Posts tagged with "Umor Rex"

Driftmachine – ‘Colliding Contours’

August 4, 2016

Driftmachine – ‘Colliding Contours’ The Driftmachine duo is a fairly young enterprise, the pair having released their debut LP Nocturnes for the Umor Rex imprint as recently as 2014. That being said, both members have been actively performing and producing music for decades, Andreas Gerth as a member of Tied & Tickled Trio (among... 

Decoder Podcast #04: David Nance, Dino Spiluttini, Wounded Knife, & Stuff Muzak Supplement

July 28, 2016

Decoder Podcast #04: David Nance, Dino Spiluttini, Wounded Knife, & Stuff Muzak Supplement Welcome to episode four of the Decoder Podcast! For this installment, David Perron of Free Form Freakout speaks with a fellow-David, Omaha-based DIY recorder David Nance, about older releases and preparing his new LP for Ba Da Bing Records. Spool’s Out host Tristan Bath speaks with Vienna-based... 

Week in Review #81

August 15, 2015

Week in Review #81 It looks like we’re exactly a month late with this tidbit, but I can’t help but start this week’s review with the Public Domain Review’s incredible exploration of imagined instruments: “Cat Pianos, Sound-Houses, and Other Imaginary Musical Instruments,” penned by... 

Kara-Lis Coverdale & LXV, ‘Sirens’

May 29, 2015

Kara-Lis Coverdale & LXV, ‘Sirens’ Umor Rex, 5.8.2015 Since launching in 2006, Umor Rex has, for the most part, led a noble campaign for finding exploratory experimental, synthetic music with actual heart. While the Mexico City-based imprint has flirted with its love for wispy folk and electronic music of all shapes and sizes, Umor Rex’s... 

Video: James Place – “Sadie’s Tears”

March 11, 2015

Video: James Place – “Sadie’s Tears” Living on Superstition, Phil Tortoroli’s debut LP as James Place, continues to spin on Decoder’s collective, metaphorical turntable as an endless source of agile electronic music, revealing crevice after crevice of urbane sonic illusions. Following an exquisite, supplemental re-work by Ricardo... 

Premiere: James Place – “Lyras Grin” (Scuba Death RMX)

February 20, 2015

Premiere: James Place – “Lyras Grin” (Scuba Death RMX) Next Tuesday (2/24), Umor Rex will drop Living on Superstition, the debut LP by James Place,  Styles Upon Styles-honcho Phil Tortoroli’s grimly urbane techno guise. Following a stunning cassette dropped last March by Opal Tapes, the LP continues Tortoroli’s run of dismantled dance music... 

Dwight’s 2014: Last Year, What Year? Just Say Hello

January 30, 2015

Dwight’s 2014: Last Year, What Year? Just Say Hello As I wrote in the introduction to yesterday’s label feature, 2014 looked like a good year for labels — we admittedly see and try to treat with a large number, but isn’t that any aspiring capitalist’s ideal vision of shopping? A world of choice, with access to varied experiences.... 

Week in Review #40

October 11, 2014

Week in Review #40 #1 – 10/4/2014 – Boiler Room announced that it would begin organizing a series of classical performances with Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and “a full orchestra,” pointing to growing interest and barriers that still prevent easy access to live, “collaborative”... 

Derek Rogers – “You Don’t Think In Terms Of Trains”

September 24, 2014

Derek Rogers – “You Don’t Think In Terms Of Trains” Derek Rogers is the underdog of ambient music in the tape scene. Having issued triumphant works of modestly epic, vibrantly understated sounds on a bevy of imprints that read like a rap sheet of modern legends (Bathetic, Scotch, 905, Jehu & Chinaman, Obsolete Units, Hausu Mountain, Patient Sounds,... 

Charlatan – “Nightmaring”

August 12, 2014

Charlatan – “Nightmaring” With Local Agent, his fourth LP as Charlatan, Brad Rose launches deep into the sci-fi sonics and futuristic anxieties he’s obsessed over for years, both figuratively (in the darkly celestial tinges of his endless catalog under various guises and in the Digitalis imprint’s rewarding din) and literally... 

Sima Kim & Wouter Van Veldhoven – Sketches

February 21, 2014

Sima Kim & Wouter Van Veldhoven – Sketches Mexico City’s Umor Rex label has a catalogue that stretches back to the turn of the decade, full of stunning releases that embrace and fracture musical frontiers. Their latest batch of tapes is no exception: three gorgeous cassettes that are a delight to behold, chock full of intriguing sonic... 

The Human Elephant – Circle Around the Moon

October 4, 2013

The Human Elephant – Circle Around the Moon A couple of years back, Umor Rex released White Thunder, the debut physical release from John E. Donald under the guise of The Human Elephant. That record featured a cover of “Ceremony,” one of the last songs to be penned by Joy Division’s Ian Curtis (and consequently, one of the first singles...