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Release Date: September 17, 2013
For the Break the Dawn / From Red To Violet 12″, the brightly shining tenth release from Beats In Space Records, Tokyo-based producer Crystal breaks out with a track meant to shred the dark veil of night to reveal a golden sunrise.
According to Crystal, he is generating “straight house music… piano, phrase sampling, energetic vocals, etc.” “Break the Dawn” revels in this simplicity, using a meditative sample to set a groove that crescendos over and over with massive vocal blasts and drum breaks.
When you’ve watched the sun ascend to unspeakable heights, side B reveals that you’ve not just experienced an otherworldly event, but you are indeed deep in space. “From Red To Violet” conjures a panoramic gradient of a Jupiter sunset by using a piano riff ruffle, cascading synth frills and lasers from another era of decadence and disco dance.
Each 12″ from Beats in Space Records features original artwork in considerate and serial form. Jiro Bevis, the London-based artist with a penchant for pop perversion, shares a subdued but fitting piece for this installation. The 12″ packaging constructed by Will Work For Good features a removable vinyl BIS logo cling.
Crystal’s Break the Dawn / From Red To Violet 12” will be released on July 30, 2013 on Beats In Space as a limited edition 12” and digitally.
Side A (45 RPM) – Break the Dawn (7:08) (“Break The Dawn” written & produced by Crystal & S. Koshi)
Side B (45 RPM) – From Red To Violet (6:15)
Aptly titled The Noughties, the latest 12″ from Beats In Space Records features three tracks recorded between 2005 and 2009 courtesy of Tokyo’s humbly dynamic Gonno. A dynamic producer who is clearly not afraid to nest until crucial hatch time, Gonno flies the coop with a wingspan throwing psychedelic color at a sunburst sky.
Blending a spectrum of musical influences and personal touch points about the people (and animals) he’s encountered and the implicit joy / sorrow in that exchange, Gonno’s productions blur the lines between art and life experience.
Propulsive and busy but light and airy, the a-side “Are You Asleep” tucks in the listener under a sequenced duvet ensuring proper dream state dance floors are availed. “Salmon Is Jamming”, an ode to Gonno’s collaborator friend and WC Recordings founder who passed away, strides on the sweet sorrow of a longing guitar line and a building synth billow.
The final phreak-phonetic cut “Notoize” creates a fugue state cross-processing the vague, hyper-evolution of a decade that we’re either catching up to or completely eating its dust. If you ask us, we’re all gonners.
Each 12″ from Beats in Space Records features original artwork in considerate and serial form. This 12″ features the Bardo freebasing of Perks & Mini mastermind Mischa Hollenbach spanning an additional two panels of heavy duty inner sleeve. The 12″ packaging constructed by Will Work For Good features a removable vinyl BIS logo cling.
Gonno’s The Noughties will be released on July 16, 2013 on Beats In Space as a limited edition 12” and digitally.
Lewie Day – aka Tornado Wallace – ups the meteorological ante and turns in some laser-guided, ethno-hypno, eco-lectro jams for the eighth Beats In Space Records release.
The three tracks of Tornado Wallace’s Desperate Pleasures EP sound like the work of a comfortable yet adventurous producer who isn’t afraid to take a simple yet exotic theme and stride to the other side of the jungle. According to Wallace, this is “music for darker times in warmer climes, for where there is sun there are shadows.”
What began as in-the-moment experiments with an assortment of old synths, drum machines, and dusty library records evolved into three super dapper, viscerally contaminated compositions, each one more zoned in / out than the next.
Drawing from 70s kraut, 80s post-punk, electro, and 90s house and trance, the ten plus years of producing / DJ experience that Wallace boasts allow for all of these elements to fuse together quite tastefully and strikingly at that. Ultimately, these Tornado jams dodge genre conventions for a curious and compelling outcome.
Each 12″ from Beats in Space Records features original artwork in considerate and serial form. This 12″ features the tropical creature comforts of Californian Steven Harrington and comes on tri-colored, Day-Glo splattered wax. The 12″ packaging constructed by Will Work For Good features a removable vinyl BIS logo cling.
Tornado Wallace’s Desperate Pleasures will be released on June 18, 2013 on Beats In Space as a limited edition 12” and digitally.
CAT #: BIS006
Release date: April 30th, 2013
Delivered from its celestial womb to the human world for inevitable elevation, Tactile Galactics is the new album by Secret Circuit and first full-length release from Beats In Space Records.
Secret Circuit is the guise of Eddie Ruscha (né Edward Joseph Ruscha V), a sometimes sage known and beloved throughout the Los Angeles creative community. Amongst his earliest musical endeavors, Ruscha co-founded Medicine, an overlooked (until Captured Tracks’ comprehensive 2012 reissue project) four piece whose sinister, snarling take on shoegaze landed them as the first American signing to Creation Records.
After leaving Medicine without a bad taste in his mouth, Ruscha’s focus shifted from his shoes to the endless array of LA music stores housing analog synthesizers, drum machines and effect units forsaken at the advent of digital technology. The early experiments were documented to a Tascam 424 four track, seeping into LA soil when Ruscha would slip a dub-infused Secret Circuit production on the PA at his Dub Club mainstay.
Detouring momentarily from the Secret Circuit motherboard, Ruscha joined Thomas Bullock of Rub n’ Tug to record a ludicrously limited edition disco sleaze rock masterpiece as Laughing Light of Plenty. Ruscha and Bullock met again with Tim Koh (Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti), Miho Hatori of Cibo Matto, and Harvey Bassett (aka DJ Harvey) on drums to record a 12” as Food of the Gods.
At the turn of the first decade in our second millennium AD, Ruscha dove head first into his studio work. Ruscha likens this immersion to “striving for alien sound or rhythm that feels natural.” Between 2011 and 2012, Ruscha released no less than four albums (including 2012’s year end vision quest, Tropical Psychedelics), a 12” for Prins Thomas’ Internasjonal Spesial label, a handful of blazing mixes on the Cosmic Papers cassette tape series, and his debut for Beats In Space Records, the Nebula Sphynx / Parascopic Rope 12”.
Ever the unsettled settler, Ruscha consciously crafted the bulk of Tactile Galactics’ tracks at 120 beats per minute. Ruscha played with the equalizing value of this boilerplate dance music BPM in much the same way a DJ might — to set a clear course for transcendence. Just as dance music can move one beyond form, so can the abstract properties of the Avant-Garde, psychedelic rock, and dub, which appear in various textures throughout Tactile Galactics.
Tactile Galactics is derived from a dance lineage promoting feel over form; rhythmically explored without abandon — or audience in mind – by the krautrock fringe, put to the slow motion disco test at Daniele Baldelli’s Cosmic Club, jacked into a House format via the Chicago imprint TRAX and honored today via peer psychonauts like Hieroglyphic Being and Lindstrom.
Tactile Galactics unleashes the lysergic choir of voices in Ruscha’s head against a dance grid, but makes sure it stays in soulful step. For the first time on a Secret Circuit recording, these voices are quite literally present via Ruscha’s own vocals, added when “the song called for them.” It’s by this same regard of the powerful unknown that makes Tactile Galactics Secret Circuit’s most incomprehensibly detailed and stunning release to date.
Tactile Galactics features all new and original artwork by Ruscha. Secret Circuit’s Tactile Galactics will be released on April 30, 2013 on Beats In Space Records as a limited edition 2xLP, CD and digitally.
CAT #: BIS007
Release Date: May 7th, 2013
The lucky seventh release on Beats In Space Records rolls on the back of an ecstatic track from Dennis ‘DJ’ McNany – aka Jee Day. A fixture in the NYC dance community as label boss of Run Roc Records, a touring member of The Juan MacLean and an accomplished producer in his own right (see the Like A Child and Auro Go 12s for DFA), McNany knows what music makes a crowd lose its collective mind.
“Sum of Love” is inspired by that euphoric dance floor climax. After a particularly stimulating conversation with a Brazilian sage at his apartment on a cold winter night, McNany dusted off a MC-202 bass sequencer and got to programming the pulse of “Sum of Love.” Envisioning the spacious outdoor Brooklyn venue where McNany was set to hold down a summer residency, the track euphorically evolved into a sure fire smash after McNany’s friend Jee Young Sim recorded two tenderly melodic verses and the duo hammered out the emphatic “call for love” chorus.
With the encouragement of McNany’s friend and collaborator Pat Mahoney, the track was finished and passed from one Dropbox to the next until it found its way to Beats In Space. We passed it along to our friend Lauer, who in turn submitted a house-y remix not far from the tree but rooted in a different kind of dub. Just in time for another summer, these two tracks leave the nest to find new friends of feather in the burning love weather.
Each 12″ from Beats in Space Records features original artwork in considerate and serial form. This 12″ features a collage by Hisham Akira Bharoocha, the multidisciplinary artist and musician behind Soft Circle and Boredoms cosmic Boadrum enterprise. The 12″ packaging constructed by Will Work For Good features a removable vinyl BIS logo cling.
Jee Day’s Sum of Love will be released on May 7, 2013 on Beats In Space as a limited edition 12” and digitally.
Side A (45 RPM) – Sum of Love (6:23)
Side B (45 RPM) – Sum of Love (Lauer Remix) (7:51)
CAT #: BIS005
Release date: January 29, 2013
Secret Circuit - aka Los Angeles producer Eddie Ruscha - holds a séance to summon the spirit of the dance floor on Afterlife (BIS005), the lead single from the forthcoming Tactile Galactics album.
Secret Circuit’s second release for Beats In Space Records following last year’s Nebula Sphynx / Parascopic Rope 12” finds Ruscha working the arpeggiators and low-pass filters to a sequentially slavish but soulful effect, while introducing an entirely human element to the Secret Circuit skill set: vocals. “The voices echo in your soul, you feel them there. But are they really there,” Ruscha incants atop a billow of hazy delay at the top of the track.
The eight-minute ether world trip of the “Afterlife” a-side is backed by a slow churning, core burning remix by the unconventional Ukrainian house producer Vakula. Vakula uses his analog arsenal to push the frays of “Afterlife” into even further corners of the echo chamber, anchored by a backbeat, low-octave organ line that gives the track body with which to move. Ruscha completes the “Afterlife” journey with a procession of hand percussion in dub tradition.
Each 12″ from Beats in Space Records features original artwork in considerate and serial form. The fifth 12″ features artwork by Robert Beatty, the young Kentucky cyborg artist behind Three Legged Race and some of the most wasted album cover artwork ever. The 12″ packaging constructed by Will Work For Good features a removable vinyl BIS logo cling.
Secret Circuit’s Afterlife will be released on January 29th, 2013 on Beats In Space as a limited edition 12” and digitally. Tactile Galactics will be released April 30, 2013. More on that subject soon.
CAT #: BIS004
Release date: September 25th, 2012
Fresh from the release of Phillips, his debut solo album for Running Back, Lauer, one half of Arto Mwambe, releases the Macsat Ring Down 12” for Beats In Space Records.
Like the satellite that it cites, Lauer’s “Macsat Ring Down” follows an elliptic pattern fit for infinite play on any space floor. On “Mascat”, analog space junk flies in and out of an orbital framework built upon nearly nine minutes of bubbling bass and peripheral percussion. Space boogie at its finest.
An anti-gravity exercise in repetition, Lee Douglas remixes “Macsat” for the flipside. Reaching a zen state through mantra-like looping that would make Steve Reich proud, Douglas reworks Lauer’s sounds from a delicate and pensive place to a muscular and propulsive groove. Most if not all of the synthesized glitter from the original is eventually forgone in favor of blasted percussion and an unrelenting bassline.
The digital bonus remix by The Backwoods - aka DJ Kent, one half of Tokyo’s Force of Nature - floats “Macsat” back to earth. The soulful piano that backbones the track conjures sunrises off the shores of Orion and a galactic hangover from all the space juicin’. The Backwoods brings some brawn to the original arrangement and allows alien interception by way of a mangled but melodic celestial sound choir.
Each 12″ from Beats in Space Records features original artwork in considerate and serial form. BIS004 12″ features artwork by Kensei Yabuno, whose mutant life form illustrations lurk in corners all over the design universe. The 12″ packaging constructed by Will Work For Good features a removable vinyl BIS logo cling. The 12″ will be available on September 25th, 2012 from fine retailers worldwide. The digital version will be available October 2nd, 2012 from the drab internet universe.
CAT #: BIS003
Release Date: May 22nd, 2012
Returning to Beats in Space after their debut 12″ (and the label’s debut release) in the fall of 2011, Paradis offers “Hémisphère” and “Je m’ennuie”, another pair of sophisticatedly crafted, noir-pop songs from the young Parisian duo.
On the two tracks of their second 12″, Paradis self-reflect to find an escape hatch away from themselves. The A-Side, “Hémisphère”, a macabre story of a lonely guest of life determined to leave everything behind, defies the narrative’s convention and captivates with pop melodies and up beats abound.
On the B-Side, “Je M’ennuie”, lovers settle into late-night melancholic routines soundtracked by a brooding bass line, an achingly affective synth lead, and vocals that grin behind the disaffected front. Ultimately, hope prevails as both tracks beg the listener to leave their headphones behind for the global village’s dance floor. From Paris to Cologne, from Buenos Aires to New York, in the words of Michel Polnareff, “On ira tous au Paradis.”
Each 12″ from Beats in Space features original artwork in considerate & serial form. The first 12″ features artwork by Denise Kupferschmidt, a Brooklyn-based artist finding inner / outer space in the movement of line and assemblage of color. The 12″ packaging constructed by Will Work For Good features a vinyl BIS logo cling. The 12″ will be available on May 22nd, 2012 from fine retailers worldwide. The digital version will be available May 29th, 2012 from the drab internet universe.