Luminfire – Kudremukh Environmental EP {mtw029}

Artist: Luminfire
Title:
Kudremukh Environmental EP
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
mtw029
Release Date:
2002/11/01


Continuing the tradition of good but unclassifiable music on Mono211, and relishing the chance to break things up somewhat from the idm+bleep action that’s our normal path, the US artist known as Luminfire, who’s mixed up oldskool Mono .MOD action for us in the past, gives us an EP which meshes nicely with recent Mono211 releases like Braces Tower, but very much toes its own sunny, jazzy line too.

When we hear “Kudremukh Environmental EP”, we think.. recent Ninja Tune artists like Cinematic Orchestra or even Amon Tobin, but with a distinct twist. “The Day They Take Our Smiles Away” bounces spectacularly, scratching up a sunny, rainbow-filled storm outside _your_ window, and “Camellos Cubanos” flips up some half speed samba for your casa, and the final track, “Calador Isle”, hits the breaks, but only serves further propulsion in hazily sharp South American style. It may be that Mono211 is.. starting to regain its groove? Wow.


Credits:
cover by luminfire


Tracklist:
01 – The Day They Take Our Smiles Away
02 – Camellos Cubanos
03 – Calador Isle

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic (CC BY-ND-NC 1.0)


Luminfire – Bananadittydub {mtk071}

Artist: Luminfire
Title:
Bananadittydub
Label:
Monotonik
Catalog #:
mtk071
Release Date:
2002/02/04


Having previously churned up our oldskool .MOD treats into a swirly mix for us with his ‘Mono BPM’ set, and also ‘possibly’ behind some naughty bootleg Monotonik compilations floating around file-sharing servers worldwide, US-based Luminfire sent us this languidly individualistic original composition. It made us go ‘oo’. So we released it. Neat.

But more with the specifics, guv’nor? Well, “Bananadittydub” is a vibraphone-encrusted gem of a track which strangely recalls DJ Shadow in its deftly lyrical approach to sound layering. From the neato pitchbending plus echo of the intro, right through the piano lead cutting through the almost ethnic percussion and heavenly chords, it’s uncharacterisable in only the best way.


Credits:
cover by luminfire


Tracklist:
01 – Bananadittydub

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial 1.0 Generic (CC BY-ND-NC 1.0)


Luminfire – Upside Wookie {release #94}

Artist: Luminfire
Title:
Upside Wookie
Label:
 Milk
Catalog #:
release #94
Release Date:
2001/06/07


Here’s a tune from a new name on Milk. Luminfire has done a nice, cool song with lots of melodies. “Upside Wookie” has a sound and style warm like summer and cool like iceream. This is a simple tune with no timing techniques or out-of-this-world sounds. This danceable but also highly listenable tune builds on lofi drums and layers of different loops like vocals and guitars. Here’s one for the summer!

[83%]
-S.Louhela


Tracklist:
01 – Upside Wookie

Additional Files:
luminfire_-_upside_wookie [DIZ] [PNG]


Luminfire – Mono BPM Vol.1 {mtwdj04}

Artist: Luminfire
Title:
Mono BPM Vol.1
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
mtwdj04
Release Date:
2001/05/17


With all the mp3s Monotonik+friends have been releasing of late, sometimes people (including us!) forget about the 200+ .MODs we released from 1996-1999, all of which are still available on the Mono site!

Fortunately, US-based Luminfire hasn’t forgotten about the early house, techno, and beat-based .MODs we put out as Mono back then, and so he put together this mix for us that highlights some of the best material from back then. Want your Mortimer Twang? We got it here. Want your ChuckB and TheFoxII? This 60-minute mp3 mix provides in abundance.

The tracklisting for “Mono BPM Vol.1” is as follows:

01. Dreamfish – Shredless Wonder (d/l .mod )
02. TheFoxII – Discodance (d/l .mod )
03. Mortimer Twang – Velvet Disko (d/l .mod )
04. Iso+TheFoxII – L’Ambient (d/l .mod )
05. Dreamfish – Sunrise Technology (d/l .mod )
06. ChuckB – Dig Deep (d/l .mod )
07. Twilight – Wired (d/l .mod )
08. TheFoxII – U Got To B U (d/l .mod )
09. Twilight+Mortimer Twang – The Future (d/l .mod )
10. Basehead – Indigo (d/l .mod )
11. ChuckB – Blur Reality (d/l .mod )
12. Substance – Parallel (d/l .mod )
13. Twilight – The Go Loop (d/l .mod )
14. Carebear – Farawayadventure (d/l .mod )


Credits:
cover by rents


Tracklist:
01 – Mono BPM Vol.1

Artwork:
Front Cover