Tuesday, December 8, 2015

gokkun Asian shows December 2015

It's been an awesome year for gokkun. With his tape release already sold out he's now touring Asia. Here we'll be posting the shows he's playing this December.

10/12/15 Penang, Malaysia

12/12/15 Ipoh Noise Fest, Malaysia

Friday, November 13, 2015

Leaver, Life Is Killing My Rock'n'Roll & thisquietarmy (CAN) @ Swingin' Hall, Sofia 06/11/15

Photos by Anelia Moravska (Metal Hangar 18)

Life Is Killing My Rock'n'Roll
Life Is Killing My Rock'n'Roll
thisquietarmy (CAN)

thisquietarmy (CAN)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Life Is Killing My Rock'n'Roll at a-m_e|k p_50

This is one of the three acts who performed our 50th anniversary gig last week in Sofia. What a debut!

Friday, October 2, 2015

a-m_e|k p_50 w/ THISQUIETARMY (CAN) + TBA @ Swinging Hall, Sofia

Our 50th anniversary show will be pretty special. 
THISQUIETARMY from Canada's coming in Sofia. 

More info soon.

photo by lenscapes.be.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Tim Holehouse (UK) & Илко Биров @ Neu!Berlin, Sofia | 19.09

Photos by Diana Monova.

Tim Holehouse (UK) 
Tim Holehouse (UK) 
Ilko Birov & Konstantin Kuchev 
Ilko Birov

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

Tim Holehouse - Bulgarian Mini Tour September 2015

As we promised Tim Holehouse is back in Bulgaria, this time for 4 shows, which is pretty much a tiny tour. We're excited and happy, and sure you'll feel the same way after you witness Tim's music live. All dates are as follows:

Tim Holehouse // Photo by Marica Kolcheva

17 September - "1890", Plovdiv (w/ Ilko Birov) 
18 September - Czech Center, Sofia (as Raeppen) *
19 September - Neu!Berlin, Sofia (w/ Ilko Birov)
20 September - ДOМ кafe, Pleven (w/ Konstantin Kuchev)

*experimental / ambient show, all other gigs are blues ones

Saturday, August 22, 2015

a-m_e|k p_47 w/ Ræppen (ex-TCH, UK), Skittish Arm (USA) & Dayin - Sept 18

Amek и Alarma Punk Jazz Fest откриват експерименталния сезон на 18 септември в Чешки център, София. 

Поводът #1 е първият български концерт на Skittish Arm (tape loops / ambient / experimental) от САЩ. Повод #2 - завръщането на един стар наш познайк с нов проект - Ræppen (shamanic drones) на Тим Холхаус, който беше в България преди близо 3 години. Концертът ще бъде открит от меланхоличния drone на Dayin, страничен проект на Ангел Симитчиев (Mytrip), който тази година издаде дебютния си албум 'Letting Go of People'.

Концертът ще започне в 20:00 ч. 

Входът е 6 лв.

a-m_e|k p_47

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Mytrip - Empty 7" available through these distros!

If you live in France, Germany or the UK you can get Empty from few fine local distributors:

Abandonment (BG): http://bit.ly/1jpxDcA
Minor Label (DE): shop.minorlabel.de/shop/ 
Bis Aufs Messer (DE): bit.ly/1b1lea1 
Drone Records (DE): http://bit.ly/1MhGck6
Consouling Store (BE): http://bit.ly/1JjcxVd
Nuit et Brouillard (FR): nuitetbrouillard.com/index.php/shop 
Stashed Goods (UK): bit.ly/1FtT2Kf 
Cold Spring (UK): bit.ly/1EJfegq 
0331 Records (RO): on.fb.me/1bEcYxf 
Kollaps Records (SWE): t.co/D8Plz4OLzJ 
Gorgon (BG): on.fb.me/1PJITPj
Cipher Productions (AU): http://bit.ly/1BKuB5n
Lotus Records (GR): http://bit.ly/1L3IFQk
Le Disque Noir Records Shop (GR): http://on.fb.me/1HK9ty8

Monday, June 29, 2015

All three 2015 Martin Lukanov shows in Sofia that we promised are a history now.
The series ended last night with an intense gokkun performance.
What's left now is to enjoy his new tape Love Hits '09.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

amek005: gokkun - Love Hits '09 out NOW!

Harsh noise is not only colored in black and white, about violence and hate and the lowest of human needs. Harsh noise is warmth and gokkun’s ‘Love Songs ‘09’ is a lesson in affection, pure emotions and an insight in the anatomy of human spirits, whose paths have crossed, but will never lead to one another again.

Get a copy from our online store.

Recorded during gokkun’s 2009 European tour with Dave Philips and Mindfuckingboy ‘Love Songs ‘09’ is limited to just 20 copies and a digital version will never be officially published. Feel free to spread the love yourself. 

gokkun is Martin Lukanov 
artwork photography: Foie Gras 
this is amek005

Saturday, June 20, 2015

a-m_e|k_p 46 - BISING (movie screening) + gokkun & S.B.R. (live harsh noise performances) 28/06

We are super psyched to announce that the brand new documentary movie BISING, dedicated to the noise / experimental scene of Indonesia, will be officially screened in Bulgaria for the first time.

Amek & Abandonment are curating this Sunday event of harsh noise. 

It's happening in Sofia's Social Center Adelante and will feature exclusive harsh noise sets by gokkun (first show in 4-5 years) and S.B.R. 

Here's the official BISING trailer.

Friday, June 12, 2015

amek005 out on June 28th

This summer we're releasing amek005.
Spasmodic harsh noise with obscure rhythmic structures.
Recorded live all over Europe.
Tape limited to 20 copies.
June 28th. 

More info soon!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

a-m_e|k_p 46 w/ Martin Lukanov & Mytrip + BHE (18/06)

After the amazing night (mostly because of the caring audience) with dwaal & mother spit we're happy to announce event #2 of the three shows we've cooked for Martin Lukanov's June in Sofia. On June 18th in Sofia's Czech Center he and Mytrip will perform their piano-based, neo-classical album 'Two' alongside other (unreleased) pieces in that very same vein. 

A special guest of the evening is Simeon Dotkov and his newest project BHE (Binaural Headset Experiment). This will be his first gig with this alias and he'll present material from his third album 'Remember', released by Mahorka on May 18th.

a-m_e|k_p 46

Monday, May 18, 2015

First mother spit live in 4 years + dwaal debut - May 28th

As promised Martin Lukanov live in Sofia.
First mother spit show in 4 years.
All sets will be recorded and who knows, maybe released.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Straight from Thailand - Martin Lukanov (gokkun) is back!

Founder and always 1/2 of Amek Collective Martin Lukanov (gokkun, mother spit, zev died orchestra), who's been living in Thailand for the past few years, is back in Bulgaria for two months. Expect his first harsh noise performance in over 4 years happening pretty soon. 

Two collab shows will be also announced shortly. It'll be a noise May-June in Sofia, Bulgaria. 

We're working on a new release as well!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tim Holehouse back in Bulgaria this September!

Lately we've been really feeling like booking a proper show so hearing the news Tim Holehouse will be back on the Balkans we decided to bring him to Bulgaria two years after his first visit.
Photo from Tim's first show in Sofia, Rubber Gallery // by Marica Kolcheva
Expect at least 3 shows, in 2 Bulgarian cities, where Tim will be showing two of his projects, including his brand new shamanic drone affair ræppen. Stream his first demo below:

Monday, May 4, 2015

Deffektegg's Weightless is sold out!

All tapes from the Deffektegg debut tape (co-released with Abandonment) are now gone! However, you can always download and stream the album from Mahorka's Bandcamp. Thanks for the support!

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Bulgarian post office loves us and Mytrip!

We're spending our days the best way. Shipping our first ever vinyl release - Mytrip's debut on wax, the 7" Empty. You can score a copy from our Bigcartel store, directly from Bandcamp or Discogs of course.

Friday, February 20, 2015

amek004 is out! Mytrip - Empty (7" vinyl)

Our first vinyl release is now available for streaming & pre-orders! Exclusive premiere available on the ambient / drone heaven Sounds of a Tired City!

Mytrip – Empty (2015)
pre-orders: February 20th | official release: March 3rd

Today is a big day! Mytrip is finally on vinyl. Stream and pre-order. We're shipping after March 4th.

Thursday, February 12, 2015


This has just arrived.
amek004 will be the first Mytrip vinyl - a 7" called 'Empty'.
Pre-orders start next week.