Saturday, 27 August 2016
Last month Fragile X provided the label with the "Arboreal" EP. A collection of ambient and techno flavoured tribal soundscapes. The stand out track for us was the vast pad work, repetitive melodies and intricate drum work on show in "Dawn Chorus". Our visual team 'Digi Aye' have carved out a visual enhancement of the track for us to share with you here on YouTube.
Friday, 19 August 2016
This post is an important update on our previous post about our remix competition for the "Waterworks" track by Loui Cleghorn.
Soundcloud have decided to close their groups from the 22nd of August onwards. That's this coming Monday. So all potential remix producers wishing to enter the competition should now upload your remix as standard on your own account followed by submitting the link to their track directly via PM to the Bricolage Soundcloud page and the label will repost the track on our own page and add it to a newly created remix competition playlist.
You can view the playlist and the current competition contenders below.
There are no other changes to the competition. There will be two remixes chosen to feature on the EP. One track chosen by label head Fragile X and one chosen by Loui Cleghorn himself. The competition will close (and the winners willbe notified) as originally scheduled on the 10th of September, two days before the EP is released.
Friday, 12 August 2016
Over the past 4 months he has built up a mix series by the name of "Microsleep". For those unaware, microsleep, is a short temporary episode of sleep or unconsciousness that probably happens to quite a lot of us far more than we realise. Leit Motifs mixes are short, 30 minute long ambient excursions that act as the musical equivalent of such a thing. They're easy to tune into and get lost in. The mixes have involved a widespread, prevalent array of ambient and drone artists from established names such as Rafael Anton Irisarri to lesser known but equally impressive artists.
For one of his most recent episodes, the Glaswegian producer dedicated 30 odd minutes to the more horizontal and laid back side of the Bricolage sound spectrum and concocted a mix consisting wholly of music from the label. You can check out the mix below or on his mixcloud. Full tracklisting underneath.
1. Fragile X - The Outer Circle (Exit)
2. Neon Idol Lodge - Resonances
3. Mute Branches - Secluded House In The Middle Of Nowhere
4. Sleep, Data - The Drone That You Find In The Back Of Your Mind
5. Jazz Defector - Falling To You
6. LIAPEI - When We Were All So Very Different
You can find the full episode listing of all previous and recent episodes of his "Microsleep" series in a timeline playlist.
Monday, 1 August 2016
Our last podcast of the summer sees Glasgow duo 'futurendeavours' steer you into an hour of grinding, visceral electronics. It's a provocative assembly of sounds. Almost apocalyptic at times but a thrilling listen throughout. The trip starts with a 5 minute long, experimental industrial soundscape and once you work your way through that you're rewarded with a non stop, high octane electronic voyage. Prepare for an onslaught of energetic drum n bass, robot music, futuristic breaks, complex percussion movements and unfathomable and unforgiving rhythms. In among the chaos there's also the first chance to hear the full version of "Bruxism", a 10 minute slab of dubstep and breakbeat infused techno that the Glaswegians are releasing on Bricolage this autumn.
Stream the mix below or at our mixcloud.