::: 2023 LUCID LUCIA REMIX out now on SdbanRecords (BE) :::
Brace yourselves for a sonic odyssey like no other as Sdban Ultra proudly presents the Lucid Lucia Remixes, a collaboration between musical maestros Jan Willems, Vincent Brijs, and producer Truenoys. Teaming up with Sdban Ultra, this dynamic trio has curated an album that is set to redefine musical boundaries and ignite your senses!
The result is a stunning compilation of remixes featuring a stellar lineup of local and international legends including Marc Mac (4Hero), Dan Curtin, JD (Jan Willems' alter ego), Ulrich Troyer, RTB2, DJ Grazzhoppa, Calm Tings, Subreachers, Internal Sun (a.k.a. Andrew Claes), and Nag. This musical extravaganza spans genres from trip-hop, downtempo, and space dub disco to jungle, broken beat, footwork, and melodic Detroit techno. Each track seamlessly weaves into the next, creating an unparalleled remix album that is sure to leave you grooving.
::: 2023 EL ELE: solidarity in the aftermath of Turkey & Syria earthquakes - COMPILATION (ZelZeleRecords) :::
I am very happy to announce the release of a new track I composed together with Osman Murat Ertel (Baba Zula) from Istanbul.
Ulrich Troyer feat. Osman Murat Ertel
AVRUPA KÖPRÜSÜ (VOLANTE VERSION)
Written by Osman Murat Ertel & Ulrich Troyer
Saz & electric guitar: Osman Murat Ertel
Electric Bass, synthesizer, sampler & effects: Ulrich Troyer
Drums: Dieter Kern
Mixed, recorded & dubbed by Ulrich Troyer, Vienna
Saz & guitar recorded by Osman Murat Ertel, Istanbul
It is part of the compilation EL ELE: Solidarity in the aftermath of Turkey & Syria earthquakes
Istanbul & London based record label Zel Zele launch El Ele a compilation to raise funds for Turkey and Syria earthquake victims.
El Ele, “meaning hand in hand” in Turkish, unites the label’s musician friends from all over the globe to raise awareness through music.
The 21 track compilation expresses solidarity with a wide musical palette spanning from jazz, rock, new-wave, ambient, experimental, dub: London based musicians Tamar Osborn & Idris Rahman, Ill Considered, Istanbul based drummer Berke Can Ozcan, free-jazz band Konstrukt’s Umut Çağlar, Anatolian psych band BaBa Zula’s Murat Ertel with Ulrich Troyer, New York based Michael Coltun (from Mdou Moctar), Porto based vocalist Ece Canlı, Franco-Peruvian thereminist Veronik, artists from archival projects that the label has been working on such as Hamburg based bassist Bahtiyar Taş, avant-garde French duo Pray Pax and more contribute with previously unreleased recordings.
100% of the sales will be donated to local NGOs along with friends’ grass-roots initiatives active in the region both in Turkey and Syria.
Your generosity will help to provide shelter, food, education and more for those in need. In this lengthy recovery process, every donation has a significant impact on victims' lives.
::: MIXTAPE FOR L OUT ON LIMBO TAPES, Bristol (UK) :::
Featured as #5 in the Top 10 Dub / Reggae REWIND 2021 charts in THE WIRE (Columnists’ Charts, Steve Barker,
The Wire Issue 455 January 2022, page 41)
"There is a special type of tape found in music collections everywhere, the ones that are personally recorded by hand, with someone or something special in mind. These tapes are cherished from start to finish both by the creator and the recipient, a unique sonic gesture.
We are delighted to have one such specimen to share with you now on Limbo tapes, for the first time.
In the summer of 2011, Ulrich Troyer released the first in a trilogy of experimental dub LPs on Deep Medi Musik. “Songs For William 1” saw the Austrian artist begin true exploration into his influences in roots, and psychedelic dubwise sounds. His signature sound emerged through the performing and dubbing of instruments, analogue synthesizers, percussion and hardware electronics.
Ten years and two more LPs of “Songs For William” later (William, by the way, is the guitar pedal protagonist of the accompanying comic books, also created by Troyer) and it was time for a well deserved celebration of the project in the form of a mixtape, curated by Limbo Tapes founder Titus 12. The mix was lovingly recorded by Ulrich Troyer himself using the original records, along with dub Siren and delay, exclusively for Limbo Tapes.
So press play and enter this thoughtful presentation of playful, cinematic and spaced out dub imaginings.
Side A introduces you to the kind of soundscape elements that make up the trilogy, guiding you through upbeat and lifelike signal paths of rhythm and melody, including more reflective and drawn out attitudes.
Flip to side B as the mysterious side of Troyer’s dub behaviour continues, surrounded by the pensive flurry of creature-esque electronics. Two versions of the heavy and meditative “Deadlock” featuring Studio One musician Vin Gordon, demonstrate steady rocking composure too. The pace increases through dizzying moments and chaotic insights into the textural possibilities of cables and stomp boxes. And, like any good mixtape, leaves you feeling reflective, more experienced, and closer to that special someone or something than you had ever expected."
released November 4, 2021
Music by Ulrich Troyer
Sleeve photography by Eva Kelety
Product photography by Misha Ostromecki
Art & Design by Sean Lee
Curated by Pete Hazell aka Titus12
4Bit Productions is on Bandcamp.
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