Highpoint Lowlife Press Release November 2003
just wanted to round up our latest news of releases and tour dates...
This week saw the release of our two latest CDs..
[HPLL::005] FISK INDUSTRIES - The Isle Of Wight EP
On this, Mat Ranson's first official release, he recalls an idyllic
sun-drenched weekend holiday with friends on the Isle Of Wight.
Field recordings combine with dreamy analog synths and low basslines,
sweeping you along on a gentle current before the crunch-laden
heavy drums kick in and you find yourself completely immersed.
Recalling the simplistic beauty of Isan, and the carefree naivette of
Boards of Canada, the debut EP by Fisk Industries is a carefully
constructed and presented, tightly produced slice of warm electronica.
what Playlouder.com has to say about it:
"The CD equivalent of a fit ninja, this one. A very, very beautiful
record, if somewhat deceptive. Track 1, 'We Saw Orion', begins with the
promise of dancehall, making way for the terrible sound of Orwell's
ever-stomping boot, before some lush metallic sounds sort of slice the top
off its head like Uma Thurman does to Oren Issi in Kill Bill."
"If you can, imagine how cool the sequel to "B12's soundtrack of space"
would be, Fisk Industries have created that excellence within these six
tracks, but added a whole new level of audioskillness. Treat your ears to
this beauty, or they will begin to cry. Trust me."
[HPLL::006] SI-CUT.DB - Find Some Shade
Static infused, and processed dub basslines combine with microhouse
production and minimalist tech sounds for this, the latest full length
release from the prolific Si-cut.db. Douglas Benford, the man behind
the Si-cut.db persona has over the past ten or so years released a
vast catalog of solo work and collaborations on labels ranging from
Spa.rk, Bip_Hop, BackGround, Expanding, and working with people like
Benge, Scanner, and Stephan Mathieu, all while also co-running the
London based monthly Sprawl club and label, alongside partner in crime,
In 'Find Some Shade' Si-cut.db pushes his sound further, continuing
his explorations of found sound and digitized noise, combining it with
a more dance oriented, tho stoned and hazy, lofi groove.
Previous praise for Si-cut.db:
"Si-cut.db's "A Shower" is reminiscent of Basic Channel output, with
minimal percussion and lots of reverb. It;s good for late-night
atmosphere. Similarly, "Surfeit" is lo-fi burbling with a few dubby
elements. These two tracks tempt me to track down more Si-cut.db
"Douglas Benford joins the cream of the German minimalist scene, as he
pushes the boundaries of the genre by allowing more melodic formations to
take shape. More than a bridge between 'micro rhythms and carpentry'"
Both CDs availble in all good record stores, or direct from the sonomu.net
marketplace at: http://sonomu.net/org/~highpointlowlife/shop/
For this week only, our whole catalog is being offered for 5 pounds each
to help promote these releases, and our other upcoming artists, we are
hitting the road for a few weeks at the end of this month crossing te UK
and onto Europe...
HPLL LABEL TOUR 2003
w/ Si-cut.db // Dalglish (O.S.T.) // Motion
TUE 25.11.03 Arts Cafe, London
WED 26.11.03 Music Rooms, Stoke
THU 27.11.03 The Cellar, Oxford
w/ Si-cut.db // Dalglish (O.S.T.) // n.ln
FRI 28.11.03 Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
SAT 29.11.03 13th Note, Glasgow
SUN 30.11.03 Moogbar, Nottingham
WED 03.12.03 Sprawl,London
THU 04.12.03 Freebutt,Brighton
w/ n.ln // tigrics
FRI 05.12.03 NBI Club, Berlin, Germany
SUN 07.12.03 Rhiz Club, Vienna, Austria
MON 08.12.03 A83, Budapest, Hungary
WED 10.12.03 Bratislava, Slovakia
FRI 12.12.03 Kulturbunker, Cologne, Germany
SAT 13.12.03 Frankfurt, Germany
MON 15.12.03 Astra-tube, Hamburg, Germany
WED 17.12.03 Copenhagen Denmark - w/Thomas Knak DJ
Other upcoming projects over the next few months include
[HPLL::007] Recon - White Label
London based Chris Coodes, with previous releases on Fat Cat and 12k under
the name of Motion, takes his sound in a different trajectory, going for a
much darker deep dub sound.
[HPLL::008] Rashamon - Tomorrow, People
Brighton's Lee Hume, fresh from his recent Radio1 show and upcoming
support slot for Max Tundra, part of the Brighton collective 'Spirit Of
Gravity', has been releasing various CDR projects and doing shows
for the past few years now, building up a healthy following. We're very
proud to be presenting his first offical label release.
[HPLL::009] Marshall Watson - The Time Was Later Than He Expected
Putting Ulrich Schnauss to shame, Seattlite Marshall Watson creates
beautiful otherworldy melodies to soothe your worries away.
[HPLL::010] v/a - Some Paths Lead Back Again
A compilation of Scottish electronica acts, compiled by The Marcia Blaine
School For Girls.
for full streaming previews and some exclusive artist downloads.
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