Ernesto Aeroflot – Strogloy – Everything Within {mtk160}

Artist: Ernesto Aeroflot
Title:
Strogloy – Everything Within
Label:
Monotonik
Catalog #:
mtk160
Release Date:
2006/02/04


We’re delighted to welcome a return for Finnish artist Teemu Kiiskilä, aka Ernesto Aeroflot, whose ‘Oll Tolk’n’ no Ding Atcheev’d’ album we released back in 2002, and who is a veteran of other netlabel releases on Commie and Kikapu under multiple aliases. This time round, he’s back with an entire album of wonderfully diverse electronics, ‘Strogloy – Everything Within’, which we’re very pleased to be putting out on Monotonik.

One of the keys to Ernesto Aeroflot’s charms, at least in our eyes, is that his music is distinctly off-kilter – it’s certainly not smooth Warp-like idm or mathematical Detroit techno, but rather carefully mis-shapen and gorgeous all the same. The lead-off track, ‘Odour Is Poison’, comes with a mighty drum rush and scifi movie clinking, before ‘Nick Drake’ segues into spooky, uneasy grooves and the rest of the strange album unfolds. Some of the other highlights include the squelching groove of ‘Shaky Hands’, the actually terrifying catgut yelps of ‘Scream While You’re At It’, and the dark, inspired clanks of the final track, ‘Home – The Solution’.

Thanks again to Ernesto for sharing this album with us, and if you like it, you can go to his own website, give him feedback, and email him to get a full high-quality CD copy of the album, with an exclusive bonus track, ‘Da Mansion fo’ Man’. So there.


Credits:
cover by ernesto aeroflot


Tracklist:
01 – The Scent Of God
02 – Odour Is Poison
03 – Nick Drake
04 – Home – Never There
05 – Shaky Hands
06 – Scream While You’re At It
07 – Helevetti
08 – Slo’Mo’
09 – Not
10 – Home – The Solution

Artwork:
Front Cover
Back Cover


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


Mistress Nine – As I’ll Ever Be {mrv006}

Artist: Mistress Nine
Title:
As I’ll Ever Be
Label:
 monoRAVEik
Catalog #:
mrv006
Release Date:
2002/01/18


As if to prove that the first release wasn’t a flash in the pan, monoRAVEik’s new find Mistress Nine returnz with something just a little sparser than the last time, but no less effective nonetheless.

Stripped-down industrial jump-up is the name of the game, and our Welsh siren is more than equal to the task. Harsh snares and a commanding vocal sample covered by an all-conquering bassline make this track one to be played loud, for there is no other way.

Apart from her DJing antics amongst the valleys, Nine fills her time in being worshipped as a fertility goddess by a tribe living in secret solar-powered homes on Natural Trust land. We’re not making this up, we swear. We believe what we’re told. Nine? Are you lying to us?


Credits:
cover by subi


Tracklist:
01 – As I’ll Ever Be

Artwork:
Front Cover


Darkhalo – Stratosphere Sniper {mtw022}

Artist: Darkhalo
Title:
Stratosphere Sniper
Label:
Mono211
Catalog #:
mtw022
Release Date:
2001/06/17


We’re delighted to put out another release from West Coast US breakbeast, Darkhalo, with whom we released a rather well-received .MOD a while back. We loved his sorta progressive vs. nu-skool, distinctively Californian rolling beats, obviously born outta the City of Industry, and all the yummier for that.

Therefore, “Stratosphere Sniper” is another prime example of the CA massive blowing things up for smarts, and we’ve been mentally grooving (we’re too dorky to dance) pretty much all this week to the heavily overlaid, intricate breaks and gorgeously produced doublespeed bass-snare-snare. Ah, there you go! We’ve actually just got down some Leeroy Prodigy style gangly moonwalk moves that fit it perfectly. What’s your favorite groove position?


Credits:
cover by rents


Tracklist:
01 – Stratosphere Sniper

Artwork:
Front Cover


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