Search Results for:

TRI ANGLE

"Power" is the debut album from Lotic, an expansive exploration of the many ways in which power can be expressed and experienced. Those familiar with Lotic’s two 2015 EPs - "Heterocetera" (Tri Angle) and "Agitations" (Janus) - will trace a warm-blooded evolution: "Power" retains the Berlin musician’s inquisitive intensity, while mining the depths of nuance like never before.

Across its 11 songs, Lotic stretches their wings into unexpected new spaces, both compositionally, and, for the first time, vocally. "Hunted" returns the colonial gaze with an arched eyebrow and a hushed chant in one of the more pop-leaning moments on the album. "Distribution of Care" pulls Lotic’s rigorous club aesthetic into a symphonic context, pairing strings and drums in a wordless questioning of society’s priorities.

The playful "Nerve" serves up an icy hip hop beat over which they invoke their H-Town roots while issuing a warning. And, of course, there couldn’t be a sonic exposition of power without its most generous manifestation: "Heart" is a love ballad that finds Lotic and NON Records’s Moro, the album’s sole guest, trading vulnerable verses.

'It originally started as an empowerment album,' says Lotic. 'I felt that I needed to offer something outside of myself, as sort of a healing moment. And then I lost my apartment. Mentally, I could only work on music once every three months or something. The question of what would be empowering - the answer to that changed so often over a two-year period. I had to figure out who I was all over again. With this record, I went back and incorporated all of my musical selves.' 

Lotic was born in Houston and studied electronic music composition and saxophone at university. They moved to Berlin in 2012, where they helped form the Janus club collective. In 2015, they were commissioned to create two remixes for Björk’s "Vulnicura" and subsequently were invited to be the opening act at her live show in Berlin.

STAFF COMMENTS

Mine says: Listening to the first few tracks on this album quickly made me turn to Patrick to ask whether this would be a likely candidate for our popular 'weird shit' section (spoiler: it isn't), which ended in a heated discussion about what genre, if not weird shit, 'Power' could be categorised as. Matt insisted it was synth pop, while Millie suggested that maybe it is simply 'unique'. I think I will go with the latter and say that it is so genre-bending that it doesn't fit in a box. 'Power' definitely isn't an easy listen but it is refreshingly different.

Adult Jazz

Earrings Off!

Adult Jazz first appeared back in 2013 amid a flurry of praise surrounding their joyous and addictive debut single ‘Springful’. Their unanimously acclaimed debut album, ‘Gist Is’ (2014), was a startling and mesmerising voyage from start to finish, taking a labyrinthine, fragmented pop-not-pop path, while maintaining a sense of humour in spite of its complex themes surrounding religion, gender and humanity.

Adult Jazz now return with new album ‘Earrings Off!’, their first for Tri Angle. In contrast to ‘Gist Is’, ‘Earrings Off!’ finds the band confidently veering into more electronic territory with elasticated beats and harsh vocal experimentations riding alongside off kilter horn arrangements and treated string sounds, all shaped by the band’s inimitable and unpredictable songwriting skills.

‘Earrings Off!’ is the sound of a band breaking away from the crowd and becoming all the better for it.

As one half of the pioneering duo Vex’d (alongside Jamie Teasdale aka Kuedo), Roly Porter was intrinsic in the development of what would come to be known as dubstep. When Vex’d decided to go their separate ways in the mid 00s Roly pursued a solo career in an attempt to escape the genre constraints he felt had become a restriction. With two solo albums behind him ("Aftertime" and "Life Cycle Of A Massive Star"), Roly’s output has primarily been fuelled by a desire to write beatless music, something Roly is keen to specify he doesn’t view as being the same as ambient music. Roly’s music isn’t about ‘day to day’ life. Instead it’s an opportunity for him to contemplate ideas outside his personal experience which in turn has had a profound impact on how Roly is able to see his own life and that of others around him. "Third Law" is about combining everything Roly has loved and missed about producing sound-system music, with the compositional ideas he began to explore in his solo work. While "Third Law" is related to his past, for Roly this album represents a coming to terms with his goal of leaving dance music as it is, free to explore ideas of rhythm, bass and sound design within his own world without having to shape any of these elements to fit preconceived ideas or rules.

With the release of 'Communion', the follow up to his acclaimed EP (and Tri Angle debut) 'Baptizm', Rabit shows no signs of letting up. As a sound designer Rabit has continued to push himself into new and compelling territories, reshaping various ‘club’ sounds into something alien and unpredictable, but with the release of this album he’s heavily politicized his music in a way he’d only hinted at before.

The deeply personal aspect of his creative process, and what has been described as an “intangible something“ in his music, resonates with listeners on a gut level, both pushing and pulling the listener into a world of destruction and rebirth. ‘Communion’ is a complex, disorientating album, and one that feels especially timely considering it was primarily inspired by issues relating to sexuality, gender, ownership of our natural bodies, societal and governmental injustices, and media manipulations, the discussion of which have been so prevalent of late. Consequently ‘Communion’ runs the full gamut of emotions; confusion and bewilderment transforming into anger and confrontation, finally ending up in a place of possible hope; the sound of earthly chains on the soul being broken.

The debut, self titled album from The Haxan Cloak, solo project of multi instrumentalist Bobby Krlic, appeared seemingly out of nowhere in 2011 with an impressively fully-formed sound that blew away anyone who heard it. Recorded over the space of three years, ‘The Haxan Cloak’ was a wildly ambitious fusion of malevolent strings, junkyard found sounds and primitive percussion. In the two years since the release of his debut, Krlic relocated to London, dropped the epic 32 minute-long 'The Men Parted The Sea To Devour The Water' on Latitudes and then began working on its epic follow up, and Tri Angle Records debut, ‘Excavation’.

Bolstered by the concept he was developing for his follow up, and a desire to explore new terrains, Krlic has evolved his sound to incorporate more of his electronic influences. The result is an album awash with serrated beats and cavernous sub-bass, meshing with the classical drones and ghostly details The Haxan Cloak fans will have already been accustomed to.

'Excavation’ should appeal to fans of Tim Hecker, Fuck Buttons, Empty Set, Raime and Andy Stott, among others.

After two outstanding EPs in 2010 by Balam Acab and oOoOO, Tri Angle release their first long player! How To Dress Well (aka Tom Krell) is set to be one of the breakthrough artists of 2011 with a crossover appeal pitched somewhere between Burial and Panda Bear.

The album, consisting of tracks which initially emerged in the form of online EPs How To Dress Well distributed from his website, is a beautifully evocative listening experience which re-imagines How To Dress Well’s passion for commercial R&B as something spectral and haunting, utilizing the kinds of harmonies one might find on records by 90s R&B luminaries such as Shai and Bobby Brown, as well as his own astounding vocal talents, to create heartbreaking lo-fi hymnals, which occupy the emotional grey space between hopeful and hopeless. As an album "Love Remains" signals the arrival of an innovative artist who has rightfully been tipped as one of this years most exciting breakout acts.



Latest Pre-Sales

258 NEW ITEMS

Sonic Insomniac, Basement Beehive, @idlesband and @menace_beach soundtracking our Wednesday. Labels - @numerogrouphttps://t.co/XCzR3seL0k
Wed 19th - 10:39
New @SteveMasonKBT LP available to pre-order now, 'About The Light' is on CD, LP and very limited indies exclusive… https://t.co/9eoBZ6uzaW
Wed 19th - 8:14
We’ve got a pair of guest-list tickets for the sold-out @WHP_Mcr Nov10th Purchase any of the albums from the links… https://t.co/o3slgWLht0
Wed 19th - 8:11
Here's my NTS Radio show from saturday... had a coupla months off over summer so plenty to squeeze into the hour...… https://t.co/rWid1Rex27
Tue 18th - 8:13
E-newsletter —
Sign up
Back to top