Thursday, July 22, 2021

a-m_e|k p_86 Maltash, Zhe Pechorin, Evitceles, Late at Koncept Space - Aug 21

Aug 21 back at Koncept Space, Sofia for a night of heavy electronics, event program curated by Evitceles. Super excited to be having Maltash (Lebanon) & Zhe Pechorin (Serbia) playing Sofia for the first time. Poster by Nikola Kostov




Tuesday, July 20, 2021

amek058 Discordless "Fear On Every Side" CS

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In the three years since Marius Costache’s previous full-length album for Amek as Discordless, his usual menacing and anxiety-fuelled music has reached even further into the sonic extremes. We can blame it on the world we live in, on the year that just passed or on Costache’ very own distortion-worshipping approach to electronic music and his decades-worth of experience as a sound and recording engineer. Whichever you pick, ‘Fear On Every Side’ will remain a brutal take on contemporary noise music. It is demanding, disorienting and primal work but still captivating and sincere.

 

Every element found on the record contributes to a narrative that feels simultaneously vast and intimate. ‘Fear On Every Side’ can be perceived both from a first person perspective and as an overview of our decaying reality. The record doesn’t want you to overcome the sense of hopelessness, paranoia and tension it unfolds in front of you, but rather to plunge you deeper in this place of no way out.
Created at Studio 148 by Marius Costache 
05 featuring Stefan Panea 06 & 09 featuring Silviu Badea 
Photography by Marius Costache & Alexandru Das 
Design by Alexandru Das

reamek001 Contorsionist "Modern Faith" CS

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"Modern Faith" is the third album of Romanian artist Silviu Badea under the moniker Contorsionist. Initially released in December 2013 and recorded live a month earlier through a multichannel guitar and bass amps setup, the music in the album is certainly something of its own kind. The raw, aggressive, yet highly textured and precise, sound allows for the complex and multilayered pieces of Contorsionist to transcend genres and label tags. "Modern Faith" is an experimental work that dares to tame chaos, chance and extreme volume in order to create its aural world.

 

The album was mixed and mastered by Marius Costache and was originally released as a free download on 148, an imprint closely tied to Studio 148, where he and a trusted circle of artists and sound specialists operate. ‘Modern Faith’ is now available in a physical format for the first time. 
"Modern Faith" is the first release in our new tape series REamek, dedicated to reissuing obscure, forgotten, overlooked or simply sold out releases from our region.

Music by Silviu Badea 
Recorded live at Studio 148 in November 2013 
Mixed and masterd by Marius Costache 
Originally released by 148 

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Lukanov, Shentov, Simitchiev & Ambient Folklore в Национален студентски дом (gallery)

 


Lukanov, Shentov, Simitchiev









Ambient Folklore

Lukanov, Shentov, Simitchiev & Ambient Folklore
Национален студентски дом, Sofia
Alarma Punk Jazz
July 2, 2021


Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Vanity Productions, Rangelova, Niandraz & Cyberian в Koncept Space (gallery)

 

Niandraz


Matthew Dervenkov (visuals)


Cyberian



Vanity Productions




Rangelova


Niandraz shot by Veronica Hristova (ph. 1, 2) & Valentin Yordanov (ph. 3, 4)
Cyberian, Vanity Productions, Rangelova shot by Zlatina Tochkova

Koncept Space, Sofia
June 19, 2021

Monday, June 14, 2021

amek055 Evitceles "Naive Slumber" CS

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For “Naive Slumber”, his long due full-length album appearance on Amek, Evitceles reached deep into his well of emotional ambient and carefully picked nearly 60 minutes of music, which we couldn’t be releasing at a more appropriate time. Mostly melancholic, border-line uplifting and always deeply contemplative, the album unfolds and blooms into vivid visions of vast rainy gardens, secluded urban passages and abandoned seaside resorts. “Naive Slumber” is structured by warm, swirling synth loops, floating melodies, subtle pads and hidden audio artefacts. Its tight and focused production turns the album into a gripping musical experience, which reveals its deepest secrets only with the listener put into full submission.



Produced by Etien Slavchev
Mastering by Marius Costache (Studio 148)
Artwork by Niels Geybels


Sunday, June 13, 2021

amek054 LATE "Far North Eleven" CS

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After two EPs, which shaped his signature take on industrial-leaning downtempo music with strong influences from UK bass music and ambient, LATE returns with his first full-length album on Amek. “Far North Eleven” offers a deeper and lengthier descent into thick atmospheres and sparse, contemplative melodies, soaked in despair. LATE’s subterranean bass lines are carrying outbursts of hypnotic, yet raw and bit-crushed percussion. “Far North Eleven” is not only the long-anticipated return of the Sofia-based producer but a huge leap forward in his constantly evolving sound.


Written by Emil Mitov.
Mastering by Marius Costache (Studio 148)
Artwork by Georgi Sharov

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

a-m_e|k p_85 Vanity Productions, Rangelova, Niandraz & Cyberian в Koncept Space - June 19

June 19 Vanity Productions (Posh Isolation co-founder, 1/2 of Damien Dubrovnik) playing Sofia for the first time alongside Rangelova (DJ Set), Cyberian & Niandraz. Get your ticket here: http://epaygo.bg/7405343125



Sunday, May 30, 2021

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

a-m_e|k p_84 Sofia Дrone Day 2021 at Koncept Space

After an year that never happened, Sofia Дrone Day (part of worldwide Drone Day celebration) returns for its 5th edition. This time our hosts are Koncept Space (Nikola Vaptsarov bul. 6). 



Tuesday, May 4, 2021

amek050 Cyberian "Dark Orphism" LP

After his acclaimed 2018 debut full-length “Limerence”, Stefan Bachvarov returns to Amek for his first vinyl release as Cyberian. 

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“Dark Orphism” is a meeting point between Bachvarov’s usual drifting electronic melancholia, his obsession with textured and detailed percussion, and his interests in paganism, nature, and the occult. Spanning over eight compact tracks, the album is moody and brooding, while somehow always remaining focused and direct. More beat-oriented and certainly noisier than its predecessor, “Dark Orphism” is an immense leap forward in the ever-evolving Cyberian sound.






Written and produced by Stefan Bachvarov, 2020. 
Mastering by Marius Costache (Studio 148). 
Artwork by Super Quiet.