Tuesday, June 13, 2017

ame014 LATE - BLOOD (CS)

"BLOOD" comes straight from the urban dungeons of Sofia, Bulgaria. It features six UK bass music-influenced tracks. LATE hasn't spared us the deep lows, bit-crushed beats and isolationist atmospheres. Broken sound design artifacts and violent breaks manage to glue all of his visions in a pitch black and punchy mix of experimental bass music. If that's not enough, we have local techno duo RoboKnob with a massive remix of the self-titled piece.

Out June 20.

Limited to 50 copies.
Get it from Bigcartel and stream it everywhere (Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp).

Friday, June 9, 2017

amek014 out June 20

amek014 freshly out of the pressing plant.
Info coming soon.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

a-m_e|k p_61 // Sofia Дrone Day 27/05/17

Sofia Дrone Day II at Фабрика Автономия
w/ Cyberian, Maxim Mokdad, Adonai Atrophia

Photos by Silvana Ilieva.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

a-m|e_k p_60 // krāllār & Mytrip

 krāllār & Mytrip at Czech Center, Sofia

Photos by Silvana Ilieva. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

amek013 Smellicaт - Dearest 2xCS

Dearest is a double tape release featuring music made by low-key sad boy smellycaт in the past four years. Its sound will comfort you when your eyes are already hurting from staring at that ancient CRT TV. It's music playing in the back of your head when you're sick of trying to beat Crash Bandicoot on PSX or need something to wipe the Final Fantasy VII OST out of your brain when you fall asleep. Divided in four parts, which are as short-lived as they can get, Dearest is like a news feed of profound indifference, soaked with neon anime colors, lo-fi vaporwave vibes, Tumblr soft porn or cats, cats, cats.
Limited to 35 copies.
Get it from Bigcartel.
Stream it on Spotify: http://sptfy.com/1osL

This is amek013.

Press quotes:

"That is indeed the sound of one sad-boy. I am probably not allowed to say but grow up and you'll get over it; hopefully." ~ Vital Weekly 
"The album possesses a loose, emotional consistency to it akin to getting to know someone new." ~ Beach Sloth

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sunday, March 19, 2017

a-m_e|k p_60 Dave Phillips (CH) & support @ Czech Center 21/05/17

In collaboration with Abandonment, Kontingent Records and Alarma Punk Jazz Fest we are bringing Dave Phillips in Sofia, Bulgaria for the first time. The "Шумна неделя" series is back!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Zoharum Distro Update

A small stock from selected Zoharum - new experimental art releases. 
Hit us up for prices on Facebook or check us out at Discogs
One copy per release. 🔥
– CELER & DIRK SERRIES ‘Background Curtain’ CD
– MAMMOTH ULTHANA ‘Particular Factors’ CD
– Dag Rosenqvist / Rutger Zuydervelt 'Vintermusik' CD
– NOWA ZIEMIA 2 (Adrjanczyk / Banasik / Krychowiak) CD

Monday, February 20, 2017

a-m_e|k p_59 w/ "Pogłos" ("Reverberation") screening & Arma Agharta (LT) live performance

First collab with the amazing Crooked Cinema collective. We're screening art documentary "Pogłos" ("Reverberation") with a special guest performance by our friend Arma Agharta (Lithuania). See you in Sofia's Cush.Bar on March 1st.

poster by Maxim Mokdad

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Amek Catalog on Spotify

We've always had a heart for physical editions, especially in limited runs and we still believe they help us make experiencing music a more special gesture. However, we realize the music we put out has the potential to be enjoyed by more than the 35 people who managed to score a tape or the 200 people who could afford a vinyl.

That's why we've uploaded our catalog on Spotify. It'll soon reach other services as well. Pick whatever service suits you. We'll always recommend using the Bandcamp pages of our artists or partners who co-release the digitals there, and we'll always have releases like Gokkun's Love Hits, which will never be digitalized by us.

Below is a mix we modestly called Amek Collective Essentials. Enjoy.

Monday, December 5, 2016

amek012 - Climaxim & Ivan Shopov & Mytrip – Controlled Perception

Believe it or not here's our seventh release for 2016. We can't believe it's happening.
It's a co-release with ABCD. They are handling the digital, tapes are on us.

Tapes: amek.bigcartel.com
Stream: abcd.ivanshopov.com

Maxim Anokhin (Climaxim, Limewax), Ivan Shopov (COOH, Balkansky, Drum Kid) and Angel Simitchiev (Mytrip) recorded Controlled Perception in February 2014. The album documents a small bit of their first creative encounter. Controlled Perception sees three artists with completely different solo output and background overcoming their individual aesthetics and approaches to craft a sound of its own. The album was born between the studio and the live environment. It's a result of extraction and not of relentless edits. 
From the distant murky guitars of 'How does it feel to be in between' to the textural, yet tamed ambient chaos of the closing, self-titled piece, Controlled Perception is a morphing mass of memories, machines and contemplation. The album is finally out to commemorate a rather unexpected artistic symbiosis, but it is a promise for further exploration as well.
Recorded live in 2014 by Maxim Anokhin, Ivan Shopov and Angel Simitchiev
Artwork by Ivan Shopov
Text by Angel Simitchiev
This is amek012.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Mytrip - Filament 12" LP & CS

Enjoy amek011 in the beauty of both its 12" LP and vinyl incarnations.
Get it from mytrip.bandcamp.com.

Press quotes:
'Filament is a splendiferous gatefold LP that looks and sounds fantastic. Mytrip have grown exponentially since the “Empty” 7"...' ~ Tiny Mix Tapes 
'These are drones that do not simply expand into the abyss they are the abyss.' ~ Beach Sloth 
'...an anguishing experience in sound.' ~ Side Line 
'...un intricato labirinto fatto di droni densi e oscuri da cui emergono oblique linee melodiche scandite da partiture ritmiche irregolari.' ~ SoWhat 
'Filament provides totally raw and cathartic psychical sounds that were nevertheless layered with sensitivity and caution.' ~ Foreign Accents 
'Experimental bleak joy with a touch of industrial richness.' ~ KZSU Zookeper Online 
'We hear colors... earthly, warm colors, no matter the harsh intensity in some of the pieces.' ~ Against The Odds 
'Mytrip combines a wealth of range driven Dark Ambient and drones with field recordings and attention to pitch black resonance.' ~ Black Audio 
'Ciò che emerge nettamente dal lavoro in esame è la crescita qualitativa e la maggior ricchezza di soluzioni messe in atto dall'act bulgaro...' ~ Dark Room 
'...looking outside dawn slowly setting and daylight fading, Mytripplays some music for such sceneries.' ~ Vital Weekly 
'Ο Βούλγαρος Mytrip στο τελευταίο του άλμπουμ εκφράζει αυτόν το ζόφο που έχει απλωθεί σε όλα τα Βαλκάνια...' ~ against the silenc
 'It’s cold, often apocalyptic, but not devoid of a specific kind of beauty, a beauty of natural, cosmic provenance.' ~ Santa Sangre 
'This is a droning heavy weight for the understanding few. The world separated and moving as far away as possible.' ~ lost in a sea of sound 
'... a sound that defies easy categorisation.' ~ Noise Receptor

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Filament promo shows in Plovdiv & Sofia this week!

We've just released 'Filament' on 12" LP, tape (co-release w/ Serpent Eve Records) & digital.
This week Mytrip is playing two shows in Bulgaria to celebrate it.