146401_webThis June marks the beginning of a series of albums and EP’s recorded at the studio in the confines of the lauded Parisian Hotel Costes, inaugurating the scheduled releases is ’12 Days A Week’, a new album from the duo behind the project, Masomenos.
‘’After more than fifteen volumes of the Hôtel Costes’ infamous compilation series, selected and mixed by Stephane Pompougnac, there remained a huge demand to deliver new releases. The hotel chose instead to grow its musical presence over streaming platforms, accepting an invitation to become a curator for Apple music, where they release monthly playlists curated by the Studio HC team in collaboration with Watch Your Music.
During this time and a planned expansion of the hotel, a music production studio was introduced, hidden in the maze of the soon to be bigger Costes. STUDIO HC is run by the Masomenos team who have a long history of collaboration with the hotel in various forms and over the past two years have invited and worked with both classical and jazz musicians at, Masomenos merged into different entities to become merely a conductor, unearthing a wide array of different bands, and creating an intriguing yet warm, acoustic and electronic, downtempo/ambient sound for STUDIO HC. As a result the label is due to present seven albums and eight EPS to be released across the next two years from those involved in this endeavor.’’
Here ’12 Days A Week’ sees Masomenos, composed of Joan Costes and Adrien De Maublanc, deliver a modern tribute to the downtempo aesthetic of the revered compilation series, delivering a wide array of ethereal moods, textured atmospherics, organic drum grooves and avant garde jazz influences.
The duo have a long history of collaboration with the Hotel, having headed up a previous series focusing on a more minimal oriented sound with releases from Glacial, Seuil and themselves with their ‘Costes presents Bon Voyage’ project.
Here though ’12 Days A Week’ definitely marks a new era in the Masomenos Sound and the beginning of an exciting few years worth of music to come…

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Selected Reactions:
Molly (Rex Club): Beautiful !

Varoslav (Rue De Plaisance): nice! perfect music for my monthly show on rinse france. good vibes!

Alejandro Mosso (Hivern Discs, Meander, Third Ear): beautiful music!!! Congrats :)

Demi (Deeper Substance): full support…thank you for these and cannot wait for the rest to follow

Ryan Crosson (Visionquest): LOOOOOOVE!

Julietta (Sushitech / Harry Klein Records): Lovely!

Peter Kruder (Kruder & Dorfmeister / K7): Great sounds ! Thanks !

Reboot (Cadenza, Cocoon): Superb music! love it

Stillhead (Traum, Med School, Here & Now): Some wonderful sound design in here!

Michael Serafini (WNUR, Gramophone Records Chicago): Beautiful Album! Reminds me slightly of Aqua Bassino or Saint Germain. Great work

 

139304Bardo & Salazar’s latest EP reaches you at exactly the right time in the right place: warmth and summer dreams as far as you can hear. The first hike takes you fare above the valleys, high into the Swiss Alps, where legends and myths reside and magical Murgsee reflects the image of the gods as they listen to the two Zurich lads. Here, smitten by the magic, even the „Honey“ starts to „Hula“. Is it „Le Piff“ rising from the pipe and dancing in smoke arabesques across the mountain ridges? It doesn’t matter. And luckily the two have brought along their dear friend M.A., our newest family member… refining „Le Piff“ in his „Piff Paff Puff“ remix and transforming it, with „Spliff“, into a hypnotic after slam…

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135205Incl. Remixes by Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Tiefschwarz, Sasse, Claudio Ricci

Stripped Down Records continues with munimuni & Seelenwald and featuring stellar remixes from label founder Claudio Ricci as well as Sasse, Tiefschwarz and Kollektiv Turmstrasse. The excellent original is ‘Missing Link’, a strikingly emotional track with slow, lurching drums and a menacing bassline. These are five fantastically expressive and emotive tracks that bring a whole new world of feelings to the dance floor.

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121301Ahead of the release of his sophomore album, Sea Monster, Russian DJ and producer Kito Jempere is back with a new single from it. That single is Ampa and it comes with killer remixes from Black Spuma (Lauer and Mammarella) and Miskotom. Black Spuma remix is a hit for Gerd Janson right now…!

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119264Matthew Daniel is a self-taught musician and improviser who studied Music Journalism to help him gain an understanding of the Music Business. In 2010 he collaborated with Trizonna McClendon, an independent, jazz, Soul & R&B singer on his 2-minute jazz composition which he wrote the lyrics for: ‘Lose Your Smile’. It is track 10 on the album, Matthew teamed up with unique world artists with a soulful vocal to offer on each song. The first entry is a gospel feel song ‘Attempt Again’ – an unusual story of trial and tribulation. ‘Joy’, ‘Joy (Alternative Version)’ and ‘What Goes Around’ features multi Grammy award winning artist, singer, songwriter Lina Loi. ‘Blank Page’ features Jevon Reynolds, a gifted soul singer in the independent soul music scene in America. Then the British Collaboration between Matthew Daniel and Linda Muriel (known from the band “Incognito”) who he co-produced with ‘Soul Personified’. “The Collaborations” is Matthew’s debut on Lemongrassmusic.

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115983TOTEM & TABOU ​is a multidisciplinary project. It is rooted in music, architecture, graphic arts and computer programming. The album is progressive and organic, but also serves as the vessel, the engine and the messenger for the artistic discourse. This miscellany represents the culmination of more than two years of composing, designing and building, thinking, illustrating, researching and experimenting.

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Welcome to the Future Jazz Cafe! Lemongrassmusic present Volume 7 of their outstanding compilation series – modern Electronic Jazz tunes sometimes with a slightly extraordinary feel. This compilation sets the right mood for a good time in a bar, a cafe or a stylish restaurant. Enjoy yourselves, get a drink and feel the Jazz vibes!

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