LOVCD02: Beastmaster - S/T
This entirely instrumental album takes us on a sunny, kaleidoscopic jaunt via a refined strain of space rock, psychedelia and grungey pop. Preferring to work without vocals, Beastmaster rather uses this space to create a greater sense of complexity in the development of the tracks themselves, carving naturally flowing narratives in each song. Serving up a timeless balance between hazy post-rock and retro-futuristic pop, as well as interweaving a multitude of references to past greats, Beastmaster has achieved a wonderfully detailed fresh sound devoid of easy categorisation.
The opening track 'Demented Grandson...' delivers a spangled journey that flits between glittering organ-led sequences and mutated sabbath riffs, before solidifying into the shimmering, delay-driven wanderings of 'Goathead'. The album continues to move through this scorching landscape, the tracks acting as hallucinatory mirages twisting and turning organically towards the peak of the experience - 'The Iron Pig'. Commencing with an eery krautrock feel this monolith of a track quickly transforms into a fantastical space-western of epic proportions, with waves of guitar licks lifting the track into higher planes as Beastmaster rallies all aspects of his arsenal.
A very special mini-album from one of our old favourites, originally released on the internet as 2 separate E.P's back in 2009 and 2010, this self-titled album presents a charged array of spaced-out alt-rock from one man band, Beastmaster. After working with Brighton's 'Wrong Music' under a different pseudonym way back in 2006, Beastmaster moved to Australia for a change of pace. Recording half of the album whilst playing with alt-rock band 'Piano Donkey' in Perth, he later borrowed instruments and recording equipment to create this little beauty in his back room. The rest of the album was recorded when he returned to the UK and has now been revived in CD form alongside a very limited A1 poster.
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LOVCD01: Beatwife - Cornbrail Acid II
We present to you the latest release from Scottish born, LA based, acid connoisseur, Richard Wilson aka Beatwife, demonstrating his formidable signature style once again in the form of Cornbrail Acid Part 2. Having recently completed a collaborative album for Planet Mu alongside Henry Collins under the alias Misty Conditions and currently working alongside Sid Wilson of Slipknot as a member of The Miami Vice Sound Crack, Richard has been consistently working on new material. Here taking the uplifting, sunshine acid themes he laid down on his first Cornbrail Acid album (Released in cassette form on Hyperboloid Records) and exploring them further, Richard exposes 16 prime cuts of Electro/Braindance retro-futurism, firmly setting in stone his inimitable wonk and sparkle.
A snapshot of the current Beatwife story, his very own 'Fear and Loathing in Los Angeles', Cornbrail Acid 2 was constructed at Moonbase Studio over the last few years whilst living amongst the palm trees and yellow beaches of California - fuelled by sunshine, beach parties & holy hot dogs. Richard pumps the album full of ballsy swagger, ramming it to the brim with classic melodies and wrapping it up with a silky-smooth production style - making it an altogether brighter and catchier experience than other examples of his output.
Recently having been selected by the Vestax & Casio corporation to develop sounds for a new line of synthesizer and mixing products, this album not only serves as a concise insight into Beatwife's musicianship, but also showcases a range of his prototype devices. His unique approach instills a sense of elation whilst still reaching comfortably into moodier realms, all in all providing a contemporary, and more widely palatable, take on psychedelic electronic ideals.
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To kick-off our first foray into the CD world we present to you a double CD compilation brimming with a wonderfully eclectic selection of forward-thinking music from some of our favourite artists. Taken from all manner of musical circles, this collection of sounds goes a long way to representing every facet of the label's influence and output. Artists we've been working with from the origins of the label and artists we will be releasing far more of in the future sit alongside each other on one release, providing a perfect entry point to the Love Love experience.
All too often variety is hard to find in a singular release, so we have collected together 36 tracks, from 36 artists, into one easily accessible source. Electronic sound experiments sit snugly alongside fine-tuned club constructions and good old fashioned pop music, some fresh and some dug out of forgotten hard drives. Solid nuggets of aural pleasure have been selected; Lakker's inspired ethereal bass music, rugged amplified tracks from Buddy Lee Dickens and H.O.O.F, Ultrademon's OG Seapunk sound, Beatwife's frantic acid sprawl, Scrase's warm melodicism, Valance Drake's glitch mastery, a charged slice from london warehouse hero Ely Muff, FFF's jungle wizardry, digital brutality from Duran Duran Duran collaborating with the elusive Xanopticon, some future wisdom from Goodiepal - the aarhaus warrior and a truly beautiful wandering track from Anklepants, to name but a few.
This release provides a reflection of the musical diversity that we strive to provide. In order to make it completely accessible, the compilation can be downloaded in 320kbps mp3 and WAV formats for free, as well as being available in the form of a very limited double digipack CD, available for free alongside the purchase of any other physical Love Love Records release - while stocks last.
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