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Monday, 12 March 2018

Spring 2018

We’ve got a busy 6 weeks or so coming up at Bricolage with lots of fantastic sounds coming your way in the form of new releases, mixes and a remix competition.

We start off the busy schedule with our latest Headroom session this coming Sunday (18th) from the latest addition to our roster, Supply Fi. The US based producer has been a staple of the online underground scene for years now and has slowly handcrafted his own distinct style when it comes to production and mixing. His first foray into the Headroom world promises to be a spectacularly warped and beautiful episode. He follows up that incoming mix with an EP release on Bricolage at the end of April that will be sure to give you an insight into a truly intriguing musical mind. 

Find some of his previous work on his 
Soundcloud and be sure to check out the Rumourtone mixcloud account for a slew of mixes curated by the man himself.

Grab a free two track Supply Fi release from Mangled Music Collective below.


A fortnight from tonight we’ll be releasing an EP from an artist that we’ve had our heart set on for a long, long time. Devras Plexi is a one of those rare undefinable artists that pulls together all sorts of influences and concocts them in his own manner to create a musical potion that is uniquely standalone what can be, too often, the clogged and sometimes banal world of electronic music.

Ever since his Bricolage debut track “Libre” last summer we’ve been eager to have a full release to bring you and this month we have our wish.

Check out his “Sentient Beats” album from earlier this year while you wait.


Our April podcast will see ambient specialist Leit Motif return for mixing duties. Inbetween two EP releases on Bricolage (‘Supine’ and ‘Till We Have Faces’ respectively) he provided us with a stunning dreamlike and translucent Headroom session back in the summer of 2016. His newest podcast is guaranteed to be another intricate horizontal excursion that you won’t want to miss.


The second week in April will see us launch our third Bricolage remix competition. Our previous competitions for Loui Cleghorn and Oscurito have thrown up some engaging and interesting reworks and the latest competition for, Hamburg based, Scottish producer Arran Trax promises more of the same.

Arran Trax will be releasing his debut Bricolage EP at the end of June this year. It’s all set to be a maelstrom of acid/electro chaos and will feature the track, ‘Morgenlicht’. That particular track will be the feature of the remix competition and we’ll be revealing more details and the track stems soon. 
Tuck into the track below ahead of the remix launch.


Sunday, 4 March 2018

Bricolage Podcast #31 : futurendeavours

Our March session see Glasgow duo, futurendeavours, return to the label for podcast duties. Their first mix from August 2016 was a strange brew of mangled electronics that veered down various stylistic paths. This new session maintains those vivid and hybrid electronica values but with a more laidback approach and downtempo side seeping in towards the finale. Their monster ‘Yautja Blood’ release from January is also featured here alongside their 2017 collaboration with Figurate, ‘Pale Blue Dot’. As an extra treat there’s also an exclusive listen to an unreleased epic broken beat number from the enigmatic duo themselves.

You can stream the mix below or at our mixcloud.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

(I'm Dreaming Of A) Severe Weather Warning

The last few days has seen most of the UK hit by an unprecedented snow storm and so it seems the dreams of one our artists, Mute Branches, may have came true.....

Back in winter 2015 we released a compilation titled “The Longest Night”. For that specific release we asked some of our roster to produce a track that personified what the winter solstice meant to them. James Cresswell aka Mute Branches contribution was “(I’m Dreaming Of A) Severe Weather Warning”. That track seems relevant today given the current weather circumstances so we’ve decided to give the track its own little visual of sorts with a timelapse walk through a snow soaked Glasgow Green and the Gorbals streets....

Music by Mute Branches
Video by Fragile X

To stream/download a full version of the track head to our bandcamp.

Monday, 26 February 2018

Menopausal Hound Dog "Audible Smote" (bc033)

Today we’re proud to officially welcome the Menopausal Hound Dog to Bricolage.

Over the years, the Manchester based producer, has carefully sculpted his own take on experimental music under various aliases but returns to the MHD pseudonym for his debut on Bricolage. 

“Audible Smote” is 4 tracks of playful yet angular electronics that may at first seem minimal but on closer inspection are layered with lots of tiny details jostling for your listening attention. It gently glides along the mellow side of the spectrum but the unusual sounds, arrangements and progression keep things more than interesting throughout. Glitchy, understated percussion, idiosyncratic melodic elements and an ear for unique tonal textures set the mood of “Audible Smote” from the offset and make it an essential addition to our back catalogue here at Bricolage.

Full stream and free DL or PWYW below or at our bandcamp.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Are Friends Eclectic?

You may remember, back in December, that we had a very special podcast curated and mixed by the sonic wizard, Belial Pelegrim. The 75 minute session was full to the brim of colourful, abstract and daringly eclectic sounds. Almost every single piece of music featured was written specifically for the special broadcast when Belial handpicked some of his favourite artists and asked them to contribute their own piece to the musical puzzle. The result was a fantastic mixtape of genre bending tracks that click together perfectly. With mainly purely exclusive music included, the intention was always to have the podcast available, not only for listeners consumption, but also as a memorabilia item of sorts. So with that in mind, Belial started the manufacturing process for "Rainbowgrams", a compilation CD that documents all of the music included in the podcast.

The physical will be available through a limited edition release on bandcamp from the 26th of February with all proceeds from any sales going to the ASPCA. Full tracklisting info below.

Ugliest Man - All Babies Are Ugly
Supply Fi - Svalbard Shuffle
Dark Fidelity Hi Fi - Pebble To Sleeping Water
GrevusAnji - Tearing At The Fabric
Evolverman - Vigilant For The Dawn Of Signs
BVSMV - Arcadian Clouds
Belial Pelegrim - Ajijic
Mood Exhibit - Flourish
Beefus B -Sudden Change Of Mind
Belial Pelegrim - Mass Particle (Soundshift remix)
Church Of The Undecided and Jh0st - Ozone
Cesium Swimsuit - Kaleidoscope
Carlos Vivanco - Sky Is Crying
Fragile X - Synesthesia
Cabal Akademik - Carbon 6

Keep your ear to the ground for more details soon. To keep in the loop with "Rainbowgrams" updates and more musical goings on follow Belial on Twitter.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Menopausal Hound Dog - Clown Interruption and The Bore Science Nostril Shots (A/V)

'Clown Interruption and The Bore Science Nostril Shots' is the opening track from the new four track EP release from Menopausal Hound Dog. "Audible Smote" is released in full on Bricolage on 26/2/18.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Introducing : Menopausal Hound Dog

We’re delighted to reveal that on the 26th of February we’ll be releasing an EP from the mysterious Menopausal Hound Dog.
Fresh and rejuvenated from a 2017 vinyl release on Venderstrooik and a split EP on Vaatican Records, the Manchester based producer is set to unveil a 4 track EP, “Audible Smote”, on Bricolage at the end of the month.
If you want a feel for the abstract electronic worlds at the fingertips of MHD then tune into the special mix for Loose Lips from last summer.

"Menopausal Hound Dog hails from the black pudding epicentre of Lancashire, England. During the time of his earlier bands, he found performance a drag but that he loved to produce.

This set in motion a hearty passion for DIY and before long, he had a small collection of gear and machines, recording tunes from home for friends and family.

Eventually he discovered soundcloud and began releasing there, finding encouragement and support from the online DIY community."

Check out some older MHD material below and prepare yourself for lots more over the coming weeks....

This weekend we'll be revealing an A/V for one of the tracks from the upcoming EP on our YouTube channel. Stay tuned......