AKUPHONE

March 11, 2019 11:04
Akuphone resumes its reissue operations with its latest compilation, Malam Minggu: A Saturday Night in Sunda. This release brings us once again to Southeast Asia, with a stopover in the Indonesian archipelago – to the region of Sunda in western Java. As its name suggests, this collection immerses us in the vibes of Sundanese nights at the turn of the 1980s.... https://soundcloud.com/akuphone/sets/aku1012-va-malam-minggu-a
March 8, 2019 09:38
Trance-inducing Chaabi psychedelia from Lebanon’s Praed duo for Paris’ ever intriguing Akuphone label. In four parts, including two treks over the 15 minute mark, Paed Conca and Raed Yassin conjure a unique mixture of street-level Chaabi dance music and far flung influence from jazz and psychedelia. Killer, frenzied microtonal dervishes and lysergic horns at play inside... (Boomkat.com Product Review) Buy Here : akuphone.com/catalog/1pRd1timEEwy#content
March 6, 2019 13:46
Promotional postcard will come with first orders! 🇯🇵 AKU1013 Tamayugé: Baba Yaga 🇺🇦 (LP/DL) Akuphone continues its sonic exploration of freaky electronic music with Tamayugé! Blend of experimental music, creepiness melancholia and kitschy tones, this surprising collaboration release his first album Baba Yaga. ** #Electronic #Avantgarde #Experimental #Chiptune #Abstract #minimal #synthpop #newrelease #recordlabel #indierecordlabel #tamayuge #akuphone #montreal #japan #ukraine #vinyl #newvinyl #albumoftheday #vinyloftheday #instavinyl #albumcoverart #albumart #artwork #vinylcollection #limitededition
March 6, 2019 13:37
Promotional postcard will come with first orders! 🇮🇩 VA MALAM MINGGU : A Saturday Night In Sunda (LP/DL) 🇮🇩 Akuphone resumes its reissue operations with its latest compilation, Malam Minggu: A Saturday Night in Sunda. This release brings us once again to Southeast Asia, with a stopover in the Indonesian archipelago – to the region of Sunda in western Java. As its name suggests, this collection immerses us in the vibes of Sundanese nights at the turn of the 1980s. Artwork by @monsieurhdd ** #sunda #sundanese #java #indonesia #popsunda #jaipong #gamelan #gong #newrelease #vinyl #instavinyl #graphicdesign #lettering #malamminggu
March 6, 2019 13:36
Promotional postcard will come with first orders! 🇯🇵 AKU1013 Tamayugé: Baba Yaga 🇺🇦 (LP/DL) Akuphone continues its sonic exploration of freaky electronic music with Tamayugé! Blend of experimental music, creepiness melancholia and kitschy tones, this surprising collaboration release his first album Baba Yaga. ** #Electronic #Avantgarde #Experimental #Chiptune #Abstract #minimal #synthpop #newrelease #recordlabel #indierecordlabel #tamayuge #akuphone #montreal #japan #ukraine #vinyl #newvinyl #albumoftheday #vinyloftheday #instavinyl #albumcoverart #albumart #artwork #vinylcollection #limitededition
March 6, 2019 11:10
Must admit we were sold on the description in the liner notes which boast, or should that be warn, ‘ …….. the mysterious and unsettling Tamayugé’s universe is somewhere between Phew, Laurie Anderson and The Residents’. This is the delightfully unsettling sonic ghost shell that is ‘Baba Yaga’, a debut full length from the already aforementioned duo Tamayuge for the French imprint, Akuphone who in their weird wisdom have happily pressed up a thousand copies of this contagious curio on vinyl. Three tracks loom on the preview pane of their bandcamp page, a most incredible exercise in isolationist eerie for Tamayuge draw from a varied and eclectic choice of generic pools and references, sometimes found chamber gloomed and spiritwalking some petrified ghost glimmered fog bound woodland as on the darkly drawing mysterio ‘Herbert Song’, itself wandering wearily into shadowlands occupied by both the Hare and the Moon and Glissando with just a trace element of Dead Can Dance. That said, it seems ‘Herbert Song’ is something of a sore thumb for elsewhere on both ‘Ame Nochi Hare’ and ‘Jyu Hantai’ there’s a playful peculiar operating in the backwaters which on the latter mentioned cut, morphs and manifests with the utilising of vintage electronic mediums, to carve disruptive and dislocated fractures of skittish torch pop embellished with a raft of streams of sonic consciousness. For us though, its on ‘Ame Nochi Hare’ where all the weird ear resource and unsettling surrealism is located, something we’d like to think that ought to first port of call, be of interest to the fans and folks at Bearsuit Records alike, for here there’s that same innocently queasy awkwardness attaching where frankly nothing really makes sense and you feel as though your chasing down rabbit holes whereupon sparsely veiled sounds from 50’s sci-fi trip oddly to sepia dream weaves and the kind of dysfunctional skip blip kookiness that was once the trademark groove of Pop Off Tuesday. Buy here : akuphone.com/catalog/agXjSC6rbaI#content By Mark Barton // The Sunday Experience marklosingtoday.wordpress.com/2019/03/05/tamayuge/
March 5, 2019 12:34
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A great radio show dedicated to Sundanese music!! Don't miss.
February 27, 2019 17:20
Akuphone latest releases! AKULP1011 Praed: Doomsday Survival Kit 🇱🇧 AKULP1012 Malam Minggu: A Saturday Night In Sunda 🇮🇩 AKULP1013 Tamayugé: Baba Yaga 🇯🇵🇺🇦 Listen, share and buy : akuphone.com/ OR akuphone.bandcamp.com/
February 27, 2019 17:12
Akuphone updated their cover photo.
February 24, 2019 17:35
Buy Digital or preorder limited vinyl edition! https://tamayuge.bandcamp.com/album/baba-yaga
February 24, 2019 17:34
Buy digital or preorder limited vinyl edition! https://akuphone.bandcamp.com/album/malam-minggu-saturday-night-in-sunda
February 20, 2019 11:41
📢 { N E W R E L E A S E A K U P H O N E ! ! } 📢 🇮🇩 VA MALAM MINGGU : A Saturday Night In Sunda 🇮🇩 🎧 Listen, preorder vinyl or buy digital here : akuphone.com/catalog/1LFxLnbFvSAU#content Akuphone resumes its reissue operations with its latest compilation, Malam Minggu: A Saturday Night in Sunda. This release brings us once again to Southeast Asia, with a stopover in the Indonesian archipelago – to the region of Sunda in western Java. As its name suggests, this collection immerses us in the vibes of Sundanese nights at the turn of the 1980s. During the post-independence climate of the 1960s, Presidents Sukarno and Suharto encouraged artists to renew and innovate traditional Indonesian art forms in an attempt to limit and control the spread of Western music - which was banned from broadcasting in 1961. This policy saw a revival of traditional musical styles like gamelan degung, and the emergence of Indonesian singing genres: jaipong and pop sunda. Recorded between 1978 and 1985, this unique and surprising selection presents some of the most popular artists of the time, such as Nano S. and Tati Saleh. It is richly documented by Southeast Asian music specialist Degay Delpeuch Edouard. Lyrics and their translations are included, as well as a download code. Great artwork by Hadrien Degay Delpeuch. #Jaipong #PopSunda #Indonesia #Gamelan #Folk #sundanesemusic #sunda #java #akuphone #newrelease #limitededition #vinyl
February 19, 2019 12:51
Did you hear "Jyu Hantai" by Tamayugé ❓ https://tamayuge.bandcamp.com/track/jyu-hantai
February 15, 2019 17:17
Akuphone is super thrilled to announce the release of the next 🇸🇾 Rizan Said's album. Stay tuned...
February 13, 2019 14:55
Akuphone updated their cover photo.
https://akuphone.com/catalog/agXjSC6rbaI#content
February 13, 2019 14:31
https://tamayuge.bandcamp.com/track/herbert-song
February 13, 2019 11:03
👽 N E W R E L E A S E : Tamayugé : Baba Yaga 💻 : tamayuge.bandcamp.com/album/baba-yaga 📀 : akuphone.com/catalog/agXjSC6rbaI#content Akuphone continues its sonic exploration of freaky electronic music with Tamayugé! Blend of experimental music, creepiness melancholia and kitschy tones, this surprising collaboration release his first album Baba Yaga. At the head of: Maya Kuroki and Tamara Filyavich, a Japanese and a Ukrainian now based in Montreal. Maya Kuroki's phantasmagoric vocals and dreamy guitar added to Tamara Filyavich's team of electronic ghosts fresh out of her nightmares and invite is to a strange ritual, between tormented performance and feminist ceremony. Like Baba Yaga, an ambivalent character of the Slav Mythology, both part of Japanese and Ukrainian cultures, Tamayugé’s music brings scary and exciting shivers and open to an enigmatic imaginary. The mysterious and unsettling Tamayuge’s universe is somewhere between Phew, Laurie Anderson and The Residents! #Electronic #Avantgarde #Experimental #Chiptune #Abstract #minimal #synthpop
February 12, 2019 11:48
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Le nouveau Praed est maintenant disponible chez POP CULTURE SHOP. Merci Fred!
February 10, 2019 13:26
Catch me at @parislovesvinyl today! #Akuphone #sublimefrequencies #mississippirecords #soufflecontinu #recordlabel #recordfair #parislovesvinyl
February 6, 2019 18:30
LEBANESE PSYCH-DUO PRAED UNLEASHES ANOTHER BATCH OF ELECTRONIC CHAABI ⚡️⚡️⚡️ A review by Greedy for Best Music. www.greedyforbestmusic.com/journal/friends/doomsday-survival-kit/ Buy digital : akuphone.bandcamp.com/album/doomsday-survival-kit Buy physical : akuphone.com/catalog/1pRd1timEEwy#content or stream the album on your favorite app.
February 5, 2019 21:57
Two new releases are coming very soon! Stay tuned https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBSBLD0UKBc
February 4, 2019 11:31
My first official mixtape!! 📼 Recorded live 12.22.18. By @maodeep at @commealaradiooo!! Got one copy for sale! Or grab your copy at the shop. #mixtape #djset #chebgero #cassette #k7 #worldjazz #fusion #nantes
February 1, 2019 12:04
Tradition, transition, transmissions. A great article about #Akuphone written by Alexander Varty for the magazine Music Works (Canada).
January 22, 2019 17:29
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Ko Shin Moon @ Atlas Electronic last august!
January 21, 2019 09:51
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An accurate review of our last release by Cyclic Defrost
January 18, 2019 12:10
Survival kit for everyone! Last album of Praed is now available on vinyl! Swip to see what the limited edition looks like! Blasting artwork by dear Raphaelle Macaron. Grab yours before it's too late! => https://akuphone.com/catalog/1pRd1timEEwy#content *** #newrelease #vinyloftheday #limitededition #albumart #artwork #vinylcover #vinylcollection #wallofsound #beirut #beyrouth #liban #lebanon #lebanesemusic #praed #akuphone #akuphonerecords #electrochaabi #chaabi
January 10, 2019 08:50
New Praed's album is now available on every digital marketplace! Enjoy it through your usual habit!
January 8, 2019 17:33
For our friends in Poland! 🇵🇱 https://www.polskieradio.pl/8/740/Artykul/2242510,Kink-Gong-i-dzwieki-odnalezione
January 3, 2019 20:28
THE 50 BEST MIDDLE EASTERN ALBUMS OF 2018 (Scene Noise) Though at first this album from Swiss-Lebanese duo, PRAED, gives the feeling of straight-forward electro-chaabi, you soon realize that this is just the basis, the playground upon which avant-garde compositions run amuck, and that it is as much free jazz as it is shaabi. If Archie Shepp had grown up in Imbaba, this is the music he would be making. https://akuphone.bandcamp.com/track/doomsday-survival-kit
December 30, 2018 12:35
Last hours to get 25% off available on the whole catalog : Digital, CDs, LPs and goodies! #akuxmas https://akuphone.bandcamp.com/
December 27, 2018 10:30
Promo postcard for the next Praed's album "Doomsday Survival Kit". Designed by Raphaelle Macaron. Available with first orders. Don't sleep and preorder now your copy! Shipping mid-january. Still 25% off until 31.12!
December 25, 2018 09:31
Akuphone is glad to welcome Tamayugé!! A musical collaboration between Japanese and Ukrainian musicians based in Montreal, Maya Kuroki and Tamara Filyavich. Check out the first extract from the forthcoming album => https://youtu.be/YBSBLD0UKBc https://akuphone.com/artists/TjHavO59YYw#content
December 23, 2018 12:09
https://akuphone.bandcamp.com/track/embassy-of-embarassment
December 23, 2018 12:05
Last days to get 25% off through Bandcamp https://akuphone.bandcamp.com/music #akuxmax
December 21, 2018 19:20
Thrilling and unique take on chaabi from the Lebanese duo Praed. ‘Doomsday Survival Kit’ takes familiar cues from the hyperactive form of music, but the way in which they fuse the clarinet into the sound concocts something truly distinct. It's the way the clarinet interweaves and reacts against the restless rhythms and vibrant synths, an inspired synthesis. https://www.normanrecords.com/records/174273-praed-doomsday-survival-kit?fbclid=IwAR1wa2ZMSG_-yrUJl0ZkcIbqq7i1XvpgpDgDG-kySs-NRVTU-uXfyIRjBo0
December 19, 2018 14:50
This wonderful A3 poster designed by Raphaelle Macaron and printed on fluo yellow paper is included with the limited pink vinyl edition of Praed new album "Doomsday Survival Kit". Be quick or be dead! #praed #akuphone #albumart #posterdesign #poster
December 19, 2018 12:19
A great collage of voices recordings and photographs made by KINK GONG for festival Monte le son at Médiathèque musicale de Paris. Set up full size screen and play it loud for an immersive experience
December 18, 2018 12:05
"Rats Don't Eat Synthesizers" by The Dwarfs of East Agouza أقزام شرق العجوزة is one of the best 100 albums of 2018 according to Bandcamp!! Listen/buy here => akuphone.bandcamp.com/album/rats-don-t-eat-synthesizers https://daily.bandcamp.com/2018/12/13/bandcamp-best-albums-of-2018-40-21/?utm_source=notification
December 18, 2018 11:19
🎧 Akuphone digital Collection! Buy the full catalog in one click and save money! https://akuphone.com/goodies/NzPmfgiFiKk#content
December 15, 2018 09:50
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Thanks Greedy for Best Music
December 13, 2018 17:16
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December 13, 2018 17:16
In the world of Arabic contemporary music, they have carved out their own niche sound by blending free jazz and electronic music with Arabic street music. http://scenenoise.com/Reviews/lebanese-free-jazz-chaabi-duo-praed-release-doomsday-survival-kit?fbclid=IwAR3DMw1XVn7JDbpPTHT6_QR9XUdAur_RmuD21I5xdlufV4e8agNcCphUMTU An accurate review by Scene Noise!
December 13, 2018 12:49
Ko Shin Moon's performance at les Trans Musicales was a blast and acclaimed as one of the best acts of the 2018 edition!! Check review by Rolling Stone France and Greenroom then read the interview by FIP and enjoy one exclusive track!! ITW + Exclusive track : www.fip.fr/actualites/exclu-sanza-par-ko-shin-moon-35078 Live review : https://www.rollingstone.fr/transmusicales-2018-report/ and https://www.greenroom.fr/124072-124072/?fbclid=IwAR3qhtXCdXHs9zdwy6LTMnRzcVi35-sw_4bxp9WvSp0mGR_JWr12RYk1_98
December 10, 2018 14:23
15 min of hard driving electronic shaabi by Beirut's agitators Praed! Be ready for the nightmare by grabbing your doomsday survival kit before it's too late! Preorder physical or buy digital and get 25% off until Dec. 31. https://akuphone.bandcamp.com/track/the-spy-who-spoke-too-much
November 30, 2018 08:57
25% off until 12.31.18! Available on the whole catalog! Don't sleep and start your xmas presents now 🎁 => akuphone.bandcamp.com
November 29, 2018 13:24
https://youtu.be/46dYsm3RCV0
November 28, 2018 14:03
Akuphone updated their cover photo.
November 28, 2018 10:42
A Raging interpretation of the chaabi https://soundcloud.com/akuphone/aku1011-praed-doomsday-survival-kit-album-preview-1
November 28, 2018 10:17
🙌 Forthcoming on Akuphone : « Doomsday Survival Kit », Praed’s fourth album. This is the ultimate kit to prepare calmly for the sixth extinction! The Lebanese duo delivers a raging interpretation of the chaâbi – popular Arabic music – using synthesizers, drum Machines, samples and other devices. The result is hypnotic and psychedelic, on the verge of trance. The clarinet of Paed Conca and the soaring lyricism of Raed Yassin sound like distant calls for help emerging from a world that is falling apart and slipping away. The record itself is enhanced by its sleeve – designed by the Lebanese artist Raphaelle Macaron – printed in 5 Pantone colors making it as explosive as the music. 🔈Listen album preview : soundcloud.com/akuphone 📬 Preorder now : akuphone.com/catalog/1pRd1timEEwy#content ⚠️ Get 25% off with the code "akuxmas" (only through Bandcamp)
November 23, 2018 17:43
☃️🎶🎅 Xmas sales! 25% off with the code "akuxmas" Visit akuphone.bandcamp.com !