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  1. exm launch night FB https://www.facebook.com/events/796548770846277/
  2. Released 28th 2nd 2020 exm - LS16 EP (Picture Disc) TR202 Artwork By Grid Patten https://youtu.be/Rv5vlSxhyyw
  3. It's a new year and a new start for most, but Touched Music continue with what they've been doing all along and throw down a refreshing release to help along the moody month of February.Proswell (of Merck, Schematic & Eerik Inpuj Sound) puts his veteran skills to good use and channels the power of the Goddess of the Sun & Universe, and rightly so names his latest album after her - 'Amaterasu' is a great way to start off the year.Taking its name from the title, the opening track truly does shine in the heavens with other-worldly beats and soundscapes that take me from track to track without hesitation, and it's just the kind of thing I need in my life right now.There's a definite Asian influence here with throwback sounds to video games aplenty, riffs and melodies that rival some of the best Japanese soundtracks out there. Some of the beats and blips couldn't have been executed better even if Proswell decided to Address the Yamaha YM2612 sound chip found in the Sega Mega Drive directly himself.'Usanpo' is a lovely weird little track, with funny syncopation and a very low and muted rolling bass sound. All the while it's carried through with a steady marching pace with plenty of stops and variation - and then all the pent-up energy from previous minutes comes out at once, an outpour of rhythm and stab to finish things off. The style of this track flows over to the later-appearing 'Take-Noko', using heavy delays & sudden bursts of rhythm that leave a lasting impact after each phrase, quickly becoming my go-to tracks.With a bold beat, 'Amanogawa' starts out eccentric start but stabilises nicely, it's another track that boasts a fantastic ending, as do many on this release. The sinister tones of 'Ikiryo' give way to even more sinister tones in 'Kannazuki', with scatterings of electro beats and consistent dark feelings.Never having really explored chip-tune too heavily, I'm surprised that I enjoy 'Yukionna' - it's a really good use of the style and has none of the harshness I would expect from a song of the genre. It displays itself as a valid use of the techniques and fits in very nicely where it is placed in the flow of things.The whole album is defined by unexpected cadence and harmony, sometimes dissonant and it's very jazz like. He knows the rules but he's choosing to break them anyway, this is never more apparent than in tracks like 'Morishio', that combines all the feelings experienced so far and feels like I'm in a smoky neo-Kawasaki underground drinking hole - a perfect mix of glide and vibrato that feels like a Streets of Rage level on steroids.To top it all off I couldn't be happier with the last track, having spent most of 2012 listening to both Gareth Clarke & Mark Swift, this takes me right back with a fusion of British seaside Wurlitzer charm and ever-changing melody and drum programming - top stuff.Available as a limited run of 100 CDs with very pretty artwork like a walk in springtime Ueno Park, and as a digital release in all your favourite formats. All proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support.
  4. Proswell - Amaterasu Released On Touched Music 31.1.2020 100 CD's Only Plus Digital More Info Soon
  5. To right, Exm should be MASSIVE He is Fantastic One Of The Best IDM tracks In My Collection https://touchedelectronix.bandcamp.com/track/meltt-v-v?fbclid=IwAR0c1HRbFRT38akIoaao628UVlzjtffyGInWGIRj_mp5mBjWJx1FFvKTmjw
  6. Friday The 13th we see TOUCHED BY SILENCE RELEASED A Wooden Box Set 11 CDS Housed In A Wooden Box With Design From The Designers Republic. 9 Artists Albums And A 2 Disc Compilation ** The Future Sound Of London CD Is Exclusive To The BOX, SO NO Digital** Boxes Ship In January Touched By Silence Albums From The Future Sound Of London Scanner Drøn Mick Chillage Locust Anders Ilar Joel Tammik Autumn Of Communion Eric ‘the’ Taylor Artists On The Compilation Apertures James Bernard The Orb David Morley (Ghost) Higher Intelligence Agency Cyance DF Tram Karsten Pflum Futuregrapher Mr Ll Antonymes Dub Tractor Offthesky Richard H Kirk epitomeZero SI Matthews Lorenzo Montana Gabriel Le Mar Meets Ingo ito David Bessell Atom TM You can hear A Preview Of The Box On Friday The 13th Before release On http://mixlr.com/touched_music/ BUY Friday Night After The Preview Here - https://touched.bandcamp.com/merch
  7. Humanoid Remix Of Borg_Acid... First Time On Vinyl
  8. 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
  9. Yellow Street by Min-Y-LlΔN vs. Ochre 30 Only Clear Vinyl 7" Check It Out Here - https://moatun7.bandcamp.com/album/yellow-street
  10. Glad your enjoying, still a few left of each on the bandcamp Page
  11. **OUT NOW** QUENCH - GREYHOUND EP LIMITED CLEAR VINYL / CD /DIGITAL IDM HEAVEN https://touched.bandcamp.com/album/greyhound-ep
  12. 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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