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connect_icut – Coping with Rejection (CSAF) download

connect_icut - Coping with Rejection
Available June 10th 2013 as a free FLAC or 320kbps MP3 download from the CSAF Digital Store. Remixes of tracks by Muchuu, Antipop Consortium and Loscil, which never really got used elsewhere, for one reason or another.

June 10, 2013 at 12:05 am Leave a comment

connect_icut – “Blonde Sound Forever” (CSAF) Video

Another slab of degraded digital detritus from connect_icut. This one is from an upcoming album called Blonde Sound. Watch this space for more details.

May 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm Leave a comment

connect_icut – “Imperial Alabaster (Long Version)” (CSAF) Video

“A song from an album in progress, working title: Crows & Kittiwakes Wheel & Come Again.

Yes, it’s supposed to look like that. Digital lo-fi, innit.

Shot on a regular photo camera by Kris, starring Heidi. Video editing and music by connect_icut.

For more connect_icut, visit csaf-records.com.”

March 16, 2012 at 9:00 am 2 comments

Not Me – lss 2011 (CSAF) download

The fifth and final EP in the 2011 12s series. Free download from CSAF Records.

Not Me - lss 2011

Not Me - lss 2011

Vol. 5: lss 2011 (CSAF133DL)

Long delayed (it was scheduled for October 2011 but wasn’t ready until December), this final volume in the series was definitely worth the wait.

It begins with a mix from Connecticut resident Darren Milos – aka – Lim. The deeeep dub techno of Darren’s “Verges of Tears” version sounds like the best damn 12″ Deepchord Presents Echospace never made. It’ll make you wonder why Lim isn’t a massive star of the international electronica scene.

Next up comes a submission from Mute Branches. Like the Lim mix, this is notable for its highly dynamic structure as well as the crystalline clarity of its mix. Mute Branches is, it turns out, James Cresswell, a prodigiously talented 20-year-old from the depths of England’s Black Country.

The B-side begins with a remix from legendary Vancouver electronica duo coin gutter, whose mix builds slowly, gradually ramping up the hypnotic intensity over the course of 11-and-a-half minutes. The series concludes with another murky, chaotic mix from CSAF mainstay connect_icut.

As ever, the full track-listing is provided below, with embedded players for previewing the individual tracks. Click on the download link to get the whole thing as a single .zip file.

Side A

1. Lim’s Verges of Tears (9:39)

2. Mute Branches Remix (7:04)

Side B

1. Coin Gutter Mix (11:24)

2. connect_icut 2011 Mix (7:43)

DOWNLOAD 2011 12s VOL 5.

December 7, 2011 at 9:19 pm 1 comment

New Free Download EP from Not Me Featuring a Fieldhead Remix

Here are the details from the CSAF Records website

Not Me - nwt 2011

Not Me - nwt 2011

Vol. 4: nwt 2011 (CSAF132DL)

This volume begins with a typically excellent mix from Fieldhead (aka Paul Elam of The Declining Winter). Probably the most melodically developed and rhythmically solid track in the whole series so far, this is an ideal entry point for newcomers. If you were so inclined, you could even “skank” to this.

The next comes a mix from Ross Birdwise of Vancouver’s legendary EDR (don’t ask what it stands for) and hmbkr. Ross adds a virtual choir of extended vocal techniques to the mix. Scary and brilliant in equal measure, this will appeal to folks who enjoyed Carsten Nicolai and Blixa Bargeld’s anbb project.

The EP is rounded off by two new mixes from CSAF stalwart connect_icut. These are in a post-Basic Channel dub-techno style that fans of Deepchord Presents Echospace will appreciate.

Side A

1. Fieldhead Remix (3:30)

2. Ross Birdwise Nicotine Stain Banshee Mix (4:05)

Side B

1. connect_icut 2011 Mix (5:20)

2. connect_icut Infinite Mix (10:00)

DOWNLOAD 2011 12s VOL. 4

September 5, 2011 at 11:45 pm Leave a comment

CSAF Digital Store

connect_icut - LA (An Apology)

connect_icut - LA (An Apology)

CSAF Records now has a digital store where you can buy the connect_icut albums They Showed Me the Secret Beaches and LA (An Apology) as high-quality downloads (FLAC, 320k MP3, V0 etc.) for $1 US per album.

VISIT THE CSAF DIGITAL STORE

July 10, 2011 at 10:45 am Leave a comment

Another New Not Me 2011 12s EP

Not Me - flt 2011

Not Me - flt 2011

Vol. 3: flt 2011 (CSAF131DL)

Featuring mixes by Kuma, Esperik Glare and connect_icut. Kuma’s mix is a (post-)dubstep banger that will delight fans of the big fluffy bear’s acclaimed bass-heavy productions. The connect_icut “Ill Mix” features an unwitting guest appearance from a legendary rapper. The connect_icut/Kuma collaboration was produced by connect_icut using elements of Kuma’s remix but none of the original “flt” samples! The Esperik Glare mix is dark, abstract, complex and yet oddly beautiful.

Side A

1. Kuma Tope Suicida Remix (6:24)

2. connect_icut Ill Mix (5:50)

Side B

1. connect_icut/Kuma Once Removed Mix (5:30)

2. Esperik Glare Remix (3:55)

DOWNLOAD 2011 12s Vol. 3

July 4, 2011 at 11:04 pm Leave a comment

Not Me 2011 12s Update

Volume two in the CSAF recording company‘s 2011 12s series of free MP3 EPs is now available. It features remixes of songs by Not Me courtesy of Vincent Parker, The Luminaries and connect_icut.

Here are the full details:

Not Me - dbm 2011

Not Me - dbm 2011

Vol. 2: dbm 2011 (CSAF130DL)

Featuring a new remix by award-winning beat slicer Vincent Parker plus mixes by The Luminaries and connect_icut.

Vincent Parker’s remix is packed with swagger. Or should that be stagger? In any case, every time you think this track is going to fall flat on its face, Vincent pulls everything back up into place. He even supplied his own artwork to go with the mix (see below). A class act all ’round.

dbm Vincent Parker Remix

dbm Vincent Parker Remix

The connect_icut mix starts off atmospheric but brings in the beats just when you need ’em. Like Vincent’s mix, this a fevered exercise in raw improvisation, with all the bloody edges left un-sanitized.

The Luminaries mix is rather more refined and contemplative. It’s based around a series of bleak time-stretched drones, which betray very little trace of the original samples. These are arranged around ominous silences that – while undeniably spacious and panoramic – do little to dispel the claustrophobic mood of the first two tracks.

Side A

1. Vincent Parker Remix (5:21)

2. connect_icut 2011 Mix (7:25)

Side B

1. The Luminaries House of Bhutan Remix (10:15)

DOWNLOAD 2011 12s VOL. 2

May 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

hmbkr in London (sort of)

The mighty hmbkr photographed by Steve Louie

The mighty hmbkr, photographed by Steve Louie*

Vancouver-based electronic music artist Constantine Katsiris – aka Scant Intone – has curating a two-hour programme of sound works and videos for London’s SoundFjord, the first gallery in the UK primarily dedicated to audio art. The works will be presented on May 3rd and will include hmbkr’s “Radio Majesty”, which is also available as a free download from the CSAF Records website.

Here are all the details…

Hlysnan
Hlysnan is SoundFjord’s monthly listening event, exploring the world of sound in all its facets, guises and surprises! Tonight is an evening of film and sound works selected by Constantine Katsiris (Scant Intone).

May 3, 2011 @ 7-9pm
SoundFjord, Unit 3b – Studio 28, 28 Lawrence Road, London N15 4ER
£2 at the door or buy advance tickets: http://wegottickets.com/event/116460

All monies are used to produce further events

((( SOUND )))
HMBKR – Radio Majesty
Crys Cole – Sand
Akumu – The Descent
John Kameel Farah – Rathenower
Shane Turner – (Squiggly Line)
Michael Trommer – Green Greyspace (Space Specters)

((( VIDEO )))
Erin Sexton – 3 x 2
Carrie Gates & Jon Vaughn – Dirty Two Minutes With You
Julia Staudach & Peter Kutin – Strob
Jan Goldfuß & Kokoro No Jojishi – Dreams of Solaris
Holzkopf – Foreign Heroin

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=204590509571553

(And for more of Steve Louie’s awesome pics of hmbkr, visit his Flickr page!)

April 25, 2011 at 9:00 am 4 comments

Not Me – 2011 12s

Not Me - "ntm 2011"

Not Me - "ntm 2011"

Those of you who follow the CSAF recording company and the nebulous electronica entity known only as Not Me will probably know about the 2011 12s series. Doubtless many of you have already downloaded the first volume, which features a rather staggering remix from Loscil – that’s right, LOSCIL!

For those of you pitiful souls who aren’t in the know, here’s the deal. 2011 12s is a series of five “virtual 12-inch singles” by Not Me, mixing elements of minimal techno, dubstep and glitch. The series is scheduled to feature remixes by some of your favourite experimental electronica artists, including Fieldhead, Vincent Parker and the aforementioned Loscil.

CSAF and Not Me are putting out an open call to all of y’all. Artists who would like to get involved in the project are encouraged to submit their own mixes of the tracks as 320kbps MP3s. The label’s large and staggeringly bureaucratic A&R department can’t promise to use everything received but they’d love to hear what you come up with.

To get started, you can:

Download all the original sample loops used to make the 2011 12s tracks

Download an album’s-worth of Examples

Download an album’s-worth of Instrumental Demos

Volume one was released in late February and volume two is scheduled for release in early May. Here are the full details of the first volume.

Vol. 1: ntm 2011 (CSAF129DL)

Featuring a new remix by Kranky recording artist Loscil plus mixes by The Luminaries and connect_icut.

Things start off deep and ambient, with a truly stunning mix from Loscil – aka sometime Destroyer drummer Scott Morgan. CSAF is sincerely honoured to have an artist of Scott’s calibre contributing to this project.

The connect_icut mix brings in a sub-aquatic bass drum thump that will be instantly pleasing to fans of the Chain Reaction label. Finally, the Luminaries mix strips everything way down for a skeletal and downright funky 14-minute workout.

Full track-listing below, with embedded players for previewing the individual tracks. Click on the download link to get the whole darn thing as a single .zip file.

Side A

1. Loscil Remix (6:35)

2. connect_icut Three Pad Mix (7:10)

Side B

1. The Luminaries Somnolent Dancefloor Dub (13.56)

DOWNLOAD 2011 12s VOL. 1

March 20, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

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