Rivel – Sum {[one021]}

Artist: Rivel
Title:
Sum
Label:
 One
Catalog #:
[one021]
Release Date:
2005/08/09


If sum is defined as the equal of two parts, Nathan McCoy’s (Rivel) new EP is the product of clean, focused production and mindful harmonic mastery. Sum conjures up images of years past, those innocent but haunting moments that creep up in the back of our minds that cannot be, ironically enough, summed up easily.

Instead of letting complexity get the best of him, Rivel‘s approach to IDM is refreshingly simple and well crafted. Playful beats dribble around in tracks like ‘Jog Along’ and ‘Mueve’, while resonant melodies and tones of those such as ‘Let’s Play’ and ‘None Left’ incite the overtones of the album. With this his fullest release to date (see n5MD‘s MD1 and MD8 ), we’re excited to bring you new music from Rivel.


Credits:
Design: Niroku. Logo: Elijah Butler


Tracklist:
01 – Sum
02 – Jog Along
03 – None left
04 – Lets Play
05 – Prophet
06 – Robot Recreation
07 – Continuance
08 – Here
09 – Help
10 – Mueve

Artwork:
Front Cover
Front Page
Insert 1
Insert 2
Insert 3
CD Tray
CD Label
Desktop 43
Desktop 169

Additional Files:
one021-Rivel_-_Sum [TXT]


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


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Jack Haberfield – Origins EP {[one019]}

Artist: Jack Haberfield
Title:
Origins EP
Label:
 One
Catalog #:
[one019]
Release Date:
2005/05/04


Last year, Haberfield’s 12″ release “through the looking glass” earned him a spotlight on the BBC after dominating The Breezeblock airwaves on Radio 1. Soon, his music found its way onto the playlists of DJs such as Dave Clarke and Jeff Mills.

That release showcased his panache for harder edged techno, but Origins rewards its listeners with depth and melody. Here, Haberfield explores the fringes of classic techno while still lending an ear to more modern influences via scattered minimalist beats and chilled atmospheres.

Carefully wrought with insistent melodies and the occasional dash of dub, the EP culminates in a mesmerizing flow that will pull you into his growing base of listeners.


Tracklist:
01 – Sanctuary
02 – Cycle
03 – Stranger
04 – Juniper Trees

Artwork:
Front Cover
Cover (Print)
CD Tray (Print)
CD Label (Print)

Additional Files:
one019-jack_haberfield-origins_ep [TXT]


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


Bad Loop – Luo {[one018]}

Artist: Bad Loop
Title:
 Luo
Label:
 One
Catalog #:
[one018]
Release Date:
2005/04/18


This flourishing shuffled step and melodic craftsman from Finland proves his commitment to taking his style to new heights and quality with Luo. An achievement inviting you to quietly listen and enjoy a comfortable and catchy groove with its adventurous instrumental adornment, thoughtful melodies, spiraling synths, playful/pragmatic percussion, and bouncing bass. bad loop’s intent to create a solidly cohesive listen from begining to end has paid off.

It’s nearly been three years since his last acclaimed netreleases through Kahvi, easily making this one of the most anticipated releases by our staff and others already familiar with his music.


Tracklist:
01 – nio
02 – eri valeire
03 – kauniit ihmiset
04 – mmin
05 – 3b or t
06 – kannas nsp

Artwork:
Front Cover
Cover (Print)
CD Tray (Print)

Video:
08-april-2005-wdt_-_bad_loop_and_recue

Additional Files:
one018-bad_loop-luo [TXT]


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Emil Klotzsch – Sandkorn {[one017]}

Artist: Emil Klotzsch
Title:
Sandkorn
Label:
 One
Catalog #:
[one017]
Release Date:
2005/01/14


Despite the glut of mangled beats and click/glitch sound emerging from Germany on a daily basis, few manage to reveal something soulful and engaging like this debut from Cologne’s Emil Klotzsch. He infuses electronics with recorded instruments that often seems to take an equally obscured touch by the computer. And somehow.. underneath all the schizophrenia of sound – a solidly melodic, mature, and flowing experience is delivered.

As much a collagist as he is a song writer – Sandkorn features guest musicians Malte Weuste (trumpet) + Dominik Böhringer (violin) on ‘fanfarel’ and lends his own vocals to the lush ‘everywhere is shut’. It doesnt stop there though, this release is anything but just another tricked out electronic self-indulgence fest.


Credits:
artwork by adrian leverkuhn


Tracklist:
01 – whidrek
02 – imbuk
03 – fanfarel
04 – everywhere is shut
05 – trigger mike
06 – stamfkorn
07 – disrupt

Artwork:
Front Cover
Leverkuhn 01
Leverkuhn 02
Leverkuhn 03
Leverkuhn 04
Leverkuhn 05
Leverkuhn 06
Leverkuhn 07
Leverkuhn 08
Leverkuhn 09
Leverkuhn 10
Leverkuhn 11
Leverkuhn 12

Additional Files:
one017-emil_klotzsch-sandkorn [TXT]


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


Transient – Over the River and Through the Woods {[one016]}

Artist: Transient
Title:
Over the River and Through the Woods
Label:
 One
Catalog #:
[one016]
Release Date:
2004/11/17


Transient has developed his own niche blend of downtempo mixed with, well, everything else. Often sample heavy, he skitters around in time conjuring images of worn vhs home videos, dark rooms and smoke filled lounges — yet manages to salvage a modern and personalized sound by refusing to surrender to the confines of the retrospective..

Each song is a unique experience, but the release remains coherent as a whole. Most likely this is through the use of scattered vocals on songs like “look” and “my last goodbye” — a welcome addition that seems to provide the motif for the rest of the record. A theme that sits well with the dirty breaks, jazz, ambience and even theatric moments that also appear throughout.


Tracklist:
01 – electronic data
02 – basks
03 – so fine
04 – railroad flying machine
05 – no friends, no enemies
06 – hoagie hound
07 – look
08 – everything dub
09 – macrame
10 – forest zone
11 – my last goodbye
12 – muse
13 – adk thunderstorm

Artwork:
Front Cover

Additional Files:
one016-transient-over_the_river_and_through_the_woods [TXT]


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


Partikel – Strukturer (Omstrukturerad) {[one015]}

Artist: Partikel
Title:
Strukturer (Omstrukturerad)
Label:
 One
Catalog #:
[one015]
Release Date:
2004/11/09


Strukturer was the lone release from the short lived netlabel imprint, Arkitekton. We loved it so much that upon the news of Arkitekton folding we hounded Jimmy Svensson aka Partikel to rerelease it somewhere – somehow. Lo and behold, here it is given new life. Including 2 new tracks and 3 new remixes from some favorite members of the One camp.

This beat heavy excursion into minimal techno has a driving confidence and strong prescence with which it excells in theme and seperates itself from other techno releases. The mixes then take the original underlying qualities of Partikel’s style in different directions through the interpretation and exploitation by three unique remixers – crossing the spectrum of dub, techno and glitch.


Credits:
Likgiltligheten – Leverkuhn mix by Adrian Leverkuhn
Arbetaren – UFO mix by Breitbannt ft. Ronny Pries
Likgiltligheten – inte likgiltig längre remix by Plosive


Tracklist:
01 – Funktionen
02 – Arbetaren
03 – Likgiltligheten
04 – Illusionen
05 – Samtidsrytmen
06 – Summeringen
07 – Likgiltligheten (leverkuhn)
08 – Arbetaren (brietbannt ufo mix)
09 – Likgiltligheten (inte likgiltig längre mix)

Artwork:
Front Cover

Additional Files:
one015-partikel-strukturer_omstrukturerad [TXT]

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Paranerd – Cold reflect {[one014]}

Artist: Paranerd
Title:
Cold reflect
Label:
 One
Catalog #:
[one014]
Release Date:
2004/10/07


Hailing from Canada, Paranerd’s songs individually reveal themselves like being lost in specific thought. Continuously reflective themes rather than catchy clips with the occasional exclamation point. Unraveling the most vulernable moments. While many electronic musicians utilize repetition and hooks, he has an introverted and personal approach to writing that puts you in a position of wondering where the layers of melody or mood will go next.

As so many favorite albums are created for so many of us, “cold reflect” is the kind of music that someone can identify with. A fitting title for such an emphatic release… And while his style may not be exclusive, his sound is intriguing, personal, and recognizable.


Tracklist:
01 – caught your tumble
02 – rebound
03 – slumber lovers
04 – odd loss
05 – useless melody
06 – vanilla empathy
07 – too mushroom
08 – anyone will do

Artwork:
Front Cover

Additional Files:
one014-paranerd-cold_reflect [TXT]


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


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Categorized as Paranerd Tagged

Makunouchi Bento – Vitoru {[one013]}

Artist: Makunouchi Bento
Title:
Vitoru
Label:
 One
Catalog #:
[one013]
Release Date:
2004/09/01


This experimental ep was made for the Romanian `zine INCEPEM, issue 3 (september) with FUTURE set as the theme. Makunouchi Bento (or mabento for short) developed it following the speculation that digital music technology is increasingly moving forwards with their attempts at recreating analog warmth and real world modeling (instruments, ambience/room, the recreation of previous mediums, etcs).

This paradox is approached in a variety of ways here; sometimes through atmosphere, others through tube emulation and so on. Even with this concept in mind the emotive influence on the artist remains and Vitoru posseses the ability to place a listener in a familiar state of being in an unfamiliar surrounding (aside from the humorous and rhythmic opening of “rhybot”).

Acest ep nu este si nici nu se vrea altceva decat un experiment. Am pornit de la speculatia ca partea audio a existentei noastre va suna tot mai digital si generativ ca si concept (o interpolare a tuturor genurilor muzicale actuale ) dar tot mai uman si “cald” (analog / tubes) ca si sound – dat fiind faptul ca softurile (digitalul) incearca paradoxal sa emuleze soundul analog. partea noisy si digitala se imbina cu instrumente “aproape” reale si totul suna “uman” desi cu radacini digitale nu general evidente. Toate trackurile sunt special produse pentru “incepem 3” si cd-ul (ep-ul) a fost facut in editie limitata si unica de 15 bucati.


Tracklist:
01 – rhybot
02 – jeskovabot
03 – cariul d
04 – jazbot
05 – voiaj in vitoru

Artwork:
Front Cover

Additional Files:
one013-makunouchi_bento-vitoru [TXT]

Additional Links:
[Bandcamp]


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


Dot9 – Collaborations {[dot9.03]}

Artist: Dot9
Title:
Collaborations
Label:
 One
Catalog #:
[dot9.03]
Release Date:
2002/12/19
Re-Release Date:
2004/08/22


In late 2000, 5 canadians and 4 americans formed dot9 to bring their music together as a collective. Independently the styles varied in large degrees, but often they would come together or team up with another member to write songs or to explore sound and rhythm techniques. Dot9 stopped in March, 2003.

This compilation contains nine examples of that union. They are the favorites of the abandoned and scattered collaborations of dot9. From heavily melodic moments to mind numbing madness, these songs are evidence of the unique combined energy that was dot9.

“what matters the most is nothing matters”

– pinkj


Tracklist:
01 – nool w phiphinool
02 – dot9 folksdruminess version 6
03 – mute vs clarionthursday walk
04 – _KhlER3L w pinkjTruble
05 – _KhlER3Ljingle bell jesus (with zephod ft. pinkj)
06 – mutedreamlife (setzer remix)
07 – mute vs canc3rpushed away
08 – nool vs clarionbionic hashmash mix
09 – _khl vs mutemutelake
10 – mute vs canc3rpushed away (vox)

Artwork:
Front Cover

Additional Files:
dot9.03-dot9-collaborations [TXT]


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


Plosive – Neutral {[one012]}

Artist: Plosive
Title:
Neutral
Label:
 One
Catalog #:
[one012]
Release Date:
2004/08/01


These songs from mid 2003 to early 2004 were compiled for a recent live performance at Standard Deviation. The mix derived from an earlier demo cd with songs from 2003, but newer songs have been added and some updated. This release is 1 track shy of the box cd, which includes the song ‘underlined (alt)’.

Other than the APM side project, this is the first full netlabel release from Plosive, the founder of One. Being just under 37 minutes, its crammed with music but still manages to give you the room to listen and think. A union of rhythm, ambience, melodic hooks and often dubby basslines constantly shifts the main focus between emotion, memory, and groove ..


Tracklist:
01 – sado
02 – pavlovian fear
03 – informal fireworks
04 – dirty button
05 – loomer
06 – newkittin
07 – the night supervisor
08 – acorn
09 – everythings everything
10 – graphing
11 – fragments

Artwork:
Front Cover

Additional Files:
one012-plosive-neutral [TXT]


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


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Categorized as Plosive Tagged