up for a fine listening experience on a strictly limited CD in an edition of just 100 copies.
Jonathan Mangelinckx is responsible for the artwork and the book-sized handmade fold-up cover, which reflects the abstract music with its unusual design in a perfect way and which in a way stands for an implied and unspoken UNOIKI statement: