As the needle drops, a haunting overdriven voice cries out from a cavern of distorted marimba pulses. “People sell them souls for a slice of bread…” A stark statement of realness, conviction, and the choices we all make. This is sound system music for the citizens of the world, welcoming the struggle and darkness that unites.
With “To The End” E3 creates a meditative musical darkness enveloped fully in the spiritual warmth of syncopated sub bass, rolling watery hi-hats, chopped vocals that sing like a call to prayer amidst powerful throws to the dub siren.
Channeling the DIY spirit of both Jamaican sound system culture and American punk rock, E3 aka Ezra E Ereckson is a long time staple of West Coast sound system music. Based in Portland, Oregon together with his wife, artist and designer Tracy Harrison (Polygon Press), they run the renowned ZamZam Sounds, a vinyl only label releasing exquisite DUB music from across the world, packaged in stunning hand-printed jackets.
Here’s a very limited release of monumental proportions. Dripping Earth, a sprawling and ambitious project of 24 different Impressionistic variants of a single hour-long piece. Released as a 24 CDR box set this is optimized in every possible way for personal use in the home, as a room enhancer, as a sleep aid, a travel companion, a backdrop to an open window, a mood setter or even just a headphone odyssey for you to walk through your part of the world with.
Railcables – “Seasonal compilations featuring new music inspired by train travel. Each release available as download and limited edition vinyl. ” Here’s the Bancamp player for the Winter selection which has been out for a while now. Railcables are taking pre-orders for the limited vinyl release of the Spring selection. Go check it out!
No Gravity is from the debut album by London-based producer Moiré, released through Ninja Tunes on 18/08.14
Buy it here | Werkdiscs
Here’s some more by Moiré…
In anticipation of the forthcoming Scott Walker & Sunn O))) collaboration here’s a few videos to whet your appetite…
Here’s some mighty fine electronica by Abdulla Rashim recently released on a Swedish label called Northern Electronics. It’s a really well constructed mix of almost tribal beats, sweeping reverb effects and atmospheric drones. Buy it from Bandcamp on digital, cassette or vinyl…