It seems like ages since we last made a Vervine mix show and this is largely down to having moved house. These shows are great fun to make, but we’ve seen why it would have been difficult to commit to a monthly show. So after a bit of a new year pause, here’s the next Vervine show, as usual, hosted by our label owner Harry Towell.
This third show features recent Whitelabrecs pieces from the likes of Guy Gelem, Peter Kvidera, Wodwo, Glåsbird, thisfloatingworld and a piece from Hoshiko Yamane’s forthcoming album. It also features jazz, shoegaze, folk, indie, chillout and ambient music and then this show is rounded off with a Deep House mix.
The cover artwork for this new show was created from a photo of a painting from Harry’s daughter Emily, who was learning one day last year about paint, colour and art, with the help of her Mummy. Harry was struck by its abstract shapes, colours and texture and knew he’d use it in a musical project sometime.
Already we’re planning the next show and we hope it won’t be too long a wait next time. But for now, here’s Vervine003:
Tracklist: 01 Masako Ohta/Matthias Lindermayr – La 02 Guy Gelem – Relocations 03 Joel Vandroogenbroeck – Mutation 04 Ballake Sissoko & Patrick Messina & Vincent Segal – Jeu Sur La Symphonie Fantastique 05 Tokyo Bloodworm – Pale The Clerics Pass 06 Wodwo – Veils 07 Peter Kvidera – Obsaženo 08 Afterlife – Dust 09 TLF Trio – Suite X 10 Hoshiko Yamane – Patiently 11 Harry Towell & Sven Laux – Ground Moraine 12 Tone – Dawn 13 Glåsbird – Tired Seams 14 Efterklang – The Living Layer 15 thisfloatingworld – airs 16 Alan Licht – Raw Deal 17 Telly Quin – My Funny Side Up 18 Pender Street Slippers – The Glass City 19 Jonas Palzer – Friendssection 20 Hamatsuki – Kandzaia 21 Izmo – Echoes 22 Jump Source – S Recovery 23 Nacho Riveros – Moment Of My Life 24 Yadava – Heart Strings 25 Edward White – Cool Water 26 Fantastic Man – St. Elmo’s Theme 27 Intr0beatz – Trees Breez 28 Tour-Maubourg – Might Groove 29 D’Arabia – Key Lime (Harry Wolfman Remix) 30 Zoo Look – I Can’t Deny
We were very encouraged to see the number of people tuning into the first Vervine show, which we launched last month as an occasional radio show series, presented by our label owner Harry Towell. These shows will cover the full extent of his wide reaching musical taste. Harry’s been spurred on by the positive feedback and has recorded another show, complete with voiceovers between each selection.
This second show picks up where the first left off, with styles covered including Ambient, Electro Acoustic, Jazz, Modern Classical, World and Downtempo electronica. Again, the styles switch about in no clear order, but hopefully the flow nicely together as a show for you to sink into. Harry’s included some Whitelabrecs releases in the tracklist, with premieres of music from Darkroom, Hoshiko Yamane, a wave, a mouth as well as something new from Towell himself, alongside Pruski. The latter is a 12 track collaborative album we have lined up for a January release. Elsewhere, recent discoveries are placed alongside older pieces and classics, and we hope you’ll discover something new. Click the picture above or the player below:
Today we’ve launched a new mix series called ‘Vervine’. This will be presented by our label owner Harry Towell, and will cover the full extent of his wide ranging music taste. We can’t say how frequently we’ll make these shows but we’re hoping they’ll appear regularly enough and include one or two interesting features such as themes, vinyl-only shows and guest mixes. Hopefully, the voice-overs should hopefully grow in confidence the more of these we do!
This first show features a range of musical styles including Ambient, Electro Acoustic, Funk, Jazz, Modern Classical, World. The tracks are not arranged in a particular order, so it should feel pretty varied throughout and within the tracklist there are a few recent Whitelabrecs releases from the likes of Sven Laux, Adrian Lane, Fred Baty and John Reidar Holmes. Not to mention the opening track which is a premiere of our next release on the 19th of November, which is by Tapes and Topographies! Click the picture above or the player below:
To coincide with the release of Magnofon’s new album Terrarium, under our eRecords series, he has also created a DJ mix for Deep Electronics and becomes the 354th edition of this long-standing mix series.
The mix includes a range of dub and ambient techno tracks, along with ambient drones and textures; the kinds of sounds that have provided inspiration for the Terrarium album.
You can check out the mix by clicking the image above, clicking HERE or we’ve embedded the Soundcloud player for the show below:
01 Loris S. Sarid – Tano 02 Claudio PRC/SaffronKeira – Mare Tranquillitas I 03 Magnofon – Folia 04 Sven Weisemann – Monistic 05 Izzat Man – Autumn 06 Fluxion – Correlation 07 Soela – Shadows On The Wall 08 Francis Harris – What She Had 09 Rod Modell – Luminescent 10 Zenzizenz – Umi 11 Heavenchord – Forest Wind 12 Fluxion – Motion 3 13 Mitry – After 14 Alex Humann – Environmental Climate 15 Villete – Show Me 16 BLNDR – Botanical Garden 17 Jack Hyde – Smirr 18 Sebby Kowal – Amongst The River 19 Adham Zahran – A New Earth
Later this month, we’ll have released our 100th album edition, which is an achievement we never imagined when we started this small label back in 2016. Back then, it was another small experiment, born from a series of other small experiments with the running of labels (Audio Gourmet, Tessellate, Warehouse Decay). We were pretty serious about getting some music out there, but we’re proud of what has been achieved, with the help of our artists, friends and fans.
We’ve got lots planned this month, following on from the Spheruleus and Kraut Sounds EPs that kicked-off what’s to be a busy month. Speaking of Spheruleus, our label owner Harry Towell has put this one together and it is hosted on his Mixcloud page. The mix plays through as a chronologically history of the label, by blending a track from each album in chronological order.
It’s an overview of the styles we’ve released over the years so far, covering ambient drones, electro-acoustics, modern classical, folk, electronica and sound art. It concludes with a bonus track, from the forthcoming Glåsbird soundtrack album for Return to Sea and Sardinia. This will be our 101st release, as we start the next century of album releases.
You can check out the mix by hitting the play button above, or by clicking HERE to be directed to the Mixcloud page. We hope you enjoy this hour and a half journey through our discography!
On the 25th of September we’re proud to announce the birth of our beautiful baby daughter Isla!
In the run up to the birth, Harry created a relaxing Ambient mix as he and his wife had looked into ‘hypnobirthing‘ during antenatal classes. The mix includes plenty of warm, relaxing material from Whitelabrecs as well as works from the likes of Taylor Deupree, Ghost and Tape and Sven Laux. It was blended using harmonic mixing techniques in Traktor 2 to create a continuous, flowing listening experience.
You can check out the mix by hitting the play button on the Mixcloud player above and float away for half an hour or so.