For over two decades and several albums Tosca has served as a vehicle for Richard and Rupert to express their personal moods and impressions, each release holding up a mirror to their inner lives. Now though after ten albums the journey has come full circle and once again they’ve returned to the kind of instrumental tracks, full of deep beats and dubbed out textures that made Tosca’s name.
The result is ‘Going Going Going’, an album that Tosca fans will immediately recognize and yet one that doesn’t just trade on former glories. Like the best of Tosca’s output, ‘Going Going Going’ defies easy categorization, taking in everything from the uneasy listening of ‘Hausner’ to excursions into House (‘Wotan’), Ambient Electronica (‘Olympia), Funk (‘Loveboat’) and beyond. Still despite an almost overabundance of ideas, in the more than capable hands of these two pioneers the result is a complex yet coherent and confident album that stands shoulder to shoulder with the best of their storied back catalogue.
Going Going Going is out February 10th 2017. Pre-orders and an early track download for advance track “Export Import” are available now.
The debut 7K! release comes from Italian composer and multi-instrumentalist Luca D’Alberto, whose double single “Wait For Me” (b/w “Blessed Messenger”) is available now. Already a favourite composer of directors such as Peter Greenaway, Wim Wenders and Fernando Arrabal, D’Alberto met !K7 CEO Horst Weidenmüller in Berlin, initially to propose working on a string-based project with Tricky. Upon hearing D’Alberto’s music, Weidenmüller thought to himself “We have to work with Luca he is genius,” and the seeds for 7K! were planted.
Luca D’Alberto – “Wait For Me” (Official Music Video)
Daniel Avery is a firm believer in the transformative power of music. Avery’s belief in the unique alchemy that takes place when a DJ crafts a mix or a live set acted as a guiding force during the creation of his DJ-Kicks. Across its 78 minutes Avery’s mix creates a hypnotic space focusing on “music by like-minded souls” from the outer reaches of techno including international talents Svreca, Rrose, Artefakt and IORI. It is a mix concerned with the idea of taking a collective breath and allowing records their own time.
A striking animated visual from Kevin Freeney premieres today for DJ-Kicks’ ambient closing track ‘Space Echo,’ the start of some long-awaited new material from Avery.
The mix features three new original Avery productions including a track from Rote, a project with BleeD boss Volte-Face. It follows three years’ worth of studio experimentation in-between a life spent on the road touring the enormous success of debut record, Drone Logic, released in 2013 on Erol Alkan’s wildly psychedelic Phantasy label.
Avery’s DJ-Kicks album stands as a testament to the strength of the current state of affairs in underground electronic music, borne out of one of its most original talents.
Daniel Avery’s DJ-Kicks is released 11th November 2016. Pre-orders are available now.