Thursday, January 29, 2009

[proc255]













+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_Mr.Dee
+album_-_D.Module
+cat#_-_[proc255]
+year_-_2009
+bitrate_-_320kbps,MP3
+----------------------------------------------------------+

Deep in the heart of the underground, a few handfulls of netlabels
can be found thriving due to the remarkably vibrant
sounds of quality artists, all with one goal and common focus...
to make some great fucking music and not worry about
the commercial aspect of the scene.

On EVERY-SINGLE-RELEASE from Mr.Dee, I have found
a true minimalistic genious hard at work.
His great knack for composing perfectly rhythmic beat sequences
and doing it in such a manner that maintains interest is a highly
commendable feat indeed!
In my own experience, I have found minimal tech-house
rather difficult to effectively produce.
Sometimes my tracks turn out far too long and repetitve
or they may end up too brief and lacking crucial
elements like some strong pads or leads.

Mr.Dee, however, is quite the opposite.
It would seem that he has little trouble whatsoever with
producing great micro-jams (or remixing them, for that matter!!!)
This EP features three pieces (one original track and two remixes).
All three tracks were produced by Mr.Dee, although the third
piece was remixed under his alias of T.P. Indicator.
This ep is nice to listen to when chilling with a fresh cup of coffee
after a long day of work, or just trying to get a party started properly!!

Since the newcommer to Mr.Dee will probably want to hear more
from this truly amazing artist, we recommend downloading
some of his previous releases both here at proc-rec, or even at
countless other netlabels, some of which include
Rus Zud, Reamp3 Underground, Floppy Swap, 20kbps (BIG UP BIG UP!!!)
and LTR, just to name a few!!!

start the download.
the pleasure will be immediate :)

Mr.Dee_-_D.Module

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

[proc254]














+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_tale_twist
+album_-_0
+cat#_-_[proc254]
+year_-_2009
+bitrate_-_320kbps,MP3
+----------------------------------------------------------+

first impressions to people are crucial, and no matter what
you think, you only get ONE chance at a first impression.
With music, however, there are many many exceptions
to that rule, and there are many times when an artist or artists
can revamp their image or style and later become a more dominating
force on the music scene.
Of course, if you happen to get it right the first time....
whats the difference? ;)

Earlier this week, while checking my email (like I do every morning), I
came across an email from a gentleman named João Ricardo who
seemed very interested in having something released on proc-rec.
I followed a link which he inlcuded with his email that allowed me to
hear some of his music.
To say that I was simply "impressed" would be a severe understatement.

The guy's music is remarkably complex on so many
levels, yet it has many basic creative elements found
throughout it's fourty-two minute runtime.
His tracks have a tendency to jump around alot, stylistically,
and just as you may seem to begin to follow one type of
rhythm pattern, he soon switches up the style or texture, taking
you someplace else entirely!

In many ways, his music is quite similar to that of Xenocatz
(a fellow proc-rec artist)
though he also sounds alot like mid or early autechre vs. venetian snares.
These, of course, are just rudimentary refferences and may
not exactly be what you had been thinking of.
In any case, this brilliantly executed ep has strange and wonderful twists
around every corner.
The pieces are very concise, solid, and seem to have been mastered
quite well.
I also noticed that the bass notes seem to be very nicely done.
By that I mean that it does a good job of filling your speakers
with that lovely deep "woom woooooom woom woom woooom" and
isn't so overbearing that it drownes out the other things happening
at that point during the track.


This is Mr. Ricardo's very first release with us, and I certainly
hope that it won't be his last!
Great music like this deserves to be played as
frequently as possible...as loud as possible!!

my friends, give it up for proc-rec's newest release!!!!


tale_twist_-_0


Tuesday, January 27, 2009

[proc253]













+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_Toxic_Chicken
+album_-_lo_fi_&_high
+cat#_-_[proc253]
+year_-_2008
+bitrate_-_16kbps,MP3
+----------------------------------------------------------+

okay, so now January is coming to a close, and already we have
had a TON of amazing music released here, including
a fucking AMAZING compilation release
with tracks from a bunch of artists scattered allll over this
gigantic planet that we call Earth.

I have very strong feelings about proper
experimentation of audio.
It helps to really try to push the envelope with music
and create something unique.
However, these days (except of course at proc-rec) it can be
very difficult to try to find such original music.
Thankfully, one of our newer members to the
proc-rec family, Toxic Chicken has been kind and generous
enough to consistantly submit amazing music!!

[proc253] is anything BUT normal.
Toxic Chicken's unique production style is quite
unlike anything that I have come across in many years.
In some ways, his music has a classic underground techno sound,
tracing his influences back to the early days of electronica, when
EVERYTHING was experimental.
However, his very forward-thinking production styles
allow him to combine aspects of both "old school" and "new school"
techno, and really produce some wonderful music.
This album is one of particular interest to me.
I feel that it really touches on getting back to some basic elements
of Techno by keeping things simple.
A few vocal samples and other speech elements
are found, while the sound system rumbles with
a perpetually hypnotizing 4/4 drum sequence
and some nice (and again, simple) melodies.
All of those aspects are then given further
flavor with the addition of that lovely lowbit encoding, giving
it an extra nice touch through a low-fidelity sound.

all in all, this is a great ep for virtually ANY party
and also makes a great companion when going on long trips,
walking or nearly anything else.
it would be a shame for you to pass this one up!!!
give it a try!!
it has the proc-records seal of approval....

...which means it's gooooood ;)



Toxic_Chicken_-_lo_fi_&_high

Monday, January 26, 2009

[proc252]














+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_Overthruster
+album_-_Overthruster_Demo_Proc_2009
+cat#_-_[proc252]
+year_-_2009
+bitrate_-_128kbps,MP3
+----------------------------------------------------------+

2009 is finally here, and the month of January is coming to a
close.
Before I begin these notes, please allow me to give
you folks another reason to celebrate...
Today marks the beginning of a Chinese New Year!!
However, as massive of an event as that is, something even
more profound has happened...
my friends, this album you have just downloaded is the
very first overthruster release at proc-records in 2009!!!
And boy, what a fucking release it is!!!!!

the fucking amazing overthruster has thankfully returned to
proc-rec in an effort to once again properly destroy
audio systems in various time-zones.
Reminiscent of early Venetian Snares (?) material
fused with some amazing underground acid-junglism, Seth
is found in fine-form with this destructively perfect little ep =]
Heavy on the bass, perfectly spread and deeply accurate
(spurratic) percussion, great samples...wait...did I mention
the bass?

This is honestly one of the roughest ep's that proc-rec has ever
had from overthruster, and it make no mistake...it is one of
my personal favorites from him
(it's hard to choose just one, he has so
many great albums!!! i.e. pretty much anything at 20kbps!!!)
Talking about this album does these tracks no justice whatsoever.


Overthruster, you've done it again man...
dont ever fucking stop!


Overthruster_-_Overthruster_Demo_Proc_2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

[proc251]














+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_EugeneKha
+album_-_XVII
+cat#_-_[proc251]
+year_-_2008
+bitrate_-_320kbps,MP3
+----------------------------------------------------------+

Evgenij V. Kharitonov is WITHOUT A DOUBT the most
active musician here at proc-rec.
He has had a remarkable amount of releases with us, being
featured on compilations and through regular catalg releases
as well!
Never releasing the same-sounding thing twice in a row, Eugenij
takes musical production to whole new heights and completeley different
dimensions, crossing genre's with the greatest of ease and
including nearly all facets of sound and production into his
extremely unique style.

His latest release is nothing short of spectacular.
Using his alias of EugeneKha, Evgenij takes
electric guitar riffs and reversed vocal segments, and combines
them with uptempo rhythm and melodic chordes .
Thus, a brilliant track is born!
Using this method from the first track to the last, he demonstrates
a new direction of electronic sound, one that proc-records
is undeniably pleased to release!!!

For me, Evgenij 's work is very personal.
His melodies really seem to speak to me in a language
that is universal, covering feelings that we all experience as humans.
And, even with his countless releases here with us, not to mention
his many many other releases elsewhere, this is certainly
my personal favorite EP from Mr. Kharitonov .

As we still play [proc250] on repeat for hours and hours,
sometime during that period, it will be of some benifit to
sit back, relax, and indulge ourselves in some truly deep audio,
produced by none other than Evgenij V. Kharitonov!!!

EugeneKha_-_XVII


Monday, January 19, 2009

[proc250]













+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_Various
+album_-_room_for_seconds
+cat#_-_[proc250]
+year_-_2009
+bitrate_-_various_bitrates_and_formats
+----------------------------------------------------------+

I would like to start out these notes by laying down one rule,
and one rule ONLY...
Do not play these tracks in sucession.
PLAY THESE TRACKS ON CONTINUOUS RANDOMIZATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


having said that, I would now like to thank EVERYONE who has
made all of this possible!
There are soo many artists at proc-rec and each one of you
plays an important role here.
We have come so fucking far over the past year and I am
continuing to keep my sight focused on the road ahead.
Since proc-records first became active, I made a promise to myself
that every 50th release would be a themed compilation.
Well my friends, this is without a doubt my favorite so far!!!

I would like to thank ANYONE who has EVER done ANYTHING
here at proc-records.
To anyone who has downloaded an album...thank you.
to the people spreading the word about the label...thank you!
to the artists continuing to not only make music, but releasing it here, THANK YOU!!


proc-records until the year 5000!!!

NOISE WILL BE NOISE!!!!


Various_Artists_-_room_for_seconds

Saturday, January 17, 2009

[proc249]














+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_Pollux
+album_-_Version
+cat#_-_[proc249]
+year_-_2009
+bitrate_-_128kbps,MP3
+----------------------------------------------------------+

yoyoyoyo!!!
the amazing Pollux has returned to proc-records
with a fantastic little ep of that glorious ambient/drone
electronica!!
Similar in length to his previous release with us, he
has once again given us about fifteen solid minutes of
wonderful textureous melodies that go nicely with
this chilly weather :)

the ep starts off on a rather mellow tone.
Deep layers of electronic strings and chords fill your
speakers (or headphones) with supple
melodies and other calming elements.
actually...the whole EP is like that!
It is quite rare for us to recieve an entire ep
full of ambient tracks, so to have something like this to
release is definitely something I am happy about :D

Each and every piece is unique, and while the album
flows nicely from one track to the next, each piece is strong
and solid enough to where it doesnt rely on the previous or
the next track for support, meaning that
while each piece plays a crucial role in the progression
of the album, these tracks are so unique and
diverse that they aren't as dependent on one another to
obtain the "full effect" of this album.
All the tracks are great, but my personal favorite pieces happen to be
Givre (Mechanical Heart Version) and Without (Dead Orchid Version).
These two pieces in particular really gave me a tremendous
amount of aural satisfaction!! :D

All in all, this is an excellent ep, and it only strengthens my
appreciation and respect for Pollux.
He is a rather new artist to the underground producer scene, and
he is showing an amazing amount of potential.
I believe it goes without saying that he always
has a place here at proc-records!!!

Ladies and Gentlemen, stop whatever you are doing.
It is time to take a break and relax to the soothing sounds of...

Pollux_-_Version

Friday, January 16, 2009

[proc248]














+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_Sick_To_The_Back_Teeth
+album_-_Updated_Edition_With_A_New_Preface_II
+cat#_-_[proc248]
+year_-_2009
+bitrate_-_192kbps,MP3
+----------------------------------------------------------+

nearly one-hundred releases have passed since proc-records last
saw "Sick To The Back Teeth", and even then it was only
on the compilation release taking place at that time, [proc150].
Since he first debuted with proc-rec, I have had profound
respect for this gentleman's capabilities as a sound artist.
complex sounds arranged in what seem to be no
particular order slowly fuze together and form impressive
pieces of sound.

[proc248] is Sick To The Back Teeth's very first
non-compilation with us, and because of this special
event, I am honored to have such an amazing oppurtunity
like this to review some wonderfully remixed material.

Taking source audio of various tracks from artists like
Sonic Youth and Skullflower, STTBT has truly done something
impressive on this ep.
Though I am vaguely familiar with the artists, I am not
quite familiar with their work.
Hence, these pieces are difficult for me to compare with
the originals.
HOWEVER, knowing the strength of STTBT in sound,
I can honestly say that these versions
are much more enjoyable!
The rich textures and spurratic explosive effects which saturate the
four tracks that make up this ep are simply astounding and
breathtaking, and even at a bitrate of 192kbps, these tracks
have a slight lo-fi sound to them which is something
that I find especially enjoyable!

Sick To The Back Teeth is one of those rare artists who constantly
re-invents himself on each and every sound experiment.
proc-records doesnt here from him often. Nevertheless, when I do, I
can be assured that FULL quality will be found.

proc-records is proud to be your prime source for fucked up sounds,
and when it comes to an artist who can deliver 100% time after
time after time, one needs to look no further than
Sick to the Back Teeth :)


without further delay...
proc-records is pleased to release....

Sick_To_The_Back_Teeth_-_Updated_Edition_With_A_New_Preface_II


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

[proc247]














+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_eVADE_&_Pharmacom
+album_-_The_Session_Part_One
+cat#_-_[proc247]
+year_-_2009
+bitrate_-_192kbps,MP3/video_HQ
+----------------------------------------------------------+

2009 is finally here, and with it's coming I try to look
for new oppurtunities to progress proc-records
even further into the realm of quality sound distribution.
This , of course, is precisely what you can expect from both
Sascha Mueller and our newest member of the proc-rec
family, eVADE.


Sascha Mueller needs no introduction whatsoever.
He is one of the most active artists on the scene today and
has had countless digital and physical releases
at over a dozen other labels, including several here at
proc-rec!!
Without a doubt, Sascha is one of my all-time favorite artists.
He is capable of producing sounds from nearly every
genre of electronic audio imaginable and does so with the greatest
of ease.
As I mentioned a moment ago, this is also the very first release
here at proc-rec that features the artist eVADE.
eVADE also has a very impressive catalog of releases, many
of which can be found at sascha's labels
(for example, Pharmacom Records and Super 6)
plus some notable output on the glorious 20kbps records.

On this release, we find Sascha and eVADE working
side by side to create some truly splendid audio, all done
live!!
With acoustic improvisation from eVADE joined with
Sascha's own unique electronic audio composing, this
piece demonstrates two brilliant minds at work, doing what
they do best...making some great music!! :D
Also, as if simply having an audio piece wasnt enough,
they were also kind enough to include an audio/visual
version of this piece as well!
The Picture quality is very nice and it really is a nice treat
to see both gentlemen in action.

It is my hope that Sascha will continue to play such a crucial
and active roll here at proc-rec.
However, I also hope that this isn't the last that we
hear from eVADE!!!
The presence of both of them is truly appreciated and strongly felt!

get out your own equipment and jam along!!!

eVADE_&_Pharmacom_-_The_Session_Part_One

Sunday, January 11, 2009

[proc246]














+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_Graffiti_Mechanism
+album_-_Hopefully,_Never
+cat#_-_[proc246]
+year_-_2009
+bitrate_-_32kbps,MP3
+----------------------------------------------------------+

being a both a musician and a label operator, i find it
easier to review someone else's work as opposed to mine.
On the other hand, this is a pretty straight-forward release
and requires little description at all.

A while back, upon hearing a release by Basinski Drone Corps
(aka overthruster) which was based around the concept
of taking a single loop and allowing the listener to
play it for as long as they desire, i became
intrigued by the simplicity of the (probably worn out) concept
and began to work on my own pieces, which i dubbed as the
"Transient" series.

Thus far only 1 of the three has been released, and all of which
will be found at one time or another at the wonderful
abulia concepts netlabel.
(there is even a video for one of the tracks, check it out at...)
http://gorehole.org/abuliaConcepts/releases/abulia_41_pias1.zip

To be precise, this is actually Transient IV, though I have decided
to keep this seperate from the others due to its rather uptempo sound.
While it is a rather simple piece, I feel it has an ample
amount of depth and meaning, and it reflects various
aspects and periods of strong emotions.
With the transient releases, I followed a strict set of rules.
They are as follows...
1.the album could not be any larger than two megs.
2. all tracks had to be encoded in .ogg format
and had to have a bitrate of 12kbps,8khz mono.
3.the pieces could not have a begining and end.
(i.e. they must be loopable segments)

for portability reasons, i have encoded this into mp3 format
(which is another reason why I have left this apart from
the transient series.)
i encourage anyone who downloads this to keep it on repeat
for a while and do their best to absorb the track in it's entirety.

when will love end?
...Hopefully, Never


Graffiti_Mechanism_-_Hopefully,_Never


Saturday, January 10, 2009

[proc245]










+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_jj8T7
+album_-_00024560002668+8
+cat#_-_[proc245]
+year_-_2009
+bitrate_-_320kbps,MP3
+----------------------------------------------------------+

having now been placed at the very beginning
of a new year, proc-records has high hopes and aspirations
for the progression of this label, even while we still
remain slightly disabled due to the recent computer failure we
have experienced.

However, in the recent months we have experienced
tremendous growth, and joining us in this growth has
been a very dedicated (i use that word alot, dont I?)
artist who many visitors and listeners have come
to enjoy, known as jjoth.
close to a dozen releases at proc-rec, jjoth has been
an audio visionary whose skills and techniques
have not only impressed many people, it has also
been placed in a catagory seeming to belong exclusively
to him alone!

On each and every releases, jjoth
(who on this album he is known as jj8T7)
takes his work and moves it to the outer extremes of sound.
For example, on this release jjoth uses the
highest attainable bitrate quality for mp3 format, yet it
also happens to be one of his shortest releases here, totaling
a runtime of just under two minutes!
The high bitrate gives the track a clear sound, yet the piece
is cut short.
A strange combination indeed, yet that seems
to be the precise thing that he was trying to accomplish.

to put it simply, jjoth is nothing short of unique and original.
He is welcome to release here as often as he is able, and
I wait with MUCH anticipation for any future oppurtunities to
place his wonderful art, both audio and visual, here at
the best label for advanced ears, proc-records.

it's a short one, but it's full of promise and ranks
rather high on enjoyability ;)


jj8T7_-_00024560002668+8

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

[proc244]














+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_Pollux
+album_-_Impulse
+cat#_-_[proc244]
+year_-_2009
+bitrate_-_192kbps,MP3
+----------------------------------------------------------+

a recent computer virus has caused proc-records
to temporarily become less-active than usual.
however, I wont let something like that slow me down.
As a result, I have had to find other internet connections
to disseminate the work sent to me until I can reconfigure
my machine.
On this new release, proc-rec is putting out some debut (to us, anyway)
material from an artist known to many people as Pollux.

Pollux has apparently been on the music scene
for quite a while. with releases already on a few
other netlabels, he makes his first appearance on proc-records
with this nice little ep, titled Impulse.
This ep, which runs under 15 minutes, covers a multitude
of genres which range from hardcore rave-ish jungle
sounds (Contamination, Zero, Absurd, Volt), ambient textures (Without)
and even some IDM stuff (Drugs)!!
This ep also has high encoding properties (192kbps,MP3),
which seems to have almost become the "Industry Standard" in
many instances.

Pollux's debut release on proc-records has definitely
left a lasting impression.
It is nice to see someone who can be so diverse in sound
and who can accomplish it in such a way that it doesnt
become dull or un-interesting.
Introduction releases are crucial to the proper development
of a fan-base, and with Pollux here at proc-rec, it is
a winning combination :D

Some truly stellar music all the way from across the globe...
proc-records is pleased to announce the release of...

Pollux_-_Impulse


[proc244]














+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_Pollux
+album_-_Impulse
+cat#_-_[proc244]
+year_-_2009
+bitrate_-_192kbps,MP3
+----------------------------------------------------------+

a recent computer virus has caused proc-records
to temporarily become less-active than usual.
however, I wont let something like that slow me down.
As a result, I have had to find other internet connections
to disseminate the work sent to me until I can reconfigure
my machine.
On this new release, proc-rec is putting out some debut (to us, anyway)
material from an artist known to many people as Pollux.

Pollux has apparently been on the music scene
for quite a while. with releases already on a few
other netlabels, he makes his first appearance on proc-records
with this nice little ep, titled Impulse.
This ep, which runs under 15 minutes, covers a multitude
of genres which range from hardcore rave-ish jungle
sounds (Contamination, Zero, Absurd, Volt), ambient textures (Without)
and even some IDM stuff (Drugs)!!
This ep also has high encoding properties (192kbps,MP3),
which seems to have almost become the "Industry Standard" in
many instances.

Pollux's debut release on proc-records has definitely
left a lasting impression.
It is nice to see someone who can be so diverse in sound
and who can accomplish it in such a way that it doesnt
become dull or un-interesting.
Introduction releases are crucial to the proper development
of a fan-base, and with Pollux here at proc-rec, it is
a winning combination :D

Some truly stellar music all the way from across the globe...
proc-records is pleased to announce the release of...

Pollux_-_Impulse


Thursday, January 1, 2009

[proc243]













+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_Yoko_Absorbing
+album_-_Visual_Vibrations
+cat#_-_[proc243]
+year_-_2009
+bitrate_-_192kbps,MP3
+----------------------------------------------------------+

Without a doubt, Yoko Absorbing is one of the busiest
sound projects that we have seen here at proc-rec.
many, many quality releases varying in lengths and styles,
featured on a few of our compilations, and still has time to
release on other labels while remaing highly productive
for future releases.
Upon their request, I was asked to postpone the
release of this album until the new year, so I decided
to make it the very first release of 2009!

What can you expect to hear from this album??
Very nice ambient/noise fused with granulated melodic
textures.
The majority of these pieces seem to have at least
some sort of rhythm to them, which works
suprisingly well with the heavy distortion, loud static
and gorgeous melodies that fill your speakers!
Each track is unique from one another and are
easily distinctive from each other.
The title piece, which also happens to be the final piece,
was eloquently produced and has a fantastic sound
and feel to it.
a very calming melody and rhythm section are
spread out over bursts of heavy-noise,
spuraticly placed in various sections of the piece.

The bottom line, this is a release that will not let you down.
If you are a fan of Yoko Absorbing, noise, or simply
just craving some great music, I welcome you to download ...


Yoko_Absorbing_-_Visual_Vibrations


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