Sunday, May 30, 2010

[proc383]














+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_Pushing_Task
+album_-_Sea_Blood
+cat#_-_[proc383]
+year_-_2010
+bitrate_-_320kbps,MP3
+----------------------------------------------------------+

the music of today, or at
least the underground
music, seems to follow a
very similar theme
of disorder, chaos, ruthless
self-denial and of course,
the amalgamation
of those feelings into
an all-encompasing
thought process.
Noise has especially become
a rapidly growing form
of expression through audio
over the past 5 years, and
certainly quite noticeably
over the course
of maybe even the
past two or three.
I'm not one to brag, but
I am very proud
with the success which proc
has had, especially
within the underground
noise community.
It has been a goal of mine
to keep the label at
the forefront of the noise
scene, becoming
a terminous or focal point
for creative output
and un-restricted
musical expression.
having artists like Pushing Task,
also commonly found
using his alias of jnmerd,
on the label
makes my lovely chore
of listening and releasing
great music that much easier.

his extra-unique hybrid of noise
ambient and minimal are quite
refreshing to find and hear on
a regular basis.
such things are what propels
the noise genre into a whole
new form of creative expression.
I have said on multiple occasions,
and I fully believe it to be a fact,
there are such things as GOOD and
BAD noise.
Good noise can be found through
modulation, experimentation, attention
to detail, various effect usage, and, forming
the foundation for the genre is an
un-wavering love for the sound and
true dedication and commitment
to making progress
wherever possible.
Thus, artists like Pushing Task
can easily be weeded
out of the seemingly endless
amount of low-quality
noisesters who only want to
mess around with junk and
be as loud as possible.
Another crucial element to
creating a noise album of substance
is making sure of it's replay value.
If it is only downloaded one time and played
one time...what's the point???
Such things are not so
with PT, and certainly not with
this ep.

I have played this album multiple
times during various times
of the day while doing various tasks
and have found it to be effective when
reading, resting, or just
wanting to have something comforting
playing in the background.
regardless of why you would want
to download this album, please
make sure you do.
I would hate for you to miss it...

another quality product from
my neighbor to the North (Canada)...

Pushing_Task_-_Sea_Blood

Friday, May 21, 2010

[proc382]













+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_Qygen
+album_-_Time_Capsule
+cat#_-_[proc382]
+year_-_2010
+bitrate_-_320kbps,MP3
+----------------------------------------------------------+

on the whole, the music world is
constantly changing.
Sometimes for the
worse, but more often than
not, for the better.
my personal musical life has
taken a slight directional
change due to a side-project
which I was recently a part of.
However, things will work out
(after all, they always do).

Anyway, this release by one of
my favorite proc-records artists
is truly a double edged sword of sorts.
It is a brand new album of
never-before-released material,
although, suffice it to say, upon
receiving this album, Qygen
confirmed that this would be the
last album for a long time
(due to respectable and honorable
changes taking place in his own life).

The album itself is a true gem
of hardcore sound perfection.
those wonderful drum sequences,
perfect melodic pitch
and score, deep grimey
basslines and just the right
amount of everything else
are what have made Qygen albums of
the past so memorable and
close to my heart.
My personal favorite pieces on this
ep is the third and final track, which
combine the afformentioned
crucial elements
all in one, making it a
perfect way to bring to an album of this
caliber to a close and punctuating this
artist's career.


Qygen has certainly left a mark and a
name for himself nearly the past 2 years.
Fulfilling the requirements of every proc-rec
artist by remaining true to himself
and to the scene as a whole, Eric's legacy
of sound is without a doubt
some of the biggest shoes to fill.

if you download one album this month,
make it this one

Until next time, Eric.
best of luck!


Qygen_-_Time_Capsule

Monday, May 17, 2010

[proc381]














+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_Flat_Affect
+album_-_Fugue
+cat#_-_[proc381]
+year_-_2010
+bitrate_-_320kbps,MP3
+----------------------------------------------------------+


so I'm sitting here at my computer, enjoying a
nice cold beer, and I start to think to myself
"flat affect sent me an album a few days ago...
and I havent had a release from that cat in a while..."
I took a swig and got to work!! :D
basically, if you don't know who flat affect is,
he just happens to be the missing piece
to the ambient/noise-scene puzzle.
allow me to explain emphasis.

Shaun Phelps is one of the truest, down to earth
music-making gents this scene has encountered
in a long, long time (with the exception of a few
artists, of course)
a unique style which he conveys with superb execution,
shaun seems to follow a consistant patteren
of natural inconsistency.
never repeating the same method twice allows him to
expand his creative horizons on an un-even playing field.
yep, he's THAT good!
This album is everything a good
noise release should be.
close to a half-hour in length, never too a
braisive or overbearing,
superb sound placement and an
even more impressive
amount of modulation are just a few of the things
which we humble listeners
take for granted.

please don't hate me, but I don't have much else
to say about the artist or this album.
both are great and I'm beyond pleased to
have both around at proc!

download.
enjoy,
repeat.

Flat_Affect_-_Fugue

p.s.
since this is the first release from him ANYWHERE in about
a year, after you've listened to this
album the first few thousand times, drop
him a line through myspace and welcome
him back into the world of premium-electronic-music!
myspace.com/flataffectnoise

Saturday, May 8, 2010

[proc380]











+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_Sascha_Müller
+album_-_Mixes
+cat#_-_[proc380]
+year_-_2010
+bitrate_-_8kbps,MP3
+----------------------------------------------------------+

I'm a firm beliver in the fact
that good music still sounds good, regardless
of the bitrate (and sometimes even
BETTER, because of a lower bitrate!)
our next artist, who has been around the
netlabel scene for nearly a decade, is no
stranger to bitrates, codecs or file properties.
in fact, his music has been all around
the bitrate-encoding spectrum.
With sounds as low as 8kbps (and lower, im sure!)
all the way up to .wav releases, Sascha
certainly knows his way around an encoder.
But his music goes far beyond just bitrates.
His highly eclectic DJ mixes and live performances
join together all aspects of electronic music, forging
sounds together into a cornocopia
of pure audio perfection.

This lengthy release is a two-track LP
of live DJ mixes and performances from
our Germain-based musical mastermind.
The first mix, which is roughly two hours long,
is a very minimal-house mix filled with nice samples,
great drum sequences, and a suprising
amount of bass preservation even at 8kbps!
The second half is a much harder heavy-techno
mix with an oldschool rave sound.
This is a perfect mix to get people out
on the dancefloor and raving the night
away until the sun rises :)
Both pieces are encoded in mono mp3
and take up very little space.
If you are going on a long train ride or
simply want something to take with you
to a house party, DEFINITELY make sure
this is an album that finds it's way onto
your mp3 device!!!

ravers of the world UNITE!!!

big respect to sascha for one again
allowing proc to spread his sounds world-wide


Sascha_Müller_-_Mixes

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

[proc379]














+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_Joss_Manley
+album_-_R.I.P._sosmix
+cat#_-_[proc379]
+year_-_2010
+bitrate_-_320kbps,MP3
+----------------------------------------------------------+

In an effort to make up for lost time, I've been
recently devoting much of my free time
to making sure that proc gets some of the freshest
music in the world out onto our global platform.
And, with artists like this next guy, a true embodiment
of a proc-rec artist through and through, Joss Manley,
aka JM, Josstintimberlake,etc, is a definite crowd pleaser
with his wonderful production methods and skillful
audio programming.

with over 5 brilliantly produced albums on proc, and
tracks found on nearly every single
one of our compilations,
josstintimberlakes work has always proven to be a
great addition to the artistic qualities
which I find so crucial (and yet so lacking in much
of the media found elsewhere).
His brutal removal of ego from all musical equations
allows him to become much more than
just another sound-boy with talent.
it gives him the ability to work within the realm of
all bitrates, styles, formats, genres, sub-genres, sub-sub-genres...
you get the idea ;)
For a proper example of what I'm talking about,
download an album like [proc135], listen to IT first,
soak up every ounce of it's fullness, then
repeat that with this album.
The realm and diversity of his talents are quite
admirable and certainly noticed, I'm sure.

This album is a journey through
what could be considered "harsh ambience",
verging on the line of noise, although
it is nothing less than pure
idea's put into mp3 form .
Washed-out sounds like distorted
melodies, and light ambient background textures
layed with reverb, and even, at times, a little bit
of phaser (it sounds like to me, anyway)
join together in perfect harmony to bring
this three-tracker into athe deepest recesses of emotion.

the bottom line is,
if you're soemone who is maybe looking
for some great ambient tracks to play around a
campfire with some friends and beer, this
album should be at the top of your list.


Joss_Manley_-_R.I.P._sosmix



Tuesday, May 4, 2010

[proc378]














+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_nancylovesgerms
+album_-_Noche
+cat#_-_[proc378]
+year_-_2010
+bitrate_-_8kbps,MP3
+----------------------------------------------------------+

I have a few friends who claim they like good music.
they go to big stores and spend money on cd's.
they watch music video's on MTV.
they have their radio's tuned to their favorite channels
which only play the most current playlist of
singers and performers.
So called artist's like 50cent, Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne, etc.
And then they look at me.
I'm off in the corner, speaker volume
turned as loud as it can go, enjoying every single moment
of art being poured into my head.
You see, ladies and gentlemen, for those of
you who might not know this already...real music doesnt
come in a jewel case with crappy cover art of
someone sitting on a car surrounded
by millions of dollars.
Real music isnt found on maintstream media like
globally owned radio and television conglomerates.
REAL MUSIC IS FOUND IN THE UNDERGROUND MUSIC
COMMUNITY, AT ALL BITRATES
And.....real musicians are people like Ukrainian-based jjoth
(under a different alias).
this work vastly different from his other work,
both on and off proc-records.
It seems to follow a much more pattern driven
style while also incorporating his chaotic and
emotion driven sound properties.
Like nearly all of his other work, it also maintains
a strict, low bitrate of something way below
what is considered normal, even on the netlabel scene.
(8kbps is ALWAYS welcomed here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

this is a great little ep and I am a little
upset with myself for not releasing it at an earlier time.
However, after a few months, here it finally is!



(by the way, be sure to check out his own wonderful
netlabel, 8Ravens, which can be found
at 8ravens.blogspot.com)

nancylovesgerms_-_Noche

Sunday, May 2, 2010

[proc377]














+----------------------------------------------------------+
proc-records.net
+artist_-_dn76e
+album_-_terraformers
+cat#_-_[proc377]
+year_-_2010
+bitrate_-_40kbps,MP3
+----------------------------------------------------------+

proc-rec releases consist of many varieties.
techno, acid, jungle, ambient and noise
are just a few of these styles.
However, I like to focus more upon music
which does not fit any particular genre or description.
I take pride in knowing that people who continue to
come back to proc-rec (and it's sister label 4m@-rec)
are bringing their most unique styles and sounds
to release on this globally recognized label.

For me, an artist who has been of particular interest
over the past few years has been a man named
Doodkin.
Under his alias of Neurosampler, he has been showcased
on some fantastic labels.
Some of which include BPM Front, Rus Zud,
Microbit and even the mysterious Dustin Must Die!
(is that label still active, i wonder?...i hope so!!!)
This time, Doodkin brings us new sounds
and musical direction through the use of his other fine
alias, dn76e.
While still a slightly new alias, he has
already composed some wonderful sounds (especially
his album on 20kbps!!!)

This single-track album is a live performance
of dn76e doing what he does best.
Simply making deep, dark, mysterious audio which
bends the mind and changes your
way of thinking about music and the way it can be produced.
Throughout the entire piece, a constant theme of
being in an unfamiliar place is what one can expect.
In my opinion, the thing that gives this album
extra interest is the encoding qualities which he has
chosen.
A constant bitrate of 40kbps, 24Khz stereo mp3
take this track to a whole new level of science through
sound, simply by adding low-fidelity properties.

If you're looking for some great
experimental music that wont utilize
alot of disk space on your mp3 player, download
this little gem and enjoy!!


dn76e_-_terraformers

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