Friday, July 27, 2012

Nereida Prod at O'Tannenbaum, Berlin - 16/08

flyer: Suicide Club Barcelona
                             ***********at O'Tannenbaum, Sonnenallee 27, Berlin, from  22:00*********

Nereida Records & Productions is heading to the O'Tannenbaum Berlin on the 16th of August for a special cosmic night.
The record label and art & music event producer was born in Spain in 2011 and has now started to become a little more active in other European cities.
In general the label is non-driven by the music industry or assimilated to one single style and naturally has a predilection for the musicians evolving in a multidisciplinary environment. All its components live in a world surrounded by myt...hological birds and mysterious sea beauties, where we are invited to embark an eventful kaleidoscope, in a rapid succession of impression, sensations and activities. These animals also navigate in dark waters and swamps though, we know that.
We can expect a little bit of everything from this crew - proper mood swings guaranteed - the Sci-Fi Pop/Animation Films/ Experimental tunes sometimes coming straight out from occult societies; but also some tonic fun, lighful & cheerful music, oh yeah. A night in all fluidity, swinging from sophisticated beats to more strange electronic pop sounds and between a few short concentrated imaginative tracks, we'll get the chance to review our classics and get back to a time where everything might have had more substance and depths.
Nereida Prod founder Cat Gabal based in Barcelona will put on her little cosmonaut suit for this special night and will be accompanied by the Berlin based boys Quesako and Oberst Panizza from the Velvet Condom band.
The sun, as a driving force, plays a fundamental role in the system of worship, veneration, and celebration of all kind - like a little estrella on a O'Tannenbaum.

with :-
Cat Gabal (IDM/Electropop/Synth Pop), Barcelona
Oberst Panizza (Wave/ Synth/Velvet Condom), Berlin
Quesako (Psychedelic/Cosmic/Creepy House), Berlin

Thursday, July 19, 2012

SICKNIFE - We're not welcome anymore - REMIXES (NER003)

Artwork: Suicide Club Barcelona

1. Crazy Live Rail (Scrubber Fox remix)
2. Crazy Live Rail (Baby Kruger remix)
3. Rock Your Mamma (The Acid Lover aka compütah! Analogue Vision remix)
4. Rock Your Mamma (Roy of the Ravers remix)
Scrubber Fox 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

NER 002 - SICKNIFE " We're not welcome anymore"

We did this "animated artwork" especially for the site...and just for fun.
Please check the "real cover" at the bottom.

After a first compilation that regrouped many different artists, styles and techniques, we did not know what next to expect from the label.

For this second release, Nereida Records appears to have gone back to basic with a lo-fi, cheerful and definitely positive sounding release. Sicknife Mp3 EP "we're not welcome anymore" contains some fine techno & amp; electro tunes that will certainly appeal to the dance floor scene, although we know that there is more than pure entertainment.

In short - a fresh summer release where the actual standard formulas in electronic music are being reinterpreted and where, with the old disco hi-hat pattern with open hi-hat on the off-beat, we clearly distinguish all mechanisms, accent and punctuation in its construction.

With an efficient simple structured approach, sicknife seems to have an idea of what happiness feels like. Take the first track here, the presciently named "Rock Your Mama" with its lush background sound and kicking bass line ala Acid Pauli, or the track "We wanted some destruction" that springs like a burst of energy after the melodic and contemplative "Crazy Live Rail". The effective walking bass have us wondering whether the primary goal of art is not indeed to broadcast the spirit of celebration everywhere it goes, not by painting what is already shiny, but by inspiring a movement, a notion of communion, with the fixed idea that all material, even atrophying, is convertible and can be transformed into something attractive.

The sounds are undeniably positive, in the meantime though the vocals broadcast a two-way message, especially perceivable in the last track "Big Crunch" referring to America. America of glitch, pop icons, glamour and power, but also the America of emptiness, of fast food, drugstores where people can suffer from a perpetual discomfort, lingering breathless and resigned. In fact it poses the question whether we can live and expand ourselves when our feelings and sensation are annihilated by the environment in which we evolve. No stagnation here though, the human being is in movement, but with limited thoughts and in slow motion. We also like the naïve and second degree dimension of the third track "Crazy Rail Live": some reverberated vocals, a catching melody and sicknife rises in all humility, with simple words, but words from the heart. The verbal virtuosity tends to sometimes bore us, and tired of watching the body style & techniques of everyone's work, we appreciate here a somewhat return to natural and sobriety.

This release will be followed by 4 remixes:
- NER003, sicknife "we're not welcome anymore" (remixes) - release date : 19/07/2012 
Containing remixes from Scrubber Fox, Baby Kruger, The Acid Lover (aka Compütah!) and Roy the raver.

Review by Cat Gabal
released 11 July 2012

 Listen to the tracks: HERE