Monday, February 4, 2019
Thursday, January 31, 2019
Usually experimenting with abstract rhythmic structures, mellow atmospheres, guitar and synth textures, Bulgarian-born producer V-stók has been taming electronic sounds in the London scene for quite a few years now. His passion for longer and more free-form audio explorations has finally brought him to Amek Collective.
From the fragile ambient soundcapes of 'Omne Vivum Ex Vivo' to the Berlin School-influenced hypnotic sequences of 'This Life' or the raw noise in 'Golden Carnivore', 'Primordial Soup' is a recording that drifts into a plethora of genres. The sound is constantly morphing but never losing focus.
All music written and produced by Valentin Doychinov.
Artwork by Tearzdrop (www.instagram.com/tearzdrop).
Limited to 50 copies.
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Sunday, January 6, 2019
After over an year without our Sunday series Шумна неделя is back with its 8th edition. Special guests are French experimental duo CIA Debutante. Opening rites will be in the hands of Amek boy Omori and XI-N who'll be debuting live.
Saturday, December 29, 2018
Until Jan 1, 2019 get 28 digital releases from Amek Collective for as little as 11.40 eur. Head to amekcollective.bandcamp.com.
Additional 25% discount for individual purchases can be activated with code 'amek10' upon purchase. Show us some love. It's been an epic year.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Whole nine years have passed since Marius Costache (Environments, FEBRA) last published music under the name Discordless. Now, with his brand new full-length 'Nelocuit' the project is officially resurrected. The music is once again torn between the extremes. The atmospheres are raw, the synths and bass lines are heavily re-amped through guitar gear giving the record the signature live but mean Marius Costache sound.
'Nelocuit' crosses the fragile boundaries of all genres it's exploring. The harsher take on ambient music and the bold experimentalism of Discordless often infiltrate the realms of club music with high bpm beats and aggressive percussive textures. No better way to close the year but with a return of one of our favorite sonic maniacs. Discordless is back!
Created at Studio148 by Marius Costache with Para (track 7), Fane (track 8), Șerb (track 4).
Artwork by Alexandru Das.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
We stocked a bunch of dope records from Zoharum (PL), Aliens (SK) and various other labels. All stuff is available via Discogs or you can just drop us a Facebook message, especially if you are from Bulgaria.
Older distro items find here.
MAMMOTH ULTHANA 'Particular Factors' LP
ZENIAL 'Minotaur' LP (experimental electronic)
RARA ‘Planet Death Architecture / Koncert w Radiu Gdańsk’ 2xCD
ECHOES OF YUL ‘The Healing Sessions’
WIDT 'WIDIT' CD+DVD
ECHOES OF YUL 'The Healing' LP
Disharmony 'Cloned II' CD The Opposer Divine 'Reverse//Human' CD
Disharmony 'Fragments Of Time' CD
Samhain 'Blind Devotion' CD
Ambigous 'The Garden of Ruins' CD
Orture 'Orture' CS
SWEEPS 04 - Dormancy LP
THE KARMAKUMULATOR / GEN 26 - Split 7"
ECHOES OF YUL ‘The Healing Sessions’ CD
Uncle Grasha's Flying Circus "Stalinist God" CS
VAZIO 'Vazio' CD
Monday, November 26, 2018
Amek & Crooked Cinema are uniting efforts to present the female take on electronic music through "A Life In Waves", a beautiful documentary about the life and work of synth legend Suzanne Ciani. We have prepared quite a few special things among which an exclusive performance by Sofia-born but Vienna-based sound artist Yuzu (Milena Georgieva).
Full program of the event find in the link below. See you at Фабрика Автономия.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
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.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Monday, November 5, 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, UK25/11/18 - 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
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
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
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.
All music written and produced by Emil Mitov.
Artwork by Georgi Sharov.
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.