Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

L'Alternativa 2011. Photos de la Fiesta de clausura

Click on the photo to view the photo album :-

Fiesta de Clausura de L'Alternativ @ Hall CCCB, Barcelona

Cat Gabal @Clausura Alternativa

Computah! @ L'Alternativa clausura

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Artwork: Suicide Club Barcelona

The latest MP3/FLAC compilation on Nereida Records is composed of a dozen of tracks pretty much all of different style and regroups various artists from Barcelona, Berlin, London and Paris.
After a few listens - a proper space occupation- we started to perceive a sort of superposition of two waves resulting in a new wave pattern, which likely explains the release name: Interference. It also reminds us that physic and science might well have generated some consequent artistic movements. Despite the differences, they seem to come from identical sources generating in us the same passion and Nereida Records celebrate here the quality of exchange or interchange whilst offering us several plans of interpretations. The possibilities remain directed towards the same pole: they function outside of an established cultural mainstream system and reflect the same values within a rather unconventional art form.

Mental properties emerge when matter is organised in an appropriate way and in this perspective, we could highlight in this compilation two distinct tendencies or orientations. We quite clearly identify an experimental Electro pop side, a more instrumental axe with Onlysundays, Fur voice, Motor combo, Oberst Panizza and Transformer di roboter, who all either use vocals or live instruments in their productions.
The doors opened with energy and intensity with Transformer di roboter’s “Bob Ross - The Joy of Painting”, which is “a tribute to the American painter Bob Ross who used to have a TV show to teach his painting technique. He was always on very late on a small local TV station in Berlin, so everybody who was up on Tuesday night at 4am in the morning knew Bob Ross” (Alex Kloster). With a light playful air, Motor Combo as well explores the theme of the night; Playful yes; but worrying too. The Catalan duo almost created a soundtrack for a small theatre show - the fetish scene in David Lynch’s movie. On the same line, the Onlysundays electrical or acoustic activity can also at some point disturb communication in its own way.
The human voice becomes an essential element and by extension the colour needed for the subject of a painting. Sometimes blade, delicate with OnlySundays, or more crepuscular and dominating the body of the painting for Fur Voice track “Human Monster”- like in a claire-obscure painting of Caravaggio. Alternatively, it also presents a voice of an automatic, standardised colour in a pop art piece containing manipulated Polaroid with Oberst Panizza, as well as the 3 primary colours of Transformer di Roboter spread out from the painting of the colourists that stroke us with their vivacity. The doors fall back on the wall, which threw them right back; it returns to the starting point with Compütah! & the lower Clapton crew remix of the Transformer di roboter catching track Hi-end. It returns with the same strength and intensity as the initial movement, the doors shut down with a perfectly mastered gesture, the symbol of a natural loop where the pleasure would always be extended.

The second axe contains Compütah!, Usedtobecool, Mokuhen, Pisu, and Equipo tracks, based on pure electronic, or more specifically IDM, as some like to classify the Electronica genre nowadays.
We take little steps with Pisu, the eyes sparkling, a smile drawn on our lips and a wonky dub 2-step track, fresh, that comes within a natural flow, generating graceful images with enumerations and a sidetrack well incorporated. Our eyes lost, a slight rhythmic swaying, a subtle body regular movement, almost trembling, we welcome “BigBoo”, the lovely piece produced by the 2 Usedtobecool Londoners boys - a real sound transposition of a sensual arabesque. Quite in the same vein, Compütah! guides us with a soothing melancholic wave through the alleys of a peaceful Japanese garden, where the rocks used are chosen for their artistic shapes.
Mokuhen goes even deeper in the exploration of the garden with his electro acoustic piece. The revival of the nature is complete here, we are wandering in the garden like a bird in the early morning of a summer day, when some interference modify the poetic ambulation and disrupt the message as it travels along the channel. Equipo manages to restore peace and re-establish a certain level of calmness, without losing any of the previous contemplative virtues, although with a little more rhythmic vision.

To be happy on the human axe, living in perfect harmony with the other axes, we first need to stay in a relationship of contiguity. Then beyond the axial classification ‘by style’, we want to move on to another mode, a continuity where the 2 axes reunite. In essence Interference represents this point of convergence, the point where the 2 axes meet and celebrate. Art&music should always insufflate movement and propagate the idea of communion - without denying the different human nature facets. Understanding the analytical tools and the ways it works internally, decomposing the parts is not critical we think; interpreting our sensations and expanding as much as we can our inner space however, is. We saw two waves here, but there is probably something else for others.

Review by Cat Gabal
Listen/Download @ http://nereidarecords.bandcamp.com

Monday, November 7, 2011

INTERFERENCE V/A - new release date: 15th of November 2011

Artwork: Suicide Club Barcelona

Available online from the 15th of November: INTERFERENCE - V/A, the latest Nereida Records MP3/FLAC compilation, with the participation of the following artists:-

Transformer di Roboter
Fur Voice
Oberst Panizza
Motor Combo
+ A bonus remix of Transformer di Roboter, Hi-end, from compütah! & the lower clapton crew

More info soon on http://nereidaprod.net/

Nereida Records @ L'Alternativa Closing Ceremony

flyer: Suicide Club Barcelona

NEREIDA RECORDS & PRODUCTIONS is invited to the Closing ceremony of the 18th Independent Cinema Festival of Barcelona , L’ ALTERNATIVA, which will take place in the CCCB Hall on Saturday 19th of November

For this special occasion and along with the label owner, CAT GABAL (Dj set), we are proud to present COMPUTAH! , who recently contributed to our latest MP3/FLAC compilation release (out on the 15th of November 2011)

On live, Compütah! brings dense electronic atmospheres where IDM and electro fuses in a characteristic sound, clearly influenced by Rephlex, Warp, Planet μ or Merck, where pads evolve in an obscure and asphyxiating way, along with enchanting melodies and broken bases.
Now London resident, Compütah! comes back to BCN for a very special Live set, a little different from what we are used to hear from him, don’t miss it!

+ CC Convent Sant Agustí /Xarlene visuals

Free entrance

More info on the event :-


The Bagad Disco Release Party

Pisu (Pendrive Rec / Musica vermella, Barcelona)

Transformer di roboter (Planet-Mu/Leonizer records, Berlin)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Quesako Dj Set

The latest QUESAKO set for Nereida Productions is now available on Mixcloud.

Starting with some chill-out piece with Jacques Palminger and Robert Wyatt, it quite quickly evolves towards some spacey disco electro music featuring songs from Transfomer di Roboter, Angie Reed, Felix Kubi, Eckokrank …also some other classics like Aphex Twin or the Moog Acid J-J Perrey & Luke Vibert duo … Check it out, quality mix and 100% vinyl set!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Bagdad Disco Release Party

FECHA: 15/10/2011 De 20.00 a 01.00
DIRECCION: Associacion Culturale Freedonia / Calle Lleialtat 6, Barcelona

Nereida Productions presenta – The Bagdad Disco Release Party – para celebrar el lanzamiento del nuevo disco de Transformer di Roboter en octubre con el sello francés Leonizer Records y la próxima MP3/FLAC recopilación del sello Nereida.
La música electrónica pop berlinesa de Transformer di Roboter es muy respetada en la escena electrónica internacional, con varios EPs y compilaciones en sellos como WMF-Records Berlin, Planet-Mu, Diamondtraxx, Whitelabel, Basserk y Metrohead. Sus actuaciones en directo que ahora también cuentan con el baterista Marco Barotti son conocidos por su energía, y por estar lleno de sorpresas. Desde su estreno mundial en directo en Berlín con Modeselektor en 2002, Transformer ha desempeñado numerosos espectáculos a través de los clubs europeos, eventos en vivo, festivales de música y arte, así como las fiestas con artistas tan diversos como Jamie Lidell, DAF, LCD Soundsystem, Puppetmastaz, Robots in Disguise y TTC.
Podemos esperar algo experimental, clubby / electro de estilo distortion banger – es la primera vez que vienen a España, ¡no te lo pierdas!

Tenemos el placer de confirmar la participación de Pisu como Support act, cuyo futuro EP con Pendrive Records es bastante esperado. Pisu es co-fundador de la Music Vermella Netlabel, que simbólicamente creó un vínculo entre las ciudades de Barcelona y Berlín. Dedicado a la música desde los primeros cassettes y CDs que cayeron en sus manos, Pisu se deja influenciar por Berlín, las raves, el soul, el funk, el britpop, el electro o cualquier tipo de future beat. Lo vomita todo en su liveset, donde cabe desde dubstep hasta breakcore pasando por el house.

VJ Eyescream de IKU Visual se encargará de los visuales en la sala principal y durante los shows en vivo, y habrá otros DJs en dos salas incluyendo Humo, reconocido tanto por los clubs como por el circuito underground. Siendo uno de los pocos artistas que está involucrado en todas las escenas de la ciudad [techno, bass music, electronica], sus sets pueden variar entre Techno , idm, break beat, electro, bass, electronica , drum & bass, todo concebido como electronica de baile y mezclado sin prejuicios.

También con Nereida Productions, estarán Colonel MIDI, Zeda y la fundadora del sello, Cat Gabal.

Capacidad limitada ¡llega temprano!

Line Up:-
**Transformer di roboter (Leonizer.rec/Planet-Mu, DE)
**Pisu (Pendrive.rec)
**Humo (Edukando)
**Nereida Prod DJs: Colonel MIDI, Zeda & Cat Gabal
** Vj Eyescream (IKU Visual)



Monday, August 8, 2011

IKU Visual photos (Body Snatchers event)

Jose Vizoso who coordinated the Nereida Prod's Exhibition in front of work from Eva Fernanda

Las Cova De Les Cultures main entrance

Quesako from Berlin at the desks and a bit of the crowd in the mirror and Clarotxos light sculpture

I think i can recognise the sexy hand of Mr Quesako here....Alternatively it'd be Colonel MIDI who djed during the catwalk of the Boutique Palona with Nele Feys y Quitocos Summer collection

Visuals of the Folcore crew - VJ Ovideo y su opendesktop + VJ Electroiman

Ambor Grieko LIVE with his new home made MIDI controller

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Dj ATHOME mix of the Deletilation2 tracks for the Radio Panik/Brussels show. Compil produced by Cat Gabal/Ambor Grieko earlier this year on Delete Records. (Starting with the electro accustic piece from AKM, it moves slowly towards the more groovy' stuff. Pretty eclectic, not easy - nicely done)


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

SONAR Week - Sabado 18 Junio

Sábado 18 de Junio del 2011, durante el fin de semana del Sónar 2011, Kaleidoscoop se atreve a presentar su primera fiesta en Zentraus Club para deleitarnos con ritmos, melodias y audiovisuales que nos guiaran por un viaje de sonidos múltiples e infinitos.

RYFN - Live
RYFN creado por Ramon Piquero y Carlos Santos Gonzalez nos muestran su viaje a la música electrónica explorando los diferentes sonidos: electrónica, IDM, techno y hasta sonidos pop. Sus Lives son auténticos estallidos de sonido

Juan Cristóbal Saavedra aka Equipo nos muestra su particular visión de la música dance: abstracta y concreta al mismo tiempo, creando un crossover que transita por el House, el Dub o el Electro, combinando bases rítmicas lúdicas y evocadoras armonías.

Las Barbas Indómitas, Enrique del Castillo llega a Barcelona con su experimentación melódica de ruidos y teclas, entre exotismos salvajes y ritmos hipnóticos, un viaje hacia futuros antiguos.

CAT GABAL, Dj (Nereida. prod)
Fundadora de Nerieda producciones y Co-directora del sello Delete Records, ahora con sede en Barcelona. Su set puede variar entre Hip-hop, Old School/Electro Pop y Electronica a Industrial / música experimental, dependiendo del lugar y su estado de ánimo.

El colectivo LUMA, nacido en Barcelona en 2009 es una propuesta audiovisual que apuesta por lo espontáneo y efímero del directo. Está compuesto por cuatro miembros (argentina/españa), provenientes de diferentes backgrounds (diseño gráfico, comunicación audiovisual, fotografía). Cuatro personalidades visuales que se mezclan, conviven, se retroalimentan y fusionan en tiempo real.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Website Nereida Production

-*- Site under construction -*- (www.nereidaprod.net)

Body Snatchers Event

Review / more photo soon..........

The Body Snatchers event is named after the science fiction novel and its cinematographic representations. Becoming witness of the seeds replacing sleeping people with perfect physical duplicates, we assist here to what we could call an attempt to describe the process of dehumanization whilst incorporating some elements of resistance, imagining how we would organize ourselves and how this would be reflected into music or visual arts. By celebrating and putting the human body in a central and strategic place, we suggest that the human part remains essential in all our creations and co–exists with the advanced technology in a relationship of contiguity, rather than simple continuity.

It addresses the question of identity in general; another interrogation on the nature of the relationship between minds, or mental processes, and the bodily states. What is the place of the body or by extension, what is the place and artistic representation of the human being in our contemporary world? Like in a modern and extended illustration of the medical body snatching, It’s almost like every organ of our body had matured isolated in a closed environment and suddenly cramped in his hermetic sphere, they have all exploded and broke the shell that separate them from our reality. Then sometimes wandering, sometimes grappling our sordid daily routine, they jointly have initiated a walk towards a new form of liberty, in search of a new temporality in which they would be the absolute masters. A sort of return to our primitive purity when all make sense, where they all complete each other, define each other, substantiate, variegate and justify one another.

Looking for the sign of our perpetual experiences and the effect of the external world on our appearance, figure and body, we can observe the marked change in form and the exalting human being metamorphosis. We can hope to reach a certain level of objectivity by confronting multiple interpretations on different plan of analysis as well as by merging different disciplines: music &visual performance, painting, photography, illustration, sculpture exposition, plus clothes design exhibition.

+ Rai Escalé
+ Guim Tió Zarraluki
+ Oscar Sancho Nin
+ Riot Über Alles
+ Philippe Jusforgues
+ Cornelius Coffin
+ Lola Sandoval
+ Marc Jennings
+ Jonathan Edery / Leo Ramirez
+ Eva Fernanda
+ J.E Vizos

+ Rekord Your Fucking Name (Live)
+ Fur Voice Dj
+ Ambor Grieko (Delete.rec)
+ Colonel Midi (Grovsop.rec)
+ Dj Quesako (Berlin)
+ Cat Gabal (Nereida.prod /Delete.rec)
+ J7XI(Edukando)
+ Dj Zeda

+ VJs EyeScream (Ikuvisual)
+ VJ Ovideo y su opendesktop (Folcore)
+ VJ Electroiman (Folcore)
+ Raffage's Short Movie Theater

Tekla Tuffou / Clarotxos

Boutique Paloma,presenta un desfile de las coleciones de verano de Nele Feys y Quitocos
(Boutique Paloma c/Paloma n°8 08001 BCN)

Friday, June 3, 2011


The compilation DELETILATION2 expresses diverse point of view, different style and technique. It is eclectic, yes; a little abstract, maybe. As Virginia Woolf rightly said “there is a coherence in things, a stability; something… is immune from change and shines out… in the face of the flowing, the fleeting, the spectral, like a ruby ” and rather than purely focusing on the end product, that something, that shines out, the fil d’Ariane that links all these different personalities together, the point of convergence of this patchwork resides at another level. The coherence lies in the process of creation itself. It is not just originality with abstracted affection, but a work of synergy where several elements have joined like in a molecular composition and contrive to its overall unique effect, their talent spread on a unique palette of colourful emotions.
Strong individualities emerge from the whole and take us on a journey through Europe. Following this idea of “flowing, fleeting and spectral”, from Moscow to Paris or other French cities, to Barcelona, passing by Berlin and Brussels, sliding from track to track, like in a film score, we are embedded in a road movie where the delicate poet Wim Wenders embraces the energy and intensity of a Gaspar Noe or Stanley Kubrick and often trapped in a nutty and offbeat world typical of Francois Ozon earlier work. All artists on this compilation have taken a different road to meet us, though the musicians tuned behind the big wall surrounding us have managed to create together a singular metropolitan opera.

It starts in a fanfare with ‘Who! Who! Who!’ from TEP who produced on Subjex net label Bedroom Research. We are enrolled in a sort of eccentric wild circus parade that will be echoed later in the compilation. He has initiated a joyful, euphoric experience with abundant use of electricity glitter, enchanting us with the rapidity and number of interposed images as luminous as the glass. Ambor Grieko follows with Breaking da Soul: the electro breaks fat bass and captivating melody enhance the great singer performance with a powerful and upfront voice sounding. An emotional experience lyrically and musically. There’s a lot of low-frequency energy there, which gives the vocal a real weight, but there are also in parallel a lot of extreme high frequencies which pulls the voice right to the front of the mix, emphasizing the closeness of the vocal, and its meaning. Then Oberst Panizza takes us even further in the electro direction with another very fine production. Delight of this catchy melodic kraftwerk-ish theme. With simplified lyrics sung through a vocoder, there is always a bit of self derision displayed by this member of the Velvet Condom band based in Berlin, which keeps the whole so fresh in our ears. Also a nice introduction for Colonel Midi’s track who is known for his atypical sense of humour as well as being a TB-303 electronic synthesizer-sequencer addict. He had a couple of tracks out on Angstrom records and delivers here a well-pitched production which focuses more on rhythm and texture. No lyrics. We perceive a structure made of pipes, cylinders and complex spirals with machined surface, the whole slightly polished to eliminate any superficial layers.

With White Drama, Baby Kruger explores the outer reaches of dark, abstract hip-hop. From rich based-up breaks and some drum and bass resonance emerges a talented rapper with crazy texts. A very innovative approach, a creative experimentation in the association and development of two different genres, she breaks through an iron wall and joins different backbones on the same surface. Like a little migratory bird covering a wide imaginary space, Baby Kruger performs an operation of alchemy where the music is also made of texts and they both answer each other in resonant echoes. All our senses in a new awakening to receive Thiaz Itch who gives us a vision a little more romantic of the circus introduced previously. Owner of Proot record, producer on Bedroom Research, Thiaz Itch is well remembered for his performance at the Nonologic edition 2009 in Barcelona. Like TEP, his track remains a little crazy, burlesque and festive; we seem to evolve in a pleasurable elated childish world. Thiaz-itch plays numerous instruments, such as the trumpet, mandolin as well as the guitar and is also able to sing in several languages.

A central and strategic place is given to the beautiful piece produced by Patrick Hospital, who had an album out on Delete Records a few years ago. The outline of a rhythmic just subtly sketched with some irregular glitch influenced sounds ala Fennesz leads us to a brand new world. Half way through the overall journey, we are left in a sort of haven, rocking on the delicate touch of the piano, sometimes almost perceived as detuned which generates this sweet confusion so exalting. Driving tirelessly, it ends on a note of the more rasping sound of the violin, the pinnacle of our emotion. Patrick Hospital nicely opens the door to the non rhythmic, non melodic electro acoustic piece of work produced by AKM who recently collaborated in another compilation with Presuse73 amongst others.

Granular synthesis, the density enables progress and we move between different forms, like an oscillation produced by shock. A clearing and threat of ruin, a confrontation with our inner selves, with repercussions probably; all these images generated carry us back from the depth of our rest. Raphael Sabatier comes next bringing us back to a reality but slowly, carefully, with a captivating loop that keeps us in a sort of sweet torpor whilst increasing our level of energy. The sounds of this ex member of the Sgure are often assimilated to Otto von Schirach’s and in this track, he spouts a rotary force to test and improve our resistance while maintaining our elasticity. Without any more transition, a wake up more elated, plain and straightforward, with the Russian representative Dimitry Ghost. Member of the Barcelona Bakalao band who also rocked the floor at the Nonologic festival previously, he presents here his Chip tune / 8bit project. A typical production with interesting distortion effects, a simple structured but effective track more intended to the dance scene.
For Rekord Your Fucking name, the reality escapes and only art allows a way out. Here formalised by “Travel”, a litany of boredom, a desire to stop the time by the conquest of space. We give a deep existence to what had none previously. The techno minimal needs relief; it needs horizon, a new outlook and possibly a new structure. The point of the Existentialism, and the point of Rekord Your Fucking Name. The duo does not only bring out some effective techno, they also express themselves in a more pop language, here almost reminding us of New Order. The show ends in a sort of linear apotheosis and our eyes wide open, prepared for all the energy and intensity of a powerful and well inspired Shape2, we are taken by force with a luscious heavy bass, breaking into a darkly delirant world. The whole appears quickly so magnetic that we finally consent, giving in and let it penetrate our soul. Shape2 track “Hard-fun” generates a deep crepuscular sensation, like a bright combustion with small emission of light and heat, and we can no longer resist in face of this diabolic and passionate attractive force.

All in all this is a perfect representation of the record label work. Non-driven by the music industry or assimilated to one single style, Delete records focuses on the artists evolving in a multidisciplinary environment and onto the process of creation itself. To limit ourselves to a specific style or technique would be a denial of our foundation, a neglection of the richness and subtleness of the life itself. Dazzled by the speed and number of images, with DELETILATION2 we are invited to embark an eventful kaleidoscope, in a rapid succession of impression, sensations and activities.

Tracklist & Credits :
01_Who! who! who! by TEP (Paris, France)
02_Breaking da soul by Ambor Grieko (Barcelona, Spain)
03_Ficken Automatisch by Oberst Panizza (Berlin, Germany)
04_Poulet Grillé by Colonel Midi (Barcelona, Spain)
05_SpankBank by Baby Kruger (Bruxelles, Belgique)
06_Splooshy, il chiocciolo by Thiaz Itch (Toulouse, France)
07_Ensemble2 corrigé by Patrick Hospital (Sauternes, France)
08_Ceret by AKM (Bruxelles, Belgique)
09_Beat your wife by Raphaël Sabatier (Bordeaux, France)
10_たまねぎ殺人犯 [onion-killers] by Dimitry Ghost (Barcelona, Spain)
11_29s by Rekord Your Fuckin’ Name (Barcelona, Spain)
12_Hard-Fun by Shape2 (Pau, France)

Review by Cat Gabal http://www.nereidaprod.net/
dlt005_V/A - DELETILATION 2 - Produced by Delete Records - March 2011

L'Alternativa Festival 2010

Cat Gabal Dj set @ Closing of L’Alternativa Festival 2010

Saturday 20/11, Hall CCCB, Barcelona, Spain.