Monday, December 5, 2016

amek012 - Climaxim & Ivan Shopov & Mytrip – Controlled Perception

Believe it or not here's our seventh release for 2016. We can't believe it's happening.
It's a co-release with ABCD. They are handling the digital, tapes are on us.


Maxim Anokhin (Climaxim, Limewax), Ivan Shopov (COOH, Balkansky, Drum Kid) and Angel Simitchiev (Mytrip) recorded Controlled Perception in February 2014. The album documents a small bit of their first creative encounter. Controlled Perception sees three artists with completely different solo output and background overcoming their individual aesthetics and approaches to craft a sound of its own. The album was born between the studio and the live environment. It's a result of extraction and not of relentless edits. 
From the distant murky guitars of 'How does it feel to be in between' to the textural, yet tamed ambient chaos of the closing, self-titled piece, Controlled Perception is a morphing mass of memories, machines and contemplation. The album is finally out to commemorate a rather unexpected artistic symbiosis, but it is a promise for further exploration as well.
Recorded live in 2014 by Maxim Anokhin, Ivan Shopov and Angel Simitchiev
Artwork by Ivan Shopov
Text by Angel Simitchiev
This is amek012.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Mytrip - Filament 12" LP & CS

Enjoy amek011 in the beauty of both its 12" LP and vinyl incarnations.
Get it from

Press quotes:
'Filament is a splendiferous gatefold LP that looks and sounds fantastic. Mytrip have grown exponentially since the “Empty” 7"...' ~ Tiny Mix Tapes 
'These are drones that do not simply expand into the abyss they are the abyss.' ~ Beach Sloth 
' anguishing experience in sound.' ~ Side Line 
'...un intricato labirinto fatto di droni densi e oscuri da cui emergono oblique linee melodiche scandite da partiture ritmiche irregolari.' ~ SoWhat 
'Filament provides totally raw and cathartic psychical sounds that were nevertheless layered with sensitivity and caution.' ~ Foreign Accents 
'Experimental bleak joy with a touch of industrial richness.' ~ KZSU Zookeper Online 
'We hear colors... earthly, warm colors, no matter the harsh intensity in some of the pieces.' ~ Against The Odds 
'Mytrip combines a wealth of range driven Dark Ambient and drones with field recordings and attention to pitch black resonance.' ~ Black Audio 
'Ciò che emerge nettamente dal lavoro in esame è la crescita qualitativa e la maggior ricchezza di soluzioni messe in atto dall'act bulgaro...' ~ Dark Room 
'...looking outside dawn slowly setting and daylight fading, Mytripplays some music for such sceneries.' ~ Vital Weekly 
'Ο Βούλγαρος Mytrip στο τελευταίο του άλμπουμ εκφράζει αυτόν το ζόφο που έχει απλωθεί σε όλα τα Βαλκάνια...' ~ against the silenc
 'It’s cold, often apocalyptic, but not devoid of a specific kind of beauty, a beauty of natural, cosmic provenance.' ~ Santa Sangre 
'This is a droning heavy weight for the understanding few. The world separated and moving as far away as possible.' ~ lost in a sea of sound 
'... a sound that defies easy categorisation.' ~ Noise Receptor

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Filament promo shows in Plovdiv & Sofia this week!

We've just released 'Filament' on 12" LP, tape (co-release w/ Serpent Eve Records) & digital.
This week Mytrip is playing two shows in Bulgaria to celebrate it.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Mytrip - Adaptive (video)

'Adaptive' is the first video from the new Mytrip full-length album 'Filament'.
Out via Amek on 12" vinyl, cassette (co-released w/ Serpent Eve Records) & digital.

Pre-orders are up on

Distributed by:
Minor Label (DE)

Stashed Goods (UK)

Video by Silvana Ilieva.

Monday, October 10, 2016

amek011 - Mytrip - Filament - Pre-Orders Oct 17

We're releasing the new Mytrip album 'Filament'. Out on 12" vinyl & tape. 
Pre-orders start on October 17.

Artwork by Silvana Ilieva.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Trysth, Feedbacker, Ivan Shopov, Leaver @ Mixtape 5 B-Side (photos)

Photos by George Chelebiev.

Ivan Shopov
Ivan Shopov
Ivan Shopov

Thursday, September 1, 2016

amek010 - Deffektegg - Nadir is out now!

Despair is good. Despair can be the nadir of one life and the starting point of an ascent into another, better one. 
― Dean Koontz

Exactly two years after embracing us in the weightlessness of its raw noise ambient Deffektegg is reaching for our throats again. His chokehold is stronger and more intoxicating than ever. If so far Deffektegg’s music felt as if you are observing a dead body becoming one with the black waters of the sea, Nadir is like a subconscious self-immolation. For 50 minutes you will be feeling nothing else but your insides scorching so your remains can feed the relieving cold soil of existence.

Deffektegg reached nadir between 2015 & 2016
All music and photography by Yavor Grancharov
Available on tape (ltd. 35) via Amek & digital via Mahorka.
Released: September 1, 2016
amek010 / mhrk177
Press quotes: "Music that is on the edge of drone, but also reaching for the more experimental realms and that entire works quite well." ~ Vital Weekly "Мъгла, разкъсвана от електрически искри и настръхващи звуци със загадъчен произход. Почти час през бледите полета на въображението." ~ "Gorgeous. Beautiful modern minimal drone that holds onto your attention in a surprisingly thoughtful way..." ~ Dead Formats

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

a-m_e|k p_56 w/ Trysth, Feedbacker, Ivan Shopov, Leaver @ Mixtape 5 B-Side 21/09

ate - MCCV (2016) is OUT now!

amek009 is here! We're finally able to share with you ate's debut album MCCV - out now on cassette limited to 35 copies! 

'MCCV' is classical guitarist Petar Petkov's debut album as ate. Exploring instrumental drone ambient through loop layering of minimalist and symbolic musical figures, ate is building warm and introvert soundscapes. The four pieces in 'MCCV' are developing slowly and gently. 

Each note, chord or bowed tone is precisely picked and positioned in melodic or rhythmic patterns, soaked with melancholy. Through simplicity ate manages to build dronescapes as lively as contemporary chamber music.

released August 13, 2016 

 Composed, performed & recorded by Petar Petkov 
 Artwork by Georgia Ohio

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


ate's debut album 'MCCV' will be up for sale next week in our Bigcartel store.
He's touring Poland now alongside Mytrip to promote it.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Garдen of Дrone I - special performance by ate

ate is joining Amek with a debut album out this August for his tour in Poland with Mytrip. To celebrate this we threw a small garden live somewhere in Sofia.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Mytrip & ate - August 2016 - Poland Tour

Polish friends, you have 7 shows to catch these Amek boys in August.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Summer Distro Sale

This is our promised summer distro sale! All titles are discounted and with (at least) 3 upcoming releases and 3 shows this fall we'll need as much as possible of these to go. 

A lot of stuff is on DONATION price so just hit us up with a message on Facebook

Discounts will be offered if you take more records. That sell is more or less available on Discogs as well:

Various - Protos Orofos - 1 (CD, Comp, Ltd) 5 eur
Mindfuckingboy* - Mindfuckingboy (CD, Album)
Various - Pangaea Noise (CD, Comp) 10 eur
Dave Phillips – A Collection Of Curses 6 eur
Gal* – Relive 5 eur
Dissecting Table – Early Studio Works 1986/87 CD 3 eur

Various – Japanoise Of Death II CD 3 eur

Bizarre Uproar – Rape Africa CD 5 eur
Various - Pangaea Noise (CD, Comp)

Napalmed – Noisax Jazzostrial Fractamental CD 3
Napalmed - iii (CD, Album, Ltd) 
Napalmed – Never Mind The MSBR, Here's The Napalmed 
Napalmed - Up To The Ears In Tinnitus (CD, Album, Ltd) 
Kylie Minoise - The Paralysis Sect (CDr, Album)
Kylie Minoise – Live In Japan CDr, Album 
Kylie Minoise – Spank-Magic Lodge CD 

Nurses - Hangin' Nothin' But Our Hands Down (CD, Album) (indie / experimental)
Nurses - Apple's Acre (CD, Album) (indie / experimental)
Astral Travelling Unity – Studio And Live (ambient)
Talibam! – Ordination Of The Globetrotting Conscripts CD   (free jazz)
Talibam - Buns and Gutter (free jazz)
NIkki Louder - Silent Bird CDr (noise rock)

TraumaSutra - s/t CDr - ritual ambient - donation price
Hybryds – Mythical Music From The 21st Century CD (re-issue) tribal / psych ambient - donation price
Siyanie – Shining Of Unity CD - donation price
Siyanie – Homo Multidimensional CD - donation price
Wo0* - Come Blue (CDr) - 3 eur
Mathias Grassow – Wisdom Of Fate 2xCD - donation price

Paul Ellis – I Am Here CD - donation price

Omenya – Kali Mantras CD 3 eur

Pacific 231 + Bardoseneticcube – The Traditions Of Changes CD - industrial - donation price
Moljebka Pvlse | Seventeen Migs Of Spring – Ravha | Electricity Gardens CD - dark ambient - 3 eur
Vultures Quartet With Schuyler Tsuda – Sui Generis - experimental, free improv - CD - donation price
Nastro mortal "Lava e Zolle Terrestri" [CD-R] - drone - 3 eur 
Ketsu No Ana - Ketsu No Ana (CDr, Album) doom metal - 3 eur
Chronotope Project - Chrysalis (CDr, Album) - donation price
Ivan Čkonjević - When Sky Was Not This Great Big Cage For Birds (CDr, Album)

ALL STUFF ON DONATION PRICE CHECK DISCOGS list or Facebook message us for details.

all tapes 3 eur

Haare – Forward To Insanity - power electronics, ritual, noise
Ak'chamel* – Let No One Want What I Have - ritual 
Mathias Grassow - The Evident Void - drone 


All CDs above on donation price

This Gift is A Curse - I, Guilt Bearer 
Minus Three - MMXII (tour edition)
Harlots - Betrayer

KPD-0 – КПД-0 2xLP - 20 eur - math rock / alternative
Talibam! - The Excusable Earthling (LP) 10 eur - free jazz
KILT – Snow White In Hell 7 eur - noise

All 7” vinyls 5 eur

Mytrip – Empty - dark ambient / drone eur

Deche-Charge / Nihilistic Front - 25 Years Of Crap !! / Studs And Rags #1 (7", Ltd, Num)

Astro – Deformation Receiver