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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Nova Noma : Highrise (Audio/Visual)

Bricolage is proud to present a new audio/visual for the track "Highrise" by Nova Noma. It's a short trip with blissed out melodic electronica taking you on a journey from morning to night through a city full of colours, shapes and sounds.

You can stream and download the full "Atlas" album below or at our bandcamp.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Introducing The Collective 40 and 41

It's finally time for us to unveil a little bit more about the latest artists onboard Bricolage. Loui Cleghorn and futurendeavours are the two we are focusing on with this post. You've already had a little taster of what they bring to the table sound wise through podcasts and in Loui's case, an EP release, but this blog entry acts as more of a formal introduction to the people behind the music.


Loui is an accomplished and experienced electronic producer from Glasgow, specialising in sprawling, melodic house and techno creations. We're lucky to have him release with us here at Bricolage, there's no shortage of suitors that would be after material as polished and pristine as he provides with each production. His previous personal discography includes tracks and EPs on labels such as TraumBullfinchResopal and Animate Dummy.

As well as the production side of things, Loui also DJs regularly in and around Glasgow and can be found playing live on the last Friday of ever month at his resident slot in Flat 0/1 in Glasgow. There's also his monthly 7AM club night to look forward to at the same venue.

In July of this year, Loui put together a 2 hour mix for our Headroom series that spans through a selection of some of his favourite tracks of the moment. It's available to stream below on our Mixcloud.

Just earlier this week, we released his hypnotic house EP "Waterworks". Mesmerising melodies and flawless structure create a listen that's perfect for the dancefloor or your headphones. Listen to the title track below and read a bit more about his release or find it in full over on bandcamp.

Loui Cleghorn (Soundcloud)
Loui Cleghorn (Beatport)
Loui Cleghorn (Facebook)


'futurendeavours' is a combination of two producers from Glasgow that are doing things a bit differently. Their demos consisted of a number of 10-15 minute long electronic opuses. The music twists and turns and veers down many different routes. Influenced by a fusion of house, breaks, techno and a many forms of abstract rhythm placed into one big melting pot to create a unique brand of sound. Their production methods range from original studio made electronics to software and app drum sequences through bouts of heavy sampling and the manipulation of field recordings . Their works are a culmination of the analogue and the digital music worlds colliding. Taking digital loops and samples and skewering them into sounds of their own.

You can listen to a preview of their track "Fifteen Minutes Of Fame" below. Due out on Bricolage soon.

There's also the small matter of their visceral and futuristic podcast that they provided for us last month. Smatterings of obscure sound patterns, high octane beats and energetic robot rhythms. Check it out below.

futurendeavours (Soundcloud)
futurendeavours (Mixcloud)

Monday, 12 September 2016

Loui Cleghorn "Waterworks" (bc017)

Bricolage is proud to present the "Waterworks" EP from Loui Cleghorn. Two diverse and pristinely produced tracks full of translucent melodies amid a fusion of progressive synth work and layered percussion. Harmonies that provide splashes of colour weave in and out of carefully produced atmospherics to give a the listener an ever evolving experience. The EP comes backed up by two remixes of the title track. "Lo-Jacker" provides us with his take on things through his unique electronica style which he's managed to marry perfectly into the feel of the original and then "subsequent" flips the track on its head to give us a more experimental edge on things with his 'wrecked dub' version.
You can stream and download the EP in full below or at our bandcamp. As always it's free or PWYW.

Original artwork photography by the superbly talented Hege Wam.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Bricolage Podcast #13 : First Anniversary Special

Our September podcast is a very special mix. Last month marked the birth of the Bricolage net label and collective. The label was officially launched on the 9th of August 2015 and on the 31st of August we put out our debut release, "bc001". It was a compilation that set the tone and lay down a marker for the broad palette of sounds that we've shared with you over the past 12 months. Its tracklisting is made up of unique artists from all around the world that covered a vast amount of styles in the field of electronic music. Ambient, dub, experimental, glitch, house and techno sounds are all on display. This particular podcast session provides you with that full compilation from start to finish in a continuous gapless mix put together by label head, Fragile X.

It's a dip into the archives of the label and looks back at our beginnings.

You can find all the tracks from the mix on the compilation at our bandcamp or below.