Thursday, December 21, 2017

Nadja in Sofia - March 1, 2018

+ Leaver & Shrine
at Live & Loud, Sofia

March 1, 2018
RSVP here.

Buy tickets here.

Poster by Alexandru Das (Valerinne).

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

amek016 OOHS! - Tropic Of Cancel (CS)

OOHS! "Tropic Of Cancel"

Buy on tape from Bigcartel.

OOHS! recorded “Tropic Of Cancel” in the peak of summer. When neither day job nor temperatures allow you to properly breathe or exist. Thus the need to replace the urban haze with imaginary landscapes, preferably covered in scorching sand and near a big blue ocean. “Tropic Of Cancel” does not only sound as a heat-induced illusion, it was recorded in a similarly mysterious way.

Over the course of this six-track release, Maxim Mokdad and Margg Names swim in loops from ancient drum machines and mysterious samples recorded on the thin borderline between sleep and reality. These are the backbone of “Tropic Of Cancel” over which the duo carefully layers spacey and catchy guitars, warm synths and cloudy vocals. Numerous conversations over numerous cups of tea couldn't help us pigeonhole this record. Is this music primitive pop, kraut folk or lo-fi psychedelia? Or does it feature all of this, plus everything found in between? Who cares, just slam the door and drive or drift away.

Released on Dec 15, 2017 by Amek Collective on solid orange cassettes in hand-number edition of 50, with full-color printed two-panel j-card. 

This is amek016.

Photos by Mihail Novakov.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

amek017 Slit In Slot - Birthmarks (CS)

Slit In Slot "Birthmarks" (CS)

“Birthmarks” by Slit In Slot is an emotional, harsh and considered work. A precise, even meticulous amalgam of field recordings, ambient and noise music, the release combines as much as it dissects all of its core components. The resulting music is sometimes drifting, sometimes scorching but always remaining humane. Beneath “Birthmarks” lies a strong and personal concept, a complex understanding of sound and an obsessive desire to transform the sonic ruins of our shared reality into new worlds.

Stream it on Spotify:
Music by Yavor Grancharov 
Artwork photography by Dilyana Dimova

This is amek017 & mhrk190

Saturday, November 11, 2017

amek019 Conjecture - My Body, Your Temple

Conjecture "My Body, Your Temple" CS

Conjecture is an electronic project, hailing from Greece and mainly known for his unique blend of rhythmic post-industrial, IDM and dark ambient music. For “My Body, Your Temple” Vasilis Angelopoulos has taken a slightly different path. The cassette-only EP offers five long-form pieces that explore the deepest realms of his sound. “My Body, Your Temple” is a menacing, gritty and cold affair, written and recorded exclusively on a hardware setup. This significantly contributes to the EP's harsh and claustrophobic ambiance.

“My Body, Your Temple” is out on November 18 on a limited run of 80 pro-dubbed, white tapes. The EP is co-released by Amek Collective (Bulgaria) and Raumklang Music (Germany).

Friday, November 10, 2017

ENSEMBLE ECONOMIQUE & DAYIN in Plovdiv (gallery)

08/11 Post-Culture Stage, Plovdiv
 Dayin & Ensemble Economique (US)
photos by Daniel Donchov

a-m_e|k p_65

Wednesday, November 8, 2017


Ensemble Economique (US) is finally coming to Sofia. We're co-hosting the Plovdiv gig with Alarma Punk Jazz. Dayin (Mytrip melancholic ambient alter-ego) is opening both shows.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

amek020 Mytrip - Circle of Loss EP

"Circle of Loss" is a brand new two-track EP from Mytrip. We are handling the tape version.
Find it all on Bandcamp.

We were surprised by the pressing plant and what was meant as a single-color run came with two variations. 

• Pink tape (pre-order version) limited to 13 copies. (SOLD OUT) 
• Deep pink tape (standard version) limited to 37 copies.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Amek Collective feature on MusicMap.Global

1/2 of Amek Collective recently gave an interview for the global music hub MusicMap. It tells our story and everything we've done in the almost 10 years since we've started this thing.

Read it here.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Distro sale - Autumn 2017

With 5 releases planned until the end of the year we badly need to clean up some old stock. Here's the Autumn distro sale. Get in touch on Facebook or via Discogs

Discounts (and cheaper shipping) for bigger orders.

Calf - evil solos deified mom dad deified solos live LP - 13 EUR
Calf - Bastards anatomy use a unicorn go to apathy - 13 EUR
One Leg Mary - On The Quiet LP - 13 EUR
Omega Monolith - Fungus LP - 15 EUR

Henrik N Björkk (NORDVARGR) - Tyglad Best LP - 10 EUR
Deche-Charge / Nihilistic Front ‎– 25 Years Of Crap !! / Studs And Rags #1 - 5 EUR

Dave Philips - Selective Memory / Perception CD - 5 EUR
CELER & DIRK SERRIES ‘Background Curtain’ CD - E EUR

Pacific 231 (2) + Bardoseneticcube ‎– The Traditions Of Changes - 5 EUR
Mindfuckingboy - Mindfuckingboy CD - 7 EUR
Vultures Quartet With Schuyler Tsuda - Sui Generis CD - 5 EUR
 Valanx ‎– Ouroboros CD - 5 EUR

Friday, September 1, 2017

Leaver & Tim Holehouse Live in Fabrika Avtonomia, Sofia 31/08

This is how the Leaver & Tim Holehouse collab EP 'Before The Fire' sounds live. 

Performed on its release show in Sofia.
Fabrika Avtonomia

Get on tape or digital here.

Videos by Dimitar Raykov (DIY Conspiracy).

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

amek017 'Tropic Of Cancel' EP coming soon

"Tropic Of Cancel" is a longer EP and a collection of songs put together by Maxim Mokdad and Margg Names. Those were recorded throughout the summer heat wave in 2017.

Оut soon on cassette & digital via Amek.

This week catch Maxim Mokdad play solo alongside Leaver & Tim Holehouse in Fabrika Avtonomia, Sofia (31/08) & ДОМ кафе, Pleven (02/08).

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

amek018 FEBRA - Furt Prietenesc

amek018 will be the debut album of Bucharest-based experimental duo FEBRA (featuring members of ENVIRONMENTS). It's the first time we're releasing a foreign band (meaning non-Bulgarian) on its own and it surely won't be the last. Tapes (limited to 50) will be available mid September. We're co-releasing it with boutique Romanian label 148. Until then streaming like there's no tomorrow.

FEBRA is: 

Marius Costache: production, synths 
Para: drums, keys, guitar 
Made at studio148  
Artwork: Andreea Roșca

Monday, August 14, 2017

amek015 Leaver & Tim Holehouse - Before The Fire (CS)

'Leaver & Tim Holehouse delve into an otherworldly surreal scope, one whose mystical quality feels palpable.' ~ Beach Sloth

'Mesmerizing music, filled with cloudy droning guitars and a voice, crisp and dry as the wind in burned out fields...' ~ Against The Odds

'The two sidelong pieces creak through reverb-laden caverns of forlorn guitar plucks and distant, sad, and surreal folk growls.' ~ Spool's Out

Leaver & Tim Holehouse
"Before The Fire"

Out on tape & digital Aug 31, 2017.
This is amek015.

Monday, July 17, 2017

a-m_e|k p_60 (photos) Dave Phillips, krāllār & Mytrip, |14|

Photos by Czech Center.

krāllār & Mytrip
krāllār & Mytrip
Dave Phillips
Dave Phillips