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"Valiant" is a new 6-track vinyl mini-album of Daniel Savio; 3rd issue of Laton's SKW3 series.
Daniel Savio (born 6 April 1978), is a Swedish electronic musician, composer and DJ. He is recognized as the originator of the genre term skweee, describing the sparse electronic music style initially released on Scandinavian record label Flora & Fauna. With their release of the single "The Bubble Bump" in 2006, the label also debuted Daniel Savio's solo material.
Following high school, Daniel would go on to form the electro and dub techno group Hundarna Fran Soder with friends Aksel Friberg and Tor Lowkrantz. As a member of Hundarna Fran Soder, Savio was awarded the Swedish Grammis (Club/Dance) in 2004 for the trio's self-titled debut album. The group was also nominated at the Sveriges Radio P3 Guld awards, as well as the independent Manifest awards. After two albums, and after no real disbanding of the group (in an interview Daniel Savio stated that "it just fizzled out"), Savio continued producing and recording music as a solo artist.
While departing from making music with Hundarna Fran Soder, Savio simultaneously started releasing music under his birth name - as well as under the alias "Kool DJ Dust". As Kool DJ Dust he produced the mix and re-edit concept album "The Disco Opera" using samples sourced from obscure European prog- and disco-influenced fusion. The album was released locally on label High Feelings, along with an EP called "The Space Opera". Following the wider re-release of the CD mix album on Service, Pitchfork gave plaudits to the album, comparing "The Disco Opera" to the music of Todd Terje and The Avalanches. Svenska Dagbladet proclaimed Daniel, in the guise of Kool DJ Dust, as "...a Swedish DJ Shadow in terms of the sampling of collages of vinyl, or a one-man Radio Soulwax intertwining the most remarkable combinations of tunes into a suddenly logic entity".
A technique employed by Daniel Savio is committing himself to using a single synthesizer in the making of an entire song, or even full collections of songs. Using this method, the drum sounds, melodies, bass rhythms, pads and sequencing of a track may all be done using just one piece of hardware. The original purpose of the synthesizer in use would typically be considered insufficient for the purpose of making detailed and complete songs.
ARYAN MEMORY: MUSICAL TRADITIONS IN PAMIR (2CD + DVD + BOOK) - Kailas Records / Dolina Bartanga (Russia), 2007 A unique deluxe collector's editon of traditional Pamir music "Aryan Memory". The boxset comprises a 6-panel double DVD digipak holding two audio-CDs, a DVD and a 20-page full-colored booklet with information on musicians and conventional musical instruments of the Pamirs as well as a 100-page full-colored book in 14x25 cm format which describes the history of the Pamirs, beliefs and traditional ways of life of local residents. >>
THEODOR BASTARD. OIKOUMENE - Theo Records, 2012 New album of Theodor Bastard. The title refers to an ancient Greek notion, designating the inhabited or "civilized" sections of our planet, in other words those where mankind has left its mark - for better or worse. That global sweep is certainly echoed in the list of contributors, since our Russian artists are joined here by representatives of British, Zulu, Indian, and French-African traditions. Consequently, the list of instruments employed - and their home nations - is even longer. >>
COH. IIRON - Editions Mego (Austria), 2011 Coming 11 years after IRON, which also tackled the sound of rock with alarming results, the new album features not only recent guitar tracks recorded at Music Research Centre at York University, but also recordings made during Soviet era Russia, which refer to Pavlov's underground music activities in the early 80-ies. IIRON is a powerful, well executed electronic rock record, with just a dash a humour to keep it from becoming pompous, as so much of that kind of music can be sometimes. >>
PSYCHIC TV. THEMES - Cold Spring (UK), 2011 6CD box. For the first time, all "Themes" albums by Psychic TV released together, in a sumptuous, matt laminate, spot-varnished box set. The music itself was designed not only as soundtrack but also for subsequent use by Initiates of The Temple Ov Psychick Youth in their rituals as Functional music intended only to aid in the process of making things happen. It is a practical tool. Thee essential collection of rare, archive and modern PTV ritual / esoteric musick! >>
BAD SECTOR. TRANSPONDER - Infinite Fog Productions, 2011 Long-awaited, CD the version, one of the most interesting albums of Italian master Massimo Magrini! First time Transponder was released as CD-R on Blade Records in 99, now the album is again accessible, in a new format and with additional, exclusive compositions of that period - "Yst" and "Waal"! More than 60 minutes dark, deep, meditative, structured noise-ambient, in the best traditions of "Dolmen Factory" and "Ampos". >>
HYBRYDS. SOUNDTRACK FOR THE ANTWERP ZOO AQUARIUM - Zoharum (Poland), 2011 The reissue of a long-deleted classic album by this legendary Belgian project. It was created especially for the 150th anniversary of the Antwerp Zoo. Music composed by Sandy and Hermann (of Ah-Cama Sotz) was woven in between the sounds of dolphins, killer whales and the noise of the underwater world. The Zoo director wrote the following in the preface: "Soundtrack For The Antwerp Zoo Aquarium" is a musical journey of the similar stature as "20 000 Leagues Under the Sea" by Julius Verne. >>
ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER. RETURNAL - Editions Mego (Austria), 2010 "Returnal" is the 4th album from Daniel Lopatin's Oneohtrix Point Never project, after "Betrayed In The Octagon" (Deception Island, 2007), "Zones Without People" (Arbor, 2009) and "Russian Mind" (No Fun, 2009). All 3 albums being superbly compiled on the "Rifts" double CD set (No Fun, 2009). It sees Lopatin fine tune his craft for creation of deep atmospheres and texture even further. >>
JAZKAMER. THE YOUNG PERSON'S GUIDE TO JAZKAMER - Pica Disk (Norway), 2010 The final release in Jazkamer's 2010 series is a 4CD box-set. CD1: "Wind On Wednesday" (previously unreleased first album from 1998). CD2: "Compilation Tracks" (16 tracks selected from various compilations 2000-2007). CD3: "Vinyl On CD" (first CD version of the "Turntable Surface Fireball 2" LP; the "Knitter" 7", the Jazkamer sides of the Opec and Sandbleistift split LPs). CD4: "Live And More stuff" (live recordings from 2002 and 2010 + rarities). Booklet 1: 16 pages. Booklet 2: 20 pages. >>
TZOLK'IN. HAAB' - Ant-Zen (Germany), 2008 The musical project Tzolk'in is a collaboration between Empusae and Flint Glass - artists who are known in the fields of dark ambient, contemporary ritualistic tribal music and experimental electronica. This project is a conceptual creation inspired by Mayan mythology and the ancient Mayan astrological calendar of the same name. Tzolk'in can easily be viewed as an exotic soundtrack to the phantoms of a dead civilization. >>