January 13, 2013Comments Off
Finally our new Superstore mailorder shop is up an running, thanks to our friends Robotstore in Bergen who handles the orders and maintains the shop. We have some new cool things in there, among others the coffee mugs designed by Kim HiorthÃ¸y on the photo above. Anyway, check it all out here.
January 13, 2013Comments Off
Check out Carmen Villain’s Lifeissin on Pitchfork here. You can also listen and share the track on the Soundcloud link below. Enjoy!
January 10, 2013Comments Off
Let’s get this out of the way right from the start. Carmen Villain used to be a very successful model. Her face has appeared on the covers of Vogue and Nylon, and high profile cosmetic ad campaigns. But as the shutter clicks and the palm trees sway, what’s a cover girl really thinking? Most models are expected to remain mutely anonymous, mere ciphers of a commercial brand. But it turns out, behind the scenes, Carmen Villain (aka Carmen Hillestad) was channeling her frustrations into a set of songs with a defiantly DIY underground free-rock sound. Now at last, she’s stepping off the glossy page and emerging as a new songwriting voice and multi-instrumentalist.
Carmen Villain was born in the USA, lives in London, and is half-Norwegian, half-Mexican – a cocktail of ice and fire that can be heard throughout Sleeper’s tempestuous, dreamlike music. Throughout this debut album, lyrics are plastered over loose, abrasive instrumental tracks, on which Carmen plays guitars, bass, drum machines, keyboards and percussion. Sleeper’s distinctive production was halved between herself and Emil Nikolaisen (Serena-Maneesh), who also played drums and keyboards; and she also collaborated and co-produced one track with Prins Thomas, who sequenced the album. Most of the songs are about escaping an unsatisfying world, with references to sleeping, not being present, displacement, anxiety, feeling trapped, but longing for something more.
Carmen draws on a lineage of sprawling, taboo-busting lo-fi rock: Sun City Girls, Sonic Youth, Royal Trux, Broadcast and Bikini Kill, but equally admires This Heat and the cut ‘n’ paste productions of J Dilla and Wu-Tang Clan.
Carmen Villain’s Sleeper will be released March 11th on Smalltown Supersound. Prior to the album’s release, the label will release two 12″s with remixes by Prins Thomas and Optimo. The “Lifeissin” 12″, featuring the Prins Thomas remix, is out 5th of February. Carmen’s remix of Neneh Cherry & The Thing’s “What Reason Could I Give” was featured as part of The Cherry Remixes, out last fall on Smalltown Supersound.
01. Two Towns
05. Made A Shell
06. How Much
07. Light, See
09. It May Well Die
12. Demon Lover
November 30, 2012Comments Off
Check out the new issue of I-D Magazine with Neneh Cherry on the cover here
November 27, 2012Comments Off
29/11/2012 Todd Terje / Sugar / Adelaide
30/11/2012 Todd Terje / 1885 / Auckland
01/12/2012 Todd Terje / Harbourlife / Sydney
02/12/2012 Todd Terje / Sets on the Beach / Perth
07/12/2012 Todd Terje / Liberty Social / Melbourne
08/12/2012 Todd Terje / Civic Underground / Sydney
November 26, 2012Comments Off
The story goes that synth-drone mastermind Alexis Georgopoulos, who frequently records as Arp, heard the music of electronic duo Pearl Necklace, aka Brooklyn residents Bryce Hackford and Frank Lyon, and passed their material along to Norway’s revered Smalltown Supersound label, sensing a cosmic connection between the two entities. Georgopoulos contributes to several songs on Pearl Necklace’s debut LP, Soft Opening, including this particular percolator, which uses its seven-minute running time to build a hill of squishy, warm techno textures. Soft Opening is out January 29 via Smalltown Supersound; in addition to Georgopoulos, the album features MGMT’s Andrew VanWyngarden contributing organ parts throughout.
You can download the track Did You Feel It (Feat Arp) from Pitchfork here.
November 23, 2012Comments Off
October 14, 2012Comments Off
Check out another one of ARP’s mixes. You can get it here
PIERRE RAPH Jade Lake
TOTAL ISSUE Come Down
J.P.DECERF/M.SACLAYS/G.ZAID Witchcraft World
MARCOS VALLE Deixa O Mundo E O Sol Entrar
PAUL LEWIS Waiting For Nina
ROGER WATERS & RON GEESIN Bed Time Dream Clime
ALESSANDRO ALLESANDRONI Punti Di Vista
FRANCOIS DE ROUBAIX Le Monde Est Fou
BEYOND THE WIZARDS SLEEVE Door to Tomorrow
BROADCAST & THE FOCUS GROUP One Million Years Ago
THE ADVISORY CIRCLE Ceridwen
FELT The Palace
BRIGITTE FONTAINE Il Pleut
TRAFFIC Utterly Simple
DEUTER Easy Is Right
KEVIN AYERS Decadence
LAURIE SPIEGEL A Folk Study
THE DURUTTI COLUMN Piece for an Ideal
THE GO-BETWEENS Cattle And Cane
AL STEWART Year of the Cat
HENRI TEXIER Le Piroguier
BELLE & SEBASTIAN Freak
SENSATIONS’ FIX Cold Nose Part 3, 4th Movement
RICHARD WRIGHT Love Scene V4
September 23, 2012Comments Off
We will release a cool remix album with remiex from the acclaimd The Cherry Thing album. For more details check out the Pitchfork newspiece here.
The Cherry Thing Remixes:
01 What Reason Could I Give (Kim HiorthÃ¸y remix)
02 Dream Baby Dream (Four Tet remix)
03 Accordion (Hortlax Cobra remix)
04 What Reason Could I Give (Carmen Villain remix)
05 Accordion (Jim O’Rourke remix)
06 Cashback (LindstrÃ¸m & Prins Thomas remix)
07 Sudden Moment (Merzbow remix)
08 Golden Heart (Nymph remix)
09 Dirt (Kurzmann remix)
10 Golden Heart (Poole Blount Legacy Dub) (Lasse Marhaug remix)
September 9, 2012Comments Off
Check out this great great remix that Lindstrom & Prins Thomas has done of Neneh Cherry & The Thing’s Cashback. The remix is out now on 12″ and you can buy it from Piccadilly Records among others here.« go back — keep looking »