EGYPTRIXX

Egyptrixx is celestial club music; jeep music for a Saturn desert…there is an exhilarating right-but-wrong tension in all the tracks – a shifting balance between melodic and dissonant, rapturous and antisocial.

 

The music is primitive, minimalist – fixated mainly on texture and weight. Smudged facsimiles of club music; crude and abstract grooves. The record starts with cleansing drones then lapses into a fractured digital melody. Toggling between metallic shards of DX7, drum machine blast beats and grandiose, hyper-color drones – its strange cohesion of disparate objects suggesting a novel synchronicity. Like all Egyptrixx releases, “Transfer of Energy [Feelings of Power]” pivots on a central dichotomy: tranquility and concussion. Picture Genocide Organ rededicated to pure positivity or spectral love notes to aging infrastructure. These are concrete and euphoric slabs of sound.

 

General Inquiries

For general inquiries, please contact halocline.trance@gmail.com

Transfer of Energy [Feelings of Power] is out now on Halocline Trance (2xLP, WAV) and available to buy via fine music retailers worldwide.

CERAMIC TL

Sign of the Cross Every Mile to the Border is an album of material sound and concrete emotion - tranquil, concussive electronics.

 

Seven meditations on optimism and faith through the prism of environmental cataclysm. Euphoric and dismal; partial survival as hypercolor swirls in fuel spills - econoline psychedelia. Conflicted, synthetic celebrations of the industry of human spirit // the malevolence of the human race; faith as optimism // optimism as escape.

 

The music is glacial, brittle and incomplete - low-key grandeur. Flippant scrolling through preset menus as virtuosity and casual anthems of indifference to bounty. Digital shatter is washed out by lucid drones and again by programmed noise, a reminder that advocacy builds itself on a foundation of prophecy but  speculation can be crystallized in an instant. Dense sound mimics massive blankets of haze that clarify the primary forces: consumerism, institutional paternalism, genuine human resilience and ingenuity. Life on earth.

 

Active since 2014, Sign of the Cross Every Mile to the Border is the first official Ceramic TL release.

 

Sign of the Cross Every Mile to the Border is out now (Cassette, WAV) on Halocline Trance – Mastered by James Plotkin. Layout by Josh Voynovich. Distributed by Crosstalk International and available to purchase via Halocline Trance and fine music retailers worldwide. Press enquiries: nicolai@modernmatters.net

LIMIT

Limit is a crucially free collaboration between David Psutka (Ceramic TL, Egyptrixx) and James Connolly (Dance System, L-Vis 1990) of propulsive, ecstatic sound.

Poor in meticulousness but rich in zeal, this material is defined primarily by a champion energy; the sound of containment, a sense of the containment of sound...absolute light/beam limit. Swerving between functional, club and open formats, the most meaningful constant is a sense of relentless euphoria.

 

The music is radial and braids a casual yet grandiose spontaneity that invokes supreme monuments conceived but never built - like the Tatlin Tower and its material ambitions to bankrupt an empire...the quest for whatever.

 

This collection of seven tracks was recorded across a handful of sessions in Toronto and NYC, 2015 and includes a series of accompanying digital images from Toronto-based artist Olenka Szymonski.

 

Limit - Limit is available June 3rd (WAV) via Halocline Trance - Mastered by Sam John at Precise, distributed by Crosstalk International and available to purchase from fine music retailers worldwide.

 

Press enquires: nicolai@modernmatters.net

TOUR

For North American bookings, please contact forest@surefireagency.com

For all other bookings, please contact kalle@pitchandsmith.com

04.23.16 Basilica + Le Guess Who: 24 hour Drone, Hudson, NY (as Ceramic TL )

04.14.16 Artscape Sandbox, INsulator (as Ceramic TL)

04.09.16 Kazoo Fest, Guelph w. Cris Derksen (as Anamai)

03.05.16 Bar le Ritz w. Blanck Mass (as Ceramic TL w. Open Fortress)

03.04.16 Drake Hotel w. Blanck Mass (as Ceramic TL w. Open Fortress)

01.30.16 Cooper Cole Gallery (as Ceramic TL w. Open Fortress)

01.16.16 Silver Dollar w. GABI (as Anamai)

 

12.12.15 Great Hall, Long Winter Festival (as Ceramic TL)

11.17.15  Smiling Buddha, Toronto (as Anamai)

10.03.15  OCAD University, Nuit Blanche

09.18.15 Rialto, POP Montreal Festival (as Anamai)

09.12.15 238 MacNab st, Hamilton (as Ceramic TL)

09.12.15 Baltimore House, Hamilton

09.05.15 MOMA PS-1, NYC - w Derrick May, Vince Staples

09.03.15 Lees Palace - w. Chelsea Wolfe, Toronto (as Anamai)

08.30.15  Camp Wavelength w Loscil, Do Make Say Think,  (as Anamai)

08.21.15 Strangewaves Festival, Rockton

08.13.15 Pia Bouman Ballet School, Toronto (as Anamai)

08.08.15  Danforth Music Hall - w. Caribou

08.07.15 Pier 4 Park, Hamilton - w. Caribou, Jessy Lanza, Jeremy Greenspan

08.03.15 Lost + Found, Halifax, NS (as Anamai)

08.01.15 Sappyfest Festival, Sackville, NB (as Anamai)

07.29.15 Blacksheep Inn w. Diana, Wakefield QC

07.11.15 Brooklyn, NYC w Bok Bok, l-vis 1990

07.03.15  Denmark, Roskilde Festival

06.25.15 Smiling Buddha w Them are us too, Toronto (as Anamai)

06.17.15 Opera House, Toronto - NXNE Festival (as Anamai)

05.29.15 Brantford, Ontario - (as Anamai)

05.20.15 Mod Club, Toronto - Red Bull Sound Select (as Anamai)

04.25.15 In the Soil Arts Festival - St. Catherines, Ontario (as Anamai)

04.24.15  Cinecycle, Toronto (as Anamai)

04.24.15  8-11, Toronto (as Ceramic TL)

04.17.15  Baltimore House, Hamilton (as Anamai)

04.16.15  Flames Central, Calgary - w. Caribou

04.15.15 Union Hall, Edmonton - w. Caribou

04.14.15 O'Brians Event Centre, Saskatoon - w. Caribou

04.13.15 Garrick Centre, Winnipeg - w. Caribou

04.12.15 First Avenue, Minneapolis - w. Caribou

04.11.15  Metro, Chicago - w. Caribou

04.04.15 Escogriffe, Montreal (as Anamai)

04.03.15 Gabba Hey, Ottawa (as Anamai)

03.31.15 St Louis w. Untold

03.29.15 Flash, Washington DC - w. Untold, Tessela

03.27.15  The Wick, NYC - Pitchfork pres. Tinnitus w. Untold, Tessela

03.26.15 Montreal - w. Untold, Tessela

03.26.15 Jimmy Jazz, Guelph (as Anamai)

03.01.15 June Records (In-store), Toronto (as Anamai)

02.07.15 Guelph, Ontario (as Anamai)

02.06.15 Wavelength, Toronto (as Anamai)

01.30.15 Berghain, Berlin - CTM Festival - w. Powell, Prostitutes

01.19.15 Smiling Buddha, Toronto (as Anamai)

 

12.31.14 Club Shade NYE, Brooklyn - with Physical Therapy

12.28.14 Drake Underground, Toronto - with JOTS, Galcher Lustwerk

11.29.14 Club Transbo, Lyon

11.28.14 Le Batofar, Paris

11.22.14 Landmark, Bergen

11.21.14 Fire, London

11.20.14 The Harley, Sheffield

11.03.14 Echoplex, Los Angeles - with Wolf Eyes, The Bug

10.25.14 Mutek Festival, Mexico City

08.16.14 Endless Summer Festival, Toronto (as Hiawatha)

08.02.14 NYC, The Wick

07.18.14 Piercy, CA - Northern Nights Festival

06.21.14 Bambi's, Toronto

06.15.14 Handlebar, Toronto (as Hiawatha)

06.07.14 Node Festival, Modena

06.06.14 Nitsa, Barcelona

05.31.14 Berghain, Berlin

05.31.14 DMY Festival, Berlin

05.30.14 NeOne, Prague

05.28.14 Mutek Festival, Montreal

05.25.14 Joshua Brooks, Manchester

05.24.14 Buka, Milan

05.23.14 Spring Attitude Festival, Rome

05.10.14 Drone Day Festival, Toronto

03.06.14 Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto

02.22.14 Jam002, Mexico City

01.18.14 FADE2MIND Warehouse, Los Angeles

01.17.14 Electric Owl, Vancouver

01.15.14 Holocene, Portland

01.06.14 Drake Hotel, TO (as Hiawatha)

01.04.14 HIFI, Calgary

01.03.14  Glasslands, NYC

01.02.14 Boilerroom, NYC

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