Today’s pick : VNDL & R33 Soundmakin’

Unlike yesterday, today’s pick will feature two artists who strive in two different layers in this musical mesh. Yet, both of them appear on our Unlog Complex #01 project, which (nuff said) is still available for free download. Let’s start with…

VNDL – Gahrena : Paysages électriques (Hymen Recordings)

VNDL is familiar with our readers, through the podcast he’s provided some months ago and the track Mille fragments we’ve released with Blackelk Recordings. His work is something I really want to push not only because of the common approach of sound we share, but also because he’s a really prolific artist and whose sounds clearly evolves between each and every project he works on. We don’t want you to miss the chance to witness that.

So expect to deal with sound textures here. Remember that while music tastes can differ in many points between two people, we’re all sensitive to sound textures. It’s just a matter of context.

I like writing. I should do it more often. But sometimes, the description provided with a release fits way more when you want to describe it to someone else. It’s not always the case (and maybe a worst 10 album descriptions would be a funny game), but it’s the choice I’m gonna make now.

‘gahrena’ envisages a deeper exploration of virtual reality by using highly processed electric guitars as well as manipulated field recordings and a wide range of electronic devices. the sound on this album can be described as abstract electronica with a deep organic feel, where vndl’s inspiration and sonic research fuse with the amendatory work of nebulo, offthesky, pleq and c0ma.

vndl constructs a changing, mysterious sonic world recreated from aural landscapes already in existence. a gripping release taking you away to as-yet unknown environments – attentive listening required.

gahrena: paysages électriques cover art

R33 Soundmakin’

Different topic now.

This broken beat / groove / hip hop oriented producer was unknown to me some months ago, until I discovered his project Klendatü on Bandcamp, thanks to a guy who’s used to stroll around the groove. Here it is.

If your question is « is it a free download », the answer is yes, and I’m even going to put tags on this article so everyone knows where those fresh beats are available.

Since then, we got in touch to invite him to join our beat tape project, and his track Octobre finally ended in the release. We’ve been discussing a lot on the final sound he wanted to have on his final, especially on his kick drums.

Despite my very selective (and boring) views on hip nop beats, this conversation made me understand the importance human groove takes in his abstract beats, which is confirmed by his latest release, a collaboration with MelodiQ.

Brace yourself, those two tracks got vibes!

Melodiq by R33 cover art

UNLOg Podcast #4 – VNDL

Unlog podcast #4 - VNDL
JUNE UNLOG PODCAST #4 – VNDL (MTL, CANADA)

Following last month podcast from Portugal, let’s now introduce the young Montreal- based DJ – IDM producer who’s behind our 4th edition of the Unlog Podcasts (Click here to view them all). VNDL is Philippe Vandal, 21 years old, from Montreal, Canada. Philippe started producing electronic music in October 2009. Inspired by the whole Hymen Records and even Abstrakt Reflections, he is surrounded by his own inspirations. Access to Arasaka, Amon Tobin, Gridlock, Apparent Symmetry, HECQ, just to name a few…

))) What’s musically to expect by the next 6 months?

– An EP called Something for Someone out on Abstrakt Reflections (label from Argentina) by the end of July, I hope! This EP will be a subtle melting between organic and cinematic substances, ambient and rythmic tracks, all in a futuristic mood. By then, Abstrakt Reflections‘s next compilation will also include a track I’ve made and should be available around the end of June

– Some remixes planned on Raumklang Music (Germany)

– A LP to be released on the incredible german label Hymen Records.

– If you’re around Montreal by July 20th, come by the Belmont for a special homebrew set by VNDL @ Bass Drive

))) What’s your top 5 ?

Triangle, hexagon, cube, sphere, cylinder

))) What is the most disturbing thing you’ve seen/heard this week?

Laughing drunk while staring at my two bleeding knees after longboard vs trashbin incident. VNDL : 1 – Trashbin : 0

TIME FOR THE UNLOG PODCAST #4! Press play and check the download link below, as usual :

DOWNLOAD UNLOG PODCAST #4 (70.2 MB)

Tracklist : 

VNDL & Meat Parade – … [Forthcoming on Hymen Records]
VNDL & Viola Ferrando – … [Forthcoming on Hymen Records]
Exosphere – Mind Reflection (VNDL Remix) [Forthcoming on Raumklang Music]
VNDL – Don’t Forget the Machine (Part 2) [Forthcoming on Abstrakt Reflections]
VNDL – When it Rains [Forthcoming on Abstrakt Reflections]
VNDL – Something for Someone [Forthcoming on Abstrakt Reflections]
VNDL – … [Forthcoming on Provokation Record]
VNDL – Don’t Forget the Machine (Part 1) [Forthcoming on Abstrakt Reflections]

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