Planet Boelex – Live At Virus Festival ’07, Lithuania {mtk195}

Artist: Planet Boelex
Title:
Live At Virus Festival ’07, Lithuania
Label:
Monotonik
Catalog #:
mtk195
Release Date:
2007/12/10


We’re delighted to welcome back multiple Monotonik releaser Planet Boelex, who’s provided us with an awesome 60+ minute live set, featuring all self-composed Boelex material (much of it new!) recorded at the recent Virus Festival in Lithuania.

Boelex, whose tracks have also appeared on Kahvi and Ogredung in recent years, has a beautifully layered pure idm sound, and the mix showcases the downtempo, chilled nature of his sound briefly, starting out with ‘Forever And Always’ and moving on through several untitled tracks.

All in all, it’s a wonderful, cleverly mixed set of all Boelex, all the time – and it’s particularly notable because the entire hour-plus is completed without Mr. Boelex ever raising his voice, but it’s authoritarian nonetheless. He who composes quietly carries a big impact stick, we’re guessing? Bravo.

(Track order is as follows – ‘Forever and always’, ‘Untitled’, ‘Shower Curtain’, ‘Seagull Scene’, ‘Untitled’, ‘Suunta’, ‘Blinded Of You’, ‘Sim Ten’, ‘Direction Backwards’, ‘100kn’.)


Credits:
pic by boelex


Tracklist:
01 – Live At Virus Festival ’07, Lithuania

Artwork:
Front Cover

Additional Links:
[Bandcamp]


License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 US)


Planet Boelex – Misplaced EP {mtk163}

Artist: Planet Boelex
Title:
Misplaced EP
Label:
Monotonik
Catalog #:
mtk163
Release Date:
2006/03/19


We’re delighted to be able to release Finland’s idm maestro Planet Boelex’s third EP for Monotonik, ‘Misplaced’, following some enchanting EPs and single releases for netlabels including Ogredung, Aerotone, and Afe Records. Actually, it’s arguably the most reflective of the bunch, even including guest vocals and guitar, as Ossi, aka Boelex himself, stretches across ever more expansive, ambient Scandinavian vistas.

The first track out of the gate, ‘Only Slightly Distant’, showcases a style that’s even smoother than normal, all pitter patter in the night, before ‘Diciassette Anni’, which includes vocals written and performed by Valentina Gualtieri in Italian, drifts rather slinkily into view. Most intriguing of all is probably ‘Seadreamers’, including acoustic guitar by U.S. musician Travis Nobles (who also provided the cover art for this release), and providing a very different atmosphere for this particular excursion.

Thus, we finish up with ‘Last Stone’, which we won’t leave unturned or unlistened, thanks to a little more signature melodic interplay from Planet Boelex, as his music gets more sophisticated, more chilled, and more enjoyable all at once. Again, we thank him.


Credits:
cover by Travis Nobles


Tracklist:
01 – Only Slightly Distant
02 – Diciassette Anni
03 – Seadreamers
04 – Last Stone

Artwork:
Front Cover

Additional Links:
[Bandcamp]


License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5)


Planet Boelex – Second Thoughts EP {mtk147}

Artist: Planet Boelex
Title:
Second Thoughts EP
Label:
Monotonik
Catalog #:
mtk147
Release Date:
2005/05/29


We’re delighted to present a second EP from Finnish artist Planet Boelex, following his first release for Monotonik in the form of the ‘Sinking In The Soup EP’. Boelex is also known as long-time .MOD artist Tweeter, a noted alumni of early labels such as Voodoo, and continues to delight allcomers with his beautifully composed, wonderfully melodic idm sound – oddly retro, but somehow still relevant.

The ‘Second Thoughts EP’ starts with the slow build of ‘Shower Curtain’, all shimmering melody and regular, gorgeously staged, before ‘Windbreak’ ups the ante with even more gorgeous, smooth electronics, and ‘Seed Of Steel’ vibrates in the air, marvellously circumspect, before we get to the last track, a wonderful remix of ST’s previously Monotonik-released ‘I Met A Girl With Butterfly Wings’, only this time the girl is echo-strewn and distant and inspired and electronic and just so evocative, thanks to the marvel of the Planet that is Boelex.


Credits:
cover by h7


Tracklist:
01 – Shower Curtain
02 – Windbreak
03 – Seed Of Steel
04 – S.T. I Met A Girl With Butterfly Wings (Planet Boelex Remix)

Artwork:
Front Cover

FULL DOWNLOAD


License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)


Planet Boelex – Sinking In The Soup EP {mtk141}

Artist: Planet Boelex
Title:
Sinking In The Soup EP
Label:
Monotonik
Catalog #:
mtk141
Release Date:
2005/01/08


We’ve known of Finnish idm artist Tweeter for several years, stemming from his association with former Monotonik artist Substance’s .MOD label Voodoo, and have previously been delighted to release his gloriously smooth electronic stylings on the label. Now, the notoriously painstaking artist formerly known as Tweeter is called Planet Boelex (actually the name of his last release on Monotonik), and he makes a triumphant return to us with the ‘Sinking In The Soup EP’.

So, we start this particular cauldron of delights with ‘Stuck Tight’, a gloriously direct letter of intent, showcasing the immensely smooth, pulsing groove that’s almost redolent of Luke Slater circa ‘Four- Cornered Room’. Moving on, ‘Paprikas From Deep’ commences with slinkily pulsing hi-hat, and cheekily breaks down, halfway through, before ending all together, all allied in rather beautiful complex idm. Ending up, we have, in quick succession, ‘Rear Entrance Technology’, a gloriously ambiguous title for a very funky idm gadabout, the long, sustained build of ‘Swamp Gas’, and finally, the credits screen roll of ‘Swamp Gas Pt.2 (Outro)’, all Blade Runner shimmer in the twilight, and a fitting finale.


Credits:
pic by Vim!


Tracklist:
01 – Stuck Tight
02 – Paprikas From Deep
03 – Rear Entrance Technology
04 – Swamp Gas
05 – Swamp Gas Pt.2 (Outro)

Artwork:
Front Cover


License:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)