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The Analog Room OutIn 005 with Semut Semut & KIRI | 24 Feb 2018

The Analog Room OutIn 005 with Semut Semut & KIRI | 24 Feb 2018
OutIn 005 with Semut Semut / KIRI
The Analog Room's OutIn series returns in 2018 with psychedelic folktronica duo Semut Semut who will be playing their colourful live set in-store. They have also invited ambient/techno producer KIRI (one half of EBM duo Dodgy South) to dj an ambient transcendental techno set for us. Come by for great live music, drinks, excellent vinyl offerings and great company!

About Semut Semut:
Semut Semut (Malay for "Ants Ants") is a psychedelic folk electronica duo comprising of Fahruddin Hamid (guitar, electronics) and Joanne Cheah (synthesizer, vocals), members of the tropical pop band Specific Islander. They combine hypnotic rhythms with cathartic vocal repetitions to create uplifting electronic music. Using improvisation and free jamming in place of rigid songwriting, the music takes on a life of its own to pull listeners into a trance-state.

About KIRI:
KIRI is the electronic outlet for the solo work of Jonathan Chua. His sound is a mix of fleeting sounds and recurring noises which aims to bring the listener on a transcendental journey.

About The Analog Room by The Analog Vault:
The Analog Room is the new retail and event space concept by the team behind The Analog Vault. In addition to providing for the expansion of The Analog Vault’s existing retail space, The Analog Room features a superlative analog sound system, DJ console, and whisky tasting bar. It plays host to a plethora of events, such as its monthly in-store performance series 'OutIn', audiophile listening events, DJ sessions, music education workshops, and whisky tasting events. The Analog Room is situated at #02-10 in the Esplanade Mall, just adjacent to The Analog Vault.

About The Analog Vault:
Founded in 2015, The Analog Vault has become one of the go-to places for jazz, audiophile, hip-hop, electronica, and indie aficionados alike in Singapore. The team behind The Analog Vault are ardent champions of the analog music culture, and strongly believe that listening to music on vinyl via an analog sound system is one of the best ways to enjoy good music. Our goal is to establish The Analog Vault to be Asia’s leading proponent of analog music culture and fine music, as well as Asia’s leading retailer of vinyl records.

About OutIn:
OutIn is The Analog Room’s signature in-store live performance series for progressive, challenging and relevant underground music of all genres and localities. We invite DJs and musicians who are pushing new sounds and concepts and provide a music and broadcasting avenue for their creativity and artistic expression.

The Analog Room OutIn 004: Multipolar with Ramesh and Ponzi Palace | 18 Nov 2017

The Analog Room OutIn 004: Multipolar with Ramesh and Ponzi Palace | 18 Nov 2017

Saturday, 18th November 4-7pm

Location: The Analog Room, Singapore

The Analog Room's OutIn series return for the month of November 2017 with a unique programme featuring two selectors who explore and expand the geographical limits of dance music. Ramesh and Ponzi Palace will be spinning tunes from diverse corners of the Earth, a cultural mash-up of eclectic genres, languages, instruments and sounds. Come by for great live music, drinks, excellent vinyl offerings and great company!

About Ramesh:
A true connoisseur of quality beats, Ramesh not only shares his love for music through his own podcast – Meshradio, but has also earned the reputation as one of the most respected eclectic DJs in Singapore, helmingresidencies at many major clubs and throwing it down with the best in the world.

His technical abilities on the decks coupled with his cache of rare tracks and floor fillers sees him weaving through genres from jazz and boogie to tech house and even drum & bass with artistic ease.

About Ponzi Palace:
Ponzi Palace is situated at the center of the diverse eclecticism that defines global dance music, where formal certainty and clarity is not present. He melds the ecstatic, the contemporary, the alien, the traditional and the spiritual, into a genre-bending hybrid, an active mess of the past, present and future.

About The Analog Room:
The Analog Room is the new retail and event space concept by the team behind The Analog Vault. In addition to providing for the expansion of The Analog Vault’s existing retail space, The Analog Room features a superlative analog sound system, DJ console, and whisky tasting bar, and is expected to play host to audiophile listening events, DJ sessions, music education workshops, and whisky tasting events. The Analog Room is located at #02-10 in the Esplanade Mall, just adjacent to The Analog Vault.

About The Analog Vault:
Founded in 2015, The Analog Vault has become one of the go-to places for jazz, audiophile, hip-hop, electronica, and indie aficionados alike in Singapore. The team behind The Analog Vault are ardent champions of the analog music culture, and strongly believe that listening to music on vinyl via an analog sound system is one of the best ways to enjoy good music. Our goal is to establish The Analog Vault to be Asia’s leading proponent of analog music culture and fine music, as well as Asia’s leading retailer of vinyl records.

About OutIn:
OutIn is The Analog Room’s signature in-store live performance series for progressive, challenging and relevant underground music of all genres and localities. We invite DJs and musicians who are pushing new sounds and concepts and provide a music and broadcasting avenue for their creativity and artistic expression.

The Analog Room OutIn 003 with Obedient Wives Club / Jasmine Sokko / Cherie Ko | 28 Oct 2017

The Analog Room OutIn 003 with Obedient Wives Club / Jasmine Sokko / Cherie Ko | 28 Oct 2017

To celebrate the release of their new EP, Cinematica, The Analog Room OutIn series return with local fuzzy girl-pop band Obedient Wives Club (OWC) after a four year-long hiatus. Joining them on the bill will be 2 rare DJ sets from electronic pop artist Jasmine Sokko and OWC's very own Cherie Ko. There will be cocktails by Monkey Shoulder throughout the revelry, while stock lasts! Come by for great live music, drinks, excellent vinyl offerings and great company!

About Obedient Wives Club:
Capturing the quintessential Spectorgaze-esque sounds of classic girl-group pop with bittersweet tales of love and loss, Obedient Wives Club is a Singapore-based fuzz pop quintet comprising YinQi Lee (vocals), Keith Tan (guitar), Cherie Ko (guitars, vocals), Sulaiman Supian (bass) and Lennat Mak (drums).

Formed in late 2011, the band have released two acclaimed EPs: the self-titled debut in 2011 - rated one of SEA INDIE’s top ten Southeast Asia Best Indie-pop Releases in 2010/11 - and Murder Kill Baby in 2013, which Rough Trade describes as "Obedient Wives Club have built a massive cathedral of emotion, a group sound that is brooding, washed with shoegaze tones but also pulsing with a beating heart of melancholic female vocals."

Obedient Wives Club’s varied musical tastes run a wide gamut and each member of the group contributes their individual influences to the songs. This collaborative effort culminates in Cinematica, a five-track third EP that will be released on July 14, 2017. Supported by National Arts Council, Cinematica was recorded over 2016 and boasts legendary Singaporean musician Patrick Chng (Oddfellows, TypeWriter), American producer Brad Wood (Smashing Pumpkins, Liz Phair), American mastering engineer Hans DeKline (Pixies, Snoop Dogg), and their own Keith Tan among the production credits. 

Melancholia runs in the blood of Cinematica, depicted in various forms across its three anchor singles from a missed love connection in “Baby Bye Bye,” to two clandestine lovers in “Moonlight Rendezvous,” and selfish abandonment in “Factory Girl.” Obedient Wives Club also sheds its fuzz in Cinematica, opting instead to bring in new instrumentation such as strings and horns, showcasing a grown-up Obedient Wives Club with a more confident sound.

About OutIn:
OutIn is The Analog Room’s signature in-store live performance series for progressive, challenging and relevant underground music of all genres and localities. We invite DJs and musicians who are pushing new sounds and concepts and provide a music and broadcasting avenue for their creativity and artistic expression.

The Analog Room OutIn 002 with Specific Islander | 30 Sept 2017

The Analog Room OutIn 002 with Specific Islander | 30 Sept 2017
OutIn 002 with Specific Islander
After last month's performance by Sobs and the Darker Than Wax crew, The Analog Room's OutIn series welcomes local tropical-pop group Specific Islander into the store for our second run-in. Expect sounds conjuring images of pina coloda by the beach, wind-swept cabana and island paradise. Come by 5pm on Saturday 30th September 2017 for great live music, drinks, excellent vinyl offerings and great company!

About Specific Islander:
Specific Islander are four young Singaporeans of different backgrounds playing tropical pop. Slide guitar, bossa nova rhythms, infomercial synthesizers and shoegaze haze for a permanent vacation. Nighttime Vespa rides on the expressway. Batik and Hawaiian shirts become synonymous. Lyrics from near-death revelations or just light entertainment for the hotel bar. This could be the look you’re looking for.

About OutIn:
OutIn is The Analog Room’s signature in-store live performance series for progressive, challenging and relevant underground music of all genres and localities. We invite DJs and musicians who are pushing new sounds and concepts and provide a music and broadcasting avenue for their creativity and artistic expression.

About The Analog Room:
The Analog Room is the new retail and event space concept by the team behind The Analog Vault. In addition to providing for the expansion of The Analog Vault’s existing retail space, The Analog Room features a superlative analog sound system, DJ console, and whisky tasting bar, and is expected to play host to audiophile listening events, DJ sessions, music education workshops, and whisky tasting events. The Analog Room is located at #02-10 in the Esplanade Mall, just adjacent to The Analog Vault.

About The Analog Vault:
Founded in 2015, The Analog Vault has become one of the go-to places for jazz, audiophile, hip-hop, electronica, and indie aficionados alike in Singapore. The team behind The Analog Vault are ardent champions of the analog music culture, and strongly believe that listening to music on vinyl via an analog sound system is one of the best ways to enjoy good music. Our goal is to establish The Analog Vault to be Asia’s leading proponent of analog music culture and fine music, as well as Asia’s leading retailer of vinyl records.

"Full Circle - The vinyl revival looks set to stay with new record shops heating up the local music retail scene" / article by Business Times Singapore

"In just two years, The Analog Vault has sealed its reputation for carrying the finest selection of jazz, hip hop and electronica titles. ... With The Analog Room, we want to provide our customers with a more interesting retail experience, and to provide a platform for customers to engage with music, the artists, and analog culture at a deeper and more meaningful level."

Read the article in full here

Launch of The Analog Room / 26th August 2017

Launch of The Analog Room / 26th August 2017

This Saturday 26th August 2017 sees the soft launch of our new retail + event space concept The Analog Room.

Our doors open at 1pm to the public - come by for some great live and DJ music, excellent vinyl offerings and deals, door gifts + free beer (while stocks last). 

At 4pm, we will have dream-pop indie band Sobs perform a short lo-fi set at our store. We are liking their debut EP Catflap very much. Check it out here.

At 7pm, we will have the cool cats from the Darker Than Wax collective spin their distinctive electronic sounds at our store.

(Ps. We heard that Leslie Low of The Observatory will be playing 5.30pm / 6.30pm / 7.30pm sets at the Esplanade Concourse, so you catch him there as well.)

About The Analog Room:
The Analog Room is the new retail and event space concept by the team behind The Analog Vault. In addition to providing for the expansion of The Analog Vault’s existing retail space, The Analog Room features a superlative analog sound system, DJ console, and whisky tasting bar, and is expected to play host to audiophile listening events, DJ sessions, music education workshops, and whisky tasting events. The Analog Room is located at #02-10 in the Esplanade Mall, just adjacent to The Analog Vault.

The Analog Room at the Esplanade

The Analog Room at the Esplanade

About The Analog Vault:
Founded in 2015, The Analog Vault has become one of the go-to places for jazz, audiophile, hip-hop, electronica, and indie aficionados alike in Singapore. The team behind The Analog Vault are ardent champions of the analog music culture, and strongly believe that listening to music on vinyl via an analog sound system is one of the best ways to enjoy good music. Our goal is to establish The Analog Vault to be Asia’s leading proponent of analog music culture and fine music, as well as Asia’s leading retailer of vinyl records.

About Sobs:
From local record label Middle Class Cigars, Sobs is a Singapore-based bedroom pop outfit born out of a fondness for off-kilter and playful melodies, Sobs embodies a kitsch, yet instantly relatable charm through honest, straightforward and quintessentially pop songwriting. Driven by snappy, gleaming guitar lines and unassuming yet endearing vocal delivery, their songs tell everyday stories steeped in a characteristically lo-fi fashion.

http://sobs.bandcamp.com/
Sobs
Middle Class Cigars

About Darker Than Wax:
Darker Than Wax are an electronic music label based from the island of Singapore, breaking all bounds and grounds progressing the music scene in their city and influencing globally. They have been tirelessly pushing for diversity in music, proving that categories in music are totally irrelevant and through a growing stable of international artists and selectors, they continue to grow from strength to strength.

http://www.darkerthanwax.com/
Darker Than Wax

A Madlib Classic Gets New Reissue

A Madlib Classic Gets New Reissue

Is it jazz? Is it hip hop? Madlib's classic genre-bending album Shades of Blue is set for a limited run reissue through Music On Vinyl

Released on Blue Note in 2003, the album had Madlib raiding the Blue Note vaults and sampling seminal records from the likes of Wayne Shorter, Donald Byrd, Bobby Hutcherson and more.

One of the finest albums in the sampling/cut-up range of hip hop, this run of vinyl will be pressed on blue/white wax, with the first 1,000 copies numbered as well.

Check out the full album below.

 

Blaxploitation Classic 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song' Has Been Reissued On Vinyl

Blaxploitation Classic 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song' Has Been Reissued On Vinyl

As part of Memphis record label Stax Records, massive 60th anniversary reissue campaign they have reissued the soundtrack to blaxploitation film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.

Written, produced, directed and even starring Melvin Van Peebles himself in 1971. The film's soundtrack featured a then unknown Earth, Wind and Fire who had worked alongside Van Peebles to compose the soundtrack together. The soundtrack had also foreshadowed the use of sampling in hip hop through alternating hymn-based vocalization and jazz rhythms.

The film was ahead of its time in that Van Peebles had considered the soundtrack as an integral part of the film as quoted, "Most filmmakers look at a feature in terms of image and story or vice versa. Effects and music [...] are strictly secondary considerations. Very few look at film with sound considered as a creative third dimension. So I calculate the scenario in such a way that sound can be used as an integral part of the film."

Check out the full soundtrack below.

Return To The 37th Chamber With El Michels Affair's Latest Wu-Tang Tribute

Return To The 37th Chamber With El Michels Affair's Latest Wu-Tang Tribute

El Michels Affair will be paying tribute to the Wu-Tang Clan once more with the follow up to their underground cult classic Enter The 37th Chamber. Recorded completely analog, Return To The 37th Chamber will cover more Wu classics reinterpreted for the live band.

They'll be taking on classic tracks like '4th Chamber' and 'Wu-Tang Aint Nuthin to Fuck Wit', even deeper cuts like Ol Dirty Bastard’s 'Snakes', Raekwon’s 'Verbal Intercourse', and 'Shaolin Brew', from Wu-Tang's 1994 St. Ide’s Hip Hop endorsement campaign.

Several Big Crown labelmates will be featured such as Lee Fields providing vocals on 'Snakes' and Shannon Wise of The Shacks for their version of 'Tearz'. Also making an appearance on their cover of the Method Man joint 'All I Need' is Lady Wray. Original interludes will be interspersed throughout the record to tie the album together giving it a proper cinematic narrative as all El Michels Affair records do.

The vinyl edition of the album will feature 4 different hand painted covers. Originally painted on two sewn together flour sacks in Accra, Ghana by two of Ghanaian Mobile Cinema scene's legendary artists and regular contributors to the Deadly Prey Gallery in Chicago, Heavy J and Stoger.

The album will drop on 14th April. Check out 'Verbal Intercourse' off the album below.

 

New Compilation of Helena Hauff's Early Works Has Been Pressed On Vinyl

New Compilation of Helena Hauff's Early Works Has Been Pressed On Vinyl

DJ, producer and ex-resident of Hamburg's Golden Pudel Club, Helena Hauff has released a compilation of her earliest recordings from 2011 and 2014 via Dark Entries Records.

The compilation titled, A Tape, was originally released on limited run cassette tape by  Handmade Birds in 2015. The collection spans Hauff’s musical universe, from jacking acid-techno to krautish zone-outs and scuzzy feedback interludes. Featuring deep, sinister analog synth sequences, industrial dissonance, and heavy percussion.

All tracks on the vinyl was mastered by James Plotkin with vinyl EQ and lacquer cut by George Horn at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley. Housed in a custom made jacket designed by Eloise Leigh, featuring a checkered graphic and black lines, highlighted by yellow and green for maximum visual tension. Also included is a double-sided postcard with notes.

Check out samples of the tracks below.

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