Monday, January 6, 2020

a-m_e|k p_82 Amek meets Czaszka Records (PL/UK)

Starting 2020 with a very special event. Edinburgh-based tape label Czaszka Records are visiting Sofia. We're having sets on tape, huge distro, a zine launch and chilled out beginning of what we hope wil be another exciting and big year for the whole Amek crew.



Monday, December 16, 2019

amek039 VA - Vanishing Standards CS



Just announced, our last 2019 release. 'Vanishing Standards' is an effort to reach outside our creative circle and explore the music of fellow artists, who share a similar vision for contemporary electronic music. We invited people who've never before released for us but also asked our artists to leave their own comfort zones and collaborate. The result is a homogeneous mixture of genre-crossing music spanning over 15 tracks and 86 minutes of sound ranging from ambient dub, to experimental, abrasive drone and decaying post-club music.

Out December 20, 2019 on tape limited to 133 copies & digital via Bandcamp and selected distributors.



01. ate & Randomorb – Sequence_01 
02. Nocktern – Mind Over Heart 
03. Zhe Pechorin – Silently Gone 
04. Phlp. – Immobility 
05. Maxim Anokhin & Ivan Shopov – Angela 
06. Valance Drakes & Mytrip – Lies That Were Built And Observed 
07. Environments – Gradient 
08. Ergomope – Отблъсквам се II 
09. NIANDRAZ – The Wish Someone Made In The Dark 
10. Vague Voices – Damage Field 
11. Crosspolar & Mytrip – Eastern Squad Strike 
12. LATE – Unwavering 
13. Yuzu – Catcher 
14. V-Stók & Nicola Serra – Static Transmission 
15. krāllār – Recovery 






All music written & produced by its respective authors.
Additional mastering by Ivan Shopov (Etheraudio Studio).
Artwork by Nikola Kostov.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday, November 11, 2019

a-m_e|k p_81 Шумна неделя #10 с Die! Goldstein (DE)

Amek & Abandonment combine efforts for the 10th edition of our Sunday concert series. This November Berlin-based audio-visual artist Die! Goldstein will present his live cinema piece Dystopia Utopia in Sofia for the first time. 



Wednesday, November 6, 2019

"When A Forgotten Memory Returns" is taken from "An Angel In Alliance With Falsehood", a rare full-length by Valance Drakes and his return to Amek Collective.

Order on tape & digital via Bandcamp. Limited to 111 copies (half of which are gone).

Video by Svetlin Stoyanov (Iniakick).

Monday, October 28, 2019

amek038 Valance Drakes "An Angel In Alliance With Falsehood" CS

“An Angel In Alliance With Falsehood” is Valance Drakes’ return to Amek, this time with a rare full-length solo release. Through multi-layered textures, meticulous sound design and breathing rhythmic structures he’s crafted one of the most personal offerings in his ever-evolving discography. Sourced from an array of sonic realms, including recordings from his visits to Sofia, Bulgaria, the album carries an autobiographical sincerity.

 “An Angel In Alliance With Falsehood” consists of ten touching pieces about trust, honesty and belief but about deceit, muted anger and hurt. With the same ease Valance Drakes is transforming sounds, he’s managed to reshape this plethora of polar feelings into beautiful and overwhelming sense of hope.







Written and produced by Valance Drakes 
Mastering by Marius Costache (studio148.ro
Artwork by Vaia Pilafa (vaiapilafa.com)

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Niels Geybels exhibition & Sequences live (gallery)













Oct 4 & 5, 2019
Niels Geybels exhibition & label showcase at Bare Hands Society
Sequences (BE) w/ mother spit & Adonai Atrophia at Фабрика Автономия
a-m_e|k p_80 

Friday, September 27, 2019

amek037 Ergomope "Етиологии" 2xCS

"Етиологии" is a collection of sonic petroglyphs, washed away from the violent currents of the Black Sea. Discovered, captured and preserved by a human unknown, the album is lingering between the subjective realism of field recording, the delicate waves of emotional ambient and the rusty rattles of noise. Carefully mastered for tape by Marius Costache, "Етиологии" is to be perceived in four gasps of heavy, salty air. With its lengthy sonic explorations Ergomope will take you on his first and maybe last journey to those places where all burnt bridges end, where all broken ladders gather to die, where ancient birds lay down their tattered wings.






Artwork by Nikola Kostov.
Mastering by Marius Costache (Studio 148)

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Non Photo Blue - An Ocean

"An Ocean" is a track off 'Crawling Into Tomorrow" by Non Photo Blue. In his first solo album Daniel Donchov (Leaver) is sinking deep in synth-driven ambient drone music. Out on tape & digital via http://amekcollective.bandcamp.com. Only a few copies left.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

a-m_e|k p_80 Sequences (BE) + Niels Geybels exhibition & AVA label showcase

Early October, 2019 we are proud to host a short Niels Geybels residency in Sofia during which he'll present his work as a visual artist, label curator and a musician. 
RSVP: https://facebook.com/events/464128297539258/
RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/2314146978915996/

Both posters designed by Alexandru Das with visuals provided by Niels Geybels.


Sunday, August 18, 2019

КУРОРТ // бетон х amek (gallery)




Iniakick

Omori

Omori

Phlp.

Phlp.

Phlp.

Risto

Risto 

Risto



Photos by Zlat Noisiaz.
Liltrip, Iniakick, Omori, Phlp., Risto
Фабрика Автономия
17/08/19


Friday, August 16, 2019

amex001 XI-N "Pulsar" CS

"Pulsar" by Turkmenistan-born audio visual artist XI-N is the first release in our brand new tape series EXPERIENCE. Its aim is to preserve and present live recordings captured during Amek Collective events. "Pulsar" is a drifting exploration of generative music. Tense build ups and fragile ambience structure a 30 min long piece divided into two movements where rhythmic figures intertwine with slowly unfolding atmospheres.

These will not be available for distribution and can be only purchased at our Bandcamp store or during events as all proceeds will be used to fund future events.




Music by Dovlet Shyhmyradov, performed live at Fabrika Avtonomia, Sofia on February 3, 2019.
Mastered by Marius Costache (148 Studio, Bucharest).

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Introducing EXPERIENCE - new tape series


EXPERIENCE is our new tape series, dedicated to the preservation of live recordings from Amek Collective performances. These will be sold only at our Bandcamp and gigs. All proceeds will fund future events.

First release out Aug 16 by Turkmenistan-born artist XI-N.