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  1. Humanoid Remix Of Borg_Acid... First Time On Vinyl
  2. Artist: Karsten Pflum Title: Revealed EP Label: Touched Revolutions Cat No: TR101 Style: IDM/Electronica Format:Vinyl Picture Disc/CD/Digital Artwork: Grid Pattern Release Date 13.9.19 Remixers (Picture Disc Vinyl Humanoid. John Tejada. Rolando Simmons.) (CD Humanoid. John Tejada. Rolando Simmons. Carbinax. Drøn. Velum Break.) Description. Karsten Pflum has always been there for us at Touched Music, and this is no exception - 'Revealed EP' is a revelation not only on a musical level - it's also a massive cat being let out of a humungous bag. Touched Music followers familiar with the three 'Covert' releases may remember micro-analyisng mystery tracks by mystery artists and getting all frustrated about it. My attempt to come up with some subtle, clever & witty ways of saying this failed but I'm just too thick so here goes - SOME OF IT WAS KARSTEN ALL ALONG! This begins with Pflum's contributions to the Covert series in chronological order. 'Borg_Acid160bpm', 'Song In Song' & 'Earthday' are all epic tracks in their own right - not only presented here in their original glory they've also been given the treatment by some really cool people. Humanoid depart form their well-known acid style and twist 'Borg Acid' up a bit with welcome accents and additions to the original piece, it's not a complete departure which is also enjoyable. 'Song In Song' is given love twice over and in very different fashions. Rolando Simmons, fresh from his recent releases on the epic 030303 label, offers a foreboding rework with a gentle ramp up but contorted finish that's bound to lead to some interesting dance moves. Once again Touched introduces me to someone new in the form of Drøn with their own cerebral interpretation. 'Earthday' gets attention from veteran John Tejada, throwing his hat into the ring with a real banger. It's a masterful manipulation of stems with a crisp tempo and great sample reuse. Mixing things up a bit the last two pieces are both taken from Karsten's recent Touched Music release 'Love Canticles'. 'I Am Ice' is reworked by Carbinax, whose recent prolific output has solidified his place in my eternal playlist. It was a good track to begin with and his take on it is a fitting tribute. Finally, Velum Break pops up once again hot off the heel of his 'Bench Manoeuvres' release with a playful bounce and unconventional phrasal transitions to polish off the day remixing 'Montpelier Disco'. It's a nice note to finish off on and full of ear-worms. And now I must address the elephant in the room - I hold in my hands a thing of beauty that words almost escape me (almost, but not quite). This takes picture discs to the next level, equally as stylish stationary or in its natural spinning state, the 12" emblazoned with beautiful imagery of used hardware is a fine piece of artwork. It doesn't just look good either, as you can imagine it sounds amazing and it's good to have them collected on one piece of vinyl. There are only 200 copies of the 12" and 100 of the CD available so act quick to get this one in your collection Works By Alex Shum
  3. Yellow Street by Min-Y-LlΔN vs. Ochre 30 Only Clear Vinyl 7" Check It Out Here - https://moatun7.bandcamp.com/album/yellow-street
  4. Glad your enjoying, still a few left of each on the bandcamp Page
  5. **OUT NOW** QUENCH - GREYHOUND EP LIMITED CLEAR VINYL / CD /DIGITAL IDM HEAVEN https://touched.bandcamp.com/album/greyhound-ep
  6. Oh MY why is no one all over this Aka Funckarma Idm legends, NUTS Link Here https://touched.bandcamp.com/album/greyhound-ep
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  8. Quench - Greyhound EP Released On Touched Music 28.8.19 Limited Vinyl & CD All Funds Taken From This Release Will Go To HUG Homes For Unwanted Greyhounds
  9. If like me you live in Europe you’ll no doubt realise that it’s a complete scorcher at the moment. And we at Touched Music have just the thing for the sunny vibes courtesy of Milieu. ‘Sunbather's Pharmacopeia Volume 1’ may not cool you down but it will certainly make you cool. It’s a strong opening from ’Tropic Casanova’ - like bringing out a long lost childhood Casio from the cupboard that can’t wait to let its rhythms loose. Throw in a rich hook that reminds me of the summers of my teenage years and you’ve got something Very AIR and very enjoyable. Even the most hardcore of down-tempo fans will be drooling in the heat, not least in part to pieces like ’Stained Brown Pages’ with its pulsing vibrato & fashionable transitions aplenty and ‘Coastline’ that will slow the pace of your day whether you want it to or not. There’s good variety here but Milieu always stays on point, he’s consistent with his rhythm and tempo and there’s no unpleasant surprises to be had, even if ‘Ultraviolet Impressions’ ups the speed a bit and pieces like ‘Sage Derby’ inject a bit of funk into the proceedings. As always I find some favourites - ‘Capricorn’ - a really cerebral track that displays simplicity at its best. I’ve been working out all sorts of problems to for the majority of the week. ‘Sunlite Sound’ pleases in a way that makes me want to leave the office as soon as I get there and just enjoy the outdoors. Once again I find myself exposed to an artist capable of channeling the best parts of works & techniques I have known and loved throughout the years. I’d like to put my finger on the pulse of this album but I just can’t, there’s so many good musical memories being dragged up and hard as it is to separate them, each one is as good as the last. Thanks Touched Music, you’ve sorted out my playlist once again. As always, proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
  10. Keiss - Lamps & Bedroom Released 28.6.19 @ 10PM_UKTime Via Touched Music 70 CD's Only + Digital Grab A Copy Here From Friday Night After The Mixlr Show - https://touched.bandcamp.com/album/lamps-and-bedroom There's some really unique tracks here too. "Tungsten Spiral" has a slow and measured pace that gives way to a bold half-bar low end phrase that sets up the second half perfectly, and 'Secret Under The Pillow' is just pure freaky. Its noise and sound design reminiscent of Stars Of The Lid are powerful and lead to interesting thoughts, truly a favourite of mine. My personal highlight has to be 'Nonexistent Sister'. It's so different from the rest of the album but also fits in perfectly, almost beatless with perfect layering and crescendo in all the right places.
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