Thursday, November 15, 2018

КПД-0 - creating the artwork

Two years ago in alliance with Ugly and Proud Records we did an epic effort to preserve a part of the legacy of Sofia noise-rock legend КПД-0. We co-released their discography 2xLP in a super limited run with a pretty special artwork. The music was also remastered to perfectly fit the format.

Now, for the first time ever we're revealing a part of the process behind the visuals of the record, done by the very hands of Kostadin Kokalanov & Dessislav Lilkov. 

See the full process here

You can still order the 2xLP here

КПД-Ø forever.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

МЪГЛА - November 25, 2018

An autumn celebration of drifting music.

8 hours of ambient and drone selected by Бетон & Amek Collective residents plus beloved guests.

Фабрика Автономия
November 25, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

ate & Stereocilia UK/PL Tour 2018

After releasing the absolutely beautiful 'Secondary Drowning' tape, ate is ending 2018 with a tour. He'll be droning at eight shows across the UK and Poland with fellow guitar-drone mastermind Stereocilia. Don't miss them if they reach your city. They are also releasing a limited split tour tape. 

Here's the full schedule:

24/11/18 - Fuse | Bradford, UK 
25/11/18 - Cafe Kino | Bristol, UK
26/11/18 - Centrala | Birmingham, UK (fb event)
27/11/18 - The Castle, Whitechapel | London, UK (fb event)
28/11/18 - Baza | Krakow, PL
29/11/18 - Venue TBC | Wrocław, PL
30/11/18 - Kolonia Artystów | Gdansk, PL (fb event)
01/12/18 - Muzeum Książki Artystycznej | Łódź, PL (fb event)

Monday, October 8, 2018

Discordless "NELOCUIT" out soon via Amek & 148

In alliance with Romanian experimental label 148 we're releasing the first Discordless album in 9 years. Hear it live for the first time in Control Club, Bucharest this week. Tape & digital to follow shortly. Video teaser is below.

Friday, September 21, 2018

a-m_e|k p_73 A Night of Curious Transmissions @ Studio 1, BNR 06/10

Amek, Alarma Punk Jazz & Indioteque are three Sofia based booking collectives that have all been founded in 2008 and have somehow survived the Bulgarian underground for 10 years now. To celebrate a decade of shared struggle and joy we're combining efforts on this epic even in the legendary Studio 1 of the Bulgarian National Radio.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

amek028 LATE - Color Drained (CS)

Sofia-based electronic producer LATE is back on Amek with ‘Color Drained’. His brand new, six-track EP and the successor to his 2017 debut ‘Blood’, sees him exploring an even darker and deeper side of his music. This results in a mostly mid-tempo based brooding sound, severely bit-crushed beats and percussions in league with spacious ambiances and futuristic sound design. If LATE’s very own meticulous worship of detail wasn’t enough, the EP also features an obscure and amorphic remix of the self-titled track, courtesy of Valance Drakes.

Order via Bandcamp.

All music written and produced by Emil Mitov.
Artwork by Georgi Sharov.

amek027 Nelegat - Intolerance (CS)

Nelegat exists in the underworld of Sofia’s electronic scene with sporadic but memorable appearance. ‘Intolerance’ is his debut release and it offers a painfully beautiful introduction into his concrete but hellish world. Nelegat’s invasive sound has a lot to do not only with raw techno and ambient but with pure digital noise as well. ‘Intolerance’ is an intense and permanent sonic build up. It’s structured by neurotic ambiance, convulsive noisescapes and climaxes in deceivingly hypnotic technoid offerings.

Order via Bandcamp.

Recorded and produced by Stephan Panev. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Les Halles, Magnétophonique & Omori (gallery)

An epic mid-week ambient gathering.
w/ Les Halles *FR, Magnétophonique *FR, Omori
Фабрика Автономия

Les Halles

Les Halles


Photos by Silvana Ilieva.

Monday, August 13, 2018

amek029 Omori - Isomorphism / Transparency (CS)

"Isomorphism / Transparencey" is the debut release of 18 years old artist Stoyan Yovchev - Omori. The record sees him abandoning his usual genre-crossing rhythmic music explorations to delve deep into the most paranoid and abstract territories of ambient, drone and noise. His sound is both multilayered and decaying in the most beautiful way. 

"Isomorphism / Transparency" is intense and otherworldy but still far from being sterile. Cosmic pulsations are deeply rooted in all the pieces. They exist in constant symbiosis with obscure rhythmic debris and transparent ambiances. It's a harsh but welcoming sonic structure and you're allowed inside not as a mere observer but a fully functioning part of the whole.

Order via Bandcamp.

All music & artwork by Stoyan Yovchev. 

This is amek029.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Summer distro update - Aliens Production

It's summer time in Bulgaria and as usual it's when we're trying to clear up as much of the stock available as possible. We just got a bunch of awesome Aliens Production releases and we're waiting for a bunch of other titles from friend labels. For prices and purchases drop us a line on Facebook or order directly from our Discogs store.

Here's what we got from Aliens.

 ISH - Resonance Level / CD 
Ish - Structures of mind / CD
dISHARMONY - Cloned II / CD 
 dISHARMONY - Fragments of time / CD 

Hypotaxia - V.a. / CD 
Samhain - One minute to twelve / CD 
 RecFrag - Recovered fragments / CD 
 The opposer divine - Reverse human / CD 

Polygon - Sein lernen / CD
Polygon - Sein lernen / Remixes / CD 
 Polygon - Einzelheiten / CD 

Hyperthermia - V.a. / CD 
Eclipsed - The probabilistic mind / CDr 
V.a. - Hypercommunity / CD 

Sunday, July 22, 2018

ПЛАЖ - July 21, 2018 (gallery)

ПЛАЖ // бетон и amek
Фабрика Автономия

Margg Names (OOHS!)





Photos by Lyuben Denev.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

AMEK X Aftermovie

As, we hope, you already know, AMEK X took place on May 12, 2018 at Mixtape 5, Sofia. It spanned over 10 hours and featured live performances of some of the most important artist to had ever appeared on the label so far. AMEK X ended with an epic after party led by Бетон crew. 

Here's how it all looked and felt like through the MiniDV camera of top friend bck_. See more of his work here.

Friday, July 6, 2018

ПЛАЖ // бетон и amek

A seasonal celebration of atmospheric music.

8 hours of ambient selected by Бетон & Amek Collective regulars plus beloved guests.

Фабрика Автономия
July 21, 2018