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Concentric Records partners up with Marsèll to give birth to EV-UH-LOO-SHUH N – a series of artistic collaborations in the realm of contemporary music and visual arts that appear on a regular basis on Marsèll’s digital platform FORMA.
Originating from the notion of “Evolution” – the programme is inspired by that series of changes under natural law which involve continuous progress from the homogeneous to the heterogeneous, and from the single and simple to the diverse and manifold. Synonym of gradual developments arising from a creative impulses, the themes of each issue rotate around the following terms: Change – Enlargement – Evolvement – Expansion – Flowering – Growth – Increase – Maturation – Transformation – Unfolding – Progression – Natural Process.
Concentric Records is a multi-disciplinary record label exploring new music that transcends identity and definitions, and is inspired by a sense of collective movement. Spawned by the work of artists who operate in between set approaches and styles, the label releases high quality, carefully-designed physical editions of recordings that defy genres.
The introductory release of the label is a record in three parts that feature a wide range of works from established pioneers as well as emerging talents, whose works combined evoke a new and yet-to-be-determined musical landscape. Following, the label will focus on commissioning concept-based releases and artist editions that are seeking to amplify musical expressions outside of the defined; via a series LP’s, 7” and digital formats.
Founded by Luca Calo (Born In 1986) and Simone Merli (Soundwalk Collective) in 2020, Concentric Records is distributed by Morr Music / ANOST.
Hall Ov Fame
Concentric Records launches its first solo release as a special edition ambient LP written and composed by the Berlin-based celebrated and influential techno / experimental producer Tobias. (Tobias Freund).
Entitled Hall Ov Fame, the 42min full length album is a rare ambient-only journey into a sonic world that is full of narrative and cinematic imagination, blurring boundaries between perceived and staged reality, past and future memory.
“I have movies in my head” describes Tobias Freund the source that inspired his new album to fill it with a fantastic life of its very own. Consequently, each of the eight tracks represents a scene out of a fictitious short film, some of them with a claustrophobic and tense atmosphere while others appear light and hopeful on the screen of imagination. What they have in common is an adventurous spirit that is inherent in and played out by three main characters: repetitive electronic and acoustic patterns, voices from far away and field recordings of obscured origin. All the episodes combined introduce this “Hall Ov Fame” as a psyche-cinematic event which resonates with “ambience in its natural shades” to evoke the whole range of sensations that make a proper, suspenseful mind movie.
Hall Ov Fame follows a compilation in three parts that introduced Concentric Records’ roster and exploratory sonic realm over the past year and half, featuring unique and wide-ranging works by (in order of appearance) Pole, Daniela Huerta feat. Cornelia Thonhauser, Samuel Rohrer, Vladislav Delay, Jake Muir, Hotel Neon, Soundwalk Collective, Etapp Kyle, Tragic Selector (Daisuke Tadokoro & Terre Thaemlitz), Kareem Lotfy, Christina Vantzou, Jana Winderen, Echium, Max Loderbauer, William Selman, Petre Inspirescu, Supply, The Waves, HOLOVR, ASWA.
Inspired by a sense of collective movement, and spawned by the work of artists who operate in between set approaches and styles, the label releases high quality, carefully-designed physical editions of recordings that defy genres, commissioning concept-based releases and artist editions via a series LP’s, 10” and digital formats, highlighted by a special attention to artwork and photography.
B1. Reset Button
B3. The Mirror Blind
Written and Produced by Tobias Freund at Non Standard Studios, Berlin. Mastered by Tobias Freund. Lacquer Cut by Mike Grinser. Cover Image: TV Caption of Marcello Mastroianni in ‘La Città delle Donne’ by Federico Fellini, 1980. Artwork by Blackbirds Inc. Distributed by Morr Music.
Available on LP and digital, the album features a 180g. vinyl w/ insert and original text by Tobias.
CAT. NUMBER: CNTRC 004
RELEASE DATE: 05/11/2021
Tobias. (Freund) is long established as an influential artist and has – since the early 1990s – been working as a professional producer, sound engineer, label owner and strictly live musician. The Berghain resident constantly keeps exploring the vast synth-driven Techno, Experimental and Ambient territories on journeys in-between genres, both as a live act and on his countless releases.
Besides his early solo projects (such as Pink Elln, Metazone or Phobia) he’s also been collaborating with Dandy Jack (as Sieg Über Die Sonne), Ricardo Villalobos (as Odd Machine), Max Loderbauer (as NSI.), Valentina Berthelon (as Recent Arts) and AtomTM to only name a few. With his vast experience, diverse output and interests, Tobias. doesn’t tire to actively push against existing boundaries and explore new areas of electronic music. By this he stands in a long tradition of electronic music, scrutinizing the self while reaching out towards the unknown, approaching sound with an appetite for the new, in the tradition of true innovators.