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