Oscar Rohleder

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      VAA01 – 05
      VAA01 | OAKE - Live in Marseille

      55 minutes of relentless power electronics coming via courtesy of OAKE, presented for the first time on vinyl.

      Originally recorded during a live performance in Marseille, 2015 and previously released on tape via Ascetic House in 2016.

      'Live in Marseille' is now newly presented on 4 sides of wax which have been supervised and editing by OAKE, remastered and cut @ Dubplates and Mastering, Berlin and pressed at Record Industry, Holland.

      The 2xLP comes housed in a 6mm full cover record sleeve with each copy housing a individually, hand printed artwork and download code.

      VAA03 | Acronym & Korridor - Untitled

      Back in 2015, two of Sweden’s most coveted electronic musicians quietly collaborated. The outcomes where complied and made available via a trifling 20 self released tapes, circulated by the duo during an event in Lithuania that same year.

      Soon after, a few of the tapes showed up in the second hand market occasionally trading hands for staggering prices, yet who ever came across one of the tape rips circulating the web quickly understood what the commotion was all about; brittle noise sequences and industrial laden overtones where contrasted against perplexingly rich dub techno arrangements and uplifting ambient soundscapes. The two tape sides contained densely interwoven material which both, reflected on the duos habitual outcome while also showcasing the two explore and express a new sonic thematic that was swelling in the concurring Swedish tape scene.

      In the end, the entire release felt like a strikingly personal glimpse into the esteemed duo’s creative minds and to this day, it remains their only released collaborative endeavour.

      Now, 3 years later, Vaagner is proud to finally present this sought after cassette release, digitally and on vinyl for the first time.

      VAA04 | Ekin Fil - Heavy

      Around the ancient city of Istanbul, a defensive wall dating back to classical antiquity sits embedded in a landscape that has been a crossroads of civilisation for thousands of years. Over time, the forces of erosion have softened its hard edges, rounding its once imposing form into heaps of crumbling ruins. In some places, the wall has been rebuilt using a patchwork of old and new bricks; in other places, it has worn away altogether, conquered by the persistent efforts of wind and sea and summer weeds.

      Like the ruins of an ancient wall, the music of Turkish composer Ekin Üzeltüzenci stands as a soft reminder that hard boundaries are a fleeting illusion. Heavy is a welcome LP reissue of a tape released in 2016 on the No Kings label, one of Üzeltüzenci’s most compelling albums to date.

      Opener “Aeter” features her signature instrumentation: mumbling piano, gently rolling guitar and a wisp of vocals refracted through a grey cloud of reverb. On “Still Numbers” layers of gentle hiss and warm static envelop the melody like a cocoon.

      As the album progresses, the shapes become looser, adorned by spirals of delay spooling ever deeper into a haze of memory. “Gogo” moves like the ghost of a pop song, buried under time. “Stranger” represents Ekin Fil’s mood conjuring at its finest – a disorienting blur of ASMR-inducing whispers disappearing into a delicate cascade of swirling smoke.

      -Emily Pothast for The Wire